Has defeated Johnny Carlin on 42/08/26 in Des Moines, IA to be recognized as world light heavyweight champion; recognized as NWA World Junior Heavyweight champion as of 43/05/23 by Pinkie George, who later founds the current version of the NWA in 48; introduced as "newly crowned" National Wrestling Alliance champion on a Topeka, KS paper in 43/06 for winning a tournament in Chicago; also defeats Eddie Campbell on 44/11/01 in Des Moines, IA to unify MWA title.
Has won National Wrestling Association title, defeating John Swenski on 39/06/19 in Hollywood, CA; recognized by National Wrestling Alliance during the convention in 49/11; defeats Billy Goelz on 49/12/28 in Des Moines, IA; vacant on 50/02/07 when McGuirk blinded in an auto accident; Goelz continues to defend the title in Illinois and Wisconsin (at least until 51/04).
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.
Awarded when Madril is too ill for rematch (or 79/07/28, though Royal defends the title for the rest of 78); vacant in 79/12 when Royal retires; Steve Keirn allegedly defeats Chavo Guerrero on 79/12/10 in Los Angeles, CA to be recognized as champion by New Japan, Los Angeles, and Florida, but the version is later renamed International Junior Heavyweight title in 82.
Some of North American promoters declared the title vacant in 82 after Tiger Mask wrestles for WWF; according to New Japan, NWA Board announces that Tiger Mask is still recognized as champion at the annual meeting in 82/08; vacates the title on 83/04/03 after being injured by Dynamite Kid in a tag match on 83/04/01; Dynamite Kid and Kuniaki Kobayashi meet for the vacant title on 83/04/03 in Tokyo but have no winner decided; Tiger Mask and Dynamite Kid meet for the vacant title on 83/04/21 in Tokyo but have no winner decided.
Defeats Denny Brown; takes the title to USA Championship Wrestling in Knoxville in 88/05; some reports say Masanobu Fuchi, recognized as the world champion by All Japan Pro-Wrestling, is briefly billed as an NWA champion in 89< after Royal leaves WCW.