PWF United States Heavyweight Championship

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The Pacific Wrestling Federation (PWF) United States Heavyweight Championship is a former title defended in All Japan Pro Wrestling.

Creation of the title

The title was established in 1970 when The Destroyer, who held the Hawaii version of the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship, had the belt which would become the PWF United States Championship made to replace the original North American title belt, which had fallen into disrepair. The Destroyer then embarked on a world tour, on which he was billed as United States Champion. The title ended up becoming an official PWF title later on, and was retired in 1979 when Destroyer decided to return to the United States.[1]

Title history

# Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 The Destroyer 1 December 1970 [Note 1] N/A N/A See: Creation of the title.  
2 Peter Maivia 1 December 1970 [Note 2] Samoa House show    
3 The Destroyer 2 December 1970 [Note 3] n/a House show Destroyer began defending the title in Japan in 1972 and the championship became an official PWF title in 1974.  
4 Abdullah the Butcher 1 October 12, 1975 52 Osaka, Japan House show    
5 The Destroyer 3 December 3, 1975 312 Kiryu, Japan House show    
- Vacated - October 10, 1976 N/A N/A N/A Title was held up after a match between The Destroyer and Abdullah the Butcher.  
6 The Destroyer 4 October 28, 1976 659 Tokyo, Japan House show Defeated Abdullah in a rematch to win the held up title.  
7 Mil Máscaras 1 August 18, 1978 24 Kagoshima, Japan House show   [2]
8 The Destroyer 5 September 11, 1978 [Note 4] Morioka, Japan House show    
- Abandoned - 1979 N/A N/A N/A The Destroyer returned to the United States in 1979 and the title was retired.  

See also


  1. ^ The exact date the title was created is uncertain, which puts the first reign at between 1 day and 30 days/
  2. ^ The exact date Peter Maivia won and lost the championship is uncertain, which puts the championship reign at between 1 day and 30 days/
  3. ^ The exact date the Destroyer won the championship is uncertain, which puts the championship reign at between 1,746 and 1,776 days.
  4. ^ The exact length of the championship reign is too uncertain to calculate.


  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ Hoops, Brian (August 18, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (August 18): Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk, Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena at WWE SummerSlam 2014". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
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