Aussie Open increases its lead in NJPW World Tag League

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Aussie Open increased its lead in the World Tag League following its latest win on Wednesday.

Mark Davis & Kyle Fletcher continued their unbeaten streak in the New Japan tournament after beating EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi with Corealis on Wednesday in front of a cheering crowd in Shizuoka.

The win increases their point total to eight and a record of 4-0. They have five matches remaining in the Tag League, which concludes on 12/14 in Sendai.

TMDK of Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste improved to 3-1 with a win against Tetsuya Naito & SANADA after Fletcher pinned SANADA following the Tankbuster. Naito & SANADA fell to 2-2 with four points.

TMDK is tied for second with Lance Archer & Minoru Suzuki with six points with the Suzuki-gun members defeating Great O-Khan & Aaron Henare on Wednesday with Archer hitting Henare with the Blackout.  

In the main event, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toru Yano defeated Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI in 13:44 after Tanahashi pinned Yujiro with the High Fly Flow as both teams leave Shizuoka with 2-2 records and four points each.

The World Tag League continues in Osaka on Friday with a ten-match card featuring five matches from the World Tag League and five from the Super Jr. Tag League. The World Tag League matches include Tetsuya Naito & SANADA vs. Aussie Open, Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens vs. Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI, Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer vs. TMDK, EVIL & Yujiro vs. Great O-Khan & Aaron Henare, and Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toru Yano vs. Alex Coughlin & Gabriel Kidd.

Results from Wednesday’s show in Shizuoka:
*World Tag League: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toru Yano (4) over Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI (4) in 13:44
*World Tag League: TMDK (6) over Tetsuya Naito & SANADA (4) in 12:01
*World Tag League: Aussie Open (8) over EVIL & Yujiro (0) in 11:20
*World Tag League: Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer (6) over Great O-Khan & Aaron Henare (4) in 13:34
*World Tag League: Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens (4) over Alex Coughlin & Gabriel Kidd (0) in 10:05
*Shingo Takagi, Hiromu Takahashi, BUSHI & Titan over Taiji Ishimori, Ace Austin, Chris Bey & Gedo in 10:54
*El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & DOUKI over Master Wato, Clark Connors & Kosei Fujita in 8:22
*Yuto Nakashima & Oskar Leube over Tomoaki Honma & Ryohei Oiwa in 8:58