Japanese Heavyweight Championship
Date Won December 22, 1954
Promotion(s) Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance
Date Established December 22, 1954
Date Retired August 27, 1958

The Japanese Heavyweight Championship was a championship defended in the Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance. The championship belt was later used by WAR for their J-1 Heavyweight Championship, held by Genichiro Tenryu.

Title historyEdit

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Rikidozan 1 December 22, 1954 Tokyo, Japan Defeats Masahiko Kimura.
Title retired August 27, 1958 Championship vacated when Rikidozan wins the NWA International Heavyweight Championship.


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