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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.

Current champion


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
N/A  Mitsuharu Misawa Pin  
N/A  Akitoshi Saito 12:26  
  N/A  Mitsuharu Misawa Pin  
  N/A  Yoshinari Ogawa 19:44  
N/A  Masao Inoue Pin
N/A  Yoshinari Ogawa 14:18  
  N/A  Mitsuharu Misawa Pin  
  N/A  Jun Akiyama 15:05†  
N/A  Jun Akiyama Pin  
N/A  Takao Omori 22:49  
  N/A  Jun Akiyama Pin
  N/A  Takeshi Rikio 4:02  
N/A  Takeshi Morishima Pin
N/A  Takeshi Rikio 14:33  
  N/A  Mitsuharu Misawa Pin
  N/A  Yoshihiro Takayama 21:12
N/A  Jun Izumida Pin  
N/A  Yoshihiro Takayama 8:22  
  N/A  Yoshihiro Takayama Pin
  N/A  Kentaro Shiga 7:16  
N/A  Scorpio Pin
N/A  Kentaro Shiga 13:06  
  N/A  Yoshihiro Takayama DQ
  N/A  Vader 9:24  
N/A  Akira Taue Pin  
N/A  Vader 10:40  
  N/A  Vader Pin
  N/A  Daisuke Ikeda 7:15  
N/A  Tamon Honda Pin
N/A  Daisuke Ikeda 15:16  

† Akiyama and Misawa were both counted out, but the match was restarted.

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