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Pre-1990s information last updated on 2016/11/05

Texas Heavyweight Title
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National Wrestling Alliance ( until 1986/02 )
World Class Wrestling Association ( 1986/02 - 1989/08 )
United States Wrestling Association ( 1989/08 - 1990/07 )
World Class Wrestling Association ( 1990/07 - 1991/01 )
United States Wrestling Association ( 1991/01 - 1992/02 )
National Wrestling Alliance ( 1998/05 - 2012/12 )

Paul Jones 1934/03/03<
Mike Mazurki 1938/10/25 Dallas, TX
Defeats the Purple Flash and claims the title; still champion as of 38/11/22.
Juan Humberto1942/02/17Dallas, TX
Defeats Bobby Managoff in a tournament final.
Sandor Szabo 1942/02/24 Dallas, TX
Lou Thesz1944/05/12Houston, TX
Defeats Hans Schnabel.
Ernie Dusek1944/06/30Houston, TX
Lou Thesz [2]1944/08/18Houston, TX
Olaf Olson1944/12/08Houston, TX
Bobby Managoff 1945/03/02 Houston, TX
Hans Schnabel 1945/04/20 Houston, TX
Jules Strongbow1945/05/11Houston, TX
Bobby Managoff [2] 1945/05/18 Houston, TX
Dave Levin1945/07/13Houston, TX
Buddy Rogers1945/07/27Houston, TX
Ted Cox1945/08/31Houston, TX
Buddy Rogers [2]1945/09/07Houston, TX
Cox again loses the title to Juan Humberto on 45/09/10 in Galveston, TX, where he is still billed as champion as of the end of the month.
Jim Casey1945/09/19San Antonio, TX
Buddy Rogers [3]1945/11/23Houston, TX
Lou Thesz [3]1946/05/03Houston, TX
Buddy Rogers [4]1946/05/10Houston, TX
Kay Bell 1946/06/24 Ft. Worth, TX
Dave Levin [2]1946/07/26Houston, TX
Ted Cox [2]1946/08/16Houston, TX
Gino Garibaldi 1946/09/06 Houston, TX
Ted Cox [3] 1946/10
Early 46/10 (sometime after 46/10/07).
Lou Thesz [4] 1946/12/17<
Sonny Myers 1947/07 Ft. Worth, TX
Sometime before 47/07/13.
Miguel Guzman1947/08/01Houston, TX
Sonny Myers [2]1948/01/23Houston, TX
Yukon Eric1948/01/30Houston, TX
Miguel Guzman [2]1948/02/06Houston, TX
Danny McShain1948/05/07Houston, TX
Miguel Guzman [3]1948/06/11Houston, TX
Dizzy Davis1948/07/30Houston, TX
Antonino Rocca1948/08/06Houston, TX
Danny McShain [2]1948/11/12Houston, TX
Antonino Rocca [2]1948/11/30Dallas, TX
Dizzy Davis [2]1949/01/01Waco, TX
Red Berry1949/01/28Houston, TX
Miguel Guzman [4]1949/03/02San Antonio, TX
Danny McShain [3]1949/04/01Houston, TX
Sonny Myers [3]1949/04/22Houston, TX
Bob Wagner1949/05Houston, TX
Rito Romero1949/06San Antonio, TX
Sonny Myers [4]1949/07/08Dallas, TX
Sandy O'Donne (Ray Eckert) # 1949/07/26 Dallas, TX
Wins title by DQ; title declared vacant.
Sonny Myers [5]1949/08/05Houston, TX
Defeats Sandy O’Donnell in rematch.
Miguel Guzman [5]1949/08/19Houston, TX
Red Berry [2] 1949/10/25 Dallas, TX
Leo Newman1949/11/29Dallas, TX
Vacant in 49/12.
Verne Gagne1949/12/16Houston, TX
Defeats Sonny Myers in tournament final.
Danny McShain [4]1950/01/13Houston, TX
Declared vacant after a match against Timmy Geohagen.
Danny McShain [5]1950/03/17Houston, TX
Defeats Timmy Geohagen.
