Asai holds a record as the professional wrestler with the most concurrent championships. On October 11, 1996, he won the J-Crown, a unification of eight lower weight division titles from various international promotions. At the time, he already held the NWA World Middleweight Championship; during this reign he also became the WCW Cruiserweight Champion, making him the most decorated wrestler in history. [Note 1] From December 29, 1996 through January 4, 1997 he was the active reigning and defending champion of ten titles, a record which still stands. Since December 2013, he has competed mostly for All Japan Pro Wrestling as a freelancer.