NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship

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NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship
The NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship Belt.jpg
The NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship belt
Details
Current champion(s) The Mad Hatter
Date won June 29th, 2014
Date established May 18, 1950
Promotion NWA Central-States Championship Wrestling

The NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship that currently serves as the main title for the National Wrestling Alliance promotion, NWA Central-States Championship Wrestling. For most of its existence, however, the title was defended in the NWA affiliate Central States Wrestling from 1950 to 1989.

Title history[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Bill Longson 1 May 18, 1950 Kansas City, KS Defeats Sonny Myers in tournament final to become first champion
Tarzan Kowalski 1 January 25, 1951 Kansas City, KS
Dennis Clary 1 April 26, 1951 Kansas City, KS
Sonny Myers 1 May 3, 1951 Kansas City, KS
Dennis Clary 2 May 10, 1951 Kansas City, KS
Jimmy Coffield 1 November 6, 1951 Topeka, KS
Alo Leilani 1 November 29, 1951 Kansas City, KS
Bob Orton 1 December 20, 1951 Kansas City, KS
Enrique Torres 1 February 28, 1952 Kansas City, KS
Sonny Myers 2 March 6, 1952 Kansas City, KS
Vacant 1952 Title vacant
Sonny Myers # April 1952 Wichita, KS Defeats Bob Orton in 13-man tournament final, but Orville Brown refuses to present him with the title because the final was only one fall
Sonny Myers 3 1952 ? Defeats Bob Orton in 3-fall match
Red Berry 1 circa September 1952 ?
Bobby Lane 1 November 1952 Kansas City, KS
Dave Sims 1 January 15, 1953 Kansas City, KS
Lenny Montana 1 October 1, 1953 ?
Sonny Myers 4 December 11, 1953 St. Joseph, MO
Dave Sims 2 January 1954 ?
Bob Orton 2 January 28, 1954 Kansas City, KS
Sonny Myers 5 March 1954 ?
El Toro 1 1954 ? Unknown whom El Toro defeated for the title
Sonny Myers 6 1954 Kansas City, KS
Joe Dusek 1 September 13, 1954 Wichita, KS
Ray Villmer 1 December 16, 1954 Kansas City, KS
Lu Kim 1 ? ?
Ray Villmer 2 ? ?
Mike DiBiase 1 circa April 1956 ? Unknown whom DiBiase defeated for the title
Richard Brown 1 April 10, 1956 Topeka, KS
Mighty Atlas 1 circa 1956 ? Unknown whom Atlas defeated for the title
Sonny Myers 7 circa February 1957 ? Unknown whom Myers defeated for the title
Richard Brown 2 1957 ? Unknown whom Brown defeated for the title
Red Berry 2 September 15, 1957 Wichita, KS
Richard Brown 3 October 7, 1957 Wichita, KS
Vacant 1958 Title vacant
Sonny Myers 8 July 25, 1958 St. Joseph, MO Wins tournament
Vacant circa October 1958 Title vacant
Bob Geigel 1 October 3, 1958 ? Defeats Bob Ellis in tournament final
Bob Ellis 1 November 28, 1958 St. Joseph, MO
Lee Henning 1 January 22, 1960 St. Joseph, MO
Kinji Shibuya 1 1960 ? Unknown whom Shibuya defeated for the title
Bob Ellis 2 March 10, 1960 Kansas City, KS
Lee Henning 2 April 1960 ?
Thor Hagen 1 May 27, 1960 St. Joseph, MO
Ricky Lee 1 June 1960 St. Joseph, MO
Thor Hagen 2 August 1960 ?
Mike Paidousis 1 September 29, 1960 Kansas City, KS
Lee Henning 3 November 18, 1960 St. Joseph, MO
Ron Etchison 1 March 31, 1961 St. Joseph, MO
Lee Henning 4 April 21, 1961 St. Joseph, MO
Bob Ellis 3 circa May 1961 ?
Vacant 1961 Ellis leaves the area
Buddy Austin 1 June 2, 1961 ? Awarded title
Sonny Myers 9 November 3, 1961 St. Joseph, MO
Tarzan Tyler 1 November 10, 1961 St. Joseph, MO
Buddy Austin 2 November 1961 ?
