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NWA - NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE

WESTERN STATES HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY

July 4, 1971--Present

Compiled by Hisaharu Tanabe

1.Dory Funk
06/12/69-Amarillo, TX
Defeated Buddy Colt on
06/12/69-North American Title; renamed Western States Title sometime before 69/07/02.

2.Tex McKenzie
11/13/69-Amarillo, TX
By forfeit after Funk suffered an arm injury previous night in Lubbock, TX.

3.The Beast
11/24/69-El Paso, TX

4.Ricky Romero Defeated the Beast on 70/02/02 to be recognized only in El Paso, TX; Romero vacates the title later in the month.

5.Terry Funk #
03/19/70-Amarillo, TX
The match ended with a controversial decision when two referees award the victory to each man.

6.The Beast #
03/70
Awarded back sometime after 03/26/70; defended in Abilene, TX on 03/27/70.

7.Terry Funk
05/07/70-Amarillo, TX

8.Bull Ramos
07/01/70-Lubbock, TX

9.Terry Funk [2]
07/08/70-Lubbock, TX
May have won the title on the previous day in Amarillo, TX.

10.Pak Song
07/16/70-Amarillo, TX

11.The Spartan
02/25/71-Amarillo, TX

12.Terry Funk [3]
04/29/71-Amarillo, TX

13.Mr. Wrestling
06/21/71<
Sometime after 05/06/71

14.Terry Funk [4]
06/28/71-Abilene, TX

15.Ciclon Negro may win the title defeating Funk on 71/07/06 in Odessa, TX only for a local recognition; Funk is champion in Odessa as of 03/08/71.

16.Pak Song [2]
08/05/71-Amarillo, TX

17.Terry Funk [5]
08/12/71-Amarillo, TX

18.Ciclon Negro
08/26/71-Amarillo, TX

19.Dory Funk [2]
09/09/71-Amarillo, TX
Injured during the match and forced to vacate; Negro and Terry Funk wrestle to a draw for the vacant title on 71/09/16 in Amarillo, TX.

20.Ciclon Negro [2]
09/30/71-Amarillo, TX
Defeated Terry Funk.

21.Lord Alfred Hayes
12/02/71-Amarillo, TX

22.Duke Myers
03/13/72-Abilene, TX
May have been held up after this match.

23.Lord Alfred Hayes [2]
03/20/72-Abilene, TX
May have been for the held-up title.

24.Ciclon Negro [3]
06/13/72-Odessa, TX

25.Lord Alfred Hayes [3]
06/20/72-Odessa, TX

26.Ciclon Negro [4]
06/29/72-Amarillo, TX

27.Lord Alfred Hayes [4]
07/06/72-Amarillo, TX

28.Dory Funk [3]
08/16 Lubbock, TX

29.Ciclon Negro [5]
08/31/72-Amarillo, TX

30.Lord Alfred Hayes is billed as champion in Abilene on 72/08/21.

40.Terry Funk [6]
11/72
Possibly on 11/12/72 in Clovis, NM.

41.Ciclon Negro [6]
07/06/73-Abilene, TX

42.Terry Funk [7]
07/10<

43.Kung Fu Lee (Great Kojika)
10/18/73-Amarillo, TX
May have been held up after the match.

44.Terry Funk [8]
1973
Won rematch(?).

45.Buck Robley
02/24/73-Clovis, NM

46.Terry Funk [9]
03/03/73-Clovis, NM?

47.Karl Von Steiger
03/74

48.Bob Backlund
1974/03/09/74-Amarillo, TX

49.Karl Von Steiger [2]
1974/05/23/74-Amarillo, TX
May be a repeat of the match on 74/05/22/74-in Lubbock, TX.

50.Dick Murdoch
1974/05/30 Amarillo, TX

Title Vacant in 06/74 after winning the International Title.

51.Siegfried Stanke
07/04/74-Amarillo, TX
Defeated Akio Sato in a 4-man tournament final.

52.Bob Backlund [2]
08/74
Sometime between 08/16/74 and 08/24/74

53.Killer Karl Kox
09/10/74-Odessa, TX
Backlund may have been billed as champion on 09/11/74 in Lubbock, TX.

54.Jim Dillon
09/19/74-Amarillo, TX

55.Terry Funk [10]
10/17/74-Amarillo, TX

Title Vacant in 75/04 when Funk leaves for Florida.

56.Bobby Jaggers
06/11/74-Lubbock, TX

57.Defeated Nick Kozak 4-man tournament final.

58.Ray Candy
07/30 Lubbock, TX

59.Frank Goodish (Bruiser Brody)
10/17/75-Lubbock, TX

60.Scott Casey
12/18/75-Amarillo, TX

61.Jerry Brisco
04/16/76-Amarillo, TX

62.Scott Casey [2]
06/04/76-Lubbock, TX?

63.Tank Patton
10/13/76-Abilene, TX

64.Super Destroyer
02/24/77-Amarillo, TX

65.Doug Somers
04/07/77-Amarillo, TX

66.Bull Ramos
09/77-Wichita Falls, TX *
Somers left the territory.

67.Ricky Romero [3]
12/15/77-Amarillo, TX

[Records Unclear]

68.Roger Kirby
04/14/78<

69.Ricky Romero [4]
07/21/78<
Sometime after 78/06/27; still champion as of 08/10/78

[Records Unclear]

Title Vacant

70.Bob Morgan
02/28/80-Amarillo, TX
Defeated Larry Lane in tournament final.

71.Larry Lane [2]
03/06/80-Amarillo, TX

[Records Unclear]

72.Ricky Romero [5]
08/27/81-Amarillo,TX
Defeated Doug Somers in tournament final after the initial match on 08/20/81 ends with DDQ

Promotion closed in 1981.

Title Revived 2015

73.Matt Riviera
01/17/2015-Santa Maria, CA
Defeated Brian Kendrick in a tournament final

74.Jeff Jarrett
05/15/2015 King City, CA

75.Matt Riviera [2]
05/17/2015 Chowchilla, CA

76.Ricky Ruffin
10/30/2015 Santa Maria, CA

77.Ricky Luxury
05/20/2016-Santa Maria, CA
Champion Rik Luxury defeated Judah Mathew on 09/08/2017 in Santa Maria, CA to become the unified Vendetta Pro Western States champion.

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