WWF International Heavyweight Championship
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|WWF International Heavyweight Championship|
|Promotion||World Wrestling Federation|
|Date established||1948, 1982|
|Date retired||1963, 1985|
The title existed from 1948 through 1963 and again from 1982 through 1985.
|No.||Overall reign number|
|Reign||Reign number for the specific champion|
|Days||Number of days held|
|(NLT)||Championship change took place "no later than" the date listed|
|No.||Champion||Championship change||Reign statistics||Notes||Ref.|
|1||Antonino Rocca||1948||House show||Buenos Aires, Argentina||1||[Note 1]||Defeats Dick Schikat in tournament final to become the first champion.|
|Championship history is unrecorded from 1948 to 1959.|
|2||Antonino Rocca||July 1959||House show||New York, New York||2||[Note 1]||Defeated Buddy Rogers.|
|—||Deactivated||1963||—||—||—||—||Title vacated and later became inactive.|
|3||Tony Parisi||1982||House show||Buffalo, New York||1||[Note 1]|
|4||Gino Brito||August 1982||House show||Buffalo, New York||1||[Note 2]|
|5||Tatsumi Fujinami||August 30, 1982||House show||New York, New York||1||216|
|6||Riki Choshu||April 3, 1983||House show||Tokyo, Japan||1||123|||
|7||Tatsumi Fujinami||August 4, 1983||House show||Tokyo, Japan||2||234||Fujinami won the match by countout but refused to accept the belt. Choshu couldn't get into Canada for the rematch in Calgary, Alberta on August 12, 1983, and was recognized as champion.|||
|8||Akira Maeda||March 25, 1984||House show||New York, New York||1||[Note 3]||Maeda defeated Pierre Lefebvre at Madison Square Garden to be recognized by WWF later he returned to UWF during April 11, 1984 to defend the title.|
|9||Tatsumi Fujinami||July 5, 1984 (NLT)||House show||N/A||3||[Note 4]|||
|—||Vacated||July 19, 1985||N/A||Sapporo, Japan||—||—||When Fujinami gave up the title after a double disqualification against Super Strong Machine.|
|—||Deactivated||October 31, 1985||—||—||—||—||The title was abandoned when New Japan and the WWF split.|
- The legth of the reign is too uncertain to calculate.
- The exact date Gino Brito won the championship is uncertain which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 and 30 days.
- The exact date Maeda lost the championship is uncertain, which means that his reign lasted between 1 day and 102 days.
- The exact date Fujinami won the championship is uncertain, which means his reign lasted between 379 and 480 days.
- Wrestling Information Archive
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- "NJPW Summer Fight Series 1984 - Tag 7". CageMatch. Retrieved March 28, 2017.