Ray Gordon 1 February 9, 1962 St. Joseph, MO
Lee Henning 5 May 4, 1962 St. Joseph, MO
Pat O'Connor 1 circa October 1962 ?
Lee Henning 6 November 2, 1962 St. Joseph, MO
Pat O'Connor 2 November 16, 1962 St. Joseph, MO
Sonny Myers 10 February 1, 1963 St. Joseph, MO Unknown whom Myers defeated for the title
Rock Hunter 1 May 17, 1963 St. Joseph, MO
Enrique Torres 2 December 20, 1963 St. Joseph, MO
The Spoiler 1 December 20, 1963 St. Joseph, MO
Mike DiBiase 1 circa December 1964 ? Unknown whom DiBiase defeated for the title
Ron Reed 1 January 11, 1965 St. Joseph, MO
The Stomper 1 June 4, 1965 St. Joseph, MO
Sonny Myers 11 July 4, 1965 ?
Bob Geigel 2 January 7, 1966 St. Joseph, MO
Ron Reed 2 February 18, 1966 St. Joseph, MO
The Viking 1 June 17, 1966 St. Joseph, MO
Mike DiBiase 2 December 16, 1966 St. Joseph, MO
Sonny Myers 12 January 13, 1967 St. Joseph, MO
Bob Geigel 3 February 24, 1967 St. Joseph, MO
The Viking 2 April 7, 1967 St. Joseph, MO
Sonny Myers 13 June 9, 1967 St. Joseph, MO
The Hangman 1 October 27, 1967 St. Joseph, MO
Bob Geigel 4 November 17, 1967 St. Joseph, MO
Sonny Myers 14 December 12, 1967 St. Joseph, MO
Harley Race 1 April 5, 1968 St. Joseph, MO
Ron Etchison 2 May 3, 1968 St. Joseph, MO
Roger Kirby 1 May 10, 1968 St. Joseph, MO
Vacant May 1968 Title vacant
"Bulldog" Bob Brown 1 June 4, 1968 St. Joseph, MO Defeats Thor Hagen in tournament final
Tommy Martin 1 October 11, 1968 St. Joseph, MO
Dusty Rhodes 1 December 13, 1968 St. Joseph, MO
"Bulldog" Don Kent 1 January 10, 1969 St. Joseph, MO
Dick Murdoch 1 February 28, 1969 St. Joseph, MO
Pat O'Connor 3 June 20, 1969 St. Joseph, MO
Vacant October 1969 Title vacant
Danny Little Bear 1 November 28, 1969 St. Joseph, MO Wins tournament
Roger Kirby 2 April 3, 1970 St. Joseph, MO
Bob Geigel 5 January 1, 1971 St. Joseph, MO
Harley Race 2 1971 ?
Bob Geigel 6 1971 ?
Harley Race 3 circa June 1971 ? Pat O'Connor defeats Race for the title on January 28, 1972 in St. Louis, MO, but Race continues to be recognized by other promoters, and Sam Muchnick withdraws recognition of the title and later creates the Missouri Heavyweight title
Danny Little Bear 2 February 11, 1972 St. Joseph, MO
Black Angus Campbell 1 1972 ?
The Stomper 2 June 8, 1972 ?
Harley Race 4 July 7, 1972 Kansas City, KS
Omar Atlas 1 November 24, 1972 St. Joseph, MO
Roger Kirby 1 December 1972 ?
Danny Little Bear 3 April 27, 1973 ?
Bob Brown 2 June 1973 ?
Harley Race 5 September 22, 1973 Kansas City, KS
Bob Brown 3 October 11, 1973 Kansas City, KS
Mike George 1 March 21, 1974 Kansas City, KS
Roger Kirby 2 June 1974 ?
Bob Brown 4 July 4, 1974 Kansas City, KS Defeats Don Fargo
Harley Race 6 July 11, 1974 Kansas City, KS
Bob Brown 5 August 1, 1974 Kansas City, KS
Terry Martin 1 December 1974 ?
