NWA British Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship
|NWA British Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship|
|Promotion||Torture Chamber Pro Wrestling|
National Wrestling Alliance
|Date established||October 11, 2003|
|Current champion(s)||Pat Guénette|
|Date won||July 09, 2016|
The NWA British Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship that formerly served as the major title in the NWA UK Hammerlock promotion. The title is currently owned by Dru Onyx's Torture Chamber Pro Wrestling Dojo, along with the NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship.
Originally conceived as the brainchild of NWA UK Hammerlock promoter Andre Baker and Canadian Wrestling Federation promoter (and former NWA president) Ernie Todd, the title was created to have a non Board-controlled title that can be defended and promoted across continents, and also build positive working relationships between promoters, exchange talent and enhance the NWA product worldwide.
The NWA-affiliated promotions the title is defended in are NWA UK Hammerlock, NWA Ireland, NWA Quebec, Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling and NWA Pro. NWA Pro was included in 2006 due to having affiliate promotions in Australia. In the last thirteen years, the title has been defended or promoted in England, Wales, Ireland, Canada, the United States, Spain, the Netherlands, France and Barbados.
There are two criteria for the selection of champions: they have to be credible wrestlers with presence and have to be in a position to be able to travel and defend the title in both NWA and non-NWA promotions.
The title belt shows the flags of various nations, some currently members of the Commonwealth of Nations and some that are former members. The belt features the flags of the countries of the United Kingdom (displayed prominently on the center plate), Australia, Barbados, Canada, India, Jamaica, New Zealand, Singapore, and South Africa.
|#||Order in reign history|
|Reign||The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed|
|Event||The event in which the title was won|
|—||Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign|
|N/A||The information is not available or is unknown|
|+||Indicates the current reign is changing daily|
|1||Spyder||1||October 10, 2003||357||Parkersburg, WV||NWA 55th Anniversary Show – Day 1||Defeats Fergal Devitt on the first night of the NWA 55th Anniversary Show to become the first champion. The NWA Board does not allow Spyder to defend the championship due to a controversial finish being under review and also due to outcry from NWA UK Hammerlock.|
|—||Vacated||—||October 1, 2004||—||N/A||N/A||Stripped by the NWA Board due to the above controversy.|
|2||Dru Onyx||1||October 15, 2004||12||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada||NWA 56th Anniversary Show – Day 1||Defeated Will Phoenix for the vacated title.|
|3||Fergal Devitt||1||October 27, 2004||3||Cardiff, Wales||Live Event||Fergal Devitt was the first junior heavyweight to win the title.|
|4||Dru Onyx||2||October 30, 2004||343||Ashford, Kent, England||Live Event||Defeated Fergal Devitt and Paul Tracey in a handicap match, with Onyx' NWA United Kingdom Heavyweight Championship also on the line.|
|5||Fergal Devitt||2||October 8, 2005||155||Nashville, TN||NWA 57th Anniversary Show|
|6||Karl Anderson||1||March 12, 2006||91||Santa Monica, CA||Live Event|
|7||Alex Koslov||1||June 11, 2006||28||Santa Monica, CA||Live Event||This was a 3-Way Match, also involving Mikey Nicholls.|
|8||Justin White||1||July 9, 2006||49||Santa Monica, CA||Live Event||Dru Onyx trained Justin White, thus giving the championship the distinction of having the first trainer and student to win the title.|
|9||Paul Tracey||1||August 27, 2006||426||Bray, Wicklow, Ireland||Live Event|
|10||Dru Onyx||3||October 27, 2007||819||St. Albans, VT||Live Event|
|11||Adam Pearce||1||January 23, 2010||50||Quebec City, Quebec, Canada||NSPW Steen vs. War Cloud||Pearce defeated Onyx using a steel chain.|
|12||Dru Onyx||4||March 14, 2010||1,024 – 1,330||N/A||N/A||Awarded back to Onyx after Pearce wins the World Heavyweight Title on March 14, 2010; the January 23, 2010 match is also reviewed due to the use of an illegal object by Pearce and Onyx.|
|13||Pat Guénette||1||November 3, 2013||692||Laval, Quebec, Canada||Torture Chamber A Day To Remember||Defeats Jake Matthews for the vacated title.|
|14||Paul Tracey||2||September 26, 2015||0||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Torture Chamber Straight Outta Chamber||Tracey won the match after hitting a facebuster on a Chair. After winning the championship, Tracey issued an open challenge.|
|15||Stew Korvus||1||September 26, 2015||287||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Torture Chamber Straight Outta Chamber|
|16||Pat Guénette||2||July 9, 2016||1,167+||Montreal, Quebec, Canada||Torture Chamber Harley Davidson Rimouski||Pat Guénette defeated Stew Korvus in front of 1500 people at the Centre Premier Arena.|
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