List of NWA World Heavyweight Champions

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2-time and current NWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis.

This is a chronological list of wrestlers that have held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship in the National Wrestling Alliance.

Title history[edit]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Days
recog.
Number of days held recognized by the promotion
N/A Unknown information
Championship change is unrecognized by the promotion
<1 Reign lasted less than a day
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Days recog.
National Wrestling Alliance
1 Orville Brown July 14, 1948 House show Des Moines, Iowa 1 501 501 In July 1948, the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) was founded and Brown was recognized as the first official NWA World Heavyweight Champion. His reign length is calculated from the date he defeated Sonny Myers to first claim the world championship. [a]
2 Lou Thesz November 27, 1949 N/A N/A 1 1,941 2,300 Awarded when Brown suffered career-ending injuries in an automobile accident on November 1, 1949. Thesz had earlier won the National Wrestling Association's World Heavyweight Championship on July 10, 1948 from Wild Bill Longson. Thesz became the undisputed champion of all of wrestling by winning the Los Angeles Olympic Auditorium World Heavyweight Championship, the remaining major world championship at the time other than the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, defeating Baron Michele Leone on May 21, 1952. [b]
Leo Nomellini March 22, 1955 House show San Francisco, California 1 115 Defeated Thesz by countout in the second fall and disqualification in the third fall. California Athletic Commission recognized the title change by disqualification, but both wrestlers continued to claim the title.
Lou Thesz July 15, 1955 House show Toronto, Ontario 2 244 Defeated Nomellini in a rematch.
3 Billy Watson March 15, 1956 House show Toronto, Ontario 1 239 239 Won the match and the championship by count out. [c]
4 Lou Thesz November 9, 1956 House show St. Louis, Missouri 2(3) 217 370 [d]
Édouard Carpentier June 14, 1957 House show Chicago, Ilinois 1 40 Carpentier was awarded the title when Thesz could not continue the match due to a back injury. In some territories, Thesz continued to be recognized as NWA World Heavyweight Champion, while in others Carpentier was billed as the champion. [e]
Lou Thesz July 24, 1957 House show Montreal, Quebec 4 113 Thesz won a rematch against Carpentier by disqualification. The NWA initially continued to recognize Carpentier as the champion, but voided any recognition of Carpentier as champion when he withdrew the claim for the title when Montreal promoter Eddie Quinn quit the NWA in August 1958. Some territories such as Boston (AAC), Nebraska and Los Angeles (NAWA/WWA) continued to recognize Carpentier as NWA World Heavyweight Champion. The AAC recognized Killer Kowalski as world champion when he defeated Carpentier in Boston. Nebraska later recognized Verne Gagne as world champion when he defeated Carpentier in Omaha. The NAWA/WWA recognized Freddie Blassie as world champion when he defeated Carpentier in 1961. [f]
5 Dick Hutton November 14, 1957 House show Toronto, Ontario 1 421 421 [g]
6 Pat O'Connor January 9, 1959 House show St. Louis, Missouri 1 903 903 [h]
7 Buddy Rogers June 30, 1961 House show Chicago, Ilinois 1 145 573 On August 2, 1962, Bruno Sammartino defeated Rogers in Toronto, but refused to accept the title because Rogers had wrestled with an injury. The NWA considers Rogers' reign to last until Thesz. [1]
Killer Kowalski November 22, 1961 House show Montreal, Quebec 1 425 Kowalski defeated Rogers on November 21 after Rogers broke his ankle in the first fall. He was only recognized as champion in some states such as Texas until January 21, 1963 when he lost a rematch to Rogers in New York City.
Bobo Brazil August 18, 1962 House show Newark, New Jersey 1 73 Brazil refused the title because of a groin injury that Rogers had claimed to have. However, on September 6, 1962, Brazil was declared champion because a doctor had determined that Rogers had not suffered an injury. This title change was not recognized by the NWA.
Buddy Rogers October 30, 1962
(defeat of Brazil)
House show Toledo, Ohio 2 86 Rogers was widely, though not universally, considered champion again after his wins over Brazil and Kowalski. Kowalski disputed that Rogers had won the title, arguing that the match had not been for the title. As the NWA had recognized none of Rogers's losses, no second title reign was counted for Rogers.
