HWA Cruiserweight Championship

The HWA Cruiserweight Championship was a title contested in the Heartland Wrestling Association. It was introduced on August 22, 1997 when Tarek The Great became the first champion. On January 6, 2004 it was retired and renamed to the HWA Television Championship. The title was re-activated on August 30, 2008 and Aaron Williams became the first champion since the re-activation.[1] But on June 10, 2009 it was retired a second time and was again renamed, this time to the HWA American Luchadore Championship. Williams remained the champion as a result.

HWA Crusierweight Championship
Details
PromotionHeartland Wrestling Association
Date establishedAugust 22, 1997
Date retiredJanuary 6, 2004 and June 10, 2009

Title historyEdit

# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
# Champion Reign Date Days held Location Notes
1 Tarik The Great 1 August 22, 1997 555 Harveysburg, OH Tarek defeated El Piranha in the finals of a tournament to crown the first champion.
2 Bobby Kane 1 February 27, 1999 89 Hamilton, OH {Kane defeated Tarek and Shark Boy in a 3-way match for the title.
3 Shark Boy 1 May 26, 1999 64 Fort Mitchell, KY
Vacated July 28, 1999 Shark Boy vacates the title after signing with WCW.
4 Todd Morton 1 August 25, 1999 179 Fort Mitchell, KY Morton defeated Rory Fox in the finals of a tournament for the vacant title.
Vacated February 19, 2000 Hamilton, OH Morton vacates the title after no-showing the event.
5 Shark Boy 2 February 19, 2000 232 Hamilton, OH Shark Boy defeated Matt Stryker, who won a battle royal earlier in the night, for the vacant title.
6 Rory Fox 1 October 7, 2000 29 Blanchester, OH Fox wins the title in a Ladder Match.
7 Shark Boy 3 November 4, 2000 123 Blanchester, OH Shark Boy pinned Fox in a tag team match where the title would change hands if Fox was pinned. Shark Boy was partnered with Race Steele while Fox was with Chip Fairway.
Vacated March 6, 2001 Shark Boy vacates the title after winning the HWA Heavyweight Championship on February 27.
8 Matt Stryker 1 March 16, 2001 103 Rising Sun, IN Defeated Pepper Parks to win the vacant championship.
9 Pepper Parks 1 June 26, 2001 45 Cincinnati, OH
10 Matt Stryker 1 August 9, 2001 25 Cincinnati, OH Stryker defeated Pepper Parks, Shark Boy and Chad Collyer in a 4-way match for the title.
11 Jamie Knoble 1 September 2, 2001 130 Jeffersonville, IN
12 Shannon Moore 1 January 9, 2002 36 Dayton, OH
13 Chad Collyer 1 February 13, 2002 40 Dayton, OH Collyer defeated Moore and Matt Stryker in a 3-way match for the title.
14 Shannon Moore 2 March 24, 2002 46 Jeffersonville, IN
15 B.J. Whitmer 1 May 8, 2002 154 Dayton, OH Whitmer defeated Moore, Jamie Knoble and Matt Stryker in a 4-way elimination match for the title.
16 Rory Fox 2 October 8, 2002 37 Cincinnati, OH
17 The Hussla 1 November 13, 2002 81 Englewood, OH
18 Rory Fox 3 February 1, 2003 112 Batavia, OH
19 J.T. Stahr 1 May 23, 2003 2 Dayton, OH Stahr and Dalton become co-champions in a 4-way match when both competitors pinned Fox at the same time.
20 Rory Fox 4 May 25, 2003 105 Cincinnati, OH Fox pinned both Stahr & Dalton in a handicap elimination match.
21 Quinten Lee 1 September 6, 2003 53 Batavia, OH
22 Rory Fox 5 October 28, 2003 Cincinnati, OH Fox defeated El Temor, who was actually Quinten Lee under a mask.
23 Quinten Lee 2 October 28, 2003 71 Cincinnati, OH
Retired January 6, 2004 The title is renamed the HWA Television Championship on January 6, 2004.
Title Re-activated August 30, 2008
24 Aaron Williams 1 August 30, 2008 203 Cincinnati, OH Won a five man elimination match which included Dave Crist, Johnny Gargano, The Solution, and Dustin Rayz.
25 Tim Donst 1 March 20, 2009 52 Middletown, OH Won a six man winner take all match.
26 Aaron Williams 2 May 20, 2009 12 Middletown, OH Won a four man elimination match which included Andre Hart, V-Rad, and Mr. Jacko. Tim Donst was stripped after not defending it within 30 days earlier in the night.
Retired June 10, 2009 Middletown, OH HWA President Tim Tatum changes the Crusierweight Championship to the HWA American Luchacore Championship.

List of combined reignsEdit

Rank Wrestler # Of Reigns Combined Days
1. Tarik The Great 1 555
2. Shark Boy 2 419
3. Rory Fox 5 283
4. Aaron Williams 2 215
5. Todd Morton 1 179
6. B.J. Whitmer 1 154
7. Jamie Noble 1 130
8. Matt Stryker 2 128
9. Quinten Lee 2 124
10. Bobby Kane 1 89
11. Shannon Moore 2 82
12. The Hussla 1 81
13. Tim Donst 1 52
14. Pepper Parks 1 45
15. Chad Collyer 1 40
16. J.T. Sthar 1 2

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ."Cruiserweight Title History". HWAOnline.com. Retrieved 2008-03-03.

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