|NWA World Women's Championship|
A previous NWA World Women's Championship belt(?-2019)
|Current champion(s)||Allysin Kay|
|Date won||April 27, 2019|
NWA Women's Championship
The NWA World Women's Championship is a women's professional wrestling championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). The title descended from the original Women's World Championship won by Mildred Burke in 1935 from Clara Mortensen. The championship is currently held by Allysin Kay who is in her first reign after Jazz relinquished the title during her first reign.
Mildred Burke is recognized as the inaugural champion. After her Two out of three falls match against June Byers in 1954 ended in a no contest, Byers was recognized as the NWA World Women's Champion, and Burke created the WWWA World Championship and was recognized as its first champion. Upon June Byers's retirement in 1956, it was held primarily (and operated) by Lillian Ellison under her ring name, The Fabulous Moolah who first won the championship in a battle royal in September 1956.
In 1983, the physical belt was sold by Ellison to the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), where it became the WWF Women's Championship. The World Wrestling Federation recognized Moolah as the reigning champion but did not recognize any of the title changes that had occurred since Moolah was first awarded the title in 1956. The NWA Women's title continued its lineage after Moolah's belt was purchased and renamed by the WWF.
The Fabulous Moolah has held the title more times than any other wrestler, with a total of five reigns. She also has the longest reign of 3,651 days. Moolah is the oldest champion after winning the title at 55 years old. Malia Hosaka has the shortest reign at 1 day. Barbi Hayden is the youngest champion after winning the title at 23 years of age. Overall, the title has been held by 25 different women for a total of 35 reigns.
|No.||Overall reign number|
|Reign||Reign number for the specific champion|
|Days||Number of days held|
|†||Championship change is unrecognized by the promotion|
|No.||Champion||Championship change||Reign statistics||Notes||Ref.|
|1||Mildred Burke||1937||House show||N/A||1||Burke defeated Women's World Champion Clara Mortensen.|||
|2||June Byers||August 20, 1954||House show||Atlanta, GA||2||760||Byers wrestled Mildred Burke for the NWA World Women's Championship in a two out of three falls match. The commission stopped the match between Burke and Byers at the end of the second fall, stripped Burke of the title, and awarded it to Byers. Burke sets up the WWWA World Championship and continued to recognize herself as the World Women's Champion.|||
|—||Vacated||1956||—||—||—||—||The Baltimore Athletic Commission stripped June Byers of the championship after she announced her plans to retire in 1956.|||
|3||The Fabulous Moolah||September 18, 1956||House show||Baltimore, MD||��1||3,651||Moolah defeated Judy Grable in a 13–woman battle royal. Moolah was not immediately recognized as the new NWA World Women's Champion because promoter Billy Wolfe, with whom Moolah had a falling–out earlier in her career, still controlled most of the National Wrestling Alliance.|||
|4||Bette Boucher||September 17, 1966||House show||Seattle, WA||1||[Note 1]|||
|5||The Fabulous Moolah||October 3, 1966||House show||Vancouver BC, Canada||2||[Note 2]|||
|6||Yukiko Tomoe||March 10, 1968||House show||Osaka, Japan||1||23|||
|7||The Fabulous Moolah||April 2, 1968||House show||Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan||3||3,841|||
|†||Sue Green||January 29, 1976||House show||Dallas, TX||1|||
|†||The Fabulous Moolah||May 9, 1976||House show||Stamford, CT||4||The Sue Green win is not recognized by the NWA. Moolah's reign from 1968 through 1978 is considered uninterrupted.|||
|9||Evelyn Stevens||October 8, 1978||House show||Dallas, TX||1||1|||
|10||The Fabulous Moolah||October 9, 1978||House show||Fort Worth, TX||5||1,908|||
|—||Vacated||December 31, 1983||—||—||—||—||The World Wrestling Federation (WWF) withdrew from NWA in 1983, and The Fabulous Moolah sold the championship to the WWF. The WWF recognizes Moolah as champion but does not acknowledge previous title changes: see WWE Women's Championship.|||
|11||Debbie Combs||February 12, 1986||House show||Honolulu, HI||1||[Note 3]||Combs won the vacant championship in a 9–woman battle royal against Candi Devine, Despina Montagos, Eva Savage, Lady Satan, Princess Jasmine, Roxie Rush, Reggie Schwartz and Sherri Martel.|
|—||Vacated||1987||—||—||—||—||The championship was declared vacant in 1987 when the Kansas City promotion withdrew from the NWA.|
|12||Debbie Combs||April 10, 1987||House show||Kansas City, MO||2||[Note 4]||Combs defeated Penny Mitchell to win the vacant championship.|||
|14||Peggy Lee Leather||1994||N/A||N/A||1||[Note 6]|||
|15||Bambi||July 26, 1994||NWA TV tapings||East Ridge, TN||2||[Note 7]|||
