Notes: 1 / 2 weeks ago
[NOAH News] Pro Wrestling NOAH held a public press conference and signing ceremony for their upcoming show on May 12th at the Korakuen Hall.
With Kenta Kobashi retiring just a day before this show, the main theme for the May 12th show is a new beginning for NOAH. The show will be called “Ark New Chapter” and will be the theme for the show as everyone involved will be trying to show what they will bring for the future.
The main event especially between KENTA and Sugiura will definitely be seen for that. Sugiura stated that he is honored to have received the next defense, considering his last reign was very strong, and he himself has been “born again” following the injury he suffered that last year. Sugiura aims to show his best and he said that he will grip the helm and see that NOAH goes forward.
KENTA stated that he will protect the belt and continue on strong with his first ever reign. Sugiura has been one of KENTA’s more notable opponents in the last year and these two have shown that they can be very much physical against one another. KENTA wants to face the best challengers possible and he knows that he can get the best out of himself against Sugiura.
TMDK, Mikey Nicholls and Shane Haste, would like to bring the GHC Tag belts back home to NOAH where they belong. TMDK has been competing in NOAH for roughly 2 years now and they both agreed that they belong to NOAH. They have already proven that they can beat the champions, with their win during the Global Tag League, but will they be able to claim victory again, now that the tag belts are on the line, is the real question.
Below is the card for the May 12th show.
Pro Wrestling NOAH “Ark New Chapter”, 5/12/2013 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Ark New Chapter Opening Match: Taiji Ishimori vs. Hitoshi Kumano
(2) Go Forward Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. SUWA & GENBA
(3) Battle of Spirits Single Match: Mohammed Yone vs. Maybach Taniguchi
(4) Momo no Seishun Showdown Single Match: Atsushi Kotoge vs. Daisuke Harada
(5) BATTLE THE SUPER HEAVY Single Match: Takeshi Morishima vs. Yoshihiro Takayama (Takayama Hall)
(6) GHC Tag Championship Match: [28th Champions] “CHAOS” Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka (NJPW) vs. [Challengers] “TMDK” Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste
~ 1st title defense.
(7) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [19th Champion] KENTA vs. [Challenger] Takashi Sugiura
~ 2nd title defense.
3 weeks ago
NOAH [GTL Final] results for April 28, 2013
Pro Wrestling NOAH “GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE 2013″, 4/28/2013 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
2 months ago
[NOAH News] Pro Wrestling NOAH announced the full match card for the upcoming big show at Yokohama on March 10.
Following the announcements from the past couple weeks of all the GHC titles being on the line, NOAH announced a few matches to fill out the first half of the show.
The rookies will open the show with DR’s Mitsuhiro Kitamiya taking on NOAH’s Hitoshi Kumano. The VooDoo MURDERS will be making their way from DR to NOAH as the latest memebers in DR’s Kento Miyahara and K-DOJO’s Taishi Takizawa have been announced to be on the show as they take on the The Bravado Brothers.
DR’s Kensuke Sasaki and Katsuhiko Nakajima will be taking on the team of Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue. Nakajima and Saito have built a bit of a rivalry in the last few years and I wouldn’t put it past of them two getting into a kicking war before all is said and done.
The now 3 man team of The Mighty Don’t Kneel will be coming together to take on BRAVE’s Takeshi Morishima, Mohammed Yone & Yoshinari Ogawa. The TMDK trio will surely be looking to make a statement on the big show.
NOAH also announced matches for some of their other events scheduled throughout the month of March.
Below is the full card that has been announced for the show.
No official match order has been determined at this time.
