List of New Japan Pro Wrestling personnel

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This is a list of professional wrestlers who currently wrestle for New Japan Pro-Wrestling, as well as a list of notable alumni. The list also contains foreigners.[1]

Roster[edit]

Heavyweight wrestlers[edit]

Ring name Real name Notes
Adam Cole Jenkins, AustinAustin Jenkins Signed to Ring of Honor
Bad Luck Fale Simitaitoko, FaleFale Simitaitoko
Cody Runnels, CodyCody Runnels Freelancer
Davey Boy Smith Jr. Smith, HarryHarry Smith
Evil Watanabe, TakaakiTakaaki Watanabe
Hangman Page Woltz, StevieStevie Woltz Signed to Ring of Honor
Hanson Smith, ToddTodd Smith IWGP Tag Team Champion
Signed to Ring of Honor
Henare Henry, AaronAaron Henry Inactive: Achilles tendon injury[2]
HikuLe'o Taoola Fifita Has signed; yet to debut
Hirooki Goto Goto, HirookiHirooki Goto NEVER Openweight Champion
Hiroshi Tanahashi Tanahashi, HiroshiHiroshi Tanahashi NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champion
Hiroyoshi Tenzan Yamamoto, HiroyoshiHiroyoshi Yamamoto
Jay Briscoe Pugh, JaminJamin Pugh Signed to Ring of Honor
Juice Robinson Robinson, JosephJoseph Robinson
Katsuya Kitamura Kitamura, KatsuyaKatsuya Kitamura
Katsuyori Shibata Shibata, KatsuyoriKatsuyori Shibata Inactive; traumatic brain injury
Kazuchika Okada Okada, KazuchikaKazuchika Okada IWGP Heavyweight Champion
Kenny Omega Smith, TysonTyson Smith
Lance Archer Hoyt, LanceLance Hoyt Inactive; back injury
Manabu Nakanishi Nakanishi, ManabuManabu Nakanishi
Mark Briscoe Pugh, MarkMark Pugh Signed to Ring of Honor
Michael Elgin Frobel, AaronAaron Frobel
Minoru Suzuki Suzuki, MinoruMinoru Suzuki Freelancer
Raymond Rowe Rowe, RaymondRaymond Rowe IWGP Tag Team Champion
Signed to Ring of Honor
Sanada Sanada, SeiyaSeiya Sanada Freelancer
Satoshi Kojima Kojima, SatoshiSatoshi Kojima
Silas Young DeWall, CalebCaleb DeWall Signed to Ring of Honor
Takashi Iizuka Iizuka, TakayukiTakayuki Iizuka
Tama Tonga Fifita, AlipateAlipate Fifita
Tanga Roa Fifita, TevitaTevita Fifita
Tetsuya Naito Naito, TetsuyaTetsuya Naito IWGP Intercontinental Champion
Togi Makabe Makabe, ShinyaShinya Makabe
Tomoaki Honma Honma, TomoakiTomoaki Honma Inactive; spinal cord injury
Freelancer
Tomohiro Ishii Ishii, TomohiroTomohiro Ishii
Tomoyuki Oka Oka, TomoyukiTomoyuki Oka
Toru Yano Yano, ToruToru Yano
Yoshi-Hashi Yoshihashi, NobuoNobuo Yoshihashi
Yoshitatsu Yamamoto, NaofumiNaofumi Yamamoto
Yuji Nagata Nagata, YujiYuji Nagata
Yujiro Takahashi Takahashi, YujiroYujiro Takahashi

Junior heavyweight wrestlers[edit]

