WCW Light Heavyweight Championship

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WCW Light Heavyweight Championship
Brad Armstrong (wrestler).jpg
Brad Armstrong as WCW Light Heavyweight Champion.
Date established October 27, 1991
Date retired September 2, 1992
Promotion World Championship Wrestling

The WCW Light Heavyweight Championship was a short-lived title from 1991 until 1992 in World Championship Wrestling. It preceded the WCW Cruiserweight Championship introduced in 1996, which later became a WWE championship. WWE recognizes former WCW World Light Heavyweight Champions as former WCW/WWE Cruiserweight Champions.

Title history[edit]

Symbol Meaning
# The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific tag team listed
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title changed hands
N/A The specific information is not known or applicable.
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
# Wrestler Reigns Date Days held: Location Event Notes
1 Brian Pillman 1 October 27, 1991 59 Chattanooga, Tennessee Halloween Havoc (1991) Defeated Richard Morton in tournament final to determine the first WCW Light Heavyweight Champion.[1]
2 Jushin Thunder Liger 1 December 25, 1991 66 Atlanta, Georgia [2]
3 Brian Pillman 2 February 29, 1992 112 Milwaukee, Wisconsin SuperBrawl II [3]
4 Scotty Flamingo 1 June 20, 1992 15 Mobile, Alabama Beach Blast (1992) [4]
5 Brad Armstrong 1 July 5, 1992 59 Atlanta, Georgia [5]
- Vacated September 2, 1992 0 Atlanta, Georgia Clash of the Champions XX: 20th Anniversary Armstrong was stripped of the title due to a knee injury. A tournament was announced to take place in early 1993, but the idea was abandoned. The WCW Light Heavyweight Championship would later be replaced with the WCW Cruiserweight Championship.[5]


  1. ^ "Brian Pillman's first reign". WWE. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  2. ^ "Jushin Liger's first reign". WWE. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  3. ^ "Brian Pillman's second reign". WWE. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  4. ^ "Scotty Flamingo's first reign". WWE. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  5. ^ a b "Brad Armstrong's first reign". WWE. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 

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