WWWA World Single Championship

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WWWA World Single Championship
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PromotionAll Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling

The WWWA World Single (世界シングル, Sekai Shinguru) Championship was the top singles women's professional wrestling championship in All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling (AJW) 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.

On September 2, 2017, the title was revived for one day by former AJW wrestlers Kumiko Maekawa, Manami Toyota, Nanae Takahashi and Yumiko Hotta at an independent event produced by Hotta. The soon-to-retire Toyota then defeated Hotta and was awarded the title belt.[2]

Title history[edit]

# 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
# Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes
1 Mildred Burke 1 April 1937 6,820 – 7,214 N/A Live Event 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 1956 N/A N/A Vacated after Burke retired from wrestling.
2 Marie Vagnone 1 August 1970 45 – 75 Los Angeles, CA Live Event Won a tournament to decide the new champion.
3 Aiko Kyo 1 October 15, 1970 511 Tokyo, Japan Live Event
4 Jean Antoine 1 March 9, 1972 6 Odawara, Japan Live Event
5 Aiko Kyo 2 March 15, 1972 42 Nagoya, Japan Live Event
6 Sandy Starr 1 April 26, 1972 28 Osaka, Japan Live Event
7 Aiko Kyo 3 May 24, 1972 38 Fukuoka, Japan Live Event
8 Sara Lee 1 July 1, 1972 25 Tokyo, Japan Live Event [3]
9 Miyoko Hoshino 1 July 26, 1972 293 Kasukabe, Japan Live Event
10 Sandy Parker 1 May 15, 1973 56 Chōshi, Japan Live Event
11 Miyoko Hoshino 2 July 10, 1973 63 Kasama, Japan Live Event
12 Jumbo Miyamoto 1 September 11, 1973 172 Tokyo, Japan Live Event
13 Bambi Ball 1 March 2, 1974 0 – 4 Kawasaki, Japan Live Event
Vacated March 1974 N/A N/A Vacated due to injury.
14 Jumbo Miyamoto 2 March 6, 1974 26 Maebashi, Japan Live Event Defeated Jane O'Brien to win the vacant title.
15 Jackie West 1 April 1, 1974 23 Kobe, Japan Live Event
16 Jumbo Miyamoto 3 April 24, 1974 329 Kumamoto, Japan Live Event
17 Mach Fumiake 1 March 19, 1975 14 Tokyo, Japan Live Event
18 Jumbo Miyamoto 4 April 2, 1975 348 Osaka, Japan Live Event
19 Mariko Akagi 1 March 15, 1976 33 Tokyo, Japan Live Event
20 Jumbo Miyamoto 5 April 17, 1976 52 Toyokawa, Japan Live Event
21 Maki Ueda 1 June 8, 1976 175 Tottori, Japan Live Event
22 Mariko Akagi 2 November 30, 1976 241 Tokyo, Japan Live Event
23 Maki Ueda 2 July 29, 1977 95 Tokyo, Japan Live Event
24 Jackie Sato 1 November 1, 1977 637 Tokyo, Japan Live Event
25 Monster Ripper 1 July 31, 1979 44 Tokyo, Japan Live Event
26 Jackie Sato 2 September 13, 1979 184 Tokyo, Japan Live Event
27 Monster Ripper 2 March 15, 1980 146 Kawasaki, Japan Live Event
Vacated August 8, 1980 N/A N/A Vacated after a match with Jackie Sato.
28 Jackie Sato 3 December 16, 1980 71 Tokyo, Japan Live Event Defeated Nancy Kumi to win the vacant title.
29 Jaguar Yokota 1 February 25, 1981 801 Yokohama, Japan Live Event
