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Mitchell’s ROH Results & Report! (8/25/18)

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Ring of Honor Wrestling Television, Episode 362

The Kingdom continue to cry conspiracy after The American Nightmare & The Young Bucks were “handed” tonight’s ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championship match!

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Christopher Daniels VS Jay Briscoe; Daniels wins, by disqualification.
  • Flip Gordon VS Silas Young; Flip wins.
  • ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Kingdom VS Cody & The Young Bucks; The Bullet Club wins and become the new ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions.

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Christopher Daniels VS Jay Briscoe!

Two former ROH World Heavyweight Champions have a rematch from a classic years ago as both SoCal Uncensored and #DemBoyz prepare to fight for the World Tag Team Championships. Will the Fallen Angel or the elder Briscoe brother get a big win in the Center Stage Arena?

The bell rings and there is no Code of Honor as these two circle. They tie up and Briscoe gets Daniels on teh ropes. They go around the ring and end up in a corner. Briscoe backs off, but then shoves Daniels. Daniels shoves back, and Briscoe fires off. Daniels blocks to fire back and whip. Briscoe reverses but Daniels dodges the elbow to give a forearm. Daniels whips and hits a big dropkick! Fans fire up with “SCU! SCU!” but Daniels runs into an elbow. Daniels dodges then throws Briscoe out. He takes aim, Arabian Press already! The moonsault wipes Briscoes out with some speed, and Daniels keeps going by throwing Briscoe into barriers.

They go back in the ring, and Daniels whips Briscoe corner to corner. He hits a big corner forearm, then stomps a mudhole into Briscoe. The referee backs Daniels but Briscoe gives him a buckle complete shot! Briscoe gets back in control while we go to break.

ROH returns and fans rally for Daniels. But Briscoe rakes Daniels’ face as he puts him against the ropes! Briscoe whips Daniels then dropkicks him. Cover, TWO, and Briscoe grows frustrated. Daniels is also frustrated, but he gets the fans rally up. Briscoe stomps Daniels and tells the fans to shut up. Fans boo instead as Briscoe wraps Daniels in a chinlock. Daniels endures and fans rally up again. Daniels feeds off the energy to fight out with elbows. Briscoe headbutts him to a corner, then runs in. Daniels dodges and runs, to rally with forearms and lariats. He whips Briscoe but Briscoe reverses, only to get a kick, an STO and some fast hands! Daniels drags Briscoe up for a whip into a Blue Thunder Bomb! Cover, TWO!

Daniels calls for the Wings, and brings Briscoe up. He double underhooks but Briscoe powers him to a corner. Briscoe kicks low then turns Daniels, but Daniels pushes out. Briscoe hits back with a spinning forearm, then he gives Daniels his double underhook. Daniels back drops out, then slams him with a urenage. He calls for the moonsault, but Mark Briscoe attacks with a chair!!

Winner: Christopher Daniels, by disqualification

The fans boo and jeer as the younger Briscoe robs us of a classic match. Mark keeps going, too, as he SMACKS Daniels across the back again! Mark rains right hands and then passes the chair to Jay. But here come Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky! The SCU scare off #DemBoyz, but this is far from over. Will the Briscoes #ManUp and do things fair and square in their ROH World Tag Team title match?

 

ROH takes another look at the ROH World Championship Ironman Match, Jay Lethal VS Jonathan Gresham!

On Episode 364, we will have The Octopus and The Franchise go 1v1 for no less than 30 minutes. Lethal admits he underestimated Gresham in their second-ever match, back on April 15th, 2018 at Masters of the Craft. Gresham talks destiny. His destiny. At Masters of the Craft, Lethal wasn’t the ROH WHC. But now he is. Lethal also admits Gresham pushed him to his limits, so it’s not just Gresham who wants this rematch. Lethal wants this rematch and the fans want this rematch, the fans deserve this rematch. Gresham has wanted this his entire career.

Gresham is 0-2 but he’s still getting the chance of his life time. Lethal admits yet again that he narrowly won their first match and that he survived the second. But this third time, “you ain’t seen nothing yet.” Gresham brings his best and wants Lethal’s best. There is no better place for Gresham to win that title than in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. No less than 30 minutes, but it will be more than enough for Lethal to prove to everyone, including himself, that he’s the best. We have two more weeks until this guaranteed wrestling clinic begins. Who will prove that they are the best wrestler in ROH?

