NWA Western States Heritage Championship

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
NWA Western States Heritage Championship
Promotion Universal Wrestling Federation
Jim Crockett Promotions
Date established June 20, 1987
Date retired January 1989

The NWA Western States Heritage Championship was a short-lived National Wrestling Alliance title in Jim Crockett Promotions that was filled via a tournament in the Universal Wrestling Federation in 1987, and defended in the NWA until it was abandoned in 1989.

The NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship, created in 2015 by the NWA and Vendetta Pro Wrestling, uses a belt design identical to the belt used for the NWA Western States Heritage Championship,[1] prompting many to refer to it as the "NWA Western States Heritage Championship". The title also credits all former Western States Champions—including the Western States Heritage titleholders—with their reigns as champion.

Title history[edit]

No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler 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
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s)
1 Windham, BarryBarry Windham 1 June 20, 1987 218 Houston, Texas live event Defeated Black Bart in a tournament to fill the title.
2 Zbyszko, LarryLarry Zbyszko 1 January 24, 1988 [Note 1] Uniondale, New York Bunkhouse Stampede  
00|Retired January 1989 N/A N/A Championship retired when Zbyszko left to work for the American Wrestling Association.


  1. ^ The exact date the championship was vacated is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 343 and 373 days.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship Title History". Vendetta Pro Wrestling. Retrieved 25 May 2015.