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BJPW - BIG JAPAN PRO WRESTLING

BIG AUTHORIZATION DEATH MATCH HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY

August 9, 1998--Present

Compiled by Samuel Eanes, Brian Westcott and Adam Fenwick

1.Great Pogo
08/09/98-Kawasaki
Defeats Mitsuhiro Matsunga in tournament final

2.Mitsuhiro Matsunga
08/23/98-Osaka

3.Shadow WX
09/23/98-Tokyo

4.Abdullah the Butcher
01/10/99-Fukuoka

5.Shadow WX [2]
02/28/99-Tokyo

6.Ryuji Yamakawa
05/30/99-Kawasaki

7.Shadow WX [3]
08/10/99-Osaka
11:54

8.Tomoaki Honma
09/04/99-Tokushima (Tokushima Municipal Gym)
15:49

9.Ryuji Yamakawa [2]
12/04/99-Yokohama (Yokohama Bunka Gym)
18:11

10.Tomoaki Honma [2]
01/02/00-Tokyo

11.John Zandig
07/02/2000-Tokyo (Tokyo Korakuen Hall)
19:04

12.Tomoaki Honma [2]
11/23/2000-Yokohama

TITLE VACANT
02/2001
Tomoaki Honma is stripped of the title for continuous no-shows.

13.John Zandig [2]
05/04/2001-Sapporo
Defeats Kintaro Kanemura in tournament final to win vacant title.

14.Mitsuhiro Matsunaga
08/19/2001-Yokohama (Yokohama Bunka Gym)
17:34

15.John Zandig [3]
12/02/2001-Yokohama (Yokohama Arena)
10:31

At this point things become a bit confused because CZW and Big Japan parted ways and Zandig took the title back to the US with him. Big Japan then vacated the title and held tournament to fill it.

17.Kintaro Kanemura
03/30/2003-Kanagawa, JAPAN (Yokohama Bunka Gym)
Defeated Shadow WX to win vacant title.
12:40

18.Ryuji Ito
08/24/2003-Kanagawa (Yokohama Bunka Gym)
14:55

19.Abdullah Kobayash
12/21/2005-Kanagawa

20.Takashi Sasaki
03/31/2006-Tokyo
21:34

21.Ryuji Ito [2]
09/10/2006-Yokohama

Title Vacant
09/14/2006
BJW declared the title is vacant due to Itoh's injury which took place during the September 10 match.

22.Takashi Sasaki [2]
12/03/2006-Yokohama
Defeated Jaki Numazawa to win vacant title

23.Jaki Numazawa
08/26/2007-Tokyo

24.Ryuji Ito [3]
12/14/2007-Yokohama

25.Shadow WX [4]
05/04/2008-Saitama

26.Yuko Miyamoto
12/19/2008-Yokohama

27.Ryuji Ito [4]
05/04/2010-Yokohama

28.Abdullah Kobayashi [2]
12/18/2011-Yokohama

29.Shuji Ishikawa
01/02/2013-Tokyo

30.Isami Kodaka
11/04/2013-Yokohama

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