Departure was a professional wrestling event produced by Pro Wrestling Noah. The event took place on August 4, 2013 at the Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan. This was the fifth event under the Departure name.
The show was headlined by KENTA defending the GHC Heavyweight Championship against Muhammad Yone. Another high-profile match scheduled for the show featured Taiji Ishimori defending the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship against Zack Sabre Jr.. The show also featured a single matches between Yoshihito Sasaki and Shinya Ishikawa and both members of TMDK (Mikey Nicholls and Shane Haste).
Production[edit | edit source]
Storylines[edit | edit source]
Departure (2013) featured professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portray villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.
On August 1, it was announced that Taiji Ishimori would be defending the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship against Zack Sabre Jr.. During the tour Sabre began showcasing new armbar variations that he has been working on. On July 27, Sabre defeated Ishimori in a three-way match against Ishimori and Maybach Suwa Jr., Ishimori in a press conference stated that he realized that the there would be a potential slump that he was in, but felt that he was going to runnel his way through and come back full force when it comes time to defend the belt.
Muhammad Yone began showing off his grappling ability on Hitoshi Kumano in hopes of showing that he will not be taking easy on KENTA and Kumano's left shoulder injury. Yone began gaining determination leading on July 28 Yone pinning KENTA. Yone stated in a press conference that he claims to win big again.
The event would also feature a predule matches with Yoshihito Sasaki and Shinya Ishikawa facing TMDK (Mikey Nicholls and Shane Haste) after the team pinned the champions on April 26 during the Global Tag League.
Results[edit | edit source]
|1||Daisuke Harada and Hitoshi Kumano defeated Gaston Mateo and Kaiser||Tag team match||9:42|
|2||Yoshinari Ogawa defeated Masao Inoue||Singles match||11:11|
|3||No Mercy (Genba Hirayanagi and Maybach Suwa Jr.) defeated Pesadilla and Super Crazy||Tag team match||9:03|
|4||Katsuhiko Nakajima defeated Maybach Taniguchi||Singles match||9:32|
|5||No Mercy (Takashi Sugiura and Yoshihiro Takayama) defeated BRAVE (Naomichi Marufuji and Atsushi Kotoge)||Tag team match||17:52|
|6||Shane Haste defeated Shinya Ishikawa||Singles match||11:35|
|7||Yoshihito Sasaki defeated Mikey Nicholls||Singles match||25:41|
|8||Taiji Ishimori (c) defeated Zack Sabre Jr.||Singles match for the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship||19:41|
|9||KENTA (c) defeated Muhammad Yone||Singles match for the GHC Heavyweight Championship||24:36|