Wrestling’s Strangest Title DDT’s Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship

Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship

Last night WWE announced the debut of the 24/7 Championship.  Much like the old hardcore championship, it must be defended any place at any time as long as a referee is present to count the pinfall.  One of wrestling’s strangest companies Dramatic Dream Team has had it’s own 24/7 championship since June 29th 2000 when Poison Sawada Black became the first DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion.  While WWE’s 24/7 title opens up some entertaining avenues one must wonder will it come close to replicating the insanity of the heavymetalweight championship.

Title History

As of this writing, they have been one thousand nine hundred and fifty seven (1957) different title reigns in just nineteen years.

Shinobu and Yuko Miyamoto once traded the title back and forth three hundred and three (303) times on the same show.  They would later go on to trade it back and forth sixty times at a later show

Shinobu holds the record for most reigns as champion with two hundred and sixteen (216), just one ahead of Miyamoto with two hundred and fifteen (215).  Joey Ryan with forty-three, Danshoku Dino with twenty-two and Cherry with twenty-one round out the top five.

The one-thousandth champion was the title itself

Strangest Winners (With links to videos)

  • As previously mentioned the title itself was the thousandth title holder.
  • A ladder
  • Various Dolls
  • A poster for Pro Wrestling WAVE
  • Big Japan Pro Wrestling‘s ring truck
  • A monkey named Yatchan
  • A dog named Cocolo
  • A cat named Bunny
  • A ringside mat for Ice Ribbon
  • A steel chair
  • A painting
  • Vince McMahon’s hollywood walk of fame star
  • Spiderman
  • A Bus
  • Comedian Ron Funches
  • Pair Of Chopsticks
  • Invisible Wrestlers 
  • The Entire Audience from Beyond Wrestling‘s Americanrana 16
  • Underwear

Prominent Winners

WWE Superstar Asuka is a five-time champion

IWGP Intercontinental Champion Kota Ibushi

Joshi legend Aja Kong

2019 Joshi wrestler of the year Tsukasa Fujimoto

Lucha Libre legend Rey Mysterio Jr.

Scott Hall, member of the NWO

NXT Champion Johnny Gargano

The Young Bucks

X-Pac, D-Generation X member and one of wrestling’s first “indie darlings”

NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler

Lio Rush, WWE Superstar

Various Japanese Idols

Methods Of Victory

An inanimate object falling on a wrestler

Candice LaRea pinned Joey Ryan in a dream to win the championship

Being tricked into saying “I give up”

Trading it for a cat treat

Buying the title

Getting stuck on the door of a bus and giving up

Twisting a bus’ windshield wiper and being asked to stop