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 Los Angeles, CA
Mark Lewin 1 July 28, 1967 Los Angeles, CA
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 Defeats Buddy Austin in tournament final.
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 Held up after a match against John Tolos.
Mil Mascaras 5 1971 Los Angeles, CA Wins rematch.
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 Wins rematch.
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 In San Diego, CA, Firpo defends against Tolos on 74/11/12 but loses to Tolos on 74/11/19.
Pampero Firpo 3 November 22, 1974 Los Angeles, CA Tolos may continue to be billed as champion in San Diego, CA but loses to Firpo on 74/11/26.
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 Los Angeles, CA
Greg Valentine 2 April 4, 1975 Los Angeles, CA
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 Los Angeles, CA
Louie Tillet 1 June 13, 1975 Hollywood, CA
Ernie Ladd 3 October 1975 Philadelphia, PA Fictitious title change.
Chavo Guerrero 1 October 31, 1975 Los Angeles, CA
Inferno I 1 January 30, 1976 Los Angeles, California
Chavo Guerrero 2 February 6, 1976
Roddy Piper 1 March 12, 1976 Los Angeles, CA
Chavo Guerrero 3 April 23, 1976
Crusher Verdu 1 June 11, 1976 Los Angeles, CA Defeats Gori Guerrero.
Chavo Guerrero 4 July 16, 1976 Los Angeles, California
The Hangman 1 September 3, 1976 Los Angeles, California
Chavo Guerrero 5 October 1, 1976
Ken Mantell 1 October 15, 1976
Chavo Guerrero 6 November 19, 1976
Dr. Hiro Ota 1 November 26, 1976 Los Angeles, California
Chavo Guerrero 7 December 3, 1976
Dory Funk Jr. 1 January 14, 1977 Los Angeles, CA
Chavo Guerrero 8 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 1 May 13, 1977 Los Angeles, CA
Mando Guerrero 1 May 20, 1977 Los Angeles, CA
Red Bastien 1 July 1, 1977 Los Angeles, CA
Chavo Guerrero 9 August 6, 1977 Los Angeles, CA
Roddy Piper 2 August 12, 1977 Los Angeles, CA
Chavo Guerrero 10 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 11 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 12 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 13 December 1978
Twin Devil #1 2 January 12, 1979 Los Angeles, CA
Chavo Guerrero 14 January 26, 1979 Los Angeles, CA
Eddie Mansfield 1 March 16, 1979 Los Angeles, CA
Chavo Guerrero 15 March 23, 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 Al Hobman is billed as champion in San Bernardino, CA as of 79/08/12.
Pat Barrett 1 August 8, 1979 Bakersfield, CA
Pat Patterson 1 November 1979 Hawaii Fictitious title change and Sometime after 79/09/30.
Chavo Guerrero 16 November 16, 1979 Los Angeles, CA
The Hood (Johnny Mantell) 1 1980 Sometime after 80/01/26.
Chavo Guerrero 17 March 14, 1980 Los Angeles, CA
The Spoiler #2 (Ron Starr) 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 October 26, 1980 Sometime after 80/08/24.
Victor Rivera 4 December 1980 Sometime after 80/12/07; still champion as of 81/02/08.
Bobo Brazil 2 1981
Chris Adams 1 March 01, 1981
John Tolos 11 1981
Victor Rivera 5 March 1981
Mike Masters 1 March 27, 1981 Los Angeles, CA
Bobo Brazil 3 April 10, 1981 Los Angeles, CA
Rick Davidson 1 April 17, 1981 Los Angeles, CA
Victor Rivera 6 May 01, 1981 Los Angeles, CA
Peter Maivia 1 May 25, 1981 San Jose, CA
Chino Chou 1 August 7, 1981 Los Angeles, CA Starts claiming the title after his match against Maivia ends as a draw; Maivia is still billed as champion in San Bernardino, CA as of 81/08/23.
The Monster 1 October 17, 1981
Timothy Flowers 1 October 18, 1981 Los Angeles, CA
Gran Hamada 1 November 6, 1981
Timothy Flowers 2 November 13, 1981
Bobby Lane 1 December 13, 1982 Sometime after 81/11/29.
Sweet Brown Sugar 1 February 12, 1982 Los Angeles, CA
Adrian Street 1 March 12, 1982 Los Angeles, CA
Timothy Flowers 3 May 1982 Los Angeles, CA
Kid Koby 1 July 18, 1982 San Bernardino, CA
Black Gordman 5 August 20, 1982 Los Angeles, CA
Killer Kim 1 September 17, 1982
Chris Adams 2 1982
El Monarca 1 November 5, 1982 Los Angeles, CA
Ciclon Negro 1 November 12, 1982 Los Angeles, CA
El Monarca 2 November 26, 1982 Los Angeles, CA
Title retired December 26, 1982 Promotion closes on 82/12/26; Falco de Oro is billed as champion San Bernardino, CA on 83/07/16

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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