CZW Iron Man Championship

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CZW Iron Man Championship
An adult shirtless white male wearing a red, white, and blue mask.
Egotistico Fantastico was the final CZW Iron Man/New Horror Champion.
Details
PromotionCombat Zone Wrestling
Date establishedFebruary 13, 1999
Date retiredJuly 11, 2009
Other name(s)
  • CZW Iron Man Championship<
  • CZW New Horror Championship

The CZW Iron Man Championship was a professional wrestling championship owned by the Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) promotion. The championship was created and debuted on February 13, 1999 at CZW's Opening Night event.[1] The title is currently inactive, having been deactivated on July 11, 2009. Prior to its retirement, Sami Callihan renamed the title the CZW New Horror Championship, which CZW recognized.[2] Being a professional wrestling championship, the title is won via a scripted ending to a match or awarded to a wrestler because of a storyline.[3]

Overall, there were 37 reigns shared among 24 wrestlers, with two vacancies. All title changes occurred at CZW-promoted events. The inaugural champion was Derek Domino, who was recognized as champion on February 13, 1999, at CZW's Opening Night event by CZW.[1] Wifebeater holds the record of most reigns, with four. At 364 days, Kevin Steen's only reign is the longest in the title's history. Lobo, with a combined three reigns, holds the record for most days as champion at 392. Domino's only and Wifebeater's second reign share the record for shortest reign at less than one day. Egotistico Fantastico was the final champion in his only reign before the title's deactivation.[2][4]

History[edit]

Upon the title's creation, CZW recognized Derek Domino as the first CZW Iron Man Champion on February 13, 1999 at their Opening Night event. Domino immediately had to defend the title that night against Lobo, who went on to win the match and the championship.[1] On June 10, 2000 at CZW's Caged To The End event, Mad Man Pondo defeated Wifebeater to win the championship.[5] However, on July 22, 2000 at CZW's No Rules, No Limits event, Wifebeater was awarded the championship without facing Pondo in a match for unknown reasons. Instead, that night Wifebeater defended the title against Nick Gage, who went on to win the title.[6] During Lobo's third reign CZW held their Breakaway Brawl show on June 9, 2001. A Triple Threat Deathmatch for the CZW Iron Man Championship occurred involving Nick Mondo, Wifebeater, and Mad Man Pondo, which Mondo won to become champion. Lobo was not involved due to a broken leg injury he sustained from the night before.[7]

At CZW's High Stakes on May 11, 2002, CZW held a Four Way match for the CZW World Heavyweight and CZW Iron Man Championships, in which then-CZW World Heavyweight Champion Justice Pain and then-Iron Man Champion Adam Flash defended against The Messiah and Mondo. If a champion was pinned by another competitor, then they lost their championship in the encounter. Mondo ended up pinning Flash to win the Iron Man Championship in the bout.[8] On July 13, 2002 at CZW's Deja Vu, Flash and Pain fought to a double pinfall for the CZW Iron Man and World Heavyweight Championships, which Pain held. Due to the double pinfall, Flash won the Iron Man Championship, while Pain retained the World Heavyweight Championship.[9]

On August 13, 2005 at CZW's Deja Vu 3, Kevin Steen defeated Franky The Mobster to begin the longest reign in the title's history.[10] At 364 days, Steen's reign came to an end when he was pinned by LuFisto at CZW's Trapped, who became the first woman to win the title.[11] At CZW's X: Decade of Destruction – 10th Anniversary event on February 14, 2009, Sami Callihan defeated Brain Damage to win the title.[12] Later during his reign, Callihan renamed the title the CZW New Horror Championship.[2]

The title was vacated twice during its history before being retired in July 2009.[2] The first vacancy occurred July 26, 2003 due to then-champion Mondo sustaining an injury.[13] LuFisto was forced to vacate on January 13, 2007 when she also sustained an injury.[2] Egotistico Fantastico was the last champion, by defeating Callihan on June 13, 2009 at CZW's Best Of The Best 9 gathering before the title was deactivated on July 11, 2009.[4]

