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Sunday, June 04, 2006

New NOAH Champions!

Big shocker at NOAH's tour closer today as there were two big title changes on the show! First, former champion Takashi Sugiura defeated KENTA to win the GHC Jr. title in a match whre everyone expected KENTA to retain and avenge his loss to Sugiura from 2 years ago when Sugiura successfully defened the title against KENTA, and last June when Sugiura pinned KENTA to win the GHC Jr. tag titles. Sugiura won his no.1 contender spot last night winning an 8-man battle royal which many thought would have been won by veteran Mitsuo Momota since he had attacked and provoked KENTA at the beginning of the tour.
And in the main event, the veteran team of Kenta Kobashi and Tamon Honda won the GHC tag team titles off the youngster team of Takeshi Morishima and Mohammed Yone, who are fresh back from a tour of the UK. Honda used a new cross-armed variation of the Dead End on Yone to win the titles in a battle that went over a half hour and should definately be awesome to watch when it becomes available.

NOAH "Northern Navigation" 6/4/06 (NTV/G+)
Sapporo Media Park Spica
2,400 Fans - Super No Vacancy

1. SUWA & Akihiko Ito beat Mitsuo Momota & Atsushi Aoki (10:12) when SUWA used the FFF on Aoki.
2. Junji Izumida, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Low Ki beat Masao Inoue, Kishin Kawabata & Ippei Ota (16:04) when Kanemaru used a brainbuster on Ota.
3. Akitoshi Saito beat Jason Bates (8:26) with the Sickle of Death.
4. Scorpio, Bison Smith & Bobby Fish beat Akira Taue, Takuma Sano & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (19:35) when Scorpio used the 450 Splash on Kikuchi.
5. Jun Akiyama beat Shuhei Taniguchi (11:56) with the Exploder.
6. Takeshi Rikio, Kentaro Shiga & Naomichi Marufuji beat Mitsuharu Misawa, Yoshinari Ogawa & Ricky Marvin (17:06) when Marufuji used the Shiranui on Marvin.
7. GHC Jr. Heavyweight Title: Takashi Sugiura beat KENTA (c) (25:42) with an ankle hold to become the 11th champion.
8. GHC Tag Team Titles: Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda beat Takeshi Morishima & Mohammed Yone (c) (33:31) when Honda used a cross-armed Dead End on Yone to become the 12th champions.



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