CZW Iron Man Championship

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CZW Iron Man Championship
An adult shirtless white male wearing a red, white, and blue mask.
Egotistico Fantastico was the final CZW Iron Man/New Horror Champion.
Details
Promotion Combat Zone Wrestling
Date established February 13, 1999
Date retired July 11, 2009
Other name(s) CZW Iron Man Championship
CZW New Horror Championship

The CZW Iron Man Championship was a professional wrestling championship owned by the Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) promotion. The championship was created and debuted on February 13, 1999 at CZW's Opening Night event.[1] The title is currently inactive, having been deactivated on July 11, 2009. Prior to its retirement, Sami Callihan renamed the title the CZW New Horror Championship, which CZW recognized.[2] Being a professional wrestling championship, the title is won via a scripted ending to a match or awarded to a wrestler because of a storyline.[3]

Overall, there were 37 reigns shared among 24 wrestlers, with two vacancies. All title changes occurred at CZW-promoted events. The inaugural champion was Derek Domino, who was recognized as champion on February 13, 1999 at CZW's Opening Night event by CZW.[1] Wifebeater holds the record of most reigns, with four. At 364 days, Kevin Steen's only reign is the longest in the title's history. Lobo, with a combined three reigns, holds the record for most days as champion at 392. Domino's only and Wifebeater's second reign share the record for shortest reign at less than one day. Egotistico Fantastico was the final champion in his only reign before the title's deactivation.[2][4]

History[edit]

Upon the title's creation, CZW recognized Derek Domino as the first CZW Iron Man Champion on February 13, 1999 at their Opening Night event. Domino immediately had to defend the title that night against Lobo, who went on to win the match and the championship.[1] On June 10, 2000 at CZW's Caged To The End event, Mad Man Pondo defeated Wifebeater to win the championship.[5] However, on July 22, 2000 at CZW's No Rules, No Limits event, Wifebeater was awarded the championship without facing Pondo in a match for unknown reasons. Instead, that night Wifebeater defended the title against Nick Gage, who went on to win the title.[6] During Lobo's third reign CZW held their Breakaway Brawl show on June 9, 2001. A Triple Threat Deathmatch for the CZW Iron Man Championship occurred involving Nick Mondo, Wifebeater, and Mad Man Pondo, which Mondo won to become champion. Lobo was not involved due to a broken leg injury he sustained from the night before.[7]

At CZW's High Stakes on May 11, 2002, CZW held a Four Way match for the CZW World Heavyweight and CZW Iron Man Championships, in which then-CZW World Heavyweight Champion Justice Pain and then-Iron Man Champion Adam Flash defended against The Messiah and Mondo. If a champion was pinned by another competitor, then they lost their championship in the encounter. Mondo ended up pinning Flash to win the Iron Man Championship in the bout.[8] On July 13, 2002 at CZW's Deja Vu, Flash and Pain fought to a double pinfall for the CZW Iron Man and World Heavyweight Championships, which Pain held. Due to the double pinfall, Flash won the Iron Man Championship, while Pain retained the World Heavyweight Championship.[9]

On August 13, 2005 at CZW's Deja Vu 3, Kevin Steen defeated Franky The Mobster to begin the longest reign in the title's history.[10] At 364 days, Steen's reign came to an end when he was pinned by LuFisto at CZW's Trapped, who became the first woman to win the title.[11] At CZW's X: Decade of Destruction – 10th Anniversary event on February 14, 2009, Sami Callihan defeated Brain Damage to win the title.[12] Later during his reign, Callihan renamed the title the CZW New Horror Championship.[2]

The title was vacated twice during its history before being retired in July 2009.[2] The first vacancy occurred July 26, 2003 due to then-champion Mondo sustaining an injury.[13] LuFisto was forced to vacate on January 13, 2007 when she also sustained an injury.[2] Egotistico Fantastico was the last champion, by defeating Callihan on June 13, 2009 at CZW's Best Of The Best 9 gathering before the title was deactivated on July 11, 2009.[4]

Reigns[edit]

