NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship

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NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship
NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship Belt.jpg
The current NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight championship belt, reintroduced in NWA Blue Collar Wrestling in January 10, 2015.
Details
PromotionPacific Northwest Wrestling
Wrestling International New Generations
Date established1955
Other name(s)
W*ING Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship

The NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling championship sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance and defended in its member promotion Pacific Northwest Wrestling, which promoted shows in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington, and occasionally other areas in the northwestern United States.

The title was created in 1957 by Don Owen Sports for the NWA Pacific Northwest territory,[1] and became the top singles title for that area. The first champion was Ed Francis,[1] who was already the territory's top singles champion, holding the Pacific Coast Junior Heavyweight Championship.[1] Upon Francis taking on the NWA PNW Heavyweight Championship, his Pacific Coast Junior Heavyweight Championship was retired.[1] The title was also briefly defended in the Japanese promotion Wrestling International New Generations (W*ING) in 1992, but the title changes in W*ING were not officially recognized by PNW.

The title remained active until July 1992,[1] when Don Owen retired and sold his company to Sandy Barr.[2] Barr retired all NWA PNW titles with Owen and began operating under the company name "Championship Wrestling USA", creating new championships. The actual retired (Owen Era) NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship belt was auctioned off by Len Denton (The Grappler) to Bruce Owens. Dave Millican (The Ace of Belts) purchased it from Owens and later sold it to a collector who wishes to remain anonymous.[1]

Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (formerly NWA/Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling) became recognized as the NWA Pacific Northwest territory in 1998[3] and have an ECCW Championship, which is sometimes referred to as the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship. In January 2015, the NWA made its return to Portland when local promotion Blue Collar Wrestling (BCW) joined the Alliance.[3]

Title history[edit]

Original version[edit]

This version was promoted by Pacific Northwest Wrestling (PNW).

