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The World Wrestling Federation (WWF) Light Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling championship. The title was challenged by light heavyweights at a maximum weight of 215 lb.


The WWF Light Heavyweight Championship was first introduced in Mexicomarker for the Universal Wrestling Association. It eventually migrated to Japanmarker as well, although it wasn't considered as an official WWF title until after 1997, when a tournament was held in the United Statesmarker to crown a champion. Before the tournament, the title was a part of the J-Crown.

1997 tournament





Title deactivation

In March 2001, World Wrestling Federation, Inc. purchased World Championship Wrestling. Following the conclusion of the Invasion angle at the 2001 Survivor Series Pay Per View event, the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship was abandoned in favor of the WCW Cruiserweight Championship. The belt was rebranded as the WWF Cruiserweight Championship and later the WWE Cruiserweight Championship and was defended until November 2007.

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