All Japan Professional Wrestling
Actual World Tag League 2021 Evening 8
December 5, 2021
Actual World Tag League 2021 Semi-Last
NEXTREAM (Kento Miyahara & Yuma Aoyagi) def. Kazma Sakamoto & Kengo Mashimo
An excellent match between two nice groups. The closing stretch of this alone was higher than a lot of the matches through the block part. There wasn’t a lot of a narrative to it because it was simply forwards and backwards. That’s what stored the match from being nice however I received’t fault the NEXTREAM group for wanting to maintain some powder within the keg for the finals. Nonetheless a great effort from each groups and the proper match to open the present.
Actual World Tag League 2021 Semi-Last
TOTAL ECLIPSE (Koji Doi & Kuma Arashi) def. Runaway Suplex (Suwama & Shotaro Ashino)
A really stunning outcome and match construction. KumaDoi utterly dominated the champions right here. I anticipated this to end in a comeback win from Runaway Suplex however that comeback by no means got here. KumaDoi used a ridiculous quantity of tape to tie Suwama to the guardrail on the skin after which destroyed Ashino within the ring for the pin.
Jun Saito, Rei Saito, LEONA, Mitsuya Nagai & Dan Tamura def. NEXTREAM (RISING Hayato & Atsuki Aoyagi), Koji Iwamoto, Ryuki Honda & Black Menso-Re
One more stunning outcome. Not solely had been the twins on the successful aspect they really scored the pin on Black Menso-Re. The Saito twins are going to be pushed to the moon once they come again from their tour to the US. All Japan would possibly go all in and have them win the World titles quickly after their return and on the minimal, they may win the All Asia tag titles.
Purple Haze (Zeus & Izanagi) def. Tremendous Loopy & TAJIRI
This match sucked.
Shuji Ishikawa, Takao Omori, T-HAWK, Yoshitatsu def. El Lindaman, Seigo Tachibana, Isami Kodaka & Kohei Sato
The principle attraction of this match was tag companions going through one another and that’s precisely what occurred right here. Probably the most entertaining a part of this match was Seigo Tachibana and Yoshitatsu surprisingly. Tachibana tried to pin his common associate with quite a lot of cradles however Tatsu kicked out each time after which tapped Tachibana out. Afterward, Tachibana’s teammates kicked the shit out of him and mocked him for shedding.
Hardcore Tag Match
Abdullah Kobayashi & Drew Parker def. TOTAL ECLIPSE (Jake Lee & Hokuto Omori)
Appears like we’re getting an Abdullah Kobayashi vs Jake Lee Triple Crown match on the New Years’ present. The match itself was tremendous if slightly mild on the hardcore facet. This was principally a tag match the place they generally used chairs and tables. Not less than Jake Lee bled so having the match was value it for that. The sequences involving Hokuto Omori and Drew Parker had been enjoyable and I wouldn’t thoughts a singles match between these two. It definitely could be much more entertaining than the Jake vs. Abdullah Triple Crown match will probably be.
However who cares about that.
After the match, Suwama invitations Naoya Nomura to the ring! We haven’t seen him since his neck damage early in 2020. He declares that he’ll depart All Japan and that he may have a ultimate match within the promotion. That sucks a lot as he was on the cusp of turning into a giant star within the promotion. Unsure but if which means he’s retiring or if he’s turning into a contract however regardless this isn’t excellent news for All Japan.
Actual World Tag League 2021 Last Match
NEXTREAM (Kento Miyahara & Yuma Aoyagi) def. TOTAL ECLIPSE (Koji Doi & Kuma Arashi)
The Nomura information deeply impacted my enjoyment of this match early on and made it very laborious for me to give attention to it. I’m somebody that wants an emotional buy-in to actually get right into a match and that simply wasn’t there in the beginning because of the Nomura announcement. I used to be watching it and acknowledged that its a fantastic match however simply couldn’t buy-in.
However to each group’s credit score, they managed to get me into it because it went on. By the point the ending sequence hit I used to be all in. Each groups have been nice all 12 months and particularly the NEXTREAM group ought to discover their manner onto loads of tag group of the 12 months lists. This efficiency will hopefully result in KumaDoi being signed to correct contracts by All Japan as they’re a fantastic asset to the promotion. They need to win the All Asia tag titles after which simply destroy challengers till the Saito twins come again from tour. They pulled off some wonderful double-team strikes on Yuma Aoyagi and had me satisfied that they’re successful greater than as soon as. Yuma in the meantime has turn out to be an elite-level employee and isn’t far behind Kento, particularly in tag matches the place he would possibly even be higher than him. Only a nice efficiency and it’s a testomony to the category of each groups that they obtained me into it after the Nomura information beforehand. ****
A robust exhibiting from All Japan on the ultimate present of the Actual World Tag League 2021. As anticipated although because the finals of the event constantly ship. Each semi-finals had been good and the remainder of the undercard was stable except for one match. The devastating Nomura information almost derailed the ultimate but it surely was too good of a match and the superb performances of everybody concerned saved it.