No: Wrestler: Reigns: Date: Days held: Location: Notes:
1 Luther Lindsay 1 May 24, 1955 28 Salem, Oregon Defeats Roger Mackay in tournament final. [3]
2 Ivan Kameroff 1 June 21, 1955 105 Salem, Oregon [3]
3 John Paul Henning 1 October 4, 1955 137 Salem, Oregon [3]
4 Bull Montana 1 February 18, 1956 103 Eugene, Oregon [3]
5 Herb Freeman 1 May 31, 1956 76 Albany, Oregon [3]
6 Bud Curtis 1 August 15, 1956 55 Salem, Oregon [3]
7 Ed Francis 1 October 9, 1956 240 Salem, Oregon [3]
8 Bill Savage 1 June 6, 1957 36 Portland, Oregon [1]
9 Herb Freeman 2 July 12, 1957 28 Portland, Oregon [1][4]
10 Doug Donovan 1 August 9, 1957 66 Portland, Oregon [1]
11 Kurt Von Himmler 1 October 14, 1957 88 Portland, Oregon [1]
12 Nick Kozak 1 January 10, 1958 70 Portland, Oregon [1]
13 Bill Savage 2 March 21, 1958 161 Portland, Oregon [1]
14 Ed Francis 2 August 29, 1958 77 Portland, Oregon [1]
15 Eric Pederson 1 November 14, 1958 3 Portland, Oregon [1]
16 Ed Francis 3 November 21, 1958 112 Portland, Oregon [1]
17 Bill Savage 3 March 13, 1959 70 Portland, Oregon [1]
18 Kurt Von Poppenheim 1 May 22, 1959 42 Portland, Oregon [1]
19 Bill Savage 4 July 3, 1959 70 Portland, Oregon [1]
20 Ed Francis 4 September 11, 1959 160 Portland, Oregon [1]
21 Shag Thomas 1 February 18, 1960 29 Unknown [1]
22 Ed Francis 5 March 18, 1960 173 Portland, Oregon [1]
23 Tony Borne 1 September 7, 1960 93 Unknown [1]
24 Herb Freeman 3 December 9, 1960 112 Portland, Oregon [1]
25 Mike DiBiase 1 March 31, 1961 56 Portland, Oregon [1]
26 Luther Lindsay 1 May 26, 1961 122 Portland, Oregon [1]
27 Nicoli Volkoff 1 September 25, 1961 67 Portland, Oregon [1]
28 Billy White Wolf 1 December 1, 1961 36 Portland, Oregon [1]
29 Fritz Von Goering 1 January 6, 1962 230 Eugene, Oregon [1]
30 Luther Lindsay 2 August 24, 1962 41 Portland, Oregon [1]
31 Mad Dog Vachon 1 October 4, 1962 114 Portland, Oregon [1]
32 Herb Freeman 4 January 26, 1963 21 Portland, Oregon [1]
33 Mad Dog Vachon 2 February 16, 1963 83 Portland, Oregon [1]
34 Herb Freeman 5 May 10, 1963 7 Portland, Oregon [1]
35 Mad Dog Vachon 3 May 17, 1963 49 Portland, Oregon [1]
36 Billy White Wolf 2 July 5, 1963 50 Portland, Oregon [1]
37 Tony Borne 2 August 24, 1963 12 Portland, Oregon [1]
38 King Curtis Iaukea 1 September 5, 1963 14 Portland, Oregon [1]
39 Tony Borne 3 September 19, 1963 41 Portland, Oregon [1]
40 Nick Bockwinkel 1 October 30, 1963 22 Salem, Oregon [1]
41 Mad Dog Vachon 4 November 21, 1963 43 Portland, Oregon [1]
42 The Destroyer (Dick Beyer) 1 January 3, 1964 98 Portland, Oregon [1]
43 Tony Borne 4 April 10, 1964 11 Portland, Oregon [1]
44 The Destroyer 2 April 21, 1964 31 Portland, Oregon [1]
45 Nick Bockwinkel 2 May 22, 1964 32 Portland, Oregon [1]
46 Pampero Firpo 1 June 23, 1964 46 Eugene, Oregon [1]
47 Don Manoukian 1 August 8, 1964 25 Seattle, Washington [1]
48 Pepper Martin 1 September 2, 1964 30 Eugene, Oregon [1]
49 Pat Patterson 1 October 2, 1964 43 Portland, Oregon [1]
50 Pepper Martin 2 November 14, 1964 50 Portland, Oregon [1]
51 Pat Patterson 2 January 3, 1965 5 Eugene, Oregon [1]
52 Pepper Martin 3 January 8, 1965 62 Portland, Oregon [1]
