NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (San Francisco version)

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NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (San Francisco)
Details
Promotion NWA San Francisco
Date established November, 1960
Date retired January, 1981

The NWA San Francisco United States Championship was a version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship that was defended in San Francisco, California. The title, which originated as the American Wrestling Alliance United States Championship and was renamed in 1968, existed from 1960 until 1981.[1]

Title history[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
American Wrestling Alliance United States Heavyweight title
Ray Stevens 1 November 1960 Awarded
Bob Ellis 1 November 11, 1960 San Francisco, CA
Ray Stevens 2 May 1961 San Francisco, CA
Vacated July 1962 Stevens broke his ankle in cart racing
Pepper Gomez 1 July 1962 Windsor, Ontario defeated Freddie Blassie
Ray Stevens 3 February 23, 1963 San Francisco, CA
Wilbur Snyder 1 April 20, 1963 San Francisco, CA
Ray Stevens 4 June 29, 1963 San Francisco, CA
Dominic DeNucci 1 January 25, 1964 San Francisco, CA
Ray Stevens 5 February 29, 1964 San Francisco, CA
Kinji Shibuya 1 October 25, 1964 Honolulu, HI
Bobo Brazil 1 October 16, 1965 San Francisco, CA
Kinji Shibuya 2 November 13, 1965 San Francisco, CA
Bill Watts 1 February 19, 1966 San Francisco, CA
Ray Stevens 6 March 11, 1967 San Francisco, CA
Bearcat Wright 1 December 2, 1967 San Francisco, CA
Kinji Shibuya 3 February 17, 1968 San Francisco, CA
Bearcat Wright 2 April 13, 1968 San Francisco, CA
King Curtis Iaukea 1 July 4, 1968 ?
Ray Stevens 7 September 14, 1968 San Francisco, CA Promotion rejoins the NWA in 1968 during Stevens' reign
Renamed NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (San Francisco version)
King Curtis Iaukea 2 May 10, 1969 San Francisco, CA
Ray Stevens 8 June 7, 1969 San Francisco, CA
Vacated August 1969 Stevens broke his leg while racing
Pat Patterson 1 August 9, 1969 San Francisco, CA Defeated Pedro Morales
Ray Stevens 9 July 11, 1970 San Francisco, CA
Paul DeMarco 1 June 5, 1971 San Francisco, CA
Peter Maivia 1 July 31, 1971 San Francisco, CA
Paul DeMarco 2 September 18, 1971 San Francisco, CA
Rocky Johnson 1 November 5, 1971 San Francisco, CA
Pat Patterson 2 February 12, 1972 San Francisco, CA
Held Up December 7, 1972 Title held up after match against Great Mephisto
Great Mephisto 1 February 17, 1973 Defeated Patterson after several rematches failed to end with winner
Pat Patterson 3 April 28, 1973 San Francisco, CA
Moondog Lonnie Mayne 1 December 29, 1973 San Francisco, CA
Peter Maivia 2 October 12, 1974 San Francisco, CA
The Brute 1 January 15, 1975 San Francisco, CA
Pat Patterson 4 April 5, 1975 San Francisco, CA
Angelo Mosca 1 July 7, 1975 San Jose, CA
Pat Patterson 5 September 7, 1975 Sacramento, CA
Mr. Fuji 1 February 7, 1976 San Francisco, CA
Vacated February 12, 1977 Fuji left area
Pat Patterson 6 March 12, 1977 San Francisco, CA Defeated Alexis Smirnoff in tournament final
Alexis Smirnoff 1 April 16, 1977 San Francisco, CA
Dean Ho 1 July 16, 1977 San Francisco, CA
Bob Roop 1 September 17, 1977 San Francisco, CA
Vacated December 1977 Bob Roop fired
Dean Ho 2 January 14, 1978 Won tournament
Don Muraco 1 April 1, 1978 San Francisco, CA
Moondog Lonnie Mayne 2 May 27, 1978 San Francisco, CA
Roddy Piper 1 June 24, 1978 San Francisco, CA
Moondog Lonnie Mayne 3 July 14, 1978 ?
Vacated August 13, 1978 Mayne killed in auto accident
Buddy Rose 1 September 16, 1978 San Francisco, CA Defeated Jimmy Snuka in tournament final
Vacated 1979 Rose suspended
Ron Starr 1 March 3, 1979 San Francisco, CA Defeated Roddy Piper
Buddy Rose 2 May 11, 1979 San Francisco, CA
Ron Starr 2 June 8, 1979 San Francisco, CA Defeated Johnny Mantell when Rose refused to wrestle
Bob Sweetan 1 October 23, 1979 San Francisco, CA
George Wells 1 December 29, 1979 San Francisco, CA
Ed Wiskoski 1 June 7, 1980 San Francisco, CA
Ron Starr 3 August 9, 1980 San Francisco, CA
Bob Sweetan 2 October 13, 1980 San Francisco, CA
Vacated October 1980 Sweetan left area
Dusty Rhodes 1 November 8, 1980 San Francisco, CA Defeated Dick Slater
Title Retired January 1981 Promotion closed; Mid-Atlantic version becomes the undisputed NWA US Championship after this date

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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