List of WCW International World Heavyweight Champions

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This is a chronological list of wrestlers that have been WCW International World Heavyweight Champion by ring name. The WCW International World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling title. The championship was generally contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants execute scripted finishes rather than contend in direct competition. There have been a total of 4 recognized champions who have had a combined 8 official reigns and 1 vacancy.

Title history[edit]

# Wrestler Reign Date Days Held Location Event Notes Ref.
1
Ric Flair
1
July 18, 1993 63 Biloxi, MS Beach Blast (1993) Defeated Barry Windham for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. The title was vacated on September 13, 1993 when WCW left the NWA. WCW continued to recognize Flair as their WCW International World Heavyweight Champion.
2
Rick Rude
1
September 19, 1993 178 Houston, TX Fall Brawl (1993)
3
Hiroshi Hase
1
March 16, 1994 8 Tokyo, Japan House show Billed as WCW International Heavyweight Championship in Japan.
4
Rick Rude
2
March 24, 1994 24 Kyoto, Japan House show
5
Sting
1
April 17, 1994 14 Rosemont, IL Spring Stampede (1994)
6
Rick Rude
3
May 1, 1994 <1 Fukuoka, Japan Wrestling Dontaku 1994
Vacated May 1, 1994 Fukuoka, Japan House show Rick Rude defeated Sting for the title in Fukuoka, Japan, but the decision was reversed because Rude hit Sting with the title belt to win. Sting refused to accept the title on May 22, 1994 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania unless he can defeat Vader that night.
7
Sting
2
May 22, 1994 32 Philadelphia, PA Slamboree (1994) Defeated Vader to regain the held-up title.
8
Ric Flair
2
June 23, 1994 <1 Charleston, SC Clash of the Champions XXVII This was a unification match to unify the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship into the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
Deactivated June 23, 1994 Charleston, SC Clash of the Champions XXVII Unified with Ric Flair's WCW World Heavyweight Championship.

List of combined reigns[edit]

Rank Wrestler No. of reigns Combined days
1. Rick Rude 3 202
2. Ric Flair 2 63
3. Sting 2 46
4. Hiroshi Hase 1 8

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