New Japan Pro Wrestling
New Japan Pro-Wrestling is a major federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. Owing to its TV program aired on TV Asahi, it is the largest wrestling promotion in Japan and one of the largest in the world. Although attendance has declined in recent years, it still recorded a yearly attendance of approximately 50,000 fans higher than their closest rival Pro Wrestling NOAH in 2005 according to Weekly Fight. In October 2005, 51.5% of NJPW was sold to YUKE's Future Media Creators, an Osaka-based company that markets home videos and video games. NJPW has working agreements with Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, National Wrestling Alliance and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. It previously had a working agreement with World Championship Wrestling.
It has also been named
Wrestling Observer Newsletter's "Promotion of the Year" 8 times, more than any other wrestling promotion in the world.
Championships Used by NJPW
NWA International Junior Heavyweight Championship Hirooki Goto September 8, 2007 N/A
NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship Craig Classic November 6, 2010 N/A
NWF Heavyweight Championship Shinsuke Nakamura January 5, 2004 N/A
NWF North American Heavyweight Championship Tiger Jeet Singh May 21, 1981 N/A
NWA North American Tag Team Championship Seiji Sakaguch & Riki Chōshū June 15, 1979 N/
UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship Shinjiro Otani October 5, 1997 N/A
WWF International Heavyweight Championship Tatsumi Fujinami July 19, 1985 N/A
WWF International Tag Team Championship Kengo Kimura & Tatsumi Fujinami October 31, 1985 N/A
WWF Junior Heavyweight Championship The Cobra October 31, 1985 N/A
WWF World Martial Arts Heavyweight Championship The Great Muta August 16, 1992 N/A
IWGP U-30 Openweight Championship Hiroshi Tanahashi June 7, 2006 N/A
August 13, 2017
NJPW's biggest annual tournament, primarily for heavyweights but there is no official weight limit
G1 Climax Tag League
Great Bash Heel
Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma)
December 10, 2016
NJPW's annual tag team tournament.
New Japan Cup
March 20, 2017
Best of the Super Juniors
June 3, 2017
Annual tournament featuring top Junior Heavyweights from all over the world.
Super J Cup
August 21, 2016
Sporadic tournament featuring top Junior Heavyweights from all over the world, Tournament has been hosted by other promotions than NJPW as well.
Super Jr Tag League
Beretta and Rocky Romero)
November 5, 2016
Junior Heavyweight Tag Team
Tournament created in 2010, may be an annual event for NJPW.
Young Lion Cup
Tournament that is not held every year.
J Sports Crown 6 Man Openweight Tag Team Tournament
Apollo 555 ( Hirooki Goto, Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi)
June 23, 2011
Six man tag team