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NJPW

Foundation of NJPW


NJPW was founded back in 1972. Antonio Inoki was the founder of the promotion

and served as President until 1989. While it started off as a member of the National

Wrestling Alliance or NWA, NJPW soon left. The promotion would be affiliated with

them once more in the early 90s and late 2000s for brief periods of time.

NJPW might be one of WWE’s biggest competitors in the present day, but they have

also worked with WWE in the past, as well as with TNA, WCW, GFW, and others.


Events:


The biggest event of NJPW takes place at the very beginning of the year at the

Tokyo Dome. It is known as Wrestle Kingdom and has often been known as the

WrestleMania of NJPW. Wrestle Kingdom has seen some of the best matches to

ever be hosted by the company, including last year’s debut for Chris Jericho in a

match against Kenny Omega. The event acts as an end or beginning to the year’s

biggest feuds.

There are several other competitions as well, but a tournament they host called the

G1 Climax, is possibly their second biggest event in the whole year. The tournament

is contested in two blocks in a round robin format, and takes place of the course of

two whole weeks. The winner then gets the chance to compete for the IWGP

Heavyweight Championship at the next year’s Wrestle Kingdom.


NJPW Hall of Fame and Top Superstars:


The NJPW Hall of Fame is the called NJPW Greatest Wrestlers. The list includes the

likes of Antonio Inoki, Kuniaki Kobayashi, Seiji Sakaguchi, Animal Hamaguchi to

name but a few.

However, over the years it has seen many great wrestlers compete from all around

the world, with the likes of Kenny Omega, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kazuchika Okada,


Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles, The Young Bucks, Tetsuya Naito, Tomohiro Ishii,

Will Ospreay and Minoru Suzuki coming to mind among the more recent

competitors.

NJPW Championships:

NJPW has a number of Championships under it currently.

The IWGP Heavyweight Championship is considered to be the most important and

prestigious. This is accompanied by the IWGP Intercontinental Championship, the

IWGP Tag Team Championship, the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, the

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship, the NEVER Openweight

Championship and the NEVER Openweight 6-man Tag Team Championship.

The IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship was introduced in 2017 as the

company began to expand in the United States as well.

NJPW Divisions:

NJPW divides its roster up into two divisions – Heavyweight Division and Junior

Heavyweight Division. The Heavyweights have no weight limit, while the Junior

Heavyweights cannot weigh more than 220 lbs.

One of the controversies surrounding NJPW is their lack of a division for Women.

They do not have women’s wrestlers and women usually only work as valets in the

division.

Videos
Update on where Jeff Cobb has signed

Update on where Jeff Cobb has signed

5 potential opponents for Miro in NJPW

5 potential opponents for Miro in NJPW

Multiple returns confirmed for NJPW G1 Climax 30; Jon Moxley status revealed

Multiple returns confirmed for NJPW G1 Climax 30; Jon Moxley status revealed

NJPW star Tama Tonga sends an invitation to Roman Reigns on Twitter

NJPW star Tama Tonga sends an invitation to Roman Reigns on Twitter

Tetsuya Naito wins back the IWGP Intercontinental and Heavyweight Championships

Tetsuya Naito wins back the IWGP Intercontinental and Heavyweight Championships

Fred Rosser FKA Darren Young set to make his NJPW debut

Fred Rosser FKA Darren Young set to make his NJPW debut

Jon Moxley talks deal with NJPW & WrestleKingdom 14 plans

Jon Moxley talks deal with NJPW & WrestleKingdom 14 plans

Jon Moxley set to defend the IWGP US Championship against former WWE Superstar KENTA

Jon Moxley set to defend the IWGP US Championship against former WWE Superstar KENTA

KENTA: "I’ll always remember the humiliation in America"

KENTA: "I’ll always remember the humiliation in America"

KENTA discusses future showdown with Jon Moxley

KENTA discusses future showdown with Jon Moxley

AJ Styles explains why Finn Balor and Karl Anderson inspire him

AJ Styles explains why Finn Balor and Karl Anderson inspire him

Tama Tonga comments on Roman Reigns, Good Brothers, NJPW & more

Tama Tonga comments on Roman Reigns, Good Brothers, NJPW & more

Kenny Omega looks back on his historic G1 Climax win

Kenny Omega looks back on his historic G1 Climax win

Kenny Omega recalls a historic match that had a major effect on his career

Kenny Omega recalls a historic match that had a major effect on his career

Former WWE Superstar ACH returns to NJPW

Former WWE Superstar ACH returns to NJPW

Tama Tonga reveals who the current leader of the Bullet Club is [Exclusive]

Tama Tonga reveals who the current leader of the Bullet Club is [Exclusive]

NJPW crowns a new set of NEVER 6-Man Tag Team Champions

NJPW crowns a new set of NEVER 6-Man Tag Team Champions

Tama Tonga opens up on his "rivalry" with Roman Reigns [Exclusive]

Tama Tonga opens up on his "rivalry" with Roman Reigns [Exclusive]

Tama Tonga discusses The Bullet Club, Good Brothers in NJPW, EVIL & more [Exclusive]

Tama Tonga discusses The Bullet Club, Good Brothers in NJPW, EVIL & more [Exclusive]

Kenny Omega recalls his historic 5.5-star match, claims that he had to undergo lip reconstruction afterward

Kenny Omega recalls his historic 5.5-star match, claims that he had to undergo lip reconstruction afterward

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