The Global Honored Crown Openweight Hardcore Championship was a semi-official 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

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.
Muhammad 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.


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