NOAH “9th Annual NTV G+ Cup Contention Junior Heavyweight Tag League War” 9/22/2015 [Tue] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
NOAH held a quick press conference with 9 of the NOAH affiliated, under contract and freelance, wrestlers as they discussed the fall-out following the Osaka show this past weekend.
~First and foremost, Takashi Sugiura stated that he is sorry that he was unable to recapture the belt from Suzuki, but he does not want to give up in striving to bring the belts back home to NOAH.
~ Yoshihiro Takayama stated that he is here for NOAH and urged that everyone in NOAH come together to take the belts back.
~ Quiet Storm stated that he will his 100% best from today.
~ Akitoshi Saito stated that he is eager for a chance and aims to see SZKG gone from NOAH.
~ Mitsuhiro Kitamiya stated the he wants to be prepared for the situation at hand. That he will drag and claw himself to see Suzuki-gun has no more of a future in NOAH.
~ Katsuhiko Nakajima said that it is certainly a frustrating situation to witness and to be apart of following his loss to Benjamin in Osaka. He stated that he aims to protect NOAH and wants a rematch against Benjamin specifically in the upcoming Global League. As he asked to be in the same block as him.
~ Muhammed Yone stated that he will not give up and does not wish to see NOAH disbanded. He does not want to see what Misawa built fall likes this. He then mentioned that he does indeed want a chance against Minoru Suzuki, to and to finally showcase himself as a top level wrestler.
~ Naomichi Marufuji then closed the conference by stated that each one of the wrestlers here have united for one goal and that is to see Suzuki-gun dethroned once and for all. That they are all united as of this day going forward and the belts will surely return to where they belong.
(1) G+ JTL B BLOCK: Kenoh & Hajime Ohara vs. Shiori Asahi & Kaji Tomato
◆Winner: Kaji (8:32) with the Red Eye on Ohara.
~ Shiori Asahi & Kaji Tomato [2 wins, 2 losses = 4 points]
~ Kenoh & Hajime Ohara [2 wins, 2 losses = 4 points]
(2) G+ JTL B BLOCK: Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada vs. Buffalo & Billyken Kid
◆Winner: Harada (8:20) with the Katayama German Suplex Hold on Billyken.
~Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada [3 wins, 1 loss = 6 points]
~ Buffalo & Billyken Kid [2 wins, 2 losses = 4 points]
~ Momo no Seishun move on to the final match.
(3) G+ JTL A BLOCK: Genba Hirayanagi & Captain NOAH vs. Taiji Ishimori & Masamune
◆Winner: Ishimori (8:30) with a 450° Splash on Genba.
~ Taiji Ishimori & Masamune [2 wins, 2 losses = 4 points]
~ Genba Hirayanagi & Captain NOAH [1 win, 3 losses = 2 points]
(4) G+ JTL A BLOCK: El Desperado & TAKA Michinoku vs. Yoshinari Ogawa & Zack Sabre Jr.
◆Winner: TAKA (5:54) following a chair attack to the Heavy Killer #1 on Ogawa.
~ El Desperado & TAKA Michinoku [2 wins, 1 bye, 1 loss = 6 points]
~ Yoshinari Ogawa & Zack Sabre Jr. [3 wins, 1 loss = 6 points]
~ The GHC Jr. Tag Champions move on to the final match as they take on Momo no Seishun.
(5) Muhammed Yone, Super Crazy & Hitoshi Kumano vs. Akitoshi Saito, Mitsuhiro Kitamiya & Kota Umeda [DDT/DNA]
◆Winner: Yone (8:56) following the Kinniku Buster on Umeda.
NOAH announced all 16 wrestlers that will be competing in this years Global League tournament.
