GHC Tag Team Championship
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Current championship design
Details
PromotionPro Wrestling Noah
Date establishedOctober 19, 2001
Current champion(s)Michael Elgin and Masa Kitamiya
Date wonMay 21, 2022

The Global Honored Crown (GHC) Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team title in Japanese promotion Pro Wrestling Noah. It was created on October 19, 2001, when Scorpio & Vader defeated Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito in a tournament final.[1] Though it is typically contested among heavyweights (>100 kg (220 lb; 16 st)), some junior heavyweights such as Naomichi Marufuji and Yoshinari Ogawa have held it in the past. It is currently one of two tag team titles in Noah, along with the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (reserved for junior heavyweights). There have been a total of 59 reigns shared between 45 different teams, consisting of 53 different individual champions.

Title history

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Defenses Number of successful defenses
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Defenses
1 Scorpio & Vader October 19, 2001 Tug of War 2001 - Day 10 Yokohama, Japan 1 42 0 Defeated Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito in a tournament final. [2]
2 Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa November 30, 2001 Navigation in Raging Ocean 2001 - Day 8 Sapporo, Japan 1 9 0
3 No Fear
(Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama)
December 9, 2001 Navigation in Raging Ocean 2001 - Day 14 Tokyo, Japan 1 70 0 [3]
4 Wild II
(Takeshi Morishima & Takeshi Rikio)
February 17, 2002 Navigate for Evolution 2002 - Day 10 Tokyo, Japan 1 218 4 [4]
5 Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito September 23, 2002 Great Voyage 2002 Tokyo, Japan 1 256 5 [5]
6 Tamon Honda & Kenta Kobashi June 6, 2003 Navigation with Breeze 2003 - Day 17 Tokyo, Japan 1 177 2 [6][7]
7 Yuji Nagata & Hiroshi Tanahashi November 30, 2003 Navigation, Uprising Spirit 2004 - Day 11 Sapporo, Japan 1 41 1 [8]
8 Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa January 10, 2004 Great Voyage 2004 Tokyo, Japan 2 379 7 [9]
9 2 Cold Scorpio (2) & Doug Williams January 23, 2005 The First Navigation 2005 - Day 9 Kobe, Japan 1 146 0 [10]
10 Naomichi Marufuji & Minoru Suzuki June 18, 2005 Frontier Wrestling Alliance's NOAH Limits Morecambe 1 132 2 [11]
11 Takeshi Morishima (2) & Muhammad Yone October 28, 2005 Autumn Navigation 2006 - Day 14 Osaka, Japan 1 219 2 [12]
12 Tamon Honda & Kenta Kobashi June 4, 2006 Northern Navigation 2006 - Day 12 Sapporo, Japan 2 113 0 [13]
Vacated September 25, 2006 Vacated due to Kobashi becoming inactive with kidney cancer.
13 Takeshi Morishima (3) & Muhammad Yone (2) December 2, 2006 Winter Navigation 2006 Yokohama, Japan 2 120 0 Defeated Takuma Sano & Yoshihiro Takayama in a tournament final for the vacant title. [14]
14 Jun Akiyama (2) & Takeshi Rikio (2) April 1, 2007 Spring Navigation 2007 - Day 1 Tokyo, Japan 1 165 3 [15]
Vacated September 13, 2007 Vacated due to Rikio suffering a neck injury.
15 RO&D
(D'Lo Brown & Buchanan)
October 20, 2007 Autumn Navigation 2007 - Day 8 Kurume, Japan 1 7 0 Defeated Akira Taue & Go Shiozaki in a tournament final for the vacant title. [1]
