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National Wrestling Alliance
World Junior Heavyweight Championship
(December 28, 1948 - Present)
Won By: Won From:     Date: Event: Location: Length of         
Title Reign:         
Leroy McGuirk Billy Goelz Dec. 28, 1948        -- Des Moines, IA, USA 1 yr, 131 days     
McGuirk, the reigning N.B/W.A World Junior Heavyweight Champion, defeats Goelz for the N.W.A. Junior Heavyweight Championship, giving the belt World Title status.
** Title Vacated ** Leroy McGuirk May 07, 1950        -- -- 190 days     
McGuirk vacates the title after an automobile accident that leaves him blind and forces him to retire.
Verne Gagne Tournament Nov. 13, 1950        -- Tulsa, OK, USA 149 days     
Gagne defeated Sonny Myers in the finals of a tournament for the vacant title.
Danny McShain Verne Gagne Apr. 11, 1951        -- Memphis, TN, USA 2 yrs, 129 days     
Baron Michele Leone Danny McShain Aug. 17, 1953        -- Memphis, TN, USA 1 yr, 238 days     
Ed Francis Baron Michele Leone Apr. 11, 1955        -- Tulsa, OK, USA 364 days     
Mike Clancy Ed Francis Apr. 10, 1956        -- Tulsa, OK, USA 1 yr, 324 days     
Angelo Savoldi Mike Clancy Feb. 28, 1958        -- Oklahoma City, OK, USA 97 days     
Dory Funk Angelo Savoldi Jun. 05, 1958        -- Amarillo, TX, USA 36 days     
Angelo Savoldi (2) Dory Funk Jul. 11, 1958        -- Oklahoma City, OK, USA 224 days     
Ivan The Terrible Angelo Savoldi Feb. 20, 1959        -- Oklahoma City, OK, USA 14 days     
Angelo Savoldi (3) Ivan The Terrible Mar. 06, 1959        -- Oklahoma City, OK, USA 84 days     
Mike Dibiase Angelo Savoldi May 29, 1959        -- Oklahoma City, OK, USA 84 days     
Angelo Savoldi (4) Mike Dibiase Aug. 21, 1959        -- Oklahoma City, OK, USA 335 days     
Danny Hodge Angelo Savoldi Jul. 22, 1960        -- Oklahoma City, OK, USA 3 yrs, 355 days     
Hiro Matsuda Danny Hodge Jul. 11, 1964        -- Tampa, FL, USA 286 days     
Danny Hodge (2) Hiro Matsuda Apr. 23, 1965        -- Tulsa, OK, USA 214 days     
Lorenzo Parente Danny Hodge Nov. 23, 1965        -- Little Rock, AR, USA 30 days     
Danny Hodge (3) Lorenzo Parente Dec. 23, 1965        -- Little Rock, AR, USA 22 days     
Exact date unknown.
Lorenzo Parente (2) Danny Hodge Jan. 14, 1966        -- Tulsa, OK, USA 29 days     
Joe McCarthy Lorenzo Parente Feb. 12, 1966        -- -- 78 days     
Danny Hodge (4) Joe McCarthy May 01, 1966        -- Tulsa, OK, USA 3 yrs, 268 days     
Exact day unknown.
Umanosuke Ueda Danny Hodge Jan. 23, 1970        -- Tulsa, OK, USA 7 days     
Danny Hodge (5) Umanosuke Ueda Jan. 30, 1970        -- -- 164 days     
Sputnik Monroe Danny Hodge Jul. 13, 1970        -- Shreveport, LA, USA 155 days     
Danny Hodge (6) Sputnik Monroe Dec. 15, 1970        -- -- 156 days     
Exact date and location unknown.
