Abandoned: The History of the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship

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Abandoned: The History of the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship

Throughout history, professional wrestling has seen many championships.

In WWF/E 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. Titles with a short history may be featured in a standard article, but if they’re really short they’ll be at the end of another title.

I apologize for the lateness of this edition of Abandoned. I was having computer problems and it made research very difficult.

With my computer back up and running properly, I present the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship as voted by the readers.

The title first appeared in 1981 and appeared in a lucha libre promotion down in Mexico called the Universal Wrestling Association. That company closed its doors in 1995, though.

WWF apparently didn’t feel like having the title in the states so they gave it to New Japan Pro Wrestling since they were also working together at the time. That didn’t last long as their working relationship ended in 1997.

WWF decided to keep the title for themselves this time and the company finally had their own cruiserweight division.

When Vince McMahon bought WCW they decided to keep WCW’s Cruiserweight Championship and scrap their Light Heavyweight Championship.

Throughout its 20 year history the title has seen 45 champions. So let’s get started!

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