GFC Nippon Heavyweight Championship History

GFC Nippon Heavyweight Championship History

#:Name:Date:Days Held:Location:Notes:
Title begins as the Tokyo Pure Wrestling Heavyweight Championship in TPW.
1Ryoichi KarasumaApril 18, 198948Tokyo, JapanDef Yokoyama.
2Kazuki SuzukiJune 5, 1989128Tokyo, Japan
3Ryoichi Karasuma (2)October 11, 1989237Yokohama, Japan
4Mitsuharu MiyagiJune 5, 19903Chiba, Japan
5Tokihiko YokoyamaJune 8, 199039Tokyo, Japan
6Mitsuharu Miyagi (2)July 17, 199010Kanazawa, Japan
Vacated on July 27, 1990 due to Miyagi having a sudden illness.
7Tokihiko Yokoyama (2)July 27, 1990176Matsudo, JapanDef Dragon Takeshi.
8Ryoichi Karasuma (2)January 19, 1991374Matsumoto, Japan
9Tokihiko Yokoyama (3)January 28, 1992207Chiba, Japan
10Dragon TakeshiAugust 22, 1992705Tokyo, Japan
11Ryoichi Karasuma (3)July 28, 199486Tokyo, Japan
12Jun IkedaOctober 22, 1994133Tokyo, Japan
13Tokihiko Yokoyama (4)March 4, 199583Tokyo, Japan
14Dragon Takeshi (2)May 26, 1995364Sapporo, Japan
15Ryu TanakaMay 24, 199661Sapporo, Japan
16Ryota FujiwaraJuly 24, 1996180Tokyo, Japan
17Dragon Takeshi (3)January 20, 1997466Osaka, Japan
18Jun Ikeda (2)May 1, 199842Tokyo, Japan
19Ryota Fujiwara (2)June 12, 1998141Tokyo, Japan
20Dragon Takeshi (4)October 31, 199883Tokyo, Japan
21Jun Ikeda (3)January 22, 19997Osaka, Japan
Vacated on January 29, 1999 due to Ikeda fracturing his left radius in winning the title.
22Shingo KobayashiMarch 6, 199957Tokyo, JapanDef Ryu Tanaka.
23Dragon Takeshi (5)May 2, 1999181Tokyo, Japan
24Shingo Kobayashi (2)October 30, 1999120Tokyo, Japan
25Ryota Fujiwara (3)February 27, 2000110Tokyo, Japan
Vacated on June 16, 2000 when Fujiwara and several others leave TPW.
26Kazuki Suzuki (2)October 28, 2000223Tokyo, JapanDef Ikeda.
27Shuji Satoshi June 8, 2001261Tokyo, Japan
28Jun Ikeda (4)February 24, 200232Tokyo, Japan
Vacated on March 28, 2002 due to Ikeda suffering a knee injury.
29Kazuki Suzuki (2)April 13, 2002197Tokyo, JapanDef Sato.
30Shuji Satoshi (2)October 27, 2002119Tokyo, Japan
31Tim WorthingtonFebruary 23, 2003171Tokyo, Japan
Vacated on August 13, 2003 due to personal reasons, Worthington had to leave the country.
32Jun Ikeda (5)September 6, 2003529Tokyo, JapanDef Kobayashi.
33Jackie SweetsFebruary 16, 2005502Tokyo, Japan
34Hiroki KokubunJuly 3, 200662Tokyo, Japan
35Kazuki Suzuki (3)September 3, 2006357Sapporo, Japan
36Jun Ikeda (6)August 26, 2007247Tokyo, Japan
37Kenta YamashitaApril 29, 2008152Nagoya, Japan
38Shuji Satoshi (3)September 28, 2008167Yokohama, Japan
39Keiji HashimotoMarch 14, 2009196Tokyo, Japan
40Jackie Sweets (2)September 26, 2009176Yokohama, Japan
41Shinji WatanabeMarch 21, 201042Tokyo, Japan
42Kazuki Suzuki (4)May 2, 2010119Aichi, Japan
43Kenta Yamashita (2)August 29, 2010420Tokyo, Japan
44Hiroshi TakahashiOctober 23, 2011308Tokyo, Japan
45Jun Ikeda (7)August 26, 201289Tokyo, Japan
Vacated on November 23rd, 2012 after Tokyo Pure Wrestling ceased trading.
Officially re-named as the GFC Nippon Heavyweight Championship
46Kazuki Suzuki (5)March 30, 2013399Tokyo, Japandef. Kenta Yamashita
47Kenta Yamashita (3)May 3, 2014163Fukuoka, Japan
48Shinji Watanabe (2)October 13, 2014121Tokyo, Japan
49Ren ItouFebruary 11, 2015144Osaka, Japan
50Hiroshi Takahashi (2)July 5, 2015280Osaka, Japan
51Shinji Watanabe (3)April 10, 201670Tokyo, Japan
52Masa AbeJune 19, 2016301+Osaka, Japan