16 Team Ikko
(Naomichi Marufuji (2) & Takashi Sugiura)
October 27, 2007 Autumn Navigation 2007 - Day 12 Tokyo, Japan 1 209 2 [16]
17 Akitoshi Saito (2) & Bison Smith May 23, 2008 NOAH Northern Navigation 2008 - Day 5 Nagoya, Japan 1 486 3
18 Kensuke Sasaki & Takeshi Morishima (4) September 21, 2009 Exceeding Our Dreams 2009 - Day 5 Niigata, Japan 1 76 1
19 Disobey
(Takeshi Rikio (3) & Muhammad Yone (3))
December 6, 2009 Winter Navigation 2009 - Day 10 Tokyo, Japan 1 129 2
20 Bison Smith (2) & Keith Walker April 14, 2010 Spring Navigation 2010 - Day 4 Osaka, Japan 1 149 1
Vacated September 10, 2010 Vacated due to Walker not returning to Japan after the death of his father.
21 Takuma Sano & Yoshihiro Takayama (2) September 18, 2010 Shiny Navigation 2010 - Day 5 Osaka, Japan 1 273 4 Defeated Akitoshi Saito & Bison Smith for the vacant title.
22 Bad Intentions
(Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson)
June 18, 2011 New Japan Pro-Wrestling's Dominion 6.18 Osaka, Japan 1 218 1
23 Special Assault Team
(Jun Akiyama (3) & Akitoshi Saito (3))
January 22, 2012 Great Voyage In Osaka 2012 Osaka, Japan 2 182 3
24 Magnus & Samoa Joe July 22, 2012 Great Voyage 2012 In Ryogoku Ryōgoku, Japan 1 78 0
25 No Mercy
(Kenta & Maybach Taniguchi)
October 8, 2012 Autumn Navigation 2012 Yokohama, Japan 1 18 0
26 Special Assault Team
(Akitoshi Saito (4) & Go Shiozaki)
October 26, 2012 Autumn Navigation 2012 - Day 5 Niigata, Japan 1 44 0
27 Brave
(Naomichi Marufuji (3) & Takashi Sugiura (2))
December 9, 2012 The Great Voyage In Ryogoku 2012 Vol. 2 Ryōgoku, Japan 2 91 1
28 Chaos
(Takashi Iizuka & Toru Yano)
March 10, 2013 Great Voyage 2013 In Yokohama Yokohama, Japan 1 119 2
29 TMDK
(Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste)
July 7, 2013 Great Voyage 2013 In Tokyo Tokyo, Japan 1 202 3
30 Choukibou-gun
(Maybach Taniguchi (2) & Takeshi Morishima (5))
January 25, 2014 The First Navigation 2014 - Day 11 Osaka, Japan 1 126 1
31 Dangan Yankies
(Masato Tanaka & Takashi Sugiura (3))
May 31, 2014 Navigation with Breeze 2014 - Day 4 Osaka, Japan 1 224 4
32 TMDK
(Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste)
January 10, 2015 New Year Navigation 2015 Tokyo, Japan 2 32 0
33 K.E.S.
(Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer)
February 11, 2015 Great Voyage 2015 in Nagoya Nagoya, Japan 1 472 10
34 Naomichi Marufuji (4) & Toru Yano (2) May 28, 2016 Great Voyage 2016 in Osaka Osaka, Japan 1 179 6
35 K.E.S.
(Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer)
November 23, 2016 Global League-sen 2016 Tokyo, Japan 2 10 0
36 Go Shiozaki (2) & Maybach Taniguchi (3) December 3, 2016 One Night Cruise 2016 in Differ Tokyo, Japan 1 49 1
37 Kenoh & Masa Kitamiya January 21, 2017 The First Navig. 2017 Osaka, Japan 1 34 0
Vacated February 24, 2017 The Second Navig. 2017 Tokyo, Japan Vacated after Kenoh turned on Kitamiya.
38 Kenoh (2) & Takashi Sugiura (4) March 12, 2017 Great Voyage 2017 in Yokohama Yokohama, Japan 1 33 0 Defeated Masa Kitamiya & Muhammad Yone for the vacant title.
39 Maybach Taniguchi (4) & Naomichi Marufuji (5) April 14, 2017 GTL e no Countdown Tokyo, Japan 1 134 2
40 Atsushi Kotoge & Go Shiozaki (3) August 26, 2017 Summer Navig. 2017 Vol. 2 Tokyo, Japan 1 36 0
