The match between the two talents had to be stopped.
In a B block match for Pro Wrestling NOAH’s N-1 Victory tournament, Katsuhiko Nakajima went one-on-one with Kinya Okada. Their match was thrown out by the referee after Nakajima delivered a kick directly to the face of Okada.
Okada was stretchered away from the ring. NOAH provided an update on Okada and noted that he’ll be out of action after suffering a fractured jawbone.
Notice of Absence of Kinya Okada
Kinya Okada will be absent due to a fracture of the mandible.
We apologize for any inconvenience and concern this may cause to our fans and other concerned parties.
— Raion (@Raion74_) August 28, 2022
— プロレスリング・ノア ｜PROWRESTLING NOAH (@noah_ghc) August 28, 2022
Initially, Okada was not slated for the N-1 Victory tourney. He filled in for Timothy Thatcher who had visa issues.
Back in June at CyberFight Festival, Nakajima got into a striking exchange with DDT Pro-Wrestling’s Tetsuya Endo and concussed him. Endo was out of action until July 24th.
Nakajima is now leading the B block with 10 points. Here are the results from today’s show:
- Dark Match: Daiki Inaba, Shuhei Taniguchi & Yoshiki Inamura def. Mohammed Yone, Akitoshi Saito & Stallion Rogers
- N-1 Victory A Block Match: Masaaki Mochizuki (4) def. Anthony Greene (2)
- N-1 Victory B Block Match: Jack Morris (6) def. Masa Kitamiya (6)
- N-1 Victory A Block Match: El Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr. (6) def. Masato Tanaka (6)
- N-1 Victory B Block Match: Masakatsu Funaki (8) def. Takashi Sugiura (8)
- HAYATA, Yoshinari Ogawa, Yuya Susumu & Kai Fujimura vs. NOSAWA Rongai, Eita, Kotaro Suzuki & Super Crazy — No Contest due to Chris Ridgeway’s interference
- N-1 Victory A Block Match: Hideki Suzuki (11) def. Go Shiozaki (8)
- N-1 Victory B Block Match: Katsuhiko Nakajima (10) def. Kinya Okada (0)
- Dragon Bane, Alpha Wolf & Alejandro def. Tadasuke, Hajime Ohara & Hi69
- N-1 Victory A Block Match: Kazuyuki Fujita (10) def. Kenoh (9)
- N-1 Victory B Block Match: Kaito Kiyomiya (8) def. Satoshi Kojima (8)