NWA World Women's Championship

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NWA World Women's Championship
NWA World Women's Championship belt 2017.png
The current NWA World Women's Championship belt.
Details
Promotion NWA
Date established August 20, 1954
Current champion(s) Jazz
Date won September 16, 2016

The NWA World Women's Championship is the National Wrestling Alliance's women's professional wrestling singles professional wrestling title. It is descended from the original Women's World Championship won by Mildred Burke in 1935 from Clara Mortensen. June Byers was then recognized as the succeeding champion after her two out of three falls match with Mildred Burke in 1954 went to a no contest. Subsequently, Byers was recognized as the NWA World Women's Champion, and Burke created the WWWA World Championship and was recognized as its first champion.[1]

Upon June Byers's retirement in 1956, it was held primarily (and operated) by Lillian Ellison under her ring name, The Fabulous Moolah, who first won the championship in a battle royal in September 1956.[2][3] In 1983, the title was sold by Ellison to the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), where it became the WWF Women's Championship.[4] The World Wrestling Federation recognized Moolah as the reigning champion but did not recognize any of the title changes that had occurred since Moolah was first awarded the title.[5] The NWA continued the title without Moolah after her title was renamed the WWF Women's Championship.

Moolah has held the title more than any other wrestler, with a total of five reigns. She also has the longest reign of 3,651 days. It is still defended in the NWA today,[6] and the reigning champion is Jazz, who is in her first reign. Overall, 25 women have held the title for a total of 35 reigns.

Reigns

Current champion Jazz

As of June 22, 2017.

Reign The reign number for the specific champion listed
Location The city in which the title was won
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title was won
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
Mildred Burke 1 1935 Rio de Janeiro , Brazil Live event Defeated Clara Mortensen to win the World Women's Championship. [1]
1 June Byers 1 August 20, 1954 760 Atlanta, GA Live event Byers wrestled Mildred Burke for the NWA World Women's Championship in a two out of three falls match. The commission stopped the match between Burke and Byers at the end of the second fall, stripped Burke of the title, and awarded it to Byers. Burke sets up the WWWA World Championship and continued to recognize herself as the World Women's Champion. [1][3][7]
Vacated 1956 The Baltimore Athletic Commission stripped Byers of the championship after she announced her plans to retire in 1956. [4][8][9][9][10]
2 The Fabulous Moolah 1 September 18, 1956 3,651 Baltimore, MD Live event Defeated Judy Grable in a 13–woman battle royal. Moolah was not immediately recognized as the new NWA World Women's Champion because promoter Billy Wolfe, with whom Moolah had a falling-out earlier in her career, still controlled most of the National Wrestling Alliance. [2][3][11][12]
3 Bette Boucher 1 September 17, 1966 13 Seattle, WA Live event [8][10]
4 The Fabulous Moolah 2 October 1966 505 Live event [8][13]
5 Yukiko Tomoe 1 March 10, 1968 23 Osaka, Japan Live event [8][10]
6 The Fabulous Moolah 3 April 2, 1968 3,841 Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan Live event [8]
Sue Green 1 1975 0 Dallas, TX This win is not recognized by the NWA. [13]
The Fabulous Moolah 4 1975 0 Texas The previous Green win is not recognized by the NWA. Moolah's reign from 1968 through 1978 is considered uninterrupted. [13]
9 Evelyn Stevens 1 October 8, 1978 2 Dallas, TX Live event [8][9]
10 The Fabulous Moolah 5 October 10, 1978 3,104 Fort Worth, TX Live event [8][9]
Vacated 1983 The World Wrestling Federation (WWF) withdrew from NWA in 1983, and Moolah sold the title to the WWF. The WWF recognizes Moolah as champion but does not acknowledge previous title changes: see WWE Women's Championship. [4][8][9][9][10]
11 Debbie Combs 1 February 12, 1986 Honolulu, Hawaii Live event Won the vacant title in a 9–woman battle royal against Sherri Martel, Candi Devine, Despina Montagos, Eva Savage, Lady Satan, Princess Jasmine, Roxie Rush and Reggie Schwartz.
Vacated 1987 Title declared vacant in 1987 when the Kansas City promotion withdrew from the NWA.
12 Debbie Combs 2 April 10, 1987 3,317 Kansas City, MO Live event Defeated Penny Mitchell to win the vacant title. [8]
13 Malia Hosaka 1 May 9, 1996 1 Johnson City, TN Live event [8]
14 Debbie Combs 3 May 10, 1996 144 Fall Branch, TN Live event [8]
Vacated October 1996 Title stripped. [8]
15 Strawberry Fields 1 October 14, 2000 18 Nashville, TN NWA 52nd Anniversary Show Defeated Leilani Kai to win the vacant title. [8]
Vacated November 2000 Fields vacated the title due to injury. [8]
16 Madison 1 August 23, 2002 64 Surrey, BC Live event Defeated Bam Bam Bambi. [8]
17 Char Starr 1 October 26, 2002 41 Corpus Christi, TX NWA 54th Anniversary Show [8]
18 Madison 2 December 6, 2002 96 Port Coquitlam, BC Live event [8]
19 Leilani Kai 1 March 12, 2003 465 Nashville, TN NWA:TNA live event [8][14]
Vacated June 19, 2004 Stripped after several no-shows. [8]
20 Kiley McLean 1 June 19, 2004 318 Richmond, VA Live event Defeated Kameo. [8]
21 Lexie Fyfe 1 April 23, 2005 168 Richmond, VA Live event [8]
22 Christie Ricci 1 October 8, 2005 476 Nashville, TN NWA 57th Anniversary Show Christie Ricci defeated Lexie Fyfe and Tasha Simone in a three–way match. [8]
23 MsChif 1 January 27, 2007 98 Lebanon, TN Live event [8]
24 Amazing Kong 1 May 5, 2007 358 Streamwood, IL Live event [8]
25 MsChif 2 April 27, 2008 818 Cape Girardeau, MO Live event [8]
26 Tasha Simone 1 July 24, 2010 70 Lebanon, TN Live event [15]
27 La Reina de Corazones 1 October 2, 2010 35 Altus, OK Live event [16]
Vacated November 6, 2010 Lebanon, TN Live event La Reina de Corazones was stripped of the title, after refusing to defend it.
28 Tasha Simone 2 November 6, 2010 364 Lebanon, TN Live event Tasha Simone defeated Rachel to win the vacant title. [17]
29 Tiffany Roxx 1 November 5, 2011 50 Lebanon, TN Live event This was a no disqualification match. [18]
30 Tasha Simone 3 December 25, 2011 300 Lebanon, TN Live event This was a steel cage match. [19]
31 Kacee Carlisle 1 October 20, 2012 462 Lebanon, TN Live event [20]
32 Barbi Hayden 1 January 25, 2014 378 Cypress, TX Live event [21]
33 Santana Garrett 1 February 7, 2015 314 Plant City, FL Live event [22]
34 Amber Gallows 1 December 18, 2015 273 Sherman, TX Live event This was a four–way elimination match, also involving Bree Ann and Nikki Knight. Gallows won the title with lastly eliminating Garrett. [23]
35 Jazz 1 September 16, 2016 279+ Sherman, TX Live event This was a three way match also involving Christi Jaynes.