Ring name Real name Notes
Alex Shelley Martin, PatrickPatrick Martin Signed to Ring of Honor
Inactive
Beretta Marasciulo, GregoryGregory Marasciulo Freelancer
Bobby Fish Fish, BobbyBobby Fish Signed to Ring of Honor
Bushi Shimizu, TetsuyaTetsuya Shimizu
Chase Owens Owens, ChaseChase Owens
David Finlay David Finlay Jr.
El Desperado Mikami, KyosukeKyosuke Mikami
Gedo Takayama, KeijiKeiji Takayama Co-head booker
Hirai Kawato Kawato, HiraiHirai Kawato
Hiromu Takahashi Takahashi, HiromuHiromu Takahashi IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion
Jado Akiyoshi, ShojiShoji Akiyoshi Co-head booker
Jay White White, JayJay White Inactive; on an excursion in Ring of Honor
Jushin Thunder Liger Yamada, KeiichiKeiichi Yamada
Kyle O'Reilly Greenwood, KyleKyle Greenwood Freelancer
Kushida Kushida, YujiroYujiro Kushida
Matt Jackson Massie, MatthewMatthew Massie Signed to a joint contract with Ring of Honor
Nick Jackson Massie, NicholasNicholas Massie Signed to a joint contract with Ring of Honor
Ricochet Mann, TrevorTrevor Mann NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champion
Freelancer
Rocky Romero Rivera, JohnJohn Rivera
Ryusuke Taguchi Taguchi, RyusukeRyusuke Taguchi NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champion
Sho Tanaka Tanaka, ShoSho Tanaka Inactive; on an overseas learning excursion
Shota Umino Shota Umino
Taichi Maki, TaichiroTaichiro Maki IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champion
Taka Michinoku Yoshida, TakaoTakao Yoshida Signed to Kaientai Dojo
Teruaki Kanemitsu Kanemitsu, TeruakiTeruaki Kanemitsu
Tiger Mask Yamazaki, YoshihiroYoshihiro Yamazaki
Tiger Mask W Ibushi, KotaKota Ibushi Freelancer
Will Ospreay Williams, CharlieCharlie Williams
Yohei Komatsu Komatsu, YoheiYohei Komatsu Inactive; on an overseas learning excursion
Yoshinobu Kanemaru Kanemaru, YoshinobuYoshinobu Kanemaru IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champion
Freelancer
Zack Sabre Jr. Eatwell, LucasLucas Eatwell British Heavyweight Champion

Other personnel[edit]

Ring name Real name Notes
Hiro Saito Hiroyuki Saito Trainer
Kazuo Yamazaki Yamazaki, KazuoKazuo Yamazaki Announcer
Kenta Sato Kenta Sato Referee
Kimihiko Ozaki Kimihiko Ozaki Ring announcer
Kuniaki Kobayashi Kobayashi, KuniakiKuniaki Kobayashi Caretaker of the NJPW dojo
Makoto Abe Makoto Abe Ring announcer
Marty Asami Marty Asami Referee
Masayuki Hayashi Masayuki Hayashi Doctor
Milano Collection A.T. Sawafuji, AkihitoAkihito Sawafuji Announcer
Red Shoes Unno Umino, HiroyukiHiroyuki Umino Referee
Seiji Sakaguchi Sakaguchi, SeijiSeiji Sakaguchi Advisor
Shinpei Nogami Shinpei Nogami Announcer
Super Strong Machine Hirata, JunjiJunji Hirata Head trainer
Takeshi Misawa Takeshi Misawa Medical trainer
Tiger Hattori Masao Hattori Referee
Wataru Inoue Inoue, WataruWataru Inoue Ambassador

NJPW Music Group[edit]

Name Notes
Julia Claris Musician
May's Music band
[Q]Brick Music band
Yonosuke Kitamura Composer of RM Label[3]

Corporate[edit]

Name Notes
Junya Iwasaki Auditor
Katsuhiko Harada President
Kaoru Mikumo Director
Michiaki Nishizawa Director
Naoki Sugabayashi Chairman
Kidani, TakaakiTakaaki Kidani Bushiroad president

Former wrestlers[edit]

Native[edit]

Non-Japanese wrestlers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Japan Pro Wrestling roster". New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Retrieved 2016-11-11. 
  2. ^ Pro Wrestling, New Japan. "Notice". Twitter. 
  3. ^ "R M Label". RMLabel. Retrieved 2015-09-12. 

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