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Bloodbath: Wrestling’s Most Incredible Steel Cage Matches DVD

Bloodbath: Wrestling’s Most Incredible Steel Cage Matches
Two-Disc Set
Released: October 28, 2003


CRAZY FAST VIDEO MONTAGE! Mostly filled with various people from over the years flying off the rim of the steel cage and Ric Flair getting his face grated on the mesh. WOO! Read the rest of this entry

WWE: The History of the Intercontinental Championship – Disc One

WWE: The History of the Intercontinental Championship – Disc One
Released: 11/25/2008

Your host is Todd Grisham. He mentions how almost every major superstar in the WWE has won the Intercontinental title on their way to the top. Grisham then explains the origin of the IC belt where Pat Patterson won the North American championship and the South American championship down in Rio de Janeiro (the place where all fake title wins happen!) to make up the new title. Let me just say that as far as Todds go, Pettingell > Grisham. Read the rest of this entry

WWE Championship Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Buddy Rogers Antonino Rocca 4/29/1963 Rio de Janeiro[1]
Bruno Sammartino Buddy Rogers 5/17/1963 New York, NY[2]
Ivan Koloff Bruno Sammartino 1/18/1971 New York, NY
Pedro Morales Ivan Koloff 2/8/1971 New York, NY
Stan Stasiak Pedro Morales 12/1/1973 Philadelphia, PA
Bruno Sammartino (2) Stan Stasiak 12/10/1973 New York, NY
Superstar Billy Graham Bruno Sammartino 4/30/1977 Baltimore, MD
Bob Backlund Superstar Billy Graham 2/20/1978 New York, NY
The Iron Sheik Bob Backlund 12/26/1983 New York, NY
Hulk Hogan The Iron Sheik 1/23/1984 New York, NY
Andre the Giant Hulk Hogan 2/5/1988 The Main Event[3]
Randy Savage Ted DiBiase 3/27/1988 WrestleMania IV[4]
Hulk Hogan (2) Randy Savage 4/2/1989 WrestleMania V
Ultimate Warrior Hulk Hogan 4/1/1990 WrestleMania VI
Sgt. Slaughter Ultimate Warrior 1/19/1991 Royal Rumble
Hulk Hogan (3) Sgt. Slaughter 3/24/1991 WrestleMania VII
The Undertaker Hulk Hogan 11/27/1991 Survivor Series
Hulk Hogan (4) The Undertaker 12/3/1991 This TuesdayIn Texas[5]
Ric Flair 1/19/1992 Royal Rumble[6]
RandySavage (2) Ric Flair 4/5/1992 WrestleMania VIII
Ric Flair (2) Randy Savage 9/14/1992 Prime Time Wrestling
Bret Hart Ric Flair 10/12/1992 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Yokozuna Bret Hart 4/4/1993 WrestleMania IX
Hulk Hogan (5) Yokozuna 4/4/1993 WrestleMania IX
Yokozuna (2) Hulk Hogan 6/13/1993 King of the Ring
Bret Hart (2) Yokozuna 3/20/1994 WrestleMania X
Bob Backlund (2) Bret Hart 11/23/1994 Survivor Series
Diesel Bob Backlund 11/26/1994 New York, NY
Bret Hart (3) Diesel 11/19/1995 Survivor Series
Shawn Michaels Bret Hart 3/31/1996 WrestleMania XII
Psycho Sid Shawn Michaels 11/17/1996 Survivor Series
Shawn Michaels (2) Psycho Sid 1/19/1997 Royal Rumble[7]
Bret Hart (4) The Undertaker 2/16/1997 IYH: Final Four[8]
Psycho Sid (2) Bret Hart 2/17/1997 Monday Night Raw
The Undertaker (2) Psycho Sid 3/23/1997 WrestleMania 13
Bret Hart (5) The Undertaker 8/3/1997 SummerSlam[9]
Shawn Michaels (3) Bret Hart 11/9/1997 Survivor Series[10]
Steve Austin Shawn Michaels 3/29/1998 WrestleMania XIV
