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GHC Tag Team Championship
Ghctag
Details
Current Champion(s) Atsushi Kotoge and Go Shiozaki
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Date Won August 26, 2017
Promotion(s) Pro Wrestling NOAH
New Japan Pro Wrestling
Date Established October 19, 2001


The GHC Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team championship owned by the Pro Wrestling NOAH (NOAH) promotion. "GHC" is the acronym of the NOAH's governing body, the Global Honored Crown. The title was introduced on October 19, 2001 when Vader and Scorpio defeated Jun Akiyama and Akitoshi Saito in a tournament final. Though it is typically contested among heavyweights (>100 kg (220 lb; 16 st)), some junior heavyweights such as Naomichi Marufuji and Yoshinari Ogawa have held it in the past. The GHC Tag Team Championship is not the only tag team title contested for in NOAH; the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship is also sanctioned by NJPW. All GHC Tag Team Title matches and contract signings were overseen and introduced by NOAH title commissioner Joe Higuchi until his death in October 2010 and he was replaced by Harley Race.

Like most professional wrestling championships, the title is won via the result of a scripted match. Title changes usually happen at NOAH-promoted tours; although the title has only changed hands twice at a non-NOAH event, it has been defended in several other promotions.

Title HistoryEdit

# Tag Team
(Individual Reigns)
Team Reigns Date Location Length Defenses Notes
1 Scorpio and Vader 1 October 19, 2001 Yokohama 42 Days 0 Defeated Akitoshi Saito and Jun Akiyama in a tournament final.
2 Mitsuharu Misawa and Yoshinari Ogawa 1 November 30, 2001 Sapporo 9 Days 0
3 No Fear
Takao Omori and Yoshihiro Takayama
1 December 9, 2001 Tokyo 70 Days 0
4 Wild II
Takeshi Morishima and Takeshi Rikio
1 February 17, 2002 Tokyo 218 Days 4
5 Strenness
Akitoshi Saito and Jun Akiyama
1 September 23, 2002 Tokyo 256 Days 5
6 Burning
Tamon Honda and Kenta Kobashi
1 June 6, 2003 Tokyo 177 Days 2
7 Yuji Nagata and Hiroshi Tanahashi 1 November 30, 2003 Sapporo 41 Days 1
8 Mitsuharu Misawa and Yoshinari Ogawa 2 January 10, 2004 Tokyo 379 Days 7
9 KAOS
2 Cold Scorpio (2) and Doug Williams
1 January 23, 2005 Kobe 146 Days 0
10 Naomichi Marufuji and Minoru Suzuki 1 June 18, 2005 Morecambe, England 132 Days 2
11 Takeshi Morishima (2) and Muhammad Yone 1 October 28, 2005 Osaka 219 Days 2
12 Burning
Tamon Honda and Kenta Kobashi
2 June 4, 2006 Sapporo 113 Days 0
Vacated September 25, 2006 N/A Vacated due to Kobashi's kidney cancer.
13 Takeshi Morishima (3) and Muhammad Yone (2) 2 December 2, 2006 Yokohama 120 Days 0 Defeated Takuma Sano and Yoshihiro Takayama in a tournament final to win the vacant championship.
14 Jun Akiyama (2) and Takeshi Rikio (2) 1 April 1, 2007 Tokyo 165 Days 3
Vacated September 13, 2007 N/A Vacated due to Rikio suffering a neck injury.
15 RO&D
D'Lo Brown and Buchanan
1 October 20, 2007 Kurume 7 Days 0 Defeated Akira Taue and Go Shiozaki in a tournament final to win the vacant championship.
16 Team Ikko
Naomichi Marufuji (2) and Takashi Sugiura
1 October 27, 2007 Tokyo 209 Days 2
17 Akitoshi Saito (2) and Bison Smith 1 May 23, 2008 Nagoya 486 Days 3
18 Kensuke Sasaki and Takeshi Morishima (4) 1 September 21, 2009 Niigata 76 Days 1
19 Disobey
Takeshi Rikio (3) and Muhammad Yone (3)
1 December 6, 2009 Tokyo 129 Days 2
20 Bison Smith (2) and Keith Walker 1 April 14, 2010 Osaka 149 Days 1
Vacated September 25, 2006 N/A Vacated due to Walker not returning to Japan due to the death of his father.
21 Takuma Sano and Yoshihiro Takayama (2) 1 September 18, 2010 Osaka 273 Days 4 Defeated Akitoshi Saito and Bison Smith to win the vacant championship.
22 Bad Intentions
Giant Bernard and Karl Anderson
1 June 18, 2011 Osaka 218 Days 1
23 S.A.T
Jun Akiyama (3) and Akitoshi Saito (3)
2 January 22, 2012 Osaka 182 Days 3
24 Magnus and Samoa Joe 1 July 22, 2012 Ryōgoku 78 Days 0
25 No Mercy
KENTA and Maybach Taniguchi
1 October 8, 2012 Yokohama 18 Days 0
26 S.A.T
Akitoshi Saito (4) and Go Shiozaki
1 October 26, 2012 Niigata 44 Days 0
27 BRAVE
Naomichi Marufuji (3) and Takashi Sugiura (2)
1 December 9, 2012 Ryōgoku 91 Days 1
28 CHAOS
Takashi Iizuka and Toru Yano
1 March 10, 2013 Yokohama 119 Days 2
29 TMDK
Mikey Nicholls and Shane Haste
1 July 7, 2013 Tokyo 202 Days 3
30 Choukibou-gun
Maybach Taniguchi (2) and Takeshi Morishima (5)
1 January 25, 2014 Osaka 126 Days 1
31 Dangan Yankees
Masato Tanaka and Takashi Sugiura (3)
1 May 31, 2014 Osaka 224 Days 4
32 TMDK
Mikey Nicholls and Shane Haste
2 January 10, 2015 Tokyo 32 Days 0
33 K.E.S.
Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Lance Archer
1 February 11, 2015 Nagoya 472 Days 10
34 Naomichi Marufuji (4) and Toru Yano (2) 1 May 28, 2016 Osaka 179 Days 6
35 K.E.S.
Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Lance Archer
2 November 23, 2016 Tokyo 10 Days 0
36 Go Shiozaki (2) and Maybach Taniguchi (3) 1 December 2, 2016 Tokyo 42 Days 1
37 Kenoh and Masa Kitamiya 1 January 21, 2017 Osaka 34 Days 0
Vacated Febuary 24, 2017 N/A Vacated when Kenoh and Kitamiya broke up.
38 Kenoh (2) and Takashi Sugiura (4) 1 March 12, 2017 Yokohama, Japan 33 Days 0 Defeated Masa Kitamiya and Muhammad Yone to win the vacant championship.
39 Maketa Ra Owari
Naomichi Marufuji (5) and Maybach Taniguchi (4)
1 April 4, 2017 Tokyo, Japan 134 Days 2
31 Atsushi Kotoge and Go Shiozaki (3) 1 August 26, 2017 Tokyo 25+ 0

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