The WWF Light Heavyweight Championship was first introduced in Mexico for the Universal Wrestling Association. It eventually migrated to Japan as well, although it wasn't considered as an official WWF title until after 1997, when a tournament was held in the United States to crown a champion. Before the tournament, the title was a part of the J-Crown Championship.
(RAW is WAR)
(RAW is WAR)
(D-Generation X: In Your House)
|Nov. 10||Taka Michinoku||Pin|
|Dec. 7||Taka Michinoku||Pin|
|Nov. 111||Eric Shelley||Pin|
|Nov. 252||Scott Taylor||Forf3|
|Nov. 24||Brian Christopher||Pin|
1 This match aired on November 17.
2 These matches aired on December 1.
3 Christopher won by forfeit after Kane chokeslammed Taylor before Christopher made his way to the ring, leaving Taylor unable to compete.
In March 2001, World Wrestling Federation, Inc. purchased World Championship Wrestling. Following the conclusion of the Invasion angle at the 2001 Survivor Series Pay Per View event, the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship was quietly abandoned in favor of the WCW Cruiserweight Championship. The WCW Cruiserweight Championship was rebranded as the WWF Cruiserweight Championship and later the WWE Cruiserweight Championship and was defended until November 2007.
- World Wrestling Federation
- Champion history - History of the wrestlers who have held the belt.
- Title matches - Matches in which the title was defended.
- Champion Gallery - A Gallery of the Champions.