Kane Steve Austin 6/28/1998 King of the Ring
Steve Austin (2) Kane 6/29/1998 Raw is War[11]
The Rock Mankind 11/15/1998 Survivor Series[12]
Mankind The Rock 1/4/1999 Raw is War
The Rock (2) Mankind 1/24/1999 Royal Rumble
Mankind (2) The Rock 1/31/1999 Halftime HeAt
The Rock (3) Mankind 2/15/1999 Raw is War
Steve Austin (3) The Rock 3/28/1999 WrestleMania XV
The Undertaker (3) Steve Austin 5/23/1999 Over the Edge[13]
Steve Austin (4) The Undertaker 6/28/1999 Raw is War
Mankind (3) Steve Austin 8/22/1999 SummerSlam[14]
Triple H Mankind 8/23/1999 Raw is War
Vince McMahon Triple H 9/16/1999 Smackdown![15]
Triple H (2) 9/26/1999 Unforgiven[16]
Big Show Triple H 11/14/1999 Survivor Series[17]
Triple H (3) Big Show 1/3/2000 Raw is War
The Rock (4) Triple H 4/30/2000 Backlash
Triple H (4) The Rock 5/21/2000 Judgment Day[18]
The Rock (5) Vince McMahon 6/25/2000 King of the Ring[19]
Kurt Angle The Rock 10/22/2000 No Mercy
The Rock (6) Kurt Angle 2/25/2001 No Way Out
Steve Austin (5) The Rock 4/1/2001 WrestleMania X-7
Kurt Angle (2) Steve Austin 9/23/2001 Unforgiven
Steve Austin (6) Kurt Angle 10/8/2001 Raw is War
Chris Jericho Steve Austin 12/9/2001 Vengeance[20]
Triple H (5) Chris Jericho 3/17/2002 WrestleMania X8
Hulk Hogan (6) Triple H 4/21/2002 Backlash
The Undertaker (4) Hulk Hogan 5/19/2002 Judgment Day
The Rock (7) The Undertaker 7/21/2002 Vengeance[21]
Brock Lesnar The Rock 8/25/2002 SummerSlam[22]
Big Show (2) Brock Lesnar 11/17/2002 Survivor Series
Kurt Angle (3) Big Show 12/15/2002 Armageddon
Brock Lesnar (2) Kurt Angle 3/30/2003 WrestleMania XIX
Kurt Angle (4) Brock Lesnar 7/27/2003 Vengeance[23]
Brock Lesnar (3) Kurt Angle 9/18/2003 Smackdown!
Eddie Guerrero Brock Lesnar 2/15/2004 No Way Out
JBL Eddie Guerrero 6/27/2004 Great American Bash
John Cena JBL 4/3/2005 WrestleMania 21[24]
Edge John Cena 1/8/2006 New Year’sRevolution[25]
John Cena (2) Edge 1/29/2006 Royal Rumble
Rob Van Dam John Cena 6/11/2006 One Night Stand[26]
Edge (2) Rob Van Dam 7/3/2006 Raw
John Cena (3) Edge 9/17/2006 Unforgiven[27]
Randy Orton 10/7/2007 No Mercy[28]
Triple H (6) Randy Orton 10/7/2007 No Mercy
Randy Orton (2) Triple H 10/7/2007 No Mercy
Triple H (7) Randy Orton 4/27/2008 Backlash[29]
Edge (3) Triple H 11/23/2008 Survivor Series[30]
Jeff Hardy Edge 12/14/2008 Armageddon[31]
Edge (4) Jeff Hardy 1/25/2009 Royal Rumble
Triple H (8) Undertaker 2/15/2009 No Way Out[32]
Randy Orton (3) Triple H 4/26/2009 Backlash[33]
Batista Randy Orton 6/7/2009 Extreme Rules[34]
Randy Orton (4) Big Show 6/15/2009 Raw[35]
John Cena (4) Randy Orton 9/13/2009 Breaking Point
Randy Orton (5) John Cena 10/4/2009 Hell in a Cell
John Cena (5) Randy Orton 10/25/2009 Bragging Rights
Sheamus John Cena 12/13/2009 TLC
John Cena (6) Triple H 2/21/2010 Elimination Chamber[36]
Batista (2) John Cena 2/21/2010 Elimination Chamber
John Cena (7) Batista 3/28/2010 WrestleMania XXVI
Sheamus (2) John Cena 6/20/2010 Fatal 4-Way[37]
Randy Orton (6) Sheamus 9/19/2010 Night of Champions[38]
The Miz Randy Orton 11/22/2010 Raw[39]
John Cena (8) The Miz 5/1/2011 Extreme Rules[40]
CM Punk John Cena 7/17/2011 Money in the Bank[41]
Rey Mysterio The Miz 7/25/2011 Raw[42]
John Cena (9) Rey Mysterio 7/25/2011 Raw


