JAPW Heavyweight Championship

JAPW Heavyweight Championship

Status: ACTIVE

The first Jersey All Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion was crowned on October 31, 1997 in Bayonne, NJ when Joe Rules won a 20-man Battle Royal. Since then the title has been held by the likes of Homicide, Low Ki, Don Montoya, Dan Maff, Al Snow, Jerry Lawler, and many others.

 

History of the Championship:

  1. Joe Rules
    • Won a 20-man Battle Royal on October 31, 1997 in Bayonne, NJ.
  2. Pitbull #2
    • defeated Joe Rules on October 31, 1997 in Bayonne, NJ
  3. 911
    • defeated Patch on December 5, 1997 in Bayonne, NJ.
      • Prior to the match, the title was declared vacant and stripped from Pitbull #2 due to injury
  4. Don Montoya
    • defeated Patch on August 25, 1998 in North Bergen, NJ.
  5. Lou Diamond
    • defeated Don Montoya on February 26, 1999 in Bayonne, NJ.
  6. 911
    • Lou Diamond gives the title to 911, title was then vacated and stripped from 911
  7. Don Montoya
    • Won a 20-man battle royal to win the vacant title in Bayonne, NJ.
  8. Homicide
    • defeated Don Montoya on July 9, 1999 in Bayonne, NJ
  9. Chino Martinez
    • defeated Homicide on August 29, 1999 in Secaucus, NJ
  10. Don Montoya
    • defeated Chino Martinez on October 29, 1999 in Bayonne, NJ.
    • Don Montoya was stripped of title due to injury on 5/5/2000.
  11. Jason
    • won a 30 Man Royal Rumble on July 14, 2000 in Sayreville, NJ.
    • Jason was stripped of title due to leaving JAPW on 11/18/2000.
  12. Homicide
    • defeated Jay Lover on November 18, 2000 in Philadelphia, PA.
  13. Low Ki
    • defeated Homicide on July 7, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.
  14. Homicide
    • defeated Low Ki and Xavier on August 18, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.
  15. Dixie
    • defeated Homicide and the Insane Dragon on February 2, 2002 in Bayonne, NJ.
  16. Homicide
    • defeated Dixie on May 26, 2002 in Seaside Heights, NJ.
  17. Slyck Wagner Brown
    • defeated Homicide on September 13, 2002 in Bayonne, NJ.
  18. Homicide
    • defeated Slyck Wagner Brown on September 20, 2002 in Bayonne, NJ.
  19. Dan Maff (Mafia)
    • defeated Homicide on February 22, 2003 in Bayonne, NJ.
  20. Al Snow
    • defeated Dan Maff (Mafia) on August 2, 2003 in Rahway, NJ
  21. Jerry Lawler
    • defeated Al Snow on November 8, 2003 in Secaucus, NJ.
  22. Dan Maff (Mafia)
    • defeated Jerry Lawler and Shane Douglas on December 13, 2003 in Rahway, NJ.
    • Title was declared vacant as Dan Maff parted ways with JAPW on March 24, 2005.
  23. Homicide
    • defeated Jay Lethal on March 26, 2005 in Philadelphia, PA.
  24. Jay Lethal
    • pinned Homicide in a 4-Way match on May 21, 2005. Other participants included Kevin Steen and Samoa Joe.
  25. Rhino
    • defeated Jay Lethal on January 7, 2006 in Rahway, NJ.
    • Title stripped from Rhino for no showing.
  26. Teddy Hart
    • defeated Low Ki, Homicide, and Necro Butcher on October 28, 2006 in Rahway, NJ.
    • Title was stripped when Teddy Hart parted ways with JAPW.
  27. Low Ki
    • defeated Rhino to win an 8-man gauntlet match for the title on March 17, 2007. Other participants were Chris Hero, Ruckus, Delirious, Davey Richards, EC Negro and Human Tornado.
  28. Homicide
    • defeated Low Ki on October 27, 2007 in Rahway, NJ
  29. Low Ki
    • defeated Homicide on October 27, 2007 in Rahway, NJ.
  30. Kenny Omega
    • pinned Low Ki on March 8, 2008 in Jersey City, NJ.
  31. Jay Lethal
    • defeated Kenny Omega on February 28, 2009 in Jersey City, NJ.
  32. Dan Maff
    • defeated Jay Lethal inside a steel cage on June 27, 2009 in Jersey City, NJ.
  33. Brodie Lee
    • defeated Dan Maff, Nick Gage, and Azrieal on November 20, 2010 in Rahway, NJ
    • Title was declared vacant on December 30, 2011.
  34. Dan Maff
    • defeated Low Ki on April 14, 2012 in Rahway, NJ.
    • Title was declared vacant on November 12, 2012.
  35. BLK Jeez
    • defeated B-Boy on November 12, 2016 in Rahway, NJ.

