NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Championship

The NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance and is defended in the US state of Hawaii. The title, which is still currently defended, began in 1935. From February 1940 through 1942 the title was known as the Hawaii Junior Heavyweight Championship.

NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Championship
Details
Promotion50th State Big Time Wrestling
Island Xtreme Wrestling Federation
Date establishedApril 23, 1935
Current champion(s)J.T. Wolfen
Other name(s)
  • Hawaii Heavyweight Championship
  • Hawaii Junior Heavyweight Championship

Currently, the title is defended in the NWA affiliated promotion, Island Xtreme Wrestling Federation. Previously it was in 50th State Big Time Wrestling and Polynesian Wrestling.[1]

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 Wildcat Pete April 23, 1935 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 7 Defeated Tetsuo Higami to become the first champion.
2 Toots Estes April 30, 1935 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 N/A
Vacated 1937 Championship vacated for undocumented reasons
3 Oki Shikina November 16, 1937 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 434 Defeated Rusty Wescoatt to win the vacant title.
4 Dean Detton January 24, 1939 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 14
5 Dick Raines February 7, 1939 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 56
6 Oki Shikina April 4, 1939 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 224
7 Ignacio Martinez November 14, 1939 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 14 Won the title by forfeit after Shikina leaves the area.
8 Paul Jones November 28, 1939 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 N/A
Vacated February 1940 Title vacated and renamed Hawaii Junior Heavyweight Championship.
9 Billy Venable April 24, 1940 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 70 Defeated Kimon Kudo to win the vacant title.
10 Tetsuo Higami July 3, 1940 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 203
11 Ben Pilar January 22, 1941 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 182
12 Tony Morelli July 23, 1941 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 112
13 Bill Weidner November 12, 1941 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 N/A
Championship history is unrecorded from November 12, 1941 to 1942.
14 Charley Carr 1942 BTW show Hawaii 1 N/A
Championship history is unrecorded from 1942 to 1945.
15 Jimmy Gonsalves 1945 BTW show Hawaii 1 N/A Defeated Ben Sherman.
Championship history is unrecorded from 1945 to 1947.
16 Lee Grable 1947 BTW show Hawaii 1 N/A
17 Ted Travis 1947 BTW show Hawaii 1 N/A
18 Lee Grable May 2, 1948 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 98
19 Hisao Tanaka August 8, 1948 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 84
20 Jack Claybourne October 31, 1948 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 374
21 Bobby Managoff November 9, 1949 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 32
22 Dean Detton December 11, 1949 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 3
23 Hans Schnabel December 14, 1949 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 53
24 Sandor Szabo February 5, 1950 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 133
25 Arjan Singh June 18, 1950 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 28
26 Ray Eckert July 16, 1950 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 7
27 Terry McGinnis July 23, 1950 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 42
28 Sandor Szabo September 3, 1950 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 N/A [2]
Vacated 1951 Championship vacated for undocumented reasons
29 Terry McGinnis August 20, 1951 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 52 Defeated Ted Travis to win the vacant title.
30 Al Kashey October 11, 1951 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 171
31 Lucky Simunovich March 30, 1952 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 49
32 Red Scorpion (Tom Rice) May 18, 1952 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 N/A
Vacated 1952 Championship vacated for undocumented reasons
33 Bobby Bruns September 14, 1952 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 266 Defeated Tom Rice to win the vacant title.
34 Hans Schnabel June 7, 1953 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 42
35 Bobby Managoff July 19, 1953 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 35
36 Ben Sharpe August 23, 1953 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 175
