BJW Junior Heavyweight Championship

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The BJW Junior Heavyweight Championship is a title defended in the Japanese professional wrestling promotion Big Japan Pro Wrestling (BJW). It was in use from 1998 through at least November 2002.

On May 7, 2017, BJW announced that it was bringing back the BJW Junior Heavyweight Championship with a tournament set to take place between May 25 and July 17. Although the new title shares its name with the title retired in 2002, the winner of the tournament is considered the first BJW Junior Heavyweight Champion. The title has a weight limit of 95 kg (209 lb). Wrestlers over the weight limit will be eligible to challenge for the BJW World Strong Heavyweight Championship.[1]

Title history[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Yoshihiro Tajiri 1 February 3, 1998 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Gedo in a tournament final to become the first champion.
Tajiri was stripped of the title on April 19, 1998 when he left BJW.
Katsumi Usuda 1 May 1, 1998 Toda, Japan Defeated Minoru Fujita.
Fantastik 1 December 5, 1998 Kanagawa, Japan
The W*INGer 1 April 29, 1999 Shizuoka, Japan
Title vacated on May 30, 1999 to be put on the line in a round-robin tournament.
Masayoshi Motegi 1 June 30, 1999 Numazu, Japan Defeated Abdullah Kobayashi in the finals of a round-robin tournament.
Fantastik 2 November 6, 1999 Hakodate, Japan
Chabinger (Masayoshi Motegi) 2 December 4, 1999 Yokohama, Japan
Men's Teioh 1 June 21, 2000 Fukushima, Japan
Johnny Kashmere 1 August 19, 2001 Yokohama, Japan Defeated Teioh in a tag team match between CZW Tag Team Champions Teioh and Jun Kasai and The Backseat Boyz (Kashmere and Trent Acid). As per the stipulation of the match, all titles held by the participants were on the line. The Backseat Boyz won the CZW Tag Team title, and Kashmere, by scoring the fall, won the BJW World Junior Heavyweight title as well.
Title vacated on August 29, 2001 in Sewell, New Jersey, when a match between Kashmere and Trent Acid ends in a double pinfall.
Ruckus 1 December 2, 2001 Yokohama, Japan Defeated Trent Acid and The W*INGer in a three-way match.
Trent Acid 1 December 15, 2001 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Won the title at CZW Cage of Death III.
The W*INGer 2 March 3, 2002 Yokohama, Japan
Homicide 1 November 15, 2002 Queens, New York
The title was later abandoned.

2017 Tournament[edit]

The round-robin league is set to begin on May 25 and will run all the way through to the decision match, between the top two, on the July 17 show at Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Current standings
Wrestler Score
Shinobu 2
Tatsuhiko Yoshino 0
Kazuki Hashimoto 0
Toshiyuki Sakuda 0
Takuya Nomura 0
Yuya Aoki 0
Standings Kazuki Hashimoto Tatsuhiko Yoshino Shinobu Toshiyuki Sakuda Takuya Nomura Yuya Aoki
Kazuki Hashimoto X - - - - -
Tatsuhiko Yoshino - X Shinobu (11:55) - - -
Shinobu - Shinobu (11:55) X - - -
Toshiyuki Sakuda - - - X - -
Takuya Nomura - - - - X -
Yuya Aoki - - - - - X


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