AWA World Women's Championship

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AWA World Women's Championship
Details
PromotionAmerican Wrestling Association
Date established1958
Date retired1991

The AWA World Women's Championship was the women's professional wrestling title in the American Wrestling Association from 1961 until 1990.

Title history[edit]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
 1  June Byers  August 20, 1954  House show Atlanta, Georgia  1  2563 Defeated Mildred Burke for the NWA World Women's Championship and continues to be recognized by AWA after it splits from NWA in 1960.
 2  Penny Banner  August 26, 1961  House show Angola, Indiana  1  493 AWA ceased to recognize June Byers as women's champion after she no-showed a title defense. Banner won a battle royal to become the new AWA World Women's Champion.
Vacated  January 1, 1963 The AWA vacated the title on January 1, 1963, but Byers continued to be recognized as champion by the NWA until she retired in January 1964.
 3  Kay Noble  April 13, 1963  House show Saint Paul, Minnesota  1  2402 Defeated Kathy Starr.
 4  Vivian Vachon  November 4, 1971  House show Winnipeg, Manitoba  1  651
 5  Betty Nicoli  August 16, 1973  House show Winnipeg, Manitoba  1  587
Vacated  March 27, 1975 Title vacated when Nicoli retired.
 6  Candi Devine  November 1984  House show Minneapolis, Minnesota  1   Won a battle royal.
 7  Sherri Martel  September 28, 1985  SuperClash Chicago, Illinois  1  5
Vacated  October 3, 1985 Title vacated for unknown reasons.
 8  Candi Devine  October 14, 1985  House show Memphis, Tennessee  2  3 Awarded without title match.
 9  Sherri Martel  October 17, 1985  House show Winnipeg, Manitoba  2  91
 10  Candi Devine  January 16, 1986  House show Winnipeg, Manitoba  3  163
 11  Sherri Martel  June 28, 1986  Battle by the Bay Oakland, California  3  391
Vacated  July 24, 1987 Title vacated when Martel went to the World Wrestling Federation.
 12  Madusa Miceli  December 27, 1987  AWA Championship Wrestling Las Vegas, Nevada  1  335 Defeated Candi Devine.
 13  Wendi Richter  November 26, 1988  House show Bloomington, Minnesota  1  [Note 1]
Vacated  December 1989 Title vacated when Richter left the promotion.
 14  Candi Devine  December 6, 1989  House show Toronto, Ontario  4  213 Defeated Judy Martin.
 15  Monster Ripper  July 7, 1990  WWC Anniversary 1990[1] Bayamón, Puerto Rico  1  
Deactivated  January 1991 Championship retired when the AWA closed.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The exact date the championship was vacated is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 370 and 375 days.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ClassicsWWC (2012-07-23), WWC: Monster Ripper vs. Candi Devine (1990), retrieved 2018-01-23

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