Global Tag League

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The Global Tag League is a professional wrestling round-robin tag team tournament held by Pro Wrestling Noah. It was created in 2008.

The Global Tag League is held under a points system, with two points for a win, one for a time limit draw and none for any other kind of a draw or a loss.[1] The team finishing atop the points standings are the winners. Matches in the Global Tag League have a 30-minute time limit, which is the same as matches for Noah's GHC Tag Team Championship.

In the below results, (C) signifies the GHC Tag Team Champions at the time of each tournament.

Results[edit]

List of winners[edit]

2008[edit]

The 2008 Global Tag League featured nine teams, and was held from March 29 to April 27.[2]

Final standings
Wrestlers Score
Akitoshi Saito & Bison Smith 10
Jun Akiyama & Takeshi Rikio 9
Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura (C) 9
Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa 9
D'Lo Brown & Buchanan 8
Takeshi Morishima & Mohammed Yone 8
Katsuhiko Nakajima & Kensuke Sasaki 8
Takuma Sano & Yoshihiro Takayama 7
Go Shiozaki & Akira Taue 4
Results Akiyama
Rikio
Brown
Buchanan
Marufuji
Sugiura
Misawa
Ogawa
Morishima
Yone
Nakajima
Sasaki
Saito
Smith
Sano
Takayama
Shiozaki
Taue
Akiyama
Rikio
X Akiyama
Rikio
(20:50)
Akiyama
Rikio
(23:06)
Akiyama
Rikio
(2:31)
Akiyama
Rikio
(19:55)
Nakajima
Sasaki
(22:17)
Saito
Smith
(23:02)
Sano
Takayama
(21:06)
Draw
(30:00)
Brown
Buchanan
Akiyama
Rikio
(20:50)
X Brown
Buchanan
(28:02)
Brown
Buchanan
(2:08)
Morishima
Yone
(23:26)
Nakajima
Sasaki
(22:23)
Brown
Buchanan
(23:51)
Brown
Buchanan
(10:42)
Shiozaki
Taue
(18:05)
Marufuji
Sugiura
Akiyama
Rikio
(23:06)
Brown
Buchanan
(28:02)
X Draw
(30:00)
Marufuji
Sugiura
(24:47)
Draw
(30:00)
Draw
(30:00)
Marufuji
Sugiura
(21:40)
Marufuji
Sugiura
(19:14)
Misawa
Ogawa
Akiyama
Rikio
(2:31)
Brown
Buchanan
(2:08)
Draw
(30:00)
X Misawa
Ogawa
(1:48)
Misawa
Ogawa
(18:46)
Saito
Smith
(17:16)
Misawa
Ogawa
(12:14)
Misawa
Ogawa
(18:54)
Morishima
Yone
Akiyama
Rikio
(19:55)
Morishima
Yone
(23:26)
Marufuji
Sugiura
(24:47)
Misawa
Ogawa
(1:48)
X Draw
(30:00)
Morishima
Yone
(26:06)
Draw
(30:00)
Morishima
Yone
(20:00)
Nakajima
Sasaki
Nakajima
Sasaki
(22:17)
Nakajima
Sasaki
(22:23)
Draw
(30:00)
Misawa
Ogawa
(18:46)
Draw
(30:00)
X Saito
Smith
(22:14)
Sano
Takayama
(23:49)
Nakajima
Sasaki
(23:42)
Saito
Smith
Saito
Smith
(23:02)
Brown
Buchanan
(23:51)
Draw
(30:00)
Saito
Smith
(17:16)
Morishima
Yone
(26:06)
Saito
Smith
(22:14)
X Saito
Smith
(20:07)
Draw
(30:00)
Sano
Takayama
Sano
Takayama
(21:06)
Brown
Buchanan
(10:42)
Marufuji
Sugiura
(21:40)
Misawa
Ogawa
(12:14)
Draw
(30:00)
Sano
Takayama
(23:49)
Saito
Smith
(20:07)
X Sano
Takayama
(21:43)
Shiozaki
Taue
Draw
(30:00)
Shiozaki
Taue
(18:05)
Marufuji
Sugiura
(19:14)
Misawa
Ogawa
(18:54)
Morishima
Yone
(20:00)
Nakajima
Sasaki
(23:42)
Draw
(30:00)
Sano
Takayama
(21:43)
X

2009[edit]

The 2009 Global Tag League featured eight teams, and was held from April 11 to May 6.[3]

