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HWA Heavyweight Championship

The HWA Heavyweight Championship is the heavyweight title contested in the Heartland Wrestling Association.

HWA Heavyweight Championship
Details
PromotionHeartland Wrestling Association
Date establishedJanuary 5, 1996
Current champion(s)Dustin Rayz
Date wonJuly 5, 2014

Title historyEdit

Wrestler: Times: Date: Days Held: Location: Notes:
D'Lo Brown 1 January 5, 1996 64 Fort Wright, KY Defeated Bobby Blaze in tournament Final
Bobby Blaze 1 March 9, 1996 7 Ashland, KY
D'Lo Brown 2 March 16, 1996 77-106 Lima, OH
Title became inactive from June 1996 to May 2000
Race Steele 1 May 25, 2000 246 Cincinnati, OH Won tournament final over Chip Fairway to win vacant Championship
Chad Collyer 1 January 26, 2001 32 Rising Sun, IN Was stripped of title
Shark Boy 1 February 27, 2001 17 Cincinnati, OH Defeated Dean Jablonski and Matty Stryker in tournament for vacant Championship[1]
Race Steele 2 March 16, 2001 113 Rising Sun, IN
Cody Hawk 1 July 7, 2001 28 Cincinnati, OH
Race Steele 3 August 4, 2001 5 Batavia, OH
Nick Dinsmore 1 August 9, 2001 9 Cincinnati, OH
Race Steele 4 August 18, 2001 43 Dayton, OH
Championship was held up on September 30, 2001
EZ Money 1 November 14, 2001 56 Dayton, OH Defeated D'Lo Brown in tournament Final
Charlie Haas 1 January 9, 2002 20 Dayton, OH Defeated Val Venis in tournament final; Stripped of title January 29, 2002
EZ Money 2 January 29, 2002 45 Dayton, OH Was awarded title after Charlie Haas was stripped
Rico Constantino 1 March 15, 2002 2 Dayton, OH
Stevie Richards 1 March 17, 2002 3 Jeffersonville, IN
Race Steele 5 March 20, 2002 49 Cincinnati, OH
Johnny the Bull 1 May 8, 2002 11 Dayton, OH
Lance Cade 1 May 19, 2002 62 Jeffersonville, IN
Johnny the Bull 2 July 20, 2002 <1 Batavia, OH
Lance Cade 2 July 20, 2002 1 Batavia, OH
Cody Hawk 2 July 21, 2002 58 Jeffersonville, IN
Matt Stryker 1 September 17, 2002 53 Cincinnati, OH
Chet Jablonski 1 November 9, 2002 55 Batavia, OH
Matt Stryker 2 January 3, 2003 80 Batavia OH
Cody Hawk 3 March 24, 2003 5 Wilmington, OH
Matt Stryker 3 March 29, 2003 17 Wilmington, OH
Ala Hussein 1 April 15, 2003 17 Cincinnati, OH
Chad Collyer 2 May 2, 2003 127 Aurora, IN Won the title by winning a Royal Rumble type match
Nigel McGuinness 1 September 6, 2003 119 Batavia, OH
Hoss 1 January 3, 2004 3 Batavia, OH
Nigel McGuinness 2 January 6, 2004 71 Cincinnati, OH
El Temor 1 March 17, 2004 13 Cincinnati, OH
Rory Fox 1 March 30, 2004 360 Cincinnati, OH
Shawn Osborne 1 March 25, 2005 84 Dayton, OH
Matt Stryker 4 June 17, 2005 98 Cincinnati, OH
Cody Hawk 4 September 23, 2005 39-68 Cincinnati, OH Cody Hawk was stripped of championship after testing positive for steroids in November 2005
Pepper Parks 1 January 1, 2006 128 Cincinnati, OH Defeated Jon Moxley in tournament final for vacant championship
Jon Moxley 1 May 9, 2006 126 Cincinnati, OH
Chad Collyer 3 September 12, 2006 56 Cincinnati, OH
Pepper Parks 2 November 7, 2006 28 Cincinnati, OH Pepper Parks vacated the HWA Heavyweight Championship on December 5, 2006 after being "Called Up"
Jon Moxley 2 December 30, 2006 3 Dayton, OH Defeated JT Stahr, "Buffalo Bad Boy" Brian Jennings, and Matt Stryker in a fatal 4 way for the vacant title
Brian Jennings 1 January 2, 2007 381 Cincinnati, OH
B.J. Whitmer 1 January 18, 2008 145 Dayton, OH Stripped of the title on June 11, 2008
Jake Crist 1 July 11, 2008 407 Cincinnati, OH Defeated Jon Moxley in playoff match
Richard Phillips 1 August 22, 2009 119 Norwood, OH
Aaron Williams 1 December 19, 2009 18 Norwood, OH
Jon Moxley 3 January 6, 2010 189 Middletown, OH Jon Moxley cashed in his Pick Your Poison title shot.
Gerome Phillips 2 July 14, 2010 248 Middletown, OH
B.J. Whitmer 2 March 19, 2011 161 Norwood, OH
Jesse Emerson 1 August 27, 2011 112 Norwood, OH
Jake Crist 2 December 17, 2011 307 Hamilton, OH Jake Crist cashed in his Pick Your Poison title shot.
Ron Mathis 1 October 19, 2012 281 Hamilton, OH Ron Mathis cashed in his Pick Your Poison title shot, after Crist had already defended the title against Jesse Emerson.
Chance Prophet 1 July 27, 2013 343 Hamilton, OH Chance Prophet won the championship against Ron Mathis at the Tournament of B.E.S.T.
Dustin Rayz 1 July 5, 2014 1,946+ Middletown, OH Dustin Rayz won the championship against Chance Prophet at Cyber Clash 7.0: Egos Rising.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hoops, Brian (February 28, 2017). "Daily pro wrestling history (02/27): NXT takes over". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 27, 2017.

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