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Champion history

Wrestlers: Reigns: Date: Location: Notes:
Ric Flair 1 July 18, 1993 Biloxi, MS Defeats Barry Windham to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship;

recognition dropped by NWA in 09/93 when WCW withdraws from NWA. Flair continues to be recognized as "World Heavyweight Champion" by WCW; the NWA holds a tournament for the NWA title in 1994 which was won by Shane Douglas.)

Rick Rude 1 September 19, 1993 Houston, TX The belt was defended for a short period of time as "The Big Gold Belt", and then named the "WCW International World Heavyweight Championship"
Hiroshi Hase 1 March 16, 1994 Tokyo, Japan Billed as WCW International Heavyweight Title in Japan.
Rick Rude 2 March 24, 1994 Kyoto, Japan House Show
Sting 1 April 17, 1994 Rosemont, IL Won at Spring Stampede (1994)
Rick Rude 3 May 1, 1994 Fukuoka, Japan Won at Wrestling Dontaku 1994
Stripped N/A May 1, 1994 Philadelphia, PA Rick Rude defeated Sting for the title in Fukuoka, Japan, but the decision was reversed because Rude hit Sting with the title belt to win. Sting refused to accept the title on May 22, 1994 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania unless he can defeat Vader that night.
Sting 2 May 22, 1994 Philadelphia, PA Defeated Vader at Slamboree (1994) to regain the held-up title.
Ric Flair 2 June 23, 1994 Charleston, SC This was a unification match to unify the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship into the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
Unified N/A June 23, 1994 Title Retired Title Unified with WCW World Heavyweight Championship

List of top individual reigns

Wrestler Days Held Date Won Date Lost
Rick Rude 184 September 19, 1993 March 16, 1994
Ric Flair 57 July 18, 1993 September 19, 1993
Sting 32 May 22, 1994 June 23, 1994
Rick Rude 24 March 24, 1994 April 17, 1994
Sting 14 April 17, 1994 May 1, 1994
Hiroshi Hase 8 March 16, 1994 March 24, 1994
Rick Rude <1 May 1, 1994 May 1, 1994
Ric Flair <1 June 23, 1994 June 23, 1994

List of top combined reigns

Rank Wrestler # Of Reigns Combined Days
1.Rick Rude 3 209
2.Ric Flair 2 58
3.Sting 2 46
4.Hiroshi Hase 1 8

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