Final standings
Wrestlers Score
Mitsuharu Misawa & Go Shiozaki 9
Takeshi Morishima & Kensuke Sasaki 8
Takeshi Rikio & Mohammed Yone 8
Akitoshi Saito & Bison Smith (C) 8
Takashi Sugiura & Yoshihiro Takayama 8
D'Lo Brown & Buchanan 7
Jun Akiyama & Shuhei Taniguchi 6
Masao Inoue & Akira Taue 2
Results Akiyama
Taniguchi
Brown
Buchanan
Inoue
Taue
Misawa
Shiozaki
Morishima
Sasaki
Rikio
Yone
Saito
Smith
Sugiura
Takayama
Akiyama
Taniguchi
X Akiyama
Taniguchi
(18:24)
Akiyama
Taniguchi
(19:34)
Misawa
Shiozaki
(24:23)
Morishima
Sasaki
(3:39)
Akiyama
Taniguchi
(5:00)
Saito
Smith
(19:26)
Sugiura
Takayama
(16:12)
Brown
Buchanan
Akiyama
Taniguchi
(18:24)
X Brown
Buchanan
(10:56)
Misawa
Shiozaki
(22:02)
Brown
Buchanan
(18:08)
Rikio
Yone
(19:43)
Brown
Buchanan
(19:28)
Draw
(30:00)
Inoue
Taue
Akiyama
Taniguchi
(19:34)
Brown
Buchanan
(10:56)
X Misawa
Shiozaki
(20:57)
Morishima
Sasaki
(13:35)
Rikio
Yone
(14:20)
Saito
Smith
(14:53)
Inoue
Taue
(16:27)
Misawa
Shiozaki
Misawa
Shiozaki
(24:23)
Misawa
Shiozaki
(22:02)
Misawa
Shiozaki
(20:57)
X Misawa
Shiozaki
(22:53)
Draw
(30:00)
Saito
Smith
(19:43)
Sugiura
Takayama
(21:51)
Morishima
Sasaki
Morishima
Sasaki
(3:39)
Brown
Buchanan
(18:08)
Morishima
Sasaki
(13:35)
Misawa
Shiozaki
(22:53)
X Draw
(30:00)
Morishima
Sasaki
(21:47)
Draw
(30:00)
Rikio
Yone
Akiyama
Taniguchi
(5:00)
Rikio
Yone
(19:43)
Rikio
Yone
(14:20)
Draw
(30:00)
Draw
(30:00)
X Saito
Smith
(5:54)
Rikio
Yone
(20:51)
Saito
Smith
Saito
Smith
(19:26)
Brown
Buchanan
(19:28)
Saito
Smith
(14:53)
Saito
Smith
(19:43)
Morishima
Sasaki
(21:47)
Saito
Smith
(5:54)
X Sugiura
Takayama
(18:47)
Sugiura
Takayama
Sugiura
Takayama
(16:12)
Draw
(30:00)
Inoue
Taue
(16:27)
Sugiura
Takayama
(21:51)
Draw
(30:00)
Rikio
Yone
(20:51)
Sugiura
Takayama
(18:47)
X

2010[edit]

The 2010 Global Tag League ran from January 9 through January 24. It was the first edition of the Global Tag League featuring a block system, with eight teams in two blocks of four. The top finishing teams from each block met in the final.[4]

Final standings
Block A Block B
Takuma Sano & Yoshihiro Takayama 6 Takashi Sugiura & Shuhei Taniguchi 5
Takeshi Morishima & Kensuke Sasaki 4 Takeshi Rikio & Mohammed Yone (C) 3
Akitoshi Saito & Go Shiozaki 2 Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe 2
Claudio Castagnoli & Chris Hero 0 Bison Smith & Keith Walker 2
Block A Castagnoli
Hero
Morishima
Sasaki
Saito
Shiozaki
Sano
Takayama
Castagnoli
Hero
X Morishima
Sasaki
(17:00)
Saito
Shiozaki
(22:45)
Sano
Takayama
(12:40)
Morishima
Sasaki
Morishima
Sasaki
(17:00)
X Morishima
Sasaki
(17:17)
Sano
Takayama
(15:58)
Saito
Shiozaki
Saito
Shiozaki
(22:45)
Morishima
Sasaki
(17:17)
X Sano
Takayama
(18:42)
Sano
Takayama
Sano
Takayama
(12:40)
Sano
Takayama
(15:58)
Sano
Takayama
(18:42)
X
Block B Honma
Makabe
Rikio
Yone
Smith
Walker
Sugiura
Taniguchi
Honma
Makabe
X Rikio
Yone
(17:11)
Honma
Makabe
(15:10)
Sugiura
Taniguchi
(11:29)
Rikio
Yone
Rikio
Yone
(17:11)
X Smith
Walker
(17:21)
Draw
(30:00)
Smith
Walker
Honma
Makabe
(15:10)
Smith
Walker
(17:21)
X Sugiura
Taniguchi
(21:00)
Sugiura
Taniguchi
Sugiura
Taniguchi
(11:29)
Draw
(30:00)
Sugiura
Taniguchi
(21:00)
X
Final
     
