[NOAH News] Following the outcome of the last show the full card for the upcoming Ariake Colosseum show on March 15 has been announced.
With three of the four GHC titles already being announced to be in contention the GHC Tag belts have been added following the outcome of the defense on February 11th. Then speaking of the match itself “Killer Elite Squad” defeated the now former champions TMDK after a nearly 30 minute battle. TMDK immedietely called out for a rematch, that night, after El Desperado got involved and took the chance for the former champions to claim what they believed to be the true finish.
Killer Elite Squad are now double champions being the NWA Tag Champions as well, which they proudly displayed along with the GHC Tag belts. Archer and Smith put over TMDK as a great team, but with that saying that they are not the best. but they are not the best. K.E.S. is “ichiban”, the best team. That come March 15th the same results will be repeated again as Suzukigun will follow in capturing the rest of the belts as well.
Then it was announced that Shelton Benjamin will be getting his match against Takashi Sugiura, though in tag form on 3/15. Benjamin will be teaming with fellow SZKG teammate Takashi Iizuka as they take on the “Dangan Yankees” in Takashi Sugiura and ZERO1’s Masato Tanaka. Benjamin stated that he has nothing but disdain for Sugiura. The two have similar backgrounds in “amaresu” (amateur wrestling) with Banjamin is not taking away anything from Sugiura’s abilities, but that is where the differences lie as Benjamin boasted with his collegiate championships.
Minoru Suzuki has stated that the tag belts were first and now come March 15th SZKG will end NOAH when they will capture and hold the rest of the belts. 3/15 will be a big make or break for NOAH and will definitely set the groundwork of what may be coming as we head into the proper 15th anniversary of the promotion this Summer.
Below is the announced card in full…
Pro Wrestling NOAH “GREAT VOYAGE 2015 in Tokyo”, 3/15/2015 [Sun] 15:00 @ Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo
(1) Hitoshi Kumano vs. Mitsuhiro Kitamiya
(2) Yoshinari Ogawa, Zack Sabre Jr. & Jonah Rock vs. Muhammed Yone, Katsuhiko Nakajima & Taiji Ishimori
(3) Akitoshi Saito & Quiet Storm vs. Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi [both BJW] (4) Takeshi Morishima & Maybach Taniguchi vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Manabu Nakanishi
(5) Takashi Sugiura & Masato Tanaka [ZERO1] vs. Shelton “X” Benjamin & Takashi Iizuka [NJPW]
(6) GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Championship 3WAY Match: [23rd Champions] Kenou & Hajime Ohara vs. [Challengers] Daisuke
Harada & Genba Hirayanagi vs. [Challengers] TAKA Michinoku (K-DOJO)
& El Desperado (NJPW)
~ 4th title defense.
(7) GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [28th Champion] Atsushi Kotoge vs. [Challenger] Taichi (NJPW)
~ 2nd title defense.
(8) GHC Tag Championship Match: [33rd Champions] “K.E.S.” Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. [Challengers] “TMDK” Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste
~ 1st title defense.
(9) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [22nd Champion] Naomichi Marufuji vs. [Challenger] Minoru Suzuki (Pancrase MISSION)
~ 7th title defense.
NOAH Event Cards for January & February 2015