Asia Heavyweight Championship
PromotionNew Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW)
Date establishedJuly 26, 1976
Date retiredApril 23, 1981
Other name(s)
  • NWF Asia Heavyweight Championship
First champion(s)Tiger Jeet Singh
Final champion(s)Tiger Jeet Singh
Most reignsTiger Jeet Singh
(1 time)

The Asia Heavyweight Championship (アジアヘビー級王座, ajia hebī-kyū ōza) was a championship established and promoted by New Japan Pro-Wrestling.[1] It was New Japan Pro-Wrestling's version of the All Asia Heavyweight Championship.[2] Tiger Jeet Singh was the first and only champion, winning the title on July 29, 1976 in Osaka, Japan by defeating Seiji Sakaguchi.[3] He successfully defended the title two times, against Seiji Sakaguchi on June 29, 1977 in Osaka[4] and against Strong Kobayashi on July 21, 1977 in Sendai.[5] The title was retired on April 23, 1981 due to an announcement of the IWGP, a new governing body, which would promote their own-branded championships.

Title history

No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Defences Number of successful defences
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Defences
1 Tiger Jeet Singh July 29, 1976 Asia League Tournament Osaka, Japan 1 1,771 2 This was a final of the Asia Heavyweight League and two out of three falls match, in which Singh defeated Seiji Sakaguchi 2–1 to become the inaugural champion. [3]
Deactivated April 23, 1981 The championship was retired after announcement of the IWGP.


  1. ^ "Asia Heavyweight Title (New Japan)". Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  2. ^ "チャンピオン・ベルト・ギャラリー 新日本プロレス". (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2008-10-21. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  3. ^ a b "NJPW Asia League Tournament - Tag 18 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  4. ^ "NJPW Asia Champion Series - Tag 6 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  5. ^ "NJPW Asia Champion Series - Tag 25 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". Retrieved 2020-12-13.