Pro Wrestling NOAH “The First Navigation 2017”, 1/9/2017 [Mon] 15:00 @ Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
~ Alejandro Saez was forced to catch a flight back home to Chile due to a family emergency. All matches will be changed to reflect his absence.
(1) Akitoshi Saito vs. Hitoshi Kumano
◆Winner: Saito (10:40) following the Sickle Death.
(2) Taiji Ishimori vs. Hi69 (FREE)
◆Winner: Ishimori (10:13) with a Mexican Roll.
~ Ishimori and Hi69 agreed to a tag formation after the match. Ishimori hinted that he will aim not just for the junior, but for the heavy ones as well.
~ Ishimori stated that if all of the focus is going to be on the heavyweight division, but that he and Hi69 will try and break that barrier down. That juniors still have a place.
(3) Muhammad Yone vs. Hajime Ohara
◆Winner: Yone (13:13) following the Kinniku Buster.
~ Yone stated that the meaning of heavy needs continue to show its place. That heavies used to be seen as a wall between the divisions. If the juniors want to take the next step that it will take a lot of climbing to do so.
(4) Masa Kitamiya vs. Daisuke Harada
◆Winner: Kitamiya (12:25) with the Kangokugatame (Prison Lock).
(5) Kaito Kiyomiya vs. Takashi Sugiura
◆Winner: Sugiura (16:29) via referee stop, with a Front Neck Lock.
~ Respect was shown between the growing rookie and the veteran. Kiyomiya stated that he wants to become stronger.
~ Sugiura offered the young rookie a place by his side as Kiyomiya accepted.
~ Today is a national holiday in Japan, (Seijin no Hi) Coming-of-age Day, as Kiyomiya aims to take the next step in his career.
(6) Go Shiozaki vs. Atsushi Kotoge
◆Winner: Shiozaki (24:49) following a Short Range Gowan Lariat.
~ Shiozaki made it known that he will aim to go back after the GHC Heavy belt, but first he is focused on defending the Tag belts at the upcoming Osaka show.
~ Kotoge stated that his new pursuit will not end like this.
(7) Maybach Taniguchi vs. Naomichi Marufuji
◆Winner: Marufuji (7:54) via KO, following a Ko-oh.
~ Taniguchi put up a fight, but Marufuji with his quick knee strikes landed him a quick KO. Taniguchi didn’t know what hit him.
(8) Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. Kenoh
◆Winner: Nakajima (17:11) following the Vertical Spike.
~ The GHC Heavy Champion asserts his dominance with a win over the hungry Kenoh.
~ Nakajima said that he was pleased with what he seen today, but that everyone, even NOAH, needs to gain both strength and momentum to carry the future.
~ Kenoh declared that this is the last time that he and Nakajima will face, but next time he wants the GHC belt to ve in defense. That he will be the one to push forward this new era of NOAH.