List of NWA World Heavyweight Champions

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Five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce

The NWA World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship in the National Wrestling Alliance. Its lineage has been traced from the first World Heavyweight Championship (Catch as Catch Can version; 1905-1957), which traces its lineage to Georg Hackenschmidt's 1905 title and Frank Gotch's 1908 version. This effectively makes it the oldest surviving wrestling championship in the world.

Title history[edit]

† Unofficial title changes not recognized by the NWA.

# Wrestler Times Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
0 Sonny Myers 1 November 3, 1947[1] 63[2] House show Defeated Orville Brown to become the (now unofficial) NWA World Heavyweight Champion prior to the July 1948 formation of the company. This reign is not considered official by the NWA as while the name had been used, the company had not legally formed at the time.

Although Myers won many championships later, it is unclear if the 23-year-old had held any others prior to winning this one by defeating the 39 year old Brown.

1 Orville Brown 1 January 5, 1948 692 Des Moines, IA House show In July 1948, the current version of National Wrestling Alliance is founded and Brown is recognized as the first official NWA World champion. His reign length is calculated from the date he won the title from Myers, as opposed to the date afterward when the company was formed.

Brown was previously an 11-time Midwest Wrestling Association champion, having won it back from Bobby Bruns on 4 May 1948. The title was retired the October following the July establishment of the NWA, and merged into the NWA title.

2 Lou Thesz 1 November 27, 1949 1941 Awarded when Brown suffers career-ending injuries in an automobile accident on November 1, 1949. The title is also unified with the World Heavyweight Championship (National Wrestling Association). Thesz became the Undisputed Champion of all of wrestling by winning the Los Angeles Olympic Auditorium World Heavyweight Title, the remaining major World Championship at the time other than the NWA World Title, on May 21, 1952.
Leo Nomellini 1 March 22, 1955 115 San Francisco, CA House show Defeated Thesz by countout in the second round and disqualification in the third round. California Athletic Commission recognized the title change by disqualification, but both wrestlers continue to claim the title.
Lou Thesz 2 July 15, 1955 244 Toronto, ON House show Defeated Nomellini in a rematch.
3 Whipper Billy Watson 1 March 15, 1956 239 Toronto, ON House show
4 Lou Thesz 2(3) November 9, 1956 217 St. Louis, MO House show
Édouard Carpentier 1 June 14, 1957 40 Chicago, IL House show Carpentier was awarded the title by disqualification when Thesz could not continue the match due to a back injury. In some territories, Thesz continued to be recognized as NWA champion while, in others, Carpentier was billed as the champion.
Lou Thesz 4 July 24, 1957 113 Montreal, Quebec House show Lou Thesz won a rematch against Carpentier by disqualification. The NWA initially continued to recognize Carpentier as the champion, but voids any recognition of Carpentier as champion when he withdrew the claim for the title when Montreal promoter Eddie Quinn quit the NWA in August 1958. Some territories such as Boston (AAC), Nebraska and Los Angeles (NAWA/WWA) continued to recognize Carpentier as NWA World Champion. The AAC recognized Killer Kowalski as World Champion when he defeated Carpentier in Boston. Nebraska later recognized Verne Gagne as World Champion when he defeated Carpentier in Omaha. The NAWA/WWA recognized Freddie Blassie as World Champion when he defeated Carpentier in 1961.
5 Dick Hutton 1 November 14, 1957 421 Toronto, ON House show
6 Pat O'Connor 1 January 9, 1959 903 St. Louis, MO House show The AWA, under Verne Gagne, seceded from the NWA and declared O'Connor their first World Champion in May 1960. This was considered a compromise gesture by the AWA given that Gagne held Édouard Carpentier's disputed version of the title. O'Conner was given 90 days to defend the AWA title against number one contender Gagne and when he did not, the title was awarded to Gagne.
7 Buddy Rogers 1 June 30, 1961

145 until Kowalski
414 until Brazil
573 until Thesz

Chicago, IL House show On August 2, 1962, Bruno Sammartino defeated Rogers in Toronto, but refused to accept the title because Rogers had wrestled with an injury.
Killer Kowalski 1 November 22, 1961 425 Montreal, Quebec, Canada House show Kowalski defeated Rogers on November 21 after Rogers broke his ankle in the first fall, but was only recognized as champion in some states. Rogers defeated Kowalski on January 21, 1963 in New York, but Kowalski claimed the match wasn't for the title.
Bobo Brazil 1 August 18, 1962 73 Newark, NJ House show Brazil refused the title because of a groin injury that Rogers had claimed to have. However, on September 6, 1962, Brazil is declared champion because a doctor had determined that Rogers hadn't suffered an injury. This title change isn't recognized by the NWA, nor is the change with Kowalski. The NWA considers Rogers' reign to last until Thesz, while conversely, the WWWF did not recognize that.
Buddy Rogers 2 October 30, 1962
(defeat of Brazil)
or
January 21, 1963
(defeat of Kowalski)

