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DATE CHAMPION CITY
     
05-04-05 George Hackenschmidt (defeated Tom Jenkins to become first recognized NWA/WCW World champion) New York
04-03-08 Frank Gotch Chicago
07-04-15 Joe Stecher (over Charles Cutler to fill vacant title; Gotch retired as champion in 1913) Omaha, NE
04-09-17 Earl Caddock Omaha, NE
01-30-20 Joe Stecher [2] New York
12-13-20 Ed the Strangler Lewis New York
05-06-21 Stanislaus Zbyszko New York
03-03-22 Strangler Lewis [2] Wichita, KS
01-08-25 Wayne Munn Kansas City, MO
04-15-25 Stan Zbyszko [2] Philadelphia
05-30-25 Joe Stecher [3] St. Louis
02-20-28 Strangler Lewis [3] St. Louis
01-04-29 Gus Sonnenberg Boston
12-10-30 Ed Don George Boston
04-13-31 Strangler Lewis [4] Los Angeles, CA
05-04-31 Henry DeGlane Montreal, Quebec
04-07-32 Ed Don George [2] Boston
07-30-35 Dan O'Mahoney Boston
03-02-36 Dick Shikat New York
04-25-36 Ali Baba Detroit, MI
06-26-36 Everett Marshall Columbus, OH
12-29-37 Lou Thesz St. Louis
02-11-38 Crusher Casey Boston
09-14-38 Everett Marshall [2] (via officials' decision; Casey refused to defend title in the U.S.)  
02-23-39 Lou Thesz [2] St. Louis
06-23-39 Bronko Nagurski Houston, TX
03-07-40 Ray Steele St. Louis
03-11-41 Bronko Nagurski [2] Minneapolis
06-05-41 Sandor Szabo St. Louis
02-19-42 Bill Longson St. Louis
10-07-42 Yvon Robert Montreal, Quebec
11-27-42 Bobby Managoff Houston, TX
02-19-43 Bill Longson [2] St. Louis
02-21-47 Whipper Watson St. Louis
04-25-47 Lou Thesz [3] St. Louis
11-21-47 Bill Longson [3] St. Louis
07-20-48 Lou Thesz [4] Indianapolis, IN
03-15-56 Whipper Watson [2] Toronto, Ontario
11-09-56 Lou Thesz [5] St. Louis
11-04-57 Dick Hutton Toronto, Ontario
01-09-59 Pat O'Connor St. Louis
06-30-61 Buddy Rogers Chicago
01-24-63 Lou Thesz [6] Toronto, Ontario
01-07-66 Gene Kiniski St. Louis
02-11-69 Dory Funk Jr. Tampa, FL
05-24-73 Harley Race Kansas City, KS
07-20-73 Jack Brisco Houston, TX
12-02-74 Shohei "Giant" Baba Kagoshimi, Japan
12-09-74 Jack Brisco [2] Tokyo, Japan
12-10-75 Terry Funk Miami Beach, FL
02-06-77 Harley Race [2] Toronto, Ontario
08-21-79 Dusty Rhodes Tampa, FL
08-26-79 Harley Race [3] Orlando, FL
10-31-79 Shohei "Giant" Baba [2] Nagoya, Japan
11-07-79 Harley Race [4] Amageseki, Japan
09-04-80 Shohei "Giant" Baba [3] Saga, Japan
09-10-80 Harley Race [5] Ostu, Japan
04-27-81 Tommy Rich Augusta, GA
05-01-81 Harley Race [6] Gainesville, GA
06-21-81 Dusty Rhodes [2] Atlanta
09-17-81 Ric Flair Kansas City, MO
06-10-83 Harley Race [7] St. Louis
11-24-83 Ric Flair [2] Greensboro, NC
05-06-84 Kerry Von Erich Irving, TX
05-24-84 Ric Flair [3] Yokosuka City, Jap.
07-26-86 Dusty Rhodes [3] Greensboro, NC
08-09-86 Ric Flair [4] St. Louis
09-25-87 Ronnie Garvin Detroit, MI
11-26-87 Ric Flair [5] Chicago
02-20-89 Rick Steamboat Chicago
05-07-89 Ric Flair [6] Nashville, TN
07-07-90 Sting Baltimore, MD
01-11-91 Ric Flair [7] East Rutherford, NJ
07-14-91 Lex Luger (over Barry Windham to fill vacant title; Flair stripped of belt after signing with WWF 7/1/91) Baltimore, MD
02-29-92 Sting [2] Milwaukee, WI
07-12-92 Big Van Vader Albany, GA
08-02-92 Ron Simmons Baltimore, MD
12-30-92 Big Van Vader [2] Baltimore, MD
03-11-93 Sting [3] London, England
03-17-93 Big Van Vader [3] Dublin, Ireland
12-27-93 Ric Flair [8] Charlotte, NC
07-17-94 Hulk Hogan Orlando, FL
10-29-95 The Giant Detroit, MI
11-26-95 Randy Savage Norfolk, VA
12-27-95 Ric Flair [4] Nashville, TN
01-22-96 Randy Savage [2] Las Vegas, NV
02-11-96 Ric Flair [5] St. Petersburg, FL
04-22-96 The Giant [2] Albany, GA
08-10-96 Hulk Hogan [2] Sturgis, SD
08-04-97 Lex Luger [2] Auburn Hills, MI
08-09-97 Hulk Hogan [3] Sturgis, SD



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