FIP World Heavyweight Championship
The FIP World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship owned by the Full Impact Pro (FIP) promotion. It is currently the highest ranked championship in FIP. The title was introduced on September 25, 2004 at FIP's "Emergence: Part Two" event as the FIP Heavyweight Championship. It was renamed the FIP World Heavyweight Championship on March 3, 2007, when then-champion Roderick Strong defeated Pac in Liverpool, England at the Ring of Honor (ROH) promotion's "Fifth Year Festival: Liverpool" event. Overall, there have been 21 reigns shared among 16 wrestlers. Title changes happen mostly at FIP-promoted events, which are usually released on DVD. The title has changed hands four times at non-FIP events. Reigns two and four occurred at ROH-promoted events, while reigns 10 and 11 happened at Dragon Gate events.
|FIP World Heavyweight Championship|
|Promotion||Full Impact Pro (FIP)|
|Date established||September 25, 2004|
|Current champion(s)||Anthony Henry|
|Date won||September 30, 2018|
FIP Heavyweight Championship
The inaugural champion was Homicide, who defeated CM Punk in the finals of a two-night tournament that concluded on September 25, 2004 at FIP's "Emergence: Part Two" event. Roderick Strong holds the record of most reigns, with three. At 562 days, Fred Yehi's first reign is the longest in the title's history. Strong, with a combined three reigns, holds the record for most days as champion at 626. Masaaki Mochizuki's only reign holds the record for shortest reign at 49 days. Anthony Henry is the champion, after defeating Austin Theory on September 30, 2018, to win the title.
Since being renamed as a "World Championship" after a UK defense in March 2007, the title has been defended internationally multiple times. Not only has the championship been successfully defended in Japan, China, Canada, Mexico but the title has also changed hands in both Japan and China.
|FIP Heavyweight Championship||September 25, 2004 – March 3, 2007|
|FIP World Heavyweight Championship||March 3, 2007 – present|
|No.||Overall reign number|
|Reign||Reign number for the specific champion|
|Days||Number of days held|
|+||Current reign is changing daily|
|No.||Champion||Championship change||Reign statistics||Notes||Ref.|
|1||Homicide||September 25, 2004||Emergence: Part Two||Tampa, Florida||1||476||Homicide defeated CM Punk in a tournament final to become the first champion|||
|2||Bryan Danielson||January 14, 2006||ROH Hell Freezes Over||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||1||300||This was a 3-Way Dance also involving Roderick Strong|||
|3||Roderick Strong||November 10, 2006||All or Nothing||Inverness, Florida||1||415||The title was renamed the "FIP World Heavyweight Championship" on March 3, 2007, when Strong defeated Pac in Liverpool, England at ROH's Fifth Year Festival: Liverpool event|||
|4||Erick Stevens||December 30, 2007||ROH Final Battle 2007||New York City, New York||1||48|||
|5||Roderick Strong||February 16, 2008||Redefined||Crystal River, Florida||2||154|||
|6||Erick Stevens||July 19, 2008||Hot Summer Nights 2008||Crystal River, Florida||2||35|
|7||Go Shiozaki||August 23, 2008||Heatstroke 2008||Crystal River, Florida||1||119|
|8||Tyler Black||December 20, 2008||Unstoppable 2008||Crystal River, Florida||1||133|
|9||Davey Richards||May 2, 2009||Unfinished Business 2009||Crystal River, Florida||1||218||Richards was awarded the championship by forfeit after Black suffered a neck injury the previous night in Berwyn, Illinois and was forced to relinquish the title|
|10||Masaaki Mochizuki||December 6, 2009||Dragon Gate The Gate Of Generation 2009||Sapporo, Japan||1||49|
|11||Davey Richards||January 23, 2010||DGUSA Fearless||Chicago, Illinois||2||58|||
|—||Vacated||March 22, 2010||—||—||—||—||The championship was vacated by the FIP Championship Committee due to "an unforeseen contractual situation" with Richards|||
|12||Jon Moxley||April 17, 2010||Southern Stampede||Crystal River, Florida||1||360||Moxley defeated Roderick Strong to win the vacant championship|
|—||Vacated||April 12, 2011||—||—||—||—||The championship was vacated by the FIP Championship Committee due to Moxley signing with WWE|
|13||Jon Davis||February 1, 2013||Everything Burns||Tampa, Florida||1||189||Davis defeated AR Fox to win the vacant title|||
|14||Trent Baretta||August 9, 2013||Heatstroke||Tampa, Florida||1||462|||
|15||Rich Swann||November 14, 2014||WWNLive in China||Emeishan City, China||1||98|||
|—||Vacated||February 20, 2015||Ascension 2015||Tampa, Florida||—||—||The championship was vacated due to Swann being sidelined with an injury|||
|16||Roderick Strong||February 20, 2015||Ascension 2015||Tampa, Florida||3||57||Strong defeated Trent Baretta in a No Disqualification match to win the vacant title|||
|17||Rich Swann||April 18, 2015||Establish Dominance 2015||Orlando, Florida||2||76|||
|18||Caleb Konley||July 3, 2015||Declaration of Independence 2015||Tampa, Florida||1||329|||
|19||Fred Yehi||May 27, 2016||Accelerate 2016||Orlando, Florida||1||562|||
|20||Austin Theory||December 10, 2017||EVOLVE 97||Melrose, Massachusetts||1||294|||
|21||Anthony Henry||September 30, 2018||Accelerate 2018||Ybor City, Florida||1||290+|||
List of combined reignsEdit
As of July 17, 2019
|†||Indicates the current champion(s)|
|Rank[N 1]||Wrestler||No. of
- Each wrestler's total number of days as champion are ranked highest to lowest; wrestlers with the same number mean that they are tied for that certain rank.
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After a several month hiatus, the stars of FIP make their 2010 debut as FIP presents Southern Stampede. Due to an unforeseen contractual situation with now former FIP Champion Davey Richards, the FIP Championship Committee has declared the FIP World Heavyweight Championship vacant, and a new Champion will be crowned on April 17th at Southern Stampede.
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