IWGP Heavyweight Championship (original version) - Title History

On this page, you find the full Title History for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship (original version), with all Championship Info, Statistics, the Belt Design changes through the years, and the full list of Title Reigns, along with dates, events, and reign durations.

The IWGP Heavyweight Championship (original version) was a World Title contested in New Japan Pro Wrestling on the Heavyweight brand, by men wrestlers.

The championship was first established on June 2, 1983, and the inaugural champion was Hulk Hogan.

This is a newer version of the Asia Heavyweight Championship, with its own distinct lineage.

The IWGP Heavyweight Championship (original version) was retired on May 11, 1987, with the final champion being Antonio Inoki.

A similar championship, the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, has been later introduced, which does not share the lineage with this title.

IWGP Heavyweight Championship (original version): Title History

  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight June 2, 1983 Present

For the Title History of the newer version of this championship, see the page for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.

IWGP Heavyweight Championship (original version): Title Reigns

  • N. Image Champion Reign

    Deactivated

    3
    Antonio Inoki

    Antonio Inoki 2

    326
    Vacant

    Vacant

    34
    2
    Antonio Inoki

    Antonio Inoki 1

    701
    1
    Hulk Hogan

    Hulk Hogan 1

    378

For the Title History of the previous version of this championship, see the page for the Asia Heavyweight Championship.

IWGP Heavyweight Championship (original version): Statistics

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