(NOAH CHRONOLOGY) Minoru Tanaka ~ GHC Junior Championship reign
Number of title reigns: 0
Number of defenses: 2
Lost: 3rd August 2019, Noah's 19th Anniversary, Korakuen Hall, Tokyo.
Total number of days held: 146
1. Kotaro Suzuki
VS Kotaro Suzuki
The team of Minoru Tanaka and Hi69 had challenged Stinger (Kotaro Suzuki and Yoshinari Ogawa), for the GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Titles. They were unsuccessful in their challenge.
After the match, Kotaro Suzuki took one look at Minoru Tanaka (who was on the floor after having taken the "Requiem", which Kotaro used to get the pin), and said simply that he had come for the belt. Tanaka in his backstage promo said sarcastically that he would let Kotaro choose the place and date for the title challenge since he was evidently stronger than he was, and he would do it any time and anywhere.
The match was set for the 14th April 2019 in Sapporo. Minoru Tanaka was victorious, and while I don't have too much information on the match, he did manage to bloody up Suzuki in it.
HAYATA asked about it later in the post match interview, refused to say anything and walked off.
There was no championship match signing for this, and the match was set for Noah's 19th Anniversary which was held at Korakuen Hall on the 4th August. Match was Match of The Year Quality, with HAYATA proving that he too could mat wrestle, and that his pain threshold was a further evolution of his character, especially when caught in one of Tanaka's infamous submission holds. HAYATA showed the same stubborn grit that he had shown in Global Junior League. He was not going to give up, no matter what Minoru Tanaka threw at him.
"Echoes across the industry": Minoru Tanaka's first GHC Junior Championship
NEXT CHAMPION: HAYATA