JAPW New Jersey State Championship

The JAPW New Jersey State Championship was a title in the Jersey All Pro Wrestling professional wrestling promotion. Being a professional wrestling championship, it is not won via direct competition; it is instead won via a predetermined ending to a match or awarded to a wrestler because of a wrestling angle. It became an official title on September 25, 1998 with Flash Wheeler becoming the first champion. It was retired on June 7, 2002. On September 15, 2006; Frankie Kazarian was declared the New Jersey State Champion after the Light Heavyweight Championship was retired. The current champion is Brodie Lee and he is in his first reign as champion. There have been 17 reigns by 15 wrestlers with two vacancies. One of the vacancies came when Reckless Youth was injured and vacated the title himself.

JAPW New Jersey State Championship
Details
PromotionJersey All Pro Wrestling
Date establishedSeptember 28, 1998
Current champion(s)Retired
Date wonJanuary 1, 2012

Title history

As of March 24, 2019

# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event in which the title was won
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
N/A The information is not available or is unknown
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Flash Wheeler 1 September 25, 1998 196 Bayonne, NJ N/A Won a 20-man battle royal to become the first champion.
2 Lord Zieg 1 April 9, 1999 142 North Bergen, NJ Cage Rage This was a Falls Count Anywhere match.
3 Magic 1 August 29, 1999 110 Secaucus, NJ 2nd Annual JAPW Convention
4 Dr. Hurtz 1 December 17, 1999 337 Bayone, NJ Seasons Beatings Defeated Magic and Born to Eat in a Three-Way Dance.
5 Skinhead Ivan 1 November 18, 2000 231 Philadelphia, PA 3rd Anniversary Show: South Philly Invasion. Defeated Dr. Hurtz and Laithon in a Three-Way Dance.
6 Reckless Youth 1 July 7, 2001 29 Philadelphia, PA Royal Consequences
Vacated August 5, 2001 N/A N/A The title was vacated by Reckless Youth when he was injured.
7 Dixie 1 August 24, 2001 287 Bayone, NJ The Aftermath Won a 20-man battle royal to win vacant the title. Dixie also held the JAPW Heavyweight Championship in conjunction with the JAPW New Jersey State Championship. Dixie defeated Homicide and the Insane Dragon in a Three-Way Dance to unify the Jersey State, Heavyweight, and Light Heavyweight titles, on February 2, 2002 in Bayonne, New Jersey at the Russ Haas Memorial Show.
Retired June 7, 2002 Bayone, NJ Smarts Only It was replaced with the JAPW Television Championship.
8 Frankie Kazarian 1 September 15, 2006 183 N/A N/A Kazarian was declared champion when the Light Heavyweight Championship was retired and the New Jersey State Championship was re-activated.
9 Grim Reefer 1 March 17, 2007 183 Rahway, NJ Wild Card III
10 Archadia 1 October 27, 2007 175 Rahway, NJ 10th Anniversary Show This was a ladder match.
11 Grim Reefer 2 April 19, 2008 210 Rahway, NJ Spring Massacre Defeated Archadia, Azrieal and Eddie Kingston in a four-way match.
12 Bandido Jr. 1 November 15, 2008 105 Jersey City, NJ Reboot
13 Eddie Kingston 1 February 28, 2009 70 Jersey City, NJ Jersey City Rumble
14 Archadia 2 May 9, 2009 259 Rahway, NJ The Revolution Continues.
15 Devon Moore 1 January 23, 2010 56 Rahway, NJ 12th Anniversary Show.
16 Charlie Haas 1 March 20, 2010 63 Rahway, NJ Wild Card VI
17 Brodie Lee 1 May 22, 2010 589 Rahway, NJ Notorious Thunder Won title when he pinned Charlie Haas in a tag team match, where Haas' title and his partner Dan Maff's JAPW Heavyweight Championship were on the line against Lee's and Necro Butcher's JAPW careers.
Retired January 1, 2012

List of combined reigns

As of March 24, 2019

Indicates the current champions
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
Rank Wrestler # Of Reigns Combined Days
1 Brodie Lee 1 589
2 Archadia 2 434
3 Grim Reefer 2 393
4 Dr. Hurtz 1 337
5 Dixie 1 287
6 Skinhead Ivan 1 231
7 Flash Wheeler 1 196
8 Frankie Kazarian 1 183
9 Lord Zieg 1 172
10 Bandido Jr. 1 105
11 Magic 1 80
12 Eddie Kingston 1 70
13 Charlie Haas 1 63
14 Devon Moore 1 56
15 Reckless Youth 1 29

See also

External links

Charlie Haas

Charles Doyle Haas II (born March 27, 1972) is an American retired professional and amateur wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in the 2000s and Ring of Honor (ROH) in the 2010s. He is also known for teaming up with Shelton Benjamin and Kurt Angle in a tag team called "The World's Greatest Tag Team"

Haas was an amateur wrestler in high school, and attended Seton Hall University on a wrestling scholarship, before becoming a stockbroker. He became a professional wrestler in 1996, and teamed regularly with his brother, Russ, with the two winning numerous championships on the independent circuit, including the CZW World Tag Team Championship and the JAPW Tag Team Championship. After signing contracts with WWE, The Haas Brothers were assigned to WWE's developmental territories, where they won the MCW Southern Tag Team Championship on three occasions. After Russ' death in 2001 due to a heart attack, Haas began wrestling in singles competition, winning the HWA Heavyweight Championship once.

