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Departure is a professional wrestling event promoted by Pro Wrestling NOAH (NOAH). The event was established in 2000 following All Japan Pro Wrestling mass exodus that resulted in 24 out of the 26 contracted native wrestlers for All Japan to newly founded Pro Wrestling Noah and event would be held annually until 2004 and returned one time in 2009 until suffered two hiatus in 2010 to 2012 another one in 2014 and 2016. The event was one of NOAH's biggest events alongside The Great Voyage and Destiny.

EventsEdit

# Event Date City Venue Attendance Main event
1 Departure (2000) August 5, 2000 Tokyo Differ Ariake 1,800 Kenta Kobashi and Jun Akiyama versus Mitsuharu Misawa and Akira Taue
August 6, 2000 Jun Akiyama versus Kenta Kobashi
12 Departure (2001) August 26, 2001 Togane, Chiba Togane Arena 1,700 Akira Taue, Junji Izumida and Masao Inoue versus Jun Akiyama, Akitoshi Saito and Kentaro Shiga
August 27, 2001 Tokyo Korakuen Hall 2,100 Daisuke Ikeda, Takeshi Morishima and Takeshi Rikio versus Jun Akiyama, Akitoshi Saito and Makoto Hashi
August 28, 2001 Tokyo Korakuen Hall 2,100 Jun Akiyama, Akitoshi Saito and Kentaro Shiga versus Vader, Michael Modest and Donovan Morgan
August 30, 2001 Kasugai, Aichi City Gymnasium 2,100 Jun Akiyama, Akitoshi Saito and Yoshinobu Kanemaru versus Mitsuharu Misawa, Yoshinari Ogawa and Naomichi Marufuji
August 31, 2001 Osaka Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium #2 1,800 Takao Omori, Yoshihiro Takayama and Satoru Asako versus Jun Akiyama, Akitoshi Saito and Kentaro Shiga
September 1, 2001 Kyoto KBS Hall 1,500 No Fear (Takao Omori and Yoshihiro Takayama) versus Akira Taue and Takashi Sugiura
September 2, 2001 Shizuoka Twin Messe 2,400 Takao Omori, Yoshihiro Takayama and Satoru Asako versus Vader, Bull Schmitt and Bison Smith
September 4, 2001 Tagajo, Miyagi General Gymnasium 1,600 Takao Omori, Yoshihiro Takayama and Satoru Asako versus Mitsuharu Misawa, Yoshinari Ogawa and Naomichi Marufuji
September 5, 2001 Morioka, Iwate Iwate Prefectural Gymnasium 3,100 Jun Akiyama (c) versus Tamon Honda for the GHC Heavyweight Championship
September 6, 2001 Aomori Aomori Budokan 1,700 Jun Akiyama, Akitoshi Saito and Kentaro Shiga versus Mitsuharu Misawa, Yoshinari Ogawa and Takuma Sano
September 8, 2001 Nagaoka, Niigata Welfare Hall 2,600 Akira Taue, Junji Izumida and Masao Inoue versus Mitsuharu Misawa, Yoshinari Ogawa and Takuma Sano
September 9, 2001 Tokyo Differ Ariake 1,800 Jun Akiyama and Kentaro Shiga versus Vader and Scorpio
13 Departure (2004) July 10, 2004 Tokyo Tokyo Dome 58,000 Kenta Kobashi (c) versus Jun Akiyama for the GHC Heavyweight Championship
14 Departure (2009) August 1, 2009 Tokyo Differ Ariake 1,800 KENTA versus Taiji Ishimori
15 Departure (2013) August 4, 2013 Tokyo Differ Ariake 1,700 KENTA (c) versus Muhammad Yone for the GHC Heavyweight Championship
16 Departure (2015) August 5, 2015 Tokyo Differ Ariake 917 Takashi Sugiura versus Naomichi Marufuji
17 Departure (2017) August 6, 2017 Tokyo Korakuen Hall 884 Taiji Ishimori (c) versus YO-HEY for the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship
18 Departure (2018) August 5, 2018 Tokyo Korakuen Hall 1,521 RATEL'S (HAYATA and YO-HEY) versus Back Breakers (Hajime Ohara and Hitoshi Kumano)
19 Departure (2019) August 4, 2019 Tokyo Korakuen Hall 1,288 Naomichi Marufuji versus Kotaro Suzuki
20 Departure (2020) August 4, 2020 Tokyo Korakuen Hall N/A Katsuhiko Nakajima (c) versus Kenoh for the GHC National Championship
August 5, 2020 N/A Go Shiozaki (c) versus Naomichi Marufuji for the GHC Heavyweight Championship
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
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