JAPW Light Heavyweight Championship

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JAPW Light Heavyweight Championship
Details
Promotion Jersey All Pro Wrestling
Date established December 5, 1997
Current champion(s) Blk Jeez[1]
Date won November 15, 2014[1]

The JAPW Light Heavyweight Championship is a championship in the Jersey All Pro Wrestling promotion in the United States. Being a professional wrestling championship, it is not won via direct competition; it is instead won via a predetermined ending to a match or awarded to a wrestler because of a wrestling angle. It became official title on December 5, 1997 when Rik Rachet defeated Chino Martinez in a tournament final to crown the first champion. It was retired on September 15, 2006 when the New Jersey State Championship was re-activated. Kazarian remained champion as a result. Prince Mustafa Ali became the new champion after the title was re-activated. The current champion is Blk Jeez, who is in his first reign. There have been 27 reigns by 21 wrestlers with six vacancies. One of those vacancies came when Billy Reil was injured.

Title history[edit]

As of April 20, 2017

# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event in which the title was won
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
N/A The information is not available or is unknown
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Rik Ratchet 1 December 5, 1997 107 Bayonne, NJ Night of Barbwire #1 Defeated Chino Martinez in tournament final to become first champion.
2 Chino Martinez 1 March 22, 1998 502 Newark, NJ 1st Anniversary Show: Night of Barbwire #2
3 O Dogg 1 August 6, 1999 23 Bayonne, NJ N/A
4 Billy Reil 1 August 29, 1999 440 Seacaucus, NJ 2nd Anniversary Show
Vacated November 11, 2000 Bayonne, NJ N/A Title vacated due to Reil being injured.
5 Nick Berk 1 November 18, 2000 77 Philadelphia, PA 3rd Anniversary Show: South Philly Invasion Defeated Trent Acid and Ric Blade to win the vacant title.
6 Ric Blade 1 February 3, 2001 133 Philadelphia, PA
Vacated June 16, 2001 Philadelphia, PA World War 2001 Title declared vacant when Blade was injured.
7 Nick Berk 2 June 16, 2001 21 Philadelphia, PA World War 2001 Defeated Chino Martinez and Billy Reil to win the vacant title.
8 Low Ki 1 July 7, 2001 42 Philadelphia, PA Royal Consequences
9 Xavier 1 August 8, 2001 52 Philadelphia, PA Last Dance Awarded title when Low Ki lost a three way dance to Homicide for the Heavyweight Championship of which Xavier was a part.
Vacated September 29, 2001 Philadelphia, PA Family Crisis Xavier was stripped of the title due to injury.
10 Deranged 1 September 29, 2001 69 Philadelphia, PA Family Crisis Deranged defeated Ghost Shadow to win the vacant title.
11 The Insane Dragon 1 December 7, 2001 57 Bayonne, NJ Seasons Beatings Tour Night 2
12 Dixie 1 February 2, 2002 350 Bayonne, NJ Russ Haas Memorial Show Defeated Homicide and the Insane Dragon in a three way dance to unify the New Jersey State Championship, Heavyweight, and Light Heavyweight titles.
13 Rain 1 January 18, 2003 153 Woodbridge, NJ Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Vacated July 1, 2003 N/A N/A Rain vacates title upon retiring from wrestling.
14 Azrieal 1 August 2, 2003 210 Rahway, NJ N/A Defeated Monsta Mack and Nick Berk in tournament final.
15 Jay Lethal 1 February 28, 2004 286 Rahway, NJ Revolution Lethal defeated champion Azrieal, Jack Evans and The Insane Dragon in a four way match.
16 Azrieal 2 December 10, 2004 176 Rahway, NJ N/A
17 B-Boy 1 June 4, 2005 [N 1] Rahway, NJ HomeComing
Vacated 2005 N/A N/A B-Boy was stripped of the title for unknown reasons.
18 Azrieal 3 August 19, 2005 141 Lake Hiwatha, NJ N/A Defeated Bandido Jr. and Archadia in a Three Way Dance to win vacant title.
19 Teddy Hart 1 January 7, 2006 161 Rahway, NJ Wild Card II Defeats Arcadia, Javi Air, Quiet Storm, Grim Reefer, M-Dogg 20 and last eliminating Azrieal in a Gauntlet match.
Vacated June 17, 2006 Rahway, NJ Caged Fury 2 Hart was stripped of the belt when he no-shows the event.
20 Frankie Kazarian 1 June 17, 2006 90 Rahway, NJ Caged Fury 2 Defeated Jay Lethal and A.J. Styles in a Three Way match for the vacant title.
Retired September 15, 2006 Rahway, NJ Rampage The title was retired as the New Jersey State Championship was re-activated. Kazarian remained champion.
21 Prince Mustafa Ali 1 January 24, 2009 63 Rahway, NJ Wild Card V Defeated Flip Kendrick, Louis Lyndon and The Amazing Red for the re-activated title.
22 Flip Kendrick 1 March 28, 2009 168 Rahway, NJ Unfinished Business
23 Bandido Jr. 1 September 12, 2009 406 Rahway, NJ Basebrawl
24 Azrieal 4 October 23, 2010 48 Jersey City, NJ Halloween Hell 2010 [2]
25 Jushin Thunder Liger 1 December 10, 2010 156 Rahway, NJ 13th Anniversary Show: Night One Defeated Azrieal, Bandido Jr., B-Boy, El Generico and Kenny Omega in a six-way elimination match.[3]
26 Kenny Omega 1 May 15, 2011 1280 Philadelphia, PA NJPW Invasion Tour 2011 [4]
Vacated November 15, 2014 N/A
27 Blk Jeez 1 November 15, 2014 728 Rahway, NJ JAPW 18th Anniversary Show Jeez defeated Bandido Jr., Lucky 13 and Marq Quen.[1]
Vacated November 12, 2016 N/A N/A Vacated for unknown reasons
35 Archadia 1 November 12, 2016 159+ Rahway, NJ 20th Anniversary Show Archadia defeated Azrieal, Conor Claxton, Joey Janela, John Silver, JT Dunn, Pinkie Sanchez and Steve Scott to win the vacant title.