86
(Brazil to Thesz reign)
3
(Kowalski to Thesz reign)

Toledo, OH
(vs Brazil)
New York
(vs Kowalski)
House show In spite of the lack of official title change, Rogers is considered champion in relation to his dispute with Brazil and Kowalski. The seconds reigns are unofficial and not included in official numbering. The alternate second reign length of Rogers (which, if Kowalski's 1961 title claim is legitimate, would nullify Brazil's 1962 claim) is only considered if one accepts that Rogers' defeat of Kowalski in 1963 was for the title, otherwise Kowalski would be considered the final NWA champion.
8 Lou Thesz 3(5) January 24, 1963 1079 Toronto, ON House show Promoters in the northeast United States refuse to recognize Rogers' one-fall loss to Thesz, thus breaking away from the NWA to form a new promotion, the World Wide Wrestling Federation. Rogers is declared the first WWWF World Heavyweight Champion 3 months later, on April 25.
9 Gene Kiniski 1 January 7, 1966 1131 St. Louis, MO House show
10 Dory Funk 1 February 11, 1969 1563 Tampa, FL House show
11 Harley Race 1 May 24, 1973 57 Kansas City, MO House show
12 Jack Brisco 1 July 20, 1973 500 Houston, TX House show
13 Giant Baba 1 December 2, 1974 7 Kagoshima, Japan House show
14 Jack Brisco 2 December 9, 1974 366 Toyohashi, Japan House show
15 Terry Funk 1 December 10, 1975 424 Miami, FL House show
16 Harley Race 2 February 6, 1977 926 Toronto, ON House show
17 Dusty Rhodes 1 August 21, 1979 5 Tampa, FL House show
18 Harley Race 3 August 26, 1979 66 Orlando, FL House show
19 Giant Baba 2 October 31, 1979 7 Nagoya, Japan House show
20 Harley Race 4 November 7, 1979 302 Amagasaki, Japan House show
21 Giant Baba 3 September 4, 1980 5 Saga, Japan House show
22 Harley Race 5 September 9, 1980 230 Otsu, Japan House show
23 Tommy Rich 1 April 27, 1981 4 Augusta, GA House show
24 Harley Race 6 May 1, 1981 51 Gainesville, GA House show
25 Dusty Rhodes 2 June 21, 1981 88 Atlanta, GA House show
26 Ric Flair 1 September 17, 1981 476 Kansas City, MO House show On February 9, 1982 in Miami, The Midnight Rider (Dusty Rhodes under a mask due to being under suspension in Florida) defeated Flair for the title but returned it when NWA President Bob Geigel asked Rider to unmask or return the belt as NWA rules then forbade masked wrestlers from holding it.
Jack Veneno 1 August 29, 1982 0 Rep. Dom. House show Jack Veneno defeated Flair in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic but as he refused to defend the title outside his native country the title was returned to Flair on August 29, 1982. [3]
Carlos Colón 1 January 6, 1983 17 San Juan, PR House show This title change isn't recognized by the NWA. Colon's WWC World Heavyweight Championship was also on the line. [3]
Ric Flair 1 January 23, 1983 138 Miami, FL House show This title change isn't recognized by the NWA. Victor Jovica defeated Flair on February 8, 1983 in Couva, Trinidad but the decision was reversed three days later because Jovica's feet were on the rope during the pin. [3]
27 Harley Race 7 June 10, 1983 167 St. Louis, MO House show
28 Ric Flair 2 November 24, 1983 118 Greensboro, NC Starrcade (1983) This was a Steel Cage match. Former champion Gene Kiniski (above) was special referee.
Harley Race 8 March 21, 1984 2 Wellington, New Zealand House show This title change was briefly recognized by WCW, but it is currently not recognized by NWA nor WWE.
Ric Flair 2(3)† March 23, 1984 44 Kallang, Singapore House show This title change was briefly recognized by WCW, but it is currently unrecognized by NWA or WWE.
29 Kerry Von Erich 1 May 6, 1984 18 Irving, TX Parade of Champions 1
30 Ric Flair 3(4) May 24, 1984 793 Yokosuka, Japan House show
31 Dusty Rhodes 3 July 26, 1986 14 Greensboro, NC The Great American Bash (1986)
32 Ric Flair 4(5) August 9, 1986 412 St. Louis, MO House show
33 Ron Garvin 1 September 25, 1987 62 Detroit, MI House show
34 Ric Flair 5(6) November 26, 1987 452 Chicago, IL Starrcade (1987) On November 21, 1988 WCW joined the NWA
35 Ricky Steamboat 1 February 20, 1989 76 Chicago, IL Chi-Town Rumble
36 Ric Flair 6(7) May 7, 1989 426 Nashville, TN WrestleWar (1989)
37 Sting 1 July 7, 1990 188 Baltimore, MD The Great American Bash (1990)
38 Ric Flair 7(8) January 11, 1991 69 East Rutherford, NJ House show
