Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship
The Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship (アイアンマンヘビーメタル級王座, aianman hebīmetaru-kyū ōza) is a professional wrestling championship owned by the DDT Pro-Wrestling promotion. A comedic championship, it was created as a parody of WWE's Hardcore Championship and follows the same 24/7 rules, meaning it is constantly being defended anywhere against anyone, even outside of matches, during unrelated matches, or outside a ring, as anyone (or anything) can become champion by pinning the champion or making him submit as long as a referee is there to confirm the win. As such, not only is the championship winnable regardless of gender or number of individuals (in case of a common pinfall or submission), it is also available to "unconventional" champions, with past champions including referees, children, animals, inanimate objects, and on one occasion, the title belt itself. It has occasionally been won by other means, such as an auction for the belt, rock–paper–scissors, and even a title change that occurred in a dream.The title is typically defended during a 10-minute battle royal, with the current holder not being allowed to leave the match until the end of the time limit; as per 24/7 rules, the championship can change hands during, and not only as the result, of the match. Unlike its name suggests, and unlike similarly titled championships, it is not specific to Iron Man matches. The 1,000th Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion was crowned on April 29, 2014, when the title belt itself became the champion by pinning Sanshiro Takagi. The current champion is Shinya Aoki who is in his second reign.