NOAH: Two title changes at 'Demolition Stage', Double Title Match set for 11/28

Originally published at NOAH: Title changes at 'Demolition Stage', Double Title Match set for 11/28

Several championships changed hands at Pro Wrestling NOAH’s ‘Demolition Stage 2021’ event on Saturday in Yokohama.

In the main event of the card from Yokohama Budokan, Keiji Muto and Naomichi Marufuji secured the GHC tag team titles by ending the short reign of Masa Kitamiya & Kaito Kiyomiya, who failed to make a defense of the championship.

The ending of the match occurred when Muto landed the shining wizard on Kitamiya and won the match for his team after the thirty-minute mark.

It is the first time in Muto’s lengthy career that he has held this version of the tag titles while it is Marufuji’s eighth reign as tag champion for NOAH.

.@muto_keiji has now achieved the Grand Slam of tag team gold in Japan! He’s the second man to do it after Yoshihiro Takayama!

📺 https://t.co/bqBqiLTxQJ

⏪⏪ Social Rewind ⏪⏪ #mutoghctag #noah_ghc#wrestleUNIVERSEpic.twitter.com/kGrAk2kf1M

— Pro Wrestling NOAH (@noahglobal) November 13, 2021

Kitamiya & Kiyomiya had won the titles back in July after Kitamiya and Katsuhiko Nakajima broke up as a team while holding the titles. Each member of the championship chose a partner with Kitamiya selecting Kiyomiya and beating Nakajima and Manabu Soya.

On Saturday’s card, Kenoh regained the GHC National Championship by defeating Masaaki Mochizuki, who only held the championship for sixteen days.

Kenoh is now a two-time holder of the belt after previously winning the National Championship in August 2020 and losing the belt to Kazuyuki Fujita this past March.

After winning the National Championship, Kenoh issued a challenge to GHC Heavyweight Champion Katsuhiko Nakajima. Later in the day, NOAH confirmed the Champion vs. Champion match will take place on November 28th in a Double Title Match.

🆕 NOAH GHC National Champion @kenoh_prowres calls out @noah_katsuhiko! Kenoh wants to face his Kongo colleague for both titles as he targets headlining at the Nippon Budokan on his birthday on 1 January!

📺 https://t.co/bqBqiLTxQJ#mutoghctag#noah_ghcpic.twitter.com/2XfX7UDDzF

— Pro Wrestling NOAH (@noahglobal) November 13, 2021

The only champion to retain their title at ‘Demolition Stage’ was HAYATA who defeated Aleja to keep the GHC Jr. Heavyweight Championship and made his sixth defense of the title.

HAYATA will defend his title against Tadasuke on December 5th in Nagoya at the ‘War Road 2021’ event.

Below are the full results in front of a crowd of 887: (Courtesy: Purolove.com):
*GHC Tag Team Championship: Keiji Muto & Naomichi Marufuji over Masa Kitamiya & Kaito Kiyomiya (champions)
*GHC National Championship: Kenoh over Masaaki Mochizuki (champion)
*GHC Jr. Heavyweight Championship: HAYATA (champion) over Aleja
*Yoshinari Ogawa, Yuya Susumu & Seiki Yoshioka over NOSAWA Rongai, Eita & Kotaro Suzuki by disqualification
*Kazuyuki Fujita over Yoshiki Inamura
*Katsuhiko Nakajima, Manabu Soya, Haoh & Nioh over Daisuke Harada, Atsushi Kotoge, Daiki Inaba & Kinya Okada
*King Tani, Mohammed Yone & Akitoshi Saito over Takashi Sugiura, Kazushi Sakuraba & Kendo Kashin
*Tadasuke over YO-HEY
*Hajime Ohara over Yasutaka Yano