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WEW Heavyweight Championship

The WEW Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling championship, most recently contested in Apache Army. It was originally created for Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling as the WEW Single Championship.[1] The title was revived in Pro Wrestling A-Team in 2018.

WEW Heavyweight Championship
Details
PromotionPro Wrestling A-Team
BrandFrontier Martial-Arts Wrestling (1999-2002)
World Entertainment Wrestling (2002-2004)
Apache Army (2004-2016)
Pro Wrestling A-Team (2018-present)
Date establishedSeptember 24, 1999
Current champion(s)Daisaku Shimoda
Date wonJanuary 19, 2019
Other name(s)
WEW Single Championship

Title historyEdit

No: Wrestler: Reigns: Date: Days held: Location: Event: Notes:
Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling
1 Kodo Fuyuki 1 September 24, 1999 60 Tokyo, Japan Making of a New Legend III tour FMW Commissioner Kodo Fuyuki awarded the title to himself.
2 Masato Tanaka 1 November 23, 1999 43 Yokohama, Japan FMW 10th Anniversary Show This was a loser leaves FMW" 13,000 volt thunderbolt cage death match.
3 Tetsuhiro Kuroda 1 January 5, 2000 121 Tokyo, Japan New Year Generation tour
4 Kodo Fuyuki 2 May 5, 2000 331 Tokyo, Japan 11th Anniversary Show: Backdraft
5 Tetsuhiro Kuroda 2 April 1, 2001 51 Tokyo, Japan Fighting Creation tour
6 Hayabusa 1 May 22, 2001 81 Sapporo, Japan Neo FMW tour This was a Barbed Wire Double Hell Death Match.
7 Kintaro Kanemura 1 August 11, 2001 148 Tokyo, Japan Super Dynamism tour Hayabusa defeated Kanemura on September 5 in Sapporo, but Kanemura was returned the title on September 9 due to Hayabusa using a low blow in winning the title.
8 Kodo Fuyuki 3 January 6, 2002 40 Tokyo, Japan FMW
Retired February 15, 2002 The title was retired due to FMW closing.
World Entertainment Wrestling
9 Kintaro Kanemura 2 August 23, 2002 251 Tokyo, Japan WEW Defeated Tetsuhiro Kuroda to re-establish the title.
Retired May 1, 2003 Retired when WEW promotion closed.
Apache Army
10 Togi Makabe 1 September 24, 2006 273 Tokyo, Japan Apache Pro 3rd Anniversary Show Defeated Kintaro Kanemura in a street fight barbed wire barricade chain death match to re-establish the title.
11 Kintaro Kanemura 3 June 24, 2007 35 Tokyo, Japan Form of Challenge
12 Toru Yano 1 July 29, 2007 56 Tokyo, Japan Lock Up
13 Mammoth Sasaki 1 September 23, 2007 293 Tokyo, Japan Apache Pro
14 Tomohiro Ishii 1 July 12, 2008 959 Tokyo, Japan Lock Up
15 Kintaro Kanemura 4 February 26, 2011 90 Tokyo, Japan Apache Pro
16 Arashi 1 May 27, 2011 335 Tokyo, Japan Apache Pro
17 Tetsuhiro Kuroda 3 April 26, 2012 90 Tokyo, Japan Apache Pro
Vacated July 25, 2012 Tokyo, Japan Apache Pro Kuroda vacated the title to enter the "Takeover the Independent" tournament.
18 Tetsuhiro Kuroda 4 September 21, 2012 345 Tokyo, Japan Apache Pro Defeated Takeshi Minamino in the final of the 16-man "Takeover the Independent" tournament.
19 Kintaro Kanemura 5 September 1, 2013 805 Tokyo, Japan Apache Pro
20 Tomohiko Hashimoto 1 November 15, 2015 98 Osaka, Japan Apache Pro
21 Koji Kanemoto 1 February 21, 2016 308 Osaka, Japan Apache Pro
22 Kintaro Kanemura 6 December 25, 2016 2 Tokyo, Japan Final Gong
Retired December 27, 2016 Tokyo, Japan Final Gong The title was retired when Kanemura retired and Apache Army closed.
Pro Wrestling A-Team
23 Daisaku Shimoda 1 April 13, 2018 58 Tokyo, Japan A-Team Defeats Blue Shark to re-establish the title.
24 Kim Duk 1 June 10, 2018 223 Tokyo, Japan A-Team
25 Daisaku Shimoda 2 January 19, 2019 320 Tokyo, Japan A-Team

TournamentsEdit

Takeover the Independent TournamentEdit

The "Takeover the Independent Tournament" was a sixteen-man single-elimination tournament held by Apache Army between July 25, 2012 and September 21, 2012.

 
First RoundQuarter-FinalsSemi-FinalsFinal
 
              
 
July 25, 2012
 
 
Tetsuhiro KurodaTKO
 
August 28, 2012
 
Kintaro Kanemura7:12
 
Tetsuhiro KurodaPin
 
July 25, 2012
 
Manjimaru10:56
 
ManjimaruPin
 
September 21, 2012
 
Tomohiko Hashimoto4:33
 
Tetsuhiro KurodaPin
 
July 25, 2012
 
Arashi4:20
 
ArashiPin
 
August 28, 2012
 
Shota0:44
 
ArashiTKO
 
July 25, 2012
 
Kazushi Miyamoto11:27
 
Kazushi MiyamotoPin
 
September 21, 2012
 
Kotaro Nasu5:52
 
Tetsuhiro KurodaSub
 
July 25, 2012
 
Takeshi Minamino13:57
 
Takeshi MinaminoPin
 
August 28, 2012
 
Shoichi Ishimiya5:52
 
Takeshi MinaminoPin
 
July 25, 2012
 
Masato Shibata5:42
 
Masato ShibataDQ
 
September 21, 2012
 
Rikiya Fudo8:06
 
Takeshi MinaminoPin
 
July 25, 2012
 
HIROKI8:40
 
HIROKIPin
 
August 28, 2012
 
Daisaku Shimoda13:18
 
HIROKI*Pin
 
July 25, 2012
 
Keita Yano16:40
 
Keita YanoPin
 
 
Kengo Nishimura11:19
 

List of combined reignsEdit

Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1. Kintaro Kanemura 6 1,338
2. Tomohiro Ishii 1 959
3. Tetsuhiro Kuroda 4 607
4. Kodo Fuyuki 3 465
5. Arashi 1 335
6. Koji Kanemoto 1 308
7. Mammoth Sasaki 1 293
8. Togi Makabe 1 273
9. Kim Duk 1 223
10. Tomohiko Hashimoto 1 99
11. Hayabusa 1 81
12. Toru Yano 1 56
13. Masato Tanaka 1 43

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WEW Single Title [FMW] (Japan)". Wrestling-Titles.com.