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The Jersey All Pro Wrestling (JAPW) Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship in the American independent professional wrestling promotion Jersey All Pro Wrestling. Being a professional wrestling championship, it is not won via direct competition; it is instead won via a predetermined ending to a match or awarded to a wrestler because of a wrestling angle. It became an official title on October 31, 1997 when Joe Rules became the first champion. The current champion Blk Jeez, who is in his first reign as champion. There have been 35 reigns by 20 wrestlers and six vacancies. One of those vacancies came when Pitbull #2 was injured.

JAPW Heavyweight Championship
Details
PromotionJersey All Pro Wrestling
Date establishedOctober 31, 1997
Current champion(s)BLK Jeez
Date wonNovember 12, 2016

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Title historyEdit

The first JAPW Heavyweight Champion was Joe Rules and he won the title on October 31, 1997. He would eliminate Pitbull #2 in a 20-man battle royal to become the champion. But later in the evening Pitbull #2 would defeat Joe Rules for the title after dupping him into a match.[1]

After unsuccessfully challenging for the title on a number of occasions, Rhino would finally win it. He would finally win it on January 7, 2006. Rhino would defeat all-comers including Teddy Hart who would start a quest for the JAPW Heavyweight Championship. He would unsuccessfully challenge for the title by losing to Rhino. But due to Rhino no-showing an event, he was subsequently stripped of the title. This left the door open for a new champion to be crowned. Then on November 28, 2006, Hart's quest would come to an end when he defeated Low Ki and Necro Butcher in a triple threat match to win the vacant JAPW Heavyweight Championship. Teddy Hart's title reign would come to an end just under three months later when he would be stripped of the title upon release from the company.

Hart's release from the company would again leave the title vacant. The title would remain vacant from January 23, 2007 - March 17, 2007 when Low Ki would win his second JAPW Heavyweight Championship when he defeated Rhino in an eight-man gauntlet match to win the vacant title. Other participants in the match were Chris Hero, Ruckus, Delirious, Davey Richards, EC Negro, Human Tornado.

