NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship

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NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship
Details
Current champion(s) Tony Baroni
Date won March 15, 2014
Date established December 17, 1978
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance and Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling

The NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship was the top singles title in Maple Leaf Wrestling from 1978 until 1984, when it was abandoned after the Toronto promotion partnered with the WWF.[1] The title was reinstated as the present-day, NWA Board-controlled version of the NWA Canadian Heavyweight title.[2] Previous versions also existed in Calgary, Halifax and Vancouver. Has been defended in the World Wrestling Federation. The current champion is Tony Baroni, who is in his second reign. He defeated Ethan H-D, King of the Yukon, and then-champion Nelson Creed on March 15 in Vancouver B.C. at Pacific Cup 2014.

Title History[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Canadian Heavyweight Championship
Dino Bravo 1 December 17, 1978 Toronto, ON Defeats Gene Kiniski to become the first champion.
Greg Valentine 1 March 8, 1979 Toronto, ON
Dino Bravo 2 June 3, 1979 Toronto, ON
Vacant September 1979 Bravo leaves the area
Dewey Robertson 1 September 9, 1979 Toronto, ON Defeats Greg Valentine in tournament final
Great Hossein Arab 1 May 25, 1980 Toronto, ON
Angelo Mosca 1 July 20, 1980 Toronto, ON
Great Hossein Arab 2 August 10, 1980 Toronto, ON
Angelo Mosca 2 December 28, 1980 Toronto, ON
Mr. Fuji 1 July 12, 1981 Toronto, ON
Angelo Mosca 3 July 26, 1981 Toronto, ON
Big John Studd 1 September 20, 1981 Toronto, ON
Angelo Mosca 4 January 17, 1982 Toronto, ON
Sgt. Slaughter 1 July 24, 1983 Toronto, ON
Angelo Mosca 5 January 22, 1984 Toronto, ON
Vacant March 1984 Title vacant
Ivan Koloff 1 April 29, 1984 Toronto, ON Defeats Brian Adidas in tournament final
Angelo Mosca Jr. 1 June 10, 1984 Toronto, ON
Vacated July 1984 Maple Leaf Wrestling is sold to the WWF
NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship
EZ Ryder 1 October 24, 1998 Cherry Hill, NJ Defeats Paul Atlas, who was filling in for Mr. Gillis, at the NWA 50th Anniversary Show.
Michelle Starr 1 June 26, 1999 Winnipeg, MB
EZ Ryder 2 July 25, 1999 Vancouver, BC
Crusher Carlsen 1 November 27, 1999 Winnipeg, MB
Vacated September 2000
EZ Ryder 3 October 13, 2001 St. Petersburg, FL Defeats Juggernaut at the NWA 53rd Anniversary Show to win the vacant title.
Spyder 1 December 9, 2001 St. Boniface, MB Defeats Ryder and Baron von Meaner in a Triple Threat Steel Cage Match.
Brian Sylver 1 March 8, 2002 Winnipeg, MB
Spyder 2 March 10, 2002 Winnipeg, MB
The Machine 1 September 8, 2002 Winnipeg, MB
Vacated September 2002 Title held up by NWA President Jim Miller after The Machine defeated Spyder.
Spyder 3 October 18, 2002 Winnipeg, MB Defeats The Machine to win held-up title.
Vacated March 7, 2003 Spyder is suspended from the NWA.
Zack Mercury 1 March 7, 2003 Winnipeg, MB Defeats Brian Jewel.
Brian Jewel 1 May 17, 2003 Winnipeg, MB
Stripped July 10, 2003 Jewel is stripped of the title.
Rob Stardom 1 September 24, 2003 Fort Garry, MB Defeats The Axe.
Kerry Brown 1 May 7, 2004 Winnipeg, MB Defeats Rob Stardom in a steel cage match.
Vid Vain 1 October 15, 2004 Winnipeg, MB Won the title at the NWA 56th Anniversary Show.
Michelle Starr 2 September 16, 2005 Port Coquitlam, BC
R.A.G.E. 1 February 17, 2006 Vancouver, BC
Vance Nevada 1 June 23, 2006 Surrey, BC
Fast Freddy Funk 1 October 27, 2006 Surrey, BC
Cole Bishop (Bishop) 1 May 25, 2007 Surrey, BC Defeats Fast Freddy Funk and Michelle Starr in a three-way match
Scotty Mac 1 March 28, 2008 Surrey, BC
Sid Sylum 1 April 10, 2010 Surrey, BC
Scotty Mac 2 October 2, 2010 Vancouver, BC
Tony Baroni 1 March 18, 2011 Surrey, BC Baroni unifies his NWA/ECCW Heavyweight Championship with Scotty Mac's NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship.
Artemis Spencer 1 December 3, 2011 Vancouver, BC Title is deunified from the ECCW Championship on 12/15/2011.
Bishop 2 February 25, 2012 Vancouver, BC
King of the Yukon 1 December 8, 2012 Vancouver, BC
Scotty Mac 3 March 23, 2013 Port Coquitlam, BC

List of individual reigns[edit]

As of March 25, 2013.

