NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship

The NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship was the top singles title in Maple Leaf Wrestling from 1978 until 1984, when it was abandoned after the Toronto promotion partnered with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).[1] The title was reinstated as the present-day, NWA Board-controlled version of the NWA Canadian Heavyweight title.[2] Previous versions also existed in Calgary, Halifax and Vancouver. Has been defended in the World Wrestling Federation.

NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship
Details
PromotionNational Wrestling Alliance and Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling
Date establishedDecember 17, 1978
Current champion(s)Eddie Osbourne
Date wonMarch 31, 2018

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
Canadian Heavyweight Championship
1 Dino Bravo December 17, 1978 Stampede show Toronto, ON 1 113 Defeated Gene Kiniski to become the first champion. [1]
2 Greg Valentine March 8, 1979 Stampede show Toronto, ON 1 56   [1]
3 Dino Bravo June 3, 1979 Stampede show Toronto, ON 2 98   [1]
Vacated September 1979 N/A N/A Bravo left the promotion. [1]
4 Dewey Robertson September 9, 1979 Stampede show Toronto, ON 1 260 Defeated Greg Valentine in tournament final [1]
5 Great Hossein Arab May 25, 1980 Stampede show Toronto, ON 1 56   [1]
6 Angelo Mosca July 20, 1980 Stampede show Toronto, ON 1 21   [1]
7 Great Hossein Arab August 10, 1980 Stampede show Toronto, ON 2 140   [1]
8 Angelo Mosca December 28, 1980 Stampede show Toronto, ON 2 197   [1]
9 Mr. Fuji July 12, 1981 Stampede show Toronto, ON 1 14   [1][3]
10 Angelo Mosca July 26, 1981 Stampede show Toronto, ON 3 56   [1]
11 Big John Studd September 20, 1981 Stampede show Toronto, ON 1 119   [1][4]
12 Angelo Mosca January 17, 1982 Stampede show Toronto, ON 4 554   [1][5]
13 Sgt. Slaughter July 24, 1983 Stampede show Toronto, ON 1 182   [1]
14 Angelo Mosca January 22, 1984 Stampede show Toronto, ON 5 [Note 1]   [1]
Vacated March 1984 N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons. [1]
15 Ivan Koloff April 29, 1984 Stampede show Toronto, ON 1 42 Defeated Brian Adidas in tournament final. [1]
16 Mosca Jr, Angelo June 10, 1984 Stampede show Toronto, ON 1 [Note 2]   [1][6]
Vacated July 1984 N/A N/A  Maple Leaf Wrestling was sold to the World Wrestling Federation [1]
NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship
17 E.Z. Ryder October 24, 1998 Stampede show Cherry Hill, New Jersey 1 245 Defeated Paul Atlas, who was filling in for Mr. Gillis, at the NWA 50th Anniversary Show. [7]
18 Star, Michelle June 26, 1999 Stampede show Winnipeg, Manitoba 1 30   [7]
19 E.Z. Ryder July 25, 1999 Stampede show Victoria, BC 2 145   [7]
20 Carlsen November 27, 1999 Stampede show Winnipeg, Manitoba 1 [Note 3]   [7]
Vacated September 2000 N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons [7]
21 E.Z. Ryder October 13, 2001 Stampede show St. Petersburg, Florida 3 57 Defeated Juggernaut at the NWA 53rd Anniversary Show to win the vacant championship. [7]
22 Spyder December 9, 2001 Stampede show St. Boniface, Manitoba 1 89 Defeated Ryder and Baron von Meaner in a Triple Threat Steel Cage Match. [7]
23 Sylver, Brian March 8, 2002 Stampede show Winnipeg, Manitoba 1 2   [7]
24 Spyder March 10, 2002 Stampede show Winnipeg, Manitoba 2 182   [7]
25 Machine September 8, 2002 Stampede show Winnipeg, Manitoba 1 [Note 4]   [7]
Vacated September 2002 N/A N/A Championship held up by NWA President Jim Miller after The Machine defeated Spyder. [7]
26 Spyder October 18, 2002 Stampede show Winnipeg, Manitoba 3 140 Defeated The Machine to win held-up title. [7]
Vacated March 7, 2003 N/A N/A Spyder was suspended by the NWA. [7]
27 Mercury March 7, 2003 Stampede show Winnipeg, Manitoba 1 71 Defeated Brian Jewel. [7]
28 Jewel May 17, 2003 Stampede show Winnipeg, Manitoba 1 54   [7]
Vacated July 10, 2003 N/A N/A Jewel was stripped of the championship. [7]
30 Stardom September 24, 2003 Stampede show Fort Garry, Manitoba 1 226 Defeated The Axe. [7]
31 Brown May 7, 2004 Stampede show Winnipeg, Manitoba 1 163 Defeated Rob Stardom in a steel cage match. [7]
32 Vain October 15, 2004 Stampede show Winnipeg, Manitoba 1 334 Won the title at the NWA 56th Anniversary Show. [7]
33 Starr September 16, 2005 Stampede show Port Coquitlam, BC 2 154   [7]
34 R.A.G.E. February 17, 2006 Stampede show Vancouver, BC 1 124   [7]
35 Vance Nevada June 23, 2006 Stampede show Surrey, BC 1 126   [7]
36 Funk October 27, 2006 Stampede show Surrey, BC 1 210   [7]
37 Bishop May 25, 2007 Stampede show Surrey, BC 1 308 Defeated Freddy Funk and Michelle Starr in a three-way match [7]
38 Scotty Mac March 28, 2008 Stampede show Surrey, BC 1 743   [7]
39 Sylum April 10, 2010 Stampede show Surrey, BC 1 175   [7]
40 Scotty Mac October 2, 2010 Van-City Showdown Vancouver, BC 2 167   [7]
41 Baroni March 18, 2011 Quest for the Gold Surrey, BC 1 261 Unified the NWA/ECCW Heavyweight Championship with the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship. [7]
42 Spencer December 3, 2011 One Shall Reign Supreme Vancouver, BC 1 84 Title was deunified from the ECCW Championship on December 15, 2011. [7]
43 Bishop February 25, 2012 Pacific Cup 2012 - Night 2 Vancouver, BC 2 287 Bishop won the title in the finals of the Pacific Cup. [7]
44 King of the Yukon December 8, 2012 Gold Rush Vancouver, BC 1 105   [citation needed]
45 Scotty Mac March 23, 2013 We Will Riot Port Coquitlam, BC 3 175   [citation needed]
46 Creed September 14, 2013 One Shall Reign Supreme Vancouver, BC 1 182 Creed won the title in a triple threat match which also included Kenny Lush. [citation needed]
47 Baroni March 15, 2014 Pacific Cup 2014 Vancouver, BC 2 217 Baroni won the title in a four way match which also included Ethan HD and King of the Yukon. [citation needed]
48 Sylum October 18, 2014 Halloween Hell Vancouver, BC 2 77 Sylum won the title in a no disqualification match. [citation needed]
January 3, 2015 N/A N/A N/A Vacated after Sylum suffered a back injury. [citation needed]
49 Creed January 3, 2015 Van-City Showdown 2015 Vancouver, BC 2 14 Match also included Artemis Spencer and Kenny Lush. [citation needed]
50 Spencer January 17, 2015 Ballroom Brawl 3 Vancouver, BC 2 273   [citation needed]
October 17, 2015 N/A N/A N/A Vacated after Spencer suffered a knee injury. [citation needed]
51 Baroni October 17, 2015 The Usual Suspects Vancouver, BC 3 91 10-person battle royal which included Ethan HD, Nicole Matthews, Daniel Adonis and Pete Powers. [citation needed]
52 Spencer January 16, 2016 Ballroom Brawl 5 Vancouver, BC 3 84 Defeated Baroni in a Unsanctioned match. [citation needed]
53 Ethan HD April 9, 2016 High Definition Vancouver, BC 1 132   [citation needed]
54 Santiago July 16, 2016 Ballroom Brawl 6 Vancouver, BC 1 183   [citation needed]
55 Bird January 14, 2017 Ballroom Brawl VII Vancouver, BC 1 441   [citation needed]
56 Osbourne March 31, 2018 22nd Anniversary Vancouver, BC 1 697+   [citation needed]

