WWF Light Heavyweight Championship

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WWF Light Heavyweight Championship
WWF Light Heavyweight belt.jpg
The WWF Light Heavyweight Championship belt (WWE logo version, never used.)
Details
Date established March 26, 1981
Date retired November 30, 2001
Promotion World Wrestling Federation

The World Wrestling Federation (WWF) Light Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling championship. The title was challenged by light heavyweights at a maximum weight of 215 lbs.

History[edit]

The WWF Light Heavyweight Championship was first introduced in Mexico for the Universal Wrestling Association. It eventually migrated to Japan as well, although it wasn't considered as an official WWF title until after 1997, when a tournament was held in the United States to crown a champion. Before the tournament, the title was a part of the J-Crown.

1997 tournament[edit]

Quarterfinals
(RAW is WAR)
Semifinals
(RAW is WAR)
Finals
(In Your House: D-Generation X)
                 
Nov. 3 Águila Pin
Hershey Super Loco   5:12  
Nov. 252 Águila Pin
Roanoke Taka Michinoku   6:19  
Nov. 10 Taka Michinoku Pin
Ottawa Devon Storm 5:00
Dec. 7 Taka Michinoku Pin
Springfield Brian Christopher  12:00 
Nov. 111 Eric Shelley Pin
Cornwall Scott Taylor 5:27
Nov. 252 Scott Taylor Forf3
Roanoke Brian Christopher
Nov. 24 Brian Christopher Pin
Fayetteville Flash Flanagan 3:30

Notes:
1 This match aired on November 17.
2 These matches aired on December 1.
3 Christopher won by forfeit after Kane chokeslammed Taylor before Christopher made his way to the ring, leaving Taylor unable to compete.

Title deactivation[edit]

In March 2001, World Wrestling Federation, Inc. purchased World Championship Wrestling. Following the conclusion of the Invasion angle at the 2001 Survivor Series pay-per-view, the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship was abandoned in favor of the WCW Cruiserweight Championship. Simultaneously, the WCW Cruiserweight Championship was rebranded as the WWF Cruiserweight Championship. It would become the WWE Cruiserweight Championship in accordance with the company's name change in May 2002, and it would be defended until September 2007.[1][2]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Light Heavyweight Championship History". WWE.com. Retrieved 2007-07-16. 
  2. ^ "History of the Cruiserweight Championship". WWE.com. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 

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