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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 1955 by Don Owen Sports for the NWA Pacific Northwest territory, and became the top singles title for that area. The first champion was Luther Lindsay, who captured the title in a tournament final over Roger Mackay on May 24 that year in Salem, Oregon.

The title remained active until July 1992, when Don Owen retired and sold his company to Sandy Barr. 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.

Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling became recognized as the NWA Pacific Northwest territory in 1998 and has an NWA/ECCW Heavyweight 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. At that point, the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship was revived for use in BCW.

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