Undisputed British Heavyweight Championship
Will Ospreay with the current title design (2021–present)
Details
PromotionRevolution Pro Wrestling
Date established16 July 2005
Current champion(s)Michael Oku
Date won9 July 2023
Other name(s)
  • IPW:UK Championship (2005–2009)
  • British Heavyweight Championship (2012–2017)
  • Undisputed British Heavyweight Championship (2017–present)
Statistics
First champion(s)Aviv Maayan
Most reignsZack Sabre Jr. (4 reigns)
Longest reignWill Ospreay (919 days)
Shortest reignAviv Maayan
(1 day)
Oldest championMinoru Suzuki (50 years)
Youngest championAndy Boy Simmonz (22 years, 138 days)
Heaviest championSha Samuels (107 kg (236 lb))
Lightest championMichael Oku (80 kg (180 lb))

The Undisputed British Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship owned by the Revolution Pro Wrestling (RevPro/RPW) promotion. The title was created and debuted on 16 July 2005 and is the promotion's principal championship. The current champion is Michael Oku, who is in his first reign.

The current title was formed after the IPW:UK Championship and the All-England Championship were unified into the Undisputed British Heavyweight Championship, but later became known as simply the "British Heavyweight Championship" after RPW separated itself from International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom (IPW:UK). The title has been defended in the United States and in Japan through RPW's working relationships with New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and Ring of Honor (ROH). In 2018, the championship name was reverted to the "Undisputed British Heavyweight Championship".

Title history

Michael Oku is the current champion in his first reign. He defeated Great-O-Khan for the title at RevPro Epic Encounter 2023 on 9 July, in London, England.

Reigns

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
IPW:UK
1 Aviv Maayan 16 July 2005 Weekend Of Champions: Night I Orpington, England 1 1 Maayan defeated Martin Stone and Steve Douglas in a three-way match to become the inaugural champion. [1]
2 Martin Stone 17 July 2005 Weekend Of Champions: Night II Orpington, England 1 462 [2]
3 Andy Boy Simmonz 22 October 2006 Extreme Measures III Orpington, England 1 210 This was a No Disqualification match. [3]
4 JC Thunder 20 May 2007 Royale Rewards Orpington, England 1 125 [4]
5 Andy Boy Simmonz 22 September 2007 3rd Anniversary Weekend: Night Two Orpington, England 2 175 This was a Submission match. [5]
6 Martin Stone 16 March 2008 Battle Royale: The Last Orpington Stand Orpington, England 2 189 This was a Last Man Standing match. [6]
7 Iestyn Rees 21 September 2008 Fourth Anniversary Tour Bromley, London 1 209 [7]
8 Alex Shane 18 April 2009 Iron Fist Kent, England 1 148 This was an Iron Fist match. [8]
9 Leroy Kincaide 13 September 2009 5th Anniversary Show Kent, England 1 161 Unified the IPW:UK Championship and the All-England Championship into the Undisputed British Heavyweight Championship. [9]
10 Dave Mastiff 21 February 2010 No Escape Kent, England 1 448 [10]
11 Sha Samuels 15 May 2011 Sittingbourne Spectacular Kent, England 1 686 This was a Three-way elimination match also involving Takeshi Morishima. The championship begins to be referred to as the British Heavyweight Championship during this reign. [11]
RevPro
12 Colt Cabana 31 March 2013 High Stakes Kent, England 1 349 [12]
13 Marty Scurll 15 March 2014 High Stakes Greater London, England 1 456 This was a 30-minute Iron Fist match. [13]
14 A.J. Styles June 14, 2015 Summer Sizzler Greater London, England 1 216 [14]
15 Zack Sabre Jr. 16 January 2016 High Stakes Greater London, England 1 299 [15]
16 Katsuyori Shibata 10 November 2016 RevPro/NJPW Global Wars UK 2016: Night 1 Greater London, England 1 116 [16]
17 Zack Sabre Jr. 6 March 2017 NJPW Hataage Kinenbi Tokyo, Japan 2 396 The championship was renamed back to the Undisputed British Heavyweight Championship during this reign. [17]
18 Tomohiro Ishii 6 April 2018 Live In New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana 1 86 [18]
19 Minoru Suzuki July 1, 2018 NJPW Strong Style Evolved UK Manchester, England 1 105 [19]
20 Tomohiro Ishii 14 October 2018 RevPro/NJPW Global Wars UK 2018 Greater London, England 2 82 [20]
21 Zack Sabre Jr. 4 January 2019 NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 Tokyo, Japan 3 239 [21]
22 Hiroshi Tanahashi 31 August 2019 NJPW Royal Quest Greater London, England 1 15 [22]
23 Zack Sabre Jr. 15 September 2019 NJPW Destruction In Beppu Beppu, Oita, Japan 4 152 [23]
24 Will Ospreay 14 February 2020 High Stakes Greater London, England 1 919 [24]
25 Ricky Knight Jr. 21 August 2022 Ten Year Anniversary - Night 2 Greater London, England 1 118 [25]
26 Great-O-Khan 17 December 2022 Uprising Greater London, England 1 204 Zak Zodiac was a replacement for Ricky Knight Jr.. [26]
27 Michael Oku 9 July 2023 Epic Encounter 2023 Greater London, England 1 292+ [27]

Combined reigns

Longest reigning champion at 919 days, Will Ospreay.
Zack Sabre Jr, record four-time and longest combined reigning champion at 1086 days

As of April 26, 2024.

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Zack Sabre Jr. 4 1,086
2 Will Ospreay 1 919
3 Sha Samuels 1 686
4 Martin Stone 2 651
5 Marty Scurll 1 456
6 Dave Mastiff 1 448
7 Andy Boy Simmonz 2 385
8 Colt Cabana 1 349
9 Michael Oku 1 292+
10 A.J. Styles 1 216
11 Iestyn Rees 1 209
12 Great-O-Khan 1 204
13 Tomohiro Ishii 2 168
14 Leroy Kincaide 1 161
15 Alex Shane 1 148
16 JC Thunder 1 125
17 Ricky Knight Jr. 1 118
18 Katsuyori Shibata 1 116
19 Minoru Suzuki 1 105
20 Hiroshi Tanahashi 1 15
21 Aviv Maayan 1 1

See also

References

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