World Heavyweight Championship (Zero1)

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World Heavyweight Championship
Details
Promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1
Date established October 26, 2007
Current champion(s) Masato Tanaka
Date won March 26, 2017

The World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship in the Japanese promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1. It is one of Zero1's top two singles titles, along with the NWA United National Heavyweight Championship. It was first introduced on December 15, 2007 when Zero1 ended their relationship with the AWA Superstars of Wrestling. The Superstars of Wrestling champion at the time, Masato Tanaka, was then recognized as the first Zero1 World Heavyweight Champion.[1] To this day, Zero1 continues to use the AWA title belt, which reads "AWA World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion", to represent the World Heavyweight Championship.[2] There have been a total of 14 recognized champions who have had a combined 21 official reigns.

Title history[edit]

# Wrestler Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Masato Tanaka 1 October 26, 2007 353 Tokyo, Japan N/A Defeated Takao Omori on October 26, 2007 to win the World Heavyweight Championship of AWA Superstars of Wrestling; Zero1 ends business relationship with AWA Superstars of Wrestling on December 15, 2007 and the reign is recognized as the Zero1 World Heavyweight Championship.[1]
2 Yuji Nagata 1 October 13, 2008 137 Tokyo, Japan Destruction '08
3 Shinjiro Otani 1 February 27, 2009 30 Tokyo, Japan Wrestler's Belief
4 Ryouji Sai 1 March 29, 2009 94 Tokyo, Japan Wrestler's Belief
5 Masato Tanaka 2 July 1, 2009 115 Tokyo, Japan Wrestler's 4
6 Toshiaki Kawada 1 October 24, 2009 169 Tokyo, Japan Wrestler's 6: Never Gonna Stop!
7 Kohei Sato 1 April 11, 2010 91 Tokyo, Japan Celebration from the Yasukuni Shrine "Yamato Shinshu Chikara Matsuri"
8 Bambikiller 1 July 11, 2010 60 Tokyo, Japan ZERO ONE Knight STAND [3]
9 Daisuke Sekimoto 1 September 9, 2010 178 Tokyo, Japan ZERO ONE Euro Vintage Action [4]
10 Ryouji Sai 2 March 6, 2011 119 Tokyo, Japan 10th Anniversary
11 The Sheik 1 July 3, 2011 126 Tokyo, Japan Destructive King 7th Anniversary of Death Commemoration This match was also for The Sheik's NWA World Heavyweight Championship
12 Kohei Sato 2 November 6, 2011 87 Tokyo, Japan Yarisugi Forever I
13 Kamikaze 1 February 1, 2012 30 Tokyo, Japan Zero1 Action 2012
14 Akebono 1 March 2, 2012 193 Tokyo, Japan 11th Anniversary Show [5]
Vacated September 11, 2012 N/A N/A [1]
15 James Raideen 1 August 4, 2013 238 Tokyo, Japan Fire Festival 2013: Final Day Defeated Masato Tanaka in the finals of the 2013 Fire Festival to win the vacant title.
16 Kohei Sato 3 March 30, 2014 98 Tokyo, Japan 11th Yamato Shinshu Chikara Matsuri
17 Masakatsu Funaki 1 July 6, 2014 75 Tokyo, Japan Wrestle-1 Shōgeki: Impact
18 Kohei Sato 4 September 19, 2014 408 Tokyo, Japan Tenkaichi Special
19 Hideki Suzuki 1 November 1, 2015 147 Tokyo, Japan
20 Kohei Sato 5 March 27, 2016 364 Tokyo, Japan
21 Masato Tanaka 3 March 26, 2017 205+ Tokyo, Japan 14th Yamato Shinshu Chikara Matsuri

List of combined reigns[edit]

Symbol Meaning
Indicates the current champion

As of October 17, 2017.

Rank Wrestler # of reigns Combined days
1. Kohei Sato 5 1048
2. Masato Tanaka 3 673+
3. James Raideen 1 238
4. Ryouji Sai 2 213
5. Akebono 1 193
6. Daisuke Sekimoto 1 178
7. Toshiaki Kawada 1 169
8. Hideki Suzuki 1 147
9. Yuji Nagata 1 137
10. The Sheik 1 126
11. Masakatsu Funaki 1 75
12. Bambikiller 1 60
13. Shinjiro Otani 1 30
13. Kamikaze 1 30

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