The WWWF U.S.A. Heavyweight Championship (often just referred to as the WWWF United States Championship) was a singles title used sporadically in the World Wide Wrestling Federation between 1963 and 1977. During the variable periods in which it was used, the title served as the promotion's secondary singles championship to the WWWF World Heavyweight Championship. After the title was retired for good, it was replaced with the WWF North American Heavyweight Championship as the promotion's secondary title. This title has no connection to the current WWE United States Championship. The full name listed on the physical belt did read World Wide Wrestling Federation U.S.A. Heavyweight Championship

Title history

# Wrestler Reign # Date Location Event Notes

Bobo Brazil 1

1963 California Live event Bobo Brazil is recognized as the first United States Heavyweight champion.

Johnny Barend 1

June 8, 1963 Philadelphia, PA Live event

Bobo Brazil 2

July 9, 1963 Philadelphia, PA Live event

The Sheik 1

January 1969 Salisbury, MD Live event

Bobo Brazil 3

February 10, 1969 Washington, DC Live event Bobo Brazil defeated The Sheik in a Texas Death Match.

Morales, PedroPedro Morales


January 7, 1971 Los Angeles, CA Live event Pedro Morales defeated Freddie Blassie in a tournament finals.

Vacant 1

01971-02-08February 8, 1971

N/A N/A Morales abandoned the title after winning the WWF World Heavyweight Championship

Brazil, BoboBobo Brazil

(Houston Harris)


February 15, 1971 Washington, DC N/A Brazil was awarded the title by the WWWF. He was also the final champion after the WWF abandoned the title in March 1976.

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