41 50 Funky Powers
(Muhammad Yone (4) & Quiet Storm)
October 1, 2017 Great Voyage 2017 in Yokohama Vol. 2 Yokohama, Japan 1 161 2
42 The Aggression
(Katsuhiko Nakajima & Masa Kitamiya (2))
March 11, 2018 Great Voyage 2018 in Yokohama Yokohama, Japan 1 49 0
43 GO-KAI
Go Shiozaki (4) & Kaito Kiyomiya
April 29, 2018 Great Voyage 2018 in Niigata Yokohama, Japan 1 30 0
44 The Aggression
(Katsuhiko Nakajima (2) & Masa Kitamiya (3))
May 29, 2018 Navigation with Breeze 2018 Yokohama, Japan 2 60 0
45 Naomichi Marufuji (6) & Akitoshi Saito (5) July 28, 2018 12th Global Jr. Heavyweight Tag League Tokyo, Japan 1 123 2
Vacated November 28, 2018 Vacated due to Marufuji suffering a shoulder injury.
46 Go Shiozaki (5) & Katsuhiko Nakajima (3) December 7, 2018 Winter Navigation Tokyo, Japan 1 9 0 Defeated Kenoh & Masa Kitamiya in a tournament final for the vacant title.
47 Hooligans
(Maybach Taniguchi (5) & Yuji Hino)
December 16, 2018 Great Voyage in Yokohama Vol. 2 Yokohama, Japan 1 47 1
48 50 Funky Powers
(Muhammad Yone (5) & Quiet Storm (2))
February 1, 2019 Navigation for the Future 2019 Tokyo, Japan 2 23 0
49 AXIZ
(Go Shiozaki (6) & Katsuhiko Nakajima (4))
February 24, 2019 Navigation for the Progress 2019 Tokyo, Japan 2 109 1
50 Sugiura-gun
(Kazma Sakamoto & Takashi Sugiura (5))
June 13, 2019 Global Junior Tag League 2019 Osaka, Japan 1 14 0
51 AXIZ
(Go Shiozaki (7) & Katsuhiko Nakajima (5))
June 27, 2019 Global Junior League 2019 Tokyo, Japan 3 192 3
52 Naomichi Marufuji (7) & Masaaki Mochizuki January 5, 2020 Reboot Tokyo, Japan 1 105 1
53 Sugiura-gun International
(El Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr. & René Duprée)
April 19, 2020 Noah the Spirit Tokyo, Japan 1 98 0
Vacated July 26, 2020 Vacated when Wagner and Duprée cannot enter Japan due to international travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. [17]
54 Sugiura-gun
(Takashi Sugiura (6) & Kazushi Sakuraba)
August 30, 2020 KAWASAKI, GO! 2020 Kawasaki, Japan 1 189 3 Defeated AXIZ (Go Shiozaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima) for the vacant title.
55 The Aggression
(Katsuhiko Nakajima (6) & Masa Kitamiya (4))
March 7, 2021 Great Voyage 2021 In Yokohama Yokohama, Japan 3 137 1 Kitamiya turned on Nakajima following their lone title defense. Despite that, they remained champions until a decision match was held.
56 Kaito Kiyomiya (2) & Masa Kitamiya (5) July 22, 2021 NOAH Up To Emotion 2021 Day 4 Tokyo, Japan 1 114 0 Nakajima teamed with Manabu Soya to defend against Kitamiya & Kiyomiya to determine new champions. [18]
57 M's Alliance
(Keiji Muto & Naomichi Marufuji (8))
November 13, 2021 NOAH Demolition Stage 2021 In Yokohama Yokohama, Japan 1 87 2 [19]
Vacated February 8, 2022 Vacated due to Mutoh suffering a hip injury.
58 Sugiura-gun
(Takashi Sugiura (7) & Hideki Suzuki)
March 13, 2022 NOAH Great Voyage 2022 In Yokohama Yokohama, Japan 1 52 1 Defeated Kaito Kiyomiya and Daiki Inaba in a tournament final for the vacant titles.
59 Sugiura-gun International
(El Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr. & René Duprée)
May 4, 2022 NOAH Dream On 2022 Tokyo, Japan 2 17 0 [20]
60 Michael Elgin & Masa Kitamiya (6) May 21, 2022 NOAH Dream On 2022 Tokyo, Japan 1 19+ 0

