Light Heavyweight Championship - Essa Rios

February 10, 2000 - March 13, 2000

When Essa Rios defeated Gillberg for the Light Heavyweight Championship in February 2000, many thought Rios would be the future of the exciting division. Rios, however, lost the championship to Dean Malenko a little more than a month later. He made little noise in the division after the devastating loss.

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