53 The Mad Russian (Stan Pulaski) 1 March 11, 1965 81 Portland, Oregon [1]
54 Pepper Martin 4 May 31, 1965 5 Eugene, Oregon [1]
55 Mad Dog Vachon 5 June 5, 1965 13 Portland, Oregon [1]
56 Stan Stasiak 1 June 18, 1965 258 Portland, Oregon [1]
57 Paul Jones 1 March 3, 1966 76 Salem, Oregon [1][5]
58 Stan Stasiak 2 May 18, 1966 28 Salem, Oregon [1]
59 Pepper Martin 5 June 15, 1966 93 Eugene, Oregon [1]
60 Tony Borne 5 September 16, 1966 48 Portland, Oregon [1]
61 Shag Thomas 2 November 3, 1966 7 Salem, Oregon [1]
62 Tony Borne 6 November 10, 1966 29 Salem, Oregon [1]
63 Pat Patterson 3 December 9, 1966 9 Portland, Oregon [1]
64 Tony Borne 7 December 18, 1966 11 Portland, Oregon [1]
65 Paul Jones 2 December 29, 1966 7 Salem, Oregon [1]
66 Tony Borne 8 January 5, 1967 127 Salem, Oregon [1]
67 Ripper Collins 1 May 12, 1967 17 Portland, Oregon [1]
68 Tony Borne 9 May 29, 1967 4 Portland, Oregon [1]
69 Luther Lindsay 3 June 2, 1967 21 Portland, Oregon [1]
70 Moondog Mayne 1 June 23, 1967 34 Portland, Oregon [1]
71 Johnny Kostas 1 July 27, 1967 99 Salem, Oregon [1]
72 Moondog Mayne 2 November 3, 1967 63 Portland, Oregon [1]
73 Stan Stasiak 3 January 5, 1968 70 Portland, Oregon [1]
74 Moondog Mayne 3 March 15, 1968 76 Portland, Oregon [1]
75 Mad Dog Vachon 6 May 30, 1968 7 Salem, Oregon [1]
76 Moondog Mayne 4 June 6, 1968 71 Salem, Oregon [1]
77 Stan Stasiak 4 August 16, 1968 14 Portland, Oregon [1]
78 Moondog Mayne 5 August 30, 1968 92 Portland, Oregon [1]
79 Luther Lindsay 4 November 30, 1968 133 Portland, Oregon Defeated Beauregard, substituting for Mayne, to win the title.[1]
80 Moondog Mayne 6 April 12, 1969 122 Portland, Oregon [1]
81 Roger Kirby 1 August 12, 1969 29 Portland, Oregon [1]
82 Moondog Mayne 7 September 10, 1969 34 Portland, Oregon [1]
83 Roger Kirby 2 October 14, 1969 57 Portland, Oregon [1]
84 Moondog Mayne 8 December 10, 1969 79 Portland, Oregon [1]
85 Kurt Von Steiger 1 February 27, 1970 12 Salem, Oregon [1][6]
86 Moondog Mayne 9 March 11, 1970 66 Salem, Oregon [1]
87 The Claw 1 May 16, 1970 38 Portland, Oregon [1]
88 Moondog Mayne 10 June 23, 1970 46 Portland, Oregon [1]
89 Mr. Fuji 1 August 8, 1970 77 Portland, Oregon [1][7]
90 Moondog Mayne 11 October 24, 1970 49 Portland, Oregon [1]
91 Dutch Savage 1 December 12, 1970 105 Portland, Oregon [1]
92 Stan Stasiak 5 March 27, 1971 35 Portland, Oregon [1]
93 Kurt Von Steiger 2 May 1, 1971 91 Portland, Oregon [1]
94 Jonathan Boyd 1 July 31, 1971 85 Unknown [1]
95 Dutch Savage 2 October 24, 1971 35 Unknown [1]
96 Jonathan Boyd 2 November 28, 1971 30 Unknown [1]
97 Dutch Savage 3 December 28, 1971 123 Portland, Oregon [1]
98 Bull Ramos 1 April 29, 1972 196 Portland, Oregon [1]
99 Steven Little Bear 1 November 11, 1972 19 Unknown [1]
100 Bull Ramos 2 November 30, 1972 69 Portland, Oregon [1]
101 Dutch Savage 4 February 7, 1973 62 Medford, Oregon [1]
102 Bull Ramos 3 April 10, 1973 220 Portland, Oregon [1]
103 Jimmy Snuka 1 November 16, 1973 57 Eugene, Oregon [1]
104 Ripper Collins 2 January 12, 1974 42 Portland, Oregon [1]
105 Jimmy Snuka 2 February 23, 1974 35 Portland, Oregon [1]
Vacated March 30, 1974 Portland, Oregon After a match against Ripper Collins.
