The W
WrestleMania 31 begins in 2,307,650 seconds
Views: 102956994
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
2.3.15 2259
The W - Pro Wrestling - Have any CW/LHW champs gone on to be World champ?
This thread has 5 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 4.61
Pages: 1
(7673 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (6 total)
lagboyz_jfk
Cotechino








Since: 18.4.02
From: Chicago

Since last post: 86 days
Last activity: 85 days
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.00
In WCW or WWE, have any Cruiserweight or Light-Heavyweight Champions gone on to become World Champions? The only one I can remotely think of is Chris Jericho (1st WWE Undisputed Champ), and I don't even remember him actually holding the WCW Cruiserweight belt, just feuding with Rey Mysterio over it.

I was just thinking about Hurricane, Matt Hardy, and Eddie Guerrero and whether being former CW champs would give them a glass ceiling (or gold anchor) in their hopes of rising to the WWE or World Heavyweight Championships.
Promote this thread!
Dave Gagnon
Mettwurst








Since: 25.7.03
From: Rimouski

Since last post: 3834 days
Last activity: 3830 days
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.78
Chris Jericho was WCW cruiserweight champion and went on to become the undisputed world champion. Aside from him, I don't see any (unless you count the X championship as lightweight championship...that way, AJ Styles would also count).



Everything I say is a lie. Except that. Except that. Except that. Except that. Except that....Except that.
Nenz
Fifty Millionth Hit








Since: 7.5.03

Since last post: 1154 days
Last activity: 3 days
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.46
    Originally posted by lagboyz_jfk
    In WCW or WWE, have any Cruiserweight or Light-Heavyweight Champions gone on to become World Champions? The only one I can remotely think of is Chris Jericho (1st WWE Undisputed Champ), and I don't even remember him actually holding the WCW Cruiserweight belt, just feuding with Rey Mysterio over it.



Jericho was actually a four time CW champ. See here for details.
FriedEgg
Polska kielbasa








Since: 13.6.03
From: Washington, DC

Since last post: 2563 days
Last activity: 2563 days
#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.55
Depending on your views on certain titles, Chris Benoit could qualify as he held the WWF LHW title in 1991 as Pegasus Kid and held the WCW title for a day in 2000 after defeating Sid before leaving for WWE.



wrestlingDB: Because I was far too lazy to check multiple wrestling news sites.
mercer
Head cheese








Since: 17.11.03
From: Aransas Pass TX

Since last post: 2947 days
Last activity: 2807 days
#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.77
Should you count Jerry Lynn who did it in reverse? He was ECW champ and six months later lightheavy champ of WWE



Later
God Bless
Mercer
thecubsfan
Scrapple
Moderator








Since: 10.12.01
From: Aurora, IL

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 31 min.
#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
If you threw in guys who challenged for the title (specifically the WCW/WWF/WWE Cruiserweight Title, because I don't have another list) you could add
- Chris Benoit (WCW)
- Jerry Lynn (ECW)
- Yuji Nagata (IGWP)
- Silver King (CMLL - but that was previous to his title shots)
- Mikey Whipwreck (ECW - but that was previous to his title shots)
- K-Kwik (NWA)

I think counting guys who did it reverse doesn't help if you're looking at this as "Crusierweight success leads to Heavyweight success."



thecubsfan.com - CMLLBlog
Thread rated: 4.61
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: OMG, STONE COLD PUT REGIS IN THE MILLION DOLLAR DREAM!!!
Next thread: HOUSE SHOW REPORT - Vets Auditorium, Des Moines, IA
Previous thread: MLW Report - 01.17.04
(7673 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
So the Rumble is under a week away, and the last Raw before it has just finished... So who are the confirmed entrants for the Royal Rumble, as far as we know? In theory, all of Raw's announced entrants should be known, and a good chunk of Smackdown's.
- TalusMZ, Royal Rumble Entrants (2004)
The W - Pro Wrestling - Have any CW/LHW champs gone on to be World champ?Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2015 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.382 seconds.