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NWA World Heavyweight Championship

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National Wrestling Alliance
Recognised by World Championship Wrestling and NWA Pro

1948/01/05 Orville Brown
      Defeated Sonny Myers for the Midwest Wrestling Association Championship. NWA formed in July 1948 and recognised Brown as champion
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
1949/11/27 Lou Thesz
      Awarded. Brown injured
1956/03/15 Whipper Billy Watson Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
1956/11/09 Lou Thesz (2)
      # 1957/08/29 - defended against Ricky Waldo in Sydney, New South Wales
      # 1957/08/31 - defended against Lord Blears in Melbourne, Victoria
      # 1957/09/02 - defended against Ricky Waldo in Brisbane, Queensland
      # 1957/09/05 - defended against Lord Blears in Sydney, New South Wales
      # 1957/09/07 - defended against Sky Hi Lee in Melbourne, Victoria
      # 1957/09/09 - defended against Lord Blears in Brisbane, Queensland
      # 1957/09/14 - defended against Lord Blears in Melbourne, Victoria
      # 1957/09/16 - defended against Sky Hi Lee in Brisbane, Queensland
      # 1957/09/18 - defended against Sky Hi Lee in Sydney, New South Wales
      # 1957/09/21 - defended against Jesse James in Melbourne, Victoria
St Louis, Missouri, USA
1957/11/14 Dick Hutton Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
1959/01/09 Pat O'Connor St Louis, Missouri, USA
1961/06/30 Buddy Rogers Chicago, Illinois, USA
1963/01/24 Lou Thesz (3) Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
1966/01/07 Gene Kiniski St Louis, Missouri, USA
1969/02/11 Dory Funk Tampa, Florida, USA
1973/05/24 Harley Race Kansas City, Missouri, USA
1974/07/20 Jack Brisco
      # 1974/08 - defended against Spiros Arion in Melbourne, Victoria
      # 1974/08 - defended against Sprios Arion in Sydney, New South Wales
Houston, Texas, USA
1974/12/02 Giant Baba Kagoshima, JAPAN
1974/12/09 Jack Brisco (2) Toyohashi, JAPAN
1975/12/10 Terry Funk Miami, Florida, USA
1977/02/06 Harley Race (2)
      # 1977/03/25 - defended against Ron Miller in Melbourne, Victoria
      # 1977/03/26 - defended against Ron Miller in Brisbane, Queensland
      # 1977/07/22 - defended against Ron Miller in Sydney, New South Wales
      # 1977/07/23 - defended against Ron Miller in Sydney, New South Wales
      # 1977/09 - defended against Ron Miller in Melbourne, Victoria
      # 1978/03 - defended against Ron Miller in Brisbane, Queensland
      # 1978/05 - defended against Ron Miller
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
1979/08/21 Dusty Rhodes Tampa, Florida, USA
1979/08/26 Harley Race (3)
      # 1979/09/18 - defended against Rick Martel
Orlando, Florida, USA
1979/10/31 Giant Baba (2) Nagoya, JAPAN
1979/11/07 Harley Race (4) Amagasaki, JAPAN
1980/09/04 Giant Baba (3) Saga, JAPAN
1980/09/09 Harley Race (5) Ohtsu, JAPAN
1981/04/27 Tommy Rich Augusta, Georgia, USA
1981/05/01 Harley Race (6) Gainesville, Georgia, USA
1981/06/21 Dusty Rhodes (2) Atlanta, Georgia
1981/09/17 Ric Flair Kansas City, Missouri, USA
1983/06/10 Harley Race (7) St Louis, Missouri
1983/11/24 Ric Flair (2) Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
1984/03/21 Harley Race (8) Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
1984/03/23 Ric Flair (3) Kallang, SINGAPORE
1984/05/06 Kerry Von Erich Irving, Texas, USA
1984/05/24 Ric Flair (4) Yokosuka, JAPAN
1986/07/26 Dusty Rhodes (3) Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
1986/09/09 Ric Flair (5) St Louis, Missouri, USA
1987/09/25 Ron Garvin Detroit, Michigan, USA
1987/11/26 Ric Flair (6) Chicago, Illinois, USA
1989/02/20 Ricky Steamboat Chicago, Illinois, USA
1989/05/07 Ric Flair (7) Nashville, Tennessee, USA
1990/07/07 Sting Baltimore, Maryland, USA
1991/01/11 Ric Flair (8) East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
1991/03/21 Tatsumi Fujinami Tokyo, JAPAN
1991/05/19 Ric Flair (9) St Petersburg, Florida, USA
1991/09/08 Vacant
      Flair left the promotion (WCW)
1992/08/12 Masahiro Chono Tokyo, JAPAN
1993/01/04 The Great Muta [Keiji Mutoh] Tokyo, JAPAN
1993/02/21 Barry Windham Asheville, North Carolina, USA
1993/07/18 Ric Flair (10) Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
1993/09 Vacant
      WCW left the NWA
1994/08/27 Shane Douglas
     
