JAPW Heavyweight Championship

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JAPW Heavyweight Championship
Details
Promotion Jersey All Pro Wrestling
Date established October 31, 1997
Current champion(s) BLK Jeez
Date won November 12, 2016

The Jersey All Pro Wrestling (JAPW) Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship in the American independent professional wrestling promotion Jersey All Pro Wrestling. Being a professional wrestling championship, it is not won via direct competition; it is instead won via a predetermined ending to a match or awarded to a wrestler because of a wrestling angle. It became an official title on October 31, 1997 when Joe Rules became the first champion. The current champion Dan Maff, who is in his fourth reign as champion. There have been 34 reigns by 19 wrestlers and six vacancies. One of those vacancies came when Pitbull #2 was injured.

Title history

The first JAPW Heavyweight Champion was Joe Rules and he won the title on October 31, 1997. He would eliminate Pitbull #2 in a 20-man battle royal to become the champion. But later in the evening Pitbull #2 would defeat Joe Rules for the title after dupping him into a match.[1]

After unsuccessfully challenging for the title on a number of occasions, Rhino would finally win it. He would finally win it on January 7, 2006. Rhino would defeat all-comers including Teddy Hart who would start a quest for the JAPW Heavyweight Championship. He would unsuccessfully challenge for the title by losing to Rhino. But due to Rhino no-showing an event, he was subsequently stripped of the title. This left the door open for a new champion to be crowned. Then on November 28, 2006, Hart's quest would come to an end when he defeated Low Ki and Necro Butcher in a triple threat match to win the vacant JAPW Heavyweight Championship. Teddy Hart's title reign would come to an end just under three months later when he would be stripped of the title upon release from the company.

Hart's release from the company would again leave the title vacant. The title would remain vacant from January 23, 2007 - March 17, 2007 when Low Ki would win his second JAPW Heavyweight Championship when he defeated Rhino in an eight-man gauntlet match to win the vacant title. Other participants in the match were Chris Hero, Ruckus, Delirious, Davey Richards, EC Negro, Human Tornado.

