Originally Posted by Caponex75
Thank goodness NOAH made the right move. Having Shima win would be the nail in the coffin for them (Especially since Go and Akiyama left) and putting it on their hottest act may actually save them. For the first time in years, NOAH actually seems crazy interesting. For the love of Pete though, DO NOT BOOK HIM AGAINST YONE OR MARUFUJI!
You've watch a lot of puro over the years. It shocks me that you think putting the belt on KENTA is gonna make any difference. He's still over as hell, but he ain't no hot act. He's been main eventing for over a year now and he's no different than any other guy they have. Him as champion is not gonna change that (the same way that it didn't with Sugi, Go and Shima).
With the state of their roster, the only thing that can help them is an invasion angle or an interpromotional feud.
*EDIT*: Ok, now I saw this picture
Now THAT could make a difference. Shibata/Laughter 7 can give NOAH the spark they desperately need.