 

Flip Gordon VS Silas Young!

The Captain of Flip Army has had to deal with a bully in none other than Bully Ray Dudley as of late, but he now has to focus on The Last Real Man tonight. Silas had words for Flip, admitting Flip is as talented as they come. But if sky’s the limit for Flip, then Silas is outer space. Silas promises to make Flip see he’s just a boy in a man’s world. Flip’s response is that the last time these two were in the ring, it was for the ROH World Television Championship, and Flip lost. But a lot has changed since then, and Flip’s going to prove it. Will Flip show Silas he isn’t the last real man anymore?

Fans chant for Flip as he offers a Code of Honor handshake. Silas doesn’t take it, and the bell rings. Silas knees low and clubs Flip on the back. He chops Flip in the corner, then whips him corner to corner. Flip goes up and over to arm-drag Silas around. Silas bails out but Flip builds speed, only to run into a haymaker! Silas slingshot stomps in, then stands on Flip. He backs off at the ref’s count of 4, then finally takes off the shirt to throw it at Flip. He then stomps a mudhole into Flip, stopping at another count of 4. Silas stands Flip up for chops, then whips him hard corner to corner. Flip hits buckles then mat, Silas covers, TWO!

Silas trash talks Flip as he grabs hair. Flip fights back but gets rocked with Silas’ right. Silas mocks the Flip chants but fans chant genuinely. Silas puts Flip in a corner, snapmares him hard out of it, then wraps on a chinlock. He grinds Flip to the mat, but fans rally up. Flip gets up and fights out but Silas clubs him down. Silas whips Flip to a corner, then runs in. Flip boots him away, then slips out to swing kick him back. Flip springboards for a missile dropkick! Fans fire up with Flip and he runs corner to corner for a big dropkick! He hoists Silas up top then gives the Kinder Surprise! Silas tumbles down and out, but Flip keeps going. Flip FLIES! And lands on his feet! Flip rains forearms down then roars with fans while we go to break.

ROH returns and Flip has Silas down again. Flip climbs up as Silas stands. Flip aims and gives a big crossbody! Cover, TWO! Flip catches his breath and brings Silas up in a fireman’s carry but Silas slips out. Silas shoves Flip but Flip hops onto the ropes to then springboard SPEAR Silas down! Cover, TWO! Flip grows a bit frustrated, but fans rally up for him. Flip runs in at Silas, but Silas dodges and Flip hits buckles. He lands on his feet, but Silas grabs him for a back suplex. Flip slips out to then run, but into the backbreaker and lariat! Cover, TWO! Now Silas grows frustrated, and he grits his teeth as he drags Flip up.

Silas has the full nelson, but Flip uses the spin to roll Silas up. Silas rolls out of it, and kicks low to rock Flip with a knee! Then the suplex, hanging swinging neckbreaker! Cover, TWO!! Silas is shocked but Flip is fired up all over again! Fans fire up with Flip even as Silas toys with him. Silas dares Flip to do something, so Flip fires a forearm. Silas says that wasn’t good enough, so Flip gives another, but Silas rocks him right back. “This is how a man gets it done,” Silas brags as he drags Flip up. Silas suplexes but Flip counters with a Falcon Arrow!

Both men are down but slowly stirring with the 10 count. Flip and Silas sit up at about 6, and Silas throws a haymaker. Flip gives a forearm, and then more forearms. He kicks but misses, to hit on the return! Flip runs but Silas reels him in by the waistband. Flip elbows Silas away, then runs, but into a boot! PELE! Fans fire up while Silas is dazed. Flip stares him down forehead to forehead, and they start trading forearms. They pick up speed as they go back and forth, and Silas staggers. Silas still gives one back and Flip staggers, but Flip comes back again. They go back and forth, slowing down, but Flip gets an edge. Flip runs, but into a forearm from Silas. Silas runs but Flip follows to roll up and clutch! FLIP WINS!!

Winner: Flip Gordon, by pinfall

It was a surprise, but it was also a win for Flip! Flip still wants to uphold the Code of Honor, but here comes Bully!! Low blow uppercut from behind! The good-for-nothing Hall of Fame wrestler stares at Silas. Silas stares back, but it seems Bully is disappointed in the Last Real Man. Bully takes his leave without a word, but will Flip get the last word in this fight?