[1]: Rogers defeated Rocca in the finals of a fictitious tournament to be crowned the first-ever WWWF World Heavyweight Champion.

[2]: Bruno’s eight-year long title reign is a record that still stands today as the longest title reign ever.

[3]: Immediately after Andre won the title from Hogan thanks to some refereeing hijinks, Andre gave up the belt and handed it over to Ted DiBiase. This of course did not stand as an actual title change and due to the controversy over Andre’s title win, the belt became and a title tournament was scheduled for WrestleMania IV.

[4]: This was a tournament final.

[5]: Because of all the shenanigans that had caused the WWF title to change hands over the past week, WWF President Jack Tunney declared the title vacant and that the winner of the Royal Rumble would be crowned the new champion.

[6]: Ric Flair won the Royal Rumble by last eliminating Sid Justice to win the vacant WWF title.

[7]: On February 13, 1997 edition of Monday Night Raw when WWF champion Shawn Michaels announced that he had “Lost His Smile”, he decided to vacate the championship. The real reason being though was he had suffered a knee injury.

[8]: This match also included Steve Austin and Vader for a four-man battle royal.

[9]: Shawn Michaels was the special guest referee.

[10]: This was the night of the infamous “Montreal Screwjob” incident/angle. You know, whichever side you’re on.

[11]: On the night after the Undertaker and Kane simultaneously pinned Austin at the In Your House: Breakdown PPV, WWF Chairman Vince McMahon declared the title vacated.

[12]: This was a tournament final.

[13]: Shane McMahon was the special guest referee.

[14]: This was a triple-threat match, which also included Triple H. Jesse Ventura served as the special guest referee.

[15]: Shane McMahon was the special guest referee.

[16]: This was a six-pack challenge match, which also included The Rock, Kane, Mankind, Big Show and the British Bulldog. Steve Austin also was included the special enforcer.

[17]: This was a triple-threat match which also included The Rock.

[18]: This was a 60-minute ironman match with Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee.

[19]: This was a six-man tag team match with the Rock, Undertaker and Kane on one side taking on Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon and the WWF Champion Triple H. Rock pinned Vince McMahon to win the title.

[20]: In one night, Chris Jericho managed to defeat the World Champion The Rock and WWF Champion Steve Austin to become the first-ever (in the WWF) Undisputed World Champion.

[21]: This was a triple-threat match which also included Kurt Angle.

[22]: Because of Raw and Smackdown becoming seperate “brands” or TV shows and due to the re-creation of the World Championship title awarded to Triple H which was exclusive to Raw, it was during Brock’s first title reign title when this belt was no longer considered an undisputed championship and became simply known as the WWE title which became exclusive to Smackdown.

[23]: This was a triple-threat match which also included Big Show.

[24]: With the WWE champion John Cena being drafted to Raw on June 6, 2005, the WWE title switched brands and now became exclusive to Raw.

[25]: After waiting for nine months, Edge wisely cashes in his “Money in the Bank” briefcase which guarantees himself a title shot for any title at any moment that he wants to use it that he won at WrestleMania 21 on John Cena right after he regained his WWE title in an elimination chamber match.

[26]: Since Rob Van Dam wrestled on the ECW TV show, the WWE title becomes a part of ECW.

[27]: Cena was stripped of the title on the October 1, 2007 edition of Raw due to a torn pectoral tendon injury.

[28]: Since Randy Orton was scheduled to face John Cena for the WWE title anyway, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon awards Orton the WWE title since Cena could not compete.

