Kenta Kobashi made his in ring return to puroresu last night after being out for over a year battling and winning a fight against cancer. He teamed with his good friend Yoshihiro Takayama against Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama in a match that was originally booked to be Takayama's return match a year ago, but didn't happen because of Kobashi's illness. Kobashi dropped the fall in his return against Misawa, but make no mistake about it, KOBASHI IS BACK!!!
NOAH "Winter Navigation" 12/2/07 (NTV/G+)
Tokyo Nippon Budokan
17,000 Fans - Super No Vacancy
1. Kishin Kawabata & Mitsuo Momota beat Junji Izumida & Tsutomu Hirayanagi (11:29) when Kawabata used a diving senton on Hirayanagi.
2. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Atsushi Aoki beat Kotaro Suzuki & Ippei Ota (11:47) when Aoki used a reverse cross armbreaker on Ota.
3. Doug Williams & Buchanan beat Takuma Sano & Masao Inoue (12:51) when Buchanan used an avalanche-style Iron Bomb on Inoue.
4. Tamon Honda, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Go Shiosaki beat Takashi Sugiura, Mohammed Yone & Akihiko Ito (14:47) when Shiosaki used the Go Flasher on Ito.
5. Yoshinari Ogawa & Eddie Edwards beat KENTA & Taiji Ishimori (16:09) when Edwards used a modified fisherman's buster on Ishimori.
6. Akitoshi Saito & Bison Smith beat Akira Taue & Kentaro Shiga (17:32) when Saito used the Sickle of Death on Shiga.
7. Takeshi Morishima beat Naomichi Marufuji (22:58) with a backdrop.
8. Kenta Kobashi Return Match: Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama beat Kenta Kobashi & Yoshihiro Takayama (27:07) when Misawa used an avalanche-style Emerald Frosion on Kobashi.