Key
No. Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won
<1 Indicates that the reign lasted less than one day.
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
N/A The information is not available or is unknown
# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Derek Domino 1 February 13, 1999 0 Mantua, New Jersey Opening Night Domino was recognized as the first CZW Iron Man Champion by Combat Zone Wrestling. [1]
2 Lobo 1 February 13, 1999 126 Mantua, New Jersey Opening Night [1]
3 Justice Pain 1 June 19, 1999 119 Mantua, New Jersey Down in Flames [14]
4 Lobo 2 October 16, 1999 147 Mantua, New Jersey Cage of Death I [15]
5 Wifebeater 1 March 11, 2000 91 Sewell, New Jersey March Violence [16]
6 Mad Man Pondo 1 June 10, 2000 42 Sewell, New Jersey Caged to the End [5]
7 Wifebeater 2 July 22, 2000 <1 Sewell, New Jersey No Rules, No Limits Wifebeater was awarded the title. [6]
8 Nick Gage 1 July 22, 2000 77 Sewell, New Jersey No Rules, No Limits [6]
9 Wifebeater 3 October 7, 2000 44 Sewell, New Jersey Rules Are Made To Be Broken [17]
10 Nate Hatred 1 November 20, 2000 62 Sewell, New Jersey Jersey Rulz [18]
11 Wifebeater 4 January 21, 2001 20 Smyrna, Delaware Delaware Invasion [19]
12 Lobo 3 February 10, 2001 119 Sewell, New Jersey Crushing the Competition [20]
13 Nick Mondo 1 June 9, 2001 49 Smyrna, Delaware Breakaway Brawl This was a Triple Threat Deathmatch also involving Wifebeater and Mad Man Pondo. Lobo was not involved in the match for unknown reasons. [7]
14 Nick Gage 2 July 28, 2001 91 Sewell, New Jersey What About Lobo? [21]
15 Nick Berk 1 October 27, 2001 49 Sewell, New Jersey ...And Justice for All [22]
16 Adam Flash 1 December 15, 2001 147 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Cage of Death III [23]
17 Nick Mondo 2 May 11, 2002 28 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania High Stakes This was a Four Way match for the CZW World Heavyweight and CZW Iron Man Championships involving CZW World Heavyweight Champion Justice Pain and The Messiah, in which Mondo pinned Flash to win the championship. [8]
18 Justice Pain 2 June 8, 2002 35 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Best of the Best 2 [24]
19 Adam Flash 2 July 13, 2002 91 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Deja Vu This was also for the CZW World Heavyweight Championship, which Pain held. The match ended in a double pinfall, causing Pain to retain the World Heavyweight Championship, but lose the Iron Man Championship to Flash. [9]
20 The Messiah 1 October 12, 2002 119 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Beyond the Barrier [25]
21 Nick Mondo 3 February 8, 2003 168 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Uncivilized [26][27]
Vacated July 26, 2003 N/A N/A The title was vacated due to Mondo sustaining an injury. [13]
22 Trent Acid 1 September 13, 2003 91 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Redefined Acid won the title in a Three Way Iron Man match also involving Jimmy Rave and Nick Gage. This was the Finals of a Tournament to decide the new champion. [28][29]
23 Jimmy Rave 1 December 13, 2003 140 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Cage Of Death V: Suspended [30]
24 Chris Hero 1 May 1, 2004 224 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Apocalypse [31]
25 B-Boy 1 December 11, 2004 56 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Cage of Death VI [32]
26 Franky The Mobster 1 February 5, 2005 189 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Only the Strong [33][34]
27 Kevin Steen 1 August 13, 2005 364 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Deja Vu 3 [10][35]
28 LuFisto 1 August 12, 2006 154 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Trapped LuFisto was the first woman to win the CZW Iron Man Championship as well as first woman to win any championship in Combat Zone Wrestling. [11][36]
Vacated January 13, 2007 N/A N/A The title was vacated due to LuFisto sustaining an injury.
29 DJ Hyde 1 February 10, 2007 91 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania H8 Hyde defeated Adam Flash and Chris Hero in a Triple Threat match to win the vacant title. [37]
30 Toby Klein 1 May 12, 2007 119 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Restore the Order [38]
31 DJ Hyde 2 September 8, 2007 63 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Chri$ Ca$h Memorial Show [39][40]
32 Joker 1 November 10, 2007 63 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Night of Infamy 6 [41]
33 Brain Damage 1 January 12, 2008 154 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania New Years Resolutions' [42][43][44]
34 DJ Hyde 3 June 14, 2008 28 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Summer School [45][46]
35 Brain Damage 2 July 12, 2008 217 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A Tangled Web [47]
36 Sami Callihan 1 February 14, 2009 119 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania X: Decade of Destruction – 10th Anniversary Callihan renamed the title the "CZW New Horror Championship", with CZW acknowledging the change afterwards. [12]
37 Egotistico Fantastico 1 June 13, 2009 28 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Best of the Best 9 [4]
Retired July 11, 2009 N/A N/A CZW deactivated the championship.

Combined reigns[edit]

Key
<1 Indicates that the reign lasted less than one day.
Adult white male covered in blood wearing blue jeans and wrestling gear while holding a gold championship wrestling belt.
Wifebeater holds the record for most reigns as CZW Iron Man Champion
Rank[A] Wrestler No. of reigns Combined days
1 Lobo 3 392
2 Brain Damage 2 371
3 Kevin Steen 1 364
4 Nick Mondo 3 245
5 Adam Flash 2 238
6 Chris Hero 1 224
7 Franky The Mobster 1 189
8 DJ Hyde 3 182
9 Nick Gage 2 168
10 Wifebeater 4 155
11 Justice Pain 2 154
11 LuFisto 1 154
13 Jimmy Rave 1 140
14 The Messiah 1 119
14 Sami Callihan 1 119
14 Toby Klein 1 119
17 Trent Acid 1 91
18 Joker 1 63
19 Nate Hatred 1 62
20 B-Boy 1 56
21 Nick Berk 1 49
22 Mad Man Pondo 1 42
23 Egotistico Fantastico 1 28
24 Derek Domino 1 <1

Footnotes[edit]

A. ^ Each wrestler's total number of days as champion are ranked highest to lowest; wrestlers with the same number are tied for that certain rank.

References[edit]

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