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 A.J. Styles 1 May 3, 2014 Defeated Kazuchika Okada at Wrestling Dontaku 2014
IWGP Tag Team Championship Bullet Club
(Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson)
2 (Anderson)
January 4, 2014 Defeated K.E.S. (Davey Boy Smith, Jr. and Lance Archer) at Wrestle Kingdom 8 in Tokyo Dome
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Kushida 1 July 4, 2014 Defeated Kota Ibushi at Kizuna Road 2014
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Time Splitters
(Alex Shelley and Kushida)
2 (Kushida)
June 21, 2014 Defeated The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) at Dominion 6.21
IWGP Intercontinental Championship Bad Luck Fale 1 June 21, 2014 Defeated Shinsuke Nakamura at Dominion 6.21
NEVER Openweight Championship Yujiro Takahashi 1 June 29, 2014 Defeated Tomohiro Ishii at Kizuna Road 2014

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]