IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship

Current Champion

Kushida

Since: June 11, 2017

Days Held: 104 Days

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Champion

Date Won

Days Held

Observations

January 04, 2017
158 days
November 05, 2016
60 days
September 17, 2016
49 days
January 04, 2016
257 days
September 23, 2015
103 days
July 05, 2015
80 days
January 04, 2015
182 days
September 21, 2014
105 days
July 04, 2014
79 days
January 04, 2014
181 days
November 11, 2012
419 days
October 08, 2012
34 days
July 29, 2012
71 days
May 03, 2012
87 days
September 19, 2011
227 days
Devitt defeated Kushida to win the vacant championship.
September 12, 2011
7 days
The championship was vacated after Ibushi was sidelined with a shoulder injury.
June 18, 2011
86 days
June 19, 2010
364 days
January 04, 2010
166 days
November 08, 2009
57 days
August 15, 2009
85 days
January 04, 2009
223 days
September 21, 2008
105 days
July 08, 2008
75 days
Tiger Mask IV defeated Prince Devitt in a tournament final to win the vacant championship.
June 16, 2008
22 days
The championship was vacated when Inoue moved to the heavyweight division.
December 08, 2007
191 days
July 06, 2007
155 days
December 24, 2006
194 days
May 03, 2006
235 days
February 19, 2006
73 days
This match was also for Black Tiger IV's NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship.
October 08, 2005
134 days
This match was also for Black Tiger IV's NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship.
January 04, 2005
277 days
December 14, 2003
387 days
October 13, 2003
62 days
Jado defeated Dick Togo, El Samurai, Gedo, Heat, Jushin Liger, Katsushi Takemura, Koji Kanemoto, Masahito Kakihara, Masayuki Naruse and Tiger Mask IV in a battle royal to win the vacant championship.
September 23, 2003
20 days
The championship was vacated so it could be contested for in a battle royal.
April 23, 2003
153 days
July 19, 2002
278 days
February 16, 2002
153 days
October 08, 2001
131 days
July 20, 2001
80 days
October 29, 2000
264 days
July 20, 2000
101 days
December 09, 1999
224 days
Psychosis replaced Guerrera in the match due to Guerrera suffering a fractured right arm.
November 29, 1999
7 days
October 11, 1999
49 days
August 28, 1999
44 days
March 17, 1999
164 days
February 07, 1998
403 days
August 10, 1997
181 days
On November 5, 1997, Otani vacated all J-Crown belts but the IWGP Junior Heavyweight championship after the WWF retook control of its Light Heavyweight championship, effectively ending the J-Crown.
July 06, 1997
35 days
January 04, 1997
183 days
Liger lost the WAR International Junior Heavyweight Championship from the J-Crown on June 6, 1997, but continued to defend the other 7 belts.
October 11, 1996
85 days
April 29, 1996
165 days
On August 5, 1996, Sasuke won an 8-man tournament to form the J-Crown, an octuple-belt championship that includes the IWGP Junior Heavyweight championship; these championships were still considered separate, but were defended together.
January 04, 1996
116 days
June 14, 1995
204 days
This match was also for Kanemoto's UWA World Welterweight Championship.
May 03, 1995
42 days
February 19, 1995
73 days
September 24, 1994
148 days
Honaga defeated Wild Pegasus in a tournament final to win the vacant championship.
September 24, 1994
3 days
Liger vacated the championship due to fracturing his left ankle.
January 04, 1993
628 days
November 22, 1992
43 days
June 26, 1992
149 days
February 08, 1992
139 days
Liger's WCW World Light Heavyweight Championship was also on the line.
November 05, 1991
95 days
August 09, 1991
88 days
June 12, 1991
58 days
April 30, 1991
43 days
Honaga defeated Jushin Liger in the finals of the Top of the Super Juniors tournament.
April 15, 1991
15 days
Liger vacated the championship so a new champion could be decided in the Top of the Super Juniors tournament.
November 01, 1990
165 days
August 19, 1990
74 days
January 31, 1990
200 days
August 10, 1989
174 days
May 25, 1989
77 days
March 16, 1989
70 days
June 24, 1988
265 days
May 27, 1988
28 days
December 27, 1987
152 days
August 20, 1987
129 days
Kobayashi defeated Nobuhiko Takada to win the vacant championship.
August 02, 1987
18 days
Koshinaka vacated the championship due to injuring his right ankle.
September 19, 1986
317 days
May 19, 1986
123 days
February 06, 1986
102 days
Koshinaka defeated The Cobra in a tournament final to become the first champion.