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The BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Championship is the top title contested for in the Japanese promotion Big Japan Pro Wrestling. As its name suggests, it is exclusively defended in deathmatches. It was first created in 1998 when The Great Pogo defeated Mitsuhiro Matsunaga in a tournament final. There have been a total of 14 recognized champions who have had a combined 25 official reigns.

Past Designs

Title History

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
The Great Pogo 1 August 9, 1998 Kawasaki, Japan Defeated Mitsuhiro Matsunaga in a glass and fire coffin cremation deathmatch tournament final.
Mitsuhiro Matsunaga 1 August 23, 1998 Osaka, Japan This was a glass and fire coffin cremation deathmatch.
Shadow WX 1 September 23, 1998 Tokyo, Japan This was a 3 way board alligator deathmatch.
Abdullah the Butcher 1 January 10, 1999 Fukuoka, Japan This was a lumberjack deathmatch.
Shadow WX 2 February 28, 1999 Tokyo, Japan This was a barbed wire board deathmatch.
Ryuji Yamakawa 1 May 30, 1999 Kawasaki, Japan This was a no rope barbed wire death pallet coffin and fire deathmatch.
Shadow WX 3 August 10, 1999 Osaka, Japan This was a no rope barbed wire fire deathmatch.
Ryuji Yamakawa 2 December 4, 1999 Yokohama, Japan This was a four corner lighttubes board deathmatch.
Tomoaki Honma 1 January 2, 2000 Tokyo, Japan This match, on the BJ Great Series tour, was also a quarterfinal match in the BJ Grand Prix 2000 tournament, and was a 5-inch spike nail and barbed wire double board deathmatch.
Zandig 1 July 2, 2000 Tokyo, Japan This was a lemon, salt and mustard deathmatch on the BJ Hardcore Series II tour.
Tomoaki Honma 2 November 23, 2000 Yokohama, Japan This was a glass and barbed wire board deathmatch on the Wonder BJ 2000 Series tour.
Vacated March 2001 Vacated due to Honma leaving the company.
Zandig 2 May 4, 2001 Sapporo, Japan Defeated Kintaro Kanemura in a CZW Caribbean-style barbed wire, lighttubes, lighttubes board and barbed wire chess board deathmatch on the North Wave tour.
Mitsuhiro Matsunaga 2 August 19, 2001 Yokohama, Japan This was a 200 lighttubes and thumbtack and glass board deathmatch on the Universe tour.
Zandig 3 December 2, 2001 Yokohama, Japan This was an exploding glass, lighttubes and thumbtacks deathmatch at Ante Up.
Vacated 2002 Vacated due to Zandig leaving the company.
Kintaro Kanemura 1 March 30, 2003 Yokohama, Japan Defeated Shadow WX in a lighttubes and glass deathmatch decision match on the Harder Than Hardcore IV tour.
Ryuji Ito 1 August 24, 2003 Yokohama, Japan This was a steel cage match on the HTH5 Series tour.
Abdullah Kobayashi 1 December 21, 2005 Yokohama, Japan This was a scaffold match.
Takashi Sasaki 1 March 31, 2006 Tokyo, Japan This was a lighttubes and bed of nails deathmatch.
Ryuji Ito 2 September 10, 2006 Yokohama, Japan This was a super high ladder, lighttubes and barbed wire Hell deathmatch.
Vacated September 14, 2006 Vacated due to a wrist injury.
Takashi Sasaki 2 December 3, 2006 Yokohama, Japan Defeated Jaki Numazawa in a lighttubes shrine deathmatch.
Jaki Numazawa 1 August 26, 2007 Tokyo, Japan Won the title at Pro-Wrestling Summit in Ariake ~ King's Festival! All Title Matches.
Ryuji Ito 3 December 14, 2007 Yokohama, Japan This was a four corner cross of D match.
Shadow WX 4 May 4, 2008 Koshigaya, Japan This was a fluorescent lighttube boards and weapons deathmatch at Katsura Special 14.
Yuko Miyamoto 1 December 19, 2008 Yokohama, Japan Won the title in Yokohama defeating Shadow WX.
Ryuji Ito 4 May 4, 2010 Yokohama, Japan Won the title at the 15th Anniversary Show in a 200 fluorescent lighttubes cage deathmatch by defeating Yuko Miyamoto.
Abdullah Kobayashi 2 December 18, 2011 Yokohama, Japan Won the title at the Big Japan Death Vegas in a Game of Death Deathmatch.
Shuji Ishikawa 1 January 2, 2013 Tokyo, Japan Won the title in a Glass Board & New Year Death Match.
Isami Kodaka 1 November 4, 2013 Yokohama, Japan Won the title in a Culture of Death Match.

List of reigns by length

As of December 8, 2016.

Wrestler Days Held Date Won Date Lost
Ryuji Ito 850 August 24, 2003 December 21, 2005
Yuko Miyamoto 501 December 19, 2008 May 4, 2010
Takashi Sasaki 266 December 3, 2006 August 26, 2007
Shadow WX 229 May 4, 2008 December 19, 2008
Ryuji Ito 262+ May 4, 2010 Current champion
Tomoaki Honma 182 January 2, 2000 July 2, 2000
Takashi Sasaki 163 March 31, 2006 September 10, 2006
Kintaro Kanemura 147 March 30, 2003 August 24, 2003
Zandig 144 July 2, 2000 November 23, 2000
Ryuji Ito 142 December 14, 2007 May 4, 2008
Shadow WX 116 August 10, 1999 December 4, 1999
Jaki Numazawa 110 August 26, 2007 December 14, 2007
Shadow WX 109 September 23, 1998 January 10, 1999
Zandig 107 May 4, 2001 August 19, 2001
Mitsuhiro Matsunaga 105 August 19, 2001 December 2, 2001
Abdullah Kobayashi 100 December 21, 2005 March 31, 2006
Tomoaki Honma 98 November 23, 2000 March 2001
Shadow WX 91 February 28, 1999 May 30, 1999
Ryuji Yamakawa 72 May 30, 1999 August 10, 1999
Abdullah the Butcher 49 January 10, 1999 February 28, 1999
Mitsuhiro Matsunaga 31 August 23, 1998 September 23, 1998
Zandig 30 December 2, 2001 2002
Ryuji Yamakawa 29 December 4, 1999 January 2, 2000
The Great Pogo 14 August 9, 1998 August 23, 1998
Ryuji Ito 4 September 10, 2006 September 14, 2006

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