Title Tuesday #13: IWGP Tag Team Championship

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Hello ladies and gentlemen, I am your host, the Baumeister.  For many of us, we judge how good a wrestler’s legacy is based on how many titles they have, or haven’t won in their careers.  But, what about the heritage of those titles? That’s where we are going to look at here.  Not just who won the championship, where they won and how long they held it, but also interesting information unique to that championship’s history.

This week’s featured championship: IWGP Tag Team Championship

  1. Kengo Kimura and Tatsumi Fujinami: Won December 12, 1985 at NJPW IWGP Tag Team League-Day 25 in Sendai, Japan, defeating Antonio Inoki and Seiji Sakaguchi in a tournament final. Held the titles for 236 days.
  2. Akira Maeda and Osamu Kido: Won August 5, 1986 at NJPW Burning Spirit in Summer-Day 26 in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 49 days.
  3. Kengo Kimura (2) and Tatsumi Fujinami (2): Won September 23, 1986 at NJPW Challenge Spirit 1986-Day 15 in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 135 days.
    1. Vacated the titles February 5, 1987 after the team dissolved. The titles are vacant for 43 days.
  4. The Great Muta (Keiji Muto) and Shiro Koshinaka: Won March 20, 1987 at NJPW Spring Flare Up 1987-Day 18 in Tokyo, Japan, defeating Akira Maeda and Nobuhiko Takada. Held the titles for 6 days.
  5. Akira Maeda (2) and Nobuhiko Takada: Won March 26, 1987 at NJPW Inoki Toukou Live II in Osaka, Japan. Held the titles for 159 days.
  6. Kazuo Yamazaki and Yoshiaki Fujiwara: Won September 1, 1987 at NJPW Sengoku Battle Series 1987 in Fukukoa, Japan. Held the titles for 139 days.
  7. Kengo Kumura (3) and Tatsumi Fujinami (3): Won January 18, 1988 at NJPW New Year Golden Series 1988 in Sendai, Japan. Held the titles for 144 days.
  8. Masa Saito and Riki Choshu: Won June 10, 1988 at NJPW IWGP Champion Series-Day 16 in Hiroshima, Japan. Held the titles for 279 days.
  9. George Takano and Super Strong Machine: Won March 16, 1989 at NJPW Big Fight Series-Day 15 in Yokohama, Japan. Held the titles for 119 days.
    1. The titles changed hands on a Countout.
  10. Riki Choshu (2) and Takayuki Iizuka: Won July 13, 1989 at NJPW @ Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 69 days.
  11. Masa Saito (2) and Shinya Hashimoto: Won September 20, 1989 at NJPW Bloody Fight Series 1989: Super Power Battle in Osaka in Osaka, Japan. Held the titles for 219 days.
    1. First cross-promotion defense at WWF/AJPW/NJPW Wrestling Summit on April 13, 1990 vs Masahiro Chono and Riki Choshu in Tokyo, Japan.
  12. The Great Muta (Keiji Muto) (2) and Masahiro Chono: Won April 27, 1990 at NJPW @ Tokyo Bay NK Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 188 days.
  13. Hiroshi Hase and Kensuke Sasaki: Won November 1, 1990 at NJPW Dream Tour 1990 in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 55 days.
  14. Hiro Saito and Super Strong Machine (2): Won December 26, 1990 at NJPW  King of Kings in Hamamatsu, Japan. Held the titles for 70 days.
  15. Hiroshi Hase (2) and Kensuke Sasaki (2): Won March 6, 1991 at NJPW Big Fight Series 1991-Day 4 in Nagasaki, Japan. Held the titles for 15 days.
  16. The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner): Won March 21, 1991 at NJPW/WCW Starrcade 1991 in Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 229 days.
    1. First gaijins to win the championships.
    2. First defense in WCW and the United States at WCW Clash of the Champions XV: Knocksville USA on June 12, 1991 vs Hiroshi Hase and Masahiro Chono in Knoxville, TN.
  17. Hiroshi Hase (3) and The Great Muta (Keiji Muto) (3): Won November 5, 1991 at NJPW Tokyo 3Days Battle-Day 3 in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 117 days.
  18. Big Van Vader and Crusher Bam Bam Bigelow: Won March 1, 1992 at NJPW Big Fight Series 1992-Day 1: NJPW 20th Anniversary Show in Yokohama, Japan. Held the titles for 117 days.
  19. The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner (2) and Scott Steiner (2)): Won June 26, 1992 at NJPW Masters of Wrestling-Day 8 in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 149 days.
  20. Scott Norton and Tony Halme: Won November 22, 1992 at NJPW Wrestling Scramble 1992-Day 11 in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 22 days.
  21. The Hell Raisers (Hawk Warrior and Power Warrior (3)): Won December 14, 1992 at NJPW Battle Final 1992-Day 11 in Osaka, Japan. Held the titles for 234 days.
  22. The Jurassic Powers (Hercules Hernandez and Scott Norton (2)): Won August 5, 1993 at NJPW G1 Climax 1993-Day 4 in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 152 days.
  23. The Hell Rasiers (Hawk Warrior (2) and Power Warrior (4)): Won January 4, 1994 at NJPW Battlefield in Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 325 days.
  24. Hiroshi Hase (4) and The Great Muta (Keiji Muto) (4): Won November 25, 1994 at NJPW Battle Final 1994-Day 3 in Iwate, Japan. Held the titles for 162 days.
    1. Vacated the titles May 6, 1995 after Muto won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. The titles are vacant for 37 days.
  25. Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Masahiro Chono (2): Won June 12, 1995 at NJPW Fighting Spirit Legend-Day 14 in Osaka, Japan, defeating Junji Hirata and Shinya Hashimoto.  Held the titles for 25 days.
    1. Vacated the titles July 7, 1995 after Chono missed a title defense due to personal issues. Titles are vacant for 6 days.
  26. Junji Hirata (3) and Shinya Hashimoto (2): Won July 13, 1995 at NJPW Best of the Super Junior II-Day 18 in Sapporo, Japan, defeating Mike Enos and Scott Norton. Held the titles for 335 days.
  27. Kazuo Yamazaki (2) and Takashi Iizuka (2): Won June 12, 1996 at NJPW Best of the Super Junior III-Day 18 in Osaka, Japan. Held the titles for 34 days.
  28. Hiroyoshi Tenzan (2) and Masahiro Chono (3): Won July 16, 1996 at NJPW Summer Struggle 1996-Day 18 in Sapporo, Japan. Held the titles for 172 days.
  29. Kengo Kimura (4) and Tatsumi Fujinami (4): Won January 4, 1997 at NJPW Wrestling World in Tokyo Dome 1997 in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 98 days.
  30. Kensuke Sasaki (5) and Riki Choshu (3): Won April 12, 1997 at NJPW Battle Formation 1997 in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 21 days.
  31. Manabu Nakanishi and Satoshi Kojima: Won May 3, 1997 at NJPW Strong Style Evolution in Osaka Dome in Osaka, Japan. Held the titles for 99 days.
  32. Kazuo Yamazaki (3) and Kensuke Sasaki (6): Won August 10, 1997 at NJPW The Four Heaven in Super Dome in Nagoya, Japan. Held the titles for 70 days.
  33. The Great Muta (Keiji Muto) (5) and Masahiro Chono (4): Won October 19, 1997 at NJPW nWo Typhoon 1997-Day 7 in Hyogo, Japan. Held the titles for 200 days.
    1. Vacated the titles May 7, 1998 after Muto had to have knee surgery. Titles are vacant for 29 days.
  34. Hiroyoshi Tenzan (3) and Masahiro Chono (5): Won June 5, 1998 at NJPW Best of the Super Junior V-Day 18 in Tokyo, Japan, defeating Genichiro Tenryu and Shiro Koshinaka in a tournament final. Held the titles for 40 days.
  35. Genichiro Tenryu and Shiro Koshinaka (2): Won July 15, 1998 at NJPW Summer Struggle 1998-Day 17 in Sapporo, Japan. Held the titles for 173 days.
  36. TenKoji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan (4) and Satoshi Kojima (2)): Won January 4, 1999 at NJPW Wrestling World in Tokyo Dome 1999 in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 77 days.
  37. Kensuke Sasaki (7) and Shiro Koshinaka: Won March 22, 1999 at NJPW Hyper Battle 1999-Day 16 in Amagasaki, Japan. Held the titles for 97 days.
  38. Michiyoshi Ohara and Tatsutoshi Goto: Won June 27, 1999 at NJPW Summer Struggle 1999-Day 3 in Shizuoka, Japan. Held the titles for 62 days.
