GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship

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GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship
Details
Current champion(s) Atsushi Kotoge
Date won December 6, 2014
Date established June 24, 2001
Promotion Pro Wrestling Noah

The Global Honored Crown (GHC) Junior Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling title in Japanese promotion Pro Wrestling Noah, specifically for junior heavyweight (<100kg) workers. It was created in 2001 when Yoshinobu Kanemaru defeated Juventud Guerrera in a 12-man tournament final. In addition to Japan, the title has also been defended in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany. There have been a total of 15 recognized champions who have had a combined 27 official reigns.

Title history[edit]

# Wrestler Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Successful
defenses
Notes Ref.
1 Yoshinobu Kanemaru 1 June 24, 2001 117 Nagoya, Japan Navigation for the Bright Destination tour 2 Defeated Juventud Guerrera in a tournament final. [1]
2 Tatsuhito Takaiwa 1 October 19, 2001 51 Yokohama, Japan Tug of War tour. 1 [2]
3 Naomichi Marufuji 1 December 9, 2001 119 Tokyo, Japan Navigation in Raging Ocean tour. 1 [3]
4 Makoto Hashi 1 April 7, 2002 1 Tokyo, Japan Come and Watch in Ariake. 0 [4]
Vacated April 8, 2002. Hashi refused the title after winning by referee stoppage due to Marufuji injuring his knee. [5]
5 Yoshinobu Kanemaru 2 May 26, 2002 308 Sapporo, Japan Navigation with Breeze tour 3 Defeated KENTA in a tournament final. [6]
6 Michael Modest 1 March 30, 2003 166 Fukuoka, Japan Encountering Navigation tour. 2 [7][8]
7 Takashi Sugiura 1 September 12, 2003 114 Tokyo, Japan Navigation Over the Date Line tour. 2 [9]
8 Jushin Thunder Liger 1 January 4, 2004 188 Tokyo, Japan New Japan Pro Wrestling's Wrestling World. 5 [10][11]
9 Yoshinobu Kanemaru 3 July 10, 2004 373 Tokyo, Japan Departure. 5 [12]
10 KENTA 1 July 18, 2005 321 Tokyo, Japan Destiny. 6 [13]
11 Takashi Sugiura 2 June 4, 2006 202 Sapporo, Japan Northern Navigation tour. 1 [14]
12 Tatsuhito Takaiwa 2 December 23, 2006 126 Tokyo, Japan Pro Wrestling SEM's SEMful Gift in Differ. 2 [15]
13 Mushiking Terry 1 April 28, 2007 182 Tokyo, Japan Spring Navigation tour. 0 [16]
14 Yoshinobu Kanemaru 4 October 27, 2007 323 Tokyo, Japan Autumn Navigation tour. 5
15 Bryan Danielson 1 September 14, 2008 29 Tokyo, Japan Ring of Honor's The Tokyo Summit. 1
16 KENTA 2 October 13, 2008 121 Hiroshima, Japan Won the title on the Autumn Navigation tour. 3
17 Katsuhiko Nakajima 1 February 11, 2009 18 Tokyo, Japan Kensuke Office's Take the Dream Vol. 7. 0
18 KENTA 3 March 1, 2009 243 Tokyo, Japan Second Navigation tour. 3
Vacated October 30, 2009 Due to a knee injury.
19 Yoshinobu Kanemaru 5 October 31, 2009 400 Tokyo, Japan Autumn Navigation tour 6 Defeated Jushin Thunder Liger in the finals of the Jr. Heavyweight League.
20 Kotaro Suzuki
(formerly Mushiking Terry)
2 December 5, 2010 292 Tokyo, Japan Winter Navigation tour. 7
21 Katsuhiko Nakajima 2 September 23, 2011 9 Tokyo, Japan Shiny Navigation tour. 0
Vacated October 2, 2011. Nakajima was forced to vacate the title after undergoing surgery for acute appendicitis.
22 Ricky Marvin 1 October 16, 2011 0 Tokyo, Japan Navigation Sunday 2011 in Korakuen. 0 Defeated Satoshi Kajiwara.
Vacated October 16, 2011 Marvin vacated the title, declaring that he wanted to earn it by defeating Katsuhiko Nakajima.
23 Katsuhiko Nakajima 3 November 27, 2011 164 Tokyo, Japan Great Voyage 2011 in Tokyo Vol. 4. 4 Defeated Ricky Marvin.
24 Yoshinobu Kanemaru 6 May 9, 2012 143 Tokyo, Japan The Navigation in May 2012 tour. 3
25 Shuji Kondo 1 September 29, 2012 120 Tokyo, Japan The Navigation Saturday 2012 in Korakuen. 3 [17]
26 Taiji Ishimori 1 January 27, 2013 405 Osaka, Japan Great Voyage 2013 in Osaka. 10
27 Daisuke Harada 1 March 8, 2014 273 Tokyo, Japan Great Voyage 2014 in Tokyo. 7
28 Atsushi Kotoge 1 December 6, 2014 13+ Tokyo, Japan Great Voyage 2014 in Tokyo Vol. 3. 0

List of combined reigns[edit]

Rank Wrestler # Of Reigns Combined Days
1. Yoshinobu Kanemaru 6 1,664
2. KENTA 3 685
3. Mushiking Terry / Kotaro Suzuki 2 474
4. Taiji Ishimori 1 405
5. Takashi Sugiura 2 316
6. Daisuke Harada 1 273
7. Katsuhiko Nakajima 3 191
8. Jushin Thunder Liger 1 188
9. Tatsuhito Takaiwa 2 177
10. Michael Modest 1 166
11. Shuji Kondo 1 120
12. Naomichi Marufuji 1 119
13. Bryan Danielson 1 29
14. Makoto Hashi 1 1
15. Atsushi Kotoge 1 13+
16. Ricky Marvin 1 <1

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "NOAH Navigation in Raging Ocean tour results". Green Destiny. Retrieved 2007-10-27. [unreliable source?]
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  8. ^ "We are the Champions (as of July 8)". Power Slam Magazine (Lancaster, Lancashire, England: SW Publishing LTD). August 2003. p. 15. 109. 
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  15. ^ "SEM results" (in German). PuroLove.com. Archived from the original on January 15, 2008. Retrieved 2007-10-27. [unreliable source?]
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