El Desperado claimed the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 18.
El Desperado Is The New IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion
El Desperado successfully challenged for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 18. The title was held by Hiromu Takahashi, who has held the gold since Wrestle Kingdom 17.
Takahashi’s fifth run with the title puts him in the history books as the fifth longest reign in the title’s history. With Desperado winning the match, this is his third time holding the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship.