This is WrestleZone’s weekly round up of all New Japan Pro Wrestling News, New Japan Pro Wednesdays. This week has been a chaotic mix of tournament finals, press conferences & bloodshed. Here are the top NJPW headlines from across the Pacific.
World Tag League Winners Crowned
After a wild, shenanigan-filled final match in Fukuoka, EVIL & SANADA of Los Ingobernables de Japon won the World Tag League. The defeated Bullet Club’s Guerrillas of Desitny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) to earn an IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match against reigning champions Suzuki-gun’s Killer Elite Squad (Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.) at Wrestle Kingdom 12 in the Tokyo Dome.
WORLD TAG LEAGUE 2017 Winner EVIL and SANADA pic.twitter.com/8hRLartAcj
— EVIL (@151012EVIL) December 11, 2017
Chris Jericho Attacks Kenny Omega, Don Callis
Elsewhere on the World Tag League finals, after a victory against Roppongi 3K & Rocky Romero, Kenny Omega found himself on the receiving end of a Codebreaker from Chris Jericho. Jericho shocked the Fukuoka crowd with an attack on his Wrestle Kingdom opponent. Not content with just the Codebreaker, Jericho then drew blood by walloping The Cleaner with the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship.
JERICHO DRAWS FIRST BLOOD IN FUKUOKA‼︎ pic.twitter.com/Otsf9X5ENj
— njpw_global (@njpwglobal) December 11, 2017
After the attack, color commentator Don Callis rushed the ring to check on Omega, only to also eat a Codebreaker from the Ayatollah of Rock N’ Rolla.
Kevin Kelly later tweeted an update on Callis’s condition:
Here was us… Heading to the Jericho/Omega press conference earlier today… Thanks to the staff from @FlyANA_official for hooking up @CyrusOverHuge with this sweet ride. Cracked rib and a jacked up neck… #AlphaVsOmega #WK12 @njpwworld pic.twitter.com/d7GGkR0F3F
— Kevin Kelly (@realkevinkelly) December 12, 2017
Continue on to the next page to find out how Omega got revenge on the former WWE Undisputed Champion…