|16||Malia Hosaka||May 9, 1996||House show||Johnson City, TN||1||1||Hosaka defeated Debbie Combs who continued to defend the championship despite Bambi being recognized as the champion by Jim Crockett Promotions.|||
|17||Debbie Combs||May 10, 1996||House show||Fall Branch, TN||3||[Note 8]|||
|—||Vacated||October 1996||—||—||—||—||Debbie Combs was stripped of the championship.|||
|18||Strawberry Fields||October 14, 2000||NWA 52nd Anniversary Show||Nashville, TN||1||[Note 9]||Fields defeated Leilani Kai to win the vacant championship.|||
|—||Vacated||November 2000||—||—||—||—||Strawberry Fields vacated the championship due to injury.|||
|19||Madison||August 23, 2002||House show||Surrey, British Columbia, Canada||1||64||Madison defeated Bam Bam Bambi to win the vacant championship.|||
|20||Char Starr||October 26, 2002||NWA 54th Anniversary Show||Corpus Christi, TX||1||41|||
|21||Madison||December 6, 2002||House show||Port Coquitlam, BC||2||96|||
|22||Leilani Kai||March 12, 2003||NWA:TNA House show||Nashville, TN||1||465|||
|—||Vacated||June 19, 2004||—||—||—||—||Leilani Kai was stripped after several no-shows|||
|23||Kiley McLean||June 19, 2004||House show||Richmond, VA||1||308||McLean defeated Kameo to win the vacant championship.|||
|24||Lexie Fyfe||April 23, 2005||House show||Richmond, VA||1||168|||
|25||Christie Ricci||October 8, 2005||NWA 57th Anniversary Show||Nashville, TN||1||476||This was a three–way match, also involving Tasha Simone.|||
|26||MsChif||January 27, 2007||House show||Lebanon, TN||1||98|||
|27||Amazing Kong||May 5, 2007||House show||Streamwood, IL||1||358|||
|28||MsChif||April 27, 2008||House show||Cape Girardeau, MO||2||818|||
|29||Tasha Simone||July 24, 2010||House show||Lebanon, TN||1||70|||
|30||La Reina de Corazones||October 2, 2010||House show||Altus, OK||1||35|||
|—||Vacated||November 6, 2010||House show||Lebanon, TN||—||—||La Reina de Corazones was stripped of the championship, after refusing to defend it.|
|31||Tasha Simone||November 6, 2010||House show||Lebanon, TN||2||365||Simone defeated Rachel to win the vacant championship.|||
|32||Tiffany Roxx||November 6, 2011||House show||Lebanon, TN||1||49||This was a no disqualification match.|||
|33||Tasha Simone||December 25, 2011||House show||Lebanon, TN||3||300||This was a steel cage match.|||
|34||Kacee Carlisle||October 20, 2012||House show||Lebanon, TN||1||462|||
|35||Barbi Hayden||January 25, 2014||House show||Cypress, TX||1||378|||
|36||Santana Garrett||February 7, 2015||House show||Plant City, FL||1||314|||
|37||Amber Gallows||December 18, 2015||House show||Sherman, TX||1||273||This was a four–way elimination match, also involving Bree Ann and Nikki Knight. Gallows won the championship, lastly eliminating Santana Garrett.|||
|38||Jazz||September 16, 2016||House show||Sherman, TX||1||948||This was a three–way match, also involving Christi Jaynes.|
|—||Vacated||April 22, 2019||—||—||—||—||Jazz vacated the championship due to medical and personal reasons.|||
|39||Allysin Kay||April 27, 2019||Crockett Cup||Concord, NC||1||226+||Kay defeated Santana Garrett to win the vacant championship.|||
|†||Indicates the current champion.|
|¤||The exact length of a title reign is uncertain; the combined length may not be correct.|
|1||The Fabulous Moolah||5||11,106¤|
|15||Allysin Kay †||1||226+|
|20||La Reina de Corazones||1||35|
|28||Peggy Lee Leather||1||N/A¤[Note 11]|
- The exact date that Boucher lost the championship unknown, other then it happened on October 1966, which means the title reign lasted between 14 and 44 days.
- The exact date that Moolah won the championship is unknown, other then it happened on October 1966, which means the title reign lasted between 496 and 526 days.
- The exact date that Combs championship was vacated is unknown, therefore, it's unknown for how many days Combs held the championship.
- The exact date that Combs lost the championship is unknown, therefore, it's unknown for how many days Combs held the championship.
- The exact date that Bambi won the championship is unknown, therefore, it's unknown for how many days Bambi held the championship.
- The exact date that Leather won the championship is unknown, therefore, it's unknown for how many days Leather held the championship.
- The exact date that Bambi lost the championship is unknown, therefore, it's unknown for how many days Bambi held the championship.
- The exact date that Combs lost the championship is unknown, other then it happened on October 1996, which means the title reign lasted between 144 and 174 days.
- The exact date that Fields vacated the championship is unknown, other then it happened on November 2000, which means the title reign lasted between 18 and 47 days.
- The length of Bambi's both championship reigns is unknown.
- The length of Leather's championship reigns is unknown.
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