Universal Wrestling Federation (Herb Abrams) championships

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This is a list of titles that were awarded and defended in Herb Abrams' version of the Universal Wrestling Federation. The promotion existed from 1990 until Abrams' death in 1996, although the UWF did not promote any shows after 1994.[1][2] Not all championships were active during the entire history of the promotion.

UWF Americas Championship[edit]

The UWF Americas Championship was a short lived secondary title in the Universal Wrestling Federation that was created not long before the federation folded.[3]

Wrestler: Reigns: Date: Place: Notes:
Dan Spivey 1 September 23, 1994 Las Vegas, NV Defeated Johnny Ace to win the title[4]

UWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship[edit]

The UWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship was a secondary title in the Universal Wrestling Federation. It was awarded to Bob Orton, Jr. at a television taping, but it was only defended once.[5]

Wrestler: Reigns: Date: Place: Notes:
Bob Orton, Jr. 1 July 24, 1993 Minot, ND Title awarded[5]
Vacant 1993 (N/A) Title retired[5]

UWF Israeli Championship[edit]

The UWF Israeli Championship was a secondary title in the Universal Wrestling Federation. It was awarded to Joshua Ben-Gurion in May 1991 and retired in November 1991.[6]

Wrestler: Reigns: Date: Place: Notes:
Joshua Ben-Gurion 1 May 10, 1991 New York, NY Title awarded[6]
Vacant November 16, 1991 (N/A) Title retired[6]

UWF Junior Heavyweight Championship[edit]

The UWF Junior Heavyweight Championship was a secondary title in the Universal Wrestling Federation. Jack Armstrong became the first and only champion by defeating Mando Guerrero at the final UWF show.[7]

Wrestler: Reigns: Date: Place: Notes:
Jack Armstrong 1 September 23, 1994 Las Vegas, NV Defeated Mando Guerrero to win the title[7]

UWF MGM Grand Championship[edit]

The UWF MGM Grand Championship was a secondary title in the Universal Wrestling Federation. Tyler Mane became the first and only champion by defeating Steve Ray at the final UWF show.[8]

Wrestler: Reigns: Date: Place: Notes:
Tyler Mane 1 September 23, 1994 Las Vegas, NV Defeated Steve Ray to win the title[8]

UWF Midget World Championship[edit]

The UWF Midget World Championship was a secondary title in the Universal Wrestling Federation. At the final UWF show, Little Tokyo beat the Karate Kid to become the first and only champion.[9]

Wrestler: Reigns: Date: Place: Notes:
Little Tokyo 1 September 23, 1994 Las Vegas, NV Defeated the Karate Kid to win the title[9]

UWF North American Championship[edit]

The UWF North American Championship was a secondary title in the Universal Wrestling Federation. It was awarded to Tony Capone at a television taping and defended once before being retired.[10]

Wrestler: Reigns: Date: Place: Notes:
Tony Capone 1 November 16, 1991 Mt. Vernon, NY Title awarded[10]
Vacant 1991 (N/A) Title retired[10]

UWF Southern States Championship[edit]

The UWF Southern States Championship was a secondary title in the Universal Wrestling Federation.

Wrestler: Reigns: Date: Place: Notes:
Bob Orton, Jr. 1 June 19, 1992 Spartanburg, SC Title awarded, although it is claimed on television that Orton won the title from Ronnie Garvin[11]
Paul Orndorff 1 June 22, 1992 Spartanburg, SC [11]
Vacant 1992 (N/A) Title vacated after Orndorff left promotion[11]
Bob Orton, Jr. 2 September 23, 1994 Las Vegas, NV Title awarded[11]

UWF SportsChannel Television Championship[edit]

The UWF SportsChannel Television Championship was the premier title in the Universal Wrestling Federation from 1991 through 1992. The belt was introduced through a 16-man Tournament held during TV Tapings in April 1991 and June 1991.[12] The winner of the tournament was crowned in a finals match at Beach Brawl.[13] The title was named after SportsChannel, the network that aired UWF's weekly series Fury Hour.[1]

Wrestler: Reigns: Date: Place: Notes:
Steve Williams 1 June 9, 1991 Palmetto, FL Defeated Bam Bam Bigelow in tournament final[14]
Vacant 1992 (N/A) Title vacated after Williams left promotion[14]
Sonny Beach 1 September 23, 1994 Las Vegas, NV Defeated Dr. Feelgood to win the vacant title[2][14]

UWF Women's World Championship[edit]

The UWF Women's World Championship was a title that could only be won by women in the Universal Wrestling Federation.

Wrestler: Reigns: Date: Place: Notes:
Rockin' Robin 1 June 9, 1991 Palmetto, FL Defeated Candi Divine to win the title[15]
Vacant November 16, 1991 (N/A)
Candi Devine 1 September 23, 1994 Las Vegas, NV Defeated Tina Moretti to win the title[15]
Miss Texas 1 December 5, 1994 Memphis, TN Defeated Candi Divine on USWA card to win the title[15]

UWF World Heavyweight Championship[edit]

The UWF Heavyweight Championship was intended to be the premier title of the Universal Wrestling Federation in 1994. It was awarded to Steve Williams on September 23, 1994, but it was not seen again after that show.[16]

Wrestler: Reigns: Date: Place: Notes:
Steve Williams 1 September 23, 1994 Las Vegas, NV Title awarded[16]

UWF World Tag Team Championship[edit]

The UWF World Tag Team Championship was a title in the Universal Wrestling Federation. The Killer Bees won the title at the UWF's final show, so the belts were never defended.[17]

Wrestlers: Reigns together: Date: Place: Notes:
The Killer Bees
(B. Brian Blair and Jim Brunzell)
1 September 23, 1994 Las Vegas, NV Defeated The New Powers of Pain to win the titles[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Information about Herb Abram's Universal Wrestling Federation". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Blackjack Brawl". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  3. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  4. ^ "UWF Americas Title". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  5. ^ a b c "UWF Intercontinental Title". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  6. ^ a b c "UWF Israeli Championship". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  7. ^ a b "UWF Junior Heavyweight Title". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  8. ^ a b "UWF MGM Grand Title". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  9. ^ a b "UWF Midget Title". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  10. ^ a b c "UWF North American Title". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  11. ^ a b c d "UWF Southern States Title". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  12. ^ "UWF Sportschannel TV Title Tournament 1991". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  13. ^ "Beach Brawl". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  14. ^ a b c "UWF Sportschannel TV Title". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  15. ^ a b c "UWF Women's Title". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  16. ^ a b "UWF World Title". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  17. ^ a b "UWF Tag Team Title". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-01-26.