WWF Junior Heavyweight Championship
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|WWF Junior Heavyweight Championship|
|Promotion||World Wrestling Federation
New Japan Pro Wrestling
|Date established||1965 / 1978|
|Date retired||1972 / 1985|
The WWWF/WWF Junior Heavyweight Championship is a former championship recognized by the World (Wide) Wrestling Federation and New Japan Pro-Wrestling for wrestlers of smaller size. The title existed from 1967 through 1985.
|1||Paul DeGalles||1||September 1965||[Note 1]||[Note 2]||House show|
|2||De Fazio, JohnnyJohnny De Fazio||1||October 15, 1965||[Note 3]||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||House show|
|3||Jackie Nicholas||1||[Note 4]||[Note 3]||New England||House show|
|4||De Fazio, JohnnyJohnny De Fazio||2||[Note 4]||[Note 3]||[Note 2]||House show|
|5||Jackie Nicholas||2||[Note 4]||[Note 3]||[Note 2]||House show|
|6||De Fazio, JohnnyJohnny De Fazio||3||[Note 4]||[Note 3]||[Note 2]||House show|
|7||Jackie Nicholas||3||[Note 4]||[Note 3]||[Note 2]||House show|
|8||De Fazio, JohnnyJohnny De Fazio||4||[Note 4]||[Note 3]||[Note 2]||House show|
|—||Vacated||—||1972||—||N/A||N/A||De Fazio vacated the title in 1972 upon retirement.|
|9||Estrada, Carlos JoseCarlos Jose Estrada||1||January 20, 1978||3||Uniondale, New York||House show||Defeated Tony Garea to reestablish the title in the WWWF.|
|10||Fujinami, TatsumiTatsumi Fujinami||1||January 23, 1978||617||New York, New York||House show||Moved to New Japan Pro Wrestling with the title.|
|11||Ryuma Go||1||October 2, 1979||2||Osaka, Japan||House show|
|12||Fujinami, TatsumiTatsumi Fujinami||2||October 4, 1979||789||Tokyo, Japan||House show|
|—||Vacated||—||December 1, 1981||—||N/A||N/A||Fujinami entered the heavyweight division.|
|13||Tiger Mask||1||January 1, 1982||119||Tokyo, Japan||House show||Defeated Dynamite Kid for the vacant title.|
|—||Vacated||—||April 30, 1982||—||N/A||N/A||Tiger Mask was injured.|
|14||Black Tiger||1||May 6, 1982||20||Fukuoka, Japan||House show||Defeated Gran Hamada in a decision match.|||
|15||Tiger Mask||2||May 26, 1982||312||Osaka, Japan||House show|||
|—||Vacated||—||April 3, 1983||—||N/A||N/A||Tiger Mask was injured by the Dynamite Kid in a tag team match two nights before. On the same April 3, Dynamite Kid and Kuniaki Kobayashi fought for the title and no winner was declared.|
|16||Tiger Mask||3||June 13, 1983||60||Mexico City, Mexico||House show||Defeated Fishman in decision match.|
|—||Vacated||—||August 12, 1983||—||N/A||N/A||Tiger Mask retired.|
|17||Dynamite Kid||1||February 7, 1984||273||Tokyo, Japan||House show||Won a triangular tournament final match over The Cobra.|||
|—||Vacated||—||November 6, 1983||—||N/A||N/A||When the Dynamite Kid left WWF for Japan.|
|18||The Cobra||1||December 28, 1984||143||New York City, New York||House show||Defeated Black Tiger to win the title.|
|19||Saito, HiroHiro Saito||1||May 20, 1985||69||Hiroshima, Japan||House show|
|20||The Cobra||2||July 28, 1985||95||Osaka, Japan||House show|||
|—||Abandoned||—||October 31, 1985||—||N/A||N/A||Vacated and abandoned when New Japan and the WWF split.|
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
- WWF Light Heavyweight Championship
- WWE Cruiserweight Championship
- The exact date DeGalles won the championship is uncertain, which means that the reign lasted between 14 and 44 days.
- The location of the match was not captured in any known documentation.
- The length of the championship reign is too uncertain to calculate.
- The date of the match was not captured in any known documentation.
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- Hoops, Brian (July 28, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (July 28): Lou Thesz wrestles the husband of the world's greatest all-time female athlete". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017.