Dino Bravo || 98 || June 3, 1979 || September 9, 1979

Wrestler Days Held Date Won Date Lost
Scotty Mac 743 March 28, 2008 April 10, 2010
Angelo Mosca 554 January 17, 1982 July 24, 1983
Vid Vain 334 October 17, 2004 September 16, 2005
Cole Bishop 308 May 25, 2007 March 28, 2008
Bishop 287 February 25, 2012 December 8, 2012
Tony Baroni 261 March 18, 2011 December 3, 2011
Dewey Robertson 260 September 9, 1979 May 25, 1980
E.Z. Ryder 245 October 25, 1998 June 25, 1999
"The Rabid Dog" Rob Stardom 226 September 24, 2003 May 7, 2004
"Fast" Freddy Funk 210 October 27, 2006 May 25, 2007
Angelo Mosca 197 December 28, 1980 July 12, 1981
Sgt. Slaughter 182 July 24, 1983 January 22, 1984
Spyder 182 March 10, 2002 September 8, 2002
Sid Sylum 175 April 10, 2010 October 2, 2010
Scotty Mac 167 October 2, 2010 March 18, 2011
Kerry "The Pitbull" Brown 163 May 7, 2004 October 17, 2004
"Gorgeous" Michelle Starr 154 September 16, 2005 February 17, 2006
E.Z. Ryder 145 July 25, 1999 November 27, 1999
Great Hossein Arab 140 August 10, 1980 December 28, 1980
Spyder 140 October 18, 2002 March 7, 2003
Vance Nevada 126 June 23, 2006 October 27, 2006
R.A.G.E. 124 February 17, 2006 June 23, 2006
Big John Studd 119 September 20, 1981 January 17, 1982
Dino Bravo 113 December 17, 1978 April 8, 1979
King of the Yukon 105 December 8, 2012 March 23, 2013
Spyder 89 December 9, 2001 March 8, 2002
Artemis Spencer 85 December 3, 2011 February 25, 2012
Great Hossein Arab 76 May 25, 1980 July 20, 1980
Zack Mercury 71 March 7, 2003 May 17, 2003
E.Z. Ryder 57 October 13, 2001 December 9, 2001
Greg "The Hammer" Valentine 56 April 8, 1979 June 3, 1979
Angelo Mosca 56 July 26, 1981 September 20, 1981
"Bad Boy" Brian Jewel 54 May 17, 2003 July 10, 2003
Ivan Koloff 42 April 29, 1984 June 10, 1984
Scotty Mac 38+ March 23, 2013 **CHAMPION**
"Gorgeous" Michelle Starr 30 June 25, 1999 July 25, 1999
Angelo Mosca 21 July 20, 1980 August 10, 1980
Mr. Fuji 14 July 12, 1981 July 26, 1981
"Stylin'" Brian Sylver 2 March 8, 2002 March 10, 2002

Note: Angelo Mosca won the title back on January 22, 1984 but he then vacated the title sometime in March 1984.

Note: Angelo Mosca, Jr. won the title on June 10, 1984, but the title was abandoned sometime in July 1984 when Maple Leaf Wrestling was bought by the World Wrestling Federation. This made Mosca, Jr. the last champion until Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling revived the title in 1998.

Note: Crusher Carlsen beat Michelle Starr on November 27, 1999 but the title was vacated sometime in September 2000.

List of combined reigns[edit]

As of February 26, 2013.

Rank Wrestler # Of Reigns Combined Days
1. Scotty Mac 3 948+
2. Angelo Mosca 4 828
3. Bishop/Cole Bishop 2 595
4. E.Z. Ryder 3 447
5. Spyder 3 411
6. Vid Vain 1 334
7. Tony Baroni 1 261
8. Dewey Robertson 1 260
9. "The Rabid Dog" Rob Stardom 1 226
10. Great Hossein Arab 2 216
11. Dino Bravo 2 211
12. "Fast" Freddy Funk 1 210
13. "Gorgeous" Michelle Starr 2 184
14. Sgt. Slaughter 1 182
15. Sid Sylum 1 175
16. Kerry "The Pitbull" Brown 1 163
17. Vance Nevada 1 126
18. R.A.G.E. 1 124
19. Big John Studd 1 119
20. King of the Yukon 1 105
21. Artemis Spencer 1 85
22. Zack Mercury 1 71
23. Greg "The Hammer" Valentine 1 56
24. "Bad Boy" Brian Jewel 1 54
25. Ivan Koloff 1 42
26. Mr. Fuji 1 14
27. "Stylin'" Brian Sylver 1 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ ECCW.com Canadian Heavyweight Championship history

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