THE HISTORY OF

THE ALL-PRO WRESTLING

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

FEBRUARY 28th, 2005 - JULY 15th, 2006

 

All-Pro Wrestling was founded in early 2006 by Eric Bischoff (Dean Mason). The promotion was criticized from its inception for Bischoff's treatment of talent and always mired in controversy that never allowed the company to build any momentum or credibility. The promotion amassed great ratings early on but succumbed eventually to the faults of its owner. It was a direct rival of Solid Gold Wrestling in its prime.

We include this title history complete and uncut out of respect for the championship and the talent that made it what it was.

 

CARLITO CARIBBEAN COOL

Handler - Brian Mills

Date - 02 / 28 / 2005

Reign - 15 days

LANCE STORM

Handler - Corey Rich

Date - 03 / 14 / 2005

Reign- 22 days

"THE HEARTBREAK KID"
SHAWN MICHAELS

Handler - Tushar Gate

Date - 04 / 04 / 2005

Reign - 29 days

Carlito defeated John Cena (Anthony Mancini) in a tournament final to become first ever All-Pro Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion.

Lance Storm defeated Carlito to become the new APW World Heavyweight Champion.

Shawn Michaels defeated Lance Storm to become the new APW World Heavyweight Champion.

 

RANDY ORTON

Handler - Josh Edmonson

Date - 05 / 02 / 2005

Reign - 28 days

TRIPLE H

Handler - Mike Adkins

Date - 05 / 30 / 2005

Reign- 22 days

CARLITO CARIBBEAN COOL (2)

Handler - Richie

Date - 07 / 25 / 2005

Reign - 15 days

In a Six-Pack Challenge, Randy Orton defeated Shawn Michaels, Mordecai (Fizzle), Triple H (Mike Adkins), Chris Jericho (Shawn Taggart), and Lance Storm (Corey Rich) to become the new APW World Heavyweight Champion.

Triple H defeated Randy Orton and Lance Storm (Corey Rich) in a Triple Threat match to become the new APW World Heavyweight Champion.

Carlito defeated Triple H to become the new APW World Heavyweight Champion.

 

"THE CRIPPLER"
CHRIS BENOIT

Handler - Craig McDermid

Date - 08 / 08 / 2005

Reign - 5 minutes

CARLITO CARIBBEAN COOL (3)

Handler - Richie

Date - 08 / 08 / 2005

Reign- 14 days

STING

Handler - Manny

Date - 08 / 22 / 2005

Reign - 32 days

Chris Benoit defeated Carlito to become the new APW World Heavyweight Champion.

APW owner Eric Bischoff immediately restarted the match, allowing Carlito to defeat Chris Benoit and regain his championship for the third time.

Sting defeated Carlito to become the new APW World Heavyweight Champion

 

"MR. PERFECT"
CURT HENNIG

Handler - Barka

Date - 09 / 21 / 2005

Reign - 30 days

ROB VAN DAM

Handler - Dave Trayers

Date - 03 / 26 / 2006

Reign- 56 days

VACANT

Date - 05 / 21 / 2006

An imposter of the deceased Curt Hennig defeated Sting to become the new APW World Heavyweight Champion.

Rob Van Dam defeated the imposter Curt Hennig and Randy Orton (Josh Edmonson) to become the new APW World Heavyweight Champion and end the imposter's reign of terror.

APW ceases operations and the APW World Heavyweight Championship is declared vacant indefinitely.

 

CARLITO CARIBBEAN COOL (4)

Handler - Brian Mills

Date - 06 / 25 / 2006

Reign - 13 days

ROB VAN DAM (2)

Handler - Dave Trayers

Date - 07 / 08 / 2006

Reign- 7 days

LANCE STORM

Handler - Corey Rich

Date - 07 / 15 / 2006

Carlito debuted on SGW television with the APW World Heavyweight Championship, declaring himself a four-time world champion. He challenged the reigning SGW World Heavyweight Champion, Lance Storm (Corey Rich), to a unification match but found himself challenged by former APW World Heavyweight Champion, Rob Van Dam (Dave Trayers). It was decided that the winner of Carlito versus Rob Van Dam would face Lance Storm in the unification match.

Rob Van Dam defeated Carlito to become the new APW World Heavyweight Champion.

The reigning SGW World Heavyweight Champion Lance Storm defeated the APW World Heavyweight Champion Rob Van Dam to unify the championships for the first time.

 

DEFUNCT

Date - 07 / 15 / 2006

 

 

The APW World Heavyweight Championship was absorbed into the SGW World Heavyweight Championship lineage and ceases to exist.