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NOAH Nippon Budokan SP GREAT VOYAGE '04 1/10/04 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
-3 1/2hr. Q=Ex

Juventud Guerrera vs. Kotaro Suzuki 13:14

Richard Slinger & Donovan Morgan vs. Mitsuo Momota & Masashi Aoyagi 8:37

Scorpio & Bison Smith & IZU vs. Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone & Kishin Kawabata 13:30

Takuma Sano vs. Masao Inoue 12:55

Yoshihiro Takayama & Akira Taue & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Tamon Honda & Akitoshi Saito & Takashi Sugiura 14:48

Jun Akiyama & Takeshi Morishima & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Kenta Kobashi & Takeshi Rikio & Makoto Hashi 21:48

GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Title Match: Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA vs. El Samurai & Wataru Inoue 28:01.Top notch interpromotional match, heated and intense with tremendous atmosphere. The New Japan team were the heels just for existing, so the fans would boo them for celebrating and playing to the crowd. Samurai rolled with this, reverting to his old rudo ways and roughing the opposition up, because he could. Samurai was excellent in his complementary role, allowing Marufuji to be the spectacular one and KENTA to be the brutal one. KENTA was on fire, wrestling the entire match in overdrive and really laying into Inoue, showing him to be enemy rather than merely opponent. Marufuji was also at his finest, with the NOAH duo providing great action from start to finish. Inoue was way outclassed as he was merely good, but managed to hold up his end, which was enough given the contributions of the other three. ****1/4

GHC Tag Title Match: Yuji Nagata & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa 29:41. Mature Nagata is even more reminiscent of of Nobuhiko Takada, changing the whole tenor of the match due to his cool and in total control demeanor. The way he carries himself is ultimately the way he controls the match. He was the only one who was able to elevate the level, as Misawa, though really good in spurts, still allowed Ogawa to work the bulk of the match as usual. The styles were too disperate and never converged, with Ogawa & Tanahashi looking like something from 20 years ago as their offense was so below the modern standard. Tanahashi was way out of his depth in virtually every regard, while at least Ogawa understands his offense is rather lame and he isn't going to thrill anyone with dropkicks alone, so he concentrates on finding ways to get by on effort, timing, and guile. Ogawa, thus, didn't hurt the match, it's just that his ceiling is much lower than the guys Misawa tagged with in his heyday, and as a result you have a major interpromotional match that, while good, stands out as being merely good because the standard should be much higher and, even disregarding that, it simply never felt like anything overly important or special. ***1/4

AJPW & NOAH Mitsuharu Misawa ~Green Ark~ DVD Box Set
-17hr 35min. Q=Perfect. 12 DVDs

Disk One AJPW:

4/22/83: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Shiro Koshinaka

8/26/84 Tiger Mask II (debut): Tiger Mask vs. La Fiera

6/21/85: Tiger Mask vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi

11/27/85: Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid

3/13/86: Tiger Mask vs. Riki Choshu

6/1/86: Tiger Mask vs. Genichiro Tenryu

3/9/88: Tiger Mask vs. Jumbo Tsuruta

5/14/90: Tiger Mask II & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Yoshikai Yatsu & Samson Fuyuki. Tiger unmasks

6/8/90: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jumbo Tsuruta

Disc Two:

7/24/91: Mitsuharu Misawa & Tosihaki Kawada vs. Terry Gordy & Steve Williams

9/4/91: Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue

8/22/92: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Stan Hansen

10/21/92: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada

3/5/94: Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Giant Baba & Stan Hansen

Disc Three:

6/3/94: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada

7/28/94: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Steve Williams

4/15/95: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Akira Taue

12/9/95: Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue

10/21/97: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi

Disc Four:

1/26/98: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jun Akiyama

5/1/98: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada

10/31/98: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi

5/2/99: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Vader

8/25/99: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama

Disc Five NOAH:

8/5/00: Mitsuharu Misawa & Akira Taue vs. Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama

12/23/00: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Vader

1/13/01: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Shinya Hashimoto & Alexander Otsuka

4/15/01: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Yoshihiro Takayama

4/7/02: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kodo Fuyuki

1/10/03: Mitsuharu Misawa & Masahiro Chono vs. Kenta Kobashi & Akira Taue

1/10/04: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Yuji Nagata & Hiroshi Tanahashi

Disc Six:

7/10/04: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Keiji Mutoh & Taiyo Kea

1/8/05: Mitsuharu Misawa & Takeshi Rikio vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Shiro Koshinaka

7/18/05: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada

12/10/06: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Naomichi Marufuji

11/3/07: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. KENTA

5/6/09: Mitsuharu Misawa & Go Shiosaki vs. Kensuke Sasaki & Takeshi Morishima

6/4/09: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Masao Inoue vs. Bison Smith & Akitoshi Saito & Bobby Fish

NOAH NOAH'S voyage 1/31/04 The First Navigation '04 taped 1/17/04 Tokyo Differ Ariake
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect

KENTA Single Match Trial 1st: KENTA vs. Juventud Guerrera 19:06. KENTA worked hard, but 90% of the effort came from him. Juventud was sloppy to boot. Juventud didn't seem too distraught that KENTA was going over; he seemed more than willing to sell for him way more than you'd expect given the finish. In fact, KENTA pretty well dominated the match. I suppose one could argue that Juventud may have tried harder if the outcome were in his favor, but in any case, the match needed a more balanced effort to truly succeed, and by this point in his career, Juventud wasn't a guy you could rely upon. **1/2

Takeshi Morishima & Takeshi Rikio vs. Yoshinari Ogawa & Richard Slinger 16:06

Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone & Naomichi Marufuji vs. Bison Smith & Donovan Morgan & IZU 19:02

Shiro Koshinaka vs. Masao Inoue 9:20

Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Scorpio & Kotaro Suzuki 20:02

Takuma Sano & Akira Taue & Makoto Hashi vs. Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 27:01

NOAH di colosseo 3/8/04 Navigation for Evolution '04 Opening taped 2/20/04 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect

Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Doug Williams & Michael Modest & Donovan Morgan 17:42

Takeshi Morishima & Naomichi Marufuji vs. Scorpio & Superstar Steve 13:57

Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone vs. Yoshinari Ogawa & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 4:14

Mitsuharu Misawa & Shiro Koshinaka vs. Takeshi Rikio & Masao Inoue 11:10

Akira Taue & Takuma Sano & Makoto Hashi vs. Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda & KENTA 26:56

NOAH NOAH'S voyage #61 2/28/04 Navigation for Evolution '04 taped 2/21/04 Kanagawa Sagamihara Shiritsu Sogo Taiikukan
-1hr 55min. Q=Near Perfect

