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NWA British Empire Heavyweight Championship (Toronto version)

The Toronto version of the NWA British Empire Heavyweight Championship was a major singles title in that city's NWA affiliate, Maple Leaf Wrestling, from 1941 until 1967, when the title was abandoned.[1]

Title historyEdit

Silver areas in the history indicate periods of unknown lineage.

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Earl McCready 1 June 1941 Reigning New Zealand version champion - recognized in Toronto
Nanjo Singh 1 February 12, 1942 Toronto, ON  
Whipper Billy Watson 1 April 30, 1942 Toronto, ON  
John Katan 1 October 1, 1942 Toronto, ON  
Earl McCready 2 November 11, 1942 Toronto, ON  
John Katan 2 December 3, 1942 Toronto, ON  
Whipper Billy Watson 2 January 28, 1943 Toronto, ON Defeated Nanjo Singh when Katan no-showed a scheduled defense; defeated Katan on February 25, 1943
Jack Claybourne 1 1943 ?  
Whipper Billy Watson 3 March 18, 1943 Toronto, ON  
Yvon Robert 1 May 27, 1943 Toronto, ON  
Held up June 3, 1943 Title held up after Robert defeats Whipper Billy Watson by DQ in Toronto, ON
Whipper Billy Watson 4 June 10, 1943 Toronto, ON Defeated Robert in rematch
Earl McCready 3 July 22, 1943 Toronto, ON  
 
Whipper Billy Watson 5 circa July 1944 ? Unknown whom Watson defeated for the title
Frank Sexton 1 ? ?  
Whipper Billy Watson 6 October 26, 1944 Toronto, ON  
Vacant February 21, 1947 Watson won the National Wrestling Association World Heavyweight title
Nanjo Singh 2 May 13, 1948 Toronto, ON  
Whipper Billy Watson 7 June 3, 1948 Toronto, ON  
Fred Atkins 1 March 3, 1949 Toronto, ON [2]
Whipper Billy Watson 8 August 2, 1949 Hamilton, ON  
Yvon Robert 2 October 6, 1949 Montreal, QC  
Whipper Billy Watson 9 November 17, 1949 Toronto, ON  
Yvon Robert 3 January 25, 1950 Montreal, QC  
Whipper Billy Watson 9 October 12, 1950 Toronto, ON  
Vacant March 15, 1956 Watson won the NWA World Heavyweight title
Pat O'Connor 1 March 29, 1956 Toronto, ON Defeated Lord Athol Layton
Gene Kiniski 1 May 2, 1957 Toronto, ON  
Whipper Billy Watson 10 June 6, 1957 Toronto, ON  
Gene Kiniski 2 April 17, 1959 Toronto, ON  
Whipper Billy Watson 11 June 18, 1959 Toronto, ON  
Title retired 1967 Title abandoned

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  2. ^ Hoops, Brian (March 3, 2017). "Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/03): Sting wins the TNA title". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved March 7, 2017.

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