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The Wrestle-1 Tag League is a professional wrestling round-robin tag team tournament held by Wrestle-1. It was created in 2014. Originally known as the Tag League Greatest in 2014. The tournament was given its current name in June 2017. The inaugural tournament, was held to determine the first Wrestle-1 Tag Team Champions, which was won by Kaz Hayashi and Shuji Kondo who also became the longest reigning Wrestle-1 Tag Team Champions. The winners of the tournament can choose a title shot of their choosing.

The Wrestle-1 Tag League is held under a round-robin system, with two points for a win, one for a draw and none for a loss. The teams finishing a top of the points standings in the two blocks advance to the knockout stage, where the winner is determined in a head-to-head match. Matches in the Wrestle-1 Tag League have a 30-minute time limit, which is the same as matches for Wrestle-1 Tag Team Championship.

In the below results, (C) signifies the Wrestle-1 Tag Team Champions at the time of each tournament, except for the first tournament that was to crown the first Wrestle-1 Tag Team Champions.

List of winnersEdit

Tournament Year Winners Total Won
Tag League Greatest 2014 Kaz Hayashi and Shuji Kondo 1
Wrestle-1 Tag League 2017 Koji Doi and Kumagoro 1
Wrestle-1 Tag League 2018 TBD N/A

ResultsEdit

2014Edit

The 2014 Tag League Greatest featured two blocks containing five participants each and took place between November 15 and 30, 2014. The winners of the tournament would become the inaugural Wrestle-1 Tag Team Champions.[1] The two blocks containing the ten participating teams were revealed on November 3.[2][3][4] The teams were later given official team names on November 14.[5] Held under a points system, with two points for a win, one for a draw and none for a loss. The top two teams from each block would advance to the knockout stage. Matches in the tournament had a 30-minute time limit, which is the same as matches for Wrestle-1.[5] On November 27, Seiki Yoshioka pulled out of the tournament with a knee injury, forcing his team to forfeit their final match in the tournament.[6][7] On November 30, Team 246 (Kaz Hayashi and Shuji Kondo) defeated the new Wild order (Akira and Manabu Soya) in the finals to win the tournament and become the inaugural Wrestle-1 Tag Team Champions.[8][9]

Final standings
Block A Block B
Wrestlers Score Wrestlers Score
Masayuki Kono and Tajiri
(Desperado)
  8   KAI and Ryota Hama
(Akatenrou)
  6  
Kaz Hayashi and Shuji Kondo
(Team 246)
6 Akira and Manabu Soya
(new Wild order)
5
Jiro Kuroshio and Masakatsu Funaki
(Ikemen Samurai)
4 Minoru Tanaka and Seiki Yoshioka
(Too Sharp)
4
Taiyō Kea and Yasufumi Nakanoue
(Sunrise)
2 Hiroshi Yamato and Seiya Sanada
(Seiya to Hiroshi)
4
Mazada and Nosawa Rongai
(Tokyo Gurentai)
0 Koji Doi and Yusuke Kodama
(Novus)
1
A

Block

Kuroshio
Funaki
Hayashi
Kondo
Kono
Tajiri
Mazada
Nosawa
Kea
Nakanoue
Kuroshio
Funaki
X Hayashi
Kondo
(12:10)[10]
Kono
Tajiri
(10:52)[11]
Kuroshio
Funaki
(09:55)[12]
Kuroshio
Funaki
(12:38)[13]
Hayashi
Kondo
Hayashi
Kondo
(12:10)[10]
X Kono
Tajiri
(14:46)[12]
Hayashi
Kondo
(06:28)[14]
Hayashi
Kondo
(13:28)[11]
Kono
Tajiri
Kono
Tajiri
(10:52)[11]
Kono
Tajiri
(14:46)[12]
X Kono
Tajiri
(03:35)[13]
Kono
Tajiri
(09:18)[14]
Mazada
Nosawa
Kuroshio
Funaki
(09:55)[12]
Hayashi
Kondo
(06:28)[14]
Kono
Tajiri
(03:35)[13]
X Kea
Nakanoue
(07:54)[10]
Kea
Nakanoue
Kuroshio
Funaki
(12:38)[13]
Hayashi
Kondo
(13:28)[11]
Kono
Tajiri
(09:18)[14]
Kea
Nakanoue
(07:54)[10]
X
B

Block

Akira
Soya
Yamato
Sanada
KAI
Hama
Doi
Kodama
Tanaka
Yoshioka
Akira
Soya
X Draw
(30:00)[11]
Kai
Hama
(16:22)[10]
Akira
Soya
(09:52)[12]
Akira
Soya
(14:46)[14]
Yamato
Sanada
Draw
(30:00)[11]
X Yamato
Sanada
(17:08)[12]
Draw
(30:00)[14]
Tanaka
Yoshioka
(15:50)[13]
KAI
Hama
Kai
Hama
(16:22)[10]
Yamato
Sanada
(17:08)[12]
X Kai
Hama
(12:05)[13]
Kai
Hama
(forfeit)[6]
Doi
Kodama
Akira
Soya
(09:52)[12]
Draw
(30:00)[14]
Kai
Hama
(12:05)[13]
X Tanaka
Yoshioka
(10:20)[10]
Tanaka
Yoshioka
Akira
Soya
(14:46)[14]
Tanaka
Yoshioka
(15:50)[13]
Kai
Hama
(forfeit)[6]
Tanaka
Yoshioka
(10:20)[10]
X
Semifinals Final
      