A1 Takuma Sano & Yoshihiro Takayama Pin
B1 Takashi Sugiura & Shuhei Taniguchi 24:05

2011[edit]

The 2011 Global Tag League ran from April 16 to April 29 in the tournament's original round-robin format.[5]

Final standings
Wrestlers Score
Akitoshi Saito & Jun Akiyama 10
Takuma Sano & Yoshihiro Takayama (C) 9
Go Shiozaki & Shuhei Taniguchi 8
Mohammed Yone & Takashi Sugiura 8
Takeshi Morishima & Yutaka Yoshie 8
Bison Smith & Masao Inoue 5
Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli 4
Kensuke Sasaki & Kento Miyahara 4
Results Saito
Akiyama
Smith
Inoue
Hero
Castagnoli
Shiozaki
Taniguchi
Yone
Sugiura
Sasaki
Miyahara
Morishima
Yoshie
Sano
Takayama
Saito
Akiyama
X Saito
Akiyama
(17:34)
Saito
Akiyama
(16:13)
Saito
Akiyama
(16:46)
Saito
Akiyama
(20:45)
Sasaki
Miyahara
(3:08)
Morishima
Yoshie
(16:27)
Saito
Akiyama
(13:53)
Smith
Inoue
Saito
Akiyama
(17:34)
X Smith
Inoue
(14:19)
Shiozaki
Taniguchi
(21:43)
Draw
(30:00)
Sasaki
Miyahara
(18:45)
Smith
Inoue
(17:20)
Sano
Takayama
(17:13)
Hero
Castagnoli
Saito
Akiyama
(16:13)
Smith
Inoue
(14:19)
X Shiozaki
Taniguchi
(18:45)
Yone
Sugiura
(24:30)
Hero
Castagnoli
(17:48)
Morishima
Yoshie
(23:21)
Hero
Castagnoli
(14:15)
Shiozaki
Taniguchi
Saito
Akiyama
(16:46)
Shiozaki
Taniguchi
(21:43)
Shiozaki
Taniguchi
(18:45)
X Draw
(30:00)
Shiozaki
Taniguchi
(20:21)
Morishima
Yoshie
(19:03)
Draw
(30:00)
Yone
Sugiura
Saito
Akiyama
(20:45)
Draw
(30:00)
Yone
Sugiura
(24:30)
Draw
(30:00)
X Yone
Sugiura
(14:05)
Yone
Sugiura
(15:46)
Sano
Takayama
(25:56)
Sasaki
Miyahara
Sasaki
Miyahara
(3:08)
Sasaki
Miyahara
(18:45)
Hero
Castagnoli
(17:48)
Shiozaki
Taniguchi
(20:21)
Yone
Sugiura
(14:05)
X Morishima
Yoshie
(15:13)
Sano
Takayama
(13:24)
Morishima
Yoshie
Morishima
Yoshie
(16:27)
Smith
Inoue
(17:20)
Morishima
Yoshie
(23:21)
Morishima
Yoshie
(19:03)
Yone
Sugiura
(15:46)
Morishima
Yoshie
(15:13)
X Sano
Takayama
(14:37)
Sano
Takayama
Saito
Akiyama
(13:53)
Sano
Takayama
(17:13)
Hero
Castagnoli
(14:15)
Draw
(30:00)
Sano
Takayama
(25:56)
Sano
Takayama
(13:24)
Sano
Takayama
(14:37)
X

2012[edit]

The 2012 Global Tag League ran from April 11 to April 29 in the tournament's original round-robin format.[6]

