WWE Championships (Retired)

WWF Junior Heavyweight Championship

[box type=”info” align=”alignleft” ]The WWWF Junior Heavyweight Championship is a former championship recognized by the World (Wide) Wrestling Federation and New Japan Pro Wrestling for wrestlers of smaller size.
The title existed from 1967 through 1985.[/box]



VacatedOctober 31, 1985Vacated when New Japan and the WWF split. Shiro Koshinakadefeats The Cobra on June 28, 1986 in Tokyo to become the firstIWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion.
20The Cobra2July 28, 1985Osaka, JapanHouse Show
19Hiro Saito1May 20, 1985Hiroshima, JapanHouse Show
18The Cobra1December 28, 1984New York City, New YorkHouse ShowDefeated Black Tiger for the vacant title.
17Dynamite Kid1February 7, 1984Tokyo, JapanHouse ShowWon a triangular match by defeating both Davey Boy Smith on February 3, 1984 in Sapporo, Japan and The Cobra on February 7, 1984 in Tokyo. He vacated the title in November 1984 when he and Smith jumped to All-Japan Pro Wrestling.
16Tiger Mask3June 13, 1983Mexico City, MexicoHouse ShowDefeated Fishman for the title, then he vacated the title on August 12, 1983 when he retired.
VacatedApril 3, 1983Vacated after Tiger Mask was injured by the Dynamite Kid in a tag team match on April 1. On the same night, Dynamite Kid and Kuniaki Kobayashi fought for the title and no winner was declared.
15Tiger Mask2May 26, 1982Osaka, JapanHouse Show
14Black Tiger
(original, Mark Rocco)
1May 6, 1982Fukuoka, JapanHouse ShowDefeated Gran Hamada for the vacant title.
13Tiger Mask1January 1, 1982Tokyo, JapanHouse ShowDefeated Dynamite Kid for the vacant title, then vacated the title in April 1982 due to injury.
VacatedDecember 1981Vacated when Fujinami entered the heavyweight division.
12Tatsumi Fujinami2October 4, 1979Tokyo, JapanHouse Show
11Ryuma Go1October 2, 1979Osaka, JapanHouse Show
10Tatsumi Fujinami1January 23, 1978New York City, New YorkHouse Show
9Carlos Jose Estrada1January 20, 1978Uniondale, New YorkHouse ShowDefeated Tony Garea for the title.
Vacated1972De Fazio vacated the title in 1972 upon retirement.
8Johnny De Fazio4House Show
7Jackie Nicholas3House Show
6Jonny De Fazio3House Show
5Jackie Nicholas2New EnglandHouse Show
4Jonny De Fazio2House Show
3Bradley Lowe1House Show
2Johnny De Fazio11967House Show
1Paul DeGalles11965House Show



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