New Japan Pro-Wrestling Announces Teams For 2020 World Tag League
The tournament will see ten teams face off in league competition starting Sunday, November 15 in Aichi and running through Friday, December 11 in the Nippon Budokan.
FinJuice (Juice Robinson & David Finlay): 3rd entry 3rd consecutive, 2019 winners
Defending World Tag League Champions David Finlay and Juice Robinson lead off the entrants to World Tag League 2020. Last year FinJuice took the WTL trophies right into a victorious title challenge against the Guerrillas of Destiny in the Tokyo Dome, but their time at the top of the tag team mountain was brief, as GoD retook control of the gold the very next month in Atlanta. Since then, with the pandemic and injuries playing a part, Juice and Finlay haven’t teamed together, but with effortless chemistry and a deep seated will to win, they’ll be looking to go back to back.
Dangerous Tekkers (Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi): 2nd entry, 2nd consecutive. IWGP Tag Team Champion
Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa): 5th entry, 5th consecutive. 6 time former IWGP Tag Champions
HenarACE (Toa Henare & Hiroshi Tanahashi): 2nd entry 2nd consecutive
Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI: 2nd Entry, first in two years
Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii: 3rd entry, first in two years
Shingo Takagi & SANADA: First entry
EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi: First entry
Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens: 3rd entry, 2nd consecutive
Great-O-Khan & X
Rounding out the WTL 2020 field is a team representing The Empire, and consisting of Great-O-Khan and a mystery partner. After Power Struggle in Osaka, Will Ospreay made allusions to a new, third active member of The Empire, and we will find out just who that is when the World Tag League gets underway on November 15. Speculation is sure to run rampant, and with a literal X factor in the league, this will be a team that’s impossible to gameplan for.