NJPW – Complete List of Current Champions/Titleholders 2021

Check out the list of current New Japan Pro-Wrestling(NJPW) Champions/Title Holders, date on which they won the current title and reign number.

IWGP Heavyweight Championship – Shingo Takagi

Shingo Takagi IWGP World Champion

Date Won: 7 June 2021
Days title held: 99+
Reign No: 1

Shingo Takagi defeated Kazuchika Okada at NJPW Dominion to win the IWGP World title.

IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship – Hiroshi Tanahashi

Hiroshi Tanahashi IWGP US Champion

Date Won: 14 August 2021
Days title held: 30+
Reign No: 1

Hiroshi Tanahashi won the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship from Lance Archer at NJPW Resurgence 2021 PPV. This is the first US title reign for Tanahashi.

NEVER Openweight Championship – Jay White

Jay White NJPW NEVER Openweight Championship

Date Won: 3 May 2021
Days title held: 134+
Reign No: 1

Jay White defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi at Wrestling Dontaku 2021 night 1 to win the NEVER Openweight title for the first time.

NJPW Strong Openweight Championship – Tom Lawler

Tom Lawler NJPW Strong Openweight Champion

Date Won: 23 April 2021
Days title held: 144+
Reign No: 1

Tom Lawler became the first NJPW Strong Opeweight Champion by winning the New Japan Cup 2021. He defeated Brody King in the final match.

IWGP Tag Team Championship – Dangerous Tekkers (Taichi and Zack Sabre Jr.)

Taichi and Zack Sabre Jr. IWGP World Tag Team Championship

Date Won: 25 July 2021
Days title held: 51+
Reign No: 2

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship – Robbie Eagles

Robbie Eagles IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship

Date Won: 25 July 2021
Days title held: 51+
Reign No: 1

Robbie Eagles defeated El Desperado at NJPW Wrestle Grand Slam to win IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship.

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship – Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimori and El Phantasmo)

Roppongi 3K (Sho and Yoh) NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions

Date Won: 23 June 2021
Days title held: 83+
Reign No: 3

Taiji Ishimori and El Phantasmo of Bullet Club defeated Roppongi 3K (Sho and Yoh) to win the Junior Tag Team Championship at NJPW Kizuna Road on 23 June 2021

NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship – Chaos
(Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii and Yoshi-Hashi)

Date Won: 9 August 2020
Days title held: 401+
Reign No: 1

Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii and Yoshi-Hashi of Chaos defeated Kazuchika Okada, Sho, and Toru Yano in the finals a tournament to win the NEVER Openwieght title at Summer Struggle 2020 event. The title was vacated after EVIL(who won the IWGP World & Intercontinental Championship titles) left Los Ingobernables de Japon stable and was not intrested in defending the title with them. NJPW then announced a 8-team knockout tournament to crown the new champion.

King of Pro-Wrestling 2021 – Chase Owens

Chase Owens KOPW 2021 Winner

Date Won: 25 July 2021
Days title held: N/A
Reign No: 1

Chase Owens won the King of Pro-Wrestling title at Wrestle Grand Slam in NJPW Ranbo match.

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