Jerry Oates 1 February 7, 1975 St. Joseph, MO
Ed Wiskoski 1 May 31, 1975 Kansas City, KS
Mike George 2 February 12, 1976 Kansas City, KS
Bob Brown 6 April 10, 1976 Wichita, KS
Mike George 3 April 17, 1976 Wichita, KS
Bob Brown 7 May 18, 1976 Topeka, KS
Harley Race 7 July 8, 1976 Kansas City, KS
Bob Brown 8 September 5, 1976 Wichita, KS
Rick Gibson 1 October 1, 1976 St. Joseph, MO
Bob Slaughter 1 January 1977 ? Unknown whom Slaughter defeated for the title
Ted Oates 1 February 4, 1977 St. Joseph, MO
Bob Slaughter 2 February 11, 1977 St. Joseph, MO
Bob Brown * 1977 ?
Bob Slaughter 3 1977 ?
Ted DiBiase 1 May 19, 1977 Kansas City, KS
Bob Sweetan 1 1977 ? Unknown whom Sweetan defeated for the title
Bob Brown 9 October 30, 1977 Topeka, KS
Ted DiBiase 2 January 7, 1978 Kansas City, KS
Alexis Smirnoff * January 7, 1978 Kansas City, KS
Ken Lucas 1 February 16, 1978 Kansas City, KS
Bob Sweetan 2 April 27, 1978 Kansas City, KS
Doug Gilbert (Not the brother of Eddie Gilbert) 1 August 31, 1978 Kansas City, KS
Buck Robley 1 October 7, 1978 Des Moines, IA
Dick Murdoch * December 30, 1978 Kansas City, KS
Randy Alls 1 January 2, 1979 St. Joseph, MO
Bob Sweetan 3 February 22, 1979 Kansas City, KS
Ron Starr 1 September 17, 1979 Wichita, KS
The Turk 1 October 4, 1979 Kansas City, KS
The Avenger 1 November 22, 1979 Kansas City, KS
The Assassin 1 January 24, 1980 Kansas City, KS
Bob Brown 10 February 4, 1980 Kansas City, KS
Bruiser Brody 1 April 10, 1980 Kansas City, KS
Dick Murdoch 2 May 22, 1980 Kansas City, KS
Killer Karl Kox 1 July 24, 1980 Kansas City, KS
Bob Brown 11 August 16, 1980 Topeka, KS
Mike George 4 September 11, 1980 Kansas City, KS
Bob Brown 12 October 23, 1980 Kansas City, KS
Buzz Tyler 1 April 1, 1981 Des Moines, IA
Bob Sweetan 4 July 23, 1981 Kansas City, KS
Tommy Martin 2 November 19, 1981 Kansas City, KS
Bob Sweetan 5 December 10, 1981 Kansas City, KS
Bob Brown 13 December 14, 1981 Wichita, KS
Held up ? Held up at some point during this reign
Roger Kirby 3 April 27, 1982 St. Joseph, MO Defeats Harley Race
Manny Fernandez 1 September 16, 1982 Kansas City, KS
Dewey Robertson 1 February 10, 1983 Kansas City, KS
Bob Brown 14 May 12, 1983 Kansas City, KS
Dewey Robertson 2 May 19, 1983 Kansas City, KS
Harley Race 8 June 2, 1983 Kansas City, KS
Vacant June 10, 1983 Race wins NWA World Heavyweight title
Super Destroyer 1 June 30, 1983 Kansas City, KS Defeats Buck Robley in tournament final
Buzz Tyler 2 October 20, 1983 Kansas City, KS
Tully Blanchard 1 January 26, 1984 Kansas City, KS
Buzz Tyler 3 February 9, 1984 Kansas City, KS
Luke Graham 1 April 19, 1984 Kansas City, KS
Ted Oates 2 June 21, 1984 Kansas City, KS
Buzz Tyler 4 August 11, 1984 Kansas City, KS
Hacksaw Higgins 1 October 6, 1984 Kansas City, KS
Harley Race 8 October 25, 1984 Kansas City, KS
Mr. Pogo 1 January 10, 1985 Kansas City, KS
Marty Jannetty 1 September 22, 1985 Des Moines, IA
Brett Sawyer 1 December 5, 1985 Kansas City, KS
Bob Brown 15 December 17, 1985 Ames, IA
Vacant May 30, 1986 Brown vacates due to an ankle injury
The Shadow * May 30, 1986 Des Moines, IA Wins 13-man battle royal
Marty Jannetty 2 June 1, 1986 Marshalltown, IA
Bob Brown 16 June 1986 ? Brown was defending title against Sam Houston. Because of Brown's illegal tactics, Dusty Rhodes ran down and delivered a piledriver to him on the floor. Brown was listed as being out with a neck injury.
