WWWA World Championship

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WWWA World Championship
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Promotion All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling

The WWWA World Heavyweight Championship was the top singles women's professional wrestling championship in All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling from 1970 until it closed in 2005. It was also known in Pro Wrestling Illustrated and other London Publishing wrestling magazines as the All-Japan Women's International Championship.[1] The title was descended from the original Women's World Championship, which Mildred Burke won in 1937.

Title history[edit]

No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes
1 Burke, MildredMildred Burke 1 April 1937 Unknown N/A House show Won the original World Women's title from Clara Mortenson. Continued to recognize herself as the first and still-undefeated World Women's champion, even after the National Wrestling Alliance had ceased to recognize her as champion after officials called her two out of three falls encounter with June Byers on August 20, 1954 in Atlanta, Georgia which never had a finish. Mildred returned to the promotion she founded, World Women's Wrestling Association and continued to defend the championship.
Vacated 1 1956 N/A N/A N/A Vacated after Burke retired from wrestling.
2 Marie Vagnone 1 August 1970 Unknown Los Angeles, CA House show Won a tournament to decide the new champion.
3 Aiko Kyo 1 October 15, 1970 511 Tokyo, Japan House show
4 Antoine, JeanJean Antoine 1 March 9, 1972 6 Odawara, Japan House show
5 Aiko Kyo 2 March 15, 1972 42 Nagoya, Japan House show
6 Sandy Starr 1 April 26, 1972 28 Osaka, Japan House show
7 Aiko Kyo 3 May 24, 1972 38 Fukuoka, Japan House show
8 Sara Lee 1 July 1, 1972 25 Tokyo, Japan House show [2]
9 Miyoko Hoshino 1 July 26, 1972 293 Kasukabe, Japan House show
10 Parker, SandySandy Parker 1 May 15, 1973 56 Choshi, Japan House show
11 Miyoko Hoshino 2 July 10, 1973 63 Kasama, Japan House show
12 Jumbo Miyamoto 1 September 11, 1973 172 Tokyo, Japan House show
13 Bambi Ball 1 March 2, 1974 <4 Kawasaki, Japan House show
Vacated 1 March 1974 N/A N/A N/A Vacated due to injury.
14 Jumbo Miyamoto 2 March 6, 1974 26 Maebashi, Japan House show Defeated Jane O'Brien to win the vacant title.
15 Jackie West 1 April 1, 1974 23 Kobe, Japan House show
16 Jumbo Miyamoto 3 April 24, 1974 329 Kumamoto, Japan House show
17 Mach Fumiake 1 March 19, 1975 14 Tokyo, Japan House show
18 Jumbo Miyamoto 4 April 2, 1975 348 Osaka, Japan House show
19 Mariko Akagi 1 March 15, 1976 33 Tokyo, Japan House show
20 Jumbo Miyamoto 5 April 17, 1976 52 Toyokawa, Japan House show
21 Maki Ueda 1 June 8, 1976 175 Tottori, Japan House show
22 Mariko Akagi 2 November 30, 1976 241 Tokyo, Japan House show
23 Maki Ueda 2 July 29, 1977 95 Tokyo, Japan House show
24 Sato, JackieJackie Sato 1 November 1, 1977 637 Tokyo, Japan House show
25 Monster Ripper 1 July 31, 1979 44 Tokyo, Japan House show
26 Sato, JackieJackie Sato 2 September 13, 1979 184 Tokyo, Japan House show
27 Monster Ripper 2 March 15, 1980 146 Kawasaki, Japan House show
Vacated 1 August 8, 1980 N/A N/A N/A Vacated after a match with Jackie Sato.
28 Sato, JackieJackie Sato 3 December 16, 1980 71 Tokyo, Japan House show Defeated Nancy Kumi to win the vacant title.
29 Yokota, JaguarJaguar Yokota 1 February 25, 1981 801 Yokohama, Japan House show
30 La Galactica 1 May 7, 1983 25 Kawasaki, Japan House show