Jun Akiyama vs. Makoto Hashi 15:13

Shiro Koshinaka & Doug Williams vs. Tamon Honda & Kishin Kawabata 11:59

Akira Taue & Takuma Sano & Masao Inoue vs. Akitoshi Saito & Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Superstar Steve 16:58

Mitsuo Momota vs. Haruka Eigen 8:38

Michael Modest & Donovan Morgan vs. Kotaro Suzuki & Ricky Marvin 13:19

Takeshi Morishima & Takeshi Rikio vs. Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 16:40

Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Scorpio vs. Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone & IZU 14:23

NOAH di colosseo 3/15/04 Navigation for Evolution '04 Final taped 3/6/04 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect

Tamon Honda & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Kishin Kawabata & Masashi Aoyagi 7:55

Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Scorpio & Doug Williams & Trevor Rhodes 18:41

Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA & Kotaro Suzuki & Mitsuo Momota vs. Michael Modest & Donovan Morgan & Ricky Marvin & Superstar Steve 13:56

Jun Akiyama & Yoshihiro Takayama & Jun Izumida vs. Akira Taue & Takuma Sano & Takeshi Morishima 8:54

GHC Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Makoto Hashi 22:20

NOAH di colosseo 3/22/04 Navigation for Evolution '04 Final taped 3/6/04 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect

GHC Tag Title Match: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone 29:28

2/26/04 Kanagawa Yokosuka Shi Sogo Taiikukan, GHC Heavyweight Championship Next Challenger Decision Match: Takeshi Rikio vs. Akira Taue 7:46

GHC Heavyweight Title Match: Kenta Kobashi vs. Takeshi Rikio 25:28

NOAH di colosseo 3/24/04 Navigation for Evolution '04
-1hr 55min. Q=TV Master

2/21: Jun Akiyama vs. Makoto Hashi 15:33

3/6: GHC Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Makoto Hashi 22:20. Not a tremendous match by any means, but a successful one. Liger gave his all despite Hashi not being a legitimate contender, and was typically unselfish. Hashi gave a spirited performance, and did his best. They did a nice job of working Hashi's signature moves in, and made the fans support, perhaps even believe in him. The match was dramatic, but it had it's sloppy moments. Hashi can't work at anywhere near Liger's level, and this was particularly exemplified by the rather crude transitions. ***1/4

2/20: Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammad Yone vs. Yoshinari Ogawa & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 4:14

2/21 Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Scorpio vs. Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammad Yone & IZU 14:23

3/6: GHC tag team title match: Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammad Yone vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa 29:28

NOAH di colosseo 3/31/04 Navigation for Evolution '04
-1hr 55min. Q=TV Master

2/20/04 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Mitsuharu Misawa & Shiro Koshinaka vs. Takeshi Rikio & Masao Inoue 11:10. A jealous Yoshinari Ogawa didn’t hide his distaste for NOAH’s new free agent acquisition Koshinaka, who he seemed to fear might steal his partner. Misawa’s style shifted toward Koshinaka’s, with both playing mean and grumpy heels who dominated through roughhousing. Unfortunately, that didn’t improve that match any, which was only passable due to weak efforts. One annoying aspect of these short NOAH matches is the wrestler who does all the selling is suddenly rejuvenated by their partners hot tag, and thus comes right back in acting fresh as a daisy for the finishing segment. *3/4

3/6/04 Tokyo Nippon Budokan

Jun Akiyama & Yoshihiro Takayama & Jun Izumida vs. Akira Taue & Takuma Sano & Takeshi Morishima 8:54. Nice little sprint. Good performance by Akiyama, pushing the pace and working enough spots in early to keep it interesting. Taue was surprisingly motivated, working the sort of energetic and exciting segments he used to do with Akiyama in the mid 1990’s. Sano gave a good, unselfish performance, mostly making the opposition look better than they should. They would have had something here if they choose to develop the match, but instead Izumida suddenly beat Morishima due to an undeveloped knee injury. **3/4

Tamon Honda & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Kishin Kawabata & Masashi Aoyagi 3:00 of 7:55. Kikuchi took Aoyagi’s kicks then ducked a lariat and schoolboyed him for the win.

Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Scorpio & Doug Williams & Trevor Rhodes 2:53 of 18:41. It came down to Inoue vs. Rhodes with Inoue’s teammates keeping Scorpio & Williams outside the ring for a minute and a half until Inoue finished it with his Argentine backbreaker.

Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA & Mitsuo Momota & Kotaro Suzuki vs. Michael Modest & Donovan Morgan & Superstar Steve & Ricky Marvin 3:30 of 13:56. Momota just stood around and watched while everyone else performed athletic feats he might have been able to contemplate if he were 25 years younger. Other than his ridiculous casting, it made for an impressive highlight film complete with Marufuji’s team delivering a quadruple suplex.

2/20/04: Akira Taue & Takuma Sano & Makoto Hashi vs. Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda & KENTA 6:10 of 26:56. The Taue vs. Kobashi edit, as Taue was a finalist for the next GHC title shot. Both were energized to the point they appeared to be younger, healthier versions of themselves. They brought their best stuff, unleashing some heavy artillery early including Taue taking Kobashi out with his ore ga Taue, but Kobashi coming back with a DDT on the apron. Kobashi blocked Taue’s nodowa otoshi off the apron, so Sano got Kobashi on his shoulders to assist Taue. Rikio looked on from the back as he was the other title shot finalist. When Taue tried to attack Kobashi after the match, tossing all the seconds aside, Rikio made the save and helped Kobashi up only to cheap shot him with his lariat. What aired was very good.

2/21 Kanagawa Sagamihara Shiritsu Sogo Taiikukan: Takeshi Morishima & Takeshi Rikio vs. Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 5:40 of 16:40. The Kobashi vs. Rikio edit. Fiery and intense, but Rikio doesn’t give, or even take, nearly as well as even a 43-year-old Taue. Morishima held Kobashi off while Rikio took Kikuchi out with a deadly slap then made the belt around his waist sign to set off a post match skirmish.

