NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship
EC3

On this page, you find the full Title History for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship, with all Championship Info, Statistics, the Belt Design changes through the years, and the full list of Title Reigns, along with dates, events, and reign durations.

The NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship is a World Title contested in National Wrestling Alliance, by men wrestlers.

The championship was first established on July 14, 1948.

The current champion is EC3, who won the title at NWA 75 on August 27, 2023, and has been reigning for 298 days.

NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship: Title History

  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA May 13, 2007 Present
    Promotion TNA / Impact WrestlingTNA June 19, 2002 May 12, 2007
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA September 16, 1993 June 18, 2002
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCWNational Wrestling AllianceNWA November 21, 1988 September 15, 1993
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWAJim Crockett PromotionsJCP January 1, 1985 November 20, 1988
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA July 14, 1948 December 31, 1984
  • Championship Names & Belt Designs
    • NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship ("Ten Pounds of Gold") October 21, 2016
    • NWA World Heavyweight Championship ("Ten Pounds of Gold") June 19, 2002 October 20, 2016
    • NWA World Heavyweight Championship (Dan Severn) March 9, 2002 June 18, 2002
    • NWA World Heavyweight Championship ("Ten Pounds of Gold") September 16, 1993 March 8, 2002
    • NWA World Heavyweight Championship ("Big Gold") August 9, 1986 September 15, 1993
    • NWA World Heavyweight Championship ("Ten Pounds of Gold") May 24, 1973 August 8, 1986
    • NWA World Heavyweight Championship ("Crown belt") January 9, 1959 May 23, 1973
    • NWA World Heavyweight Championship ("Lou Thesz belt") November 27, 1949 January 8, 1959
    • NWA World Heavyweight Championship July 14, 1948 November 26, 1949

For the Title History of the newer version of this championship, see the page for the TNA World Championship.

NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship: Title Reigns

  • N. Image Champion Reign
    101
    EC3

    EC3 1

    298+
    100
    Tyrus

    Tyrus 1

    288
    99
    Trevor Murdoch

    Trevor Murdoch 2

    154
    Vacant

    Vacant

    0
    98
    Matt Cardona

    Matt Cardona 1

    119
    97
    Trevor Murdoch

    Trevor Murdoch 1

    167
    96
    Nick Aldis

    Nick Aldis 2

    1043
    95
    Cody

    Cody 1

    50
    94
    Nick Aldis

    Nick Aldis 1

    266
    93

    Tim Storm 1

    414
    92
    Jax Dane

    Jax Dane 1

    419
    91
    Hiroyoshi Tenzan

    Hiroyoshi Tenzan 1

    196
    90
    Rob Conway

    Rob Conway 2

    257
    89
    Satoshi Kojima

    Satoshi Kojima 1

    149
    88
    Rob Conway

    Rob Conway 1

    294
    87

    Kahagas 1

    134
    Vacant

    Vacant

    6
    86
    Adam Pearce

    Adam Pearce 5

    98
    85
    Colt Cabana

    Colt Cabana 2

    83
    84
    Adam Pearce

    Adam Pearce 4

    273
    Vacant

    Vacant

    20
    83

    The Sheik 1

    79
    82
    Colt Cabana

    Colt Cabana 1

    21
    81
    Adam Pearce

    Adam Pearce 3

    384
    80

    Blue Demon Jr. 1

    505
    79
    Adam Pearce

    Adam Pearce 2

    35
    78

    Brent Albright 1

    49
    77
    Adam Pearce

    Adam Pearce 1

    336
    Vacant

    Vacant

    111
    76
    Christian Cage

    Christian Cage 2

    119
    75
    Abyss

    Abyss 1

    56
    74
    Sting

    Sting 2

    28
    73
    Jeff Jarrett

    Jeff Jarrett 7

    126
    72
    Christian Cage

    Christian Cage 1

    126
    71
    Jeff Jarrett

    Jeff Jarrett 6

    101
    70
    Rhino

    Rhino 1

    11
    69
    Jeff Jarrett

    Jeff Jarrett 5

    38
    68
    Raven

    Raven 1

    88
    67
    AJ Styles

    AJ Styles 3

    35
    66
    Jeff Jarrett

    Jeff Jarrett 4

    42
    65

    Ray González 1

    0
    64
    Jeff Jarrett

    Jeff Jarrett 3

    305
    63
    Ron Killings

    Ron Killings 2

    14
    62
    AJ Styles

    AJ Styles 2

    28
    61
    Jeff Jarrett

    Jeff Jarrett 2

    182
    60
    AJ Styles

    AJ Styles 1

    133
    59
    Jeff Jarrett

    Jeff Jarrett 1

    203
    58
    Ron Killings

    Ron Killings 1

    105
    57
    Ken Shamrock

    Ken Shamrock 1

    49
    Vacant

    Vacant

    22
    56
    Dan Severn

    Dan Severn 2

    80
    55
    Shinya Hashimoto

    Shinya Hashimoto 1

    84
    Vacant

    Vacant

    63
    54
    Steve Corino

    Steve Corino 1

    172
    53

    Mike Rapada 2

    123
    52
    Sabu

    Sabu 1

    38
    51

    Mike Rapada 1

    56
    Vacant

    Vacant

    79
    50

    Naoya Ogawa 2

    274
    49

    Gary Steele 1

    7
    48

    Naoya Ogawa 1

    195
    47
    Dan Severn

    Dan Severn 1

    1479
    46
    Chris Candido

    Chris Candido 1

    97
    Vacant

    Vacant

    84
    45
    Shane Douglas

    Shane Douglas 1

    0
    Vacant

    Vacant

    346
    44
    Ric Flair

    Ric Flair 9

    59
    43
    Barry Windham

    Barry Windham 1

    147
    42
    The Great Muta

    The Great Muta 1

    48
    41
    Masahiro Chono

    Masahiro Chono 1

    145
    Vacant

    Vacant

    339
    40
    Ric Flair

    Ric Flair 8

    112
    39
    Tatsumi Fujinami

    Tatsumi Fujinami 1

    59
    38
    Ric Flair

    Ric Flair 7

    69
    37
    Sting

    Sting 1

    188
    36
    Ric Flair

    Ric Flair 6

    426
    35
    Ricky Steamboat

    Ricky Steamboat 1

    76
    34
    Ric Flair

    Ric Flair 5

    452
    33
    Ronnie Garvin

    Ronnie Garvin 1

    61
    32
    Ric Flair

    Ric Flair 4

    413
    31
    Dusty Rhodes

    Dusty Rhodes 3

    14
    30
    Ric Flair

    Ric Flair 3

    793
    29
    Kerry von Erich

    Kerry von Erich 1

    18
    28
    Ric Flair

    Ric Flair 2

    164
    27
    Harley Race

    Harley Race 7

    167
    26
    Ric Flair

    Ric Flair 1

    631
    25
    Dusty Rhodes

    Dusty Rhodes 2

    88
    24
    Harley Race

    Harley Race 6

    51
    23
    Tommy Rich

    Tommy Rich 1

    4
    22
    Harley Race

    Harley Race 5

    230
    21
    Giant Baba

    Giant Baba 3

    5
    20
    Harley Race

    Harley Race 4

    302
    19
    Giant Baba

    Giant Baba 2

    7
    18
    Harley Race

    Harley Race 3

    66
    17
    Dusty Rhodes

    Dusty Rhodes 1

    5
    16
    Harley Race

    Harley Race 2

    926
    15
    Terry Funk

    Terry Funk 1

    424
    14
    Jack Brisco

    Jack Brisco 2

    366
    13
    Giant Baba

    Giant Baba 1

    7
    12
    Jack Brisco

    Jack Brisco 1

    500
    11
    Harley Race

    Harley Race 1

    57
    10
    Dory Funk Jr.

    Dory Funk Jr. 1

    1563
    9

    Gene Kiniski 1

    1131
    8
    Lou Thesz

    Lou Thesz 3

    1079
    7
    Buddy Rogers

    Buddy Rogers 1

    573
    6
    Pat O'Connor

    Pat O'Connor 1

    903
    5

    Dick Hutton 1

    421
    4
    Lou Thesz

    Lou Thesz 2

    370
    3

    Whipper Billy Watson 1

    239
    2
    Lou Thesz

    Lou Thesz 1

    2300
    1

    Orville Brown 1

    692

NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship: Statistics

  • Current ChampionEC3EC3

Most Number of Reigns

RankWrestlerReigns
9
7
7
5
3

Most Combined Days

RankWrestlerDays
3749
3119
1799
1563
1559

Longest Reigns

RankWrestlerReignDays
2300
1563
1479
Gene Kiniski1131
1079
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