British Flyweight Championship

The British Flyweight Championship is a British flyweight professional wrestling championship currently defended in XWA. It was created in the Frontier Wrestling Alliance (FWA), a promotion that was closed in 2007. In 2009, FWA announced plans to reopen and initiate a Flyweight Championship tour; it is unknown how this will affect the status of the current British Flyweight Championship.[1]

British Flyweight Championship
Details
PromotionXWA
Frontier Wrestling Alliance
Date established30 July 2005
Current champion(s)Vacant
Date won28 July 2012

The championship has been known as:

  • FWA Flyweight Championship (2005–2007)
  • XWA British Flyweight Championship (2007–present)

HistoryEdit

The championship was originally created and defended in the Frontier Wrestling Alliance in 2005 as a title belt for the lighter wrestlers who did not qualify for the British Heavyweight Championship; though flyweight is often defined by a 123 lb or 112 lb weight limit in mixed martial arts and boxing, respectively, no strict weight limits are enforced for this belt. The inaugural champion was decided by an eight-man elimination tournament, the brackets for which were:

First Round Semifinals Final
         
Aviv Maayan Pin
Bubblegum  
Ross Jordan Pin
Aviv Maayan  
Ross Jordan Pin
Dan Head  
Ross Jordan Awd
Spud  
Spud Pin
Jack Storm  
Spud Pin
Max Voltage  
Max Voltage Pin
Mark Sloan  

Ross Jordan was awarded the final match against Spud after the referee stopped the contest due to an injury to Spud's leg. This controversial ending would see Jordan crowned the first FWA Flyweight Champion.

Title HistoryEdit

No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1
Ross Jordan
1
30 July 2005 246 Morecambe, Lancashire Live event Defeated Spud in a tournament final [2]
2
Pac
1
2 April 2006 252 Broxbourne, Hertfordshire Crunch Defeated Ross Jordan and Stevie Lynn in a three-way match [3]
3
Ross Jordan
2
10 December 2006 349 Colchester, Essex Gorefest 2006 - King of the Death Match This was an event cross held under the promotions X-Sports:Wrestling and Westside Xtreme Wrestling. The title was renamed the British Flyweight Championship in April 2007 when the Frontier Wrestling Alliance was put out of business and XWA carried its lineage [4]
4
El Ligero
1
24 November 2007 224 Morecambe, Lancashire Last Fight at the Prom 2007 Mexican Street Fight [5]
5
Spud
1
5 July 2008 574 Morecambe, Lancashire Vendetta 2008 Last Man Standing match; in September Spud becomes a double champion by winning the British Heavyweight Championship [6]
-
Vacant
-
30 January 2010
Morecambe, Lancashire Goldrush 2010 Greg Lambert stripped Spud of the title for not defending the title [7]
6
El Ligero
2
30 January 2010 63 Morecambe, Lancashire Goldrush 2010 Defeated CJ Banks, Marty Scurll and Sam Bailey for the vacant title [7]
7
RJ Singh
3
3 April 2010 105 Morecambe, Lancashire War On The Shore VI Previous held the championship under the name Ross Jordan [8]
8
El Ligero
3
17 July 2010 567 Morecambe, Lancashire Vendetta 2011    
9
Jynkz
1
4 February 2012 175 Morecambe, Lancashire Gold Rush 2012    
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Vacant
-
28 July 2012 Morecambe, Lancashire XWA vs GPW Vendetta The company went on hiatus after being defeated by GPW  

Combined reignsEdit

Indicates the current champion
Rank Champion No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 El Ligero 3 854
2 Ross Jordan 2 595
3 Spud 1 574
3 Pac 252
4 Jynkz 175
5 RJ Singh 105

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FWA New Frontiers". Frontier Wrestling Alliance. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  2. ^ "FWA Results 2005". Frontier Wrestling Alliance. Archived from the original on 15 August 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
  3. ^ "FWA Results 2006". Frontier Wrestling Alliance. Archived from the original on 15 August 2009. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
  4. ^ Jones, Phil. "Weekend Results: 3CW, FWA:A, RDW, IPW:UK, BCW, X:S-W + More!". BritWres.com. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
  5. ^ "Last Fight of the Prom 2008". XWA. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
  6. ^ "Vendetta 2008". XWA. Retrieved 19 July 2009.
  7. ^ a b "Goldrush Official Review". XWA. Retrieved 11 April 2010.
  8. ^ "XWA War on the Shore VI - Official Review". XWA. Retrieved 11 April 2010.