Go Shiozaki to wrestle for vacant GHC Heavyweight Championship

Photo Courtesy: Pro Wrestling NOAH

Kazuyuki Fujita has vacated the GHC Heavyweight Championship following the news that the wrestler tested positive for COVID-19.

At Wednesday’s press conference, the company confirmed the championship was vacant with Go Shiozaki set to compete for the championship this Saturday.

During the press conference, Kaito Kiyomiya issued a challenge to Shiozaki for Saturday to determine the new champion but it was left undecided regarding who Shiozaki’s opponent will be on Saturday.

Fujita won the title from Katsuhiko Nakajima this past February and defended the title against Masato Tanaka last month for the promotion.

Pro Wrestling NOAH is scheduled to hold back-to-back cards at Sumo Hall this Friday & Saturday, which will stream on Wrestle Universe.

Friday, April 29th at 4 a.m. ET:
*GHC Jr. Heavyweight Championship: Eita (champion) vs. HAYATA
*GHC Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championships: Atsushi Kotoge & YO-HEY (champions) vs. Yoshinari Ogawa & Chris Ridgeway
*Ninja Mack vs. Alpha Wolf vs. Dragon Bane
*Daisuke Harada, Alejandro & Junta Miyawaki vs. Shun Skywalker, SB Kento & H.Y.O.
*Extreme Tiger vs. Seiki Yoshioka
*Haoh vs. Nioh
*Super Crazy, NOSAWA Rongai & Texano Jr. bvs. Tadasuke, Hajime Ohara & Shuji Kondo
*Yuya Susumu vs. Kotaro Suzuki
*SLEX vs. Yasutaka Yano
*Ikuto Hidaka vs. Kai Fujimura

Saturday, April 30th at 2 a.m. ET:

*GHC Heavyweight Championship (Vacant): Go Shiozaki vs. TBA
*GHC Tag Team Championships: Takashi Sugiura & Hideki Suzuki (champions) vs. Kenoh & Katsuhiko Nakajima
*Naomichi Marufuji & TBA vs. Kaito Kiyomiya & Yoshiki Inamura
*Daisuke Harada, Atsushi Kotoge, YO-HEY & Junta Miyawaki vs. Alpha Wolf, Extreme Tiger, Dragon Bane & Ninja Mack
*GHC National Championship: Masakatsu Funaki (champion) vs. Simon Gotch
*Masa Kitamiya vs. Michael Elgin
*Rene Dupree & Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr. vs. Masato Tanaka & Daiki Inaba
*Kazushi Sakuraba & Kendo Kashin vs. Masaaki Mochizuki & Don Fujii
*NOSAWA Rongai, Eita, Texano Jr., Kotaro Suzuki & Super Crazy vs. HAYATA, Yoshinari Ogawa, Seiki Yoshioka, Chris Ridgeway & Yuya Susumu
*Mohammed Yone, Akitoshi Saito & King Tani vs. Manabu Soya, Tadasuke & Hajime Ohara
*Kai Fujimura & SLEX vs. Kinya Okada & Yasutaka Yano

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