AWA United States Heavyweight Championship

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The AWA United States Championship was a short-lived title in the early days of the American Wrestling Association. It was known as the NWA United States Title (Chicago version) from 1953 until 1958. Then it was called the NWA United States Title (Minneapolis version) until the AWA was created in 1960, when it became the AWA United States title.[1]

Title history[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA United States Championship (Chicago version)
Verne Gagne 1 September 3, 1953 Awarded
Wilbur Snyder 1 April 7, 1956 Chicago, IL
Hans Schmidt 1 October 19, 1956 Chicago, IL
Wilbur Snyder 2 February 19, 1957 Chicago, IL
Dick the Bruiser 1 December 14, 1957 Chicago, IL
Verne Gagne 2 April 12, 1958 Chicago, IL
Splits into Chicago and Minneapolis versions; Minneapolis version renamed AWA United States Championship.
Vacated August 16, 1960 Gagne wins AWA World Heavyweight Championship
Wilbur Snyder 3 November 19, 1960 Minnesota
Gene Kiniski 1 December 6, 1960 Minneapolis, MN
Wilbur Snyder 4 February 15, 1961 Duluth, MN
Gene Kiniski 2 April 1, 1961 St. Paul, MN
Hard Boiled Haggerty 1 September 1961 Minnesota
Mr. M 1 October 17, 1961 Minneapolis, MN
Title Retired January 9, 1962 Miller wins AWA World Heavyweight Championship; United States title abandoned

See also[edit]


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

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