Final standings
Wrestlers Score
Naomichi Marufuji & Mohammed Yone 11
Takeshi Morishima & Katsuhiko Nakajima 11
Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito (C) 10
Kento Miyahara & Kensuke Sasaki 7
Daichi Hashimoto & Shinjiro Otani 6
Tamon Honda & Go Shiozaki 6
Colt Cabana & Eddie Edwards 5
Yoshihiro Takayama & MAYBACH Taniguchi 0
Results Akiyama
Saito
Cabana
Edwards
Hashimoto
Otani
Honda
Shiozaki
Marufuji
Yone
Miyahara
Sasaki
Morishima
Nakajima
Takayama
Taniguchi
Akiyama
Saito
X Cabana
Edwards
(16:10)
Akiyama
Saito
(20:23)
Akiyama
Saito
(18:59)
Marufuji
Yone
(18:58)
Akiyama
Saito
(16:47)
Akiyama
Saito
(24:48)
Akiyama
Saito
(11:34)
Cabana
Edwards
Cabana
Edwards
(16:10)
X Hashimoto
Otani
(13:25)
Honda
Shiozaki
(18:38)
Draw
(30:00)
Miyahara
Sasaki
(16:46)
Morishima
Nakajima
(17:33)
Cabana
Edwards
(6:07)
Hashimoto
Otani
Akiyama
Saito
(20:23)
Hashimoto
Otani
(13:25)
X Hashimoto
Otani
(22:27)
Marufuji
Yone
(20:04)
Miyahara
Sasaki
(18:01)
Morishima
Nakajima
(20:34)
Hashimoto
Otani
(13:01)
Honda
Shiozaki
Akiyama
Saito
(18:59)
Honda
Shiozaki
(18:38)
Hashimoto
Otani
(22:27)
X Marufuji
Yone
(24:04)
Honda
Shiozaki
(14:38)
Morishima
Nakajima
(17:45)
Honda
Shiozaki
(11:48)
Marufuji
Yone
Marufuji
Yone
(18:58)
Draw
(30:00)
Marufuji
Yone
(20:04)
Marufuji
Yone
(24:04)
X Morishima
Nakajima
(18:58)
Morishima
Nakajima
(16:25)
Marufuji
Yone
(11:18)
Miyahara
Sasaki
Akiyama
Saito
(16:47)
Miyahara
Sasaki
(16:46)
Miyahara
Sasaki
(18:01)
Honda
Shiozaki
(14:38)
Morishima
Nakajima
(18:58)
X Draw
(30:00)
Takayama
Tanaguchi
(5:52)
Morishima
Nakajima
Akiyama
Saito
(24:48)
Morishima
Nakajima
(17:33)
Morishima
Nakajima
(20:34)
Morishima
Nakajima
(17:45)
Morishima
Nakajima
(16:25)
Draw
(30:00)
X Morishima
Nakajima
(8:34)
Takayama
Taniguchi
Akiyama
Saito
(11:34)
Cabana
Edwards
(6:07)
Hashimoto
Otani
(13:01)
Honda
Shiozaki
(11:48)
Marufuji
Yone
(11:18)
Takayama
Tanaguchi
(5:52)
Morishima
Nakajima
(8:34)
X
Tiebreaker Final
     
Takeshi Morishima & Katsuhiko Nakajima Pin
Naomichi Marufuji & Mohammed Yone 14:11

2013[edit]

The 2013 Global Tag League ran from April 13 through April 28. The 2013 edition was only the second to feature two blocks of teams; each consisting of five, with the top teams from each block meeting in the final.[7] Naomichi Marufuji was sidelined with a knee injury on April 14 after his and Takashi Sugiura's first match, a win over Shinya Ishikawa and Yoshihito Sasaki, had already taken place. On April 17, Noah announced that Atsushi Kotoge would replace Marufuji in the tournament, but instead of inheriting Marufuji's and Sugiura's points, they would start at zero points and face Ishikawa and Sasaki in a new match.[8][9]

