World Heavyweight Championship (National Wrestling Association)

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The World Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship of the National Wrestling Association (NWA), an offshoot of the National Boxing Association (NBA).

The title existed from 1930 through 1949, when it was unified with the National Wrestling Alliance's World Heavyweight Championship.

Title history[edit]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
N/A Unknown information
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Jim Londos June 6, 1930 N/A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 1,847 Recognized as the first official champion by the National Wrestling Association after he defeated Dick Shikat for the NYSAC World Title. The wrestling section of the National Boxing Association previously stripped Gus Sonnenberg of the World Title in July, 1929. Also won the NYSAC World Title in June, 1934 and unified both titles. [1]
2 Danno O'Mahony June 27, 1935 N/A Boston, Massachusetts 1 249 Defeats Ed Don George in July 30, 1935 unify Boston AWA World Title and becomes the " Unified World Champion".[2]
3 Dick Shikat March 2, 1936 N/A New York City, New York 2 54 Reign continue as World Champion
4 Ali Baba April 25, 1936 N/A Detroit, Michigan 1 62 Recognised as World Champion in all organisations.
5 Everett Marshall June 26, 1936 N/A Columbus, Ohio 1
Vacated September 1936 Title vacated when the NBA and NWA recommend at their annual meeting that a tournament be held.
6 John Pesek September 13, 1937 N/A N/A 1 Title awarded when Pesek is the only contender to post a $1000 bond.
Vacated N/A Pesek's recognition as champion withdrawn.
7 Everett Marshall September 14, 1938 N/A N/A 2 101 Title awarded at the NBA/NWA annual meeting.
8 Lou Thesz February 23, 1939 N/A St. Louis, Missouri 1 120
9 Bronko Nagurski June 23, 1939 N/A Houston, Texas 1 258
10 Ray Steele March 7, 1940 N/A St. Louis, Missouri 1 369
11 Bronko Nagurski March 11, 1941 N/A Houston, Texas 2 86
12 Sándor Szabó June 5, 1941 N/A St. Louis, Missouri 1 259
13 Bill Longson February 19, 1942 N/A St. Louis, Missouri 1 230 [3]
14 Yvon Robert October 7, 1942 N/A Montreal, Quebec 1 20
15 Bobby Managoff November 27, 1942 N/A Houston, Texas 1 115
16 Bill Longson February 19, 1943 N/A St. Louis, Missouri 2 1,463 [3]
17 Whipper Billy Watson February 21, 1947 N/A St. Louis, Missouri 1 63
18 Lou Thesz April 25, 1947 N/A St. Louis, Missouri 2 210
19 Bill Longson November 21, 1947 N/A Houston, Texas 3 232
20 Lou Thesz July 10, 1948 N/A Indianapolis, IN 3 505
Deactivated November 27, 1949 Title unified with the National Wrestling Alliance's World Heavyweight Championship, which is forfeited to Thesz by previous champion Orville Brown when he cannot defend due to career-ending injuries from an automobile accident on November 1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wrestlingmuseum.com/pages/wrestlers/jimlondos2.html
  2. ^ http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/newengland/awa/ma-awa-h.html
  3. ^ a b Hoops, Brian (February 19, 2017). "Daily Pro Wrestling History (02/19): Kurt Angle vs. Undertaker at No Way Out 2006". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 27, 2017.

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