Title lineage

As of June 20, 2018

# 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
# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Joe Rules 1 October 31, 1997 0 Bayonne, NJ Halloween Hell Last eliminated Pitbull #2 in a 20-man battle royal to become the first champion.
2 Pitbull #2 1 October 31, 1997 35 Bayonne, NJ Halloween Hell
Vacated December 5, 1997 Bayonne, NJ N/A Title vacated due to Pitbull #2 being injured.
3 911 1 December 5, 1997 263 Bayonne, NJ Night of Barbwire #1 Defeated Patch to win the vacant title.
4 Don Montoya 1 August 25, 1998 185 North Bergen, NJ N/A
5 Lou Diamond 1 February 26, 1999 0 Bayonne, NJ Valentine's Day Massacre
6 911 2 February 26, 1999 0 Bayonne, NJ Valentine's Day Massacre Given the title by Diamond after he won it.
Vacated February 26, 1999 Bayonne, NJ Valentine's Day Massacre Title vacated after Lou Diamond awarded the title to 911.
7 Lou Diamond 2 March 12, 1999 119 Bayonne, NJ N/A Won a 20-man battle royal to win the vacant title.
8 Homicide 1 July 9, 1999 51 Bayonne, NJ Scar Wars '99: The Hardcore Menace
9 Chino Martinez 1 August 29, 1999 61 Secaucus, NJ 2nd Anniversary Show
10 Lou Diamond 3 October 29, 1999 189 Bayonne, NJ Halloween Hell
Vacated May 5, 2000 N/A N/A Title stripped for unknown reasons.
11 Jason 1 July 14, 2000 127 Sayreville, NJ N/A Won a 30-man battle royal to win the vacant title.
Vacated November 18, 2000 Philadelphia, PA 3rd Anniversary Show: South Philly Invasion Title vacated after Jason left the promotion.
12 Homicide 2 November 18, 2000 231 Philadelphia, PA 3rd Anniversary Show: South Philly Invasion Defeated Jay Lover to win the vacant title.
13 Low Ki 1 July 7, 2001 42 Philadelphia, PA Royal Consequences
14 Homicide 3 August 18, 2001 168 Philadelphia, PA The Hit Squads Revenge: The Body Count Continues Three Way match involving Xavier and Low Ki. Due to pre-match stipulations Xavier won the Light Heavyweight Championship.
15 Dixie 1 February 2, 2002 113 Bayonne, NJ Russ Haas Memorial Show Defeated Homicide and Insane Dragon to unify the Heavyweight Championship, New Jersey State Championship and Light Heavyweight Championship.
16 Homicide 4 May 26, 2002 110 Seaside Heights, NJ Memorial Day Massacre
17 Slyck Wagner Brown 1 September 13, 2002 7 Bayonne, NJ Never Forget
18 Homicide 5 September 20, 2002 155 Bayonne, NJ Family Crisis 2
19 Dan Maff 1 February 22, 2003 160 Bayonne, NJ Tough Love
20 Al Snow 1 August 2, 2003 79 Rahway, NJ N/A
21 Jerry Lawler 1 November 8, 2003 35 Secaucus, NJ 6th Anniversary Show
22 Dan Maff 2 December 13, 2003 469 Rahway, NJ Seasons Beatings Defeated Lawler and Shane Douglas in a three-way match.
Vacated March 24, 2005 N/A N/A Title vacated after Maff left the promotion.
23 Homicide 6 March 26, 2005 56 Philadelphia, PA Caged Fury Defeated Jay Lethal for the vacant title.
24 Jay Lethal 1 May 21, 2005 231 Braintree, MA Braintree Invasion Defeated Homicide, Kevin Steen and Samoa Joe in a four-way match.
25 Rhino 1 January 7, 2006 294 Rahway, NJ Wild Card II
Vacated October 28, 2006 Rahway, NJ 9th Year Anniversary Show Title stripped when Rhino no-shows his title defense.
26 Teddy Hart 1 October 28, 2006 87 Rahway, NJ 9th Year Anniversary Show Defeated Low Ki, Homicide, and Necro Butcher to win the vacant title.
Vacated January 23, 2007 N/A N/A Title vacated when Hart was released from the company.
27 Low Ki 2 March 17, 2007 224 Rahway, NJ Wild Card III Defeated Rhino to win an eight man gauntlet for the vacant title. Other participants in the match were Chris Hero, Ruckus, Delirious, Davey Richards, EC Negro, Human Tornado.
28 Homicide 7 October 27, 2007 0 Rahway, NJ 10th Anniversary Show
29 Low Ki 3 October 27, 2007 133 Rahway, NJ 10th Anniversary Show Pinned Homicide in a tag team match with a stipulation that Homicide loses the title if pinned by anyone.
30 Kenny Omega 1 March 8, 2008 357 Jersey City, NJ Caged Fury 2008
31 Jay Lethal 2 February 28, 2009 119 Jersey City, NJ Jersey City Rumble
32 Dan Maff 3 June 27, 2009 511 Jersey City, NJ Caged Destiny
33 Brodie Lee 1 November 20, 2010 405 Rahway, NJ November to Remember Lee pinned Dan Maff in Championship Scramble, which also included Nick Gage and Azrieal.
Vacated December 30, 2011 N/A N/A
34 Dan Maff 4 April 14, 2012 1673 Rahway, NJ 14th Anniversary Show Maff defeated Low Ki to win the vacant title.
Vacated November 12, 2012 N/A N/A
35 BLK Jeez 1 November 12, 2016 585+ Rahway, NJ 20th Anniversary Show Jeez defeated B-Boy to win the vacant title.

List of combined reigns

As of June 20, 2018

Indicates the current champions
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
<1 Indicates that the combined total is less than one day.
Rank Wrestler # Of Reigns Combined Days
1 Dan Maff 4 3398+
2 Homicide 7 787
3 Brodie Lee 1 405
4 Low Ki 3 398
5 Kenny Omega 1 357
6 Jay Lethal 2 350
7 Lou Diamond 3 309
8 Rhino 1 294
9 911 2 264
10 Don Montoya 1 185
11 Jason 1 129
12 Dixie 1 113
13 Al Snow 1 100
14 Teddy Hart 1 87
15 Chino Martinez 1 61
16 Jerry Lawler 1 35
17 Pitbull #2 1 34
18 Slyck Wagner Brown 1 7
19 Joe Rules 1 <1

See also

References

  1. ^ "JAPW World Heavyweight Championship History". Jersey All Pro Wrestling. Archived from the original on 2010-03-06. Retrieved 2007-10-16. 

External links

  • JAPW Heavyweight Championship Title History
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