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NWA - NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE

NWA NATIONAL HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY

1980--Present

FromWrestling Title Histories
by Royal Duncan & Gary Will
(with additional information from Brian Westcott, Eric Roelfsema, Matt Benaka and Jim Dupree)

1.Austin Idol
?/80

2.Jack Brisco
10/80

3.Mongolian Stomper (Archie Gouldie)
12/06/80 Atlanta, GA

4.Steve Olsonoski
05/29/81 Atlanta, GA

5.Masked Superstar
08/81 Columbus, GA
Unified Georgia Heavyweight title, defeating Tommy Rich on August 29, 1981 in Atlanta, GA.

6.Tommy Rich
09/28/81 Augusta, GA

7.Masked Superstar [2]
11/25/81 Atlanta, GA

8.Tommy Rich [2]
01/17/82 Atlanta, GA

9.Ron Bass
03/82

10.Tommy Rich [3]
04/82

11.Buzz Sawyer
05/02/82 Atlanta, GA

12Paul Orndorff
06/20/82 Atlanta, GA
Vacated in 1982 when Orndorff went into training for the World title.

13.Super Destroyer (Scott Irwin)
08/29/82 Atlanta, GA
Irwin won tournament.

14.Paul Orndorff [2]
10/03/82 Atlanta, GA

15.Masked Superstar [3]
10/17/82 Atlanta, GA

17.Paul Orndorff [2]
11/17/82 Atlanta, GA

18.Killer Karl Kox

19.Tommy Rich

20.Paul Orndorff [4]
03/83

21.Killer Tim Brooks
03/23/83 Atlanta, GA

22.Larry Zbyszko
03/23/83 Atlanta, GA
Zbyszko paid Brooks $25,00 for the belt
Zbyszko stripped of title by NWA president Bob Geigel on April 30, 1983

23.Larry Zbyszko [2]
06/05/83 Atlanta, GA
Zbyszko defeated Mr. Wrestling II in a tournament final to fill the vacanrt title

24.Mr. Wrestling II
06/19/83

25.Larry Zbysko [3]
?/83

26.Brett Wayne (Brett Sawyer)
09/25/83 Atlanta, GA

27.Ted DiBiase
11/18/83 Cleveland, OH

28.Brad Armstrong
02/18/84 Atlanta, GA
DiBiase faced Mr. R, who was thought to be Tommy Rich
Armstrong was unmasked during the match then Rich appeared at ringside.

29.The Spoiler
04/12/84 Wheeling, WV

30.Brad Armstrong [2]
05/04/84 Marietta, GA

31.The Spoiler [2]
07/01/84 Atlanta, GA

32.Ted DiBiase [2]
07/14/84 Macon, GA *

33.Ron Garvin
10/11/84 Baltimore, MD

34.Black Bart
06/01/85 Atlanta, GA

35.Terry Taylor
09/22/85 Atlanta, GA

36.Buddy Landell
11/28/85 Greensboro, NC

37.Dusty Rhodes
12/19/85

38.Tully Blanchard
03/04/86 Spartanburg, SC

39.Wahoo McDaniel
08/28/86 Los Angeles, CA

40.Nikita Koloff
09/28/86 Atlanta, GA
The NWA National Heavyweight Title was unified with the United States Heavyweight title, when Nikita Koloff defeated US Champion Magnum TA on August 17, 1986 in Charlotte, NC.

National Heavyweight Title revived by the NWA in 1997

41.Big Slam
?/97

42.Salvatore Sincere
07/18/97 Raeford, NC
Vacates on 97/10/11.

43.Doug Gilbert
03/27/98 Mt. Holly, NJ
Defeated Barry Windham and Rocco Rock in a 3 Way Dance.

44.Stevie Richards
08/22/98 Mt. Holly, NJ

45.Doug Gilbert [2]
10/24/98 Cherry Hill, NJ
Won a war game between Richards' team and Gilbert's team.
Managed by Jim Cornette

TITLE VACANT
01/2000
Doug Gilbert stripped of the title due to his resignation from the NWA.

46.Don Brodie
01/15/2000-Memphis, TN

47.Kevin Northcutt
04/14/2000-N. Richland Hills, TX
Kevin Northcutt held the following titles in conjunction with the NWA National Heavyweight Championship:

48.Stone Mountain
09/13/2000-Athens, GA

49.Terry Knight
11/04/2000-Cornelia, GA
Terry Knight defeats Jesse Taylor to win the Wildside United States Title
Bill Behrens announces that the Wildside US Title and the NWA National Heavyweight Title will be merged into the NWA United States Title with Terry Knight as the current champion.

50.Big Don Brodie [2]
01/12/2001-Greenville, MS
Defeats Terry Knight & Ricky Murdoch in a Three Way match.
Don Brodie held the following title in conjunction with the NWA National Heavyweight Title

Title Vacant
Brodie injured, surrenders the belt

51.Kevin Northcutt
08/22/2001
Awarded

52.Hotstuff Hernandez
10/13/2001-St. Petersburg, FL (Florida Wrestleplex)
NWA 53rd Anniversary Show
10:00

53.Ricky Murdoch
01/11/2003-Greenville, MS
Ricky Murdoch also held the following titles in conjunction with the NWA National Heavyweight Title:

54.Spyder
10/15/2004-Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA
NWA 56th Anniversary Show

TITLE VACANT

55.Ricky Murdoch [2]
10/08/2005-Nashville, TN (Nashville State Fairgrounds)
Defeated The Juggulator and NWA UK-Hammerlock's Conscience to win vacant title.
08:58 (time of match)
NWA 57th Anniversary Show

TITLE HELD-UP
03/31/2006-Lebanon, TN
Kory Williams' interfered in the Ricky Murdoch/Big Bully Douglas match.

56.Big Bully Douglas
04/01/2006-Columbia, TN
Defeated Ricky Murdoch for held-up title.

57.Kory Williams
09/30/2006-Lebanon, TN

58.Chance Prophet
05/05/2007-Salyersville, KY

Title Vacant
10/12/2007
NWA Board of Directors stripped Prophet due to injury.

59.Pepper Parks (Jesse Guilmette)
10/20/2007-Lebanon, TN 60. Crusher Hensen
04/18/2008-McKeesport, PA

61.Phil Shatter
01/17/2009-McKeesport, PA
Defeated Crusher Hansen and Chris LeRusso

62.Chance Prophet [2]
02/19/2011-Franklinville, NJ

63.Tokyo Monster Kahagas
03/29/2012-Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Title Vacant
11/13/2012
Kahagas vacates the title after winning the World Title on 11/02/2012

64.Damien Wayne
01/05/2013-Nashville, NC
Defeated Lance Erikson and Chance Prophet in a 3-way match for the vacant title.

65.Vordell Walker
06/14/2013-Millersville, TN (SAW Mill)
NWA Southern All-Star Wrestling The Gathering of the Champions

66.Damien Wayne [2]
08/02/2013-Millersville, TN

67.Phil "Nitro" Monahan
09/14/2013-Toledo, OH (International Boxing Club)

68.Lou Marconi
03/01/2014-Williamston, NC

69.Phil "Nitro" Monahan [2]
03/22/2014-Hillsdale, MI (Hillsdale College Jesse Philips Arena)

70.Lou Marconi [2]
03/23/20014-Oregon, OH (International Boxing Club)

71.Phil "Nitro" Monahan [3]
04/05/2014-Carolina Beach, NC (Carolina Beach Recreation Center)


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