Abandoned: The History of the WWF Junior Heavyweight Championship

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Abandoned: The History of the WWF Junior Heavyweight Championship

Throughout history, professional wrestling has seen many championships.

In WWE, there are six major titles. Not many know that the company has had a total of at least 19 different titles, 13 of which have been abandoned for one reason or another.

The other two major companies owned by WWE are WCW and ECW, which have at least 15 abandoned and forgotten titles between them.

For as long as it takes, I will be concentrating on those forgotten titles.

Each slide will feature the champion, who they defeated, where and when they won it, the length of their title reign, any special circumstances that happened during their reign and a bit of commentary.

Belts with a lengthy history will get their own articles and may be broken up into two depending on the length.

For this edition of Abandoned I present the WWF Junior Heavyweight Championship.

The title was created in 1965 for the World Wide Wrestling Federation.

Not much is known of the early history of the title but in 1978 it became one of the many titles to be a joint venture between WWF and New Japan Pro Wrestling.

As it says in the name, the title was for wrestlers of smaller size. It doesn’t state what the weight limit was but I’d imagine it was around 220 pounds much like other lightweight titles.

In 1986 the title was abandoned when WWF and NJPW ended their working relationship.

Throughout its 21-year history the title has seen at least 14 champions. Due to the confusion in the title's early history, it’s hard to tell exactly how many champions there were.

So let’s get started!

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