NJPW Super Junior Tag League: Updated standings and scenarios

Three teams remain alive heading in to tomorrow’s final night of Super Junior Tag League action.

Taiji Ishimori and El Phantasmo remain undefeated following today’s NJPW Summer Struggle show in Tokyo. They defeated the previously unbeaten Robbie Eagles and Tiger Mask. El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru also won, meaning that tomorrow’s main event could decide the tournament winner. 

Here are the scenarios: 

If Ishimori and ELP defeat Desperado and Kanemaru tomorrow, they win the tournament. 

If Desperado and Kanemaru beat Ishimori and ELP tomorrow and Eagles and Tiger lose to Ryusuke Taguchi and Master Wato, Desperado and Kanemaru will win the tournament. 

If Desperado and Kanemaru win and Eagles and Tiger also win, there would be a three-way tie at the top of the block by virtue of Eagles and Tiger holding a win over Desperado and Kanemaru. 

A playoff match three-way would then likely be announced for next week’s Summer Struggle events. 

Here are the updated standings and schedule for the tournament:

Standings —

Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo 8 points (4-0)
El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru 6 points (3-1)
Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask 6 points (3-1)
Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato 4 points (2-2) *eliminated*
SHO & YOH 0 points (0-4) *eliminated*
Gedo & Dick Togo 0 points (0-4) *eliminated*

Schedule —

NJPW Summer Struggle, Tuesday, August 17, 5:30 a.m. Eastern time on NJPW World —

Super Jr. Tag League: Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo vs. El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru 
Super Jr. Tag League: Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato vs. Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask
Super Jr. Tag League: SHO & YOH vs. Gedo & Dick Togo

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