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NewsHiromu Takahashi Crowned IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion

Hiromu Takahashi Crowned IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion

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At Wrestle Kingdom 17, Hiromu Takahashi overcame defending champion Taiji Ishimori, El Desperado and Master Wato in a four-way match to become the new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion.

The finish of the match saw Hiromu Takahashi pin Master Wato following a devastating Time Bomb. The match lasted just under 17 minutes.

Ishimori’s third reign with the title lasted 248 days. He won the title at Wrestling Dontaku on May 1, 2022.

Meanwhile, Takahashi is now a five-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion. The following wrestlers have held the title more times than him:

  • Jushin Liger (11)
  • Tiger Mask (6)
  • KUSHIDA (6)
  • Koji Kanemoto (5)

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