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AWA - AMERICAN WRESTLING ASSOCIATION

AWA UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY

August 3, 1953--October 10, 1961

From Wrestling Title Histories
by Royal Duncan & Gary Will

1.Verne Gagne
09/03/53-Chicago, IL
Awarded

2.Wilbur Snyder
04/07/56-Chicago, IL

3.Hans Schmidt
10/19/56-Chicago, IL

4.Wilbur Snyder [2]
02/19/57-Chicago, IL

5.Dick the Bruiser
12/14/57-Chicago, IL

6.Verne Gagne [2]
12/04/58-Chicago, IL

Vacated 08/16/60 when Gagne won the AWA World title.

7.Wilbur Snyder [3]
11/60

8.Gene Kiniski
12/06/60-Minneapolis, MN

9.Wilbur Snyder [4]
02/15/61-Duluth, MN

10.Gene Kiniski [2]
04/01/61-St. Paul, MN

11.Hard Boiled Haggerty
61

12.Mister M (Bill Miller)
10/17/61-Minneapolis, MN

Vacated on 01/09/62 when Mister M won the AWA World title.

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