[NOAH News] Pro Wrestling NOAH announced more matches, along with 2 more title matches, that will be taking place on their upcoming big show on January 27th in Osaka.
It has been determined that BRAVE’s Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura will be defending their GHC Heavy Tag belts against NO MERCY’s Maybach Taniguchi & Yoshihiro Takayama. Maybach & Takayama picked up single match wins over the reigning champions on January 6th show and immediately called out for the tag belts to be on the line for the upcoming Osaka show. Marufuji & Sugiura have a lot to loss following their loses a few days back, but they both said they aim to revenge the loss.
Taiji Ishimori will indeed get his GHC Junior title match opportunity against Shuji Kondo on 1/27. Ishimori is more determined than ever to become the champion and after the match on 1/6 he has already proven that he can defeat the current reigning champion. With everything that has gone on with NOAH since the turn of the year, Ishimori is aiming to show himself as top tier junior heavyweight that NOAH needs to have at this time. Kondo & Ishimori have plenty of past history and Ishimori gives up at least 25+kg to the reigning junior champion, who really almost has the size of a heavyweight competitor. Ishimori has vowed that he will bring the belt home.
NOAH also announced the inclusion not one but 2 NOAH verses NJPW style tag matches will be taking place on the show as well.
Below is the announced event card at this time.
Pro Wrestling NOAH “GREAT VOYAGE 2013 in OSAKA”, 1/27/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Osaka BODYMAKER COLOSSUM (Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium)
(-) NOAH vs. NJPW Special Tag Match: Yoshinari Ogawa & Atsushi Kotoge vs. Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV
(-) NOAH vs. NJPW Special Tag Match: Mohammed Yone & Ryuji Hijikata [Free] vs. Yuji Nagata & Takaaki Watanabe
(-) GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [25th Champion] Shuji Kondo vs. [Challenger] Taiji Ishimori
~ 4th Defense.
(-) GHC Tag Championship Match: [27th Champions] Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura vs. [Challengers] Maybach Taniguchi & Yoshihiro Takayama
~ 1st Defense.
(-) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [18th Champion] Takeshi Morishima vs. [Challenger] KENTA
~ 9th Defense
~ Also announced to compete: Hayato Nanjo [FFF] & Takaku Fuke [Pancrase MISSION]
NOAH Event Cards for January & February 2013