Tatsumi Fujinami 1 March 21, 1991 59 Tokyo, Japan WCW/New Japan Supershow I Briefly defended along with the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. This title change was briefly recognized by WCW, but it is currently not recognized by NWA and sporadically by WWE (On WWE Network, the description lists the main event of Superbrawl as WCW Champion Flair versus NWA Champion Fujinami).
Ric Flair 7(9) May 19, 1991 112 St. Petersburg, FL SuperBrawl I This title change was originally ignored in the USA. This title change was briefly recognized by WCW, but it is currently unrecognized by NWA or WWE.
Vacated September 8, 1991 Flair was stripped of the title upon signing with the WWF.
39 Masahiro Chono 1 August 12, 1992 145 Tokyo, Japan House show Defeated Rick Rude in tournament final.
40 The Great Muta 1 January 4, 1993 48 Tokyo, Japan WCW/New Japan Supershow III Muta's IWGP Heavyweight Title was also on the line; briefly defended along with the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.
41 Barry Windham 1 February 21, 1993 147 Asheville, NC SuperBrawl III
42 Ric Flair 8(10) July 18, 1993 57 Biloxi, MS Beach Blast (1993) [4]
Vacated September 13, 1993 Vacated when WCW left the NWA. WCW continued to recognize Flair as their WCW International World Heavyweight Champion.
43 Shane Douglas 1 August 27, 1994 0 Philadelphia, PA NWA/Eastern Championship Wrestling Supershow Defeated 2 Cold Scorpio in tournament final.
Vacated August 27, 1994 NWA/Eastern Championship Wrestling Supershow Douglas threw the NWA World Heavyweight Championship belt down immediately after winning it and declared that he did not want to be the organization's champion; Douglas then declared the NWA-Eastern Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Championship, which he was already in possession of, to be a World Heavyweight Championship. Eastern Championship Wrestling then withdraws from the NWA and becomes Extreme Championship Wrestling.
44 Chris Candido 1 November 19, 1994 97 Cherry Hill, NJ SMW/NWA Championship Wrestling America Defeated Tracy Smothers in tournament final.
45 Dan Severn 1 February 24, 1995 1479 Erlanger, KY House show [5]
46 Naoya Ogawa 1 March 14, 1999 195 Yokohama, Japan House show
47 Gary Steele 1 September 25, 1999 7 Charlotte, NC 51st Anniversary Show Gary Steele pinned Ogawa in a three-way match also involving Brian Anthony.
48 Naoya Ogawa 2 October 1, 1999 275 Thomaston, CT House show
Vacated July 2, 2000 Ogawa vacated the title.
49 Mike Rapada 1 September 19, 2000 56 Tampa, FL House show Defeated Jerry Flynn in tournament final.
50 Sabu 1 November 14, 2000 38 Tampa, FL House show
51 Mike Rapada 2 December 22, 2000 123 Nashville, TN House show
52 Steve Corino 1 April 24, 2001 172 Tampa, FL House show
Vacated October 13, 2001 Title was held up following a match against Shinya Hashimoto.
53 Shinya Hashimoto 1 December 15, 2001 84 McKeesport, PA House show This was 3 matches round robin style. Gary Steele vs. Steve Corino. Gary Steele vs. Shinya Hashimoto. Steve Corino vs. Shinya Hashimoto. Hashimoto won.
54 Dan Severn 2 March 9, 2002 80 Tokyo, Japan House show Match ended in controversy, as the referee gave a fast count.
Vacated May 28, 2002 Severn was stripped of the title after failing to make a defense in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Title made exclusive to TNA.
55 Ken Shamrock 1 June 19, 2002 49 Huntsville, AL Weekly pay-per-view event #1 Defeated Malice in the finals of a Gauntlet for the Gold.
56 Ron Killings 1 August 7, 2002 105 Nashville, TN Weekly pay-per-view event #8
57 Jeff Jarrett 1 November 20, 2002 203 Nashville, TN Weekly pay-per-view event #22 Unified with the WWA World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Sting on May 25, 2003 in Auckland, New Zealand.
58 A.J. Styles 1 June 11, 2003 133 Nashville, TN Weekly pay-per-view event #49 This was a three-way match, also involving Raven.
59 Jeff Jarrett 2 October 22, 2003 182 Nashville, TN Weekly pay-per-view event #67
60 A.J. Styles 2 April 21, 2004 28 Nashville, TN Weekly pay-per-view event #91 This was a Steel Cage match.
61 Ron Killings 2 May 19, 2004 14 Nashville, TN Weekly pay-per-view event #95 This was a four-way match, also involving Raven and Chris Harris.
62 Jeff Jarrett 3 June 2, 2004 347 Nashville, TN Weekly pay-per-view event #97 This was a King of the Mountain match, also involving A.J. Styles, Raven, and Chris Harris. Ron Killings defeated Jarrett on the June 23 TNA Weekly PPV for the title, however due to issues surrounding the title change, the title was held up, before Vince Russo gave Jarrett the title back.[6]
