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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