NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship

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NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship
Details
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance and Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling
Date established December 17, 1978
Current champion(s) Andy "The Dreadful" Bird
Date won July 16, 2016

The NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship was the top singles title in Maple Leaf Wrestling from 1978 until 1984, when it was abandoned after the Toronto promotion partnered with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).[1] The title was reinstated as the present-day, NWA Board-controlled version of the NWA Canadian Heavyweight title.[2] Previous versions also existed in Calgary, Halifax and Vancouver. Has been defended in the World Wrestling Federation.

Tony Baroni, was in his second reign. He defeated Ethan HD, King of the Yukon, and then-champion Nelson Creed on March 15 in Vancouver B.C. at Pacific Cup 2014. Artemis Spencer beat Tony Baroni. Ethan HD defeated Artemis Spencer. Mike Santiago defeated Ethan HD. Andy "The Dreadful" Bird defeated Mike Santiago, Bishop, and Nelson Creed on January 14th, 2017 at Ballroom Brawl 7 at The Commodore Ballroom.

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
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
[Note] Indicates that the exact length of the title reign is unknown, with a note providing more details.
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
Canadian Heavyweight Championship
1 Bravo, DinoDino Bravo 1 December 17, 1978 113 Toronto, Ontario live event Defeated Gene Kiniski to become the first champion. [1]
2 Valentine, GregGreg Valentine 1 March 8, 1979 56 Toronto, Ontario live event   [1]
3 Bravo, DinoDino Bravo 2 June 3, 1979 98 Toronto, Ontario live event   [1]
Vacant September 1979 N/A N/A N/A Bravo left the promotion. [1]
4 Robertson, DeweyDewey Robertson 1 September 9, 1979 260 Toronto, Ontario live event Defeated Greg Valentine in tournament final [1]
5 Great Hossein Arab 1 May 25, 1980 56 Toronto, Ontario live event   [1]
6 Mosca, AngeloAngelo Mosca 1 July 20, 1980 21 Toronto, Ontario live event   [1]
7 Great Hossein Arab 2 August 10, 1980 140 Toronto, Ontario live event   [1]
8 Mosca, AngeloAngelo Mosca 2 December 28, 1980 197 Toronto, Ontario live event   [1]
9 Fuji, Mr.Mr. Fuji 1 July 12, 1981 14 Toronto, Ontario live event   [1][3]
10 Mosca, AngeloAngelo Mosca 3 July 26, 1981 56 Toronto, Ontario live event   [1]
11 Studd, Big JohnBig John Studd 1 September 20, 1981 119 Toronto, Ontario live event   [1][4]
12 Mosca, AngeloAngelo Mosca 4 January 17, 1982 554 Toronto, Ontario live event   [1]
13 Slaughter, Sgt.Sgt. Slaughter 1 July 24, 1983 182 Toronto, Ontario live event   [1]
14 Mosca, AngeloAngelo Mosca 5 January 22, 1984 [Note 1] Toronto, Ontario live event   [1]
Vacated March 1984 N/A N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons. [1]
15 Koloff, IvanIvan Koloff 1 April 29, 1984 42 Toronto, Ontario live event Defeated Brian Adidas in tournament final. [1]
16 Angelo Mosca Jr. 1 June 10, 1984 [Note 2] Toronto, Ontario live event   [1][5]
Vacated July 1984 N/A N/A N/A  Maple Leaf Wrestling was sold to the World Wrestling Federation [1]
NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship
17 E.Z. Ryder 1 October 24, 1998 245 Cherry Hill, New Jersey live event Defeated Paul Atlas, who was filling in for Mr. Gillis, at the NWA 50th Anniversary Show. [6]
18 Michelle Starr 1 June 26, 1999 3- Winnipeg, Manitoba live event   [6]
19 E.Z. Ryder 2 July 25, 1999 145 Victoria, British Columbia live event   [6]
20 Crusher Carlsen 1 November 27, 1999 [Note 3] Winnipeg, Manitoba live event   [6]
Vacated September 2000 N/A N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons [6]
21 E.Z. Ryder 3 October 13, 2001 57 St. Petersburg, Florida live event Defeated Juggernaut at the NWA 53rd Anniversary Show to win the vacant championship. [6]
22 Spyder 1 December 9, 2001 89 St. Boniface, Manitoba live event Defeated Ryder and Baron von Meaner in a Triple Threat Steel Cage Match. [6]
23 Brian Sylver 1 March 8, 2002 2 Winnipeg, Manitoba live event   [6]
24 Spyder 2 March 10, 2002 182 Winnipeg, Manitoba live event   [6]
25 The Machine 1 September 8, 2002 [Note 4] Winnipeg, Manitoba live event   [6]
Vacated September 2002 N/A N/A N/A Championship held up by NWA President Jim Miller after The Machine defeated Spyder. [6]
26 Spyder 3 October 18, 2002 140 Winnipeg, Manitoba live event Defeated The Machine to win held-up title. [6]
Vacated March 7, 2003 N/A N/A N/A Spyder was suspended by the NWA. [6]
27 Zack Mercury 1 March 7, 2003 71 Winnipeg, Manitoba live event Defeated Brian Jewel. [6]
28 Brian Jewel 1 May 17, 2003 54 Winnipeg, Manitoba live event   [6]
Stripped July 10, 2003 N/A N/A N/A Jewel was stripped of the championship. [6]
30 Rob Stardom 1 September 24, 2003 226 Fort Garry, Manitoba live event Defeated The Axe. [6]
31 Brown 1 May 7, 2004 163 Winnipeg, Manitoba live event Defeated Rob Stardom in a steel cage match. [6]
32 Vid Vain 1 October 15, 2004 334 Winnipeg, Manitoba live event Won the title at the NWA 56th Anniversary Show. [6]
33 Michelle Starr 2 September 16, 2005 154 Port Coquitlam, BC live event   [6]
34 R.A.G.E. 1 February 17, 2006 124 Vancouver, British Columbia live event   [6]
35 Vance Nevada 1 June 23, 2006 126 Surrey, British Columbia live event   [6]
36 Freddy Funk 1 October 27, 2006 210 Surrey, British Columbia live event   [6]
37 Cole Bishop 1 May 25, 2007 308 Surrey, British Columbia live event Defeated Freddy Funk and Michelle Starr in a three-way match [6]
38 Scotty Mac 1 March 28, 2008 743 Surrey, British Columbia live event   [6]
39 Sid Sylum 1 April 10, 2010 175 Surrey, British Columbia live event   [6]
40 Scotty Mac 2 October 2, 2010 167 Vancouver, British Columbia live event   [6]
41 Tony Baroni 1 March 18, 2011 261 Surrey, British Columbia live event Unified the NWA/ECCW Heavyweight Championship with the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship. [6]
42 Artemis Spencer 1 December 3, 2011 84 Vancouver, British Columbia live event Title was deunified from the ECCW Championship on December 15, 2011. [6]
43 Bishop 2 February 25, 2012 287 Vancouver, British Columbia live event   [6]
44 King of the Yukon 1 December 8, 2012 105 Vancouver, British Columbia live event   [citation needed]
45 Scotty Mac 3 March 23, 2013 175 Port Coquitlam, British Columbia live event   [citation needed]
46 Nelson Creed 1 September 14, 2013 182 Vancouver, British Columbia live event Match also Included Kenny Lush. [citation needed]
47 Tony Baroni 2 March 15, 2014 217 Vancouver, British Columbia live event Match also included Ethan HD and King of the Yukon. [citation needed]
48 Sid Sylum 2 October 18, 2014 77 Vancouver, British Columbia live event   [citation needed]
Vacated January 3, 2015 N/A N/A N/A Vacated after Sylum suffered a back injury. [citation needed]
49 Nelson Creed 2 January 3, 2015 14 Vancouver, British Columbia live event Match also included Artemis Spencer and Kenny Lush. [citation needed]
50 Artemis Spencer 2 January 17, 2015 273 Vancouver, British Columbia live event   [citation needed]
Vacated October 17, 2015 N/A N/A N/A Vacated after Spencer suffered a knee injury. [citation needed]
51 Tony Baroni 3 October 17, 2015 91 Vancouver, British Columbia live event 10-person battle royal which included Ethan HD, Nicole Matthews, Daniel Adonis and Pete Powers. [citation needed]
52 Artemis Spencer 3 January 16, 2016 84 Vancouver, British Columbia live event Defeated Baroni in a Unsanctioned match. [citation needed]
53 Ethan HD 1 April 9, 2016 132 Vancouver, British Columbia live event   [citation needed]
54 Mike Santiago 1 July 16, 2016 183 Vancouver, British Columbia live event   [citation needed]
55 Andy Bird 1 January 14, 2017 193+ Vancouver, British Columbia live event   [citation needed]

