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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. There have been a total of 19 recognized champions who have had a combined 27 official reigns.

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.

List of individual reigns

Name(s): Days Held: Date Won: Date Lost:
Masanobu Fuchi 1,309 October 20, 1989 May 21, 1993
Masanobu Fuchi 748 January 3, 1987 January 20, 1989
Yoshinari Ogawa 698 July 19, 1998 June 16, 2000
Kaz Hayashi 695 February 6, 2009 January 2, 2011
Kendo Kashin 670 April 13, 2002 February 12, 2004
Shuji Kondo 483 October 22, 2005 February 17, 2007
Dan Kroffat 425 July 12, 1994 September 10, 1995
Katsuhiko Nakajima 378 February 17, 2007 March 1, 2008
Masanobu Fuchi 323 August 23, 1993 July 12, 1994
Kaz Hayashi 323 February 22, 2004 January 10, 2005
Yoshinari Ogawa 294 September 10, 1995 June 30, 1996
Maunakea Mossman 294 August 22, 1997 June 12, 1998
Taka Michinoku 285 January 10, 2005 October 22, 2005
Yoshinari Ogawa 219 January 15, 1997 August 22, 1997
Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 175 July 24, 1996 January 15, 1997
Ryuji Hijikata 152 April 29, 2008 September 28, 2008
Naomichi Marufuji 131 September 28, 2008 February 6, 2009
Hiro Saito 115 July 31, 1986 November 23, 1986
Joe Malenko 111 July 1, 1989 October 20, 1989
Dan Kroffat 94 May 21, 1993 August 23, 1993
Mitsuo Momota 72 April 20, 1989 July 1, 1989
Silver King 59 March 1, 2008 April 29, 2008
Mighty Inoue 42 January 25, 1989 March 8, 1989
Kuniaki Kobayashi 41 November 23, 1986 January 3, 1987
Masanobu Fuchi 39 March 8, 1989 April 16, 1989
Masanobu Fuchi 24 June 30, 1996 July 24, 1996
Joe Malenko 5 January 20, 1989 January 25, 1989
Shinichi Nakano 4 April 16, 1989 April 20, 1989
Minoru 2164+ January 2, 2011 Current Champion
Information current as of December 5, 2016.

List of reigns by combined length

Rank: Name(s): # of Reigns: Combined Days:
1 Masanobu Fuchi 5 2,443
2 Yoshinari Ogawa 3 1,211
3 Kaz Hayashi 2 1,018
4 Kendo Kashin 1 670
5 Dan Kroffat 2 519
6 Shuji Kondo 1 483
7 Katsuhiko Nakajima 1 378
8 Maunakea Mossman 1 294
9 Taka Michinoku 1 285
10 Tsuyoshi Kikuchi 1 175
11 Ryuji Hijikata 1 152
12 Naomichi Marufuji 1 131
13 Joe Malenko 2 116
14 Hiro Saito 1 115
15 Mitsuo Momota 1 72
16 Silver King 1 59
17 Mighty Inoue 1 42
18 Kuniaki Kobayashi 1 41
19 Shinichi Nakano 1 4
20 Minoru 1 2164+
Information current as of December 5, 2016.

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