37 Al Lovelock February 14, 1954 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 N/A
Vacated May 1954 Championship vacated for undocumented reasons
38 Larry Moquin May 23, 1954 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 49
39 Karl Von Schober July 11, 1954 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 49
40 John Paul Henning August 29, 1954 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 84
41 Roger Mackay November 21, 1954 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 84
42 Lucky Simunovich February 13, 1955 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 56
43 The Zebra Kid
(George Bollas)
April 10, 1955 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 250
44 Al Lolotai December 16, 1955 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 93
45 Billy Varga March 18, 1956 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 123
46 Tosh Togo July 19, 1956 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 80
47 Tom Rice October 7, 1956 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 224
48 Al Lolotai May 19, 1957 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 724
49 Ed Francis May 13, 1959 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 56 [3]
50 Al Lolotai July 8, 1959 BTW show Honolulu, HI 3 560
51 Dick Hutton January 18, 1961 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 7 [4]
52 Sam Steamboat January 25, 1961 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 80
53 Luigi Macera April 15, 1961 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 60
54 Neff Maiava June 14, 1961 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 63
55 Curtis Iaukea August 16, 1961 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 70
56 Lord James Blears October 25, 1961 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 49
57 Masked Executioner December 13, 1961 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 112
58 Neff Maiava April 4, 1962 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 317
59 Gene LeBell February 15, 1963 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 68
60 Neff Maiava April 24, 1963 BTW show Honolulu, HI 3 288
61 Hard Boiled Haggerty February 6, 1964 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 62
62 Neff Maiava April 8, 1964 BTW show Honolulu, HI 4 99
63 Gene Kiniski July 16, 1964 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 42
64 Neff Maiava August 27, 1964 BTW show Honolulu, HI 5 41
65 Johnny Barend October 7, 1964 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 49
66 Nick Bockwinkel November 25, 1964 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 23
67 Curtis Iaukea December 18, 1964 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 285
68 Luther Lindsay September 29, 1965 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 98
69 Ron Reed January 5, 1966 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 14
70 Ripper Collins January 19, 1966 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 217 [4]
71 Neff Maiava August 24, 1966 BTW show Honolulu, HI 6 56
72 Ripper Collins October 19, 1966 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 147
73 Jim Hady March 15, 1967 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 N/A
74 Dutch Schultz August 1967 BTW show Hawaii 1 N/A
75 Jim Hady October 14, 1967 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 137
76 Curtis Iaukea February 28, 1968 BTW show Honolulu, HI 3 182 [5]
77 Klondike Bill August 28, 1968 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 42
78 Luke Graham October 9, 1968 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 N/A
Championship history is unrecorded from October 9, 1968 to December 25, 1968.
79 Nick Bockwinkel December 25, 1968 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 N/A Defeated Johnny Barend to win the title.
Championship history is unrecorded from December 25, 1968 to December 29, 1968.
80 Curtis Iaukea December 29, 1968 BTW show Honolulu, HI 4 N/A
81 The Missing Link July 1969 BTW show Hawaii 1 N/A
82 Ripper Collins October 29, 1969 BTW show Honolulu, HI 3 77
83 Sam Steamboat January 14, 1970 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 21
84 Ripper Collins February 4, 1970 BTW show Honolulu, HI 4 126
85 Sam Steamboat June 10, 1970 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 14 [6]
86 Ripper Collins June 24, 1970 BTW show Honolulu, HI 5 35
87 Sam Steamboat July 29, 1970 BTW show Honolulu, HI 3 98
88 Ripper Collins November 4, 1970 BTW show Honolulu, HI 6 35
89 Johnny Barend December 9, 1970 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 24
