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NJPW's Satoshi Kojima wins GHC Heavyweight title at CyberFight Festival 2022


Satoshi Kojima is the new GHC Heavyweight Champion.

Kojima defeated former champion Go Shiozaki in the main event of today’s CyberFight Festival 2022 event at the Saitama Super Arena to win the title for the first time. With the win, he became only the fourth person in history to hold the GHC, IWGP Heavyweight, and Triple Crown titles, joining Yoshihiro Takayama, Kensuke Sasake, and Keiji Mutoh.

After winning the title, Kenoh came out and challenged Kojima for a title match.

This ends Shiozaki’s fifth run with the GHC Heavyweight title after 53 days, defeating Kaito Kiyomiya to win the vacant title back on April 30. The previous champion, Kazuyuki Fujita, vacated the title after testing positive for COVID-19.

Kojima, who is currently affiliated with New Japan Pro Wrestling, has been wrestling in Pro Wrestling NOAH since April. He last wrestled for NJPW as part of the Hyper Battle 2022 tour, teaming with Yuto Nakashima in a losing effort against Kosei Fujita and Yuji Nagata.