Ray Gonzalez 1 April 3, 2005 0 San Juan, PR IWAPR Juicio Final Live event This title change is not recognized by the NWA nor was it recognized by the TNA. [7]
63 A.J. Styles 3 May 15, 2005 35 Orlando, FL Hard Justice (2005) Defeated Jeff Jarrett for title. [8]
64 Raven 1 June 19, 2005 88 Orlando, FL Slammiversary (2005) This was a King of the Mountain match, also involving Abyss, Monty Brown, and Sean Waltman. [9]
65 Jeff Jarrett 4 September 15, 2005 38 Windsor, ON International Incident
66 Rhino 1 October 23, 2005 2 Orlando, FL Bound for Glory (2005) Rhino won the right to face Jarrett in a Gauntlet for the Gold match after designated challenger Kevin Nash fell ill and withdrew. [10]
67 Jeff Jarrett 5 October 25, 2005 110 Orlando, FL TNA Impact! Aired November 3, 2005.
68 Christian Cage 1 February 12, 2006 126 Orlando, FL Against All Odds (2006) [11]
69 Jeff Jarrett 6 June 18, 2006 126 Orlando, FL Slammiversary (2006) This was a King of the Mountain match. Jarrett won due to interference by referee Earl Hebner. Jim Cornette stripped Jarrett of the belt later that week, then returned it to him the following week on the condition that he face the winner of a #1 contender match being held at Victory Road on July 16, 2006. [12][13]
70 Sting 2 October 22, 2006 28 Plymouth, MI Bound for Glory (2006) Became the only wrestler to win the title before and during TNA's acquisition. [14]
71 Abyss 1 November 19, 2006 56 Orlando, FL Genesis (2006) Abyss defeated Sting by disqualification after Sting pushed the official. [15]
72 Christian Cage 2 January 14, 2007 119 Orlando, FL Final Resolution (2007) This was a Three-Way Elimination match, also involving Sting. [16]
Vacated May 13, 2007 Cage was stripped of the championship when the NWA regained control of the title.
73 Adam Pearce 1 September 1, 2007 336 Bayamón, Puerto Rico House show Defeated Brent Albright in the finals of the Reclaiming the Glory Tournament. Pearce competed as a substitute for Bryan Danielson, who defeated Pearce in the semifinals but withdrew from the tournament due to a detached retina. Danielson was the referee.
74 Brent Albright 1 August 2, 2008 49 New York City, NY ROH Death Before Dishonor VI [17]
75 Adam Pearce 2 September 20, 2008 35 Philadelphia, PA Glory By Honor VII [18]
76 Blue Demon, Jr. 1 October 25, 2008 505 Mexico City, Mexico House show [19]
77 Adam Pearce 3 March 14, 2010 357 Charlotte, NC House show Three-Way Elimination match also featuring Phill Shatter. [20]
78 Colt Cabana 1 March 6, 2011 48 West Hollywood, CA NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood taping [21]
79 The Sheik 1 April 23, 2011 79 Jacksonville, FL NWA Pro Wrestling Fusion "Subtle Hustle" [22]
Vacated July 11, 2011 Sheik is stripped of the title for refusing to defend against Adam Pearce on July 31, 2011. [23]
80 Adam Pearce 4 July 31, 2011 252 Columbus, OH NWA at the Ohio State Fair Defeated Chance Prophet, Jimmy Rave and Shaun Tempers in a four-way match to win the vacant title. [24]
81 Colt Cabana 2 April 8, 2012 104 Glendale, CA NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood taping [25]
82 Adam Pearce 5 July 21, 2012 98 Kansas City, KS Metro Pro Wrestling event This was a Two Out of Three Falls match. It was match four of a seven-match series between Cabana and Pearce. [26]
Vacated October 27, 2012 Berwick, Victoria Melbourne, Australia NWA Warzone Wrestling 14 Pearce left the NWA and resigned as champion after the organization refused to allow him to defend the title in the concluding match of the best-of-seven series against Cabana. [27]
83 Kahagas 1 November 2, 2012 134 Clayton, NJ NWA DAWG: Wrath of Champions Won an elimination match for the vacant title by last eliminating Damien Wayne. Match also featured Chance Prophet, Jason Kincaid, Lance Erikson, Anthony Nese, Papadon, Biggie Biggs, and Lance Anoa'i. Kahagas was the reigning NWA National Heavyweight Champion at the time of his victory. [28]
84 Rob Conway 1 March 16, 2013 294 San Antonio, TX NWA Branded Outlaw Wrestling Conway replaced an injured Jax Dane and defeated Kahagas for the title [29]
85 Satoshi Kojima 1 January 4, 2014 149 Tokyo, Japan Wrestle Kingdom 8 in Tokyo Dome [30]
86 Rob Conway 2 June 2, 2014 111+ Las Vegas, NV Cauliflower Alley Club Reunion Show [31]