2/26/04 Kanagawa Yokosuka Shi Sogo Taiikukan, GHC Heavyweight Championship Next Challenger Decision Match: Takeshi Rikio vs. Akira Taue 7:41 of 7:46. They delivered the sort of uninspired limpid turkey that would make you reconsider giving either a chance at a big match... in the next year. There was no feeling of importance beyond Kobashi’s presence scouting at ringside, and no sense of urgency. Taue may have found the fountain of youth against Kobashi, but it looked like he didn’t find out Rikio was getting the title shot until 5 minutes before their decision match. Rikio was no more motivated though. If anything, he was far more at fault because for whatever reason he got almost all the offense, which amounted to him using the guard rail and turnbuckle on Taue’s back and bowling not so Dynamic T over a few times. Taue finally got a few moves in at the end, only to be pinned out of nowhere after a single lariat. ½*

3/6/04 Tokyo Nippon Budokan, GHC Heavyweight Title: Kenta Kobashi vs. Takeshi Rikio 25:28. Kobashi was in a tough spot here because on one hand he had to deliver due to it being a Budokan main event, but on the other hand he had to sell constantly for one of the worst and most limited offensive wrestlers in the league in an effort to make him come off as a semi-credible challenger. I doubt there was any thought of delivering a match of the year, the goal here was simply to overachieve, which they arguably did due to Kobashi being great enough to carry a limited wrestler to 25 quality minutes even without constructing the match in a manner that would be particularly conducive to achieving that goal. Rikio received his 2nd title shot, having lost to Yoshinari Ogawa on 7/26/02. He looked like he belonged when he had his rematch with Kobashi on 3/5/05, but today he was more similar to an overmatched nerve riddled rookie. Rikio’s offense was that much worse than usual as he didn’t seem to have the confidence to follow through, often resulting in that fake “I wouldn’t want to hurt my opponent” look that you get from the WWE. Even without knees, Kobashi could have made the match with his offense if the only goal was making it memorable, but it’s not in his nature to be a selfish wrestler so he did what was (arguably) best for the company. Kobashi allowed Rikio to resort to attacking his bad knees since that was the only way anyone would give Rikio a snowball’s chance in hell. With Kobashi standing on the apron, Rikio ran the floor and clipped Kenta’s knees, but otherwise Rikio wasn’t really able to innovate or stray too far from his routine, which doesn’t exactly include a plethora of knee moves. The fans got into Rikio’s near falls, as if nothing else he was able to show a lot more desire and emotion than we are used to seeing. Rikio did do enough well in the last 5 minutes to leave a positive impression, but this was a bottom rung GHC Heavyweight Championship match to be certain. ***1/4

NOAH Differ Ariake SP NAVIGATION 3/13/04 Tokyo
-3hr 5min. Q=Near Perfect

Mitsuo Momota vs. Haruka Eigen 7:44

Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda vs. Takeshi Rikio & Trevor Rhodes 11:49

Naomichi Marufuji & Kotaro Suzuki & Ricky Marvin vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Makoto Hashi 30:00

Mitsuharu Misawa & Masao Inoue vs. Jun Akiyama & Kishin Kawabata 15:29

Akira Taue & Takuma Sano vs. Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone 30:00

KENTA Single Match Trial 2nd: Yoshinari Ogawa vs. KENTA 19:10

WLW Heavyweight Title Match: Takeshi Morishima vs. Jun Izumida 12:45

NOAH Differ Ariake SP Encountering Navigation '04 Opening 4/3/04 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
-2hr 55min. Q=Ex

Kishin Kawabata vs. Haruka Eigen 7:01

Makoto Hashi & Donovan Morgan vs. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Mitsuo Momota 14:51

Takeshi Morishima & Takeshi Rikio vs. Scorpio & Trevor Rhodes 10:51

Akira Taue & Takuma Sano vs. Tamon Honda & Masao Inoue 13:58

Bison Smith vs. IZU 9:38

Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone vs. Kenta Kobashi & Ricky Marvin 18:32

Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Shiro Koshinaka & Richard Slinger 15:51

GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Title Match: Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA vs. Yoshinari Ogawa & Kotaro Suzuki 28:32

NOAH Nippon Budokan SP Encountering Navigation '04 Final 4/25/04 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
-2hr 50min. Q=Near Perfect. 2 DVDs

Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone vs. Akitoshi Saito & Jun Izumida 10:42

Akira Taue & Takuma Sano vs. Tamon Honda & Masao Inoue 16:38

Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Ricky Marvin 14:47

Takeshi Rikio & Kotaro Suzuki vs. Jun Akiyama & Makoto Hashi 17:01

GHC Tag Title Match: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA 28:39

GHC Heavyweight Title Match: Kenta Kobashi vs. Yoshihiro Takayama 28:47

NOAH di colosseo 5/31/04 Navigation with Breeze '04 taped 5/14/04 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Ex

Takashi Sugiura vs. Ace Steel 20:00

Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Makoto Hashi vs. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Mitsuo Momota 12:46

Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone & Kishin Kawabata vs. Takeshi Morishima & Takeshi Rikio & Richard Slinger 13:28

KENTA Single Match Trial 3rd: Jun Akiyama vs. KENTA 14:06. Akiyama went through a lengthy initiation to be truly accepted as a star in All Japan, and still remembers what the process is like. He shows he understands how to play the opposite role, be the veteran bully who refuses to grant the upstart safe passage. KENTA is his fiery and spunky self, taking everything Akiyama can dish out and still charging headlong without a moments hesitation. They play their roles well, striking the proper balance between Akiyama trying to brush off the youngster and KENTA insisting he's not only arrived but here for the long haul. The motivation is high and the wrestling is as good as you'd expect. The one downside is the match is somewhat on the short side, and at this point KENTA doesn't command enough respect to get Akiyama to use a lot of his best moves.

5/2/99 Tokyo Dome: Takeshi Morishima & Satoru Asako vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Kentaro Shiga

NOAH di colosseo 6/7/04 Navigation with Breeze '04 taped 5/14/04 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect

5/14/04 Tokyo Korakuen Hall

Akira Taue & Takuma Sano & Bison Smith vs. Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda & Doug Williams 22:15

Kotaro Suzuki & Ricky Marvin vs. Naomichi Marufuji & Superstar Steve 14:50

Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Shiro Koshinaka vs. Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue & Jun Izumida 15:37

5/21/04 Sendai Miyagi-ken Sports Center: Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Masao Inoue & Jun Izumida & Kishin Kawabata 15:47

5/2/99 Tokyo Dome: Rusher Kimura & Masao Inoue & Mitsuo Momota vs. Giant Kimala II & Haruka Eigen & Jun Izumida

NOAH Miyagi-ken Sports Center SP Navigation with Breeze '04 5/21/04 Sendai
-2hr 55min. Q=Ex

Richard Slinger & Superstar Steve vs. Mitsuo Momota & Haruka Eigen 8:03

Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone vs. Takuma Sano & Makoto Hashi 13:11

Takeshi Morishima & Takeshi Rikio & Naomichi Marufuji vs. Tamon Honda & Ricky Marvin & Masashi Aoyagi 15:05

Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Masao Inoue & Jun Izumida & Kishin Kawabata 15:47

Kenta Kobashi & KENTA vs. Akira Taue & Takashi Sugiura 17:03

Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Kotaro Suzuki vs. Bison Smith & Doug Williams & Ace Steel 22:35

