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Gaora TV Championship
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Current Champion(s) Jun Akiyama
Akiyamagaoratv
Date Won March 12, 2017
Promotion(s) All Japan Pro Wrestling
Date Established October 7, 2012


The Gaora TV Championship is a secondary singles championship in All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) promotion. In 2000 after NOAH exodus AJPW anunnced that GAORA broadcasting monthly show B-Banquet and live specials. On August 28, 2012, AJPW and Gaora TV announced that AJPW would introduce a new championship called the Gaora TV Championship. A tournament for the title took place from September 8 to October 7.

Overview Edit

In 2000 after NOAH exodus AJPW anounnced that GAORA broadcasting monthly show B-Banquet and live specials. On August 28, 2012, AJPW and Gaora TV announced that AJPW would introduce a new championship called the Gaora TV Championship. A tournament for the title took place from September 8 to October 7 which was won by Seiya Sanada by defeating Yasufumi Nakanoue.

On May 27, 2013 Seiya Sanada lost the belt to René Duprée in event in Canada. On September 8, 2013 Duprée wrestled in Wrestle-1 Inaugral event and three days later Duprée vacated and returned the title to All Japan when he sign with Wrestle-1. During 2013 Ōdō Renaissance it was announced four man tournament for the the belt which was won by SUSHI defeating Keisuke Ishii in the finals.

Some freelance wrestlers from other companies won the belt like Kazuhiro Tamura, Takeshi Minamino, Billyken Kid, Jiro Kuroshio.

Championship tournamentEdit

  First Round
(September 8)
Semifinals
(October 7)
Final
(October 7)
                           
   Ryota Hama 06:21  
 Yasufumi Nakanoue W  
   Yasufumi Nakanoue W  
   Kazushi Miyamoto 07:10  
 Kazushi Miyamoto W
   Manabu Soya 06:01  
     Yasufumi Nakanoue 10:54
   Seiya Sanada W
   Masayuki Kono 12:02  
 Tomoaki Honma W  
   Tomoaki Honma 12:30
   Seiya Sanada W  
 Seiya Sanada W
   Yuji Okabayashi 16:04  


Title history Edit

# Wrestler Reign Date Location Length Defenses Notes
1 Seiya Sanada 1 October 7, 2012 Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan 232 Days 4 Sanada defeated Yasufumi Nakanoue in the final of an eight-man tournament to become the inaugural champion.
2 René Duprée 1 May 27, 2013 Cocagne, New Brunswick, Canada 107 Days 0
Vacated September 11, 2013 Duprée returned the title to All Japan, after leaving the promotion for Wrestle-1.
3 SUSHI 1 November 24, 2013 Nagano, Japan 174 Days 1 Defeated Keisuke Ishii in the final of a four-man tournament to win the vacant title.
4 Kotaro Suzuki 1 May 17, 2014 Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan 211

Days

4
5 KENSO 1 December 14, 2014 Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan 172

Days

3
6 SUSHI 1 June 4, 2015 Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan 41 Days 0
Vacated August 15, 2015 The title was vacated due to Sushi being sidelined with a fractured jaw.
7 Yohei Nakajima 1 August 16, 2015 Kobe, Hyōgo, Japan 298 Days 3 Nakajima defeated Billyken Kid to win the vacant title.
8 Kazuhiro Tamura 1 June 9, 2016 Isesaki, Gunma, Japan 6

Days

0
9 Yohei Nakajima 2 June 15, 2016 Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan 29 Days 0
10 Takeshi Minamino 1 July 14, 2016 Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan 28 Days 0
11 Yohei Nakajima 3 August 11, 2016 Ueda, Nagano, Japan 9

Days

0
12 Billyken Kid 1 August 20, 2016 Kobe, Hyōgo, Japan 30 Days 1
13 Yohei Nakajima 4 September 19, 2016 Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan 69 Days 1
14 Jiro Kuroshio 1 November 27, 2016 Sumida, Tokyo, Japan 80 Days 0
Vacated February 15, 2017 Kuroshio returned the title to AJPW after being sidelined with a knee injury.
15 Jun Akiyama 1 March 12, 2017 Tokyo, Japan 193+ 5 Defeated KENSO for the vacant title.

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