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National Wrestling Alliance - Detroit
United States Heavyweight Championship
(June 13, 1964 - October 1980)
Won By: Won From:     Date: Event: Location: Length of         
Title Reign:         
Johnny Valentine Fritz Von Erich Jun. 13, 1964        -- Detroit, MI, USA 238 days     
The N.W.A. begins to recognize the title as a N.W.A. championship once again.
The Sheik Johnny Valentine Feb. 06, 1965        -- Detroit, MI, USA 2 yrs, 177 days     
Bobo Brazil (2) The Sheik Aug. 01, 1967        -- -- 61 days     
Recognized as champion in August, exact date and location of win unknown.
The Sheik (2) Bobo Brazil Oct. 01, 1967        -- -- 3 yrs, 302 days     
Recognized as champion in October, exact date and location of win unknown.
Bobo Brazil (3) The Sheik Jul. 29, 1971        -- Detroit, MI, USA 1 yr, 15 days     
Pampero Firpo Bobo Brazil Aug. 12, 1972        -- Detroit, MI, USA 7 days     
Bobo Brazil (4) Pampero Firpo Aug. 19, 1972        -- Detroit, MI, USA 70 days     
Pampero Firpo (2) Bobo Brazil Oct. 28, 1972        -- Detroit, MI, USA 56 days     
Bobo Brazil (5) Pampero Firpo Dec. 23, 1972        -- Detroit, MI, USA 7 days     
The Sheik (3) Bobo Brazil Dec. 30, 1972        -- Detroit, MI, USA 14 days     
Bobo Brazil (6) The Sheik Jan. 13, 1973        -- Detroit, MI, USA 14 days     
The Sheik (4) Bobo Brazil Jan. 27, 1973        -- Detroit, MI, USA 161 days     
Johnny Valentine (2) The Sheik Jul. 07, 1973        -- Detroit, MI, USA 14 days     
The Sheik (5) Johnny Valentine Jul. 21, 1973        -- Detroit, MI, USA 40 days     
Johnny Valentine The Sheik Aug. 30, 1973        -- -- 31 days     
Exact date and location unknown.
The Sheik (6) Johnny Valentine Sep. 30, 1973        -- -- 153 days     
Exact date and location unknown.
Tony Marino The Sheik Mar. 02, 1974        -- Detroit, MI, USA 14 days     
The Sheik (7) Tony Marino Mar. 16, 1974        -- Detroit, MI, USA 315 days     
Bobo Brazil (7) Awarded Jan. 25, 1975        -- Detroit, MI, USA 14 days     
Brazil is awarded the title after The Sheik no-showed a number of title defenses.
Abdullah The Butcher Bobo Brazil Feb. 08, 1975        -- Detroit, MI, USA 70 days     
Bobo Brazil (8) Abdullah The Butcher Apr. 19, 1975        -- Detroit, MI, USA 77 days     
The Sheik (8) Bobo Brazil Jul. 05, 1975        -- Detroit, MI, USA 84 days     
Mark Lewin The Sheik Sep. 27, 1975        -- Detroit, MI, USA 35 days     
Don Kent Mark Lewin Nov. 01, 1975        -- Detroit, MI, USA 30 days     
Mark Lewin (2) Don Kent Dec. 01, 1975        -- -- 75 days     
Recognized as champion in December, exact date and location unknown.
** Title Vacated ** -- Feb. 14, 1976        -- -- 67 days     
The title is declared vacant, unknown if Lewin held the title at the time.
Bobo Brazil (9) Tournament Apr. 21, 1976        -- -- 24 days     
Brazil is awarded the title after Brute Bernard is injured and unable to compete in the finals of a tournament for the vacant title.
The Sheik Of Araby (9) Bobo Brazil May 15, 1976        -- Detroit, MI, USA 63 days     
Pampero Firpo (3) The Sheik Jul. 17, 1976        -- Detroit, MI, USA 91 days     
Don Kent (2) Pampero Firpo Oct. 16, 1976        -- Detroit, MI, USA 84 days     
Gino Hernandez Don Kent Jan. 08, 1977        -- Detroit, MI, USA 84 days     
The Sheik (10) Gino Hernandez Apr. 02, 1977        -- Detroit, MI, USA 152 days     
Ox Baker The Sheik Sep. 01, 1977        -- -- 1 yr, 51 days     
Recognized as champion in September, exact date and location unknown.
The Sheik (11) Terry Funk Oct. 22, 1978        -- Detroit, MI, USA 1 yr, 131 days     
Unknown why Ox Baker was not involved in the match.
Mighty Igor The Sheik Mar. 01, 1980        -- -- 63 days     
Sheik defeated Mighty Igor for the title in May of 1980, date and location of Igor's win unknown.
The Sheik (12) Mighty Igor May 03, 1980        -- Detroit, MI, USA 151 days     
N.W.A./A.W.A. Detroit closes in October of 1980.