Korakuen Hall to see the first matches of annual junior heavyweight tag league.
Just two days after King of Pro Wrestling in Ryogoku Sumo Hall, the Road to Power Struggle will kick off in Korakuen! Every year, the Road to Power Struggle sees the Super Junior Tag League take place, as teams vie for contention in a final at Power Struggle in Osaka on November 3.
Korakuen Hall will see the first four tag league matches on October 16. Among them, Tiger Mask and Yuya Uemura against CMLL’s Voldaor Junior and Titan. The mentor and student team of Tiger Mask and Uemura have a tough draw out of the gates against two experienced CMLL hands.
Ryusuke Taguchi and Rocky Romero take on TJP and Clark Connors. TJP and Connors are tied by their LA Dojo roots, original and new respectively. Romero has his own ties to the original LA Dojo, though, and the coaches Romero and Taguchi will look to show another senpai/kohai team how junior tag masters get it done.
Will Ospreay and Robbie Eagles, the Birds of Prey, face Taiji Ishimori and El Phantasmo. An insanely hot match out of the gate in the league, B.O.P are 1-1 with the IWGP Junior Tag Champions Ishimori and ELP. This will be the rubber match, and ill feelings will certainly still remain between Ospreay and Phantasmo after their IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship match just 48 hours earlier.
Finally, Roppongi 3K, SHO & YOH face El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru. RPG 3K and the Suzuki-Gun duo were locked together in battles over the IWGP Junior Tag Team Championships throughout 2018, and the two teams were part of both the three way final last year at Power Struggle, and the ensuing Tokyo Dome three way championship match. Will one of these teams assert dominance in the 2019 league?