GHC Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 17:20

NOAH Sapporo SP Navigation with Breeze '04 Final 6/1/04 Tsukisamu Green Dome
-3hr 20min. Q=VG

Jun Izumida vs. Haruka Eigen 6:18

Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Takashi Sugiura & Makoto Hashi vs. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Masashi Aoyagi & Superstar Steve 17:53

Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Kishin Kawabata 8:25

Mitsuharu Misawa & Doug Williams & Richard Slinger vs. Akira Taue & Bison Smith & Ace Steel 17:54

Yoshihiro Takayama & Takuma Sano vs. Takeshi Rikio & Masao Inoue 16:29

Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda vs. Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito 19:52

WLW Heavyweight Title Match: Takeshi Morishima vs. Daisuke Ikeda 12:38

GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Title Match: Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA vs. Kotaro Suzuki & Ricky Marvin 32:59

NOAH di colosseo 7/5/04 WE ARE THE CHAMPION taped 6/11/04 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect

6/1/04 Sapporo Tsukisamu Green Dome, WLW Heavyweight Title Match: Takeshi Morishima vs. Daisuke Ikeda 12:38

Adult Team vs. Young Team 8 Match Series

Kishin Kawabata vs. Kotaro Suzuki 10:27

Takuma Sano vs. Makoto Hashi 9:38

Takeshi Morishima vs. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 1:23

Takeshi Rikio vs. Masao Inoue 9:36

Ricky Marvin vs. Takashi Sugiura 11:00

KENTA vs. Jun Izumida 5:00

Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Jun Akiyama 11:00

Tamon Honda vs. Naomichi Marufuji 8:33

NOAH di colosseo 7/12/04 Accomplish Our 4th Navigation taped 6/23/04 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan 2
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect

Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Takashi Sugiura vs. Jushin Thunder Liger & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 11:16

Takeshi Morishima & Takeshi Rikio vs. Yoshihiro Takayama & Jun Izumida 11:38

Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda & KENTA vs. Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito & Makoto Hashi 22:00

6/27/04 Tokyo Korakuen Hall: Kenta Kobashi & Takeshi Rikio & Ricky Marvin vs. Jun Akiyama & Takeshi Morishima & Makoto Hashi 16:34

5/2/99 Tokyo Dome: Animal Warrior & Hawk Warrior & Johnny Ace vs. Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama & Jinsei Shinzaki

NOAH Korakuen Hall SP Accomplish Our 4th Navigation 6/27/04 Tokyo
-2hr 45min. Q=VG

Kishin Kawabata vs. Haruka Eigen 7:32

Tamon Honda & Donovan Morgan vs. Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue 11:58

Yoshinari Ogawa & Scorpio & Michael Modest vs. Akira Taue & Takuma Sano & Superstar Steve 21:13

Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Takashi Sugiura vs. Naomichi Marufuji & Kotaro Suzuki 17:16

Mitsuharu Misawa & Shiro Koshinaka & Mitsuo Momota vs. Daisuke Ikeda & Jun Izumida & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 16:15

KENTA Single Match Trial 4th: Yoshihiro Takayama vs. KENTA 10:21. KENTA was way overmatched going against an opponent who is seemingly twice his size and doesn't respect pesky little guys. However, the important thing is KENTA believes in himself and will literally die trying to prove himself, which yielded a desperation and intensity that wasn't present in KENTA's previous trial matches. Takayama wasn't his usual lame clumsy oafish self in this one. He's more interesting in shoots since if he has his way they're just gory brawls where they clobber each other until someone drops, but this is one of the only times where his wrestling was essentially the same thing, as rather than pulling his kicks to a laughable extent, he unloaded on KENTA with every shot as if he were a punching bag. You wonder if a guy KENTA's size should be taking this sort of impact, and why Takayama's usual 250+ plus pound tough guy opponents do not. The match started off as if it were going to be a squash with Takayama blowing KENTA away with his big knee and a massive kick and press slamming KENTA to the floor as if he were a pillow. KENTA finally combined his quickness and athleticism with his striking to get some momentum behind his shots while also being ellusive. He had a nice little run, but as soon as he'd make the mistake of standing in front of Takayama, Takayama would just cover up and withstand his flurry then knock him down with one shot. Overall, KENTA didn't have that much offense, but he looked fairly credible using his striking on a gigantic opponent, and although he lost, he prevented it from being the brutal butchering it started out as, his display of heart and desire winning the audience over in the process. ***1/2

Kenta Kobashi & Takeshi Rikio & Ricky Marvin vs. Jun Akiyama & Takeshi Morishima & Makoto Hashi 16:34

NJ vs. NOAH Special Edition DVD Box
-about 18hr. Q=Perfect. 12 DVDs

Vol 1

1/4/02 Tokyo Dome GHC Heavyweight Title Match: Jun Akiyama vs. Yuji Nagata

4/7/02 Tokyo GHC Tag Title Match: Takeshi Rikio & Takeshi Morishima vs. Manabu Nakanishi & Yutaka Yoshie

5/2/02 Tokyo Dome: Masahiro Chono vs. Mitsuharu Misawa.

5/26/02 Tokyo: Yutaka Yoshie vs. Takeshi Morishima

8/29/02 Nagano: Osamu Nishimura vs. Kentaro Shiga

Vol 2

5/2/03 Tokyo Dome: Masahiro Chono vs. Kenta Kobashi

5/14/03: Yuji Nagata vs. Masao Inoue

6/6/03 Tokyo: Yuji Nagata vs. Akira Taue

7/16/03 Osaka: Yuji Nagata vs. Jun Akiyama

7/16/03 Osaka GHC Tag Title Match: Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda vs. Yoshihiro Takayama & Shinya Makabe

8/10/03 Kobe G1 Climax: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Jun Akiyama 19:43. Akiyama did a NJ style bout, stiff and measured without a lot of fireworks. They did a nice job of selling the moves and putting over the toll of the match, which was actually very solid, something that can't be said for most of Akiyama's matches since he got his singles push in late '97. The match picked up with Akiyama's DDT on the runway that nearly secured a countout, but never got out of control. ***1/2

8/11/03 Nagoya G1 Climax: Osamu Nishimura vs. Jun Akiyama 27:17. Akiyama was on his best behaviour in this tournament, really trying to impress NJ. He not only did Nishimura's 70's style technical match, he looked really good doing it. Akiyama isn't known for working the holds, but put forth an excellent effort to make them meaningful. They were thinking about what they were doing, both the short and long term effects. Akiyama did put his stamp on the match with a DDT on the apron, piledriver on the floor, and Ace crusher on the turnbuckle, but he stuck with the tenor of the match, never getting spot happy. For the most part when they incorporated more modern spots it was at the service of the story they were telling. For instance, Nishimura injuring Akiyama's knee with a kneebreaker on a table and kneedrop off the apron to set up his arsenal of leg submissions. ****

