List of Current NJPW Champions/Titleholders 2023

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.

Kazuchika Okada NJPW
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IWGP World Heavyweight Championship – Kazuchika Okada

  • Date Won: January 4, 2023
  • Event: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17
  • Match: vs Jay White
  • Reign No: 2
  • Days Held: 75+

Kazuchika Okada defeated Jay White to win IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17.

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IWGP Women’s Championship – Mercedes Mone’

  • Date Won: February 18, 2023
  • Event: NJPW Battle in the Valley 2023
  • Match: vs KAIRI
  • Reign No: 1
  • Days Held: 30+

Mercedes Mone’ defeated KAIRI in her NJPW in-ring debut at Battle in the Valley to win IWGP Women’s Championship.

Kenny Omega IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship
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IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship- Kenny Omega

  • Date Won: January 4, 2023
  • Event: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17
  • Match: vs Will Ospreay
  • Reign No: 2
  • Days Held: 75+

Kenny Omega won the vacant IWGP US Heavyweight title by defeating Will Ospreay at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17.

Tama Tonga NJPW Never Openweight Champions
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NEVER Openweight Championship – Tama Tonga

  • Date Won: January 4, 2023
  • Event: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17
  • Match: vs Karl Anderson
  • Reign No: 2
  • Days Held: 75+

Tama Tonga defeated Karl Anderson at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 to win the NEVER Openweight title.

Kenta NJPW

NJPW Strong Openweight Championship – KENTA

  • Date Won: February 18, 2023
  • Event: NJPW Battle in the Valley
  • Match: vs Fred Rosser
  • Reign No: 1
  • Days Held: 30+

KENTA defeated Fred Rosser defeated at NJPW Battle in the Valley to win NJPW Strong Opeweight Championship.

Zack Sabre Jr. Tournament Final for NJPW World Television Championship

NJPW World Television Championship – Zack Sabre Jr.

  • Date Won: January 4, 2023
  • Event: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17
  • Match: vs Ren Narita
  • Reign No: 1
  • Days Held: 75+

Zack Sabre Jr. became the first NJPW World Television Champion at Wrestle Kingdom 17 after defeating Ren Narita.

Bishamon(Yoshi-Hashi & Hirooki Goto) NJPW Tag Team Champions
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IWGP Tag Team Championship – Bishamon(Yoshi-Hashi & Hirooki Goto)

  • Date Won: January 4, 2023
  • Event: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17
  • Match: vs FTR(Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood)
  • Reign No: Yoshi-Hashi(2) & Hirooki Goto (3)
  • Days Held: 75+

Bishamon became the IWGP World Tag Team Champions at Wrestle Kingdom 17 after defeating FTR(Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood).

Hiromu Takahashi IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champions

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship – Hiromu Takahashi

  • Date Won: January 4, 2023
  • Event: Wrestle Kingdom 17
  • Match: vs Taiji Ishimori(c) vs El Desperado vs Master Wato
  • Reign No: 5
  • Days Held: 75+

Hiromu Takahashi defeated Taiji Ishimori(c), El Desperado, and Master Wato in a Four-way match at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 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: 273+

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: 178+

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: 143+

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 2023 – Shingo Takagi

  • Date Won: January 5, 2023
  • Event: New Year Dash
  • Match: vs Toru Yano vs Great-O-Khan vs Sho
  • Reign No: 1
  • Days Held: 75+

Shingo Takagi defeated Toru Yano, Great-O-Khan & Sho at New Year Dash event on January 5, 2023 to win the KOPW 2023 interim title.

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