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JAPW Light Heavyweight Championship

The first Jersey All Pro Wrestling Light Heavyweight Champion was crowned on December 5, 1997 in Bayonne, NJ when the “Nature Boy” Rik Ratchet defeated Chino Martinez, winning a tournament to decide the first champion.

  1. Rik Ratchet
    – defeated Chino Martinez in a tournament final to become first champion on December 5, 1997 in Bayonne, NJ.
  2. Chino Martinez
    – defeated Rik Ratchet on March 22, 1998 in Newark, NJ.
  3. O Dogg
    – defeated Chino Martinez on August 6, 1999 in Bayonne, NJ.
  4. Billy Reil
    – defeated O Dogg on August 29, 1999 in Secaucus, NJ.
    – Billy Reil was stripped due to injury and declared vacant on November 17, 2000.
  5. Nick Berk
    – defeated Trent Acid and Ric Blade in a #1 Contender’s match on November 18, 2000 in Philadelphia, PA.
  6. Ric Blade
    – defeated Nick Berk on February 3, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.
    – Ric Blade was stripped of title due to an injury on June 16, 2001.
  7. Nick Berk
    – defeated Chino Martinez and Billy Reil in a battle of former champions to win the vacant title on June 16, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.
  8. Low Ki
    – defeated Nick Berk on July 7, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.
  9. Xavier
    – won due to stipulations of a match with Low Ki and Homicide on August 18, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.
    – Xavier was stripped of title due to an injury on September 29, 2001.
  10. Deranged
    – defeated Ghost Shadow in a #1 Contenders match on September 29, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.
  11. The Insane Dragon
    – defeated Deranged on December 7, 2001 in Bayonne, NJ.
  12. Dixie
    – defeated The Insane Dragon and Homicide on February 2, 2002 in Bayonne, NJ.
  13. Rain
    – defeated Dixie on January 18, 2003 in Woodbridge, NJ.
    – Rain was stripped of title as he retired from wrestling on July 1, 2003.
  14. Azrieal
    – defeated Nick Berk and Monsta Mack in the tournament finals on August 2, 2003 in Rahway, NJ.
  15. Jay Lethal
    – defeated Azrieal on February 28, 2004 in Rahway, NJ
  16. Azrieal
    – defeated Jay Lethal on December 10, 2004 in Rahway, NJ
  17. B-Boy
    – defeated Azrieal on June 4, 2005 in Rahway, NJ.
    – B-Boy was stripped of title in August 2005.
  18. Azrieal
    – defeated Bandido Jr. and Archadia in a 3-Way Dance to win the vacant title on August 19, 2005 in Lake Hiawatha, NJ.
  19. Teddy Hart
    – defeated Archadia, Javi Air, Quiet Storm, The Grim Reefer, M-Dogg 20, and Azrieal on January 7, 2006 in Rahway, NJ
    – Teddy Hart was stripped of title due to a “no show” on June 17, 2006.
  20. Frankie Kazarian
    – defeated Jay Lethal and AJ Styles in a 3-Way Dance to win the vacant title on June 17, 2006 in Rahway, NJ.
    *** Title was retired on September 15, 2006 as the NJ State Championship was re-activated. Kazarian remained champion. ***
    *** Title ewas re-activated on January 24, 2009 ***
  21. Prince Mustafa Ali
    – defeated Flip Kendrick, Louis Lyndon, and the Amazing Red on January 24, 2009 in Rahway, NJ to win the vacant title.
  22. Flip Kendrick
    – defeated Prince Mustafa Ali on March 28, 2009 in Rahway, NJ.
  23. Bandido Jr.
    – defeated Flip Kendrick on September 12, 2009 in Beachwood, NJ.
  24. Azrieal
    – defeated Bandido Jr on October 23, 2010 in Jersey City, NJ.
  25. Jushin Thunder Liger
    – defeated Azrieal, Bandido Jr, El Generico, B-Boy, and Kenny Omega on December 10, 2010 in Rahway, NJ.
  26. Kenny Omega
    – defeated Jushin Thunder Liger on May 15, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA on the NJPW Invasion Tour 2011.
    – Title was declared vacant on September 12, 2014.
  27. Blk Jeez
    – defeated Bandido Jr, Lucky 13, Marq Quen, and Mikey Webb on November 15, 2014 in Rahway, NJ.
    – On November 12, 2016 Blk Jeez vacated the title.
  28. Archadia
    – defeated Azrieal Conor Claxton, Joey Janela, John Silver, JT Dunn, Pinkie Sanchez, and Steve Scott to win the vacant title on November 12, 2016 in Rahway, NJ.