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 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 Kazuchika Okada 3 July 5, 2015 Defeated A.J. Styles at Dominion 7.5 in Osaka-jo Hall
IWGP Tag Team Championship Bullet Club
(Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson)
3 July 5, 2015 Defeated The Kingdom
(Matt Taven and Michael Bennett) at Dominion 7.5 in Osaka-jo Hall
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship Kenny Omega 2 September 23, 2015 Defeated Kushida at Destruction in Okayama
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship reDRagon
(Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly)
2 August 16, 2015 Defeated The Young Bucks
(Matt and Nick Jackson)
IWGP Intercontinental Championship Shinsuke Nakamura 5 September 27, 2015 Defeated Hirooki Goto at Destruction in Kobe
NEVER Openweight Championship Togi Makabe 2 April 29, 2015 Defeated Tomohiro Ishii at Wrestling Hi no Kuni

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]