Buddy Rogers January 21, 1963
(defeat of Kowalski)
House show New York City, New York 2 3
8 Lou Thesz January 24, 1963 House show Toronto, Ontario 3(5) 1,079 1,079 Promoters in the northeast United States refused to recognize Rogers' one-fall loss to Thesz, thus breaking away from the NWA to form the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF). Rogers was declared the first WWWF World Heavyweight Champion three months later, on April 25. [i]
9 Gene Kiniski January 7, 1966 House show St. Louis, Missouri 1 1,131 1,131 [j]
10 Dory Funk Jr. February 11, 1969 House show Tampa, Florida 1 1,563 1,563 [2]
11 Harley Race May 24, 1973 House show Kansas City, Kansas 1 57 57 [3]
12 Jack Brisco July 20, 1973 House show Houston, Texas 1 500 500 [4]
13 Giant Baba December 2, 1974 House show Kagoshima, Japan 1 7 7
14 Jack Brisco December 9, 1974 House show Toyohashi, Japan 2 366 366
15 Terry Funk December 10, 1975 House show Miami Beach, Florida 1 424 424
16 Harley Race February 6, 1977 House show Toronto, Ontario 2 926 926
17 Dusty Rhodes August 21, 1979 House show Tampa, Florida 1 5 5
18 Harley Race August 26, 1979 House show Orlando, Florida 3 66 66
19 Giant Baba October 31, 1979 House show Nagoya, Japan 2 7 7
20 Harley Race November 7, 1979 House show Amagasaki, Japan 4 302 302
21 Giant Baba September 4, 1980 House show Saga, Japan 3 5 5
22 Harley Race September 9, 1980 House show Otsu, Japan 5 230 230
23 Tommy Rich April 27, 1981 House show Augusta, Georgia 1 4 4
24 Harley Race May 1, 1981 House show Gainesville, Georgia 6 51 51
25 Dusty Rhodes June 21, 1981 House show Atlanta, Georgia 2 88 88
26 Ric Flair September 17, 1981 House show Kansas City, Kansas 1 631 631 On February 9, 1982 in Miami, The Midnight Rider (Dusty Rhodes under a mask due to being under suspension in Florida) defeated Flair for the title, but he returned it when NWA President Bob Geigel asked Rider to unmask or return the championship belt as NWA rules then forbade masked wrestlers from holding it.[5]
Jack Veneno September 7, 1982 House show Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 1 <1 Jack Veneno defeated Flair in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, but as he refused to defend the title outside his native country. The title was returned to Flair on the same day. [k]
Ric Flair September 7, 1982 House show Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic The title returned to Flair later on due to the nature of the championship match. This is considered a continuation of Flair's previous reign [k]
Carlos Colón January 6, 1983 House show San Juan, Puerto Rico 1 4 This title change is not recognized by the NWA. Colon's WWC World Heavyweight Championship was also on the line. [l]
Ric Flair January 10, 1983 House show Miami, Florida 2 151 This title change is not recognized by the NWA. Victor Jovica defeated Flair on February 8, 1983 in Couva, Trinidad, but the decision was reversed three days later because Jovica's feet were on the rope during the pin. [m][n]
27 Harley Race June 10, 1983 House show St. Louis, Missouri 7 167 167
28 Ric Flair November 24, 1983 Starrcade Greensboro, North Carolina 2(3) 117 164 This was a steel cage match. Former champion Gene Kiniski was the special referee.
Harley Race March 20, 1984 House show Wellington, New Zealand 8 3 This title change was briefly recognized by World Championship Wrestling (WCW), but it is currently not recognized by the NWA.
Ric Flair March 23, 1984 House show Kallang, Singapore 4 44 This title change was briefly recognized by WCW, but it is currently not recognized by the NWA.
