Great Voyage 2004 | Pro Wrestling NOAH Saturday Night RetroView

On January 10th, 2004, Pro Wrestling Noah aired Great Voyage 2004. On the card, there were seven matches on this show, including two title matches. The two title matches included the Junior Heavyweight Tag Team & GHC Heavyweight.

What else happened on the show? Battles with some of the most notable talent in NOAH at the time.

Great Voyage 2004
Juventud Guerrera vs. Kotaro Suzuki

The match begins with some offense by both men before Juventud Guerrera does nail a dropkick for a fast two count.

Guerrera connects with a sloppy headscissors before Kotaro Suzuki shortly returns the favor with a twisting splash to the outside. Ouch—and not the good ouch. Suzuki connects with a top rope dropkick and then a cover, but it only gets a two-count.

A backdrop by Suzuki connects, sending Guerrera up and over, landing almost completely on his jaw. This is followed by another halfway-decent spot that gets two.

Guerrera nails an Asai DDT for a two-count, and then Suzuki drills Guerrera with an Asai DDT of his own, which also gets two.

Guerrera connects with a 619 aimed at Suzuki’s back, which barely clips him on his side. Suzuki then responds with a 619 and hooks the leg, but it’s only good for a two-count.

Some decent near falls led to Guerrera kicking to the side of Suzuki’s head, which gets two, after a Shining Wizard by Guerrera that gets two count as well before Guerrera follows it up with Juvi Driver to get the win.

Winner: Juventud Guerrera (13:14)

Great Voyage 2004
Tag Team Match
Masashi Aoyagi & Mitsuo Momota vs. Donovan Morgan & Richard Slinger

Donovan Morgan gets slapped by Mitsuo Momota near the ropes so he turns and clutches the ropes only for Momota to stiff slap his back.

Morgan then hits a double knee into the back move and then teams up with Richard Slinger to work over Momota, culminating in a front dropkick to the back of Momota’s skull.

Aoyagi tags in after a bit more filler and nails a quick kick combo for a two-count, followed by a spinning heel kick to the side of Slinger’s head. However, Morgan breaks up the follow-up pin attempt.

Slinger then nails a running boot, leading into some double-team offense until Morgan nails a twisting Pedigree and a cover, but it gets broken up by Momota before Morgan hits a Twisting Fisherman Suplex for the win.

Winners: Donovan Morgan & Richard Slinger (8:37)

Great Voyage 2004
6 Man Tag Team Match
Daisuke Ikeda, Kishin Kawabata & Mohammed Yone vs. Bison Smith, Scoripo & IZU

Kishin Kawabata & Scorpio battle it out, which leads to Scorpio planting Kawabata with a backdrop into a slam move for a two count.

Scorpio tags out yet tags back in relatively quickly and executes a Frog Splash, but one that gets broken up by Daisuke Ikeda. Mohammed Yone nails a second rope leg drop for a two-count.

Ikeda eventually nails a STO and then tags in Kawabata before Kawabata nails a senton, but Bison Smith breaks up the pin attempt. Kawabata then hits a top-rope dropkick for 2.

Smith then tags in after some varied offense by a few people but is taken out with a double-team spot by Yone and Ikeda, leading into a lariat by Kawabata that Smith kicks out of at two.

Smith fires back with an iron claw chokeslam that gets broken up by his teammates. Smith follows that up with a Styles Clash to Kawabata to get the win.

Winners: Bison Smith, Scoripo & IZU (13:30)

Great Voyage 2004
Masao Inoue vs. Naoki Sano

Naoki Sano works over Masao Inoue’s legs with a few submissions before Inoue fires back after some more punishment with a lariat and cradle, both of which get two.

Sano then nails a German suplex that drops Inoue right on his neck and follows it up with a dropkick off the top rope, both of which get 2½.

Sano then follows it up with a powerbomb and a massive double-foot stomp off the top rope right to Inoue’s chest, which gets a two-count.

Sano then finishes Inoue with two rolling kicks as Inoue is unable to get up before the ten count.