106 Ripper Collins 3 April 13, 1974 52 Portland, Oregon Win the rematch. [1]
107 Jimmy Snuka 3 June 4, 1974 67 Portland, Oregon [1]
108 Rasputin 1 August 10, 1974 58 Portland, Oregon [1]
109 Jimmy Snuka 4 October 7, 1974 35 Unknown [1]
110 Dale Lewis 1 November 11, 1974 33 Unknown [1]
111 Dutch Savage 5 December 14, 1974 167 Portland, Oregon [1]
112 Bull Ramos 4 May 30, 1975 71 Eugene, Oregon [1]
113 Jimmy Snuka 5 August 9, 1975 161 Portland, Oregon [1]
114 Jesse Ventura 1 January 17, 1976 77 Portland, Oregon [1]
115 Dutch Savage 6 April 3, 1976 104 Portland, Oregon [1][8]
116 Jesse Ventura 2 July 16, 1976 197 Eugene, Oregon [1]
117 Jimmy Snuka 6 January 29, 1977 84 Portland, Oregon [1]
118 Ron Bass 1 April 23, 1977 100 Portland, Oregon [1]
119 Dutch Savage 7 August 1, 1977 103 Eugene, Oregon [1]
120 Ed Wiskoski 1 November 12, 1977 182 Portland, Oregon [1]
121 Jerry Oates 1 May 13, 1978 34 Portland, Oregon [1][9]
121 Ed Wiskoski 2 June 16, 1978 67 Salem, Oregon [1]
122 Jonathan Boyd 3 August 22, 1978 169 Portland, Oregon [1]
123 Roddy Piper 1 February 7, 1979 143 Portland, Oregon [1][10]
124 Stan Stasiak 6 June 30, 1979 124 Portland, Oregon [1]
125 Buddy Rose 1 November 1, 1979 1 Salem, Oregon [1]
126 Stan Stasiak 8 November 2, 1979 14 Eugene, Oregon [1]
127 Buddy Rose 2 November 16, 1979 83 Portland, Oregon [1]
128 Rick Martel 1 February 7, 1980 2 Salem, Oregon [1]
129 Buddy Rose 3 February 9, 1980 42 Portland, Oregon [1]
130 Rick Martel 2 March 22, 1980 147 Eugene, Oregon [1]
131 Buddy Rose 4 August 16, 1980 19 Portland, Oregon [1]
132 Roddy Piper 2 September 4, 1980 16 Unknown [1]
133 Buddy Rose 5 September 20, 1980 98 Unknown [1]
134 Jay Youngblood 1 December 27, 1980 9 Portland, Oregon [1]
135 Buddy Rose 6 January 5, 1981 2 Longview, Washington [1]
136 Jay Youngblood 2 January 7, 1981 66 Seattle, Washington [1]
137 The Destroyer
(David Sierra)
1 March 14, 1981 7 Portland, Oregon [1]
138 Jay Youngblood 2 March 21, 1981 19 Portland, Oregon [1]
139 Buddy Rose 7 April 9, 1981 2 Salem, Oregon [1]
140 Jay Youngblood 3 April 11, 1981 13 Portland, Oregon [1]
141 Buddy Rose 8 April 24, 1981 5 Eugene, Oregon [1]
142 Matt Borne 1 April 29, 1981 1 Seattle, Washington [1]
143 Buddy Rose 9 April 30, 1981 1 Salem, Oregon [1]
144 Jay Youngblood 4 May 1, 1981 15 Eugene, Oregon [1]
Vacated May 16, 1981 Unknown Title vacated when Youngblood leaves the area.[1]
145 Steve Regal 1 June 30, 1981 46 Seattle, Washington Won a tournament final to win the vacant title.[1]
146 Buddy Rose 7 August 15, 1981 52 Unknown [1]
Vacated October 6, 1981 Portland, Oregon After a match against Steve Regal.[1]
147 Steve Regal 2 October 24, 1981 42 Portland, Oregon [1]
Vacated December 5, 1981 Unknown Title vacated when Regal is injured.[1]
148 Brett Sawyer 1 January 2, 1982 42 Portland, Oregon Wins battle royal.[1]
Vacated February 13, 1982 Portland, Oregon After a match against Buddy Rose.[1]
149 Brett Sawyer 2 February 16, 1982 67 Unknown Wins a rematch.[1]
150 Rip Oliver 1 April 24, 1982 82 Portland, Oregon [1]
151 Rocky Johnson 1 July 15, 1982 16 Unknown [1]
152 Rip Oliver 2 July 31, 1982 25 Unknown [1]
