New Japan Pro Wrestling crowned a new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion as part of today’s NJPW New Beginning In Sapporo 2024 Night 1 event at the Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan as SHO defeated El Desperado to become the new Champion.

SHO’s victory brings an end to El Desperado’s 50-day reign as the Champion.