|CWA World Heavyweight Championship|
|Promotion||Continental Wrestling Association|
|Date established||April 28, 1979|
|Date retired||June 1981|
The CWA World Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship in the American promotion, the Continental Wrestling Association. It existed from 1979 to 1981.
|No.||Overall reign number|
|Reign||Reign number for the specific champion|
|Days||Number of days held|
|No.||Champion||Championship change||Reign statistics||Notes||Ref.|
|1||Thunderbolt Patterson||April 28, 1979||House show||Memphis, Tennessee||1||[Note 1]||This was the first date that Patterson was acknowledged as champion. He was said to have defeated Mark Lewin in January 1979 in Melbourne, Australia to become the first champion.|||
|—||Vacated||June 1979||—||—||—||—||Thunderbolt Patterson left the CWA|||
|2||Pat McGinnis||October 2, 1979||House show||Louisville, Kentucky||1||8||Defeated Hector Guerrero.|||
|3||Superstar Billy Graham||October 8, 1979||House show||Memphis, Tennessee||1||31|||
|4||Jerry Lawler||November 8, 1979||House show||Lexington, Kentucky||1||74|||
|—||Vacated||January 21, 1980||—||—||—||—||Vacated after a match against Bill Dundee|||
|5||Billy Robinson||April 28, 1980||House show||Memphis, Tennessee||1||98||Defeated The Masked Superstar.|||
|6||Bill Dundee||August 4, 1980||House show||Memphis, Tennessee||1||7|||
|7||Billy Robinson||August 11, 1980||House show||Memphis, Tennessee||2||56|||
|8||Austin Idol||October 6, 1980||House show||Memphis, Tennessee||1||14|||
|9||Bobby Eaton||October 20, 1980||House show||Memphis, Tennessee||1||7||Won the title by forfeit.|||
|10||Billy Robinson||October 27, 1980||House show||Memphis, Tennessee||3||[Note 2]|||
|11||Dory Funk Jr.||April 1981 (NLT)||House show||[Note 3]||1||[Note 4]|||
- The exact date Patterson won the championship and left the CWA are uncertain, which means the legth of the reign is too uncertain to calculate.
- The exact date that Robinson lost the championship is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 day and 185 days.
- The location of the championship change has not been documented.
- The exact date that Dory Funk Jr. won the championship and the championship was abandoned are unknown, which means the reign is too uncertain to calculate..
- Will, Gary; Duncan, Royal (2000). "(Memphis) Tennessee: CWA World Heavyweight Title [Lawler & Jarrett]". Wrestling Title Histories: professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present. Pennsylvania: Archeus Communications. p. 195. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
- "CWA Singles Title Histories". ProWrestlingHistory.com. Retrieved April 4, 2017.