A1 Masayuki Kono and Tajiri Pin
B2 Akira Nogami and Manabu Soya 09:15[15]
Akira and Manabu Soya Pin
Kaz Hayashi and Shuji Kondo 26:05[15]
B1 KAI and Ryota Hama Pin
A2 Kaz Hayashi and Shuji Kondo 11:37[15]

2017Edit

On June 14, Wrestle-1 announced the creation of the Wrestle-1 Tag League in the fall.[16] On July 31 the Wrestle-1 president Kaz Hayashi announced that the Wrestle-1 Tag League would be on September 24 until October 11, covering five shows. All participants and blocks were annnounced on September 18. 

Final standings
Block A Block B
Wrestlers Score Wrestlers Score
Daiki Inaba and Jiro Kuroshio
(NEWERA)
5 Yuji Hino and Jake Omen
(Beast Tyrant)
6
Koji Doi and Kumagoro
(DoiKuma)
3 Masayuki Kono and Takanori Ito
(Team Japan)
4
Mazada and Nosawa Rongai
(Tokyo Gurentai)
2 Shotaro Ashino and Yusuke Kodama
(Enfants Terribles)
2
Kaz Hayashi and Shuji Kondo (C)
(Team 246 presidents)
2 Manabu Soya and Ganseki Tanaka
(Get Wild&Rock)
0
A

Block

Doi
Kumagoro
Hayashi
Kondo
Inaba
Kuroshio
Mazada
Nosawa
Doi
Kumagoro
X Hayashi
Kondo
(14:52)
Draw
(30:00)
Doi
Kumagoro
(16:40)
Hayashi
Kondo
Hayashi
Kondo
(14:52)
X Inaba
Kuroshio
(15:37)
Mazada
Nosawa
(7:27)
Inaba
Kuroshio
Draw
(30:00)
Inaba
Kuroshio
(15:37)
X Inaba
Kuroshio
(14:01)
Mazada
Nosawa
Doi
Kumagoro
(16:40)
Mazada
Nosawa
(7:27)
Inaba
Kuroshio
(14:01)
X
B

Block

Ashino
Kodama
Hino
Omen
Kono
Ito
Soya
Tanaka
Ashino
Kodama
X Hino
Omen
(11:53)
Kono
Ito
(11:07)
Ashino
Kodama
(15:28)
Hino
Omen
Hino
Omen
(11:53)
X Hino
Omen
(12:00)
Hino
Omen
(11:43)
Kono
Ito
Kono
Ito
(11:07)
Hino
Omen
(12:00)
X Kono
Ito
(11:22)
Soya
Tanaka
Ashino
Kodama
(15:28)
Hino
Omen
(11:43)
Kono
Ito
(11:22)
X
Semifinals Final
      
A1 Daiki Inaba and Jiro Kuroshio Pin
B2 Masayuki Kono and Takanori Ito 11:56
A1 Daiki Inaba and Jiro Kuroshio Pin
A2 Koji Doi and Kumagoro 34:02
B1 Yuji Hino and Jake Omen Pin
A2 Koji Doi and Kumagoro 9:44

2018Edit

The 2018 Wrestle-1 Tag League would be held from September 18 to October 24. On September 24, Takanori Ito and Ryuji Hijikata were forced to pull out of the tournament and forfeit all of their matches, after Ito suffered a ACL shoulder injury.

Final standings
Block A Block B
Wrestlers Score Wrestlers Score
Manabu Soya and Daiki Inaba 4 Masayuki Kono and Yukio Naya 4
Kaz Hayashi and Pegaso Illuminal 4 Shuji Kondo and Koji Doi (C) 4
Andy Wu and El Hijo del Pantera 2 Takanori Ito and Ryuji Hijikata 2
Shotaro Ashino and Kuma Arashi
(Enfants Terribles)
0 Ganseki Tanaka and Tsugutaka Sato 0
A

Block

Wu
Pantera
Hayashi
Illuminal
Soya
Inaba
Ashino
Arashi
Wu
Pantera
X Hayashi
Illuminal
(15:41)
Soya
Inaba
(13:29)
Wu
Pantera
(3:11)
Hayashi
Illuminal
Hayashi
Illuminal
(15:41)
X Hayashi
Illuminal
(16:44)
Soya
Inaba
Soya
Inaba
(13:29)
X Soya
Inaba
(14:19)
Ashino
Arashi
Wu
Pantera
(3:11)
Hayashi
Illuminal
(16:44)
Soya
Inaba
(14:19)
X
B

Block

Kondo
Doi
Kono
Naya
Ito
Hijikata
Tanaka
Sato
Kondo
Doi
X Kondo
Doi
(forfeit)
Kondo
Doi
(21:20)
Kono
Naya
X Kono
Naya
(forfeit)
Kono
Naya
(10:40)
Ito
Hijikata
Kondo
Doi
(forfeit)
Kono
Naya
(forfeit)
X Ito
Hijikata
(13:15)
Tanaka
Sato
Kondo
Doi
(21:20)
Kono
Naya
(10:40)
Ito
Hijikata
(13:15)
X
Semifinals Final
      
A1  
B2  
 
 
B1  
A2  

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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