Pro Wrestling NOAH has issued the following press release regarding former WWE Superstar Timothy Thatcher
Timothy Thatcher Misses N-1 Victory 2022
— Pro Wrestling NOAH Global (@noahglobal) August 4, 2022
“Timothy Thatcher will be absent from the N-1 VICTORY 2022 tournament due to a delay in his visa issuance procedure at the embassy. As a result, the DEPARTURE 2022 match order and some of the matches on the card have been updated.
To determine Thatcher’s replacement in the B block, Yoshiki Inamura will take on Kinya Okada in an N-1 qualifier match this Friday at DEPARTURE 2022.”
This move has caused a change to the card for NOAH’s upcoming DEPARTURE event at Korakuen Hall. The card is now:
- Masaaki Mochizuki & Shuhei Taniguchi vs Masa Kitamiya & Mohammed Yone
- Yoshinari Ogawa, Yuya Susumu & Kawei Fujimura, vs. Nosawa Rongai, Eita & Super Crazy
- Katsuhiko Nakajima & Manabu Soya vs. Anthony Green & Stallion Rogers
- Ninja Mack, Daisuke Harada & Seiki Yoshioka vs. Dante Leon, Atsushi Kotoge & YO-HEY
- KENOH, Tadasuke, Hajime Ohara & Hi69 vs. Kaito Kiyomiya, El Hijo del Santo, Ultímo Dragon & Alejandro
- N-1 VICTORY Qualifier: Yoshiki Inamura vs Kinya Okada
- Naomichi Marufuji Return Match: Naomichi Marufuji, Go Shiozaki & Takashi Sugiura vs. Satoshi Kojima, Masato Tanaka & Daiki Inaba
- GHC Jr. Heavyweight Championship: HAYATA (c) vs Shuji Kondo
Fans will be keen to see which NOAH youngster earns a spot in the prestigious N-1 VICTORY tournament this year as both Inamura and Okada have proven themselves to be ready. Timothy Thatcher will no doubt return when his visa issues are sorted.
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