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World Heavyweight Championship (Zero1)

The World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship in the Japanese promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1. It is one of Zero1's top two singles titles, along with the United National Heavyweight Championship. It was first introduced on December 15, 2007 when Zero1 ended their relationship with the AWA Superstars of Wrestling. The Superstars of Wrestling champion at the time, Masato Tanaka, was then recognized as the first Zero1 World Heavyweight Champion.[1] To this day, Zero1 continues to use the AWA title belt, which reads "AWA World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion", to represent the World Heavyweight Championship.[2] There have been a total of 16 recognized champions who have had a combined 25 official reigns.

World Heavyweight Championship
Details
PromotionPro Wrestling Zero1
Date establishedOctober 26, 2007
Current champion(s)Yuji Hino
Date wonSeptember 14, 2019

Title historyEdit

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Masato Tanaka October 26, 2007 Innovation Tokyo, Japan 1 353 Defeated Takao Omori on October 26, 2007 to win the World Heavyweight Championship of AWA Superstars of Wrestling; Zero1 ends business relationship with AWA Superstars of Wrestling on December 15, 2007 and the reign is recognized as the Zero1 World Heavyweight Championship.[1]
2 Yuji Nagata October 13, 2008 New Japan Pro-Wrestling's Destruction '08 Tokyo, Japan 1 137
3 Shinjiro Otani February 27, 2009 Wrestler's Belief Tokyo, Japan 1 30
4 Ryouji Sai March 29, 2009 Wrestler's Belief Tokyo, Japan 1 94
5 Masato Tanaka July 1, 2009 Wrestler's 4 Tokyo, Japan 2 115
6 Toshiaki Kawada October 24, 2009 Wrestler's 6: Never Gonna Stop! Tokyo, Japan 1 169
7 Kohei Sato April 11, 2010 Celebration from the Yasukuni Shrine "Yamato Shinshu Chikara Matsuri" Tokyo, Japan 1 91
8 Bambikiller July 11, 2010 ZERO ONE Knight STAND Tokyo, Japan 1 60 [3]
9 Daisuke Sekimoto September 9, 2010 Euro Vintage Action Tokyo, Japan 1 178 [4]
10 Ryouji Sai March 6, 2011 10th Anniversary Tokyo, Japan 2 119
11 The Sheik July 3, 2011 Destructive King 7th Anniversary of Death Commemoration Tokyo, Japan 1 126 This match was also for The Sheik's NWA World Heavyweight Championship
12 Kohei Sato November 6, 2011 Yarisugi Forever I Tokyo, Japan 2 87
13 Kamikaze February 1, 2012 Zero1 Action 2012 Tokyo, Japan 1 30
14 Akebono March 2, 2012 11th Anniversary Show Tokyo, Japan 1 193 [5]
Vacated September 11, 2012 [1]
15 James Raideen August 4, 2013 Fire Festival 2013: Final Day Tokyo, Japan 1 238 Defeated Masato Tanaka in the finals of the 2013 Fire Festival to win the vacant title.
16 Kohei Sato March 30, 2014 11th Yamato Shinshu Chikara Matsuri Tokyo, Japan 3 98
17 Masakatsu Funaki July 6, 2014 Wrestle-1's Shōgeki: Impact Tokyo, Japan 1 75
18 Kohei Sato September 19, 2014 Tenkaichi Special Tokyo, Japan 4 408
19 Hideki Suzuki November 1, 2015 Live event Tokyo, Japan 1 147
20 Kohei Sato March 27, 2016 Live event Tokyo, Japan 5 364
21 Masato Tanaka March 26, 2017 14th Yamato Shinshu Chikara Matsuri Tokyo, Japan 3 281
22 Yusaku Obata January 1, 2018 Kinga Shinnen Tokyo, Japan 1 153
23 Masato Tanaka June 3, 2018 Shinsei Zero1 Sapporo First Landing ~ No Gravity Warrior Sugi Sapporo First Visit Sapporo, Japan 4 174
24 Daisuke Sekimoto November 24, 2018 ZERO1 Dream Series ~ Nenotsuki No Jin ~ Tenka-Ichi Junior Tournament 2018 Tokyo, Japan 2 294
25 Yuji Hino September 14, 2019 16th ZERO1 Tenka-Ichi Championship Decision 2019 Tokyo, Japan 1 65+

List of combined reignsEdit

Symbol Meaning
Indicates the current champion

As of November 18, 2019.

Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Kohei Sato 5 1,048
2 Masato Tanaka 4 924
3 Daisuke Sekimoto 2 472
4 James Raideen 1 238
5 Ryouji Sai 2 213
6 Akebono 1 193
7 Toshiaki Kawada 1 169
8 Yusaku Obata 1 153
9 Hideki Suzuki 1 147
10 Yuji Nagata 1 137
11 The Sheik 1 126
12 Masakatsu Funaki 1 75
13 Bambikiller 1 60
14 Shinjiro Otani 1 30
15 Kamikaze 1 30
16 Yuji Hino 1 65+

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "ZERO1-MAX World Heavyweight Championship title history". TitleHistories.com. Retrieved 2008-01-10.
  2. ^ "船木の「世界ヘビー級王座をW-1王座と統一する」発言を受け、大谷「ベルトを奪い返すためにW-1に乗り込みます!」". Battle News (in Japanese). 2014-08-14. Retrieved 2014-08-14.
  3. ^ Cagematch : ZERO1 ZERO-ONE KNIGHT STAND ~ Wasshoi!! (in German)
  4. ^ Risultati ZERO1 09/09 (Sekimoto campione WHW) - Puroresu Mission R Newsboard
  5. ^ "ZERO1, NOAH, Osaka & 19pro Results for March 2, 2012". Retrieved 2012-03-02.

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