NOAH “GREAT VOYAGE 2013 in YOKOHAMA”, 3/10/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
(1) NOAH vs DIAMOND RING: Hitoshi Kumano vs. Mitsuhiro Kitamiya
(-) VooDoo MURDERS vs. Bravado Bros.: Kento Miyahara & Taishi Takizawa vs. Harlem & Lance Bravado
(-) Akitoshi Saito [Free] & Masao Inoue [Free] vs. Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima [both DIAMOND RING]
(-) BRAVE vs TMDK 6 Man Tag Match: Takeshi Morishima, Mohammed Yone & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Mikey Nicholls, Shane Haste & Jonah Rock
(-) GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Championship Match: [16th Champions] “Los Mexitosos” Super Crazy & Ricky Marvin vs. [Challengers] “NO MERCY” Genba Hirayanagi & Maybach Tanguchi Jr.
~ 5th Title Defense.
(-) GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [26th Champion] Taiji Ishimori vs. [Challenger] Atsushi Kotoge
~ 1st Defense.
(-) GHC Tag Championship Match: [27th Champions] Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura vs. [Challengers] “CHAOS” Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka [NJPW]
~ 2nd Defense.
(-) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [19th Champion] KENTA vs. [Challenger] Maybach Taniguchi
~ 1st Defense.
3 months ago
[NOAH News] Pro Wrestling NOAH announced the list of competitors from outside promotions who will be competing with them for the month of February.
All Shows (February 2nd to February 27th / 6 Shows in total)
~ Maybach Taniguchi Jr. [NO MERCY]
~ Yoshihiro Takayama (2/8 & 2/9)
~ Toru Yano [NJPW/CHAOS] (2/9)
~ Takashi Iizuka [NJPW/CHAOS] (2/9)
~ Captain New Japan [NJPW] (2/9)
~ Masao Inoue [free] (2/9, 23, 24 & 27)
~ Ryuji Hijikara [free] (2/8)
~ Katsuhiko Nakajima [DIAMOND RING] (2/8, 9, 10, 23 & 27)
~ Kento Miyahara [DIAMOND RING] (2/8, 9, 10 & 23)
~ Satoshi Kajiwara [DIAMOND RING] (2/9, 10, 23 & 27)
~ Mitsuhiro Kitamiya [DIAMOND RING] (2/10, 23 & 27)
~ Hayato Nanjo [FFF] (2/23 & 2/24)
~ Mikey Nicholls [TMDK] (2/23)
~ Shane Haste [TMDK] (2/23)
~ Jonah Rock [TMDK] (2/23)
stats: (180cm / 125 kg, born August 25, 1988) and hails from Adelaide, South Australia. He made his pro-debut back March of 2007, and has trained under Hartley Jackson.
NOAH noted that Jonah Rock will be coming in to train in the NOAH Dojo and stay in the dorms. He will be coming in on the recommendation of Mikey & Shane, and that he will be making his debut for NOAH and in Japan on 2/23. The big Samoan is noted for being very agile for his size and his moves to note are a Samoan Drop and Lariat.
10 months ago
[NOAH News] It has been announced that Ross & Marshall Von Erich will make their debut for Pro Wrestling NOAH on July 22nd at the Ryogoku Kokugikan.
Pro Wrestling NOAH “GREAT VOYAGE 2012 in RYOGOKU ~Takeshi Rikio’s Retirement Ceremony~”, 7/22/2012 [Sun] 15:00 @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo
Von Erich’s Japanese Debut Match: Ross & Marshall Von Erich vs. “TMDK” Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste
(-) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [18th Champion] Takeshi Morishima vs. [Challenger] Go Shiozaki
~ 4th Title Defense
(-) GHC Heavy Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito vs. [Challengers] Samoa Joe & Brutus Magnus [TNA]
~ 4th Defense.
(-) GHC Junior Heavy Championship Match: [Champion] Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. [Challenger] Christopher Daniels [TNA]
~ 2nd Defense.
(-) GHC Junior Heavy Tag Championship Match: [Champions] Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki vs. [Challengers] Super Crazy & Ricky Marvin
~ 8th Defense.
(-) KENTA’s Return Match: KENTA vs. (to be announced)
~ KENTA has been out of action since Dec. 11, 2011.
(-) Special Single Match: Mohammed Yone vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara [Fujiwara-gumi]