Final standings
Block A Block B
KENTA & Yoshihiro Takayama 6 Katsuhiko Nakajima & Kensuke Sasaki 6
Mohammed Yone & Takeshi Morishima 6 Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste 4
Maybach Taniguchi & Yujiro Takahashi 4 Takashi Iizuka & Toru Yano (C) 4
Bobby Fish & Eddie Edwards 2 Atsushi Kotoge & Takashi Sugiura 4
Akitoshi Saito & Tomoaki Honma 2 Shinya Ishikawa & Yoshihito Sasaki 2
Block A Saito
Honma
Fish
Edwards
KENTA
Takayama
Taniguchi
Takahashi
Yone
Morishima
Saito
Honma
X Fish
Edwards
(13:38)
KENTA
Takayama
(20:37)
Saito
Honma
(10:32)
Yone
Morishima
(14:54)
Fish
Edwards
Fish
Edwards
(13:38)
X KENTA
Takayama
(18:58)
Taniguchi
Takahashi
(16:03)
Yone
Morishima
(18:26)
KENTA
Takayama
KENTA
Takayama
(20:37)
KENTA
Takayama
(18:58)
X Taniguchi
Takahashi
(15:31)
KENTA
Takayama
(14:50)
Taniguchi
Takahashi
Saito
Honma
(10:32)
Taniguchi
Takahashi
(16:03)
Taniguchi
Takahashi
(15:31)
X Yone
Morishima
(14:46)
Yone
Morishima
Yone
Morishima
(14:54)
Yone
Morishima
(18:26)
KENTA
Takayama
(14:50)
Yone
Morishima
(14:46)
X
Block B Kotoge
Sugiura
Nakajima
K. Sasaki
Nicholls
Haste
Ishikawa
Y. Sasaki
Iizuka
Yano
Kotoge
Sugiura
X Nakajima
K. Sasaki
(14:59)
Kotoge
Sugiura
(19:01)
Kotoge
Sugiura
(8:48)
Iizuka
Yano
(15:34)
Nakajima
K. Sasaki
Nakajima
K. Sasaki
(14:59)
X Nicholls
Haste
(13:53)
Nakajima
K. Sasaki
(15:06)
Nakajima
K. Sasaki
(12:16)
Nicholls
Haste
Kotoge
Sugiura
(19:01)
Nicholls
Haste
(13:53)
X Ishikawa
Y. Sasaki
(14:32)
Nicholls
Haste
(8:55)
Ishikawa
Y. Sasaki
Kotoge
Sugiura
(8:48)
Nakajima
K. Sasaki
(15:06)
Ishikawa
Y. Sasaki
(14:32)
X Iizuka
Yano
(11:36)
Iizuka
Yano
Iizuka
Yano
(15:34)
Nakajima
K. Sasaki
(12:16)
Nicholls
Haste
(8:55)
Iizuka
Yano
(11:36)
X
Final
     
A1 KENTA & Yoshihiro Takayama Pin
B1 Katsuhiko Nakajima & Kensuke Sasaki 19:39

2014[edit]

The 2014 Global Tag League is ran from April 12 through April 27.[1]

Final standings
Wrestlers Score
Masato Tanaka & Takashi Sugiura 8
Katsuhiko Nakajima & Naomichi Marufuji 8
Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste 6
Kenta & Yoshihiro Takayama 6
Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone 6
Maybach Taniguchi & Takeshi Morishima (C) 4
Chris Hero & Colt Cabana 4
Results Ikeda
Yone
Hero
Cabana
Nakajima
Marufuji
Kenta
Takayama
Tanaka
Sugiura
Taniguchi
Morishima
Nicholls
Haste
Ikeda
Yone
X Ikeda
Yone
(14:49)
Nakajima
Marufuji
(16:48)
Kenta
Takayama
(6:35)
Ikeda
Yone
(13:30)
Ikeda
Yone
(14:47)
Nicholls
Haste
(11:23)
Hero
Cabana
Ikeda
Yone
(14:49)
X Hero
Cabana
(14:47)
Hero
Cabana
(14:39)
Tanaka
Sugiura
(14:52)
Taniguchi
Morishima
(13:03)
Nicholls
Haste
(14:20)
Nakajima
Marufuji
Nakajima
Marufuji
(16:48)
Hero
Cabana
(14:47)
X Kenta
Takayama
(18:04)
Nakajima
Marufuji
(19:05)
Nakajima
Marufuji
(16:47)
Nakajima
Marufuji
(14:39)
Kenta
Takayama
Kenta
Takayama
(6:35)
Hero
Cabana
(14:39)
Kenta
Takayama
(18:04)
X Tanaka
Sugiura
(21:05)
Kenta
Takayama
(16:43)
Nicholls
Haste
(14:26)
Tanaka
Sugiura
Ikeda
Yone
(13:30)
Tanaka
Sugiura
(14:52)
Nakajima
Marufuji
(19:05)
Tanaka
Sugiura
(21:05)
X Tanaka
Sugiura
(12:44)
Tanaka
Sugiura
(18:33)
Taniguchi
Morishima
Ikeda
Yone
(14:47)
Taniguchi
Morishima
(13:03)
Nakajima
Marufuji
(16:47)
Kenta
Takayama
(16:43)
Tanaka
Sugiura
(12:44)
X Taniguchi
Morishima
(14:15)
Nicholls
Haste
Nicholls
Haste
(11:23)
Nicholls
Haste
(14:20)
Nakajima
Marufuji
(14:39)
Nicholls
Haste
(14:26)
Tanaka
Sugiura
(18:33)
Taniguchi
Morishima
(14:15)
X
Playoff
     
1 Katsuhiko Nakajima & Naomichi Marufuji Pin
2 Masato Tanaka & Takashi Sugiura 18:01

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