IWGP U-30 Openweight Championship
Promotion(s) New Japan Pro Wrestling
Date Established April 23, 2003
Date Retired June 7, 2006

The IWGP U-30 Openweight Championship was a championship in New Japan Pro Wrestling for wrestlers under the age of 30. It was proposed as part of a tournament called the G2 U-30 Climax by Hiroshi Tanahashi, who ended up winning the tournament in April 2003. The U-30 Openweight Championship became officially recognized as an IWGP title in November 2004. After Tanahashi vacated the title on June 7, 2006 to focus on the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, the U-30 Openweight Championship was deemphasized and soon deactivated.

Title historyEdit

Wrestler Reigns Date Location Notes
Hiroshi Tanahashi 1 April 23, 2003 Hiroshima, Japan Defeated Shinya Makabe in the finals of the G2 U-30 Climax.
Shinsuke Nakamura 1 January 4, 2005 Tokyo, Japan Won the title at Toukon Festival: Wrestling World 2005.
Vacated by company request on May 1, 2005.
Hiroshi Tanahashi 2 June 18, 2005 Kyoto, Japan Defeated Toru Yano in a six-man round-robin tournament final.
Vacated by Tanahashi on June 7, 2006, to focus on the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.


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