Smash Championship

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Smash Championship
Details
Date established October 28, 2011
Date retired March 14, 2012[1]
Promotion Smash

The Smash Championship was a professional wrestling championship, owned and promoted by the Japanese Smash promotion. Championship reigns were determined by professional wrestling matches, in which competitors were involved in scripted rivalries. These narratives created feuds between the various competitors, which cast them as villains and heroes.

Tournament[edit]

The tournament to crown the inaugural champion was held over five months and five events. The first round was held over two events, Smash.18 and Smash.19 on June 9 and July 15, 2011, the second round at Smash.20 on August 11, the semifinals at Smash.21 on September 8, and the finals at Smash.22 on October 28, 2011.

The tournament brackets were:

  Round one
(Smash.18–19)
Round two
(Smash.20)
Semifinals
(Smash.21)
Finals
(Smash.22)
                             
 Shinya Ishikawa Pin  
 Yusuke Kodama 7:51[2]  
   Shinya Ishikawa 9:27[3]  
 
   TAJIRI Pin  
 FUNAKI 7:53[2]
 TAJIRI Pin  
   TAJIRI 19:41[4]  
   AKIRA Pin  
 AKIRA DQ  
 Takashi Iizuka 8:37[2]  
   AKIRA Pin
 
   Zeus 7:55[3]  
 Yoshiaki Yago 4:17[5]
 Zeus Pin  
   TAJIRI 15:12[6]
   StarBuck Pin
 Hajime Ohara Pin  
 Último Dragón 17:20[2]  
   Hajime Ohara 9:32[3]
 
   VENENO Pin  
 Katsutoshi Kito 7:02[5]
 VENENO Pin  
   VENENO 13:25[4]
   StarBuck Pin  
 Genichiro Tenryu Pin  
 Michael Kovac 5:56[2]  
   Genichiro Tenryu 7:33[3]
 
   StarBuck Pin  
 StarBuck Bye
  *  

* StarBuck won an eight man tournament in Fight Club Finland (FCF) to advance to the second round of the Smash Championship tournament.[7]

Title history[edit]

# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Successful
defences
Location Event Notes Ref.
1 StarBuck 1 October 28, 2011 27 2[8] Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan Smash.22 Defeated TAJIRI in the finals of a fifteen man tournament to become the inaugural champion. [6]
2 Dave Finlay 1 November 24, 2011 87 1 Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan Smash.23 [9]
Vacated February 19, 2012 Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan Smash.25 On February 10, 2012, Smash announced it would cease its operations on March 14, 2012. Finlay vacated the title at the promotion's penultimate event. [10][11]
Retired March 14, 2012 Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan Smash.Final Tajiri retires the title at the end of the final Smash event. [1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "3・14『Smash.Final』試合結果(メインイベント)". Smash (in Japanese). March 14, 2012. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "6・9『SMASH.18』全試合結果". Smash (in Japanese). June 9, 2011. Retrieved September 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d "8・11『SMASH.20』全試合結果". Smash (in Japanese). August 11, 2011. Retrieved September 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "9・8『SMASH.21』全試合結果". Smash (in Japanese). September 8, 2011. Retrieved September 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "7・15『SMASH.19』全試合結果". Smash (in Japanese). July 15, 2011. Retrieved September 29, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "10・28『SMASH.22』全試合結果". Smash (in Japanese). October 28, 2011. Retrieved October 28, 2011. 
  7. ^ "FCF代表スターバックが天龍と8・11『SMASH.20』トーナメント2回戦で激突へ!". Smash (in Japanese). July 16, 2011. Retrieved September 29, 2011. 
  8. ^ "SMASH Championship". Cagematch. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  9. ^ "『SMASH.23』全試合結果". Smash (in Japanese). November 24, 2011. Retrieved November 24, 2011. 
  10. ^ "2・19『Smash.25』全試合結果". Smash (in Japanese). February 19, 2012. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 
  11. ^ "【※重要】 「Smash」第1章活動休止のお知らせ". Smash (in Japanese). February 10, 2012. Retrieved February 19, 2012.