GHC Openweight Hardcore Championship
Last Champion(s) Kenta Kobashi
Date Won June 8, 2009
Promotion(s) Pro Wrestling NOAH
Date Established 2004
Date Retired June 2010
First champion(s) Jun Akiyama
Most reigns Kishin Kawabata (2 reigns)

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 was abandoned in June 2010.

Title history

# Wrestler/Tag Team Reigns Date Location Length Defenses Notes
1 Jun Akiyama 1 April 18, 2004 Hakata, Japan 180 days 6 Akiyama declared himself champion.
2 Naomichi Marufuji 1 October 16, 2004 Tokushima, Japan 140 days 2 Marufuji won this match via countout.
3 Muhammad Yone 1 March 5, 2005 Tokyo, Japan 231 days 3
4 Scorpio 1 October 22, 2005 Tokushima, Japan 316 days 1
5 Kentaro Shiga 1 September 3, 2006 Nagoya, Japan 167 days 3 The title was reformed to a tag team title.
GHC Hardcore Tag Team Championship
5 Kishin Kawabata and Kentaro Shiga 1 February 17, 2007 Tokyo, Japan 275 days 1 Defeated Go Shiozaki and Shuhei Taniguchi in a tournament final. This is still Kentaro Shiga's original championship reign.
GHC Openweight Hardcore Championship
6 Kishin Kawabata 2 November 19, 2007 Niigata, Japan 322 days 4
7 Makoto Hashi 1 October 6, 2008 Isesaki, Japan 245 days 2
8 Kenta Kobashi 1 June 8, 2009 Hachiōji, Japan 198 days 4
Vacated December 23, 2009 Kobashi vacates the title after suffering an injury.
Abandoned June 2010 The title was abandoned after not being contested until June 2010.


  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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