Kazuyuki Fujita has claimed Pro Wrestling NOAH’s GHC National Championship following a violent contest with now former champion Kenoh.
The pair began their contest with a callback to the infamous thirty minute stare down between Fujita and former GHC Heavyweight Champion Go Shiozaki last year, although this version lasted considerably less time.
Kenoh, who had made a point of defending his belt against wrestlers with shoot fighting backgrounds, appeared overmatched by Fujita throughout, with the Kongoh leader’s patented kicks showing little sign of slower the older man down.
After a fleeting offensive flurry, the three time former IWGP Heavyweight Champion blasted Kenoh with a Fujita-bomb before landing a vicious punt kick to the temple.
Fujita then posed whilst pinning his fallen opponent, adding yet more insult to injury.
The fifty year old Fujita now joins GHC Heavyweight Champion Keiji Mutoh both within the ranks of NOAH’s heavyweight singles champions as well as veteran performers enjoying a resurgence in Pro Wrestling NOAH.
After the bell, another quinquagenarian entered the fray, with Fujita’s Sugiura-Gun stablemate, Takashi Sugiura offering congratulations before respectfully requesting a title match.
The two are now scheduled to clash on NOAH’s April 29th card in Sugiura’s home town of Nagoya.
The card’s other title match saw GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Yoshinari Ogawa and HAYATA successfully defend their belts against Daisuke Harada and Junta Miyawaki.
GHC National Championship: Kazuyuki Fujita defeated Kenoh (c)
GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships: Stinger (Yoshinari Ogawa and Hayata) defeated Daisuke Harada and Junta Miyakawi
Kongoh (Katsuhiko Nakajima, Manabu Soya and Masa Kitamiya) defeated Kinya Okada, Osamu Nishimura and Yoshiki Inamura
Sugiura-Gun (Kendo Kashin and Takashi Sugiura) defeated M’s Alliance (Naomichi Marufuji and Yuko Miyamoto)
Funky Express (Mohammed Yone and Shuhei Taniguchi) defeated Anti-Wrestlers Alliance (Akitoshi Saito and Masao Inoue
Ikuto Hidaka and NOSAWA Rongai defeated FULL THROTTLE (Seiki Yoshioka and YO-HEY)
Yuya Susumu defeated Hajime Ohara
Kongoh (Hao, Nio and Tadasuke) defeated Atsushi Kotoge, Kai Fujimura and Yasutaka Yano