NWA North American Heavyweight Championship

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NWA North American Heavyweight Championship
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The current NWA North American Heavyweight Championship belt.
Details
Promotion NWA
Date established October 1994
Current champion(s) Mustang Mike
Date won April 8, 2017

The NWA North American Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship created by the National Wrestling Alliance that was created in 1994 after World Championship Wrestling withdrew from the NWA. There were various regional version of the North American title before the creation of this all-NWA recognised North American championship. From 1998 to 2000, the title was the major championship in Music City Wrestling.[1]

Title history

Since 1994, there have been forty five total championship reigns. Greg Valentine was the inaugural champion. The record for most reigns is held by Mike Rapada, who won the title five times. The record for longest reign is held by JT Wolfen, who held the belt for 742 days.

Mustang Mike is the current champion in his first reign after defeating Tyson Dean.

Title history as of November 24, 2017.
# Wrestler Reigns Date Days held Location Notes
1 Greg Valentine 1 October 30, 1994 69 N/A Valentine was awarded the title. He held the title for at least the number of days shown, as it is unknown when during the month he was awarded the title.
2 Kevin Von Erich 1 January 7, 1995 7 Dallas, TX
3 John Hawk 1 January 14, 1995 63 Dallas, TX
4 Greg Valentine 2 March 18, 1995 44 Dallas, TX
Vacated May 1, 1995 N/A The title was vacated when Jim Crockett, Jr.'s NWA Dallas closed. Valentine held the title for at least the number of days shown, as it is unknown when during the month NWA Dallas closed.
5 Tommy Cairo 1 June 24, 1995 441 Williamstown, NJ Defeated Devon Storm in a tournament final after the title moved to NWA Championship Wrestling America/New Jersey.
6 Reckless Youth 1 September 7, 1996 217 Yardville, NJ Defeated Derrick Domino after Cairo no-showed.
7 Lance Diamond 1 April 12, 1997 14 Cherry Hill, NJ
8 Ace Darling 1 April 26, 1997 49 Wilmington, DE
9 Reckless Youth 2 June 14, 1997 198 Vineland, NJ
Vacated December 29, 1997 N/A The title was vacated so it could be used in an NWA angle in the World Wrestling Federation.
10 Jeff Jarrett 1 January 5, 1998 55 New Haven, CT Defeated Barry Windham on WWF RAW is WAR.
11 Barry Windham 1 March 1, 1998 1 N/A Windham was awarded the title by Jim Cornette after Jarrett left Cornette's NWA group.
Vacated March 2, 1998 N/A The NWA stripped Windham of the title.
12 The Colorado Kid 1 August 1, 1998 147 Nashville, TN Defeated Recon. Colorado Kid had already won the Music City Wrestling title from Recon on July 25 in Lebanon, Tennessee. This match was decided to be for the NWA title by the NWA Board of Directors and MCW. The NWA title then replaced the MCW title, as both were being defended in MCW.
13 Chris Michaels 1 December 26, 1998 14 Nashville, TN
14 The Colorado Kid 2 January 9, 1999 246 Nashville, TN
15 Big Bully Douglas 1 September 12, 1999 48 Nashville, TN
16 Mike Rapada 3 October 30, 1999 7 Lebanon, TN
17 Terry Taylor 1 November 6, 1999 49 Nashville, TN
18 The Colorado Kid 4 December 25, 1999 138 Nashville, TN
19 Air Paris 1 May 11, 2000 9 Fairview, TN
20 Chris Harris 1 May 20, 2000 117 Nashville, TN
21 Mike Rapada 5 September 14, 2000 6 Lebanon, TN
Vacated September 20, 2000 N/A The title was vacated after Rapada won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
22 Steve Corino 1 April 13, 2001 8 North Richland Hills, TX Defeated Redd Dogg.
23 Robbie Royce 1 April 21, 2001 85 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Vacated July 15, 2001 N/A The title was vacated after Royce left the Canadian Wrestling Federation.
24 Dark Rain 1 July 29, 2001 28 St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada Defeated Gene Swan in tournament final.
25 Spyder 1 August 26, 2001 48 St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada
26 Quinn Magnum 1 October 13, 2001 350 St. Petersburg, FL Won the title at the NWA 53rd Anniversary Show.
27 Paul Atlas 1 September 28, 2002 28 McKeesport, PA
28 Jorge Estrada 1 October 26, 2002 189 Corpus Christi, TX
29 Hotstuff Hernandez 1 May 3, 2003 147 Cornelia, GA
30 JT Wolfen 1 September 27, 2003 742 Hawaii, HI
31 Tommy Marr 1 October 8, 2005 196 Nashville, TN Won the title at the NWA 57th Anniversary Show.
32 Dru Onyx 1 April 22, 2006 489 Altamonte Springs, FL
33 Damien Wayne 1 August 24, 2007 106 Las Vegas, NV
34 Mike DiBiase 1 December 8, 2007 511 Elkin, NC
35 Apolo 1 May 2, 2009 273 Tyler, TX
36 The Sheik (II) 1 January 30, 2010 451 Fort Pierce, FL
Vacated April 26, 2011 N/A The title was vacated after The Sheik won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
37 Shaun Tempers 1 June 25, 2011 475 Cornelia, GA Tempers defeated Ace Rockwell to win the vacant title.
38 Carson 1 October 12, 2012 91 Cypress, TX
39 Byron Wilcott 1 January 11, 2013 99 Cypress, TX
40 Kahagas 1 April 20, 2013 391 Houston, TX [2]
41 Byron Wilcott 2 May 16, 2014 154 Sherman, TX
42 Tim Storm 1 October 17, 2014 177 Sherman, TX
43 Jax Dane 1 April 12, 2015 46 Las Vegas, NV Dane becomes holder of two titles, as he is also the reigning National Heavyweight Champion. NWA allows Dane to defend both titles together.
Vacated May 28, 2015 N/A Jax Dane forced to forfeit both of his titles after sustaining an injury. A tournament to fill the vacant title is announced. [3]
44 Tim Storm 2 July 17, 2015 365 Sherman, TX Defeated Andy Anderson in a tournament final to win the vacant title.
45 Tyson Dean 1 July 16, 2016 266 Pavo, GA
46 Mustang Mike 1 April 8, 2017 230+ Amelia, LA