Vol 3

8/12/03 Shizuoka G1 Climax: Manabu Nakanishi vs. Jun Akiyama

8/14/03 Sendai G1 Climax: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Jun Akiyama

8/15/03 Tokyo G1 Climax: Masahiro Chono vs. Jun Akiyama 30:00. Vintage Chono style match, a lengthy, albeit overlong, well laid out technical match. However, these days the opponent has to do as much work as possible and Chono is unable to bump credibly. Chono plays the crowd like a violin, preserving himself by getting the most out of the least. His early "knee injury" allowed him to play turtle while Akiyama did all the moving, but while Chono gave a really good effort here, his effort greatly exceeded his ability. Chono totally destroyed the Dragon screw off the apron with a terrible bump. Akiyama continued after the knee with various kneecap dropkicks, ground Dragon screw, and assorted kneedrops leading up to a big kneebreaker off the apron. Akiyama tried to step it up to make the spots look better, but Chono was simply unable to pull it off, so while Akiyama dominating with the knee attack gave the match a good story, even though they mostly stayed on the mat, Chono's body too often betrayed them from pulling it off. ***

8/16/03 Tokyo G1 Climax Semifinal: Yuji Nagata vs. Jun Akiyama

8/17/03 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan G1 Climax Final: Hiroshi Tenzan vs. Jun Akiyama

9/12/03 Tokyo Nippon Budokan GHC Heavyweight Title Match: Kenta Kobashi vs. Yuji Nagata

Vol 4

9/14/03 Nagoya: Yuji Nagata & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Jun Akiyama & Takeshi Rikio

11/30/03 Sapporo GHC Tag Title Match: Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda vs. Yuji Nagata & Hiroshi Tanahashi

12/6/03 Yokohama GHC Tag Title Match: Yuji Nagata & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Takeshi Rikio & Takeshi Morishima

12/9/03 Osaka U-30 Title Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Naomichi Marufuji

1/10/04 Tokyo: Yuji Nagata & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa

Vol 5

2/17/04 Tokyo: Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Jushin Thunder Liger & Wataru Inoue

4/7/02 Tokyo: Jushin Thunder Liger & Minoru Tanaka vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

8/29/02 Nagano: Wataru Inoue vs. KENTA

8/29/02 Nagano: Koji Kanemoto vs. Makoto Hashi

8/29/02 Nagano IWGP Junior Tag Title Match: Jushin Thunder Liger & Koji Kanemoto vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

9/23/02 Tokyo IWGP Junior Tag Title Match: Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. El Samurai & Masayuki Naruse

12/7/02 Yokohama IWGP Junior Tag Title Match: Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Jado & Gedo

1/26/03 Kobe IWGP Junior Tag Title Match: Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Jushin Thunder Liger & Koji Kanemoto

5/30/03 BEST OF THE SUPER Jr.: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Takashi Sugiura

Vol 6

1/10/03 Osaka IWGP Junior Tag Title Match: Jushin Thunder Liger & Koji Kanemoto vs. Naomichi Marufuji & Kotaro Suzuki

11/1/03 Tokyo GHC Junior Title Match: Takashi Sugiura vs. Gedo

1/4/04 Tokyo Dome IWGP Junior & GHC Junior Double Title Match: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Takashi Sugiura

1/10/04 Tokyo GHC Junior Tag Title Match: Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA vs. El Samurai & Wataru Inoue

2/15/04 Tokyo GHC Junior Title Match: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Mitsuo Momota

3/6/04 Tokyo GHC Junior Title Match: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Makoto Hashi

5/21/04 Sendai GHC Junior Title Match: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

7/10/04 Tokyo Dome GHC Junior Title Match: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru

NOAH DEPARTURE 2004 DVD 7/10/04 Tokyo Dome
-4hr 20min. Q=Perfect. 3 DVDs

Mitsuo Momota vs. Haruka Eigen

Tamon Honda & Jun Izumida & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Masao Inoue & Kishin Kawabata & Masashi Aoyagi

Kotaro Suzuki & Ricky Marvin vs. Michael Modest & Donovan Morgan

Akitoshi Saito & Makoto Hashi vs. Scorpio & Richard Slinger

Akira Taue & Takuma Sano vs. Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone

GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Title Match: Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA vs. Kendo Kashin & Takashi Sugiura

