LPW Western States Heritage Championship
Current champion Al
Date won March 26, 2009
Promotion Lords of Pain Wrestling
Brand(s) Inferno
Date created 2003
Date retired
Formerly • PWA Western States Heritage Championship
• PWA Southern States Heritage Championship
• PWA Transylvanian Heritage Championship
• LPW Cleansed Championship
Past design(s)
First champion Lex Luthar
Most reigns
Most defenses White Falcon (6 defenses)
Longest reign White Falcon (497 days)
Shortest reign

The Lords of Pain Wrestling (LPW) Western States Heritage Championship is a professional e-wrestling championship. Currently, it is the second highest ranked championship on the Inferno brand of Lords of Pain Wrestling.

Over the years, the title has gained a reputation for its various name changes from its respective title holders.


Created in the spring of 2003, the PWA Western States Heritage Championship was originally the second highest ranked championship in the Psychotic Wrestling Alliance (PWA). Lex Luthar was the first Western States Heritage Champion when he defeated Villiano 187.

During the first PWA Draft, the Western States Heritage Championship moved to Pyromania when title-holder Jade was drafted to the brand.


Austin's PWA Southern States Heritage Championship

At the ReignFall pay-per-view, Austin defeated Baseballz to become the new Western State Heritage Champion. Because of his confederate roots, Austin did not want to hold a title that represented the West Coast. Austin proudly changed the title's name to the PWA Southern States Heritage Championship in order to represent his geographic area. He would also customize the title by placing a confederate flag in the center of the belt. Austin would be first of many to rename the championship.

In the opening contest of Altered Reality II, Takeover defeated Austin to win the title. Being raised in California, Takeover renamed the title to the original Western States Heritage Championship. It was during this time that the WSH title gained a reputation by the company's locker room as the top "worker's" championship in the promotion. Despite being one of the most hated men in PWA history, Takeover held the title longer than anyone in the promotion's history.

At Pyromania 7.3, Bloodrose defeated Takeover to win the title. Bloodrose renamed the title to the Transylvanian Heritage Championship to honor his vampiric origins. However, many within the PWA did not officially recognize the name change and continued to call the title by its original name.

cYnical defeated Bloodrose for the title at One Way Ticket. Billed as the Western States Heritage Champion, cYnical defeated The Rabbi (Schizo's PWA United States Champion) in a Passover Match at Altered Reality III to determine the superior mid-card champion. Because of this victory, many saw the Western States Heritage title as the top mid-card championship in the promotion.


LPW Cleansed Championship held by cYnical and White Falcon.

In the second PWA Draft at Homecoming, cYnical was drafted by Pyromania but immediately traded to the Schizo brand. Infuriated by the unwanted trade, cYnical rechristened the title as the Cleansed Championship to symbolize his goal of cleansing the PWA of its current management, a goal that ultimately was accomplished, albeit backstage. Months later, the title officially was recognized as the LPW Cleansed Championship after the change in management, which resulted in the promotion being renamed to Lords of Pain Wrestling (LPW), while Schizo was renamed Insanity and Pyromania to Inferno.

On July 4, 2007, White Falcon defeated cYnical to win the title. Rather than continue to change the name of the title, he kept the name to symbolize his goal of cleansing LPW of its sin. Falcon would go onto to successfully defend the championship for an unprecedented record of 16 months. In addition, Falcon defeated The Rik (Inferno's LPW Transatlantic Champion) at Altered Reality IV to further cement the title as LPW's top midcard championship.

Current champion

The current champion is Al, who defeated Eddie B on March 26, 2009 at Take No Prisoners.


Champion: Defeated: Event: Note: Defenses:
Jade 2TX Resolutions
• Jade was drafted to Pyromania along with title
• Stripped of title at Pyromania 2.2
• Unknown
Baseballz Jade Pyromania 3.1 • This match was for vacant title • Unknown
Austin Baseballz ReignFall • Renamed title PWA Southern States Heritage Championship • Unknown
Takeover Austin Altered Reality II
(June 2005)
• Renamed title back to PWA Western States Heritage Championship def. WLK at Pyromania 5.2
def. NPD at Pyromania 5.3
def. Austin at Prevalence
Bloodrose Takeover Pyromania 7.3
(April 2006)
• Unofficially renamed title Transylvanian Heritage Championship def. Takeover and Bat-Robb at Pyromania 8.1
cYnical Bloodrose One Way Ticket
(September 22, 2006)
• cYnical was traded to Schizo at Homecoming Draft
•Rechristened title Cleansed Championship
def. Al at At All Costs 2007
White Falcon cYnical Insanity LIVE from Gainseville, FL
(July 4, 2007)
• Longest reign to date def. Eric Scorpio at Annihilation
def. Crazy Ash Killa at Insanity LIVE from Green Bay
def. Big B. Brown at Insanity LIVE from Kansas City
def. S.O.R. at EndGame
def. Stone and S.O.R. at Dead Man's Hand
def. NPD at Homecoming
Eddie B. White Falcon Inferno 13.1
(November 12, 2008)
• Won in a Ladder Match
• Renamed title LPW Western States Heritage Championship
def. White Falcon at Honor Roll
Al Eddie B. Take No Prisoners
(March 26, 2009)
• None • None

External links

Current Lords of Pain Wrestling championships and accomplishments
Current Championships Insanity: World HeavyweightTransatlanticHardcore
Inferno: International HeavyweightWestern States HeritageTelevision
Undisputed World Tag Team
Other Accomplishments Martinez CupAchievement AwardsApex 25
Championship Milestones Grand SlamTriple Crown
Defunct Championships World Tag TeamU.S. Tag TeamOwner's Cup
Gallery Gallery of LPW championships

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