10 Other Wrestling Titles That Appeared In WCPW

Seeing ROH and IWGP Titles in WCPW is a thrill we won't soon forget...

War Machine WCPW
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The WCPW, Internet, Women's and Tag-Team Titles all crammed excellent lineage into just shy of 18 months of history. For men like Cody Rhodes, it was an honour to hold the WCPW Internet Title as he was making waves back home in the United States post-WWE. Similarly, it was a real thrill for War Machine to co-hold the WCPW Tag-Team Titles and the IWGP Tag Titles they'd already won in Japan.

Top titles from all corners of the globe, including those from Japan, the States and the United Kingdom itself have been a heavy presence on WCPW Loaded and iPPV broadcasts since the beginning. Even championships that only made a fleeting appearance, like the Smash Wrestling Title (held by Tyson Dux) and the old WCW Cruiserweight Title brought to the UK by Juventud Guerrera, all hold a special place in WCPW's short history.

With WCPW set to give way to Defiant Wrestling on 4 December, there's never been a better time than now to look back on the importance of 'outside' belts to WhatCulture Pro Wrestling...

10. DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship (Joey Ryan)

WCPW Joey Ryan

Everything from a ladder to a bin has held the DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship. For those Googling the thing and seeing the 1,283 champions on Wikipedia, it's important to point out that the title is played for laughs. Just ask Joey Ryan, who brought the belt to WCPW in time for the promotion's debut in Orlando on 1 April 2017.

At State Of Emergency, Ryan would trade the title with the aforementioned trash can, Joe Hendry, and even Jack The Jobber. Yes, only one of those champions succeeding Joey could be considered an actual professional wrestler, and it's not the bin. At least one of them brought the belt into disrepute.

The reason the Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship appears right at the start of this list is because it's a joke title. That's not a slight on it at all; Ryan himself only used the belt to raise a giggle from the Orlando audience. They obliged, laughing away at this incredible footnote in WCPW history.

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