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Chō Sentō Puroresu FMW (超戦闘プロレスFMW, Chō Sentō Puroresu FMW) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion founded on July 28, 1989, by Atsushi Onita as Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling (フロンティア・マーシャルアーツ・レスリング, Furontia Māsharuātsu Resuringu) (FMW). The promotion specializes in hardcore wrestling involving weapons such as barbed wire and fire. They held their first show on October 6, 1989. In the late 1990s, FMW had a brief working agreement with Extreme Championship Wrestling, and as well had 14 DVDs released in the U.S. by Tokyopop. On March 4, 2015, FMW was resurrected under its current name.

Championships

  • FMW World Street Fight 8-Man Tag Team Championship
  • AWA World Light Heavyweight Championship - FMW began using the title shortly after the promotion's creation and recognized it as its junior heavyweight championship. However, the title changes in FMW were not recognized by AWA.
  • WWA World Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Championship - The title was initially established as the WWA World Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Championship and later replaced by the WWA World Martial Arts Heavyweight Championship.
  • WWA World Women's Championship - The title was unified with the new FMW Independent Women's Championship in 1994.
  • WWA World Martial Arts Heavyweight Championship - The title replaced the former WWA World Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Championship as the company's primary championship. It was replaced by the FMW Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Championship in 1993.
  • WWA World Martial Arts Tag Team Championship - The title was initially created as the WWA World Martial Arts Tag Team Championship and vacated it in 1992 to be replaced by the FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championship.
  • WWA World Martial Arts Junior Heavyweight Championship - FMW renamed the previous AWA World Light Heavyweight Championship as the WWA World Martial Arts Junior Heavyweight Championship to distinguish it from the AWA banner. The title was retired in 1993.
  • FMW Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Championship - FMW Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Championship replaced the former WWA World Martial Arts Heavyweight Championship as the company's premier title. The title was abandoned in favor of the WEW Single Championship in 1999.
  • FMW Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship - FMW introduced the title as a replacement to the WWA World Martial Arts Light Heavyweight Championship. FMW discontinued the title after May 31, 1999 and the title has since been defended in various Japanese independent promotions.
  • FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championship - The title replaced the former WWA World Martial Arts Tag Team Championship as the company's tag team title. The title was renamed by Kodo Fuyuki as the WEW World Tag Team Championship in 1999.
  • FMW Women's Championship - The title was created in a tournament and unified with the WWA World Women's Championship. The title was deactivated in 1997 as the women's division of FMW ended with the departure of the final champion Shark Tsuchiya.
  • FMW World Street Fight 6-Man Tag Team Championship - The title was awarded to the departing Atsushi Onita as a tribute for establishing FMW and making it a success and was abandoned as a result. The title was later brought back in the resurrected FMW in 2015 and abandoned in 2016 in favor of the new FMW World Street Fight 8-Man Tag Team Championship.
  • FMW Independent Heavyweight Championship - The title was originally designed as Atsushi Onita's FMW Brass Knuckles Heavyweight Championship title belt for his retirement match at FMW 6th Anniversary Show but could not be available at the moment and was finally shipped to FMW in 1996 and used as the company's second world title. The title was abandoned in favor of the WEW Single Championship in 1999.
  • WEW World Tag Team Championship - The former FMW Brass Knuckles Tag Team Championship was renamed and changed to the WEW World Tag Team Championship in 1999. The title has been defended in World Entertainment Wrestling (WEW), Apache Army and A-Team after FMW's closure in 2002.
  • WEW 6-Man Tag Team Championship - The title was defended in World Entertainment Wrestling (WEW) after FMW's closure in 2002 until being retired in 2004.
  • WEW Hardcore Championship
  • WEW Single / Heavyweight Championship -The title was defended in World Entertainment Wrestling (WEW), Apache Army and A-Team after FMW's closure in 2002.
  • WEW Hardcore Tag Team Championship - The title was defended in Big Japan Pro Wrestling (BJW), Kaientai Dojo, Pro Wrestling FREEDOMS and several Japanese independent promotions after FMW's closure in 2002.

See Also

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