NJWP – 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 Heavyweight Championship NJPW Dominion

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

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

IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship – Jon Moxley

Date Won: 4 January 2020
Days title held: 487+
Reign No: 2

Jon Moxley won the IWGP United States Championship for the second time when he defeated Lance Archer at night 1 of Wrestle Kingdom 14 in a Texas Death Match. Moxley earlier won the title from Juice Robinson. However, he had to relinquish it when he was not able to defend it at King of Pro-Wrestling event due to Typhoon Hagibis.

NEVER Openweight Championship – Jay White

Jay White NJPW NEVER Openweight Championship

Date Won: 3 May 2021
Days title held: 2+
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: 12+
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 – Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa)

Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) IWGP World Tag Team Champions NJPW

Date Won: 4 January 2021
Days title held: 121+
Reign No: 7

Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) Defeated Dangerous Tekkers (Taichi and Zack Sabre Jr.) at Wrestle Kingdom 15 Night 1 on 4 January 2021 to win the IWGP World Tag Team Championship. This is their 7th tag title reign.

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship – El Desperado

El Desperado IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship NJPW

Date Won: 28 February 2021
Days title held: 66+
Reign No: 1

El Desperado defeated El Phantasmo and Bushi in a triple threat match to win the vacant IWGP Junior Heavyweight title at Castle Attack Night 2 on 28 February 2021. The previous champion Hiromu Takahashi had to vacate the title after suffering from a pectoral muscle injury.

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship – Roppongi 3K (Sho and Yoh)

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

Date Won: 4 April 2021
Days title held: 31+
Reign No: 5

Roppongi 3K (Sho and Yoh) won the Junior Tag Team Championship on 4 April 2021 at NJPW Sakura Genesis 2021 event by beating Suzuki-gun (El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru). This is their 5th title reign.

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

Date Won: 9 August 2020
Days title held: 269+
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 2020 – Toru Yano

Date Won: 23 December 2020
Days title held: 133+
Reign No: 2

Toru Yano Defeated Bad Luck Fale in a Bodyslam or No Corner Pads match at Road to Tokyo Dome to become the official KOPW 2020 champion.