Pro Wrestling Noah

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Pro Wrestling Noah
IndustryProfessional wrestling, Puroresu
HeadquartersAriake, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Mitsuharu Misawa (founder)
Akira Taue (owner) (Japanese) (English)

Pro Wrestling Noah (PW Noah or Noah) is an Japanese professional wrestling company founded in 2000 by Mitsuharu Misawa.[1] 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.[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]

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]

  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. Retrieved 2013-12-20.

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