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


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]


Current championsEdit

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Notes
IWGP Heavyweight Championship Kazuchika Okada 3 July 5, 2015 Defeated A.J. Styles at Dominion 7.5 in Osaka-jo Hall
IWGP Tag Team Championship G.B.H.
(Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma)
1 July 5, 2015 Defeated Bullet Club
(Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson) at Wrestle Kingdom 10 in Tokyo Dome.
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship KUSHIDA 2 January 4, 2016 Defeated Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 10 in Tokyo Dome
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship The bullet club
(Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson) ( Camacho) ( Haku)
4 January 4, 2016 Defeated reDRagon
(Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Rilley), Aerial Dogfight (Matt Sydal and Ricochet) and Roppongi Vice (Baretta and Rocky Romero) in Wrestle Kingdom 10 in Tokyo Dome.
IWGP Intercontinental Championship Kenny omega January 25, 2016 Vacated due to Nakamura leaving NJPW.
NEVER Openweight Championship Katsuyori Shibata 1 Junuary 4, 2016 Defeated Tomohiro Ishii at Wrestle Kingdom 10 in Tokyo Dome
NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship Toru Yano, Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe 1 Junuary 4, 2016 Defeated Defeated Bullet Club
(Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga and Yujiro Takahashi) at Wrestle Kingdom 10 in Tokyo Dome to become the inaugural champions.

Related pagesEdit


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

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