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.
- Rik Ratchet
– defeated Chino Martinez in a tournament final to become first champion on December 5, 1997 in Bayonne, NJ.
- Chino Martinez
– defeated Rik Ratchet on March 22, 1998 in Newark, NJ.
- O Dogg
– defeated Chino Martinez on August 6, 1999 in Bayonne, NJ.
- 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.
- Nick Berk
– defeated Trent Acid and Ric Blade in a #1 Contender’s match on November 18, 2000 in Philadelphia, PA.
- 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.
- 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.
- Low Ki
– defeated Nick Berk on July 7, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.
– 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.
– defeated Ghost Shadow in a #1 Contenders match on September 29, 2001 in Philadelphia, PA.
- The Insane Dragon
– defeated Deranged on December 7, 2001 in Bayonne, NJ.
– defeated The Insane Dragon and Homicide on February 2, 2002 in Bayonne, NJ.
– defeated Dixie on January 18, 2003 in Woodbridge, NJ.
– Rain was stripped of title as he retired from wrestling on July 1, 2003.
– defeated Nick Berk and Monsta Mack in the tournament finals on August 2, 2003 in Rahway, NJ.
- Jay Lethal
– defeated Azrieal on February 28, 2004 in Rahway, NJ
– defeated Jay Lethal on December 10, 2004 in Rahway, NJ
– defeated Azrieal on June 4, 2005 in Rahway, NJ.
– B-Boy was stripped of title in August 2005.
– defeated Bandido Jr. and Archadia in a 3-Way Dance to win the vacant title on August 19, 2005 in Lake Hiawatha, NJ.
- 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.
- 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 ***
- Prince Mustafa Ali
– defeated Flip Kendrick, Louis Lyndon, and the Amazing Red on January 24, 2009 in Rahway, NJ to win the vacant title.
- Flip Kendrick
– defeated Prince Mustafa Ali on March 28, 2009 in Rahway, NJ.
- Bandido Jr.
– defeated Flip Kendrick on September 12, 2009 in Beachwood, NJ.
– defeated Bandido Jr on October 23, 2010 in Jersey City, NJ.
- Jushin Thunder Liger
– defeated Azrieal, Bandido Jr, El Generico, B-Boy, and Kenny Omega on December 10, 2010 in Rahway, NJ.
- 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.
- 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.
– 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.