All Asia Heavyweight Championship

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All Asia Heavyweight Championship
Details
Date established November 22, 1955
Date retired February 4, 1995
Promotion Japan Wrestling Association
All Japan Pro Wrestling

The All Asia Heavyweight Championship was a title contested for in All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW). Prior to being used in AJPW, the title was defended in the Japan Wrestling Association (JWA).[1] On July 29, 1976, New Japan Pro Wrestling recognized Tiger Jeet Singh as the champion after he defeated Seiji Sakaguchi, but Singh abandoned his version of the title on May 21, 1981.[2]

Title history[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed.
Event The event in which the championship changed hands
N/A The specific information is not known
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
[Note #] Indicates that the exact length of the title reign is unknown, with a note providing more details.
# Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Rikidōzan 1 November 22, 1955 2,945 Tokyo, Japan House show Defeated King Kong Czaya in tournament final to become the first champion. [2]
- Vacated - December 15, 1963 N/A N/A N/A Title vacated when Rikidōzan died. [2]
2 Ohki, KintaroKintaro Ohki 1 November 9, 1968 1,209 Seoul, South Korea House show Defeated Buddy Austin to win the vacant title. [2]
3 Bill Dromo 1 January 15, 1971 18 Tokuyama, Japan House show   [2]
4 Ohki, KintaroKintaro Ohki 2 February 2, 1971 2,061 Hiroshima, Japan House show The title became inactive on April 14, 1973, when the JWA closed, and was reactivated on March 26, 1976 after New Japan Pro Wrestling announces creation of its own version of the title. [2]
- Vacant - September 24, 1976 N/A N/A N/A Title held up after match against Waldo Von Erich in Omiya, Japan. [2]
5 Ohki, KintaroKintaro Ohki 3 October 21, 1976 373 Fukushima, Japan House show Defeated Waldo Von Erich in a rematch to win the held up title. [2]
6 Giant Baba 1 October 29, 1977 1,262 Kuroiso, Japan House show Already held the PWF Heavyweight Championship, so both titles may have been defended simultaneously, or not at all. [2][3]
- Vacated - April 13, 1981 N/A N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons. [2]
7 Ohki, KintaroKintaro Ohki 4 1981 [Note 1] South Korea House show   [2]
- Title abandoned - February 4, 1995 N/A N/A N/A Ohki, who had not wrestled in nearly a decade, officially retired and the title was abandoned. [2]

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ While not being defended for nearly a decade the championship was not officially retired until Ohki officially retired, which puts this title reign at between 3,687 and 3,948 days.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "All Asia Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Titles. Archived from the original on 18 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-15. 
  3. ^ "PWF Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Titles. Archived from the original on 26 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-15. 

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