Pro Wrestling NOAH “GREAT VOYAGE 2016 in YOKOHAMA”, 1/31/2016 [Sun] 17:00 @ Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
(1) GREAT VOYAGE 2016 in YOKOHAMA Opening 8 Man Tag Match: Yoshihiro Takayama [FREE], Quiet Storm, Hajime Ohara & Genba Hirayanagi vs. Yoshinari Ogawa, Akitoshi Saito, Hitoshi Kumano & Kaito Kiyomiya
◆Winner: Ohara (9:17) with the Muy Bien on Kiyomiya.
(2) Special Single Match: El Desperado vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru [FREE]
◆Winner: Kanemaru (7:36) with a Small Package Hold.
(3) Special Single Match: Shelton X Benjamin vs. Mitsuhiro Kitamiya
◆Winner: Benjamin (10:38) with an Ankle Hold.
(4) Special Single Match: Maybach Taniguchi vs. Takashi Iizuka
◆Winner: DRAW (-) Both ring out.
~ Maybach demanded for the match to be restarted.
◆Winner: Maybach (8:05) with the Maybach Press.
(5) GHC Junior Tag Championship Match: [25th Champions] Daisuke Harada & Atsushi Kotoge vs. [Challengers] TAKA Michinoku & Taichi
◆Winner: Harada (16:01) with the Katayama German Suplex Hold on TAKA.
~ 2nd successful title defense.
~ Taichi looked to have tried to make an offer to Kotoge with a handshake, but Kotoge acknowledged it as sportsmanship.
(6) GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship Match: [30th Champion] Taiji Ishimori vs. [Challenger] Kenoh
◆Winner: Ishimori (15:19) with a 450° Splash.
~ 1st successful title defense.
(7) GHC Tag Championship Match: [33rd Champions] Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. [Challengers] Muhammad Yone & Katushiko Nakajima
◆Winner: Archer (15:51) following the Killer Bomb on Yone.
~ 6th successful title defense.
(8) Special Single Match: Go Shiozaki [FREE] vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION]
◆Winner: Suzuki (18:26) following the Gotch style Piledriver.
~ Kanemaru turned on Shiozaki during the match as he unveiled that he was wearing a Suzuki-gun t-shirt and hit Shiozaki with the Deep Impact while the ref was distracted. Suzuki then picked up what was left of Shiozaki with his piledriver.
~ Kanemaru revealed himself to be the time bomb which Suzuki was referring towards. As Kanemaru was someone who was present when NOAH was initially formed.
~ Suzuki and Kanemaru continued to assault Shiozaki following the match.
~ Maybach Taniguchi charged out to make the save and in the process removing his mask. It appears that we could see the revival of these two as a tag team in NOAH.
~ Taniguchi received a strong reaction from the fans in attendance as he helped Shiozaki walk out of the hall.
(9) GHC Heavyweight Championship Match: [24th Champion] Naomichi Marufuji vs. [Challenger] Takashi Sugiura
◆Winner: Sugiura (31:21) following the Olympic Qualifying Slam.
~ Champion falls on his 1st title defense. Sugiura becomes the 25th generation champion.
~ Suzuki, Archer, and Taichi both got involved throughout the match. Nakajima managed to take out Archer, but Sugiura smashed Maru with a chair setting up the finish.
~ President Akira Taue looked to have an ever more look of disgust on his face, than when Suzuki won it, as he handed the belt to Sugiura.
~ All of Suzuki-gun stood in the ring to celebrate what they had accomplished as Suzuki stated that he will see fit that NOAH is destroyed once and for all.
~ Shiozaki & Taniguchi came out to back off Suzuki-gun but the damage was already done. Though Marufuji finally accepted Shiozaki’s return to NOAH with a handshake.
~ Marufuji left in silence following the major loss, though he passed a NOAH towel to Taniguchi. He looks to have entrusted Shiozaki and Taniguchi to do what he ultimately could not.
~ The next big show will be on March 15th with “GREAT VOYAGE 2016 in YOKOHAMA”.
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