30 La Galactica 1 May 7, 1983 25 Kawasaki, Japan Live Event
31 Jaguar Yokota 2 June 1, 1983 914 – 925 Ōmiya, Japan Live Event [4]
Vacated December 1985 N/A N/A Vacated due to Yokota retiring.
32 Devil Masami 1 December 12, 1985 254 Tokyo, Japan Live Event Defeated Dump Matsumoto to win the vacant title.
33 Yukari Omori 1 August 23, 1986 423 Kawasaki, Japan Live Event
34 Chigusa Nagayo 1 October 20, 1987 310 Tokyo, Japan Live Event
35 Lioness Asuka 1 August 25, 1988 0 Kawasaki, Japan Live Event Won the title by forfeit due to Nagayo being injured.
Vacated August 25, 1988 N/A N/A Asuka refused the title.
36 Lioness Asuka 2 January 29, 1989 171 Tokyo, Japan Live Event Defeated Chigusa Nagayo to win the vacant title.
Vacated July 19, 1989 N/A N/A Vacated due to Asuka retiring.
37 Bull Nakano 1 January 4, 1990 1,057 Tokyo, Japan Live Event Defeated Mitsuko Nishiwaki in a tournament final.
38 Aja Kong 1 November 26, 1992 850 Kawasaki, Japan Live Event
39 Manami Toyota 1 March 26, 1995 93 Yokohama, Japan Live Event
40 Aja Kong 2 June 27, 1995 64 Sapporo, Japan Live Event
41 Dynamite Kansai 1 August 30, 1995 96 Osaka, Japan Live Event
42 Manami Toyota 2 December 4, 1995 370 Tokyo, Japan Live Event
43 Kyoko Inoue 1 December 8, 1996 154 Tokyo, Japan Live Event
Vacated May 11, 1997 N/A N/A Voluntarily vacated after a time limit draw against Kaoru Ito.
44 Kyoko Inoue 2 June 17, 1997 64 Sapporo, Japan Live Event Defeated Kaoru Ito to win the vacant title.
45 Yumiko Hotta 1 August 20, 1997 213 Tokyo, Japan Live Event
46 Shinobu Kandori 1 March 21, 1998 354 Tokyo, Japan Live Event
47 Yumiko Hotta 2 March 10, 1999 123 Tokyo, Japan Live Event
48 Kyoko Inoue 3 July 11, 1999 103 Tokyo, Japan Live Event
49 Yumiko Hotta 3 October 22, 1999 74 Fukuoka, Japan Live Event
50 Manami Toyota 3 January 4, 2000 257 Tokyo, Japan Live Event
51 Kaoru Ito 1 September 17, 2000 525 Tokyo, Japan Live Event
52 Manami Toyota 4 February 24, 2002 132 Yokohama, Japan Live Event
53 Kaoru Ito 2 July 6, 2002 106 Tokyo, Japan Live Event
54 Momoe Nakanishi 1 October 20, 2002 203 Kawasaki, Japan Live Event
55 Ayako Hamada 1 May 11, 2003 238 Yokohama, Japan Live Event
56 Amazing Kong 1 January 4, 2004 119 Tokyo, Japan Live Event
57 Ayako Hamada 2 May 2, 2004 224 Tokyo, Japan Live Event
58 Nanae Takahashi 1 December 12, 2004 17 Kawasaki, Japan Live Event
Vacated December 29, 2004 N/A N/A Vacated due to injury.
59 Kumiko Maekawa 1 January 3, 2005 447 Tokyo, Japan Live Event Defeated Ayako Hamada to win the vacant title.
60 Nanae Takahashi 2 March 26, 2006 0 Tokyo, Japan Live Event
Retired March 26, 2006 N/A N/A

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Inside Wrestling, London Publishing Co., November 1989, in Roll Call of Champions
  2. ^ "【試合結果】9・2 堀田祐美子自主興行 新宿Face大会 堀田祐美子vs豊田真奈美 井上京子&勝愛実vs神取忍&安納サオリ 井上貴子&高橋奈七永vs水波綾&星ハム子". Battle News (in Japanese). September 3, 2017. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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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