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National Wrestling Alliance
N.W.A. World Heavyweight
World Heavyweight Championship
(October 1948 - Present)
Won By: Won From:     Date: Event: Location: Length of         
Title Reign:         
Orville Brown -- Oct. 01, 1948        -- -- 1 yr, 57 days     
Mid-West Wrestling Assocation, along with the National Wrestling Association, joins newly formed National Wrestling Alliance in July of 1948. Soon after, the founding memebers decide to declare Brown, current Mid-South Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Champion, as the first National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Champion.
Lou Thesz Orville Brown Nov. 27, 1949        -- -- 6 yrs, 110 days     
Thesz is awarded the championship when Brown is unable to defend the title due to an injury from an automobile accident. Thesz is the reigning National Wrestling Assocation World Heavyweight Champion and became the Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion by defeating the American Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Champion Gorgeous George (Non-Title Match) in 1950 and the Los Angeles World Heavyweight Championship Baron Michele Leone in 1952.
Whipper Bill Watson Lou Thesz Mar. 15, 1956        -- Toronto, ON, Canada 239 days     
Watson wins the championship via count-out.
Lou Thesz (2) Bill Watson Nov. 09, 1956        -- St. Louis, MO, USA 1 yr, 5 days     
Dick Hutton Lou Thesz Nov. 14, 1957        -- Toronto, ON, Canada 1 yr, 56 days     
Pat O'Connor Dick Hutton Jan. 09, 1959        -- St. Louis, MO, USA 2 yrs, 173 days     
Buddy Rogers Pat O'Connor Jun. 30, 1961        -- Chicago, IL, USA 1 yr, 49 days     
Bobo Brazil Buddy Rogers Aug. 18, 1962        -- Newark, NJ, USA 73 days     
Brazil wins the title when Rogers claims a groin injury. Although Brazil initially refueses the title, he is declared champion when doctors discover that Rogers was not injured.
Buddy Rogers (2) Bobo Brazil Oct. 30, 1962        -- Toledo, OH, USA 86 days     
Lou Thesz (3) Buddy Rogers Jan. 24, 1963        -- Toronto, ON, Canada 2 yrs, 349 days     
Gene Kiniski Lou Thesz Jan. 07, 1966        -- St. Louis, MO, USA 3 yrs, 36 days     
Dory Funk Gene Kiniski Feb. 11, 1969        -- Tampa, FL, USA 4 yrs, 42 days     
Harley Race Dory Funk, Jr. Mar. 24, 1973        -- Kansas City, MO, USA 118 days     
Jack Brisco Harley Race Jul. 20, 1973        -- Houston, TX, USA 1 yr, 135 days     
Giant Baba Jack Brisco Dec. 02, 1974        -- Kagoshima, Japan 7 days     
Jack Brisco (2) Giant Baba Dec. 09, 1974        -- Toyohashi, Japan 1 yr, 1 day     
Terry Funk Jack Brisco Dec. 10, 1975        -- Miami, FL, USA 1 yr, 59 days     
Harley Race (2) Terry Funk Feb. 06, 1977        -- Toronto, ON, Canada 2 yrs, 196 days     
Dusty Rhodes Harley Race Aug. 21, 1979        -- Tampa, FL, USA 5 days     
Harley Race (3) Dusty Rhodes Aug. 26, 1979        -- Orlando, FL, USA 66 days     
Giant Baba (2) Harley Race Oct. 31, 1979        -- Nagoya, Chūbu, Japan 7 days     
Harley Race (4) Giant Baba Nov. 07, 1979        -- Amagasaki, Japan 302 days     
Giant Baba (3) Harley Race Sep. 04, 1980        -- Saga, Japan 5 days     
Harley Race (5) Giant Baba Sep. 09, 1980        -- Ohtsu, Japan 230 days     
Tommy Rich Harley Race Apr. 27, 1981        -- Augusta, GA, USA 4 days     
Harley Race (6) Tommy Rich May 01, 1981        -- Gainsville, GA, USA 51 days     
Dusty Rhodes (2) Harley Race Jun. 21, 1981        -- Atlanta, GA, USA 88 days     
