NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Championship (Vancouver version)

The Vancouver version of the NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Championship was the major singles title in two National Wrestling Alliance-affiliated Vancouver territories. The championship was originally used in Big Time Wrestling from 1948 to about 1958, then was reactivated for use in NWA All Star Wrestling from 1970 until 1981, when the title was abandoned.[1]

Title historyEdit

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
(NLT) Championship change took place "no later than" the date listed
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Frank Stojack 1948 (NLT) NWA All-Star show N/A 1 N/A The first champion  
2 Gordon Hessell April 28, 1948 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 1 N/A    
N/A  
3 Frank Stojack N/A NWA All-Star show N/A 2 N/A    
4 Jack McLauchlan June 8, 1949 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 1 N/A    
Championship history is unrecorded from June 8, 1949 to September 21, 1949. 
Vacated 1949 Championship vacated for undocumented reasons  
5 Tony Ross September 21, 1949 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 1 N/A Defeated Leo Karilenko for the championship  
N/A  
6 Andy Tremaine January 1952 (NLT) NWA All-Star show N/A 1 N/A Recognized in Vancouver  
N/A  
7 The Masked Marvel April 1952 (NLT) NWA All-Star show N/A 1 N/A    
N/A  
8 Roger Mackay July 1952 (NLT) NWA All-Star show N/A 1 N/A    
N/A  
9 Carl Engstrom N/A NWA All-Star show N/A 1 N/A    
10 Buddy Knox March 24, 1954 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 1 N/A    
N/A  
11 Frank Stojack June 1954 (NLT) NWA All-Star show N/A 3 N/A    
N/A  
12 Ed Francis June 1957 (NLT) NWA All-Star show N/A 1 N/A    
Vacated June 1957 Francis left the territory  
13 Bob Cummings June 12, 1957 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 1 N/A Defeated Herb Freeman in tournament final  
Vacated May 1958 (NLT)    
14 Buddy Knox May 14, 1958 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 2 N/A Defeated George Pancheff in tournament final  
15 Kurt Von Poppenheim 1958 NWA All-Star show N/A 1 N/A    
Vacated N/A Title inactive until 1970  
16 Mark Lewin February 9, 1970 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 1 63 Defeated Moondog Mayne for reactivated title  
17 Gene Kiniski April 13, 1970 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 1 70    
18 Don Leo Jonathan June 22, 1970 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 1 109    
19 "Bulldog" Bob Brown October 9, 1970 NWA All-Star show Victoria, BC 1 59    
20 Don Leo Jonathan December 7, 1970 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 2 21    
21 Gene Kiniski December 28, 1970 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 2 203    
22 Steven Little Bear July 19, 1971 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 1 63    
23 "Bulldog" Bob Brown September 20, 1971 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 2 119    
24 Mark Lewin January 17, 1972 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 2 21   [2]
25 "Bulldog" Bob Brown February 7, 1972 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 3 112   [3]
26 Steven Little Bear May 29, 1972 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 2 28    
27 Gene Kiniski June 26, 1972 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 3 276    
28 The Brute March 29, 1973 NWA All-Star show Victoria, BC 1 25    
29 Sean Regan April 23, 1973 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 1 53    
30 Mike Webster June 15, 1973 NWA All-Star show Vernon, BC 1 52    
31 The Brute August 6, 1973 NWA All-Star show New Westminster, BC 2 192    
32 Flash Gordon (George Gordienko) February 14, 1974 NWA All-Star show Victoria, BC 1 46    
33 Mr. X April 1, 1974 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 1 196    
34 Gene Kiniski October 14, 1974 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 4 98 Mr. X was unmasked, revealing Guy Mitchell  
5 Guy Mitchell January 20, 1975 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 2 91   [4]
36 Don Leo Jonathan April 21, 1975 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 3 14    
37 Siegfried Steinke May 5, 1975 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 1 97    
38 Gene Kiniski August 10, 1975 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 5 148    
39 Don Leo Jonathan January 5, 1976 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 4 63    
40 Kenji Shibuya March 8, 1976 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 1 126    
41 John Tolos July 12, 1976 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 1 28   [5]
42 John Quinn August 9, 1976 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 1 126    
43 Don Leo Jonathan December 13, 1976 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 5 28    
44 Gene Kiniski January 10, 1977 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 6 63    
45 Guy Mitchell March 14, 1977 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 3 105    
46 "Iron" Mike Sharpe June 27, 1977 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 1 56    
47 Mr. X August 22, 1977 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 4 112    
48 Don Wayt December 12, 1977 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 1 63    
49 John Quinn February 13, 1978 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 2 91    
50 Gene Kiniski May 15, 1978 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 318    
51 Salvatore Martino March 29, 1979 NWA All-Star show British Columbia 1 46    
52 Jean Louie (Neil Guay/The Hangman) May 14, 1979 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 1 70    
53 Yaki Joe (Francisco Flores) July 23, 1979 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 1 63    
54 Siegfried Steinke September 24, 1979 NWA All-Star show Victoria, BC 2 99    
55 Buddy Rose January 1980 NWA All-Star show British Columbia 1 N/A May have been awarded; records unclear  
56 Jay Youngblood February 9, 1981 NWA All-Star show Vancouver, BC 1 N/A    
Deactivated March 1981    

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  2. ^ Hoops, Brian (January 17, 2019). "Pro wrestling history (01/17): Vader wins IWGP heavyweight title". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Hoops, Brian (February 7, 2017). "On this day in pro wrestling history (Feb 7): Bobby Roode and Austin Aries wins tag gold". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  4. ^ Hoops, Brian (January 20, 2019). "Pro wrestling history (01/20): HHH returns, wins 2002 Royal Rumble". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  5. ^ Hoops, Brian (July 12, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (July 12): Gagne, Bruiser and Crusher, Ladd wins Americas title, 1992 Bash with Sting vs. Vader". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017.

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