UWF Heavyweight Championship

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UWF Heavyweight Championship
One Man Gang cropped.png
One Man Gang (in 2012), one time champion
Details
Promotion Universal Wrestling Federation
Date established May 30, 1986
Date retired December 1987

The UWF Heavyweight Championship was the premier title in the Universal Wrestling Federation owned by Bill Watts. When Mid-South Wrestling Association changed its name to the UWF, the Mid-South North American title was retired and a tournament was held to crown a new UWF Heavyweight Champion. When Jim Crockett Promotions purchased the UWF, the title was defended in Crockett for a while and was then retired. It should not be confused with the UWF Heavyweight Championship that was defended in the Universal Wrestling Federation promotion owned by Herb Abrams. That title and promotion began several years after Watts' promotion was sold.

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
# Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Gordy, TerryTerry Gordy 1 May 30, 1986 163 Houston, Texas House show Defeated Jim Duggan in tournament final  
2 One Man Gang 1 November 9, 1986 161 Tulsa, Oklahoma House show Won by forfeit when Gordy was injured  
3 Rogers, Big BubbaBig Bubba Rogers 1 April 19, 1987 83 Muskogee, Oklahoma House show  
4 Williams, "Dr. Death" Steve"Dr. Death" Steve Williams 1 July 11, 1987 [Note 1] Oklahoma City, Oklahoma House show  
- Title retired - December 1987 N/A N/A N/A Title retired after the UWF was bought by Jim Crockett Promotions  

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The exact date the UWF ceased to promote the championship is unclear, putting the championship reign at between 143 and 173 days.

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