List of current champions in the National Wrestling Alliance

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In professional wrestling, championships are competed for in pre-determined matches and as a result of storylines by a professional wrestling promotion roster of wrestlers. As of 2017 the American professional wrestling governing body known as the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) promotes 65 different championships; 4 championships designated as World Championships in various divisions, 6 championships on a national level and 55 championships on a regional level.[a] The championships are divided into weight limits as well as gender specific divisions.[a] The professional wrestling championships are not won through legitimate athletic competition; they are instead won via scripted endings to a match or on occasion awarded to a wrestler because of a storyline.[1]

A total of 78 wrestlers hold the 65 officially NWA promoted championships, with one championship currently vacant.[a] There are thirty-nine male singles championships spread out over various weight classes, seventeen championships for tag teams and four for female competitors.[a] The oldest NWA championship is the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, created on June 14, 1948, which is also the oldest U.S. championship in professional wrestling still active.[b]

The titles branded as "World" level can or have been defended outside of the United States, whereas the national championships are normally only defended in their respective countries. The regional championships are not promoted outside the area to which they belong, such as a specific U.S. state.

World championships[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes Ref(s).
NWA World Heavyweight Championship Nick Aldis 2 October 21, 2018 299+ Nashville, Tennessee Defeated previous champion Cody at NWA 70th anniversary show [3]
NWA World Women's Championship Allysin Kay 1 April 27, 2019 111+ Concord, North Carolina Defeated Santana Garrett for the vacant title at the Crockett Cup
NWA World Tag Team Championship Villain Enterprises
(Brody King and PCO)
1 April 27, 2019 111+ Concord, North Carolina Defeated Royce Isaacs and Thomas Latimer in the finals of a one night 8 team tournament for the vacant titles at the Crockett Cup

National championships[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes Ref(s).
NWA National Heavyweight Championship James Storm 1 June 29, 2019 48+ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Defeated previous champion Colt Cabana at the Ring of Honor Wrestling

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d All stats are fully sourced in the tables below.
  2. ^ While the National Wrestling Alliance claims that it traces the NWA World Heavyweight Championship back to 1905, the actual championship was not created until 1948.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mazer, Sharon (February 1, 1998). Professional Wrestling: Sport and Spectacle. University Press of Mississippi. pp. 18–19. ISBN 1-57806-021-4. Retrieved June 19, 2016.
  2. ^ Gary Will and Royal Duncan (2006). "(United States: 19th Century & widely defended titles – NWA, WWF, AWA, IW, ECW, NWA) National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  3. ^ Keller, Wade (December 10, 2017). "Breaking News: Nick Aldis captures NWA World Hvt. Title tonight on CZW event in New Jersey, ending Tim Storm's YouTube chronicled reign (w/Keller's Analysis)". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved December 11, 2017.

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