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Lightweight Championship

The World Wrestling Federation (WWF) Light Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling championship. The title was challenged by light heavyweights at a maximum weight of 215 lbs (before deactivation the weight limit was changed to 220Ibs). The title was introduced in 1997, with the first champion being Taka Michinoku after winning a tournament.

In 2001, the Light Heavyweight Championship was retired in favor of the WWF Cruiserweight Championship (later WWE Cruiserweight Championship), where it would be defended until September 2007.

Reigns: Edit

  • Taka Michinoku became the first Light Heavyweight Champion on December 7, 1997 at In Your House: D-Generation X.
  • Christian won the title on October 18, 1998 at Judgment Day: In Your House.
  • Duane Gill won the title on November 17, 1998.
  • Essa Rios won the title on February 13, 2000.
  • Dean Malenko won the title on March 13, 2000.
  • Scotty 2 Hotty won the title on April 17, 2000.
  • Dean Malenko regained the title on April 27, 2000.
  • Crash Holly won the title on March 13, 2001.
  • Jerry Lynn won the title on April 29, 2001.
  • Jeff Hardy won the title on June 5, 2001.
  • X-Pac won the title on June 25, 2001.
  • Tajiri won the title on August 6, 2001.
  • X-Pac regained the title on August 19, 2001 at SummerSlam. The title was deactivated on the same day.

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