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NOAH - Katsuhiko Nakajima v KENTA - 2nd Navigation

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, In : NOAH 
MATCH : Katsuhiko Nakajima v KENTA

PROMOTION : Pro Wrestling NOAH

EVENT : 2nd Navigation

VENUE : Tokyo, Japan

DATE : 1st March 2009

CHAMPIONSHIP : GHC Junior Heavyweight Title

BACKGROUND : After years of trying to win the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship, Katsuhiko Nakajima defeated KENTA at an event in Tokyo just one month prior to Second Navigation and this was KENTA's rematch. KENTA was pound for pound one of the best wrestlers in the world at this point putting on great matches with all com...


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NOAH - Navigation Against the Current - KENTA/Naomichi Marufuji v Ricky Marvin/SUWA

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, In : NOAH 
MATCH : KENTA/Naomichi Marufuji v Ricky Marvin/SUWA

PROMOTION : NOAH

EVENT : Navigation Against the Current 2004

VENUE : Yoyogi National Stadium, Tokyo, Japan

DATE : 22nd October 2004

CHAMPIONSHIP : GHC Junior Tag Team Titles

BACKGROUND : As with last weeks induction this week consists of a GHC Junior Tag Team Title match featuring Naomichi Marufuji and KENTA. A year on and they are up against different opposition in SUWA and Ricky Marvin. SUWA was one of Ultimo Dragon's first trainee...


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NOAH - GHC Ta Team Title Tournament Final - Liger/Murahama v KENTA/Marufuji

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, In : NOAH 
MATCH : Jushin Liger/Takehiro Murahama v KENTA/Naomichi Marufuji

PROMOTION : NOAH

EVENT : Accomplish Our Third Navaigation

VENUE : Osaka, Japan

DATE : 16th July 2003

CHAMPIONSHIP : GHC Junior Tag Team Titles

BACKGROUND : Pro Wrestling NOAH decided to create a tournament to crown the very first holders of the new GHC Junior Tag Team Titles and this match was the final. On one side you had Jushin Liger and Takehiro Murahama which was a sort of veteran/rookie blend with Liger having a lo...


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NOAH - Akiyama/Nagata v Kobashi/Misawa - Navigate for Evolution 2002

Posted by Kevin Kay on Thursday, May 30, 2013, In : NOAH 

MATCH : Jun Akiyama/Yugi Nagata v Kenta Kobashi/Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : NOAH

EVENT : Navigate for Evolution Day 10

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 17th February 2002

BACKGROUND : This match marked the return of one of Japan's greatest wrestlers Kenta Kobashi who had been really struggling with knee problems for the last few years. Kobashi would team up with the man whom he had faced and partnered many times in his long successful career, Mitsuharu Misawa. They would be up again...


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NOAH - Kenta Kobashi v Mitsuharu Misawa - Navigate for Evolution 2003

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, December 3, 2012, In : NOAH 

MATCH : Kenta Kobashi v Mitsuharu Misawa

PROMOTION : Pro Wrestling NOAH

EVENT : Navigate for Evolution Day 9

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 1st March 2003

CHAMPIONSHIP : GHC Heavyweight Title

BACKGROUND : There is not too much I can say regarding the backstory and history that these two men have had in the ring that I haven't already written in previous inductions. The difference in this match was that they were continuing their feud in a new and upcoming promotion in Pro Wrestlin...


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NOAH - Northern Navigation 2006 - KENTA v Takashi Sugiura - GHC Junior Heavyweight Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, November 26, 2012, In : NOAH 

MATCH : KENTA v Takashi Sugiura

PROMOTION : Pro Wrestling NOAH

EVENT : Northern Navigation Day 12

VENUE : Sapporo, Hokkaido

DATE : 4th June 2006

CHAMPIONSHIP : GHC Junior Heavyweight Title

BACKGROUND : KENTA was the reigning GHC Junior Heavyweight champion going into this match having held the title for almost an entire year but at Northern Navigation he would be defending the strap against a former Junior champion in Takashi Sugiura. Sugiura and KENTA had both started wrestling in 20...


