From Wrestling Title Histories
by Royal Duncan & Gary Will
Idol was recognized as the first champion.
4.Jerry Lawler 
5.Ken Patera 
6.Austin Idol 
8.Austin Idol 
10.Austin Idol 
11.Oriental Connection (Maso Ito)
15.Eddie Gilbert 
Awarded by forfeit after The Nightmare attacked Mantell.
18.Terry Taylor 
19.Phil Hickerson 
20.Mongolian Stomper (Archie Gouldie)
21.Phil Hickerson 
22.Dutch Mantell 
23.Rick Casey (Wendell Cooley)
24.Abdul Khadafy (Danny Miller)
27.Jerry Lawler 
Vacated on 09/08/86 when Lawler won the Southern title.
28.Big Bubba (Fred Ottman)
29.Soul Train Jones (Virgil)
31.Bill Dundee 
33.Bill Dundee 
Vacated on 10/11/87 when Dundee won the AWA World tag team title.
34.Bill Dundee 
Unified with CWA Heavyweight title on 12/07/87 in Memphis, TN.
Promotion closes 1991
AWA promotion revived in 1996
The rights to the AWA are purchased by Dale Gagne; the promotion reopens as the AWA Superstars of Wrestling.
36."Illustrious" Jonnie Stewart
Defeats "The Yugoslavian Dictator" George Petroski
04/14/2000 Stewart stripped for failure to defend
Defeated The Navajo Kid
Defeats Diamond Dallas Page to win vacant title.
Special Referee: Mick Foley
The AWA Board of Directors decides to permanently retire the title.
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