British Heavyweight Championship (RevPro)

The British Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship owned by the Revolution Pro Wrestling (RevPro/RPW) promotion. The title was created and debuted on July 16, 2005 and is the promotion's principal championship. Like most professional wrestling championships, the title is won via the result of predetermined matches. The current champion is Will Ospreay, who is in his first reign, after defeating Zack Sabre Jr. on February 14, 2020 at RevPro High Stakes 2020 in York Hall, England.

British Heavyweight Championship
Details
PromotionRevolution Pro Wrestling
Date establishedJuly 16, 2005
Current champion(s)Will Ospreay
Date wonFebruary 14, 2020
Other name(s)
  • Undisputed British Heavyweight Championship
  • IPW:UK Championship

The current title was formed after the IPW:UK Championship and the All-England Championship were unified into the Undisputed British Heavyweight Championship, but later became known as simply the British Heavyweight Championship after RPW separated itself from International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom (IPW:UK). The title has been defended in the United States and in Japan through RPW's working relationships with New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and Ring of Honor (ROH).

Title historyEdit

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
IPW:UK
1 Aviv Maayan July 16, 2005 IPW:UK Weekend Of Champions: Night One Orpington, London, England 1 1 Maayan defeated Martin Stone and Steve Douglas in a Three-way match to become the inaugural champion.
2 Martin Stone July 17, 2005 IPW:UK Weekend Of Champions: Night Two Orpington, London, England 1 462
3 Andy Boy Simmonz October 22, 2006 IPW:UK Extreme Measures 3 Orpington, London, England 1 210 This was a No Disqualification match.
4 JC Thunder May 20, 2007 IPW:UK Royale Rewards Orpington, London, England 1 125
5 Andy Boy Simmonz September 22, 2007 IPW:UK 3rd Anniversary Weekend: Night Two Orpington, London, England 2 175 This was a Submission match.
6 Martin Stone March 16, 2008 IPW:UK Battle Royale: The Last Orpington Stand Orpington, London, England 2 189 This was a Last Man Standing match.
7 Iestyn Rees September 21, 2008 IPW:UK Fourth Anniversary Tour Bromley, London, England 1 209
8 Alex Shane April 18, 2009 IPW:UK Iron Fist Swanley, Kent, England 1 148 This was a Iron Fist match.
9 Leroy Kincaide September 13, 2009 IPW:UK 5th Anniversary Show Sittingbourne, Kent, England 1 161 Unified the IPW:UK Championship and the All-England Championship into the Undisputed British Heavyweight Championship. [1]
10 Dave Mastiff February 21, 2010 IPW:UK No Escape 2010 Sittingbourne, Kent, England 1 448
11 Sha Samuels May 15, 2011 IPW:UK Sittingbourne Spectacular 2011 Sittingbourne, Kent, England 1 686 This was a Three-way elimination match also involving Takeshi Morishima.
RevPro
12 Colt Cabana March 31, 2013 RevPro High Stakes 2013 Sittingbourne, Kent, England 1 349 The championship begins to be referred to as the British Heavyweight Championship during this reign. [2]
13 Marty Scurll March 15, 2014 RevPro High Stakes 2014 Bethnal Green, Greater London, England 1 456 This was a 30-minute Iron Fist match. [3]
14 A.J. Styles June 14, 2015 RevPro Summer Sizzler 2015 Bethnal Green, Greater London, England 1 216 [4]
15 Zack Sabre Jr. January 16, 2016 RevPro High Stakes 2016 Bethnal Green, Greater London, England 1 299 [5]
16 Katsuyori Shibata November 10, 2016 RevPro/NJPW Global Wars UK 2016: Night 1 Bethnal Green, Greater London, England 1 116 [6]
17 Zack Sabre Jr. March 6, 2017 NJPW Hataage Kinenbi Ōta, Tokyo, Japan 2 396 [7]
18 Tomohiro Ishii April 6, 2018 RevPro Live In New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana 1 86 [8]
19 Minoru Suzuki July 1, 2018 NJPW Strong Style Evolved UK Manchester, England 1 105 [9]
20 Tomohiro Ishii October 14, 2018 RevPro/NJPW Global Wars UK 2018 Brixton, Greater London, England 2 82 [10]
21 Zack Sabre Jr. January 4, 2019 NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 Tokyo, Japan 3 239 [11]
22 Hiroshi Tanahashi August 31, 2019 NJPW Royal Quest Hackney, Greater London, England 1 15
23 Zack Sabre Jr. September 15, 2019 NJPW Destruction In Beppu Beppu, Oita, Japan 4 152 [12]
24 Will Ospreay February 14, 2020 RevPro High Stakes York Hall, England 1 11+ [13]

Combined reignsEdit

As of February 25, 2020.

 
Current champion Will Ospreay, shown here with the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
 
Zack Sabre Jr, record four-time and longest combined reigning champion at 1086 days
Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined Days
1 Zack Sabre Jr. 4 1,086
2 Sha Samuels 1 686
3 Martin Stone 2 651
4 Marty Scurll 1 456
5 Dave Mastiff 1 448
6 Andy Boy Simmonz 2 385
7 Colt Cabana 1 349
8 A.J. Styles 1 216
9 Iestyn Rees 1 209
10 Tomohiro Ishii 2 168
11 Leroy Kincaide 1 161
12 Alex Shane 1 148
13 JC Thunder 1 125
14 Katsuyori Shibata 1 116
15 Minoru Suzuki 1 105
16 Hiroshi Tanahashi 1 15
17 Will Ospreay 1 11+
18 Aviv Maayan 1 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Martin Bean. "British Heavyweight Championship History". revolutionprowrestling.com. Archived from the original on 2016-04-14. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  2. ^ Philip Kreikenbohm. "RevPro High Stakes 2013". cagematch.net.
  3. ^ Philip Kreikenbohm. "RevPro High Stakes 2014". cagematch.net.
  4. ^ Philip Kreikenbohm. "RevPro Summer Sizzler 2015". cagematch.net.
  5. ^ Philip Kreikenbohm. "RevPro High Stakes 2016". cagematch.net.
  6. ^ Macklin, Matthew (November 10, 2016). "Shibata wins gold at RevPro in UK". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  7. ^ "戦国炎舞 -Kizna- Presents 旗揚げ記念日". New Japan Pro Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  8. ^ Greer, Jamie (April 6, 2018). "#AndNEW: Tomohiro Ishii Wins RevPro British Heavyweight Title". Last Word on Pro Wrestling. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  9. ^ Greer, Jamie (April 6, 2018). "#AndNEW: Tomohiro Ishii Wins RevPro British Heavyweight Title". Last Word on Pro Wrestling. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  10. ^ https://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=209656
  11. ^ https://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=217624
  12. ^ https://www.f4wonline.com/njpw-destruction-beppu-live-results-tanahashi-vs-sabre-292436
  13. ^ https://www.mandatory.com/wrestlezone/news/1171117-will-ospreay-wins-british-heavyweight-championship