New Japan Pro Wrestling

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新日本プロレス Shin Nihon Pro Wrestling
To be updated monthly with current material

1. History/Info
2. Champions/History
3. Tournaments/League History
4. Current Roster
5. Event Results/History
6. Links

New Japan Pro-Wrestling (新日本プロレス, Shin Nihon Puroresu) is a major professional wrestling promotion in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972 and is under YUKE`S [Future Media Creators] who maintain the controlling stock of the company. NJPW holds a lot of it success as being the top promotion in Japan with a television deal with TV Asahi.

NJPW has been known for openly engaging in working agreements with various MMA and pro wrestling promotions around the world, including: World Wrestling Entertainment, World Championship Wrestling, Total Nonstop Action [TNA] Wrestling, WAR, Ring of Honor, PRIDE Fighting Championships, as well as multiple promotions from within Japan from ZERO1, DDT, Pro Wrestling NOAH, and others.
On February 31st, it was announced that NJPW would be completely sold to Bushiroad. Bushiroad is known for being a collectible card game company, that has connections in anime and video games as well. The new chairman of the promotion Takaaki Kidani is said to be a huge fan of pro wrestling and has high hopes in re-building up, of sorts, for the promotion.

Founder: Kanji “Antonio” Inoki [1972]
Chairman: Kanji “Antonio” Inoki [1989 – 1999]
Seiji Sakaguchi [1999 – 2005]
Naoki Sugabayashi [2013 – current]
President: Antonio Inoki [1972 – 1989]
Seiji Sakaguchi [1989 – 1999]
Tatsumi Fujinami [1999 – 2004/06]
Masakazu Kusama [June 2004 – May 2005]
Simon Kelly Inoki [May 2005 – March 2007]
Naoki Sugabayashi [April 2007 – September 2013] – Appointed Chairman
Kaname Tezuka [September 2013 – present]
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Current Champions

IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION

[60th Champion] AJ Styles

Defeated Kazuchika Okada on May 3rd, 2014.

IWGP TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS

[64th Champions] Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows

Defeated “Killer Elite Squad” Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer on January 4, 2014.

IWGP INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION

 [9th Champion] Bad Luck Fale

Defeated Shinsuke Nakamura on June 21, 2014.

IWGP JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION

[67th Champion] Kota Ibushi

(Defeated Prince Devitt on January 4, 2014)

IWGP JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS

[39h Champions] “TIME SPLITTERS” KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley

Defeated “Young Bucks” Matt & Nick Jackson on June 21, 2013.

NEVER OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION

[3rd Champion] Tomohiro Ishii

(Defeated Tetsuya Naito on , 2014)
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Current Tournament Champions:

G1 CLIMAX
Togi Makabe (2009)
Satoshi Kojima (2010)
Shinsuke Nakamura (2011)
Kazuchika Okada (2012)
Tetsuya Naito (2013)

G1 TAG LEAGUE/World Tag League
TenKoji: Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima (2008)
Bad Intensions: Giant Bernard and Karl Anderson (2009)
Blue Justice: Yuji Nagata & Wataru Inoue (2010)
Suzuki-gun: Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer (2011)
“Sword and Guns” Hirooki Goto & Karl Anderson (2012)
Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows (2013)

NEW JAPAN CUP
Hirooki Goto (2009)
Hirooki Goto (2010)
Yuji Nagata (2011)
Hirooki Goto (2012)
Kazuchika Okada (2013)
Shinsuke Nakamura (2014)

SUPER J-CUP
Naomichi Marufuji (2009)

Best of the Super Jr.
Koji Kanemoto (2009)
Prince Devitt (2010)
Kota Ibushi (2011)
Ryusuke Taguchi (2012)
Prince Devitt (2013)
Ricochet (2014)

Super Jr. Tag
Koji Kanemoto and El Samurai (2010)
KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley (2012)
“Young Bucks” Matt & Nick Jackson (2013)

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Current Roster

NJPW Talent
ALEX SHELLEY
BUSHI
HIROOKI GOTO
MITSUHIDE HIRASAWA (aka Hideo Saito / Captain New Japan)
TOMOAKI HONMA
WATARU INOUE
JUSHIN THUNDER LIGER
SATOSHI KOJIMA
YOHEI KOMATSU
KUSHIDA
TOGI MAKABE
KYOSUKE MIKAMI [Currently El Desperado]
MVP
YUJI NAGATA
TETSUYA NAITO
MANABU NAKANISHI
RYUSUKE TAGUCHI
HIROMU TAKAHASHI
SHO TANAKA
HIROSHI TANAHASHI
HIROYOSHI TENZAN
TIGER MASK IV
TAKAAKI WATANABE

CHAOS
GEDO
TAKASHI IIZUKA
TOMOHIRO ISHII
JADO
SHINSUKE NAKAMURA
KAZUCHIKA OKADA
TORU YANO
YOSHI-HASHI (Nobuo Yoshihashi)
ROCKY ROMERO
ALEX KOSLOV
BRIAN KENDRICKBULLET CLUB
AJ STYLES
YUJIRO TAKAHASHI
KARL ANDERSON
KING FALE / BAD LUCK FALE
TAMA TONGA
DOC GALLOWS
MATT JACKSON
NICK JACKSON

Suzuki-gun / SZKG
MINORU SUZUKI [Pancrase MISSION]
YOSHIHIRO TAKAYAMA [Takayama Hall]
LANCE ARCHER [FREE]
DAVEY BOY SMITH Jr
SHELTON BENJAMIN
TAKA MICHINOKU [K-DOJO]
TAICHI [NJPW]

Other wrestlers
DAVEY RICHARDS [ROH]
GIANT BERNARD
Mascara Dorada [CMLL]
La Sombra
Low Ki
PRINCE DEVITT
Rush [CMLL]
Strongman “Jon Andersen” [CMLL]
TAJIRI [WNC]
MASATO TANAKA [ZERO1]
TJP / TJ Perkins

Former Wrestlers & Legends
AKIRA
Antonio Inoki
El Samurai
Tatsumi Fujinami
Kengo Kimura
Tiger Mask
Riki Choshu
Rusher Kimura
Keiji Mutoh
Black Cat
Hiro Matsuda
Super Strong Machine
KOJI KANEMOTO [FREE]

Gaikokujins
Andre the Giant
Bad News Allen
Bam Bam Bigelow
Chris Benoit – Wild Pegasus
Eddie Guerrero – Black Tiger
Hulk Hogan
Karl Gotch
Scott Norton
Stan Hansen
Big Van Vader
Event History and Results
Below you will find the Results for the following years in both SPOILER FREE and with the full results in one easily to scroll down list.
Full Card Result Listing for 2011 (updated regularly)
Links

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