[NOAH News] Due to Sekimoto’s injury, NOAH officially announced that Takeshi Morishima and Maybach Taniguchi will be the ones to face the reigning GHC Tag Champs TMDK on January 25 in Osaka.
Okabayashi will though be competing for Noah on 1/25 as he will take on KENTA in their first ever singes encounter.
The show on January 24 has been altered as well, as BJW’s Shinya Ishikawa will once more be coming into Noah as Sekimoto’s replacement. Having replaced him earlier this month on the 1/5 Korakuen Hall show. Ishikawa will also be on the 1/25 show as he takes on Xtra Large.
Pro Wrestling NOAH “The First Navig.2014”, 1/24/2014 [Sat] 18:30 @ Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Hall, West Hall
(1) Hajime Ohara [Free] vs. Mitsuhiro Kitamiya [DIAMOND RING]
(2) BRAVE vs NO MERCY: Taiji Ishimori vs. Genba Hirayanagi
(3) Yoshinari Ogawa & Akitoshi Saito [Free] vs. Ricky Marvin & Bobby Fish
(4) Mikey Nicholls vs. Xtra Large
(5) NO MERCY vs TMDK: KENTA & Daisuke Harada vs. Shane Haste & Jonah Rock
(6) BRAVE vs BJW Tag Match: Katsuhiko Nakajima [DIAMOND RING] & Atsushi Kotoge vs. Shinya Ishikawa & Yuji Okabayashi
(7) Hitoshi Kumano Hometown Return Match: Takeshi Morishima, Maybach Taniguchi & Kenou [Michinoku] vs. Naomichi Marufuji, Mohammed Yone & Hitoshi Kumano
Pro Wrestling NOAH “The First Navig.2014”, 1/25/2014 [Sat] 17:00 @ Osaka BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM, 2nd Stadium
(1) Hayato Nanjo [FFF Pro-Wrestling] vs. Mitsuhiro Kitamiya [DIAMOND RING]
(2) NOAH vs Austrlia/America Coalition: Yoshinari Ogawa & Hitoshi Kumano vs. Bobby Fish & Jpnah Rock
(3) BJW vs XNL: Shinya Ishikawa vs. Xtra Large
(4) BRAVE vs NO MERCY 6 Man Tag Match: Katsuhiko Nakajima [DIAMOND RING], Taiji Ishimori & Atsushi Kotoge vs. Genba Hirayanagi, Daisuke Harada & Hajime Ohara[Free]
(5) BRAVE vs Morishima Army: Mohammed Yone vs. Kenou [Michinoku]
(6) NO MERCY vs BJW Special Single Match: KENTA vs. Yuji Okabayashi
(7) NOAH vs NJPW Special Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji & Ricky Marvin vs. Yuji Nagata [NJPW] & Jushin Thunder Liger [NJPW]
(8) GHC Tag Championship Match: [29th Champions] “TMDK” Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste vs. [Challengers] “Morishima Army” Takeshi Morishima & Maybach Taniguchi
~ 4th title defense.
Noah also announced the full card for the 2 Korakuen Hall shows that are taking place at the Korakuen in early February. The first on February 3 will see 11 singles matches announced. The show will see Takashi Sugiura return to the ring after spending the last several months on the sideline due to undergoing surgery on his right elbow. He will be returning against Atsushi Kotoge.
BJW’s Ryuichi Kawakami will also be making his debut in NOAH next month as he takes on Naomichi Marufuji. Kawakami takes a lot of style from the late Mitsuharu Misawa, and this will be a huge opportunity for the 25 year old to showcase his skills in a promotion he clearly adapted his own in-ting style from.
Katsuhiko Nakajima and Kenou will also be facing off in a singles match on the show. Both men are known for their striking abilities and this one is sure to not be anything less than a brutal kick war.
Speaking of wars, KENTA is looking to finally end this ongoing feud with Maybach Taniguchi. After weeks of attacks from Maybach as well as DQ finishes over the years. KENTA asked for their next match to be no rules and no way for a foul ruling to take place. There will be a winner.