List of combined reigns[edit]

As of April 20, 2017

Indicates the current champions
¤ The exact length of at least one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used.
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
<1 Indicates that the combined total is less than one day.
Rank Wrestler # Of Reigns Combined Days
1 Kenny Omega 1 1,280
2 Azrieal 4 576
3 Chino Martinez 1 502
4 Billy Reil 1 440
5 Bandido, Jr. 1 406
6 Dixie 1 350
7 Jay Lethal 1 286
8 Flip Kendrick 1 168
9 Jushin Thunder Liger 1 156
10 Ric Blade 1 133
11 Teddy Hart 1 132
12 Rik Rachet 1 106
13 Nick Berk 2 89
14 B-Boy 1 76¤
[N 1]
15 Deranged 1 69
16 Prince Mustafa Ali 1 63
17 The Insane Dragon 1 57
18 Low Ki 1 42
Xavier 1 42
20 O Dogg 1 23
21 Blk Jeez 1 887+

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The exact date on which B-Boy was stripped of the title during his only reign is unknown, which means that his reign lasted between 0 and 76 days.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gee Schoon Tong, Chris (2014-11-16). "Show results - 11/15 JAPW in Rahway, N.Y.: Stacked card includes Kurt Angle with WGTT vs. Sabin & Hart, Styles vs. Sydal, Samoa Joe, Crime Time, Necro, new champ, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2014-11-16. 
  2. ^ Martin, Adam (2010-10-24). "Indy News #2: JAPW with Lawler, WSU news/notes". WrestleView. Archived from the original on 2010-11-01. Retrieved 2010-10-25. 
  3. ^ "News: Results from JAPW's Anniversary Show Weekend". Jersey All Pro Wrestling. 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  4. ^ Martin, Adam (2011-05-16). "5/15 New Japan Pro Wrestling Results: Philly, PA". WrestleView. Archived from the original on 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2011-05-16. 

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