WWE Cruiserweight Championship

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WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Details
Current champion(s) Neville
Date won January 29, 2017
Date established September 14, 2016
Promotion WWE
Brand Raw

The WWE Cruiserweight Championship is a wrestling title owned by WWE and can be defended in Raw and 205 Live. Only wreslters under 205 lb (93 kg) can dispute it. The first champion was T.J. Perkins and the current is Neville.

History[change | change source]

In 2016, WWE created the Cruiserweight Classic, a 32-man tournament for cruiserweights.[1] When T.J. Perkins beat Gran Metalik in the final, Triple H gave him the new WWE Cruiserweight Championship for the new cruiserweight division on the Raw brand.[2][3]

After the 205 Live was created, the Cruiserweight Championship also could be defended in this program.[4]

Reigns[change | change source]

Reign The reign number for the specific champion listed
Location The city in which the title was won
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title was won
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
No. Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Perkins, T.J.T.J. Perkins 1 02016-09-14 September 14 2016 &&&&&&&&&&&&&046.&&&&&046 Winter Park, FL Cruiserweight Classic Finale Beat Gran Metalik in the tournament final to become the first champion. [3]
2 The Brian Kendrick 1 02016-10-30 October 30 2016 &&&&&&&&&&&&&030.&&&&&030 Boston, MA Hell in a Cell [5]
3 Swann, RichRich Swann 1 02016-11-29 November 29 2016 &&&&&&&&&&&&&061.&&&&&061 Columbia, SC 205 Live [6]
4 Neville 1 02017-01-29 January 29 2017 &&&&&&&&&&&&&089.&&&&&089+ San Antonio, TX Royal Rumble [7]

Combined reigns[change | change source]

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Rich Swann 1 61
2 T.J. Perkins 1 46
3 The Brian Kendrick 1 30
4 Neville 1 &&&&&&&&&&&&&089.&&&&&089+

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Notes[change | change source]

  1. WWE officially recognizes it as 31 days.

References[change | change source]

  1. "WWE Network adds Global Cruiserweight Series to robust 2016 programming slate". wwe.com. http://www.wwe.com/article/wwe-network-adds-global-cruiserweight-series-robust-2016-programming-slate. Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  2. "WWE Cruiserweight Classic: T.J. Perkins becomes Raw’s first WWE Cruiserweight Champion". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/shows/cruiserweightclassic/2016-09-14-live-finale. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Caldwell, James. "9/14 WWE Cruiserweight Tourney Finals – Caldwell's Complete Live Report". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://www.pwtorch.com/site/2016/09/14/914-wwe-cruiserweight-tourney-finals-caldwells-live-report/. Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  4. HHH discusses 205 Live...and more - 411 Mania.com
  5. Powell, Jason. "Powell’s WWE Hell in a Cell 2016 live review: Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte for the WWE Women’s Championship, Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship, Roman Reigns vs. Rusev for the U.S. Championship". Pro Wreslting Dot Net. http://prowrestling.net/site/2016/10/30/powells-wwe-hell-in-a-cell-2016-live-review-sasha-banks-vs-charlotte-for-the-wwe-womens-championship-kevin-owens-vs-seth-rollins-for-the-wwe-universal-championship-roman-reigns-vs-rusev/. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  6. Namako, Jason. "WWE 205 Live Results – 11/29/16 (Rich Swann wins the WWE Cruiserweight Championship on the premiere episode)". WreslteView. http://www.wrestleview.com/wwe-wrestling-results/wwe-205-live-results/70124-wwe-205-live-results-112916-live-columbia-kendrick-vs-swann-wwe-cruiserweight-championship/. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  7. Powell, Jason. "1/29 Powell’s WWE Royal Rumble 2017 live review: AJ Styles vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship, Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns in a No DQ match for the WWE Universal Championship with Chris Jericho in a shark cage". Pro Wreslting Dot Net. http://prowrestling.net/site/2017/01/29/129-powells-wwe-royal-rumble-2017-live-review-aj-styles-vs-john-cena-wwe-championship-kevin-owens-vs-roman-reigns-no-dq-match-wwe-universal-championship-chris-jeri/. Retrieved January 29, 2017.

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