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The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked

Updated April 19, 2020 11.0k votes 469 voters 3.5k views52 items

List RulesVote up your favorite wrestlers on NJPW's roster.

The best current New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) members, as ranked by fans. Outside the States, NJPW has been taking over the wide world of professional wrestling. Founded in 1971, the Tokyo-based organization is the second largest in the world (behind the WWE). Icons like A.J. Styles, Kenny Omega, and even Chris Jericho have either previously wrestled or are currently signed with NJPW, and the athleticism and overall skill set of the wrestlers are second to none.

What separates NJPW from other wrestling staples is just how crazy (and long) the matches can get. Known for insane gimmicks and even crazier moves (finishers like the tiger bomb, which are outlawed in most wrestling organizations, are allowed), it’s no wonder NJPW’s becoming more popular in the West. 

This list includes every current member from the NJPW roster, but it’s up to you to vote up your favorites. And if you see someone missing, add them below!

  • 1
    264
    71

    Kazuchika Okada

    Real name: Kazuchika Okada

    Finisher: Rainmaker

  • 2
    233
    62

    Kota Ibushi

    Real name: Kota Ibushi

    Finisher: Golden Star Powerbomb

  • 3
    251
    76

    Tetsuya Naito

    Real name: Tetsuya Naito

    Finisher: Destino

  • 4
    206
    57

    Hiromu Takahashi

    Real name: Hiromu Takahashi

    Finisher: D

  • 5
    187
    49

    Tomohiro Ishii

    Real name: Tomohiro Ishii

    Finisher: Ishii Driller

  • 6
    191
    52

    KENTA

  • 7
    228
    73

    Will Ospreay

    Real name: Will Ospreay

    Finisher: OsCutter

  • 8
    194
    54

    Jeff Cobb

    Real name: Jeffrey Cobb

    Finisher: Tour of the Islands 

  • 9
    197
    57

    Shingo Takagi

    Real name: Shingo Takagi

    Finisher: Gallon Throw

  • 10
    188
    53

    Zack Sabre Jr.

    Real name: Lucas Eatwell

    Finisher: Article 50

  • 11
    195
    57

    Jon Moxley

  • 12
    175
    47

    Evil

    Real name: Takaaki Watanabe

    Finisher: Banshee Muzzle

  • 13
    235
    82

    Jay White

    Real name: Jay White

    Finisher: Kiwi Krusher

  • 14
    169
    44

    El Desperado

    Real name: Kyosuke Mikami

    Finisher: Guitarra de la Muerta

  • 15
    166
    44

    Juice Robinson

    Real name: Joseph Robinson

    Finisher: Pulp Friction 

  • 16
    187
    58

    Taiji Ishimori

    Real name: Taiji Ishimori

    Finisher:450 splash

  • 17
    161
    43

    Sho

    Real name: Sho Tanaka

    Finisher: Shock Arrow

  • 18
    148
    35

    David Finlay

    Real name: David Finlay III

    Finisher: Prima Nocta

  • 19
    189
    59

    Sanada

    Real name: Seiya Sanada

    Finisher: Skull End 

  • 20
    178
    54

    Hirooki Goto

    Real name: Hirooki Goto

    Finisher: Goto Shiki

  • 21
    160
    44

    Bushi

    Real name: Tetsuya Shimizu

    Finisher: Ashiroad

  • 22
    195
    69

    Tama Tonga

    Real name: Alipate Leone

    Finisher: Dream Catcher

  • 23
    164
    49

    Yoh

    Real name: Yohei Komatsu

    Finisher: Five Star Clutch

  • 24
    182
    61

    Tanga Loa

    Real name: Tevita Fifita

    Finisher: DDT

  • 25
    155
    45

    Ryu Lee