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CWA World Heavyweight Championship

The CWA World Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship and the top title of the German professional wrestling promotion Catch Wrestling Association (CWA). The title was created on August 2, 1973 and deactivated on December 4, 1999.

CWA World Heavyweight Championship
Details
PromotionCatch Wrestling Association
Date establishedAugust 2, 1973
Date retiredDecember 4, 1999

The title changed hands in four countries South Africa, Austria, the United States, and Germany and three continents - Africa, Europe, and North America.

Contents

Title historyEdit

Key
Symbol Meaning
No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed.
Event The event in which the championship changed hands
N/A The specific information is not known
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
[Note #] Indicates that the exact length of the title reign is unknown, with a note providing more details.
# Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Otto Wanz 1 August 2, 1973 1,491 Cape Town, South Africa House show Defeated Jan Wilkens to become the first champion. [1]
2 Don Leo Jonathan 1 September 1, 1977 317 Johannesburg, South Africa House show    
3 Otto Wanz 2 July 15, 1978 3,172 Graz, Austria House show    
4 Bull Power 1 March 22, 1987 111 Denver, Colorado, United States House show   [1]
5 Otto Wanz 3 July 11, 1987 772 Graz, Austria House show   [1]
6 Bull Power 2 August 21, 1989 113 Vienna, Austria House show    
7 Otto Wanz 4 December 12, 1989 200 Graz, Austria Catch Cup    
Vacated June 30, 1990 Graz, Austria Title vacated when Wanz retired.  
8 Bull Power 3 December 22, 1990 196 Bremen, Germany House show Defeated Rambo to win the vacant title.  
9 Rambo 1 July 6, 1991 532 Graz, Austria Catch Cup    
10 Road Warrior Hawk 1 December 19, 1992 196 Bremen, Germany Euro Catch Festival    
11 Rambo 2 July 3, 1993 896 Graz, Austria Clash of the Champions    
12 Ludvig Borga 1 December 16, 1995 371 Bremen, Germany Euro Catch Festival    
13 Rambo 3 December 21, 1996 196 Bremen, Germany Euro Catch Festival    
Vacated July 5, 1997 Vacated when Rambo left CWA for the World Wrestling Federation
14 Marshall Duke 1 August 16, 1997 442 Vienna, Austria Catch Cup Defeated Ulf Herman to win the vacant title.  
Vacated November 1, 1998
15 Rambo 4 December 19, 1998 350 Bremen, Germany Euro Catch Festival Defeated Big Titan to win the vacant title.  
Retired December 4, 1999 Bremen, Germany Euro Catch Festival The event marked the last time that the title was defended. CWA closed after the event.  

Combined reignsEdit

Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Otto Wanz 4 5,635
2 Rambo 4 1,981
3 Marshall Duke 1 442
4 Leon White / Bull Power 3 420
5 Ludvig Borga 1 371
6 Don Leo Jonathan 1 317
7 Road Warrior Hawk 1 196

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Oliver, Greg (September 14, 2017). "Former AWA World champion Otto Wanz dies". SLAM Wrestling. Retrieved September 23, 2017.

External linksEdit