Roger Kirby Danny Hodge May 20, 1971        -- New Orleans, LA, USA 113 days     
Ramon Torres Roger Kirby Sep. 10, 1971        -- Monroe, LA, USA 84 days     
Dr. X Ramon Torres Dec. 03, 1971        -- Oklahoma City, OK, USA 108 days     
Danny Hodge (7) Dr. X Mar. 20, 1972        -- Shreveport, LA, USA 1 yr, 274 days     
Ken Mantell Danny Hodge Dec. 19, 1973        -- Jackson, MS, USA 1 yr, 177 days     
Hiro Matsuda (2) Ken Mantell Jun. 14, 1975        -- St. Petersburg, FL, USA 262 days     
Danny Hodge (8) Hiro Matsuda Mar. 02, 1976        -- Shreveport, LA, USA 13 days     
** Title Vacated ** Danny Hodge Mar. 15, 1976        -- -- 197 days     
Hodge vacates the title after suffering a broken neck in an auto accident.
Pat Barrett Tournament Sep. 28, 1976        -- New Orleans, LA, USA 65 days     
Barrett defeated Nelson Royal in the finals of a tournament for the vacant title.
Ron Starr Pat Barrett Dec. 02, 1976        -- New Orleans, LA, USA 4 days     
Nelson Royal Ron Starr Dec. 06, 1976        -- Tulsa, OK, USA 1 yr, 201 days     
Al Madril Nelson Royal Jun. 25, 1978        -- Houston, TX, USA 1 yr, 33 days     
Nelson Royal (2) Al Madril Jul. 28, 1979        -- -- 126 days     
Royal was awarded when Madril was too ill to participate in the match.
** Title Vacated ** Nelson Royal Dec. 01, 1979        -- -- 72 days     
Royal vacates the title upon retiring.
Ron Starr (2) Tournament Feb. 11, 1980        -- Tulsa, OK, USA 19 days     
Starr defeated Les Thornton in the finals of a tournament for the vacant title.
Les Thornton Ron Starr Mar. 01, 1980        -- -- 331 days     
Thornton wins the title via forfeit, reasons and date unknown.
Jerry Stubbs Les Thornton Jan. 26, 1981        -- Mobile, AL, USA 5 days     
Les Thornton (2) Jerry Stubbs Jan. 31, 1981        -- Dothan, AL, USA 127 days     
Terry Taylor Les Thornton Jun. 07, 1981        -- Roanaoke, VA, USA 13 days     
Les Thornton (3) Terry Taylor Jun. 20, 1981        -- Roanaoke, VA, USA 88 days     
Jerry Brisco Les Thornton Sep. 16, 1981        -- Miami, FL, USA 30 days     
Les Thornton (4) Jerry Brisco Oct. 16, 1981        -- Knoxville, TN, USA 221 days     
Tiger Mask Les Thornton May 25, 1982        -- Shizuoka, Japan 313 days     
** Title Vacated ** Tiger Mask Apr. 03, 1983        -- -- 60 days     
Tiger Mask vacates the title due to injury. On April 3, Dynamite Kid and Kuniaki Kobayashi have a match for the title with no winner. On April 21, Dynamite Kid and Tiger Mask have a match for the title with no winner.
Tiger Mask Kuniaki Kobayashi Jun. 02, 1983        -- Tokyo, Kantō, Japan 71 days     
** Title Vacated ** Tiger Mask Aug. 12, 1983        -- -- 83 days     
Tiger Mask vacates the title upon retirement.
The Cobra Davey Boy Smith Nov. 03, 1983        -- Tokyo, Kantō, Japan 1 yr, 268 days     
Hiro Saito The Cobra Jul. 28, 1985        -- Osaka, Kansai, Japan 0 days     
The Cobra (2) Hiro Saito Jul. 28, 1985        -- Osaka, Kansai, Japan 4 days     
** Title Vacated ** The Cobra Aug. 01, 1985        -- -- 1 day     
The Cobra vacates the title, reasons unknown.
Denny Brown Awarded Aug. 02, 1985        -- -- 13 days     
Brown was recognized as champion by N.W.A. First Vice-President Shohei Baba.
