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The World League Wrestling (WLW) Heavyweight Championship, is the top title contested for the independent professional wrestling promotion World League Wrestling. The current champion is Jon Webb, who is in his first reign.

WLW Heavyweight Championship
Details
PromotionWorld League Wrestling
Date establishedFebruary 1999
Current champion(s)Derek Stone (4th reign)
Date wonApril 22, 2017

Title historyEdit

# Wrestler Reign Date Days
held
Location Notes
1
Steve Sharp
1
February 12, 1999
64
Defeated Greg Valentine in a tournament final.[1]
2
Derek Stone
1
April 17, 1999
210
Vacated
November 13, 1999
The title was held up after a match against Luminous Warrior.
3
Derek Stone
2
November 14, 1999
69
Stone was awarded the title due to an injury to Luminous Warrior.
4
Luminous Warrior
1
January 22, 2000
1
5
Derek Stone
3
January 23, 2000
34
6
Luminous Warrior
2
February 26, 2000
21
7
Mr. Destiny
1
March 18, 2000
13
8
Luminous Warrior
3
March 31, 2000
20
Warrior won by reverse decision after Mr. Destiny won the match by hitting Warrior with the title belt.
9
1
April 20, 2000
2
10
1
April 22, 2000
181
11
Griz
1
June 17, 2000
125
12
Meng
2
October 20, 2000
14
13
1
November 3, 2000
7
14
Griz
2
November 10, 2000
71
15
Luminous Warrior
4
January 20, 2001
70
16
1
March 31, 2001
300
17
Dennis McHawes
1
January 25, 2002
155
Vacated
June 29, 2002
18
1
June 29, 2002
4
19
1
July 13, 2002
175
20
Superstar Steve
1
January 4, 2003
35
21
Haku
3
February 8, 2003
42
Vacated
March 22, 2003
The title was vacated after match against Trevor Rhodes.
22
Ron Powers
1
May 2, 2003
78
Defeated Superstar Steve in a tournament final.
23
1
July 19, 2003
55
24
1
September 12, 2003
196
Won the title on Pro Wrestling NOAH's Navigation Over the Date Line tour.
25
1
March 26, 2004
1
26
Takeshi Morishima
2
March 27, 2004
66
27
1
June 1, 2004
61
Won the title on Pro Wrestling NOAH's Navigation with Breeze tour.
28
Rick Steiner
2
August 1, 2004
110
Won the title on Pro Wrestling NOAH's Exceeding Our Dreams tour.
29
Trevor Rhodes
2
November 19, 2004
197
30
Ty Dalton
1
June 4, 2005
49
Dalton won the WLW Heavyweight Championship in his debut match with WLW
31
Wade Chism
2
July 23, 2005
189
Vacated
January 28, 2006
The title was held up after a match against Keith Walker.
32
Wade Chism
3
February 24, 2006
1
Defeated Jason Bates and Keith Walker in a three-way match.
33
Jason Bates
1
February 25, 2006
49
34
Wade Chism
4
April 15, 2006
28
35
1
May 13, 2006
56
36
Wade Chism
5
July 8, 2006
49
This was a lumberjack match. Chism became the first 5 time WLW Heavyweight Champion
37
Daniel Cross
1
August 26, 2006
105
Daniel Cross became the youngest WLW heavyweight Champion at 20 years old.
38
Trevor Murdoch (Trevor Rhodes)
3
December 9, 2006
216
Murdoch defeated Cross and Ted Dibiase Jr in a 3 way match with Dave Hebner as special referee. Murdoch was under contract with WWE during his reign as Champion.
39
Derek McQuinn
1
July 13, 2007
106
McQuinn won at "Night of Legends"event.
40
Keith Walker
2
October 27, 2007
105
Walker won the Championship on his first match back from his WWE release.
41
1
February 9, 2008
76
42
Derek McQuinn
2
April 25, 2008
141
Vacated
September 13, 2008
Derek McQuinn vacated the title due to his having to retire due to injury.
43
1
October 4, 2008
119
Won a nine-man battle royal.
Vacated
January 30, 2009
44
Steve Anthony
1
January 30, 2009
50
Defeated Eugene and Superstar Steve in a three-way match.
45
Superstar Steve
2
March 21, 2009
196
46
Brian Breaker
1
October 3, 2009
153
47
Trent Stone
1
March 5, 2010
49
48
4
April 23, 2010
N/A
[Note 1]
The title was vacated in July 2011.
Vacated
July, 2011
49
Brian Breaker
2
September 18, 2011
55
Defeated Jason Jones (Leland Race) to win the vacated title.
50
1
November 12, 2011
364
51
Britton Tucker
1
November 10, 2012
28
52
2
December 8, 2012
170
Vacated
May 27, 2013
Race stops wrestling as Jones and reverts to his real name.
53
Elvis Aliaga
1
September 14, 2013
217
Defeated Leland Race in tournament final.
54
3
April 19, 2014
98
Previously known as Jason Jones
55
Ace Steel
1
July 26, 2014
112
56
4
November 15, 2014
364
57
5
November 14, 2015
448
Vacated
2016
58
Karim Brigante
1
February 4, 2017
77
Defeated Leland Race and Steve Fender in tournament final.[2]
59
Leland Race
5
April 22, 2017
322
60
Jon Webb
1
March 10, 2018
420
61
Derek Stone
4
May 4, 2019
133

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ The title was vacated on an unspecified day in July 2011, putting his reign between 434 and 464 days.

External linksEdit

  • ^ Hoops, Brian (February 12, 2017). "On this day in pro wrestling history (Feb 12): Christian Cage wins gold in TNA". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  • ^ http://www.pwinsiderxtra.com/ViewArticle.php?id=32923&p=1