The pairing of NOAH ace Naomichi Marufuji and New Japan goofball Toru Yano won the Global Tag League Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan.
Marufuji & Yano beat reigning GHC Hvt. tag champions Lance Hoyt/Archer & Davey Boy, Smith, Jr. in the final match of the two-week tournament.
Hoyt & Archer won the “regular season” portion of the tournament and Marufuji & Yano won a tiebreaker for second place to face the champs in the tournament finals.
Wednesday’s show also featured Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima victorious on the final night of the tour, Shelton Benjamin and the SuzukiGun stable in action, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru retaining the GHC Jr. Hvt. Title in the semi-main event.