WWF Light Heavyweight Championship
|WWF Light Heavyweight Championship|
The WWE Light Heavyweight Championship belt (WWE logo version, never used.)
|Promotion||World Wrestling Federation|
|Date established||March 26, 1981|
|Date retired||November 30, 2001|
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.
(RAW is WAR)
(RAW is WAR)
(In Your House: D-Generation X)
|Nov. 10||Taka Michinoku||Pin|
|Dec. 7||Taka Michinoku||Pin|
|Nov. 111||Eric Shelley||Pin|
|Nov. 252||Scott Taylor||Forf3|
|Nov. 24||Brian Christopher||Pin|
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.
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 unified then 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.
- WWF Light Heavyweight Title History
- Wrestling-Titles.com: WWF World Light Heavyweight Title
- 1997 WWF event results
- 1997 tournament results
- WWE Cruiserweight Championship Title History