Haas formed a team with Shelton Benjamin and the two debuted on SmackDown in December 2002. They won the WWE Tag Team Championship twice, and dubbed themselves The World's Greatest Tag Team before they split in 2004. Haas won the WWE Tag Team Championship once more with Rico, and gained Miss Jackie, whom he later married, as a valet. Haas then transferred into singles competition before being released from WWE in 2005. After a short stint in Jersey All Pro Wrestling (JAPW) and other independent promotions, Haas was re-signed to WWE in April 2006. He formed a short-lived team with Viscera, before reforming the World's Greatest Tag Team with Benjamin. After Benjamin transferred to the ECW brand, Haas began wrestling with a comical luchador persona, before developing a character where he imitated other wrestlers and WWE Hall of Famers. In addition, Haas won the last ever match on WWE Heat when the show ended on May 30, 2008.Haas was released from WWE in February 2010. He soon returned to the independent circuit, including returning to JAPW and appearing for Ring of Honor. In September 2010, he won the NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship. On April 1, 2011, Haas and Benjamin won the ROH World Tag Team Championship and held it until December 2011. Haas announced his retirement from professional wrestling in March 2013, but returned to competition in August that same year. Aside from wrestling, Haas and his wife Jackie ran a nutritional store, Custom Muscle Nutrition and Smoothie Shop, in Frisco, Texas, which they opened in October 2008 but has since closed.

Eddie Kingston

Edward Moore (born December 12, 1981) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Eddie Kingston. He is currently signed with Impact Wrestling under the ring name King as a member of The OGZ. He is also known for his work in Chikara, All American Wrestling, Combat Zone Wrestling, Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, and Ring of Honor.

Frankie Kazarian

Frank Benedict Gerdelman (born August 4, 1977) is an American Armenian professional wrestler. He is signed with All Elite Wrestling (AEW). He is known for his work in Ring of Honor (ROH) under the ring name Frankie Kazarian where he is a three-time ROH World Tag Team Champion. He is also known for his work with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), under the ring names Kazarian, Suicide, and Kaz.

Kazarian also wrestled in the independent promotion Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, where he won the PWG World Championship in 2003 and 2004. Also, he is the inaugural PWG World Champion when he won the Bad Ass Mother tournament. Kazarian is also a five-time TNA X Division Champion and a three-time TNA World Tag Team Champion.

JAPW Heavyweight Championship

The Jersey All Pro Wrestling (JAPW) Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship in the American independent professional wrestling promotion Jersey All Pro Wrestling. Being a professional wrestling championship, it is not won via direct competition; it is instead won via a predetermined ending to a match or awarded to a wrestler because of a wrestling angle. It became an official title on October 31, 1997 when Joe Rules became the first champion. The current champion Blk Jeez, who is in his first reign as champion. There have been 35 reigns by 20 wrestlers and six vacancies. One of those vacancies came when Pitbull #2 was injured.

JAPW Light Heavyweight Championship

The JAPW Light Heavyweight Championship is a championship in the Jersey All Pro Wrestling promotion in the United States. Being a professional wrestling championship, it is not won via direct competition; it is instead won via a predetermined ending to a match or awarded to a wrestler because of a wrestling angle. It became official title on December 5, 1997 when Rik Rachet defeated Chino Martinez in a tournament final to crown the first champion. It was retired on September 15, 2006 when the New Jersey State Championship was re-activated. Frankie Kazarian remained champion as a result. Prince Mustafa Ali became the new champion after the title was re-activated. The current champion is Archadia, who is in his first reign. There have been 27 reigns by 21 wrestlers with six vacancies. One of those vacancies came when Billy Reil was injured.

Jersey All Pro Wrestling

Jersey All Pro Wrestling (JAPW) is an independent wrestling promotion based in New Jersey, United States.

Luke Harper

Jonathan Huber (born December 16, 1979) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Harper (shortened from his previous ring name Luke Harper). He has been inactive since August 2018 due to a wrist injury.

Huber was previously known for his work on the independent circuit under his former ring name Brodie Lee, most notably in Chikara, Squared Circle Wrestling (2CW), Ring of Honor (ROH) and Dragon Gate USA (DGUSA) and internationally, he wrestled in Japan for Dragon Gate. In WWE, he is a former one-time Intercontinental Champion, a NXT Tag Team Champion with The Wyatt Family teammate Erick Rowan, and a two-time Smackdown Tag Team Champion, once with The Wyatt Family teammates Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton, with the three defending them under the Freebird Rule and once with Rowan as The Bludgeon Brothers. He is the first wrestler to have won a tag team championship in both NXT and WWE's main roster.

Statistics
First champion(s)Flash Wheeler
Most reignsArchadia and Grim Reefer (2 times)
Longest reignBrodie Lee (589 days)
Shortest reignReckless Youth (29 days)

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