Pro Wrestling NOAH 15th Anniversary Vol 1 | Pro Wrestling NOAH Saturday Night RetroView

On July 18th, 2015, Pro Wrestling Noah presented Pro Wrestling NOAH 15th Anniversary Vol 1 from Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. As we kick off the 2015 Global Jr Heavyweight League & we also got the GHC Heavyweight Title on the line as Minoru Suzuki defends against Yoshihiro Takayama & we also got Shelton X Benjamin goes 1 on 1 with Takashi Sugiura.

Pro Wrestling NOAH 15th Anniversary Vol 1
8 Man Tag Team Match

Brave (Katsuhiko Nakajima, Mohammed Yone & Naomichi Marufuji) & Captain NOAH vs. Mikey Nicholls, Yoshinari Ogawa, Super Crazy & Genba Hirayanagi

Mohammed Yone & Super Crazy are the first two in & Yone with a shoulder block, and he hits an arm drag. Super Crazy elbows him in return, however, and they tag Genba Hirayanagi & Captain Noah into the match.

Captain Noah slaps Hirayanagi and chops him into the corner; Irish whip by Captain Noah, and he hits a lariat. Captain Noah dives off the 2nd turnbuckle, but Hirayanagi gets his foot up, causing Captain Noah to flop to the mat.

Wristlock by Hirayanagi, and he tags in Mikey Nicholls & some stomp by Nicholls, and he tags in Yoshinari Ogawa & assault continues on Captain Noah until he lariats Nicholls and makes a tag to Katsuhiko Nakajima.  Nakajima kicks Nicholls and hits a boot in the corner, he goes up top and he delivers a missile dropkick.

Ogawa & Super Crazy run in, but Nakajima kicks both of them too. Then he grabs Nicholls, but Nicholls elbows him off. Lariat by Nicholls before Nakajima tags in Naomichi Marufuji, while Hirayanagi is also tagged in. Hirayanagi hits a release German on Marufuji, but Marufuji grabs him and applies an abdominal stretch.

He lets it go, but Hirayanagi ducks his kick combination and hits a backdrop suplex before Nicholls, Ogawa & Crazy all come in the ring and attack Marufuji in the corner, sliding lariat by Nicholls to Marufuji and Hirayanagi covers him, but the pin attempt is broken up then Hirayanagi goes up top but Nakajima comes in and hits a heel kick before Yone drops Hirayanagi with an assisted Muscle Buster to get the win.

Winners: Brave & Captain NOAH (9:26)

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Manabu Nakanishi vs. Quiet Storm

Manabu Nakanishi pushes Quiet Storm around to kick things off, then Quiet Storm gets Nakanishi in the ropes and gives him a chop. Irish whip by Nakanishi, and they collide with both staying up. They take turns attempting shoulder blocks until Nakanishi finally knocks Quiet Storm over, but Quiet Storm gets up, and they trade chops.

Scoop slam by Nakanishi, then he goes for a suplex, but Quiet Storm blocks it and hits a vertical suplex of his own. Quiet Storm chops Nakanishi into the corner, then Irish whip by Quiet Storm, and he hits a lariat. Another lariat by Quiet Storm, and he goes for a Northern Lights suplex, but Nakanishi blocks it.

Nakanishi goes off the ropes, but Quiet Storm catches him with a lariat for a two-count. Then Quiet Storm goes off the ropes, but Nakanishi hits an over-the-shoulder slam followed by a lariat by Nakanishi, but it gets a two count.

Nakanishi picks up Quiet Storm and goes for the Argentine Backbreaker, but Quiet Storm elbows out of it. Then both wrestlers lariat each other until Nakanishi hits Polish Hammer before he locks in Argentine Backbreaker for the submission win.

Winner By Submission: Manabu Nakanishi (5:15)

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10 Man Tag Team Match

Suzuki Gun (Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion El Desperado, Junior Heavyweight Champion Taichi, GHC Tag Team Champions Davey Boy Smith Jr & Lance Archer & Takashi Iizuka) vs. Cho Kibou Gun (Maybach Taniguchi, Mitsuhiro Kitamiya, Kenou & Hajime Ohara) & Akitoshi Saito

Both teams brawl to start the match, with the action spilling outside the ring. Kenou is slid into the ring, but he fights off Taichi & El Desperado. Then Hajime Ohara comes in with Desperado & Desperado is attacked by everyone against the ropes.

