From the big Pro Wrestling NOAH show on 7/5/14, as the inexplicable Yuji Nagata GHC World Title reign continues. His first defense came via pinfall over KENTA in a lengthy match. Weeks later he brought the goods main-eventing against Takashi Sugiura on a card that was as strong top-to-bottom as any all year. He had a bloodbath with Maybach Tanaguchi, and got the best match out of Mohammed Yone in recent memory. Now it's Naomichi Marufuji standing in his way, the man penciled in as the new top dog to replace KENTA. The man who is expected to carry the load finally gets his shot, but Nagata has far exceeded all expectations and the reign stands well to continue.