Go Shiozaki came to man the merchandise booth today (although Katsuhiko Nakajima was born in Fukoka, Kyushu Island, but as we will see, the local boy was prominent today.)
There was no screen at the event today on which the card is usually shown prior to the event starting. I am also unsure as to whether 50 Funky Powers Disco Ball was also installed.
Yoshinari Ogawa and Go Shiozaki were seen watching the opening matches, Shiozaki it seemed stuck around to watch until his own match, which is interesting as his young tag partner, Kaito Kiyomiya, faced 50 Funky Powers, who have said they want to challenge for the belts again, and Kiyomiya has intimated that he would also like to challenge for them with Shiozaki.
Yoshinari Ogawa, Masao Inoue & Seiya Morohashi vs RATELS (YO-HEY & Tadasuke) & Junji Tanaka
Junji Tanaka, (from the local Kyushu Pro), came to Noah today. He was last in Noah in 2016 at the time of the Suzuki Army, and fans were excited to see him back again today. When he entered he stood on the turnbuckles with RATELS.
It was a fast paced match which spilled out into the audience (Tadasuke and Morohashi, with Tadasuke using a chair, which is unusual for him), further woe was in store for Morohashi who got hit by a huge slam from Tanaka.
WINNER: Tadasuke with the small package on Masao Inoue (12 minutes and 11 seconds)
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HAYATA vs Junta Miyawaki
Very closely fought match, with Miyawaki winning a lot of praise ("insanely good"), even though he did not win the match. He has been likened to a young Kenta Kobashi, which means that now in Noah we have a Misawa (Kiyomiya) and a Kawada (Kenoh) for a new generation.
Junta Miyawaki was also said to have "flown" today, but sadly I have no pictures or further information, so I do not know in what form.
WINNER: HAYATA with the moonsault press (4 minutes and 45 seconds)
Akitoshi Saito, Mohammed Yone & Quiet Storm vs Masa Kitamiya, Kaito Kiyomiya & Yoshiki Inamura
Yoshiki Inamura, the rookie, was noticed to have his shoulder and arm extensively taped today, but there was to be no respite for him as Mohammed Yone decided he wanted to start things off with him. Inamura also had his chance to attack Quiet Storm, and hit a high drop kick on him.
WINNER: Quiet Storm with the Storm Stretch on Yoshiki Inamura (11 minutes and 27 seconds)
Go Shiozaki & Atsushi Kotoge vs The Hooligans (Cody Hall & Maybach Taniguchi)
Hakata Stalene was on fire for the man (Atsushi Kotoge) who said he would "bring the revolution" to them and "defeat the rascals".
During the match the fight went into the crowd, and a little girl was upset by it being so close to her that she started to cry. Go Shiozaki gave her a cuddle to comfort her, and once back in the ring, pointed to her and chopped Cody Hall and Maybach Taniguchi.
Speaking of children, as I have said a big cheer went up for Kotoge, but a little boy was seen at the venue today who had made his own "Revolutionary Cloak" (albeit out of what looked like an old see through kids raincoat). When Kotoge came out, the little boy (and his sister) did the revolutionary fist pumps (to the delight of Kotoge who joined in), and when he was gone to be followed by Shiozaki, Shiozaki tried it for half a second, and then went bright red.
WINNER: Maybach Taniguchi with the Zwei Bomb on Atsushi Kotoge (12 minutes and 5 seconds)
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Daisuke Harada vs Hitoshi Kumano
A very hard fought match, which went back to Kumano's title challenge.
A few months ago, Hitoshi Kumano challenged Daisuke Harada for the GHC Junior Heavyweight. Harada told him to take a hike as he wasn't in his league, and despite the wins over him in the pre-matches, Kumano wasn't able to overcome him in the title match, and today was no exception.
WINNER: Daisuke Harada with the Katayama German Suplex (12 minutes and six seconds)
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Hajime Ohara vs Kotaro Suzuki
"I wanted to see this match live. I cried in so many ways"
This was a match that the crowd wanted to see (with Hajime Ohara in a way being one of the "elders" of the Junior Division), and due to the emotion and expectation in it, should have main-evented.
Fans into it in a big way.
A little concern was caused by Hajime Ohara afterwards as he was seen to be clutching his neck again.
WINNER: Hajime Ohara with the Muy Bien clutch (10 minues and 11 seconds)
Takashi Sugiura & Naomichi Marufuji vs Katsuhiko Nakajima & Kenoh
Katsuhiko Nakajima came strolling out with his huge evil grin on his face.
Kenoh came stamping out looking even crosser than usual. His hatred of Marufuji has now become an obsession.
Almost from the beginning Kenoh and Marufuji started fighting, with the brawl going into the crowd. Marufuji certainly took it from Kenoh today.
As the ceiling is low in Hakata Stalene, Nakajima's feet grazed the ceiling when Sugiura did a brainbuster on him.
Katsuhiko Nakajima won the match today, and then pinned Takashi Sugiura using "The Cocky Pin". Nakajima, being Nakajima, wasn't finished there as he draped the belt over him, and then threw Sugiura out of the ring. When Sugiura had recovered and scraped himself off of the floor, Nakajima had gotten the microphone, and standing on the turnbuckle he told him that he would continue to plague him like he did today, he would plague him again tomorrow and the day after that and forever afterwards.
Marufuji said the intensity of this match was something he wanted everyone to see.
WINNER: Katsuhiko Nakajima with the vertical spike on Takashi Sugiura (19 minutes and 7 seconds)
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Hi69 vs Minoru Tanaka
The longest match of the evening was the fight between two of the four members of Special4, and the current GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Champions. Hi69 has been showing signs of possible knee problems since "The Ark's New Chapter", and it was noticed again today.
After the match Hi69 got on the microphone and thanked everyone for coming today, and said that this card, from beginning to end, was Noah.
WINNER: Hi69 with the Michinoku driver β (19 minutes and 41 seconds)
Daisuke Harada: 4
Ikuto Hidaka: 2
Minoru Tanaka: 2
Hitoshi Kumano: 2
Hajime Ohara: 2
Kotaro Suzuki: 2
Seiya Morohashi: 0
Junta Miyawaki: 0
When Noah arrived at the next city, Katsuhiko Nakajima went out for a late dinner with tag team partner, Masa Kitamiya, and two other members of the Super New Generation army, Atsushi Kotoge (who somehow managed to sit still) and Kaito Kiyomiya (who got very shy when asked to answer questions) and did a live Instagram video.
Naomichi Marufuji watched "the youngsters" going off together, and said "the old man is going to bed"