A brawl starts again with both teams before Desperado & Ohara get back in the ring, with Desperado hitting a vertical suplex. Desperado tags in Lance Archer & Archer slams Ohara to the mat. Davey Boy Smith Jr. is tagged in next, and he hits a suplex on Ohara by picking up a two-count. Archer stomps on Ohara before he tags in Maybach Taniguchi, but Takashi Iizuka chokes down Taniguchi in the corner.

Taniguchi returns the favor, and he hits a vertical suplex on Iizuka by getting a two-count. Then Iizuka chokes Taniguchi with his wrist tape, but Taniguchi takes it from him and performs a choke of his own. Atomic drop by Iizuka, but Maybach hits a power slam.

Iizuka tags in Smith while Akitoshi Saito is also tagged in, and Saito hits a release German suplex then. Archer is tagged in next, and he stomps on Saito before Archer charges Saito but Saito moves and hits a vertical suplex. Saito tags in Mitsuhiro Kitamiya & some elbows by Kitamiya to Archer, but Archer clubs him to the mat.

Big shoulder block by Kitamiya, and he hits a Samoan Drop as his teammates come in the ring, and everyone attacks Archer in the corner. Then a spear by Kitamiya connects then goes for the cover, but Archer kicks out.

Smith comes in to help, and Archer hits an assisted lariat onto Kitamiya. Then they hit Killer Bomb to get the win for Suzuki Gun.

Winners: Suzuki Gun (12:35)

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Block A Match Of The 2015
Global Junior Heavyweight League

Hitoshi Kumano (0) vs. Sho Tanaka (0)

The match starts off with waist locks and wristlocks, then Sho Tanaka works a headlock, but Hitoshi Kumano reverses it but Tanaka gets out of it, but Kumano shoulder blocks him down, then an arm drag by Tanaka, and he delivers a dropkick.

They take it out to the floor with, Kumano throwing Tanaka into the railing, he slides Tanaka back in, but Tanaka gets the upper hand and dropkicks Kumano in the back. Tanaka snapmares Kumano and applies a reverse chinlock. Camel Clutch by Tanaka, but Kumano wiggles to the ropes to get a break.

Tanaka picks up Kumano, and he hits a scoop slam, then a cover by Tanaka, but it gets a two count, then a backup Irish whip by Kumano, but Tanaka elbows him, then a modified STO by Kumano, and he elbows Tanaka in the corner. Vertical suplex by Kumano, and he covers Tanaka for a two-count.

Kumano hides behind the referee and dropkicks Tanaka in the knee, picking up a quick two-count. Kumano goes off the ropes, but Tanaka hits a spinebuster for a two-count. Crab hold by Tanaka, but Kumano gets a hand on the ropes.

Kumano elbows Tanaka into the corner, but Tanaka throws him to the mat and applies a single-leg crab hold. Kumano almost makes it to the ropes, but Tanaka sits down on it, and Kumano taps out.

Winner By Submission: Sho Tanaka (2) (9:01)

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Block B Match Of The 2015
Global Junior Heavyweight League
Taka Michinoku (0) vs. Bengala (0)

Taka Michinoku Irish whips Bengala, but Bengala hits a handstand elbow strike, then a headscissors by Bengala, then Michinoku falls out of the ring, and Bengala does a fake dive. Michinoku returns after a bit, and they lock knuckles, eye poke by Michinoku and he rakes at Bengala’s mask. Headscissors by Michinoku, and he applies a facelock, but Bengala quickly gets to the ropes.

Bengala rolls out of the ring, but Michinoku goes after him and throws Bengala into the railing. Then back in the ring, we get some elbows from Bengala, but Michinoku punches him to the mat. Michinoku lariats Bengala in the corner and hits a high knee. Michinoku picks up Bengala, but Bengala flips away and rolls Michinoku to the mat.

Kick to the head by Bengala, he goes off the ropes, but Michinoku kicks him. Bengala flips Michinoku out of the ring, and he dives out onto Michinoku with a tope suicida. Bengala slides Michinoku back in he goes up top and hits a diving crossbody, but Michinoku rolls through it and picks up a two-count.

La Magistral by Michinoku, but Bengala kicks out, then a leg kick by Michinoku, but that gets a two count as well. Michinoku applies the Just Facelock, but Bengala gets into the ropes.  Bengala kicks Michinoku, but Michinoku hits a superkick. Bengala hits a superkick of his own, DDT by Bengala and he rolls up Michinoku for the win.

