AWA World Light Heavyweight Championship

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AWA World Light Heavyweight Championship
Details
Date established June 1981
Date retired 1993
Promotion American Wrestling Association
Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling
Other name(s)
WWA World Martial Arts Junior Heavyweight Championship

The AWA World Light Heavyweight Championship was a title in the American Wrestling Association from 1981 until it closed in 1991. It was also a title in Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling from 1989 to 1993.

Title history[edit]

AWA branch[edit]

Champions recognized by the American Wrestling Association.

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Mike Graham 1 June 1981 Graham was awarded the title.
Buck Zumhofe 1 June 19, 1983 Hamburg, Minnesota Bobby Heenan defeated Zumhofe several times but was over the Light Heavyweight weight limit.
Steve Regal 1 March 25, 1984 St. Paul, Minnesota
Buck Zumhofe 2 November 28, 1985 St. Paul, Minnesota
Title vacated July 1986 The title was vacated when Zumhofe was sent to prison.
Mike Graham 2 1988 Graham was awarded the title (see below).
Title vacated 1990
Buck Zumhofe 3 August 11, 1990 Rochester, Minnesota Defeated Jonnie Stewart to win the vacant title.
Title retired January 1991 AWA folded.

FMW branch[edit]

Champions recognized by Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling.

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Mike Graham 3 1988 Graham was awarded the title.
Jimmy Backlund 1 December 1988 Tampa, Florida Recognized as the sixth champion by FMW, but not by AWA; may have defeated Graham for the title.
Lee Gak-Soo 1 April 1, 1990 Tokyo, Japan
Title vacated September 1990 Vacated when Lee Gak-Soo quit FMW.
Katsuji Ueda 1 September 25, 1990 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Jimmy Backlund for the vacant title.
Jimmy Backlund 2 November 5, 1990 Tokyo, Japan
Ricky Fuji 1 May 29, 1991 Tokyo, Japan
Mark Starr 1 August 24, 1991 Tokyo, Japan
Katsuji Ueda 2 August 31, 1991 Chiba, Japan
Dr. Luther 1 March 23, 1992 Saitama, Japan The championship is renamed the WWA World Martial Arts Junior Heavyweight Championship in April 1992.
Katsuji Ueda 3 September 7, 1992 Saitama, Japan
Title abandoned 1993 The title was abandoned for the FMW Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship, which would be unveiled in August 1993.

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