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Shinsuke Nakamura - first triple crown champion

To become a NJPW Triple Crown Champion you have to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship or IWGP United States Championship, IWGP Tag Team Championship, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship and the IWGP Intercontinental Championship or the NEVER Openweight Championship.

Shinsuke Nakamura - first grand slam championHeavy Championship or IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship, IWGP Intercontinental Championship or the NEVER Openweight Championship, IWGP Tag Team Championship, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. For a span of nearly Five years, from 2012 up through 2014, these were the only two championships of the company, and a wrestler who won all Seven championships (not necessarily concurrently) was considered a "Triple Crown Champion".

Shinsuke Nakamura was the first Triple Crown Champion winning the IWGP Intercontinental Championship and after Hiroshi Tanahashi became the second Triple Crown Champion by winning the IWGP Intercontinental Championship just like Shinsuke Nakamura.

In 2015 two new Triple Crown Champion was crowned as Togi Makabe and Kenny Omega and in 2016 another two new Triple Crown Champion was crowed as Tetsuya Naito who has the most tittle wins on the Triple Crown Champion list and Yuji Nagata the only wrestler to be a NJPW and Noah Triple Crown Champion.

Bad Luck FaleEvil, Hirooki Goto, Katsuyori Shibata, Michael ElginMinoru SuzukiTomohiro Ishii and Yujiro Takahashi needs a IWGP Heavyweight or United States Championship reign.

Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Manabu Nakanishi, and Satoshi Kojima needs a IWGP Intercontinental or NEVER Openweight Championship reign.

List of NJPW Triple Crown winners Edit

Champion Primary championships Tag team championships Secondary championship

IWGP Heavyweight

IWGP Tag Team

NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team

IWGP Intercontinental

NEVER Openweight

Shinsuke Nakamura December 9, 2003 December 11, 2004 (with Hiroshi Tanahashi)  N/A

(Not with NJPW) 

July 22, 2012 N/A

(Not with NJPW) 

Hiroshi Tanahashi July 17, 2006 June 13, 2003

(with Yutaka Yoshie)

April 10, 2016

(with Michael Elgin and Yoshitatsu)

January 4, 2014
Togi Makabe May 3, 2010 February 17, 2008 (with Toru Yano) January 4, 2015
Tetsuya Naito April 10, 2016 January 4, 2010 (with Yujiro Takahashi) September 25, 2016 September 29, 2013
Yuji Nagata April 5, 2002 August 28, 1999 (with Manabu Nakanishi) May 3, 2016