Global Honored Crown Openweight Hardcore Championship
Details
PromotionPro Wrestling Noah
Date establishedApril 18, 2004
Date retiredDecember 23, 2009

The Global Honored Crown Openweight Hardcore Championship was a semi-official professional wrestling championship contested in Pro Wrestling Noah. It was originally created in 2004 as a singles title known as the GHC Openweight Hardcore Championship; in 2007 it was announced that it would be reformed into a tag team title, continuing with the same lineage as the original belt. Later in 2007, it reverted to being a singles championship.

The Openweight Hardcore Championship, also known as the Global Hardcore Crown, had a unique stipulation attached to it: if the challenger was smaller than the champion, and lasted for 15 minutes, they would win the title. It could also change hands on a countout.

Kentaro Shiga, who was the 5th champion before the reforming into a tag team championship, was still recognized as such (along with his tag team partner, Kishin Kawabata), even though it was vacated to be decided in a tournament, which they won.[1]

On November 19, 2007, Kawabata defeated Shiga to reunify the title.[2] The title has remained inactive since June 2010.

Title history

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Defenses Number of successful defenses
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Defenses
1 Jun Akiyama April 18, 2004 Encountering Navigation 2004 – Day 11 Hakata, Japan 1 181 5 Akiyama declared himself champion.
2 Naomichi Marufuji October 16, 2004 Navigation Against The Current 2004 – Day 7 Tokushima, Japan 1 140 2 Marufuji won this match via countout. [3]
3 Muhammad Yone March 5, 2005 Navigation For Evolution 2005 – Day 10 Tokyo, Japan 1 231 3 [4]
4 Scorpio October 22, 2005 Autumn Navigation 2005 – Day 11 Tokushima, Japan 1 316 1 [5]
5 Kentaro Shiga September 3, 2006 Shiny Navigation 2006 – Day 6 Nagoya, Japan 1 167 3 [6]
6 Kishin Kawabata and Kentaro Shiga February 17, 2007 Navigation For Evolution 2007 – Day 2 Tokyo, Japan 1 275 2 Defeated Go Shiozaki and Shuhei Taniguchi in a tournament final. This is still Kentaro Shiga's original championship reign. During their reign, the title was billed as GHC Openweight Hardcore Tag Team Championship. [7]
7 Kishin Kawabata November 19, 2007 Winter Navigation '07 – Day 4 Niigata, Japan 2 322 4 [8]
8 Makoto Hashi October 6, 2008 Autumn Navigation '08 – Day 2 Isesaki, Japan 1 245 2 [9]
9 Kenta Kobashi June 8, 2009 Southern Navigation 2009 – Day 3 Hachiōji, Japan 1 198 4 [10]
Deactivated December 23, 2009 Kobashi vacates the title after suffering an injury. After that the title became inactive.

Combined reigns

Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
defences
Combined days
1 Kishin Kawabata 2 6 597
2 Kentaro Shiga 2 5 441
3 Scorpio 1 1 316
4 Makoto Hashi 2 245
5 Muhammad Yone 3 231
6 Kenta Kobashi 4 198
7 Jun Akiyama 5 181
8 Naomichi Marufuji 2 140

References

  1. ^ "Global Hardcore Champion". Archived from the original on 2007-07-16. Retrieved 2007-08-17.
  2. ^ "Green Destiny ~ Supporting Pro Wrestling NOAH". Archived from the original on 2007-11-28. Retrieved 2007-11-26.
  3. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (October 16, 2004). "NOAH Navigation Against The Current 2004 - Tag 7 - TV-Show @ Tokushima Municipal Gymnasium in Tokushima, Japan". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  4. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (March 5, 2005). "NOAH Navigation For Evolution 2005 - Tag 10 - TV-Show @ Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  5. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (October 22, 2005). "NOAH Autumn Navigation 2005 - Tag 11 - TV-Show @ Tokushima Municipal Gymnasium in Tokushima, Japan". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  6. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (September 3, 2006). "NOAH Shiny Navigation 2006 - Tag 6 - Event @ Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  7. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (February 17, 2007). "NOAH Navigate for Evolution '07 - Tag 2 - Event @ Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  8. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (November 19, 2007). "NOAH Winter Navigation '07 - Tag 4 - Event @ Niigata City Gymnasium in Niigata, Japan". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  9. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (October 6, 2008). "NOAH Autumn Navigation '08 - Tag 2 - Event @ Isesaki Citizen Gymnasium in Isesaki, Gunma, Japan". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  10. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip (June 8, 2009). "NOAH Southern Navigation 2009 - Tag 3 - Event @ Keio Plaza Hotel Hachioji 5th Floor Hall in Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved November 3, 2021.