The 22nd November is the sad anniversary of one of the "Golden Era" gaijin wrestlers, Bison Smith, who died suddenly in Carolina, Puerto Rico in 2011 of heart failure.
Naomichi Marufuji said that he wished he had the chance to have more matches with him, Eddie Edwards (a close friend of Bison's) said "(I) miss the big man", and Referee Nishinaga had this to say:
"On November 22, it is Bison Smith's anniversary.
He was a nice guy who was big, strong and gentle.
"Today, he will be watching Noah from heaven"
Kaito Kiyomiya & Hitoshi Kumano vs Cody Hall & Masao Inoue
Cody Hall lifted both Kiyomiya and Kumano together, piled up on his shoulders and slammed them, and that is a combined total of roughly 188 kgs.
The last time Cody Hall and Masao Inoue teamed, Cody Hall ditched him, today he got annoyed when Kiyomiya moved out of the way and Masao hit him by accident, and he chopped him, allowing Kiyomiya to get the sneak pin.
Masao Inoue is not in Global League, and Cody Hall and Kaito Kiyomiya will have their final matches tomorrow; both have six points so far.
WINNER: Kaito Kiyomiya with the Japanese Leg Roll Clutch on Masao Inoue (9 minutes and 26 seconds)
Kotaro Suzuki, Hi69, Minoru Tanaka, Yoshinari Ogawa & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs Tadasuke, Daisuke Harada, HAYATA, YO-HEY & Junta Miyawaki
"General chaos ensues"
Junta Miyawaki was allowed to play with the cool kids today (RATELS, who Daisuke Harada once likened to "four junior High School Students"), they put him in the middle when coming out to the ring. YO-HEY & Tsuyochi Kikuchi did dueling chairs outside the ring while HAYATA held Kikuchi.
Apparently there was more discord between Kotaro Suzuki and Yoshinari Ogawa with the former "Special4" teammates Minoru Tanaka and Hi69.
WINNER: Hi69 with the Stuka Splash on Junta Miyawaki (12 minutes and 24 seconds)
Akitoshi Saito vs Quiet Storm
Akitoshi Saito (a Sendai native) was played to the ring by a violinist, doing an acoustic version of his theme tune "Deathtiny".
After the match, Quiet Storm and Saito bowed to each other and shook hands.
WINNER: Quiet Storm with the 50cm lariat (10 minutes and 24 seconds)
However, with only six points, this will not be enough to take him to the final, and Quiet Storm's Global League 2018 ends here.
Maybach Taniguchi vs Kazusada Higuchi
Usual fight in crowd, Taniguchi using a chair as a choke.
WINNER: Maybach Taniguchi with the Zwei Bomb (9 minutes and 30 seconds)
Taniguchi will go into the 23rd November semi finals with eight points, which puts him at the top of the board with Shiozaki and Sugiura.
Takashi Sugiura & Mohammed Yone vs Go Shiozaki & Atsushi Kotoge
Sugiura not impressed by the cape, although yesterday he did do the "Revolutionary Fist".
Gunshot chops by Shiozaki on Sugiura that echoed throughout the arena.
It was said to be a very funny match, with Kotoge rolled out the ring in his cape at the end.
WINNER: Mohammed Yone with the Kinmeat Buster on Atsushi Kotoge (12 minutes and 50 seconds)
Kenoh vs Mitsuya Nagai
Usual fight in the crowd in true Hooligans\Nagai style (one fan joked not to get too close to Nagai as he tends to spit when yelling at people).
Nagai wore Kenoh down by working submission on his legs (i.e. wrapping knee around ringpost, Texas Cloverleaf), and shockingly, Kenoh submitted to Nagai. However, Nagai cannot advance to the finals, so his victory was more to gloat that Kenoh shouldn't dismiss "pops" (i.e. the older generation) that easily, and it was foolish to think that he was "Noah's Ray of Light".
WINNER: Mitsuya Nagai via Nagai Lock submission (11 minutes and 39 seconds)
Naomichi Marufuji vs Kohei Sato
"I came to see this match"
Noah GHC called this a "survival match" - which Marufuji has taken part in before (such as when he won the GHC Heavyweight back from Minoru Suzuki during the dark Suzuki Gun era), however I think in this situation they meant advancing in the league, and also his physical condition, which has caused worry as he is not in a good state.
Naomichi Marufuji prevailed with the Tiger King Knee outside the ring ( and poor Yoshiki Inamura got caught up with it).
There was a handshake at the end between the two competitors.
Kenoh is now officially out of Global League
WINNER: Naomichi Marufuji with the count out via Tiger King Knee (10 minutes and 18 seconds)
Katsuhiko Nakajima vs Masa Kitamiya
Nakajima attempted to shake hands with his tag partner, and Kitamiya graciously went...
Nakajima attacked with the kicks, and the cocky pin in a fast paced match, but Kitamiya took him down and made him submit.
WINNER: Masa Kitamiya via submission with the prison lock (15 minutes and 20 seconds)
Afterwards, Kitamiya got on the microphone and said that he had defeated all those in front of him, without any assistance (I think he was alluding to Nakajima's title match when he threw Nakajima a wooden board to choke Sugiura with, and then distracted the referee)
Naomichi Marufuji has now won Block A with ten points, his opponent will be determined tomorrow in Yokohama.
WITH THANKS TO: Urakata, Nyaro, Yu-san, Hiromin Mommy, Purodino, Mizunoji Matsuri, Ro Bert
Today's show will air on Nicopro on the 25th November.