Rrecognized as Upper Midwest Title from 58/04/05 when the recognition of the local version of the world title is withdrawn by the NWA "because of numerous conflicting claims to the world crown" (Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN, 58/04/06).
Vacant in 59/08 when Nomellini returns to football.
Murder Inc.: Tiny Mills & Stan
Have been claiming International Title since
59/11; start claiming World Title on 60/01; Minneapolis
promotion withdraws from NWA and forms American Wrestling Association
in 60/05 but continues to recognize NWA champions as their world