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The WWA World Heavyweight Championship was the singles championship in the Indianapolis-based World Wrestling Association from the promotion's formation in 1964 until the late 1980s.

Title history

Silver areas in the history indicate periods of unknown lineage.

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Dick the Bruiser 1 April 22, 1964 Los Angeles, CA Defeats Fred Blassie for the Los Angeles version of the championship; starts his own promotion in Indiana
Gene Kiniski 1 August 21, 1965 Indianapolis, IN
Dick the Bruiser 2 December 25, 1965 Indianapolis, IN
Mitsu Arakawa 1 October 8, 1966 Indianapolis, IN
Wilbur Snyder 1 September 30, 1967 Indianapolis, IN
Dick the Bruiser 3 August 29, 1969 Indianapolis, IN
Baron von Raschke 1 March 7, 1970 Indianapolis, IN
Dick the Bruiser 4 October 14, 1970 Indianapolis, IN
Baron von Raschke 2 November 29, 1971 Indianapolis, IN
Art Thomas 1 April, 1972 Minneapolis, MN Phantom title change
Held up May 20, 1972 Title held up after a match against Baron von Raschke in Detroit, MI
Baron von Raschke 3 June 3, 1972 Detroit, MI Defeats Thomas in rematch
Bob Ellis 1 March 31, 1973 Indianapolis, IN
Jimmy Valiant 1 1974 Detroit, MI
Bob Ellis 2 1974 Detroit, MI
Ox Baker 1 August 10, 1974 Indianapolis, IN
Pepper Gomez 1 November 29, 1975 Indianapolis, IN
Masked Stranger (Guy Mitchell) 1 May 1, 1976 Indianapolis, IN
Dick the Bruiser 5 March 5, 1977 Indianapolis, IN
Ivan Koloff 1 June 18, 1977 Indianapolis, IN
Held up November 12, 1977 Title held up after a match against Dick the Bruiser
Dick the Bruiser 6 December 26, 1977 ? Defeats Koloff in rematch
Vacant Prior to 1979 Title vacant
Dick the Bruiser 7 June 9, 1979 Indianapolis, IN Defeats King Kong Brody
King Kong (Bruiser) Brody 1 August 4, 1979 Indianapolis, IN
Dick the Bruiser 8 May 31, 1980 Indianapolis, IN
Ernie Ladd 1 November 1, 1980 ?
Dick the Bruiser 9 November 29, 1980 ?
Johnny Valiant 1 April 25, 1981 ?
Bobo Brazil 1 July 24, 1981 Bartonville, IL
Blackjack Mulligan 1 October 11, 1981 ?
Bobo Brazil 2 November 1981 Knoxville, TN Phantom title change
Held up February 13, 1982 Title held up after a match against Harley Race where Race pins Brazil after using an illegal piledriver
Harley Race 1 April 24, 1982 Indianapolis, IN Defeats Brazil in rematch
Vacant July 1982 Title vacant
Dick the Bruiser 10 January 1983 ? Awarded title
Bobby Colt 1 June 25, 1983 Indianapolis, IN
Spike Huber 1 January 7, 1984 Indianapolis, IN
Stormy Granzig 1 circa July 1984 Terre Haute, IN Phantom title change—Huber is fired after splitting with Bruiser's daughter
Greg Wojokowski 1 July 1984 Indianapolis, IN
Dick the Bruiser 11 January 29, 1985 Indianapolis, IN
Greg Wojokowski 2 circa September 1985 ?
Scott Rechsteiner (Scott Steiner) 1 August 14, 1986 Dearborn, MI
Greg Wojokowski 3 May 3, 1987 Toledo, OH
Calypso Jim (Bobo Brazil Jr.) 1 Summer 1988 Ft.Wayne Indiana
Golden Lion (Dick the Bruiser Jr.) 1 1990 Ft.Wayne Indiana Phantom Title change-Married Bruiser's Daughter Michelle
Title retired 1991 Promotion closed

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