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World Junior Heavyweight Title
[Detroit]

George Dussette1939/09/08
Reigning holder of the World Light Heavyweight Title, named the first World Junior Heavyweight Champion by the Midwestern Wrestling Association "at its fall meeting at Columbus" (Detroit Free Press, 39/09/09).
Ed Virag1939/09/18Detroit, MI
Leo Wallick1939/10/23Detroit, MI
Frankie Talaber1940/02/12Detroit, MI
Recognized as MWA champion.
Morris Shapiro1940/04/22Detroit, MI
Leo Wallick [2]1940/07/01Detroit, MI
Rebel Russell1940/11/18Detroit, MI
Ricardo Cortez1940/12/23Detroit, MI
Gorilla Macias1941/04/07Detroit, MI
Karol Krauser1941/06/16Detroit, MI
Still champion as of 41/11/21.
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Bert Ruby @ 1942<
Lou Klein @ 1942<
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Bert Ruby [2]1943/01/29<
Jack League 1943/04/06 Detroit, MI
Flash Gordon 1943/05/18Detroit, MI
Lou Klein [2] 1943/12/14Detroit, MI
Bert Ruby [3] 1944/05/02Detroit, MI
"Three-time champion" as of 45/01/23; still champion as of 45/04/18.
Lou Klein [3] 1945/05/15<
"Three-time champion" as of 45/05.
Bert Ruby [4]1945/05/29Detroit, MI
Still champion as of 45/06/06.
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Pat Flanagan 1947/01/06<
Flash Gordon [2]1947/02/10Detroit, MI
Lou Klein [4] 1947/08<Detroit, MI
Sometime after 47/05/01.
Bert Ruby [5]1947/08/28Windsor, ON
Still champion as of 47/10/09.

Jim Hady 1959/07/15< Paris, FRA *
Billed as having won the title "last summer" (The News-Palladium, Benton Harbor, MI, 60/02/17); still/again champion as of 60/08/21, 61/10/19, and 62/04/07.

* NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title is defended in the area from the 1950s.