29 Kerry Von Erich May 6, 1984 1st Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions Irving, Texas 1 18 18
30 Ric Flair May 24, 1984 House show Yokosuka, Japan 3(5) 793 793 [3]
Jim Crockett Promotions/World Championship Wrestling
31 Dusty Rhodes July 26, 1986 The Great American Bash Greensboro, North Carolina 3 14 14
32 Ric Flair August 9, 1986 House show St. Louis, Missouri 4(6) 412 412
33 Ron Garvin September 25, 1987 NWA World Wide Wrestling Detroit, Michigan 1 62 62
34 Ric Flair November 26, 1987 Starrcade Chicago, Ilinois 5(7) 452 452 On November 21, 1988 the NWA's flagship promotion Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP) was purchased by Ted Turner and renamed World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
35 Ricky Steamboat February 20, 1989 Chi-Town Rumble Chicago, Ilinois 1 76 76
36 Ric Flair May 7, 1989 WrestleWar Nashville, Tennessee 6(8) 426 426
37 Sting July 7, 1990 The Great American Bash Baltimore, Maryland 1 188 188
38 Ric Flair January 11, 1991 House show East Rutherford, New Jersey 7(9) 69 69 After this title win, Flair was also recognized as the first WCW World Heavyweight Champion. Of Flair's sixteen recognized world championships, WWE recognizes this reign as an NWA one, and not a WCW one.
39 Tatsumi Fujinami March 21, 1991 Starrcade in Tokyo Dome Tokyo, Japan 1 59 59 Briefly defended along with the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. This title change was originally ignored in the United States, but is retroactively recognized by WWE. [6]
40 Ric Flair May 19, 1991 SuperBrawl I St. Petersburg, Florida 8(10) 112 112 This title change was originally ignored in the United States, presenting Flair's reign as one continuous reign. This title change was briefly recognized by WCW.
Vacated September 8, 1991 Flair was stripped of the NWA title upon signing with the World Wrestling Federation.
41 Masahiro Chono August 12, 1992 G1 Climax 1992 – Day 5 Tokyo, Japan 1 145 145 Defeated Rick Rude in the final of the G1 Climax tournament.
42 The Great Muta January 4, 1993 Fantastic Story in Tokyo Dome Tokyo, Japan 1 48 48 Muta's IWGP Heavyweight Championship was also on the line
43 Barry Windham February 21, 1993 SuperBrawl III Asheville, North Carolina 1 147 147 [7]
44 Ric Flair July 18, 1993 Beach Blast Biloxi, Mississippi 9(11) 57 57 [8][9]
Vacated September 13, 1993 Vacated when WCW withdrew from the NWA. WCW continued to recognize Flair as their WCW International World Heavyweight Champion.
National Wrestling Alliance
45 Shane Douglas August 27, 1994 NWA World Title Tournament Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1 <1 <1 Defeated 2 Cold Scorpio in tournament final. [10]
Vacated August 27, 1994 NWA World Title Tournament Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Douglas threw the NWA World Heavyweight Championship belt down immediately after winning it and declared that he did not want to be the organization's champion; Douglas then declared the NWA-ECW Heavyweight Championship, of which he was already in possession, to be a world championship. Eastern Championship Wrestling then withdraws from the NWA and becomes Extreme Championship Wrestling. [10]
46 Chris Candido November 19, 1994 NWA World Heavyweight Title Tournament Cherry Hill, New Jersey 1 97 97 Defeated Tracy Smothers in tournament final. [o]
47 Dan Severn February 24, 1995 House show Erlanger, Kentucky 1 1,479 1,479 [11][12]
48 Naoya Ogawa March 14, 1999 House show Yokohama, Japan 1 195 195
49 Gary Steele September 25, 1999 51st Anniversary Show Charlotte, North Carolina 1 7 7 Gary Steele pinned Ogawa in a three-way match also involving Brian Anthony.
50 Naoya Ogawa October 2, 1999 House show Thomaston, Connecticut 2 274 274
Vacated July 2, 2000 Ogawa vacated the title.
51 Mike Rapada September 19, 2000 House show Tampa, Florida 1 56 56 Defeated Jerry Flynn in tournament final.
52 Sabu November 14, 2000 House show Tampa, Florida 1 38 38
53 Mike Rapada December 22, 2000 House show Nashville, Tennessee 2 123 123
54 Steve Corino April 24, 2001 House show Tampa, Florida 1 172 172
Vacated October 13, 2001 53rd Anniversary Show St. Petersburg, Florida Title was held up when Corino lost a title match against Shinya Hashimoto when he became unable to compete due to head injury sustained in the match.
