NWA Western States Heritage Championship

The NWA Western States Heritage Championship was a short-lived National Wrestling Alliance title in Jim Crockett Promotions that was filled via a tournament in the Universal Wrestling Federation in 1987, and defended in the NWA until it was abandoned in 1989.

NWA Western States Heritage Championship
PromotionUniversal Wrestling Federation
Jim Crockett Promotions
World Championship Wrestling
Date establishedJune 20, 1987
Date retiredJanuary 20, 1989

The NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship, created in 2015 by the NWA and Vendetta Pro Wrestling, uses a belt design identical to the belt used for the NWA Western States Heritage Championship,[1] prompting many to refer to it as the "NWA Western States Heritage Championship". The title also credits all former Western States Champions—including the Western States Heritage titleholders—with their reigns as champion.

Title historyEdit

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  Barry Windham  June 20, 1987  Live event Houston, Texas  1  218 Defeated Black Bart in a tournament to fill the title.
 2  Larry Zbyszko  January 24, 1988  Bunkhouse Stampede Uniondale, New York  1  319 Zbyszko's final match in the NWA was on January 16, 1989 in Chicago. He debuted 4 days later in the AWA on January 20, 1989.[2]
 December 8, 1988       Championship retired when Zbyszko left to work for the American Wrestling Association.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "NWA Western States Heavyweight Championship Title History". Vendetta Pro Wrestling. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  2. ^ https://www.cagematch.net/?id=2&nr=373&page=4&s=300
  3. ^ https://www.cagematch.net/?id=2&nr=373&page=4&s=300