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The Gaora TV Championship (GAORA TV チャンピオンシップ, Gaora TV chanpionshippu) is a professional wrestling championship owned by the All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) promotion. 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, with Seiya Sanada becoming the inaugural champion. The current titleholder is Yoshitatsu, in his first reign.

Gaora TV Championship
Details
PromotionAll Japan Pro Wrestling
Date establishedOctober 7, 2012
Current champion(s)Yoshitatsu
Date wonMay 27, 2019

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 historyEdit

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Seiya Sanada October 7, 2012 40th Anniversary Tour 2012 Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan 1 232 Sanada defeated Yasufumi Nakanoue in the final of an eight-man tournament to become the inaugural champion. [1]
2 René Duprée May 27, 2013 Rising Sun in the Maritimes Tour Cocagne, New Brunswick, Canada 1 107 [2]
Vacated September 11, 2013 Duprée returned the title to All Japan, after leaving the promotion for Wrestle-1. [3]
3 Sushi November 24, 2013 2013 Ōdō Renaissance Nagano, Nagano, Japan 1 174 Sushi defeated Keisuke Ishii in the final of a four-man tournament to win the vacant title. [4]
4 Kotaro Suzuki May 17, 2014 2014 Super Power Series Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan 1 211 [5]
5 Kenso December 14, 2014 Kyohei Wada Referee 40th Anniversary & 60th Birthday Commemorative Tournament Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan 1 172   [6]
6 Sushi June 4, 2015 2015 Dynamite Series Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan 2 72   [7]
Vacated August 15, 2015 The title was vacated due to Sushi being sidelined with a fractured jaw. [8]
7 Yohei Nakajima August 16, 2015 2015 Summer Explosion Kobe, Hyōgo, Japan 1 298 Nakajima defeated Billyken Kid to win the vacant title. [9]
8 Kazuhiro Tamura June 9, 2016 Charity Puroresu Isesaki 69 Isesaki, Gunma, Japan 1 6 [10]
9 Yohei Nakajima June 15, 2016 2016 Dynamite Series Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan 2 29 [11]
10 Takeshi Minamino July 14, 2016 2016 Summer Action Series Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan 1 28 [12]
11 Yohei Nakajima August 11, 2016 2016 Summer Explosion Ueda, Nagano, Japan 3 9 [13]
12 Billyken Kid August 20, 2016 2016 Summer Explosion Kobe, Hyōgo, Japan 1 30 [14]
13 Yohei Nakajima September 19, 2016 Korakuen Hall Taikai Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan 4 69 [15]
14 Jiro Kuroshio November 27, 2016 Zen Nihon Puroresu in Ryōgoku Kokugikan Sumida, Tokyo, Japan 1 80 [16]
Vacated February 15, 2017 Kuroshio returned the title to AJPW after being sidelined with a knee injury. [17]
15 Jun Akiyama March 12, 2017 Yume Ryoku! 2017 Dream Power Series Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan 1 490 Akiyama defeated Kenso to win the vacant title. [18]
16 Tajiri July 15, 2018 2018 Summer Action Series Tokyo, Japan 1 316
17 Yoshitatsu May 27, 2019 2019 Super Power Series Gifu, Japan 1 141+

List of combined reignsEdit

As of October 15, 2019.

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
days
1 Jun Akiyama 1 490
2 Yohei Nakajima 4 405
3 Tajiri 1 316
4 Sushi 2 246
5 Seiya Sanada 1 232
6 Kotaro Suzuki 1 211
7 Kenso 1 172
8 Yoshitatsu 1 141+
9 René Duprée 1 107
10 Jiro Kuroshio 1 80
11 Billyken Kid 1 30
12 Takeshi Minamino 1 28
13 Kazuhiro Tamura 1 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "40th Anniversary Tour 2012" (in Japanese). All Japan Pro Wrestling. Archived from the original on December 24, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  2. ^ "Duprée defeats Sanada for All Japan Gaora TV Title". René's Current Destination. Blogger. May 30, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
  3. ^ Meltzer, Dave (September 16, 2013). "Sep 16 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Mayweather vs. Canello hype, Night of Champions preview, Olympic Wrestling, CMLL 80th Aniversario preview, tons more!". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, California: 31. ISSN 1083-9593.
  4. ^ "2013 王道ルネサンス" (in Japanese). All Japan Pro Wrestling. Archived from the original on December 22, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2013.
  5. ^ "2014 スーパーパワーシリーズ 神奈川・横浜ラジアントホール" (in Japanese). All Japan Pro Wrestling. Archived from the original on May 18, 2014. Retrieved May 17, 2014.
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  8. ^ "8.16神戸大会において一部対戦カード変更のお知らせ". All Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). 2015-08-16. Retrieved 2015-08-15.
  9. ^ "【8.16】 2015サマーエクスプロージョン 神戸大会". All Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). 2015-08-17. Retrieved 2015-08-17.
  10. ^ "6月9日(木)【チャリティープロレス伊勢崎69(ロック)】群馬・伊勢崎市第二市民体育館[観衆]450人(満員)". All Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). 2016-06-09. Retrieved 2016-06-09.
  11. ^ "6月15日(水)【2016 ダイナマイトシリーズ[開幕戦]】 東京・後楽園ホール [観衆]1227人". All Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). 2016-06-15. Retrieved 2016-06-15.
  12. ^ "7.14東京・後楽園ホール大会[観衆] 1163人". All Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). 2016-07-15. Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  13. ^ "8.11長野・上田創造館 [観衆]299人(満員)". All Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). 2016-08-11. Retrieved 2016-08-12.
  14. ^ "8.20兵庫・神戸サンボーホール大会[観衆]551人(満員)". All Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). 2016-08-20. Retrieved 2016-08-21.
  15. ^ "9.19後楽園ホール大会[観衆]1183人". All Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). 2016-09-19. Retrieved 2016-09-19.
  16. ^ "11.27東京・両国国技館大会試合結果②". All Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). 2016-11-27. Retrieved 2016-11-27.
  17. ^ "元Gaora王者と名乗るものよりの怪文書". All Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). 2017-02-15. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  18. ^ "3.12後楽園ホール大会[観衆]1190人". All Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). 2017-03-12. Retrieved 2017-03-13.

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