GWF Light Heavyweight Championship

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GWF World Light Heavyweight Championship
Details
Promotion Global Wrestling Federation
United States Wrestling Association
Date retired September 21, 1994
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. [1]
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 21 Dallas, Texas House show   [2]
- Vacated - April 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. [3]
10 Pourteau, AlexAlex Pourteau 1 July 31, 1992 [Note 1] Dallas, Texas House show   [4]
11 Davis, DannyDanny Davis $ 2 August 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 78 Dallas, Texas House show   [5]
18 Eric Draven 1 May 15, 1993 195 Dallas, Texas House show    
19 Pourteau, AlexAlex Pourteau 3 November 26, 1993 86 Dallas, Texas House show    
20 Calvin Knapp 2 February 20, 1994 [Note 3] N/A House show    
- Vacated - July 1994 N/A N/A N/A Vacated for undisclosed reasons  
21 Pourteau, AlexAlex Pourteau 4 August 1994 [Note 4] Guatemala House show Records unclear as to how he won the title or if there was even a match for it  
22 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.  

Tournaments[edit]

1991[edit]

The GWF Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament was a twenty-four man tournament for the inaugural GWF Light Heavyweight Championship held on July 12 and July 13, 1991. The Lightning Kid defeated Jerry Lynn in the final to win the tournament.[6]

  First Round Second Round Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
                                               
   Handsome Stranger    
   Butch Blackheart    
     Handsome Stranger    
       Rip Rogers    
   Rip Rogers  
   Ray Evans    
     Handsome Stranger    
     Lightning Kid    
   Chaz    
   Ed Robinson    
     Chaz  
       Lightning Kid    
   Bubba Fangman  
   Lightning Kid    
     Lightning Kid    
     Steve Simpson    
   Mike Davis    
   Victor Gonzales    
     Mike Davis  
       Brian Adias    
   El Bandolero  
   Brian Adias    
     Mike Davis  
     Steve Simpson    
   Adrian Street    
   Iceman King Parsons    
     Adrian Street  
       Steve Simpson    
   Steve Simpson  
   Mike Stetson    
     Lightning Kid  
     Jerry Lynn  
   John Tatum    
   Khris Germany    
     John Tatum    
       Terry Garvin    
   Terry Garvin  
   Kenny the Stinger    
     John Tatum    
     Jerry Lynn    
   Terry Daniels    
   Rick Garren    
     Terry Daniels  
       Jerry Lynn    
   Jerry Lynn  
   Randy Rhodes    
     Jerry Lynn  
     BYE    
   BYE    
   BYE    
     BYE  
       BYE    
   BYE  
   BYE    
     BYE  
     BYE    
   BYE    
   BYE    
     BYE  
       BYE    
      

1992[edit]

The GWF Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament was a three-man tournament for the vacated GWF Light Heavyweight Championship held on May 29, 1992. The title was vacated after previous champion Danny Davis left the company for United States Wrestling Association. Terry Simms defeated Chaz in the final to win the tournament.[7]

Semifinals Finals
           
1 Terry Simms
4 Nick Busick
Terry Simms
Chaz
3 Chaz
2 BYE

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 not known, putting Knapp's championship reign at between 1 day and 191 days.
  4. ^ 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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