NWA Pacific International Championship

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NWA Pacific International Heavyweight Championship
Details
Date established 1962
Date retired 1980
Promotion Mid-Pacific Promotions
Other name(s)
  • NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Hawaii)
  • NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Hawaii)

The NWA Pacific International Heavyweight Championship was the primary singles championship of Mid-Pacific Promotions, the NWA territory based in Hawaii. The title was originally the Hawaiian version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship that was defended in Hawaii. It existed from 1962 until 1968. It was renamed the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Hawaii version) in 1968 and renamed again as the NWA Pacific International Heavyweight Championship in 1978, which was the name it used until it was retired in 1980.[1]

Title history[edit]

Wrestler Reigns Date Place Notes
NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Hawaii version)
Nick Bockwinkel 1 1962 Records unclear as to how he got title.
King Curtis Iaukea 1 June 6, 1962 Hawaii
Billy White Wolf 1 November 21, 1962 Hawaii
King Curtis Iaukea 2 December 12, 1962 Hawaii
Dick the Bruiser 1 July 15, 1963 Hawaii
King Curtis Iaukea 3 November 6, 1963 Hawaii
Luther Lindsay 1 June 1964 Hawaii
King Curtis Iaukea 4 July 1964 Hawaii
Enrique Torres 1 December 12, 1964 Hawaii
Hard Boiled Haggerty 1 February 24, 1965 Honolulu, Hawaii
King Curtis Iaukea 5 September 15, 1965 Hawaii
Killer Kowalski 1 November 3, 1965 Hawaii
Nick Kozak 1 January 5, 1966 Hawaii
Johnny Barend 1 February 2, 1966 Hawaii
King Curtis Iaukea 6 March 1, 1967 Hawaii
Johnny Barend 2 November 7, 1967 Hawaii
Jim Hady 1 April 24, 1968 Hawaii
Ray Stevens 1 May 15, 1968 Hawaii
Jim Hady 2 June 12, 1968 Hawaii
NWA North American Championship (Hawaii version)
Toru Tanaka 1 December 25, 1968 Hawaii
Gene Kiniski 1 February 19, 1969 Hawaii
Pedro Morales 1 June 18, 1969 Hawaii
King Curtis Iaukea 7 September 24, 1969 Hawaii
Pedro Morales 2 November 5, 1969 Hawaii
Johnny Barend 3 February 7, 1970 Hawaii
Pedro Morales 3 August 5, 1970 Hawaii
The Destroyer 1 September 30, 1970 Hawaii
Billy Robinson 1 December 16, 1970 Hawaii
King Curtis Iaukea 8 January 9, 1971 Hawaii
Sam Steamboat 1 February 24, 1971 Hawaii
Gene Kiniski 2 May 12, 1971 Hawaii
Ed Morrow 1 August 25, 1971 Hawaii
Gene Kiniski 3 September 9, 1971 Hawaii
Sam Steamboat 2 September 29, 1971 Hawaii
Sweet Daddy Siki 1 October 27, 1971 Hawaii
Johnny Barend 4 March 22, 1972 Hawaii
Freddie Blassie 1 July 26, 1972 Hawaii
Sam Steamboat 3 September 27, 1972 Hawaii
Dusty Rhodes 1 November 25, 1972 Hawaii
Billy Robinson 2 June 6, 1973 Hawaii
Vacated between 1973 & 1977 Title inactive.
John Tolos 1 July 1977 Awarded
Sam Steamboat 4 October 1977 Hawaii
Tor Kamata 1 December 1977 Hawaii
Rick Martel 1 March 1978
Big John Studd 1 June 1978 Awarded when Martel leaves.
NWA Pacific International Championship
Don Muraco 1 September 1978 Hawaii
Tor Kamata 2 1979 Hawaii
Masked Cyclops (AKA Frenchy Martin) 1 1980 Hawaii
Siva Afi 1 1980 Hawaii
Title Retired 1980 Title abandoned.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.