NOAH Global League Day 1 & 2 Recap; This Week In Puro

Added by Luke Hickey

Pro Wrestling NOAH began Global League at the Korakuen Hall on 30.10 in Korakuen Hall in front of a crowd of 1,395, which was headlined by Go Shiozaki vs Takashi Sugiura. Kotaro Suzuki also challenged Daisuke Harada for the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship.

Block A Matches:
Akitoshi Saito [2] defeats Masa Kitamiya [0]
Kohei Sato [2] defeats Kenoh [0] – this match is worth a watch, very strong encounter between Kenoh and the freelancer.
Katsuhiko Nakajima [2] defeats Naomichi Marufuji [0] – another excellent match as Nakajima pinned Marufuji, somewhat arrogantly.

Block B Matches:
Maybach Taniguchi [2] defeats Cody Hall [0]
Go Shiozaki [2] defeats Takashi Sugiura [0] – in a rematch from Kawasaki where Sugiura retained the GHC, Go Shiozaki got off the mark with a good win as the reigning champion succumbed to defeat.

GHC Junior Heavyweight Title Match
Kotaro Suzuki defeats Daisuke Harada (c) – the undeniable match of the night for many as Suzuki defeated Harada to become the new GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion.

Day 2 – Korakuen Hall 8.11

Day 2 was shown live on Samurai, while day 1 was on tape delay on NicoNico, this day main evented by Kenoh vs Marufuji was attended by 1,217 people.

Block A Matches:
Masa Kitamiya [2] defeats Mitsuya Nagai [0]
Kohei Sato [4] defeats Katsuhiko Nakajima [2]
Kenoh [2] defeats Naomichi Marufuji [0]

Block B Matches:
Mohammed Yone [2] defeats Atsushi Kotoge [0]
Go Shiozaki [4] defeats Kazusada Higuchi [0]
Kaito Kiyomiya [2] defeats Takashi Sugiura [0]

I have not finished watching all of day 2 as of now but all tournament matches barring Kitamiya vs Nagai and Yone vs Kotoge are meant to be good to brilliant. It should be noted that HAYATA got a direct pinfall over the new GHC Junior Champion, Kotaro Suzuki in a multi man tag match.

This Week in Puro;

~ PAC will be the next challenger for Yoshino, scheduled for the Korakuen show in December. U-T and Shun Skywalker will face off in singles action on the same show.

~ Morishima was arrested on charges relating to an assault.

~ Masahiro Takanashi will be the first hurdle for Daisuke Sasaki to overcome on the 25.11

~ Momo Watanabe & Utami Hayashishita defeated Chardonnay & Bea Briestley to win Stardom’s Goddesses of Stardom Tag League

Luke Hickey