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The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked 

Ranker Wrestling
Updated February 9, 2020 2.4k votes 126 voters 58 items

List Rules Vote 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!

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Tetsuya Naito is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Tetsuya Naito

Real name: Tetsuya Naito

Finisher: Destino

2
Kazuchika Okada is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Kazuchika Okada

Real name: Kazuchika Okada

Finisher: Rainmaker

3
Jay White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Jay White

Real name: Jay White

Finisher: Kiwi Krusher

4
Kota Ibushi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Kota Ibushi

Real name: Kota Ibushi

Finisher: Golden Star Powerbomb

5
Will Ospreay is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Will Ospreay

Real name: Will Ospreay

Finisher: OsCutter

6
Shingo Takagi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Shingo Takagi

Real name: Shingo Takagi

Finisher: Gallon Throw

7
Tama Tonga is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Tama Tonga

Real name: Alipate Leone

Finisher: Dream Catcher

8
Marty Scurll is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Marty Scurll

Real name: Martin Scurll

Finisher: Bird of Prey

9
Tanga Loa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Tanga Loa

Real name: Tevita Fifita

Finisher: DDT

10
Taiji Ishimori is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Taiji Ishimori

Real name: Taiji Ishimori

Finisher:450 splash

11
Sanada is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Sanada

Real name: Seiya Sanada

Finisher: Skull End 

12
Fale Simitaitoko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Bad Luck Fale

Real name: Fale Simitaitoko

Finisher: Bad Luck Fall

13
Hiromu Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Hiromu Takahashi

Real name: Hiromu Takahashi

Finisher: D

14
Hiroshi Tanahashi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Hiroshi Tanahashi

Real name: Hiroshi Tanahashi

Finisher: High Fly Flow

15
Hirooki Goto is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Hirooki Goto

Real name: Hirooki Goto

Finisher: Goto Shiki

16
Yoh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Yoh

Real name: Yohei Komatsu

Finisher: Five Star Clutch

17
Tomohiro Ishii is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Tomohiro Ishii

Real name: Tomohiro Ishii

Finisher: Ishii Driller

18
Sho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Sho

Real name: Sho Tanaka

Finisher: Shock Arrow

19
Minoru Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked

Real name: Minoru Suzuki

Finisher: Gotch Piledriver

20
Jeff Cobb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Jeff Cobb

Real name: Jeffrey Cobb

Finisher: Tour of the Islands 

21
Bushi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Bushi

Real name: Tetsuya Shimizu

Finisher: Ashiroad

22
Jushin Liger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Jushin Liger

Real name: Keiichi Yamada

Finisher: Brainbuster

23
Zack Sabre Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Zack Sabre Jr.

Real name: Lucas Eatwell

Finisher: Article 50

24
El Desperado is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
El Desperado

Real name: Kyosuke Mikami

Finisher: Guitarra de la Muerta

25
Hikuleo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NJPW Wrestlers, Ranked
Hikuleo

Real name: Taula Fifita

Finisher: T-Bomb