Today's show is the last before Noah go to Osaka on Saturday, Saturday will decide the last four finalists, so a lot was resting on today's event. The show was sold out, with one fan saying that this was the first time they had been to see Noah in ten years.
I am afraid that I don't have too much information on today's show, so for some matches I have only been able to present only a line or two at most.
Global Junior League 2020 (B Block)
Kotaro Suzuki vs Haoh
"A stubborn father, and a crazy boy"
WINNER: Kotaro Suzuki with the Tiger Driver (9 minutes, 20 seconds)
50 Funky Powers (Mohammed Yone & Quiet Storm) & Junta Miyawaki vs Kongoh (Kenoh, Masa Kitamiya & Yoshiki Inamura)
Yoshiki Inamura stood with his arms crossed, watching 50 Funky Powers pull their pose.
WINNER: Masa Kitamiya with the Saito Suplex on Junta Miyawaki (9 minutes, 35 seconds)
Global Junior League 2020 (Block A)
HAYATA vs NOSAWA Rongai
NOSAWA decided he was going to get up to his usual tricks, but HAYATA realising that he was going for the easy victory in trying to keep him out of the ring by hitting him with a drop kick and then the Shining Wizard, decided to play him at his own game. Grabbing hold of him while NOSAWA attempted to get back into the ring, HAYATA held on to his leg and they both were counted out.
WINNER: Neither, double count out (6 minutes, 43 seconds)
Afterwards HAYATA stood with hands on hips and glared at NOSAWA before leaving. NOSAWA blamed the count out on the referee.
This now puts A block into a quandary as the winner of Yoshinari Ogawa vs HAYATA will go to the semi finals in Korakuen Hall, but if this comes to a draw then they will have a three way match...which no doubt will mean Ogawa and HAYATA will gang up on NOSAWA.
AXIZ (Go Shiozaki vs Katsuhiko Nakajima) vs The Anti Wrestlers Alliance (Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue)
Masao Inoue submitted to a move which isn't actually a submission, when he quit during Nakajima's soccer-ball kicks.
One fan put it, "Nakajima! How could you? That old man has gout!"
WINNER: Katsuhiko Nakajima when Masao Inoue submitted to the Soccer Ball Kicks (11 minutes, 23 seconds)
STINGER (Yoshinari Ogawa, Atsushi Kotoge & Chris Ridgeway) vs RATELS (Daisuke Harada, Tadasuke & YO-HEY)
Daisuke Harada looked grimly at Chris Ridgeway, who he will face in the finale of their Global Junior League, in Osaka on Saturday 25th, when the two teams clashed today.
WINNER: Daisuke Harada via schoolboy pin on Chris Ridgeway (16 minutes, 58 seconds)
Afterwards, Harada said that he had repaid Ridgeway for what happened yesterday, and so roll on Osaka.
Global Junior League 2020 (Block D)
Minoru Tanaka vs Nioh
The former tag team partners faced off with Nioh jumping Tanaka during his entry. After a fierce fight, Nioh struck with the Michinoku Driver beta, Tanaka managed to kick out, but fell to the Cancun Tornado.
WINNER: Nioh with the Cancun Tornado (14 minutes, 24 seconds)
Naomichi Marufuji, Kaito Kiyomiya, Shuhei Taniguchi & Hitoshi Kumano vs The Sugiura Army (Takashi Sugiura, El Hijo de Dr Wagner Jnr, Dick Togo & Hajime Ohara)
Naomichi Marufuji (minus the mask and the "Dr Marufuji Jnr" persona) did some comedy with El Hijo de Dr Wagner Jnr.
WINNER: Kaito Kiyomiya with the Tiger Suplex on Hitoshi Kumano (15 minutes, 25 seconds)
ATTENDANCE: 200 (full house)
WITH THANKS TO: Nanarin, Ehimeyosuke, Miriam
PICTURE CREDIT: Ally, Daisuke Harada, PKDX
NOAH'S NEXT SHOW: Saturday 25th, Edion Arena Osaka Stadium 2
GLOBAL LEAGUE 2020 SCORES AS OF 23RD JANUARY 2020
NOSAWA Rongai: 4
Yoshinari Ogawa: 3
Junta Miyawaki: 0
Kotaro Suzuki: 4
Dick Togo: 2
Atsushi Kotoge: 4
Hajime Ohara: 2
Hitoshi Kumano: 2
Minoru Tanaka: 3
Chris Ridgeway: 2
Daisuke Harada: 2