Kaito Kiyomiya vs Kenou
January 6, 2019
Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan
NOAH Navigation for the Future (Day 1)
One word: STIFF. The kicks by Kenou made Daniel Bryan’s kicks look and sound like Miz’s kicks. Huge thuds and I can’t imagine how Kaito Kiyomiya must’ve felt absorbing them. Match built well and had great heat towards the end, and throughout the bout you’ll see some really innovative stuff.
Even though New Japan is doing well, it would behoove NOAH and All Japan to merge already and combine their resources. Both companies are struggling and the potential matchups between Miyohara and the top AJPW heavyweights would be tremendous.