Pro Wrestling NOAH “Northern Navig.2013”, 5/17/2013 [Fri] 18:30 @ Sendai Industrial Exhibition Hall, Aztec Museum [Charity Show]
(1) Hitoshi Kumano vs. Maybach SUWA Jr.
◆Winner: SUWA Jr. (7:08) with a Modified Boston Crab.
(2) Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Kyle Sebastian
◆Winner: Ogawa (12:15) with a Figure Four Leg Lock.
(3) Maybach Taniguchi vs. Jake Dirden
◆Winner: Maybach (9:24) with the Maybach Press.
(4) Naomichi Marufuji vs. Daisuke Harada
◆Winner: Marufuji (12:51) following the Tiger Flowsion.
~ Marufuji praised Harada for the match, and even offered him the chance to join BRAVE. Of course this follows Sugiura leaving the group to join NO MERCY last week. Maru seemed a bit cautious is potentially bringing in a new member, but it seems the offer stands.
~ It would make sense for Harada to join BRAVE, as that would bring him close to Atsushi Kotoge and the reformation of their previous tag team “Momo no Seishun”.
(5) Yoshihiro Takayama [Takayama Hall] & Genba Hirayanagi vs. Mohammed Yone & Daisuke Ikeda [Futen]
◆Winner: Ikeda (12:02) following a Straight Drop Style Brainbuster on Genba.
(6) NO MERCY vs BRAVE Tag Match: KENTA & Takashi Sugira vs. Takeshi Morishima & Atsushi Kotoge
◆Winner: Sugiura (14:36) following the Olympic Qualifying Slam on Kotoge.
~ Sugiura and KENTA claim their first victory as a tag team under NMC. Sugiura seemed to have been frustrated by the landslide victory as he stated his “dissatisfaction” as something was lacking in the match.
(7) GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [26th Champion] Taiji Ishimori vs. [Challenger] Taro Nohashi (Michinoku Pro)
◆Winner: Ishimori (16:34) following the Revolution.
~ 4th successful title defense.
~ Ishimori claims his long sought after win in the region of his birthplace.
~ No one challenged the champion after the match, but we might expect a challenger to rise sooner than later.
NOAH Event Cards for May & June 2013