153 Brett Sawyer 3 August 25, 1982 3 Coos Bay, Oregon [1]
154 Rip Oliver 3 August 28, 1982 25 Portland, Oregon [1]
155 Brett Sawyer 3 September 22, 1982 76 Salem, Oregon [1]
153 Sheik Abdullah Ali Hassan 1 December 7, 1982 154 Portland, Oregon [1]
154 Curt Hennig 1 May 10, 1983 120 Portland, Oregon [1]
155 The Dynamite Kid 1 September 7, 1983 30 Seattle, Washington [1]
156 Billy Jack 1 October 7, 1983 54 Salem, Oregon [1]
157 Rip Oliver 4 November 30, 1983 14 Seattle, Washington [1]
158 Billy Jack 2 December 14, 1983 11 Seattle, Washington [1]
159 Rip Oliver 5 December 25, 1983 125 Seattle, Washington [1]
160 Buddy Rose 11 April 28, 1984 14 Portland, Oregon [1]
161 Rip Oliver 6 May 12, 1984 154 Portland, Oregon [1]
162 Billy Jack 3 October 13, 1984 21 Portland, Oregon [1]
163 Rip Oliver 7 November 3, 1984 32 Portland, Oregon [1]
164 Bobby Jaggers 1 December 5, 1984 80 Seattle, Washington [1]
165 Karl Steiner 1 February 23, 1985 50 Portland, Oregon [1]
166 Bobby Jaggers 2 April 14, 1985 20 Centralia, Washington [1]
167 Mike Miller 1 May 4, 1985 84 Portland, Oregon [1]
168 Ricky Vaughn 1 July 27, 1985 105 Portland, Oregon Defeated Mike Miller in a tournament final to win the vacant title.[1]
169 Bobby Jaggers 3 November 9, 1985 73 Portland, Oregon [1]
170 Tom Zenk 1 January 21, 1986 47 Portland, Oregon [1]
171 Bobby Jaggers 4 March 9, 1986 34 Findley, Washington [1]
172 Billy Jack Haynes 4 April 12, 1986 19 Portland, Oregon [1]
Vacated May 1, 1986 Haynes was stripped of the title.[1]
173 Rip Oliver 8 June 13, 1986 63 Portland, Oregon Won a battle royal to win the vacant title.[1]
174 Cocoa Samoa 1 August 15, 1986 36 Albany, Oregon [1]
175 Rip Oliver 9 September 20, 1986 70 Seattle, Washington [1]
176 The Assassin (David Sierra) 2 November 29, 1986 14 Portland, Oregon [1]
177 Rip Oliver 10 December 13, 1986 98 Portland, Oregon [1]
178 Ricky Santana 1 March 21, 1987 28 Portland, Oregon [1]
179 Rip Oliver 11 April 18, 1987 70 Portland, Oregon [1]
180 Mike Miller 2 June 27, 1987 49 Portland, Oregon [1]
Vacated August 15, 1987 Portland, Oregon Title held up following a match against Rip Oliver.[1]
181 Mike Miller 3 August 22, 1987 70 Portland, Oregon Defeated Oliver by forfeit in a rematch to win the vacant title.[1]
182 The Grappler 1 October 31, 1987 279 Portland, Oregon [1]
183 Scott Peterson 1 August 5, 1988 34 Eugene, Oregon [1]
184 The Grappler 2 September 8, 1988 25 Newport, Oregon [1]
185 Top Gun (David Sierra) 3 October 3, 1988 7 Longview, Washington [1]
186 The Grappler 3 October 10, 1988 5 Unknown [1]
187 Tatsumi Fujinami 1 October 15, 1988 56 Portland, Oregon Fujinami was awarded the title after The Grappler failed to defeat him in 30 minutes.[1]
188 The Grappler 4 December 10, 1988 15 Portland, Oregon [1]
189 Top Gun 4 December 25, 1988 34 Portland, Oregon [1]
190 The Grappler 5 January 28, 1989 63 Portland, Oregon [1]
191 Carl Styles 1 April 1, 1989 14 Portland, Oregon [1]
192 The Grappler 6 April 15, 1989 7 Portland, Oregon [1]
193 Carl Styles 2 April 22, 1989 40 Portland, Oregon [1]
Vacated June 1, 1989 Title vacated when Styles is injured.[1]
