Noah continued their journey to Japan's warm south by visiting Oita today.
During the day, Takashi Sugiura filmed Masao Inoue eating (and then wondered why it was fans thought these videos were cute, when Inoue is an old gout ridden man), Daisuke Harada took the Sonic train and went to the countryside to visit his ancestors, and the rest if RATELS went on a wander through the city.
Atsushi Kotoge apparently went shopping.
I am afraid that I don't have too much information on some of today's show, and in some cases have been only able to present results.
The Sugiura Army (KAZMA SAKAMOTO & Hajime Ohara) vs Hi69 & Minoru Tanaka
WINNER: Hajime Ohara with the Mui Bien on Hi69 (9 minutes, 42 seconds)
Hajime Ohara left the ring proudly carrying the "Company Dog" towel high.
The Return of The Dark Agents (Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue) w\ Junta Miyawaki vs 50 Funky Powers (Mohammed Yone & Quiet Storm) w\ Sonico
WINNER: Quiet Storm with 50 CM Lariat on Junta Miyawaki (9 minutes, 57 seconds)
The Sugiura Army (Takashi Sugiura & Kinya Okada) vs Kongoh (Kenoh & Yoshiki Inamura)
This is the first time that Kenoh and Yoshiki Inamura have tagged together, and it may be the first time that Okada has tagged with Sugiura. Yoshiki Inamura is well on the way to carving out his own style, but Okada is sadly lagging a little behind, and it showed. At the start of the match Sugiura squared up to Kenoh and Inamura (Kenoh in particular though), while Okada, who I don't think really knew what to do, stayed in their corner looking on.
At one point during the match both Kenoh and Sugiura had each other in the ankle lock.
WINNER: Yoshiki Inamura with The Boston Crab on Kinya Okada (13 minutes, 44 seconds)
There was apparently an altercation between Kenoh and Sugiura after the match, (I think Sugiura might have tried to give him an elbow to the face), and Kenoh being Kenoh stamped off while Yoshiki Inamura was having his arm raised in the ring.
STINGER (Yoshinari Ogawa, Kotaro Suzuki, Atsushi Kotoge & Chris Ridgeway) vs RATELS (HAYATA, Daisuke Harada, Tadasuke & YO-HEY)
"What is scary about STINGER is that Yoshinari Ogawa is appearing in the front-line as an active leader".
Usual melee brawl before the match, HAYATA, YO-HEY & Tadasuke stamping down Chris Ridgeway, while Kotaro Suzuki attacked Daisuke Harada (who hadn't taken his RATELS jacket off yet).
Ridgeway again went after Harada's ankle, and stamped on it when the bare foot was exposed.
WINNER: Neither, Chris Ridgeway and Daisuke Harada were counted out (15 minutes, 25 seconds)
After the match, Kotoge made a somewhat excitable post on Twitter saying, "Thank you Oita! STINGER is strong! Strong even when apart! Everyone is strong! LOL other than me!"
Tadasuke remains hopeful of victory against STINGER in Kumamoto
Kaito Kiyomiya, Shuhei Taniguchi & Alex Hammerstone vs KUMAXIZ (Katsuhiko Nakajima, Go Shiozaki & Hitoshi Kumano)
Taniguchi seemed to get the worse from KUMAXIZ today (especially Nakajima who was intent on winding him up), and he found himself caught between the infamous chop\kick sandwich.
One fan said that the "violent" interactions came from AXIZ, Taniguchi and Hammerstone, Kiyomiya as a result was somewhat weak in presence by it.
Fans hope that Hammerstone will continue participating in Noah.
WINNER: Kaito Kiyomiya with The Tiger Suplex on Hitoshi Kumano (15 minutes, 21 seconds)
Masaaki Mochizuki vs El Hijo de Dr Wagner Jnr
El Hijo de Wagner Junior was said to have pulled out a lot of techniques against Masaaki Mochizuki.
WINNER: Masaaki Mochizuki with the Rotating Cross (12 minutes, 45 seconds)
Naomichi Marufuji vs Masa Kitamiya.
Marufuji offered a handshake before the match, I am unsure of whether Kitamiya accepted it, slapped it away or swore at him.
The match was not won by Marufuji's Key Lock or Kitamiya's Prison Lock (and they did use both), but neither was going to tap out. This match had to be won by either pinfall or knock out.
WINNER: Masa Kitamiya with The Saito Suplex (20 minutes, 36 seconds)
Marufuji wrote after the match, "...lost. The loss with these many people is tough. It is vs Shiozaki in Kumamoto the day after tomorrow."
In his usual stoic style, Masa Kitamiya simply wrote his schedule of opponents and the results.
However, Marufuji cannot be thought of as giving up!
Will it be a time-out draw?"
NOAH'S NEXT SHOW: Kumamoto Distribution Information Hall, 23rd August, 2019
ATTENDANCE: 343 (full house)
WITH THANKS TO: BB, KO-JI, Michy,
PICTURE CREDIT: Noah GHC, Quiet Storm, PKDX