Pro Wrestling NOAH held the finals of the N-1 Victory Tournament earlier today. A tournament consisting of 16 of the best wrestlers that Pro Wrestling NOAH has to offer. Going into the last show, we had four finalists. Katsuhiko Nakajima, Kenoh, Kaito Kiyoymiya and Masakatsu Funaki. In the first semi-finals match, Kenoh would defeat longtime rival Kaito Kiyomiya while Katsuhiko Nakajima would defeat Masakatsu Funaki. This set us up for an all-star final between the 2020 tournament winner Nakajima, and the 2019 winner Kenoh
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These two have a history themselves, most notably Kenoh bringing Nakajima into the KONGOH faction and Kenoh taking Nakajima’s GHC National Championship in 2020. In the final, both Nakajima and Kenoh would brutalize each other. With loud strikes, specifically kicks, from both men. Destroying each other in their chance to fight against GHC Heavyweight Champion, Naomichi Marufuji.
Following all of the brutality, Katsuhiko Nakajima hit a diamond bomb on Kenoh for the three count, making him the winner of the N-1 Victory once more. Katsuhiko Nakajima is the first person in NOAH’s history to win back-to-back N-1 Victory tournaments. Katsuhiko Nakajima will now battle against Naomichi Marufuji on October 10’s GRAND SQUARE 2021 in OSAKA. Nakajima and Marufuji have squared off many times in their long careers, mostly in tag title matches of Global League/N-1 block matches. On October 10 we will see a rare GHC Heavyweight Championship match between Nakajima and Marufuji that is sure to deliver a match of the year quality contest,
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