RESULTS: NOAH ‘Demolition Stage 2021’ feat. Nakajima vs. Tanaka

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Katsuhiko Nakajima made the first defense of his GHC Heavyweight Championship on Saturday at ‘Demolition Stage 2021’ in Fukuoka.

The back-to-back N-1 Victory tournament winner, Nakajima, won his second GHC championship earlier this month by defeating Naomichi Marufuji.

On route to winning the N-1, Nakajima did sustain a loss in the round-robin portion to 48-year-old Masato Tanaka, which set the stage for Saturday’s title defense.

Nakajima was victorious in a match that lasted nearly 35 minutes and ended with the champion executing the Vertical Spike for the victory and successful first title defense.

In a six-man tag, the group of Keiji Muto, Naomichi Marufuji & the new GHC National Champion Masaaki Mochizuki defeated Kaito Kiyomiya, Masa Kitamiya & Daiki Inaba after Muto hit the Shining Wizard and pinned Inaba.

HAYATA retained the GHC Jr. Heavyweight Championship against NOSAWA Rongai after hitting the Moonsault Press.

Here are the complete results from the Fukuoka International Center in front of 878 fans (Courtesy: Purolove.com):
*GHC Heavyweight Championship: Katsuhiko Nakajima (champion) over Masato Tanaka
*Keiji Muto, Naomichi Marufuji & Masaaki Mochizuki over Kaito Kiyomiya, Masa Kitamiya & Daiki Inaba
*GHC Jr. Heavyweight Championship: HAYATA (champion) over NOSAWA Rongai
*Takashi Sugiura & Kazushi Sakuraba over Daisuke Harada & Atsushi Kotoge
*Eita, Kotaro Suzuki & YO-HEY over Yoshinari Ogawa, Seiki Yoshioka & Yasutaka Yano
*Kenoh & Manabu Soya over King Tani & Mohammed Yone
*Aleja over Ikuto Hidaka
*Tadasuke, Haoh & Nioh over Hajime Ohara, Kai Fujimura & Junta Miyawaki

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