Pro Wrestling Noah
|Industry||Professional wrestling, Puroresu|
|When it was created||2000|
|Headquarters||Ariake, Tokyo, Japan|
|Key people||Mitsuharu Misawa (founder)
Akira Taue (owner)
Pro Wrestling Noah (PW Noah or Noah) is an Japanese professional wrestling company founded in 2000 by Mitsuharu Misawa. It was founded in 2000 after Misawa left All Japan Pro Wrestling because he did not like the direction Giant Baba's widow Motoko Baba was putting the company in.
On June 13, 2009, Misawa was in a tag team match where he teamed with Go Shiozaki against Akitoshi Saito and Bison Smith. After Misawa took a belly to back suplex from Saito, he lost consciousness and was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:10 p.m. JST from to spinal damage.
Champions[change | change source]
|Championship||Current champion(s)||Defeated||Date won|
|GHC Heavyweight Championship||Takashi Sugiura||Naomichi Marufuji||January 31, 2016|
|GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship||Yoshinobu Kanemaru||Taiji Ishimori||February 24, 2016|
|GHC Tag Team Championship||Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Lance Archer||Mikey Nicholls and Shane Haste||February 11, 2015|
|GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship||Atsushi Kotoge and Daisuke Harada||El Desperado and Taka Michinoku||October 4, 2015|
|GHC Openweight Hardcore Championship||Vacated||Kenta Kobashi||June 2010|
References[change | change source]
- "The History Of Pro Wrestling NOAH - Pt. 1". 411mania. http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/video_reviews/33533. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
- "Japanese legend Mitsuharu Misawa dies in the ring". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2009/06/13/9788666.html. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
- "Pro Wrestling NOAH to name new President". Wrestlingdotcom. http://www.wrestlingdotcom.com/headlines/pro-wrestling-noah-to-name-new-president/. Retrieved 2013-12-20.