NOAH ran its first ever Tokyo Dome show on the 10th of June and drew a respectable 58,000 fans in the current conditions of wrestling around the globe… It saw 6 title match ups, including one for another companys tag belts… it also had three wrestlers from AJPW (Kea, Muto and KaShin) and featured a match that maybe 5 years ago would have sold out this place twice… Misawa v Muto.. but only in tag form…
The full results are as follows…
NOAH “DEPARTURE 2004”, 7/10/04 (PPV/NTV)
58,000 Fans – Super No Vacancy
1. Mitsuo Momota beat Haruka Eigen (8:03) with a reverse cradle.
2. Tamon Honda, Jun Izumida & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi beat Masao Inoue, Kishin Kawabata & Masashi Aoyagi (10:58) when Izumida used the Mukado Domu on Kawabata.
3. Michael Modest & Donovan Morgan beat Kotaro Suzuki & Ricky Marvin (11:55) when Morgan used the Day After Tomorrow on Marvin.
4. Scorpio & Richard Slinger beat Akitoshi Saito & Makoto Hashi (16:44) when Slinger used the Chattanooga Choo Choo on Hashi.
5. Akira Taue & Takuma Sano beat Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone (10:45) when Sano used an avalanche-style Northern Light bomb on Yone.
6. GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title: Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA (c) beat Takashi Sugiura & Kendo Kashin (22:26) when Marufuji used an avalanche-style Shiranui on Sugiura (7th defense).
7. GHC Jr. Heavyweight Title: Yoshinobu Kanemaru beat Jushin Thunder Liger (c) (17:36) with a revolution-style brainbuster to become the 9th champion.
8. IWGP Tag Team Title: Yoshihiro Takayama & Minoru Suzuki (c) beat Takeshi Morishima & Takeshi Rikio (12:55) when Takayama used a high-angle German suplex hold on Morishima (3rd defense).
9. GHC Tag Team Title: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa (c) beat Keiji Muto & Taiyo Kea (21:46) when Misawa used the Emerald Frosion on Kea (4th defense).
10. GHC Heavyweight Title: Kenta Kobashi (c) beat Jun Akiyama (35:34) with the Burning Hammer (9th defense).