[29]: This was a four-man elimination match which also included John Cena and JBL. The title would finally return to Smackdown when WWE Champion Triple H was drafted to Smackdown on the June 23, 2008 edition of Raw.

[30]: This was a triple-threat match which also included Vladimir Kozlov. Jeff Hardy was originally scheduled to compete, but was unable to compete. Edge returned as Hardy’s surprise replacement halfway into the match and won the WWE title for the third time.

[31]: This was a triple-threat match which also included Triple H.

[32]: This was an elimination chamber match including WWE champion Edge, Vladimir Kozlov, Big Show and Jeff Hardy. It came down to Triple H pinning The Undertaker with the Pedigree to win his eighth WWE title.

[33]: Randy Orton regained the WWE title in a six-man tag match after pinning Triple H. Orton’s team consisted of Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr. against the former WWE champion Triple H, Batista, and Shane McMahon.

[34]: Oddly enough, this is the first time the WWE title has ever changed hands in a cage match.

[35]: The night after Extreme Rules, Batista forfeited the title because of a legit bicep tendon tear that happened PRIOR TO THE TITLE CHANGE. Not sure why they even went through with the title switch in the first place, but they did. The title was put up for grabs a week later in a fatal four way match where Orton pinned Big Show. The match also included Triple H and John Cena. Aaaaand we return to square one. Also just for reference, this would be the seventh time the belt has changed hands in seven months. The most in a seven month period since November 1998 into June 1999! WHAT THE F!

[36]: This was an elimination chamber match which also included the former champ Sheamus, Triple H, Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase Jr., and Kofi Kingston.

[37]: This was a fatal four-way match which also included the former champ John Cena, Edge, and Randy Orton.

[38]: This was a six-pack challenge which also included the former champ Sheamus, Edge, Wade Barrett, Chris Jericho, and John Cena.

[39]: The Miz cashed in his “Money in the Bank” briefcase for a WWE title shot right after the Nexus severely beat down Randy Orton.

[40]: This was a cage match which also included John Morrison.

[41]: With only a little over an hour left on his WWE contract, CM Punk pinned John Cena clean in the middle of the ring to win the WWE title. Once it became twelve midnight on July 18, CM Punk was no longer the WWE champion, had no status as WWE champion, and the title that he took with him (whether in storyline terms or legitimately) became meaningless. Therefore on July 18, a new WWE champion had to be crowned and an eight-man tournament was started. However, the Rey Mysterio/Miz tournament finals were then postponed until July 25.

[42]: This was the tournament final to crown a new WWE champion.