The main event will see Takeshi Morishima taking on Shane Haste. This match will be coming off of the GHC Tag match on 1/25, so depending on that outcome something more could be setup. Regardless of that match though, Haste currently holds a pinfall victory over Morishima from the Global League back in October of 2013. Haste has also asserted himself as a potential challenger for the GHC Heavyweight belt, so this could definitely be one to keep an eye on.
Pro Wrestling NOAH “MONDAY NOAH”, 2/3/2014 [Mon] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Young Master vs Freshman: Daisuke Harada vs. Hitoshi Kumano
(2) Muy Bien vs Strong Style of Heisei: Hajime Ohara vs. Mitsuhiro Kitamiya [DIAMOND RING]
(3) The Lone Technician vs Don’t You Cry: Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Genba Hirayanagi
(4) BRAVE vs XNL: Taiji Ishimori vs. Xtra Large
(5) TMDK vs BJW: Jonah Rock vs. Yuji Okabayashi
(6) NOAH vs BJW: Naomichi Marufuji vs. Ryuichi Kawakami
(7) TMDK vs BRAVE: Mikey Nicholls vs. Mohammed Yone
(8) Takashi Sugiura’s Return Match NO MERCY vs BRAVE: Takashi Sugiura vs. Atsushi Kotoge
(9) BRAVE vs Morishima-gun: Katsuhiko Nakajima [DIAMOND RING] vs. Kenou
(10) BLACK vs Uncontrollable Iron Mask Complete Resolution War: KENTA vs. Maybach Taniguchi
~ No rules, no foul, no ring-out. Only way for a winner to be crowned is by pinfall, submission, or KO.
(11) Morishima-gun vs TMDK: Takeshi Morishima vs. Shane Haste
The lastly, the full card for the second Korakuen Hall on February 8 has been announced. The main event has been announced previously with Morishima defending the GHC Heavyweight belt against Yuji Nagata.
Sugiura and KENTA will be teaming in the semi-final match as they take on Marufuji & Kotoge. Sugiura looks to be coming back strong, and it should be interesting to see how well he can bounce back following this last injury.
BJW’s Okabayashi & Kawakami will be competing in Noah once more as they take on Mohammed Yone & Ryuchi Kawakami. The BJW team has a lot to prove, and as mentioned before this will be yet another chance for Kawakami to showcase himself in the Noah ring.
Shane Haste will be getting his chance to enact some much needed revenge against Maybach Taniguchi, and also depending on the outcome of the 1/25 match, there could be more at stake in terms of revenge seeking.
Kenou will also be facing Hajime Ohara early in the show and this could possibly be a setup that Kenou needs to become the next contender for Ishimori’s junior heavyweight belt, that is if he manages to claim the win.
Pro Wrestling NOAH “The Second Navig. 2014”, 2/8/2014 [Sat] 18:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Opening Tag Match: Yoshinari Ogawa & Mitsuhiro Kitamiya [DIAMOND RING] vs. Genba Hirayanagi & Daisuke Harada
(2) Flying Star vs Freshman: Taiji Ishimori vs. Hitoshi Kumano
(3) Morishima-gun vs NO MERCY: Kenou [Michinoku] vs. Hajime Ohara [Free]
(4) TMDK vs NO MERCY: Jonah Rock vs. Yoshihiro Takayama [Takayama Hall]
(5) TMDK vs XNL: Mikey Nicholls vs. Xtra Large
(6) TMDK vs Uncontrollable Iron Mask: Shane Haste vs. Maybach Taniguchi
(7) NOAH vs BJW Special Tag Match: Mohammed Yone & Katsuhiko Nakajima [DIAMOND RING] vs. Yuji Okabayashi & Ryuichi Kawakami
(8) BRAVE vs NO MERCY Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji & Atsushi Kotoge vs. KENTA & Takashi Sugiura
(9) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [20th Champion] Takeshi Morishima vs. [Challenger] Yuji Nagata
~ 1st defense.
NOAH Event Cards for January & February 2014