WCW Women's Cruiserweight Championship

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WCW Women's Cruiserweight Championship
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
GAEA Japan
Date established April 7, 1997
Date retired 1997

The World Championship Wrestling (WCW) Women's Cruiserweight Championship was a short-lived singles women's professional wrestling championship in World Championship Wrestling for the smaller women. It was created as a joint venture between WCW and GAEA Japan. The weight limit for the women's cruiserweight division was 130 lb (as announced on WCW television). The first champion was crowned in a four-woman tournament that began on an episode of WCW Monday Nitro on March 31, 1997 and concluded on April 7, 1997.[1] Since the tournament final was only shown as a bonus match on WCW Main Event, and the results were never mentioned on WCW television again, it is speculated that the title was created solely to be used by the GAEA promotion in Japan.[2] In fact, the title was defended and changed hands twice in Japan until being abandoned in late 1997.

Title history[edit]

# Wrestler Reigns Date Days held: Location Event Notes
1 Toshie Uematsu 1 April 7, 1997 103 Huntsville, Alabama WCW Main Event Defeated Malia Hosaka in a tournament final to determine the first WCW Women's Cruiserweight Champion.[2]
2 Yoshiko Tamura 1 July 19, 1997 63 Yokohama, Japan The Dream & Future ~ 2nd Jr. All Stars[3] [3]
3 Sugar Sato 1 September 20, 1997 Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
- Retired - 1997 0 N/A N/A The championship was abandoned after WCW and GAEA Japan ended their relationship.

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