LONGEST INDIVIDUAL TITLE REIGNS

Name:Days Held:Date Won:Date Lost:
Dragon Takeshi705August 22, 1992July 28, 1994
Jun Ikeda529September 6, 2003February 16, 2005
Jackie Sweets502February 16, 2005July 3, 2006
Dragon Takeshi466January 20, 1997May 1, 1998
Kenta Yamashita420August 29, 2010October 23, 2011
Kazuki Suzuki399March 30, 2013May 3, 2014
Ryoichi Karasuma374January 19, 1991January 28, 1992
Dragon Takeshi364May 26, 1995May 24, 1996
Kazuki Suzuki357September 3, 2006August 26, 2007
Hiroshi Takahashi308October 23, 2011August 26, 2012
Masa Abe301+June 19, 2016
Hiroshi Takahashi280July 5, 2015April 10, 2016
Shuji Satoshi 261June 8, 2001February 24, 2002
Jun Ikeda247August 26, 2007April 29, 2008
Ryoichi Karasuma237October 11, 1989June 5, 1990
Kazuki Suzuki223October 28, 2000June 8, 2001
Tokihiko Yokoyama207January 28, 1992August 22, 1992
Kazuki Suzuki197April 13, 2002October 27, 2002
Keiji Hashimoto196March 14, 2009September 26, 2009
Dragon Takeshi181May 2, 1999October 30, 1999
Ryota Fujiwara180July 24, 1996January 20, 1997
Tokihiko Yokoyama176July 27, 1990January 19, 1991
Jackie Sweets176September 26, 2009March 21, 2010
Tim Worthington171February 23, 2003August 13, 2003
Shuji Satoshi 167September 28, 2008March 14, 2009
Kenta Yamashita163May 3, 2014October 13, 2014
Kenta Yamashita152April 29, 2008September 28, 2008
Ren Itou144February 11, 2015July 5, 2015
Ryota Fujiwara141June 12, 1998October 31, 1998
Jun Ikeda133October 22, 1994March 4, 1995
Kazuki Suzuki128June 5, 1989October 11, 1989
Shingo Kobayashi120October 30, 1999February 27, 2000
Shuji Satoshi 119October 27, 2002February 23, 2003
Kazuki Suzuki119May 2, 2010August 29, 2010
Ryota Fujiwara110February 27, 2000June 16, 2000
Jun Ikeda89August 26, 2012November 23, 2012
Ryoichi Karasuma86July 28, 1994October 22, 1994
Tokihiko Yokoyama83March 4, 1995May 26, 1995
Dragon Takeshi83October 31, 1998January 22, 1999
Shinji Watanabe70April 10, 2016June 19, 2016
Hiroki Kokubun62July 3, 2006September 3, 2006
Ryu Tanaka61May 24, 1996July 24, 1996
Shingo Kobayashi57March 6, 1999May 2, 1999
Ryoichi Karasuma48April 18, 1989June 5, 1989
Jun Ikeda42May 1, 1998June 12, 1998
Shinji Watanabe42March 21, 2010May 2, 2010
Tokihiko Yokoyama39June 8, 1990July 17, 1990
Jun Ikeda32February 24, 2002March 28, 2002
Mitsuharu Miyagi10July 17, 1990July 27, 1990
Jun Ikeda7January 22, 1999January 29, 1999
Mitsuharu Miyagi3June 5, 1990June 8, 1990

LONGEST COMBINED TITLE REIGNS

Name:Reigns:Combined Days Held:
Dragon Takeshi41618
Kazuki Suzuki51423
Jun Ikeda61047
Ryoichi Karasuma4813
Kenta Yamashita3660
Shuji Satoshi 3599
Jackie Sweets2587
Tokihiko Yokoyama4531
Hiroshi Takahashi2527
Masa Abe1301
Ryota Fujiwara2271
Shinji Watanabe3233
Shingo Kobayashi2189
Keiji Hashimoto1181
Tim Worthington1171
Ren Itou1144
Hiroki Kokubun162
Ryu Tanaka162
Mitsuharu Miyagi213