194 Scotty The Body 1 September 2, 1989 35 Portland, Oregon Defeated Carl Styles in a tournament final to win the vacant title.[1]
195 Rex King 1 October 7, 1989 7 Portland, Oregon [1]
196 Scotty The Body 2 October 14, 1989 112 Portland, Oregon [1]
197 Curtis Thompson 1 February 3, 1990 55 Portland, Oregon [1]
Vacated March 30, 1990 Eugene, Oregon Title vacated when Scotty The Body is caught cheating to win match against Thompson.[1]
198 Brian Adams 1 April 21, 1990 21 Portland, Oregon Defeated Larry Oliver in a tournament final to win the vacant title.[1]
199 Scott Norton 1 May 12, 1990 14 Portland, Oregon [1]
Vacated May 26, 1990 Title vacated after Norton was suspended for attacking several wrestlers.[1]
200 Scotty The Body 3 June 2, 1990 56 Portland, Oregon Defeated The Grappler to win the vacant title.[1]
Vacated July 28, 1990 Portland, Oregon Title held up following a match against The Grappler.[1]
201 The Grappler 7 August 4, 1990 98 Portland, Oregon Defeated Scotty The Body in a rematch to win the vacant title.[1]
202 Steve Doll 1 November 10, 1990 239 Portland, Oregon [1]
Vacated July 7, 1991 Eugene, Oregon Title held up following a match against Ron Harris.[1]
203 Billy Jack Haynes 5 August 17, 1991 28 Portland, Oregon Won a full nelson challenge to win the vacant title.[1]
204 Steve Doll 2 September 14, 1991 14 Portland, Oregon [1]
205 Rip Oliver 12 September 28, 1991 14 Portland, Oregon [1]
206 Demolition Crush
(Brian Adams)
2 October 12, 1991 98 Portland, Oregon [1]
207 Ron Harris 1 January 18, 1992 20 Portland, Oregon [1]
208 Steve Doll 3 February 7, 1992 46 Eugene, Oregon [1][10]
209 Ron Harris 2 March 24, 1992 28 Vancouver, Washington [1]
210 C.W. Bergstrom 1 April 21, 1992 88 Vancouver, Washington Yukihiro Kanemura defeated The Grappler on May 5, 1992 in Osaka, Japan to claim the title, as Grappler owned the physical belt representing the title. Kanemura was not officially recognized as champion by PNW.[1][11]
Retired July 18, 1992 Title retired when Pacific Northwest Wrestling closed.[1]
211 Badd Blood 1 January 10, 2015 425 Portland, Oregon Awarded when Blue Collar Wrestling joins the NWA
Vacated march 10th 2016 The title was vacated upon winning the NWA Continental Heavyweight Championship.
212 Buddy Highway 1 March 17, 2016 143 Portland, Oregon Defeats Demarcus James, Havoc, and Ares Toretto in 4-way tournament final.
213 Tommy Celcious 1 August 7, 2016 13 Portland, Oregon
214 Dave Hollenbeck 1 August 20, 2016 1 Portland, Oregon
215 Tommy Celcious 2 August 21, 2016 29 Portland, Oregon
216 Buddy Highway 2 September 18, 2016 28 Portland, Oregon
217 Tommy Celcious 3 October 16, 2016 14 Portland, Oregon
218 Buddy Highway 3 October 30, 2016 35 Portland, Oregon

Japanese version[edit]

This version was promoted by Wrestling International New Generations (W*ING).

No: Wrestler: Reigns: Date: Days held: Location: Notes:
1 Yukihiro Kanemura 1 May 5, 1992 677 Osaka, Japan Kanemura defeated The Grappler to win the championship.
Retired March 13, 1994 Title retired when W*ING closed.

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References[edit]

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