JCP essentially consolidated Championship Wrestling from Georgia (taking over that group's Saturday morning time slot as well) and began to recognize their championships. The championship was established in January 1980 as the top singles title of Georgia Championship Wrestling (GCW), a prominent NWA-affiliated promotion. NWA allows him to defend both titles together. When the National Wrestling Alliance was formed it became recognized as the NWA Iowa Heavyweight Championship. The championship was held up after a match against Big Bully Douglas, due to interference from Kory Williams. Corgan transformed the NWA from a governing body, to a wrestling promotion -- one seeking to proudly revive and preserve the mood, look, and feel of the 1970s/1980s, Georgia/Mid-Atlantic era of wrestling. In October 2018, the title was renamed the "NWA National Championship", reactivated, and the NWA (now a promotion, instead of a sanctioning body) held an 8-person tournament to crown a new titleholder.. Wayne defeated Chance Prophet and Lance Erikson in a. Ricky Murdock holds the record for longest combined reigns (2) at 817 days. The Iowa Heavyweight Championship was initially created in 1903. The original version of the NWA National Heavyweight Championship was the major singles title in the NWA-affiliated Georgia Championship Wrestlingfrom 1980 until 1986. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat.  At that point, all pre-existing NWA affiliation agreements with other promotions were ended; most NWA-branded championships (including the National) would be vacated in the months that immediately followed. The only two championships not vacated were the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship, and NWA World Women's Championship. Killer Tim Brooks has the shortest reign. The title was awarded to Ted DiBiase. Pro Wrestling is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. It was again defended in and around the state of Iowa until NWA No Limits ceased to exist in 2009. Beginning in 1997, the NWA Board of Directors reactivated the NWA National Heavyweight Championship. The NWA National Championship is a professional wrestling championship owned and promoted by the U.S.-based, National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). The NWA National Heavyweight Championship was the top singles title in the … In 2004, the new NWA No Limits promotion, a member of the NWA Midwest organization, revived the championship. Eventually Crockett held a unification match between his company's United States champion and the National champion. Arrick Andrews announced that he had suffered a knee injury in a hunting accident that would keep him out of wrestling for 8 months, and forfeited the championship. In 1984, Vince McMahon's Titan Sports, Inc. (which operated under the World Wrestling Federation brand name) bought Georgia Championship Wrestling, Inc. October 12, 2020 Monday Night RAW results, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship, National Wrestling Alliance championships, National Wrestling Alliance state heavyweight wrestling championships, State heavyweight wrestling championships, https://prowrestling.fandom.com/wiki/NWA_Iowa_Heavyweight_Championship?oldid=1537999. Murdock defeated Conscience and The Juggulator in a. They awarded the NWA National Heavyweight Championship to Ted DiBiase (proclaiming that he had won the title from The Spoiler, which actually wasn't the case except for storyline purposes). The exact length of at least one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used. , The NWA currently recognizes 85 individual National Championship reigns.. The championship was officially renamed the "NWA National Championship". The original version of the NWA National Heavyweight Championship was the major singles title in the NWA-affiliated Georgia Championship Wrestling from 1980 until 1986. The National champion at the time of the sale was The Spoiler (Don Jardine). Eventually, Crockett held a unification match between his company's NWA United States Champion Nikita Koloff, and NWA National Champion Wahoo McDaniel, which Koloff won. In 2004, the new NWA No Limits promotion, a … Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. In October 2017, Billy Corgan's company Lightning One, Inc., purchased the National Wrestling Alliance's intellectual and physical properties. Defeats Abyss and Sting in a 3-way match; stripped by NWA on 07/05/13 after NWA and TNA discontinues the working agreement; Kurt Angle defeats Cage and Sting in what is billed as a "world heavyweight title match" by TNA later on the same day in Orlando, FL but is stripped of the title on the following day due to a controversial ending of the match.
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