The IWGP Heavyweight title is the top title of the New Japan promotion,established on June 12 1987 it is easily the top title in Japan. But a lot of fans would also argue that it is the top title in the world, and thus we have the subject of this thread. Is it? 25 people have held the belt and it has all in all culminated in 58 reigns total. With Hiroshi Tanhashi and Tatsumi Fujinami sharing the record for most reigns at six. This is fare less times than there has been WWE title reigns (we all know that WWE for a while felt like playing hot potato with the belt) and one can make the argument that longer reigns would lead to more prestige. The belt is always on the top of the card for NJPW shows and Tanahashi is doing one hell of a job at showcasing the belt right now. What are your opinions on the IWGP belt? Is it the top belt in the world or is it outshone by the WWE title or by another belt entirely?