WWF International Heavyweight Championship

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WWF International Heavyweight Championship
Details
Promotion World Wrestling Federation
Date established 1948, 1982
Date retired 1963, 1985

The WWF International Heavyweight Championship is a former world heavy weight championship recognized by Capitol Wrestling Corporation, the World Wrestling Federation, New Japan Pro-Wrestling, and the Japanese UWF.[1]

The title existed from 1948 through 1963 and again from 1982 through 1985.

Title history[edit]

Key
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.
Date Event Location Reign Days
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   [2]
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. [3]
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]   [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.

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The legth of the reign is too uncertain to calculate.
  2. ^ The exact date Gino Brito won the championship is uncertain which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 and 30 days.
  3. ^ The exact date Maeda lost the championship is uncertain, which means that his reign lasted between 1 day and 102 days.
  4. ^ The exact date Fujinami won the championship is uncertain, which means his reign lasted between 379 and 480 days.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wrestling Information Archive
  2. ^ F4W Staff (April 3, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling title change history : Gotch Vs. Hackenschmidt, Inoki Vs. Hansen, Guerrero Vs. Jericho". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  3. ^ Hoops, Brian (August 4, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (August 4): Lex Luger beats Huk Hogan for WCW title". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  4. ^ "NJPW Summer Fight Series 1984 - Tag 7". CageMatch. Retrieved March 28, 2017.

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