The NEVER Handsomeweight Championship was a title contested for in New Japan Pro Wrestling. It is a secondary title in the Handsome Division, below the IWGP Handsome Championship. While not technically an nL title, it is a title recognised and recorded by nL fans on Discord. The title has been retired due to Hiroshi Tanahashi, the first and only champion, unifying it with the Handsome Champion.
Background and RulesEdit
The title was created due to an impromptu "Handsome Battle" between Hiroshi Tanahashi and Hangman Page on Day 7 of G1 Climax 28. A brief discussion on discord led to the naming and creation of the title.
Rules for the NEVER Handsomeweight Championship apply as so:
- The title can only be defended in singles or multi-man matches. Tag matches do not apply.
- The title can change hands via pinfall or submission.
- The title can also change hands on DQ or count out, as cheating and cowardice are considered un-handsome.
|#||Wrestler||Reign||Date||Days held||Event||Successful Defenses||Notes|
|1||Hiroshi Tanahashi||1||July 22nd, 2018||166||G1 Climax 28: Day 7||8||Defeated Hangman Page in a Handsome Battle to become the inaugural champion|
|-||Unified||-||January 4th, 2019||-||Wrestle Kingdom 13||-||Tanahashi defeated Kenny Omega to unify the NEVER Handsomeweight Championship with Kenny's IWGP Handsome Championship|