NWA Americas Heavyweight Championship

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NWA Americas Heavyweight Championship
Details
Date established June, 1967
Date retired December 26, 1982
Promotion NWA Hollywood Wrestling
Other name(s)
  • WWA Americas Heavyweight Championship

The NWA Americas Heavyweight Championship was the top singles championship in the National Wrestling Alliance's Los Angeles territory, known officially as NWA Hollywood Wrestling, from 1968 until the promotion closed in 1982. The title was first established in 1967 as a secondary championship in NWA Hollywood's predecessor, Worldwide Wrestling Associates.[1][2] Although the name of the title implies that it was defended throughout North, Central and South America, it was rarely defended outside of Southern California. As a result, the title was essentially a regional title rather than a national one. A number of NWA affiliated promoters at various points over the years have used their own regional versions or variations of "national" championships for the purpose of giving crowds the idea that the company was larger than it actually was, or that the company was the biggest or most successful within the ranks of the National Wrestling Alliance.

Title history[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
WWA Americas Heavyweight Championship
Pampero Firpo 1 1967 Mexico Defeats Coloso Colosetti in a fictitious match
Mike DiBiase 1 June 16, 1967 ?
Mark Lewin 1 July 28, 1967 ?
Fred Blassie 1 August 25, 1967 Los Angeles, CA
Vacant March 1968 Blassie is suspended by the WWA
Mil Mascaras 1 June 7, 1968 Los Angeles, CA
El Mongol 1 September 20, 1968 Los Angeles, CA
Renamed NWA Americas Heavyweight Championship
Bobo Brazil 1 October 4, 1968 Los Angeles, CA Has abandoned the WWA World Heavyweight title on October 1, 1968 when the WWA joined the NWA
Fred Blassie 2 January 10, 1969 Los Angeles, CA
Bobo Brazil 2 February 7, 1969 Los Angeles, CA
The Sheik 1 February 21, 1969 Los Angeles, CA
Held up March 21, 1969 Title held up after Blassie defeats The Sheik in a non-title match
Fred Blassie 3 April 11, 1969 Los Angeles, CA Defeats The Sheik in rematch
The Sheik 2 April 25, 1969 Los Angeles, CA
Mil Mascaras 2 May 9, 1969 Los Angeles, CA
Held up May 23, 1969 Title held up after a match against Black Gordman in Los Angeles, CA
Mil Mascaras 3 June 6, 1969 Los Angeles, CA Defeats Gordman in rematch
The Great Kojika 1 December 19, 1969 Los Angeles, CA
Rocky Johnson 1 January 16, 1970 Los Angeles, CA
Fred Blassie 4 March 6, 1970 Los Angeles, CA
Held up March 20, 1970 Title held up after a match against Rocky Johnson in Los Angeles, CA
Rocky Johnson 2 May 15, 1970 Los Angeles, CA Defeats Blassie in rematch
Fred Blassie 5 June 10, 1970 Los Angeles, CA
Kinji Shibuya 1 March 26, 1971 Los Angeles, CA
Fred Blassie 6 April 23, 1971 Los Angeles, CA
John Tolos 1 May 7, 1971 Los Angeles, CA
Don Carson 1 July 16, 1971 Los Angeles, CA
John Tolos 2 July 30, 1971 Los Angeles, CA
Mil Mascaras 4 September 24, 1971 Los Angeles, CA
Black Gordman 1 November 5, 1971 Los Angeles, CA
Frankie Laine 1 December 8, 1971 Los Angeles, CA
Killer Kowalski 1 January 31, 1972 Tampa, FL Fictitious title change
John Tolos 3 March 10, 1972 Los Angeles, CA
Black Gordman 2 June 30, 1972 Los Angeles, CA
John Tolos 4 July 14, 1972 Los Angeles, CA
Ernie Ladd 1 July 28, 1972 Los Angeles, CA
Victor Rivera 1 December 1, 1972 Los Angeles, CA
Black Gordman 3 March 9, 1973 Los Angeles, CA
Victor Rivera 2 April 20, 1973 Los Angeles, CA
Terry Funk 1 July 3, 1973 Odessa, TX Fictitious title change
Victor Rivera 3 July 27, 1973 Los Angeles, CA
John Tolos 5 August 24, 1973 Los Angeles, CA
Pak Song 1 November 16, 1973 Los Angeles, CA
John Tolos 6 January 15, 1974 Long Beach, CA
Porkchop Cash 1 March 22, 1974 Los Angeles, CA
Black Gordman 4 May 31, 1974 Los Angeles, CA
Porkchop Cash 2 June 14, 1974 Los Angeles, CA
