Typhoon Hagibis is one of the worst typhoons to hit Japan in recent years, with rail services, airways, the Rugby World Cup, Formula 1 and some wrestling promotions cancelling their various products (I think it may have been a different story had Noah been in the countryside on Saturday which is when the typhoon is expecting to slam into Japan). Noah, however, did not cancel and the show went ahead as planned, although the promotion did make a point of pleading with people that they shouldn't come out if it put them in danger, especially in a town that is besides the ocean. As late as it was when they got back to Tokyo, Noah started fortifying their homes against what was to come.
I am unsure at the time of writing how many people came to the show, but the venue looked very fall, and people who attended commented on how hot it got.
Kaito Kiyomiya, Daisuke Harada and HAYATA (who hid behind the belt, while most people have it on their shoulder), manned the Noah's Ark Photoclub pictures, and Takashi Sugiura was on merchandise duty.
Atsushi Kotoge vs Hitoshi Kumano
Atsushi Kotoge fled from the ring at one point due to Kumano's ferocious attack, and so Kumano sat on the ropes to hold them open for him.
WINNER:Atsushi Kotoge with the Backslide Pin* (10 minutes, 39 seconds)
*In Japanese this is known as "Upside Down"
STINGER (Yoshinari Ogawa, Kotaro Suzuki & Chris Ridgeway) vs Minoru Tanaka, Junta Miyawaki & Sonico.
"See you at Sumo Hall"
Tanaka responded with posting angry faces.
At the start of the match, Yoshinari Ogawa started complaining again. His gripe this time was about SONICO being in a mask (which he didn't really trust), and then he went on to torture Junta Miyawaki. Ridgeway vs Miyawaki raised the heat in the all ready hot hall with the crowd on fire for it.
WINNER: Chris Ridgeway via submission "The Riddy Special" on Sonico (13 minutes, 3 seconds)
After the match Minoru Tanaka and Chris Ridgeway squared up, with Tanaka doing the finger point at Ridgeway...
Shiro Koshinaka & The Return of The Dark Agents (Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue) vs 50 Funky Powers (Mohammed Yone & Quiet Storm) & Seiya Morohashi.
Exciting match with Mohammed Yone and Shiro Koshinaka brawling in the crowd, at which point Koshinaka dared touch Yone's afro...
Seiya Morohashi provoked Koshinka, but at the start of the match with The Return of The Dark Agents standing on the ring apron, the three opponents were still in it and facing Koshinaka. Koshinaka expressed surprise at three people.
WINNER: Shiro Koshinaka with a powerbomb on Seiya Morohashi (9 minutes, 7 seconds)
AXIZ (Katsuhiko Nakajima & Go Shiozaki) vs Shuhei Taniguchi & Hi69.
Hi69 pulled out a lot of high flying maneuvers, and Taniguchi and Shiozaki squared up and hammered the hell out of each other.
Katsuhiko Nakajima kicked Hi69 with a somewhat vicious looking kick when he walked casually along the ring apron, and knocked him down to the floor.
WINNER: Go Shiozaki with the Gowan Lariat on Hi69 (16 minutes)
The Sugiura Army (Takashi Sugiura, Hajime Ohara & Kinya Okada) vs Kongoh (Kenoh, Masa Kitamiya & Yoshiki Inamura)
After bouncing off the ropes and crashing into Masa Kitamiya (and vice versa), Takashi Sugiura was knocked down, and he rolled over and tagged in Kinya Okada by telling him that, "the old man is tired".
Very good interaction between Kinya Okada and Yoshiki Inamura
WINNER: Yoshiki Inamura with the Splash Mountain on Kinya Okada (17 minutes, 42 seconds)
Kaito Kiyomiya, HAYATA & Daisuke Harada vs Naomichi Marufuji, Tadasuke & YO-HEY.
Naomichi Marufuji looked very happy today in this very rare card as he got to join in with Tadasuke's fist pose (with no Daisuke Harada to stop him), but his elated mood didn't seem to last for long as he turned his back on Kaito Kiyomiya when he held the GHC Heavyweight belt up, and was seen to be glaring at him later. After that when they were in the ring together, he "dog eared" Kiyomiya. I am unsure of the interaction between Marufuji and Harada, but they were said to be amusing, so it seems that they haven't quite buried the hatchet yet.
WINNER: YO-HEY with the YO-ROLL on HAYATA (18 minutes, 12 seconds)
Then, after the handshake between YO-HEY & HAYATA (HAYATA looking weary), RATELS left the ring.
Kenoh bent down so he was almost face to face with him, grabbed Kiyomiya's hair, and on the microphone started screaming at him. I am afraid I don't know what Kenoh said, but he looked almost demonic, he was that angry. In fact so angry, he said that Sumo Hall was in December!
It was AXIZ who came to the rescue (Fans are wondering why Taniguchi did not come to the rescue), and everyone squared up to each other in the ring; the brothers\senior students Katsuhiko Nakajima & Masa Kitamiya, the blonde brothers Kenoh and Kaito Kiyomiya, and finally Go Shiozaki and Yoshiki Inamura.
Kenoh spoke, "You three....handsome guys, but you have no heart. We have belief."
Kiyomiya replied that it was pointless for Kenoh (he didn't add "San") to hold a grudge against LIDET, (he later said you could not make a bright future if you held one), and he himself liked LIDET, the same way he liked the atmosphere in the hall today. He vowed to defeat Kenoh at Sumo Hall.
Kongoh retreated, and Kiyomiya shook hands with AXIZ against their common enemies (Kongoh are challenging for all three heavyweight belts, with Kiyomiya of course being the GHC Heavyweight champion that Kenoh is challenging for, and AXIZ holding the GHC Heavyweight tag belts which THE TOUGH are challenging for).
After the match, Kiyomiya went round the hall shaking hands with everyone
WITH THANKS TO: Metal Noah, Abeshin, Yama, Gong Ex, Hae, Mekun, Teshi, Shikazu, Naoki
PICTURE CREDIT: Noah GHC, PKDK, Yoshiki Inamura
NOAH'S NEXT SHOW: Sunday 13th, Kobe Sambo Hall