List of CZW World Heavyweight Champions

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The CZW World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship owned and copyrighted by the Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) promotion. The championship was created and debuted on March 27, 1999 at CZW's The Staple Gun event.[1] The first time the championship changed hands on foreign soil was on April 15, 2001, when Wifebeater defeated John Zandig for the championship in Birmingham, England at a live event.[1]

Title reigns are determined by professionally wrestling matches, usually of the hardcore/ultraviolent type. All title changes happen at live events, which are usually released on DVD. The inaugural champion was Nick Gage, whom CZW recognized to have become the champion after defeating twenty other men in a battle royal on March 27, 1999 at CZW's The Staple Gun event.[1] As of December 2017, John Zandig holds the record for most reigns, with six.[1] At 567 days, Drake Younger's only reign is the longest in the title's history.[1] The current champion is Rickey Shane Page, who defeated Joe Gacy and to win the title.

Title history

Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
# Order in reign history
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won
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
Gage, NickNick Gage
1
March 27, 1999
56
The Staple Gun
Gage won a 20-man battle royal to become the first champion.
2
Zandig, JohnJohn Zandig
1
May 22, 1999
28
Madness
3
Gage, NickNick Gage
2
June 19, 1999
91
Down in Flames
4
Wifebeater
1
September 18, 1999
63
September Slam
5
Zandig, JohnJohn Zandig
2
November 20, 1999
245
The War Begins
6
Lobo
1
July 22, 2000
49
No Rules, No Limits
7
Justice Pain
1
September 9, 2000
172
8
Berk, NickNick Berk
1
February 28, 2001
<1
Destruction in Dover
9
Tajiri, YoshihiroYoshihiro Tajiri
1
<1
10
Zandig, JohnJohn Zandig
3
46
11
Wifebeater
2
April 15, 2001
27
12
Zandig, JohnJohn Zandig
4
May 12, 2001
33
Stretched in Smyrna
13
Wifebeater
3
June 14, 2001
23
14
Justice Pain
2
July 7, 2001
308
A New Beginning
15
The Messiah
1
May 11, 2002
28
High Stakes
16
Justice Pain
3
June 8, 2002
7
17
Zandig, JohnJohn Zandig
5
June 15, 2002
<1
Zandig won the championship at an Irish Whip Wrestling event.
18
Justice Pain
4
182
Pain won the championship at an Irish Whip Wrestling event.
19
The Messiah
2
December 14, 2002
315
20
Zandig, JohnJohn Zandig
6
October 25, 2003
133
Shockwave
21
The Messiah
3
March 6, 2004
336
Overdrive
22
Ruckus
1
February 5, 2005
308
Only the Strong: Scarred 4 Life
23
Super Dragon
1
December 10, 2005
63
[2]
24
Ruckus
2
February 11, 2006
91
Seven Years Strong: Settling the Score
Christopher Daniels won the CZW Championship by pinning Derek Frazier in a three way tournament match at Best of the Best 6, but refused the championship, wanting to win it by pinning Ruckus one on one later in the tournament in a losing effort.
25
Hero, ChrisChris Hero
1
May 13, 2006
119
[3]
26
Kingston, EddieEddie Kingston
1
September 9, 2006
91
Down with the Sickness 4-Ever: A Tribute to Chris Ca$h
27
Justice Pain
5
December 9, 2006
217
28
Ruckus
3
July 14, 2007
147
29
Gage, NickNick Gage
3
December 8, 2007
217
30
Younger, DrakeDrake Younger
1
July 12, 2008
567
A Tangled Web
31
B-Boy
1
January 30, 2010
14
High Stakes
32
Jon Moxley
1
February 13, 2010
175
CZW 11th Anniversary Show
33
Nick Gage
4
August 7, 2010
7
Southern Violence
34
Jon Moxley
2
August 14, 2010
182
Tangled Web 3
[4]
35
Robert Anthony
1
February 12, 2011
56
CZW 12th Anniversary Show
36
Devon Moore
1
April 9, 2011
301
This was a six-man tag match between Devon Moore and The Briscoe Brothers, and Robert Anthony and Philadelphia's Most Wanted (Joker and Sabian); where The Briscoes' CZW Tag Team Championship were also on the line.
37
Scotty Vortekz
1
February 4, 2012
35
CZW Super Saturday
38
Masada
1
March 10, 2012
518
CZW Aerial Assault
Won title in a four-way match also involving against DJ Hyde and Devon Moore
39
Drew Gulak
1
August 10, 2013
273
CZW Tangled Web 6
40
Biff Busick
1
May 10, 2014
161
CZW Proving Grounds
41
Sozio
1
October 18, 2014
56
CZW Tangled Web 7
42
BLK Jeez
1
December 13, 2014
238
CZW Cage of Death
This was a Cage of Death also included Biff Busick and Drew Gulak.
43
Matt Tremont
1
August 8, 2015
399
CZW Retribution
44
Jonathan Gresham
1
September 10, 2016
91
Down With The Sickness 2016
This was a Four Way Boards Of Nails Carpet Stripes Pains Of Glass Death Match including Greg Excellent and Joe Gacy.[5]
45
Joe Gacy
1
December 10, 2016
154
Cage Of Death 18
[6]
46
Lio Rush
1
May 13, 2017
13
Sacrifices
47
Davey Richards
1
May 26, 2017
43
Defy 3: Swerve City
This title change took place at an event held by Defy Wrestling.
48
Shane Strickland
1
July 8, 2017
126
Evilution
This was a four-way match, also including Joe Gacy and Lio Rush and contested for the Defy Wrestling Championship.
49
Joe Gacy
2
November 11, 2017
<1
Night of Infamy
[7]
50
Rickey Shane Page
1
37+
This was Page's Ultimate Opportunity Coin match.[7]

