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Encyclopedia > WWE Cruiserweight Championship
WWE Cruiserweight Championship

Matt Hardy as Cruiserweight Champion.
Details
Current
champion(s)
Vacant
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment
Brand SmackDown!
Date created 1991
Other name(s)
  • WCW Light Heavyweight Championship
  • WCW Cruiserweight Championship
  • 100 Kilos and Under Championship
  • WWF Cruiserweight Championship

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Cruiserweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. It is challenged by cruiserweights at a maximum weight of 220 lbs.[1] and was originally a World Championship Wrestling title. Currently, it is exclusive to the SmackDown! brand. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 379 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (569 × 900 pixel, file size: 145 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Matt Hardy as WWE Cruiserweight Champion. ... Matthew Moore Matt Hardy (born September 23, 1974)[2] is an American professional wrestler, currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on their SmackDown![1] brand, where he is one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions along with his onscreen rival, Montel Vontavious Porter. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The WWE Cruiserweight Championship is a professional wrestling title, challenged by cruiserweights under 220 lb (100 kg). ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Gregory Shane Helms (July 12, 1974) is an American professional wrestler from Smithfield, North Carolina, who is currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown! brand. ... Dionicio Castellanos Torres (born May 19, 1971) is a Mexican professional wrestler (best known by the stage names Psychosis or Psicosis) currently in AAA. He has performed for the WWE, WCW, ECW, CMLL, TNA, and XPW. His name is often spelled Psychosis (most notably in WCW), but the correct spelling... This article is about Chavo Guerrero, Sr. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Edward Ferrara (sometimes incorrectly spelled Ferrera) is a writer, most notably for storyline work for WWF and WCW, often alongside Vince Russo. ... The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... “Kg” redirects here. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... “Kg” redirects here. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... The WWE Championship belt, an example of a championship belt in professional wrestling. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... The logo for the 2007 WWE Draft The World Wrestling Entertainment Brand Extension was a device first used in 2002 by said professional wrestling organization as a means of providing separate brands of wrestling through its two top shows, RAW and SmackDown!, with the addition of ECW in 2006. ...

Contents

History

The Cruiserweight Championship is recognized as formerly being the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) Light Heavyweight Championship (although it was WWE who retconned it to be the forerunner of the Crusierweight Title). Following the title's introduction in 1991, a tournament was held to determine the inaugural champion. On October 27, Brian Pillman defeated Richard Morton in the tournament final to win the title. However, it was vacated on September 2, 1992 due to Brad Armstrong's knee injury during his reign. Then, on March 20, 1996 Shinjiro Ohtani defeated Chris Benoit in another tournament final to win the WCW Cruiserweight Championship. is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about professional wrestler. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Shinjiro Ohtani & Koji Kanemoto dropkick each other Shinjirō Ōtani (大谷晋二郎, born 21 July 1972 in Yamaguchi, Yamaguchi) is a Japanese professional wrestler. ... Christopher Michael Benoit (IPA: ) (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler who wrestled for Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


In March 2001, World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. purchased World Championship Wrestling. Following this, the "Invasion" storyline was orchestrated, in which WCW was ultimately dismantled. During the "Invasion", only four WCW championship titles remained active, including the WCW Cruiserweight title. On July 30, the WCW Cruiserweight Championship and the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship were defended in what was billed as a unification match when the WWF Light Heavyweight Champion, X-Pac, defeated the WCW Cruiserweight Champion, Billy Kidman.[1] However, the titles were still defended separately after that [2]. After the conclusion of the "Invasion" at Survivor Series 2001, the WCW Cruiserweight Championship remained active and was renamed the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) Cruiserweight Championship, while the Light Heavyweight Title was abandoned [3]. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... The InVasion was a professional wrestling storyline in the World Wrestling Federation that began shortly after the WWFs purchase of World Championship Wrestling. ... In professional wrestling, an angle is a fictional storyline. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... is the 211th day of the year (212th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The World Wrestling Federation (WWF) Light Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling championship. ... Chris Jericho as WWF Undisputed Champion, holding the WWF Championship and World Championship belts Championship unification or championship consolidation are terms which mean the act of combining two or more separate championships into a single title. ... Sean Michael Waltman (born July 13, 1972) is an American professional wrestler. ... Peter Jacob Gruner (born May 11, 1974) is an American professional wrestler known by his ring name Billy Kidman. ... Survivor Series 2001 was the fifteenth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for the World Wrestling Federation. ...


Current champion

The title is currently vacant. Hornswoggle, the most recent champion, was stripped of the title on the September 28, 2007 edition of SmackDown! by the brand's acting General Manager Vickie Guerrero, citing that his status as Mr. McMahon's (kayfabe) son and his dimunitive stature would eventually jeopardize his well-being. The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // This is a list of authority figures, people who have (kayfabe) power, in selective professional wrestling promotions or brands within North America. ... Vickie Guerrero (née Lara) is a professional wrestling personality and widow of professional wrestler Eddie Guerrero currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown! brand, where she is the Assistant General Manager. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ...


See also

The WWE Cruiserweight Championship is a professional wrestling title, challenged by cruiserweights under 220 lb (100 kg). ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Cruiserweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship. ... The World Wrestling Federation (WWF) Light Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling championship. ...

Notes

  1. ^ X-Pac's Reign. WWE. Retrieved on 2007-07-14.
  2. ^ http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/lightheavyweight/357114
  3. ^ http://www.wwe.com/inside/titlehistory/lightheavyweight/

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External links

  • WCW/WWE Cruiserweight Title History

 
 

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