Pro Wrestling NOAH will be holding their annual GLOBAL LEAGUE (singles) tournament once again this year with 16 wrestlers aiming to earn a right at the GHC Heavyweight Championship or in the champions case solidifying his position at the top.
The tournament is set to begin on October 18th at the Korakuen Hall and will run for a total of 12 days until the finals which will take place on November 8th at the Korakuen Hall.
Pro Wrestling Noah will be holding their 8th Annual NTV G+ Cup Junior Heavy Tag League War this year. The League will feature 10 teams from all over the world with each looking to be known as the best team in their class.
The league is set to begin on July 18th and will run until the final day on August 2nd.
Pro Wrestling Noah will be holding their Tag League once again this year.
There will be 7 teams competing this year with the league running from April 12 to April 27. The top scoring team on April 27 will be named the winner.
Pro Wrestling NOAH “GLOBAL LEAGUE TOURNAMENT ~ Day 1”, 10/19/2013 [Sat] 18:00 @ Differ Ariake in Tokyo
1,600 Spectators (overcrowded)
Pro Wrestling NOAH will be holding their annual GLOBAL LEAGUE (singles) tournament once again this year with 14 wrestlers aiming to earn a right at the GHC Heavyweight Championship and or proving themselves as the best in the promotion as well as the entire world.
The tournament is set to begin on October 19th at the Differ Ariake and will run for a total of 10 days until the finals which will take place on November 10th at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.
All Japan Pro-Wrestling “CROSS OVER 2013”, 6/23/2013 [Sun] 16:00 @ Sapporo Teisen Hall in Hokkaido
(1) Hiroshi Yamato vs. MAZADA
◆Winner: Yamato (11:43) following a Northern Light Bomb.
(2) SUSHI vs. Koji Kanemoto
◆Winner: Kanemoto (13:03) with a Moonsault Press.
~ SUSHI announced previously that he will remain in All Japan a long with Suwama, and today he stated that he will change. That he struggles to remain as a junior full-time.
I guess we will have to wait and see if this means he is dropping his mask, or if he will jump up to the heavy class as SUSHI, and or even returning back under one of his previous names.
(3) 6 Man Tag Match: Takao Omori, Tomoya & Agu vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki
◆Winner: Kanemaru (11:58) with a Backslide on Agu.
(4) STACK OF ARMS vs LAST REVOLUTION 6 Man Tag Match: Masakatsu Funaki, Masayuki Kono & Minoru Tanaka vs. Joe Doering, Kaz Hayashi & Yasufumi Nakanoueno
◆Winner: Kono (14:08) following a Giant Knee Drop on Yasufumi.
(5) Battle of LAST REVOLUTION: Suwama vs. Shuji Kondo
◆Winner: Suwama (16:58) following the Last Ride.
~ There seemed to be some mutual respect between the two even though the eventual parting seems highly likely. Suwama seemed to have shown some regret in what is happening, but it is beyond his control.
(6) World Tag Championship Match: [65th Champions] “Burning” Jun Akiyama & Go Shiozaki vs. [Challengers] “SMOP” Akebono & Ryota Hama
◆Winner: Shiozaki (18:57) following the Gowan Lariat to Hama.
~ 2nd successful title defense.
~ Shiozaki claims the victory for Burning. Both teams showed their respects after the match.
All Japan Event Cards for May & June 2013
NOAH “The Navig. Sunday, 2013 in SANJO”, 6/23/2013 [Sun] 17:00 @ Sanjo Welfare Hall
(1) Hitoshi Kumano vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
◆Winner: Sabre (11:54) with an Armbar.
(2) Daisuke Harada vs. Maybach SUWA Jr.
◆Winner: Harada (12:03) with the Katayama German Suplex Hold.
(3) Masao Inoue [Free] vs. Jake Dirden
◆Winner: Dirden (11:40) following a Chokeslam.
(4) GHC Junior Heavyweight Prelude 3WAY Match: Taiji Ishimori vs. Super Crazy vs. Pesadilla
◆Winner: Crazy (7:52) with the Sorpressa on Ishimori.
~ Ishimori suffers defeat to Crazy before their title match on 7.7.
(5) Yoshinari Ogawa & Akitoshi Saito [Free] vs. Kensuke Sasaki [DIAMOND RING] & Katsuhiko Nakajima [DIAMOND RING]
◆Winner: Sasaki (19:03) following the Hokuto Bomb on Saito.
(6) NOAH vs NJPW Special Single Match: Maybach Taniguchi vs. Yuji Nagata [NJPW]
◆Winner: Nagata (15:31) via foul (Maybach used his sasumata (war fork)).
