New Japan Pro Wrestling

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

New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス shin nihon puroresu?), also known as NJPW, is Japanese entertainment company and professional wrestling promoter.[1]

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[change | change source]

NJPW that 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[change | change source]

Current champions[change | change source]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Notes
IWGP Heavyweight Championship Hiroshi Tanahashi 7 October 13, 2014 Defeated A.J. Styles at King of Pro-Wrestling
IWGP Tag Team Championship Meiyu Tag
(Hirooki Goto and Katsuyori Shibata)
1 (Shibata)
January 4, 2015 Defeated Bullet Club (Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson) at Wrestle Kingdom 9 in Tokyo Dome
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Kenny Omega 2 January 4, 2015 Defeated Ryusuke Taguchi at Wrestle Kingdom 9 in Tokyo Dome
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship reDRagon
(Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly)
1 (O'Reilly)
November 8, 2014 Defeated Time Splitters (Alex Shelley and Kushida) at Power Struggle
IWGP Intercontinental Championship Shinsuke Nakamura 4 September 21, 2014 Defeated Bad Luck Fale at Destruction in Kobe
NEVER Openweight Championship Togi Makabe 1 January 4, 2015 Defeated Tomohiro Ishii at Wrestle Kingdom 9 in Tokyo Dome

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]