AWA Midwest Heavyweight Championship

The AWA Midwest Heavyweight Championship was a title in the late 1967 and early 1972 in the American Wrestling Association. It was primarily defended in the Omaha, Nebraska area and was a title for mid-level wrestlers.[1]

AWA Midwest Heavyweight Championship
Details
PromotionAmerican Wrestling Association
Date established1967
Date retiredSeptember 2, 1972

Title historyEdit

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
 1  Dale Lewis  1967  House show N/A  1  [Note 1] [1]
 2  Bobby Shane  1967  House show N/A  1  [Note 2] [1]
 3  Bob Orton  July 15, 1967  House show Omaha, Nebraska  1  105 [1]
 4  Rock Rogowski  October 28, 1967  House show Omaha, Nebraska  1  14 [1]
 5  Bob Orton  November 11, 1967  House show Omaha, Nebraska  2  28 [1]
 6  Mighty Igor Vodic  December 9, 1967  House show Omaha, Nebraska  1  28 [1]
 7  Mike Dibiase  January 6, 1968  House show Omaha, Nebraska  1  161 [1]
 8  Bob Ellis  June 15, 1968  House show Omaha, Nebraska  1  2 [1]
 9  Mike Dibiase  August 17, 1968  House show Omaha, Nebraska  2  7 [1]
 10  Bob Ellis  August 24, 1968  House show Omaha, Nebraska  2  94 [1]
 11  Mike Dibiase  November 26, 1968  House show Omaha, Nebraska  3  67 [1]
 12  Stan Pulaski  February 1, 1969  House show Omaha, Nebraska  1  259 [1]
 13  Tarzan Tyler  October 18, 1969  House show Omaha, Nebraska  1  75 [1]
 14  Stan Pulaski  January 1, 1970  House show Omaha, Nebraska  2  14 [1]
 15  Lars Anderson  January 15, 1970  House show Omaha, Nebraska  1  72 [1]
 16  Stan Pulaski  March 28, 1970  House show Omaha, Nebraska  3  26 [1]
 17  Beautiful Brutus  April 23, 1970  House show Omaha, Nebraska  1  9 [1]
 18  Bob Ellis  May 2, 1970  House show Omaha, Nebraska  3  [Note 3] [1]
 19  Lars Anderson  June 1970  House show Lincoln, Nebraska  2  [Note 4] [1]
 20  Bob Ellis  June 20, 1970  House show Omaha, Nebraska  4  35 [1]
 21  Tarzan Tyler  July 25, 1970  House show Omaha, Nebraska  2  77 [1]
 22  Tex Mckenzie  October 10, 1970  House show Omaha, Nebraska  1  28 [1]
 23  Rock Rogowski  November 7, 1970  House show Omaha, Nebraska  2  28 [1]
 24  Stan Pulaski  December 5, 1970  House show Omaha, Nebraska  4  34 [1]
 25  The Claw[Note 5]  January 8, 1971  House show Omaha, Nebraska  1  211 [1]
 26  Ramón Torres  August 7, 1971  House show Omaha, Nebraska  1  [Note 6] [1]
 27  Jimmy Snuka  August 1971  House show Omaha, Nebraska  1  [Note 7] [1]
 28  Great Kusatsu  September 11, 1971  House show Omaha, Nebraska  1  196 [1]
 29  Stan Pulaski  March 25, 1972  House show Omaha, Nebraska  5  14 [1]
 30  Buddy Wolfe  April 8, 1972  House show Omaha, Nebraska  1  [Note 8] [1]
N/A N/A N/A Due to a "groggy" referee handing out double decisions. [1]
 31  Buddy Wolfe  May 6, 1972  House show Omaha, Nebraska  2  28 Defeated Stan Pulaski. [1]
 32  Stan Pulaski  June 3, 1972  House show Omaha, Nebraska  6  91 [1]
Deactivated  September 2, 1972 [1]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ The length of Dale Lewis' title reign is too uncertain to calculate.
  2. ^ The length of Bobby Shane's title reign is too uncertain to calculate.
  3. ^ The exact date Ellis' title reign ended has not been documented, which puts the reign at between 30 and 48 days.
  4. ^ The exact date Anderson's title reign began has not been documented, which puts the reign at between 1 day and 50 days.
  5. ^ Tom Andrews
  6. ^ The exact date Torres lost the championship is undocumented, which means that his reign lasted between 1 day and 24 days.
  7. ^ The exact date Snuka won the championship is undocumented, which means that his reign lasted between 11 and 41 days.
  8. ^ The exact date the championship was declared vacant is unknown, which put this rein at between 1 day and 27 days.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.