31 Yokota, JaguarJaguar Yokota 2 June 1, 1983 Unknown Omiya, Japan House show [3]
Vacated 1 December 1985 N/A N/A N/A Vacated due to Yokota retiring.
32 Masami, DevilDevil Masami 1 December 12, 1985 254 Tokyo, Japan House show Defeated Dump Matsumoto to win the vacant title.
33 Yukari Omori 1 August 23, 1986 423 Kawasaki, Japan House show
34 Nagayo, ChigusaChigusa Nagayo 1 October 20, 1987 310 Tokyo, Japan House show
35 Asuka, LionessLioness Asuka 1 August 25, 1988 <1 Kawasaki, Japan House show Won the title by forfeit due to Nagayo being injured.
Vacated 1 August 25, 1988 N/A N/A N/A Asuka refused the title.
36 Asuka, LionessLioness Asuka 2 January 29, 1989 171 Tokyo, Japan House show Defeated Chigusa Nagayo to win the vacant title.
Vacated 1 July 19, 1989 N/A N/A N/A Vacated due to Asuka retiring.
37 Nakano, BullBull Nakano 1 January 4, 1990 1,057 Tokyo, Japan House show Defeated Mitsuko Nishiwaki in a tournament final.
38 Kong, AjaAja Kong 1 November 26, 1992 850 Kawasaki, Japan House show
39 Toyota, ManamiManami Toyota 1 March 26, 1995 93 Yokohama, Japan House show
40 Kong, AjaAja Kong 2 June 27, 1995 64 Sapporo, Japan House show
41 Kansai, DynamiteDynamite Kansai 1 August 30, 1995 96 Osaka, Japan House show
42 Toyota, ManamiManami Toyota 2 December 4, 1995 370 Tokyo, Japan House show
43 Inoue, KyokoKyoko Inoue 1 December 8, 1996 154 Tokyo, Japan House show
Vacated 1 May 11, 1997 N/A N/A N/A Voluntarily vacated after a time limit draw against Kaoru Ito.
44 Inoue, KyokoKyoko Inoue 2 June 17, 1997 64 Sapporo, Japan House show Defeated Kaoru Ito to win the vacant title.
45 Hotta, YumikoYumiko Hotta 1 August 20, 1997 213 Tokyo, Japan House show
46 Kandori, ShinobuShinobu Kandori 1 March 21, 1998 354 Tokyo, Japan House show
47 Hotta, YumikoYumiko Hotta 2 March 10, 1999 123 Tokyo, Japan House show
48 Inoue, KyokoKyoko Inoue 3 July 11, 1999 103 Tokyo, Japan House show
49 Hotta, YumikoYumiko Hotta 3 October 22, 1999 74 Fukuoka, Japan House show
50 Toyota, ManamiManami Toyota 3 January 4, 2000 257 Tokyo, Japan House show
51 Kaoru Ito 1 September 17, 2000 525 Tokyo, Japan House show
52 Toyota, ManamiManami Toyota 4 February 24, 2002 132 Yokohama, Japan House show
53 Kaoru Ito 2 July 6, 2002 106 Tokyo, Japan House show
54 Nakanishi, MomoeMomoe Nakanishi 1 October 20, 2002 203 Kawasaki, Japan House show
55 Hamada, AyakoAyako Hamada 1 May 11, 2003 238 Yokohama, Japan House show
56 Kong, AmazingAmazing Kong 1 January 4, 2004 119 Tokyo, Japan House show
57 Hamada, AyakoAyako Hamada 2 May 2, 2004 224 Tokyo, Japan House show
58 Takahashi, NanaeNanae Takahashi 1 December 12, 2004 17 Kawasaki, Japan House show
Vacated 1 December 29, 2004 N/A N/A N/A Vacated due to injury.
59 Kumiko Maekawa 1 January 3, 2005 447 Tokyo, Japan House show Defeated Ayako Hamada to win the vacant title.
60 Takahashi, NanaeNanae Takahashi 2 March 26, 2006 <1 Tokyo, Japan House show
Retired 1 March 26, 2006 N/A N/A N/A

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Inside Wrestling, London Publishing Co., November 1989, in Roll Call of Champions
  2. ^ Hoops, Brian (July 1, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (July 1): Ric Flair stripped of WCW title, Von Erich win WCCW Tag titles". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  3. ^ Hoops, Brian (June 1, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (June 1): Rogers beats Gomez, Gordman & Goliath, Baba loses PWF Title, Flair Vs. KVE, Lawler Vs. Son, Undertaker Vs. Edge". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 

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