FMW Independent Jr. Heavyweight Championship History

The FMW Independent Jr. Heavyweight Championship was a singles title for Junior Heavyweights (usually <100 kg/220 lb) in FMW. It was created in 1993 as a cooperative effort between Michinoku Pro and FMW. FMW recognized the title until May 1999, then it was recognized in various promotions until 2002, when it returned to Michinoku Pro then was abandoned after a brief absence. The title was reactivated in 2007 by DDT and is active in several promotions today.

There were 10 FMW Independent Jr. Heavyweight Champions. They are listed below in order of reign along with which reign it was (some won it multiple times), length of reign and number of successful defenses.
1-The Great Sasuke. 1st reign. Length: 8/28/1993-10/1994. Successful defenses: 2. Vacated title in Ovtober 1994 to prepare for a death match against Atsushi Onita.

2-Ricky Fuji. 1st reign. Length: 12/20/1994-2/6/1995. Successful defenses: 1.

3-Hideki Hosaka. 1st reign. Length: 2/6/1995-3/30/1995. Successful defenses: 1.

4-Koji Nakagawa. 1st reign. Length: 3/30/1995-??/1995. Successful defenses: None. Vacated title on unknown date.

5-Koji Nakagawa. 2nd reign. Length: 11/20/1995-5/5/1996. Successful defenses: 1.

6-Taka Michinoku. 1st reign. Length: 5/5/1996-6/29/1997. Successful defenses: 10.

7-El Satanico. 1st reign. Length: 6/29/1997-8/25/1997. Successful defenses: Unknown. Wins title in Mexico.

8-Taka Michinoku. 2nd reign. Length: 8/25/1997-12/18/1997. Successful defenses: Unknown. Wins title in Mexico. Vacated title on 12/18/1997.

9-Minoru Tanaka. 1st reign. Length: 5/5/1999-5/14/1999. Successful defenses: Unknown.

10-Naoki Sano (Takuma Sano). 1st reign. Length: 5/14/1999-1/30/2000. Successful defenses: Unknown. FMW stops recognizing title on 5/31/1999. Sano keeps title and is recognized as first Independent Jr. Heavyweight Champion and continues to defend title in BattlARTS. FMW title lineage ends here and continues as Independent Jr. Heavyweight Championship.
Independent Jr. Heavyweight Championship History

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