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DATE CHAMPION CITY
     
07-03-75 Johnny Valentine (first recognized champion.) Greensboro, NC
11-09-75 Terry Funk (tournament final over Paul Jones; Valentine's career ended in plane crash on 10/4/75) Greensboro, NC
11/75 Paul Jones  
3/76 Blackjack Mulligan  
1976 Paul Jones [2]  
1/77 Blackjack Mulligan [2]  
1977 Bobo Brazil  
10/77 Ric Flair  
1/78 Rick Steamboat  
1978 Blackjack Mulligan [3]  
3/78 Tim Woods  
8/78 Ric Flair [2]  
12-18-78 Rick Steamboat [2] Toronto, Ontario
5/79 Ric Flair [3]  
08-01-79 Jimmy Superfly Snuka Charlotte, NC
04-19-80 Ric Flair [4] Greensboro, NC
01-27-81 Roddy Piper Raleigh, NC
08-08-81 Wahoo McDaniel Greensboro, NC
10/81 Sgt. Slaughter (tournament final over Rick Steamboat; McDaniel stripped 9/81 for failing to defend title) Charlotte, NC
05-21-82 Wahoo McDaniel [2] Richmond, VA
06-07-82 Sgt. Slaughter [2] (via forfeit; McDaniel never showed up for match) Greenville, SC
08-22-82 Wahoo McDaniel [3] Greensboro, NC
11-04-82 Greg Valentine Norfolk, VA
04-16-83 Roddy Piper [2] Greensboro, NC
04-30-83 Greg Valentine [2] Greensboro, NC
12-14-83 Dick Slater Shelby, NC
04-21-84 Rick Steamboat [3] Greensboro, NC
06-24-84 Wahoo McDaniel [4] Greensboro, NC
03-23-85 Magnum T.A. Charlotte, NC
07-21-85 Tully Blanchard Charlotte, NC
11-28-85 Magnum T.A. [2] Greensboro, NC
08-17-86 Nikita Koloff Charlotte, NC
07-11-87 Lex Luger Greensboro, NC
11-26-87 Dusty Rhodes Chicago
05-13-88 Barry Windham (tournament final over Nikita Koloff; Dusty stripped 4/15/88 for attacking promoter Jim Crockett) Houston, TX
02-20-89 Lex Luger [2] Chicago
05-07-89 Michael Hayes Nashville, TN
05-22-89 Lex Luger [3] Bluefield, WV
10-27-90 Stan Hansen Chicago
12-16-90 Lex Luger [4] St. Louis, MO
08-25-91 Sting (tournament final over Steve Austin; Luger wins NWA/WCW World title) Atlanta
11-19-91 Rick Rude Savannah, GA
08-30-93 Dustin Rhodes Atlanta
12-27-93 Steve Austin Charlotte, NC
08-24-94 Rick Steamboat [4] Cedar Rapids, IA
09-18-94 Steve Austin [2] Roanoake, VA
09-18-94 Hacksaw Jim Duggan (Austin was awarded the title after Steamboat was injured and could not wrestle for that match. WCW officials assigned an impromptu challenger to Austin - Duggan - who won the belt.) Roanoake, VA
12-27-94 Big Van Vader Nashville, TN
06-18-95 Sting [2] (tournament final over Meng; Vader stripped 5/95) Dayton, OH
11-13-95 Kensuke Sasaki Tokyo, JAPAN
12-27-95 One Man Gang Nashville, TN
01-29-96 Konnan Canton, OH
07-07-96 Ric Flair [6] Daytona Beach, FL
12-29-96 Eddie Guerrero Nashville, TN
03-16-97 Dean Malenko Charleston, SC
06-09-97 Jeff Jarrett Boston, MA
08-21-97 Steve McMichael Nashville, TN
09-15-97 Curt Hennig Charlotte, NC

 

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