Francesco Akira & TJP capture IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles

United Empire has added more gold to their faction as TJP and Francesco Akira are the new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions

Photo Courtesy: New Japan Pro-Wrestling

New Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions.

The main event of today’s New Japan Road show saw Master Wato and Ryusuke Taguchi defending the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles against United Empire’s TJP and Francesco Akira.

It was United Empire coming out on top as Akira submitted Wato to secure the victory and the championships for himself and TJP. This title win is both TJP and Akira’s first in New Japan.

Wato and Taguchi had been reigning as champions since February of this year. With Akira and TJP having the Junior belts, United Empire is now in possession of the IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Championship (Will Ospreay) along with the IWGP Tag Team Championships (Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan).

Here are the complete results from today’s show:

** NJPW New Japan Road Results (6/20/22) Korakuen Hall – Attendance: 542 people
– Aaron Henare def. Akio Fujita
– HOUSE OF TORTURE (EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi, Dick Togo & SHO) def. Hirooki Goto, YOH, YOSHI-HASHI & Toru Yano
– Los Ingobernables de Japon (Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito & SANADA) def. Ryohei Oiwa, Yuto Nakajima & Kazuchika Okada
– Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI def. Taiji Ishimori & Gedo
AEW All-Atlantic Championship First Round Match: Clark Connors def. Tomoaki Honma
AEW All-Atlantic Championship First Round Match: Tomohiro Ishii def. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships: United Empire (Francesco Akira & TJP) def. Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato (c)

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