According to senior referee, Shu Nishinaga, it had formerly been a fish market. Fans went away saying how much they enjoyed the event.
The venue was light and airy with big glass panels and doors, the spring evening sunlight coming in made the winners trophies looked picturesque with the Shinano River in the background.
There was an atmosphere of excitement in the venue which carried over to social media from what pictures were available, but I am afraid that I don't have too much info on today's show.
Kinya Okada and Quiet Storm are both missing due to concussions.
Naomichi Marufuji was on autograph duty.
Mohammed Yone vs Hajime Ohara vs Seiya Morohashi
Said to be a unique match, with Ohara being "cool" and "the best".
Good opening match and a boost to the event.
WINNER: Mohammed Yone with the Kinniku Meat Buster on Seiya Morohashi (9 minutes and 12 seconds)
THE TOUGH (Masa Kitamiya & Yoshiki Inamura) vs Atsushi Kotoge & Junta Miyawaki
"Masa is strong, after Sugiura, he is the symbol of strength"
Atsushi Kotoge and Yoshiki Inamura did the "Revolutionary Fist Pose" (I think Inamura was probably being a little sarcastic)
Junta Miyawaki's martial arts training noted to be starting to come into effect, however, his shoulder tackle caused some concern especially as he seemed to be in pain when leaving the ring (and was leaning on Kotoge).
WINNER: Masa Kitamiya with the side suplex on Junta Miyawaki (12 minutes and 21 seconds)
GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE 2019
The Sugiura Army (Takashi Sugiura & KAZMA SAKAMOTO) vs The Return of The Dark Agents (Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue)
WINNER: Takashi Sugiura with the pin on Masao Inoue (11 minutes and 28 seconds - I think he might have given him a massive slap for the win)
Stinger (Yoshinari Ogawa, Kotaro Suzuki & YO-HEY) vs Naomichi Marufuji & RATELS (Tadasuke & HAYATA)
"The Shinano Riverside Match"
Yesterday, Marufuji said he wondered if he should join in with Tadasuke's fist pose. Delighted, Tadasuke urged him to as it would be a rare thing, and Marufuji said he would think about it.
He did it.
YO-HEY, however, said that the next time Noah come here he is going to bring with him a rubber ring and goggles...for Marufuji.
With Daisuke Harada being in a title match, there wasn't much progression on the storyline, but said to be a very good card.
WINNER: Double draw. I'm not too sure of the technicalities but it involved YO-HEY & HAYATA (19 minutes and 56 seconds)
AXIZ (Katsuhiko Nakajima & Go Shiozaki)vs Minoru Tanaka & Hi69
WINNER: Go Shiozaki with the lariat on Hi69 (15 minutes and 31 seconds)
IPW Junior Heavyweight Championship Match
Daisuke Harada vs Hitoshi Kumano
Intense match, which was likened to a Four Heavenly Kings title defense, which involved a nasty looking DDT on the ramp.
WINNER: Daisuke Harada with the Katayama German Suplex (17 minutes and 16 seconds)
GLOBAL TAG LEAGUE 2019
KAIOH (Kaito Kiyomiya & Kenoh) vs The Inferno (Maybach Taniguchi & Yuji Hino)
Kiyomiya has called Niigata "a land of memories" as it was here he won a belt for the first time (GHC Heavyweight tag with, ironically, Go Shiozaki in 2018.)
Intense fight between Kenoh and Yuji Hino (Hino doing his hands behind his back thing as someone kicks him\chops him etc), The Inferno almost had it won until Kiyomiya changed the tide with a dropkick and got the win with the Tiger Suplex.
Kenoh is going to resent playing second fiddle soon.
Kenoh added that they will win the Tag League and return to Niigata
WINNER: Kaito Kiyomiya with the Tiger Suplex on Maybach Taniguchi (17 minutes and 35 seconds)
ATTENDANCE: 865 (full)
WITH THANKS TO: Dragon, Noah GHC, BIG-FACE KOJI, Musui, Mina Moto
PICTURE CREDIT: Noah GHC, Naomichi Marufuji, PKDX