XPW World Heavyweight Championship

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XPW World Heavyweight Championship
Dean Douglas at RAH1.jpg
Shane Douglas, the final XPW Champion
Details
Promotion Xtreme Pro Wrestling
Date established October 29, 1999
Date retired March 8, 2003

The XPW World Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship in the Xtreme Pro Wrestling promotion.

XPW's first World Champion was crowned in a Battle Royal match that saw Damien Steele and John Kronus as the last two remaining wrestlers. The two competed in a single fall match for the first XPW title defense. Steele would win this match to remain champion.

Title history[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed.
Event The event in which the championship changed hands
N/A The specific information is not known
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
[Note #] Indicates that the exact length of the title reign is unknown, with a note providing more details.
# Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Steele, DamienDamien Steele 1 November 26, 1999 22 Reseda, California House show Won a battle royal, last eliminating John Kronus, to become the first champion.  
2 Dudley 1 December 18, 1999 42 Hollywood, California XPW Merry X-Mas Tour Day 2    
- Vacated - January 29, 2000 N/A N/A N/A Dudley was stripped of the championship when his parole officer refused to let him compete  
3 Jake Lawless 1 January 29, 2000 0 Hollywood, California XPW Abuse Of Power Defeated Michael Modest to win the vacant title  
4 Steele, DamienDamien Steele 2 January 29, 2000 28 Hollywood, California XPW Abuse Of Power Steele purchased the title from Lawless  
5 Candido, ChrisChris Candido 1 February 26, 2000 63 Hollywood, California XPW My Bloody Valentine 2000 Day 2 This was a Falls Count Anywhere match [1]
- Vacated - April 29, 2000 N/A N/A N/A Candido was stripped of the title when he signed with World Championship Wrestling  
6 Sabu 1 April 29, 2000 392 Bakersfield, California XPW Heavyweight Title Tournament Defeated The Messiah in the finals of a one-night tournament to win the vacant title. Sabu would eventually becomethe only champion that defended the title outside of the United States  
7 The Messiah 1 May 26, 2001 91 Los Angeles, California Redemption Defeated New Jack to win the title. New Jack was not the champion and was appointed by Josh Lazie to substitute Sabu, who was the champion and was not present at the event  
- Vacated - August 25, 2001 N/A N/A N/A Messiah was stripped of the title when he was fired from XPW  
8 Johnny Webb 1 August 25, 2001 329 Los Angeles, California XPW Damage Inc. Webb and Rob Black defeated Sabu and Josh Lazie in a tag team match. Webb won the title as per the stipulation of the match  
9 Shane Douglas 1 July 20, 2002 231 Pico Rivera, California XPW Baptized In Blood III: Night Of Champions    
- Deactivated - March 8, 2003 N/A N/A N/A XPW closed and the title was abandoned  

List of combined reigns[edit]

Rank Wrestler # of
Reigns
Combined
Days
1 Sabu 1 392
2 Johnny Webb 1 330
3 Shane Douglas 1 231
4 The Messiah 1 91
5 Chris Candido 1 63
6 Damien Steele 2 50
7 Big Dick Dudley 1 42
8 Jake Lawless 1 <1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoops, Brian (February 26, 2017). "Daily pro wrestling history (02/26): Verne Gagne wins AWA title on his birthday". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 

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