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Mid-West Wrestling Association
World Heavyweight Championship (Ohio)
(March 21, 1931 - November 1952)
Won By: Won From:     Date: Event: Location: Length of         
Title Reign:         
John Pesek Marin Plestina Mar. 21, 1931        -- Columbus, OH, USA 1 yr, 300 days     
** Title Vacated ** John Pesek ???. ??, 1933        -- -- 2 yrs, 170 days     
Pesek drops the title claim in 1933 after he begins wrestling for Jim Londos' Maryland organization, date unknown.
Everett Marshall -- Jul. 03, 1935        -- -- 1 yr, 217 days     
Marshall is the reigning world champion in Colorado and is recoginized in Ohio by M.W.A. Marshall would later defeat title claimant Ali Baba on June 26, 1936 in Columbus, OH, to solidify his status.
Ray Steele Everett Marshall Feb. 05, 1937        -- Columbus, OH, USA 38 days     
Steele is awarded the title after the decision is reversed in his loss to Marshall. Offices in Illinois, Indiana and Kansas still recognize Marshall as World Champion.
Everett Marshall (2) Ray Steele Mar. 15, 1937        -- -- 1 yr, 156 days     
Marshall is recognized as champion after Steele is injured in a car accident on March 11 and is unable to compete.
Lou Thesz defeats Marshall on December 29, 1937 in St. Louis, MO, however the title changed is not recognized by M.W.A. in Ohio.
John Pesek (2) -- Aug. 18, 1938        -- -- 1 yr, 302 days     
Pesek is recognized in Ohio as World Champion, reasons why Everett Marshall is not champion and why Pesek was recognized are unknown, reasons on www.wrestling-titles.com do not match up with N.B/W.A records.
** Title Vacated ** John Pesek Jun. 15, 1940        -- -- 12 days     
Pesek is stripped of the title for failing to defend the title against it's top contenders.
Orville Brown Dick Shikat Jun. 27, 1940        -- Columbus, OH, USA 2 yrs, 160 days     
Ed "The Strangler" Lewis Orville Brown Dec. 03, 1942        -- Columbus, OH, USA 56 days     
John Pesek (3) Ed Lewis Jan. 28, 1943        -- Columbus, OH, USA 5 yrs, 339 days     
** Title Vacated ** John Pesek ???. ??, ????        -- -- 1 yr, 242 days     
Pesek last defends the title on December 16, 1948, reason and date it was vacated unknown.
Don Eagle -- Aug. 31, 1950        -- -- 2 yrs, 63 days     
Eagle is recognized in Ohio after defeating Gorgeous George for the A.W.A. Bostion World Championship
Eagle would defend the title until November of 1952 when he becomes unable to compete due to back injuries. The title is then abandoned.