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WAR International Junior Heavyweight Championship

The WAR International Junior Heavyweight Championship was a title contested for in the Japanese professional wrestling promotion Wrestle Association R (WAR), which closed in 2000. It was part of New Japan Pro Wrestling's short-lived J-Crown Championship in 1996 and 1997. Mochizuki beat Gedo in a decision match on January 26, 2007 to determine the final champion and then retired the title. The title was revived in April 2010, for Genichiro Tenryu's Tenryu Project promotion until being finally retired in 2013.

International Junior Heavyweight Championship
Details
PromotionWrestle Association R (1995–2000)
Dragon Gate (2006–2007)
Tenryu Project (2010–2015)
Date establishedMarch 26, 1995
Date retiredOctober 1, 2013
Other name(s)
  • WAR International Junior Heavyweight Championship

Inaugural championship tournamentEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
Último Dragón
Ultimate Dragon
Último Dragón
Lionheart
Lionheart
Masao Orihara
Lionheart
Gedo
1-2-3 Kid
Negro Casas
1-2-3 Kid
Gedo
Yuji Yasuraoka
Gedo

Title historyEdit

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
<1 Reign lasted less than a day
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
Wrestle Association R
1 Gedo March 26, 1995 Battle Angel Day 2 Tokyo, Japan 1 70 Defeated Lionheart in a tournament final to become the first champion.
2 Lionheart June 4, 1995 WAR Tokyo, Japan 1 54
3 Último Dragón July 28, 1995 WAR Tokyo, Japan 1 32
4 Gedo August 29, 1995 WAR Shizuoka, Japan 2 37
5 Último Dragón October 5, 1995 WAR Oomiya, Japan 2 305
6 The Great Sasuke August 5, 1996 New Japan Pro-Wrestling's G1 Climax tour Tokyo, Japan 1 67 The championship becomes one of eight championships comprising New Japan Pro Wrestling's J-Crown Championship.
7 Último Dragón October 11, 1996 Osaka Crush Night Osaka, Japan 3 85
8 Jushin Thunder Liger January 4, 1997 New Japan Pro-Wrestling's Wrestling World Tokyo, Japan 1 153
9 Yuji Yasuraoka June 6, 1997 WAR Tokyo, Japan 1 588 Only the WAR championship was on the line; Liger retained the other seven titles.
10 Masao Orihara January 15, 1999 WAR Tokyo, Japan 1 45
11 Masaaki Mochizuki March 1, 1999 WAR Tokyo, Japan 1 2,705 WAR ceased running cards in July 2000, but Mochizuki kept the title, though did not defend it regularly.
12 Pentagon Black July 27, 2006 Final - Reborn to Future Tokyo, Japan 1 <1
Vacated July 27, 2006 Final - Reborn to Future Tokyo, Japan The title was moved to Dragon Gate as WAR closed after the event.
Dragon Gate
13 Masaaki Mochizuki November 23, 2006 Crown Gate tour Osaka, Japan 2 64 Mochizuki beat Gedo in a decision match on January 26, 2007 to determine the then final champion and then retired the title.
Deactivated January 26, 2007 Title abandoned with Mochizuki being the final champion.
Tenryu Project
14 Masaaki Mochizuki April 19, 2010 Tenryu Project Osaka, Japan 3 51 Defeated Susumu Yokosuka and Naoki Tanizaki on a triple threat match.
15 Tiger Shark June 9, 2010 Next Revolution Tokyo, Japan 1 112
16 Hiroki September 29, 2010 Never So Tokyo, Japan 1 76
17 Ryuji Hijikata December 14, 2010 Tenryu Project 5 Tokyo, Japan 1 591
18 Takaku Fuke July 27, 2012 R-2 Request Tenryu Project 8 Tokyo, Japan 1 155 Won the title by knockout.
19 Masao Orihara December 29, 2012 Genichiro Tenryu Return Match - Revolution Tokyo, Japan 2 276
Deactivated October 1, 2013 Title vacated when Orihara leaves the promotion after a defense against Manjimaru (Manabu Murakami). Tenryu Project promotion closes on December 15, 2015.

List of combined reignsEdit

Key
<1 The reign is shorter than one day.
Rank Wrestler No. of
Reigns
Combined
Days
1 Masaaki Mochizuki 4 2,820
2 Ryuji Hijikata 1 591
3 Yuji Yasuraoka 1 588
4 Último Dragón 3 422
5 Masao Orihara 2 321
6 Takaku Fuke 1 155
7 Jushin Thunder Liger 1 153
8 Tiger Shark 1 112
9 Gedo 2 107
10 HIROKI 1 76
11 The Great Sasuke 1 67
12 Lionheart 1 54
13 Pentagon Black 1 <1

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