Preview: Pro Wrestling NOAH (9/17/23) – Naomichi Marufuji 25th Anniversary Show

Marufuji vs. Ospreay match graphic.

Pro Wrestling NOAH announced the card for the upcoming 25th Anniversary show of former GHC Heavyweight Champion Naomichi Marufuji taking place this weekend on September 17 from the famous Korakuen Hall venue. The celebration will be headlined by a first-time-ever singles match, Naomichi Marufuji vs. Will Ospreay, and featuring the NOAH roster in tag matches during the undercard.

Naomichi Marufuji will be facing the current IWGP US heavyweight champion Will Ospreay in a highly anticipated match several years in the making since Ospreay made the jump overseas to Japan many years ago. This main event has the potential to be one of the best matches in a Pro Wrestling NOAH ring in 2023 so far.

Here’s what to expect from the rest of the card:

  • GHC Heavyweight Champion Jake Lee will lead Good Looking Guys (Jack Morris, Anthony Greene, Tadasuke & YO-HEY) into tag team action against his upcoming challengers Go Shiozaki, Katsuhiko Nakajima, Adam Brooks, Atsushi Kotoge & Hi69 during the semi-main event.
  • Kenoh & Psycho Clown teams up for the first time to combat GHC National Champion El Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. & Lance Anoa’i in a preview tag match ahead of the Nagoya PPV on September 24th (Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. vs. Psycho Clown – GHC National Title).
  • Kaito Kiyomiya teams with the unlikely team of GHC Junior heavyweight champions HAYATA & Eita to face Yoshinari Ogawa, Daga & Stallion Rodgers in a trios match on the undercard.
  • REAL (Hideki Suzuki, Timothy Thatcher, Saxon Huxley, Shuhei Taniguchi) will face Masa Kitamiya, Manabu Soya, Kazuyuki Fujita, and the recently returned Daiki Inaba in a tag team on the undercard.
  • Junta Miyawaki will face NJPW Dojo graduate Ryohei Oiwa in a special singles match between two of the brightest standouts within their respective promotions (Pro Wrestling NOAH and New Japan Pro Wrestling).
  • Takashi Sugiura, Akitoshi Saito & Mohammed Yone face the team of Kai Fujimura, Taishi Ozawa & Yu Owada in a trios match on the undercard.
  • The opening match is a trios match featuring the Juniors of NOAH (Ninja Mack, Hajime O’Hara & Alejandro vs. Seiki Yoshioka, Dragon Bane, and Alpha Wolf).

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