New Japan Pro Wrestling

Japanese professional wrestling promotion

New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス, Shin Nihon Puroresu), also known as NJPW, is Japanese professional wrestling promotion.[1]

New Japan Pro-Wrestling
Acronym NJPW
Established June 1972
Style Strong Style
Location Japan
Founder(s) Antonio Inoki
Owner(s) Bushiroad Inc.

NJPW is the largest wrestling promoter in Japan. NJPW has working agreements with other promoters, including: World Wrestling Entertainment, World Championship Wrestling, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, and PRIDE Fighting Championships.[1]

The "Best of the Super Juniors in 2007" at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

History Edit

NJPW was founded in 1972 by Kanji Inoki.[1]

Since 1999, Tatsumi Fujinami has been president.[1]

In 2012, Inoki continued to be known for innovation in the business.[1]

Champions Edit

Current champions Edit

Men's Edit

Championship Current champion(s) Date won Reign Notes
IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Sanada April 8, 2023 1 Defeated Kazuchika Okada at Sakura Genesis.
IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Will Ospreay June 25, 2023 2 Defeated Kenny Omega at Forbidden Door.
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Hiromu Takahashi January 4, 2023 5 Defeated Taiji Ishimori, El Desperado, and Master Wato in a four-way match at Wrestle Kingdom 17.
NEVER Openweight Championship David Finlay May 3, 2023 1 Defeated Tama Tonga at Wrestling Dontaku.
Strong Openweight Championship Eddie Kingston July 5, 2023 1 Defeated Kenta at Independence Day.
KOPW 2023 Taichi April 29, 2023 2 (interm) Defeated Shingo Takagi Takagi-Style Triad match at Wrestling Satsuma No Kumi.
NJPW World Television Championship Zack Sabre Jr. January 4, 2023 1 Defeated Ren Narita at Wrestle Kingdom 17 to become the first champion.

Women's Edit

Championship Current champion(s) Date won Reign Notes
IWGP Women's Championship Mayu Iwatani April 23, 2023 1 Defeated Mercedes Moné at All Star Grand Queendom.
NJPW World Television Championship Giulia July 5, 2023 1 Defeated Willow Nightingale at Independence Day.

Team's Edit

Championship Current champion(s) Date won Reign Notes
IWGP Tag Team Championship Bishamon
(Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi)
June 4, 2023 3
(4, 3)
Defeated House of Torture (Evil and Yujiro Takahashi) and United Empire (Great-O-Khan and Aaron Henare) in a three-way tag team match at Dominion 6.4 in Osaka-jo Hall. The match was also held for the vacant Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship. The former holders Aussie Open (Mark Davis and Kyle Fletcher) had to give up the championships because Davis got hurt.
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Bullet Club War Dogs
(Drilla Moloney and Clark Connors)
July 4, 2023 1
(1, 1)
Defeated Catch 2/2 (TJP and Francesco Akira) at Independence Day.
Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship Bullet Club War Dogs
(Alex Coughlin and Gabriel Kidd)
July 4, 2023 1
(1, 1)
Defeated Bishamon (Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi) at Independence Day.
NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Tomohiro Ishii May 3, 2023 1
(1, 4, 3)
Defeated Strong Style (Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, and Ren Narita) at Wrestling Dontaku 2023.

Related pages Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4, New Japan Pro Wrestling (in German); retrieved 2012-2-29.

Other websites Edit