  39. Manabu Nakanishi (2) and Yuji Nagata: Won August 28, 1999 at NJPW Jingu Climax in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 327 days.
  40. TenKoji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan (5) and Satoshi Kojima (3)) Won July 20, 2000 at NJPW Summer Struggle 2000-Day 20 in Sapporo, Japan. Held the titles for 430 days.
  41. Osamu Nishimura and Tatsumi Fujinami (5): Won September 23, 2001 at NJPW G1 World 2001-Day 11 in Osaka, Japan. Held the titles for 35 days.
  42. BATT (The Great Muta (Keiji Muto) (6) and Taiyo Kea): Won October 28, 2001 at NJPW Survival 2001-Day 12~Fighting Destination in Fukuoka in Fukuoka, Japan. Held the titles for 97 days.
    1. Vacated the titles February 2, 2002 after Muto left New Japan. Titles are vacant for 50 days.
    2. The first tag team to hold both the AJPW World Tag Team Championships and the NJPW Tag Team Championships.
  43. Hiroyoshi Tenzan (6) and Masahiro Chono (6): Won March 24, 2002 at NJPW Hyper Battle 2002-Day 11 in Hyogo, Japan, defeating Manabu Nakanishi and Yuji Nagata in a tournament final. Held the titles for 446 days.
  44. Hiroshi Tanahashi and Yutaka Yoshie: Won June 13, 2003 at NJPW Crush in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 184 days.
  45. Hiroyoshi Tenzan (7) and Osamu Nishimura (2): Won December 14, 2003 at NJPW Battle Final 2003-Day 15 in Nagoya, Japan. Held the titles for 49 days.
  46. Minoru Suzuki and Yoshihiro Takayama: Won February 1, 2004 at NJPW Fighting Spirit 2004-Day 3 in Sapporo, Japan. Held the titles for 294 days.
    1. Vacated the titles November 21, 2004 after Takayama is injured. Titles are vacant for 20 days.
    2. First title defense in NOAH at NOAH Departure 2004 on July 1o, 2004 vs Takeshi Morishima and Takeshi Rikio in Tokyo, Japan.
  47. Hiroshi Tanahashi (2) and Shinsuke Nakamura: Won December 11, 2004 at NJPW Battle Final 2004-Day 12 in Osaka, Japan, defeating Kensuke Sasaki and Minoru Suzuki. Held the titles for 323 days.
    1. First title defense in CMLL at CMLL Super Viernes on September 30, 2005 vs Olimpico and Rey Bucanero in a Two out of Three Falls Match in Mexico City, Mexico
  48. Hiroyoshi Tenzan (8) and Masahiro Chono (7): Won October 30, 2005 at NJPW Toukon Series 2005-Day 8 in Kobe, Japan. Held the titles for 329 days.
    1. Vacated the titles September 24, 2006 after the team had split. Titles are vacant for 4 days.
    2. On July 2, 2006, an interim tag team championship were created after Tenzan and Chono started to neglect the titles.  Shiro Koshinaka and Togi Makabe were crowned as champions. On July 17, 2006, Manabu Nakanishi and Takao Omori won the interim tag titles at NJPW Circuit 2006 Turbulence-Day 12 in Sapporo, Japan.
    3. Tied for the most reigns as a tag team.
    4. Holds the record for most days as champions.
  49. Wild Child (Manabu Nakanishi (3) and Takao Omori): “Won” September 28, 2006. Held the titles for 164 days.
    1. Officially named the tag team champions on this date.
  50. Giant Bernard (Tensai) and Travis Tomko: Won March 11, 2007 at NJPW 35th Anniversary Tour~Circuit 2007 New Japan Evolution~New Japan Cup 2007~-Day 6 in Aichi, Japan. Held the titles for 343 days.
  51. Togi Makabe and Toru Yano: Won February 17, 2008 at NJPW Circuit 2008 NEW JAPAN ISM-Day 8 in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 322 days.
  52. Team 3D (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley): Won January 4, 2009 at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom III in Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 198 days.
    1. First title defense in TNA at TNA Lockdown 2009 on April 19, 2009 vs James Storm and Robert Roode in Philadelphia, PA.
  53. The British Invasion (Magnus and Doug Williams): Won July 21, 2009 at TNA Impact #266 in Orlando, FL. Held the titles for 89 days.
    1. NJPW did not officially recognize the title change until August 10, 2009.
    2. First title change on American soil.
  54. Team 3D (Bubba Ray Dudley (2) and D-Von Dudley (2)): Won October 18, 2009 at TNA Bound For Glory 2009 in Orange County, CA. Held the titles for 78 days.
  55. No Limit (Tetsuya Naito and Yujiro Takahashi): Won January 4, 2010 at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom IV in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 119 days.
  56. Seiguigun (Wataru Inoure and Yuji Nagata (2)): Won May 3, 2010 at NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2010 in Fukuoka, Japan. Held the titles for 47 days.
  57. Bad Intentions (Giant Bernard (Tensai) (2) and Karl Anderson: Won June 19, 2010 at NJPW Dominion 6.19 in Osaka, Japan. Held the titles for 564 days.
    1. Longest reigning champions
  58. TenKoji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan (9) and Satoshi Kojima (4)): Won January 4, 2012 at NJPW 40th Anniversary Tour~Wrestle Kingdom VI in Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 120 days.
  59. Takashi Iizuka (3) and Toru Yano (2): Won May 3, 2012 at NJPW 40th Anniversary~Wrestling Dontaku 2012 in Fukuoka, Japan. Held the titles for 44 days.
    1. Vacated the titles June 20, 2012 after a match between them and TenKoji went to a No Contest. Titles are vacant for 36 days.
  60. TenKoji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan (10) and Satoshi Kojima (5)): Won July 22, 2012 at NJPW 40th Anniversary Kizuna Road-Day 11 in Yamagata, Japan, defeating Takashi Iizuka and Toru Yano. Held the titles for 78 days.
  61. Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Lance Archer): Won October 8, 2012 at NJPW 40th Anniversary King of Pro-Wrestling in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 207 days.
    1. Also won the NWA World Tag Team Championship at NWA Houston Parade of Champions: A Tribute to Paul Boesch on April 20, 2013 vs Ryan Genesis and Scot Summers in Houston, TX.
  62. TenKoji (Hiroyoshi Tenzan (11) and Satoshi Kojima (6)): Won May 3, 2013 at NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2013 in Fukuoka, Japan. Held the titles for 190 days.
    1. Tied for most reigns as a tag team.
    2. Hiroyoshi Tenzan holds the record for most individual reigns and most days as champion.
  63. Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr. (2) and Lance Archer(2)): Won November 9, 2013 at NJPW Power Struggle 2013 in Osaka, Japan. Held the titles for 56 days.
    1. Was contested in a Two Falls Triple Threat Match between KES, The IronGodz (Jax Dane and Rob Conway) and TenKoji.  First fall was for the NWA World Tag Team Championships, second fall for the IWGP Tag Team Championships.
  64. BULLET CLUB (Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson (2)): Won January 4, 2014 at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 8 in Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 365 days.
    1. First title defense in ROH at ROH/NJPW War of the Worlds on May 17, 2014 vs The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) in New York City, NY.
  65. Hirooki Goto and Katsuyori Shibata: Won January 4, 2015 at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9 in Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 38 days.
  66. BULLET CLUB (Doc Gallows (2) and Karl Anderson(3)): Won February 11, 2015 at NJPW The New Beginning in Osaka in Osaka, Japan. Held the titles for 53 days.
  67. The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett): Won April 5, 2015 at NJPW Invasion Attack 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 91 days.
  68. BULLET CLUB (Doc Gallows (3) and Karl Anderson(4)): Won July 5, 2015 at NJPW Dominion 7.5 in Osaka Jo-Hall in Osaka, Japan. Held the titles for 183 days.
  69. Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe (2) and Tomoaki Honma): Won January 4, 2016 at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 10 in Tokyo, Japan. Held the titles for 63 days.