Reigns[edit]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Derek Domino February 13, 1999 Opening Night Mantua, New Jersey 1 <1 Foley was recognized as the first CZW Iron Man Champion by Combat Zone Wrestling. [1]
2 Lobo February 13, 1999 Opening Night Mantua, New Jersey 1 126 [1]
3 Justice Pain June 19, 1999 Down in Flames Mantua, New Jersey 1 119 [14]
4 Lobo October 16, 1999 Cage of Death I Mantua, New Jersey 2 147 [15]
5 Wifebeater March 11, 2000 March Violence Sewell, New Jersey 1 91 [16]
6 Mad Man Pondo June 10, 2000 Caged to the End Sewell, New Jersey 1 42 [5]
7 Wifebeater July 22, 2000 No Rules, No Limits Sewell, New Jersey 2 <1 Wifebeater was awarded the title. [6]
8 Nick Gage July 22, 2000 No Rules, No Limits Sewell, New Jersey 1 77 [6]
9 Wifebeater October 7, 2000 Rules Are Made To Be Broken Sewell, New Jersey 3 44 [17]
10 Nate Hatred November 20, 2000 Jersey Rulz Sewell, New Jersey 1 62 [18]
11 Wifebeater January 21, 2001 Delaware Invasion Smyrna, Delaware 4 20 [19]
12 Lobo February 10, 2001 Crushing the Competition Sewell, New Jersey 3 119 [20]
13 Nick Mondo June 9, 2001 Breakaway Brawl Smyrna, Delaware 1 49 This was a Triple Threat Deathmatch also involving Wifebeater and Mad Man Pondo. Lobo was not involved in the match for unknown reasons. [7]
14 Nick Gage July 28, 2001 What About Lobo? Sewell, New Jersey 2 91 [21]
15 Nick Berk October 27, 2001 ...And Justice for All Sewell, New Jersey 1 49 [22]
16 Adam Flash December 15, 2001 Cage of Death III Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 147 [23]
17 Nick Mondo May 11, 2002 High Stakes Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2 28 This was a Four Way match for the CZW World Heavyweight and CZW Iron Man Championships involving CZW World Heavyweight Champion Justice Pain and The Messiah, in which Mondo pinned Flash to win the championship. [8]
18 Justice Pain June 8, 2002 Best of the Best 2 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2 35 [24]
19 Adam Flash July 13, 2002 Deja Vu Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2 91 This was also for the CZW World Heavyweight Championship, which Pain held. The match ended in a double pinfall, causing Pain to retain the World Heavyweight Championship, but lose the Iron Man Championship to Flash. [9]
20 The Messiah October 12, 2002 Beyond the Barrier Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 119 [25]
21 Nick Mondo February 8, 2003 Uncivilized Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3 168 [26][27]
Vacated July 26, 2003 The title was vacated due to Mondo sustaining an injury. [13]
22 Trent Acid September 13, 2003 Redefined Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 91 Acid won the title in a Three Way Iron Man match also involving Jimmy Rave and Nick Gage. This was the Finals of a Tournament to decide the new champion. [28][29]
23 Jimmy Rave December 13, 2003 Cage Of Death V: Suspended Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 140 [30]
24 Chris Hero May 1, 2004 Apocalypse Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 224 [31]
25 B-Boy December 11, 2004 Cage of Death VI Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 56 [32]
26 Franky The Mobster February 5, 2005 Only the Strong Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 189 [33][34]
27 Kevin Steen August 13, 2005 Deja Vu 3 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 364 [10][35]
28 LuFisto August 12, 2006 Trapped Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 154 LuFisto was the first woman to win the CZW Iron Man Championship as well as first woman to win any championship in Combat Zone Wrestling. [11][36]
Vacated January 13, 2007 The title was vacated due to LuFisto sustaining an injury.
29 DJ Hyde February 10, 2007 H8 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 91 Hyde defeated Adam Flash and Chris Hero in a Triple Threat match to win the vacant title. [37]
30 Toby Klein May 12, 2007 Restore the Order Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 119 [38]
31 DJ Hyde September 8, 2007 Chri$ Ca$h Memorial Show Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2 63 [39][40]
32 Joker November 10, 2007 Night of Infamy 6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 63 [41]
33 Brain Damage January 12, 2008 New Years Resolutions' Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 154 [42][43][44]
34 DJ Hyde June 14, 2008 Summer School Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3 28 [45][46]
35 Brain Damage July 12, 2008 A Tangled Web Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2 217 [47]
36 Sami Callihan February 14, 2009 X: Decade of Destruction – 10th Anniversary Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 119 Callihan renamed the title the "CZW New Horror Championship", with CZW acknowledging the change afterwards. [12]
37 Egotistico Fantastico June 13, 2009 Best of the Best 9 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 28 [4]
Deactivated July 11, 2009 CZW deactivated the championship.

Combined reigns[edit]

Key
<1 Indicates that the reign lasted less than one day.
Adult white male covered in blood wearing blue jeans and wrestling gear while holding a gold championship wrestling belt.
Wifebeater holds the record for most reigns as CZW Iron Man Champion
Rank[A] Wrestler No. of reigns Combined days
1 Lobo 3 392
2 Brain Damage 2 371
3 Kevin Steen 1 364
4 Nick Mondo 3 245
5 Adam Flash 2 238
6 Chris Hero 1 224
7 Franky The Mobster 1 189
8 DJ Hyde 3 182
9 Nick Gage 2 168
10 Wifebeater 4 155
11 Justice Pain 2 154
11 LuFisto 1 154
13 Jimmy Rave 1 140
14 The Messiah 1 119
14 Sami Callihan 1 119
14 Toby Klein 1 119
17 Trent Acid 1 91
18 Joker 1 63
19 Nate Hatred 1 62
20 B-Boy 1 56
21 Nick Berk 1 49
22 Mad Man Pondo 1 42
23 Egotistico Fantastico 1 28
24 Derek Domino 1 <1

Footnotes[edit]

A. ^ Each wrestler's total number of days as champion are ranked highest to lowest; wrestlers with the same number are tied for that certain rank.

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