・ Takashi Sugiura [2014 Winner] (6th Year Competing)
・ Naomichi Marufuji (5th Year Competing)
・ Muhammed Yone (6th Year Competing)
・ Katsuhiko Nakajima [FREE] (4th Year Competing)
・ Maybach Taniguchi (4th Year Competing)
・ Mitsuhiro Kitamiya (1st Year Competing)
・ Quiet Storm (2nd Year Competing)
・ Chris Hero (2nd Year Competing)
・ Colt “Boom Boom” Cabana (2nd Year Competing)
・ Masato Tanaka [ZERO1] (2nd Year Competing)
・ Satoshi Kojima [NJPW] (2nd Year Competing)
・ Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION / SZKG] (1st Year Competing / reigning GHC Heavyweight Champion)
・ Lance Archer [SZKG] (1st Year Competing)
・ Davey Boy Smith Jr. [SZKG] (1st Year Competing)
・ Shelton “X” Benjamin [SZKG] (1st Year Competing)
・ Takashi Iizuka [NJPW/SZKG] (1st Year Competing)
This years tournament is set to run from October 16th to November 8th, both of which to be held at the Korakuen Hall. The official matches and split blocks will be announced soon.
(6) Lance Archer, Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Shelton X Benjamin vs. Maybach Taniguchi, Yoshihiro Takayama [FREE] & Quiet Storm
◆Winner: Archer (9:02) following the Killer Bomb on Storm.
~ The SZKG Heavy trio continue to prove themselves as an almost unbeatable force.
(7) Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka & Taichi vs. Naomichi Marufuji, Takashi Sugiura & Katsuhiko Nakajima [FREE]
◆Winner: Marufuji (14:12) following the Ko-oh on Iizuka.
~ Maru, Sugiura and Nakajima worked together as a cohesive unit to take out Iizuka in the final moments of the match.
~ Marufuji declared to Suzuki that NOAH will recapture all the belts.
~ Suzuki was livid following the loss as he left the hall kicking chairs and flipping a table.
(8) G+ JTL Final Match: (A BLOCK #1) El Desperado & TAKA Michinoku vs. (B BLOCK #1) Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada
◆Winner: Kotoge (21:48) following the Kill Switch on TAKA.
~ Taichi tried to get involved in the match, but Ishimori stopped him before any serious damage could be done. Taichi was then forced out of the hall by the officials and other NOAH wrestlers.
~ Momo no Seishun with the Jr. Tag League 2015.
~ President Akira Taue congratulated the winners and presented them with the trophies.
~ Harada stated that he does not want to see yet another defeat for NOAH and he will not see the end of NOAH come. That he will see to it that the belts return to NOAH as he and Kotoge aim for the GHC Jr. Tag belts next.
~ Kotoge stated that he wants to see the smile on the faces of the NOAH fans, as he is glad that he could bring them a cheerful moment.
~ Side note: Buffalo and Billyken, their former sempai’s in Osaka Pro, were watching the match from the entrance area.
NOAH Event Cards for September & October 2015
El Desperado & TAKA Michinoku [2 wins, 1 bye, 1 loss = 6 points] * Block Winners
Yoshinari Ogawa & Zack Sabre Jr. [3 wins, 1 loss = 6 points]
Taiji Ishimori & Masamune [2 wins, 2 losses = 4 points]
Genba Hirayanagi & Captain NOAH [1 win, 3 losses = 2 points]
KUDO & Kota Umeda [1 win, 2 losses, 1 forfeit = 2 points]
Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada [3 wins, 1 loss = 6 points] * Block winners
Shiori Asahi & Kaji Tomato [2 wins, 2 losses = 4 points]
Kenoh & Hajime Ohara [2 wins, 2 losses = 4 points]
Super Crazy & Hitoshi Kumano [1 win, 2 losses = 2 points]
Buffalo & Billyken Kid [2 wins, 2 losses = 4 points]
Previous Day Results
~ JTL Day 1 (9/5) [RESULTS]
~ JTL Day 2 (9/8) [RESULTS]
~ JTL Day 3 (9/10) [RESULTS]
~ JTL Day 4 (9/13) [RESULTS]
~ JTL Day 5 (9/14) [RESULTS]
~ JTL Day 6 (9/16) [RESULTS]
~ JTL Day 7 (9/17) [RESULTS]
~ JTL Day 8 (9/19) [RESULTS]
~ JTL Day Final (9/22) [RESULTS] *Above