JAPW Light Heavyweight Championship

The first Jersey All Pro Wrestling Light Heavyweight Champion was crowned on December 5, 1997 in Bayonne, NJ when the “Nature Boy” Rik Ratchet defeated Chino Martinez, winning a tournament to decide the first champion.

  1. Rik Ratchet
    – defeated Chino Martinez in a tournament final to become first champion on December 5, 1997 in Bayonne, NJ.
  2. Chino Martinez
    – defeated Rik Ratchet on March 22, 1998 in Newark, NJ.
  3. O Dogg
    – defeated Chino Martinez on August 6, 1999 in Bayonne, NJ.
  4. Billy Reil
    – defeated O Dogg on August 29, 1999 in Secaucus, NJ.
    – Billy Reil was stripped due to injury and declared vacant on November 17, 2000.
  5. Nick Berk
    – defeated Trent Acid and Ric Blade in a #1 Contender’s match on November 18, 2000 in Philadelphia, PA.
  6. Ric Blade
    – defeated Nick Berk on February 3, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.
    – Ric Blade was stripped of title due to an injury on June 16, 2001.
  7. Nick Berk
    – defeated Chino Martinez and Billy Reil in a battle of former champions to win the vacant title on June 16, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.
  8. Low Ki
    – defeated Nick Berk on July 7, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.
  9. Xavier
    – won due to stipulations of a match with Low Ki and Homicide on August 18, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.
    – Xavier was stripped of title due to an injury on September 29, 2001.
  10. Deranged
    – defeated Ghost Shadow in a #1 Contenders match on September 29, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.
  11. The Insane Dragon
    – defeated Deranged on December 7, 2001 in Bayonne, NJ.
  12. Dixie
    – defeated The Insane Dragon and Homicide on February 2, 2002 in Bayonne, NJ.
  13. Rain
    – defeated Dixie on January 18, 2003 in Woodbridge, NJ.
    – Rain was stripped of title as he retired from wrestling on July 1, 2003.
  14. Azrieal
    – defeated Nick Berk and Monsta Mack in the tournament finals on August 2, 2003 in Rahway, NJ.
  15. Jay Lethal
    – defeated Azrieal on February 28, 2004 in Rahway, NJ
  16. Azrieal
    – defeated Jay Lethal on December 10, 2004 in Rahway, NJ
  17. B-Boy
    – defeated Azrieal on June 4, 2005 in Rahway, NJ.
    – B-Boy was stripped of title in August 2005.
  18. Azrieal
    – defeated Bandido Jr. and Archadia in a 3-Way Dance to win the vacant title on August 19, 2005 in Lake Hiawatha, NJ.
  19. Teddy Hart
    – defeated Archadia, Javi Air, Quiet Storm, The Grim Reefer, M-Dogg 20, and Azrieal on January 7, 2006 in Rahway, NJ
    – Teddy Hart was stripped of title due to a “no show” on June 17, 2006.
  20. Frankie Kazarian
    – defeated Jay Lethal and AJ Styles in a 3-Way Dance to win the vacant title on June 17, 2006 in Rahway, NJ.
    *** Title was retired on September 15, 2006 as the NJ State Championship was re-activated. Kazarian remained champion. ***
    *** Title ewas re-activated on January 24, 2009 ***
  21. Prince Mustafa Ali
    – defeated Flip Kendrick, Louis Lyndon, and the Amazing Red on January 24, 2009 in Rahway, NJ to win the vacant title.
  22. Flip Kendrick
    – defeated Prince Mustafa Ali on March 28, 2009 in Rahway, NJ.
  23. Bandido Jr.
    – defeated Flip Kendrick on September 12, 2009 in Beachwood, NJ.
  24. Azrieal
    – defeated Bandido Jr on October 23, 2010 in Jersey City, NJ.
  25. Jushin Thunder Liger
    – defeated Azrieal, Bandido Jr, El Generico, B-Boy, and Kenny Omega on December 10, 2010 in Rahway, NJ.
  26. Kenny Omega
    – defeated Jushin Thunder Liger on May 15, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA on the NJPW Invasion Tour 2011.
    – Title was declared vacant on September 12, 2014.
  27. Blk Jeez
    – defeated Bandido Jr, Lucky 13, Marq Quen, and Mikey Webb on November 15, 2014 in Rahway, NJ.
    – On November 12, 2016 Blk Jeez vacated the title.
  28. Archadia
    – defeated Azrieal Conor Claxton, Joey Janela, John Silver, JT Dunn, Pinkie Sanchez, and Steve Scott to win the vacant title on November 12, 2016 in Rahway, NJ.

JAPW World Wide To Return, Taping July 1st in South River, NJ!!!

JAPW World Wide

Folks, its been a long time coming but get ready because Jersey All Pro Wrestling Worldwide returns to the internet this summer. Before there was the network, before there was on demand, when it came to the best professional wrestling online, there was Jersey All Pro Wrestling Worldwide.

On July 1st 2017, in South River New Jersey, there will be a special Worldwide Taping as part of a very special double header in conjunction with UWA Elite. Worldwide will be taped at 3pm prior to the UWA Elite Gold Rush event which will have a 6:30 pm bell time.

Tickets for JAPW Worldwide will be sold at the door the day of July 1st for only $15 with no reserved seating, first come, first served. However if you attend either of the UWA Elite:Living On The Edge event or the UWA Emergence event on June 3rd, you can buy tickets in advance for only $10!!

For more information about UWA Elite, you can check out their page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/uwaelite. As for the latest on any JAPW news you can go to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and www.JAPW.net

Remember its going down in South River NJ on July 1st with the doors opening at 2:30pm for a 3pm belltime. For over twenty years, no one has guaranteed excitement like JAPW has. Lets kick off the 4th Of July Holiday with a BOOM!! Hope to see you there.

JAPW WORLD WIDE TAPING

Saturday July 1, 2017

Holy Trinity Church
90 Leonardine Ave.
South River, NJ

Doors Open: 2:30pm

Taping begins at 3pm.

This Day In History: Jay Lethal Captures Gold, Lou Diamond & Glenn Strange defeat Homicide & Kane D in a Barbwire match!

this day in history

On this day in 1999 at Night of the Barbwire #4 in Bayonne, NJ at the Charity Hall, Lou Diamond and Glenn Strange defeated Homicide and Kane D in a Barbwire match.

On this day in 2005 at Braintree Invasion in Braintree, MA at the Braintree Armory, Jay Lethal defeated Homicide, Samoa Joe, and Kevin Steen to win the JAPW Heavyweight Championship.

Full Results from Night of the Barbwire #4 (5/21/1999 Bayonne, NJ):

  • Kevin Knight defeated El Bandito
  • Low Ki defeated Grandmaster B
  • Dave Desire was attacked by The Sickness and the Wongal after his interview
  • Biggie Biggs defeated Dr. Hurtz
  • O Dogg defeated Monsta Mac
  • Kevin Knight defeated Patch by dq
  • Magic defeated Jay Lover in a weapons match
  • Light Heavyweight Champ Chino Martinez defeated Slayer
  • The Haas Brothers defeated Rick Silver in a handicap match to win the Tag Team Titles
  • In a Barbwire Tag Team Match Lou Diamond and Glenn Strange defeated Homicide and Kane D

Full Results from Braintree Invasion (5/21/2005):

  • B-Boy defeated Sexxxy Eddy
  • Beef Wellington defeats Pinkie Sanchez
  • Excess 69 defeated Eric Cooper to retain the EWF Championship
  • Azrieal defeated El Generico to retain Light Heavyweight Championship
  • Teddy Hart & Jack Evans defeated the Insane Dragon & Dixie to retain the Tag Team Championship
  • Jay Lethal defeats Homicide, Samoa Joe, & Kevin Steen to become the new JAPW Heavyweight Champion

This Day In History: Crowbar defeats Ric Blade, Matt Sydal Makes His JAPW Debut

This Day In History

On this day, May 19 in 2001 at “The Meltdown” at the New Alhambra (now 2300 Arena) in Philadelphia, PA, Crowbar defeated Ric Blade in a non JAPW Light Heavyweight title match.

Full Results from The Meltdown:

  • J-Train defeated Papadon
  • Chino Martinez defeated The Rockin Rebel by countout
  • Tommy Suede defeated Supreme Lee Great
  • The Moondogs 2000 defeated The Christopher Street Connection
  • Don Montoya defeated Mike Quakenbush
  • JAP Heavyweight Champion Homicide defeated JAP NJ State Champion Crazy Ivan
  • JAP Tag Team Champions The Insane Dragon and Dixie defeated Da Hit Squad
  • Crowbar defeated JAP Light Heavyweight Champion Ric Blade in a non title match

On this day, May 19 in 2007 at “Holy Ouch” inside St. Joseph’s School Gymnasium in Carteret, NJ, Matt Sydal would make his JAPW debut taking part in a 4-way that consisted of the current JAPW Light Heavyweight Champion Archadia, Human Tornado, and Matt Cross.

