International Junior Heavyweight Championship (Zero1)

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International Junior Heavyweight Championship
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International Junior Heavyweight Championship belt
Details
Current champion(s) Mineo Fujita
Date won September 19, 2014
Date established June 29, 2002
Promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1
Other name(s)
  • NWA/UPW/Zero-One International Junior Heavyweight Championship
  • Zero-One/UPW/World-1 International Junior Heavyweight Championship
  • AWA/Zero1-MAX/UPW/World-1 International Junior Heavyweight Championship
  • AWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship
  • Zero1-Max International Junior Heavyweight Championship

The International Junior Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling title in Japanese promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1 (formerly Pro Wrestling Zero-One) and sanctioned by the Wrestling Superstars Live promotion, contested exclusively among junior heavyweight (<100 kg (220 lb)) wrestlers. It was originally created on June 29, 2002 as the NWA/UPW/Zero-One International Junior Heavyweight Championship, symbolizing Zero-One's relationship with the NWA and UPW; Leonardo Spanky defeated Smelly to become the first champion.[1] When Zero-One left the NWA on October 31, 2004, the title was renamed to incorporate Steve Corino's Pro Wrestling World-1; the name was further added to when the newly renamed Zero1-Max joined the AWA on February 28, 2005. On August 26, 2006, when Minoru Fujita won the annual Tenka-Ichi Junior Tournament, it was again renamed the AWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship. When Zero1-Max left the AWA on December 15, 2007, it was renamed again to the Zero1-Max International Junior Heavyweight Championship. Finally, when the company changed its name to Pro Wrestling Zero1 in 2008, the championship followed. There have been a total of 14 recognized champions who have had a combined 21 official reigns.

The championship has been known as:[1][2]

  • NWA/UPW/Zero-One International Junior Heavyweight Championship
    (June 29, 2002 – October 31, 2004)
  • Zero-One/UPW/World-1 International Junior Heavyweight Championship
    (October 31, 2004 – February 28, 2005)
  • AWA/Zero1-Max/UPW/World-1 International Junior Heavyweight Championship
    (February 28, 2005 – August 26, 2006)
  • AWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship
    (August 26, 2006 – December 15, 2007)
  • Zero1-Max International Junior Heavyweight Championship
    (December 15, 2007 – 2008)
  • Zero1 International Junior Heavyweight Championship (Present)

