From Wrestling Title Histories
by Royal Duncan & Gary Will
with additional information from Matt Benaka
Defeats Ed "Strangler" Lewis to win World Heavyweight title;
stripped by the wrestling section of the National Boxing Association, later called the National Wrestling Association, in '29 for failing to meet "real" contenders.
08/23/29-Phidelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Dick Shikat defeated Jim Londos and was recognized by the National Boxing Association as World Heavyweight Champion.
06/06/30-Phidelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Jim Londos defeated Jim Browing on 06/25/34 in New York, NY to unify The New York State Athletic Commission World Title.
06/27/35-Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Danno O1 Mahoney defeated Ed Don George on 07/30/35 in Boston, MA to unify The Boston AWA World Title with the NWA World Heavyweight Title and became the Undisputed World Heavyweight champion; NBA/NWA title declared vacant in September, '36 when NBA/NWA recommends a tournament to be held to determine the champion at the annual meeting.
John Pesek was awarded the title when he was the only contender to post a $1000 bond
recognition was withdrawn on 08/17/38, the same day Pesek is awarded the Midwesr Wrestling Association (MWA) World title.
Everett Marchall was awarded the title at '38 annual meeting.
02/23/39-St. Louis, Missouri, United States
06/23/39-Houston, Texas, United States
03/07/40-St. Louis, Missouri, United States
9.Bronko Nagurski (2)
06/05/41-St. Louis, Missouri, United States
02/19/42-St. Louis, Missouri, United States
10/07/42-Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
11/27/42-Houston, Texas, United States
14.Bill Longson (2)
02/19/43-St. Louis, Missouri, United States
15.Whipper Billy Watson
02/21/47-St. Louis, Missouri, United States
16.Lou Thesz (2)
04/25/47-St. Louis, Missouri, United States
17.Bill Longson (3)
11/21/47-Houston, Texas, United States
18.Lou Thesz (3)
07/20/48-St. Louis, Missouri, United States
The National Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title was unified with The National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Title on 11/27/49. The National Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title was abandoned.
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