PWP Catch Division Championship

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PWP Catch Division Championship
Details
PromotionPro Wrestling Pride (PWP)
Date established13 May 2012
Current champion(s)Tyler Hawke
Date won25 June 2017

The PWP Catch Division Championship is a professional wrestling championship owned by Pro Wrestling Pride. It was the first championship incorporated by Pro Wrestling Pride, and the company's second-tier championship behind the PWP Heavyweight Championship. Despite the championship being the secondary championship for the promotion, it has been known to main-event shows above the heavyweight championship. [1]

The championship was established on the first Pro Wrestling Pride show under the company's banner on 13 May 2012, where Tyler Hawke defeated Wales' 'Wild Boar' Mike Hitchman. The design of the championship is that of a trophy rather than a traditional championship belt. Despite the championship being predominately male, it has been won by a female. Bobbi Tyler won the championship for a single day in January 2017.

Catch Division Wrestling[edit]

Rather than a midcard title based on a weight (Such as All Japan Pro Wrestling's Junior Heavyweight Championship, or World Championship Wrestling's Cruiserweight championship), and is more in line with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's X-Division Championship, which stated the division was 'not about weight limits, it's about no limits!"[2] The catch division, was likely originally designed as a showcase of catch wrestling, rather than high-flying wrestling, with well known grapplers Johnny Kidd and Doug Williams[3] winning the title.[4]

However, the style has changed over the duration of the belt's life, with the aforementioned catch style, with a mix of luchador, Puroresu and even more 'extreme styles'. This is reflected in the match types contested for this championship, with "catch as catch can" wrestling style (See Mountevans Rules)[5], Luchas de Apuestas[6] and even TLC matches. [7] The division's prize was a catch division trophy, and not a traditional belt. [8]

Title history[edit]

The full history of the championship is listed below. As the championship is currently on hiatus; the current championship reign of Tyler Hawke is being accumulated; however, it may not be accurate. As of 24 August 2019. [9][10]

Championship Lineage[edit]

Reign The reign number for the specific champion listed
Location The city in which the title was won
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title was won
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
No. Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Successful defences Event Notes
1 Tyler Hawke 1 May 13, 2012 105 Teignmouth,Devon 2 PWP Debut Show [a]
2 Josef Von Schmidt 1 September 21, 2012 245 Teignmouth, Devon 1 Unnamed
3 Darren Saviour 1 April 28, 2013 126 Teignmouth, Devon 3 Unnamed
4 Tyler Hawke 2 September 1, 2013 258 Exeter,Devon 2 Unnamed
5 Ultimo Tiger 1 May 17, 2014 36 Torquay,Devon 0 Pride & Glory 2014 [b]
6 Dick Riley 1 June 22, 2014 105 Saltash,Cornwall 3 Unnamed
7 Joel Redman 1 June 22, 2014 197 Exeter, Devon 0 PWP Hardcore Halloween
8 Tyler Hawke 3 November 23, 2014 84 Torquay, Devon 1 Unnamed [c]
9 Ultimo Tiger 2 February 15, 2015 168 Newton Abbot, Devon 5 Unnamed
10 Doug Williams 1 August 2, 2015 14 Tavistock, Devon 1 PWP Big Trouble in Little Tavi [1] [d]
11 Ultimo Tiger 3 August 16, 2015 175 Taunton, Somerset 5 PWP Too Legit to Quit Tour - Night 3
12 Scotty Essex 1 February 7, 2016 98 Plymouth, Devon 0 PWP The Real Rock 'n' Rollas [e]
13 Johnny Kidd 1 May 15, 2016 7 Bideford, Devon 0 PWP The Battle of Bideford
14 Scotty Essex 2 May 22, 2016 49 Teignmouth, Devon 0 PWP Johnny Kidd's last Devon Stand [f]
15 Ultimo Tiger 4 July 10, 2016 112 Paignton, Devon 5 PWP Heroes & Legends 3 [g]
16 Kelly Sixx 1 September 21, 2002 89 Taunton, Somerset 1 Undisputed 2 [h]
17 Bobbi Tyler 1 January 27, 2017 1 Taunton, Somerset 0 PWP Maximum Meyhem Tour - Night 2 [i]
18 Josh Knott 1 January 28, 2017 149 Bideford, Devon 1 Maximum Meyhem Tour - Night 3 [j]
19 Tyler Hawke 4 June 25, 2017 790+ Plymouth, Devon 2 PWP Live In Plymouth [k]

Combined reigns[edit]

The total list of combined championship days held. As of 24 August 2019.

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Tyler Hawke 4 1,237+
2 Ultimo Tiger 4 491
3 Josef Von Schmidt 1 245
4 Joshua Knott 1 148
5 Scotty Essex 2 147
6 Darren Saviour 1 126
7 Dick Riley 1 105
8 Kelly Sixx 1 89
9 Joel Redman 1 49
10 Doug Williams 1 14
11 Johnny Kidd 1 7
12 Bobbi Tyler 1 1

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Defeated Mike Hitchman to become inaugural champion
  2. ^ Won in an 'I Quit' Mask vs Championship Match
  3. ^ The match was a Three Stages of Hell match.
  4. ^ Cashed in a "Money in the bank" briefcase to win championship.
  5. ^ Match was a triple threat match. Essex pinned Tajiri.
  6. ^ This was a Traditional Mountevans Rounds match. Essex won the match in the 5th Round (2:1) by submission
  7. ^ This was a Fatal-4-way match for the championship. Also containing Mark Andrews (wrestler) & PJ Black
  8. ^ This was a Triple Threat Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match where Sixx pinned Joshua Knott.
  9. ^ Tyler became the first female wrestler to hold a male championship in the company.
  10. ^ Won by Submission
  11. ^ This was a street fight.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kreikenbolm, Philip. "PWP << Events Database << Cagematch". Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  2. ^ McNamara, Andy. "No limits to second X Division DVD". Slam! Sports. Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Doug Williams - Calling Spots". Calling Spots. Archived from the original on 13 October 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
  4. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Pro Wrestling Pride Catch Division Championship « Titles Database « Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database".
  5. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Johnny Kidd's last Devon Stand « Titles Database « Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database".
  6. ^ Edward, Dyer (19 April 2014). "Tyler Hawke vs. Ultimo Tiger Press Confrence". Pro Wrestling Pride. Retrieved 11 October 2017.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "PWP Undisputed 2 « Titles Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". Archived from the original on 20 March 2018.
  8. ^ Dyer, Edward. "Pro Wrestling Pride Roster". Pro Wrestling Pride. Archived from the original on 10 August 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  9. ^ Kreikenburg, Philip. "PWP Catch Division Championship << Titles Database << CAGEMATCH". Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Results - Pro Wrestling Pride". Archived from the original on 5 September 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017.

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