Cruiserweight Championship - Shinjiro Otani

March 20, 1996 - May 02, 1996

WCW revived the Cruiserweight Championship in March 1996 when Shinjiro Otani and Chris Benoit faced off in a tournament final to name the new champion. The championship had been defunct for nearly four years, but by night's end, it was Otani breathing life back into the exciting division with a win over the young Benoit.