CZW World Junior Heavyweight Championship

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CZW World Junior Heavyweight Championship
Adult white male wearing yellow trunks with long hair staring at the crowd during a wrestling event
Adam Cole holds the record for longest CZW World Junior Heavyweight Championship reign.
Details
Current champion(s) Retired
Promotion Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW)
Date established February 19, 1999
Date retired September 8, 2012

The CZW World Junior Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling junior heavyweight championship owned by the Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) promotion. The championship was created and debuted on February 19, 1999 at CZW's Opening Night event.[1] Only wrestlers under the junior heavyweight weight limit of 220 lb (100 kg) may hold the championship.[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 26 wrestlers, with two vacancies. The inaugural champion was The Sensational One, who was recognized as champion at CZW's Opening Night event.[1] Sabian and Trent Acid are tied for the record of most reigns, with three each. At 553 days, Adam Cole's only reign is the longest in the title's history. Cole holds the record for most days as champion as well. The Sensational One's first reign, along with Sami Callihan and Sonjay Dutt's second reigns share the record for shortest reign at less than one day. The title was retired on September 8, 2012, when reigning champion AR Fox defeated CZW Wired TV Champion Dave Crist in a ladder match to unify the two titles.[4]

History[edit]

The first champion was crowned on February 19, 1999 at CZW's first show, Opening Night. The Sensational One was recognized as champion by CZW. He went on to defend the title that night against Quicksilver, who defeated him to become the new champion.[1] As such, The Sensational One's first reign became the shortest reign in the title's history at less than one day, until September 9, 2006 when Sonjay Dutt defeated Sexxxy Eddy at CZW's Chri$ Ca$h Memorial Show – Down With The Sickness 2 event to become the new champion.[5] Dutt then went on to lose the title to Jigsaw later that day at CZW's Expect the Unexpected show.[6]

The title has changed hands four times outside of the United States. During Trent Acid's first reign, he was defeated by Winger in Tokyo, Japan on July 1, 2000 to mark the first instance. The second was also in Tokyo, with Men's Teioh becoming the new champion on September 15, 2000. The third was in Sapporo, Japan on May 4, 2001, while the fourth was in Yokohama, Japan on August 19, 2001. Jun Kasai won the title in Sapporo, while Acid reclaimed the title in Yokohama.[2]

Following Acid's victory in Yokohama, the title was vacated for the first of two times. The vacancy was the result of a double pinfall in a match against Ruckus for the championship on September 29, 2001 at CZW's Enough is Enough event.[7] Ruckus went on to win the vacant title in a Three Way match that also involved Acid and Winger on December 2, 2001. The second vacancy was the result of CZW stripping Chuck Taylor of the title on October 11, 2008.[2] Ryan McBride became the new champion on December 13, 2008 at CZW's Cage Of Death 10: Ultraviolent Anniversary show by defeating Pinkie Sanchez, Carter Gray, Egotistico Fantastico, and Dan Paysan in a Ultraviolent Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match to win the vacant championship.[8]

On May 8, 2010 at CZW's Fist Fight event, Adam Cole defeated then-CZW Junior Heavyweight Champion Sabian to become the new champion.[9] Cole held the title for 553 days, the longest reign on record, before losing it to Sami Callihan on November 12, 2011 at CZW's Night Of Infamy 10: Ultimatum event.[10]

