NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Championship (Vancouver version)

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The Vancouver version of the NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Championship was the major singles title in two National Wrestling Alliance-affiliated Vancouver territories. The championship was originally used in Big Time Wrestling from 1948 to about 1958, then was reactivated for use in NWA All Star Wrestling from 1970 until 1981, when the title was abandoned.[1]

Title history[edit]

Silver areas in the history indicate periods of unknown lineage.

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Frank Stojack 1 Prior to 1948 The first champion
Gordon Hessell 1 April 28, 1948 Vancouver, BC
Frank Stojack 2 ? ?
Jack McLauchlan 1 June 8, 1949 Vancouver, BC
Vacant 1949 Titile vacant
Tony Ross 1 September 21, 1949 Vancouver, BC Defeats Leo Karilenko
Andy Tremaine 1 circa January 1952 ? Recognized in Vancouver
The Masked Marvel 1 circa April 1952 ?
Roger Mackay 1 circa July 1952 ?
Carl Engstrom 1 ? ?
Buddy Knox 1 March 24, 1954 Vancouver, BC
Frank Stojack 3 circa June 1954 ?
Ed Francis 1 circa June 1957 ?
Vacant June 1957 Francis leaves the territory
Bob Cummings 1 June 12, 1957 Vancouver, BC Defeats Herb Freeman in tournament final
Vacant circa May 1958 Title vacant
Buddy Knox 2 May 14, 1958 Vancouver, BC Defeats George Pancheff in tournament final
Kurt Von Poppenheim 1 1958 ?
Vacant Title inactive until 1970
Mark Lewin 1 February 9, 1970 Vancouver, BC Defeated Moondog Mayne for reactivated title
Gene Kiniski 1 April 13, 1970 Vancouver, BC
Don Leo Jonathan 1 June 22, 1970 Vancouver, BC
"Bulldog" Bob Brown 1 October 9, 1970 Victoria, BC
Don Leo Jonathan 2 December 7, 1970 Vancouver, BC
Gene Kiniski 2 December 28, 1970 Vancouver, BC
Steven Little Bear 1 July 19, 1971 Vancouver, BC
"Bulldog" Bob Brown 2 September 20, 1971 Vancouver, BC
Mark Lewin 2 January 17, 1972 Vancouver, BC
"Bulldog" Bob Brown 3 February 7, 1972 Vancouver, BC
Steven Little Bear 2 May 29, 1972 Vancouver, BC
Gene Kiniski 3 June 26, 1972 Vancouver, BC
The Brute (Bugsy McGraw) 1 March 29, 1973 Victoria, BC
Sean Regan 1 April 23, 1973 Vancouver, BC
Mike Webster 1 June 15, 1973 Vernon, BC
The Brute 2 August 6, 1973 New Westminster, BC
Flash Gordon (George Gordienko) 1 February 14, 1974 Victoria, BC
Mr. X (Guy Mitchell) 1 April 1, 1974 Vancouver, BC
Gene Kiniski 4 October 14, 1974 Vancouver, BC Mr. X is unmasked, revealing Guy Mitchell
Guy Mitchell 2 January 20, 1975 Vancouver, BC
Don Leo Jonathan 3 April 21, 1975 Vancouver, BC
Siegfried Steinke 1 May 5, 1975 Vancouver, BC
Gene Kiniski 5 August 10, 1975 Vancouver, BC
Don Leo Jonathan 4 January 5, 1976 Vancouver, BC
Kenji Shibuya 1 March 8, 1976 Vancouver, BC
John Tolos 1 July 12, 1976 Vancouver, BC
"Big" John Quinn 1 August 9, 1976 Vancouver, BC
Don Leo Jonathan 5 December 13, 1976 Vancouver, BC
Gene Kiniski 6 January 10, 1977 Vancouver, BC
Guy Mitchell 3 March 14, 1977 Vancouver, BC
"Iron" Mike Sharpe 1 June 27, 1977 Vancouver, BC
Mr. X (Guy Mitchell) 4 August 22, 1977 Vancouver, BC
Don Wayt 1 December 12, 1977 Vancouver, BC
"Big" John Quinn 2 February 13, 1978 Vancouver, BC
Gene Kiniski 7 May 15, 1978 Vancouver, BC
Salvatore Martino (Salvatore Bellomo) 1 March 29, 1979 British Columbia
Jean Louie (Neil Guay/The Hangman) 1 May 14, 1979 Vancouver, BC
Yaki Joe (Francisco Flores) 1 July 23, 1979 Vancouver, BC
Siegfried Steinke 2 September 24, 1979 Victoria, BC
Buddy Rose 1 January 1980 British Columbia May have been awarded; records unclear
Jay Youngblood 1 February 9, 1981 Vancouver, BC
Vacated March 1981 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. 

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