NOAH continued the Global League this week and today, results from the last 2 events:
Thursday at Kumamoto Hungnam Hall:
They claimed 420 paid.
Genba Hirayanagi & Akitoshi Saito beat Hitoshi Kumano & Mitsuhiro Kitamiya in 11:48. Saito pinned Kumano after Sickle Of Death.
Zack Saber Jr. & Yoshinari Ogawa beat Pesadiya & Super Crazy in 10:35. Saber beat Pesadiya with a European clutch.
Quiet Storm (Independent/Freelancer) beat Atsushi Kotoge & Junji Tanaka (Kyushu Pro) in 7:58 by pinning Tanaka.
Hajime Ohara (Independent/Freelancer), Kenou (Michinoku Pro), Maybach Taniguchi & Takeshi Morishima beat Taiji Ishimori, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Mohammed Yone & Naomichi Marufuji in 12:45. Taniguchi pinned Ishimori after Maybach Bomb.
Satoshi Kojima (New Japan) beat Daisuke Harada in 9:45.
Block A: Colt Cabana beat Shane Haste in 10:57.
Chris Hero beat Masato Tanaka (ZERO1) in 13:22.
Takashi Sugiura beat Mikey Nicholls in 13:54.
Today at Sasebo City Cultural Gym:
They claimed 690 paid (full house/sellout).
Zack Saber Jr. & Yoshinari Ogawa beat Hitoshi Kumano & Mitsuhiro Kitamiya in 5:02. Ogawa pinned Kumano after a backdrop.
Taiji Ishimori beat Quiet Storm & Junji Tanaka in a 3-way in 4:02 by pinning Tanaka.
Atsushi Kotoge & Naomichi Marufuji beat Pesadiya & Super Crazy in 11:39. Marufuji pinned Pesadiya after Shiranui.
Hajime Ohara, Kenou, Maybach Taniguchi & Takeshi Morishima beat Genba Hirayanagi, Daisuke Harada, Akitoshi Saito & Takashi Sugiura in 10:15. Kenou pinned Hirayanagi.
Satoshi Kojima beat Colt Cabana in 10:14.
Katsuhiko Nakajima beat Shane Haste in 13:36.
Chris Hero beat Mikey Nicholls in 11:26.
Masato Tanaka beat Mohammed Yone in 12:34.
In other news, the promotion has announced the Korakuen event schedule for 2015 as well as different season and partial season ticket packages. The full schedule of dates: 1/10, 2/4, 2/23, 3/28, 4/19, 5/4, 6/19, 7/18, 8/23, 9/22, 10/16, 11/8, 11/20.
NOAH continued the Global League today, results from BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM 2:
They claimed 900 paid.
Pesadiya & Super Crazy beat Hitoshi Kumano & Mitsuhiro Kitamiya in 6:09. Pesadiya pinned Kumano after a dynamic bomb.
Atsushi Kotoge, Taiji Ishimori & Mohammed Yone beat Hajime Ohara (Independent/Freelancer), Kenou (Michinoku Pro) & Maybach Taniguchi in 7:17. Yone pinned Ohara after Kinniku Muscle Buster.
Zack Saber Jr., Yoshinari Ogawa, Chris Hero & Shane Haste beat Genba Hirayanagi, Daisuke Harada, Akitoshi Saito & Takashi Sugiura in 8:06. Saber pinned Harada.
Naomichi Marufuji beat Colt Cabana in 9:11.
Satoshi Kojima (New Japan) beat Katsuhiko Nakajima in 10:27.
Daisuke Sekimoto (Big Japan) beat Takeshi Morishima in 13:17.
Masato Tanaka (ZERO1) beat Quiet Storm (Independent/Freelancer) in 7:39.
Mikey Nicholls beat Yuji Nagata (New Japan) in 11:01.
Quite a bit of All-Japan news today via Battle News:
According to a report from PWF Chairman Dory Funk Jr., Joe Doering successfully defended the Triple Crown this past Saturday in his native Canada against Rhino, V2 for Doering. He will return to All-Japan tomorrow.
