New Japan Pro Wrestling crowned a new NEVER Openweight Champion during today’s NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2021 Night 1 event at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center in Fukuoka, Japan as Jay White defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to become the new Champion.

White’s victory brings an end to Tanahashi’s 93-day reign as the Champion. Tanahashi had been the Champion since defeating Shingo Takagi at the NJPW The New Beginning In Nagoya event on January 30th, 2021.