PWG World Championship

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PWG World Championship
Human Tornado and the PWG World Championship.jpg
Human Tornado with the PWG World Championship belt
Current champion(s) Roderick Strong[1]
Date won December 12, 2014[1]
Date established August 30, 2003
Promotion Pro Wrestling Guerrilla
Other name(s)
PWG Championship

The PWG World Championship is a professional wrestling world championship in the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla professional wrestling promotion. It was first introduced in 2003 as the PWG Championship. The championship is generally contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants execute scripted finishes rather than contend in direct competition.


The title became known under its current name in February 2006, when PWG had a two-event European Vacation tour stopping in Essen, Germany and Orpington, England. The title has also been defended in Japan in the Dragon Gate promotion, as well as in the United Kingdom in 1PW and again on PWG's European Vacation II tour in Paris, France, Portsmouth, England and Essen, Germany, with it recently being defended in Queensland, Australia.


The inaugural champion was Frankie Kazarian, who won the championship by defeating Joey Ryan in the finals of a sixteen man tournament on August 30, 2003 at PWG's Bad Ass Mother 3000 - Stage 2 event.[2] At 538 days, Adam Cole's only reign is the longest in the title's history.[3] Bryan Danielson is the shortest reigning champion in history by vacating it immediately after winning it for the second time.[4] Kevin Steen holds the record for most reigns, with 3.[5][6][7] As of October 2015, Roderick Strong is the current champion in his first reign, after defeating Kyle O'Reilly in a Guerrilla Warfare match on December 12, 2014, to win the title.[1][8] Overall, there have been 23 reigns among 17 different wrestlers.[9]


  1. ^ a b c "Roderick Strong's first reign". Pro Wrestling Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  2. ^ "Frankie Kazarian's first reign". Pro Wrestling Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  3. ^ "Adam Cole's first reign". Pro Wrestling Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  4. ^ "Bryan Danielson's second reign". Pro Wrestling Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  5. ^ "Kevin Steen's first reign". Pro Wrestling Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  6. ^ "Kevin Steen's second reign". Pro Wrestling Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  7. ^ "Kevin Steen's third reign". Pro Wrestling Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  8. ^ "Black Cole Sun". Pro Wrestling Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  9. ^ Westcott, Brian. "PWG Heavyweight Title History". Retrieved 2007-07-18. 

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