Vacant September 26, 1986 Jim Crockett Jr. buys out the promotion and uses his own wrestlers
Sam Houston 1 November 16, 1986 St. Louis, MO Defeats Bill Dundee in a tournament final
Bill Dundee 1 January 3, 1987 Topeka, KS
Bob Brown 17 February 27, 1987 Kansas City, KS
Rufus R. Jones 2 May 21, 1987 Kansas City, KS
Porkchop Cash 1 July 10, 1987 St. Joseph, MO
Rufus R. Jones 3 July 17, 1987 Kansas City, KS
Earthquake Ferris 1 September 27, 1987 Des Moines, IA
Bob Brown 18 October 30, 1987 St. Joseph, MO
Dave Peterson 1 December 25, 1987 St. Joseph, MO
Held up ? Title held up
Dave Peterson 2 February 18, 1988 Kansas City, KS Defeats Cuban Assassin for the held-up title; promotion withdraws from NWA in 1988
Akio Sato 1 March 23, 1989 Kansas City, KS Defeats T.C. Carter
Title retired 1989 Promotion closes
Title revived in NWA Midwest
Shane Somers 1 March 30, 2002 Rolla, MO Defeats Butch McClain when the title is revived
Vacant October 22, 2002 Somers is injured
Derek Stone 1 November 16, 2002 Coffeyville, KS Defeats Michael Barry, Griz and Gary Jackson
Raven 1 June 25, 2005 Lawrence, KS
Vacant June 2, 2006 Stripped for lack of title defenses
Michael Strider 1 October 14, 2006 Muscatine, IA Defeats Woody Maguire, Mississippi Madman, Derek Stone, Marek Brave, and Mark Sterling
Mark Sterling 1 July 25, 2009 House Springs, MO
Jeremy Wyatt 1 May 7, 2011 Lawrence, KS Defeats Sterling, Tyler Cook and Jaysin Strife in a four-way elimination
Vacant April 27, 2012 Wyatt is injured
ACH 1 June 2, 2012 Kansas City, KS Defeats Dan Walsh and Neil Diamond Cutter in an 8-man tournament 3-way final
Vacant November 1, 2012 NWA Central-States Championship Wrestling's Championship Committee announced on November 1 that ACH had been stripped of the title due to Metro Pro Wrestling's withdrawal from the NWA.[1]
Evan "Money" Morris 1 March 30, 2013 Swansea, IL Evan "Money" Morris defeats three opponents in the NWA Central States Heavyweight Championship Tournament to become the 191st NWA Central States Heavyweight Champion.
"Showtime" Shane Somers 2 October 26, 2013 Cahiokia, IL "Showtime" Shane Somers defeats Evan "Money" Morris to become the 192nd NWA Central States Heavyweight Champion. He is the first man of the modern era to hold the NWA Central States Heavyweight Wrestling Championship two times.
Scott Somers 1 May 10, 2014 Vienna, MO Scott Somers defeats his own brother, Shane Somers, to capture the title.
Shane Somers 3 May 17, 2014 St. Robert, MO Defeats his brother, Scott Somers, with aid from Scott Somers' own manager, Garrett Williams.
The Mad Hatter 1 June 29, 2014 Waynesville, MO Defeats Shane Somers in a record 35 seconds with a front face lock immediately following Hatter's successful Affliction Championship defense.

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