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BRITISH HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY

1930--Present

From The Wrestling Alliance web site

1.Atholl Oakeley
1930
(Wins series of matches to become the first champion-vacates the title when he retires of an injury in 1935) "Bulldog"

2.Bill Garnon
1935-London, ENGLAND

3.M. Fazal
1937

4."Bonnie" Alan Muir
1938

5.Michael O'Leary
1939
O'Leary was killed during the outbreak of the war-he died undefeated. Because of the war no tournament between 1940-1949

6.Bert Assirati
01/27/45-Manchester, ENGLAND
(Assirati had been claiming the title since 1940; vacant in 1950 when Assirati leaves for India)

7.Ernie Baldwin
01/52-Newcastle,ENGLAND
(Defeats Dave Armstrong in tournament final)

8.Alf Rawlings
1953

9.Dai Sullivan
1953

10.Ernie Baldwin [2]
1953

11.Tony Mancelli
09/09/55

Declared Vacant in 1955

12.Bert Assirati[2]
10/55
(Defeats Ernie Baldwin)
Bert Assirati is stripped of the title in 1958

13.Billy Joyce
04/15/58-London, ENGLAND
(Defeats Gordon Nelson for vacant title)

14.Ernie Baldwin [3]
11/59-Glasgow-Scotland

15.Billy Joyce [2]
12/59

16.Dennis Mitchell
12/59

17.Billy Joyce [3]
07/15/60-Bradford, ENGLAND

18.Geoff Portz
03/09/64-Bradford, ENGLAND

19.Billy Joyce [4]
09/26/64-Middlesborough, ENGLAND

20.Albert Wall
02/20/66-Nottingham, ENGLAND

21.Gwynn Davies
02/17/66-Nottingham, ENGLAND

22.Billy Joyce [5]
03/17/66-Nottingham, ENGLAND

23.Ian Campbell
05/04/66-Perth-Scotland

24.Billy Joyce [6]
06/28/66-Edinburgh-Scotland

25.Billy Robinson
01/18/67-Manchester, ENGLAND
Declared vacant in February 1970 when Robinson leaves for Nor/America.

26.Albert Wall [2]
04/13/70-Nottingham, ENGLAND
(Defeats Steve Veidor for the vacant title)

27.Gwynn Davies [2]
01/18/71-Loughborough-UK

28.Albert Wall [3]
05/08/71-Manchester, ENGLAND
Declared Vacant in 1974 when Wall retires temporarily

29.Gwynn Davies [3]
02/15/75-Manchester, ENGLAND

30.Tony St. Clair
05/28/77-Manchester, ENGLAND

31.Giant Haystacks
11/22/78-London, ENGLAND

32.Tony St. Clair [2]
04/25/79-London, ENGLAND

33.Ray Steele
04/14/85

34."Bomber" Pat Roach
04/26/86

35.Dalibar Singh
10/02/86

36.Tony St. Clair[3]
1988

37.Kendo Nagasaki
1988

38.Tony St. Clair [4]
1988

39.David Finlay
02/05/90-Croydon, ENGLAND

41.Dave Taylor
04/06/91-King's Lynn

42.Tony St. Clair [5]
05/04/93-Croydon, ENGLAND

Declared Vacant in 1995

43.Dave Taylor [2]
08/95-Croydon, ENGLAND
(Defeats Marty Jones in tournament final)

44.Marty Jones
1996-Croydon, ENGLAND

45."The Highlander"

46.Drew McDonald
As of 03/2001

47.Justin Starr
07/05/2001-Weymouth-UK
Title declared vacant on 07/12/2001.
This followed a controversial finish in the Starr/MacDonald rematch.

48."Wild Cat"

49.Rob Brookside

Title declared vacant on 12/16/2001 when Brookside is suspended and stripped of the belts-after sanctioning his own defences resulting in a breach of contract

50.Justin Starr[2]
01/17/2002-Southampton, ENGLAND

51The Anarchist"

52.Doug Williams
01/26/2002-Bognor Regis

53."Wildcat" Rob

54.Brookside[2]
01/26/2002-Bognor Regis

Brookside relinquished the title on February 1, 2002 in Exmouth, ENGLAND at declares the winner of the Royal Rumble match that night-of which he entered-will be the new champion.

55.Justin Starr[3]
02/01/2002-Exmou, ENGLAND

56.Doug Williams [2]
06/18/2002-Southampton
Defeated FWA All-England champion Zebra Kid in a tournament final to be recognized as Universal British Heavyweight champion by TWA, FWA, WAW, All Star Promotions, and Premiere Promotions; defeated Starr in earlier round; Universal version eventually becomes inactive, but Williams continues to be recognized by All-Star.

57.Robbie Brookside
09/2002-Liverpool

58.Drew McDonald
06/07/2005-Croydon

59.Steve Sonic
01/17/2006-Croydon

Title Vacant
06/2006
Sonic goes to America for a tryout with OVW, a developmental league for WWE.

60.James Mason
11/12/2006-Croydon
Won a 4-way elimination match against Robbie Brookside, Doug Williams, and Drew McDonald.

61.Broody Steele
09/02/2007-Liverpool
The first non-British to hold the title.

62.Robbie Brookside [4]
02/11/2008-Liverpool

Title Vacant
05/2009
Steele vacated due to knee injury.

63.Bad News Brown
05/16/2009-Hanley
Not the late Allen Coage
Won 4-way elimination final of an 8-man tournament against James Mason, Doug Williams, and Karl Kramer.Fairfield Halls)

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