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NOAH - Departure 2004 - Jun Akiyama v Kenta Kobashi - GHC Heavyweight Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, In : NOAH 

MATCH : Jun Akiyama v Kenta Kobashi

PROMOTION : Pro Wrestling NOAH

EVENT : Departure 2004

VENUE : Tokyo Dome, Tokyo

DATE : 10th July 2004

CHAMPIONSHIP : GHC Heavyweight Title

BACKGROUND : When Giant Baba passed away in 1999 he left his wrestling company, All Japan Pro Wrestling, to his widow Motoka Baba but a lot of the roster were unhappy with the direction Motoka was hoping to take the company. The biggest star in Japan at the time, Mitsuharu Misawa, decided to start his own promoti...


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NOAH - Navigation Against the Current 2003 - Juventud Guerrera/Ricky Marvin v KENTA/Naomichi Marufuji

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, In : NOAH 

MATCH : Juventud Guerrera/Ricky Marvin v KENTA/Naomichi Marufuji

PROMOTION : NOAH

EVENT : Navigation Against the Current Day 3

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 1st November 2003

CHAMPIONSHIP : GHC Junior Tag Team Titles

BACKGROUND : KENTA and Naomichi Marufuji were the two brightest young stars in Japanese wrestling in 2003 and had defeated all comers as GHC Junior Tag Champs over the last six months. They became the first holders of these titles when they won a prestigious tourname...


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NOAH - Naomichi Marufuji v Tatsuhito Takaiwa - 2001

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, August 13, 2012, In : NOAH 

MATCH : Naomichi Marafuji v Tatsuhito Takaiwa

PROMOTION : NOAH

EVENT : Navigation In Raging Ocean Day 14

VENUE : Tokyo Ariake Colisseum, Tokyo

DATE : 9th December 2001

CHAMPIONSHIP : GHC Junior Heavyweight Title

BACKGROUND : Tatsuhito Takaiwa went into this match as the current GHC Junior Heavyweight champion and the wrestler with the most experience having been around in Japanese wrestling for a decade or so. Naomichi Marufuji on the other hand was still learning his trade in the bus...


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NOAH - Go Shiozaki/KENTA v Katsuhiko Nakajima/Kensuke Sasaki

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, May 7, 2012, In : NOAH 

MATCH : Go Shiozaki/KENTA v Katsuhiko Nakajima/Kensuke Sasaki

PROMOTION : Pro Wrestling NOAH

EVENT : Southern Navigation Day 11

VENUE : Korakuen Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 22nd June, 2009

Background : Going into this match KENTA had been having some excellent matches with Katsuhiko Nakajima for the coveted and much talked about GHC Junior Heavyweight Title. In this match though Nakajima would be teaming up with a veteran of the squared circle, Kensuke Sasaki. Sasaki would be and still is one o...


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NOAH - KENTA/Ishimori v Ibushi/Marufuji - Summer Navigation 2007

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, April 16, 2012, In : NOAH 

MATCH : KENTA/Taiji Ishimori v Kota Ibushi/Naomichi Marufuji

PROMOTION : NOAH

EVENT : Summer Navigation Day 12

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 15th July 2007

Background : This was the deciding match of the Nippon TV Cup which was a Tag Team League for the Junior Heavyweight division in Pro Wrestling NOAH. Ibushi and Marufuji had been very impressive as a team throughout the tournament which involved six teams altogether from Japan and America. Ibushi was at the receiving a lot of pr...


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NOAH - KENTA v Naomichi Marufuji - Autumn Navigation 2006 - GHC Heavyweight Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, February 20, 2012, In : NOAH 

MATCH : KENTA v Naomichi Marufuji

PROMOTION : NOAH

EVENT : Autumn Navigation 2006 - Day 15

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Japan

DATE : 29th October 2006

CHAMPIONSHIP: GHC Heavyweight Title

Background : When KENTA first began his career at Pro Wrestling NOAH he teamed with a young Naomichi Marufuji and they quickly became the first ever GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions after winning a tournament. Their reign would last for almost two years and would be hailed as one of the best reigns ...


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