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NOAH News: Europe Cards, May Participation

05/09/2011

Some NOAH news:
The cards for this weekend’s European Navigation events have been announced, and the big story is the GHC Title Committee has granted GHC Heavyweight Champion Takashi Sugiura’s request for a title match over the weekend. That will be Friday against current IPW:UK Heavyweight Champion Dave Mastiff, who has successfully defended his title 7 times since winning it in 2010-that includes retaining against NOAH stars Takeshi Morishima & Go Shiozaki. The weekend cards:
Friday:
Kotaro Suzuki vs. Ricky Marvin
Taiji Ishimori vs. Satoshi Kajiwara
Takeshi Morishima & Atsushi Aoki vs. Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli
Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. Zack Saber Jr.
Go Shiozaki & Shuhei Taniguchi vs. KENTA & Bobby Fish
GHC Heavyweight Champion Takashi SUgiura vs. Dave Mastiff for the title

Saturday:
Taiji Ishimori vs. The Saint
Ricky Marvin vs. Johnny Storm
Satoshi Kajiwara vs. Atsushi Aoki
Takeshi Morishima & Shuhei Taniguchi vs. Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli
KENTA vs. Zack Saber Jr.
Go Shiozaki vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima
Kotaro Suzuki vs. Takashi Sugiura

Sunday:
Satoshi Kajiwara vs. Ax Man
Shuhei Taniguchi vs. Big Van Walter
Taiji Ishimori vs. Zack Saber Jr.
Katsuhiko Nakajima vs. Ricky Marvin
Go Shiozaki vs. Bad Bones
Takashi Sugiura vs. Claudio Castagnoli
KENTA vs. Chris Hero

The gaijin & freelance participation for the 5/21-5/29 series of events: Yutaka Yoshie, Yoshihiro Takayama, Kensuke Sasaki, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Takashi Okita, Kento Miyahara, Kentaro Shiga, Masashi Aoyagi, Akito. Yoshie will work all shows. Takayama will work 5/21-5/26 (maybe the first time since he returned to NOAH that he won’t work all shows of a tour/series). Sasaki, Nakajima & Okita will work 5/25-5/29. Miyahara will work 5/25 only. Shiga will work 5/21 & 5/26-5/29. Aoyagi & Akito will work 5/26 only. Additionally, there is one other freelancer who’s name I don’t recognize and can’t figure out who will appear in NOAH for the first time-this one will work 5/26 only.