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Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship
Indie Jr Heavy
Details
Current Champion(s) Daisuke Sasaki
Sasakiindyjr
Date Won September 24, 2017
Promotion(s) Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling
Big Japan Pro Wrestling
Dramatic Dream Team
Osaka Pro Wrestling
Kaientai Dojo
Pro Wrestling BASARA
Date Established October 28, 1993

The Independent Junior Heavyweight Championship is a championship that is being defended in various independent promotions in Japan. The title was originally created by Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling as the FMW Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship. It stayed with FMW from its creation in 1993 to mid-1999, when FMW dropped the title. Even with the belt being dropped by FMW, the original title belt is still used, which bears the "FMW" name on it.

In May 2010, a new championship belt was made, as Tarzan Goto's Super FMW promotion briefly revived the FMW Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship to determine its final champion. Later the title has been exclusively defended on Kaientai Dojo until 2015. After 2015 the title has been defended on Pro Wrestling Basara and on 2017 in Dramatic Dream Team.

Title history Edit

# Wrestlers Reign Date Length Location Successful defenses Notes
1 The Great Sasuke 1

October 28, 1993

?

Days

Tokyo 5 Defeated Battle Ranger Z.
Vacated October 1994 Vacated so Sasuke could focus on a match with Atsushi Onita.
2 Ricky Fuji 1 December 20, 1994 48 Days Nagoya 1 Defeated The Great Sasuke to win the vacant title.
3 Hideki Hosaka 1 February 6, 1995 52 Days Okazaki 0
4 Koji Nakagawa 1 March 30, 1995 ?

Days

Yokohama 0
Vacated 1995 Relinquished the belt due to not being able to defend it.
5 Koji Nakagawa 2 November 20, 1995 167 Days Fukuoka 1 Defeated Ricky Fuji to win the vacant championship.
6 Taka Michinoku 1 May 5, 1996 420 Days Kawasaki 8
7 El Satánico 1 June 29, 1997 57 Days Mexico 0
8 Taka Michinoku 2 August 25, 1997 115 Days Puebla, Mexico 0
Vacated December 18, 1997 Taka wins WWF World Light Heavyweight Championship on December 7, 1997 and is unable to defend the FMW title.
9 Minoru Tanaka 1 May 5, 1999 9

Days

Yokohama 0 Defeated Ricky Fuji to win the vacant championship.
10 Naoki Sano 1 May 14, 1999 261 Days Sapporo 2 FMW no longer recognizes the title as of May 31, 1999, but it continues to be defended in the Battlarts promotion.
11 Minoru Tanaka 2 January 30, 2000 102 Days Tokyo 0
12 Katsumi Usuda 1 May 11, 2000 38 Days Tokyo 0
13 Naoyuki Taira 1 June 18, 2000 161 Days Tokyo 0
14 Katsumi Usuda 2 November 26, 2000 373 Days Tokyo 0
Vacated Vacated Vacated due to Battlarts closing.
15 Ikuto Hidaka 1 February 17, 2002 87 Days Yokohama 0 Defeated Kazuya Yuasa in a tournament final to win the vacant championship.
Vacated May 15, 2002 Title retired after Hidaka focused on the Tohoku Junior Heavyweight Championship
16 Kota Ibushi 1 August 26, 2007 349 Days Tokyo 5 Defeated Madoka to revive the title.
17 Madoka 1 August 9, 2008 36 Days Chiba 0
18 Makoto Oishi 1 September 14, 2008 374 Days Tokyo 6
19 Gentaro 1 September 23, 2009 191 Days Chiba 6
20 Marines Mask II 1 April 2, 2010 160 Days Tokyo 2
21 Tigers Mask 1 September 9, 2010 17 Days Chiba 0
22 Orochi 1 September 26, 2010 48 Days Osaka 1
23 Tigers Mask 2 November 13, 2010 217 Days Osaka 3
24 Daigoro Kashiwa 1 June 18, 2011 141

Days

Osaka 4
25 Hiroki 1 November 6, 2011 447 Days Tokyo 14
26 Ricky Fuji 2 January 26, 2013 78 Days Chiba 1
27 Hayato Nanjo 1 April 14, 2013 27 Days Tokyo 0
28 Taka Michinoku 3 May 11, 2013 483 Days Osaka 15 This match was also for Michinoku's UWA World Middleweight Championship.
29 Teppei/Atsushi Maruyama 3 September 6, 2014 169 Days Chiba 2 Teppei formerly held the title under the ring name Tigers Mask and began working under the name Atsushi Maruyama during this reign.
30 Hi69 2 February 22, 2015 49 Days Chiba 0 Hi69 formerly held the title under the ring name Hiroki.
31 Isami Kodaka 1 April 12, 2015 203 Days Tokyo 6
32 Shiori Asahi 1 November 1, 2015 503 Days Tokyo 11
33 Ken Ohka 1 March 18, 2017 190 Days Chiba 2
34 Daisuke Sasaki 1 September 24, 2017 60+ Tokyo 2 This was a three-way match including Konosuke Takeshita. This was also for Sasaki's DDT Extreme Division Championship and Takeshita's KO-D Openweight Championship. Due to Sasaki submitting Ohka, Takeshita retained his title.

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