[NOAH News] Pro Wrestling NOAH held a press conference today for their big show that is happening on January 27th.
The show will be headlined with Morishima defending his GHC Heavy belt for the 9th time against KENTA. KENTA has already shown that he can defeat the champion one one one just this year on January 6th, and he is looking to carry all the momentum heading into the title match.
The GHC Tag belts will be on the line as BRAVE’s Marufuji & Sugiura take on the NO MERCY duo Maybach Taniguchi & Yoshihiro Takayama. Takashi Sugiura has nothing but revenge on his mind against Maybach Taniguchi. Maybach got the upset win over Sugiura on the November 17th show and paraded around with the tag belts after the match like they were already his to take. Sugiura aims to still show Maybach that his win over was nothing more than history.
Ishimori aims to bring the GHC Jr. heavy belt back home where it belongs by getting a decisive win over All Japan’s Shuji Kondo. Ishimori seems to be more fired up than ever to lay claim to the GHC Jr. especially with it being his 10th Anniversary since he debuted in Japan and his 30th Birthday coming up in early February. This match is definitely up in the air at this time, but should be a solid contest over pure power vs. pure speed.
Ogawa and Kotoge also stated that they are ready to face off against the NJPW Junior legends on the show, with leaving the thought that the winning team could be in line to face the current reigning GHC Jr. Tag champions in “Los Mexitosos” Super Crazy & Ricky Marvin on a later date. Though we will see what happens.
Below is the current card for the scheduled show, which will be updated once NOAH releases their update.
Pro Wrestling NOAH “GREAT VOYAGE 2013 in OSAKA”, 1/27/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Osaka BODYMAKER COLOSSUM (Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium)
() Genba Hirayanagi & Maybach Taniguchi Jr. vs. Takaku Fuke [Pancrase MISSION] & Hayato Nanjo [FFF]
() Ross & Marshall Von Erich vs. Harlem & Lance Bravado
() Katsuhiko Nakajima & Satoshi Kajiwara vs. Colt Cabana & Jason Jones
(-) 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