55 Shinya Hashimoto December 15, 2001 House show McKeesport, Pennsylvania 1 84 84 This was three matches round robin style; Gary Steele vs. Steve Corino, Gary Steele vs. Shinya Hashimoto, and Steve Corino vs. Shinya Hashimoto. Hashimoto won. [13]
56 Dan Severn March 9, 2002 House show Tokyo, Japan 2 80 80 Match ended in controversy, as the referee gave a fast count. [13]
Vacated May 28, 2002 Severn was stripped of the title after failing to make a defense in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) at their inaugural PPV. Title made exclusive to TNA.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
57 Ken Shamrock June 19, 2002 Weekly pay-per-view event #1 Huntsville, Alabama 1 49 49 Defeated Malice in the finals of a Gauntlet for the Gold.
58 Ron Killings August 7, 2002 Weekly pay-per-view event #8 Nashville, Tennessee 1 105 105
59 Jeff Jarrett November 20, 2002 Weekly pay-per-view event #22 Nashville, Tennessee 1 203 203 Unified with the WWA World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Sting on May 25, 2003 in Auckland, New Zealand.
60 A.J. Styles June 11, 2003 Weekly pay-per-view event #48 Nashville, Tennessee 1 133 133 This was a three-way match, also involving Raven.
61 Jeff Jarrett October 22, 2003 Weekly pay-per-view event #67 Nashville, Tennessee 2 182 182
62 A.J. Styles April 21, 2004 Weekly pay-per-view event #91 Nashville, Tennessee 2 28 28 This was a steel cage match.
63 Ron Killings May 19, 2004 Weekly pay-per-view event #95 Nashville, Tennessee 2 14 14 This was a four-way match, also involving Raven and Chris Harris.
64 Jeff Jarrett June 2, 2004 Weekly pay-per-view event #97 Nashville, Tennessee 3 347 347 This was a King of the Mountain match, also involving A.J. Styles, Raven, and Chris Harris. Ron Killings defeated Jarrett on the June 23 TNA Weekly PPV for the title, but due to issues surrounding the title change, the title was held up, before Vince Russo gave Jarrett the title back.[14]
65 Ray González April 3, 2005 Juicio Final San Juan, Puerto Rico 1 <1 <1 González was stripped of the title later in the evening due to the fall having been counted by the wrong referee. This reign was ignored by the NWA and TNA, with Jarrett continuing to be recognized as champion. Retroactively recognized by the NWA beginning February 16, 2015. [15]
66 A.J. Styles May 15, 2005 Hard Justice Orlando, Florida 3 35 35 Defeated Jeff Jarrett for title. Tito Ortiz was the special referee. [16]
67 Raven June 19, 2005 Slammiversary Orlando, Florida 1 88 88 This was a King of the Mountain match, also involving Abyss, Monty Brown, and Sean Waltman. [17]
68 Jeff Jarrett September 15, 2005 International Incident Windsor, Ontario 4 38 38
69 Rhino October 23, 2005 Bound for Glory Orlando, Florida 1 2 2 Rhino won the right to face Jarrett in a Gauntlet for the Gold match after designated challenger Kevin Nash fell ill and withdrew. [18]
70 Jeff Jarrett October 25, 2005 Impact! Orlando, Florida 5 110 110 Aired November 3, 2005.
71 Christian Cage February 12, 2006 Against All Odds Orlando, Florida 1 126 126 [19]
72 Jeff Jarrett June 18, 2006 Slammiversary Orlando, Florida 6 126 126 This was a King of the Mountain match. [20]
73 Sting October 22, 2006 Bound for Glory Plymouth, Michigan 2 28 28 Kurt Angle was the special outside enforcer. This was a title vs. career match where Sting put his career on the line. [21]
74 Abyss November 19, 2006 Genesis Orlando, Florida 1 56 56 Abyss defeated Sting by disqualification after Sting pushed the official. [22]
75 Christian Cage January 14, 2007 Final Resolution Orlando, Florida 2 119 119 This was a three-way elimination match, also involving Sting. [23]
Vacated May 13, 2007 Cage was stripped of the title when the NWA and TNA ended their business relations and title agreements.