 

Marty Scurll speaks.

Well first he laughs. “Congratulations, Kenny King.” He has embraced his inner Villain. Did it feel good? Scurll is sure it did. Enjoy the feeling while it lasts, because this Villain is out to get his revenge. Will the K I N G regret causing a spot of bother for Marty?

 

Kenny King responds.

In regards to him cheating the Villain, “a change was necessary.” This time last year, Kenny King had just finished his part in the Bachelorette and was so happy to be back in the ring to be the best he could be. He did that, by becoming the World Television Champion with his daughter in the audience. King was feeling like a king, until Austin Aries took advantage of him. Kenny was no longer the student, he’s the master, and he should’ve finished his friend turned enemy. But he didn’t, so he lost.

But let’s look at history. The 16-time World Champion Ric Flair is the Dirtiest Player in the Game. So if you gotta be the dirtiest to be a 16-time, Kenny’s okay getting a little dirty just to win once. “Don’t get it twisted, man, I’m not the bad guy.” Kenny isn’t a Villain, but if he has to do what it takes to win, then he’ll do it. Kenny’s got options, that’s all. Will he use these options the next time he faces Scurll?

 

NWA Worlds Champion, Nick Aldis, joins commentary!

With All-In on the horizon, he wants to make sure the American Nightmare keeps up his end of the deal. They’re each to put something up in their match. Aldis puts up his NWA title, but will Cody have a title to put up in return? That’ll have to be seen in the main event, up next!

ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championships: The Kingdom VS Cody & The Young Bucks!

Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan & Vinnie Marseglia have cried conspiracy for a long, long time, because it took them roughly a year to get a rematch for the titles they never lost. Now they cry conspiracy whenever another trio gets a shot “too easily.” And they definitely shout conspiracy whenever it comes to ROH’s treatment of The Bullet Club. Even so, The American Nightmare will have to earn the titles alongside Matt & Nick Jackson tonight, can they do it?

ROH returns from a quick break to see Cody “hulk out” of his shirt, much to the enjoyment of the Georgia crowd. Cody starts with the Sassy Wild Horse, TK, at the bell. The two circle as fans build to a rally. TK calls for a test of strength and Cody accepts, only for Vinnie & Taven to blindside him! Vinnie & TK take out The Bucks while Taven stomps away on Cody. The Bucks are sent into railing then the apron while Taven keeps Cody down. Vinnie brings Nick all the way to the stage while TK & Taven regroup in the ring. The referee reprimands Taven & Vinnie, neither of them are legal. TK keeps on Cody at the ropes while Vinnie sends Nick back down to the ring.

TK & Vinnie keep on Cody while Taven argues with the ref. Vinnie & TK double suplex Cody but the Bucks bail him out! The Bucks show superkicks and that sends TK & Vinnie running!  Taven comes in but Cody kicks him low to then triple whip with The Bucks. Taven gets back elbows, then is fed to the wheelbarrow uppercut to cutter! Fans fire up for the Bullet Club as TK runs in. Cody dodges him to back drop him high. The Bucks give TK double dropkicks, then see Vinnie come in. Vinnie gets kicks and Nick runs for the alley-oop dropkick! The Kingdom regroups on the outside, but get double slingshots from The Bucks! Taven somehow evades damage, but Cody triangle jumps onto him! Cody and Aldis stare down a second, but Cody goes back to the Bullet Club corner. Matt aims at TK but Vinnie creeps in to chop block!

The Horror King rains down rights while TK takes out Nick. TK throws Matt’s leg against the mat again and again, then drops a knee on it. Vinnie adds stomps, and fans boo and jeer. TK puts Matt into Taven’s boot, then Taven tags in. Matt fights back and throws Taven out. Taven “skins the cat” to then chopblock Matt again. Fans rally up but Taven drags Matt back. Tag to Vinnie and Vinnie takes that leg to drop elbows on it. Vinnie tags TK, and they split the wishbone. TK then hits Nick for good measure while Vinnie hits Cody. Cody rushes in but the ref holds him back. Taven holds Matt at the ropes for TK and Vinnie to double headbutt and double chop. Tag to Taven but fans rally up for Matt. Taven drags Matt around by the bad leg, to drop his own elbow on it.

