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New NWA World Heavyweight Champion Crowned in Tokyo



New NWA World Heavyweight Champion Crowned in Tokyo
Saturday, January 4, 2014

Tokyo – Satoshi Kojima defeated “Ironman” Rob Conway at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s “Wrestle Kingdom 8” event at the Tokyo Dome on Saturday, January 4 to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.

Conway had been champion since March 2013 after defeating the Toyko Monster Kahagas in San Antonio, Texas and had since successfully defended the title many times both in the United States and several times in Japan, including against Kojima on April 7, 2013 in his first defense as champion.

In November in Osaka, Conway had also won the NWA World Tag Team titles along with Jax Dane when Conway pinned Kojima in a triple treat match also involving Kojima and Tenzan and the Killer Elite Squad.

Kojima’s victory marks the first time the NWA World Heavyweight Championship has changed hands in Japan since Dan Severn defeated Shinya Hashimoto on March 9, 2002.

Also in attendance at the match was former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Harley Race, who presented the new champion with the title.

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5 Responses

  1. gw says:

    With 2 reigns as IWGP Heavyweight Champion, and 2 reigns as All Japan Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion, Kojima is now a 5X World Heavyweight Champion. It was a very good match.

  2. Max says:

    This is what is wrong with America…… I mean why is everybody so excited abt NJPW or the matter of fact AJPW….. I mean as an american u guys should support TNA or ROH or WWE…..

    NWA died like in 1989……

    So real americans out there…. put your hands over your heart and in a loud clear voice please say….. WE THE PEOPLE.

  3. gw says:

    Correction, NWA The Crockett era died in 1989…that is why the E wants to claim the lineage of the gold belt is linked to the NWA World Title. I’m sorry but New Japan’s Wrestle Kingdom has out shined Wrestlemania for the last few years now.

  4. Bambam says:

    Yeah maaaan, support ‘Murica even if its horse crap !

  5. James says:

    I’m with GW. The Conway-Kojima match was awesome. Great heat and reactions.

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