Ric Flair Dusty Rhodes Sep. 17, 1981        -- Kansas City, MO, USA 1 yr, 266 days     
Harley Race (7) Ric Flair Jun. 10, 1983        -- St. Louis, MO, USA 167 days     
Ric Flair (2) Harley Race Nov. 24, 1983        StarrCade Greensboro, NC, USA 118 days     
Harley Race (8) Ric Flair Mar. 21, 1984        -- Wellington, New Zealand 2 days     
Ric Flair (3) Harley Race Mar. 23, 1984        -- Kallang, Singapore 44 days     
Kerry Von Erich Ric Flair May 06, 1984        Parade Of Champions Irving, TX, USA 18 days     
Ric Flair (4) Kerry Von Erich May 24, 1984        -- Yokosuka, Japan 2 yrs, 63 days     
Dusty Rhodes (3) Ric Flair Jul. 26, 1986        Great American Bash Greensboro, NC, USA 12 days     
Ric Flair (5) Dusty Rhodes Aug. 07, 1986        -- St. Louis, MO, USA 1 yr, 49 days     
Ronnie Garvin Ric Flair Sep. 25, 1987        -- Detroit, MI, USA 62 days     
Ric Flair (6) Ronnie Garvin Nov. 26, 1987        StarrCade Chicago, IL, USA 1 yr, 87 days     
Ricky Steamboat Ric Flair Feb. 20, 1989        Chi Town Rumble Chicago, IL, USA 76 days     
Ric Flair (7) Ricky Steamboat May 07, 1989        WrestleWar Nashville, TN, USA 1 yr, 61 days     
Sting Ric Flair Jul. 07, 1990        Great American Bash Baltimore, MD, USA 188 days     
Ric Flair (8) Sting Jan. 11, 1991        -- East Rutherford, NJ, USA 69 days     
Tatsumi Fujinami Ric Flair Mar. 21, 1991        W.C.W./N.J. Supershow Tokyo, Kantō, Japan 59 days     
Ric Flair (9) Tatsumi Fujinami May 19, 1991        SuperBrawl St. Petersburg, FL, USA 112 days     
** Title Vacated ** Ric Flair Sep. 08, 1991        -- -- 339 days     
Soon after Flair signs with the W.W.F., N.W.A. vacates the championship.
Masahiro Chono Tournament Aug. 12, 1992        -- Tokyo, Kantō, Japan 145 days     
Chono defeats Barry Windham in the finals of a tournament for the vacated title.
The Great Mutah Masahiro Chono Jan. 04, 1993        W.C.W./N.J. Supershow Tokyo, Kantō, Japan 48 days     
Barry Windham Great Mutah Feb. 21, 1993        SuperBrawl Asheville, NC, USA 147 days     
Ric Flair (10) Barry Windham Jul. 18, 1993        Beach Blast Biloxi, MS, USA 45 days     
** Title Vacated ** Ric Flair Sep. 01, 1993        -- -- 360 days     
N.W.A. stops recognizing W.C.W's World Heavyweight Champion as their World Heavyweight Champion soon after W.C.W. splits from N.W.A.
Shane Douglas Tournament Aug. 27, 1994        NWA World Title Tourn. Philadelphia, PA, USA 0 days     
After defeating Too Cold Scorpio in the finals of a tournament for the title, Shane Douglas vacates the title and declares himself the new Extreme Championship Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion and E.C.W. announces it's withdrawl from the N.W.A.
** Title Vacated ** Shane Douglas Aug. 27, 1994        NWA World Title Tourn. Philadelphia, PA, USA 84 days     
Chris Candido Tournament Nov. 19, 1994        -- Cherry Hill, NJ, USA 97 days     
Candido defeats Tracy Smothers in the finals of a tournament for the vacated title.
Dan Severn Chris Candido Feb. 24, 1995        -- Erlanger, KY, USA 4 yrs, 19 days     
Naoya Ogawa Dan Severn Mar. 14, 1999        -- Yokohoma, Japan 195 days     
Gary Steele Three Way Dance Sep. 25, 1999        Battle Of The Belts Charlotte, NC, USA 7 days     
Steele defeats Naoya Ogawa and Brian Anthony in a three way dance for the championship.
Naoya Ogawa Gary Steele Oct. 02, 1999        -- Thomaston, CT, USA 274 days     
** Title Vacated ** Naoya Ogawa Jul. 02, 2000        -- -- 79 days     
Ogawa vacates the title due to injury.