National Wrestling Alliance
76 Adam Pearce September 1, 2007 House show Bayamón, Puerto Rico 1 336 336 Defeated Brent Albright in the finals of the Reclaiming the Glory Tournament. Pearce competed as a substitute for Bryan Danielson, who defeated Pearce in the semifinals but withdrew from the tournament due to a detached retina. Danielson was the special referee. [24]
77 Brent Albright August 2, 2008 Death Before Dishonor VI New York City, New York 1 49 49 [25]
78 Adam Pearce September 20, 2008 Glory By Honor VII Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2 35 35 [26][27]
79 Blue Demon Jr. October 25, 2008 House show Mexico City, Mexico 1 505 505 [28]
80 Adam Pearce March 14, 2010 House show Charlotte, North Carolina 3 357 357 Three-way elimination match also featuring Phill Shatter. [29]
81 Colt Cabana March 6, 2011 NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood show West Hollywood, California 1 48 48 [30]
82 The Sheik April 23, 2011 Subtle Hustle Jacksonville, Florida 1 79 79 [31]
Vacated July 11, 2011 Sheik was stripped of the title for refusing to defend against Adam Pearce on July 31, 2011. [32]
83 Adam Pearce July 31, 2011 NWA at the Ohio State Fair Columbus, Ohio 4 252 252 Defeated Chance Prophet, Jimmy Rave and Shaun Tempers in a four-way match to win the vacant title. [33]
84 Colt Cabana April 8, 2012 NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood show Glendale, California 2 104 104 [34]
85 Adam Pearce July 21, 2012 Metro Pro Wrestling show Kansas City, Kansas 5 98 98 This was a two out of three falls match. It was match four of a seven-match series between Cabana and Pearce. [35]
Vacated October 27, 2012 NWA Warzone Wrestling 14 Berwick, Victoria, Australia Pearce left the NWA and resigned as champion after the organization refused to allow him to defend the title in the concluding match of the best-of-seven series against Cabana. The match did take place with Cabana winning, but both wrestlers refused the title in the aftermath. [36]
86 Kahagas November 2, 2012 Wrath of Champions Clayton, New Jersey 1 134 134 Won an elimination match for the vacant title by last eliminating Damien Wayne. Match also featured Chance Prophet, Jason Kincaid, Lance Erikson, Anthony Nese, Papadon, Biggie Biggs, and Lance Anoa'i. Kahagas was the reigning NWA National Heavyweight Champion at the time of his victory. [37]
87 Rob Conway March 16, 2013 A Monster's Ball San Antonio, Texas 1 294 294 Rob Conway replaced an injured Jax Dane and defeated Kahagas for the title. [38]
88 Satoshi Kojima January 4, 2014 Wrestle Kingdom 8 in Tokyo Dome Tokyo, Japan 1 149 149 [39]
89 Rob Conway June 2, 2014 Cauliflower Alley Club Reunion Show Las Vegas, Nevada 2 257 257 [40]
90 Hiroyoshi Tenzan February 14, 2015 The New Beginning in Sendai Sendai, Japan 1 196 196 [41]
91 Jax Dane August 29, 2015 World War Gold San Antonio, Texas 1 419 419 [42]
92 Tim Storm October 21, 2016 House show Sherman, Texas 1 414 414 [43]
93 Nick Aldis December 9, 2017 Cage of Death 19 Sewell, New Jersey 1 266 266 [44]
94 Cody September 1, 2018 All In Hoffman Estates, Illinois 1 50 50 [45]
95 Nick Aldis October 21, 2018 70th Anniversary Show Nashville, Tennessee 2 50+ 50+ This was a two out of three falls match. [46]


Combined reigns[edit]

Record nine-time champion Ric Flair.
Longest-reigning and three-time champion Lou Thesz.

As of December 10, 2018.

Indicates the current champion
<1 The reign is shorter than one day.
