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Champion history

Date: Won By: Won From: Location: Notes:
October 27, 1991 Brian Pillman Richard Morton Chattanooga, Tennessee This was a WCW Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament Final, held at WCW Halloween Havoc 1991. WCW did not recognize the Light Heavyweight Title as part of the WCW Cruiserweight Championship history.
December 25, 1991 Jushin Liger Brian Pillman Atlanta, Georgia N/A
February 29, 1992 Brian Pillman Jushin Liger Milwaukee, Wisconsin This was held at WCW Superbrawl II and marked Pillman's Second Reign
June 20, 1992 Scotty Flamingo Brian Pillman Mobila, Alabama This was held at WCW Beach Blast
July 5, 1992 Brad Armstrong Scotty Flamingo Atlanta, Georgia N/A
September 12, 1992 N/A N/A N/A Title was Vacated due to Brad Armstrong not being able to defend the Title because of his injured knee.
March 20, 1996 Shinjiro Otani Wild Pegasus Chris Benoit Nagoya, Japan This was the Cruiserweight Championship Tournament Final, held in NJPW
May 2, 1996 Dean Malenko Shinjiro Otani Lake Buena Vista, Florida This was held on a episode of WCW Worldwide
July 8, 1996 Rey Mysterio Jr. Dean Malenko This was held on a episode of WCW Nitro
October 27, 1996 Dean Malenko Rey Mysterio Jr. Las Vegas, Nevada This marked Malenko's Second Reign. This was held at WCW Halloween Havoc 1996
December 29, 1996 Ultimo Dragon Dean Malenko Nashville, Tennessee This was held at WCW Starrcade 1996 and was also for Ultimo's J-Crown Championship
January 21, 1997 Dean Malenko Ultimo Dragon Milwaukee, Wisconsin This was held at WCW Clash Of The Champions XXXIV and marked Malenko's Third Reign
February 23, 1997 Syxx Dean Malenko Daly City, California This was held at WCW Superbrawl VII
June 28, 1997 Chris Jericho Syxx Inglewood, California This was held on a episode of WCW Nitro
July 28, 1997 Alex Wright Chris Jericho Charleston, West Virginia This was held on a episode of WCW Nitro
August 12, 1997 Chris Jericho Alex Wright Colorado Springs, Colorado This marked Jericho's Second Reign and was held on a episode of WCW Saturday Night
September 14, 1997 Eddy Guerrero Chris Jericho Winston-Salem, North Carolina This was held at WCW Fall Brawl 1997
October 26, 1997 Rey Mysterio Jr. Eddy Guerrero Las Vegas, Nevada This marked Mysterio's Second Reign and was contested under Mask vs. Title rules and took place at WCW Halloween Havoc 1997
November 10, 1997 Eddy Guerrero Rey Mysterio Jr. Memphis, Tennessee This marked Eddy's Second Reign and was held on a episode of WCW Nitro
December 29, 1997 Ultimo Dragon Eddy Guerrero Baltimore, Maryland This marked Ultimo's Second Reign and was held on a episode of WCW Nitro
January 8, 1998 Juventud Guerrera Ultimo Dragon Daytona Beach, Florida This was held on a episode of WCW Thunder
January 15, 1998 Rey Mysterio Jr. Juventud Guerrera Lakeland, Florida This marked Mysterio's Third Reign and took place on a episode of WCW Thunder
January 24, 1998 Chris Jericho Rey Mysterio Jr. Dayton, Ohio This marked Jericho's Third Reign and was held at WCW Souled Out 1998
May 17, 1998 Dean Malenko Chris Jericho Worcester, Massachusetts Malenko won a Battle Royal to earn a Title Shot, the match before, as Ciclope. This marked Malenko's Fourth Reign and was held at WCW Slamboree 1998
June 11, 1998 N/A N/A Buffalo, New York Malenko was forced to Vacate the Title when it was ruled that Malenko did not earn the Title Shot, this was announced on a episode of WCW Thunder
June 14, 1998 Chris Jericho Dean Malenko Baltimore, Maryland Jericho won the Vacant Title by Disqualification at WCW Great American Bash 1998. On July 12, 1998, Rey Mysterio Jr. "won" the Title, but due to Dean Malenko's outside interference, the Title was returned to Jericho the next night on WCW Nitro
August 8, 1998 Juventud Guerrera Chris Jericho Sturgis, South Dakota This marked Juvi's Second Reign and was held at WCW Road Wild 1998. Dean Malenko was the Special Guest Referee.