Combined Reigns

Indicates the current champion
¤ The exact length of a title reign is uncertain; the combined length may not be correct.

As of June 22, 2017.

Rank Wrestler No. of
Reigns
Combined Days
1 The Fabulous Moolah 5 11,091¤
2 Debbie Combs 2 3,461¤
3 MsChif 2 916
4 June Byers 1 760
5 Tasha Simone 3 734
6 Christie Ricci 1 476
7 Leilani Kai 1 465
8 Kacee Carlisle 1 462
9 Barbi Hayden 1 378
10 Amazing Kong 1 358
11 Kiley McLean 1 318
12 Santana Garrett 1 314
13 Amber Gallows 1 273
14 Jazz 1 279+
15 Lexie Fyfe 1 168
16 Madison 2 160
17 Tiffany Roxx 1 50
18 Char Starr 1 41
19 La Reina de Corazones 1 35
20 Sue Green 1 32
21 Yukiko Tomoe 1 23
22 Strawberry Fields 1 18
23 Bette Boucher 1 13
24 Evelyn Stevens 1 2
25 Malia Hosaka 1 1

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Malnoske, Andrew. "Mildred Burke". Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. Retrieved 2009-02-20. 
  2. ^ a b Chris Schramm (October 5, 1998). "Moolah: Twenty-eight years was the reign". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2007-10-26. 
  3. ^ a b c Ellison, Lillian. First Goddess of the Squared Circle, p.97.
  4. ^ a b c Steve Slagle. "The Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame: Fabulous Moolah". The Ring Chronicle. Archived from the original on 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2007-10-26. 
  5. ^ "The Fabulous Moolah's first reign". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2007-04-24. 
  6. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  7. ^ Hoops, Brian (August 20, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (August 20): June Byers wins NWA Women's belt, Michael Shane wins TNA X-Division title". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "NWA World Women's Championship". Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling. Archived from the original on January 18, 2010. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f Slagle, Steve. "Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame: Fabulous Moolah". Ring Chronicle. Archived from the original on 2011-05-26. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  10. ^ a b c d Solomon, Brian (2006). WWE Legends. Simon and Schuster. p. 92. ISBN 0-7434-9033-9. 
  11. ^ Burke, Tom. "The Fabulous Moolah". Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum. Archived from the original on 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2009-03-01. 
  12. ^ Ellison, Lillian. First Goddess of the Squared Circle, p.104.
  13. ^ a b c http://www.wrestling-titles.com/nwa/world/nwa-wm.html
  14. ^ "Madison's profile". GLORY Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  15. ^ Gerweck, Steve (2010-07-25). "New NWA World Women's Champion". WrestleView. Retrieved 2010-07-25. 
  16. ^ "Card Results - NWA-OK - Altus, OK - 10/2/2010". oklafan.com. 2010-10-02. Retrieved 2010-10-04. 
  17. ^ Meltzer, Dave (2010-11-08). "Mon. update: Ross announcing, Dreamer injury notes, Why people don't watch TNA, Mania tickets". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  18. ^ Oliver, Lekisha (2011-11-05). "New NWA World Women’s Champion crowned". RingBellesOnline. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  19. ^ Gerweck, Steve (2011-12-27). "New NWA World Women's Champion". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  20. ^ "Kacee Carlisle wins the NWA World Women's Championship over Tasha Simone in Lebanon TN". Unlimited Radio 24/7. 2012-10-20. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  21. ^ Caldwell, James (2014-01-26). "NWA News: New champions determined this weekend, including new NWA Women's Champion". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  22. ^ Caldwell, James (2015-02-07). "NWA news: Former TNA KO captures World Women's Title, Jax captures Nat'l Title, Conway defends NWA World Title, two big title matches at NJPW's "New Beginning" next week". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2015-01-08. 
  23. ^ Caldwell, James (2015-12-18). "New NWA Women’s Champ ends Santana’s lengthy reign". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2015-12-19. 

References

  • Ellison, Lillian (2003). The Fabulous Moolah: First Goddess of the Squared Circle. ReaganBooks. ISBN 978-0-06-001258-8. 

External links

  • NWA World Women's Title History

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