Matt endures as Taven traps and twists the leg. Taven even punches away on the knee! Fans chant “Kingdom Sucks!” but Taven doesn’t care. He drags Matt over to tag in TK. TK drops an elbow then covers. TWO, and Matt fights back. TK rakes Matt’s eyes then runs, ducks Matt’s blind clothesline to then mule kick the bad leg out. Vinnie tags and drops a headbutt on the leg. The Kingdom has control while we go to break.

ROH returns as Matt is isolated in the Kingdom’s corner. Nick protests while Taven taunts. Taven turns around but into Matt’s boots! Matt fights out and hops up to missile dropkick Taven down! But that’s double-edged because of the bad leg. TK & Vinnie rush back in to take out Nick & Cody. They also knock Matt down, then drag him up to taunt on the ropes. They double whip but Matt breaks through to double clothesline them down! Fans rally up and Matt shoves Taven away. Hot tag to Nick! Nick rallies on The Kingdom with kicks! He gives Taven a shining wizard, then hits the bulldog clothesline combo! Vinnie has a balloon, and pops it! Taven goes after Nick with the King of the King! Cover, TWO! Taven rains down rights out of frustration. The referee has him back off but Taven argues with him.

Taven brings Nick up and whips. Nick sunset flips but Taven rolls through. Nick ducks the knee and clothesline, hot tag to Cody! Cody throws Taven down and slips out of the back suplex. Cody gives TK the Beautiful Disaster, then goes up and over Taven to powerslam Vinnie! Taven runs for the Oklahoma Roll but Cody rolls out. Cody grabs Taven in the dragon sleeper but Taven snapmares out of Cross Rhodes. Cody gets a takedown, and The Bucks come back in just as Vinnie & TK do. TK & Vinnie throw The Bucks out as Cody turns Taven over for the Sharpshooter. The Bucks slingshot sunset flip back in, and they get TK & Vinnie in Sharpshooters, too! It’s a Triple Cease! The Kingdom all endure while fans chant “The! Elite! The the Elite!”

TK and Vinnie get to ropes but that doesn’t matter. However, Taven also gets to ropes, so Cody lets him go. The Bullet Club regroup and fans rally up for Cody. Cody goes after Taven with a corner to corner whip. He sees Taven going up and over and gets the dragon sleeper, but Vinnie bicycle boots Cody down. Matt returns to SUPERKICK Vinnie! TK gives Matt a rocking haymaker, but Nick comes in. They bob ‘n’ weave with each other until Nick gets a SUPERKICK! Taven grabs Nick for a snapmare and Just The Tip shining wizard. Cody springboard dropkicks Taven! Cody drags Taven up, but Vinnie comes in with another balloon. Vinnie kicks low, but Matt SUPERKICKS the balloon in Vinnie’s ear!

The Bucks double SUPERKICK TK out! Cody joins them to Triple SUPERKICK Taven! Cover, TWO!? Taven surprises the Bullet Club, but the fans rally up again. Nick and TK brawl while Cody hits Cross Rhodes! Cover, but TK manages to drag Cody off just in time. TK drags Cody all the way out ot bump him off the apron. The Bucks get TK in the headscissor dropkick but TK falls on Cody. The Bucks run but Vinnie trips them up. Vinnie DIVES on Cody, but Matt wrecks him and TK with a dropkick. Matt holds the ropes and Nick FLIES onto them both. Taven hits Matt, then runs, to FLY on everyone! He even lands on his feet. But wait, Brandi is up top!? Taven returns to the ring while she FLIES onto the others! Taven didn’t even notice he was so absorbed in himself.

But wait, Burnard the Bear wants in? He taunts Taven, but then decides that was a mistake. Taven swing kicks him down! Cody rolls Taven up! ONE, but Cody gets the dragon sleeper. Taven escapes and hits Climax! Vinnie climbs up, for Redrum Swanton! Cover, but Matt breaks it just in time! All six men are down and Brandi checks on Burnard. Fans know “This is Awesome!” but Aldis only has criticisms. Matt and Nick stand first and go after TK & Vinnie. Cody and Taven brawl and it’s back and forth all over. Vinnie throws Matt out, TK throws Nick out, and they regroup with Taven. Powerbomb lift, but SUPERKICKS!! Cody drops down to throw Taven out. Taven hangs on, only to get SUPERKICKS! Vinnie is up, but runs into Cross Rhodes! Cover, The Bullet Club wins!!

