NOAH ran its final tour show before the 10/9/04 closer extravaganza yesterday… Kenta Kobashi suffered a setback going into his match against Taue for the GHC title as he and Kikuchi fell to an upset of kinds as Rikio and Marufuji defeated them, Marufuji getting the win by defeating Kikuchi with his Shiranui… This in the same day that challenger Taue got a boost, he and Sano defeating the gajian pairing of Scorpio and Slinger when Sano pinned Slinger after a Northen Lights Bomb.
The full results are…
Kochi Resident Gymnasium
1. Kishin Kawabata beat Mitsuo Momota (9:01) with a cradle cutback.
2. Trevor Rhodes beat Go Shiosaki (9:35) with a diving bulldog headlock.
3. Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone beat Tamon Honda & Jun Izumida (13:12) when Ikeda used a Dai-Chan Bomber on Izumida.
4. Ricky Marvin & Low Ki beat KENTA & Masashi Aoyagi (14:01) when Ki used the Ki Crusher ’99 on Aoyagi.
5. Akira Taue & Takuma Sano beat Scorpio & Richard Slinger (14:52) when Sano used a Northern Light bomb on Slinger.
6. Jun Akiyama, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Makoto Hashi beat Mitsuharu Misawa, Yoshinari Ogawa & Kotaro Suzuki (20:34) when Hashi used a Goriman’s Driver on Suzuki.
7. Takeshi Rikio & Naomichi Marufuji beat Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (20:21) when Marufuji used the Shiranui on Kikuchi.
8. Akitoshi Saito, Masao Inoue & Takashi Sugiura beat Bison Smith, Rick Steiner & Superstar Steve (22:50) when Sugiura used a chickenwing facelock on Steve.