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The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked

Updated April 19, 2020 11.0k votes 491 voters 3.7k 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
    268
    72

    Kazuchika Okada

    Real name: Kazuchika Okada

    Finisher: Rainmaker

  • 2
    254
    75

    Tetsuya Naito

    Real name: Tetsuya Naito

    Finisher: Destino

  • 3
    235
    66

    Kota Ibushi

    Real name: Kota Ibushi

    Finisher: Golden Star Powerbomb

  • 4
    209
    58

    Hiromu Takahashi

    Real name: Hiromu Takahashi

    Finisher: D

  • 5
    206
    57

    Shingo Takagi

    Real name: Shingo Takagi

    Finisher: Gallon Throw

  • 6
    231
    75

    Will Ospreay

    Real name: Will Ospreay

    Finisher: OsCutter

  • 7
    189
    52

    Tomohiro Ishii

    Real name: Tomohiro Ishii

    Finisher: Ishii Driller

  • 8
    191
    53

    KENTA

  • 9
    191
    55

    Jeff Cobb

    Real name: Jeffrey Cobb

    Finisher: Tour of the Islands 

  • 10
    186
    52

    Zack Sabre Jr.

    Real name: Lucas Eatwell

    Finisher: Article 50

  • 11
    194
    57

    Jon Moxley

  • 12
    235
    81

    Jay White

    Real name: Jay White

    Finisher: Kiwi Krusher

  • 13
    169
    44

    El Desperado

    Real name: Kyosuke Mikami

    Finisher: Guitarra de la Muerta

  • 14
    174
    47

    Evil

    Real name: Takaaki Watanabe

    Finisher: Banshee Muzzle

  • 15
    165
    44

    Juice Robinson

    Real name: Joseph Robinson

    Finisher: Pulp Friction 

  • 16
    186
    58

    Taiji Ishimori

    Real name: Taiji Ishimori

    Finisher:450 splash

  • 17
    147
    35

    David Finlay

    Real name: David Finlay III

    Finisher: Prima Nocta

  • 18
    187
    59

    Sanada

    Real name: Seiya Sanada

    Finisher: Skull End 

  • 19
    159
    43

    Sho

    Real name: Sho Tanaka

    Finisher: Shock Arrow

  • 20
    177
    54

    Hirooki Goto

    Real name: Hirooki Goto

    Finisher: Goto Shiki

  • 21
    159
    44

    Bushi

    Real name: Tetsuya Shimizu

    Finisher: Ashiroad

  • 22
    163
    49

    Yoh

    Real name: Yohei Komatsu

    Finisher: Five Star Clutch

  • 23
    193
    68

    Tama Tonga

    Real name: Alipate Leone

    Finisher: Dream Catcher

  • 24
    181
    61

    Tanga Loa

    Real name: Tevita Fifita

    Finisher: DDT

  • 25
    153
    45

    Ryu Lee

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