LOCK UP is a series of indy shows promoted by New Japan veteran wrestler Riki Choshu. The primary goal of the promotion is to reach out to fans unfamiliar with New Japan, and these shows typically feature a lot of New Japan participation, and matches are often stiffer-worked than normal. Although New Japan stopped supporting the project in mid-2008 for financial reasons, Choshu announced the series would continue and it does to this day. There is, on average, one show every 2-4 months.

LOCK UP has no titles and because it is/was basically a sub-brand of New Japan, it does not have it’s own separate talent roster.