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Title Tuesday #12: IWGP Intercontinental Championship

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Hello ladies and gentlemen, I am your host, the Baumeister.  For many of us, we judge how good a wrestler’s legacy is based on how many titles they have, or haven’t won in their careers.  But, what about the heritage of those titles? That’s where we are going to look at here.  Not just who won the championship, where they won and how long they held it, but also interesting information unique to that championship’s history.

This week’s featured championship: IWGP Intercontinental Championship

  1. MVP: Won May 15, 2011 at NJPW Invastion Tour 2011~Attack on East Coast~Day 3 in Philadelphia, PA, defeating Toru Yano in a tournament final. Held the title for 148 days.
    1. First champion to win the title in the United States.
    2. First gaijin to hold the title.
  2. Masato Tanaka: Won October 10, 2011 at NJPW Destruction 2011 in Tokyo, Japan. Held the title for 125 days.
  3. Hirooki Goto: Won February 12, 2012 at NJPW The New Beginning 2012 in Osaka, Japan. Held the title for 161 days.
  4. Shinsuke Nakamura: Won July 22, 2012 at NJPW 40th Anniversary Tour Kizuna Road-Day 11 in Yamagata, Japan. Held the title for 313 days.
    1. First title defense in SWF vs Oliver John at SWF International Wrestling Wars in Gridley, CA on August 26, 2012.
  5. La Sombra: Won May 31, 2013 at CMLL on Televisa in Mexico City, Mexico. Held the title for 50 days.
    1. First champion to win the title in a foreign promotion.
    2. First title defense in CMLL vs Volador Jr at CMLL on Fox Sports in Mexico City, Mexico on June 28, 2013
  6. Shinsuke Nakamura (2): Won July 20, 2013 at NJPW Kizuna Road 2013-Day 9 in Akita, Japan. Held the title for 168 days.
  7. Hiroshi Tanahashi: Won January 4, 2015 at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 8 in Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. Held the title for 92 days.
  8. Shinsuke Nakamura (3): Won April 6, 2014 at NJPW Invasion Attack 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Held the title for 76 days.
  9. Bad Luck Fale: Won June 21, 2014 at NJPW Dominion 6.21 in Osaka, Japan. Held the title for 92 days.
  10. Shinsuke Nakamura (4): Won September 21, 2014 at NJPW Destruction in Kobe in Kobe, Japan. Held the title for 224 days.
  11. Hirooki Goto (2): Won May 3, 2015 at NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2015 in Fukuoka, Japan. Held the title for 147 days.
  12. Shinsuke Nakamura (5): Won September 27, 2015 at NJPW Destruction in Kobe 2015 in Kobe, Japan. Held the title for 120 days.
    1. Vacated the title January 25 ,2016 in order to go to the WWE. Title is vacant for 20 days.
  13. Kenny Omega: Won February 14, 2016 at NJPW The New Beginning in Niigata in Niigata, Japan, defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi. Held the title for 13 days.

