Noah drew 192 people to New Sunpia Tochigi (a small arena which is more of a gymnasium, and hardly Korakuen Hall), and of course winter is rolling in. YO-HEY said that the first snow started falling while at the service station stop afterwards, and some areas in Japan have already seen snowfall.
The card was changed today due to injury to Chang Jiang Feng
Go Shiozaki was on autograph duty
NOTES FROM THE SHOW
~ Noah held the GHC Junior Tag signing between Minoru Tanaka and Hi69 and The Backbreakers (Hajime Ohara and Hitoshi Kumano). There was a tense mood between the two teams, and at the photo session afterwards, Tanaka and Kumano squared up.
~ Yoshiki Inamura and Kinya Okada continued building their feud, which will erupt into the heavyweight division one day on a bigger stage. Noah are preparing this for the future.
~ Due to injury to Chang Jiang Feng, Lin Dong-Xuan had his first singles match in Noah
~ Third match turned into a junior vs heavyweight showdown.
~ Minoru Tanaka and Hi69 trying to wind up Hajime Ohara (who unlike Kumano, doesn't get wound up easily)
~ Usual Hooligans fight in the crowd.
~ Atsushi Kotoge's cloak became damaged (and Hitoshi Kumano took a secret picture of him sitting and repairing it). The best was the picture of his celebrating with Go Shiozaki and Katsuhiko Nakajima after it, as he looked like a small child jumping up and down, Shiozaki naturally had his patient face on with him.
~ Maybach Taniguchi bought his Sasumata pole out again and pinned Shiozaki down as Nakajima was battered
~ After The Hooligans had left the ring, Atsushi Kotoge picked up their flag for him. I doubt he will be joining them; Nagai collects monsters, not lunatics.
~ This is the first time Tadasuke and Takashi Sugiura met in a Noah ring, Tadasuke's lariat went down well with the crowd ("amazing power" according to Nacky-san)
~ Frustrating for Kiyomiya that he did not get the win, and Sugiura told him on the microphone he needs to bring his energy to the match.
Yoshiki Inamura defeated Kinya Okada (Boston crab, 8 minutes and 41 seconds)
YO-HEY defeated Lin Dong-Xuan (Face G, 7 minutes and 42 seconds)
HAYATA & Junta Miyawaki defeated Akitoshi Saito and Masao Inoue (HAYATA with the moonsault on Masao Inoue, 10 minutes and 45 seconds)
Kenoh, Masa Kitamiya, Hi69 & Minoru Tanaka defeated Mohammed Yone, Quiet Storm, Hajime Ohara and Hitoshi Kumano (Hi69 with European Clutch on Hajime Ohara, 16 minutes and 45 seconds)
Katsuhiko Nakajima, Go Shiozaki and Atsushi Kotoge defeated Maybach Taniguchi, Cody Hall & Mitsuya Nagai (Katsuhiko Nakajima with the vertical spike on Mitsuya Nagai, 18 minutes and 15 seconds)
Takashi Sugiura, Kotaro Suzuki and Yoshinari Ogawa defeated Kaito Kiyomiya, Daisuke Harada & Tadasuke (Takashi Sugiura with the Olympic Qualifying Slam on Tadasuke, 21 minutes and 53 seconds)
PICTURE CREDITS: Noah GHC, PKDX, Atsushi Kotoge