WWF Light Heavyweight belt
The World Wrestling Federation 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 WWF Light Heavyweight Championship was first introduced in Japan in a tournament which ended with Perro Aguayo defeating Gran Hamada to become the first recognized champion. It then migrated to the US west coast before transitioning to Mexico and then later being defended once again in Japan by way of the New Japan Pro Wrestling promotion. The title would later become popularized and widely defended within the confines of the World Wrestling Federation in 1997, when a tournament was held in the United States to crown a champion. Before the tournament, the title was at point previously considered a part of the much venerated J-Crown.

Championship LineageEdit

Recognized bu UWA and NJPWEdit

Vacated — May 3, 1987

Vacated — January 1995

Vacated - November 5, 1997 - The J-Crown was disbanded.

Recognized by WWFEdit


See AlsoEdit

WWE Championships, WWE

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