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The AWA World Light Heavyweight Championship was a title in the American Wrestling Association from 1981 until it closed in 1991. It was also a title in Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling from 1989 to 1993.

Championship History

  • Mike Graham - June 11, 1981
    • Graham was awarded the title.
  • Buck Zumhofe - June 19, 1983
  • Steve Regal - March 25, 1984
  • Buck Zumhofe - November 28, 1985

Vacated -- July 1986 -- The title was vacated when Zumhofe was sent to prison.

  • Mike Graham - December 13, 1988
  • Jim Backlund - December 1988

Championship history is unrecorded in 1989

  • Buck Zumhofe - August 11, 1990

Championship Moved ToFMW, Not recognized by AWA.

  • Lee Gak-soo - April 1, 1990

Vacated - September 1990

  • Katsuji Ueda - September 25, 1990
  • Jim Backlund - November 5, 1990
    • AWA officially closes in 1991 after not promoting shows since the fall of 1990. The championship is renamed the FMW World Light Heavyweight Championship at some point during Backlund's reign
  • Ricky Fuji - May 29, 1991
  • Mark Starr - August 24, 1991
  • Katsuji Ueda - August 31, 1991
  • Dr. Luther - March 23, 1992

Renamed WWA World Martial Arts Junior Heavyweight Championship in April 1992.

    • Katsuji Ueda - September 7, 1992

Deactivated - 1993 - Replaced with (FMW) Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship

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