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The Super Jr. Tag Tournament is an annual professional wrestling single elimination tag team tournament held by the New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) promotion. The tournament is meant for wrestlers under the weight limit of 100 kg (220 lb), who are referred to in Japan as junior heavyweights. In 2010, the tournament was created as a spin-off of the singles tournament, the Super J Cup and it started to be a single-elimination tag team tournament which in 2011 was not held but returned in 2012. The winners of the tournament earn themselves a shot at the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship, if not already the reigning champions.

Tournament HistoryEdit

The tournament was announced on 2010 as the Super Jr. Tag Tournament in a single elimination format. The tournament was held on one night on May 8, it served to crown the vacant IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions. The tournament included wrestlers from other promotions like Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, DDT Pro-Wrestling, Michinoku Pro Wrestling and SMASH. The winners El Samurai and Koji Kanemoto defeated Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi) to win vacant titles. After this the tournament was inactive in 2011, before returnng in the following year as an annual tournament, with the winners Time Splitters (KUSHIDA and Alex Shelley) becoming the first team to sucessfully win their chance and becoming the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions at Power Struggle on November 11.

Usually the tournament was held during the Road to Power Struggle tour and the winner would recieve their championship shot at Power Struggle. But in 2015 the tournament changed it's final, despite the tournament occuring during the Road to Power Struggle tour, the finals were at Power Struggle and the winner would recieve their championship shot at Wrestle Kingdom. The tournament is used to push tag team into the title picture with some winnibng the titles after the tournament or some winning the tournament as the reigning champions.

List of winnersEdit

Year Winners
2010 El Samurai and Koji Kanemoto
2012 Time Splitters (Alex Shelley and KUSHIDA)
2013 The Young Bucks (Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson)
2014 reDRagon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly)
2015 Matt Sydal and Ricochet
2016 Roppongi Vice (Beretta and Rocky Romero
2017 Roppongi 3K (Sho and Yoh)

2010Edit

Super J Tag Tournament was a one-night tournament hosted by New Japan Pro Wrestling and took place on May 8. Most of the wrestlers involved were signed to New Japan but did feature wrestlers from other promotions like Mascara Dorada and Valiente from Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, Kota Ibushi from Dramatic Dream Team, Fujita Hayato and Taro Nohashi from Michinoku Pro Wrestling and KUSHIDA from SMASH.

El Samurai and Koji Kanemoto defeated Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi) to win the tournament and become IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions.

  Round 1 Semifinals Finals
                           
   Kowloon
(Fujita Hayato and Taro Nohashi)
Pin  
 Jushin Thunder Liger and Nobuo Yoshihashi 10:51  
   El Samurai and Koji Kanemoto Sub  
   Kowloon
(Fujita Hayato and Taro Nohashi)
12:45  
 El Samurai and Koji Kanemoto Sub
   Davey Richards and Tama Tonga 10:50  
     El Samurai and Koji Kanemoto Pin
   Apollo 55
(Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi)
21:27
   Gedo and KUSHIDA Pin  
 Austin Creed and Kota Ibushi 13.18  
   Apollo 55
(Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi)
Pin
   Gedo and KUSHIDA 11:36  
 Apollo 55
(Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi)
Pin
   Mascara Dorada and Valiente 7:59  

2012Edit

Super Junior Tag Tournament 2012 was a two-night tournament hosted by New Japan Pro Wrestling. The preliminary round took place on October 21 and the semi final and final took place on November 2. The tournament utilized wrestlers mostly signed to New Japan but also included Negro Casas from Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, Taka Michinoku from Kaientai Dojo and freelancer Brian Kendrick.

The Time Splitters (KUSHIDA and Alex Shelley) defeated Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi) to win the tournament and become the number one contenders to the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. They challenged the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Forever Hooligans (Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero) to a title match at Power Struggle on November 11.

  Round 1 Semifinals Finals
                           
   Time Splitters
(Alex Shelley and KUSHIDA)
Pin  
 Gedo and Jado 9:28  
   Time Splitters
(Alex Shelley and KUSHIDA)
Pin  
   Suzuki-gun
(Taichi and Taka Michinoku)
9:19  
 Suzuki-gun
(Taichi and Taka Michinoku)
Pin
   BUSHI and Negro Casas 10:03  
     Time Splitters
(Alex Shelley and KUSHIDA)
Pin
   Apollo 55
(Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi)
16:42
   Forever Hooligans
(Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero)
Pin  
 Jushin Thunder Liger and Tiger Mask 13:26  
   Apollo 55
(Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi)
Pin
   Forever Hooligans
(Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero
8:13  
 Apollo 55
(Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi)
Pin
   CHAOS
(Brian Kendrick and Low Ki)
10:24  

2013Edit

The 2013 Super Jr. Tag Tournament was a two-night tournament hosted by New Japan Pro Wrestling. The preliminary round took take place on October 25 and the semi final and final on November 6. The debuting Young Bucks won the tournament and on November 9 at Power Struggle defeated Taichi and Taka Michinoku to also win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship.