Mike Rapada 8-Man Tournament Sep. 19, 2000        NWA/Florida Show Tampa, FL, USA 56 days     
Rapada defeats Jerry Lynn in the finals of an 8-Man tournament for the vacated title.
Sabu Mike Rapada Nov. 14, 2000        -- Tampa, FL, USA 38 days     
Mike Rapada (2) Sabu Dec. 22, 2000        NWA/Nashville Show Nashville, TN, USA 123 days     
Steve Corino Mike Rapada Apr. 24, 2001        NWA/Florida Show Tampa, FL, USA 172 days     
** Title Held-Up ** -- Oct. 13, 2001        Battle Of The Belts St. Petersburg, FL, USA 63 days     
The championship is held-up in a match against Shin'ya Hashimoto when Corino is unable to continue due to injury.
Shinya Hashimoto 4-Way Match Dec. 15, 2001        NWA/East Show McKeesport, PA, USA 84 days     
Hashimoto defeats Steve Corino, Dylan Knight and Garry Steele in a 4-way Iron Man match for the held-up championship.
Dan Severn (2) Shin'ya Hashimoto Mar. 09, 2002        -- Tokyo, Kantō, Japan 80 days     
** Title Vacated ** Dan Severn May 28, 2002        -- -- 22 days     
Title vacated when Severn is unable to schedule a title defense on June 19, 2002 in Huntsville, AL.
Ken Shamrock Malice Jun. 19, 2002        T.N.A. PPV Huntsville, AL, USA 49 days     
Shamrock defeats Malice in a match after the two become finalists in a battle royal for the vacated title.
Ron Killings Ken Shamrock Aug. 07, 2002        T.N.A. PPV Nashville, TN, USA 105 days     
Jeff Jarrett Ron Killings Nov. 20, 2002        T.N.A. PPV Nashville, TN, USA 203 days     
Jarrett defeats Sting in Auckland, New Zealand on May 25, 2002 to unify the title with World Wrestling All-Stars World Heavyweight Title.
A.J. Styles Triple Threat Match Jun. 11, 2003        T.N.A. PPV Nashville, TN, USA 133 days     
Styles pinned Jarrett in a triple threat match that also include Raven.
Jeff Jarrett (2) A.J. Styles Oct. 22, 2003        T.N.A. PPV Nashville, TN, USA 182 days     
A.J. Styles (2) Jeff Jarrett Apr. 21, 2004        T.N.A. PPV Nashville, TN, USA 28 days     
Ron Killings (2) Fatal 4-Way Match May 19, 2004        T.N.A. PPV Nashville, TN, USA 14 days     
Killings pinned Styles in a Fatal 4-way match for the championship that also included Chris Harris and Raven.
Jeff Jarrett (3) KOTM Match Jun. 02, 2004        T.N.A. PPV Nashville, TN, USA 347 days     
A.J. Styles (3) Jeff Jarrett May 15, 2005        Hard Justice Orlando, FL, USA 35 days     
Raven KOTM Match Jun. 19, 2005        Slammiversary Orlando, FL, USA 88 days     
Raven defeats Styles, Sean Waltman, Monty Brown, and Abyss in a "King of the Mountain" match to win the title.
Jeff Jarrett (4) Raven Sep. 15, 2005        International Incident Old Castle, ON, Canada 38 days     
Rhino Richards Jeff Jarrett Oct. 23, 2005        Bound For Glory Orlando, FL, USA 11 days     
Jeff Jarrett (5) Rhino Nov. 03, 2005        iMPACT! Orlando, FL, USA 101 days     
Christian Cage Jeff Jarrett Feb. 12, 2006        Against All Odds Orlando, FL, USA 126 days     
Jeff Jarrett (6) KOTM Match Jun. 18, 2006        Slammiversary Orlando, FL, USA 126 days     
Jeff Jarrett won the title in a "King Of The Mountain Match" that also included the champion Christian Cage, Abyss, Ron Killngs and Sting.
Sting (2) Jeff Jarrett Oct. 22, 2006        Bound For Glory Plymouth, MI, USA 28 days     
Abyss Sting Nov. 19, 2006        Genesis Orlando, FL, USA 56 days     
Abyss defeats Sting by disqualification in a match where the title can change hands on a DQ.