Full Results from Holy Ouch:

  • Danny Demanto & Corvis Fear defeated the Ecstacy Connection
  • Alicia w/Jonny D defeated Daizee Haze
  • Delirious defeated EC Negro
  • Jay Lethal & Azrieal beat the OutCast Killaz via DQ to retain the JAPW Tag Team Championship
  • Grim Reefer pinned Bandido Jr. of La Familia to retain the JAPW NJ State Championship
  • Archadia won the 4 Way against Human Tornado, the debuting Matt Sydal and Matt Cross
  • Eddie Kingston of BLK OUT defeated B-Boy of the SST.
  • JAPW World Heavyweight Champion Low Ki stomped The Necro Butcher to death to retain the JAPW Championship

This Day In History: Dixie and The Insane Dragon Win Tag Titles!

This Day In History

This day in history, Jersey All Pro Wrestling presented “The Upset” in Bayonne, NJ on May 18, 2001  Dixie and The Insane Dragon defeated Da Hit Squad to become the new JAPW Tag Team Champions!

Full results from the show:

Location: Charity Hall, Bayonne, NJ

  • Don Montoya defeated Don Bon Jovi
  • Chino Martinez defeated Dave Grecco
  • JAP NJ State Champion Crazy Ivan defeated Jerry Da Bull Todisco
  • Dixie defeated Mafia
  • JAP Light Heavyweight Champion Ric Blade defeated Elax and Abunai in a 3 Way Dance
  • Low Ki defeated The Christopher Street Connection in a Handicap Match
  • JAP Heavyweight Champion Homicide defeated J Train
  • The Insane Dragon defeated Monsta Mac
  • Dixie and Insane Dragon defeated JAP Tag Team Champions The Hit Squad to win the tag team titles

In The Press

Over the years Jersey All Pro Wrestling was featured on or in the following:

Newspapers:

  • The Star Ledger
  • The Home News Tribune
  • The Jersey Journal
  • USA Today
  • NY Times
  • NY Daily News
  • NY Post
  • The Asbury Park Press
  • The Bergen Record
  • The Courier News
  • The Daily Targum
  • The Trentonian

Television:

  • ABC Eyewitness News WABC-TV NEW YORK
  • NBC News WNBC-TV NEW YORK
  • CBS News WCBS-TV NEW YORK
  • Fox 5 News FOX-5 NEW YORK
  • News 12 NEWS-12 NEW JERSEY
  • UPN 9 News WWOR-TV NEW JERSEY
  • WB-11 News WPIX-TV NEW YORK
  • CN 8 News CN-8 NEW JERSEY
  • MSNBC News NATIONAL
  • CNN News NATIONAL

Radio:

  • Howard Stern Radio Show 92.3 K Rock NY
  • Opie and Anthony Radio Show 102.7 WNEW NY
  • The Greaseman Radio Show 102.7 WNEW NY
  • Ron and Fez Radio Show 102.7 WNEW NY
  • Imus In The Morning 660 AM WFAN NY
  • Jim Gearhart Radio Show 101.5 WKXW NJ
  • Dennis and Judi Show 101.5 WKXW NJ
  • 1010 WINS News 1010 AM NEW YORK
  • 880 WCBS News 880 AM NEW YORK

Archadia Defeats Lio Rush!

Archadia vs Lio Rush

Yesterday, in Ridgefield Park, NJ for Violence X Suffering, Archadia successfully defended the JAPW Light Heavyweight Championship by defeating Lio Rush.

This is Archadia’s first title defense since winning the championship back on November 12, 2016.

See photo and video clip below.

Archadia vs Lio Rush
Photo Credit: Danielle Dadamo

Video Clip:

Video Clip Credit: Larry Legend

May The 4th Be With You, Scar Wars The Hardcore Menace

All we can think about on this #MayThe4thBeWithYou day is….

In a galaxy far far away, July 9th of the year 1999, the hardcore menace took over Charity Hall in Bayonne, NJ for Scar Wars.

Results from the showdown were:

– Kevin Knight defeated El Bandito
– O Dogg defeated Dr. Hurtz
– Kane D defeated Jay Lover in a Caning Match
– Magic defeated NJ State Champ Zeig by DQ
– Light Heavyweight Champ Chino Martinez defeated Low Ki
– Monsta Mac defeated Crazy Ivan by DQ
– Tag Team Champs The Haas Brothers went to a no contest with Lou Diamond and Glenn Strange when they were attacked by the Jedi Knights
– Homicide defeated Don Montoya to win the JAP Heavyweight Title
– In a 20 man Weapons Battle Royal, Homicide, Jay Lover, Glenn Strange, Lou Diamond, Kane D, and Louie Ramos were left to advance to the Suicidal Championship match at the convention

JAPW 20th Anniversary Show (11/12/16 Rahway, NJ)

Jersey All Pro Wrestling returned to Rahway, NJ for its 20th Anniversary Show on November 12, 2016! The main event featured Homicide & Low Ki battle Da Hit Squad inside a STEEL CAGE, the JAPW debut of Alberto El Patron taking on Sami Callihan, Deonna Purrazzo versus Sumie Sakai, and more!

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