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NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship

NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship
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Promotion NWA Western States Sports[1]
Date established 1969
Date retired 1981

The NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling title in the National Wrestling Alliance's Amarillo, Texas territory, NWA Western States Sports.[1]

The title was in use from 1969, when it replaced Amarillo's version of the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship,[2] through the promotion's 1981 closure.[3]

This title is not related to the NWA Western States Heritage Championship, which was used in Jim Crockett Promotions from 1987 to 1989.

Title history

Silver areas in the history indicate periods of unknown lineage. An (n) indicates that a title changes occurred no later than the listed date.

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Dory Funk, Sr. 1 1969 Funk was the final holder of the Amarillo version of the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship and awarded the title when it was replaced.
Tex McKenzie 1 November 13, 1969
The Beast 1 December 1969
Ricky Romero 1 February 2, 1970
Title vacated on February 20, 1970 when Romero wins the Rocky Mountain Heavyweight Championship.
Terry Funk 1 May 7, 1970 Amarillo, Texas
Bull Ramos 1 July 1, 1970 Lubbock, Texas
Terry Funk 2 July 7, 1970 Amarillo, Texas
Pak Song 1 July 16, 1970 Amarillo, Texas
The Spartan (Ricky Hunter) 1 April 14, 1971
Terry Funk 3 May 1971 (n)
Ciclón Negro 1 August 26, 1971 Amarillo, Texas
Lord Alfred Hayes 1 December 1971
Ciclón Negro 2 June 29, 1972 Amarillo, Texas
Lord Alfred Hayes 2 September 1972 (n)
Ciclón Negro 3 1972 Amarillo, Texas
Terry Funk 4 1972
Karl Von Steiger 1 1972
Ricky Romero 2 1973
King Curtis Iaukea 1 1973
Ciclón Negro 4 1973
Terry Funk 5 1973
Title held up after a match against Kung Fu Lee on October 18, 1973 in Amarillo, Texas.
Terry Funk 6 October 25, 1973 Amarillo, Texas Defeated Kung Fu Lee in a rematch.
Bob Backlund 1 March 1974
Karl Von Steiger 2 May 1974 (n)
Dick Murdoch 1 May 10, 1974
Bob Backlund 2 May 1974
Karl Von Steiger 3 May 23, 1974 Lubbock, Texas
Siegfried Stanke 1 July 1974
Bob Backlund 3 September 4, 1974 (n)
Jim Dillon 1 September 19, 1974 Amarillo, Texas Defeated Killer Karl Kox.
Terry Funk 7 November 1974 (n) Possibly occurred October 17, 1974 in Amarillo, Texas.
Title vacated when Funk left for Florida in 1975.
Bobby Jaggers 1 June 11, 1975 Lubbock, Texas Won a tournament.
Ray Candy 1 July 30, 1975 Lubbock, Texas
Bruiser Brody 1 October 17, 1975 Lubbock, Texas
Scott Casey 1 January 1976
Jerry Brisco 1 April 16, 1976 Amarillo, Texas
Scott Casey 2 1976
Tank Patton 1 October 1976 (n)
Doug Somers 1 April 1977 (n)
Bull Ramos 2 1977
Ricky Romero 3 December 1977 (n)
Roger Kirby 1 April 1978 (n)
Ricky Romero 4 1978
Title vacated.
Larry Lane 1 1980 Amarillo, Texas Won a tournament.
Bob Morgan 1 1980
Larry Lane 2 March 7, 1980 Amarillo, Texas
Title vacated.
Ricky Romero 5 August 20, 1981 Amarillo, Texas Defeated Doug Somers in a tournament final.
Title retired in 1981 when the promotion closed.

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