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WTFebruary Title Tuesday #11: TNA Beer Drinking Championship

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Hello ladies and gentlemen, I am your host, the Baumeister.  For many of us, we judge how good a wrestler’s legacy is based on how many titles they have, or haven’t won in their careers.  But, what about the heritage of those titles? That’s where we are going to look at here.  Not just who won the championship, where they won and how long they held it, but also interesting information unique to that championship’s history.

This is part of WTFebruary, a month in which the focus is solely on the strange, bizarre, and just plain bad of professional wrestling.

This week’s featured championship: TNA Beer Drinking Championship

  1. James Storm: “Won” November 11, 2007 at TNA Genesis 2007 in Orlando, FL, after introducing the championship in a drinking contest with Eric Young. Held the title for less than a day.
  2. Eric Young: Won November 11, 2007 at TNA Genesis 2007 in Orlando, FL, “winning” a drinking contest vs James Storm. Held the title for 106 days.
  3. James Storm (2): Won February 25, 2008 at TNA Impact #?? in Orlando, FL. Held the title for 1 day.
    1. Aired February 28, 2008
  4. Deactivated February 26, 2008 after Rhyno destroys the championship.
    1. Aired March 6, 2008.

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WTFebruary Title Tuesday #10: DDT King of Dark Championship

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Hello ladies and gentlemen, I am your host, the Baumeister.  For many of us, we judge how good a wrestler’s legacy is based on how many titles they have, or haven’t won in their careers.  But, what about the heritage of those titles? That’s where we are going to look at here.  Not just who won the championship, where they won and how long they held it, but also interesting information unique to that championship’s history.

This is part of WTFebruary, a month in which the focus is solely on the strange, bizarre, and just plain bad of professional wrestling.

This week’s featured championship: DDT King of Dark Championship

 

This championship is awarded to the loser of the dark match before a DDT show.

  1. Gota Ihashi: Won February 15, 2015 at DDT Saitama Super DDT 2015 in Saitama, Japan, being pinned by Hiroshi Fukuda. Held the title for 111 days.
  2. Suguru Miyatake: Won June 6, 2015 at DDT King of DDT 2015 Saitama in Kauskabe, Japan, being pinned by Gota Ihashi. Held the title for 8 days.
  3. Gota Ihashi (2): Won June 14, 2015 at DDT King of DDT 2015 Osaka in Osaka, Japan, being pinned by Suguru Miyatake.  Held the title for 105 days.
  4. Sanshiro Takagi: Won September 27, 2015 at DDT Who’s Gonna Top?~DDT Dramatic General Election 2015~ in Tokyo, Japan, being pinned by Gota Ihashi. Held the title for 37 days.
  5. KENSO: Won November, 3, 2015 at DDT Friendship, Effort, Victory in Nagoya 2015 ~Autumn~ in Nagoya, Japan, being pinned by Sanshiro Takagi. Held the title for 5 days.
  6. Kouki Iwasaki: Won November, 8, 2015 at DDT Saitama Slam! Vol. 6 in Kasukabe, Japan, being pinned by KENSO. Held the title for 35 days.
  7. Dai Suzuki: Won December 13, 2015 at DDT Super Star Lanes 2015 in Hakata, Japan, being pinned by Kouki Iwasaki. Held the title for 10 days.
  8. Gota Ihashi (3): Won December 23, 2015 at DDT Never Mind 2015 in Tokyo, Japan, being pinned by Dai Suzuki. Held the title for 31 days.
  9. Seiya Morohashi: Won January 23, 2016 at DDT Keisuke Ishii Produce ~New Year! Momoiro Kneel Kick 2016~ in Tokyo, Japan, being pinned by Gota Ihashi. Held the title for less than a day.
  10. Gota Ihashi (4): Won January 23, 2016 at DDT Keisuke Ishii Produce ~New Year! Momoiro Kneel Kick 2016~ in Tokorozawa, Japan, being pinned by Seiya Morohashi. Held the title for 6 days.

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Title Tuesday #9: Lucha Underground Championship

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Hello ladies and gentlemen, I am your host, the Baumeister.  For many of us, we judge how good a wrestler’s legacy is based on how many titles they have, or haven’t won in their careers.  But, what about the heritage of those titles? That’s where we are going to look at here.  Not just who won the championship, where they won and how long they held it, but also interesting information unique to that championship’s history.

This week’s featured championship: Lucha Underground Championship

  1. Prince Puma: Won October 5, 2014 at Lucha Underground #9 in Boyle Heights, CA, defeating 19 other wrestlers in a Aztec Warfare Match. Held the title for 196 days.
    1. Episode aired January 7, 2015.
  2. Mil Muertes: Won April 19, 2015 at Ultimate Lucha in Boyle Heights, CA. Held the title for 217 days.
    1. Episode aired August 5, 2015
    2. Holds the record for longest title reign.
  3. Fenix: Won November 22, 2015 at Lucha Underground #? in Boyle Heights, CA. Held the title for 20 days.
    1. Episode has yet to be aired.
  4. Matanza: Won December 12, 2015 at Lucha Underground #? in Boyle Heights, CA in an Aztec Warfare Match. Held the title for 76 days.
    1. Episode has yet to be aired.

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Title Tuesday #8: WWE World Heavyweight Championship

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Hello ladies and gentlemen, I am your host, the Baumeister.  For many of us, we judge how good a wrestler’s legacy is based on how many titles they have, or haven’t won in their careers.  But, what about the heritage of those titles? That’s where we are going to look at here.  Not just who won the championship, where they won and how long they held it, but also interesting information unique to that championship’s history.