Ernie Ladd 2 July 12, 1974 Los Angeles, CA
Pampero Firpo 2 August 16, 1974 Los Angeles, CA
John Tolos 7 November 8, 1974 Los Angeles, CA
Pampero Firpo 3 November 22, 1974 Los Angeles, CA
John Tolos 8 November 27, 1974 Los Angeles, CA
Edouard Carpentier 1 December 25, 1974 San Diego, CA
Greg Valentine 1 February 14, 1975 Los Angeles, CA
John Tolos 9 March 27, 1975 ?
Greg Valentine 2 April 4, 1975 ?
Vacant April 1975 Valentine gives up the belt to wrestle for the NWA World Heavyweight title
Don Muraco 1 May 2, 1975 Los Angeles, CA Wins tournament
Les Thornton 1 May 16, 1975 ?
Louie Tillet 1 June 13, 1975 ?
Ernie Ladd 3 October 1975 Philadelphia, PA Fictitious title change
Chavo Guerrero 1 October 31, 1975 ?
Roddy Piper 1 March 12, 1976 ?
Chavo Guerrero 2 April 23, 1976 ?
Crusher Verdu 1 June 11, 1976 ?
Chavo Guerrero 3 July 16, 1976 ?
The Hangman 1 September 3, 1976 ?
Chavo Guerrero 4 October 1, 1976 ?
Ken Mantell 1 October 15, 1976 ?
Chavo Guerrero 5 November 19, 1976 ?
Dr. Hiro Ota 1 November 26, 1976 ?
Chavo Guerrero 6 December 3, 1976 ?
Dory Funk Jr. 1 January 14, 1977 Los Angeles, CA
Chavo Guerrero 7 February 4, 1977 Los Angeles, CA
Toru Tanaka 1 February 12, 1977 San Bernardino, CA
The Hangman 2 March 18, 1977 Los Angeles, CA
Keith Franks (Adrian Adonis) 1 May 13, 1977 Los Angeles, CA
Mando Guerrero 1 May 20, 1977 Los Angeles, CA
Texas Red (Red Bastien) 1 July 1, 1977 Los Angeles, CA
Chavo Guerrero 8 August 6, 1977 Los Angeles, CA
Roddy Piper 2 August 12, 1977 Los Angeles, CA
Chavo Guerrero 9 August 19, 1977 San Bernardino, CA
Texas Red 2 September 7, 1977 Los Angeles, CA
Choi Sun 1 September 16, 1977 Los Angeles, CA
Chavo Guerrero 10 September 18, 1977 San Bernardino, CA
The Canadian (Roddy Piper) 3 November 4, 1977 Los Angeles, CA
Mando Guerrero 2 December 9, 1977 Los Angeles, CA
The Canadian 4 December 16, 1977 Los Angeles, CA
Hector Guerrero 1 February 10, 1978 Los Angeles, CA
Moondog Lonnie Mayne 1 April 2, 1978 San Bernardino, CA
Hector Guerrero 2 June 30, 1978 Los Angeles, CA
Moondog Lonnie Mayne 2 August 11, 1978 Los Angeles, CA
Vacant August 13, 1978 Mayne is killed in an auto accident
Chavo Guerrero 11 August 25, 1978 Los Angeles, CA Wins tournament
Roddy Piper 5 September 29, 1978 Los Angeles, CA
Twin Devil #1 1 October 1, 1978 San Bernardino, CA
Chavo Guerrero 12 December 1978 ?
Twin Devil #1 2 January 12, 1979 Los Angeles, CA
Chavo Guerrero 13 January 26, 1979 Los Angeles, CA
Leroy Brown 1 April 26, 1979 Los Angeles, CA
Al Madril 1 June 15, 1979 Los Angeles, CA
Bull Ramos 1 June 28, 1979 Los Angeles, CA
Pat Barrett 1 August 8, 1979 Bakersfield, CA
Pat Patterson 1 circa November 1979 Hawaii Fictitious title change
Chavo Guerrero 14 November 16, 1979 Los Angeles, CA
The Hood 1 1980 ?
Chavo Guerrero 15 March 14, 1980 Los Angeles, CA
The Spoiler #2 1 April 18, 1980 Los Angeles, CA
Walter Johnson 1 May 9, 1980 Los Angeles, CA
John Tolos 10 August 8, 1980 Los Angeles, CA
El Medico 1 1980 ?
Victor Rivera 4 December 1980 ?
Bobo Brazil 2 1981 ?
Chris Adams 1 1981 ?
John Tolos 11 1981 ?
Victor Rivera 5 1981 ?
Mike Masters 1 March 27, 1981 Los Angeles, CA
Rick Davidson 1 April 1981 ?
Peter Maivia 1 May 1981 ?
Chino Chou 1 August 7, 1981 ?
The Monster 1 1981 ?
Timothy Flowers 1 October 18, 1981 ?
Gran Hamada 1 November 6, 1981 ?
Timothy Flowers 2 November 13, 1981 ?
Bobby Lane 1 January 1982 ?
Sweet Brown Sugar 1 February 12, 1982 Los Angeles, CA
Adrian Street 1 March 12, 1982 ?
Timothy Flowers 3 May 1982 ?
Kid Koby 1 July 18, 1982 San Bernardino, CA
Black Gordman 5 August 20, 1982 ?
Killer Kim 1 September 17, 1982 ?
Chris Adams 2 1982 ?
El Monarca 1 November 5, 1982 ?
Ciclon Negro 1 November 12, 1982 Los Angeles, CA
El Monarca 2 November 26, 1982 ?
Title retired December 26, 1982 Promotion closes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ WWA/NWA Americas Heavyweight title history

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