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.
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