Winners: The Bullet Club, Cody pinning; NEW ROH World Six Man Tag Team Champions

But wait! Taven was legal, not Vinnie! This pin shouldn’t count! The announcement is made but Taven still protests. Taven headbutts the referee down! Controversy and conspiracy aside, that’s uncalled for. Aldis also doesn’t like this, because he might be facing such confusion and miscommunication in his match with Cody. Will ROH officials sort this out? Or is the conspiracy realer than we thought?

 


 

My Thoughts:

A pretty wild episode tonight from top to bottom. Daniels VS Jay Briscoe was fun, but Mark Briscoe attacking should’ve been expected. It’s been the way The Briscoes have been since turning Heel and getting those tag titles back. The tag title match should be pretty great, but maybe it needs to be made into something that keeps the Champions’ Advantage happening. At the very least, a No Disqualification Tornado Tag would be good for these four teams and their increasingly personal feud. And as before, I would think The Addiction/SCU winning the belts to then go from hunters to the hunted makes their story of the contract countdown more compelling.

Flip VS Silas was great, I love that springboard spear. He needs to make that a standard move. But even better was Flip winning, because he’s really done great and deserves some solid wins like this. Bully Ray attacking was logical per the story, but I like the idea that not even a Heel like Silas is exempt from whatever Heel philosophy Bully follows. Bully VS Silas sounds good, and I’m curious if this turns into some kind of turn for Silas. Kenny King’s own story sounds like it could become a Heel turn for him, and he might as well. Scurll is Face despite being The Villain, so Kenny might as well become Heel again just to freshen things up.

That main event was pretty incredible. The Kingdom and Bullet Club have so much history, both teams are so talented, and it was a nice touch to have Nick Aldis present and on commentary to plug All-In. It was a perfect touch for there to be a controversial finish where Bullet Club wins the titles, because for once, it legitimizes their “It’s a conspiracy!” gimmick. It was getting annoying weeks ago when there was the Six Man Tag Gauntlet, but now it’s looking real. Aldis agrees with The Kingdom more out of general fairness, butt I’m pretty sure it’s also because he doesn’t want a tag title in return for a singles title. There’s literally one episode of ROH before All-In (it’s same day) and I’m wondering if they’ve planned to clear this up in that episode.

My Score: 8.5/10

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Joe’s AAA Review & Results (12/9/2018)

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Joe Dinan checks in with your AAA review and results for the week ending 12/9/2018!




AAA on Twitch 12/8

La Parkita, Nino Hamburguesa, and Dinastia vs La Parkita Negra, Arkangel Divino, and Ultimo Maldito

The match starts with chaos. Everybody is doing moves to each other. Mini Parka and Parka Negra get in there and trade moves. Maldito and Hamburger Boy are in next and Hamburger boy hits a shoulder block. Negra hits a reverseranna on Parkita. They team up on Hamburger Boy. Boy counters with a headlock, head scissors take over on Negra and Maldito. Dinastia and Divino are in and Dinastia hits a power slam on him. Negra beats on Dinastia and Parkita works on him. Maldito then works over Parkita. Maldito hits a tiger pile driver on him. Dinastia hits a asai moonsault, then celebrates even though he hit his teammate. Divino does a moonsault off the top. They get everyone seated in the corner and Hamburger Boy does a running senton. Then he goes to the top and splashes them for the win. Hamburger Boy pins Parkita Negra with a top rope splash.

Winners: La Parkita, Nino Hamburguesa, and Dinastia

Starfire and Lady Maravilla vs Mamba and Lady Shani

Shani and Starefire start the match out with some grappling. Maravilla comes in quick to double Shani. Afterwards they double Mamba. Starfire hits a drop kick off the top. Mamba hits a big move on Maravilla and now they’re getting the heat back doubling Starfire. We get back to normalcy in the ring. Shani hits a drop kick on Starfire. She gets to the top and hits a hurricanrana on Shani. Maravilla drop kicks Mamba to the outside and hits a cross body to the outside. Starfire hits a michinoku driver on Shani for a two count. Shani hits the Okada neck breaker and the ref counts slow. Shani argues with the ref and Starfire comes from behind and hits a german suplex for a fast count. Starfire pins Lady Shani with a german suplex and fast count.

