Although not associated with Noah (Naomichi Marufuji said he had never met him, Masa Saito being in All Japan when Marufuji would have been about eight years old in 1987), it is Masa Kitamiya who he was the inspiration for. Masa Saito was Kitamiya's childhood hero, and it was he who he based his look, ring attire, moveset and saying "Go For Broke" on.
Both Masa Kitamiya and Katsuhiko Nakajima would have known Masa Saito from Diamond Ring (formerly Kensuke Office) as he worked from them from 2006 to 2014 as a supervisor and manager\adviser of the younger wrestlers on the roster. As of yet neither have commented, and Marufuji said he was thinking of them at this time.
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