Combined reigns

As of June 9, 2022.

Indicates the current champions

By team

Rank Team No. of
reigns
Combined
defenses
Combined days
1 Akitoshi Saito & Bison Smith 1 3 486
2 K.E.S.
(Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer)
2 10 482
3 Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito 2 8 438
4 Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa 2 7 388
5 Takeshi Morishima & Muhammad Yone 2 2 339
6 AXIZ
(Go Shiozaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima)
3 4 310
7 Team Ikko/Brave
(Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura)
2 3 300
8 Tamon Honda & Kenta Kobashi 2 2 290
9 Takuma Sano & Yoshihiro Takayama 1 4 273
10 The Aggression
(Katsuhiko Nakajima & Masa Kitamiya)
3 1 246
11 TMDK
(Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste)
2 3 234
12 Dangan Yankies
(Masato Tanaka & Takashi Sugiura)
1 4 224
13 Wild II
(Takeshi Morishima & Takeshi Rikio)
1 4 218
Bad Intentions
(Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson)
1 1 218
15 Sugiura-gun
(Takashi Sugiura & Kazushi Sakuraba)
1 3 189
16 50 Funky Powers
(Muhammad Yone & Quiet Storm)
2 2 184
17 Naomichi Marufuji & Toru Yano 1 6 179
18 Jun Akiyama & Takeshi Rikio 1 3 165
19 Bison Smith & Keith Walker 1 1 149
20 2 Cold Scorpio & Doug Williams 1 0 146
21 Maybach Taniguchi & Naomichi Marufuji 1 2 134
22 Naomichi Marufuji & Minoru Suzuki 1 2 132
23 Disobey
(Takeshi Rikio & Muhammad Yone)
1 2 129
24 Choukibou-gun
(Maybach Taniguchi & Takeshi Morishima)
1 1 126
25 Naomichi Marufuji & Akitoshi Saito 1 2 123
26 Chaos
(Takashi Iizuka & Toru Yano)
1 2 119
27 Sugiura-gun International
(El Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr. & René Duprée)
2 0 115
28 Kaito Kiyomiya & Masa Kitamiya 1 0 114
29 Naomichi Marufuji & Masaaki Mochizuki 1 1 105
30 M's Alliance
(Keiji Muto & Naomichi Marufuji)
1 2 87
31 Magnus & Samoa Joe 1 0 78
32 Kensuke Sasaki & Takeshi Morishima 1 1 76
33 No Fear
(Takao Omori & Yoshihiro Takayama)
1 0 70
34 Sugiura-gun
(Takashi Sugiura & Hideki Suzuki)
1 1 52
35 Go Shiozaki & Maybach Taniguchi 1 1 49
36 Hooligans
(Maybach Taniguchi & Yuji Hino)
1 1 47
37 Special Assault Team
(Akitoshi Saito & Go Shiozaki)
1 0 44
38 Scorpio & Vader 1 0 42
39 Yuji Nagata & Hiroshi Tanahashi 1 1 41
40 Atsushi Kotoge & Go Shiozaki 1 0 36
41 Kenoh & Masa Kitamiya 1 0 34
42 Kenoh & Takashi Sugiura 1 0 33
43 Go Shiozaki & Kaito Kiyomiya 1 0 30
44 Michael Elgin & Masa Kitamiya 1 0 19+
45 No Mercy
(Kenta & Maybach Taniguchi)
1 0 18
46 Sugiura-gun
(Takashi Sugiura & Kazma Sakamoto)
1 0 14
47 RO&D
(D'Lo Brown & Buchanan)
1 0 7

By wrestler

Record eight-time champion as individual, Naomichi Marufuji.
Record eight-time champion as individual, Naomichi Marufuji.
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
defenses
Combined days
1 Akitoshi Saito 5 12 1,091
2 Naomichi Marufuji 8 18 1,060
3 Takashi Sugiura 7 11 812
4 Takeshi Morishima 5 8 759
5 Muhammad Yone 5 6 652
6 Bison Smith 2 4 635
7 Jun Akiyama 3 11 603
8 Katsuhiko Nakajima 6 5 556
9 Takeshi Rikio 3 9 512
10 Lance Archer 2 10 482
Davey Boy Smith Jr.
12 Go Shiozaki 7 5 469
13 Masa Kitamiya 6 1 413+
14 Mitsuharu Misawa 2 7 388
Yoshinari Ogawa
16 Maybach Taniguchi 5 5 374
17 Yoshihiro Takayama 2 4 343
18 Toru Yano 2 8 298
19 Tamon Honda 2 2 290
Kenta Kobashi
21 Takuma Sano 1 4 273
22 Shane Haste 2 3 234
Mikey Nicholls
24 Masato Tanaka 1 4 224
25 Karl Anderson 1 1 218
Giant Bernard
27 Kazushi Sakuraba 1 3 189
28 Scorpio 2 0 188
29 Quiet Storm 2 2 184
30 Keith Walker 1 1 149
31 Doug Williams 1 0 146
32 Kaito Kiyomiya 2 0 144
33 Minoru Suzuki 1 2 132
34 Takashi Iizuka 1 2 119
35 El Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. 2 0 115
René Duprée
37 Masaaki Mochizuki 1 1 105
38 Keiji Muto 1 2 87
39 Magnus 1 0 78
Samoa Joe
41 Kensuke Sasaki 1 1 76
42 Takao Omori 1 0 70
43 Kenoh 2 0 67
44 Hideki Suzuki 1 1 52
45 Yuji Hino 1 1 47
46 Vader 1 0 42
47 Yuji Nagata 1 1 41
Hiroshi Tanahashi
49 Atsushi Kotoge 1 0 36
50 Michael Elgin 1 0 19+
51 Kenta 1 0 18
52 Kazma Sakamoto 1 0 14
53 Buchanan 1 0 7
D'Lo Brown

See also

References

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