14,200 claimed paid attendance.
a. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi defeated Mitsuo Momota in 7’13 with a school-boy roll-up.
b. Kishin Kawabata, Kentaro Shiga, & Naoki Sano defeated Ricky Steamboat Jr., Jun Izumida, & Tamon Honda in 9’59 when Shiga used a backslide on Steamboat.
1. Kenta Kobashi defeated Masao Inoue in 14’07 with a lariat.
2. Taiji Ishimori & Yoshinori Ota defeated Takashi & Kento Miyahara in 7’54 when Ishimori used a 450 Splash on Miyahara.
3. Akira Taue, Naomichi Marufuji, & Atsushi Aoki defeated Bull Buchanan, Roderick Strong, & Davey Richards in 12’08 when Marufuji pinned Richards after a double team Shiranui/nodowa-otoshi chokeslam combo finisher.
4. Takeshi Rikio & Kotaro Suzuki defeated Yoshihiro Takayama & Ricky Marvin in 10’52 when Suzuki used an inside cradle on Marvin.
5. Takeshi Morishima, Makoto Hashi, & Akihito Ito defeated Mohammed Yone, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, & Tsutomu Hirayanagi in 14’50 when Hashi pinned Hirayanagi.
6. Bison Smith, Doug Williams, & Akitoshi Saito defeated Mitsuharu Misawa, Yoshinari Ogawa, & Shuhei Taniguchi in 21’12 when Williams used the Chaos Theory Suplex Hold on Taniguchi. This is expected to be Doug’s last match with NOAH.
Global Tag League 2009 teams announced:
– Bison Smith & Akitoshi Saito
– D-Lo Brown & Bull Buchanan
– Takeshi Rikio & Mohammed Yone
– Akira Taue & Masao Inoue
– Jun Akiyama & Shuhei Taniguchi
– Mitsuharu Misawa & Go Shiozaki
4/11 Korakuen Hall ~ 5/6 Nippon Budokan
7. Takashi Sugiura & Go Shiozaki defeated Shinsuke Nakamura & Milano Collection A.T. in 20’30 when Shiozaki used a lariat on A.T.
8. GHC Jr. Heavyweight Title match: KENTA defeated Katsuhiko Nakajima in 25’45 with the go 2 sleep.
9. GHC Heavyweight Title match: Jun Akiyama defeated Kensuke Sasaki in 22’46 (modified pile-driver).
** Samurai TV will start airing two NOAH tapings each month on the network. Today’s Budokan show was the last taping for Nippon TV. The two April Samurai TV show tapings will be the 4/13 Niigata City Gym show (air date: 4/18) and 4/19 Tsukisamu Green Dome event from Sapporo (air date: 4/25).