Defeated 2 Cold Scorpio in a tournament final
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
1994/08/27 Vacant
      Douglas refused the NWA title in favour of the ECW title
1994/11/19 Chris Candido
      Defeated Tracy Smothers in a tournament final
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
1995/02/24 Dan Severn Erlanger, Kentucky, USA
1999/03/14 Naoya Ogawa
Yokohama, JAPAN
1999/09/25 Gary Steele
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
1999/10/02 Naoya Ogawa (2)
Thomaston, Connecticut, USA
2000/07/02 Vacant
    
Ogawa vacated the title
2000/09/19 Mike Rapada
     
Defeated Jerry Flynn in a tournament final
Tampa, Florida, USA
2000/11/14 Sabu
Tampa, Florida, USA
2000/12/22 Mike Rapada (2) Nashville, Tennessee, USA
2001/04/24 Steve Corino Tampa, Florida, USA
2001/10/12 Vacant
      Held up after a match with Shinya Hashimoto
2001/12/15 Shinya Hashimoto
      Defeated Steve Corino, Dylan Knight and Gary Steele in a four-way
McKessport, Pennsylvania, USA
2002/03/09 Dan Severn (2) Tokyo, JAPAN
2002/05/28 Vacant
      Severn stripped for failing to defend in NWA:TNA
2002/06/19 Ken Shamrock
      Defeated Malice
Huntsville, Alabama, USA
2002/08/07 Ron Killings Nashville, Tennessee, USA
2002/11/20 Jeff Jarrett Nashville, Tennessee, USA
2003/06/11 AJ Styles Nashville, Tennessee, USA
2003/10/22 Jeff Jarrett (2) Nashville, Tennessee, USA
2004/05/19 Ron Killings (2) Nashville, Tennessee, USA
2004/06/02 Jeff Jarrett (3) Nashville, Tennessee, USA
2005/05/15 AJ Styles (2) Orlando, Florida, USA
2005/06/19 Raven Orlando, Florida, USA
2005/09/15 Jeff Jarrett (4) Oldcastle, Ontario, CANADA
2005/10/23 Rhino Orlando, Florida, USA
2005/10/25 Jeff Jarrett (5) Orlando, Florida, USA
2006/02/12 Christian Cage [Christian] Orlando, Florida, USA
2006/06/18 Jeff Jarrett (6) Orlando, Florida, USA
2006/10/22 Sting (2) Plymouth, Michigan, USA
2006/11/19 Abyss Orlando, Florida, USA
2007/01/14 Christian Cage (2) Orlando, Florida, USA
2007/05/13 Kurt Angle
      Not recognised by NWA
Orlando, Florida, USA
2007/05/13 Vacant
      NWA stripped Cage of the title when TNA left the NWA.
2007/09/01 Adam Pearce
      Defeated Brent Albright in a tournament final
Bayamon, PUERTO RICO
2008/08/02 Brent Albright New York City, New York, USA
2008/09/20 Adam Pearce (2) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
2008/10/25 Blue Demon, Jr Mexico City, MEXICO
2010/03/14 Adam Pearce (3) Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
2011/03/06 Colt Cabana Los Angeles, California, USA
2011/04/23 The Sheik [Joseph Cabbibo] Jacksonville, Florida, USA
2011/07/11 Vacant
      Stripped for refusing to defend the title
2011/07/31 Adam Pearce (4)
      Defeated Chance Prophet, Jimmy Rave and Shawn Tempers in a four-way
      # 2012/03/03 - defended against Daniel Swagger in Rowville, Victoria
Columbus, Ohio, USA
2012/04/08 Colt Cabana (2) Glendale, California, USA