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 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 (w/ Baby Doll) 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, as Rhodes attempted to bring Blanchard back into the ring with a back suplex; late in the match, Rhodes kicked out of the slingshot suplex; after the contest, Flair entered the ring to celebrate with Blanchard and NWA TV Champion Arn Anderson; moments later, Baby Doll attacked Flair with repeated punches; Dillon then grabbed Baby Doll by the hair and yanked her to the mat, with Baby Doll slapping him until she was tackled by both Anderson and Blanchard; moments later, Flair went up to the top rope as Baby Doll was held down but NWA US Champion Magnum TA ran out to clear the ring and make the save; Magnum was then joined by Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion Sam Houston, Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson

8/28/86; Los Angeles, CA
- Wahoo McDaniel pinned 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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