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 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]

No. Champions Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s)
1 Rocca, AntoninoAntonino Rocca 1 1948 [Note 1] Buenos Aires, Argentina House show Defeats Dick Schikat in tournament final to become the first champion.
2 Rocca, AntoninoAntonino Rocca 2 July 1959 [Note 1] New York, New York House show Defeated Buddy Rogers.
Vacated 1963 N/A N/A Championship later became inactive.
3 Parisi, TonyTony Parisi 1 1982 [Note 1] Buffalo, New York House show  
4 Brito, GinoGino Brito 1 August 1982 [Note 2] Buffalo, New York House show  
5 Fujinami, TatsumiTatsumi Fujinami 1 August 30, 1982 216 New York, New York House show  
6 Choshu, RikiRiki Choshu 1 April 3, 1983 123 Tokyo, Japan House show   [2]
7 Fujinami, TatsumiTatsumi Fujinami 2 August 4, 1983 234 Tokyo, Japan House show 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 Maeda, AkiraAkira Maeda 1 March 25, 1984 [Note 3] New York, New York House show 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 Fujinami, TatsumiTatsumi Fujinami 3 July 5, 1984 (NLT) [Note 4] House show   [4]
Vacated July 19, 1985 Sapporo, Japan N/A N/A When Fujinami gave up the title after a double disqualification against Super Strong Machine.
Abandoned October 31, 1985 N/A N/A The title was abandoned when New Japan and the WWF split.

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  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.


  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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