September 14, 1998 Billy Kidman Juventud Guerrera Greenville, South Carolina This was held on a episode of WCW Nitro
November 16, 1998 Juventud Guerrera Billy Kidman Wichita, Kansas This marked Juvi's Third Reign and was held on a episode of WCW Nitro
November 22, 1998 Billy Kidman Juventud Guerrera Auburn Hills, Michigan This marked Kidman's Second Reign and was held at WCW World War 3 1998
March 15, 1999 Rey Mysterio Jr. Billy Kidman Cincinnati, Ohio This marked Mysterio's Fourth Reign and was held on a episode of WCW Nitro
April 19, 1999 Psychosis Rey Mysterio Jr. Gainesville, Florida This was a Four Way Match, also including Juventud Guerrera and Blitzkrieg and was held on a episode of WCW Nitro
April 26, 1999 Rey Mysterio Jr. Psychosis Fargo, North Dakota This marked Mysterio's Fifth Reign and was held on a episode of WCW Nitro
August 19, 1999 Lenny Lane Rey Mysterio Jr. Lubbock, Texas This was held on a episode of WCW Thunder
October 4, 1999 N/A N/A N/A The Title was Vacated when Turned Broadcasting Network did not approve of Lenny Lane's homosexual act.
October 4, 1999 Psychosis Lenny Lane Kansas City, Missouri It was announced on a episode of WCW Thunder that Psychosis won the Title on a House Show. This marked Psychosis' Second Reign
October 4, 1999 Disco Inferno Psychosis Kansas City, Missouri This was held on a episode of WCW Nitro
November 21, 1999 Evan Karagias Disco Inferno Toronto, Ontario, Canada This was held at WCW's First Canadian Pay Per View Mayhem
December 19, 1999 Madusa Evan Karagias Washington, D.C. This was held at WCW Starrcade 1999. Madusa became the First Woman to hold the Cruiserweight Championship.
January 16, 2000 Oklahoma Madusa Cincinnati, Ohio This was held at WCW Souled Out 2000
January 18, 2000 N/A N/A Evansville, Indiana Oklahoma was forced to Vacate the Title due to Exceeding the Cruiserweight Weight Limit
February 20, 2000 The Artist Lash LeRoux Daly City, California This was a Tournament Final that took place at WCW Superbrawl 2000
March 30, 2000 Billy Kidman The Artist Baltimore, Maryland This marked Kidman's Third Reign
March 31, 2000 The Artist Billy Kidman Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania This marked Artist's Second Reign
April 10, 2000 N/A N/A Denver, Colorado Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo Vacated all WCW Championships on a episode of WCW Nitro
April 16, 2000 Chris Candido The Artist, Juventud Guerrera, Shannon Moore, Lash LeRoux and Crowbar Chicago, Illinois This was a Six Way Match for the Vacant Title held at WCW Spring Stampede 2000
May 15, 2000 Crowbar and Daffney Chris Candido Biloxi, Mississippi The Title was awarded to both as a result of beating Candido and Tammy Lynn Sytch in a Mixed Tag Match, this took place on a episode of WCW Nitro
May 22, 2000 Daffney Crowbar Grand Rapids, Michigan This was result of a match to determine the Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion and took place on a episode of WCW Nitro
June 6, 2000 Lieutenant Loco (Chavo Guerrero Jr.) Daffney Knoxville, Tennessee This was result of a 3 Way Match, also including Disco Inferno and took place on a episode of WCW Thunder
July 31, 2000 Lance Storm Lieutenant Loco Cincinnati, Ohio This took place on a episode of WCW Nitro and Storm added the Cruiserweight Title to his WCW United States Championship and WCW Hardcore Championship, holding all 3 at the same time.
August 14, 2000 Elix Skipper Lance Storm Kelowna, British Columbia Storm gave the Cruiserweight Title to his Team Canada partner, Skipper, and then declared the Title, "The 100 KG and Under" Championship.
October 2, 2000 Mike Sanders Elix Skipper Daly City, California Sanders won the Title when he and Kevin Nash defeated Skipper in a Handicap Powerbomb match on WCW Nitro
December 4, 2000 Chavo Guerrero Jr. Mike Sanders Lincoln, Nebraska Chavo achieved his Second Reign. This took place on WCW Thunder
March 18, 2001 Shane Helms Chavo Guerrero Jr. Jacksonville, Florida This took place at WCW Greed. The World Wrestling Federation ended up buying out WCW later in March, but Title stayed WCW Cruiserweight Championship
July 3, 2001 Billy Kidman Shane Helms Tacoma, Washington Kidman achieved his Fourth Reign. This took place on episode of WWF Smackdown
July 30, 2001 X-Pac Billy Kidman Philadelphia, Pennsylvania This was result of a Unification match for the WWE Light Heavyweight Championship This marked Pac's or Syxx's Second Reign and took place on a episode of WWF RAW
October 9, 2001 Billy Kidman X-Pac Molina, Illinois Kidman achieved his Fifth Reign and took place on a episode of WWF Smackdown
October 22, 2001 Yoshihiro Tajiri Billy Kidman Kansas City, Missouri This took place on a episode of WWE RAW. The Title became known as the WWF Cruiserweight Championship on November 18, 2001 and was exclusive to the Smackdown brand

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