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The WWWA World Championship was the top singles championship in All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling from 1970 until it closed in 2005. It was also known in Pro Wrestling Illustrated and other London Publishing wrestling magazines as the All-Japan Women's International Championship.[1] The title was descended from the original World Women's Championship, which Mildred Burke won in 1937.

History

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Mildred Burke 1 January 1937 Won the original World Women's title from Clara Mortenson. Continued to recognize herself as the first and still-undefeated World Women's champion, even after the National Wrestling Alliance had ceased to recognize her as champion after officials called her two out of three falls encounter with June Byers on August 20, 1954 in Atlanta, Georgia which never had a finish. Mildred returned to the promotion she founded, World Women's Wrestling Association and continued to defend the championship.
Vacant 1956 Burke retires. Title inactive.
Marie Vagnone 1 August 1970 Los Angeles, CA Wins tournament. Presented the belt by Mildred Burke.
Aiko Kyo 1 October 15, 1970 Tokyo
Jean Antoine 1 March 9, 1972 Odawara, Kanagawa
Aiko Kyo 2 March 15, 1972 Nagoya, Aichi
Sandy Starr 1 April 26, 1972 Osaka
Aiko Kyo 3 May 24, 1972 Fukuoka, Fukuoka
Sarah Lee 1 July 1, 1972 Tokyo
Miyoko Hoshino 1 July 26, 1972 Kasugabe
Sandy Parker 1 May 15, 1973 Choshi, Chiba
Miyoko Hoshino 2 July 10, 1973 Kasama, Ibaraki
Jumbo Miyamoto 1 September 11, 1973 Tokyo
Bambi Ball 1 March 2, 1974 Kawasaki, Kanagawa
Vacant March 1974 Ball is injured.
Jumbo Miyamoto 2 March 6, 1974 Maehashi Defeats Jane O'Brien.
Jackie West 1 April 1, 1974 Kobe, Hyogo
Jumbo Miyamoto 3 April 24, 1974 Kumamoto, Kumamoto
Mach Fumiake 1 March 19, 1975 Tokyo
Jumbo Miyamoto 4 April 2, 1975 Osaka
Mariko Akagi 1 March 15, 1976 Tokyo
Jumbo Miyamoto 5 April 17, 1976 Toyokawa, Aichi
Maki Ueda 1 June 8, 1976 Tottori, Tottori
Mariko Akagi 2 November 30, 1976 Tokyo
Maki Ueda 2 July 29, 1977 Tokyo
Jackie Sato 1 November 1, 1977 Tokyo
Monster Ripper 1 July 31, 1979 Tokyo
Jackie Sato 2 September 13, 1979 Tokyo
Monster Ripper 2 March 15, 1980 Kawasaki, Kanagawa
Vacant August 8, 1980 Declared vacant after a match against Jackie Sato.
Jackie Sato 3 December 16, 1980 Tokyo Defeats Nancy Kumi.
Jaguar Yokota 1 February 25, 1981 Yokohama, Kanagawa
La Galactica 1 May 7, 1983 Kawasaki, Kanagawa
Jaguar Yokota 2 June 1, 1983 Ohmiya
Vacant December 1985 Yokota retires.
Devil Masami 1 December 12, 1985 Tokyo Defeats Dump Matsumoto.
Yukari Omori 1 August 23, 1986 Kawasaki, Kanagawa
Chigusa Nagayo 1 October 20, 1987 Tokyo
Lioness Asuka 1 August 25, 1988 Kawasaki, Kanagawa Wins when Nagayo is injured.
Vacant August 25, 1988 Asuka refuses the title.
Lioness Asuka 2 January 29, 1989 Tokyo Defeats Chigusa Nagayo; also recognized as the Unified Global Champion, defeating American representative Madusa Miceli on May 6, 1989 in Yokohama, Kanagawa.
Vacant July 19, 1989 Asuka retires.
Bull Nakano 1 January 4, 1990 Tokyo Defeats Mitsuko Nishiwaki in tournament final.
Aja Kong 1 November 26, 1992 Kawasaki, Kanagawa
Manami Toyota 1 March 26, 1995 Yokohama, Kanagawa
Aja Kong 2 June 27, 1995 Sapporo, Hokkaido
Dynamite Kansai 1 August 30, 1995 Osaka
Manami Toyota 2 December 4, 1995 Tokyo
Kyoko Inoue 1 December 8, 1996 Tokyo Unifies with All Pacific and IWA World Women's titles, defeating Takako Inoue on January 20, 1997 in Tokyo.
Vacant May 11, 1997 Inoue is unsatisfied after a match against Kaoru Ito ends in a 60-minute time limit draw. She vacates the title.
Kyoko Inoue 2 June 17, 1997 Sapporo, Hokkaido Defeats Kaoru Ito.
Yumiko Hotta 1 August 20, 1997 Tokyo
Shinobu Kandori 1 March 21, 1998 Tokyo
Yumiko Hotta 2 March 10, 1999 Tokyo
Kyoko Inoue 3 July 11, 1999 Tokyo
Yumiko Hotta 3 October 22, 1999 Fukuoka, Fukuoka
Manami Toyota 3 January 4, 2000 Tokyo
Kaoru Ito 1 September 17, 2000 Tokyo
Manami Toyota 4 February 24, 2002 Yokohama, Kanagawa
Kaoru Ito 2 July 6, 2002 Tokyo
Momoe Nakanishi 1 October 20, 2002 Kawasaki, Kanagawa
Ayako Hamada 1 May 11, 2003 Yokohama, Kanagawa
Amazing Kong 1 January 4, 2004 Tokyo
Ayako Hamada 2 May 2, 2004 Tokyo
Nanae Takahashi 1 December 12, 2004 Kawasaki, Kanagawa
Vacant December 29, 2004 Takahashi is injured.
Kumiko Maekawa 1 January 3, 2005 Tokyo Defeats Ayako Hamada. All Japan Women closes in April 2005.
Nanae Takahashi 2 March 26, 2006 Tokyo This was Maekawa's retirement match.
Title retired March 26, 2006 Takahashi returns the title belt to former All Japan Women's chairman Takashi Matsunaga and abandons the title.

References

  1. ^ Inside Wrestling, London Publishing Co., November 1989, in Roll Call of Champions

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