CWA World Heavyweight Championship (Memphis)

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CWA World Heavyweight Championship
Promotion Continental Wrestling Association
Date established April 28, 1979[1][2]
Date retired June 1981

The CWA World Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship in the American promotion, the Continental Wrestling Association. It existed from 1979 to 1981.[1][2]

Title history[edit]

No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific champion listed
Days The number of the days that the champion held the title for
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
 1  Thunderbolt Patterson  April 28, 1979  House show Memphis, Tennessee  1  [Note 1] This was the first date that Patterson was acknowledged as champion. He was said to have defeated Mark Lewin in January 1979 in Melbourne, Australia to become the first champion. [1][2]
Vacated  June 1979 Thunderbolt Patterson left the CWA [1][2]
 2  Pat McGinnis  October 2, 1979  House show Louisville, Kentucky  1  8 Defeated Hector Guerrero. [1][2]
 3  Superstar Billy Graham  October 8, 1979  House show Memphis, Tennessee  1  31 [1][2]
 4  Jerry Lawler  November 8, 1979  House show Lexington, Kentucky  1  74 [1][2]
Vacated  January 21, 1980 Vacated after a match against Bill Dundee [1][2]
 5  Billy Robinson  April 28, 1980  House show Memphis, Tennessee  1  98 Defeated The Masked Superstar. [1][2]
 6  Bill Dundee  August 4, 1980  House show Memphis, Tennessee  1  220 [1][2]
 7  Billy Robinson  August 11, 1980  House show Memphis, Tennessee  2  56 [1][2]
 8  Austin Idol  October 6, 1980  House show Memphis, Tennessee  1  14 [1][2]
 9  Bobby Eaton  October 20, 1980  House show Memphis, Tennessee  1  7 Won the title by forfeit. [1][2]
 10  Billy Robinson  October 27, 1980  House show Memphis, Tennessee  3  [Note 2] [1][2]
 11  Dory Funk Jr.  April 1981 (NLT)  House show [Note 3]  1  [Note 4] [1][2]
Deactivated  1981 [1][2]


  1. ^ The exact date Patterson won the championship and left the CWA are uncertain, which means the legth of the reign is too uncertain to calculate.
  2. ^ The exact date that Robinson lost the championship is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 day and 185 days.
  3. ^ The location of the championship change has not been documented.
  4. ^ The exact date that Dory Funk Jr. won the championship and the championship was abandoned are unknown, which means the reign is too uncertain to calculate..

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Will, Gary; Duncan, Royal (2000). "(Memphis) Tennessee: CWA World Heavyweight Title [Lawler & Jarrett]". Wrestling Title Histories: professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present. Pennsylvania: Archeus Communications. p. 195. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "CWA Singles Title Histories". Retrieved April 4, 2017.