List of combined reigns

+ Indicates the current champion
<1 Indicates that the reign lasted less than one day.

As of December 18, 2017.

Rank [1] Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Justice Pain 5 886
2 The Messiah 3 679
3 Younger, DrakeDrake Younger 1 567
4 Ruckus 3 546
5 Masada 1 518
6 Zandig, JohnJohn Zandig 6 485
7 Matt Tremont 1 399
8 Gage, NickNick Gage 4 371
9 Jon Moxley 2 357
10 Moore, DevonDevon Moore 1 301
11 Gulak, DrewDrew Gulak 1 273
12 BLK Jeez 1 238
13 Busick, BiffBiff Busick 1 161
14 Joe Gacy 2 154
15 Shane Strickland 1 126
16 Hero, ChrisChris Hero 1 119
17 Wifebeater 3 113
18 Kingston, EddieEddie Kingston 1 91
Jonathan Gresham 1 91
20 Super Dragon 1 63
21 Anthony, RobertRobert Anthony 1 56
Sozio 1 56
23 Lobo 1 49
24 Davey Richards 1 43
25 Rickey Shane Page 1 37+
26 Vortekz, ScottyScotty Vortekz 1 35
27 B-Boy 1 14
28 Lio Rush 1 13
29 Berk, NickNick Berk 1 <1
Tajiri, YoshihiroYoshihiro Tajiri 1 <1

Notes

1.^ – Each reign is ranked highest to lowest; reigns with the exact same number mean that they are tied for that certain rank.

References

General
  • Westcott, Brian. "CZW Heavyweight Championship reign history". Solie.org. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  • "CZW championship reign histories". CZWrestling.com. Archived from the original on 2010-12-22. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  • "Combat Zone Wrestling show archives (1999)". CZWrestling.com. Archived from the original on 2016-01-10. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  • "Combat Zone Wrestling show archives (2000)". CZWrestling.com. Archived from the original on 2010-01-16. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  • "Combat Zone Wrestling show archives (2001)". CZWrestling.com. Archived from the original on 2010-01-16. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  • "Combat Zone Wrestling show archives (2002)". CZWrestling.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  • "Combat Zone Wrestling show archives (2003)". CZWrestling.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  • "Combat Zone Wrestling show archives (2004)". CZWrestling.com. Archived from the original on 2016-02-16. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  • "Combat Zone Wrestling show archives (2005)". CZWrestling.com. Archived from the original on 2010-01-16. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  • "Combat Zone Wrestling show archives (2006)". CZWrestling.com. Archived from the original on 2010-01-16. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  • "Combat Zone Wrestling show archives (2007)". CZWrestling.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  • "Combat Zone Wrestling show archives (2008)". CZWrestling.com. Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  • "Combat Zone Wrestling show archives (2009)". CZWrestling.com. Archived from the original on 2013-03-06. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d e "CZW World Heavyweight Championship reign history". CZWrestling.com. Archived from the original on 2010-12-22. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  2. ^ Vetter, Chris (2006-01-31). "Tape review: CZW, "Cage of Death 7," December 10, 2005, with violent main event, plus Hero, Super Dragon, Ruckus, Sabin". PWTorch.com. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  3. ^ Vetter, Chris (2006-06-22). "Tape Review: CZW, "Best of the Best 6," May 13, 2006, with Hero, Ruckus, Aries, Strong, Dutt, B-Boy". PWTorch.com. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  4. ^ Magee, Bob (2010-08-15). "Combat Zone Wrestling 8/14 "Tangled Web 3" results". WrestleView. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  5. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=157861
  6. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=165805
  7. ^ a b http://www.pwponderings.com/2017/11/11/czw-111117-night-infamy-results/

External links

  • CZWrestling.com
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