Reigns by combined length[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of reigns Combined
days
1 Scotty Mac 3 1,085
2 Angelo Mosca 4 828
3 Tony Baroni 3 623
4 Bishop/Cole Bishop 2 595
5 E.Z. Ryder 3 447
6 Artemis Spencer 3 442
7 Spyder 3 411
8 Vid Vain 1 334
9 Dewey Robertson 1 260
10 Sid Sylum 2 252
11 Rob Stardom 1 226
12 Great Hossein Arab 2 216
13 Dino Bravo 2 211
14 "Fast" Freddy Funk 1 210
15 Nelson Creed 2 196
16 Michelle Starr 2 184
17 Mike Santiago 1 183
18 Sgt. Slaughter 1 182
19 Kerry Brown 1 163
20 Ethan HD 1 132
21 Vance Nevada 1 126
22 R.A.G.E. 1 124
23 Big John Studd 1 119
24 King of the Yukon 1 105
25 Andy Bird † 1 193+
26 Zack Mercury 1 71
27 Greg Valentine 1 56
28 Brian Jewel 1 54
29 Ivan Koloff 1 42
30 Mr. Fuji 1 14
31 Brian Sylver 1 2

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The exact length of the championship is uncertain.
  2. ^ The exact date the championship was abandoned is uncertain.
  3. ^ The date the championship was vacated is uncertain.
  4. ^ The exact date the championship was held up is uncertain.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Duncan, Royal; Will, Gary (2006) [2000]. "Canada, Toronto [Tunney]: NWA Canadian Heavyweight Title". Wrestling title histories: professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present (4th ed.). Waterloo, Ontario: Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ ECCW.com Canadian Heavyweight Championship history
  3. ^ Hoops, Brian (July 12, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (July 12): Gagne, Bruiser & Crusher, Ladd wins Americas title, 1992 Bash with Sting vs. Vader". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  4. ^ Hoops, Brian (September 20, 2015). "On this date in pro wrestling history (9/20): Flair defeats McDaniel, Gagne beats Von Raschke". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  5. ^ F4W Staff (June 10, 2015). "ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (JUNE 10): HARLEY RACE BEATS RIC FLAIR FOR NWA TITLE, JERRY BLACKWELL TURNS BABYFACE". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad "National Wrestling Alliance Canadian Heavyweight Championship [post-1993]". Wrestling-titles.com. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 

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