NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Central States version)

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NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Central States)
Details
Promotion Central States Wrestling
Date established August 24, 1961
Date retired 1968

The NWA Central States United States Championship was the version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship that was defended in the Central States Wrestling territory around Missouri. It existed from 1961 until 1968. Records indicate that Bob Orton, The Viking and The Destroyer also held championship but no specific dates were found for those reigns. Because the championship is a professional wrestling championship, it is not won or lost competitively but instead by the decision of the bookers of a wrestling promotion. The championship is awarded after the chosen team "wins" a match to maintain the illusion that professional wrestling is a competitive sport.[1]

Title History[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
# The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed.
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title changed hands
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
# Wrestler Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Pat O'Connor 1 August 24, 1961 [Note 2] N/A N/A Awarded
2 The Sheik 1 May 1962 [Note 3] St. Louis, Missouri Live event  
3 Pat O'Connor 2 1963 [Note 4] Missouri Live event  
4 Geigel, BobBob Geigel 1 July 1963 [Note 5] Missouri Live event  
5 Rock Hunter 1 December 1963 [Note 6] Missouri Live event  
6 Torres, EnriqueEnrique Torres 1 December 13, 1963 7 St. Joseph, Missouri Live event  
7 The Stomper 1 December 20, 1963 42 St. Joseph, Missouri Live event  
8 Rocky Hamilton 1 January 31, 1964 112 St. Joseph, Missouri Live event  
9 The Stomper 2 May 22, 1964 21 St. Joseph, Missouri Live event  
10 Myers, SonnySonny Myers 1 June 12, 1964 [Note 7] St. Joseph, Missouri Live event  
11 Geigel, BobBob Geigel 2 July 1964 [Note 8] Missouri Live event  
12 Rocky Hamilton 2 December 1964 [Note 9] Missouri Live event  
13 Tom Clark 1 December 1964 [Note 10] Missouri Live event  
14 Myers, SonnySonny Myers 2 January 2, 1965 [Note 11] Waterloo, Iowa Live event  
15 The Stomper 3 1965 [Note 12] Missouri Live event  
16 Shane, BobbyBobby Shane 1 December 4, 1965 [Note 13] Waterloo, Iowa Live event  
17 "Bulldog" Bob Brown 1 1965-1966 [Note 14] Missouri Live event  
18 Pat O'Connor 3 1966 [Note 15] Missouri Live event  
19 Jack Donovan 1 1967 [Note 16] Missouri Live event  
20 Etchison, RonRon Etchison 1 September 9, 1967 [Note 17] Waterloo, Iowa Live event  
21 Jack Donovan 2 1967-1968 [Note 18] Missouri Live event  
22 Sharkey, EddieEddie Sharkey 1 September 1968 [Note 19] Missouri Live event  
Title Retired N/A 1986 N/A N/A N/A Championship abandoned

Reigns by combined length[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
¤ The exact length of at least one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used.
Rank Wrestler # of reigns Combined days
1 Pat O'Connor 3 252¤
2 The Sheik 1 215¤
3 Geigel, BobBob Geigel 2 147¤
4 Rocky Hamilton 2 113¤
5 The Stomper 3 64¤
6 Myers, SonnySonny Myers 2 20¤
7 Torres, EnriqueEnrique Torres 1 7
8 Jack Donovan 2
9 Tom Clark 1
10 "Bulldog" Bob Brown 1
11 Shane, BobbyBobby Shane 1
12 Sharkey, EddieEddie Sharkey 1
13 Rock Hunter 1
14 Etchison, RonRon Etchison 1

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Due to gaps in record keeping it is possible that someone else has held the championship for longer but that cannot be verified.
  2. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 250 days and 280 days
  3. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 215 days and 245 days
  4. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and −6,367 days
  5. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 123 days and 183 days
  6. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 12 days
  7. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 19 days and 48 days
  8. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 124 days and 183 days
  9. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 28 days
  10. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 2 days and 32 days
  11. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 335 days
  12. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 335 days
  13. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 26 days
  14. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 390 days
  15. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 615 days
  16. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 250 days
  17. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 386 days
  18. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 385 days
  19. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 121 days

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General references
Specific references
  1. ^ Ed Grabianowski. "How Pro Wrestling Works". How Stuff Works. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 

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