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AWA World Women's Championship

The AWA World Women's Championship
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Promotion American Wrestling Association
Date established 1960

The AWA World Women's Championship was the female title in the American Wrestling Association from 1961 until 1990.

Title history

Silver-shaded lines in the history indicate periods of unknown lineage.

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
June Byers 1 August 1960 Byers was recognized as World Women's Champion after the AWA split from the National Wrestling Alliance. Byers had defeated Mildred Burke for the NWA World Women's Championship on August 20, 1954 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Penny Banner 1 August 26, 1961 Angola, Indiana AWA ceased to recognize Byers as women's champion after she no-showed a title defense. Banner won a battle royal to become the new AWA World Women's Champion.
The AWA vacated the title in 1963. Byers continued to be recognized as champion by the NWA until she retired in January 1964.
Kay Noble 1 April 13, 1963 St. Paul, Minnesota Defeated Kathy Starr.
Vivian Vachon 1 November 4, 1971 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Betty Nicoli 1 August 16, 1973 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  
The title was vacated in 1976 after Nicoli retired.
Candi Devine 1 November 1984 Minneapolis, Minnesota Won a battle royal. The title was vacated in 1985 but awarded back to Devine. AWA Superstars has since revised the title's history and merged the two reigns.
Sherri Martel 1 September 28, 1985 Chicago, Illinois (SuperClash)  
Candi Devine 2 October 1985 Title awarded.
Sherri Martel 2 October 17, 1985 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  
Candi Devine 3 January 16, 1986 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada This was the last AWA event to be held in Winnipeg before the WWF took over the AWA's TV time in March 1986.
Sherri Martel 3 June 28, 1986 Oakland, California (Battle by the Bay live on ESPN)  
Title vacated on July 24, 1987 when Martel goes to the World Wrestling Federation.
Madusa Miceli 1 December 27, 1987 Las Vegas, Nevada (AWA Championship Wrestling) Defeated Candi Devine.
Wendi Richter 1 November 26, 1988 Bloomington, Minnesota  
Title vacated in December 1989 when Richter left the promotion.
Candi Devine 4 December 6, 1989 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Defeated Judy Martin.
Title retired in January 1991 when the AWA closed.

See also

Professional wrestling portal
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