WCPW Middleweight Championship

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WCPW Middleweight Championship
Details
Promotion Windy City Pro Wrestling
Date established April 13, 1991
Date retired December 16, 2010
Other name(s)
WCW Middleweight Championship

The WCPW Middleweight Championship was a professional wrestling middleweight championship in Windy City Pro Wrestling (WCPW). It was the original secondary title for the promotion before the creation of the WCPW League Championship in 1993 and its incorporation into the then newly created weight-class division as a legitimate middleweight title (211 to 240 lbs).

The inaugural champion was K.C. Knight, who defeated Mike Samson in Hebron, Indiana on April 13, 1991 to become the first WCW Middleweight Champion. Mike Anthony and Chris "Curse" Collins are tied for the record for most reigns, with two each. At 455 days, Ripper Manson's reign is the longest in the title's history. "The Golden Greek" Mike Londos's reign was the shortest in the history of the title as he lost it to Stone Manson less than 10 minutes after having won the belt. Overall, there have been 27 reigns shared between 25 wrestlers, with three vacancies, and 1 deactivation.

Title history[edit]

Key
# 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
WCW Middleweight Championship 1991 — 1996
WCPW Middleweight Championship 1997 — 2010

Reigns[edit]

# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes Ref.
1 K.C. Knight 1 April 13, 1991 322 Hebron, Indiana Live event Knight defeated Mike Samson to become the first WCW Middleweight Champion. [1][2][3]
2 Mike Samson 1 February 29, 1992 448 Barrington, Illinois Live event [1][2][3]
3 Rick Valentino 1 May 22, 1993 336 Chicago, Illinois Live event [1][2][3]
4 Kevin Quinn 1 April 23, 1994 392 Joliet, Illinois Live event [1][2][3]
5 Ripper Manson 1 May 20, 1995 455 Hammond, Indiana Live event [1][2][3]
6 Brett Sanders 1 August 17, 1996 257 Springfield, Illinois Live event [1][2][3]
7 Christopher Daniels 1 May 1, 1997 16 Ponce, Puerto Rico Live event [1][2][3]
8 Brandon Bishop 1 May 17, 1997 364 Cicero, Illinois Live event [1][2][3]
9 Staff Sgt. Storm 1 May 16, 1998 371 Cicero, Illinois Live event [1][2][3]
10 Mike Londos 1 May 22, 1999 <1 Cicero, Illinois Live event [1][2][3]
11 Stone Manson 1 May 22, 1999 371 Cicero, Illinois Live event [1][2][3]
12 Valyk 1 May 27, 2000 175 Crete, Illinois Live event [2][3]
13 Jeffro King 1 November 18, 2000 156 Chicago, Illinois Live event [2][3]
14 Baltazaar 1 April 23, 2001 145 Chicago, Illinois Live event [2][3]
15 Mike Anthony 1 September 15, 2001 245 Chicago, Illinois Live event [2][3]
16 Ivan Manson 1 May 18, 2002 294 Cicero, Illinois Live event [2][3]
17 Abaddon 1 March 8, 2003 N/A Chicago, Illinois March to Victory (2003) [2][3]
18 Cameron Cage 1 N/A N/A N/A Live event [3]
19 Cassius XL 1 March 12, 2005 66 Chicago, Illinois Lee Sanders Memorial Tournament (2005) This was a tournament final. [3]
20 Mike Anthony 2 May 17, 2005 N/A Hammond, Indiana Battle of the Belts 17 (2005) This was a Triple Threat match. [3][4]
21 Curse 1 2005 N/A N/A Live event [3]
Vacated 2006 N/A N/A [3]
22 Gavin Dunn 1 2007 N/A N/A N/A [3]
Vacated April 8, 2008 Chicago, Illinois Lee Sanders Memorial Tournament (2008) Dunn voluntarily relinquished the championship to wrestle Curse in a "career vs. career" match at Battle of the Belts 20. [3]
23 Chris Collins 2 March 14, 2009 118 Chicago, Illinois Lee Sanders Memorial Tournament (2009) Defeated Sean Mulligan in a tournament final to win the vacant championship. [3]
24 Psycho 1 July 10, 2009 36 Bridgeview, Illinois Legends Under the Stars (2009) Psycho won all of WCPW's singles titles, with exception to the lightweight championship, in a "Pot of Gold" battle royal. On August 15, 2009, due to his controversial victory, he was ordered by WCPW promoter Sam DeCero to defend his titles in a second battle royal during "Hot Summer Nights". He failed to win and the titles were returned to the previous champions. [3]
25 Barry Ryte 1 August 15, 2009 105 Chicago, Illinois Hot Summer Nights (2009) Ryte was awarded the vacant championship. The previous champion, Chris Collins, was stripped as champion due to undergoing back surjury. [3]
26 DTA 1 November 28, 2009 294 Chicago, Illinois November to Remember (2009) [3]
Vacated September 18, 2010 Chicago, Illinois WCPW Studio Show The championship is vacated when WCPW "general manager" Psycho strips all champions of their titles. [3]
27 Buddy Roberts, Jr. 1 September 18, 2010 89 Chicago, Illinois WCPW Studio Show [3]
Deactivated December 16, 2010 N/A N/A WCPW merged with Chicago Pro Wrestling Academy on December 16, 2010, to form Dynasty Sports Entertainment and Roberts was the final champion in WCPW as a company.

List of combined reigns[edit]

<1 Indicates that the reign lasted less than one day.
Rank[N 1] Wrestler # of reigns Combined days
1 Ripper Manson 1 455
2 Mike Samson 1 448
3 Kevin Quinn 1 392
4 Staff. Sgt. Storm 1 371
5 Stone Manson 1 371
6 Brandon Bishop 1 364
7 Rick Valentno 1 336
8 K.C. Knight 1 322
9 Ivan Manson 1 294
10 DTA 1 294
11 Brett Sanders 1 257
12 Mike Anthony 2 245+
13 Valyk 1 175
14 Jeffro King 1 156
15 Baltazaar 1 145
16 Chris Collins 2 118+
17 Barry Ryte 1 105
18 Buddy Roberts, Jr. 1 89
19 Cassius XL 1 66
20 Psycho 1 36
21 Christopher Daniels 1 16
22 Mike Londos 1 <1

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 c d e f g h i j k Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Windy City Pro Wrestling (2002). "WCPW Middleweight (211 lb. to 240 lb.)...". WCPW/UAPW Title Histories. WindyCityProWrestling.com. Archived from the original on April 21, 2003. Retrieved November 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad Kreikenbohm, Philip. "WCPW Middleweight Championship". Titel. Cagematch.de. Retrieved November 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ Red, C. (2005). "Why Red Why?". Red's & XL's Thoughts. C.Red: Pimp Of The Year & a force in Indy wrestling. Retrieved November 12, 2011. 

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