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NWA World Heavyweight Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
George Hackenschmidt Tom Jenkins 5/5/1904 New York, NY[1]
Frank Gotch George Hackenschmidt 4/3/1908 Chicago, IL[2]
Joe Stecher Charlie Cutler 7/4/1915 Omaha, NE[3]
Earl Caddock Joe Stecher 4/9/1917 Omaha, NE[4]
Joe Stecher (2) Earl Caddock 1/30/1920 New York, NY
Joe Stecher 12/13/1920 New York, NY
Stanislaus Zbyszko Ed
5/6/1921 New York, NY
Ed “Strangler” Lewis (2) Stanislaus Zbyszko 3/3/1922 Wichita, KS
Wayne Munn Ed
1/8/1925 Kansas City, MO
Stanislaus Zbyszko (2) Wayne Munn 4/15/1925 Philadelphia, PA
Joe Stecher (3) Stanislaus Zbyszko 5/30/1925 St. Louis, MO
Joe Stecher 2/20/1928 St. Louis, MO
Gus Sonnenberg Ed
1/4/1929 Boston, MA
Dick Shikat Jim Londos 8/23/1929 Philadelphia, PA[5]
Jim Londos Dick Shikat 6/6/1930 Philadelphia, PA
Ed Don George Gus Sonnenberg 12/10/1930 Los Angeles, CA
Ed Don George 4/13/1931 Los Angeles, CA
Henry DeGlane Ed
5/4/1931 Montreal, Quebec[6]
Dick Shikat 6/9/1932 New York, NY[7]
Ed Don George (2) Henry DeGlane 2/9/1933 Boston, MA
Jim Browning Ed
2/20/1933 New York, NY
Jim Londos (2) Jim Browning 6/25/1934 New York, NY
Danno O’Mahony Jim Londos 6/27/1935 Boston, MA
O’Mahony (2)
Ed Don George 6/30/1935 Boston, MA
O’Mahony (3)
7/30/1935 Boston, MA[8]
Dick Shikat (2) Danno O’Mahony 3/2/1936 New York, NY
Ali Baba Dick Shikat 4/24/1936 Detroit, MI[9]
Everett Marshall Ali Baba 6/26/1936 Columbus, OH
Lou Thesz Everett Marshall 12/29/1937 St. Louis, MO
Lou Thesz 2/11/1938 Boston, MA
Marshall (2)
9/38 [10]
Lou Thesz (2) Everett Marshall 2/23/1939 St. Louis, MO
Bronko Nagurski Lou Thesz 6/23/1939 Houston, TX
Ray Steele Bronko Nagurski 3/7/1940 St. Louis, MO
Nagurski (2)
Ray Steele 3/11/1941 Minneapolis, MN
Sandor Szabo Bronko Nagurski 6/5/1941 St. Louis, MO
Bill Longson Sandor Szabo 2/19/1942 St. Louis, MO
Yvon Robert Bill Longson 10/7/1942 Montreal, Quebec
Bobby Managoff Yvon Robert 11/17/1942 Houston, TX
Bill Longson (2) Bobby Managoff 2/19/1943 St. Louis, MO
Billy Watson
Bill Longson 2/21/1947 St. Louis, MO
Lou Thesz (3) Whipper
Billy Watson
4/25/1947 St. Louis, MO
Bill Longson (3) Lou Thesz 11/21/1947 St. Louis, MO
Lou Thesz (4) Bill Longson 7/20/1948 Indianapolis, IN[11]
Billy Watson (2)
Lou Thesz 3/15/1956 Toronto, Ontario
Lou Thesz (5) Whipper
Billy Watson
11/9/1956 St. Louis, MO
Dick Hutton Lou Thesz 11/14/1957 Toronto, Ontario
Pat O’Connor Dick Hutton 1/9/1959 St. Louis, MO
Buddy Rogers Pat O’Connor 6/30/1961 Chicago, IL
Lou Thesz (6) Buddy Rogers 1/24/1963 Toronto, Ontario
Gene Kiniski Lou Thesz 1/7/1966 St. Louis, MO
Dory Funk Jr. Gene Kiniski 2/11/1969 Tampa, FL
Harley Race Dory Funk Jr. 5/24/1973 Kansas City, MO
Jack Brisco Harley Race 7/20/1973 Houston, TX
Giant Baba Jack Brisco 12/2/1974 Japan
Jack Brisco (2) Giant Baba 12/9/1974 Japan
Terry Funk Jack Brisco 12/10/1975 Miami, FL
Harley Race (2) Terry Funk 2/6/1977 Toronto, Ontario
Dusty Rhodes Harley Race 8/21/1979 Tampa, FL
Harley Race (3) Dusty Rhodes 8/26/1979 Orlando, FL
Giant Baba (2) Harley Race 10/31/1979 Japan
