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WWE Cruiserweight Championship
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
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Promotion WWE
Brand Raw
Date established September 14, 2016
Current champion(s) Hideo Itami
Date won January 28, 2018

The WWE Cruiserweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE on the Raw brand. It is defended on Raw and the cruiserweight-exclusive 205 Live. The title is currently held by Hideo Itami who is in his first reign as champion.

Unveiled on September 14, 2016, as the award for the Cruiserweight Classic, which was won by TJ Perkins, it is contested in WWE's cruiserweight division by wrestlers at a maximum weight of 205 lb (93 kg). The championship was exclusive to Raw until the premiere of WWE 205 Live on November 29, 2016.

The title is distinct from the previous WWE Cruiserweight Championship that originated in World Championship Wrestling and was retired in 2007. The two titles share the name but not the title history.

Reigns Edit

As of November 20, 2018, there have been eight reigns between eight champions and one vacant. The inaugural champion was T.J. Perkins. The oldest champion is The Brian Kendric, winning the title at 37 years old, while the youngest champion is Rich Swann when he won it at 25. Neville also has the longest reign at 142 days, while The Brian Kendrick has the shortest reign at 30 days.

The title is currently held by Hideo Itami, who is in his first reign as champion. He won the title from Cedric Alexander at the Royal Rumble on January 28, 2018

Reign The reign number for the specific champion listed
Location The city in which the title was won
Event The event promoted by WWE in which the title was won
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
No. Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes
1 T.J. Perkins 1 September 14, 2016 46 Winter Park, FL Cruiserweight Classic Defeated Gran Metalik in the tournament final to become the inaugural champion.
2 The Brian Kendrick 1 October 30, 2016 30 Boston, MA Hell in a Cell
3 Rich Swann 1 November 29, 2016 61 Columbus, SC 205 Live
4 Neville 1 January 29, 2017 142 San Antonio, TX Royal Rumble
Vacated June 19, 2017 Evansville, IN Raw Following an ownership change in the WWE all championships were declared vacant.
5 Gran Metalik 1 June 19, 2017 98 Evansville, IN Raw Metalik defeated T.J. Perkins, The Brian Kendrick, Jack Gallagher, Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander, Drew Gulak and Mustafa Ali in an 8-man match for the vacant title.
6 Enzo Amore 1 September 24, 2017 <1 Los Angeles, CA No Mercy
7 Cedric Alexander 1 126 Enzo was forced to immediately defend his title as he was not supposed to be in his title winning match. Alexander was the original opponent thus was given his opportunity and Metalik also competed in  a triple threat match.
8 Hideo Itami 1 January 28, 2018 296+ Philadelphia, PA Royal Rumble

Combined reignsEdit

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Hideo Itami† 1 296+
2 Neville 1 142
3 Cedric Alexander 1 126
4 Gran Metalik 1 98
5 Rich Swann 1 61
6 T.J. Perkins 1 46
7 The Brian Kendrick 1 30
8 Enzo Amore 1 <1