6/13 NOAH Results: In Memory Of Mitsuharu Misawa
NOAH continued their current tour today, but today’s event took on more significance and was a night of memories as the promotion once again paid tribute to their fallen leader-the late, great Mitsuharu Misawa-on the 2nd anniversary of his death, one of the darkest days in the history of puro and all of wrestling. Results from the special “Mitsuharu Misawa Memorial Night” event at Osaka Prefectural Gym #2:
They claimed 1500 paid (overflow).
Shuhei Taniguchi beat Bobby Fish in 7:51.
Roderick Strong beat Ricky Marvin in 8:19.
Yutaka Yoshie & Takeshi Morishima beat Masao Inoue & Mohammed Yone in 10:52. Morishima pinned Inoue after a lariat.
Akira Taue, Takuma Sano & Yoshihiro Takayama beat Kento Miyahara, Katsuhiko Nakajima & Kensuke Sasaki in 13:19. Takayama pinned Miyahara after a running kneelift.
Genba Hirayanagi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & KENTA beat Atsushi Aoki, Taiji Ishimoir & Takashi Sugiura in 16:31. Kanemaru pinned Aoki.
Mitsuharu Misawa Memorial Match 1: Akitoshi Saito beat Kotaro Suzuki in 17:24.
Mitsuharu Misawa Memorial Match 2: Jun Akiyama beat Yoshinari Ogawa in 17:16.
Mitsuharu Misawa Memorial Match 3: Go Shiozaki beat Bison Smith in 25:07.
In unrelated news from the event, there now seems to be hope for the struggling promotion after 2 difficult years-the long-overdue is now happening…Kenta Kobashi is finally coming back! After nearly 19 months on the sidelines due to serious elbow & knee injuries and also time off due to getting married, Kobashi will make his latest comeback on July 23 at Osaka Prefectural Gym. Opponent TBA. I think it goes without saying that July 23 now just can’t come fast enough, I am beyond stoked for this!