GHC Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru 17:39. They really played fast and loose with the script in order to make Kanemaru's victory seem way more surprising & heroic than it actually was, but it worked for the fans even if it wasn't in tune with the fighters actual standing in 2004. Despite downgrading himself in NJ to push younger wrestlers Koji Kanemoto, Minoru Tanaka, & Tiger Mask, Liger has been unstoppable in NOAH, running through a who's who of marginally - if we want to be real generous - relevant guys that shouldn't be challenging in the first place such as Mitsuo Momota & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi. Running with this idea makes some sense except that Kanemaru doesn't fit into that category, and that's actually why he's your Dome challenger. He's NOAH's King of the Juniors, having been the original and 5th champion, and already holding the strap for 425 of the 1064 days it has existed, which means this should be a battle of peers, at the very least, thus it doesn't exactly qualify Kanemaru for the precosious young boy maturing into Rocky stature he's seemingly granted here. Being in the prime of his career at nearly 28 and NOAH's junior ace, he certainly should have something more than ball control to offer Liger early on. What I really like about this match is that it keeps seeming to be one thing, but winding up being another. First it's a Liger squash match then it's a Liger is vulnerable match. Ultimately, the match really winds up just being about one move, but what's so cool about that is it takes the entire 17+ minutes to realize that. In the meantime, all your certainties have been shattered, proven to be illusions, and even if you knew Kanemaru was going to win because this is the obvious time to change the belt and Liger is way more likely to sell tons and lose than run through and win, the match keeps playing with our expectations while actually avoiding the obvious routes Liger sets up. Liger has always understood the value of the hot opening, and they had the Dome rocking within seconds, sprinting the ropes with a series of counters that led to Liger already getting a near fall with a Ligerbomb. Although Kanemaru eventually has to be pulled to his feet, he countered Liger's suichoku rakka brainbuster with one of his own for an even it up near fall. Liger put this over huge, having to escape to the outside, and then they transitioned to the requisite matwork version of the opening where Kanemaru plays ball control, something that really makes even less sense than it did 30 seconds ago given Kanemaru was the one who won the opening fireworks. The weakness of the match is this mat segment that's the same uninspired resting we saw in C.M. Punk vs. Samoa Joe 6/12/04, though both more annoying because unlike Joe, Liger clearly has the skill to offer resistance and force the mat segment to at least be the back and forth action we usually see in the junior division, and much less because at least Kanemaru mixes things up a little, realizing grounding Liger with a camel clutch is just as good if not better than a simple headlock. Obviously though, the fact that this goes on for 3 minutes rather than perhaps 30 as in Punk/Joe makes it much more forgivable. As if to justify Kanemaru's need to ground Liger, the body of the match predominantly consists of Liger using every high impact move in his arsenal to kill Kanemaru 2 9/10ths dead. Although the impact is impressive, moves such as a high angle powerbomb on the floor come off as ridiculously brutal mainly because Liger paces the match more toward a 90's AJ Budokan main event rather than the frivolous junior fireworks we see from countless flippy indy guys. Kanemaru, at no point so far, seems to have any chance, but the tide slowly turns as Kanemaru injures Liger's knee with a kneecap dropkick, which is played out in a more thoughtful tide change with Liger recovering quicker from 1 move than Kanemaru can from several, but Liger being slowed enough that Kanemaru soon regains the advantage turning an avalanche style brainbuster into a sunset flip powerbomb because Liger is now too hobbled to get up the ropes quick enough to pull off his move. Though Kanemaru still can't sustain the advantage even after his deep impact, Liger's confidence has seriously been shaken by the injury, and instead of the taunting beast who 5 minutes ago was mockingly engaging in his own ring out count, we see a guy who so desperately wants to get back to the dressing room with his title that he's suddenly countering into flash pin attempts. It's Kanemaru though who is trending, coming closer than Liger did to winning by rolling through Liger's avalanche style Frankensteiner, and the fans really pop for his goofy kick out from an avalanche style suichoku rakka brainbuster at 1, though Liger just as goofily returns the favor when Kanemaru uses a regular version on him to quell some of Kanemaru's momentum. Defiantly frustrated by Kanemaru's disrespect, Liger goes right back to the suichoku rakka brainbuster, but still can't finish. Given that it's always seemed Liger was going to win, setting up for another avalanche style suichoku rakka brainbuster seems the logical finish, but instead they do a dramatic spot where Kanemaru first fights it off by knocking Liger off the ropes then by countering with a variation of his deep impact. Kanemaru has always believed in himself even if Liger's bullying dominance made it hard for him to show this, but the NOAH crowd is suddenly rocking because they see Kanemaru has a legitimate chance. Again, it's Kanemaru going back to using Liger's suichoku rakka brainbuster on him, but as Kanemaru holds on and drags Liger back up, we begin to realize this isn't a dickish battle of one upsmanship, but rather Kanemaru finally showing he's got something for Liger, something better than what Liger has, and that's hitting his twisting version of the brainbuster called the touch out, erupting the crowd for what comes off as a huge upset win. This certainly isn't the perfect Liger match, but there's a lot more depth to it than meets the eye, and that allowed them to stay within themselves. These two aren't used to working together, but although the level of difficulty wasn't up to what Liger would do with Samurai, Otani, or Kanemoto in his prime, all their moves were not only well executed but looked impressive. The main problem was the matwork was more than usually underdeveloped, but let's be honest, that aspect is almost always killing time anyway. The main thing to me is not that, at nearly 40, Liger needs a little extra rest than he did in his prime a decade earlier, but that he can still pull a lot of things out of a high quality opponent that no one else can. ****

IWGP Tag Title Match:Yoshihiro Takayama & Minoru Suzuki vs. Takeshi Morishima & Takeshi Rikio

GHC Tag Title Match: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Keiji Muto & Taiyo Kea

GHC Heavyweight Title Match: Kenta Kobashi vs. Jun Akiyama ****3/4

NOAH Differ Ariake SP EXCEEDING OUR DREAMS 2004 Opening 7/24/04 Tokyo
-2hr 50min. Q=Ex

Mitsuo Momota vs. Haruka Eigen 6:27

Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Juventud Guerrera 20:00

Akira Taue & Takuma Sano & Masao Inoue vs. Akitoshi Saito & IZU & Yoshinobu Kanemaru 17:31

Go Shiozaki Debut Match: Jun Akiyama & Makoto Hashi vs. Tamon Honda & Go Shiozaki 17:17

Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone & Takashi Sugiura vs. Bison Smith & Rick Steiner & Richard Slinger 8:34

Yoshinari Ogawa & Shiro Koshinaka vs. Takeshi Rikio & Kishin Kawabata 12:20

Mitsuharu Misawa & Naomichi Marufuji & Kotaro Suzuki vs. Kenta Kobashi & KENTA & Ricky Marvin 24:25

NOAH Aichi-ken Taiikukan SP EXCEEDING OUR DREAMS 2004 8/1/04 Nagoya
-3hr 5min. Q=Ex

Jun Izumida & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Kishin Kawabata vs. Masao Inoue & Makoto Hashi & Kotaro Suzuki 15:09

Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA vs. Mohammed Yone & Go Shiozaki 11:22

Takeshi Rikio & Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Takashi Sugiura & Masashi Aoyagi vs. Richard Slinger & Juventud Guerrera & Ricky Marvin & Trevor Rhodes 13:46

Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Tamon Honda 4:15

Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Takuma Sano 10:45

WLW Heavyweight Title Match: Daisuke Ikeda vs. Rick Steiner 11:12

Kenta Kobashi vs. Bison Smith 17:04

GHC Hardcore Openweight Title Match: Jun Akiyama vs. Akitoshi Saito 7:05

Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Akira Taue 30:00

NOAH di colosseo #124 9/6/04 Navigation, Over the Date Line '04 taped 8/20/04 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
-2hr. Q=Perfect

Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs Richard Slinger & Ricky Marvin & Low Ki

Takuma Sano vs Go Shiozaki

Jun Izumida & Haruka Eigen vs Scorpio & Trevor Rhodes

Takeshi Rikio & Hashi Makoto vs Shiro Koshinaka & Kishin Kawabata

Jun Akiyama & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs Daisuke Ikeda & Takashi Sugiura

Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda vs Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue

NOAH Differ Ariake SP Navigation, Over the Date Line '04 8/28/04 Tokyo
-3hr 25min. Q=Ex

Trevor Rhodes vs. Mitsuo Momota 8:37

Kishin Kawabata & Makoto Hashi & Richard Slinger vs. Naomichi Marufuji & Ricky Marvin & Go Shiozaki 16:30

Low Ki vs. Kotaro Suzuki 17:36

Tamon Honda & Takashi Sugiura vs. Akira Taue & Superstar Steve 14:58

Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone & Shiro Koshinaka vs. Bison Smith & Rick Steiner & IZU 12:01

KENTA Single Match Trial 5th: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. KENTA 13:31

Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue vs. Yoshinari Ogawa & Scorpio 13:54

Kenta Kobashi & Takuma Sano & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Jun Akiyama & Takeshi Rikio & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 21:59

