The current NOAH tour rolled on this week after a slight break… Its all slowly building to the 9/10 tour closer as Low Ki has been picking up more wins in singles matches on his way to his GHC Jr title shot against Kanemaru… However in a weird style of booking it appears that the idea of keeping Taue strong going into his GHC title match against Kobashi has flown out of the window as his teams have dropped two successive tag’s on a so far very mixed tour for the big man.
Hakata Star Lane
2,500 Fans – Super No Vacancy
1. Richard Slinger beat Go Shiosaki (9:34) with a modified STF.
2. Tamon Honda beat IZU (10:53) with the rolling Olympic Hell 0.
3. Daisuke Ikeda, Mohammed Yone & Masashi Aoyagi beat Takeshi Rikio, Naomichi Marufuji & Mitsuo Momota (15:04) when Aoyagi used an enzuigiri on Momota.
4. Low Ki beat Superstar Steve (10:13) with a Ki splash.
5. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Makoto Hashi beat Kotaro Suzuki & Ricky Marvin (21:14) when Hashi used a Goriman’s Driver on Suzuki.
6. Bison Smith, Rick Steiner & Trevor Rhodes beat Akira Taue, Takuma Sano & Kishin Kawabata (15:05) when Smith used the Bisontenial on Kawabata.
7. Jun Akiyama & Yoshinobu Kanemaru beat Kenta Kobashi & KENTA (22:22) when Kanemaru used a revolution-style brainbuster on KENTA.
8. Mitsuharu Misawa, Yoshinari Ogawa & Scorpio beat Akitoshi Saito, Masao Inoue & Takashi Sugiura (33:22) when Ogawa used a backdrop hold on Inoue.
Sanyo Heights Gymnasium
1,500 Fans – Super No Vacancy
1. Jun Izumida beat Haruka Eigen (6:24) with a running body press.
2. Kotaro Suzuki beat Go Shiosaki (14:04) with the Blue Destiny.
3. Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone beat Takuma Sano & Richard Slinger (14:09) when Ikeda used a Dai-Chan Bomber on Slinger.
4. Low Ki beat Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (12:36) with the Ki Crusher ’99.
5. Akitoshi Saito, Masao Inoue & Takashi Sugiura beat Scorpio, Ricky Marvin & Trevor Rhodes (18:38) when Inoue used an Argentine backbreaker on Rhodes.
6. Jun Akiyama, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Makoto Hashi beat Takeshi Rikio, Naomichi Marufuji & Masashi Aoyagi (19:30) when Hashi used a horizontal cradle on Aoyagi.
7. Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa beat Akira Taue & Kishin Kawabata (15:33) when Ogawa used a backdrop hold on Kawabata.
8. Kenta Kobashi, Tamon Honda & KENTA beat Bison Smith, Rick Steiner & Superstar Steve (26:38) when KENTA used the Go 2 Sleep on Steve.