Stampede World Mid-Heavyweight Championship

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Stampede World Mid-Heavyweight Championship
Details
Promotion Stampede Wrestling
Date established June 1959
Date retired February 26, 1983

The Stampede World Mid-Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling title, one of the lesser known secondary titles created for Stampede Wrestling in 1979, and was the focal point of the 1982-83 feud between the Dynamite Kid and the Great Gama. The title would be defended for roughly four years and, although being recognized by the promotion until its close in 1989, the title history is unrecorded after 1985. There have been a total of 6 recognized champions who have had a combined 11 official reigns.[1][2][3]

Title history[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed.
Event The event in which the championship changed hands
N/A The specific information is not known
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
[Note #] Indicates that the exact length of the title reign is unknown, with a note providing more details.
  Indicates that there was a period where the lineage is undocumented, could have been inactive
# Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Johnny Demchuck 1 June 1959 [Note 1] N/A N/A Billed as World Junior Heavyweight Champion.  
                 
2 Dick Steinborn 1 1979 [Note 2] N/A N/A Dick Steinborn is billed as champion on arrival.  
3 Hart, BruceBruce Hart 1 June 1979 [Note 3] Calgary, Alberta House show    
                 
4 Dynamite Kid 1 August 1979 [Note 4] N/A House show    
                 
5 Dick Steinborn 2 June 28, 1980 [Note 5] N/A House show    
6 Hart, KeithKeith Hart 1 July 1980 [Note 6] N/A House show    
                 
7 Hart, BruceBruce Hart 2 October 25, 1980 [Note 7] N/A House show    
                 
8 Dynamite Kid 2 July 3, 1981 [Note 8] N/A House show    
                 
9 Smith, Davey BoyDavey Boy Smith 1 July 9, 1982 126 Calgary, Alberta House show    
10 Singh, GamaGama Singh 1 November 12, 1982 32 Calgary, Alberta House show    
11 Dynamite Kid 3 December 14, 1982 68 Regina, Saskatchewan House show    
12 Singh, GamaGama Singh 2 January 21, 1983 [Note 9] N/A House show Still champion as of February 01, 1983; may be held up after a match against Dynamite Kid on February 18, 1983 in Calgary, Alberta  
                 
13 Singh, GamaGama Singh 3 February 22, 1983 2,196 Regina, Saskatchewan House show   [4]
14 Dynamite Kid 4 February 26, 1989 [Note 10] N/A House show    
- Unknown, later abandoned - December 1989 N/A N/A N/A Title is still recognized as of October 1985, the title history is unrecorded up until Stampede Wrestling closes in December, 1989  

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Demchuck's title reign is too uncertain to calculate.
  2. ^ Steinborn's first title reign is too uncertain to calculate.
  3. ^ The exact date that Bruce Hart won and lost the championship are uncertain, which means that his reign lasted between 32 and 91 days.
  4. ^ Due to lack of records the length of this reign cannot be determined, it could have lasted anywhere from 1 day to 332 days.
  5. ^ The exact date that Steinborn lost the championship is uncertain, which means that his championship reign lasted between 3 and 32 days.
  6. ^ Due to lack of records the length of this reign cannot be determined, it could have lasted anywhere from 1 day to 116 days.
  7. ^ Due to lack of records the length of this reign cannot be determined, it could have lasted anywhere from 1 day to 269 days.
  8. ^ Due to lack of records the length of this reign cannot be determined, it could have lasted anywhere from 1 day to 371 days.
  9. ^ Due to lack of records the length of this reign cannot be determined, it could have lasted anywhere from 11 to 32 days.
  10. ^ The exact date Stampede Wrestling ceased to operate is uncertain, which puts the title reign at between 278 and 308 days.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ "Stampede World Mid-Heavyweight Title". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. 
  3. ^ "British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Title History". Solie's Title Histories. 2003. 
  4. ^ Hoops, Brian (February 22, 2017). "Daily pro wrestling history (02/22): Sting defeats Hogan to win vacant WCW title". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 

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