Christian Cage (2) 3-Way Elim. Match Jan. 14, 2007        Final Resolution Orlando, FL, USA 119 days     
Christian defeated Sting in a 3-Way elimination match that also included the champion, Abyss.
** Title Vacated ** Christian Cage May 13, 2007        -- -- 111 days     
N.W.A. Executive Director, Robert K. Trokich announces that the National Wrestling Alliance has ended its 5 year relationship with TNA Entertainment, LLC. As a result, Christian Cage is stripped of the World Heavyweight Championship.
Adam Pearce 16-Man Tournament Sep. 01, 2007        Golpe de Estado Bayamón, PR, USA 336 days     
Pearce defeated Brent Albright in the finals of a 16-Man Tournament for the vacated title. The tournament also included Bryan Danielson, Nelson Creed, Fergal Devitt, Mikey Nichols, Aaron Aguilera, Damien Wayne, Chad Parham, Claudio Castagnoli, Pepper Parks, Sicodelico, Jr., Roughneck Ryan, Glamour Boy Shane, Fred Sampson and Osamu Nishimura.
Brent Albright Adam Pearce Aug. 02, 2008        Death Before Dishonor New York, NY, USA 49 days     
Adam Pearce (2) Brent Albright Sep. 20, 2008        Glory By Honor 7 Philadelphia, PA, USA 35 days     
Blue Demon, Jr. Adam Pearce Oct. 25, 2008        -- Mexico City, DF, Mexico 1 yr, 140 days     
Adam Pearce (3) Triple Threat Match Mar. 14, 2010        -- Charlotte, NC, USA 357 days     
Pearce defeated Blue Demon in a triple threat match that also included Phill Shatter
Colt Cabana Adam Pearce Mar. 06, 2011        NWA Championship Wrestling From Hollywoord Los Angeles, CA, USA 48 days     
The Sheik Colt Cabana Apr. 23, 2011        Subtle Hustle Jacksonville, FL, USA 79 days     
** Title Vacated ** The Sheik Jul. 11, 2011        -- -- 20 days     
The Sheik is stripped of the title after refusing to defend it against Adam Pearce on July 31.
Adam Pearce (4) 4-Way Match Jul. 31, 2011        Ohio State Fair Columbus, OH, USA 252 days     
Pearce won the vacant title in a 4-Way match against N.W.A. National Champion Chance Prophet, N.W.A. North American Heavyweight Champion Shaun Tempers and Jimmy Rave.
Colt Cabana (2) Adam Pearce Apr. 08, 2012        NWA Hollywood TV Glendale, CA, USA 104 days     
Adam Pearce (5) Colt Cabana Jul. 21, 2012        M.P.W. Live Event Kansas City, MS, USA 98 days     
This was a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match that was part of a best-of-7 series of matches which Pearce won 4-0.
** Title Vacated ** Adam Pearce Oct. 27, 2012        NWA Warzone 14 Berwick, VIC, Australia 6 days     
Pearce vacated the title after the N.W.A. Board of Directors refused to sanction a match between him and Colt Cabana.
Kahagas 9-Person Elimination Match Nov. 02, 2012        Wrath Of The Champions Clayton, NJ, USA 124 days     
Kahagas pinned Damien Wayne in a 9-Person elimination match for the vacated title. The match also included Lance Anoa’i, Lance Erickson, Jason Kincaid, Papadon, Chance Prophet and Biggie Biggs.
Rob Conway Kahagas Mar. 06, 2013        -- San Antonio, TX, USA 304 days     
Satoshi Kojima Rob Conway Jan. 04, 2014        Wrestle Kingdom Tokyo, Kantō, Japan 149 days     
Rob Conway (2) Satoshi Kojima Jun. 02, 2014        Casino Royale Las Vegas, NV, USA 257 days     
Hiroyoshi Tenzan Rob Conway Feb. 14, 2015        The New Beginning Sendai, Miyagi, Japan 196 days     
Jax Dane Hiroyoshi Tenzan Aug. 29, 2015        N.W.A. B.O.W. San Antonio, TX, USA 1 yr, 302 days