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The History of the World Jr. Heavyweight Championship
Friday, September 7, 2012 @ 09:27pm EDT


It's one of the most talked about matches in the Combat Zone this year. LIVE tomorrow night on iPPV, there will be a championship unification ladder match as CZW presents "Down With the Sickness". Hanging from the rafters of the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ will be both the CZW Wired TV Championship & the CZW World Jr. Heavyweight Championship. An encounter over a year in the making, reigning Jr. Heavyweight Champion AR FOX will go one on one with reigning TV Champion DAVE CRIST! It is with this in mind that CZWrestling.com has decided to profile the history of the illustrious World Jr. Heavyweight Championship.

Established during the founding of CZW in February 1999 & defended around the world, it is considered by many to be the Combat Zone's second most important championship. Some important highlights of the championship include the following:

- 28 men have held the the championship for a combined 39 reigns.
- The record for the longest reign was set by Adam Cole, with an 18 month reign.
- The record for the shortest reign in recent history is held by Sami Callihan.
- The late Trent Acid & Blk Jeez are tied for the most reigns with the championship at 3 reigns each.
- 4 men (Justice Pain, Ruckus, Scotty Vortekz, & "The Ego" Robert Anthony) who have held the World Jr. Heavyweight Championship have gone on to hold the CZW World Heavyweight Championship.
- Drake Younger, the longest reigning CZW World Heavyweight Champion in history, purposely dropped weight to join the Combat Zone's Jr. Heavyweight Division; he captured the championship in a 2 out of 3 falls match.
- The championship recently changed hands in an ultraviolent one hour iron man match & then changed hands again moments later.

The CZW World Jr. Heavyweight Championship has created stars. It's also a championship that those who are already stars in professional wrestling have sought to add to their resumes. After what is certain to be an epic encounter between Ar Fox & Dave Crist tomorrow night, either this championship or the Wired TV Championship will remain as the active title in the Combat Zone. Make sure you're in attendance or watching on iPPV for a night of professional wrestling that shouldn't be missed!

A limited amount of tickets are still available for "Down With the Sickness" at the NEW CZW Pro Shop & will be available at the door tomorrow night.  If you cannot make it to the event, you can watch all the action unfold at HybridENT.tv on LIVE iPPV!  Be sure to join in on the conversation of all things related to the Combat Zone. "Like" CZW on Facebook and/or follow CZW on Twitter @combatzone #CZW.


Written for CZWrestling.com by CJ Becker



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