NWA North American Heavyweight Championship

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NWA North American Heavyweight Championship
Details
Current champion(s) Tim Storm
Date won October 17, 2014
Date established October 1994
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance

The NWA North American Heavyweight Championship is the second most prestigious singles title in the National Wrestling Alliance that was created in 1994 after World Championship Wrestling withdrew from the NWA. There were other versions of this title before this one was created. From 1998 through 2000, the title was the major championship in Music City Wrestling.[1]

Title history[edit]

Since 1994, there have been forty two total championship reigns. Greg Valentine was the inaugural champion. The record for most reigns is held by Mike Rapada, who won the title five times. The record for longest reign is held by JT Wolfen, who held the belt for 742 days.

The current champion is Tim Storm, who is in his first reign. He defeated Byron Wilcott on October 17, 2014 in Sherman, Texas[2]


Title history as of November 28, 2014.
# Wrestler: Reigns: Date: Days held: Location: Notes:
1
Greg Valentine
1
Oct 30, 1994 68 N/A Valentine was awarded the title. He held the title for at least the number of days shown, as it is unknown when during the month he was awarded the title.
2
Kevin Von Erich
1
Jan 7, 1995 7 Dallas, Texas
3
John Hawk
1
Jan 14, 1995 63 Dallas, Texas
4
Greg Valentine
2
Mar 18, 1995 44 Dallas, Texas
-
Vacated
-
May 1995 N/A N/A The title was vacated when Jim Crockett, Jr.'s NWA Dallas closed. Valentine held the title for at least the number of days shown, as it is unknown when during the month NWA Dallas closed.
5
Tommy Cairo
1
Jun 24, 1995 441 Williamstown, New Jersey Defeated Devon Storm in a tournament final after the title moved to NWA Championship Wrestling America/New Jersey.
6
Reckless Youth
1
Sep 7, 1996 217 Yardville, New Jersey Defeated Derrick Domino after Cairo no-showed.
7
Lance Diamond
1
Apr 12, 1997 14 Cherry Hill, New Jersey
8
Ace Darling
1
Apr 26, 1997 49 Wilmington, Delaware
9
Reckless Youth
2
Jun 14, 1997 198 Vineland, New Jersey
-
Vacated
-
Dec 29, 1997 123 N/A The title was vacated so it could be used in an NWA angle in the World Wrestling Federation.
10
Jeff Jarrett
1
Jan 5, 1998 61 New Haven, Connecticut Defeated Barry Windham on WWF RAW is WAR.
11
Barry Windham
1
Mar 1, 1998 1 N/A Windham was awarded the title by Jim Cornette after Jarrett left Cornette's NWA group.
-
Vacated
-
Mar 2, 1998 152 N/A The NWA stripped Windham of the title.
12
The Colorado Kid
1
Aug 1, 1998 147 Nashville, Tennessee Defeated Recon. Colorado Kid had already won the Music City Wrestling title from Recon on July 25 in Lebanon, Tennessee. This match was decided to be for the NWA title by the NWA Board of Directors and MCW. The NWA title then replaced the MCW title, as both were being defended in MCW.
13
Chris Michaels
1
Dec 26, 1998 14 Nashville, Tennessee
14
The Colorado Kid
2
Jan 9, 1999 246 Nashville, Tennessee
15
Big Bully Douglas
1
Sep 12, 1999 48 Nashville, Tennessee
16
Mike Rapada
(The Colorado Kid)
3
Oct 30, 1999 7 Lebanon, Tennessee
17
Terry Taylor
1
Nov 6, 1999 49 Nashville, Tennessee
18
The Colorado Kid
4
Dec 25, 1999 138 Nashville, Tennessee
19
Air Paris
1
May 11, 2000 9 Fairview, Tennessee
20
Chris Harris
1
May 20, 2000 117 Nashville, Tennessee
21
Mike Rapada
5
Sep 14, 2000 6 Lebanon, Tennessee
-
Vacated
-
Sep 20, 2000 205 N/A The title was vacated after Rapada won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
22
Steve Corino
1
Apr 13, 2001 8 North Richland Hills, Texas Defeated Redd Dogg.
23
Robbie Royce
1
Apr 21, 2001 85 Winnipeg, Manitoba
-
Vacated
-
Jul 15, 2001 14 N/A The title was vacated after Royce left the Canadian Wrestling Federation.
24
Dark Rain
1
Jul 29, 2001 28 St. Boniface, Manitoba Defeated Gene Swan in tournament final.
25
Spyder
1
Aug 26, 2001 48 St. Boniface, Manitoba
26
Quinn Magnum
1
Oct 13, 2001 350 St. Petersburg, Florida Won the title at the NWA 53rd Anniversary Show.
27
Paul Atlas
1
Sep 28, 2002 28 McKeesport, Pennsylvania
28
Jorge Estrada
1
Oct 26, 2002 189 Corpus Christi, Texas
29
Hotstuff Hernandez
1
May 3, 2003 147 Cornelia, Georgia
30
JT Wolfen
1
Sep 27, 2003 742 Hawaii
31
Tommy Marr
1
Oct 8, 2005 196 Nashville, Tennessee Won the title at the NWA 57th Anniversary Show.
32
Dru Onyx
1
Apr 22, 2006 489 Altamonte Springs, Florida
33
Damien Wayne
1
Aug 24, 2007 106 Las Vegas, Nevada
34
Mike DiBiase
1
Dec 8, 2007 511 Elkin, North Carolina
35
Apolo
1
May 2, 2009 273 Tyler, Texas
36
The Sheik
1
January 30, 2010 451 Fort Pierce, Florida
-
Vacated
-
Apr 26, 2011 60 N/A The title was vacated after The Sheik won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
37
Shaun Tempers
1
June 25, 2011 475 Cornelia, Georgia Tempers defeated Ace Rockwell to win the vacant title.
38
Carson
1
October 12, 2012 91 Cypress, Texas
39
Byron Wilcott
1
January 11, 2013 99 Cypress, Texas
40
Kahagas
1
April 20, 2013 391 Houston, Texas [2]
41
Byron Wilcott
2
May 16, 2014 154 Sherman, Texas
42
Tim Storm
1
October 17, 2014 42+ Sherman, Texas

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ a b Caldwell, James (April 20, 2013). "Show Results - 4/20 NWA Houston Parade of Champions: Caldwell's in-person report on Conway vs. Masters for NWA Title, Hoyt & Archer defend IWGP Tag Titles, three title changes". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 

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