Noah Junior League

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The Junior League is an annual professional wrestling round-robin tournament held by Pro Wrestling Noah, to decide the promotion's top junior heavyweight wrestler. It was established in 2009 as a two-block round-robin tournament, in which each block's two highest scorers face off in the semi finals. A victory is worth two points, a draw is worth one, and a loss zero; each match has a thirty-minute time limit.


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The 2009 Junior League was held from October 15 to October 31 over nine shows, and featured two blocks of five. Foreign participation included Delirious from Ring of Honor and Jushin Thunder Liger from New Japan Pro Wrestling. The winner, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, also won the vacant GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship. Delirious was awarded place in the semi final because original block A runner-up Kotaro Suzuki had to withdraw with a flu.

Final standings
Block A Block B
Katsuhiko Nakajima 6 Jushin Thunder Liger 5
Kotaro Suzuki 5 Yoshinobu Kanemaru 4
Delirious 4 Atsushi Aoki 3
KENTA 3 Taiji Ishimori 2
Ricky Marvin 2 Genba Hirayanagi 0
Block A Delirious Katsuhiko Nakajima KENTA Kotaro Suzuki Ricky Marvin
Delirious X Nakajima (15:05) Delirious (18:54) Suzuki (13:52) Delirious (14:20)
Katsuhiko Nakajima Nakajima (15:05) X Draw (30:00) Draw (30:00) Nakajima (12:07)
KENTA Delirious (18:54) Draw (30:00) X Suzuki (17:28) KENTA (1:59)
Kotaro Suzuki Suzuki (13:52) Draw (30:00) Suzuki (17:28) X Marvin (9:04)
Ricky Marvin Delirious (14:20) Nakajima(12:07) KENTA (1:59) Marvin (9:04) X
Block B Atsushi Aoki Genba Hirayanagi Jushin Thunder Liger Taiji Ishimori Yoshinobu Kanemaru
Atsushi Aoki X Aoki (13:11) Draw (30:00) Ishimori (13:54) Kanemaru (17:32)
Genba Hirayanagi Aoki (13:11) X Double Countout (9:19) Double Countout (7:09) Double Countout (7:45)
Jushin Thunder Liger Draw (30:00) Double Countout (9:19) X Liger (13:08) Liger (14:45)
Taiji Ishimori Ishimori (13:54) Double Countout (7:09) Liger (13:08) X Kanemaru (15:56)
Yoshinobu Kanemaru Kanemaru (17:32) Double Countout (7:45) Liger (14:45) Kanemaru (15:56) X
Semifinals Finals
A1 Katsuhiko Nakajima Pin
B2 Yoshinobu Kanemaru 10:17
B2 Yoshinobu Kanemaru Pin
B1 Jushin Thunder Liger 18:53
B1 Jushin Thunder Liger Pin
A2 Delirious 10:45

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