This week’s featured championship: WWE World Heavyweight Championship

 

  1. Buddy Rogers: “Won” April 11, 1963. Held the title for 36 days.
    1. Buddy Rogers was the NWA World Champion when the WWWF broke away from the NWA over dispute of who would be champion.  Rogers would be recognized as “World Champion” until his official crowning April 11th.
  2. Bruno Sammartino: Won May 17, 1963 at WWWF @ Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY.  Held the title for 2,803 days.
    1. Holds the record for the longest title reign.
    2. First champion to defend at Maple Leaf Wrestling in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at MLW @ Maple Leaf Gardens on February 20, 1964 vs The Great Kudo.
    3. First champion to defend at Championship Wrestling from Florida in Miami Beach, FL on December 25, 1964 at CWF @ Miami Beach Auditorium on December 25, 1964 vs Duke Keomuka.
    4. First champion to defend at Stampede Wrestling in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at Stampede @ Stampede Corral on July 5, 1965 vs Waldo von Erich.
  3. Ivan Koloff: Won January 18, 1971 at WWWF @ Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY. Held the title for 21 days.
  4. Pedro Morales: Won February 8, 1971 at WWWF @ Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY. Held the title for 1,027 days.
    1. First champion to defend at Georgia Championship Wrestling in Atlanta, GA at GCW @ Omni Coliseum on May 25, 1973 vs Paul Jones.
    2. First champion to defend at Mid-Pacific Promotions in Honolulu, HI at Big Time Wrestling @ HIC Arena on August 22, 1973 vs Ed Francis.
    3. First champion to defend at American Wrestling Association in Denver, CO at AWA @ Auditorium Arena on November 2, 1973 vs Ray Stevens.
  5. Stan Stasiak: Won December 1, 1973 at WWWF @ Philadelphia Arena in Philadelphia, PA. Held the title for 9 days.
  6. Bruno Sammartino (2): Won December 10, 1973 at WWWF @ Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY. Held the title for 1,237 days.
    1. First champion to defend at World Wrestling Association in Indianapolis, IN at WWA @ Exposition Convention Center on December 26, 1973 vs Johnny Valiant.
    2. First champion to defend at St. Louis Wrestling Club (NWA St. Louis) in St. Louis, MO at NWA St. Louis @ Kiel Auditorium on March 1, 1974 vs Bill Miller.
  7. Billy Graham: Won April 30, 1977 at WWWF @ Civic Center in Baltimore, MD. Held the title for 296 days.
    1. First champion to defend at World Class Championship Wrestling (NWA Big Time Wrestling) in Houston Texas at NWA Big Time Wrestling @ Houston, TX on May 29, 1977 vs Mike York.
    2. First champion to defend at Central States Wrestling in Kansas City, KS at CSW @ Memorial Hall on June 16, 1977 vs Bob Slaughter.
    3. First champion to defend at Big Time Wrestling in Detroit, MI at BTW @ Cobo Arena on December 18, 1977 vs Bobo Brazil.
    4. First champion to defend at New Japan Pro Wrestling in Tokyo, Japan at NJPW New Year Golden Series 1978-Day 28 on February 8, 1978 vs Seiji Sakaguchi.
    5. First champion to defend at NWA Hollywood Wrestling in Los Angeles, CA at NWA Hollywood @ Los Angeles vs Chavo Guerrero (Chavo Classic)
  8. Bob Backlund: Won February 20, 1978 at WWWF @ Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY. Held the title for 2,135 days.
    1. Bob Backlund lost the WWF Championship to Antonio Inoki in Tokushima Japan on November 30, 1979 at NJPW Toukon Series 1979-Day 29. Inoki vacated the title 6 days later at NJPW Toukon Series-Day 35 on December 6, 1979 in Tokyo, Japan after interference in a rematch between the two.  Backlund would later “re-win” the title vs Bobby Duncum Jr. December 17, 1979 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY.  WWE recognizes one continuous title reign for Backlund.
    2. Title changes from WWWF Championship to WWF Championship March 30, 1979.
    3. First champion to defend at International Wrestling in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at Varoussac @ Centre Paul Sauve on July 14, 1980 vs The Hangman.
    4. First champion to defend at Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling in Greensboro, NC at MACW @ Greensboro Coliseum on March 22, 1981 vs Bobby Duncum.
    5. First champion to defend at Universal Wrestling Association in Naucalpan de Juarez, Estado de Mexico, Mexico at UWA @ El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos on May 1, 1981 vs Antonio Inoki.
    6. First champion to defend at NWA Polynesian in Honolulu, HI at NWA Polynesian on February 10, 1982 vs Don Muraco.
  9. The Iron Sheik: Won December 26, 1983 at WWF on MSG Network in New York City, NY. Held the title for 28 days.
  10. Hulk Hogan: Won January 23, 1984 at WWF on MSG Network in New York City, NY. Held the title for 1,474 days.
  11. Andre the Giant: Won February 5, 1988 at WWF The Main Event I in Indianapolis, IN. Held the title for less than a day.
    1. Title is declared vacant February 5, 1988 by WWF President Jack Tunney after Andre the Giant sells the title to Ted DiBiase.  Title is vacant for 51 days.
    2. Tied for the record for the shortest championship reign.
  12. Randy Savage: Won March 27, 1988 at WWF WrestleMania IV in Atlantic City, NJ, defeating Ted DiBiase in a tournament final. Held the title for 371 days.
  13. Hulk Hogan (2): Won April 2, 1989 at WWF WrestleMania V in Atlantic City, NJ. Held the title for 364 days.
  14. Ultimate Warrior: Won April 1, 1990 at WWF WrestleMania VI in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Held the title for 293 days.
    1. First officially recognized title change on foreign soil.
    2. First champion to defend at All Japan Pro Wrestling in Tokyo, Japan at WWF/AJPW/NJPW Wrestling Summit on April 13, 1990 vs Ted DiBiase.
  15. Sgt. Slaughter: Won January 19, 1991 at WWF Royal Rumble 1991 in Miami, FL. Held the title for 64 days.
  16. Hulk Hogan (3): Won March 24, 1991 at WWF WrestleMania VII in Los Angeles, CA. Held the title for 248 days.
    1. First champion to defend at Super World Sports in Kobe, Japan at SWS Wrestle Dream in Kobe on April 1, 1991 vs Yoshiaki Yatsu.
  17. The Undertaker: Won November 27, 1991 at WWF Survivor Series 1991-“The Gravest Challenge” in Detroit, MI. Held the title for 6 days.
  18. Hulk Hogan (4): Won December 3, 1991 at WWF This Tuesday in Texas in San Antonio, TX. Held the title for 1 day.
    1. Title is declared vacant December 4, 1991 in New Haven, CT at WWF Superstars of Wrestling. Tunney strips Hogan of the title due to the nature of the last two title changes.  This episode aired December 7, 1991. Title is vacant for 49 days.
  19. Ric Flair: Won January 19, 1992 at WWF Royal Rumble 1992 in Albany, NY after winning the Royal Rumble Match, last eliminating Sid Justice. Held the title for 77 days.
  20. Randy Savage (2); Won April 5, 1992 at WWF WrestleMania VIII in Indianapolis, IN. Held the title for 149 days.
  21. Ric Flair (2); Won September 1, 1992 at WWF Prime Time Wrestling in Hershey, PA. Held the title for 41 days.
    1. Match aired on September 14, 1992
