NWA United States Women's Championship

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NWA United States Women's Championship
Details
PromotionNational Wrestling Alliance
Date established1957
Date retired1989

The NWA United States Women's Championship was a sporadically used women's professional wrestling championship in the National Wrestling Alliance from 1968 until 1987.[1]

Title history[edit]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Barbara Baker before July 26, 1957 N/A N/A 1 [Note 1] Baker was recognized in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin and probably other states. Baker was still champion in Ogden, UT as of December 3, 1957. [2]
Championship history is unrecorded from December 3, 1957 to 1959.
2 Nell Stewart before July 7, 1959 N/A N/A 1 [Note 1] Stewart claimed the championship in Knoxville, TN. [2]
Championship history is unrecorded from 1959 to 1961.
3 Judy Glover before September 24, 1961 Live Event N/A 1 10[Note 2] According to The Honolulu Advertiser, Glover won an elimination tournament to win the championship. [2]
4 Kathy Starr October 4, 1961 Live Event Honolulu, HI 1 [Note 1] Starr was either remained the champion or won the title in Honolulu, HI as of July 18, 1965. Starr was also billed as American champion in San Bernardino, CA on April 16, 1966. Starr was also either remained the champion or won the title in Honolulu, HI on September 21, 1966 and August 10, 1967. [2]
Championship history is unrecorded from October 4, 1961 to May 1966.
5 Cora Combs May 1966 Live Event St. Louis, MO 1 [Note 1] Combs starts claiming the championship in Northern California from May 1965, billed as defeating Penny Banner for the title. Combs either remained the champion or won the title as of February 27, 1975 and March 1977. Combs had four reigns as the champion. [2][3]
Championship history is unrecorded from May 1965 to 1968.
6 Mae Young before July 7, 1968 N/A N/A 1 [Note 1] Young was billed as the champion in the Gulf Coast territory. [2]
Championship history is unrecorded from before July 7, 1968 to July 19, 1968.
7 Jean Antone July 19, 1968 N/A Minneapolis, MN 1 [Note 1] According to The Sacramento Bee, Antone was recognized as the champion in Northern California by defeating Princess Little Cloud to win the title. [2]
Championship history is unrecorded from July 19, 1968 to 1970.
8 Betty Niccoli before July 22, 1970 N/A N/A 1 [Note 1] Niccoli was billed as the champion in Midwest and West Texas. [2]
9 Jean Antone October 1, 1973 Live Event Green Bay, WI 2 [Note 1] [2]
Championship history is unrecorded from October 1, 1973 to 1974.
10 Ann Casey either on February 1974 or December 1974 Live Event Liberty Hill, SC 1 [Note 1] Casey either defeated The Fabulous Moolah or Toni Rose to win the championship. Casey was billed as the champion in Boston, MA as of February 27, 1975. Casey was recognized in the Mid-America and Gulf Coast territories throughout the 70's. Casey retired as the champion in 92. [2]
11 Betty Niccoli before November 1, 1974 N/A N/A 2 [Note 1] Niccoli either remained the champion or won the title as of January 1976. It is uncertain if Niccoli won the title before or after Ann Casey. [2]
Championship history is unrecorded from 1974 to 1976.
12 Sandy Parker before November 25, 1976 N/A N/A 1 [Note 1] Parker was recognized as the champion in Northern California. [2]
Championship history is unrecorded from 1976 to December 1978.
13 Joyce Grable December 1978 N/A N/A 1 [Note 1] Grable was recognized as the champion in Amarillo, TX. Grable was also billed as the champion in Northern California as of May 8, 1981. [2]
14 Judy Martin November 26, 1981 Live Event Saint Paul, MN 1 481 [2]
15 Wendi Richter March 22, 1983 CWF live Event Tampa, FL 1 [Note 1] [2][4]
Conflicted documented championship reigns
N/A Princess Little Heart before October 5, 1980 N/A N/A 1 48[Note 3] although Joyce Grable was the reigning champion at the time, Heart was recognized as the champion in Mobile, AL. [2]
N/A Judy Martin November 22, 1980 N/A Atlanta, GA 2 813 although Joyce Grable was the reigning champion at the time, Martin was recognized as the champion after defeating then-champion Princess Little Heart. [2]
N/A Velvet McIntyre February 13, 1983 N/A San Antonio, TX 1 [Note 1] Judy Martin was recognized as the champion after defeating Joyce Grable on November 26, 1981. [2]
Championship history is unrecorded from February 13, 1983 to before October 19, 1983.
16 Judy Martin before October 19, 1983 N/A N/A 3 [Note 1] Martin was recognized as the champion in East Texas. [2]
Championship history is unrecorded from 1983 to before 1986.
17 Misty Blue Simmes before September 10, 1986 N/A N/A 1 [Note 1] Records unclear as to whom Simmes defeated to win the championship. Simmes was still the champion as of July 10, 1987. [2]
Deactivated N/A

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p The length of the reign is too uncertain to calculate.
  2. ^ The exact date that Glover won the championship is uncertain, which means the length of this title reign might be inaccurate.
  3. ^ The exact date that Heart won the championship is uncertain, which means the length of this title reign might be inaccurate.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "NWA United States Women's Title". wrestling-titles. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Cora Combs". WWE. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "CWF". Cagematch- The Internet Wrestling Database. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)