Noah returned for their second event of the year in a cold Aichi prefecture.
Maybach Taniguchi made a very very rare appearance at the merchandise booth (put it this way, its rarer than Takashi Sugiura, and even Naomichi Marufuji was surprised), to sign autographs.
Naomichi Marufuji was not in attendance due to still undergoing rehabilitation physiotherapy.
Quiet Storm was running a high temperature of 39.5c (which later dropped to 36.6c); fans urged him to go to the hospital and get it checked out as it could be flu, but tough as boots, he soldiered on. Noah did not pull him from the card, but fever in an adult is a serious thing, especially if it lasts more than a day, and they may if it continues into their three day event.
Kaito Kiyomiya was excited that he would be the GHC Heavyweight Champion for this tour, and to begin 2019 in such a way. He also remarked that there were a lot of people who had come to see Noah for the first time today.
I am afraid that I have not been able to get too much information for what happened today.
Tadasuke vs Kinya Okada
Tadasuke, who got into the ring with a big grin on his face offered Okada his hand...Okada would have been wise not to have taken it. Tadasuke is a crafy villian, and usually up to no good when he smiles like that.
WINNER: Tadasuke with the Cobra Hold (7 mins and 30 seconds)
YO-HEY & Yoshinari Ogawa vs Junta Miyawaki & Yoshiki Inamura
YO-HEY really bent Inamura in that Camel Clutch, seriously he looked like his head was going to touch his heels, he also appears to have started wearing a purple bandanna around his neck.
WINNER: YO-HEY with the Camel Clutch on Yoshiki Inamura (8 mins and 14 seconds)
Akitoshi Saito vs Masao Inoue
Saito did a pile driver on the 48 year old Inoue outside the ring, without the mats.
WINNER: Akitoshi Saito with the Suicludees (9 minutes and 31 seconds)
The Hooligans (Maybach Taniguchi, Cody Hall & KAZMA SAKAMOTO) vs Takashi Sugiura and 50 Funky Powers (Mohammed Yone & Quiet Storm)
Usual Hooligans match, their opponents got choked in a row with the Sasumata.
WINNER: Maybach Taniguchi with the Maybach Zwei Bomb on Quiet Storm (10 minutes and 56 seconds)
Masa Kitamiya, Kenoh, Keisuke Ishii & Kouki Iwasaki vs Go Shiozaki, Katsuhiko Nakajima & The Backbreakers (Hajime Ohara & Hitoshi Kumano)
After the match Iwasaki and Ishii got on the microphone and made their challenge, they also vowed that they would win tomorrow too.
Hitoshi Kumano has vowed revenge for the one being pinned today.
WINNER: Kouki Iwasaki with the Reverse DDT on Hitoshi Kumano (18 minutes and 58 seconds)
Kaito Kiyomiya, Daisuke Harada & HAYATA vs Atsushi Kotoge, Hi69 & Minoru Tanaka
Very much Kotoge (who wore his yellow cloak today, which might have somehow also ended up on HAYATA) and Kiyomiya today, although one fan said it would have been interesting had Minoru Tanaka been the one to get the pin over Daisuke Harada.
Yoshinari Ogawa was sighted sitting and watching, although Kotaro Suzuki was not here today...
WINNER: Kaito Kiyomiya with the Tiger Suplex* on Hi69 (17 minutes and 13 seconds)
*A fan called this the "King's Road" finish in reference to All Japan and the "Kings Road" style.
ATTENDANCE: 183 people
With thanks to: Seiyan, Taichi, Pachio, Doctor Fuckin 'Beat
Picture credit: Noah GHC, PDXD