Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Championship


The Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Championship (東北ジュニアヘビー級王座, Tōhoku junia hebī-kyū ōza) is a professional wrestling championship contested in Michinoku Pro Wrestling, where it is the primary singles title, and is strictly for junior heavyweights. It was created on August 25, 2002, when Dick Togo defeated Tiger Mask in a round-robin tournament final.[1]

Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Championship
Details
PromotionMichinoku Pro Wrestling
Date establishedAugust 25, 2002
Current champion(s)Rui Hyugaji
Date wonJanuary 11, 2020

Title historyEdit

A round-robin tournament took place to crown the inaugural tournament and the tournament took place between July 20 and August 25, 2002. The final took place at the 10th Anniversary Show of the promotion on July 25, where Dick Togo defeated Tiger Mask in the tournament final.[2][3]

Final standings
Wrestler Score
Dick Togo 23
Tiger Mask 23
Ikuto Hidaka 21
Curry Man 21
Gran Naniwa 20
The Great Sasuke 20
Pentagon Black 19
Metal Master 18
Masao Orihara 18
Hideki Nishida 13
Tsubo Genjin 12
Tomohiro Ishii 12
Kazuya Yuasa 11
Macho Pimp 5
Jody Fleisch 4
Chinnen Hokkai 0
Final
   
1 Dick Togo Pin
2 Tiger Mask 14:47

ReignsEdit

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Defenses Number of successful defenses
<1 Reign lasted less than a day
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Defenses
1 Dick Togo August 25, 2002 10th Anniversary: Michi Pro Love II Sendai, Japan 1 366 2 Defeated Tiger Mask in a tournament final to become the inaugural champion.
2 Atlantis August 26, 2003 Fukumen World League 2003 Sapporo, Japan 1 215 4
3 The Great Sasuke March 28, 2004 Lucha Baka Diary 2004 Sendai, Japan 1 328 1
4 Taka Michinoku February 19, 2005 K-DOJO Club-K Tour in Shiwa Shiwa, Japan 1 381 6 This match was also for Taka's AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Championship and Strongest-K Championship.
Vacated March 7, 2006 Title vacated due to Taka suffering a finger injury.
5 Kagetora March 19, 2006 Fighting Tohoku Legend 6th: Iwate Volume Yahaba, Japan 1 <1 0 Defeated Makoto Oishi to win the vacant title.
Vacated March 19, 2006 Title vacated by Kagetora to decide the championship in a tournament.
6 Takeshi Minamino April 23, 2006 Fighting Tohoku Legend 7th: Miyagi Volume Sendai, Japan 1 28 0 Defeated Rasse in a tournament final to win the vacant title.
7 Super Delfin May 21, 2006 Osaka Pro Story #32 Osaka, Japan 1 140 2 This match was also for Super Delfin's Osaka Pro Wrestling Championship.
8 The Great Sasuke October 8, 2006 Fighting Tohoku Legend: The Last Chapter Morioka, Japan 2 42 0
9 Gaina November 19, 2006 Michinoku Pro Niigata, Japan 1 355 2
10 Yoshitsune November 9, 2007 Michinoku Pro Yamagata, Japan 1 399 6
11 Fujita "Jr." Hayato December 12, 2008 Michinoku Pro Tokyo, Japan 1 267 2
12 Kenoh September 5, 2009 Michinoku Pro Yahaba, Japan 1 428 3
13 The Great Sasuke November 7, 2010 Michinoku Pro Morioka, Japan 3 182 0
14 Rui Hyugaji May 8, 2011 Michinoku Pro Yahaba, Japan 1 181 2
15 Kenoh November 5, 2011 Michinoku Pro Yahaba, Japan 2 211 0
16 Fujita "Jr." Hayato June 3, 2012 Michinoku Pro Tokyo, Japan 2 392 4
17 Kenoh June 30, 2013 Jinsei Shinzaki 20th Anniversary in Sendai Sendai, Japan 3 166 3
Vacated December 13, 2013 Title vacated due to Kenoh wrestling in Pro Wrestling Noah.
18 Brahman Shu May 5, 2014 Golden Tour 2014 Yahaba, Japan 1 365 3 Defeated Manjimaru in a tournament final hardcore match to win the vacant title.
19 Kesen Numajiro May 5, 2015 Golden Tour 2015 Yahaba, Japan 1 182 1
20 Manjimaru November 3, 2015 Furinkazan in Yahaba Yahaba, Japan 1 550 4
21 Rui Hyugaji May 6, 2017 Golden Tour 2017 Yahaba, Japan 2 414 1
22 Taro Nohashi June 24, 2018 Jinsei Shinzaki 25th Anniversary Sendai, Japan 1 202 1
23 Kenbai January 12, 2019 Michinoku Pro Battle Beginning 2019 Yahaba, Japan 1 114 1
24 Musashi May 6, 2019 Golden Week Series 2019 Yahaba, Japan 1 250 2
25 Rui Hyugaji January 11, 2020 New Year Fighting Beginning 2020 Yahaba, Japan 3 260+ 0

List of combined reignsEdit

As of September 27, 2020.

Indicates the current champions
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
defenses
Combined days
1 Rui Hyugaji 3 3 855+
2 Kenoh 3 6 805
3 Fujita "Jr." Hayato 2 6 659
4 The Great Sasuke 3 1 552
5 Manjimaru 1 4 550
6 Yoshitsune 1 6 399
7 Dick Togo 1 2 366
8 Brahman Shu 1 3 365
9 Gaina 1 2 355
10 Musashi 1 2 250
11 Atlantis 1 4 215
12 Taro Nohashi 1 1 202
13 Kesen Numajiro 1 1 182
14 Super Delfin 1 2 140
15 Kenbai 1 1 114
16 Takeshi Minamino 1 0 28
17 Kagetora 1 0 <1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Championship title history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2008-01-26.
  2. ^ "Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Title League 2002". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Tetsujin 2002 results". Puro Love. Retrieved 24 November 2018.

See alsoEdit