Monday, June 27, 2016

The Last Match: NWA World Champions

The NWA World's Heavyweight Championship was at one time the premier championship in all of wrestling.  The championship originated in 1948 with Orville Brown as the inaugural title holder, but it's lineage can be traced back to 1905.

In this post we are looking at the Last Match of former NWA World champions.

Seven time NWA World Champion for 1,799 combined days
"Handsome"Harley Race
Last Match: November 28, 1993 Jacksonville, FL for WCW
Race battled "Nature Boy" Ric Flair at a house show he was filling in for Big Van Vader

Race was a 7 time champion holding the title for 1,799 days in total.

Two Time NWA World Champion
July 7, 1990 - January 11, 1991
October 22, 2006 - November 19, 2006
Last Match September 20, 2015 Houston, TX WWE Nigh of Champions PPV
was defeated by WWE World Champion Seth Rollins

Sting was a 2 time champion with his second reign coming 25 years after his first.

Jack Brisco
Last Match February 9, 1985 Baltimore, MD WWE House Show
lost a $50,000 Tag Team Battle Royal and then later teaming with Jerry Brisco lost to "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and Bob Orton Jr.

Jack Brisco was 1 time champion from June 20, 1973  - December 10, 1975 he passed away February 1, 2010

"American Dream" Dusty Rhodes
Last Match: July 22, 2007 San Jose, CA WWE Great American Bash PPV
lost to Randy Orton in a Texas Bullrope match

The Dream was a three time NWA World Champion and passed away June 11, 2015.

"Scrap Iron" Adam Pearce
Last Match Taped December 21, 2014 airing January 31, 2015 Port Hueneme, CA
lost to Colt Cabana at Championship Wrestling from Hollywood

Pearce is a former 5 time NWA World Champion and currently works at a trainer at the WWE Performance Center.

If you wondering why I didn't include such champions as Lou Thesz, Pat O'Connor, or "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers you can read about them in my post about The Last Match: Legends of the Ring

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