WCW World Cruiserweight Title History
|Brian Pillman||Richard Morton||10/27/1991||Halloween Havoc|
|Jushin Liger||Brian Pillman||12/25/1991||Atlanta, GA|
|Brian Pillman (2)||Jushin Liger||2/29/1992||Superbrawl II|
|Scotty Flamingo||Brian Pillman||6/20/1992||Beach Blast|
|Brad Armstrong||Scotty Flamingo||7/5/1992||Atlanta, GA|
|Shinjiro Ohtani||Wild Pegasus||3/20/1996||Japan|
|Dean Malenko||Shinjiro Ohtani||5/2/1996||Worldwide|
|Rey Mysterio||Dean Malenko||7/8/1996||Monday Nitro|
|Dean Malenko (2)||Rey Mysterio||10/27/1996||Halloween Havoc|
|Ultimo Dragon||Dean Malenko||12/29/1996||Starrcade|
|Dean Malenko (3)||Ultimo Dragon||1/21/1997||Clash 34|
|Syxx||Dean Malenko||2/23/1997||Superbrawl VII|
|Chris Jericho||Syxx||6/28/1997||Saturday Nitro|
|Alex Wright||Chris Jericho||7/28/1997||Monday Nitro|
|Chris Jericho (2)||Alex Wright||8/16/1997||Saturday Night|
|Eddie Guerrero||Chris Jericho||9/14/1997||Fall Brawl|
|Rey Mysterio (2)||Eddie Guerrero||10/26/1997||Halloween Havoc|
|Eddie Guerrero (2)||Rey Mysterio||11/10/1997||Monday Nitro|
|Ultimo Dragon (2)||Eddie Guerrero||12/29/1997||Monday Nitro|
|Juventud Guerrera||Ultimo Dragon||1/8/1998||Thunder|
|Rey Mysterio (3)||Juventud Guerrera||1/15/1998||Thunder|
|Chris Jericho (3)||Rey Mysterio||1/24/1998||Souled Out|
|Dean Malenko (4)||Chris Jericho||5/17/1998||Slamboree|
|Chris Jericho (4)||Dean Malenko||6/14/1998||Great
|Juventud Guerrera (2)||Chris Jericho||8/8/1998||Road Wild|
|Billy Kidman||Juventud Guerrera||9/14/1998||Monday Nitro|
|Juventud Guerrera (3)||Billy Kidman||11/16/1998||Monday Nitro|
|Billy Kidman (2)||Juventud Guerrera||11/22/1998||World War III|
|Rey Mysterio (4)||Billy Kidman||3/15/1999||Monday Nitro|
|Psychosis||Rey Mysterio||4/19/1999||Monday Nitro|
|Rey Mysterio (5)||Psychosis||4/26/1999||Monday Nitro|
|Lenny Lane||Rey Mysterio||8/19/1999||Thunder|
|Disco Inferno||Psychosis||10/4/1999||Monday Nitro|
|Evan Karagias||Disco Inferno||11/22/1999||Mayhem|
|The Artist||Lash Leroux||2/20/2000||Superbrawl 2000|
|Billy Kidman (3)||The Artist||3/30/2000||Baltimore, MD|
|The Artist (2)||Billy Kidman||3/31/2000||Pittsburgh, PA|
|Crowbar & Daffney||Chris Candido &
|Lance Storm||Lieutenant Loco||7/31/2000||Monday Nitro|
|Elix Skipper||–||8/14/2000||Monday Nitro|
|Mike Sanders||Elix Skipper||10/2/2000||Monday Nitro|
|Chavo Guerrero (2)||Mike Sanders||12/4/2000||Thunder|
|Shane Helms||Chavo Guerrero||3/18/2001||Greed|
|In March 2001, WWE buys out WCW and the title becomes defended on WWE programming.|
|Billy Kidman (4)||Gregory Helms||7/5/2001||Smackdown!|
|X-Pac (2)||Billy Kidman||7/30/2001||Raw is War|
|Billy Kidman (5)||X-Pac||10/11/2001||Smackdown!|
: This was a tournament final match to determine the first ever WCW Light Heavyweight champion.
: Armstrong vacated the title at the Clash of the Champions 20 on 9/2/1992 because of a knee injury. A tournament was scheduled to begin, but never happened and the title was dropped when Eric Bischoff took over WCW in March 1993.
: This was a tournament final match to crown the first ever WCW World Cruiserweight champion.
: Since Malenko could no longer challenge for the WCW World Cruiserweight title, he won a battle royal under Cicople’s mask to get a shot at Jericho and his title. Because of the way he won the title, Malenko was stripped of the belt on the 6/11/98 Thunder.
: This was a match to determine a champion. Jericho won by disqualification, which still counts as a title win for him.
: Dean Malenko served as the special guest referee in this match.
: This was a four-way match which also included Juventud Guerrera and Blitzkrieg.
: Lane was stripped of the belt because of his homosexual gimmick that made TBS uncomfortable.
: Disco Inferno and Psychosis wrestled to crown a new WCW World Cruiserweight champion.
: Oklahoma was forced to vacate the belt because he exceeded the weight limit requirements.
: This was a tournament final.
: Once the Russo/Bischoff era started on 4/10/2000, all the titles were made vacant as they reset the company.
: Candido won a six-way match which also included The Artist, Juventud Guerrera, Shannon Moore, Lash Leroux and Crowbar.
: Crowbar and Daffney defeated Candido & Tammy Lynn Sytch in a mixed tag match to become co-champions.
: Daffney defeated Crowbar to become the undisputed champion.
: This was a triple-threat match which also included Disco Inferno.
: Since Lance Storm was already the WCW U.S. champion and the WCW Hardcore champion, he awarded the WCW World Cruiserweight title to fellow Team Canada partner Elix Skipper.
: Sanders and Kevin Nash defeated Elix Skipper in a handicap powerbomb match to win the belt.
: With X-Pac’s WCW World Cruiserweight title win, this unified the belts with the WWF Light Heavyweight title.
: With the demise of the Alliance at the Survivor Series PPV on 11/18/01, the title becomes known as the WWF Cruiserweight title.
Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com
Posted on October 22, 2008, in WCW and tagged Alex Wright, Billy Kidman, Blitzkrieg, Brad Armstrong, Brian Pillman, Chavo Guerrero, Chris Benoit, Chris Candido, Chris Jericho, Crowbar, Daffney, Dean Malenko, Devon Storm, Disco Inferno, Eddie Guerrero, Elix Skipper, Evan Karagias, Gregory Helms, Jushin Liger, Juventud Guerrera, Kevin Nash, Lance Storm, Lash Leroux, Lenny Lane, Madusa, Mike Sanders, Oklahoma, Prince Iaukea, Psychosis, Raven, Rey Mysterio, Ricky Morton, Scotty Flamingo, Shannon Moore, Shinjiro Ohtani, Syxx, Tajiri, Tammy Lynn Sytch, Ultimo Dragon, X-Pac. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.