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
Date established 1979
Date retired April 23, 1981

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 fictitious one night tournament. The first North American Heavyweight Champion was Ted DiBiase in 1979.[2]

Title history[edit]

No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific champion listed
Days The number of the days that the champion held the title for
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Ted DiBiase February 13, 1979 House show Allentown, Pennsylvania 1 126 Awarded when he signed with the WWF. [3]
2 Pat Patterson June 19, 1979 House show Allentown, Pennsylvania 1 158   [3]
3 Seiji Sakaguchi November 8, 1979 House show Otaru, Japan 1 532   [3]
Deactivated April 23, 1981 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". WrestlingTitles. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 

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