Winner By Knockout: Naoki Sano (12:55)

Great Voyage 2004
6 Man Tag Team Match
Tamon Honda, Akitoshi Saito & Takashi Sugiura vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Yoshihiro Takayama & Akira Taue

Akitoshi Saito & Yoshihiro Takayama go kick for a kick that ends with a spinning kick by Saito. Takayama immediately gets back up and knees Saito’s gut before falling down to a knee.

Saito is pulled into Takayama’s corner then Takayama tags in Yoshinobu Kanemaru. Akira Taue tags himself in & Taue gets into the ring, only for Takayama to point to Kanemaru and yell something to Taue. Taue then gets back outside the ring and shrugs his shoulders.

Saito is getting a double team that ends with a double suplex that sends him to the mat. Taue then hits an enzuigiri on Tamon Honda after both men tag in and exchange some brief back-and-forth shots.

Kanemaru then nails a twisting splash for 2 but gets drilled with a twisting backdrop shortly after. Saito nails a long, stalling suplex, but Taue breaks up the pin attempt.

After a low-blow followed by a dropkick Kanemaru does the hot tag to Takayama. After being worked over Honda nails some slightly desperate offense and tags in Saito.

Honda and Sugiura nail a double spear on Kanemaru that gets 2¾ before a bridging German suplex is also broken up by Taue.

Sugiura gets hit with a big boot by Takayama, a chokeslam by Taue, and a moonsault by Kanemaru gets the win.

Winners: Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Yoshihiro Takayama & Akira Taue (14:48)

Great Voyage 2004
6 Man Tag Team Match
Jun Akiyama, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Takeshi Morishima vs. Makoto Hashi, Kenta Kobashi & Takeshi Rikio

Kenta Kobashi then tags in Makoto Hashi, and he gets revenge as he fires away with headbutts, chops, a lariat, and a wrist-clutch suplex that gets a two-count.

Jun Akiyama is then severely brutalized with some triple-team moves, but Kikuchi and Morishima eventually make the save.

Hashi actually tries to give Akiyama a Wrist-Clutch Exploder, but Akiyama battles out of it and gets Hashi down with some knees and finally an Exploder that drivers Hashi’s upper shoulder first into the mat only for his partners to now make the save.

The finish comes when Kikuchi and Morishima hold Kobashi & Takeshi Rikio at bay while Akiyama puts Hashi into a Boston Crab in various ways/positions. Hashi doesn’t give up and ends up passing out so the ref calls for the bell.

Winners: Jun Akiyama, Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Takeshi Morishima (21:48)

Great Voyage 2004
Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Titles Match
Naomichi Marufuji & Kenta (c) vs. Wataru Inoue & El Samurai

Wataru Inoue & El Samurai hits a massive double Lifting Inverted DDT that sends Kenta neck first into the mat.

This is before Kenta kicks out of the subsequent pin attempt at the last second. He also kicks out of a powerbomb although Samurai quickly turns it into a submission.

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Marufuji once again saves his partner from impending doom, leading to a lightning-fast exchange of moves that leads into a Shining Wizard to El Samurai, but one that is kicked out of at 2¾.

Kenta almost hits Busaiku Knee, but Samurai turns it into a roll-up and follows it up with a schoolboy, only for both pin attempts to get 2¾.

After three kicks to El Samurai’s head, Kenta hits Busaiku Knee to get the win.

Winners: AND STILL Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions: Naomichi Marufuji & Kenta (28:01)

Great Voyage 2004
GHC Tag Team Titles Match
Hiroshi Tanahashi & Yuji Nagata (c) vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa

Yoshinari Ogawa & Mitsuharu Misawa are put into submissions but eventually regain the lead and do a little double teamwork on Hiroshi Tanahashi, including an elbow that doesn’t quite do him in just yet.

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Ogawa & Misawa grab one of Tanahashi’s arms each and drills him with a double-team Tiger Driver 91.

Tanahashi barely kicks out at the last possible second & after a double elbow shot, Misawa nails Emerald Flowsion for the win.

Winners: AND NEW GHC Tag Team Champions: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa (29:41)