GHC Openweight Hardcore Championship

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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 rechristening 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[edit]

Wrestler(s) Reigns Date Location Notes
Jun Akiyama 1 April 18, 2004 Hakata, Japan Akiyama declared himself champion.
Naomichi Marufuji 1 October 16, 2004 Tokushima, Japan Marufuji won this match via countout.
Mohammed Yone 1 March 5, 2005 Tokyo, Japan
Scorpio 1 October 22, 2005 Tokushima, Japan
Kentaro Shiga 1 September 3, 2006 Nagoya, Japan
GHC Hardcore Tag Team Championship
Kishin Kawabata and Kentaro Shiga 1 February 17, 2007 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Go Shiozaki and Shuhei Taniguchi in a tournament final. This is still Kentaro Shiga's original championship reign.
GHC Openweight Hardcore Championship
Kishin Kawabata 2 November 19, 2007 Niigata, Japan
Makoto Hashi 1 October 6, 2008 Isesaki, Japan
Kenta Kobashi 1 June 8, 2009 Hachiōji, Japan
Vacated N/A June 2010 N/A Kobashi vacates the title after suffering an injury.

List of individual reigns[edit]

Wrestler(s) Days Held Date Won Date Lost
Kenta Kobashi 358 June 8, 2009 June 2010
Kishin Kawabata 322 November 19, 2007 October 6, 2008
Scorpio 316 October 22, 2005 September 3, 2006
Kishin Kawabata and Kentaro Shiga 275 February 17, 2007 November 19, 2007
Makoto Hashi 245 October 6, 2008 June 8, 2009
Mohammed Yone 231 March 5, 2005 October 22, 2005
Jun Akiyama 181 April 18, 2004 October 16, 2004
Kentaro Shiga 166 September 3, 2006 February 17, 2007
Naomichi Marufuji 140 October 16, 2004 March 5, 2005

List of combined reigns[edit]

Rank Wrestler # Of Reigns Combined Days
1. Kishin Kawabata 1 597
2. Kentaro Shiga 1 441
3. Kenta Kobashi 1 358
4. Scorpio 1 316
5. Makoto Hashi 1 245
6. Mohammed Yone 1 231
7. Jun Akiyama 1 181
8. Naomichi Marufuji 1 140

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Global Hardcore Champion". Retrieved 2007-08-17. 
  2. ^ "Green Destiny ~ Supporting Pro Wrestling NOAH". Retrieved 2007-11-26. 

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