Four teams alive in the NJPW World Tag League going into weekend

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New Japan’s World Tag League is down to four teams eligible to win.

Following Friday’s card in Kochi, Aussie Open remain on top of the standings with fourteen points despite their second loss of the tournament.

TMDK’s Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste beat Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis on Friday and moving TMDK to 6-2 with twelve points and creating a tie for second place with Tetsuya Naito & SANADA, and Bishamon’s Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI.

Naito & SANADA beat Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer while Goto & YOSHI-HASHI defeated Gabriel Kidd & Alex Coughlin on Friday to earn their 6-2 records and equal TMDK’s.

The last set of round-robin matches take place on Sunday and the top two teams will meet in the final next Wednesday in Sendai.

Aussie Open has no matches remaining but will be tied for first and therefore, part of Wednesday’s final.

The key matches on Sunday will be TMDK vs. Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI with both teams vying for first place. Tetsuya Naito & SANADA will take on EVIL & Yujiro.

Naito & SANADA hold a win over Aussie Open but lost matches to Bishamon and TMDK during the round-robin portion.

TMDK beat Aussie Open and Naito & SANADA.

Bishamon holds wins over Naito & SANADA but lost to Aussie Open.

Updated Standings:

1. Aussie Open (7-2, 14 points)
2. Tetsuya Naito & SANADA, Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI, TMDK (6-2, 12 points)

3. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toru Yano, Aaron Henare & Great O-Khan (4-4, 8 points)
4. Lance Archer & Minoru Suzuki (3-5, 6 points)
5. EVIL & Yujiro (2-6, 4 points)
6. Gabriel Kidd & Alex Coughlin (1-7, 2 points)
-Chase Owens & Bad Luck Fale (2-2, Forfeit)

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