CWA World Middleweight Championship
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CWA World Middleweight Championship
CWA World Middleweight Championship
Details
PromotionCatch Wrestling Association
Date establishedDecember 22, 1984
Date retiredDecember 4, 1999

The CWA World Middleweight Championship was a professional wrestling middleweight championship in Catch Wrestling Association (CWA). The title was one of the two weight-based titles in CWA, along with the CWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship, which was introduced in 1993. The title was created in December 1984 and a tournament was set up to determine the inaugural champion. Tony St. Clair won the tournament to become the inaugural World Middleweight Champion on December 22, 1984.[1] The title was deactivated when the company closed on December 4, 1999.

Title history

Symbol Meaning
No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed.
Event The event in which the championship changed hands
N/A The specific information is not known
-- Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
[Note #] Indicates that the exact length of the title reign is unknown, with a note providing more details.
# Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes
1 Tony St. Clair 1 December 22, 1984 344 Bremen, Germany House show Clair won a tournament to become the inaugural champion.[1][2]
-- Vacated -- December 1, 1985 -- -- -- The title was vacated for unknown reasons.[1]
2 Steve Wright 1 December 20, 1985 574 Bremen, Germany House show Wright won a tournament.[1][3]
3 Mile Zrno 1 July 17, 1987 137 Vienna, Austria House show [4][5]
4 Steve Wright 2 December 1, 1987 1,005 Bremen, Germany House show [6]
5 Dave Finlay 1 September 1, 1990 27 Vienna, Austria House show [7][8]
6 Steve Wright 3 September 28, 1990 449 Hanover, Germany House show [9][10]
7 Fit Finlay 2 December 21, 1991 203 Bremen, Germany Euro Catch Festival [11][12]
8 Franz Schumann 1 July 11, 1992 161 Graz, Austria Euro Catch Festival [13][14]
-- Vacated -- December 19, 1992 -- Bremen, Germany Euro Catch Festival The title was vacated due to unknown reasons.[1]
9 Fit Finlay 3 December 19, 1992 194 Bremen, Germany Euro Catch Festival Defeated Eddie Gilbert to win the vacant title.[15][16]
-- Vacated -- July 1, 1993 -- -- -- Title was held up after a match against Eddie Gilbert ended in a double disqualification.
10 Franz Schumann 2 July 3, 1993 358 Graz, Austria Clash of the Champions Defeated Eddie Gilbert to win the vacant title.[17][18]
11 Barry Horowitz 1 June 26, 1994 13 Graz, Austria International Catch Cup [19][20]
12 Franz Schumann 3 July 9, 1994 455 Graz, Austria Euro Catch Festival [21][22]
13 Paul Roma 1 October 7, 1995 49 Hanover, Germany Catch World Cup [23][24]
14 Fit Finlay 4 November 25, 1995 224 Bremen, Germany International Catch Cup This was a title vs. title match, in which Finlay's Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship was also defended.[25][26]
15 Franz Schumann 4 July 6, 1996 1,246 Graz, Austria Euro Catch Festival [27][28]
-- Retired -- December 4, 1999 -- Bremen, Germany Euro Catch Festival The title was defended for the last time at the event as it was CWA's final event and the promotion closed after the event.

Combined reigns

Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Franz Schumann 4 2,220
2 Steve Wright 3 2,028
3 Fit Finlay 4 648
4 Tony St. Clair 1 344
5 Mile Zrno 1 137
6 Paul Roma 1 49
7 Barry Horowitz 1 13

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "CWA World Middleweight Title (Austria / Germany)". Wrestling-titles. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Tony St. Clair's first reign". Cagematch. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Steve Wright's first reign". Cagematch. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "CWA". Cagematch. July 17, 1987. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Mile Zrno's first reign". Cagematch. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Steve Wright's second reign". Cagematch. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "CWA". Cagematch. September 1, 1990. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Dave Finlay's first reign". Cagematch. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "CWA". Cagematch. September 28, 1990. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Steve Wright's third reign". Cagematch. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "CWA Euro Catch Festival". Cagematch. December 21, 1991. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Fit Finlay's second reign". Cagematch. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "CWA Euro Catch Festival". Cagematch. July 11, 1992. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Franz Schumann's first reign". Cagematch. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "CWA Euro Catch Festival". Cagematch. December 19, 1992. Retrieved .
  16. ^ "Fit Finlay's third reign". Cagematch. Retrieved .
  17. ^ "CWA Clash Of The Champions 1993". Cagematch. July 3, 1993. Retrieved .
  18. ^ "Franz Schumann's second reign". Cagematch. Retrieved .
  19. ^ "CWA Internationaler Catch Cup 1994 - Tag 11". Cagematch. June 26, 1994. Retrieved .
  20. ^ "Barry Horowitz's first reign". Cagematch. Retrieved .
  21. ^ "CWA Euro Catch Festival". Cagematch. July 9, 1994. Retrieved .
  22. ^ "Franz Schumann's second reign". Cagematch. Retrieved .
  23. ^ "CWA Catch World Cup 1995 - Tag 27". Cagematch. October 7, 1995. Retrieved .
  24. ^ "Paul Roma's first reign". Cagematch. Retrieved .
  25. ^ "CWA Internationaler Catch Cup 1995 - Day 17". Wrestlingdata. November 25, 1995. Retrieved .
  26. ^ "Fit Finlay's fourth reign". Cagematch. Retrieved .
  27. ^ "CWA Euro Catch Festival". Cagematch. July 6, 1996. Retrieved .
  28. ^ "Franz Schumann's fourth reign". Cagematch. Retrieved .

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