Title history[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Days
held:
Location: Notes:
Leonardo Spanky 1 June 29, 2002 79 Sapporo, Japan Defeated Smelly on the Creation tour.[3]
Low Ki 1 September 16, 2002 344 Tokyo, Japan Won the title on the Genesis II tour.[4]
Wataru Sakata 1 August 31, 2003 225 Gifu, Japan This match, at 01 Summer Gift, was also for Sakata's World 1Jr. Heavyweight title.[5]
Vacated April 12, 2004 Vacated so Sakata could participate in the Tenka-Ichi Junior Tournament.[1]
Tatsuhito Takaiwa 1 May 16, 2004 216 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Tony Stradlin at Cashonor.[6]
Super Crazy 1 December 18, 2004 117 Chiba, Japan Won the title on the AWA Heavyweight Champion Tournament tour.[7]
Ikuto Hidaka 1 April 14, 2005 318 Tokyo, Japan Won the title at Outburst Revolution.[8]
Takuya Sugawara 1 February 26, 2006 151 Tokyo, Japan Won the title on the Happening tour.[9]
Tatsuhito Takaiwa 2 July 27, 2006 0 Osaka, Japan This match, on the Fire Festival tour, was also for Takaiwa's WWA World Welterweight Championship.[10]
Vacated July 27, 2006 Osaka, Japan Vacated so the title could be decided in the Tenka-Ichi Junior Tournament.[1][2]
Minoru Fujita 1 August 26, 2006 146 Kyoto, Japan Defeated Takuya Sugawara in the finals of the Tenka-Ichi Junior Tournament.[1]
Ikuto Hidaka 2 January 19, 2007 30 Tokyo, Japan Won the title on the Over the Max tour.[11]
Tatsuhito Takaiwa 3 February 18, 2007 77 Tokyo, Japan This match, at Make the Emotion ~Strong Ism~, was also for Takaiwa's GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship.[12]
Vacated May 6, 2007 Vacated due to a knee injury.[13]
Dick Togo 1 June 20, 2007 128 Tokyo, Japan Won a 9-man battle royal on the DYNAMO tour.[14]
Ikuto Hidaka 3 October 26, 2007 89 Tokyo, Japan Won the title on the Innovation tour.
Masaaki Mochizuki 1 January 23, 2008 155 Tokyo, Japan Won the title at the 3rd Anniversary Show.
Ikuto Hidaka 4 June 26, 2008 262 Tokyo, Japan Won the title on the Dauntless tour.
Sonjay Dutt 1 March 15, 2009 259 Tokyo, Japan Won the title at the ZERO1 Wrestler's 1 tour.
Vacated November 29, 2009 Vacated so the title can be decided in the Tenkaichi Jr. tournament.
Ikuto Hidaka 5 November 29, 2009 540 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Prince Devitt in the Tenka-Ichi Junior Tournament finals.
Takuya Sugawara 2 May 23, 2011 712 Tokyo, Japan Also wins NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship, defeating Tsuyoshi Kikuchi on 12/03/02 in Tokyo..
Jonathan Gresham 1 May 4, 2013 135 Tokyo, Japan This match was also contested for the NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship.
Vacated September 13, 2013 Gresham voluntarily vacated the title for the finals of the 2013 Tenkaichi Jr. tournament.
Hub 1 September 16, 2013 174 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Mineo Fujita in the finals of the 2013 Tenkaichi Jr. This match was also contested for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship.
Jason Lee 1 March 9, 2014 194 Tokyo, Japan This match was also contested for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship.
Mineo Fujita 1 September 19, 2014 2+ Tokyo, Japan This match was also contested for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship.

List of reigns by length[edit]

As of September 21, 2014.

Rank Wrestler # Of Reigns Combined Days
1. Ikuto Hidaka 5 1,239
2. Takuya Sugawara 2 863
3. Low Ki 1 349
4. Tatsuhito Takaiwa 3 293
5. Sonjay Dutt 1 259
6. Wataru Sakata 2 225
7. Jason Lee 1 194
8. Hub 1 174
9. Maasaki Mochizuki 1 155
10. Minoru Fujita 1 146
11. Jonathan Gresham 1 135
12. Dick Togo 1 127
13. Super Crazy 1 117
14. Leonardo Spanky 1 79
15. Mineo Fujita 1 2+

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "AWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship official title history". ZEROONEUSA.com. Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  2. ^ a b "ZERO1-MAX International Junior Heavyweight Championship title history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  3. ^ "ZERO-ONE Creation tour results". Strong Style Spirit. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  4. ^ "ZERO-ONE Genesis II tour results". Strong Style Spirit. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  5. ^ "ZERO-ONE Summer Festival tour results". Strong Style Spirit. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  6. ^ "ZERO-ONE Ambitious official tour results". ZEROONEUSA.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  7. ^ "ZERO1-MAX AWA Heavyweight Champion Tournament official tour results". ZEROONEUSA.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  8. ^ "ZERO1-MAX Strong Wind & Thunder official tour results". ZEROONEUSA.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  9. ^ "ZERO1-MAX Happening official tour results". ZEROONEUSA.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  10. ^ "ZERO1-MAX Fire Festival official tour results". ZEROONEUSA.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  11. ^ "ZERO1-MAX Over the Max official tour results". ZEROONEUSA.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  12. ^ "ZERO1-MAX Make the Emotion official tour results". ZEROONEUSA.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  13. ^ "AWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship title history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2007-07-20. 
  14. ^ "ZERO1-MAX DYNAMO official tour results". ZEROONEUSA.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-07-20. 

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