~ Nagata appears to not be finished against Maybach and Blue Justice may be coming into NOAH.
(7) NO MERCY vs BRAVE 6 Man Tag Match: KENTA, Takashi Sugiura & Genba Hirayanagi vs. Naomichi Marufuji, Mohammed Yone & Atsushi Kotoge
◆Winner: Sugiura (27:47) following the Olympic Qualifying Slam on Kotoge.
~ KENTA stated that NMC is fully prepared for the 3 on 4 elimination match on June 30th.
NOAH Event Cards for May & June 2013
DDT “What are you doing 2013”, 6/23/2013 [Sun] 12:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
(0) Dark Match: Hiroshi Fukuda & Tetusya Endo vs. Wanchuro & Agressor
◆Winner: Agressor (5:40) following an F5 on Fukuda.
(1) Sanshiro Takagi & Kazuki Hirata vs. Danshoku Dino & Makoto Oishi
◆Winner: Dino (7:41) following the Dansholu Driver on Hirata.
(2) Iron Man Heavy Metal Championship Battle Royal: [962nd Champion] Yoshihiko vs. [Challengers] MIKAMI, Masa Takanashi, Micheal Nakazawa, Gorgeous Matsuno, DJ Nira, Tomomitsu Matsunaga, Takao Soma, Isami Kodaka & FUMA
◆Winner: Matsuno (:03) via pinfall on Yoshihiko.
~ Matsuno becomes the 963rd Champion.
◆Winner: Takanashi (3:23) following the Goja☆Star Elbow Suicide on Matsuno.
~ Takanashi becomes the 964th Champion.
◆Winner: Matsunaga (3:32) with a Backslide on Takanashi.
~ Matsunaga becomes the 965th Champion.
◆Winner: Soma (3:49) following the Boma~Ye.
~ Soma becomes the 966th Champion.
◆Winner: MIKAMI (4:23) with a School Boy on Soma.
~ MIKAMI becomes the 967th Champion.
◆Winner: Matsunaga (4:34) following a Lariat on MIKAMI.
~ becomes the 968th Champion.
◆Winner: Nakazawa (4:58) following a Spear on Matsunaga.
~ Nakazawa becomes the 969th Champion.
◆Winner: Yoshihiko (7:28)
~ Yoshihiko becomes the 970th Champion.
◆Winner: DJ Nira (9:45) via pinfall on Yoshihiko.
~ Nira remains as the 971st Champion.
(2.5) Iron Man Heavy Metal Championship Match: [971st Champion] DJ Nira vs. [Challenger] Guang-ming
◆Winner: Guang-ming (12:34) via pinfall.
~ Guang-ming becomes the 972nd Champion.
(3) HARASHIMA, KUDO & Yasu Urano vs. Yuko Miyamoto, Isami Kodaka & FUMA
◆Winner: KUDO (10:24) following the Diving Double Knee Drop on FUMA.
(4) KO-D Tag championship Match: [47th Champions] Hikaru Sato & Yukio Sakaguchi vs. [Challengers] Akito & Konnosuke Takeshita
◆Winner: Sato (15:20) with a Boston Crab on Takeshita.
~ 3rd Successful title defense.
~ Yukio’s brother Kenji Sakaguchi (actor), both sons of Seiji Sakaguchi, will be appearing at DDT’s Ryogoku show on August 17th.
(5) KO-D 6 Man Tag Championship Match: [3rd Champions] Kota Ibushi, Kenny Omega & Gota Ihashi vs. [Challengers] Antonio Honda, Hoshitango & Yuji Hino
◆Winner: Honda (10:45) following a Diving Fist Drop on Ihashi.
~ Champions fall on their 3rd Defense. Monster Army becomes the 4th Champions.
~ Danshoku Dino, Makoto Oishi and a partner of their choosing are the next contenders.
(6) KO-D Openweight Championship Match: [45th Champion] Shigehiro Irie vs. [Challenger] Keisuke Ishii
◆Winner: Irie (15:49) following the Vertical Fall Backflip.
~ 5th successful title defense.
~ Daisuke Sasaki cashes in his right to challenge anytime, anywhere.
() KO-D Openweight Championship Match: [Champion] Shigehiro Irie vs. [Challenger] Daisuke Sasaki
◆Winner: Irie (10:58) following the Vertical Fall Backflip.
~ 6th successful title defense.
~ BJW’s Yuji Okabayashi appeared to challenge Irie.