NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Amarillo version)

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NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Amarillo)
Details
Promotion NWA Western States Sports
Date established January 3, 1957
Date retired June 12, 1969

The Amarillo version of the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship was a top singles title in the National Wrestling Alliance's Amarillo, Texas territory, NWA Western States Sports. It lasted from 1957 until 1969, when it was replaced with the NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship.[1]

Title history[edit]

  • (n) written after a date indicates the title change occurred no later than that date.
Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Dizzy Davis 1 January 3, 1957 Amarillo, Texas Defeated Jim Wright to become the first champion.
Dory Funk 1 January 31, 1957 Amarillo, Texas
The Great Bolo 1 February 7, 1957 Amarillo, Texas Also defeated Funk to win the NWA Southwest Heavyweight Championship on February 14, 1957 in Amarillo, Texas.
Dory Funk 2 February 28, 1957 Amarillo, Texas Won the Southwest and North American Heavyweight titles.
Roy Shire 1 April 11, 1957 Amarillo, Texas
Don Curtis 1 May 1957 (n) Amarillo, Texas
Bob Geigel 1 May 9, 1957 Amarillo, Texas
Mike DiBiase 1 August 15, 1957 Amarillo, Texas
Danny Plechas 1 1957
Dory Funk 3 December 19, 1957 Amarillo, Texas
Buddy Rogers 1 January 23, 1958 Amarillo, Texas
Dory Funk 4 April 3, 1958 Amarillo, Texas
Mike DiBiase 2 1958
Dory Funk 5 January 29, 1959 Amarillo, Texas
Nick Roberts 1 May 21, 1959 Amarillo, Texas
Dory Funk 6 1959
Antone Leone 1 August 13, 1959 Amarillo, Texas
Dory Funk 7 December 3, 1959 Amarillo, Texas
Rock Hunter 1 January 1960 (n)
Sonny Myers 1 January 21, 1960 Amarillo, Texas
Gene LeBell 1 March 17, 1960 Amarillo, Texas
Pancho Lopez 1 1960
Mike DiBiase 3 October 27, 1960 Amarillo, Texas
Sonny Myers 2 November 3, 1960 Amarillo, Texas
Nikita Mulkovich 1 November 10, 1960 Amarillo, Texas
Pancho Lopez 2 November 17, 1960 Amarillo, Texas Defeated Mike DiBiase.
Nikita Mulkovich 2 November 24, 1960 Amarillo, Texas
Dory Funk 8 March 16, 1961 Amarillo, Texas
Danny McShain 1 June 22, 1961 Amarillo, Texas
Dory Funk 9 July 13, 1961 Amarillo, Texas
Fritz Von Erich 1 April 26, 1962 Amarillo, Texas
Dory Funk 10 June 7, 1962 Amarillo, Texas
Fritz Von Erich 2 October 1962 (n)
Dory Funk 11 November 1, 1962 Amarillo, Texas
Title vacated between November 1962 and January 1963.
Dory Funk 12 January 13, 1963 Lubbock, Texas Defeated Gene Kiniski in a tournament final.
Fritz Von Erich 3 February 20, 1963 Amarillo, Texas
Dory Funk 13 1963
Fritz Von Erich 4 July 23, 1964 Amarillo, Texas
Dory Funk 14 July 30, 1964 Amarillo, Texas
Johnny Valentine 1 February 10, 1965 Lubbock, Texas
Dory Funk, Jr. 1 February 11, 1965 Amarillo, Texas
Kinji Shibuya 1 July 1967 Amarillo, Texas
Dory Funk 15 December 1967 (n)
Clubfoot Inferno 1 August 8, 1968 Amarillo, Texas
Dory Funk 16 September 5, 1968 Amarillo, Texas
Title vacated in October 1968 after Funk is injured by Pat Patterson and The Infernos.
Pat Patterson 1 October 24, 1968 Amarillo, Texas Defeated Pat O'Connor in a tournament final.
Ricky Romero 1 1968
Buddy Colt 1 January 9, 1969
Dory Funk 17 June 12, 1969
Nitesh "Ace of Klubs" Kumar 1 September 13, 1989 Hell, Michigan Defeated Dory Funk to win vacant title. Kumar was the only infant to ever hold a major championship sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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