Starfire wants a title fight after the match. Not immediately, in the future. They brawl after the match and promo.

Winners: Lady Maravilla and Starfire

Laredo Kid, Hijo Del Vikingo, and Myzteziz Jr vs Taurus, Australian Suicide, and Jack Evans

Match starts with Jack Evans and Laredo Kid. Evans gets crotched on the post and Kid drop kicks him. Vikingo and Myzteziz dive to the outside on the others. They triple drop kick Evans in the corner. Kid code breakers Suicide then holds him. Vikingo jumps off Myzteziz and stomps the back of Suicide. Taurus gets Myzteziz on his shoulders then catches Kid for a double fall away slam. Suicide does a press slam into a code breaker on Vikingo. He holds him and Evans hits a 450, then Taurus hits a splash. Taurus holds up Myzteziz, Evans on the top bounces off him and helps Suicide complete his pile driver on Vikingo. Vikingo makes all of them miss corner attacks. He does a moonsault off of Myzteziz and Kid’s hands on the top, then they hit their own moonsault dives after that. Incredible spot, Luchablog has the gif of it on twitter, find it.

Myzteziz hits a Canadian destroyer on Evans but Suicide breaks up the pin. Suicide then does a springboard destroyer to him, but Vikingo breaks up the pin. He does knees to the corner but Taurus breaks up the pin. Taurus shoulder blocks Vikingo and sends him flying. Laredo Kid and Vikingo go for springboard attacks but get pulled out of the ring. Evans then hits an asai moonsault on everyone. They fight on the stage and throw Taurus and Evans off and do dives. Vikingo then does a Spanish Fly on Suicide off the stage on to the rest of them. Evans and Kid are back in the ring. Evans slams him and goes to the top but gets kicked. Laredo Kid hits the Laredo Fly for the win. Laredo Kid pins Jack Evans with the Laredo Fly. 

Winners: Laredo Kid, Hijo Del Vikingo, and Myzteziz Jr




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(NOAH) WEEKLY NEWSLETTER VOL.13 ~ 7TH DECEMBER 2018

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With a vacant Heavyweight Tag Title to figure out, and some finishing touches leading up to Great Voyage in Yokohama Vol.2, let’s see what Hisame brings us this week!






NEWS

EASTERN HEROES
Most of the roster (except for Naomichi Marufuji, who, much to his disappointment, couldn’t go due to injury, and says he has never been) went to China to participate in “Eastern Hero Wrestling”.

Despite the fact that they had broken up a few days beforehand at “Global League 2018”, Katsuhiko Nakajima and Masa Kitamiya teamed up. Nakajima’s only comment was that this was how the card had been arranged, and he walked off at the end of the match leaving Kitamiya behind.

It was a sold out over capacity crowd in Tianjin, and the crowd said in Japanese “please come back”.

Hi69, in particular, said he learned a lot of things from the trip. There were also some new athletes o the card which hadn’t been introduced to NOAH yet, Tiger God and Dragon God.

Article with results can be read here

IPW
Daisuke Harada has been announced for IPW’S Junior Heavyweight Championship Tournament on Tuesday 16th January 2019 at Milton Keynes.

For those unfamiliar with him, a small guide can be found here.

Tickets can be purchased here

Further names hopefully to be announced (I know YO-HEY & HAYATA are being hoped for)

CURRENT TOUR RECAP
Noah kicked off “Winter Navigation 2018” at Korakuen Hall, not a great attendance for the first night, but it needs to be factored in that it was a 6.30pm start on a Friday night, round about the time when people get out of work, plus there was a big event going on at the nearby Tokyo Dome.

There were two match signings, with Takashi Sugiura saying that he was not going to lose the belt or the era to “this young man” (Kaito Kiyomiya) and Kotaro Suzuki actually turned up for his with Daisuke Harada.

Kimiya Okada made his long overdue debut, and was beaten by fellow rookie, Yoshiki Inamura. Hajime Ohara (who had helped train Okada for the debut) looked on. Although Inamura picked up his first win, it should be noted that this is only a small one, and against a very green rookie. They will have a rematch on the 9th (check)

Both Atsushi Kotoge and Hitoshi Yamato were on top comedy form.

