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Key

Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
# Indicates what number the reign is
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won
N/A The information is not available or is unknown
Wrestler name (#) The number represents the individual reigns of a wrestler when this is distinct from the tag team's reign.
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily


Title history

Recognition by the UWA/NJPW

# Wrestlers Reign # Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1


Aguayo, PerroPerro Aguayo


1


March 26, 1981 183 Shimizu, Japan Live event Aguayo defeated Gran Hamada in a tournament final for the title.
2


Fishman 1


September 25, 1981 15 Los Angeles, CA Live event
3


Aguayo, PerroPerro Aguayo


2


October 10, 1981 8 Los Angeles, CA Live event
4


Chris Adams 1


October 18, 1981 56 Mexico City, Mexico Live event
5


Aguayo, PerroPerro Aguayo


3


December 13, 1981 129 Mexico City, Mexico Live event
6


Hamada, GranGran Hamada


1


April 21, 1982 130 Tokyo, Japan Live event
7


Aguayo, PerroPerro Aguayo


4


August 29, 1982 203 Mexico City, Mexico Live event
8


III, VillanoVillano III


1


March 20, 1983 140 Mexico City, Mexico Live event
9


Aguayo, PerroPerro Aguayo


5


August 7, 1983 254 Mexico City, Mexico Live event
10 Hamada, GranGran Hamada


2


April 17, 1984 33 Tokyo, Japan Live event
11 III, VillanoVillano III


2


May 20, 1984 826 Mexico City, Mexico Live event
12 Fishman 2


August 24, 1986 122 Mexico City, Mexico Live event
13 Aguayo, PerroPerro Aguayo


6


December 24, 1986 130 Mexico City, Mexico Live event


Vacated 0


May 3, 1987 0 N/A N/A The UWA forced Aguayo to relinquish the championship after a title defense against Villano III ended in controversy.
14 III, VillanoVillano III


3


June 17, 1987 109 Mexico City, Mexico Live event Villano III defeated Perro Aguayo in a rematch for the title.
15 Rambo 1


October 4, 1987 281 Mexico City, Mexico Live event
16 III, VillanoVillano III


4


July 11, 1988 399 Mexico City, Mexico Live event
17 Chicana, SangreSangre Chicana


1


August 14, 1989 62 Mexico City, Mexico Live event
18 Aguayo, PerroPerro Aguayo


7


October 15, 1989 49 Mexico City, Mexico Live event
19 Chicana, SangreSangre Chicana


2


December 3, 1989 175 Mexico City, Mexico Live event
20 III, VillanoVillano III


5


May 27, 1990 280 Naucalpan, Mexico Live event
21 Pegasus Kid 1


March 3, 1991 560 Naucalpan, Mexico Live event
22 III, VillanoVillano III


6


September 13, 1992 110 Naucalpan, Mexico Live event
23 El Signo 1


January 1, 1993 563 Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico Live event
24 III, VillanoVillano III


7


July 18, 1994 167 Puebla, Mexico Live event


Vacated 0


January 1995 0 N/A N/A After Villano III signed a contract with the PROMELL promotion, he was forced to vacate the championship by the UWA.
25 Aero Flash 1


June 16, 1995 282 Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico Live event Aero Flash won the title in a tournament final.
26 The Great Sasuke 1


March 24, 1996 90 Shirakawa, Japan Live event
27 El Samurai 1


June 22, 1996 43 Naruko, Japan Live event
28 The Great Sasuke 2


August 4, 1996 68 Tokyo, Japan Live event
29 Último Dragón 1


October 11, 1996 85 Osaka, Japan Live event
30 Jushin Liger 1


January 4, 1997 183 Tokyo, Japan Wrestling World
31 El Samurai 2


July 6, 1997 35 Sapporo, Japan Live event
32 Otani, ShinjiroShinjiro Otani


1


August 10, 1997 87 Nagoya, Japan Live event Otani was the final wrestler in the UWA to hold the title before it was returned to the WWF.

Recognition by the WWF

# Wrestler Reigns Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
33 Michinoku, TakaTaka Michinoku


1


December 7, 1997 315 Springfield, MA In Your House: D-Generation X Michinoku defeated Brian Christopher in a tournament final to win the title.
34 Christian


1


October 18, 1998 30 Chicago, IL Judgment Day: In Your House This was Christian's first match in the company.
35 Gillberg


1


November 17, 1998 453 Columbus, OH Raw is War Longest reigning champion under the WWF banner.
36 Rios, EssaEssa Rios


1


February 13, 2000 29 Austin, TX Sunday Night Heat
37 Malenko, DeanDean Malenko


1


March 13, 2000 35 East Rutherford, NJ Raw is War
38 Scotty 2 Hotty


1


April 17, 2000 10 State College, PA Raw is War
39 Malenko, DeanDean Malenko


2


April 27, 2000 322 Charlotte, NC SmackDown! This title change aired on tape delay.
40 Holly, CrashCrash Holly


1


March 13, 2001 47 Anaheim, CA Sunday Night Heat
41 Lynn, JerryJerry Lynn


1


April 29, 2001 37 Chicago, IL Sunday Night Heat
42 Hardy, JeffJeff Hardy


1


June 5, 2001 20 Grand Forks, ND SmackDown! This title change aired on tape delay.
43 X-Pac


1


June 25, 2001 42 New York City, NY Raw is War
44 Tajiri


1


August 6, 2001 13 Anaheim, CA Raw is War
45 X-Pac


2


August 19, 2001 91 San Jose, CA SummerSlam 2001 X-Pac was the final wrestler to hold the title before it was replaced by the WWF Cruiserweight Championship. A title unification match at Survivor Series 2001 between WCW Cruiserweight Champion Tajiri and WWF Light Heavyweight Champion X-Pac was canceled because X-Pac was injured; shortly after the Light Heavyweight Championship became inactive.


List of top combined reigns

This lists the combined reigns of wrestlers who have held the championship over 100 days.

Rank Wrestler # of reigns Combined days
1Villano III72,301
2Perro Aguayo7948
3El Signo1563
4The Pegasus Kid1560
5Gillberg1453
6Dean Malenko2357
7TAKA Michinoku1315
8Aero Flash1282
9Rambo1280
10Sangre Chicana2237
11Masanori Murakawa2188
12Jushin Liger1183
13Gran Hamada2163
14Fishman2137
15X-Pac2133
16Último Dragón1115


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