Pro Wrestling NOAH “GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE WAR 2015“, 4/19/2015 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(1) Quiet Storm vs. Taiji Ishimori vs. Genba Hirayanagi
◆Winner: Storm (4:34) following the 50cm Arm Lariat on Genba.
(2) Kenoh & Hajime Ohara vs. Jack Gamble & Jon Webb
◆Winner: Kenoh (8:30) following the Shubo (kick) on Webb.
(3) Akitoshi Saito & Daisuke Harada vs. Hitoshi Kumano & Captain NOAH
◆Winner: Saito (11:17) following the Sickle Death on Kumano.
(4) 10 Man Tag Match:
Shelton “X” Benjamin, Brian Breaker, Taichi [NJPW], El Desperado [NJPW]
& TAKA Michinoku [K-DOJO] vs. Naomichi Marufuji, Katsuhiko
Nakajima, Atsushi Kotoge, Yoshinari Ogawa & Zack Sabre Jr.
◆Winner: Kotoge (11:25) with a Gedo Clutch on Taichi.
~ Kotoge with the reversal on Taichi and pins him with Taichi’s own style of move.
~ Kotoge aimed to prove himself as the rightful contender following Taichi’s statement of boycotting the Yokohama junior title defense. Taichi still showed no respect to the contender even after the loss.
~ Taichi vs. Kotoge for the GHC title is scheduled to take place on 5/10 in Yokohama.
~ Last year’s GTL winners “Dangan Yankees” Sugiura & Tanaka returned the trophies in honor of this years tournament beginning.
(5) GTL B BLOCK Match: Super Crazy & Mitsuhiro Kitamiya vs. Muhammed Yone & Daisuke Ikeda
◆Winner: Yone (10:56) following a Kinniku Buster on Kitamiya.
(6) GTL B BLOCK Match: Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Chris Hero & Colt Cabana
◆Winner: Hero (12:41) following a Rolling Elbow on Archer.
~ Hero & Cabana claim the win over the reigning GHC Tag Champions.
~ Hero also manged to block the Killer Bomb to setup the finish.
(7) GTL A BLOCK Match: Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka vs. Maybach Taniguchi & Maybach #2
◆Winner: Suzuki (11:39) following the Gotch style Pilediver on Maybach #2.
~ Suzuki broke Maybach’s sasumata.
~ Side note: Maybach #2 used both an Exploder as well as a Moonsault in the match. Judging from my knowledge of guys who use something like that… Masato Inaba, regualar competitor in BJW, may be the new mysterious masked guy.
(8) GTL A BLOCK Match: Takashi Sugiura & Masato Tanaka vs. Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste
◆Winner: Sugiura (21:50) following the Olympic Qualifying Slam on Haste.
~ The reigning ZERO1 Intercontinental Tag Champions claim the win as respect is shown between both teams after the match.
NOAH Event Cards for March & April 2015