Hitoshi Kumano and Seiya Morohashi squared up as their grudge deepened.

The Hooligans announced the 5’10 and 243 lb Yuji Hino as their new member, and he picked up the 5’10 Akitoshi Saito and slammed him as if he weighed nothing.

YO-HEY defeated Shoki Kitamura with the Super Face G, and then said to SUGI that he wanted to continue this, but SUGI said that Yokohama was impossible as there was an ZERO-ONE show on the 16th. So, it looks like the New Year will be the resumption of it.

Go Shiozaki and Katsuhiko Nakajima defeated Kenoh and Masa Kitamiya for the vacant GHC Heavyweight tag team titles, and were later challenged by Yuji Hino and Maybach Taniguchi.

Then Hino cut the promo of the evening:

“Shiozaki, you are a good looking guy, but your chops mean nothing. Nakajima-kun! Growing up! You are becoming an adult. You look like you’ve graduated from being a virgin”.

This is the kind of trash talking which is sadly missing from NOAH.

Kaito Kiyomiya and Daisuke Harada teamed up to take on Takashi Sugiura and Kotaro Suzuki. The ref stopped the match when Sugiura got Kiyomiya in a Olympic slam into a chokehold, afterwards Sugiura stood over the fallen Kiyomiya and told him that “on the 16th, I will show you the difference between NOAH’s future and the man who has supported NOAH for eighteen years”.

Detailed event recap can be read here

GHC BELT NEWS

  • GHC Heavyweight Champion: Takashi Sugiura
  • GHC Junior Champion: Kotaro Suzuki
  • GHC Heavyweight Tag Champions: Go Shiozaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima
  • GHC Junior Tag Champions: Minoru Tanaka & Hi69

All titles will be challenged for on the 16th December at “Great Voyage in Yokohama Vol.2”

Kaito Kiyomiya will challenge for the GHC Heavyweight

Daisuke Harada will challenge for the GHC Junior

Yuji Hino & Maybach Taniguchi will challenge for the GHC Heavyweight Tag

The Backbreakers (Hajime Ohara & Hitoshi Kumano) will challenge for the GHC Junior Tag

TOUR TIDBITS
~ Maybach Taniguchi came out with his “Sasumata” pole (literally “speared fork”) that he had used when he was part of “The Super Violent Army“.
~ Takashi Sugiura said he learned the bidets in Japan, Taiwan and China were all of equal quality.
~ Masao Inoue is holding another bowling tournament
~ Senior referee, Shu Nishinaga, said that someone had “dumped” a load of Masao Inoue’s CDs in the waiting room.
~ Go Shiozaki gave a talk for “Wrestle Talk Mania”, one of the subjects he covered was mental training in wrestling; something which Shiozaki has extensive experience in, especially in dealing with what happened to Mitsuharu Misawa right in front of his eyes, and of course getting Kaito Kiyomiya over his own nerves.
~ Naomichi Marufuji is not cleared to return to the ring yet, although he can now walk more easily, except he has a slight limp.

KING SHAMELESS CORNER
None. He’s been good this week (aside from being a bidet inspector)

BROADCASTS
The final night of Global League, 25th November, will be broadcast at 6pm on Saturday 8th December
The event on the 7th December, will be broadcast on the 15th December
The event on the 16th December, will be broadcast on the 22nd December

LINKS
Today’s child of puroresu: Kaito Kiyomiya’s Story
150 people at debut?! Praise from Kobashi! Winning Global League! Kaito Kiyomiya special feature!
MINI INTERVIEW WITH KATSUHIKO NAKAJIMA: 7th December tag championship decision at Korakuen Hall, “I want you to hear the sound of Noah changing”
The scene of pro-wrestling Vol.23 ~ The wish for the soul that inherits the light of the emerald green.
Nakajima and Shiozaki to combine to take the championship
“Everybody’s Energy” ~ interview with Kaito Kiyomiya (Weekly Pro, December 2018)
“I want to advance the era” ~ mini interview with 2018 Global League winner, Kaito Kiyomiya
Takashi Sugiura’s determination for defense, “I will not hand over the belt or the era”.

BOOK TRANSLATION
“Heir To The Ark” ~ Naomichi Marufuji’s biography (Chapters 1 & 2 completed, chapter 3 ongoing)






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