WWF World Light Heavyweight Championship

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History of Championship

Despite being a WWF Championship, it was defended in the UWA for many years.

Champions Listing

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
tournament to crown initial champion
1 Perro Aguayo Gran Hamada 1981.03.26 Shimizu, Japan
1 Fishman 1981.06.14 Plaza De Toros Monterrey
2 Chris Adams 1981.08.16 El Toreo De Naucalpan
2 Fishman Perro Aguayo 1981.09.25 Los Angeles
3 Perro Aguayo [2] Fishman 1981.10.01 Los Angeles
4 Chris Adams Perro Aguayo 1981.10.18 El Toreo De Naucalpan
5 Perro Aguayo [3] Chris Adams 1981.12.13 Mexico City
6 Gran Hamada Perro Aguayo 1982.04.21 Tokyo
1[1] Perro Aguayo 1982.06.27 El Toreo De Naucalpan
7[2] Perro Aguayo [4] Gran Hamada 1982.08.29 El Toreo De Naucalpan
1 Gran Hamada 1982.11.13 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
8[3] Villano III Perro Aguayo 1983.03.20 El Toreo De Naucalpan
1 (draw)[4] Perro Aguayo 1983.04.10 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos
9[5] Perro Aguayo [5] Villano III 1983.08.07 Mexico City
1[6] Mano Negra 1983.09.11 El Toreo De Naucalpan
2[7] Sangre Chicana 1983.09.25 El Toreo De Naucalpan
3[8] Sangre Chicana 1983.12.18 El Toreo De Naucalpan
4[9] Gran Hamada 1984.01.13 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos
5 Fishman 1984.02.04 San Antonio, Texas
6 Gran Hamada 1984.02.12 El Toreo De Naucalpan
10 Gran Hamada [2] Perro Aguayo 1984.04.17 Tokyo
11 Villano III [2] Gran Hamada 1984.05.20 El Toreo De Naucalpan
1[10] Anibal 1984.07.01 Sala de Armas Magdalena Mixhuca
2[11] Brazo de Oro 1984.08.26 El Toreo De Naucalpan
3 El Faraon 1984.09.02 El Toreo De Naucalpan
4[12] Perro Aguayo 1984.10.07 El Toreo De Naucalpan
5[13] Sangre Chicana 1984.10.21 El Toreo De Naucalpan
6[14] Perro Aguayo 1984.12.16 El Toreo de Naucalpan
7[15] El Signo 1985.01.27 El Toreo De Naucalpan
8 Perro Aguayo 1985.04.07 El Toreo De Naucalpan
9[16] Fishman 1985.07.14 El Toreo De Naucalpan
10 El Signo 1986.03.12 Arena Ecatepec
12[17] Fishman [2] Villano III 1986.08.24 El Toreo De Naucalpan
13 Perro Aguayo [6] Fishman 1986.12.24 El Toreo De Naucalpan
championship held up after defense versus Villano III on 1987.05.03; Villano III had been declared winner when doctor ruled Perro Aguayo had lost too much blood to continue, but Villano refused to accept the championship[18]
rematch for vacant championship
14 Villano III [3] Perro Aguayo 1987.06.17 El Toreo De Naucalpan
1[19] Sangre Chicana 1987.08.23 Auditorio Municipal, Torreón, Coahuila
15 Rambo Villano III 1987.10.04 Mexico City
1 Perro Aguayo 1988.01.24 El Toreo De Naucalpan
2 Anibal 1988.02.10 Arena Naucalpan
16 Villano III [4] Rambo 1988.07.17 El Toreo De Naucalpan
1[20] Rambo 1988.11.20 Auditorio Municipal, Torreón, Coahuila
2 Rambo 1988.09.17 Arena Apatlaco
3 Impacto 1989.05.01 Arena Neza
17 Sangre Chicana Villano III 1989.08.14 El Toreo De Naucalpan
18 Perro Aguayo [7] Sangre Chicana 1989.10.15 El Toreo De Naucalpan
19 Sangre Chicana [2] Perro Aguayo 1989.12.03 El Toreo De Naucalpan
20 Villano III [5] Sangre Chicana 1990.05.27 El Toreo De Naucalpan
1 Killer 1990.08.05 El Toreo De Naucalpan
2 Blue Blazer 1990.11.18 El Toreo De Naucalpan
3 Brazo De Oro 1990.12.25 Arena Puebla
4 Rambo 1991.02.22 Arena Neza
5 Rambo 1991.02.23 Arena Naucalpan
21 Pegasus Kid Villano III 1991.03.03 El Toreo De Naucalpan
1 Villano IV 1991.05.19 El Toreo De Naucalpan
2 Gran Hamada 1991.07.19 El Toreo De Naucalpan
3 Villano III 1992.01.26 El Toreo De Naucalpan
4 Villano IV 1992.04.03 Arena Neza
5 Fishman 1992.04.12 El Toreo De Naucalpan
6 Villano IV 1992.08.29 Mexico City
