AWA International Heavyweight Championship

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AWA International Heavyweight Championship
Details
Promotion Continental Wrestling Association, American Wrestling Association
Date established February 1983
Other name(s)
  • CWA/AWA World Heavyweight Championship

The AWA International Heavyweight Championship, originally known as the CWA/AWA International Heavyweight Championship (also identified as the Mid-Southern International Championship and the AWA International Championship) was a major professional wrestling title defended in the Continental Wrestling Association. It was created in 1983 from the CWA's partnership with the American Wrestling Association. The title lasted until 1987, when it was unified with the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight and AWA Southern Heavyweight championships, creating the CWA Heavyweight Championship.

Title history[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
CWA/AWA International Heavyweight Championship
Austin Idol 1 February 1983 Idol was awarded the title as the first champion.
Jerry Lawler 1 March 7, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
Ken Patera 1 May 16, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
Jerry Lawler 2 July 25, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
Ken Patera 2 August 15, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
Austin Idol 2 September 10, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
Stan Hansen 1 September 12, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
Austin Idol 3 October 3, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee This was a bullrope match.
Randy Savage 1 April 23, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
Austin Idol 4 May 14, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
Masao Ito 1 June 16, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
Tommy Rich 1 July 9, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
Eddie Gilbert 1 August 27, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
Dutch Mantel 1 September 17, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
Eddie Gilbert 2 September 24, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
Terry Taylor 1 December 28, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
Phil Hickerson 1 July 7, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee
Terry Taylor 2 July 15, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee
Phil Hickerson 2 July 22, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee
Mongolian Stomper 1 September 30, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee Won the title by countout.
Phil Hickerson 3 October 21, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee
Dutch Mantel 2 November 9, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee
Rick Casey 1 February 3, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee
Abdul Gaddafi 1 March 3, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee
Billy Travis 1 March 24, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee
Bill Dundee 1 May 5, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee
Jerry Lawler 3 July 14, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee This was a "loser leaves town" match.
Title vacated September 8, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee Title vacated when Lawler defeats Bam Bam Bigelow for the AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship.
Big Bubba 1 October 6, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Pat Tanaka to win the vacant title.
Soul Train Jones 1 January 4, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Chick Donovan 1 April 20, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Bill Dundee 2 June 13, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
George Barnes 1 August 17, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Bill Dundee 3 August 31, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated October 11, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee Title vacated when Dundee and Jerry Lawler defeat Doug Somers and Soldat Ustinov for the AWA World Tag Team Championship.
Bill Dundee 4 October 27, 1987 Nashville, Tennessee Won a tournament to win the vacant title.
Manny Fernandez 1 November 2, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Jerry Lawler 4 December 7, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee.
Title unified with the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship and AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship to create the CWA Heavyweight Championship on December 7, 1987 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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