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I.W.G.P - NEW JAPAN
INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX

I.W.P.G JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY

February 06, 1986--Present

From Wrestling Title Histories
by Royal Duncan & Gary Will
with additional information from Matt Benaka, Brian Westscott and Andrew Zadarnowski

1.Shiro Koshinaka
02/06/86-Tokyo (Ryogoku Kokugikan)
15:22

2.Nobuhiko Takada
05/19/86-Tokyo (Korakuen Hall)
13:32

3.Shiro Koshinaka [2]
9/19/86-Fukuoka (Fukuoka Sports Center)
18:31

4.Kuniaki Kobayashi
08/20/87-Tokyo (Ryogoku Kokugikan)
15:45

5.Hiroshi Hase
12/27/87-Tokyo (Ryogoku Kokugikan)
17:03

6.Owen Hart
05/27/88-Sendai (Miyagi Sports Center)
13:07

7.Shiro Koshinaka [3]
06/24/88-Osaka (Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium)
14:07

8.Hiroshi Hase [2]
03/16/89-Yokohama (Yokohama Bunka Gymnasium)
14:56

9.Jushin Liger
05/25/89-Osaka (Osaka Castle Hall)
8:39

10.Naoki Sano
08/10/89-Tokyo (Ryogoku Kokugikan)
15:38

11.Jushin Thunder Liger (2)
01/31/90-Osaka (Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium)
20:00

12.The Pegasus Kid {Chris Benoit}
08/19/90-Tokyo (Ryogoku Kokugikan)
15:02

13.Jushin Thunder Liger (3)
11/01/90-Tokyo (Nippon Budokan)
12:32

14.Norio Honaga
04/29/91-Tokyo (Ryogoku Kokugikan)
21:54

15.Jushin Thunder Liger (4)
06/12/91-Tokyo (Nippon Budokan)
13:42

16.Akira Nogami
08/09/91-Tokyo (Ryogoku Kokugikan)
17:16

17.Norio Honaga (2)
11/05/91-Tokyo (Nippon Budokan)
18:39

18.Jushin Thunder Liger (5)
02/08/92-Sapporo (Nakajima Sports Center)
17:30

19.El Samurai
06/26/92-Tokyo (Nippon Budokan)
13:01

20.Ultimo Dragon {Yoshihiro Asai}
11/22/92-Tokyo (Ryogoku Kokugikan)
20:45

21.Jushin Thunder Liger (6)
01/04/93-Tokyo (Tokyo Egg Dome)
20:09

22.Norio Honaga (3)
09/27/94-Osaka (Osaka Castle Hall)
12:34

23.Koji Kanemoto
02/19/95-Tokyo (Ryogoku Kokugikan)
10:43

24.Sabu
05/03/95-Fukuoka (Fukuoka Dome)
16:39

25.Koji Kanemoto (2)
06/14/95-Tokyo (Nippon Budokan)
19:04

26.Jushin Thunder Liger (7)
01/04/96-Tokyo (Tokyo Egg Dome)
18:59

27.The Great Sasuke
04/29/96-Tokyo (Tokyo Egg Dome)
19:27

28.Ultimo Dragon (2)
10/11/96-Osaka (Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium)
13:42

29.Jushin Thunder Liger (8)
01/04/97-Tokyo (Tokyo Egg Dome)
18:21

30.El Samurai [2]
07/06/97-Sapporo (Sapporo Ice Arena)
19:40

31.Shinjiro Ohtani
08/10/97-Nagoya (The Four Heaven in Nagoya Dome)
18:15

32.Jushin Thunder Liger (9)
02/07/98-Sapporo (Nakajima Sports Center)
23:08

33.Koji Kanemoto [3]
03/17/99-Hiroshima (Hiroshima Sun Plaza)
31:38

34.Kendo Kashin
08/28/99-Tokyo (Jingu Stadium)
14:45

35.Jushin Liger [10]
10/11/99-Tokyo (Tokyo Egg Dome)
16:08

36.Juventud Guerrera
11/29/99-Denver, Colorado (Pepsi Center)
Juventud hit Liger with a tequila bottle to win the match
5:31

