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Great Voyage 2019 in Yokohama
Great Voyage (2019)
Promotional poster for the event, featuring GHC Heavyweight Champion Kaito Kiyomiya (left) and challenger Naomichi Marufuji (right)
Information
Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAH
Date March 10, 2019
Attendance 2,466
Venue Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
City Yokohama, Japan
Pay-per-view chronology

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The Great Voyage chronology

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Great Voyage (2019) was a professional wrestling event promoted by Pro Wrestling NOAH (NOAH) annually since 2000 it's the longest and the biggest PPV in NOAH. NOAH until now produced in 2019 one event under the Great Voyage name; Great Voyage in Yokohama on March 10.

The first event include four matches contested for NOAH's championships. The main event was a GHC Heavyweight Championship match between the champion Kaito Kiyomiya and the challenger Naomichi Marufuji.

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StorylinesEdit

Great Voyage in YokohamaEdit

The Great Voyage 2019 featured professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.

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The GHC Heavyweight Champion Kaito Kiyomiya who made his third title defense against his partner Naomichi Marufuji

The Great Voyage 2019 in Yokohama was main evented by Kaito Kiyomiya making his third defense of the GHC Heavyweight Championship against his partner Naomichi Marufuji. On February 2, 2019, after Kiyomiya made his second title defense of the GHC Heavyweight Championship against Masa Kitamiya, he was challenged by Marufuji, who made his return from a shoulder injury, with Kiyomiya claiming to be the "new face of Noah". Kiyomiya and Marufuji were supposed to face each other in the finals of the 2018 Global League on November 25, but Marufuji was forced to pull out of the tournament due to a shoulder injury. While Marufuji was injured Kiyomiya broke his record of the youngest GHC Heavyweight Champion in the title's history at 22 years old. Leading up to the match, Kiyomiya and Marufuji faced each other in a tag team match, where Kiyomiya teamed with Daisuke Harada and Marufuji teamed with Minoru Tanaka. Marufuji would win the match for his team, after submitting Kiyomiya with a Keylock and afterwards bent down to hold the icepack on Kiyomiya's arm, which he had attacked consistently during the match. In a built up to the match, Kiyomiya trained with MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba to work on his submission move a Chicken Wing Facelock.

In the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship match, Daisuke Harada made his second title defense against Minoru Tanaka. On January 26, 2019, after Harada defeated YO-HEY to make his first successful title, Tanaka confronted Harada, signaling he wanted a match for the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship. In a built up to the match, Tanaka wanted for their match to main event the Great Voyage.

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The GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion Daisuke Harada who was set to make his second title defense against Minoru Tanaka

In the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship match, Kotaro Suzuki and Yoshinari Ogawa made their first title defense against RATEL'S (HAYATA and Tadasuke). In December 2018, Suzuki and Ogawa started a feud RATEL'S, leading YO-HEY and HAYATA to leave RATEL'S and siding with Ogawa and Suzuki. On February 24, 2019, after Ogawa and Suzuki won the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship, Daisuke Harada and Tadasuke confronted Ogawa and Suzuki, leading HAYATA to turn on Ogawa, Suzuki and YO-HEY, and Tadasuke and HAYATA challenging Ogawa and Suzuki for their titles and afterwards Tadasuke stole the titles from them.

In the GHC Tag Team Championship match, AXIZ (Go Shiozaki and Katsuhiko Nakajima) made their first title defense against Eddie Edwards and Masa Kitamiya). On February 24, 2019, after AXIZ regained the GHC Tag Team Championship, Edwards and Kitamiya challenged AXIZ to a match for their titles. Edwards was set to challenge for the GHC Tag Team Championship with Atsushi Kotoge, but Kotoge was sidelined with an injury.

The Great Voyage in Yokohama also include a singles match between Kazma Sakamoto and Takashi Sugiura. On February 24, 2019, after Takashi Sugiura forced Sakamoto's stable Hooligans, Sakamoto requested a match with Sugiura.

MatchesEdit

Great Voyage in YokohamaEdit

# Matches Stipulations Times
1 Kenoh, Kinya Okada, Hitoshi Kumano and Hajime Ohara defeated Jyunta Miyawaki, YO-HEY, Seiya Morohashi and Hi69 Eight-man tag team match 5:45
2 Maybach Taniguchi defeated Yoshiki Inamura Singles match for the Yoshiki Inamura Seven Match Trial Series 4:05
3 Akitoshi Saito, Masao Inoue and Shiro Koshinaka defeated Mitsuya Nagai, Muhammad Yone and Quiet Storm Six-man tag team match 7:18
4 Takashi Sugiura defeated Kazma Sakamoto by referee stoppage Singles match 8:01
5 Yoshinari Ogawa and Kotaro Suzuki (c) defeated RATEL'S (HAYATA and Tadasuke) Tag Team match for the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship 11:36
6 Minoru Tanaka defeated Daisuke Harada (c) Singles match for the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship 21:36
7 AXIZ (Go Shiozaki and Katsuhiko Nakajima) (c) defeated Eddie Edwards and Masa Kitamiya) Tag Team match for the GHC Tag Team Championship 21:00
8 Kaito Kiyomiya (c) defeated Naomichi Marufuji Singles match for the GHC Heavyweight Championship 32:28
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match
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