Kaito Kiyomiya wins the NOAH N-1 Victory tournament

B Block winner defeats Hideki Suzuki in the final of the 2022 event.

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The 2022 NOAH N-1 Victory has come to an end with Kaito Kiyomiya defeating Hideki Suzuki to secure a future shot at the GHC Heavyweight Championship.

It marks Kiyomiya’s second tournament win, having been victorious in 2018 when the competition was known as the Global League. He joins Kenoh and Katsuhiko Nakajima as two-time winners.

B Block winner Kiyomiya got the win over his A Block counterpart Suzuki in just over 33 minutes with a series of modified Shining Wizard knee strikes while 2,988 fans watched on at the Osaka Edion Arena.

Full results:

  • N-1 Victory Final: Kaito Kiyomiya def Hideki Suzuki (33:23) with a modified Shining Wizard.
  • Great Muta, Great-O-Khan & NOSAWA Rongai def Kenoh, Manabu Soya & Tadasuke (22:13) [O-Khan over Tadasuke].
  • GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Title: Yoshinari Ogawa & Chris Ridgeway (c) def Eita & Kotaro Suzuki (19:24) [Ridgeway over Suzuki].
  • Kazuyuki Fujita, Kendo Kashin, Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr. & Timothy Thatcher def Naomichi Marufuji, Go Shiozaki, Masato Tanaka & Masaaki Mochizuki (18:28) [Thatcher over Shiozaki].
  • Dragon Bane def Alpha Wolf (18:20).
  • Takashi Sugiura and Satoshi Kojima def Shuhei Taniguchi & Yoshiki Inamura (13:09) [Kojima over Inamura].
  • Masakatsu Funaki, Katsuhiko Nakajima & Shuji Kondo def Masa Kitamiya, Mohammed Yone & Alejandro (13:14) [Nakajima over Yone].
  • Atsushi Kotoge, YO-HEY & Seiki Yoshioka def HAYATA, Yuya Susumu & Kai Fujimura (13:13) [Kotoge over Susumu].
  • Jack Morris & Daiki Inaba def Anthony Greene & Stallion Rogers (8:59) [Morris over Rogers].
  • Hajime Ohara def Super Crazy (9:33).

During the event, HAYATA chose YO-HEY as his next challenger for the GHC Junior Heavyweight Title.

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