AWA International Heavyweight Championship

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AWA International Heavyweight Championship
Details
Promotion Continental Wrestling Association, American Wrestling Association
Date established February 1983
Date retired December 7, 1987
Other name(s)
  • CWA/AWA World Heavyweight Championship

The AWA International Heavyweight Championship, originally known as the CWA/AWA International Heavyweight Championship (also identified as the Mid-Southern International Championship and the AWA International Championship) was a major professional wrestling title defended in the Continental Wrestling Association. It was created in 1983 from the CWA's partnership with the American Wrestling Association. The title lasted until 1987, when it was unified with the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight and AWA Southern Heavyweight championships, creating the CWA Heavyweight Championship.

Title history[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed.
Event The event in which the championship changed hands
N/A The specific information is not known
[Note #] Indicates that the exact length of the title reign is unknown, with a note providing more details.
# Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Idol, AustinAustin Idol 1 February 1983 125 N/A N/A Idol was awarded the title as the first champion.  
2 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 1 March 7, 1983 395 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
3 Patera, KenKen Patera 1 May 16, 1983 602 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
4 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 2 July 25, 1983 228 Memphis, Tennessee House show   [1]
5 Patera, KenKen Patera 2 August 15, 1983 26 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
6 Idol, AustinAustin Idol 2 September 10, 1983 2 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
7 Hansen, StanStan Hansen 1 September 12, 1983 21 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
8 Idol, AustinAustin Idol 3 October 3, 1983 410 Memphis, Tennessee House show This was a bullrope match.  
9 Savage, RandyRandy Savage 1 April 23, 1984 21 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
10 Idol, AustinAustin Idol 4 May 14, 1984 33 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
11 Masao Ito 1 June 16, 1984 23 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
12 Rich, TommyTommy Rich 1 July 9, 1984 48 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
13 Gilbert (wrestler), EddieEddie Gilbert (wrestler) 1 August 26, 1984 22 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
14 Mantel, DutchDutch Mantel 1 September 17, 1984 7 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
15 Gilbert (wrestler), EddieEddie Gilbert (wrestler) 2 September 24, 1984 95 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
16 Taylor, TerryTerry Taylor 1 December 28, 1984 191 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
17 Hickerson, PhilPhil Hickerson 1 July 7, 1985 8 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
18 Taylor, TerryTerry Taylor 2 July 15, 1985 7 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
19 Hickerson, PhilPhil Hickerson 2 July 22, 1985 70 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
20 Mongolian Stomper 1 September 30, 1985 21 Memphis, Tennessee House show Won the title by countout.  
21 Hickerson, PhilPhil Hickerson 3 October 21, 1985 19 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
22 Mantel, DutchDutch Mantel 2 November 9, 1985 86 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
23 Rick Casey 1 February 3, 1986 28 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
24 Abdul Gaddafi 1 March 3, 1986 641 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
25 Travis, BillyBilly Travis 1 March 24, 1986 42 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
26 Dundee, BillBill Dundee 1 May 5, 1986 70 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
27 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 3 July 14, 1986 56 Memphis, Tennessee House show This was a "loser leaves town" match.  
- Vacated N/A September 8, 1986 N/A Memphis, Tennessee House show Vacated for undocumented reasons  
28 Big Bubba 1 October 6, 1986 90 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
29 Soul Train Jones 1 January 4, 1987 106 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
30 Donovan, ChickChick Donovan 1 April 20, 1987 54 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
31 Dundee, BillBill Dundee 2 June 13, 1987 65 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
32 George Barnes 1 August 17, 1987 14 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
33 Dundee, BillBill Dundee 3 August 31, 1987 41 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
- Vacated N/A October 11, 1987 N/A N/A N/A Dundee and Lawler wins AWA World Tag Team Titles  
34 Dundee, BillBill Dundee 4 October 27, 1987 6 Nashville, Tennessee House show Won a tournament to win the vacant title.  
35 Fernandez (wrestler), MannyManny Fernandez (wrestler) 1 November 2, 1987 35 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
36 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 4 December 7, 1987 0 Memphis, Tennessee House show    
- Title unfied N/A December 7, 1987 N/A Memphis, Tennessee House show Unified with the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship and AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship to create the CWA Heavyweight Championship  

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoops, Brian (July 25, 2015). "On this day in history - Demon Vs. Santo, Gagne Vs. Kiniski". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 

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