Cruiserweight Championship

Since its inception in WCW in late 1991, the Cruiserweight Championship has had a roller coaster of an existence. Its first obstacle was overcoming an almost four-year lull when WCW failed to re-establish the championship after stripping Brad Armstrong of it in 1992. Since that time, several other questionable decisions were made -- most notably when both Lenny Lane and The Artist were stripped of their titles in controversial fashion. In addition, the Cruiserweight Championship also found its way around the waists of some women's wrestlers including Madusa. Despite all this, the Cruiserweight Championship has become the highest accolade in cruiserweight wrestling. It is because of the recent efforts of Superstars such as Gregory Helms, Chavo Guerrero and Jamie Noble that the Cruiserweight Championship is held in such high regard.

ChampionDefeatedLocationDateVideo
Brian PillmanRichard MortonChattanooga, TN10-27-91
Jushin LigerBrian PillmanAtlanta, GA12-25-91
Brian PillmanJushin LigerMilwaukee, WI02-29-92
Scotty FlamingoBrian PillmanAugusta, GA06-20-92
Brad ArmstrongScotty FlamingoAtlanta, GA07-05-92
Shinjiro OtaniChris BenoitNagoya, Japan03-20-96
Dean MalenkoShinjiro OtaniOrlando, FL05-02-96
Rey MysterioDean MalenkoOrlando, FL07-08-96
Dean MalenkoRey MysterioLas Vegas, NV10-27-96
Ultimo DragonDean MalenkoNashville, TN12-29-96
Dean MalenkoUltimo DragonMilwaukee, WI01-22-97
SyxxDean MalenkoSan Francisco, CA02-24-97
Chris JerichoSyxxLos Angeles, CA06-28-97
Alex WrightChris JerichoCharleston, WV07-28-97
Chris JerichoAlex WrightColorado Springs, CO08-16-97
Eddie GuerreroChris JerichoWinston-Salem, NC09-14-97
Rey MysterioEddie GuerreroLas Vegas, NV10-26-97
Eddie GuerreroRey MysterioMemphis, TN11-10-97
Ultimo DragonEddie GuerreroBaltimore, MD12-29-97
Juventud GuerreraUltimo DragonDaytona Beach, FL01-08-98
Rey MysterioJuventud GuerreraLakeland, FL01-15-98
Chris JerichoRey MysterioDayton, OH01-24-98
Dean MalenkoChris JerichoWorcester, MA05-17-98
Chris JerichoDean MalenkoBaltimore, MD06-14-98
Juventud GuerreraChris JerichoSturgis, SD08-08-98
Billy KidmanJuventud GuerreraGreenville, SC09-14-98
Juventud GuerreraBilly KidmanWichita, KS11-16-98
Billy KidmanJuventud GuerreraAuburn Hills, MI11-22-98
Rey MysterioBilly KidmanCincinnati, OH03-15-99
PsicosisRey MysterioGainsville, FL04-19-99
Rey MysterioPsicosisFargo, ND04-26-99
Lenny LaneRey MysterioLubbock, TX08-19-99
Disco InfernoPsicosisKansas City, MO10-04-99
Psicosisn/aKansas City, MO10-04-99
Evan KaragiasDisco InfernoToronto, ON11-21-99
MadusaEvan KaragiasWashington, DC12-19-99
OklahomaMadusaCincinnati, OH01-16-00
The ArtistLash LeRouxSan Francisco, CA02-20-00
Billy KidmanThe ArtistBaltimore, MD03-30-00
The ArtistBilly KidmanPittsburgh, PA03-31-00
Chris Candidon/aChicago, IL04-16-00
Crowbar & DaffneyChris CandidoBiloxi, MS05-15-00
DaffneyCrowbarGrand Rapids, MI05-22-00
Lt. LocoDaffneyKnoxville, TN06-06-00
Lance StormLt. LocoCincinnati, OH07-31-00
Elix SkipperLance StormKelowna, B.C.08-14-00
Mike SandersElix SkipperSan Francisco, CA10-02-00
Chavo GuerreroMike SandersLincoln, NE12-04-00
Shane HelmsChavo GuerreroJacksonville, FL03-18-01
Billy KidmanShane HelmsTacoma, WA07-05-01
X-PacBilly KidmanPhiladelphia, PA07-30-01
Billy KidmanX-PacMoline, IL10-11-01
TajiriBilly KidmanKansas City, MO10-22-01
Billy KidmanTajiriRochester, NY04-04-02
TajiriBilly KidmanKansas City, MO04-21-02
The HurricaneTajiriMontreal, Quebec05-16-02
Jamie NobleThe HurricaneColumbus, OH06-23-02
Billy KidmanJamie NobleNew York, NY11-17-02
Matt HardyBilly KidmanMontreal, Quebec02-23-03
Rey MysterioMatt HardyAnaheim, CA06-05-03
TajiriRey MysterioPhiladelphia, PA09-25-03
Rey MysterioTajiriWashington, DC01-01-04
Chavo GuerreroRey MysterioSan Francisco, CA02-15-04
JacquelineChavo GuerreroTucson, AZ05-06-04
Chavo GuerreroJacquelineLos Angeles, CA05-16-04
Chavo ClassicChavo GuerreroLas Vegas, NV05-20-04
Rey MysterioChavo ClassicChicago, IL06-17-04
Spike DudleyRey MysterioCincinnati, OH07-29-04
FunakiSpike DudleyAtlanta, GA12-12-04
Chavo GuerreroFunakiPittsburgh, PA02-20-05
Paul Londonn/aHouston, TX03-31-05
NunzioPaul LondonBridgeport, CT08-06-05
JuventudNunzioHouston, TX10-09-05
NunzioJuventudRome, Italy11-15-05
JuventudNunzioSheffield, England11-25-05
Kid KashJuventudProvidence, RI12-18-05
Gregory HelmsKid KashMiami, FL01-29-06
Chavo GuerreroGregory HelmsLos Angeles, CA02-18-07
HornswoggleChavo GuerreroSan Jose, CA07-22-07