NOAH di colosseo #125 9/13/04 Navigation, Over the Date Line '04 taped 8/20/04 Tokyo Korakuen Hall & 8/28/04 Tokyo Differ Ariake
-2hr. Q=Perfect

8/20/04

Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Kotaro Suzuki vs Bison Smith & Rick Steiner & Superstar Steve

Akira Taue vs Mohammed Yone

8/28/04

Kotaro Suzuki vs Low Ki

Yoshinari Ogawa & Scorpio vs Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue

KENTA Trial Series #5: Mitsuharu Misawa vs KENTA

NOAH di colosseo #127 9/27/04 Navigation, Over the Date Line '04 Final taped 9/10/04 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
-2hr. Q=Near Perfect

Tamon Honda & KENTA & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Kotaro Suzuki vs. Daisuke Ikeda & Takashi Sugiura & Mitsuo Momota & Ricky Marvin 4:29

GHC Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Low Ki 22:15. Ki is the new gun in the junior division, having made the move from ZERO-ONE. He gets a title shot at the climax of his first tour, delivering no less than a super spectacular match that's one of the best either man has ever done. Both men were at the peak of their motivation and daring, giving us a big time spotfest that actually didn't feel like one because they told the story through the big moves, and sold and countered them well. Kanemaru's bad shoulder was the key, but he injured it during the early high flying. Low Ki countered a pescado with a reverse kick then hit a swandive elbow plancha to the shoulder. Kanemaru sold the arm huge, so Low Ki began attacking it, but it never had the traditional brand of arm work and they kept pulling out highlight reel maneuvers. Kanemaru, in turn, attacked Ki's neck, but again in a glamorous rather than traditional body work and submission manner. He did a guillotine leg drop off the ramp with Ki draped over the guard rail then a deep impact off the apron, but he reinjured his arm hooking Ki's neck for the DDT. Later, Ki countered a deep impact off the 2nd with a rolling heel kick to the bad shoulder. Kanemaru continued going for neck impact moves, finally doing Ki in with a big vertical drop brainbuster. ****

Kishin Kawabata vs. Haruka Eigen 6:08

Takuma Sano & Jun Izumida vs. Mohammed Yone & Trevor Rhodes 10:55

Minoru Suzuki vs. Naomichi Marufuji 17:18

NOAH di colosseo #128 10/4/04 Navigation, Over the Date Line '04 Final taped 9/10/04 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
-2hr. Q=Perfect

GHC Tag Title Match: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue

Jun Akiyama & Go Shiozaki vs Takeshi Rikio & Hashi Makoto

7/24/96 Tokyo Nippon Budokan, Triple Crown Heavyweight Title Match: Akira Taue vs. Kenta Kobashi

GHC Heavyweight Title Match: Kenta Kobashi vs Akira Taue

NOAH Differ Ariake SP W.E.lcome to NOAH! East vs. West 9/23/04 Tokyo
-2hr 45min. Q=Near Perfect

9/23/04 day

Four Way Match: Ricky Marvin vs. Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA & Kotaro Suzuki 9:38

Tamon Honda vs. Mitsuo Momota 4:57

Jun Izumida vs. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 7:17

5 Min 3Rd: Takuma Sano vs. Trevor Rhodes R3 3:49

Three Way Match: Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Akira Taue 8:28

9/23/04 Night Team Kobashi vs. Team Akiyama Survival Match

Makoto Hashi vs. Haruka Eigen 7:31

Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Makoto Hashi 2:55

Takashi Sugiura vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru 15:00

Mohammed Yone vs. Kishin Kawabata 5:25

Takeshi Rikio vs. Mohammed Yone 2:06

Daisuke Ikeda vs. Takeshi Rikio 3:34

Masao Inoue vs. Go Shiozaki 7:33

Kenta Kobashi vs. Masao Inoue 8:36

Jun Akiyama vs. Kenta Kobashi 9:19

NOAH di colosseo #129 W.E.lcome to NOAH! taped 9/23/04 Tokyo Differ Ariake
-2hr. Q=Perfect

Naomichi Marufuji vs. KENTA vs. Kotaro Suzuki vs. Ricky Marvin

Mitsuo Momota vs. Tamon Honda

Zutsuki Kyuujou Ketteisen (Headbutt Imperial Final?): Jun Izumida vs. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

3Min 5Rd: Takuma Sano vs. Trevor Rhodes

Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Akira Taue

East vs. West Singles Elimination (15' time limit for each pairing): Makoto Hashi & Takashi Sugiura & Mohammed Yone & Daisuke Ikeda & Go Shiozaki & Kenta Kobashi vs. Haruka Eigen & Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Kishin Kawabata & Takeshi Rikio & Masao Inoue & Jun Akiyama

NOAH Korakuen Hall SP Navigation, Against The Current '04 10/9/04 Tokyo
-3 1/2hr. Q=Perfect

Mitsuo Momota vs. Donovan Morgan

Shiro Koshinaka vs. Go Shiozaki

Tamon Honda & IZU vs. Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone

Naomichi Marufuji & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Kotaro Suzuki vs. SUWA & Ricky Marvin & Low Ki

Jun Akiyama & Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Makoto Hashi vs. Doug Williams & Michael Modest & TAKA Michinoku

Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue & Takashi Sugiura vs. Bison Smith & The Gladiator & Trevor Rhodes

KENTA Trial Series #6: Kenta Kobashi vs. KENTA

Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Takeshi Rikio vs. Akira Taue & Takuma Sano & Kishin Kawabata

NOAH di colosseo #132 11/1/04 Navigation, Against The Current '04 taped 10/16/04 & 10/22/04
-2hr. Q=Perfect

10/16/04 Tokushima Shiritsu Taiikukan

GHC Hardcore Openweight Title Match: Jun Akiyama vs. Naomichi Marufuji 10:41. Nice short match that was a good showcase for Marufuji. Marufuji had a better idea of how to fight a heavyweight here than when he started doing it regularly in 2006. As a heavyweight he sometimes doesn't seem to know what offense to use, but here he simply used his quickness and agility to counteract his big size advantage, which was the perfect strategy. It helped that Akiyama could do a junior style match with him, but Marufuji could have succeeded against anyone wrestling the way he was today. Marufuji got flattened with a big backdrop when he countered his nadare shiki shiranui, but later hit a shiranui on the apron and one off the guard rail to get the ring out, which is enough for this title to change hands. ***

Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone vs. Doug Williams & Donovan Morgan 9:46

Takeshi Rikio & Takuma Sano & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue & Masashi Aoyagi 16:09

Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Takashi Sugiura & Makoto Hashi vs. SUWA & Michael Modest & Low Ki 18:52

Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Akira Taue & Trevor Rhodes 10:17

