NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship (Los Angeles version)

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NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship (Los Angeles version)
Details
Promotion National Wrestling Association (Sanctioning body)
NWA Los Angeles (1948 – 1952)
Date established April 20, 1936
Date retired May 25, 1952

The NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling world championship and secondary title in the National Boxing/Wrestling Association that was for the lighter wrestlers. It started in 1936 and was unified with the National Wrestling Alliance's NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship in 1952.[1]

Title history[edit]

Key
# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event in which the title was won
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
N/A The information is not available or is unknown

Reigns[edit]

# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Albion Britt 1 April 20, 1936 245 Hollywood, California Live event Britt defeated Ted Christy in a tournament final to become the first NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion. Subsequent title reigns are recognized by the National Wrestling Association. [2]
2 Dude Chick 1 December 21, 1936 623 Hollywood, California Live event [3]
3 Sgt. Bob Kenaston 1 September 5, 1938 203 Hollywood, California Live event [4]
4 John Swenski 1 March 27, 1939 84 Tulsa, Oklahoma Live event [5]
5 Leroy McGuirk 1 June 19, 1939 [Note 1] Hollywood, California Live event [6]
Vacated 1947 N/A N/A The championship is vacated in Los Angeles sometime after February 1947 and a 40-man tournament is held to crown a new champion. McGuirk, however, continues to be billed as champion in other territories.
6 Billy Varga 1 September 29, 1947 56 Hollywood, California Live event Varga defeated Danny McShain in a tournament final to win the vacant championship. [7]
7 Martino Angelo 1 November 24, 1947 133 Hollywood, California Live event
8 Leo Wallick 1 April 5, 1948 30 Hollywood, California Live event
9 Gorilla Ramos 1 May 5, 1948 40 Bakersfield, California Live event
10 Maurice La Chapelle 1 June 14, 1948 21 Hollywood, California Live event [8]
11 Danny McShain 1 July 5, 1948 42 Hollywood, California Live event
12 Billy Darnell 1 August 16, 1948 210 Hollywood, California Live event
13 Billy Varga 2 March 14, 1949 119 Hollywood, California Live event
14 Danny McShain 2 July 11, 1949 49 Hollywood, California Live event
15 Red Berry 1 August 29, 1949 8 Hollywood, California Live event
16 Johnny Demchuck 1 September 6, 1949 20 San Diego, California Live event
17 Sonny Myers 1 September 26, 1949 57 Hollywood, California Live event
18 Ivan Kalmikoff 1 November 22, 1949 57 San Diego, California Live event Kalmikoff defeats Danny McShain, who is billed as champion, at a January 4, 1950 title defence in Bakersfield, California.
19 Billy Varga 3 January 18, 1950 44 Bakersfield, California Live event
20 Leo Garibaldi 1 March 3, 1950 87 Los Angeles, California Live event
21 Billy Varga 4 May 29, 1950 43 Hollywood, California Live event
21 Leo Garibaldi 2 July 11, 1950 42 San Diego, California Live event
22 Baron Michele Leone 1 August 22, 1950 310 San Diego, California Live event
23 Leo Garibaldi 3 June 28, 1951 97 Salt Lake City, Utah Live event [9]
24 Red Berry 2 October 3, 1951 196 Los Angeles, California Live event
25 Rito Romero 1 April 16, 1952 39 Los Angeles, California Live event
26 Danny McShain 3 May 25, 1952 <1 Los Angeles, California Live event The championship is unified with the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship and ceases to exist. [10][11]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The exact date on which the title was lost is not known, which means their title reign lasted between 2,784 and 3,084 days.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Stern, Karl, ed. (2005). "The Time Line of Wrestling Part II" (PDF). DragonKing Wrestling. No. 83. Haleyville, Alabama: DragonKing Press. p. 7. 
  2. ^ Hornbaker, Tim (September 11, 2010). "Hollywood Wrestling Results - 1936". LegacyOfWrestling.com. 
  3. ^ Hoops, Brian (December 21, 2016). "Daily Pro Wrestling History (12/21): Jerry Lawler Wins The AWA Southern Title". F4Wonline.com. Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Weekly. 
  4. ^ "Old Hill Crab Versus Spin Of Chick Top Card". Medford Mail Tribune. Medford, Oregon. August 20, 1939. 
  5. ^ Hornbaker, Tim. "Tulsa Wrestling Results - 1939". LegacyOfWrestling.com. 
  6. ^ Hornbaker, Tim (March 6, 2007). "Hollywood Wrestling Results - 1939". LegacyOfWrestling.com. 
  7. ^ Hornbaker, Tim (September 16, 2010). "Hollywood Wrestling Results - 1947". LegacyOfWrestling.com. 
  8. ^ Hornbaker, Tim (September 11, 2010). "Hollywood Wrestling Results - 1948". LegacyOfWrestling.com. 
  9. ^ Taylor, Becky. "Salt Lake City Wrestling Results - 1951". LegacyOfWrestling.com. 
  10. ^ Bryant, Steve (January 12, 2016). "Biggest match in SoCal history?". SoCalUncensored.com. 
  11. ^ Hornbaker, Tim (2007). National Wrestling Alliance: The Untold Story of the Monopoly That Strangled Professional Wrestling. Toronto: ECW Press. p. 227. ISBN 1554902746.