Awarded after NWA World
Heavyweight champion Pat O'Connor fails to defend the title against
Gagne within 90-day period; one source says O'Connor is actually recognized as the first champion when AWA is formed in 60/05.
AWA president Stanley Blackburn reviews the match from 66/01/08 and declares it "no contenst" on 66/01/14 since Woods's legs are on the rope while pinning Vachon during the final fall; Vachon defeats Woods on 66/01/14.
Awarded when Gagne retires; Hulk Hogan defeats Bockwinkel on 82/04/18 in St. Paul, MN, with both parties using a foreign object during the match, and is declared as champion; Bockwinkel is awarded back by AWA president Stanley Blackburn on 82/04/24 due to the involvement of a foreign object during the match.
Defeats Lawler in rematch; Hulk Hogan defeats Bockwinkle on 83/04/24 in Minneapolis, MN in a no DQ match; however, AWA president Stanley Blackburn, unable to disqualify Hogan for throwing Bockwinkle over the tope rope, strips Hogan of the title anyway and returns it to Bockwinkle right after the match.