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Lou Thesz 3 3,749
2 Ric Flair 9 3,116
3 Harley Race 7 1,799
4 Dory Funk Jr. 1 1,563
5 Dan Severn 2 1,559
6 Gene Kiniski 1 1,131
7 Adam Pearce 5 1,078
8 Jeff Jarrett 6 1,006
9 Pat O'Connor 1 903
10 Jack Brisco 2 866
11 Buddy Rogers 1 573
12 Rob Conway 2 551
13 Blue Demon Jr. 1 505
14 Orville Brown 1 501
15 Naoya Ogawa 2 469
16 Terry Funk 1 424
17 Dick Hutton 1 421
18 Jax Dane 1 419
19 Tim Storm 1 414
20 Nick Aldis 2 316+
21 Christian Cage 2 245
22 Billy Watson 1 239
23 Sting 2 216
24 A.J. Styles 3 196
Hiroyoshi Tenzan 1 196
26 Mike Rapada 2 176
27 Steve Corino 1 175
28 Colt Cabana 2 152
29 Satoshi Kojima 1 149
30 Barry Windham 1 147
31 Masahiro Chono 1 145
32 Kahagas 1 134
33 Ron Killings 2 119
34 Dusty Rhodes 3 107
35 Chris Candido 1 97
36 Raven 1 88
37 Shinya Hashimoto 1 84
38 The Sheik 1 79
39 Ricky Steamboat 1 76
40 Ron Garvin 1 62
41 Tatsumi Fujinami 1 59
42 Abyss 1 56
43 Cody 1 50
44 Brent Albright 1 49
Ken Shamrock 1 49
46 The Great Muta 1 48
47 Sabu 1 38
48 Giant Baba 3 19
49 Kerry Von Erich 1 18
50 Gary Steele 1 7
51 Tommy Rich 1 4
52 Rhino 1 2
53 Ray González 1 <1
Shane Douglas 1 <1

Footnotes[edit]

  • Duncan, Royal; Will, Gary (2000). ""United States: 19th century & widely defended titles – NWA, WWF, AWA, IWA, ECW, NWA: NWA World Heavyweight Title"". Wrestling title histories: professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present. Waterloo, ON: Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  1. ^ Duncan & Will (2000) p. 15 "Orville Brown 1948/07 Recognized as the first champion when the National Wrestilng Alliance is founded in 48/07 in Waterloo, IA by Pinkie George with five other promoters."
  2. ^ Duncan & Will (2000) p. 15 "Unifies following titles to become the Undisputed World Heavyweight champion :
    • National Wrestling Association World Heavyweight title, having defeated Bill Longson on 48/07/20 in Indianapolis, IN
    • National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight title, awarded on 49/11/27 when champion Orville Brown is injured in an automobile accident on 49/11/01 before a unification match scheduled on 49/11/25 in St. Louis, MO
    • Los Angeles Olympic Auditorium version of the world title, defeating Baron Michele Leone on 52/05/21 in Los Angeles, CA."
  3. ^ Duncan & Will (2000) p. 15 "Whipper Billy Watson 56/03/15 Toronto, ON"
  4. ^ Duncan & Will (2000) p. 15 "Lou Thesz [2] 56/11/09 St. Louis, MO"
  5. ^ Duncan & Will (2000) p. 15 "Edouard Carpentier # 57/06/14 Chicago, IL"
  6. ^ Duncan & Will (2000) p. 15 "Lou Thesz # 57
    Carpentier withdraws his claim to the title when Montreal promoter Eddie Quinn leaves NWA; NWA voids all recognition of Carpentier as champion"
  7. ^ 'Dick Hutton 57/11/14 Toronto, ON"
  8. ^ Duncan & Will (2000) p. 15 "Pat O'Connor 59/01/09 St. Louis, MO"
  9. ^ Duncan & Will (2000) p. 15 "Lou Thesz [3] 63/01/24 Toronto, ON
    Promoters in northeast refuse to recognize Rogers's one-fall loss to Thesz and start World Wide Wrestling Federation with Rogers as the first WWWF World Heavyweight champion"
  10. ^ Duncan & Will (2000) p. 15 "Gene Kiniski 66/01/07 St. Louis, MO"
  11. ^ a b Duncan & Will (2000) p. 17 "Flair allows himself to be pinned by Jack Veneno to avoid the riot from the audience, but the title is returned to Flair"
  12. ^ Duncan & Will (2000) p. 17 "Carlos Colon # 1983/01/06 San Juan, PR"
  13. ^ Duncan & Will (2000) p. 17 "Ric Flair # 1983/01/10<"
  14. ^ Duncan & Will (2000) p. 17 "Victor Jovica pins Flair around 83 in TRINIDAD but the decision is reversed because of Jovica's feet being on the rope"
  15. ^ Duncan & Will (2000) p. 19 "Chris Candido 1994/11/19 Cherry Hill, NJ Defeats Tracy Smothers in tournament final."

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