More NOAH News; Jr. Tag League Teams Announced
In addition to announcing the long-awaited return of Kenta Kobashi today, NOAH also revealed the participating teams in this year’s G+ Jr. Heavyweight Tag League. There are 10 teams entered this year, they are as follows:
Current GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Yoshinobu Kanemaru & KENTA
Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki
Taiji Ishimori & Zack Saber Jr.
Ricky & Rocky Marvin (Rocky Marvin is Ricky’s brother)
Katsuhiko Nakajima & Satoshi Kajiwara
Atsushi Kotoge & Daisuke Harada (Osaka Pro)
Kenou & Kenbai (Michinoku Pro)
Tatsuhito Takaiwa (Independent/Freelancer) & ? (I should finally know his name soon, at least once this info makes it to NOAH’s English website)
Eddie Edwards & Delirious (Ring Of Honor)
Jack Evans & Aerostar (AAA)
They will be divided into 2 blocks, pairings TBA. All matches will be held under GHC Title Match rules aka the usual tournament match format: 1 fall, 30 minute time limit, 2 points for win, 1 point for time limit draw, 0 points for everything else. Preliminary matches will take place on the 7/16-28 events with the finals on 7/30 at Korakuen. It is not yet known if only one or the top two teams in each block will advance past the prelims. The winners receive the G+ Jr. Heavyweight Tag League Championship Trophy from Nippon Television Network Corporation (owners of the cable network G+) and 1 million yen.
More as it becomes available.