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Sunday, April 24, 2005

NOAH 4/24 Budokan results

Results from the big Budokan show today had a two big surprises!
First, TOSHIAKI KAWADA made his very first appearance in a NOAH ring as he met and shook hands with Misawa in the ring and announced he would be participating at the 7/18 NOAH "DESTINY" Tokyo Dome show!
The second big surprise was the announcement of the first match for DESTINY: KENTA KOBASHI VS KENSUKE SASAKI! A true modern day dream match if ever! Two of the all time greats in the business are sure to put on a Hell of a lariat battle!
As for the show itself, Takeshi Rikioh made his first successfull defence of the GHC Heavyweight title against Akitoshi Saito. The match went longer than I would have liked, but I hope it was at least a good match.
I very dissapointed the KENTA/SUWA match only went 7 minutes and ended in a DQ, but I guess this means a rematch will be in the works. Tokyo Dome maybe?

NOAH, 4/24/05
Tokyo Nippon Budokan

1. Jun Izumida & Makoto Hashi beat Masao Inoue & Kishin Kawabata (14:18) when Izumida used the Meteorite on Kawabata.
2. Tamon Honda, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Takashi Sugiura beat Bison Smith, Rick Steiner & Ricky Marvin (16:09) when Sugiura used an Olympic Slam on Marvin.
3. Scorpio, Michael Modest & Donovan Morgan beat Yoshinari Ogawa, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Richard Slinger (19:16) when Scorpio used the Drop The Bomb on Kikuchi.
4. Akira Taue & Takuma Sano beat Mohammed Yone & Takeshi Morishima (10:58) when Taue used the Ore Ga Taue on Yone.
5. KENTA beat SUWA (6:23) by DQ.
6. Minoru Suzuki & Naomichi Marufuji beat Mitsuharu Misawa & Kotaro Suzuki (20:00) when Marufuji used the Shiranui on Suzuki.
7. Jun Akiyama & Genichiro Tenryu beat Kenta Kobashi Go Shiozaki (17:30) when Tenryu pinned Shiozaki with a powerbomb.
8. GHC Heavyweight Title: Takeshi Rikio © beat Akitoshi Saito (25:06) with the Muso.

Overall, I think I'll be picking up this show as it does have some interesting moments I want to check out.



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