The 10/22 & 10/25 cards have been/will be changed due to Hideki Suzuki pulling out of the cards due to unspecified circumstances. Does not appear to be injury-related. On Wednesday he will be replaced by Shigehiro Irie. Saturday is TBA. Hiroshi Fukuda is also off Wednesday. Dislocated scapula. Out indefinitely. This likely will also delay his 6-month transfer from DDT/Union Pro.
Here is the latest Wednesday card (Korakuen):
Naoya Nomura vs. Masayuki Mitomi
Jr. Tag Battle Of Glory Tiebreaker Match: Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato vs. Keisuke Ishii & Takao Soma
Masanobu Fuchi & Riki (Choshu?) vs. Osamu Nishimura & Masao Inoue
Jr. Scramble 6 Man Tag Match (participants TBA)
KENSO vs. Kengo Mashimo
Joe Doering, Suwama & Zeus vs. Go Shiozaki, Kento Miyahara & Shigehiro Irie
Jr. Tag Battle Of Glory Finals: Ultimo Dragon & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Aoki/Sato-Ishii/Soma winners
All-Japan World Tag Team Champions Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori vs. Akebono & Yutaka Yoshie for the titles
Based on other participation announced the scramble could include, among others, Kotaro Suzuki, SUSHI, Yohei Nakajima & Takashi Hijikata.
NOAH began the 2014 Global League today, results from Korakuen:
They claimed 1400 paid.
Super Crazy beat Pesadiya & Hitoshi Kumano in a 3-way in 4:02 by pinning Kumano.
Hajime Ohara (Independent/Freelancer), Kenou (Michinoku Pro) & Takeshi Morishima beat Mitsuhiro Kitamiya, Atsushi Kotoge & Taiji Ishimori in 6:36. Morishima pinned Kitamiya after a backdrop.
Colt Cabana, Mikey Nicholls & Zack Saber Jr. beat Genba Hirayanagi, Quiet Storm (Independent/Freelancer) & Daisuke Harada in 7:52. Saber pinned Hirayanagi.
Daisuke Sekimoto (Big Japan) beat Akitoshi Saito in 10:30.
Shane Haste beat Satoshi Kojima (New Japan) in 11:43.
Katsuhiko Nakajima beat Naomichi Marufuji in 19:41.
Maybach Taniguchi beat Mohammed Yone in 8:23.
Yuji Nagata (New Japan) beat Chris Hero in 13:28.
Masato Tanaka (ZERO1) beat Takashi Sugiura in 15:13.
Indeed, GREAT VOYAGE 2014 in YOKOHAMA will be a voyage one NOAH star will have to miss out on as announced today due to injury-Yoshinari Ogawa. Neck. Out Sunday. As a result, the opening tag match has been changed to Zack Saber Jr. vs. Hitoshi Kumano vs. Mitsuhiro Kitamiya in a 3-way. It’s not yet known how long Ogawa may be out beyond Sunday if at all.
More as it becomes available.
10/17 UPDATE: It appears he will miss most if not all the Global League.
IGF ran their latest wrestling event yesterday, results from GENOME 31 at Aichi Prefectural Gym:
They claimed 3888 paid. Seems kinda low but they were running opposite New Japan’s blowout event in Tokyo.
Keisuke Okuda beat Daichi Hashimoto in 2:29 by ref stoppage.
Ultimo Dragon beat Dark Dragon in 8:06.
Shinichi Suzukawa beat Wang Bin in 2:59.
Atsushi Sawada beat Classic Kid in 3:41 by ref stoppage.
Jon Andersen beat Shogun Okamoto in 6:14.
Montanha Silva beat Yusuke Kawaguchi in 4:29 by TKO.
Naoya Ogawa & Jerome LeBanner beat Kazuyuki Fujita & Erik Hammer in 9:08. Ogawa pinned Hammer after STO.
Unless a new evvent is announced before then, next up is INOKI BOM-BA-YE 2014 on 12/31 at Ryogoku, Antonio Inoki’s annual year-end blowout event.
Another item of note coming out of New Japan’s event the other day: Naofumi Yamamoto, who left the promotion several years ago to jump to WWE, where he was known as Yoshi Tatsu before his release earlier this year, returned during the event under his original name. He appeared during the main event and afterwards it was announced he would be facing AJ Styles in his return match on 11/8.