JWA - JAPAN WRESTLING ASSOCIATION/
NWA - NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE

UNITED NATIONAL HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY

November 1957--Present

From Wrestling Title Histories
by Royal Duncan & Gary Will
with additional information from Hisaharu Tanabe

1.Lou Thesz
11/57
Awarded by the NWA
Morris Sigel claimed that Thesz had won the title by defeating Antonio Rocca in 1949

2.Rikidozan
08/27/58-Los Angeles, CA

Title Vacant
12/15/63
Rikidozan died from stab wounds suffered on 12/08/63 in Tokyo.

3.Giant Baba
11/24/65-Osaka
Defeated Dick the Bruiser.

4.Bobo Brazil
06/25/68-Nagoya

5.Giant Baba [2]
06/27/68-Tokyo

6.Gene Kiniski
12/03/70-Osaka

7.Giant Baba [3]
12/19/70-Los Angeles, CA

Title Vacant
09/02/72
Baba left JWA to start All Japan Pro-Wrestling.

8.Bobo Brazil [2]
12/01/72-Yokohama
Defeated Kintaro Ohki.

9.Kintaro Ohki (KIM Il)
12/04/72-Hiroshima

Title Vacant
81/04/13
Ohki ordered by the NWA to vacate the title

10.Dory Funk Jr.
04/30/81-Matsudo
Won tournament when Bruiser Brody was injured and unable to wrestle in final
Defeated Terry Funk for his first title defense instead.

11.Bruiser Brody
10/09/81-Tokyo

12.Dory Funk Jr. [2]
11/01/81-Tokyo

13.Bruiser Brody [2]
04/21/82

14.Osaka Jumbo Tsuruta
08/31/83-Tokyo

15.Stan Hansen
07/31/86-Tokyo

16.Jumbo Tsuruta [2]
10/21/86-Tokyo

17.Bruiser Brody [3]
03/27/88-Tokyo

18.Jumbo Tsuruta [3]
04/19/88-Sendai
Defeated Hansen to unify the Pacific Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Title and the NWA United National Title with the NWA International heavyweight Title to become the first unified All Japan Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion.

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