World Wrestling Federation Light Heavyweight Championship

Date Champion Defeated
August 19, 2001 X-Pac (2) Yoshihiro Tajiri
Due to injury, the title was never officially unified with the WCW Cruiserweight title and retired/abandoned as of November 18, 2001. However, X-Pac held both titles until he lost the WCW cruiserweight title to Billy Kidman on October 9, 2001
August 6, 2001 Yoshihiro Tajiri X-Pac
June 25, 2001 X-Pac Jeff Hardy
June 5, 2001 Jeff Hardy Jerry Lynn
April 29, 2001 Jerry Lynn Crash Holly
March 13, 2001 Crash Holly Dean Malenko
April 25, 2000 Dean Malenko (2) Scott Taylor
April 17, 2000 Scott Taylor Dean Malenko
March 13, 2000 Dean Malenko Essa Rios
February 8, 2000 Essa Rios Duane Gill
November 17, 1998 Duane Gill Christian
Still defending on independent shows
October 18, 1998 Christian Taka Michinoku
December 7, 1997 Taka Michinoku Brian Christopher
Tournament finals.

World Wrestling Federation Light Heavyweight Championship

defended through business parnership with New Japan Pro Wrestling

Date Champion Defeated
August 10, 1997 Shinjiro Ohtani El Samurai
Forced to vacate by WWF on November 5, 1997
July 6, 1997 El Samurai (2) Jushin Thunder Liger
January 4, 1997 Jushin Thunder Liger Ultimo Dragon
October 11, 1996 Ultimo Dragon The Great Sasuke
August 4, 1996 The Great Sasuke (2) El Samurai
Defeated El Samurai in the second of the J-Crown tournament, then defeated Ultimo Dragon in the finals of the J-Crown tournament on August 5, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan to become the first octuple crown champion in the junior heavyweight divison.
June 22, 1996 El Samurai The Great Sasuke
March 24, 1996 The Great Sasuke Aero Flash
June 16, 1995 Aero Flash Fighter
For the vacant title.

World Wrestling Federation Light Heavyweight Championship

defended through business parnership with Universal Wrestling Association

Date Champion Defeated
July 18, 1994 Villano III (7) El Signo
Stripped of the title when he defected to the PROMELL promotion in January 1995
January 1, 1993 El Signo Villano III
September 13, 1992 Villano III (6) Pegasus Kid (Chris Benoit)
March 3, 1991 Pegasus Kid (Chris Benoit) Villano III
May 27, 1990 Villano III (5) Sangre Chicana
December 3, 1989 Sangre Chicana (2) Perro Aguayo
October 15, 1989 Perro Aguayo (7) Sangre Chicana
August 14, 1989 Sangre Chicana Villano III
July 11, 1988 Villano III (4) Rambo
October 4, 1987 Rambo Villano III
June 17, 1987 Villano III (3) Perro Aguayo
Rematch from Title hold-up on May 3, 1987
December 24, 1986 Perro Aguayo (6) Fishman
Title held up on May 3, 1987 against Villano III
August 24, 1986 Fishman (2) Villano III
May 20, 1984 Villano III (2) Gran Hamada
April 17, 1984 Gran Hamada (2) Perro Aguayo
August 7, 1983 Perro Aguayo (5) Villano III
March 20, 1983 Villano III Perro Aguayo
August 29, 1982 Perro Aguayo (4) Gran Hamada
April 21, 1982 Gran Hamada Perro Aguayo
December 13, 1981 Perro Aguayo (3) Chris Adams
October 18, 1981 Chris Adams Perro Aguayo
October 10, 1981 Perro Aguayo (2) Fishman
September 25, 1981 Fishman Perro Aguayo
March 26, 1981 Perro Aguayo Gran Hamada
Tournament finals.