World Light Heavyweight Championship (National Wrestling Association)

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The National Wrestling Association World Light Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling championship sanctioned by the National Wrestling Association, an offshoot of the National Boxing Association (NBA), and was contested for with a weight limit of 175 lb (79 kg). The title existed from 1930 through 1952.

Title history[edit]

Silver-shaded areas indicate an unknown area in the title history.

Wrestler: Times: Date: Place: Notes:
Hugh Nichols 1 April 4, 1930 Cincinnati, OH Defeated Joe Banaski in a tournament final to become the first champion. Frank Wolf defeated Nichols in March 1933 in Dallas, TX, but the NBA states that Nichols was fouled and Nichols remained champion. Nichols defeated Wolf in a July 1933 rematch in Oklahoma City, OK.
Leroy McGuirk 1 March 5, 1934 Tulsa, OK
Bobby Roberts 1 April 3, 1937 Tulsa, OK
Hugh Nichols 2 May 19, 1937 Oklahoma City, OK
Wild Red Berry 1 June 6, 1937 Oklahoma
Danny McShain 1 October 11, 1937 Hollywood, CA
Leroy McGuirk 2 June 12, 1938
Danny McShain 2 November 5, 1938 Hollywood, CA
Bob Gregory 1 December 1939
Jesse James 1 April 22, 1940 Tulsa, OK
Wild Red Berry 2 September 2, 1940 Hollywood, CA
Paavo Katonan 1 August 4, 1941 Hollywood, CA
Danny McShain 3 August 25, 1941 Hollywood, CA
Wild Red Berry 3 September 1, 1941 Hollywood, CA
Billy Varga 1 December 1, 1941 Hollywood, CA
Wild Red Berry 4 December 22, 1941 Hollywood, CA
Billy Rayburn 1 August 1942 Tulsa, OK
Billy Varga 2 March 22, 1943 Hollywood, CA
Gorilla Ramos 1 April 26, 1943 Hollywood, CA
Wild Red Berry 5 October 11, 1943 Hollywood, CA
The Gray Mask 1 December 27, 1943 Hollywood, CA
Gorilla Ramos 2 March 13, 1944 Hollywood, CA
The Gray Mask 2 March 27, 1944 Hollywood, CA
Wild Red Berry 6 April 24, 1944 Hollywood, CA
Dick Trout 1 December 11, 1944 Hollywood, CA
Danny McShain 4 January 22, 1945 Hollywood, CA
Dick Trout 2 March 26, 1945 Hollywood, CA
Danny McShain 5 April 16, 1945 Hollywood, CA
Wild Red Berry 7 September 10, 1945 Hollywood, CA
Ernie Piluso 1 January 14, 1946 Hollywood, CA
Danny McShain 6 April 15, 1946 Hollywood, CA
Ernie Piluso 2 May 15, 1946 Hollywood, CA
Martino Angelo 1 August 19, 1946 Hollywood, CA
Danny McShain 7 September 16, 1946 Hollywood, CA
Martino Angelo 2 September 23, 1946 Hollywood, CA
Danny McShain 8 January 27, 1947 Hollywood, CA
Martino Angelo 3 February 10, 1947 Hollywood, CA
Danny McShain 9 May 5, 1947 Hollywood, CA [1]
Wild Red Berry 8 September 2, 1947 San Diego, CA
Danny McShain 10 September 13, 1947 Visalia, CA
Wild Red Berry 9 1947 San Diego, CA
Jan Blears 1 November 10, 1947 Phoenix, AZ
Andy Tremaine 1 April 18, 1950 El Paso, TX Defeated Monte LaDue to win the title.
Title retired 1952 Tremaine retired as champion.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ F4W Staff (May 5, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (May 5): Bruno Vs. Gorilla in Puerto Rico, 2nd annual Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 

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