|Antonio Inoki||December 18, 1978||New York, NY||-a-|
|Shota Chochoshivilli||April 24, 1989||Tokyo, Japan|
|Antonio Inoki ||May 25, 1989||Osaka, Japan||-b-|
|The Great Muta||August 16, 1992||Fukuoka, Japan||-d-|
-a- Awarded by Vince J. McMahon. Becomes an NJPW-exclusive title after WWF and New Japan sever ties in 1985.
-b- Abandons title some time in 1989.
-c- Awarded as the Greatest 18 Championship, although the physical belt was retained.
-d- Abandoned on September 23, 1992 in order for Muta to concentrate on defending the IWGP Heavyweight Title. Belt was subsequently retired by New Japan.