|BJW Junior Heavyweight Championship (1998-2002)|
The BJW Junior Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling title in Japanese promotion Big Japan Pro Wrestling (BJW), specifically for the junior heavyweight (<100 kg) workers. It was created on February 3, 1998, when Yoshihiro Tajiri defeated Gedo in an 8-man tournament final.
In addition to Japan, the title has also been defended in the United States. Some matches for the BJW Junior Heavyweight Championship were also contested for the CZW Junior Heavyweight Championship. There has been a total of 10 recognized champions who have had a combined 13 official reigns. The title was inactive since December 2002.
Inaugural Championship tournamentEdit
Big Japan Pro Wrestling held a one night 8-man tournament to crown the first champion, and it was held on February 3, 1998.
|1||Yoshihiro Tajiri||1||February 3, 1998||75 Days||Tokyo||1||Defeated Gedo in a tournament final to become the first champion.|
|—||Vacated||—||April 19, 1998||—||—||—||Tajiri was stripped of the title when he left BJW.|
|2||Katsumi Usuda||1||May 1, 1998||218 Days||Toda||1||Defeated Minoru Fujita to become the new champion.|
|3||Fantastik||1||December 5, 1998||145 Days||Kanagawa||1|
|4||The Winger||1||April 29, 1999||31 Days||Shizuoka||1|
|—||Vacated||—||May 30, 1999||—||—||—||He vacated the belt to be put on the line in a round-robin tournament.|
|5||Masayoshi Motegi||1||June 30, 1999||129 Days||Numazu||1||Defeated Abdullah Kobayashi in the finals of a round-robin tournament.|
|6||Fantastik||2||November 6, 1999||28 Days||Hakodate||2|
|7||Chabinger||2||December 4, 1999||200 Days||Yokohama||2||Formelly known as Masayoshi Motegi.|
|8||Men's Teioh||1||June 21, 2000||200 Days||Fukushima||1|
|9||Johnny Kashmere||1||August 19, 2001||10 Days||Fukushima||1||Defeated Teioh in a tag team match between CZW Tag Team Champions Teioh and Jun Kasai and The Backseat Boyz (Kashmere and Trent Acid). As per the stipulation of the match, all titles held by the participants were on the line. The Backseat Boyz won the CZW Tag Team titles, and Kashmere, by scoring the fall, won the BJW World Junior Heavyweight title as well.|
|—||Vacated||—||August 29, 2001||—||—||—||Vacated after a match between Kashmere and Trent Acid ended in a double pinfall. The match was also contested for the CZW Junior Heavyweight Championship.|
|10||Ruckus||1||December 2, 2001||13 Days||Yokohama||1||Defeated Trent Acid and The Winger in a Three-way match to win the vacant Championship. The match was also contested for the CZW Junior Heavyweight Championship.|
|11||Trent Acid||1||December 15, 2001||78 Days||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||1||The match was also contested for the CZW Junior Heavyweight Championship.|
|12||The Winger||2||March 3, 2002||257 Days||Yokohama||2|
|13||Homicide||1||November 15, 2002||46 Days||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA||1|
|—||Inactive||—||December 31, 2002||—||—||—||The title was later abandoned.|