[NOAH News] The GHC Heavyweight Champion and the GHC Junior champions took part in a press conference as Suzukigun continues to be a threat to the promotion.
First up Marufuji further elaborated on a potential mystery wrestler being brought in, following his original statement on the 1/24 show, as it will happen on the February 22nd show at the Korakuen Hall. Maru stated that the only thing he is looking to do is bring in someone who is dependable and may be looking to deliver a solid blow to Suzukigun in the process [Toru Yano being a thought]. He then mentioned that shame that was caused on the 1/23 show as Suzukigun both disrespected NOAH’s banner (being flag) as well as the building being a memorial arena for the late Misawa. With all that has happened Maru feels that NOAH must prevail and that he must win the title match on March 15th.
The reigning GHC Junior Tag Champions then came out to officially announce the 3WAY match for the belts will be taking place on the March 15th show at the Ariake Colosseum. As they defend against Daisuke Harada & Genba Hirayanagi and the Suzukigun team of TAKA Michinoku & El Desperado. The champions defended the belts against Harada & Genba on the 1/18 show, in which they retained, but after this past weekends show on 1/24 a 3WAY was the only solid option as to who deserves the next opportunity. This will mark the first time in history that the GHC Jr. Tag belts have been defended in a 3WAY match and continues to mark a trend of “firsts” as the champions also defended the belts in a TLC match back in late December as well. The champions stated that they want to make a new history and to build a new landscape is an actual desire of theirs. The champions appear confident as they head into their 4th title defense.
The GHC Junior Champion Atsushi Kotoge then came out to talk about his next defense of the belt that will take place on 3/15. First though a challenger needs to be decided which will happen on the February 4th Korakuen Hall show as Zack Sabre Jr. faces Suzukigun’s Taichi to decide the next contender. Kotoe stated that he does have nothing but a lack of respect for Taichi, especially with everything that has gone down in the NOAH turf in the last couple of weeks. Kotoge flat out mentioned that he wants the upcoming defense to be against Zack Sabre Jr. as he wants a true NOAH show, not just one featuring NOAH versus Suzukigun. Kotoge made it clear that he is not thinking of Taichi in anyway being a rightful contender and is putting all of his support to Zack to win the contendership match.
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