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NWF North American Heavyweight Championship

The NWF North American Heavyweight Championship was a secondary singles title in the American professional wrestling promotion, the National Wrestling Federation. The title started in 1968 as a National Wrestling Alliance title, named the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Buffalo/Cleveland version) until the NWF was founded in 1970. It was then renamed with the NWF name. The NWF would close in 1974, and the title migrated to New Japan Pro Wrestling. The title was then abandoned in 1981.

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.

Wrestlers: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Buffalo/Cleveland version)
Moose Cholak 1 October 1968 (n)
Johnny Powers 1 May 1969 (n)
Bulldog Brower 1 January 1, 1970 Cleveland, Ohio
Johnny Powers 2 1970
Bulldog Brower 2 July 2, 1970 Cleveland, Ohio
NWF North American Heavyweight Championship
Ernie Ladd 1 December 5, 1970 Akron, Ohio Defeated Bulldog Brower.
Waldo Von Erich 1 June 1971 (n)
Johnny Powers 3 October 1971
Johnny Valentine 1 September 1, 1972 Cleveland, Ohio
Title held up after a match against Johnny Powers on September 22, 1972 in Cleveland, Ohio, where Powers defeated Valentine for the title. The title was held up while the match was under review.
Johnny Powers 4 1972 Powers was declared champion following review of the September 22 match with Johnny Valentine.
Johnny Valentine 2 November 23, 1972 Cleveland, Ohio
Karl von Krupp 1 1973
Johnny Powers 5 February 3, 1973
Eric the Animal 1 February 17, 1973 Buffalo, New York
Johnny Powers 6 May 16, 1973 Buffalo, New York
J.B. Psycho 1 June 16, 1973 Buffalo, New York
Johnny Powers 7 1973
Ernie Ladd 2 1974
Ox Baker 1 1974
Dominic DeNucci 1 April 1974 (n)
Stan Stasiak 1 July 1974
Johnny Powers 8 January 1979 (n)
Seiji Sakaguchi 1 January 26, 1979 Okayama, Japan
Tiger Jeet Singh 1 September 21, 1979 Sendai, Japan
Title abandoned on May 21, 1981.

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