[NOAH News] A press conference was held to announce the upcoming events following the “GREAT VOYAGE” this last weekend.
The next GHC Heavyweight Championship defense has been set as Yuji Nagata defends the belt against the other half of the GHC Tag Champions in Maybach Taniguchi on April 20. Maybach assaulted Nagata following his defense over Sugiura on 3/8 and self-appointed himself as the next contender, much like as Takashi Sugiura did a month prior.
Daisuke Harada is coming off of his first defense of the GHC Junior belt and has stated that he will carry the junior division into a new age. A new “golden age/era”. Currently Harada does not have a new challenger setup at this time, but Harada stated that the door is completely open and that he is looking to begin the new era looking strong.
Noah also announced the headlining matches for the upcoming Korakuen Hall show on March 21.
Below are the upcoming announced events.
Pro Wrestling Noah “Spring Navig. 2014”, 3/21/2014 [Fri] 18:30 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(-) Special 8 Man Tag Match: Naomichi Marufuji, Katsuhiko Nakajima [DIAMOND RING], Muhammed Yone & Daisuke Ikeda [Fu-ten] vs. KENTA, Takashi Sugiura, Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls
(-) GHC Heavyweight Prelude 6 Man Tag Match: Yuji Nagata, Satoshi Kojima & Jushin Thunder Liger [all NJPW] vs. “Chokibogun” Maybach Taniguchi, Takeshi Morishima & Kenou [Michinoku]
(-) GHC Junior Tag Championship Match: [19th Champions] Yoshinari Ogawa & Zack Sabre Jr. vs. [Challenger] Taiji Ishimori & Atsushi Kotoge
Pro Wrestling Noah “GREAT VOYAGE 2014 in NAGOYA”, 4/20/2014 [Sun] 15:00 @ Nagoya International Conference Hall in Aichi
(-) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [21st Champion] Yuji Nagata vs. [Challenger] Maybach Taniguchi
~ 3rd title defense.
[AJPW News] Kento Miyahara and Xceed held a public press conference at the All Japan dojo in Tokyo.
Miyahara showed off his new submission move known as “Snake Limit” in which he hopes to defeat the reigning Triple Crown Champion Akebono. This will mark Miyahara’s very first challenge for the belt and he aims to counter the former Yokozuna’s size with with a more a speed and tactical front.
Go Shiozaki also stated that he intends to go for the Triple Crown once more and placed his name as the one who will win this years Champion Carnival in April.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “2014 Dream Power Series“, 3/18/2014 [Tue] 19:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) SUSHI & Menso~re Oyaji vs. Masao Inoue [Free] & Kenichiro Arai [DG]
(2) Takao Omori & Kazuhiro Tamura [HEAT-UP] vs. Osamu Nishimura [Free] & Kotaro Nasu [U-FILE CAMP]
(3) Yutaka Yoshie [Free] & Shigehiro Irie [DDT] vs. Mitsuya Nagai [DRADITION] & Takeshi Minamino [Toryumon MEXICO]
(4) Joe Doering vs. KENSO
(5) Asia Tag Championship Match: [93rd Champions] Jun Akiyama & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. [Challengers] Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao
~ 2nd title defense.
(6) Ultimo Dragon [Toryumon MEXICO] & Kaji Tomato [K-DOJO] vs. Atsushi Aoki & Ryuji Hijikata [Free]
(7) Evolution vs Xceed Tag Match: Suwama & Hikaru Sato [Pancrase MISSION] vs. Go Shiozaki & Kotaro Suzuki
(8) Triple Crown Championship Match: [47th Champion] Akebono vs. [Challenger] Kento Miyahara
~ 4th title defense.
[ZERO1 Event Updates] ZERO1 announced matches for the next set of upcoming shows later on this month.
Tonkotsu Dai Ohanabi ~ Pro-Wrestling’s Holy Land of the West (Mecca)! Hakata Big Blaze!, 3/21/2014 [Fri] 18:00 @ Hakata StarLanes in Fukuoka
() Jaspn Lee vs. Mineo Fujita
() Ichiro Yaguchi, Hideki Hosaka, Kenichiro Arai & Yasu Niwatorichi vs. Asosan, Junji Tanaka, The Atchi & Nozomi Bo
() “Dangan Yankees” Masato Tanaka, Yusaku Obata & Ikuto Hidaka vs. KAMIKAZE, Daemon Ueda & Takuya Sugawara
() Kohei Sato & Yoshikazu Yokoyama vs. Daichi Hashimoto & Kazuki Hashimoto [BJW]
() World Heavyweight Championship Match: [15th Champion] James Raideen vs. [Challenger] Ryoji Sai
~ 4th title defense.
(-) No Rope Barbed-wire Electric Current Blast Death Match: Atsushi Onita & Shinjiro Otani vs. Yoshihiro Takayama & Yoshiaki Fujiwara
Pro Wrestling ZERO1, 3/22/2014 [Sat] 14:00 @ Kumamoto City Eastern Exchange Center
() Ikuto Hidaka vs. Asosan
() Yusaku Obata vs. Mineo Fujita
() Kohei Sato & Ryoji Sai vs. Masato Tanaka & Daichi Hashimoto
() Shinjiro Otani & Yoshikazu Yokoyama vs. James Raideen & Jason Lee
() No Rope Barbed-wire Deathmatch: Atsushi Onita, Ichiro Yaguchi & Hideki Hosaka vs. KAMIKAZE, Daemon Ueda & Takuya Sugawara
Pro Wrestling ZERO1, 3/23/2014 [Sun] 14:00 @ Kumamoto Forest Downtown Plaza
() James Raideen vs. Daemon Ueda
() Shinjiro Otani & Yoshikazu Yokoyama vs. Masato Tanaka & Daichi Hashimoto