Title lineageEdit

As of July 16, 2019

Key
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.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Joe Rules October 31, 1997 Halloween Hell Bayonne, NJ 1 0 Last eliminated Pitbull #2 in a 20-man battle royal to become the first champion.
2 Pitbull #2 October 31, 1997 Halloween Hell Bayonne, NJ 1 35
Vacated December 5, 1997 Bayonne, NJ Title vacated due to Pitbull #2 being injured.
3 911 December 5, 1997 Night of Barbwire #1 Bayonne, NJ 1 263 Defeated Patch to win the vacant title.
4 Don Montoya August 25, 1998 N/A North Bergen, NJ 1 185
5 Lou Diamond February 26, 1999 Valentine's Day Massacre Bayonne, NJ 1 0
6 911 February 26, 1999 Valentine's Day Massacre Bayonne, NJ 2 0 Given the title by Diamond after he won it.
Vacated February 26, 1999 Valentine's Day Massacre Bayonne, NJ Title vacated after Lou Diamond awarded the title to 911.
7 Lou Diamond March 12, 1999 N/A Bayonne, NJ 2 119 Won a 20-man battle royal to win the vacant title.
8 Homicide July 9, 1999 Scar Wars '99: The Hardcore Menace Bayonne, NJ 1 51
9 Chino Martinez August 29, 1999 2nd Anniversary Show Secaucus, NJ 1 61
10 Lou Diamond October 29, 1999 Halloween Hell Bayonne, NJ 3 189
Vacated May 5, 2000 Title stripped for unknown reasons.
11 Jason July 14, 2000 N/A Sayreville, NJ 1 127 Won a 30-man battle royal to win the vacant title.
Vacated November 18, 2000 3rd Anniversary Show: South Philly Invasion Philadelphia, PA Title vacated after Jason left the promotion.
12 Homicide November 18, 2000 3rd Anniversary Show: South Philly Invasion Philadelphia, PA 2 231 Defeated Jay Lover to win the vacant title.
13 Low Ki July 7, 2001 Royal Consequences Philadelphia, PA 1 42
14 Homicide August 18, 2001 The Hit Squads Revenge: The Body Count Continues Philadelphia, PA 3 168 Three Way match involving Xavier and Low Ki. Due to pre-match stipulations Xavier won the Light Heavyweight Championship.
15 Dixie February 2, 2002 Russ Haas Memorial Show Bayonne, NJ 1 113 Defeated Homicide and Insane Dragon to unify the Heavyweight Championship, New Jersey State Championship and Light Heavyweight Championship.
16 Homicide May 26, 2002 Memorial Day Massacre Seaside Heights, NJ 4 110
17 Slyck Wagner Brown September 13, 2002 Never Forget Bayonne, NJ 1 7
18 Homicide September 20, 2002 Family Crisis 2 Bayonne, NJ 5 155
19 Dan Maff February 22, 2003 Tough Love Bayonne, NJ 1 160
20 Al Snow August 2, 2003 N/A Rahway, NJ 1 79
21 Jerry Lawler November 8, 2003 6th Anniversary Show Secaucus, NJ 1 35
22 Dan Maff December 13, 2003 Seasons Beatings Rahway, NJ 2 469 Defeated Lawler and Shane Douglas in a three-way match.
Vacated March 24, 2005 Title vacated after Maff left the promotion.
23 Homicide March 26, 2005 Caged Fury Philadelphia, PA 6 56 Defeated Jay Lethal for the vacant title.
24 Jay Lethal May 21, 2005 Braintree Invasion Braintree, MA 1 231 Defeated Homicide, Kevin Steen and Samoa Joe in a four-way match.
25 Rhino January 7, 2006 Wild Card II Rahway, NJ 1 294
Vacated October 28, 2006 9th Year Anniversary Show Rahway, NJ Title stripped when Rhino no-shows his title defense.
26 Teddy Hart October 28, 2006 9th Year Anniversary Show Rahway, NJ 1 87 Defeated Low Ki, Homicide, and Necro Butcher to win the vacant title.
Vacated January 23, 2007 Title vacated when Hart was released from the company.
27 Low Ki March 17, 2007 Wild Card III Rahway, NJ 2 224 Defeated Rhino to win an eight man gauntlet for the vacant title. Other participants in the match were Chris Hero, Ruckus, Delirious, Davey Richards, EC Negro, Human Tornado.
28 Homicide October 27, 2007 10th Anniversary Show Rahway, NJ 7 0
29 Low Ki October 27, 2007 10th Anniversary Show Rahway, NJ 3 133 Pinned Homicide in a tag team match with a stipulation that Homicide loses the title if pinned by anyone.
30 Kenny Omega March 8, 2008 Caged Fury 2008 Jersey City, NJ 1 357
31 Jay Lethal February 28, 2009 Jersey City Rumble Jersey City, NJ 2 119
32 Dan Maff June 27, 2009 Caged Destiny Jersey City, NJ 3 511
33 Brodie Lee November 20, 2010 November to Remember Rahway, NJ 1 405 Lee pinned Dan Maff in Championship Scramble, which also included Nick Gage and Azrieal.
Vacated December 30, 2011
34 Dan Maff April 14, 2012 14th Anniversary Show Rahway, NJ 4 212 Maff defeated Low Ki to win the vacant title.
Vacated November 12, 2012
35 BLK Jeez November 12, 2016 20th Anniversary Show Rahway, NJ 1 976+ Jeez defeated B-Boy to win the vacant title.

List of combined reignsEdit

As of July 16, 2019

Indicates the current champions
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
<1 Indicates that the combined total is less than one day.
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Dan Maff 4 1352
2 Blk Jeez 1 976+
3 Homicide 7 787
4 Low Ki 3 398
5 Kenny Omega 1 357
6 Jay Lethal 2 350
7 Lou Diamond 3 309
8 Rhino 1 294
9 911 2 264
10 Don Montoya 1 185
11 Jason 1 129
12 Dixie 1 113
13 Al Snow 1 100
14 Teddy Hart 1 87
15 Chino Martinez 1 61
16 Jerry Lawler 1 35
17 Pitbull #2 1 34
18 Slyck Wagner Brown 1 7
19 Joe Rules 1 <1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "JAPW World Heavyweight Championship History". Jersey All Pro Wrestling. Archived from the original on 2010-03-06. Retrieved 2007-10-16.

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