10/22/04 Tokyo Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogijo Dai-nitaiikukan

Masao Inoue & Trevor Rhodes vs. Jun Izumida & Kishin Kawabata 10:53

Jun Akiyama vs. Bison Smith 4:08

NOAH Yoyogi Taiikukan SP Navigation, Against The Current '04 10/22/04 Tokyo Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogijo Dai-nitaiikukan
-4hr. Q=Perfect. 2 DVDs

Masao Inoue & Trevor Rhodes vs. Jun Izumida & Kishin Kawabata

Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Makoto Hashi vs. Michael Modest & Donovan Morgan & Low Ki

Daisuke Ikeda vs. The Gladiator

Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda & Go Shiozaki vs. Akira Taue & Takuma Sano & Mohammed Yone

Takeshi Rikio vs. Doug Williams

Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Kotaro Suzuki vs. Akitoshi Saito & Shiro Koshinaka & Takashi Sugiura

Jun Akiyama vs. Bison Smith

GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Title Match: Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA vs. SUWA & Ricky Marvin

NOAH Osaka SP Navigation, Against The Current '04 10/24/04 Osaka Furitsu Taiikukaikan
-3hr 50min. Q=Perfect. 2 DVDs

Mitsuo Momota & Trevor Rhodes vs. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Go Shiozaki

Tamon Honda & Masashi Aoyagi vs. Doug Williams & Donovan Morgan

Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone & Kishin Kawabata vs. Takeshi Rikio & Masao Inoue & Takashi Sugiura

Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA & Kotaro Suzuki vs. SUWA & Michael Modest & Ricky Marvin

Jun Akiyama & Jun Izumida & Makoto Hashi vs. Bison Smith & The Gladiator & Low Ki

GHC Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. TAKA Michinoku

GHC Tag Title Match: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Akira Taue & Takuma Sano

GHC Heavyweight Title Match: Kenta Kobashi vs. Akitoshi Saito

NOAH di colosseo #136 taped 11/7/04 Yamanashi
-2hr. Q=Perfect

Daisuke Ikeda & Kishin Kawabata vs. Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue

Mitsuo Momota vs. Makoto Hashi

Tamon Honda & KENTA vs. Takuma Sano & Takashi Sugiura

Yoshinari Ogawa & SUWA vs. Akira Taue & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

Kenta Kobashi & Go Shiozaki vs. Takeshi Rikio & Naomichi Marufuji

Mitsuharu Misawa & Mohammed Yone & Kotaro Suzuki vs. Jun Akiyama & Jun Izumida & Yoshinobu Kanemaru

NOAH Korakuen Hall SP Navigation, Uprising Spirit '04 11/13/04 Tokyo
-3hr 25min. Q=Perfect

Daisuke Ikeda & Mitsuo Momota vs. SUWA & Ricky Marvin

Akira Taue & Takuma Sano vs. Masao Inoue & Richard Slinger

Jun Izumida vs. Kishin Kawabata

Takeshi Rikio & Mohammed Yone vs. Scorpio & The Gladiator

Kenta Kobashi & Go Shiozaki vs. Tamon Honda & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Kotaro Suzuki vs. Michael Modest & Donovan Morgan & Ace Steel

KENTA Trial Series #7 (of 7): Naomichi Marufuji vs. KENTA

Jun Akiyama & Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Makoto Hashi vs. Akitoshi Saito & Shiro Koshinaka & Takashi Sugiura

NOAH Miyagi SP Navigation, Uprising Spirit '04 11/21/04 Sendai Miyagi-ken Sports Center
-3hr 55min. Q=Perfect

Mitsuo Momota vs. Haruka Eigen

Tamon Honda & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Daisuke Ikeda & Richard Slinger

Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Makoto Hashi vs. SUWA & Kotaro Suzuki

Akira Taue & Takuma Sano & Kishin Kawabata vs. Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue & Takashi Sugiura

Jun Akiyama & Jun Izumida vs. Takeshi Rikio & Mohammed Yone

Hardcore Openweight Title Match: Naomichi Marufuji vs. Go Shiozaki

Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Scorpio vs. Michael Modest & Donovan Morgan & Ace Steel

Kenta Kobashi & KENTA vs. The Gladiator & Ricky Marvin

NOAH Sapporo Media Park Spica SP Navigation, Uprising Spirit '04 11/28/04
-3hr 55min. Q=Perfect

Haruka Eigen vs. Ace Steel

Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Mitsuo Momota

Akira Taue & Takuma Sano & Makoto Hashi & Masashi Aoyagi vs. Michael Modest & Donovan Morgan & SUWA & Ricky Marvin

Masao Inoue & Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone vs. Tamon Honda & Jun Izumida & Go Shiozaki

2 Day Tag Tournament Semifinal: Akitoshi Saito & Takashi Sugiura vs. Kenta Kobashi & KENTA

2 Day Tag Tournament Semifinal: Jun Akiyama & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Takeshi Rikio & Naomichi Marufuji

Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa & Kotaro Suzuki vs. Richard Slinger & The Gladiator & Scorpio

2 Day Tag Tournament Final: Kenta Kobashi & KENTA vs. Takeshi Rikio & Naomichi Marufuji

NOAH Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan SP Navigation, Uprising Spirit '04 12/4/04
-3hr 55min. Q=Perfect

Makoto Hashi vs. Go Shiozaki

Tamon Honda & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Takuma Sano & SUWA

Daisuke Ikeda & Mohammed Yone & Kishin Kawabata vs. Scorpio & Ace Steel & Ricky Marvin

Takeshi Rikio & Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA vs. Akira Taue & Richard Slinger & Kotaro Suzuki

Jun Akiyama & Jun Izumida vs. Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue

GHC Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Takashi Sugiura

GHC Tag Title Match: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Michael Modest & Donovan Morgan

GHC Heavyweight Title Match: Kenta Kobashi vs. The Gladiator

NOAH Differ Ariake SP NOAHful Gift In Differ '04 12/24/04
-2hr 55min. Q=Perfect

10 Minute Time Limit: Kenta Kobashi vs. Mitsuharu Misawa

Takuma Sano & Go Shiozaki vs. Naomichi Marufuji & Tiger Emperor [Kotaro Suzuki]

Akitoshi Saito [in drag] & Yoshinari Ogawa & Haruka Eigen vs. KENTA & Kishin Kawabata & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

Masao Inoue & Tonakai [Hashi as a reindeer] vs. Akira Taue & Jun Akiyama

Mitsuo Momota & Mohammed Yone & Takeshi Rikio vs. Tamon Honda & Takashi Sugiura & Daisuke Ikeda

Masashi Aoyagi & Ricky Marvin vs. Jun Izumida & Yoshinobu Kanemaru

Karaoke and other nonsense

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