WWF North American Heavyweight Championship

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WWF North American Heavyweight Championship
WWF North American Heavyweight Championship.jpg
The North American Heavyweight Championship belt.
Promotion World Wrestling Federation

The WWF North American Heavyweight Championship was a relatively short-lived title in the World Wrestling Federation from 1979 until 1981.[1] It is considered to be the spiritual predecessor to the WWE Intercontinental Championship after Pat Patterson was awarded the Intercontinental Championship as a result of a one night tournament. The first North American Heavyweight Champion was Ted DiBiase in 1979.[2]

Title history[edit]

No. Champions Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s)
1 DiBiase, TedTed DiBiase 1 February 13, 1979 126 Allentown, Pennsylvania House show Awarded when he signed with the WWF. [3]}}
2 Patterson, PatPat Patterson 1 June 19, 1979 158 Allentown, Pennsylvania House show   [3]
3 Sakaguchi, SeijiSeiji Sakaguchi 1 November 8, 1979 532 Otaru, Japan House show   [3]
Championship retired April 23, 1981 N/A N/A WWF abandoned the title. [3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Shields, Brian; Sullivan, Kevin (2009). WWE Encyclopedia. Dorling Kindersley. p. 227. ISBN 978-0-7566-4190-0. 
  2. ^ Ted DiBiase: The Million Dollar Man, p.108, Ted DiBiase with Tom Caiazzo, Pocket Books, New York, NY, 2008, ISBN 978-1-4165-5890-3.
  3. ^ a b c d "WWF North American Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Titles. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 

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