NJPW- Complete List of Current Champions/Titleholders 2022

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.

Jay White NJPW Dominion 6.12
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IWGP World Heavyweight Championship – Jay White

  • Date Won: June 12, 2022
  • Event: NJPW Dominion 6.12
  • Match: vs Kazuchika Okada
  • Reign No: 2
  • Days Held: 176+

Jay White ended Kazuchika Okada’s IWGP World Heavyweight Championship title reign at NJPW Dominion 6.12.

Kairi Sane
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IWGP Women’s Championship – KAIRI

  • Date Won: November 20, 2022
  • Event: NJPW Historic X-over 2022
  • Match: KAIRI vs Mayu Iwatani
  • Reign No: TBD
  • Days Held: TBD

KAIRI defeated Mayu Itawani in the final of IWGP Women’s Championship tournament final at Historic X-Over 2022 event to become the inaugural champion.

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IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship -Will Ospreay

  • Date Won: June 12, 2022
  • Event: NJPW Dominion 6.12
  • Match: vs Sanada
  • Reign No: 3
  • Days Held: 176+

Will Ospreay won the vacant IWGP US Heavyweight title by defeating Sanada at NJPW Dominion 6.12. The title was vacated after NJPW stripped Juice Robinson.

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NEVER Openweight Championship – Karl Anderson

  • Date Won: June 12, 2022
  • Event: NJPW Dominion 6.12
  • Match: vs Tama Tonga
  • Reign No: 1
  • Days Held: 176+

Karl Anderson defeated Tama Tonga NJPW NJPW Dominion 6.12 to win the NEVER Openweight title.

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NJPW Strong Openweight Championship – Fred Rosser

  • Date Won: 15 May 2022
  • Event: NJPW Strong Collison
  • Match: vs Tom Lawler
  • Reign No: 1
  • Days Held: 205+

Fred Rosser defeated Tom Lawler at NJPW Strong Collison tapings to win NJPW Strong Opeweight Championship.

Vacant Championship

NJPW World Television Championship – TBD

The first NJPW World Television Champion will be crowned at Wrestle Kingdom 17 in the tournament final match between Zack Sabre Jr. and Ren Narita.

Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler IWGP Tag Team Champions NJPW
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IWGP Tag Team Championship – FTR(Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood)

  • Date Won: 26 June 2022
  • Event: NJPW Dominion 6.12
  • Match: vs United Empire(Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb) and Roppongi Vice(Trent Baretta & Rocky Romero)
  • Reign No: 1
  • Days Held: 162+

FTR became the unified ROH & IWGP World Tag Team Champions at Forbidden Door after defeating United Empire(Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb) and Roppongi Vice(Trent Baretta & Rocky Romero) in a three-way match.

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IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship – Taiji Ishimori

  • Date Won: 01 May 2022
  • Event: NJPW Dontaku 2022
  • Match: vs El Desperado
  • Reign No: 3
  • Days Held: 218+

Taiji Ishimori defated El Desperado at NJPW Dontaku 2022 to win IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship.

TJP & Francesco Akira NJPW IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champions
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IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship – TJP & Francesco Akira

  • Date Won: June 20, 2022
  • Event: New Japan Road
  • Match: vs Master Wato and Rysuke Taguchi
  • Reign No: 1,1
  • Days Held: 168+

TJP and Francisco Akira defeated Master Wato and Rysuke Taguchi at June 20 event of New Japan Road to win the Junior Heavyweight Tag Team titles.

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NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship – House of Torture (Evil, Sho & Yujiro Takahashi)

  • Date Won: September 23, 2022
  • Event: NJPW New Japan Burning Spirit
  • Match: vs Yoshi Hashi, YHO & Hirooki Goto
  • Reign No: 2
  • Days Held: 73+

House of Torture defeated Yoshi Hashi, YHO & Hirooki Goto at NJPW New Japan Burning Spirit to win the 6-man title.

Motor City Machine Guns NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Champions
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NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship – Motor City Machine Gun(Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin)

  • Date Won: October 28, 2022
  • Event: NJPW Rumble on 44th Street
  • Match: vs Aussie Open(Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) and Kevin Knight & DKC
  • Reign No: 1
  • Days Held: 38+

Motor City Machine Guns became the second Strong Openweight Tag Team Champions after defeating Aussie Open and Kevin Knight & DKC in three-way tag team match at Rumble on 44th Street event.

Shingo Takagi IWGP World Champion

King of Pro-Wrestling 2022 – Shingo Takagi

  • Date Won: April 25, 2022
  • Event: Golden Fight Series
  • Match: vs Taichi
  • Reign No: 1
  • Days Held: 224+

Shingo Takagi defeated Taichi at Golden Fight Series event on April 25 to win the KOPW 2022 interim title.

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