WAR International Junior Heavyweight Championship

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International Junior Heavyweight Championship
Details
Current champion(s) Masao Orihara
Date won December 29, 2012
Date established March 26, 1995
Promotion WAR (1996–2000)
Dragon Gate (2006–2007)
Tenryu Project (2010–present)
Other name(s)
WAR International Junior Heavyweight Championship

The WAR International Junior Heavyweight Championship was a title contested for in the Japanese professional wrestling promotion Wrestle Association R (WAR), which closed in 2000. It was part of New Japan Pro Wrestling's short-lived J-Crown Championship in 1996 and 1997. Mochizuki beat Gedo in a decision match on January 26, 2007 to determine the final champion and then retired the title. The title was revived in April 2010, for Genichiro Tenryu's Tenryu Project promotion.

Title history[edit]

# Wrestler Reigns Date Days Held Location Event Notes
1 Gedo 1 March 26, 1995 70 Tokyo, Japan WAR Battle Angel - Tag 2 Defeated Lionheart in a tournament final to become the first champion.
2 Lionheart 1 June 4, 1995 54 Tokyo, Japan WAR
3 Último Dragón 1 July 28, 1995 32 Tokyo, Japan WAR
4 Gedo 2 August 29, 1995 37 Shizuoka, Japan WAR
5 Último Dragón 2 October 5, 1995 305 Oomiya, Japan WAR
6 The Great Sasuke 1 August 5, 1996 67 Tokyo, Japan NJPW G1 Climax - Tag 4 The championship becomes one of eight championships comprising New Japan Pro Wrestling's J-Crown Championship.
7 Último Dragón 3 October 11, 1996 85 Osaka, Japan WAR Osaka Crush Night
8 Jushin Thunder Liger 1 January 4, 1997 153 Tokyo, Japan Wrestling World 1997
9 Yuji Yasuraoka 1 June 6, 1997 588 Tokyo, Japan WAR Only the WAR championship was on the line; Liger retains the other seven titles.
10 Masao Orihara 1 January 15, 1999 45 Tokyo, Japan WAR
11 Masaaki Mochizuki 1 March 1, 1999 2705 Tokyo, Japan WAR WAR ceased running cards in July 2000, but Mochizuki kept the title, though did not defend it regularly.
12 Pentagon Black 1 July 27, 2006 0 Tokyo, Japan WAR Final - Reborn to Future
- Desactivated - July 27, 2006 - - - Title desactivated when WAR closes.
13 Masaaki Mochizuki 2 November 23, 2006 64 Osaka, Japan Drago Gate Crown Gate - Tag 6 Mochizuki beat Gedo in a decision match on January 26, 2007 to determine the final champion and then retired the title.
14 Masaaki Mochizuki 3 January 26, 2007 - - - Title Abandoned with Mochizuki being the final champion.
15 Masaaki Mochizuki 4 April 19, 2010 51 Osaka, Japan Tenryu Project Defeated Susumu Yokosuka and Naoki Tanisaki on a triple threat match.
16 Tiger Shark 1 June 9, 2010 112 Tokyo, Japan Tenryu Project Next Revolution
17 HIROKI 1 September 29, 2010 76 Tokyo, Japan Tenryu Project Never So
18 Ryuji Hijikata 1 December 14, 2010 591 Tokyo, Japan Tenryu Project 5
19 Takaku Fuke 1 July 27, 2012 155 Tokyo, Japan R-2 Request Tenryu Project 8 Won the title by knockout.
20 Masao Orihara 2 December 29, 2012 790+ Tokyo, Japan Tenryu Project Genichiro Tenryu Return Match - Revolution

List of combined reigns[edit]

Symbol Meaning
Indicates the current champion.
<1 The reign is shorter than one day.

As of February 27, 2015.

Rank Wrestler # of
Reigns
Combined
Days
1 Masaaki Mochizuki 4 2,820
2 Masao Orihara 2 835+
3 Ryuji Hijikata 1 591
4 Yuji Yasuraoka 1 588
5 Último Dragón 3 422
6 Takaku Fuke 1 155
7 Jushin Thunder Liger 1 153
8 Tiger Shark 1 112
9 Gedo 2 107
10 HIROKI 1 76
11 The Great Sasuke 1 67
12 Lionheart 1 54
13 Pentagon Black 1 <1

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