Gary Royal Denny Brown Aug. 15, 1985        -- St. Louis, MO, USA 31 days     
Denny Brown (2) Gary Royal Sep. 15, 1985        -- Atlanta, GA, USA 321 days     
Steve Regal Denny Brown Aug. 02, 1986        -- Atlanta, GA, USA 30 days     
Denny Brown (3) Steve Regal Sep. 01, 1986        -- Greenville, SC, USA 187 days     
Lazer Tron Denny Brown Mar. 07, 1987        -- Atlanta, GA, USA 209 days     
** Title Vacated ** Lazer Tron Oct. 02, 1987        -- -- 14 days     
Tron vacates the title after leaving W.C.W., exact date unknown.
Nelson Royal (3) Awarded Oct. 16, 1987        -- -- 1 yr, 168 days     
Nelson Royal leaves W.C.W. sometime in 1988, however, he continues to defend the title in some parts of the U.S.A. The N.W.A. briefly recognizes Masanobu Fuchi, the reigning A.J.P.W. Junior Heavyweight Champion. The title is abandoned in 1989, exact date unknown.
Masayoshi Motegi Tournament Aug. 30, 1995        -- Tokyo, Kantō, Japan 338 days     
Motegi defeated El Hijo del Santo in the finals of a tournament for the revived title.
The Great Sasuke Masayoshi Motegi Aug. 02, 1996        -- Tokyo, Kantō, Japan 70 days     
Sasuke defeated Motegi in the first round of the J-Crown tournament to win the title. Sasuke, the reigning N.J.P.W. I.W.G.P. Junior Heavyweight Champion, would go on to win the tournament along with 6 other titles to hold a total of 8 championships. The other championships included the W.A.R. International Junior Heavyweight, the M.P.W. British Commonwealth Junior Heavyweight, the W.W.F. World Light-Heavyweight, the U.W.A. World Junior Light-Heavyweight, the W.W.A. World Junior Light-Heavyweight and the N.W.A. World Welterweight.
Ultimo Dragon The Great Sasuke Oct. 11, 1996        -- Osaka, Kansai, Japan 85 days     
Jushin Liger Ultimo Dragon Jan. 04, 1997        -- Tokyo, Kantō, Japan 183 days     
El Samurai Jushin Liger Jul. 06, 1997        -- Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan 35 days     
Shinjirō Ōhtani El Samurai Aug. 10, 1997        -- Nagoya, Chūbu, Japan 87 days     
** Title Vacated ** Shinjirō Ōhtani Nov. 05, 1997        -- -- 1 yr, 120 days     
Ōhtani vacates the title, reason unknown.
Logan Caine Tournament Mar. 05, 1999        -- Parkersburg, WV, USA 237 days     
Caine defeated Viper in the finals of a 4-man tournament for the vacant title.
** Title Vacated ** Logan Caine Oct. 28, 1999        -- -- 78 days     
Caine is stripped of the title after no-showing a title defense against Vince Kaplack.
Vince Kaplack Chris Hero Oct. 28, 1999        -- Pittsburgh, PA, USA 0 days     
Tony Kozina Vince Kaplack Jan. 14, 2000        -- N. Versailles, PA, USA 190 days     
Rockford 2000 Tony Kozina Jul. 22, 2000        -- Surrey, BC, Canada 39 days     
Tony Kozina (2) Rockford 2000 Aug. 30, 2000        -- -- 45 days     
The N.W.A. awards the title to Kozina after a review of a match between him and Rockford 2000 on August 26.
Vince Kaplack (2) Tony Kozina Oct. 14, 2000        -- Nashville, TN, USA 175 days     
Rocky Reynolds Vince Kaplack Apr. 07, 2001        -- Pennsboro, WV, USA 27 days     
Mike Thunder Rocky Reynolds May 04, 2001        -- N. Richland Hills, TX, USA 109 days     
Lex Lovett Mike Thunder Aug. 21, 2001        -- Tampa, FL, USA 53 days     
Jason Rumble 5-way match Oct. 13, 2001        -- St. Petersburg, FL, USA 112 days     
Rumble defeated Lex Lovett, Jimmy Rave, Brandon K and B.J. Turner in a 5-way match for the title.
