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Last updated on 2014/02/16

The Records of
NWA World Heavyweight Championship Matches
1940 - 1943

NOTE: This list may include non-title matches which are to be removed as soon as they are confirmed.

Defeats Bobby Bruns on 40/06/13 in Kansas City to win MWA World Heavyweight Title. Also defeats Dick Shikat for the Columbus versoin of MWA World Title on 40/06/27 in Columbus, OH, making him the champion in both cities. Later, Brown is said to have held the National Wrestling Alliance title for seven years before losig to Sonny Myers on 47/11/03 in Des Moines, IA.


07/01 Des Moines, IA Al Lovelock (non-title?) W
No name for the title is used; simply billed as "World Heavyweight Champion".
07/05 Des Moines, IA Karol Zbyszko (non-title?) W
07/19 Des Moines, IA Mayes McLain (no title name given) W
09/16 Kansas City, KS Don Mclntyre (MWA Title) W (2-0)
11/25 Emporia, KS Lee Wykoff (MWA Title)  
12/02 Emporia, KS Jimmy Coffield (MWA Title) W
12/11 Topeka, KS Andy Mixner (MWA Title) W (2-0)


01/09 Kansas City, KS Lee Wykoff (MWA Title) W (2-1)
01/30 Kansas City, KS Rudy Stronberg (MWA Title) W (2-1)
02/06 Kansas City, KS Jim Wright (MWA Title) W (2-0)
08/15 Scranton, IA Earl Wampler (non-title?)  
04/22 Lawrence, KS    
12/06 Emporia, KS Jack Kennedy (MWA Title) W (2-0)


01/21 Emporia, KS Golden Terror (MWA Title)  
02/04 Emporia, KS Bob Stewart (MWA Title)  
04/15 Des Moines, IA Tom Zaharias (MWA Title)  
05/10 Waterloo, IA Joe Dusek (MWA Title) W (23min)
06/18 Kansas City, KS Lou Thesz (MWA Title?) D
06/28 Waterloo, IA Gene Bowman (MWA Title)  
07/01 Des Moines, IA Ray Steele (MWA Title) W (2-0)
07/02 Waterloo, IA Gene Bowman (MWA Title)  
07/05 Waterloo, IA battle royal winner (MWA Title)  
07/08 Des Moines, IA Tom Zaharias (MWA Title) W (2-1)
07/13 Waterloo, IA    
Continues to defend MWA title in Iowa until losing to National Wrestling Association champion Bill Longson in a double title match on 42/07/22 in Des Moines, IA.
Ed Virag
Holder of the Wichita-based National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Title, recognized as the Alliance champion in Des Moines, IA by Pinkie George between 43/05 and 43/08; the 43/05/09 issue of a Waterloo newspaper reports that Virag has defeated both Orville Brown and Bill Longson after capturing tournaments at Minneapolis and Philadelphia.


05/23 Waterloo, IA Ras Samara D
06/17 Des Moines, IA Ras Samara W
08/04 Des Moines, IA John Grandovich D (1-1 60min)
08/08 Waterloo, IA Ken Fenelon D
08/09 Dubuque, IA Bill Dusek
08/11 Des Moines, IA John Grandovich (cancelled)
08/18 Des Moines, IA John Grandovich W
09/06 Wichita, KS Everett Kibbons (Kansas version) W
09/13 Wichita, KS Seelie Samara (Kansas version) W
09/27 Wichita, KS Wladek Zbyszko (Kansas version) W
10/12 Wichita, KS Jack Nasworthy (Kansas version) W
10/18 Wichita, KS Bob Herman (Kansas version) W (2-1; COR in 3rd)
11/01 Wichita, KS Bob Herman (Kansas version) W
Ray Steele
Awarded on 43/11/03.
11/03 Des Moines, IA Ivan Grandovich W

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