22 Villano III [6] Pegasus Kid 1992.09.13 El Toreo De Naucalpan
1 El Signo 1992.10.29 Pista Arena Revolucion
2 El Signo 1992.11.06 Arena Neza
3[21] Ricky Santana 1992.11.26 Pista Arena Revolucion
4 Ricky Santana 1992.11.27 Arena Neza
5 Loco Zandokan 1992.12.03 Pista Arena Revolucion
6 Dr. Wagner Jr. 1992.12.07 Arena Puebla
23 El Signo Villano III 1993.01.01 Arena Neza
1 Enrique Vera 1993.02.01 Arena Puebla
2 Scorpio Jr. 1993.06.06 El Toreo De Naucalpan
3 Enrique Vera 1993.06.19 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
4 Crypt Keeper 1994.03.06 El Toreo De Naucalpan
5 Solar I 1994.06.29 Arena Lopez Mateos
24 Villano III [7] El Signo 1994.07.18 Arena Puebla
1 Transformer 1994.10.28 Arena Neza
2 the King 1994.11.06 Arena Apatlaco
championship vacated on January 10 when Villano III leaves the promotion
decision match for vacant championship
25 Aeroflash Fighter 1995.06.16 Arena Neza
1 Angel Satanico 1995.10.29 Arena Popocatepetl
26 The Great Sasuke Aeroflash 1996.03.24 Fukushima, Japan
27 El Samurai The Great Sasuke 1996.06.22 Naruko, Japan
next 3 title matches are part of the J-Crown Unification Tournament
1 Gran Hamada 1996.08.03 Tokyo
28 The Great Sasuke [2] El Samurai 1996.08.04 Tokyo
1 Ultimo Dragon 1996.08.05 Tokyo
defended as part of the J-Crown Octuple Championship
29 Ultimo Dragon The Great Sasuke 1996.10.11 Osaka, Japan
30 Jushin Thunder Liger Ultimo Dragon 1997.01.04 Tokyo
31 El Samurai [2] Jushin Thunder Liger 1997.07.06 Sapporo, Japan
32 Shinjiro Ohtani El Samurai 1997.08.10 Nagoya, Japan
vacates championship on 1997.11.05 as part of vacating most of J-Crown Octuple Championship
tournament for vacant championship
33 TAKA Michinoku Brian Christopher 1997.12.07 Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
34 Christian Cage TAKA Michinoku 1998.10.18 Chicago
35 Duane Gill Christian Cage 1998.11.17 Columbus, Ohio, United States
36 Essa Rios Duane Gill 2000.02.08 Austin, Texas, United States
37 Dean Malenko Essa Rios 2000.03.13 East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
38 Scotty Too Hotty Dean Malenko 2000.04.17 State College, Philadelphia, United States
39 Dean Malenko [2] Scotty Too Hotty 2000.04.25 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
40 Crash Holly Dean Malenko 2001.03.13 Anaheim, California, United States
41 Jerry Lynn Crash Holly 2001.04.29 Chicago
42 Jeff Hardy Jerry Lynn 2001.06.05 Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
43 X-Pac Jeff Hardy 2001.06.25 New York City, New York
44 Tajiri X-Pac 2001.08.06 Anaheim, California, United States
45 X-Pac [2] Tajiri 2001.08.19 San Jose, California, United States
championship abandoned in November 2011 after X-Pac was injured and couldn't defend the title in a unification match against Tajiri
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found


Gallery of Champions

Perro Aguayo, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 13th & 18th Champion
Chris Adams, 4th Champion
Gran Hamada, 6th & 10th Champion
Villano III, 8th, 11th, 14th, 16th, 20th, 22nd & 24th Champion
Rambo, 15th Champion
Pegasus Kid, 21st Champion


El Signo, 23rd Champion
The Great Sasuke, 26th & 28th Champion
TAKA Michinoku, 33rd Champion
Essa Rios, 36th Champion
X-Pac, 43rd & 45th Champion
Tajiri, 44th Champion


Gallery of Title Belts

2nd Belt


Sources

Universal Wrestling Association Championships
Official: Heavy (Dr. Wagner Jr.)
Outlaw: Light (Kato Kung Lee Jr.), Junior Light Heavy (Diluvio Negro II)
Now in Japan: Welter, Middle, Junior Heavy, Tag, Trios,
Defunct: Feather, Light Heavy, Women, International Women, Women Junior, Women's Tag,
Associated: WWF Light Heavy