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Encyclopedia > IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship

The IWGP (International Wrestling Grand Prix) Junior Heavyweight Championship is the top singles title in New Japan Pro Wrestling's Junior Heavyweight division. With a legacy set by many great matches, the title's value is immensely high. It has existed since February 6, 1986 to present. New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Title History

Wrestler: Defeated: Date: Place:
Shiro Koshinaka The Cobra June 28, 1986 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan (Tournament final)
Nobuhiko Takada Shiro Koshinaka May 19, 1986 Tokyo Korakuen Hall
Shiro Koshinaka (2) Nobuhiko Takada September 15, 1986 Fukuoka Sports Center
Vacated None July, 1987 Koshinaka vacated due to injury
Kuniaki Kobayashi Nobuhiko Takada August 20, 1987 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
Hiroshi Hase Kuniaki Kobayashi December 27, 1987 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
Owen Hart Hiroshi Hase May 27, 1988 Sendai, Japan
Shiro Koshinaka (3) Owen Hart June 24, 1988 Miyagi Sports Center
Hiroshi Hase (2) Shiro Koshinaka March 16, 1989 Yokohama Bunka Gymnasium
Jushin Liger Hiroshi Hase May 25, 1989 Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium
Naoki Sano Jushin Liger August 10, 1989 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
Jushin Thunder Liger (2) Naoki Sano January 31, 1990 Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium
Pegasus Kid Jushin Thunder Liger August 19, 1990 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
Jushin Thunder Liger (3) Pegasus Kid November 1, 1990 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
Vacated None April 15, 1991 Liger vacates for the 1991 Top of the Super Jr.
Norio Honaga Jushin Thunder Liger April 30, 1991 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
Jushin Thunder Liger (4) Norio Honaga June 12, 1991 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
Akira Nogami Jushin Thunder Liger August 9, 1991 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
Norio Honaga (2) Akira Nogami November 5, 1991 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
Jushin Thunder Liger (5) Norio Honaga February 8, 1992 Nakajima Sports Center
El Samurai Jushin Thunder Liger June 26, 1992 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
Ultimo Dragon El Samurai November 22, 1992 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
Jushin Thunder Liger (6) Ultimo Dragon January 4, 1993 Tokyo Dome
Vacated None September 24, 1994 Liger vacates due to a broken left leg.
Norio Honaga (3) Wild Pegasus September 27, 1994 Osaka Castle Hall
Koji Kanemoto Norio Honaga February 19, 1995 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
Sabu Koji Kanemoto May 3, 1995 Fukuoka Dome
Koji Kanemoto (2) Sabu June 14, 1995 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
Jushin Thunder Liger (7) Koji Kanemoto January 4, 1996 Tokyo Dome
Great Sasuke Jushin Thunder Liger April 29, 1996 Tokyo Dome
Ultimo Dragon (2) Great Sasuke October 1996 Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium
Jushin Thunder Liger (8) Great Sasuke January 4, 1997 Tokyo Dome
El Samurai (2) Jushin Thunder Liger July 7, 1997 Sapporo Ice Arena
Shinjiro Otani El Samurai August 10, 1997 Nagoya Dome
Jushin Thunder Liger (9) Shinjiro Otani February 7, 1998 Nakajima Sports Center
Koji Kanemoto (3) Jushin Thunder Liger March 17, 1999 Hiroshima Sun Plaza
Kendo Kashin Koji Kanemoto August 28, 1999 Jingu Stadium
Jushin Thunder Liger (10) Kendo Kashin October 11, 1999 Tokyo Dome
Juventud Guerrera Jushin Thunder Liger November 29, 1999 Denver Pepsi Arena, USA
Jushin Thunder Liger (11) Psicosis December 6, 1999 Milwaukee Arena, USA. (Juventud Guerrera was injured).
Tatsuhito Takaiwa Jushin Thunder Liger July 20, 2000 Hokkaido Sports Center
Minoru Tanaka Tatsuhito Takaiwa October 29, 2000 Kobe World Hall
Masayuki Naruse Minoru Tanaka July 20, 2001 Sapporo Dome
Kendo Kashin (2) Masayuki Naruse October 9, 2001 Tokyo Dome
Vacant None February 1, 2001 Kashin vacates on when he leaves the company.
Minoru Tanaka (2) Masahito Kakihara February 16, 2002 Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan
Koji Kanemoto (4) Minoru Tanaka July 19, 2002 Hokkaido Sports Center)
Tiger Mask IV Koji Kanemoto April 23, 2003 Hiroshima Sun Plaza
Vacant None September 23, 2003 Tiger Mask vacates to put it on the line at the Tokyo Dome.
Jado 11 Men October 13, 2003 Tokyo Dome (Jado won an 11 Man Super Jr. New Japan Rumble)
Heat
aka Minoru Tanaka (3)
Jado December 14, 2003 Nagoya Rainbow Hall
Tiger Mask IV (2) Heat January 4, 2005 Tokyo Dome
Black Tiger IV Tiger Mask October 8, 2005 Tokyo Dome

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Trivia

  • Jushin Liger has won the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title a record 11 times. Koji Kanemoto is second with 4 wins.

See also

New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. ... This is a List of Number of World Title Reigns for professional wrestling. ...

References

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