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The WCPW League Championship was a professional wrestling heavyweight championship in Windy City Pro Wrestling (WCPW). It replaced the WCPW Heavyweight Championship as the promotion's main singles title in 1993, following the creation of its weight-class division, and continued to be defended until 2008 when it was unified with the Heavyweight and Bare Knuckles Championships to create the "WCPW World Heavyweight Championship". The League Championship was brought back during the promotion's final year with the intention of it being defended against by wrestlers from other promotions. It remained active until December 16, 2010 when WCPW merged with Chicago Pro Wrestling Academy to form Dynasty Sports Entertainment.

WCPW League Championship
Details
PromotionWindy City Pro Wrestling
Date establishedMay 22, 1993
Date retiredDecember 16, 2010
Other name(s)
WCW League Championship

The inaugural champion was Mike Anthony, who defeated Kevin Quinn in a tournament final on May 22, 1993 to become the first WCW League Champion. Anthony, Terry Allen, and Steve Boz are tied for the record for most reigns, with three each. At 714 days, Steve Boz's first reign is the longest in the title's history. Abaddon's only reign was the shortest in the history of the title winning a Fatal Four Way match involving Acid Jaz, Marshe Rockett, and Justin Adams only to lose it to Curse on the same night. Coincidentally, he defeated the last champion, Sean Mulligan, on May 17, 2008 at Battle of the Belts 20 to unify the Bare Knuckles, Heavyweight and League titles. Wrestling under the name "Austin Roberts", he was the promotion's heavyweight champion at the time. Overall, there have been 28 reigns shared between 17 wrestlers, with three vacancies, and 2 deactivations.

Title historyEdit

Key
# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event in which the title was won
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
N/A The information is not available or is unknown
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily

NamesEdit

Name Years
WCW League Championship 1993 — 1996
WCPW League Championship 1997 — 2010

ReignsEdit

# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Mike Anthony 1 May 22, 1993 259 Chicago, Illinois Live event Anthony defeated Kevin Quinn in a tournament final to become the first WCW League Champion. [1][2][3]
2 Mike Samson 1 February 5, 1994 77 Chicago, Illinois Live event [1][2][3]
3 Mike Anthony 2 April 23, 1994 301 Joliet, Illinois Live event [1][2][3]
4 Danny Dominion 1 February 18, 1995 91 Chicago, Illinois Live event [1][2][3]
5 Turbo 1 May 20, 1995 574 Hammond, Indiana Live event [1][2][3]
6 Steve Boz 2 December 14, 1996 714 Hammond, Indiana Live event [1][2][3]
7 Ripper Manson 1 November 28, 1998 175 Chicago, Illinois Live event [1][2][3]
8 Greg Valentine 1 May 22, 1999 140 Cicero, Illinois Live event [1][2][3]
9 Vic Capri 1 October 9, 1999 N/A Tinley Park, Illinois War at the World, Day 1 (1999) [1][2][3]
Vacated January 2000 N/A N/A The championship is vacated when Capri goes "on sabbatical" from The Outfit. [2][3]
10 Jayson Reign 1 January 29, 2000 120 Chicago, Illinois Live event Reign is awarded the vacant title. [2][3]
11 Christopher Daniels 1 May 20, 2000 8 Hammond, Indiana Battle of the Belts 12 (2000) [2][3]
12 Jayson Reign 2 May 28, 2000 34 Crete, Illinois Live event [2][3]
13 Terry Allen 1 July 1, 2000 603 Sandwich, Illinois Live event [2][3]
14 Baltazaar 1 February 24, 2002 20 Merrionette Park, Illinois Live event [2][3]
15 Terry Allen 2 March 16, 2002 63 Chicago, Illinois Lee Sanders Memorial Tournament (2002) [2][3]
16 Baltazaar 2 May 18, 2002 364 Cicero, Illinois Battle of the Belts 14 (2002) [2][3]
17 Robbie Dawber 1 May 17, 2003 91 Cicero, Illinois Battle of the Belts 15 (2003) [3]
18 Ivan Manson 1 August 16, 2003 91 Grayslake, Illinois Grayslake Summerfest (2003) [3]
19 Steve Boz 2 November 15, 2003 28 Chicago, Illinois Fallout (2003) [3]
20 Terry Allen 3 December 13, 2003 154 Chicago, Illinois Season's Beatings (2003) [3]
21 Steve Boz 3 May 15, 2004 N/A Cicero, Illinois Battle of the Belts 16 (2004) This was a best 2 out of 3 falls match. As a result of the pre-match stipulations, Allen was forced to leave WCPW. [3]
22 Acid Jaz 1 2005 N/A N/A Live event [3]
23 Abaddon 1 June 24, 2006 <1 Midlothian, Illinois Live event This was a Fatal Four Way match also involving Marshe Rockett and Justin Adams. [3]
24 Curse 1 June 24, 2006 623 Midlothian, Illinois Live event [3]
25 Sean Mulligan 1 March 8, 2008 70 Chicago, Illinois Lee Sanders Memorial Tournament (2008) Mulligan won the titles in the opening rounds of the Lee Sanders Memorial Tournament. [3]
26 Austin Roberts 2 May 17, 2008 0 Cicero, Illinois Battle of the Belts 20 (2008) This was a unification match also involving Acid Jaz to unify the WCPW Bare Knuckles, Heavyweight, and League Championships into a unified WCPW World Heavyweight Championship. [3]
Deactivated May 17, 2008 Cicero, Illinois Battle of the Belts 20 (2008) Unified with Austin Roberts' WCPW World Heavyweight Championship. [3]
Vacated April 16, 2010 Morton Grove, Illinois St. Martha's Mayhem (2010) The championship becomes vacant following an official announcement by WCPW owner Sam DeCero of its reactivation. The title is intended only be defended against competitors from other wrestling promotions.
27 Mike Anthony 3 May 9, 2010 132 Chicago, Illinois WCPW Studio Show Anthony defeated won a "Gauntlet for the Gold" tournament to win the vacant championship.
Vacated September 18, 2010 Chicago, Illinois WCPW Studio Show The championship is vacated when WCPW "general manager" Psycho strips all champions of their titles.
28 DTA 1 September 18, 2010 89 Chicago, Illinois WCPW Studio Show DTA defeated Mike Anthony to win the vacant championship.
Deactivated December 16, 2010 N/A N/A WCPW merged with Chicago Pro Wrestling Academy on December 16, 2010, to form Dynasty Sports Entertainment and DTA was the final champion in WCPW as a company.

List of combined reignsEdit

<1 Indicates that the reign lasted less than one day.
Rank[N 1] Wrestler # of reigns Combined days
1 Terry Allen 3 820
2 Steve Boz 3 742
3 Mike Anthony 3 692
4 Curse 1 623
5 Turbo 1 574
6 Baltazaar 2 384
7 Ripper Manson 1 175
8 Greg Valentine 1 140
9 Jayson Reign 2 154
10 Robbie Dawber 1 91
11 Danny Dominion 1 91
12 Ivan Manson 1 91
13 Mike Samson 1 77
14 Sean Mulligan 1 70
15 Christopher Daniels 1 8
32 Abbadon 2 <1

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Each reign is ranked highest to lowest; reigns with the same number mean that they are tied for that certain rank.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Windy City Pro Wrestling (2002). "League..." WCPW/UAPW Title Histories. WindyCityProWrestling.com. Archived from the original on April 21, 2003. Retrieved November 12, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab Kreikenbohm, Philip. "WCPW League Championship". Titel. Cagematch.de. Retrieved November 12, 2011.

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