Pro Wrestling Noah

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Pro Wrestling Noah
IndustryProfessional wrestling, Puroresu
HeadquartersShinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
ParentCyberAgent (Japanese) (English)

Pro Wrestling Noah (PW Noah or Noah) is an Japanese professional wrestling company. It was founded by Mitsuharu Misawa in 2000. [1] Misawa started the company after he left All Japan Pro Wrestling. He did not like the direction Giant Baba's widow Motoko Baba was putting the company in.[1]

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.[2]

Akira Taue was named as Misawa's successor and the new President of Pro Wrestling Noah on June 27, 2009.[3]

In January 2020, the company was purchased by CyberAgent.[4]

Champions[change | change source]

Championship Current champion(s) Defeated Date won
GHC Heavyweight Championship Go Shiozaki Kaito Kyomiya January 4, 2020
GHC National Championship Katsuhiko Nakajima Takashi Sugiura May 9, 2020
GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship Kotaro Suzuki Yoshinari Ogawa April 19, 2020
GHC Tag Team Championship El Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. and René Duprée Naomichi Marufuji and Masaaki Mochizuki April 19, 2020
GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Hayata and Yoshinari Ogawa Vacated May 10, 2020
GHC Openweight Hardcore Championship Vacated Kenta Kobashi June 2010

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The History Of Pro Wrestling NOAH - Pt. 1". 411mania. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
  2. "Japanese legend Mitsuharu Misawa dies in the ring". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
  3. "Pro Wrestling NOAH to name new President". Wrestlingdotcom. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
  4. "ノアがDDTに続きサイバーエージェント傘下に! 業界勢力図に大きな影響 – 東京スポーツ新聞社". 東スポWeb – 東京スポーツ新聞社.

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