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 wrestler won or was crowned champion.
<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
+ Indicates the reign is on-going
Reign history, statistics, and notes
No. Wrestler Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes Ref(s).
1 The Sensational One 1 February 19, 1999 <1 Mantua, New Jersey Opening Night The Sensational One was recognized as the first CZW World Junior Heavyweight Champion by Combat Zone Wrestling. [1]
2 Quicksilver/White Lotus 1 February 19, 1999 36 Mantua, New Jersey Opening Night [1]
3 The Sensational One 2 March 27, 1999 7 Mantua, New Jersey The Staple Gun [11]
4 Justice Pain 1 April 3, 1999 107 Mantua, New Jersey House Show [12]
5 Ric Blade 1 July 19, 1999 264 Mantua, New Jersey Street Fight [13]
6 Justice Pain 2 April 8, 2000 62 Sewell, New Jersey Winner Takes All [14]
7 Trent Acid 1 June 9, 2000 22 Paulsboro, New Jersey Live event
8 Winger 1 July 1, 2000 76 Tokyo, Japan Live event
9 Men's Teioh 1 September 15, 2000 231 Tokyo, Japan Live event
10 Jun Kasai 1 May 4, 2001 107 Sapporo, Japan Live event
11 Trent Acid 2 August 19, 2001 41 Yokohama, Japan Live event
Vacated September 29, 2001 Sewell, New Jersey Enough is Enough The title was vacated due to a double pinfall in a match between Ruckus and Acid. [7]
12 Ruckus 1 December 2, 2001 13 Yokohama, Japan Live event This was a Three Way match for the vacant title involving Ruckus, Trent Acid, and Winger.
13 Trent Acid 3 December 15, 2001 399 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Cage of Death III [7]
14 Ruckus 2 January 18, 2003 329 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Live Again [15]
15 Sonjay Dutt 1 December 13, 2003 392 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Cage of Death V: Suspended [16]
16 Alex Shelley 1 January 8, 2005 28 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Gen Z [17]
17 Mike Quackenbush 1 February 5, 2005 56 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Only the Strong [18][19]
18 Sabian 1 April 2, 2005 70 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Trifecta Elimination III [20]
19 Mike Quackenbush 2 June 11, 2005 91 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Violent by Design [21]
20 Derek Frazier 1 September 10, 2005 182 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A' Big Mutha F'n Deal [22][23]
21 Niles Young 1 March 11, 2006 119 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania When 2 Worlds Collide This was a Six Man Ladder match that involved Frazier, Young, Cheech, Cloudy, Sabian, and The Heretic. [24]
22 Sexxxy Eddy 1 July 8, 2006 63 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A Prelude to Violence [25]
23 Sonjay Dutt 2 September 9, 2006 <1 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Chri$ Ca$h Memorial Show – Down With The Sickness 2 [5]
24 Jigsaw 1 September 9, 2006 210 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Expect the Unexpected [6]
25 Scotty Vortekz 1 April 7, 2007 154 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Out with the Old, In with the New [26]
26 Danny Havoc 1 September 8, 2007 35 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Chri$ Ca$h Memorial Show This was a Six Man Ladder match that involved Vortekz, Havoc, DieHard, Joker, and Drake Younger. [27]
27 Sabian 2 October 13, 2007 210 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Choosing Sides [28]
28 Chuck Taylor 1 May 10, 2008 154 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Best of the Best 8 [29]
Vacated October 11, 2008 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania N/A Taylor was stripped of the championship for unknown reasons. [2]
29 Ryan McBride 1 December 13, 2008 147 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Cage of Death X McBride defeated Pinkie Sanchez, Carter Gray, Egotistico Fantastico, and Dan Paysan in a Ultraviolent Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match to win the vacant championship. [8]
30 Egotistico Fantastico 1 May 9, 2009 126 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Blood Pressure: Rising [30]
31 Drew Blood 1 September 12, 2009 91 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Chri$ Ca$h Memorial Show/Down With The Sickness Forever [31]
32 Greg Excellent 1 December 12, 2009 63 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Cage of Death XI [32]
33 Sabian 3 February 13, 2010 84 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 11th Anniversary: Deadly Doubleheader [33]
34 Adam Cole 1 May 8, 2010 553 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Fist Fight [9]
35 Sami Callihan 1 November 12, 2011 175 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Night of Infamy 10: Ultimatum [10]
36 Drake Younger 1 May 5, 2012 70 Bloomington, Indiana Cinco de Mayo [34]
37 Sami Callihan 2 July 14, 2012 0 Voorhees Township, New Jersey New Heights This was a 60 minute Ultraviolent Rules Iron Man match. [35]
38 AR Fox 1 July 14, 2012 56 Voorhees Township, New Jersey New Heights [35]
Retired September 8, 2012 Voorhees Township, New Jersey Down with the Sickness 2012 The title was unified with the CZW Wired TV Championship and subsequently retired, when AR Fox defeated Dave Crist in a title unification ladder match. [2][4]

Combined reigns[edit]

Key
Indicates the current champion
Statistics for combined days served as champion
Rank[A] Wrestler No. of reigns Combined days
1 Adam Cole 1 553
2 Trent Acid 3 462
3 Sonjay Dutt 2 392
4 Sabian 3 364
5 Ruckus 2 342
6 Ric Blade 1 264
7 Men's Teioh 1 231
8 Jigsaw 1 210
9 Derek Frazier 1 182
10 Sami Callihan 2 175
11 Justice Pain 1 169
12 Chuck Taylor 1 154
12 Scotty Vortekz 1 154
14 Mike Quackenbush 2 147
14 Ryan McBride 1 147
16 Egotistico Fantastico 1 126
17 Niles Young 1 119
18 Jun Kasai 1 107
19 Drew Blood 1 91
20 Drake Younger 1 70
21 Greg Excellent 1 63
21 Sexxxy Eddy 1 63
23 AR Fox 1 56
24 Quicksilver/White Lotus 1 36
25 Danny Havoc 1 35
26 Alex Shelley 1 28
27 The Sensational One 2 7

Notes[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]

General
Specific
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