|LPW Western States Heritage Championship|
|Date won||March 26, 2009|
|Promotion||Lords of Pain Wrestling|
|Formerly|| • PWA Western States Heritage Championship |
• PWA Southern States Heritage Championship
• PWA Transylvanian Heritage Championship
• LPW Cleansed Championship
|First champion||Lex Luthar|
|Most defenses||White Falcon (6 defenses)|
|Longest reign||White Falcon (497 days)|
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.
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.
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.
|• Jade was drafted to Pyromania along with title |
• Stripped of title at Pyromania 2.2
|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|
|• 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
|• 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|
|Current Lords of Pain Wrestling championships and accomplishments|
|Current Championships|| Insanity: World Heavyweight • Transatlantic • Hardcore |
Inferno: International Heavyweight • Western States Heritage • Television
Undisputed World Tag Team
|Other Accomplishments||Martinez Cup • Achievement Awards • Apex 25|
|Championship Milestones||Grand Slam • Triple Crown|
|Defunct Championships||World Tag Team • U.S. Tag Team • Owner's Cup|
|Gallery||Gallery of LPW championships|