List of top combined reigns[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
Indicates the current champion
<1 The reign is shorter than one day.

As of September 21, 2014.

Rank Wrestler No. of reigns Combined days
1 Lou Thesz 3 3,749
2 Ric Flair 10 3,103
3 Harley Race 8 1,799
4 Dory Funk, Jr. 1 1,563
5 Dan Severn 2 1,559
6 Gene Kiniski 1 1,131
7 Adam Pearce 5 1,078
8 Jeff Jarrett 6 1,006
9 Pat O'Connor 1 903
10 Jack Brisco 2 866
11 Orville Brown 1 692
12 Buddy Rogers 1 573
13 Blue Demon, Jr. 1 505
14 Naoya Ogawa 2 469
15 Terry Funk 1 424
16 Dick Hutton 1 421
17 Rob Conway 2 405+
18 Christian Cage 2 245
19 Whipper Billy Watson 1 239
20 Sting 2 216
21 A.J. Styles 3 196
22 Mike Rapada 2 176
23 Steve Corino 1 175
24 Colt Cabana 2 152
25 Satoshi Kojima 1 149
26 Barry Windham 1 147
27 Masahiro Chono 1 145
28 Kahagas 1 134
29 Ron Killings 2 119
30 Dusty Rhodes 3 107
31 Chris Candido 1 97
32 Raven 1 88
33 Shinya Hashimoto 1 84
34 The Sheik 1 79
35 Ricky Steamboat 1 76
36 Ron Garvin 1 62
37 Abyss 1 56
39 Ken Shamrock 1 49
Brent Albright 1 49
40 The Great Muta 1 48
41 Sabu 1 38
42 Giant Baba 3 19
43 Kerry Von Erich 1 18
44 Gary Steele 1 7
45 Tommy Rich 1 4
46 Rhino 1 2
47 Shane Douglas 1 4 minutes

Combined length may not be correct. See above.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
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  2. ^ OWW Sonny Myers bio: NWA World Heavyweight title defeating Orville Brown (November 3, 1947)
  3. ^ a b c "Ric Flair; The 25 Time Heavyweight Champion Of The World". Tony D.'s Professional Wrestling Webpage. Archived from the original on May 4, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-22. [unreliable source?]
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  23. ^ "Breaking News! NWA World Title Stripped". NWA Wrestling on Facebook. 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2011-07-11. 
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  27. ^ Caldwell, James (2012-10-28). "NWA News: Pearce vs. Cabana series concludes, but without NWA champ following "controversy" (w/Video)". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
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  29. ^ Johnson, Mike (2013-03-17). "Former WWE star wins NWA title". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
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