PWF World Heavyweight Championship

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The Pacific Wrestling Federation (PWF) World Heavyweight Championship is one of the three titles that make up the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship. It was created in 1973 by All Japan owner Giant Baba, after he won a series of ten matches against Bruno Sammartino (twice - one win, one draw), Terry Funk, Abdullah the Butcher, The Destroyer, Wilbur Snyder (twice - one win, one draw), Don Leo Jonathan, Pat O'Connor and Bobo Brazil.

The title, which had originally been classed as a world title, was downgraded to regional status after All Japan joined the National Wrestling Alliance. In 1989 Jumbo Tsuruta and Stan Hansen would unify this, the NWA United National Championship and the NWA International Heavyweight title to create the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship.[1]

Title history[edit]

#: Name(s): Reigns: Date: Location: Notes:
1 Giant Baba 1 February 27, 1973 Tokyo, Japan Won a series of 10 matches.
2 Tor Kamata 1 June 1, 1978 Akita, Japan
3 Billy Robinson 1 June 12, 1978 Ichinomiya, Japan
4 Abdullah the Butcher 1 October 18, 1978 Utsunomiya, Japan
5 Giant Baba 2 February 10, 1979 Chicago, Illinois, United States
6 Harley Race 1 October 26, 1982 Obihiro, Japan
7 Giant Baba 3 February 11, 1983 St. Louis, Missouri, United States
8 Stan Hansen 1 September 8, 1983 Chiba, Japan
9 Giant Baba 4 July 31, 1984 Tokyo, Japan
10 Stan Hansen 2 July 30, 1985 Fukuoka, Japan
11 Riki Chōshū 1 April 5, 1986 Yokohama, Japan
Vacated in March, 1987 when Chōshū leaves for New Japan Pro Wrestling.
12 Stan Hansen 3 April 24, 1987 Yokohama, Japan Defeated Hiroshi Wajima in a decision match.
13 Genichiro Tenryu 1 March 9, 1988 Yokohama, Japan Also held the NWA United National Championship.
14 Stan Hansen 4 July 27, 1988 Nagano, Japan Won the PWF World Heavyweight and NWA United National Championship.
15 Jumbo Tsuruta 1 April 18, 1989 Tokyo, Japan Tsuruta, the NWA International Heavyweight Champion defeated Hansen.
The PWF World Heavyweight Championship, NWA International Heavyweight Championship and NWA United National Championship unified to become the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship.

List of combined reigns[edit]

Rank Wrestler # of Reigns Combined Days
1 Giant Baba 4 3,817
2 Stan Hansen 4 1,134
3 Riki Chōshū 1 329
4 Genichiro Tenryu 1 140
5 Billy Robinson 1 128
6 Abdullah the Butcher 1 115
7 Harley Race 1 108
8 Tor Kamata 1 11
9 Jumbo Tsuruta 1 <1

Statistics[edit]

  • Longest Reign: Giant Baba (5 years, 5 months, 5 days)
  • Shortest Reign: Jumbo Tsuruta (<1 day)
  • Most Reigns: Stan Hansen and Giant Baba (4 each)

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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