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Champion historyEdit

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Tiger Mask (I) 1 January 1, 1982 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Black Tiger (I) 1 May 6, 1982 Fukuoka, Kyushu TBA.
Tiger Mask (I) 2 May 26, 1982 Osaka, Kansai TBA.
The Dynamite Kid 1 February 7, 1984 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Gran Hamada 1 April 17, 1984 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Villaño III 1 May 20, 1984 Mexico City, Mexico TBA.
The Dynamite Kid 2 July 6, 1985 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Shiro Koshinaka 1 February 6, 1986 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Hiroshi Hase 1 December 27, 1987 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Owen Hart 1 May 27, 1988 Sendai, Miyagi TBA.
Shiro Koshinaka 2 June 24, 1988 Osaka, Kansai TBA.
Hiroshi Hase 2 March 16, 1989 Yokohama, Kanagawa TBA.
Jushin Liger 1 May 25, 1989 Osaka, Kansai TBA.
The Pegasus Kid 1 August 19, 1990 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Jushin Liger 2 November 1, 1990 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Akira Nogami 1 August 9, 1991 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Jushin Liger 3 February 8, 1992 Sapporo, Hokkaidō TBA.
El Samurai 1 June 26, 1992 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Último Dragón 1 November 22, 1992 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Jushin Liger 4 January 4, 1993 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Koji Kanemoto 1 February 19, 1995 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Sabu 1 May 3, 1995 Fukuoka, Kyushu TBA.
Koji Kanemoto 2 June 14, 1995 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Jushin Liger 5 January 4, 1996 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
The Great Sasuke 1 March 24, 1996 Shirakawa, Fukushima TBA.
Chris Jericho 1 June 22, 1996 Naruko, Miyagi TBA.
The Great Sasuke 2 August 4, 1996 Tokyo, Kantō After the match Jericho attacked Sasuke and stole his mask. New Japan announced that Jericho was banished from the promotion. Jericho would use the mask for the rest of his time in Japan and was referred to as Gaijin Sasuke.
Último Dragón 2 October 11, 1996 Osaka, Kansai TBA.
Super Liger 2 December 9, 1996 Osaka, Kansai Chris Jericho used the disguise of Super Liger to return to New Japan after being banished, when he lost the title he was unmasked by Jushin Liger.
Jushin Liger 6 January 4, 1997 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Shinjiro Otani 1 August 10, 1997 Nagoya, Chiba TBA.
Jushin Liger 7 February 7, 1998 Sapporo, Hokkaidō TBA.
Koji Kanemoto 3 March 17, 1999 Hiroshima, Chūgoku TBA.
Hayabusa 1 August 28, 1999 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Jushin Liger 8 October 11, 1999 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Minoru Tanaka 1 October 29, 2000 Kobe, Hyōgo TBA.
Kendo Kashin 2 October 8, 2001 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Minoru Tanaka 2 February 16, 2002 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Koji Kanemoto 4 July 19, 2002 Sapporo, Hokkaidō TBA.
Tiger Mask (IV) 1 April 23, 2003 Hiroshima, Chūgoku TBA.
Minoru Tanaka 3 December 14, 2003 Nagoya, Chiba TBA.
Tiger Mask (IV) 2 January 4, 2005 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Black Tiger (IV) 1 October 8, 2005 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Tiger Mask (IV) 3 February 19, 2006 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Koji Kanemoto 5 May 3, 2006 Fukuoka, Kyushu TBA.
Minoru 4 December 24, 2006 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Ryusuke Taguchi 1 July 6, 2007 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Wataru Inoue 1 December 8, 2007 Osaka, Kansai TBA.
Low Ki 1 July 8, 2008 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Prince Devitt 1 September 21, 2008 Kobe, Hyōgo TBA.
Taiji Ishimori 1 January 4, 2009 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Místico 1 August 15, 2009 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Taiji Ishimori 2 November 8, 2009 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.

List of reign lengthsEdit

New Japan Pro Wrestling
Current Championships
IWGP Heavyweight (reigns) • IWGP Junior Heavyweight (reigns)
IWGP Tag Team (reigns) • IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team (reigns)
Television
Strong StyleNew Japan's World Pro Wrestling
Events
Wrestle KingdomAnniversary ShowDestruction
G1 ClimaxBest of the Super Juniors

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