NWA National Heavyweight Championship
Champion Date Won Location Notes
Jack Brisco October 1980 -a-
Mongolian Stomper December 6, 1980 Atlanta, GA
Steve Olsonoski May 29, 1981 Atlanta, GA
Masked Superstar August 15, 1981 Columbus, GA
Tommy Rich September 28, 1981 Augusta, GA
Masked Superstar [2] November 25, 1981 Atlanta, GA
Tommy Rich [2] January 17, 1982 Atlanta, GA
Ron Bass March 15, 1982 Augusta, GA
Tommy Rich [3] April 19, 1982 Augusta, GA
Buzz Sawyer May 2, 1982 Atlanta, GA
Paul Orndorff June 20, 1982 Atlanta, GA -b-
Super Destroyer August 29, 1982 Atlanta, GA -c-
Paul Orndorff [2] October 3, 1982 Atlanta, GA
Masked Superstar [3] October 17, 1982 Atlanta, GA
Paul Orndorff [3] November 17, 1982 Atlanta, GA
Killer Karl Kox 1982
Tommy Rich [4] 1983
Paul Orndorff [4] March 1983
Killer Tim Brooks March 20, 1983 Atlanta, GA
Larry Zbyszko March 20, 1983 Atlanta, GA -d-
Larry Zbyszko [2] June 5, 1983 Atlanta, GA -e-
Brett Wayne September 25, 1983 Atlanta, GA
Ted DiBiase November 18, 1983 Cleveland, OH
Brad Armstrong February 18, 1984 Atlanta, GA
The Spoiler April 12, 1984 Wheeling, WV
Brad Armstrong [2] May 4, 1984 Marietta, GA
The Spoiler [2] July 1, 1984 Atlanta, GA
Ted DiBiase [2] July 14, 1984 Macon, GA -f-
Ron Garvin October 11, 1984 Baltimore, MD
Black Bart June 1, 1985 Atlanta, GA
Terry Taylor September 22, 1985 Atlanta, GA
Buddy Landell November 28, 1985 Greensboro, NC
Dusty Rhodes December 19, 1985 Alberquerqe, NM -g-
Tully Blanchard March 4, 1986 Spartanburg, SC
Wahoo McDaniel August 28, 1986 Los Angeles, CA
Nikita Koloff September 28, 1986 Atlanta, GA -h-

-a- Defeated Terry Funk in the finals of a tournament to become the first champion.

-b- Vacated in 1982 when Orndorff decided to focus on training for an upcoming NWA World Heavyweight Title match.

-c- Won a tournament for the vacant belt.

-d- Buys the title from Brooks for $25,000 after Brooks' win.

-e- Stripped by NWA on April 30, 1983.

-f- Title change takes place without an actual match taking place due to The Spoiler's jump to the WWF.

-g- Title change takes place without an actual match taking place due to Landell's firing for drug problems.

-h- Title unified with the NWA United States Heavyweight Title; Koloff defeated Magnum T.A. on August 17, 1986 for the US title.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 License.