90 Ripper Collins January 2, 1971 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 35
91 Frankie Laine February 6, 1971 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 18
92 Mad Dog Mayne February 24, 1971 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 245 [7]
93 Ed Francis October 27, 1971 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 112
94 Gene Kiniski February 16, 1972 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 168
95 Fred Curry August 2, 1972 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 80
96 The Sheik October 21, 1972 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 88
97 Ed Francis January 17, 1973 BTW show Honolulu, HI 3 357
98 Superstar Billy Graham January 9, 1974 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 N/A
Deactivated N/A
99 Bill Francis July 1977 BTW show Hawaii 1 N/A Defeated Steve Strong to win the inactive title.
100 Steve Strong January 1978 BTW show Hawaii 1 N/A
101 John Tolos February 1978 BTW show Hawaii 1 N/A
102 John Anson March 1978 BTW show Hawaii 1 N/A
103 Buddy Rose May 1978 BTW show Hawaii 1 N/A
104 Don Muraco July 1978 BTW show Hawaii 1 N/A
105 Tor Kamata August 1978 BTW show Hawaii 1 N/A
106 Don Muraco September 1978 BTW show Hawaii 2 N/A
107 Larry Sharpe November 1978 BTW show Hawaii 1 N/A Awarded title as he was top contender for the title following Muraco's defeat of Big John Studd for the NWA Pacific International Heavyweight Championship in September 1978.
108 Mando Guerrero November 22, 1978 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 30
Vacated December 22, 1978 Championship vacated for undocumented reasons
109 Mando Guerrero January 1979 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 N/A
Championship history is unrecorded from January 1979 to March 5, 1979.
110 Hans Schroeder March 5, 1979 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 N/A [8]
Championship history is unrecorded from March 5, 1979 to March 1979.
111 Don Muraco March 1979 BTW show Hawaii 3 N/A
Vacated 1979 Championship vacated for undocumented reasons
112 Karl Von Steiger April 4, 1979 BTW show Pearl Harbor, HI 1 14 Defeated Kevin Von Erich in a tournament final to win the vacant title.
113 Siva Afi April 18, 1979 BTW show Hawaii 1 N/A
114 Ripper Collins N/A BTW show Hawaii 2 N/A
115 Peter Maivia March 1980 BTW show Hawaii 1 N/A
116 Hans Schroeder March 5, 1980 BTW show Hawaii 2 N/A
117 Tama Tonga April 1980 BTW show Hawaii 1 N/A
118 Wildman Austin July 1980 BTW show Hawaii 1 N/A
119 Tor Kamata October 1980 BTW show Hawaii 2 N/A
Vacated 1980 Title vacated when Kamata was injured by the Samoans.
120 Keethan Hawke February 5, 2000 BTW show Hawaii 1 N/A Title awarded when it is revived by the NWA for use in the Island Xtreme Wrestling Federation.
Vacated June 2000 Title vacated when Hawke left the IXWF.
121 Dark Ninja July 16, 2000 BTW show Waipahu, HI 1 42 Defeated Black Rain and Don Lee in a three-way match to win the vacant title.
122 Black Rain August 27, 2000 BTW show Kāne'ohe, HI 1 237 Defeated The Jet, subbing for Dark Ninja.
123 The Jet April 21, 2001 BTW show Kāne'ohe, HI 1 119
124 Johnny Allback
(Black Rain)
August 18, 2001 BTW show Kāne'ohe, HI 2 49
125 The Sassy Assassin October 6, 2001 BTW show Kāne'ohe, HI 2 14
126 Johnny Allback October 20, 2001 BTW show Kāne'ohe, HI 3 257
127 Kaimana July 4, 2002 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 136
128 Tiki November 17, 2002 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 223
129 Sickdog June 28, 2003 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 175
130 Tiki December 20, 2003 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 84
131 Kris Kavanaugh March 13, 2004 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 478
132 Superfly Ete July 4, 2005 BTW show Pearl Harbor, HI 1 137
133 Kenjiro Katahira November 18, 2005 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 N/A Katahira unified the NWA Hawaii title with Hawai'i Championship Wrestling's Kamehameha Heritage Championship.
Vacated March 2006 Katahira vacated both his championships upon returning to Japan.
134 Kaimana March 25, 2006 BTW show Wahiawā, HI 2 49 Defeated Ahuna, Kapu and Jody Lopez in a four-way elimination match to win the vacant title.
135 Kapu May 13, 2006 BTW show Wahiawā, HI 1 378
136 Sickdog May 26, 2007 BTW show Honolulu, HI 2 84
137 Jody Lopez August 18, 2007 BTW show Honolulu, HI 1 0
138 Sickdog August 18, 2007 BTW show Honolulu, HI 3 568
139 Kapu March 8, 2009 BTW show N/A 2 118
140 J.T. Wolfen July 4, 2009 BTW show Pearl Harbor, HI 1 3,852

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ReferencesEdit

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