NOAH News: Shiozaki-Akiyama Date Set
SportsNavi reports NOAH today announced the first match for their “Launching Commemoration Day” event on 8/6, and it’s the expected big one-GHC Heavyweight Champion Go Shiozaki vs. Jun Akiyama for the title. The match had been eexpected since Shiozaki ended Takashi Sugiura’s 19-month reign last week, the only real question was the date. Shiozaki formally issued the challenge to Akiyama on 7/16, Akiyama accepted on 7/18. The match seemed to be originally thought about for Sunday (7/23) based on translating of Shiozaki comments but decided against because the focus is on Kenta Kobashi’s return, so now they’ve settled on 8/6 at Differ Ariake.
More as it becomes available.