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National Wrestling Association
World Junior Heavyweight Title

Ralph Hammonds # 1935/02/15<  
Claims the National Wrestling Association Title in Texas; still champion as of 35/04/15; continues to claim the title in Texas even after the tournament in Hollywood, CA (see below); still/again billed as world champion in Texas as of 36/05/29 and 37/03/14.

Alvin Britt (Albion Britt) 1936/04/20 Hollywood, CA
Defeats Ted Christy in tournament final to become the first champion.
Dude Chick 1936/12/21 Hollywood, CA
Britt again loses the title to Leroy McGuirk on 37/01/04 in Tulsa, OK.
Sgt. Bob Kenaston 1938/09/05 Hollywood, CA
Dan Savich 1938/12/15 Toledo, OH
Kenaston is billed as Sgt. George Kenaston in this match.
Paul Bozzell 1938/12/22 Toledo, OH
Sgt. Bob Kenaston [2] 1939/01/05 Toledo, OH
Billed as Sgt. George Kenaston in Toledo; Bobby Chick defeats Kenaston via DQ on 39/02/16 in Toledo, OH, but NWA president Col. Harry J. Landry states that title cannot change hands on a DQ and orders an immediate rematch, won by Kenaston 39/02/23 in Toledo, OH.
John Swenski 1939/04/03 Tulsa, OK
Has originally been awarded the title after defeating Kenaston via DQ in the third fall on 39/03/27 in Tulsa, OK but the decision is later reversed.
Leroy McGuirk 1939/06/19 Hollywood, CA
Unified with National Wrestling Alliance Title when McGuirk defeats Billy Goelz on 49/12/28 in Des Moines, IA; vacant on 50/02/07 when McGuirk blinded in an auto accident.
Verne Gagne 1950/11/13 Tulsa, OK
Defeats Sonny Myers in the final of 14-man tournament; also defeats Billy Goelz on 51/04/21 in Milwaukee, WI.
Danny McShain 1951/11/19 Memphis, TN
Unifies the Los Angeles version of the world title, defeating Rito Romero on 52/05/25 in Los Angeles, CA; Red Berry defeats McShain by DQ on 52/11/11 in Dallas, TX and claims the title; Whitey Whittler defeats McShain by DQ on 52/10/17 in Oklahoma City, OK and claims the title; McShain defeats Whittler on 52/11/14 in Oklahoma City, OK and Berry on 52/11/27 in Galveston, TX to regain the respective claims.
Baron Michele Leone 1953/08/17 Memphis, TN
Ed Francis 1955/04/11 Tulsa, OK
Mike Clancy 1956/04/10 Tulsa, OK
Fred Blassie # 1957/03/26 Nashville, TN
Title immediately held up.
Mike Clancy [2] 1957/04/09 Nashville, TN
Defeats Blassie in rematch; again held up after a match against Fred Blassie on 57/11/12 in Nashville, TN.
Mike Clancy [3] 1957/11/19 Nashville, TN
Defeats Blassie in rematch.
Angelo Savoldi 1958/02/28 Oklahoma City, OK
Dory Funk Sr. 1958/06/05 Amarillo, TX
Angelo Savoldi [2] 1958/07/11 Oklahoma City, OK
Ivan the Terrible 1959/02/20 Oklahoma City, OK
Angelo Savoldi [3] 1959/03/06 Oklahoma City, OK
Mike DiBiase 1959/05/29 Oklahoma City, OK
Angelo Savoldi [4] 1959/08/21 Oklahoma City, OK
Danny Hodge 1960/07/22 Oklahoma City, OK
Recognized by both the National Wrestling Alliance and National Wrestling Association (The Tennessean, Nashville, TN, 61/02/07), which continues to recognize the National Wrestling Alliance Title at least until the early 60s.

* See National Wrestling Alliance World Junior Heavyweight Title.