  22. Bret Hart: Won October 12, 1992 at WWF @ Saskatchewan Center in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Held the title for 174 days.
  23. Yokozuna: Won April 4, 1993 at WWF WrestleMania IX in Las Vegas, NV. Held the title for less than a day.
    1. Tied for the record for the shortest championship reign.
  24. Hulk Hogan (5): Won April 4, 1993 at WWF WrestleMania IX in Las Vegas, NV. Held the title for 70 days.
  25. Yokozuna (2): Won June 13, 1993 at WWF King of the Ring 1993 in Dayton, OH. Held the title for 280 days.
  26. Bret Hart (2): Won March 20, 1994 at WWF WrestleMania X in New York City, NY. Held the title for 248 days.
  27. Bob Backlund (2): Won November 23, 1994 at WWF Survivor Series 1994 in San Antonio, TX. Held the title for 3 days.
  28. Diesel: Won November 26, 1994 at WWF House Show @ Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY. Held the title for 358 days.
  29. Bret Hart (3): Won November 19, 1995 at WWF Survivor Series 1995 in Landover, MD. Held the title for 133 days.
  30. Shawn Michaels: Won March 31, 1996 at WWF WrestleMania XII in Anaheim, CA. Held the title for 231 days.
  31. Sycho Sid: Won November 17, 1996 at WWF Survivor Series 1996 in New York City, NY. Held the title for 63 days.
  32. Shawn Michaels (2): Won January 19, 1997 at WWF Royal Rumble 1997 in San Antonio, TX. Held the title for 25 days.
    1. Vacated title February 13, 1997 on WWF RAW #195 in Lowell, MA after suffering a knee injury. Title is vacant for 3 days.
  33. Bret Hart (4): Won February 16, 1997 at WWF In Your House 13: Final Four in Chattanooga, TN in a Fatal 4-way elimination match vs Steve Austin, The Undertaker and Vader. Held the title for 1 day.
  34. Sycho Sid (2):  Won February 17, 1997 at WWF RAW #197 in Nashville, TN. Held the title for 34 days.
  35. The Undertaker (2): Won March 23, 1997 at WWF WrestleMania 13-Heat in Rosemont, IL. Held the title for 133 days.
  36. Bret Hart (5): Won August 3, 1997 at WWF SummerSlam 1997-“Hart & Soul” in East Rutherford, NJ. Held the title for 98 days.
  37. Shawn Michaels: Won November 9, 1997 at WWF Survivor Series 1997-“Gang Rulz” in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Held the title for 140 days.
    1. The infamous Montreal Screwjob.
  38. Steve Austin: Won March 29, 1998 at WWF WrestleMania XIV in Boston, MA. Held the title for 91 days.
  39. Kane: Won June 28, 1998 at WWF King of the Ring 1998-“Off With Their Heads” in Pittsburgh, PA. Held the title for 1 day.
  40. Steve Austin (2): Won June 29, 1998 at WWF RAW #266 in Cleveland, OH. Held the title for 90 days.
    1. Title is declared vacant September 27, 1998 at WWF Breakdown: In Your House after Kane and Undertaker pinned Austin in a Triple Threat Match.
  41. The Rock: Won November 15, 1998 at WWF Survivor Series 1998: Deadly Game in St. Louis, MO, defeating Mankind in a tournament final. Held the title for 44 days.
  42. Mankind: Won December 29, 1998 at WWF Raw #293 in Worcester, MA. Held the title for 26 days.
    1. Match aired January 4, 1999.
  43. The Rock (2): Won January 24, 1999 at WWF Royal Rumble 1999-No Chance in Hell in Anaheim, CA. Held the title for 2 days.
  44. Mankind (2): Won January 26, 1999 at WWF Half-Time Heat in Tuscon, AZ. Held the title for 20 days.
    1. Match aired January 31, 1999.
  45. The Rock (3): Won February 15, 1999 at WWF Raw #299 in Birmingham, AL. Held the title for 41 days.
  46. Steve Austin (3): Won March 28, 1999 at WWF WrestleMania XV in Philadelphia, PA. Held the title for 56 days.
  47. The Undertaker (3): Won May 23, 1999 at WWF Over the Edge in Kansas City, MO. Held the title for 36 days.
  48. Steve Austin (4): Won June 28, 1999 at WWF Raw #318 in Charlotte, NC. Held the title for 55 days.
  49. Mankind (3): Won August 22, 1999 at WWF SummerSlam 1998-“An out of Body Experience” in Minneapolis, MN. Held the title for 1 day.
  50. Triple H: Won August 23, 1999 at WWF Raw #326 in Ames, IA. Held the title for 22 days.
  51. Vince McMahon: Won September 14, 1999 at WWF Smackdown #5 in Las Vegas, NV. Held the title for 6 days.
    1. Title is declared vacant September 20, 1999 at WWF in Houston, TX. Title is vacant for 6 days.
    2. Match aired September 16, 1999.
  52. Triple H (2): Won September 20, 1999 at WWF Unforgiven 1999 in Charlotte, NC, winning a Six-Pack Challenge vs The Rock, Mankind, Big Show, Kane, and The British Bulldog.  Held the title for 49 days.
  53. The Big Show: Won November 14, 1999 at WWF Survivor Series 1999 in Detroit, MI. Held the title for 50 days.
  54. Triple H (3): Won January 3, 2000 at WWF Raw #345 in Miami, FL. Held the title for 118 days.
  55. The Rock (4): Won April 30, 2000 at WWF Backlash 2000 in Washington, D.C.  Held the title for 21 days.
  56. Triple H (4): Won May 21, 2000 at WWF Judgment Day 2000in Louisville, KY. Held the title for 35 days.
  57. The Rock (5): Won June 25, 2000 at WWF King of the Ring 2000 in Boston, MA. Held the title for 119 days.
  58. Kurt Angle: Won October 22, 2000 at WWF No Mercy 2000 in Albany, NY. Held the title for 126 days.
  59. The Rock (6): Won February 25, 2001 at WWF No Way Out 2001 in Las Vegas, NV. Held the title for 35 days.
  60. Steve Austin (5): Won April 1, 2001 at WWF WrestleMania X-Seven in Houston, Texas.  Held the title for 175 days.
  61. Kurt Angle (20: Won September 23, 2001 at WWF Unforgiven in Pittsburgh, PA. Held the title for 15 days.
  62. Steve Austin (6): Won October 8, 2001 at WWF Raw #437 in Indianapolis, IN. Held the title for 62 days.
  63. Chris Jericho: Won December 9, 2001 at WWF Vengeance 2001 in San Diego, CA. Held the title for 98 days.
  64. Triple H (5): Won March 17, 2002 at WWF WrestleMania X8 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Held the title for 35 days.
  65. Hulk Hogan (6): Won April 21, 2002 at WWF Backlash 2002 in Kansas City, MO. Held the title for 28 days.
    1. The company changed their name from WWF to WWE on May 6, 2002.
  66. The Undertaker (4): Won May 19, 2002 at WWE Judgment Day 2002 in Kansas City, MO. Held the title for 63 days.
  67. The Rock (7): Won July 21, 2002 at WWE Vengeance 2002 in Detroit, MI. Held the title for 35 days.
  68. Brock Lesnar: Won August 25, 2002 at WWE SummerSlam 2002 in Uniondale, NY. Held the title for 84 days.
  69. The Big Show (2): Won November 17, 2002 at WWE Survivor Series 2002 in New York City, NY.  Held the title for 28 days.
  70. Kurt Angle (3): Won December 15, 2002 at WWE Armageddon 2002 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Held the title for 105 days.
  71. Brock Lesnar (2): Won March 30, 2003 at WWE WrestleMania XIX in Seattle, WA.  Held the title for 119 days.
  72. Kurt Angle (4): Won July 27, 2003 at WWE Vengeance in Denver, CO.  Held the title for 51 days.
  73. Brock Lesnar (3): Won September 16, 2003 at WWE Smackdown #214 in Raleigh, NC. Held the title for 152 days.
    1. Match aired September 18, 2003.
  74. Eddie Guerrero: Won February 15, 2004 at WWE No Way Out 2004 in San Francisco, CA.  Held the title for 133 days.