Rocky Reynolds (2) Jason Rumble Feb. 02, 2002        -- Titusville, PA, USA 14 days     
Jason Rumble (2) Rocky Reynolds Feb. 16, 2002        -- Malden, PA, USA 49 days     
Rocky Reynolds (3) Jason Rumble Apr. 06, 2002        -- Parkersburg, WV, USA 84 days     
Jimmy Rave 3-Way Match Jun. 29, 2002        -- Cornelia, GA, USA 42 days     
Rave defeated Rocky Reynolds and Jeremy Lopez in a 3-way match for the title.
Star Jimmy Rave Aug. 10, 2002        -- Columbia, TN, USA 7 days     
Jimmy Rave (2) Star Aug. 17, 2002        -- Columbia, TN, USA 154 days     
Brother Love Jimmy Rave Jan. 18, 2003        -- Greenville, MS, USA 140 days     
Rocky Reynolds (4) Brother Love Jun. 07, 2003        -- Parkersburg, WV, USA 56 days     
Chris Draven Rocky Reynolds Aug. 02, 2003        -- Parkersburg, WV, USA 161 days     
Jerrelle Clark Chris Draven Jan. 10, 2004        -- St. Petersburg, FL, USA 281 days     
Jason Rumble (3) 3-Way Match Oct. 17, 2004        -- Winnipeg, MB, Canada 312 days     
Rumble defeated Jerrelle Clark and Vance Desmond in a 3-way match for the title.
Black Tiger IV Jason Rumble Aug. 25, 2005        -- Columbia, TN, USA 178 days     
Tiger Mask IV Black Tiger IV Feb. 19, 2006        -- Tokyo, Kantō, Japan 1 yr, 81 days     
Mike Quackenbush Tiger Mask IV May 11, 2007        -- Portage, IN, USA 3 yrs, 180 days     
Craig Classic Mike Quackenbush Nov. 06, 2010        -- Ft. Pierce, FL, USA 247 days     
** Title Vacated ** Craig Classic Jul. 11, 2011        -- -- 88 days     
Classic vacated the title in protest of The Sheik being stripped of the N.W.A. World Heavyweight Championship.
Kevin Douglas Tournament Oct. 07, 2011        N.W.A. Revival Charlotte, NC, USA 1 yr, 7 days     
Douglas defeated Chase Owens in the finals for the vacant title. Other competitors in the tournament included Alex Payne, Caleb Konley, Chris Taylor, Mike Posey, Scorpio Sky and Steven Walters.
** Title Vacated ** Kevin Douglas Oct. 13, 2012        -- -- 0 days     
Douglas vacated the title due to injury.
Chase Owens Tournament Oct. 13, 2012        -- Kingsport, TN, USA 301 days     
Owens defeated Matt Conard and Zac Vincent in a triple threat final for the vacant title.
Jason Kincaid Chase Owens Aug. 10, 2013        Fire On The Mountain Kingsport, TN, USA 69 days     
Chase Owens (2) Jason Kincaid Oct. 18, 2013        Invasion Humble, TX, USA 78 days     
Ricky Morton Chase Owens Jan. 04, 2014        House Party Kingsport, TN, USA 62 days     
Chase Owens (3) Ricky Morton Mar. 07, 2014        -- Church Hill, TN, USA 246 days     
Jushin Thunder Liger Chase Owens Nov. 08, 2014        Power Struggle Osaka, Kansai, Japan 156 days     
Steve Anthony Jushin Thunder Liger Apr. 13, 2015        Casino Royale Las Vegas, NV, USA 163 days     
Tiger Mask IV (2) Steve Anthony Sep. 23, 2015        Destruction Okayama, Okayama, Japan 178 days     
Steve Anthony (2) Tiger Mask IV Mar. 19, 2016        Road To Invasion Attack Nagoya, Aichi, Japan 112 days     
John Saxon Steve Anthony Jul. 09, 2016        Proving Ground Pensacola, FL, USA 295 days