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National Wrestling Association
World Light Heavyweight Title

(Wrestling title of National Boxing Association until 30/10)

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Hugh Nichols 1930/04/04 Cincinnati, OH
Defeats Joe Banaski in NBA World Light Heavyweight Wrestling Championship tournament final; Frank Wolf defeats Nichols on 33/03/08 in Dallas, TX; NBA claims Nichols was fouled and continues to recognize him as champion although they do sanction the rematch on 33/06/07 in Oklahoma City, OK, where Nichols defeats Wolf.
Leroy McGuirk 1934/03/05 Tulsa, OK
Ted Christy defeats McGuirk on 36/01/13 in Hollywood, CA and is recognized as champion in California; McGuirk continues to be recognized by NWA (McGuirk may regain the California version from Christy afterwards).
Bobby Chick 1936/12/14 Tulsa, OK
Hugh Nichols [2] 1937/04/28 Oklahoma City, OK
One report says Nichols is billed as champion in Lima, OH as of 37/05/11.
Red Berry 1937/05/31 Tulsa, OK
Danny McShain 1937/10/11 Hollywood, CA
Leroy McGuirk [2] 1938/05/16 Tulsa, OK
Danny McShain [2] 1938/12/05 Hollywood, CA
Jesse James defeats McShain by DQ in the third fall on 39/03/06 in Hollywood, CA, but McShain continues to be recognized by NWA because the title cannot change hands by DQ; James is recognized in California; McShain still recognized by NWA as of 39/12/17.
Jesse James 1940/03/13 Tulsa, OK
Red Berry [2] 1940/09/02 Hollywood, CA
Paavo Katonan 1941/08/04 Hollywood, CA
Danny McShain [3] 1941/08/25 Hollywood, CA
Red Berry [3] 1941/09/01 Hollywood, CA
Billy Varga 1941/12/01 Hollywood, CA
Red Berry [4] 1941/12/22 Hollywood, CA
Paavo Katonen # 1942/05/18 Tulsa, OK
Wins by DQ for a local recognition.
Red Berry # 1942/06/01 Tulsa, OK
Billy Raborn 1942/08/24 Tulsa, OK
Billy Varga [2] 1943/03/22 Hollywood, CA
Gorilla Ramos 1943/04/26 Hollywood, CA
Red Berry [5] 1943/10/11 Hollywood, CA
Gray Mask 1943/12/27 Hollywood, CA
Gorilla Ramos [2] 1944/03/13 Hollywood, CA
Gray Mask [2] 1944/03/27 Hollywood, CA
Red Berry [6] 1944/04/24 Hollywood, CA
Dick Trout 1944/12/11 Hollywood, CA
Danny McShain [4] 1945/01/22 Hollywood, CA
Dick Trout [2] 1945/03/26 Hollywood, CA
Danny McShain [5] 1945/04/16 Hollywood, CA
Red Berry [7] 1945/09/10 Hollywood, CA
Ernie Piluso 1946/01/14 Hollywood, CA
Martino Angelo 1946/08/19 Hollywood, CA
Danny McShain [6] 1946/09/16 Hollywood, CA
Martino Angelo [2] 1946/09/23 Hollywood, CA
Danny McShain [7] 1947/01/27 Hollywood, CA
Martino Angelo [3] 1947/02/10 Hollywood, CA
Danny McShain [8] 1947/05/05 Hollywood, CA
Red Berry [8] 1947/09/02 San Diego, CA
McShain may regain the title on 47/09/13 in Visalia, CA.
Jan Blears 1947/09/15 Phoenix, AZ
Still champion as of 48/03/18; Billy Goelz is billed as NWA champion in Illinois; may be vacant in California in 48/03.
Jackie Nichols 1948/04/05<
May win international tournament in Hollywood, CA, defeating Blears in the final; still champion as of 48/06/02.
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Vacant in Texas as of 50/02/24.
Andy Tremaine 1950/04/18 El Paso, TX
Defeats Monte LaDue; declines the offer to wrestle National Wrestling Alliance champion in a unification match and retires as champion in 52.
Dory Dixon 1959/02/13 Mexico City, MEX
Defeats Al Kashey, contender appointed by the National Wrestling Association, to be recognized by the National Wrestling Alliance, with presidents from both organizations in attendance.

* See National Wrestling Alliance World Light Heavyweight Title.




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