Reigns by combined lengthEdit

As of February 26, 2020.

Key
Indicates the current champion
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
¤
The exact length of at least one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used.
Rank Wrestler No. of reigns Combined
days
1 Scotty Mac 3 1,085
2 Angelo Mosca 5 867¤[Note 1]
3 Tony Baroni 3 623
4 Bishop/Cole Bishop 2 595
5 E.Z. Ryder 3 447
6 Artemis Spencer 3 442
7 Andy Bird 1 441
8 Spyder 3 411
9 Vid Vain 1 334
10 Crusher Carlsen 1 279¤[Note 3]
11 Dewey Robertson 1 260
12 Sid Sylum 2 252
13 Rob Stardom 1 226
14 Eddie Osbourne† 1 697+
15 Great Hossein Arab 2 216
16 Dino Bravo 2 211
17 "Fast" Freddy Funk 1 210
18 Nelson Creed 2 196
19 Michelle Starr 2 184
20 Mike Santiago 1 183
21 Sgt. Slaughter 1 182
22 Kerry Brown 1 163
23 Ethan HD 1 132
24 Vance Nevada 1 126
25 R.A.G.E. 1 124
26 Big John Studd 1 119
27 King of the Yukon 1 105
28 Zack Mercury 1 71
29 Greg Valentine 1 56
30 Brian Jewel 1 54
31 Ivan Koloff 1 42
32 Angelo Mosca Jr. 1 21¤[Note 2]
33 Mr. Fuji 1 14
34 Brian Sylver 1 2
35 The Machine 1 [Note 4]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b The exact length of Mosca's first fifth reign is unknown. It could have lasted between 39 and 69 days.
  2. ^ a b The exact length of Mosca Jr.'s first reign is unknown. It could have lasted between 21 and 51 days.
  3. ^ a b The exact length of Crusher Carlsen's first reign is unknown. It could have lasted between 279 and 308 days.
  4. ^ a b The exact length of The Machine's first reign is unknown. It could have lasted between 1 and 22 days.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Duncan, Royal; Will, Gary (2006) [2000]. "Canada, Toronto [Tunney]: NWA Canadian Heavyweight Title". Wrestling title histories: professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present (4th ed.). Waterloo, Ontario: Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  2. ^ ECCW.com Canadian Heavyweight Championship history
  3. ^ Hoops, Brian (July 12, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (July 12): Gagne, Bruiser & Crusher, Ladd wins Americas title, 1992 Bash with Sting vs. Vader". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  4. ^ Hoops, Brian (September 20, 2015). "On this date in pro wrestling history (9/20): Flair Defeated McDaniel, Gagne beats Von Raschke". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  5. ^ Hoops, Brian (January 17, 2019). "Pro wrestling history (01/17): Vader wins IWGP heavyweight title". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  6. ^ F4W Staff (June 10, 2015). "ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (JUNE 10): HARLEY RACE BEATS RIC FLAIR FOR NWA TITLE, JERRY BLACKWELL TURNS BABYFACE". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  7. ^ 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 "National Wrestling Alliance Canadian Heavyweight Championship [post-1993]". Wrestling-titles.com. Retrieved February 18, 2017.

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