WWE Light Heavyweight Championship
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Champion Date Won Location Notes
Perro Aguayo March 26, 1981 Shimizu, Japan -a-
Fishman September 25, 1981 Los Angeles, CA
Perro Aguayo [2] October 10, 1981 Los Angeles, CA
Chris Adams October 18, 1981 Mexico City, Mexico
Perro Aguayo [3] December 13, 1981 Mexico City, Mexico
Gran Hamada April 21, 1982 Tokyo, Japan
Perro Aguayo [4] August 29, 1982 Mexico City, Mexico
Villano III March 20, 1983 Mexico City, Mexico
Perro Aguayo [5] August 7, 1983 Mexico City, Mexico
Gran Hamada [2] April 17, 1984 Tokyo, Japan
Villano III [2] May 20, 1984 Mexico City, Mexico
Fishman [2] August 24, 1986 Mexico City, Mexico
Perro Aguayo [6] December 24, 1986 Mexico City, Mexico -b-
Villano III [3] June 17, 1987 Mexico City, Mexico -c-
Rambo October 4, 1987 Mexico City, Mexico
Villano III [4] July 11, 1988 Mexico City, Mexico
Sangre Chicana August 14, 1989
Perro Aguayo [7] October 15, 1989 Mexico City, Mexico
Sangre Chicana [2] December 3, 1989 Mexico City, Mexico
Villano III [5] May 27, 1990 Naucalpan, Mexico
Pegasus Kid March 3, 1991 Naucalpan, Mexico
Villano III [6] September 13, 1992 Naucalpan, Mexico
El Signo January 1, 1993 Netzahualcoyoti, Mexico
Villano III [7] July 18, 1994 Puebla, Mexico -d-
Aero Flash June 16, 1995 Netzahualcoyoti, Mexico -e-
The Great Sasuke March 24, 1996 Shirakawa, Japan
El Samurai June 22, 1996 Naruko, Japan
The Great Sasuke [2] August 4, 1996 Tokyo, Japan -f-
Ultimo Dragon October 11, 1996 Osaka, Japan
Jushin Thunder Liger January 4, 1997 Tokyo, Japan
El Samurai [2] July 6, 1997 Sapporo, Japan
Shinjiro Ohtani August 10, 1997 Nagoya, Japan -g-
Taka Michinoku December 7, 1997 Springfield, MA -h-
Christian October 18, 1998 Chicago, IL
Duane Gill November 17, 1998 Columbus, OH
Essa Rios February 8, 2000 Austin, TX
Dean Malenko March 13, 2000 East Rutherford, NJ
Scott Taylor April 17, 2000 State College, PA
Dean Malenko [2] April 25, 2000 Charlotte, NC
Crash Holly March 13, 2001 Anaheim, CA
Jerry Lynn April 29, 2001 Chicago, IL
Jeff Hardy June 5, 2001 Grand Forks, ND
X-Pac June 25, 2001 New York City, NY
Yoshihiro Tajiri August 6, 2001 Anaheim, CA
X-Pac [2] August 19, 2001 San Jose, CA -i-

-a- Defeated Gran Hamada in the finals of the tournament to become the first champion.

-b- Title is held-up after a match against Villano III on May 3, 1987.

-c- Defeated Aguayo in a rematch.

-d- Stripped of the title after Villano III jumos to PROMELL in January 1995.

-e- Defeated Fighter for the vacant title.

-f- Defeated El Samurai in the second round of the J-Crown Tournament.

-g- Vacated the belt on November 5, 1997 after the WWF demanded the title.

-h- Defeated Brian Christopher in the finals of a tournament for the vacant belt.

-i- Defeated Tajiri in a match to unify the WWF Light-Heavyweight and WCW Cruiserweight titles; Belt is abandoned in March 2002.

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