|Awarded by the NWA; Houston NWA promoter Morris Sigel claims that Thesz has won the title by defeating Antonino Rocca in 49; Rikidozan defeats Thesz in a non-title match and claims the title in Japan; Thesz continues to be billed as champions in various territories in the US until regaining the World Title in 63/01.|
|Japan / Korea||(||1957||-||1989/04||)|
Undisputed version after 1981
|Dory Funk Jr.||1981/04/30||Matsudo|
|Wins tournament when Bruiser Brody is injured and unable to wrestle in final; defeats Terry Funk for his first title defense instead.|
|Dory Funk Jr. ||1981/11/01||Tokyo|
|Bruiser Brody ||1982/04/21||Osaka|
|Funk continues to be billed as champion in Florida but loses to Butch Reed on 82/05/03 in W. Palm Beach, FL; Funk regains on 82/06/01 in Tampa, FL.|
|Jumbo Tsuruta ||1986/10/21||Tokyo|
|Bruiser Brody ||1988/03/27||Tokyo|
|Jumbo Tsuruta ||1988/04/19||Sendai|
|Unifies PWF and NWA United National titles, defeating Stan Hansen on 89/04/18 in Tokyo, to become the first unified Triple Crown Heavyweight Champion.|
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