The Global Honored Crown (GHC) Heavyweight Championship is the top title in Japanese promotion Pro Wrestling NOAH. It was created on April 15, 2001 when Mitsuharu Misawa defeated Yoshihiro Takayama in a 16-man tournament final. Though its name implies a particular weight class, it has been held by junior heavyweights in the past, including Yoshinari Ogawa and former GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion Naomichi Marufuji. There have been a total of 9 recognized champions, who have had a combined 12 official reigns.
NOAH held a 16-man tournament to crown the first champion, held over its month-long, 18-event Navigation for the Victory GHC tour. The tour was held from March 18 through April 15, 2001.
|First round||Second round||Semifinals||Finals|
† Akiyama and Misawa were both counted out, but the match was restarted.
- Pro Wrestling NOAH
- Champion history - History of the wrestlers who have held the belt.
- Title matches - Matches in which the title was defended.
- Champion gallery - A gallery of all champions.