Winner: Bengala (2) (7:40)

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Pro Wrestling NOAH 15th Anniversary Vol 1
Block A Match Of The 2015
Global Junior Heavyweight League
Daisuke Harada (0) vs. Zack Sabre Jr (0)

Zack Sabre Jr. gets Daisuke Harada to the mat first and applies a bow & arrow, but Harada gets out of it. ZSJ applies a headscissors, but Harada gets out of it, and they return to their feet. ZSJ works the arm, but Harada reverses it and they trade holds back & forth then a shoulder blocked by Harada but ZSJ hits an uppercut.

Armdrag by Harada as they go tit for tat again until ZSJ kicks Harada in the leg, then ZSJ kicks Harada from the 2nd turnbuckle, then a half nelson suplex hold by ZSJ and he gets a two count. Irish whip by ZSJ but Harada hits an overhead belly 2 belly suplex then a jumping elbow by Harada in the corner and he hits a 2nd elbow smash for a two count.

Scoop slam by Harada, then he goes up top, but ZSJ catches Harada’s arm when he tries an elbow drop and applies a cross-arm breaker but Harada quickly gets to the ropes, then they both return to their feet, but ZSJ hits a single leg takedown and stomps on Harada’s arm.

Harada & ZSJ trade elbows again but Harada jumps over the leg sweep and dropkicks ZSJ. then Harada picks up ZSJ and puts him on the top turnbuckle, then he joins him and he delivers a superplex then covered by Harada, but ZSJ gets a shoulder up.

Waistlock by Harada, but ZSJ rolls out of it, then an uppercut by Sabre, but Harada hits a jumping kick. ZSJ kicks Harada in the arm, but Harada drills Turn Over Knee then Harada goes for a German suplex, but Sabre grabs his arm and applies a Jim Breaks Armbar for the submission win.

Winner: Zack Sabre Jr (2) (12:12)

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Block A
Match Of The 2015
Global Junior Heavyweight League
Atsushi Kotoge (0) vs. Taiji Ishimori (0)

Taiji Ishimori chops Atsushi Kotoge in the chest to begin the match then Kotoge ends up outside of the ring and Ishimori sails out onto him with a great tope con hilo. Ishimori drives Kotoge into the ring post, then rolls Kotoge back into the ring and covers him for a two count. Knee drop to the back by Ishimori and he knocks Kotoge into the corner.

Ishimori applies a stretch hold, and he applies a crucifix hold for a two count before Ishimori applies a Muta Lock before rolling it over for a two count cover, then an Irish whip by Ishimori, but Kotoge avoids him when he charges in. Ishimori throws Kotoge out to the apron Kotoge rolls himself through the ropes, but Ishimori catches him with a dropkick.

Chinlock by Ishimori, but Kotoge gets out of it and hits a big boot. Then Kotoge sits on the top turnbuckle and applies a neck lock over the top rope as he releases the hold, but Ishimori elbows him as he gets on the apron. Kotoge rolls into the ring and hits a cutter, covered by Kotoge, but it gets a two-count.

Ishimori kicks Kotoge when he charges him and hits a jawbreaker, Ishimori hits a running knee in the corner and he covers Kotoge for two then Ishimori goes up top and hits the Meteora, getting another two count.  Elbows by Kotoge and he hits a superkick, tombstone into a double knee by Ishimori but Kotoge kicks out of the cover.

Irish whip by Kotoge but Ishimori hits a handspring kick then a side slam by Ishimori before he goes up to the top rope, but Kotoge hits his knees up on the 450 Splash attempt.

Running kick by Kotoge then he picks up Ishimori, and Kotoge headbutts him. Ishimori goes off the ropes, Ishimori ducks the first leg kick attempt but Kotoge but Kotoge hits a 2nd then another leg kick by Kotoge then goes for a cover but Ishimori kicks out.

Kotoge picks up Ishimori, but Ishimori blocks the Killswitch but Kotoge hits a reverse hurricanrana, but Ishimori gets a shoulder up. Kotoge picks up Ishimori and nails the Killswitch to put away Ishimori.

Winner: Atsushi Kotoge (2) (14:58)

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Pro Wrestling NOAH 15th Anniversary Vol 1
Shelton X Benjamin vs. Takashi Sugiura

Shelton X Benjamin & Takashi Sugiura end up to the mat off the bat but return to their feet after a moment then some knees by Benjamin but Sugiura elbows him back, and they trade shots. Benjamin throws Sugiura out of the ring and goes out after him, but Sugiura throws Benjamin into the guard rail.

Benjamin jumps back over the rail with an elbow strike. Benjamin returns to the ring, and Sugiura slowly gets on the apron so Benjamin then slingshots over the top rope, and he hits a DDT & which sends Sugiura flopping to the floor and then back in the ring. Benjamin stomps on Sugiura and kicks him in the leg. Benjamin puts Sugiura’s leg around the ring post and slams it into the post before dropping Sugiura’s leg into the guard rail.

