NOAH News: Most of the card has finally been added to the 3/5 “GREAT VOYAGE 2011 in Tokyo” show. This is all following the 2/16 show which saw a few challenges made and as you can see below the matches have been signed to indeed happen. Namely in which Taniguchi pinned Sano in a 6 Man Tag and in which Sano wanted a rematch. This remat…ch will happen and for the GHC Tag Belts on the line.
Speaking of belts, all the GHC belts will be on the line and I cannot recall the last time they have all been set to be defended on the same show. It has been a while now.
Pro Wrestling NOAH “GREAT VOYAGE 2011 in Tokyo”, 3/5/2011 (Sat) 17:00
Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo
(1) Takeshi Morishima vs. Makoto Hashi
(2) Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue vs. Taiji Ishimori & Kentaro Shiga
(3) DISOBEY vs. Kensuke Office: Mohammed Yone, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, KENTA & Genba Hirayanagi vs. Kensuke Sasaki, Takashi Okita, Kento Miyahara & Jun Nishikawa
(4) Jun Akiyama vs. Yutaka Yoshie
(5) GHC Junior Tag Team Championship Match: [Champions] Naomichi Marufuji & Atsushi Aoki vs. Yoshinari Ogawa & Ricky Marvin
~ Marufuji/Aoki’s 2nd Defense.
(6) GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Kotaro Suzuki vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima
~ Suzuki’s 3rd Defense.
(7) GHC Heavyweight Tag Team Championsjip Match: Yoshihiro Takayama & Takuma Sano vs. Go Shiozaki & Shuhei Taniguchi
~ Taka/Sano’s 3rd Defense
(8) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Takashi Sugiura vs. Giant Bernard
~ Sugiura’s 9th Defense.
MVP has landed in Japan and he is read for his debut match in NJPW on 2/20.
If a lot of you do not care about what MVP has done in the WWE, even MVP says he was limited to what he could do and Japan is a whole new ballpark. In Japan he is going to be free to open himself up and show what he has to offer.
MVP is all about respect and i…s grateful for being in Japan and being able to be in the ring. It should also be noted that MVP has his eyes on Tanahashi and the IWGP belt, that is if Tanahashi remains champion following the 2/20 match against Kojima.
MVP will also be representing NJPW when they come to the USA for the 3 day tour, and would also like to have his name thrown into the hat at a shot of being the first IWGP Intercontinental champion.
Former wrestler SUWA, real name Takahiro Suwa, made an appearance at last nights Zero1 show and announced that he is now an official sanctioned NWA Referee.
From what I gather he will be the referee for the NWA Lightheavyweight Tag Team Title match between the champions Takuya Sugawara & Kaijin Hubu Otoko vs. Minoru Fujita & Mineo Fujita.
Following his successful defense over KAMIKAZE, Daisuke Sekimoto will be without much of a break as he will be facing Ryouji Sai come the 3/6 show.
Also there is another match that was to be announced today and that was to be involving IGF wrestler Atsushi Sawada facing against Kohei Sato, but due to complications Sawada did not appear at the conference and the match maybe reported later.
ZERO1 “PRO-WRESTLING 2011 in Ryogoku Kokugikan ~ 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW”, 3/6/2011 (Sun) 15:00
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
(1) NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Title Match: Craig Classic (c) vs. Munenori Sawa
(2) NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Title Match: Takuya Sugawara & Kaijin Habu Otoko vs. Minoru Fujita & Mineo Fujita
~ SUWA special referee.
(3) Daichi Hashimoto’s Debut Match: Daichi Hashimoto vs. Masahiro Chono
(4) Junior Heavyweight Non-Title Match: Ikuto Hidaka vs. Takafumi Ito
(5) World Heavyweight Championship Match: [Champion] Daisuke Sekimoto vs. Ryouji Sai
(6) Masato Tanaka vs. Yuji Nagata
(7) Shinjiro Otani vs. Yoshihiro Takayama
~ card order may change.
It was announced today that Kazushi Miyamoto will be returning on 3/6. Miyamato spent the early part of his career in All Japan but in 2005 left All Japan and became a freelance wrestler. He competed in Z1 and a few other promotions and even competed in the states as The Great Kazushi.
Another match that has been added to the card that is getting some press is that Minoru Suzuki and KAI will be facing each other one on one come the 3/6 show. They have faced before in single matches, but what makes this different is that KAI feels that he can finally prove himself to beat Suzuki, or at least show that he is no longer to be taken lightly.
Be sure to check out the earlier post for All Japan happenings:
All Japan Pro Wrestling “HOLD OUT TOUR 2011″, 3/6/2011 (Sun) 12:00
Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
() Keiji Mutoh, Masakatsu Funaki & AKIRA vs. TARU, Rene Dupree & MAZADA
() Minoru Suzuki vs. KAI
() Seiya Sanada & Manabu Soya vs. Josh Spears & Jake O’Reilly
() Masanobu Fuchi & Kazushi Miyamoto vs. Hiroshi Yamato & BUSHI
() Suwama & Ryota Hama vs. KENSO & Zodiac
() Taiyo Kea & Takao Omori vs. KONO & Joe Doering [World Tag Team Champions]
~ non-title match, but the rules will be announced later.
() Team 246 vs. “Junior Stars”: Kaz Hayashi & Shuji Kondo vs. Minoru & Kohji Kanemoto
~ Card order may be changed