Harley Race (4) Giant Baba 11/7/1979 Japan
Giant Baba (3) Harley Race 9/4/1980 Japan
Harley Race (5) Giant Baba 9/10/1980 Japan
Tommy Rich Harley Race 4/27/1981 Augusta, GA
Harley Race (6) Tommy Rich 5/1/1981 Gainesville, GA
Dusty Rhodes (2) Harley Race 6/21/1981 Atlanta, GA
Ric Flair Dusty Rhodes 9/17/1981 Kansas City, MO
Harley Race (7) Ric Flair 6/10/1983 St. Louis, MO
Ric Flair (2) Harley Race 11/24/1983 Starrcade
Harley Race (8) Ric Flair 3/21/1984 New Zealand
Ric Flair (3) Harley Race 3/23/1984 Singapore
Kerry Von Erich Ric Flair 5/6/1984 Irving, TX
Ric Flair (4) Kerry Von Erich 5/24/1984 Japan
Dusty Rhodes (3) Ric Flair 7/26/1986 Greensboro, NC
Ric Flair (5) Dusty Rhodes 8/9/1986 St. Louis, MO
Ronnie Garvin Ric Flair 9/25/1987 Detroit, MI
Ric Flair (6) Ronnie Garvin 11/26/1987 Starrcade
Ricky Steamboat Ric Flair 2/20/1989 Chi-Town Rumble
Ric Flair (7) Ricky Steamboat 5/7/1989 Wrestle War
Sting Ric Flair 7/7/1990 Great
American Bash
Ric Flair (8) Sting 1/11/1991 East
Rutherford, NJ[12]
Masa Chono Rick Rude 8/12/1992 Japan[13]
Great Muta Masa Chono 1/4/1993 Japan
Barry Windham Great Muta 2/21/1993 Superbrawl III
Ric Flair (9) Barry Windham 7/18/1993 Beach Blast[14]
WCW withdraws from the NWA in September 1993.
Shane Douglas Too Cold Scorpio 8/27/1994 Philadelphia, PA[15]
Chris Candido Tracy Smothers 11/19/1994 Cherry Hill, NJ[16]
Dan Severn Chris Candido 2/24/1995 Erlanger, KY
Naoya Ogawa Dan Severn 3/14/1999 Japan
Gary Steele Naoya Ogawa 9/25/1999 Charlotte, NC[17]
Naoya Ogawa (2) Gary Steele 10/2/1999 Thomaston, CT
Mike Rapada Jerry Flynn 9/19/2000 Tampa, FL[18]
Sabu Mike Rapada 11/14/2000 Tampa, FL
Mike Rapada (2) Sabu 12/22/2000 Nashville, TN
Steve Corino Mike Rapada 4/24/2001 Tampa, FL[19]
Shinya Hashimoto 12/15/2001 McKeesport, PA[20]
Dan Severn (2) Shinya Hashimoto 3/9/2002 Japan
The NWA World Heavyweight title becomes exclusive to TNA.
Ken Shamrock 6/19/2002 TNA PPV #1[21]
Ron Killings Ken Shamrock 8/7/2002 TNA PPV #8
Jeff Jarrett Ron Killings 11/20/2002 TNA PPV #21
AJ Styles Jeff Jarrett 6/11/2003 TNA PPV #48[22]
Jeff Jarrett (2) AJ Styles 10/22/2003 TNA PPV #66
AJ Styles (2) Jeff Jarrett 4/21/2004 TNA PPV #90
Ron Killings (2) AJ Styles 5/19/2004 TNA PPV #94[23]
Jeff Jarrett (3) Ron Killings 6/2/2004 TNA PPV #96[24]
AJ Styles (3) Jeff Jarrett 5/15/2005 Hard Justice
Raven AJ Styles 6/19/2005 Slammiversary[25]
Jeff Jarrett (4) Raven 9/15/2005 Oldcastle, Ontario
Rhino Jeff Jarrett 10/23/2005 Bound for Glory
Jeff Jarrett (5) Rhino 10/25/2005 iMPACT![26]
Christian Cage Jeff Jarrett 2/12/2006 Against All Odds
Jeff Jarrett (6) Christian Cage 6/18/2006 Slammiversary[27]
Sting (2) Jeff Jarrett 10/22/2006 Bound for Glory
Abyss Sting 11/19/2006 Genesis
Christian Cage (2) Abyss 1/14/2007 Final Resolution[28]
The NWA cuts all ties with TNA on May 13, 2007.
Adam Pearce Brent Albright 9/1/2007 Puerto Rico[29]
Brent Albright Adam Pearce 8/2/2008 ROH: Death Before Dishonor VI
Adam Pearce (2) Brent Albright 9/20/2008 ROH: Glory by Honor VII
Blue Demon Jr. Adam Pearce 10/25/2008 Mexico City, MX

