Pro Wrestling NOAH News: Title Matches Revealed for NOAH the BEST 2021

NOAH the BEST 2021 Title Matches
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Pro Wrestling NOAH is in the process of its year-end list of shows, starting the new year in a major way by returning to Nippon Budokan at the start of the new year. Until then, NOAH has one more major tour of shows this November: NOAH the BEST 2021. Two title matches have already been revealed for the show. Here’s what to know.

NOAH the BEST 2021 – Confirmed Title Matches

GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Battle

In the first title match of the show, NOSAWA Rongai and Eita make their second GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship defense against HAYATA and Yoshinari Ogawa. HAYATA and Ogawa are regarded as one of the top tag teams of NOAH’s junior division. This team dominated NOAH in the past year, even holding the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship for 190 days.

HAYATA recently defeated Rongai to retain his GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship, while both members of the STINGER faction have a victory over the tag champions in trios action in the previous show. Considering the activity of NOAH’s junior division, this match is an either-or scenario. This is one of the two title matches that HAYATA has during this tour; he has a GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship match against Tadasuke on the December 5th show.

GHC Heavyweight Championship & GHC National Championship Battle

Demolition Stage could be regarded as one of the most influential tours of Pro Wrestling NOAH’s year. Every heavyweight championship changed hands during this tour. Katsuhiko Nakajima won the GHC Heavyweight Championship at the beginning of the tour while Kenoh won the GHC National Championship at the end of the tour. After Kenoh defeated Masaaki Mochizuki to win the championship, Kenoh set his sights on Nakajima, claiming he wants to win the GHC Heavyweight Championship once more, but with the GHC National Championship in his possession as well.

For context, Kenoh has taken similar actions in the past. He challenged Go Shiozaki for the GHC Heavyweight Championship as GHC National Champion last year, the match ended up going to a 60-minute time limit draw. In a match considered a year in the making, Kenoh defeated Nakajima to become GHC National Champion for the first time. Additionally, Nakajima won the N-1 Victory by defeating Kenoh. As of this writing, the win/loss record between them is 2-2-1.

This also features a Kongoh vs. Kongoh main event; the winner of this match is sure to be the true leader of the Kongoh faction in the 2nd title double title match in the history of Pro Wrestling NOAH. Will Kenoh finally accomplish something he couldn’t do with Go Shiozaki or will the reign of Katsuhiko Nakajima continues into the new year? We’ll find out the answer at NOAH the BEST 2021 on November 28.

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