GWF Light Heavyweight Championship

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GWF World Light Heavyweight Championship
Details
Date retired September 21, 1994
Promotion Global Wrestling Federation
United States Wrestling Association
Other name(s)
  • USWA Light Heavyweight Championship

The GWF Light Heavyweight Championship was the secondary title in the Global Wrestling Federation in Texas. The title existed from 1991 until 1994, when GWF closed. The title was defended on the promotion's show that aired nationally on ESPN.

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.
$ The championship was promoted as the "USWA World Light Heavyweight Championship"
# Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Lightning Kid 1 July 13, 1991 62 Dallas, Texas House show Defeated Jerry Lynn in tournament final.  
2 Chaz Taylor 1 September 13, 1991 2 Dallas, Texas House show    
3 Lightning Kid 2 September 15, 1991 103 Marietta, Georgia House show    
4 Lynn, JerryJerry Lynn 1 December 27, 1991 42 Dallas, Texas House show    
5 Horowitz, BarryBarry Horowitz 1 February 7, 1992 14 Dallas, Texas House show    
6 Ben Jordan 1 February 21, 1992 7 Dallas, Texas House show    
7 Horowitz, BarryBarry Horowitz 2 February 28, 1992 5 Dallas, Texas House show    
8 Davis, DannyDanny Davis 1 April 3, 1992 51 Dallas, Texas House show    
- Vacated - May 24, 1992 N/A N/A N/A Davis left for the USWA and later wrestles as GWF champion in Memphis.  
9 Terry Simms 1 May 29, 1992 63 Dallas, Texas House show Defeats Chaz in tournament final.  
10 Pourteau, AlexAlex Pourteau 1 July 31, 1992 [Note 1] Dallas, Texas House show    
11 Davis, DannyDanny Davis $ 2 August 3, 1992-August 24, 1992 [Note 2] N/A House show Supposedly won the title somewhere between August 3 and August 24, 1992. Is possible this was Davis using the title he took with him from the GWF when he quit.  
12 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher $ 1 October 5, 1992 7 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
13 Davis, DannyDanny Davis $ 3 October 12, 1992 7 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
14 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher $ 2 October 19, 1992 4 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
15 Mike Dahl 1 October 23, 1992 92 Dallas, Texas House show    
16 Pourteau, AlexAlex Pourteau 2 January 22, 1993 34 Dallas, Texas House show    
17 Calvin Knapp 1 February 26, 1993 [Note 3] Dallas, Texas House show    
- Vacated - November 1993 N/A N/A N/A Championship vacated For undocumented reasons  
18 Pourteau, AlexAlex Pourteau 3 November 26, 1993 86 Dallas, Texas House show    
19 Calvin Knapp 2 February 20, 1994 [Note 4] N/A House show    
- Vacated - 1994 N/A N/A N/A Vacated for undisclosed reasons  
20 Pourteau, AlexAlex Pourteau 4 August 1994 [Note 5] Guatemala House show Records unclear as to how he won the title or if there was even a match for it  
21 Nishimura, OsamuOsamu Nishimura 1 August 26, 1994 26 Dallas, Texas House show    
- Title Retired - September 21, 1994 N/A N/A N/A When Global Wrestling Federation closed.  

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Records are unclear when Porteau lost the championship and also unclear if he lost it to Danny Davis in the USWA in August or not until October. His title reign lasted between 3 and 84 days/
  2. ^ Records are unclear when Davis won the championship, putting his title reign lasted between 42 and 63 days/
  3. ^ The exact date the championship was vacated is unclear, putting Knapp's title reign at between 248 and 272 days.
  4. ^ The exact date the championship was vacated is not known, putting Knapp's championship reign at between 1 day and 191 days.
  5. ^ The exact date Porteau won the championship is not known, putting his championship reign at between 1 day and 24 days.

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