37.Jushin Liger (11)
12/6/99-Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Milwaukee Arena)
Monday Nitro
Defeated Psychosis who substituted for the injured Juventud Guerrera
7:05

38.Tatsuhito Takaiwa
07/20/2000-Sapporo (Hokkaido Sports Center)
16:32

39.Minoru Tanaka
10/29/2000-Kobe, Japan (Kobe World Memorial Hall)
14:07

40.Masayuki Naruse
07/20/2001-Sapporo (Sapporo Dome)
11:27

41.Tokimitsu Ishizawa (Kendo Ka Shin) [2]
10/09/2001-Tokyo (Tokyo Egg Dome)
00:26

Title Vacant
02/01/2002
Kendo Ka Shin left New Japan.

42.Minoru Tanaka [2]
02/16/2002-Tokyo (Ryogoku Kokugikan)
11:01

43.Koji Kanemoto [4]
07/19/2002-Hokkaido (Hokkaido Sports Center)
22:02

44.Tiger Mask IV
04/23/2003-Hiroshima (Hiroshima Sun Plaza)
14:46

TITLE VACANT
09/23/2003
Tiger Mask IV vacates title.

45.Jado
10/13/2003-Tokyo (Tokyo Egg Dome)
Wins 11 Man Super Junior New Japan Rumble, last eliminating Koji Kanemoto to win vacant title. Other participants included: Masayuki Naruse, Masahito Kakihara, El Samuari, Heat, Gedo, Jushin Liger, Katsushi Takemura, Dick Togo, & Tiger Mask IV.
22:47

46.Heat (Minoru Tanaka) [3]
12/14/2003-Nagoya (Nagoya Rainbow Hall)
7:45

47.Tiger Mask IV [2]
01/04/2005-Tokyo (Tokyo Egg Dome)
14:17

48.Black Tiger IV (Rocky Romero)
10/08/2005-Tokyo (Tokyo Egg Dome)
12:01

49.Tiger Mask IV [3]
02/19/2006-Tokyo (Ryogoku Kokugikan)
14:57

50.Koji Kanemoto
05/03/2006-Fukuoka (International Center)
19:27
NWA World was not on the line; Tiger Mask is still NWA champ.

51.Minoru [4]
12/24/2006-Tokyo (Tokyo Korakuen Hall)
33:51

52.Yuusuke Taguchi
07/06/2007-Tokyo (Kourakuen Hall)
18:47

53.Wataru Inoue
12/08/2007-Osaka
25:28

Title Vacant
06/15/2008
Wataru Inoue vacated the IWGP Junior Heavyweight title in order to move up to the heavyweight division.

54.Tiger Mask [4]
07/08/2008-Tokyo
Defeated Prince Devitt in a 12-man tournament final.
12:07

55.Low-Ki
09/21/2008-Kobe, JAPAN (Kobe World Hall)
15:17

56.Tiger Mask IV
01/04/2009-Tokyo (Tokyo Egg Dome)
08:48

57.Mistico
08/15/2009-Tokyo (Ryogoku Kokugikan)
12:36

58.Tiger Mask IV [6]
11/08/2009-Tokyo (Ryogoku Kokugikan)
12:01

59.Naomichi Marufuji
01/04/2010-Tokyo (Tokyo Dome)
14:14

60.Prince Devitt
06/19/2010-Osaka (Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium)
20:20

61.Kota Ibushi
06/18/2011-Osaka (Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium)
13:49

Title Vacant
09/12/2011
Kota Ibushi vacates the title due to shoulder injury

62.Prince Devitt [2]
09/18/2011-Kobe
Defeated KUSHIDA for the vacant title.

63.Low Ki [2]
05/03/2012-Fukuoka

64.Kota Ibushi [2]
07/29/2012-Tokyo

65.Low Ki [3]
10/08/2012-Tokyo (Ryogoku Kokugikan)
17:05

66.Prince Devitt [3]
11/11/2012-Osaka

67.Ricky Fuji
01/26/2013-Chiba

68.Hayato Nanjo
04/14/2013-Tokyo

69.Kota Ibushi [3]
01/04/2014-Tokyo

70.KUSHIDA
07/04/2014-Tokyo (Korakuen Hall)
15:06

71.Yusuke Taguchi [2]
09/21/2014-Kobe

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