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NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Championship
Details
Current champion(s) Sickdog
Date established April 23, 1935
Promotion Island Xtreme Wrestling Federation
Other name(s)
  • Hawaii Heavyweight Championship
  • Hawaii Junior Heavyweight Championship

The NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance and is defended in the US state of Hawaii. The title, which is still currently defended, began in 1935. From February 1940 through 1942 the title was known as the Hawaii Junior Heavyweight Championship.

Currently, the title is defended in the NWA affiliated promotion, Island Xtreme Wrestling Federation. Previously it was in Mid-Pacific Promotions and Polynesian Wrestling.[1]

Title history[edit]

Silver areas in the history indicate periods of unknown lineage.

Wrestler: Times: Date: Place: Notes:
Wildcat Pete 1 April 23, 1935 Honolulu, HI Defeated Tetsuo Higami to become the first champion.
Toots Estes 1 April 30, 1935 Honolulu, HI
Vacated 1937
Oki Shikina 1 November 16, 1937 Honolulu, HI Defeated Rusty Wescoatt to win the vacant title.
Dean Detton 1 January 24, 1939 Honolulu, HI
Dick Raines 1 February 7, 1939 Honolulu, HI
Oki Shikina 2 April 4, 1939 Honolulu, HI
Ignacio Martinez 1 November 14, 1939 Honolulu, HI Won the title by forfeit after Shikina leaves the area.
Paul Jones 1 November 28, 1939 Honolulu, HI
Vacated February 1940 Title vacated and renamed Hawaii Junior Heavyweight Championship.
Billy Venable 1 April 24, 1940 Honolulu, HI Defeated Kimon Kudo to win the vacant title.
Tetsuo Higami 1 July 3, 1940 Honolulu, HI
Ben Pilar 1 January 22, 1941 Honolulu, HI
Tony Morelli 1 July 23, 1941 Honolulu, HI
Bill Weidner 1 November 12, 1941 Honolulu, HI
Charley Carr 1 1942 Hawaii
Jimmy Gonsalves 1 1945 Hawaii Defeated Ben Sherman.
Lee Grable 1 1947 Hawaii
Ted Travis 1 1947 Hawaii
Lee Grable 2 May 2, 1948 Honolulu, HI
Hisao Tanaka 1 August 8, 1948 Honolulu, HI
Jack Claybourne 1 October 31, 1948 Honolulu, HI
Bobby Managoff 1 November 9, 1949 Honolulu, HI
Dean Detton 2 December 11, 1949 Honolulu, HI
Hans Schnabel 1 December 14, 1949 Honolulu, HI
Sandor Szabo 1 February 5, 1950 Honolulu, HI
Arjan Singh 1 June 18, 1950 Honolulu, HI
Ray Eckert 1 July 16, 1950 Honolulu, HI
Terry McGinnis 1 July 23, 1950 Honolulu, HI
Sandor Szabo 2 September 3, 1950 Honolulu, HI
Vacated 1951
Terry McGinnis 2 August 20, 1951 Honolulu, HI Defeated Ted Travis to win the vacant title.
Al Kashey 1 October 11, 1951 Honolulu, HI
Lucky Simunovich 1 March 30, 1952 Honolulu, HI
Red Scorpion (Tom Rice) 1 May 18, 1952 Honolulu, HI
Vacated 1952
Bobby Bruns 1 September 14, 1952 Honolulu, HI Defeated Tom Rice to win the vacnat title.
Hans Schnabel 2 June 7, 1953 Honolulu, HI
Bobby Managoff 2 July 19, 1953 Honolulu, HI
Ben Sharpe 1 August 23, 1953 Honolulu, HI
Al Lovelock 1 February 14, 1954 Honolulu, HI
Vacated May 1954
Larry Moquin 1 May 23, 1954 Honolulu, HI
Karl Von Schober 1 July 11, 1954 Honolulu, HI
John Paul Henning 1 August 29, 1954 Honolulu, HI
Roger Mackay 1 November 21, 1954 Honolulu, HI
Lucky Simunovich 2 February 13, 1955 Honolulu, HI
The Zebra Kid
(George Bollas)
1 April 10, 1955 Honolulu, HI
Al Lolotai 1 December 16, 1955 Honolulu, HI
Billy Varga 1 March 18, 1956 Honolulu, HI
Tosh Togo 1 July 19, 1956 Honolulu, HI
Tom Rice 2 October 7, 1956 Honolulu, HI
Al Lolotai 2 May 19, 1957 Honolulu, HI
Ed Francis 1 May 13, 1959 Honolulu, HI
Al Lolotai 3 July 8, 1959 Honolulu, HI
Dick Hutton 1 January 18, 1961 Honolulu, HI
Sam Steamboat 1 January 25, 1961 Honolulu, HI
Luigi Macera 1 April 15, 1961 Honolulu, HI
Neff Maivia 1 June 14, 1961 Honolulu, HI
Curtis Iaukea 1 August 16, 1961 Honolulu, HI
Lord James Blears 1 October 25, 1961 Honolulu, HI
Masked Executioner 1 December 13, 1961 Honolulu, HI
Neff Maivia 2 April 4, 1962 Honolulu, HI
Gene LeBell 1 February 15, 1963 Honolulu, HI
Neff Maivia 3 April 24, 1963 Honolulu, HI
Hard Boiled Haggerty 1 February 6, 1964 Honolulu, HI
Neff Maivia 4 April 8, 1964 Honolulu, HI
Gene Kiniski 1 July 16, 1964 Honolulu, HI
Neff Maivia 5 August 27, 1964 Honolulu, HI
Johnny Barend 1 October 7, 1964 Honolulu, HI
