WWWF United States Championship

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WWWF United States Championship
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Date established 1963
Date retired 1977
Promotion World Wide Wrestling Federation

The WWWF U.S.A. Heavyweight Championship (often just referred to as the WWWF United States Championship) was a singles title used sporadically in the World Wide Wrestling Federation between 1963 and 1977. During the variable periods in which it was used, the title served as the promotion's secondary singles championship to the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship. After the title was retired for good, it was replaced with the WWF North American Heavyweight Championship as the promotion's secondary title. This title has no connection to the current WWE United States Championship, the lineage of which dates back to the NWA/WCW United States Heavyweight Championship originally created in 1975 in Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling. The full name listed on the physical belt did read World Wide Wrestling Federation U.S.A. Heavyweight Championship[citation needed].

Title history[edit]

# Wrestler Reigns Date Days Held Location Event Notes
1 Bobo Brazil 1 April 6, 1963 63 California House Show Bobo Brazil is recognized as the first WWWF United States Heavyweight Champion
2 Johnny Barend 1 June 8, 1963 31 Philadelphia, PA House Show
3 Bobo Brazil 2 July 9, 1963 64 Philadelphia, PA House Show
4 Johnny Barend 2 September 11, 1963 41 Baltimore, MD House Show
5 Bobo Brazil 3 October 22, 1963 1335 Newton Square, PA House Show
6 Ray Stevens 1 June 18, 1967 67 House Show
7 Bobo Brazil 4 August 24, 1967 29 Trenton, NJ House Show
8 The Sheik 1 September 22, 1967 429 Detroit, MI House Show
9 Bobo Brazil 5 November 24, 1968 57 House Show
10 The Sheik 2 January 20, 1969 21 Boston, MA House Show
11 Bobo Brazil 6 February 10, 1969 687 Washington D.C. House Show
- Vacated - December 29, 1970 - - - -
12 Pedro Morales 1 January 7, 1971 32 Los Angeles, CA House Show Defeated Freddie Blassie in a tournament final
- Vacated - February 8, 1971 - - - Pedro Morales vacated the WWWF United States Heavyweight Championship after winning the WWWF Championship
13 Bobo Brazil 7 February 19, 1971 1837 Harrisburg, PA House Show Brazil was awarded the title by the WWWF.
- Deactivated - March 1976 - - - Brazil was the final champion after the WWF abandoned the title in March 1976

List of combined reigns[edit]

Rank Wrestler # of Reigns Combined Days
1 Bobo Brazil 7 4,072
2 The Sheik 2 450
3 Johnny Barend 2 72
4 Ray Stevens 1 67
5 Pedro Morales 1 32

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General
  • Duncan, Royal; Will, Gary (1994). "United States: 19th Century & Widely defended Titles - NWA, WWF, AWA, IWA, ECW, NWA". Wrestling Title Histories (3 ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 27. ISBN 0-9698161-1-1. 

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