24 years ago this week, The Great Sasuke became the inaugural J-Crown Champion.

The brainchild of NJPW and Jushin Thunder Liger, the J-Crown unified eight of the top junior heavyweight titles across the world to determine once and for all who was the best.

In this episode of The Deep Dive, Joe and Rich examine the history and legacy of the J-Crown Championship, the background on all eight titles that helped form the J-Crown, the initial J-Crown tournament, title defenses, politics and how it all came crumbling down.

Listen/Matchlist: https://www.patreon.com/posts/40162364