NWA National Heavyweight Title History

10/80; ?
- National Heavyweight Championship Tournament Finals: Jack Brisco defeated Terry Funk to win the title

- 12/12/80; Atlanta, GA; Omni
- The Mongolian Stomper (w/ Don Carson) pinned National Heavyweight Champion Jack Brisco to win the title with a kick to the back and running stop to the face after Brisco became distracted by Carson, moments after the referee was knocked down

- 5/29/81; Atlanta, GA
- Steve O defeated National Heavyweight Champion the Mongolian Stomper to win the title

8/15/81; Atlanta, GA
- The Masked Superstar defeated National Heavyweight Champion Steve O to win the title

- 8/29/81: The Masked Superstar unified the National title with the Georgia Heavyweight Title by beating Tommy Rich.

9/28/81; Augusta, GA; Omni
- Tommy Rich defeated National Heavyweight Champion the Masked Superstar to win the title

11/26/81; Atlanta, GA; Omni
- The Masked Superstar defeated NWA National Heavyweight Champion Tommy Rich to win the title in a Texas Death Match

1/17/82; Atlanta, GA
- Tommy Rich defeated National Heavyweight Champion the Masked Superstar to win the title

3/15/82; Augusta, GA
- Ron Bass defeated National Heavyweight Champion Tommy Rich to win the title

4/19/82; Augusta, GA
- Tommy Rich defeated National Heavyweight Champion Ron Bass to win the title

5/2/82; Atlanta, GA; Omni
- Buzz Sawyer defeated National Heavyweight Champion Tommy Rich to win the title

6/20/82; Atlanta, GA; Omni
- Paul Orndorff defeated National Heavyweight Champion Buzz Sawyer to win the title

- The title was vacated when Orndorff gave it up to train for a world title shot. An 11-man one-night tournament was held to determine the new champion. Prior to the finals, the Super Destroyer defeated Brad Armstrong and Paul Orndorff defeated Ole Anderson and Matt Borne.

8/29/82; Atlanta, GA; Omni
- National Heavyweight Championship Tournament Finals: The Super Destroyer defeated Paul Orndorff to win the title

10/3/82; Atlanta, GA; Omni
- Paul Orndorff defeated National Heavyweight Champion the Super Destroyer to win the title

10/17/82; Atlanta, GA; Omni
- The Masked Superstar defeated National Heavyweight Champion Paul Orndorff to win the title

11/7/82; Atlanta, GA; Omni
- Paul Orndorff defeated National Heavyweight Champion the Masked Superstar to win the title

3/20/83; Atlanta, GA; Omni
- Killer Brooks defeated National Heavyweight Champion Paul Orndorff to win the title

- 3/20/83: Larry Zbyszko bought the belt for $25,000. The title was later vacated after a ruling from NWA President Bob Geigel on 4/30/83. A 20-man one-night tournament was designed to determine the new champion. Prior to the finals, Larry Zbyszko defeated Brett Wayne, Tommy Rich, the Masked Superstar, and Stan Hansen and Mr. Wrestling #2 defeated Bob Roop and Arn Anderson.

6/5/83; Atlanta, GA; Omni
- National Heavyweight Championship Tournament Final: Larry Zbyszko defeated Mr. Wrestling #2 to win the title

9/25/83; Atlanta, GA
- Brett Wayne defeated National Heavyweight Champion Larry Zbyszko to win the title

11/18/83; Cleveland, OH
- Ted Dibiase defeated National Heavyweight Champion Brett Wayne to win the title

2/18/84; Atlanta, GA
- Brad Armstrong pinned National Heavyweight Champion Ted Dibiase to win the title; Armstrong worked the match as the masked Mr. R until Dibiase took his mask off during the contest; late in the bout, Tommy Rich appeared ringside

4/12/84; Wheeling, WV
- The Spoiler defeated National Heavyweight Champion Brad Armstrong to win the title

5/4/84; Marietta, GA
- Brad Armstrong defeated National Heavyweight Champion the Spoiler to win the title

7/1/84; Atlanta, GA; Omni
- The Spoiler (w/ Paul Ellering) defeated National Heavyweight Champion Brad Armstrong to win the title

7/14/84; Macon, GA
- Ted Dibiase defeated National Heavyweight Champion the Spoiler to win the title

10/11/84; Baltimore, MD; Civic Center
- Ron Garvin defeated National Heavyweight Champion Ted Dibiase to win the title

6/1/85; Atlanta, GA; WTBS Studios
World Championship Wrestling - 6/8/85
- Black Bart pinned National Heavyweight Champion Ron Garvin to win the title in a loser leaves town match at 11:02 after hitting him with a loaded elbow pad

9/22/85; Atlanta, GA
- Terry Taylor pinned National Heavyweight Champion Black Bart to win the title

Starrcade 85 - 11/28/85; Greensboro, NC; Coliseum
- Buddy Landell (w/ JJ Dillon) pinned National Heavyweight Champion Terry Taylor to win the title when Dillon grabbed Taylor's foot as the champion attempted a superplex, with Landell landing on top for the win; Dillon's head was heavily bandaged following his match earlier in the night

- 1/4/86: Dusty Rhodes was announced the new NWA National Heavyweight Title following a phantom match in Albuquerque, NM after Buddy Landell was fired from the promotion.

3/4/86; Spartanburg, SC; Memorial Auditorium
- Tully Blanchard (w/ JJ Dillon) pinned National Heavyweight Champion Dusty Rhodes to win the title after hitting him with a foreign object given to him by NWA World Champion Ric Flair, who provided guest commentary for the match

8/28/86; Los Angeles, CA
- Wahoo McDaniel pinned NWA National Heavyweight Champion Tully Blanchard to win the title with a chop

- 9/28/86: NWA US Champion Nikita Koloff unified the titles following a title vs. title match victory over McDaniel at the Omni in Atlanta.

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