  Round 1 Semifinals Finals
                           
   Jushin Thunder Liger and Tiger Mask Pin  
 Gedo and Jado 9:16  
   Gedo and Jado Pin  
   The Young Bucks
(Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson)
9:31  
 CHAOS
(Brian Kendrick and Beretta)
Pin
   The Young Bucks
(Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson)
10:35  
     The Young Bucks
(Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson)
Pin
   Forever Hooligans
(Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero)
19:13
   KUSHIDA and Yohei Komatsu Pin  
 BUSHI and Valiente 9:37  
   BUSHI and Valiente Pin
   Forever Hooligans
(Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero)
10:28  
 Forever Hooligans
(Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero)
Pin
   Suzuki-gun
(Taichi and Taka Michinoku)
9:06  

2014Edit

The 2014 Super Jr. Tag Tournament was a four-night tournament hosted by New Japan Pro Wrestling. The preliminary round took place on October 25, the semifinals on November 1 and 2 and final on November 3. The tournament included outside participation from Ring of Honor reDRagon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly) and Matt Sydal, from Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre Fuego and Máscara Dorada. For the third year in a row, the tournament's winning team, reDRagon, went on to also capture the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship at Power Struggle.

  Round 1 Semifinals Finals
                           
   Jushin Thunder Liger and Tiger Mask Pin  
 The Young Bucks
(Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson)
8:32  
   The Young Bucks
(Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson)
Pin  
   Suzuki-gun
(El Desperado and Taichi)
12:04  
 Fuego and Ryusuke Taguchi Pin
   Suzuki-gun
(El Desperado and Taichi)
12:19  
     The Young Bucks
(Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson)
Pin
   reDRagon
(Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly)
15:04
   Time Splitters
(Alex Shelley and KUSHIDA)
Pin  
 Forever Hooligans
(Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero)
15:43  
   Forever Hooligans
(Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero)
Pin
   reDRagon
(Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly)
15:03  
 BUSHI and Máscara Dorada Pin
   reDRagon
(Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly)
10:21  

2015Edit

The 2015 Super Jr. Tag Tournament is a three-night tournament hosted by New Japan Pro Wrestling. The preliminary round took place on October 24, the semifinals on November 1 and final on November 7 at Power Struggle. The tournament included outside participation from Ring of Honor reDRagon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly) and Matt Sydal, from Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre Máscara Dorada. The winners Matt Sydal and Ricochet became the first team to fail to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship, at Wrestle Kingdom 9.

  Round 1 Semifinals Finals
                           
   Jushin Thunder Liger and Tiger Mask Pin  
 reDRagon
(Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly)
10:24  
   reDRagon
(Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly)
Pin  
   Roppongi Vice
(Beretta and Rocky Romero)
20:06  
 Roppongi Vice
(Beretta and Rocky Romero)
Pin
   Bullet Club
(Chase Owens and Kenny Omega)
13:11  
     Roppongi Vice
(Beretta and Rocky Romero)
Pin
   Matt Sydal and Ricochet 16:06
   Máscara Dorada and Ryusuke Taguchi Pin  
 The Young Bucks
(Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson)
11:08  
   The Young Bucks
(Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson)
Pin
   Matt Sydal and Ricochet 12:05  
 Time Splitters
(Alex Shelley and KUSHIDA)
Pin
   Matt Sydal and Ricochet 18:48  

2016Edit

The 2016 Super Jr. Tag Tournament is a three-night professional wrestling tournament hosted by New Japan Pro Wrestling. The preliminary round is scheduled to take place on October 21, the semifinals on October 30 and final on November 5 at Power Struggle. The tournament included outside participation from Pro Wrestling Noah Taiji Ishimori, from Ring of Honor ACH and from Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre Ángel de Oro, Titán and Fuego. The winners Roppongi Vice (Beretta and Rocky Romero went on to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship for the third time at Wrestle Kingdom 10.

  Round 1 Semifinals Finals
                           
   Jushin Thunder Liger and Tiger Mask Sub  
 Fuego and Ryusuke Taguchi 09:55  
   Fuego and Ryusuke Taguchi Pin  
   Roppongi Vice
(Beretta and Rocky Romero)
15:26  
 Ángel de Oro and Titán Pin
   Roppongi Vice
(Beretta and Rocky Romero)
12:55  
     Roppongi Vice
(Beretta and Rocky Romero)
Pin
   ACH and Taiji Ishimori 18:49
   David Finlay and Ricochet Pin  
 CHAOS
(Gedo and Will Ospreay)
8:47  
   David Finlay and Ricochet Pin
   ACH and Taiji Ishimori 15:57  
 ACH and Taiji Ishimori Pin
   The Young Bucks
(Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson)
17:40  

2017Edit

The 2017 Super Jr. Tag Tournament will be a four-night professional wrestling tournament hosted by New Japan Pro-Wrestling. The preliminary round takes place on October 23 and 29, the semifinals on October 30 and final on November 5 at Power Struggle. The winners Roppongi 3K (Sho and Yoh) became the first team to win the tournament while also holding the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship.

  Round 1 Semifinals Finals
                           
   Hirai Kawato and KUSHIDA Pin  
 Roppongi 3K
(Sho and Yoh)
12:39  
   Roppongi 3K
(Sho and Yoh)
Pin  
   Los Ingobernables de Japon
(BUSHI and Hiromu Takahashi)
20:34  
 Dragon Lee and Titán Pin
   Los Ingobernables de Japon
(BUSHI and Hiromu Takahashi)
20:20  
     Roppongi 3K
(Sho and Yoh)
Pin
   Super 69
(ACH and Ryusuke Taguchi)
15:51
   Jushin Thunder Liger and Tiger Mask Pin  
 Suzuki-gun
(El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru)
17:28  
   Suzuki-gun
(El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru)
Pin
   Super 69
(ACH and Ryusuke Taguchi)
17:06  
 Super 69
(ACH and Ryusuke Taguchi)
Pin
   Suzuki-gun
(Taichi and Taka Michinoku)
18:42  

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