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Encyclopedia > WCW Cruiserweight Championship

The WWE Cruiserweight Championship is a title for competitors weighing under 220 lb (100 kg), and is exclusive to the SmackDown! brand. WWE SmackDown! is a professional wrestling show that airs in the USA on the UPN Network and in Canada on The Score Network. ...

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History

Before World Championship Wrestling was purchased by the WWE, the Cruiserweight Championship was used there. The WWE used the WWE Light Heavyweight Championship starting in 1997. In 2001, during the Invasion angle, X-Pac unified both titles by holding both at one time. At this point, the WWE got rid of the Light Heavyweight Title and began using the Cruiserweight Title instead. WCW logo until 1999 World Championship Wrestling or WCW, was a professional wrestling promotion that existed from 1988 to 2001. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling organization. ... WWE Light Heavyweight Championship is a former championship competed for in WWF, now WWE. History The WWF first began to used the Light Heavyweight Championship, in Japanesse and Mexician promotions they had good connections with, thought the title was only recognized as an official WWF/WWE title in 1997 when... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Reef. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In professional wrestling, an angle is a fictional storyline. ... Sean Waltman (born July 13, 1972 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a professional wrestler. ...


Facts & Trivia

  • The oldest champion ever was 55-year old Chavo Classic in 2004.
  • The youngest champion ever was 21-year old Rey Mysterio in 1996.
  • The longest reigning champion was Tajiri for almost six months.
  • The champion with the shortest reign was The Artist for twenty-four hours in 2000.
  • The Cruiserweight Championship is the only title to be recognized as a WWE championship while having another promotion's logo visibly on it.

Chavo Guerrero, Sr. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rey Mysterio Óscar Gutiérrez Rubio, better known as Rey Misterio, Jr. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Tajiri spitting his trademark (see below) green mist in the face of Viscera Yoshihiro Tajiri (born around 1974, Yokohama, Japan) is a Japanese professional wrestler performing in World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand. ... Mike Haynor is a professional wrestler, currently wrestling on the independent circuits. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling organization. ...

Current Champion

Paul London Paul London is a professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the Smackdown! brand. ...


See also

List of WWE Cruiserweight Champions The following is a list of competitors that have held the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. ...




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Pro-Wrestling Title Histories: World Championship Wrestling (WCW) (118 words)
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Promoted under the NWA name until 91/01although WCW was one of the members and did not represent the entire NWA.
W.C.W. brand aquired by World Wrestling Federation in 2001/03.
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