New Japan Pro Wrestling issued the following press release announcing that the scheduled tag team match between the Guerrillas of Destiny and Tomohiro Ishii/YOSHI-HASHI at the September 15th Destruction in Beppu will now be for the IWGP tag team championship. Details can be found below.
At Destruction in Beppu on September 15, Tomohiro Ishii and YOSHI-HASHI were scheduled to face IWGP Tag Team Champions the Guerrillas of Destiny in non-title action.
In a preview of that match in Korakuen Hall on Wednesday September 4 (WATCH), the trio of YOSHI-HASHI, Tomohiro Ishii and Rocky Romero defeated GoD and Jado when YOSHI-HASHI submitted Jado with the Butterfly Lock.
Post match, Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa attempted to exact revenge, Tonga attacking YOSHI-HASHI after the bell. Loa would join his brother, and the pair would look to hit Guerrilla Warfare, but YOSHI-HASHI powered out. Ishii would deliver a massive German suplex to Loa, while YOSHI-HASHI would hit Kumagoroshi on Tonga before the pair stood tall with GoD’s tag team championships.
The statement was clearly made, and received by match makers. The tag bout at Destruction in Beppu will now be for the IWGP Tag Team Championships!