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Monday, April 24, 2006

NOAH 4/23 Budokan results

The Cinderella Story of Masao Inoue came to end last night at the famed Nippon Budokan as he failed in his quest to capture the GHC heavyweight title from Jun Akiyama. Inoue's friends and family were in attendance and there was a lot of support for the underdog and Akiyama received a lot of heat from the crowd.
KENTA made a successfull 5th defense of the GHC Jr. title against Taiji Ishimori, establishing himself as the strongest Jr. heavyweight champion breaking Yoshinobu Kanemaru's defense record. KENTA's next potential challenger could be Takashi Sugiura, who KENTA hopes to avenge his loss from last year when Sugiura pinned him to win the GHC Jr. tag titles from him and Marufuji.
In what was billed as the match of the night by Japanese fans, Naomichi Marufuji lasted over 20-minutes with Kenta Kobashi before falling to NOAH's iron man. Kobashi acknowledged Marufuji's abilities and that of the rising next generation in NOAH, but he says he won't go down so easilly to any of them.

NOAH Spring Navigation 4/23/06 (NTV/G+ Live)
Tokyo Nippon Budokan
14,200 Fans - No Vacancy

1. Ricky Marvin & Yoshinori Ota beat Mitsuo Momota & Akihiko Ito (8:21) when Marvin used a la magistral cradle on Ito.
2. Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Takashi Sugiura & Shuhei Taniguchi beat Junji Izumida, Kentaro Shiga & Atsushi Aoki (15:59) when Sugiura used an Olympic Slam on Aoki.
3. Tamon Honda & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi beat Akitoshi Saito & Kishin Kawabata (11:28) when Honda used the Dead End on Kawabata.
4. Akira Taue & Takuma Sano beat Scorpio & Eddie Edwards (3:59) when Sano used a Northern Light Bomb on Edwards.
5. Takeshi Morishima, Mohammed Yone & Takeshi Rikio beat Doug Williams, Nigel McGuinness & Keith Walker (11:48) when Rikio used the Muso on Walker.
6. Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa beat Minoru Suzuki & SUWA (14:45) when Misawa used the Emerald Frosion on SUWA.
7. Kenta Kobashi beat Naomichi Marufuji (26:30) with the Real Brainbuster.
8. GHC Junior Heavyweight Title: KENTA © beat Taiji Ishimori (21:04) with the Go 2 Sleep (6th defense).
9. GHC Heavyweight Title: Jun Akiyama © beat Masao Inoue (23:14) with the Wrist-Clutch Exploder (2nd defense).



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