The Noah the Best 2019 is a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event promoted by Pro Wrestling Noah (Noah). The event will take place on November 2, 2019, at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. The event will also be available on YouTube as part of their streaming service.
The show will be headlined by Kaito Kiyomiya defending the GHC Heavyweight Championship against the winner of the 2019 N-1 Victory Kenoh in a rematch from the 2019 Navigation For The Future tour. Another high-profile match scheduled for the show will feature The Great Muta against Naomichi Marufuji. Another title match for the show will feature HAYATA defending the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship against his RATEL'S stablemate YO-HEY.
On January 29, 2019, Masayuki Uchida announced that it had sold 75% shares of the company to LIDET Entertainment as result Uchida resigned from its position in the company and joined LIDET Entertainment as an advisor for the promotion operations and announced the relocating of its offices from Misakichō, Tokyo to Yūrakuchō, Tokyo. Afterwards, the promotion underwent a visual makeover, which included changed their logo and replacing their green ring color inspired by Mitsuharu Misawa since their formation. In March, LIDET Entertainment established a plan to relaunch the promotion as the second top promotion in Japan, which included the announcement of the show on March 10 at Great Voyage in Yokohama, citing the complete ownership of the promotion by LIDET.
Noah the Best 2019 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.
The N-1 Victory will main evented by Kaito Kiyomiya making his sixth successful title defense of the GHC Heavyweight Championship against 2019 N-1 Victory Kenoh. On March 10 at Great Voyage in Yokohama, Kaito Kiyomiya defeated Naomichi Marufuji to make his third successful title defense of the GHC Heavyweight Championship. Following the match, Kiyomiya called out Kenoh and asked him to be his partner for the upcoming Global Tag League, which he accepted, declaring a united front to create a new scene for Noah, dubbing their team "KAIOH". In April, Kiyomiya and Kenoh took part of the tournament, finishing the Global Tag League with a record of four wins, two losses, and one loss, failing to advance to the finals of the tournament. KAIOH disbanded on April 30, after losing to Akitoshi Saito and Masao Inoue in their last round-robin match. Afterwards, Kenoh who was jealous of Kiyomiya disbanded their team, stating that Kiyomiya had been told by LIDET Entertainment, not by Noah, while also claiming that Kiyomiya was made a star by the company, not by his own merit. Afterwards, Kneoh formed a stable named KONGOH with Atsushi Kotoge, Masa Kitamiya and Yoshiki Inamura as a protest against NOAH's owner LIDET Entertainment, while Kiyomiya formed a team with Shuhei Taniguchi, leading to match on May 4, where Kiyomiya and Taniguchi defeated Kenoh and Kitamiya. On July 29, Kenoh was announced as one of the participants of the 2019 N-1 Victory, while Kiyomiya announced that he wouldn't enter in the tournament. Instead, the winner of the tournament would challenge for his title on November 2. Kiyomiya's decision drew criticism from Kenoh, who accused him too scared to take part. On September 16, Kenoh defeated Takashi Sugiura in the finals to win the 2019 N-1 Victory. Afterwards, Kiyomiya confronted Kenoh, both claimed they would create a new scene for Noah. The title match was made official on September 20. It was also announced the creation of second version of the GHC Heavyweight Championship, which would title to replace the first version, with the winner of the match being the first wrestler to hold the new championship belt.
In the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship match, HAYATA will make his second successful title defense of the GHC Heavyweight Championship against RATEL'S stablemate YO-HEY. On August 25 in the sixth night of the N-1 Victory, HAYATA and YO-HEY teamed with their RATEL'S stablemate Tadasuke in a losing effort against Stinger (Atsushi Kotoge, Kotaro Suzuki and Yoshinari Ogawa. After the match, YO-HEY took the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship belt and put it on his shoulder, only to sarcastically handed it back to him. He would repeat this actions in the following nights of the N-1 Victory, and sometimes HAYATA tried to get it back, but YO-HEY refused. This led to a match on September 16, where HAYATA successfully defended the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship against YO-HEY. After the match, in a post-match interview, YO-HEY challenged HAYATA to a rematch for his title, leading him to accept. The title match was made official on September 20.
The event will also include a singles match between Naomichi Marufuji and Keiji Mutoh's alter ego The Great Muta. On September 20, Noah announced that Marufuji and The Great Muta would face each other at the event. The two were previously involved in a six-man tag team match, where Marufuji teamed with Masaaki Mochizuki and Shuhei Taniguchi, while Muta under his real persona Keiji Mutoh teamed with Kaito Kiyomiya and Jun Akiyama in a winning effort. Leading to the match, Marufuji would mimic Muta as well using his signature elbow drop.
|1||HAYATA (c) vs. YO-HEY||Singles match at the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship|
|2||Naomichi Marufuji vs. The Great Muta||Singles match|
|3||Kaito Kiyomiya (c) vs. Kenoh||Singles match for the GHC Heavyweight Championship|