NWA - NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE

NWA HAWAIIAN JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT/HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY

November 16, 1937--1980

FromWrestling Title Histories
by Royal Duncan & Gary Will

Hawaiian Junior Heavyweight Title

1.Oki Shikina
11/16/37-Honolulu, HI
Defeated Rusty Wescoatt to become the first Champion

2.Dean Detton
01/17/39

3.Dick Raines
02/07/39

4.Oki Shikina [2]
04/04/39

5.Ignacio (Pedro) Martinez
11/14/39
Promoter Al Karasick gave the title to Martinez after Shikina no-shows the scheduled title defense against Martinez on November 14, 1939

6.Paul Jones
11/28/39
[Records unclear]

Title name changed to Hawaiian Heavyweight Title

7.Kimon Kudo
?/40

8.Billy Venable
04/24/40-Honolulu, HI

9.Tetsuo Higami
07/03/40-Honolulu, HI

10.Mike London
?/40-Honolulu, HI

11.Tetsuo Higami
?/40

12.Ben Pilar
?/41-Honolulu, HI
[Records unclear]

13.Tony Morelli
?/41

14.Bill Weidner
?/42-Honolulu, HI
[Records unclear]

15.Charley Carr
?/42
[Records unclear]

16.Jimmy Gonsalves
?/45-Honolulu, HI
Defeated Ben Sherman
[Records unclear]

17.Lee Grable
?/47

18.Ted Travis
?/47
[Records unclear]

19.Hisao Tanaka (Duke Keomuka)
?/48

20.Jack Claybourne
10/31/48-Honolulu, HI

21.Bobby Managoff
11/49-Honolulu, HI

22.Dean Detton [2]
12/11/49-Honolulu, HI
[Records unclear]

23.Hans Schnabel
?/53

24.Bobby Managoff [2]
08/53

25.Ben Sharpe
09/53
[Records unclear]

26.Karl Von Schober
08/54
[Records unclear]

27.Roger Mackay
01/55

28.Lucky Simunovich [2]
02/13/55-Honolulu, HI

29.Zebra Kid (George Bollas)
04/10/55-Honolulu, HI

30.Al Lolotai
12/16/55-Honolulu, HI

31.Billy Varga
03/18/56-Honolulu, HI

32.Tosh Togo (Harold Sakata)
07/29/56-Honolulu, HI

33.Tom Rice
10/07/56-Honolulu, HI

34.Al Lolotai [2]
05/1957-Honolulu, HI
[Records unclear]

35.Al Lolotai [3]

36.Ed Francis
05/59

37.Al Lolotai [4]
07/08/59-Honolulu, HI

38.Dick Hutton
01/18/61-Honolulu, HI

39.Sam Steamboat
01/25/61-Honolulu, HI

40.Luigi Macera
04/15/61-Honolulu, HI

41.Neff Maivia
06/14/61-Honolulu, HI

42.Curtis Iaukea
08/16/61-Honolulu, HI

43.Lord James Blears
10/25/61-Honolulu, HI

44.Masked Executioner
12/13/61-Honolulu, HI

45.Neff Maivia [2]
04/04/62-Honolulu, HI

46.Gene LeBelle
02/15/63-Honolulu, HI

47.Neff Maivia [3]
04/24/63-Honolulu, HI

48.Hard Boiled Haggerty
02/06/64-Honolulu, HI

49.Neff Maivia [4]
04/08/64-Honolulu, HI

50.Gene Kiniski
07/16/64-Honolulu, HI

51.Neff Maivia [5]
08/27/64-Honolulu, HI

52.Gene Kiniski
?/64

53.Johnny Barend
10/08/64-Honolulu, HI

54.Nick Bockwinkel
11/25/64-Honolulu, HI

55.Curtis Iaukea [2]
12/18/64-Honolulu, HI

56.Luther Lindsay
09/29/65-Honolulu, HI

57.Ron Reed
01/05/66-Honolulu, HI

58.Ripper Collins
01/19/66-Honolulu, HI

59.Neff Maivia [6]
08/24/66-Honolulu, HI

60.Ripper Collins [2]
10/19/66-Honolulu, HI

61.Jim Hady
03/15/67-Honolulu, HI

62.Dutch Shultz (Dutch Savage)
08/67

63.Jim Hady [2]
?/67

64.Curtis Iaukea [3]
02/28/68-Honolulu, HI

65.Klondike Bill
08/28/68-Honolulu, HI

66.Luke Graham
10/09/68-Honolulu, HI

67.Curtis Iaukea [4]
12/29/68-Honolulu, HI

68.Missing Link (Pampero Firpo)
07/69

69.Ripper Collins [3]
10/29/69-Honolulu, HI

70.Missing Link [2]
01/14/70-Honolulu, HI

71.Ripper Collins [4]
02/04/70-Honolulu, HI

72.Sam Steamboat [2]
06/10/70-Honolulu, HI

73.Ripper Collins [5]
06/24/70-Honolulu, HI

74.Sam Steamboat [3]
07/29/70-Honolulu, HI

75.Ripper Collins [6]
11/04/70-Honolulu, HI

76.Johnny Barend [2]
12/09/70-Honolulu, HI

77.Ripper Collins [7]
01/02/71-Honolulu, HI

78.Frankie Laine
02/06/71-Honolulu, HI

79.Mad Dog Mayne
02/24/71-Honolulu, HI

80.Ed Francis [2]
10/27/71-Honolulu, HI

81.Gene Kiniski [2]
02/16/72-Honolulu, HI

82.Fred Curry
08/02/72-Honolulu, HI

83.The Sheik
10/21/72-Honolulu, HI

84.Ed Francis [3]
01/1773-Honolulu, HI

85.Billy Graham
01/09/74-Honolulu, HI
Title inactive.

86.Bill Francis
07/77
Defeated Steve Strong to determine new champion when title is revived

87.Steve Strong
01/78

88.John Tolos
02/78

89.John Anson
03/78

90.Buddy Rose
05/78

91.Don Muraco
07/78

92.Tor Kamata
08/78

93.Don Muraco
09/78
Loser Leaves Town Cage Match

94.Larry Sharpe
11/78
Awarded title as #1 contender after Muraco won Pacific International Title from John Studd (probably in a fictitious match

95.Mando Guerrero
11/22/78 Honolulu, HI

title held up - Mando did not defend within 30 days

96.Mando Guerrero
01/79

97.Don Muraco [2]
03/79

Vacant in 1979
Muraco may have left Hawaii and was stripped of the title

98.Karl Von Steiger
Won title in one night tournament

99.Siva Afi
04/18/79
Defeated Buddy Rose. Also defeated Von Steiger

100.Ripper Collins
?/?

101.Peter Maivia
03/80

102.Hans Schroeder
03/05/80

103.Tama Tonga
04/80 (a.k.a. Haku, Meng)

104.Wildman Austin
07/80

105.Tor Kamata [2]
10/80

106.Rick Martel
?/80
This title change may have taken place in '80.
[Records unclear]

107.Tiki Kamata
?/80
Vacated when Tiki Kamata was injured by the Samoans

Others who held the title in the 1940s and 1950s include:

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