  75. John “Bradshaw” Layfield: Won June 27, 2004 at WWE The Great American Bash 2004 in Norfolk, VA.  Held the title for 280 days.
  76. John Cena: Won April 3, 2005 at WWE WrestleMania 21 in Los Angeles, CA.  Held the title for 280 days.
  77. Edge: Won January 8, 2006 at WWE New Year’s Revolution 2006 in Albany, NY. Held the title for 21 days.
  78. John Cena (2): Won January 29, 2006 at WWE Royal Rumble 2006 in Miami, FL. Held the title for 133 days.
  79. Rob Van Dam: Won June 11, 2006 at WWE ECW One Night Stand 2006 in New York City, NY.  Held the title for 22 days.
  80. Edge (2): Won July 3, 2006 at WWE Raw #684 in Philadelphia, PA. Held the title for 76 days.
  81. John Cena (3): Won September 17, 2006 at WWE Unforgiven 2006 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Held the title for 380 days.
    1. Title is determined vacant October 2, 2007 after Cena tore his right pectoral tendon on RAW the night before. Title is vacant for 5 days.
  82. Randy Orton: Won October 7, 2007 at WWE No Mercy 2007 in Chicago, IL after Mr. McMahon awards him the title.  Held the title for less than a day.
  83. Triple H (6): Won October 7, 2007 at WWE No Mercy 2007 in Chicago, IL. Held the title for less than a day.
  84. Randy Orton (2): Won October 7, 2007 at WWE No Mercy 2007 in Chicago, IL.  Held the title for 203 days.
  85. Triple H (7): Won April 27, 2008 at WWE Backlash 2008 in Baltimore, MD.  Held the title for 210 days.
  86. Edge (3): Won November 23, 2008 at WWE Survivor Series 2008 in Boston, MA. Held the title for 21 days.
  87. Jeff Hardy: Won December 14, 2008 at WWE Armageddon 2008 in Buffalo, NY. Held the title for 42 days.
  88. Edge (4): Won January 25, 2009 at WWE Royal Rumble 2009 in Detroit, MI. Held the title for 21 days.
  89. Triple H (8): Won February 15, 2009 at WWE No Way Out 2009 in Seattle, WA. Held the title for 70 days.
  90. Randy Orton (3): Won April 26, 2009 at WWE Backlash 2009 in Providence, RI.  Held the title for 42 days.
  91. Batista: Won June 7, 2009 at WWE Extreme Rules 2009 in New Orleans, LA. Held the title for 2 days.
    1. Title is declared vacant June 9, 2009 after Batista tore his left biceps.  Title is vacant for 6 days.
  92. Randy Orton (4): Won June 15, 2009 at WWE Raw #838: Three For All in Charlotte, NC, defeating Triple H, John Cena and Big Show in a Fatal 4-Way. Held the title for 90 days.
  93. John Cena (4): Won September 13, 2009 at WWE Breaking Point in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  Held the title for 21 days.
  94. Randy Orton (5): Won October 4, 2009 at WWE Hell in a Cell 2009 in Newark, NJ. Held the title for 21 days.
  95. John Cena (5): Won October 25, 2009 at WWE Bragging Rights 2009 in Pittsburgh, PA.  Held the title for 49 days.
  96. Sheamus: Won December 13, 2009 at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2009 in San Antonio, TX.  Held the title for 70 days.
  97. John Cena (6): Won February 21, 2010 at WWE Elimination Chamber 2010 in St. Louis, MO. Held the title for less than a day.
  98. Batista (2): Won February 21, 2010 at WWE Elimination Chamber 2010 in St. Louis, MO. Held the title for 35 days.
  99. John Cena (7): Won March 28, 2010 at WWE WrestleMania XXVI in Glendale, AZ. Held the title for 84 days.
  100. Sheamus (2): Won June 20, 2010 at WWE Fatal 4-Way in Long Island, NY.  Held the title for 91 days.
  101. Randy Orton (6): Won September 19, 2010 at WWE Night of Champions 2010 in Chicago, IL.  Held the title for 64 days.
  102. The Miz: Won November 22, 2010 at WWE Raw #913 in Orlando, FL. Held the title for 160 days.
  103. John Cena (8): Won May 1, 2011 at WWE Extreme Rules 2011 in Tampa, FL. Held the title for 77 days.
  104. CM Punk: Won July 17, 2011 at WWE Money in the Bank 2011 in Rosemont, IL.  Held the title for 28 days.
    1. Storyline walked out after he won the title, but returned July 25, 2011.  He remains champion throughout the next few events.
    2. Defeated John Cena August 14, 2011 at WWE SummerSlam 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. to be declared the undisputed champion.
  105. Rey Mysterio: Won July 25, 2011 at WWE Raw #948 in Hampton, VA, defeating The Miz in a tournament final. Held the title for less than a day.
  106. John Cena (9): Won July 25, 2011 at WWE Raw #948 in Hampton, VA. Held the title for 20 days.
  107. Alberto Del Rio: Won August 14, 2011 at WWE SummerSlam 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. Held the title for 35 days.
  108. John Cena (10): Won September 18, 2011 at WWE Night of Champions 2011 in Buffalo, NY. Held the title for 14 days.
  109. Alberto Del Rio (2): Won October 2, 2011 at WWE Hell in a Cell 2011 in New Orleans, NY. Held the title for 49 days.
  110. CM Punk (2): Won November 20, 2011 at WWE Survivor Series 2011 in New York City, NY. Held the title for 434 days.
  111. The Rock (8): Won January 27, 2013 at WWE Royal Rumble 2013 in Phoenix, AZ. Held the title for 70 days.
  112. John Cena (11): Won April 7, 2013 at WWE WrestleMania 29 in East Rutherford, NJ.  Held the title for 133 days.
  113. Daniel Bryan: Won August 18, 2013 at WWE SummerSlam 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. Held the title for less than a day.
  114. Randy Orton (7): Won August 18, 2013 at WWE SummerSlam 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. Held the title for 28 days.
  115. Daniel Bryan (2): Won September 15, 2013 Night of Champions 2013 at WWE in Detroit, MI.  Held the title for 1 day.
    1. Title is declared vacant by Triple H September 16, 2013 after the controversial finish to the match the night before. Title is vacant for 41 days.
  116. Randy Orton (8): Won October 27, 2013 at WWE Hell in a Cell 2013 in Miami, FL. Held the title for 161 days.
  117. Daniel Bryan (3): Won April 6, 2014 at WWE WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans, LA. Held the title for 64 days.
    1. Title is declared vacant June 9, 2014 after Bryan suffered a neck injury. Title is vacant for 20 days.
  118. John Cena (12): Won June 29, 2014 at WWE Money in the Bank 2014 in Boston, MA, winning a ladder match vs Alberto Del Rio, Bray Wyatt, Cesaro, Kane, Roman Reigns, Randy Orton and Sheamus. Held the title for 49 days.
    1. Holds the record for the most championship reigns.
  119. Brock Lesnar (4): Won August 17, 2014 at WWE SummerSlam 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. Held the title for 224 days.
  120. Seth Rollins: Won March 29, 2015 at WrestleMania 31 in Santa Clara, CA.  Held the title for 221 days.
    1. Title is declared vacant November 5, 2015 after Seth Rollins suffered a knee injury. Title is vacant for 17 days.
  121. Roman Reigns: Won November 22, 2015 at WWE Survivor Series 2015, defeating Dean Ambrose in a tournament final. Held the title for less than a day.
  122. Sheamus: Won November 22, 2015 at WWE Survivor Series 2015. Held the title for 22 days.
  123. Roman Reigns (2): Won December 14, 2015 at WWE Raw #1177 in Philadelphia, PA.  Held the title for 41 days.
  124. Triple H (9): Won January 24, 2016 at WWE Royal Rumble 2016, in Orlando, FL. Held the title for 33 days.

