NZWPW Heavyweight Championship

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NZWPW Heavyweight Championship
NZWPW champion.jpg
“Rufguts” Roddy Gunn as champion
Details
Current champion(s) Ben Mana
Date won 30 May 2015
Date established 3 December 2004
Promotion New Zealand Wide Pro Wrestling
Other name(s)
WPW Super Heavyweight Championship (2004-2005)

NZWPW Heavyweight Championship is the top professional wrestling championship title in the New Zealand promotion New Zealand Wide Pro Wrestling (NZWPW). It was the original super heavyweight title of Wellington Pro Wrestling and introduced as the WPW Super Heavyweight Championship on 3 December 2004. The inaugural champion was Ruamoko, who defeated Les Barrett in a tournament final in Lower Hutt, New Zealand on 25 April 1992. The title became vacant when Ruamoko suffered an injury in early-2005 and, after the promotion became New Zealand Wide Pro Wrestling, it was replaced by the current heavyweight championship first won by Island Boy Si on 25 March 2005.

Title history[edit]

# 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

Names[edit]

Name Years
WPW Super Heavyweight Championship 2004 — 2005
NZWPW New Zealand Heavyweight Championship 2005 — present

Reigns[edit]

As of September 4, 2015.

# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Ruamoko 1 3 December 2004 N/A Lower Hutt, New Zealand Colossus (2004) Ruamoko defeated Les Barrett in a tournament final to become the first WPW Super Heavyweight Champion. [1][2]
Vacated 2005 N/A N/A The championship is vacated after Ruamoko is injured. [1][3]
2 Island Boy Si 1 25 March 2005 224 Lower Hutt, New Zealand Power Play II (2005) Defeated The Punisher in a tournament final to win the vacant championship. [3][4]
3 Jonnie Juice 1 4 November 2005 161 Lower Hutt, New Zealand Eruption II (2005) [4][5]
4 D-Hoya 1 14 April 2006 98 Lower Hutt, New Zealand Power Play III (2006) [4][6]
5 Adam Avalanche 1 21 July 2006 342 Lower Hutt, New Zealand Pacific Storm (2006) [4][7]
6 D-Hoya 2 28 June 2007 162 Lower Hutt, New Zealand The Big One (2007) This was a Last Man Standing match. [4][8]
7 Jimmy Sparx 1 7 December 2007 176 Lower Hutt, New Zealand Christmas Carnage (2007) This was a Four Corners Tag match involving Axl and Rufguts. [4][9]
8 D-Hoya 3 31 May 2008 77 Lower Hutt, New Zealand Power Play V (2008) [4][10]
Vacated 16 August 2008 Wainui, New Zealand Invasion Tour (2008) The championship is vacated on the first night of the tour after a Triple Threat match involving D-Hoya, Jimmy Sparx and Rufguts ended in a no-contest. An 8-man tournament is held for the duration of the tour. [11]
9 D-Hoya 4 14 November 2008 378 Lower Hutt, New Zealand The Big One (2008) Defeated Jimmy Sparx in tournament final to win the vacant championship. [12]
10 Rufguts 1 27 November 2009 204 Lower Hutt, New Zealand Movember (2009) X-Rated was the special referee. [4][13]
11 Tykade 1 19 June 2010 258 Lower Hutt, New Zealand Power Play VII (2010) This was a No Disqualification match. D-Hoya was the special referee. [14]
12 "Rufguts" Roddy Gunn 2 4 March 2011 175 Lower Hutt, New Zealand Over The Top (2011)
13 D-Hoya 5 26 August 2011 259 Lower Hutt, New Zealand Power Play VIII
Vacated 11 May 2012 Petone, New Zealand Bringing Down the House
14 Ben Mana 1 15 June 2012 61 Lower Hutt, New Zealand Power Play IX
Vacated 15 August 2012 Otaki, New Zealand Right 2 Challenge (2012) Ben Mana injured his knee winning the title against Jakob Cross at Power Play IX
15 Tykade 2 2 November 2012 42 Taita, New Zealand The Bushwacker Luke's Return Defeated James Shaw in the NZWPW tournament final
16 Johnny Idol 1 14 December 2012 155 Stokes Valley, New Zealand Mayhem in the Valley (2012) Cashed in his Right 2 Challenge opportunity and won
17 James Shaw 1 18 May 2013 14 Ngaio, New Zealand Ngaio Evolution (2013) Defeated Johnny Idol in an "I Quit" match
18 Johnny Idol 2 1 June 2013 97 Wainuiomata, New Zealand Over the Top (2013) Defeated James Shaw, Travis Banks, and Rufguts
19 Ben Mana 2 6 September 2013 294 Lower Hutt, New Zealand Power Play X Defeated Johnny Idol in a Last Man Standing match
20 "Rufguts" Roddy Gunn 3 27 June 2014 85 Petone, New Zealand Beat Down (2014) Rufguts invoked the Right 2 Challenge he won in October 2013 for another chance at the NZWPW Championship and won
21 “Dream Catcher” Phil Woodgate 1 20 September 2014 252 Waikanae, New Zealand Road to Rescue (2014) Defeated Paul Sayers and “Rufguts” Roddy Gunn
22 Ben Mana 3 30 May 2015 97+ Wairoa, New Zealand Wairoa Warzone (2015) Defeated “Dream Catcher” Phil Woodgate

List of combined reigns[edit]

<1 Indicates that the reign lasted less than one day.
Rank[N 1] Wrestler # of reigns Combined days
1 D-Hoya 4 378
2 Adam Avanche 1 342
3 Island Boy Si 1 224
4 Rufguts 1 204
5 Jimmy Sparx 1 176
6 Jonnie Juice 1 161

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Each reign is ranked highest to lowest; reigns with the same number mean that they are tied for that certain rank.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "W.P.W. Super Heavyweight Title (New Zealand)". The Great Hisa's Puroresu Dojo. Wrestling-Titles.com. 2003. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "WPW Colossus Full Results". Stories. NZPWI.co.nz. 4 December 2004. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "IBS wins Heavyweight Championship at NZWPW Powerplay II!". Stories. NZPWI.co.nz. 26 March 2005. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "N.Z.W.P.W. New Zealand Heavyweight Title". The Great Hisa's Puroresu Dojo. Wrestling-Titles.com. 2003. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Era Of Juice Begins In NZWPW". Stories. NZPWI.co.nz. 21 November 2005. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "D Hoya Dethrones Juice at Powerplay 3". Stories. NZPWI.co.nz. 14 April 2006. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Adam Avalanche Steps Up At Pacific Storm". Stories. NZPWI.co.nz. 22 July 2006. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  8. ^ Dunn, David (30 June 2007). "The Big One: D-Hoya is the Last Man Standing". Stories. NZPWI.co.nz. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  9. ^ Dunn, David (8 December 2007). "Jimmy Sparx's reign begins at Christmas Carnage". Stories. NZPWI.co.nz. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  10. ^ Dunn, David (1 June 2008). "NZWPW: D-Hoya makes history at Power Play 5". Stories. NZPWI.co.nz. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  11. ^ Dunn, David (20 August 2008). "NZWPW: Infinite Avalanche win in Wainui". Stories. NZPWI.co.nz. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  12. ^ Dunn, David (15 November 2008). "NZWPW Big One: D-Hoya becomes a six-time champ!". Stories. NZPWI.co.nz. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  13. ^ Dunn, David (28 November 2009). "Rufguts New NZWPW Champion!". Stories. NZPWI.co.nz. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 
  14. ^ Dunn, David (22 June 2010). "Tykade takes the title at Power Play". Stories. NZPWI.co.nz. Retrieved 8 July 2010. 

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