|NWA North American Heavyweight Championship|
The current NWA North American Heavyweight Championship belt.
|Date established||October 30, 1994|
|Date retired||September 30, 2017|
The NWA North American Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling championship created by the National Wrestling Alliance that was created in 1994 after World Championship Wrestling withdrew from the NWA. There were various regional version of the North American title before the creation of this all-NWA recognised North American championship. From 1998 to 2000, the title was the major championship in Music City Wrestling.
Since 1994, there have been forty six total championship reigns. Greg Valentine was the inaugural champion. The record for most reigns is held by Mike Rapada, who won the title five times. The record for longest reign is held by JT Wolfen, who held the belt for 742 days.
|1||Greg Valentine||1||October 30, 1994||69||N/A||Valentine was awarded the title. He held the title for at least the number of days shown, as it is unknown when during the month he was awarded the title.|||
|2||Kevin Von Erich||1||January 7, 1995||8||Dallas, TX|||
|3||John Hawk||1||January 15, 1995||62||Dallas, TX|||||
|4||Greg Valentine||2||March 18, 1995||44||Dallas, TX|||
|—||Vacated||—||May 1, 1995||—||N/A||The title was vacated when Jim Crockett, Jr.'s NWA Dallas closed. Valentine held the title for at least the number of days shown, as it is unknown when during the month NWA Dallas closed.|
|5||Tommy Cairo||1||June 24, 1995||441||Williamstown, NJ||Defeated Devon Storm in a tournament final after the title moved to NWA Championship Wrestling America/New Jersey.|||
|6||Reckless Youth||1||September 7, 1996||217||Yardville, NJ||Defeated Derrick Domino after Cairo no-showed.|||
|7||Lance Diamond||1||April 12, 1997||14||Cherry Hill, NJ|||
|8||Ace Darling||1||April 26, 1997||49||Wilmington, DE|
|9||Reckless Youth||2||June 14, 1997||198||Vineland, NJ|||
|—||Vacated||—||December 29, 1997||—||N/A||The title was vacated so it could be used in an NWA angle in the World Wrestling Federation.|
|10||Jeff Jarrett||1||January 5, 1998||55||New Haven, CT||WWF Raw is War||Defeated Barry Windham to win the vacant championship.|||
|11||Barry Windham||1||March 1, 1998||1||N/A||Windham was awarded the title by Jim Cornette after Jarrett left Cornette's NWA group.|||
|—||Vacated||—||March 2, 1998||—||N/A||The NWA stripped Windham of the title.|
|12||The Colorado Kid||1||August 1, 1998||147||Nashville, TN||Defeated Recon. Colorado Kid had already won the Music City Wrestling title from Recon on July 25 in Lebanon, Tennessee. This match was decided to be for the NWA title by the NWA Board of Directors and MCW. The NWA title then replaced the MCW title, as both were being defended in MCW.|
|13||Chris Michaels||1||December 26, 1998||14||Nashville, TN|
|14||The Colorado Kid||2||January 9, 1999||246||Nashville, TN|
|15||Big Bully Douglas||1||September 12, 1999||48||Nashville, TN|
|16||Mike Rapada||3||October 30, 1999||7||Lebanon, TN|
|17||Terry Taylor||1||November 6, 1999||49||Nashville, TN|
|18||The Colorado Kid||4||December 25, 1999||138||Nashville, TN|
|19||Air Paris||1||May 11, 2000||9||Fairview, TN|
|20||Chris Harris||1||May 20, 2000||117||Nashville, TN|
|21||Mike Rapada||5||September 14, 2000||6||Lebanon, TN|
|—||Vacated||—||September 20, 2000||—||N/A||The title was vacated after Rapada won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.|
|22||Steve Corino||1||April 13, 2001||8||North Richland Hills, TX||Defeated Redd Dogg.|
|23||Robbie Royce||1||April 21, 2001||85||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|—||Vacated||—||July 15, 2001||—||N/A||The title was vacated after Royce left the Canadian Wrestling Federation.|
|24||Dark Rain||1||July 29, 2001||28||St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada||Defeated Gene Swan in tournament final.|
|25||Spyder||1||August 26, 2001||48||St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada|
|26||Quinn Magnum||1||October 13, 2001||350||St. Petersburg, FL||NWA 53rd Anniversary Show|
|27||Paul Atlas||1||September 28, 2002||28||McKeesport, PA|
|28||Jorge Estrada||1||October 26, 2002||189||Corpus Christi, TX|
|29||Hotstuff Hernandez||1||May 3, 2003||147||Cornelia, GA|
|30||JT Wolfen||1||September 27, 2003||742||Hawaii, HI|
|31||Tommy Marr||1||October 8, 2005||196||Nashville, TN||NWA 57th Anniversary Show|
|32||Dru Onyx||1||April 22, 2006||489||Altamonte Springs, FL|
|33||Damien Wayne||1||August 24, 2007||106||Las Vegas, NV|
|34||Mike DiBiase||1||December 8, 2007||511||Elkin, NC|
|35||Apolo||1||May 2, 2009||273||Tyler, TX|
|36||The Sheik (II)||1||January 30, 2010||451||Fort Pierce, FL|
|—||Vacated||—||April 26, 2011||—||N/A||The title was vacated after The Sheik won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.|
|37||Shaun Tempers||1||June 25, 2011||475||Cornelia, GA||Tempers defeated Ace Rockwell to win the vacant title.|
|38||Carson||1||October 12, 2012||91||Cypress, TX|
|39||Byron Wilcott||1||January 11, 2013||99||Cypress, TX|
|40||Kahagas||1||April 20, 2013||391||Houston, TX||NWA Houston: Parade of Champions|||
|41||Byron Wilcott||2||May 16, 2014||154||Sherman, TX|
|42||Tim Storm||1||October 17, 2014||177||Sherman, TX|
|43||Jax Dane||1||April 12, 2015||46||Las Vegas, NV||Dane becomes holder of two titles, as he is also the reigning National Heavyweight Champion. NWA allows Dane to defend both titles together.|
|—||Vacated||—||May 28, 2015||—||N/A||Jax Dane forced to forfeit both of his titles after sustaining an injury. A tournament to fill the vacant title is announced.|
|44||Tim Storm||2||July 17, 2015||365||Sherman, TX||Defeated Andy Anderson in a tournament final to win the vacant title.|
|45||Tyson Dean||1||July 16, 2016||266||Pavo, GA|
|46||Mustang Mike||1||April 8, 2017||175||Amelia, LA|
|—||Vacated||—||September 30, 2017||—||—||Vacant when NWA terminates the contracts with its licensees|
|3||The Colorado Kid/Mike Rapada||5||538|
|27||Big Bully Douglas||1||48|
|37||Kevin Von Erich||1||7|
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