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Title Tuesday #7: NXT Championship

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Hello ladies and gentlemen, I am your host, the Baumeister.  For many of us, we judge how good a wrestler’s legacy is based on how many titles they have, or haven’t won in their careers.  But, what about the heritage of those titles? That’s where we are going to look at here.  Not just who won the championship, where they won and how long they held it, but also interesting information unique to that championship’s history.

This week’s featured championship: NXT Championship

  1. Seth Rollins: Won July 26, 2012 at NXT #11 in Winter Park, FL, defeating Jinder Mahal in a tournament final. Held the title for 133 days.
    1. Match aired August 29, 2012.
  2. Big E (Langston): Won December 6, 2012 at NXT #30 in Winter Park, FL. Held the title for 168 days.
    1. Match aired January 9, 2013
  3. Bo Dallas: Won May 23, 2013 at NXT #52 in Winter Park, FL. Held the title for 280 days.
    1. Match aired June 12, 2013
  4. (Adrian) Neville: Won February 27, 2014 at NXT Arrival in Winter Park, FL. Held the title for 287 days.
    1. Title was defended in a ladder match.
    2. Holds the record for the longest reign.
    3. First champion to have a main roster championship defense vs Tyler Breeze in a Dark Match before Smackdown #779 July 22, 2014 in Orlando, FL.
  5. Sami Zayn: Won December 11, 2014 at NXT TakeOver: (R)Evolution in Winter Park, FL. Held the title for 62 days.
    1. Holds the record for the shortest reign.
  6. Kevin Owens: Won February 11, 2015 at NXT TakeOver: Rival in Winter Park, FL.  Held the title for 143 days.
    1. First champion to defend the title on the air for a main roster broadcast vs Zack Ryder on Smackdown #824 in Houston, TX.
  7. Finn Balor: Won July 4, 2015 at WWE Live in Tokyo: The Beast in the East in Tokyo, Japan. Held the title for 237 days.
    1. First title change outside of the United States.
    2. First title defense in the United Kingdom vs Samoa Joe December 16, 2015 at NXT TakeOver: London in London, England

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