[NOAH News] Pro Wrestling Noah held public press signings for 3 of the upcoming GHC title matches set for July 5.
First up is the GHC Junior Heavyweight match as Daisuke Harada defends against Michinoku Pro’s Kenou. Both men are going into the match with something to prove and to showcase their true strengths. Kenou had stated that he is far from weak and that the GHC Jr. belt will be his that night. Harada gave Kenou the credit that he deserves and for the wins in the recent tour, but come the defense of the belt his true power will be at its peak. He also hopes that everyone will come out to show their support.
Then the GHC Tag belts will be on the line as the “Dangan Yankees” Takashi Sugiura & Masato Tanaka defend against “TMDK” Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste. Both members of TMDK stated that Sugiura & Tanaka are a very experienced and have proven to be a strong alliance, but TMDK are known as one of the best tag teams and that they will once more prove it come July 5th. Sugiura & Tanaka on the other hand are grateful to be facing off against one of the best tag teams as it will given them the chance to fully test their legitimacy as an actual team. Both teams are confident heading into the show and this should make for nothing less than exciting contest no matter the outcome.
Then lastly, Yuji Nagata will be making his 5th defense of the GHC Heavyweight belt as he takes on Naomichi Marufuji. Maru noted that he does indeed feel pressure heading into the match, but he knows that by the day of the match that he will be ready to face the champion. While Nagata is ready for the challenge that is front of him and to win yet again at the Ariake Colosseum. Nagata is heading into the match with confidence following a KO victory over Marufuji on June 22nd and already defeating all of the main heavyweights in Noah today. Where Marufuji is seen as the “Last Foundation of Noah” in terms of direct challengers. Marufuji has vowed that he will reclaim the GHC Heavyweight once more, which will make it the first time in 8 years since he held the belt..
Below is the announced event card.
Pro Wrestling Noah “GREAT VOYAGE 2014 in Tokyo Vol.2”, 7/5/2014 [Sat] 17:00 @ Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo
(1) Mitsuhiro Kitamiya & Hitoshi Kumano vs. Rocky Lobo & Jinzo
(2) 3WAY Match: Hajime Ohara vs. Super Crazy vs. Quiet Storm
(3) Yoshihiro Takayama [Takayama Hall] & Genba Hirayanagi vs. Muhammed Yone & Daisuke Ikeda [Futen]
(4) GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Championship Match: [21st Champions] Yoshinari Ogawa & Zack Sabre Jr. vs. [Challengers] Taiji Ishimori & Atsushi Kotoge
~ 2nd title defense.
(5) GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [27th Champion] Daisuke Harada vs. [Challenger] Kenou (Michinoku)
~ 3rd title defense.
(6) Special Tag Match: Akitoshi Saito & Katsuhiko Nakajima [DIAMOND RING] vs. Hirooki Goto [NJPW] & Katsuyori Shibata [FREE]
(7) Special Single Match: Maybach Taniguchi vs. Daisuke Sekimoto
(8) GHC Tag Championship Match: [31st Champions] “Dangan Yankees” Takashi Sugiura & Masato Tanaka vs. [Challengers] “TMDK” Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste
~ 1st title defense.
(9) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [21st Champion] Yuji Nagata (NJPW) vs. [Challenger] Naomichi Marufuji
~ 5th title defense.
NOAH Event Cards for May & June 2014