NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (Vancouver version)

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The NWA Vancouver Canadian Heavyweight Championship was the Vancouver, British Columbia version of the NWA Canadian Heavyweight title. It was the top singles title in Vancouver-based NWA All-Star Wrestling from 1982 until 1985, when the promotion withdrew from the NWA; the title was then renamed the UWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship (for its fictitious sanctioning body, the Universal Wrestling Alliance) and served as a secondary singles title until 1989.[1]

History[edit]

Wrestler Reign Date Location Event Notes
NWA Vancouver Canadian Heavyweight Championship
Silvano Sousa 1 May 1982 British Columbia N/A Claims to have beaten Angelo Mosca for the title
Al Tomko 1 May 31, 1982 Vancouver, BC Live event
Mr. Pro (Buck Ramstead) 1 September 20, 1982 Vancouver, BC Live event
Moose Morowski 1 November 15, 1982 Vancouver, BC Live event
Igor Volkoff 1 March 21, 1983 Vancouver, BC Live event
Al Tomko 2 May 1983 British Columbia N/A Awarded title after Volkoff is injured on May 2, 1983; Snake Williams defeats Tomko on December 17, 1983 in Cloverdale, BC, but the title is returned due to outside interference
Moondog Moretti 1 February 20, 1984 British Columbia Live event
Al Tomko 3 April 16, 1984 Vancouver, BC Live event
Wojo Yawrenko 1 May 16, 1984 Abbotsford, BC Live event
Al Tomko 4 1984 British Columbia N/A Awarded title when Yawrenko leaves the promotion
Sonny Myers 1 December 1, 1984 Cloverdale, BC Live event
Vacant January 1985 N/A Declared vacant after a match against Al Tomko
Elton Stanton 1 January 19, 1985 Cloverdale, BC Live event Defeats Butch Moffat in tournament final; Gerry Morrow defeats Stanton around May 1985, but the title is returned because Morrow is not the scheduled opponent
Stripped July 1985 N/A Stanton is suspended
Renamed UWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship
Al Tomko 5 October 10, 1985 Cloverdale, BC Live event Defeats Moose Morowski
Mike Stone 1 March 20, 1986 Victoria, BC Live event
Al Tomko 6 May 3, 1986 Cloverdale, BC Live event
Vacant 1986 N/A Title vacated
Joe Cagle 1 September 6, 1986 Cloverdale, BC Live event Defeats Pat Brady
Rick Davis 1 November 1, 1986 Cloverdale, BC Live event
J.R. Bundy (not King Kong Bundy) 1 December 2, 1986 Burnaby, BC All Star Wrestling
[Note 1]
This title change aired on tape delay
Billy Two Eagles 1 February 10, 1987 Burnaby, BC All Star Wrestling This title change aired on tape delay
Timothy Flowers 1 March 21, 1987 Cloverdale, BC Live event
Jonathan Sayers 1 June 1, 1987 Burnaby, BC All Star Wrestling This title change aired on tape delay
Bruiser Costa 1 June 6, 1987 Cloverdale, BC Live event
J.R. Bundy 2 1987 British Columbia Live event
John Tenta 1 August 1, 1987 Cloverdale, BC Live event
Vacant 1987 N/A Title vacated
Ole Olson 1 October 1, 1987 Cloverdale, BC Live event Defeats Sweet Daddy Sampson
Sweet Daddy Sampson 1 October 4, 1987 Burnaby, BC All Star Wrestling This title change aired on tape delay
Ole Olsen 2 October 1, 1988 Cloverdale, BC Live event
The Olympian (Mike Roselli) 1 ? British Columbia Live event
Pat Brady 1 ? British Columbia Live event
Steve E. Ocean 1 ? British Columbia Live event
Dan Denton 1 June 1989 British Columbia Live event
Title retired 1989 Promotion closes

References[edit]

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

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ All Star Wrestling was a television program for ASW that began airing on local BCTV television markets in the early 1960s.

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