Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi dethroned Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa on Friday to become the 86th IWGP Tag Team Champions. The two former IWGP Intercontinental Heavyweight Champions teamed up against Guerrillas of Destiny in Korakuen Hall. The reign marks Tanahashi’s third with the belts, and Ibushi’s first.
Having seemingly come a long way since both men faced off in the 2018 G1 Climax Final, Tanahashi & Ibushi’s celebration was short-lived. They were attacked by Suzuki-gun’s Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr., better known as Dangerous Tekkerz. Sabre stretched Tanahashi’s knee into ungodly positions, and then both men hit Zack Mephisto to send a potent message.
— Ross W Berman IV (@RossWBermanIV) February 21, 2020