Nick Bockwinkel 1 November 25, 1964 Honolulu, HI
Curtis Iaukea 2 December 18, 1964 Honolulu, HI
Luther Lindsay 1 September 29, 1965 Honolulu, HI
Ron Reed 1 January 5, 1966 Honolulu, HI
Ripper Collins 1 January 19, 1966 Honolulu, HI
Neff Maivia 6 August 24, 1966 Honolulu, HI
Ripper Collins 2 October 19, 1966 Honolulu, HI
Jim Hady 1 March 15, 1967 Honolulu, HI
Dutch Schultz 1 August 1967 Hawaii
Jim Hady 2 October 14, 1967 Honolulu, HI
Curtis Iaukea 3 February 28, 1968 Honolulu, HI
Klondike Bill 1 August 28, 1968 Honolulu, HI
Luke Graham 1 October 9, 1968 Honolulu, HI
Nick Bockwinkel 2 December 25, 1968 Honolulu, HI Defeated Johnny Barend to win the title.
Curtis Iaukea 4 December 29, 1968 Honolulu, HI
The Missing Link
(Pampero Firpo)
1 July 1969 Hawaii
Ripper Collins 3 October 29, 1969 Honolulu, HI
Sam Steamboat 2 January 14, 1970 Honolulu, HI
Ripper Collins 4 February 4, 1970 Honolulu, HI
Sam Steamboat 2 June 10, 1970 Honolulu, HI
Ripper Collins 5 June 24, 1970 Honolulu, HI
Sam Steamboat 3 July 29, 1970 Honolulu, HI
Ripper Collins 6 November 4, 1970 Honolulu, HI
Johnny Barend 2 December 9, 1970 Honolulu, HI
Ripper Collins 7 January 2, 1971 Honolulu, HI
Frankie Laine 1 February 6, 1971 Honolulu, HI
Mad Dog Mayne 1 February 24, 1971 Honolulu, HI
Ed Francis 2 October 27, 1971 Honolulu, HI
Gene Kiniski 2 February 16, 1972 Honolulu, HI
Fred Curry 1 August 2, 1972 Honolulu, HI
The Sheik 1 October 21, 1972 Honolulu, HI
Ed Francis 3 January 17, 1973 Honolulu, HI
"Superstar" Billy Graham 1 January 9, 1974 Honolulu, HI
Title inactive
Bill Francis 1 July 1977 Hawaii Defeated Steve Strong to win the inactive title.
Steve Strong 1 January 1978 Hawaii
John Tolos 1 February 1978 Hawaii
John Anson 1 March 1978 Hawaii
Buddy Rose 1 May 1978 Hawaii
Don Muraco 1 July 1978 Hawaii
Tor Kamata 1 August 1978 Hawaii
Don Muraco 2 September 1978 Hawaii
Larry Sharpe 1 November 1978 Hawaii Awarded title as he was top contender for the title following Muraco's defeat of
Big John Studd for the NWA Pacific International Heavyweight Championship
in September 1978.
Mando Guerrero 1 November 22, 1978 Honolulu, HI
Vacated December 22, 1978
Mando Guerrero 2 January 1979 Honolulu, HI
Hans Schroeder 1 March 5, 1979 Honolulu, HI
Don Muraco 3 March 1979 Hawaii
Vacated 1979
Karl Von Steiger 1 April 4, 1979 Pearl Harbor, HI  Defeated Kevin Von Erich in a tournament final to win the vacant title.
Siva Afi 1 April 18, 1979 Hawaii
Ripper Collins 8 ? Hawaii
Peter Maivia 1 March 1980 Hawaii
Hans Schroeder 2 March 5, 1980 Hawaii
Tama Tonga 1 April 1980 Hawaii
Wildman Austin 1 July 1980 Hawaii
Tor Kamata 2 October 1980 Hawaii
Vacant and inactive 1980 Title vacated when Kamata was injured by the Samoans.
Keethan Hawke 1 February 5, 2000 Hawaii Title awarded when it is revived by the NWA for use in the Island Xtreme
Wrestling Federation.
Vacant June 2000 Title vacated when Hawke left the IXWF.
Dark Ninja 1 July 16, 2000 Waipahu, HI Defeated Black Rain and Don Lee in a three-way match to win the vacant title.
Black Rain 1 August 27, 2000 Kāne'ohe, HI Defeated The Jet, subbing for Dark Ninja.
The Jet 1 April 21, 2001 Kāne'ohe, HI
Johnny Allback
(Black Rain)
2 August 18, 2001 Kāne'ohe, HI
The Sassy Assassin 2 October 6, 2001 Kāne'ohe, HI
Johnny Allback 3 October 20, 2001 Kāne'ohe, HI
Kaimana 1 July 4, 2002 Honolulu, HI
Tiki 1 November 17, 2002 Honolulu, HI
Sickdog 1 June 28, 2003 Honolulu, HI
Tiki 2 December 20, 2003 Honolulu, HI
Kris Kavanaugh 1 March 13, 2004 Honolulu, HI
Superfly Ete 1 July 4, 2005 Pearl Harbor, HI
Kenjiro Katahira 1 November 18, 2005 Honolulu, HI Katahira unified the NWA Hawaii title with Hawai'i Championship Wrestling's
Kamehameha Heritage Championship.
Vacated March 2006 Katahira vacated both his championships upon returning to Japan.
Kaimana 2 March 25, 2006 Wahiawā, HI Defeated Ahuna, Kapu and Jody Lopez in a four-way elimination match to win
the vacant title.
Kapu 1 May 13, 2006 Wahiawā, HI
Sickdog 2 May 26, 2007 Honolulu, HI
Jody Lopez 1 August 18, 2007 Honolulu, HI
Sickdog 3 August 18, 2007 Honolulu, HI

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 

External links[edit]


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