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NWA - NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE

UNITED NATIONAL HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY

November 1970--Present

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

1.Dale Lewis
10/70-St. Louis, MO
Won tournament.

2.Pantera Negra
10/23/70-Los Angeles, CA

3.John Tolos
11/20/70-Los Angeles, CA

4.Rey Mendoza
12/04/70-Los Angeles, CA

5.John Tolos [2]
03/71
NWA ruled Tolos was the victim of a fast count and returned the title to Tolos after Mendoza had defended it for two months.

6.Antonio Inoki
03/26/71-Los Angeles, CA

Vacant when Inoki expelled from JWA on
12/13/71

7.King Krow
01/72-Vancouver, BC
Defeated Sailor Thomas in tournament final.

8.Seiji Sakaguchi
02/11/72-Los Angeles, CA

9.The Sheik
09/06/72-Tokyo, JAPAN

10.Seiji Sakaguchi [2]
09/07/72-Osaka, JAPAN

11.Johnny Valentine
03/02/73-Yokohama, JAPAN

12.Akihisa Takachiho
03/08/73-Sano, Tochigi, JAPAN

Title Vacant
04/14/73
JWA closed

13.Jumbo Tsuruta
08/28/76-Tokyo, JAPAN
Defeated the American representative Jack Brisco after defeating the last title holder Akihisa Takachiho to be the Japanese representative.

14.Billy Robinson
03/05/77-Akita, JAPAN

Jumbo Tsuruta [2]
03/23/77-Miami, FL

15.Dick Murdoch
02/23/80-Kagoshima, JAPAN

16.Jumbo Tsuruta [3]
03/05/80-Kuroiso, JAPAN

17.Abdullah the Butcher
10/13/80-Nagoya, JAPAN

18.Jumbo Tsuruta [4] 81/01/22/80-Nirasaki, JAPAN

19.Harley Race
08/01/82-Tokyo, JAPAN

20.Jumbo Tsuruta [5]
10/2482-Kitami, JAPAN

Title Vacant
06/17/83
Tsuruta vacated the title while on tour in Dallas, TX to concentrate on winning the International title from Bruiser Brody.

21.Ted DiBiase
10/14/83
Won 12-man tournament held across the US, winning the final by forfeit over Jerry Lawler.

22.Michael Hayes
01/28/83-Athens, GA

23.David Von Erich
02/03/83-Dallas, TX

Title Vacant
02/10/84
Von Erich died before Japanese tour

24.Gen'ichiro Tenryu
02/23/84-Tokyo
Defeated Rick Steamboat;

Title Vacant
02/86
Tenryu gave up the belt after being pinned by Yoshiaki Yatsu in a match for the International tag team title.

25.Gen'ichiro Tenryu [2]
04/26/86-Omiya
Defeated Ted DiBiase; also wins PWF title from Stan Hansen on 88/03/09 in Yokohama.

26.Stan Hansen
07/27/88-Nagano
Wins both PWF and UN titles.

27.Jumbo Tsuruta [6]
04/18/89-Tokyo
Reigning International Heavyweight champion, 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

Title Vacant

28.Kengo Mashimo
05/04/2008-Chiba
Defeated Ryoji Sai for the vacant title.

Title Vacant
06/10/2010

29.Hartley Jackson
02/19/2011-Adelaide, AUS
Defeated Robby Heart

ZERO1 leaves NWA in 10/2011 but continues to recognize its own "NWA" champions.

30.Shito Ueda
11/09/2011-Tokyo

31.Paul Tracey
11/22/2011-Matsue

32.Shito Ueda [2]
11/24/2011-Kumamoto

33.Yusaku Obata
08/05/2012-Tokyo

34.James Raideen
10/16/2012-Tokyo

35.Ikuto Hidaka
06/30/2013-Nagoya

36.ZEUS (Kensho Obayashi)
07/30/2013-Osaka

37.Tama Williams
01/16/2014-Tokyo

38.Hideki Suzuki
08/03/2014-Tokyo

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