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Zero-One United States Heavyweight Championship

The Zero-One United States Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling title in Japanese promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1. It was created on January 6, 2003, with Steve Corino defeating Masato Tanaka.[1] In addition to Japan, it has recently been frequently defended in various independent companies in the United States.

Zero-One United States Heavyweight Championship
Details
PromotionPro Wrestling Zero1
Date establishedJanuary 6, 2003
Date retiredNovember 15, 2009
Other name(s)
  • NWA/Zero-One United States Heavyweight Championship
  • Zero-One United States Openweight Championship
  • Zero1-Max United States Openweight Championship

The title was created at a time when the company was known as Pro Wrestling Zero-One, originally naming it the Zero-One United States Heavyweight Championship; on July 4, 2004, following Zero-One joining the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), the title was renamed the NWA/Zero-One United States Heavyweight Championship. On October 26, 2004, Zero-One left the NWA, removing its initials from the title and renaming it the Zero-One United States Openweight Championship. When the promotion's name was changed to Zero1-Max in 2005, the championship title followed. On March 25, 2007, the title again switched its name, this time to the Zero1-Max International Championship;[2] however, on June 13, 2007, the International title was apparently stricken from the record, and was reverted to the US title.[1] On April 12, 2008, it was renamed back to its original title by Steve Corino, in honor of Zero1-Max's late founder Shinya Hashimoto.[2] There have been a total of 11 recognized champions who have had a combined 18 official reigns.

Title historyEdit

NamesEdit

Name[1][2][3] Years[1][2][3]
NWA/Zero-One United States Heavyweight Championship July 9, 2004 – October 31, 2004
Zero-One United States Openweight Championship October 31, 2004 – 2005
Zero1-Max United States Openweight Championship 2005 – April 12, 2008
Zero-One United States Heavyweight Championship January 6, 2003 - July 4, 2004
April 12, 2008 – January 2009

ReignsEdit

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
1 Steve Corino January 6, 2003 Fighting Illusion – Night 2 Tokyo, Japan 1 179 Defeated Masa Tanaka to win the inaugural championship. [4]
2 The Predator July 4, 2003 01 Storm 2003 – Night 6 Niigata, Japan 1 37 [5]
3 Hulk Ogan August 10, 2003 01 World in Nagoya Nagoya, Japan 1 <1 [6]
Vacated August 10, 2003 Stripped by NWA president Howard Brody due to the match not being officially scheduled. [2]
4 The Predator October 13, 2003 N/A Fukuoka, Japan 2 228 Defeated Mike Knox to win the vacant title. [7]
5 Kohei Sato July 9, 2004 Rally of the Cage 2004 – Night 1 Tokyo, Japan 1 125 This was a steel cage match. [8]
6 Steve Corino November 11, 2004 Enormous 2004 – Night 1 Tokyo, Japan 2 79 [9]
Vacated January 30, 2005 Vacated so Corino could focus on winning the AWA World Heavyweight Championship. [2]
7 Leonardo Spanky March 23, 2005 N/A Hakodate, Japan 1 Defeated Ryouji Sai on the Strong Wind & Thunder tour. [10]
Vacated August 31, 2005 Vacated due to Spanky leaving the company. [2]
8 Alex Shelley September 19, 2005 You Can Do Your Best! Nachiro Hosikawa Charity Show Tokyo, Japan 1 65 Defeated Sonjay Dutt to win the vacant title. [11]
9 Christopher Daniels November 23, 2005 Max Around 2005 – Night 6 Tokyo, Japan 1 162 This was a three way match also involving Sonjay Dutt. [12]
Vacated May 4, 2006 Vacated due to inactivity. [1][2][3]
10 Ricky Landell June 13, 2007 N/A N/A 1 205 [2]
11 Mr. Wrestling 3 January 4, 2008 N/A Valdosta, Georgia 3 64 Won the title by forfeit when Landell refused to defend it. [2]
12 Sterling James Keenan March 8, 2008 Devil Bhudakahn Memorial Show Munhall, Pennsylvania 1 7 [13]
13 Dr. X March 15, 2008 N/A Morganville, New Jersey 1 28 [2]
14 Jake Manning April 12, 2008 CWA Final Conflict York, South Carolina 1 27 [2][14]
15 Sterling James Keenan May 9, 2008 3KWrestling New Revolution Limerick, Pennsylvania 2 23 This match was also for the 1PW World Heavyweight Championship. [1]
16 Ricky Landell June 1, 2008 3KWrestling Dojo Challenge 2 Limerick, Pennsylvania 2 82 [3]
17 King Kaluha August 22, 2008 3KWrestling Summertime Blues Limerick, Pennsylvania 1 79
18 Mr. Wrestling 3 November 9, 2008 N/A Rochester, Minnesota 4
Vacated January 2009 The actual retirement date is disputed. [3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "ZERO-ONE United States Heavyweight Championship title history". Solie's Title Histories. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
  3. ^ a b c d e "ZERO-ONE United States Heavyweight Championship title history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
  4. ^ "ZERO-ONE*U$A tour results" (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
  5. ^ "01 Storm tour results" (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
  6. ^ "Zero-One results, 2003" (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
  7. ^ "ZERO-ONE Evolution tour results" (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
  8. ^ "ZERO-ONE Rally of the Cage tour results" (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
  9. ^ "ZERO-ONE Enormous tour results" (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
  10. ^ "Pro-Wrestling ZERO1-MAX - "SHIPPU JINRAI 2005"" (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
  11. ^ "ZERO1-MAX Scramble tour results" (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
  12. ^ "ZERO1-MAX MAX Around tour results" (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
  13. ^ "Devil Bhudakahn Memorial Show" (in German). CageMatch. Retrieved 2008-04-20.
  14. ^ "Independent wrestling results, 2008". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-04-20.