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Last updated on 2016/02/22

International Wrestling Alliance
World Heavyweight Title

Moose Cholak 1963/06/17 Albuquerque, NM *
Defeats Fred Blassie; some reports say Cholak defeats Rikidozan on 62/09/01 in Tokyo, JPN although Cholak does not wrestle in Japan for the first time until 67; already has claimed the title as early as 63/02/08.
Johnny Valentine 1963/07/12 Chicago, IL
Stripped on 63/08/10 for refusing to give Cholak a return match within the prescribed 30-day period.
George Valentine (Buddy Fuller) 1963/10/04 Chicago, IL
Defeats the Russian Destroyer in tournament final.
Jackie Fargo 1963/11/15 Chicago, IL
World Champion in Boston, MA since 61/05, also billed as a world title claimant in Chicago since 63/03; defeats George Valentine to end the dispute; in 64/04, Houston NWA promoter Morris Sigel claims Fargo ran out of town when offered a match against NWA World champion Lou Thesz; title retired in 64 when the Chicago territory starts affiliation with Indianapolis WWA.

* Replaced with WWA World Heavyweight Title.