Pro Wrestling NOAH presents Demolition Stage 2021 in Fukuoka, headlined by two championship matches. NOAH continues their road to Nippon Budokan in January. This will be a very interesting two months to close out the year. Here is the card for the show.
Demolition Stage 2021 in Fukuoka – Full Card
- GHC Heavyweight Championship: Katsuhiko Nakajima (c) vs Masato Tanaka
- Keiji Muto & Naomichi Marufuji & Masaaki Mochizuki vs Kaito Kiyomiya & Masa Kitamiya & Daiki Inaba
- GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship: HAYATA (c) vs NOSAWA Rongai
- Takashi Sugiura & Kazushi Sakuraba vs Daisuke Harada & Atsushi Kotoge
- Yoshinari Ogawa & Seiki Yoshioka & Yasutaka Yano vs Eita & YO-HEY & Kotaro Suzuki
- Kenoh vs Muhammad Yone
- Hajime Ohara & Junta Miyawaki & Kai Fujimura vs Tadasuke & Aleja & Haoh
- King Tany & Kinya Okada vs Manabu Soya & Nioh
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Kazushi Sakuraba and Takashi Sugiura vs Atsushi Kotoge and Daisuke Harada
All four of these men are coming off signature championship losses. Not only are they looking to bounce back, but these are two of the most pivotal tag teams in NOAH. Daisuke Harada and Atsushi Kotoge are multi-time GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship holders. Meanwhile, Takashi Sugiura and Kazushi Sakuraba are former GHC Tag Team Champions, as well as the 2020 Tokyo Sports Best Tag Team.
This could be a key matchup for the heavyweight tag team championship rankings. A win here may throw the junior tag team of Kotoge and Harada in the mix. Sugiura and Sakuraba coming away with the victory only strengthens their case for a championship rematch.
GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship: HAYATA (c) vs NOSAWA Rongai
The feud between Perros Del Mal De Japon and STINGER has been brewing since late last year, even before Perros Del Mal De Japon were a unit. NOSAWA Rongai has been getting involved with STINGER and Kotaro Suzuki’s ongoing issues before double-crossing STINGER. At last, the two sides separated for a little bit. From there, HAYATA won the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship and Rongai recently captured the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship with Eita.
After HAYATA retained his title against Daisuke Harada, Perros Del Mal De Japon hit the ring, asking him which one of them would he let challenge him. HAYATA eventually said the next challenger would be Rongai. At first, Rongai had reservations, as he didn’t want the match. Afterward, the other unit members expressed to him he could have two belts. The two had a preview singles bout in which they went to a 20-minute draw. The stage for Demolition Stage 2021 in Fukuoka was set, establishing both are equals. Will HAYATA’s reign continue, or will Rongai capture the double junior crown of NOAH?
GHC Heavyweight Championship: Katsuhiko Nakajima (c) vs Masato Tanaka
Katsuhiko Nakajima has had quite the journey back to the GHC Heavyweight Championship. He was eventually able to take back the gold after winning the N-1 Victory and defeating Naomichi Marufuji. He then proclaimed that he was NOAH, and that he had eaten up both the N-1 Victory and the GHC Heavyweight Championship. Masato Tanaka climbed into the ring and claimed Nakajima hadn’t eaten him up yet. Tanaka would go on to challenge for Nakajima’s newly won belt, and rightfully so.
During the N-1 Victory, Nakajima’s one blemish came at the hands of Tanaka during the opening night. Tanaka was the only man to beat Nakajima throughout the tournament. Thus, the legendary star ruined what would have been a perfect tournament for Nakajima. Tanaka seemed to be the favorite heading into Demolition Stage 2021 in Fukuoka. However, with Nakajima pinning Tanaka less than 48 hours ago, the champion may not be ready to let go of the championship just yet.
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