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AWA - AMERICAN WRESTLING ASSOCIATION

AWA WORLD LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY

? 1981--? 1993

From Wrestling Title Histories
by Royal Duncan & Gary Will

1.Mike Graham
1981

2.Buck Zumhofe
06/19/83-Hamburg, MN
Bobby Heenan defeated Buck Zumhofe several times but was not named the Champion because he exceeded the weight limit.

3.Steve Regal
03/25/84-St. Paul, MN

4.Buck Zumhofe [2]
11/28/85-St. Paul, MN
Vacated in July, 1986 when Buck Zumhofe is sent to prison.

5.Mike Graham *
1988

6.Jim Backlund
December 1988-Tampa, FL *
Recognized as the sixth champion by FMW in Japan but not by AWA
may have defeated Graham for the title.

7.Lee Gak-soo
04/01/90-Tokyo, JAPAN
Vacated September,1990 when Lee quits FMW
Buck Zumhofe was recognized as the Champion by AWA after defeating Johnny Stewart on 08/11/90 in Rochester, MN, but his title was abandoned when the AWA closed in 1991

8.Katsuji Ueda
09/25/90-Nagoya, JAPAN
Defeated Jim Backlund.

9.Jim Backlund [2]
11/05/90-Tokyo, JAPAN

10.Ricky Fuji
05/29/91-Tokyo, JAPAN

11.Mark Starr
08/24/91-Tokyo, JAPAN

12.Katsuji Ueda [2]
08/31/91-Chiba, JAPAN

13.Dr. Luther
03/23/92-Saitama, JAPAN
AWA Light Heavyweight Title was renamed WWA World Martial Arts Jr. Heavyweight Title in April, 1992.
Luther lost the title to Katsuji Ueda on 09/07/92 in Saitama, JAPAN

Title abandoned in 1993

14."Krazy K." Kirby Mack
07/30/2005-Burlington, NC (Carolina Sports Arena)
Defeated "Prince of Punk" Shannon Moore in a tournament final to win vacant title.
16:45
CWF Mid-Atlantic card

15.Xsiris
09/08/2006-Charleston, WV
AWA President Dale Gagne makes the three count when the official referee is knocked out; announced as the champion by Gagne on 09/27/2006.

16.Kirby Mack
01/07/2007-Pottstown ,PA
Defeated T.J. Mack, Shane Hagadorn, Pelle Primeau, Alex Payne and Rhett Titus on to win the title.

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