Benjamin returns to the ring with Sugiura rolling in after him and Benjamin applies a leglock. Sugiura gets to the ropes to force a break, but Benjamin goes right back to the leg again but Sugiura punches out of the hold elbow by Benjamin, but Sugiura knees him in the stomach. Big boot by Sugiura in the corner but Benjamin lariats him back.

Spear by Sugiura, and he hits a Karelin Lift. Benjamin quickly applies an ankle hold, but Sugiura reverses it into his own ankle hold. Benjamin kicks out of it and hits a spinning heel kick, Benjamin picks up Sugiura, and he hits an Olympic Slam, then he goes for a cover, but it only gets a two count. Benjamin picks up Sugiura and goes for another one, but Sugiura slides away and hits a release German suplex.

Another suplex by Sugiura then he goes up top, but Benjamin jumps up with him and throws Sugiura back down to the mat. Both wrestlers are slow to get up they charge each other and trade lariats with neither going down. Benjamin & Sugiura trade elbows until Benjamin hits a superkick Benjamin goes for the Paydirt, but Sugiura blocks it and hits a backbreaker.

Running knee by Sugiura, and he hits another one in the corner, then some elbows by Sugiura, but Benjamin fights back until Sugiura hits a German suplex hold for two then both wrestlers miss their signature moves. Sugiura grabs Benjamin and nails the Olympic Slam for the win.

Winner: Takashi Sugiura (15:52)

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GHC Heavyweight Title Match

Minoru Suzuki (c) vs. Yoshihiro Takayama

The match starts off with Minoru Suzuki & Yoshihiro Takayama trade strike attempts to start with neither really connecting, Suzuki gets Takayama into the ropes, and he gives a clean break. Suzuki applies a side headlock but Takayama muscles out of it and knocks Suzuki against the ropes. Suzuki applies a cross knee lock but Takayama rolls to the ropes and gets a break then they are back up Takayama with an Irish whip but Suzuki applies another knee lock.

Takayama gets out of that also, and he hits a scoop slam, El Desperado gets on the apron to distract the referee, and Taichi hits Takayama with a chair. Takayama goes after him but Suzuki applies an armbar over the top rope on Takayama. Suzuki pulls Takayama outside the ring, and he kicks his arm into the guard rail.

Suzuki gets a ring bell, and he hits Takayama in the head with it, Suzuki then gets a chair and hits Takayama in the head while it is against the ring post then Suzuki drags Takayama up into the crowd and continues his assault. Suzuki eventually returns to the ring with Takayama following and Suzuki punches Takayama as he gets on the apron.

Suzuki stomps on Takayama’s Misawa armband, and he applies a keylock, but Takayama gets to the ropes and then some punches by Takayama, but Suzuki headbutts him. Dropkick by Suzuki, and he rakes at Takayama’s face with both Taichi & El Desperado’s help then a big boot by Suzuki, and he hits a PK then a cover by Suzuki, but Takayama gets a shoulder up.

Suzuki applies a sleeper, but Takayama slowly gets to the ropes to get the break. Knees by Takayama to the stomach, and he hits a high knee in the corner, followed by the single arm suplex for a two count, then back up Suzuki with a belly 2 belly suplex, and he does it again. Takayama applies a sleeper with bodyscissors, but Suzuki gets a foot on the ropes to get the rope break.

Headbutts by Suzuki, and he punches Takayama in the head, Snap mare by Takayama, and he kicks Suzuki in the back. Takayama & Suzuki trade punches Suzuki strings together a combination and he applies a sleeper hold Suzuki goes for the Gotch Style Piledriver but Takayama back body drops out of it. Elbows by Takayama as he goes off the ropes and he knees Suzuki in the chest.

Taichi gets on the apron, but Takayama boots him off. Boot by Takayama to Suzuki, and he covers him for a two count. Leg drop by Takayama and he hits an Everest German Suplex but the referee is pulled out of the ring while he is making the count. Suzuki Gun invades the ring as Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. take turns booting Takayama.

Some NOAH wrestlers try to help, but they are outnumbered as Takashi Iizuka hits Takayama repeatedly with a steel chair. Punches by Suzuki to Takayama as Takayama bleeds even more sleeper by Suzuki, and he nails Gotch Style Piledriver to get the win.

Winner: AND STILL GHC Heavyweight Champion: Minoru Suzuki (27:10)