#AndNEW: Kenoh Becomes GHC National Champion at Departure

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Pro Wrestling NOAH for the past few months has been the throws of a new era. In November of 2019, NOAH introduced a brand new championship known as the GHC National Championship. For the first few months, Takashi Sugiura had that championship. He would lose it to Katsuhiko Nakajima in June and for the past two months Nakajima has taken out guys such as the recently debuted Manabu Soya. But on this departure tour. Katsuhiko Nakajima defended his GHC National Championship against Kenoh. A wrestler who formed a brand new faction known as “Kongoh” as a way to rebel against the new leadership that NOAH has been dealing with CyberAgent.

Events were made for Kenoh such as the “Kongoh Diamond Produce Show” that happened two weeks ago. Kenoh has become more brash and more determined for a brand new era of NOAH. Kenoh would defeat Nakajima in tag team action and challenge him for the GHC National Championship on the first night of the Departure tour. Kenoh has been getting a lot more out of nowhere victories, Knocking out opponents more notably. Kenoh and Katsuhiko Nakajima would have an absolute war against each other, with almost 30 minutes of nonstop action.

But the theme would continue as Kenoh would KO Katsuhiko Nakajima to become the brand new GHC National Champion. Kenoh is the third person to hold this new championship. This is also the first championship that Kenoh has held since his GHC Heavyweight Title reign in 2018. The reason to note this is because of what would happen the next night on Night 2 of Departure. After the main event which would feature Go Shiozaki retaining his championship against Naomichi Marufuji. Kenoh would come out and challenge Shiozaki. They both would establish this as a “Double Title Match.”

Continuing the trends that we have been seeing in Puro & Main-stream Wrestling as of late. The match is currently scheduled for August 10th in Yokohama. An event that is historic as it’s the final event in the Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium. An event that is also big for Pro Wrestling NOAH as a whole, right before NOAH’s biggest singles tournament, the N1 Victory, kicks off.

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