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The All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) World Junior Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling title in Japanese promotion All Japan Pro Wrestling, contested exclusively among junior heavyweight (<100 kg (220 lb)) wrestlers. It was created on July 31, 1986 when Hiro Saito defeated Brad Armstrong in a tournament final.

Championship History


Title history

#: Name(s): Reigns: Date: Location: Notes:
1 Hiro Saito 1 July 31, 1986 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Brad Armstrong in a tournament final.
2 Kuniaki Kobayashi 1 November 23, 1986 Tokyo, Japan
3 Masanobu Fuchi 1 January 3, 1987 Tokyo, Japan
4 Joe Malenko 1 January 20, 1989 Fukuoka, Japan
5 Mighty Inoue 1 January 25, 1989 Osaka, Japan
6 Masanobu Fuchi 2 March 8, 1989 Tokyo, Japan
7 Shinichi Nakano 1 April 16, 1989 Tokyo, Japan
8 Mitsuo Momota 1 April 20, 1989 Osaka, Japan
9 Joe Malenko 2 July 1, 1989 Omiya, Japan
10 Masanobu Fuchi 3 October 20, 1989 Nagoya, Japan
11 Dan Kroffat 1 May 21, 1993 Sapporo, Japan
12 Masanobu Fuchi 4 August 23, 1993 Shizuoka, Japan
13 Dan Kroffat 2 July 12, 1994 Kagoshima, Japan
14 Yoshinari Ogawa 1 September 10, 1995 Tokyo, Japan
15 Masanobu Fuchi 5 June 30, 1996 Tokyo, Japan
16 Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 1 July 24, 1996 Tokyo, Japan
17 Yoshinari Ogawa 2 January 15, 1997 Tokyo, Japan
18 Maunakea Mossman 1 August 22, 1997 Tokyo, Japan
Vacated on June 12, 1998 due to Mossman graduating to the heavyweight division.
19 Yoshinari Ogawa 3 July 19, 1998 Niigata, Japan Defeated Satoru Asako in a tournament final.
Vacated on June 16, 2000 due to Ogawa and several others leaving AJPW to form Pro Wrestling Noah.
20 Kendo Kashin 1 April 13, 2002 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Masanobu Fuchi at Grand Champion Carnival.
Vacated on February 12, 2004 due to inactivity.
21 Kaz Hayashi 1 February 22, 2004 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Blue-K on the Excite Series tour.
22 Taka Michinoku 1 January 10, 2005 Tokyo, Japan This match, at Kaientai Dojo's CLUB-K SUPER kick, was also for Hayashi's Strongest-K Championship.
23 Shuji Kondo 1 October 22, 2005 Tokyo, Japan Won the title on the Shining Series tour.
24 Katsuhiko Nakajima 1 February 17, 2007 Tokyo, Japan Won the title at Pro Wrestling LOVE in Ryogoku vol. 2. The title belt is held up on October 18, 2007 after a title defense against Silver King ended in a no contest, though Nakajima remains the official champion.
25 Silver King 1 March 1, 2008 Tokyo, Japan Won the title at Pro Wrestling LOVE in Ryogoku vol. 4.
26 Ryuji Hijikata 1 April 29, 2008 Nagoya, Japan Won the title on the Growin' Up tour.
27 Naomichi Marufuji 1 September 28, 2008 Yokohama, Japan Won the title on the Flashing tour.
28 Kaz Hayashi 2 February 6, 2009 Tokyo, Japan Won the title on the Excite Series tour.
29 Minoru 1 January 2, 2011 Tokyo, Japan Won the title on the New Year Shining Series tour.

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