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Champion historyEdit

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Kengo Kimura
& Tatsumi Fujinami
1 December 12, 1985 Sendai, Miyagi TBA.
Akira Maeda
& Osamu Kido
1 August 5, 1986 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Kengo Kimura
& Tatsumi Fujinami
2 September 23, 1986 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Keiji Mutoh
& Shiro Koshinaka
1 March 20, 1987 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Akira Maeda
& Osamu Kido
2 March 26, 1987 Osaka, Kansai TBA.
Kazuo Yamazaki
& Yoshiaki Fujiwara
1 September 1, 1987 Fukuoka, Kyushu TBA.
Kengo Kimura
& Tatsumi Fujinami
3 January 18, 1988 Takuyama, Gifu TBA.
Masa Saito
& Riki Chōshū
1 June 10, 1988 Hiroshima, Chūgoku TBA.
George Takano
& Super Strong Machine
1 March 19, 1989 Yokohama, Kanagawa TBA.
Riki Chōshū (2)
& Takashi Iizuka
1 July 13, 1989 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Keiji Mutoh (2)
& Masahiro Chono
1 September 20, 1989 Osaka, Kansai TBA.
Hiroshi Hase
& Kensuke Sasaki
1 November 1, 1990 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Hiro Saito
& Super Strong Machine (2)
1 December 26, 1990 Hamamatsu, Chubu TBA.
Hiroshi Hase (2)
& Kensuke Sasaki (2)
2 March 6, 1991 Nagasaki, Nagasaki TBA.
The Steiner Brothers
(Rick & Scott Steiner)
1 March 21, 1991 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Hiroshi Hase (3)
& Keiji Mutoh (3)
1 November 5, 1991 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Big, Bad, and Dangerous
(Bam Bam Bigelow & Big Van Vader)
1 March 1, 1992 Yokohama, Kanagawa TBA.
The Steiner Brothers
(Rick & Scott Steiner)
2 June 26, 1992 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
The Hell Raisers
(Hawk Warrior & Power Warrior (3))
1 June 26, 1992 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
The Steiner Brothers
(Rick & Scott Steiner)
3 August 5, 1993 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
The Hell Raisers
(Hawk Warrior & Power Warrior (4))
2 January 4, 1994 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Hiroshi Hase (4)
& Keiji Mutoh (4)
2 November 25, 1994 Iwate, Iwate TBA.
ChoTen
(Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Masahiro Chono (2))
1 June 10, 1995 Osaka, Kansai TBA.
Riki Chōshū (3)
& Shinya Hashimoto
1 July 13, 1995 Sapporo, Hokkaidō TBA.
Kazuo Yamazaki (2)
& Takashi Iizuka (2)
1 June 12, 1996 Osaka, Kansai TBA.
ChoTen
(Hiroyoshi Tenzan (2) & Masahiro Chono (3))
2 July 16, 1996 Sapporo, Hokkaidō TBA.
Kengo Kimura
& Tatsumi Fujinami
4 January 4, 1997 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Kensuke Sasaki (5)
& Riki Chōshū (4)
1 April 12, 1997 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
The Bull Powers
(Manabu Nakanishi & Satoshi Kojima)
1 May 3, 1997 Osaka, Kansai TBA.
Kensuke Sasaki (4)
& Riki Chōshū (5)
2 August 10, 1997 Nagoya, Aichi TBA.
Keiji Mutoh (5)
& Masahiro Chono (4)
2 October 19, 1997 Kobe, Hyōgo TBA.
On April 21, 1998 Keiji Mutoh was forced to have surgery on his knees after exaggerating an existing injury. The IWGP Tag Team titles was declared vacant.
ChoTen
(Hiroyoshi Tenzan (3) & Masahiro Chono (5))
3 April 28, 1998 Tokyo, Kantō Defeated Genichiro Tenryu and Shiro Koshinaka in a tournament final to crown new champions.
Genichiro Tenryu
& Shiro Koshinaka (2)
1 July 15, 1998 Sapporo, Hokkaidō TBA.
Hiroyoshi Tenzan (4)
& Satoshi Kojima
1 January 4, 1999 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Manabu Nakanishi (2)
& Yuji Nagata
1 June 27, 1999 Shizuoka, Shizuoka TBA.
Hiroyoshi Tenzan (5)
& Satoshi Kojima (2)
2 July 20, 2000 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Osamu Nishimura
& Tatsumi Fujinami (5)
1 September 23, 2001 Osaka, Kansai TBA.
Keiji Mutoh (6)
& Taiyō Kea
1 October 28, 2001 Fukuoka, Kyushu TBA.
ChoTen
(Hiroyoshi Tenzan (6) & Masahiro Chono (6))
4 March 24, 2002 Kobe, Hyōgo TBA.
Hiroshi Tanahashi
& Shinsuke Nakamura
1 June 13, 2003 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Hiroyoshi Tenzan (7)
& Osamu Nishimura (2)
1 December 14, 2003 Nagoya, Chūbu TBA.
Minoru Suzuki
& Yoshihiro Takayama
1 February 1, 2004 Sapporo, Hokkaidō TBA.
Hiroshi Tanahashi
& Shinsuke Nakamura
2 December 11, 2004 Osaka, Kansai TBA.
ChoTen
(Hiroyoshi Tenzan (8) & Masahiro Chono (7))
5 October 30, 2005 Kobe, Hyōgo TBA.
Wild Child
(Manabu Nakanishi (3) & Takao Ōmori)
1 September 28, 2006 Sapporo, Hokkaidō TBA.
Hiroshi Tanahashi
& Shinsuke Nakamura
3 March 11, 2007 Nagoya, Chūbu TBA.
Most Violent Players
(Togi Makabe & Toru Yano)
1 February 17, 2008 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Hiroshi Tanahashi
& Shinsuke Nakamura
4 January 4, 2009 Tokyo, Kantō TBA.
Bryan Danielson
& Davey Richards
1 October 18, 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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