Combined reigns

As of November 24, 2017.[4]

Indicates the current champion
<1 The reign is shorter than one day.
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 JT Wolfen 1 742
2 Tim Storm 2 542
3 The Colorado Kid/Mike Rapada 5 538
4 Mike DiBiase 1 511
5 Dru Onyx 1 489
6 Shaun Tempers 1 475
7 The Sheik 1 451
8 Tommy Cairo 1 441
9 Reckless Youth 2 415
10 Kahagas 1 391
11 Quinn Magnum 1 350
12 Apolo 1 273
13 Tyson Dean 1 266
14 Byron Wilcott 2 253
15 Tommy Marr 1 196
16 Jorge Estrada 1 189
17 Hotstuff Hernandez 1 147
18 Chris Harris 1 117
19 Greg Valentine 2 112
20 Damien Wayne 1 106
21 Carson 1 91
22 Robbie Royce 1 85
23 John Hawk 1 63
24 Jeff Jarrett 1 61
25 Ace Darling 1 49
Terry Taylor 1 49
27 Big Bully Douglas 1 48
Spyder 1 48
29 Jax Dane 1 46
30 Dark Rain 1 28
Paul Atlas 1 28
32 Mustang Mike † 1 230+
33 Chris Michaels 1 14
Lance Diamond 1 14
35 Air Paris 1 9
36 Steve Corino 1 8
37 Kevin Von Erich 1 7
38 Barry Windham 1 1

See also

References

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ Caldwell, James (April 20, 2013). "Show Results - 4/20 NWA Houston Parade of Champions: Caldwell's in-person report on Conway vs. Masters for NWA Title, Hoyt & Archer defend IWGP Tag Titles, three title changes". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved April 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ "NWA President Speaks On The NWA North American and National Championships". NWA Ringside. 2015-05-28. Retrieved 2015-06-22. 
  4. ^ http://www.cagematch.net/?id=5&nr=367

External links

  • NWA North American Heavyweight Title Histories
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