GWF Light Heavyweight Championship

The GWF Light Heavyweight Championship was the secondary title in the Global Wrestling Federation in Texas. The title existed from 1991 until 1994, when GWF closed. The title was defended on the promotion's show that aired nationally on ESPN.

GWF World Light Heavyweight Championship
GWF Light Heavyweight Championship.jpg
The championship belt
Details
PromotionGlobal Wrestling Federation
United States Wrestling Association
Date retiredSeptember 21, 1994
Other name(s)
  • USWA Light Heavyweight Championship

TournamentsEdit

1991Edit

The GWF Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament was a twenty-four man tournament for the inaugural GWF Light Heavyweight Championship held on July 12 and July 13, 1991. The Lightning Kid defeated Jerry Lynn in the final to win the tournament.[1]

First Round Second Round Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
               
Handsome Stranger
Butch Blackheart
Handsome Stranger
Rip Rogers
Rip Rogers
Ray Evans
Handsome Stranger
Lightning Kid
Chaz
Ed Robinson
Chaz
Lightning Kid
Bubba Fangman
Lightning Kid
Lightning Kid
Steve Simpson
Mike Davis
Victor Gonzales
Mike Davis
Brian Adias
El Bandolero
Brian Adias
Mike Davis
Steve Simpson
Adrian Street
Iceman King Parsons
Adrian Street
Steve Simpson
Steve Simpson
Mike Stetson
Lightning Kid
Jerry Lynn
John Tatum
Khris Germany
John Tatum
Terry Garvin
Terry Garvin
Kenny the Stinger
John Tatum
Jerry Lynn
Terry Daniels
Rick Garren
Terry Daniels
Jerry Lynn
Jerry Lynn
Randy Rhodes
Jerry Lynn
BYE
BYE
BYE
BYE
BYE
BYE
BYE
BYE
BYE
BYE
BYE
BYE
BYE

1992Edit

The GWF Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament was a three-man tournament for the vacated GWF Light Heavyweight Championship held on May 29, 1992. The title was vacated after previous champion Danny Davis left the company for United States Wrestling Association. Terry Simms defeated Chaz in the final to win the tournament.[2]

Semifinals Finals
      
1 Terry Simms
4 Nick Busick
Terry Simms
Chaz
3 Chaz
2 BYE

Title historyEdit

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
N/A Unknown information
Championship change is unrecognized by the promotion
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Lightning Kid July 13, 1991 House show Dallas, Texas 1 62 Defeated Jerry Lynn in tournament final. [3]
2 Chaz Taylor September 13, 1991 House show Dallas, Texas 1 2
3 Lightning Kid September 15, 1991 House show Marietta, Georgia 2 103 [4]
4 Jerry Lynn December 27, 1991 House show Dallas, Texas 1 42
5 Barry Horowitz February 7, 1992 House show Dallas, Texas 1 14
6 Ben Jordan February 21, 1992 House show Dallas, Texas 1 7
7 Barry Horowitz February 28, 1992 House show Dallas, Texas 2 5
8 Danny Davis April 3, 1992 House show Dallas, Texas 1 21 [5]
Vacated April 24, 1992 Davis left for the USWA and later wrestles as GWF champion in Memphis.
9 Terry Simms May 29, 1992 House show Dallas, Texas 1 63 Defeats Chaz in tournament final. [6]
10 Alex Pourteau July 31, 1992 House show Dallas, Texas 1 [Note 1] [7]
Danny Davis August 1992 House show 2 [Note 2] Supposedly won the title somewhere between August 3 and August 24, 1992. Is possible this was Davis using the title he took with him from the GWF when he quit.
Brian Christopher October 5, 1992 House show Memphis, Tennessee 1 7
Danny Davis October 12, 1992 House show Memphis, Tennessee 3 7
Brian Christopher October 19, 1992 House show Memphis, Tennessee 2 4
11 Mike Dahl October 23, 1992 House show Dallas, Texas 1 92
12 Alex Pourteau January 22, 1993 House show Dallas, Texas 2 34
13 Calvin Knapp February 26, 1993 House show Dallas, Texas 1 78 [8]
Vacated November 1993 Vacated for undocumented reasons
14 Alex Pourteau November 26, 1993 House show Dallas, Texas 3 86
15 Calvin Knapp February 20, 1994 House show N/A 2 [Note 3]
Vacated July 1994 Vacated for undisclosed reasons
16 Alex Pourteau August 1994 House show Guatemala 4 [Note 4] Records unclear as to how he won the title or if there was even a match for it
17 Osamu Nishimura August 26, 1994 House show Dallas, Texas 1 26
Deactivated September 21, 1994 When Global Wrestling Federation closed.

Combined reignsEdit

Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
days
1 Calvin Knapp 2 268
2 Lightning Kid 2 165
3 Alex Pourteau 4 124-228
4 Mike Dahl 1 92
5 Danny Davis 3 70-91
6 Terry Simms 1 63
7 Jerry Lynn 1 42
8 Osamu Nishimura 1 26
9 Barry Horowitz 2 19
10 Brian Christopher 2 11
11 Ben Jordan 1 7
12 Chaz Taylor 1 2

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Records are unclear when Porteau lost the championship and also unclear if he lost it to Danny Davis in the USWA in August or not until October. His title reign lasted between 3 and 84 days/
  2. ^ Records are unclear when Davis won the championship, putting his title reign lasted between 42 and 63 days/
  3. ^ The exact date the championship was vacated is not known, putting Knapp's championship reign at between 1 day and 191 days.
  4. ^ The exact date Porteau won the championship is not known, putting his championship reign at between 1 day and 24 days.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "GWF Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament 1991". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  2. ^ "GWF Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament 1992". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  3. ^ "GWF Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament 1991". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  4. ^ Hoops, Brian (September 15, 2015). "Pro wrestling history (9/15): nWo wins War Games, Hennig wins WCW US title". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  5. ^ F4W Staff (April 3, 2015). "ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING TITLE CHANGE HISTORY: GOTCH VS. HACKENSCHMIDT, INOKI VS. HANSEN, GUERRERO VS. JERICHO". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "GWF Light Heavyweight Championship Tournament 1992". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  7. ^ Hoops, Brian (July 31, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (July 31): Stan Hansen wins NWA International title, Giant Baba, Hulk Hogan in AWA". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  8. ^ Hoops, Brian (February 26, 2017). "Daily pro wrestling history (02/26): Verne Gagne wins AWA title on his birthday". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 27, 2017.