[1]: During the first few years of the century, George Hackenschmidt had won world championship tournaments in Italy, Germany, and England. As a result of this match, by defeating American champion Tom Jenkins in two straight falls, he became recognized as the top champion in North America.
[2]: George Hackenschmidt left the ring, refusing to return, and the referee awarded the title to Gotch, who retired in 1913; his last match was a victory over George Lurich on April 9.
[3]: Charlie Cutler had defeated Henry Ordeman and Jesse Westegard in a tournament, and had laid claim to the world title.
[4]: Earl Caddock was awarded the title by the referee when Joe Stecher refused to return to the ring after the second fall.
[5]: As a result of this match, Dick Shikat became recognized as the first champion of the National Wrestling Association (NWA), a division of the National Boxing Association.
[6]: Henry DeGlane won the title by disqualification.
[7]: This match on Long Island, New York, was billed as a world championship match, and was designed to halt the controversy that was splitting the sport at the time. Jim Londos was subsequently stripped of the title for refusing to meet the winner of this bout. Ed “Strangler” Lewis later affirmed his claim on the title with an October 10, 1932 victory over Jack Sherry.
[8]: Ed Don George had been claiming rights to the world title ever since he defeated Henry DeGlane in Boston in 1933. Danno O’Mahony, because of his victories over Jim Londos, Ed Don George and Ed “Strangler” Lewis, became the closest thing to undisputed world champion at the time, representing a unification of sorts of the splintering of the world title that had taken place for several years.
[9]: During his title reign, Ali Baba was disqualified in a match against Dave Lewin held in Newark, New Jersey. The State Athletic Commission reversed the match decision and allowed Ali Baba to keep the title. Soon thereafter, however, a rule change was made which stated that the title cannot change hands on a disqualification.
[10]: The NWA decided to recognize Everett Marshall as champion because Steve Crusher Casey was out of the country and failed to defend the title on a regular basis.
[11]: The National Wrestling Alliance was organized in July 1948. At that particular time, Orville Brown was recognized as champion. Forced to retire due to injuries received in a November 11, 1949 auto accident, Brown relinguished his claim on the title. Lou Thesz was scheduled to meet Brown in a title match in St. Louis on November 25, 1949.
[12]: Time of the match: 20:38. Ric Flair is (according to WCW officials in April 1992) the first WCW World champion; Sting, therefore, as of April 1992, is a one-time NWA and one-time WCW World champion. In September 1991, Ric Flair signed with the WWF and the NWA title was declared vacant.
[13]: This was a tournament final.
[14]: The title was declared vacant in September 1993 when WCW withdrew from the NWA. It was renamed the WCW International title, held in the year that followed by Rick Rude, Hiroshi Hase, Rude again, Sting, then Flair again, but was finally abandoned when it was unified with the WCW World title at Clash of the Champions 27 on June 23, 1994.
[15]: This was a tournament final. Douglas refused the NWA world title in favor of the ECW title, which is the belt he was already the possessor of at the time. Therefore, the NWA world title was made vacant once again.
[16]: This was a tournament final.
[17]: This was a three-way match involving Brian Anthony.
[18]: This was a tournament final. Previous champ Naoya Ogawa voluntarily gave up the title.
[19]: The title was held up following the bout between Steve Corino and Shinya Hashimoto on October 13 in St. Petersburg, Florida, which was stopped when it was ruled Corino could no longer properly defend himself.
[20]: Hashimoto defeated Steve Corino and Gary Steele in a three-way bout to fill the vacant title.
[21]: Shamrock won a 20-man battle royal to claim the title, which became vacant when the NWA stripped previous champion Dan Severn. Severn had previously announced he would be unable to appear and defend the title at the first-ever NWA-TNA PPV on June 19.
[22]:This was a three-way match which also included Raven.
[23]: This was a four-way match which also included Chris Harris and Raven.
[24]: This was a King of the Mountain match which also included Chris Harris, AJ Styles and Raven.
[25]: This was a King of the Mountain match which also included Abyss, Monty Brown and Sean Waltman.
[26]: Match aired on TV on November 3, 2005.
[27]: This was a King of the Mountain match which also included Abyss, Ron Killings and Sting.
[28]: This was a three-way elimination match which also included Sting.
[29]: This was a tournament final. Even though Adam Pearce had lost to Bryan Danielson earlier in the semifinals, Danielson had to withdraw from competing in the tournament finals because of a detached retina. Pearce went to the finals as a substitution and won the title.

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