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Champion history

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes: Defenses:
Perro Aguayo 1 March 26, 1981 Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan Won vacant title over Gran Hamada during a New Japan Pro Wrestling tournament 1
Fishman 1 September 25, 1981 Los Angeles, California 0
Perro Aguayo 2 October 1, 1981 Los Angeles, California 0
Chris Adams 1 October 18, 1981 Mexico City, Mexico 1
Perro Aguayo 3 December 13, 1981 Mexico City, Mexico 0
Gran Hamada 1 April 21, 1982 Tokyo, Japan Won at NJPW Refugees Contribution Recruitment Charity Show 0
Perro Aguayo 4 August 29, 1982 Mexico City, Mexico 0
Villano III 1 March 20, 1983 Mexico City, Mexico 0
Perro Aguayo 5 August 7, 1983 Mexico City, Mexico 3
Gran Hamada 2 April 17, 1984 Tokyo, Japan Won in a 2/3 falls match at a Universal Wrestling Federation event. 0
Villano III 2 May 20, 1984 Mexico City, Mexico Won in a 2/3 falls match. 3
Fishman 2 August 24, 1986 Mexico City, Mexico 1
Perro Aguayo 6 December 24, 1986 Mexico City, Mexico 0
In a title defense against Villano III, Aguayo lost so much blood that the ref declared the match for Villano. However Villano refused the title and it was declared vacant until a rematch.
Villano III 3 June 17, 1987 Mexico City, Mexico Won in a 2/3 falls match. 0
Rambo 1 October 4, 1987 Mexico City, Mexico 2
Villano III 4 July 11, 1988 Mexico City, Mexico 0
Sangre Chicana 1 August 14, 1989 Naucalpan, Mexico 1
Perro Aguayo 7 October 15, 1989 Mexico City, Mexico 0
Sangre Chicana 2 December 3, 1989 Mexico City, Mexico 0
Villano III 5 May 27, 1990 Naucalpan, Mexico Won in a 2/3 falls match 2
Pegasus Kid 1 March 3, 1991 Naucalpan, Mexico Won in a 2/3 falls match 6
Villano III 6 September 13, 1992 Naucalpan, Mexico Won in a 2/3 falls match 6
El Signo 1 January 1, 1993 Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico 4
Villano III 7 July 18, 1994 Puebla, Mexico Won in a 2/3 falls match 2
Villano III left the promotion and was stripped of the championship.
Aeroflash 1 June 16, 1995 Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico Defeated Fighter for the vacant championship. 0
Championship is now defended in Michinoku Pro Wrestling.
The Great Sasuke 1 March 24, 1996 Shirakawa, Fukushima, Japan 0
El Samurai 1 June 22, 1996 Naruko, Japan 1
The Great Sasuke 2 August 4, 1996 Tokyo, Japan Won during the J-Crown Championship tournament. 1
Championship is now defended as part of the J-Crown Championship in New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Ultimo Dragon 1 October 11, 1996 Osaka, Japan Won at a Wrestle Association-R event 5
Jushin Liger 1 January 4, 1997 Tokyo, Japan 4
El Samurai 2 July 6, 1997 Sapporo, Japan 0
Shinjiro Otani 1 August 10, 1997 Nagoya, Japan 3
Otani vacated the championship after the World Wrestling Federation requested it. The WWF does not recognize any of the previous champions in their official lineage.
Taka Michinoku 1 December 7, 1997 Springfield, Massachusetts Won by defeating Brian Christopher in the final of an 8-man tournament. 12
Christian 1 October 18, 1998 Rosemont, Illinois Won at Judgment Day: In Your House. 3
Gillberg 1 November 17, 1998 Columbus, Ohio 14
Essa Rios 1 February 8, 2000 Austin, Texas 4
Dean Malenko 1 March 13, 2000 East Rutherford, New Jersey 4
Scotty 2 Hotty 1 April 17, 2000 State College, Pennsylvania 2
Dean Malenko 2 April 25, 2000 Charlotte, North Carolina 23
Crash 1 March 13, 2001 Anaheim, California 2
Jerry Lynn 1 April 29, 2001 Denver, Colorado 6
Jeff Hardy 1 June 5, 2001 Grand Forks, North Dakota 2
X-Pac 1 June 5, 2001 New York City, New York 4
Tajiri 1 August 6, 2001 Anaheim, California 0
X-Pac 2 August 19, 2001 San Jose, California Won at SummerSlam 2001. 2
Championship deactivated on March 8, 2002.

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
1 Villano III 7 2,301
2 Perro Aguayo 7 948
3 El Signo 1 563
4 The Pegasus Kid 1 560
5 Gillberg 1 453
6 Dean Malenko 2 357
7 TAKA Michinoku 1 315
8 Aeroflash 1 282
9 Rambo 1 280
10 Sangre Chicana 2 237
11 The Great Sasuke 2 188
12 Jushin Liger 1 183
13 Gran Hamada 2 163
14 Fishman 2 137
15 X-Pac 2 133
16 Último Dragón 1 115
Former World Wrestling Entertainment Championship histories
World Wide Wrestling Federation
WWWF United States Tag Team Championship
World Wrestling Federation
WWF International Heavyweight Championship
WWF International Tag Team Championship
WWF Junior Heavyweight Championship
WWF Light Heavyweight Championship
WWF World Women's Tag Team Championship
World Wrestling Entertainment
WWE European Championship
WWE Hardcore Championship
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
WWE Tag Team Championship
World Tag Team Championship
Other
Million Dollar Championship
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