IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship - Title History
El Desperado

On this page, you find the full Title History for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, 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 Junior Heavyweight Championship is a secondary title contested in New Japan Pro Wrestling on the Junior Heavyweight brand, by men wrestlers.

The championship was first established on February 6, 1986, and the inaugural champion was Shiro Koshinaka.

The current champion is El Desperado, who won the title at NJPW New Japan Soul 2024 on June 16, 2024, and has been reigning for 1 days.

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship: Title History

  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight February 6, 1986 Present
  • Defended With
  • Championship Names & Belt Designs
    • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship January 4, 2005
    • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship February 2, 2002 January 3, 2005
    • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship (Kendo Kashin) October 8, 2001 February 1, 2002
    • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship January 4, 1996 October 7, 2001
    • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship February 6, 1986 January 3, 1996

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship: Title Reigns

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship: Statistics

Most Combined Days

RankWrestlerDays
2245
1010
998
954
884

Longest Reigns

RankWrestlerReignDays
628
419
403
387
365
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