Fujinami gave up the title after a double disqualification against Super Strong Machine on July 19, 1985
in Sapporo, Japan. The title was then abandoned on October 31, 1985 when New Japan and the WWF split.
1 Defeated Buddy Rogers to become the first champion.
² Fujinami won the match by countout but refused to accept the belt. Chōshū couldn't get into Canada for the rematch in Calgary, Alberta on August 12, 1983, and Fujinami was recognized as champion.