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Stampede World Mid-Heavyweight Championship

The Stampede World Mid-Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling title, one of the lesser known secondary titles created for Stampede Wrestling in 1959, and was the focal point of the 1982-83 feud between the Dynamite Kid and the Great Gama. The title would be defended for roughly four years, although being recognized by the promotion until it was abandoned some time around October 1985, when Dynamite Kid (who was wrestling in the WWF at that point) was last recognized as still holding the title. There have been a total of six recognized champions who have had a combined 11 official reigns.[1][2][3]

Stampede World Mid-Heavyweight Championship
Details
PromotionStampede Wrestling
Date establishedJune 1959
Date retiredFebruary 26, 1983

Contents

Title historyEdit

Key
No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed.
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title changed hands
N/A The specific information is not known
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
  Indicates that there was a period where the lineage is undocumented due to the lack of written documentation in that time period.
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s)
1 Johnny Demchuck 1 June 1959 [Note 1] N/A N/A Billed as World Junior Heavyweight Champion.  
 
2 Dick Steinborn 1 1979 [Note 2] N/A N/A Dick Steinborn is billed as champion on arrival.  
3 Bruce Hart 1 June 1979 [Note 3] Calgary, Alberta House show    
 
4 Dynamite Kid 1 August 1979 [Note 4] N/A House show    
 
5 Dick Steinborn 2 June 28, 1980 [Note 5] N/A House show    
6 Keith Hart 1 July 1980 [Note 6] N/A House show    
 
7 Bruce Hart 2 October 25, 1980 [Note 7] N/A House show    
 
8 Dynamite Kid 2 July 3, 1981 [Note 8] N/A House show    
 
9 Davey Boy Smith 1 July 9, 1982 126 Calgary, Alberta House show    
10 Gama Singh 1 November 12, 1982 32 Calgary, Alberta House show    
11 Dynamite Kid 3 December 14, 1982 68 Regina, Saskatchewan House show    
12 Gama Singh 2 January 21, 1983 [Note 9] N/A House show Still champion as of February 1, 1983; may be held up after a match against Dynamite Kid on February 18, 1983 in Calgary, Alberta  
 
13 Gama Singh 3 February 22, 1983 4 Regina, Saskatchewan House show   [4]
14 Dynamite Kid 4 February 26, 1983 [Note 10] N/A House show    
Abandoned October 1985 N/A N/A Title is still recognized as of October 1985 but is not mentioned again thereafter.

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Demchuck's title reign is too uncertain to calculate.
  2. ^ Steinborn's first title reign is too uncertain to calculate.
  3. ^ The exact date that Bruce Hart won and lost the championship are uncertain, which means that his reign lasted between 32 and 91 days.
  4. ^ Due to lack of records the length of this reign cannot be determined, it could have lasted anywhere from 1 day to 332 days.
  5. ^ The exact date that Steinborn lost the championship is uncertain, which means that his championship reign lasted between 3 and 32 days.
  6. ^ Due to lack of records the length of this reign cannot be determined, it could have lasted anywhere from 1 day to 116 days.
  7. ^ Due to lack of records the length of this reign cannot be determined, it could have lasted anywhere from 1 day to 269 days.
  8. ^ Due to lack of records the length of this reign cannot be determined, it could have lasted anywhere from 1 day to 371 days.
  9. ^ Due to lack of records the length of this reign cannot be determined, it could have lasted anywhere from 11 to 32 days.
  10. ^ The exact date the title was abandoned is uncertain, which puts the title reign at between 948 and 978 days.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  2. ^ "Stampede World Mid-Heavyweight Title". Puroresu Dojo. 2003.
  3. ^ "British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Title History". Solie's Title Histories. 2003.
  4. ^ Hoops, Brian (February 22, 2017). "Daily pro wrestling history (02/22): Sting defeats Hogan to win vacant WCW title". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 27, 2017.

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