The Casual Championship is a singles belt in VGCW, modeled after the WWE Intercontinental belt. It was added as an alternative to the VGCW Championship and is generally contested for by wrestlers on the lower spectrum of the card.
At first, the Casual Championship wasn't highly respected among the VGCW universe, unlike the VGCW Championship. Some claimed that Casual Champions were nothing more than jobber champions, given the usual caliber of contestants picked to compete for it.
However, the belt gained a great deal of prestige when Red won the title as he was, at the time, the longest reigning champion of any title in VGCW history. Following Red's loss of the Championship, Segata Sanshiro continued his legacy, succeeding Red in having the longest reign of all time, while having plenty of success himself. With that, some feel that the Casual Championship is the most prestigious in the league, even moreso than the VGCW Championship, which is often passed from challenger to challenger in a game of hot potato. It remains to be seen however if the Current Champion, Dracula, can hold up to the legacy his predecessors have set.
The belt was debuted on 2013-01-01 in a Championship Scramble match featuring Donte, Sonic, Egoraptor, Ash Ketchum and Waluigi. Waluigi entered last and won the match by getting the last pin, pinning Ash Ketchum. He also successfully retained on 2013-01-13 by defeating #1 Contender Ezio Auditore.
Guile successfully became #1 Contender for the Casual belt after pinning Liquid Snake in a Six-Man Battle Royal held on 2013-01-16. The very next day, Guile became the next Casual Champion after scoring a quick victory against Waluigi in a Ladder Match.
After successfully obtaining the title, Guile went on to retain his title against #1 Contender Duke Nukem in a brutal singles match that aired on 2013-01-28, a match which would lead to the later creation of Team America. He would later lose the belt in his next title defense against Ash Ketchum, on 2013-02-22.
Ash Ketchum became #1 Contender for the Casual belt by winning a six-man elimination match on the 2013-02-18 show, a bout in which he eliminated four out of a possible five opponents. Ash used the momentum from that contest to defeat Guile in a fast and furious match on the next show to capture his first title in VGCW at long last.
After the match, Ash evolved into Red, and then became the first Casual Champion to successfully defend his title more than once. Red won title matches against Mario, JonTron, and Wario before Dracula assumed control over VGCW and named Majin Vegeta the new #1 Contender to the Casual Championship. However, the Saiyan traded his title match to Dan Hibiki, and Red faced Dan in a brutal Extreme Rules match on 2013-04-17. Many weapons were used, cameras destroyed, and a lot of Dan's blood was flowing. Red eventually forced Dan to faint as he tied Ganondorf's all-time record of four successful title defenses.
His next title match would be against Barret Wallace, a man who had fought just as hard as Red had to turn his career around, on 2013-05-08. The match was even, both fighters trading tit for tat to the point that both men were busted each open within seconds of each other. In the end, the Giga Impact DDT claimed another victim of the Blood Red champion, giving him his fifth consecutive title defense, an all-time VGCW record.
Captain Falcon looked like he would be Red's next victim on 2013-05-23, but something unexpected happened. Falcon took it to Red with a flurry of Falcon Punches and, in the end, Big Blue caused Red to white out after a vicious barricade break. The countout win, however, meant that Red was still the champion as a belt can only change hands on a pin or submission. After recovering in a Pokémon Center, Red went for redemption in a non-title bout on 2013-05-29, but the result was the same. A barricade break caused Red to later be lost in his own confusion and, while he tried to use Roost on the top turnbuckle, Falcon tossed him from the top rope and pinned him for the first time since his evolution.
Big Blue's offense being super effective against Red, Falcon wanted to make sure there would be no chance of escape in their third and final contest inside a cell on the Season 4 finale. The clash was violent. The cage was used as a weapon on numerous occasions, but Falcon's last punch was caught by the young trainer as he finally managed to hit the Giga Impact at full force to send the challenger down at long last. After the match, the two shook hands. Red had not only retained his Casual title, but in doing so, he had earned the respect of his toughest challenger to date and brought his total number of title defenses to six.
But the total would not go any higher as Segata Sanshiro shocked the world by defeating Red just before the trainer could get his eighth badge on 2013-07-20. Whether it was karma for choosing to play with toys instead of the Saturn months ago back before he had evolved or was just all the beatings finally catching up to him, Red's run as champ and quest for eight badges had finally ended. At 148 days, Red's title reign was the longest in VGCW history.
In the Season 5 premiere, Segata overcame three other men in an elimination bout to earn himself a title opportunity against Red, the boy that had held the belt for nearly five months. Red took the early advantage, but Segata managed to make a comeback after feeling the full force of the Giga Impact and finally earned himself a meaningful win against a Nintendo character, taking home the title on 2013-07-20.
Segata, like all Casual Champions before him, was able to successfully defend his title at least once by defeating Duke Nukem on 2013-08-30. He then managed to become only the second Casual Champion to successfully defend his title more than once by beating Barret Wallace at End Game 5.
His next defense would be against fellow Sega star, Knuckles the Echidna, on 2013-12-03. Both men had a lot to prove in this one with each taking the other's best shots. In the end, Segata finished off the challenger with a new secondary finisher, ensuring that his reign would surpass Red's for longest in VGCW history.
Another noteworthy fact about Segata's reign is his constant expeditions into other territory, competing in a number of non-title matches against any man willing to challenge him. He has defeated former VGCW Champion Dr. Eggman and participated in the Co-Op Division where he defeated The Elite Two with his former partner Ryo Hazuki. He has even won a multi-man bout in the form of a Fatal Four Way Steel Cage match against bonafide main eventers like Kefka and Mr. Satan. A true fighting champion.
In the battle for Japan at End Game 6, Segata faced off against his toughest test to date as he took on Goemon. After having his own finisher stolen, the champion became enraged and dumped Goemon right on his head, knocking him unconscious. With four successful defenses, the question many were wondering now is if Segata was poised to break the all-time title defense record of six that was held by the boy he had defeated back in July.
The Prince of Darkness himself faced Segata in a non-title match on Febuary 25th, coming out on top in the end. A week later he was given a shot at the Casual Championship to make the previously booked singles match between Sanshiro and the #1 Contender Waluigi into a Triple Threat. Segata was pinned by Dracula again, thus ending the former champ's 227-day reign and making The Prince of Darkness the fifth Casual Champion in VGCW history.
List of Casual Champion Title ReignsEdit
Circumstances of Victory
|Length of Reign|
Won a Scramble Match on January 1st to become the first Casual Champion in VGCW History.
(1 Successful Defense)
(1 Successful Defense)
|Won a Six-Man Battle Royal as Ash Ketchum on Feburary 18th to earn a title match. He would go on to win his title match to become the Third Casual Champion. He then evolved into Red and went on to hold claim to the most successful reign in VGCW History.||
(6 Successful Defenses)
|4) Segata Sanshiro||Won a fatal four way elimination bout on July 11th to earn a title match. He won the title nine days later to become only the fourth Casual Champion. He holds the record for the longest Casual, and general, reign in VGCW History.||
(4 Successful Defenses)
|5) Dracula||Granted a Title Shot for defeating the Casual Champion in a non-title match the week before.||
3-4-14 - Present