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The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked

Updated April 19, 2020 10.8k votes 411 voters 2.8k 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!

  • Kota Ibushi1
    222
    58

    Kota Ibushi

    Real name: Kota Ibushi

    Finisher: Golden Star Powerbomb

  • Kazuchika Okada2
    240
    68

    Kazuchika Okada

    Real name: Kazuchika Okada

    Finisher: Rainmaker

  • Jon Moxley3
    177
    38

    Jon Moxley

  • Hiromu Takahashi4
    197
    52

    Hiromu Takahashi

    Real name: Hiromu Takahashi

    Finisher: D

  • Jeff Cobb5
    188
    50

    Jeff Cobb

    Real name: Jeffrey Cobb

    Finisher: Tour of the Islands 

  • Evil6
    172
    41

    Evil

    Real name: Takaaki Watanabe

    Finisher: Banshee Muzzle

  • Tomohiro Ishii7
    182
    47

    Tomohiro Ishii

    Real name: Tomohiro Ishii

    Finisher: Ishii Driller

  • 8
    180
    45

    KENTA

  • Sho9
    164
    37

    Sho

    Real name: Sho Tanaka

    Finisher: Shock Arrow

  • 10
    161
    35

    Ryu Lee

  • Tetsuya Naito11
    232
    75

    Tetsuya Naito

    Real name: Tetsuya Naito

    Finisher: Destino

  • Zack Sabre Jr.12
    180
    48

    Zack Sabre Jr.

    Real name: Lucas Eatwell

    Finisher: Article 50

  • Will Ospreay13
    210
    65

    Will Ospreay

    Real name: Will Ospreay

    Finisher: OsCutter

  • El Desperado14
    165
    41

    El Desperado

    Real name: Kyosuke Mikami

    Finisher: Guitarra de la Muerta

  • Juice Robinson15
    162
    40

    Juice Robinson

    Real name: Joseph Robinson

    Finisher: Pulp Friction 

  • Bushi16
    162
    40

    Bushi

    Real name: Tetsuya Shimizu

    Finisher: Ashiroad

  • Taiji Ishimori17
    188
    55

    Taiji Ishimori

    Real name: Taiji Ishimori

    Finisher:450 splash

  • Sanada18
    190
    57

    Sanada

    Real name: Seiya Sanada

    Finisher: Skull End 

  • Hirooki Goto19
    180
    51

    Hirooki Goto

    Real name: Hirooki Goto

    Finisher: Goto Shiki

  • David Finlay20
    145
    32

    David Finlay

    Real name: David Finlay III

    Finisher: Prima Nocta

  • Shingo Takagi21
    187
    57

    Shingo Takagi

    Real name: Shingo Takagi

    Finisher: Gallon Throw

  • Yoh22
    168
    47

    Yoh

    Real name: Yohei Komatsu

    Finisher: Five Star Clutch

  • Jay White23
    224
    81

    Jay White

    Real name: Jay White

    Finisher: Kiwi Krusher

  • Hikuleo24
    152
    40

    Hikuleo

    Real name: Taula Fifita

    Finisher: T-Bomb

  • Tama Tonga25
    197
    67

    Tama Tonga

    Real name: Alipate Leone

    Finisher: Dream Catcher