NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Toronto version)

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NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Toronto)
Details
Promotion Maple Leaf Wrestling
Date established September, 1962
Date retired July, 1977

The NWA Toronto United States Heavyweight Championship was the version of the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship that was defended in Frank Tunney's Toronto-based Maple Leaf Wrestling. It existed from 1962 until 1973. A different version of the title was brought to the territory by The Sheik in 1974 and defended until 1977. After that, Maple Leaf Wrestling recognized the Mid-Atlantic version of the title from May 1978 until July 1984 when promoter Jack Tunney allied himself with the WWF.[1]

Title history[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Johnny Valentine 1 September 1962 Billed as champion on arrival in Toronto
Bruno Sammartino 1 November 22, 1962 Toronto, ON  
Johnny Valentine 2 December 14, 1962 Toronto, ON  
John Paul Henning 1 June 1963 Washington, DC Fictitious title change
Johnny Valentine 3 July 11, 1963 Toronto, ON  
The Beast 1 October 17, 1963 Toronto, ON  
Johnny Valentine 4 March 5, 1964 Toronto, ON [2]
Professor Hiro 1 June 4, 1964 Toronto, ON  
Johnny Valentine 5 October 15, 1964 Toronto, ON Wins by referee's decision
Professor Hiro 2 October 22, 1964 Toronto, ON Wins by disqualification
Johnny Valentine 6 October 30, 1964 Toronto, ON  
The Sheik 1 December 27, 1964 Toronto, ON  
Johnny Valentine 7 January 3, 1965 Toronto, ON  
Tiger Jeet Singh 1 June 11, 1967 Toronto, Ontario Title inactive from 1968 to 1971; recognized as champion again in 1971
Vacant January 1973 Title vacated
The Sheik 2 July 1974 Reigning Detroit version champion-recognized in Toronto
Thunderbolt Patterson 1 November 19, 1976 Toronto, Ontario  
The Sheik 3 December 26, 1976 Toronto, Ontario  
Bobo Brazil 1 February 6, 1977 Toronto, Ontario  
The Sheik 4 February 27, 1977 Toronto, Ontario  
Vacated July 1977 Sheik leaves Toronto area; Mid-Atlantic version is recognized in Toronto from May 1978 until July 1984

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ Hoops, Brian (March 5, 2017). "Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/05): The Hardy Boyz win WWF tag team gold". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved March 5, 2017.