All Asia Heavyweight Championship

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The All Asia Heavyweight Championship was a title contested for in All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW). Prior to being used in AJPW, the title was defended in the Japan Wrestling Association (JWA).[1] On July 29, 1976, New Japan Pro Wrestling recognized Tiger Jeet Singh as the champion after he defeated Seiji Sakaguchi, but Singh abandoned his version of the title on May 21, 1981.[2]

Title history[edit]

#: Name(s): Reigns: Date: Location: Notes:
1 Rikidōzan 1 November 22, 1955 Tokyo, Japan Defeated King Kong Czaya in tournament final to become the first champion.[2]
Title vacated on December 15, 1963 when Rikidōzan dies due to stab wounds he suffered a week earlier, on December 8, in Tokyo.[2]
2 Kintaro Ohki 1 November 9, 1968 Seoul, South Korea Defeated Buddy Austin to win the vacant title.[2]
3 Bill Dromo 1 January 15, 1971 Tokuyama, Japan [2]
4 Kintaro Ohki 2 February 2, 1971 Hiroshima, Japan The title became inactive in 1973, when the JWA closed, and was reactivated in 1976.[2]
Title held up after on September 24, 1976, after a match against Waldo Von Erich in Omiya, Japan.[2]
5 Kintaro Ohki 3 October 21, 1976 Fukushima, Japan Defeated Waldo Von Erich in a rematch to win the held up title.[2]
6 Giant Baba 1 October 29, 1977 Kuroiso, Japan Already held the PWF Heavyweight Championship, so both titles may have been defended simultaneously, or not at all.[2][3]
Title vacated on April 13, 1981.[2]
7 Kintaro Ohki 4 1981 South Korea [2]
Ohki, who had not wrestled in nearly a decade, officially retired on February 4, 1995, and the title was abandoned.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "All Asia Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Titles. Archived from the original on 18 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-15. 
  3. ^ "PWF Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Titles. Archived from the original on 26 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-15. 

External links[edit]