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Friday, November 19, 2004

December Puroresu Supercards

GHC Champion Kenta Kobashi will make his V12 defense of the title against The Gladiator (Mike Awesome) on 12/04! Expect this to have alot of big bumps in it.
Also on the card, Yoshinobu Kanemaru puts his Jr title on the line against former champion and one of his good buddies, Takashi Sugiura! Will be really interesting to see how this one plays out, and wouldn't be surprised if it turned into a late MOTY candidate.
Plus, Misawa & Ogawa put the GHC tag titles on the line against Mike Modest & Donovan Morgan. Can the the gaijin duo pull off the upset? And for that matter, do the gaijins even have a chance?

NOAH, 12/4/04 (NTV)
Yokohama Bunka Gymnasium

1. Makoto Hashi VS Go Shiosaki
2. Tamon Honda & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi VS SUWA & Takuma Sano
3. Daisuke Ikeda, Mohammed Yone & Kishin Kawabata VS Scorpio, Richard Slinger & Ace Steel
4. Takeshi Rikio, Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA VS Akira Taue, Ricky Marvin & Kotaro Suzuki
5. Jun Akiyama & Jun Izumida VS Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue
6. GHC Jr. Heavyweight Title: Yoshinobu Kanemaru SV Takashi Sugiura
7. GHC Tag Team Title: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa VS Mike Modest & Donovan Morgan
8. GHC Heavyweight Title: Kenta Kobashi VS The Gladiator

So far, only the main bouts for the big Sumo Hall show have been announced, but the main event alone could over-shadow the NOAH show!
In a match that should have taken place last week at the New Japan Osaka Dome show, Toshiaki Kawada will defend the Triple Crown Hiroyoshi Tenzan! Can Dangerous K survive the Anaconda Vice?
Also announced, the Kensuke Sasaki Office will be in full gear as they take on the RO&D faction in a big eight-man elimination match!
Capping it off, for the first time ever, Keiji Mutoh will face his alter ego, The Great Muta!

All Japan "UNCHAINED WORLD", 12/05/04
Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan

1. Kohei Suwama Single Match Trial Series: Kohei Suwama VS TBA
2. Keiji Muto VS GREAT MUTA
3. Elimination Match: Kensuke Sasaki, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Genichiro Tenryu, & KENSHIN VS Taiyo Kea, TAKA Michinoku, D-Lo Brown, & Buchanan
4. Triple Crown: Toshiaki Kawada VS Hiroyoshi Tenzan

Two very good looking shows to close off the year for these two great promotions. The question now is, how is New Japan gonna close out the most disasterous year it's been having to counter these two shows? It's rumoured Tenzan will also challenge for the IWGP title, but who knows whats going on in the minds of the NJPW bookers these days.



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