#AndNEW: Roppongi 3K Regain IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Titles

Roppongi 3K

Sakura Genesis proved to be a very newsworthy show as Aaron Henare debuted as the newest member of the United Empire, Will Ospreay won the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, and Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH) reclaimed the titles they never lost as they beat Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado in tag team action to capture the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championships.

This match was YOH’s return to in-ring competition after a long time out with an injury.  That injury forced SHO and YOH to vacate the IWGP Jr. tag belts, ending their run prematurely.  With a new look and a new finisher YOH helped lead his team to victory against their old rivals Kanemaru and Desperado to become five-time tag team champions.

This win for Roppongi 3K ended Kanemaru and Desperado’s run at the first hurdle as double champion El Desperado did not last long.  That said, it’s difficult to get too excited about this switch as the junior tag division is a shallow division with a very limited number of teams, most of which Roppongi 3K has battled countless times in the past.  YOH with a new look does help spike interest in the junior division as a whole though as the division is currently hurting with Hiromu Takahashi out with an injury again.

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