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 | edit 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 | edit source]

Current champions[change | edit source]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Notes
IWGP Heavyweight Championship Kazuchika Okada 2 April 7, 2013 Defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi at Invasion Attack
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 Kota Ibushi 3 January 4, 2014 Defeated Prince Devitt at Wrestle Kingdom 8 in Tokyo Dome
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship The Young Bucks
(Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)
1 November 9, 2013 Defeated Suzukigun (Taichi and Taka Michinoku) at Power Struggle
IWGP Intercontinental Championship Hiroshi Tanahashi 1 January 4, 2014 Defeated Shinsuke Nakamura at Wrestle Kingdom 8 in Tokyo Dome
NEVER Openweight Championship Tomohiro Ishii 1 February 11, 2014 Defeated Tetsuya Naito at The New Beginning in Osaka

Related pages[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

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

Other websites[change | edit source]