Since Puroresu Spirit is unfortunately no longer active, its hard to find results for other Japanese Promotions now. But I've went and looked and saw that at The Great Voyage in Yokohama last week, all the titles changed hands
The Back Breakers, the team of Hajime Ohara and Hitoshi Kumano won the GHC Jr Tag from Minoru Tanaka and Hi69
Maybach Taniguchi and Yuji Hino defeated Go Shiozaki and Katsuhiko Nakajima to win the GHC Tag Titles
Daisuke Harada defeated Kotaro Suzuki to become a Three Time GHC Junior Champion
And Global League winner Kaito Kitomiya defeated Takashi Suigura to become The GHC Heavyweight Champion, the youngest champion at 22 years old.
Such a young champion. Huge vote of confidence in Kaito? Wanting to invest in a young star to pave a path for the company going forward? Guessing both.
NOAH had a year and a half long storyline about the older generation refusing to give in to upstarts. Kaito broke through and ended what might be one of the best title reigns in Japanese wrestling. It’s definitely a gamble since he hasn’t put it all together but he’s shown huge signs that he can be the dude and have great rivalries with Kenoh and Nakajima at the least.
Post by Fundertaker on Dec 23, 2018 6:01:31 GMT -5
If you want a good site to just follow results, and don't mind interpreting a little German, there's Purolove.com. It's run by STRIGGA (yes, the STRIGGA who's one of the co-owners of cagematch) and Sternness.
As for Maybach Taniguchi, if he was that old, what would everyone that debuted before him be? I remember a point in which he was the last debuting NOAH wrestler for like a couple or more years and only won against the Kensuke Office trainees. That would put Marufuji, KENTA, Shiosaki, Sugiura, etc. well into their 60's.