Miguel Guzman [6] 1950/04/10 Ft. Worth, TX
Danny McShain [6]1950/05/05Houston, TX
Rito Romero [2]1950/06/06Dallas, TX
Sonny Myers [6]1950/06/30Houston, TX
Miguel Guzman [7] 1950/08/07  
Verne Gagne [2]1950/09/08Houston, TX
Rito Romero [3]1950/10/27Houston, TX
Danny McShain [7]1950/12/15Houston, TX
Danny Savich1951/01/05Houston, TX
Danny McShain [8]1951/01/13Houston, TX
Rito Romero [4]1951/06/06Dallas, TX
Miguel Guzman [8]1951/06/08Houston, TX
Wayne Martin1951/06/12Dallas, TX
Miguel Guzman [9]1951/06/18Ft. Worth, TX
Awarded after Sonny Myers interferes on Martin's behalf in a rematch.
Duke Keomuka1951/08/17Houston, TX
Defeats Ray Gunkel.
Ray Gunkel1951/09/04Dallas, TX
Miguel Guzman [10]1951/10/23Dallas, TX
Mighty Atlas1951/11/16Houston, TX
Duke Keomuka [2]1951/12/18Dallas, TX
Ray Gunkel [2]1952/05/23Houston, TX
Duke Keomuka [3]1952/09/26Houston, TX
Cyclone Anaya 1952/11/14 Houston, TX
Duke Keomuka [4] 1952/12<
Cyclone Anaya [2] 1953/01/06<
Mr. Moto 1953/02/16<
Ray Gunkel [3] 1953/02/18Austin, TX
Bull Curry1954/05/07Houston, TX
Enrique Guzman1954/05/21Houston, TX
Ed Francis1954/06/11Houston, TX
Johnny Valentine 1954/07
Sometime between after 54/07/22 and 54/07/27.
The Sheik 1954/10/22 Houston, TX
Polo Torres1954/11/19Houston, TX
Mr. Moto [2]1955/07
Sometime after 55/07/12.
Pepper Gomez1955/08/05Houston, TX
Duke Keomuka [5]1955/12
Pepper Gomez [2]1956/01
Buddy Rogers [5]1956/06/01Houston, TX
Kay Bell * 1956/07/05 Houston, TX
Buddy Rogers * 1956/08/02 Houston, TX
Pepper Gomez [3]1956/08/03Houston, TX
Gene Kelly (Gene Kiniski)1956/08/17Houston, TX
Wins in a tag team match, teaming with Lenny Montana to defeat Gomez & Ray Gunkel; held up after a match against Pepper Gomez on 56/08/24 in Houston, TX.
Pepper Gomez [4]1956/08/31Houston, TX
Defeats Kelly in rematch.
El Medico1956/10/19Houston, TX
Pepper Gomez [5]1957/02/08Houston, TX
El Medico [2]1957/02
Pepper Gomez [6] 1957/02/22Houston, TX
Don Leo Jonathan1957/04/19Houston, TX
Ivan the Terrible (Pampero Firpo) 1957/08/30Houston, TX
El Medico [3]1957/09/13Houston, TX
Pepper Gomez [7]1957/11/01Houston, TX
Crusher Duggan (Boris Malenko) 1957/11/08Houston, TX
Bill Melby1957/11/15Houston, TX
Johnny Valentine [2]1958/01/21Dallas, TX
Melby continues to defend the title in Idaho and Utah until 59.
El Medico [4]1958/03/28Houston, TX
Pepper Gomez [8]1958/04/25Houston, TX
El Medico [5]1958/05/09Houston, TX
Dick Steinborn1958/07/25Houston, TX
Tosh Togo1958/10/17Houston, TX
Pepper Gomez [9]1958/11/07Houston, TX
Danny McShain [5] 1958/12/16<
Sometime after 58/11/18.
Pepper Gomez [10]1958/12
Held up after a match against Joe Christie on 59/01/13 in Dallas, TX.
Joe Christie1959/01/20Dallas, TX
Defeats Gomez in rematch.
Luis Hernandez 1959/05/08 Houston, TX
Corsica Joe1959/06/04San Antonio, TX
Still champion as of 59/06/25.
Nick Kozak1959/07/10<
Pete Managoff1960/01/08Houston, TX
Torbellino Blanco1960/04/08Houston, TX
Danny McShain [6]1960/04/26Dallas, TX
Torbellino Blanco [2]1960/05/10Dallas, TX
Duke Keomuka [6]1960/06/22San Antonio, TX
Torbellino Blanco [3] 1960/07/06San Antonio, TX
Don Leo Jonathan [2]1960/07/22Houston, TX
Torbellino Blanco [4] 1960/09/02Houston, TX
Ciclon Negro1960/09
Sometime between 60/09/10 and 60/09/29.
Dan Manoukian1961/01/20Houston, TX
Pepper Gomez [11] 1961/02/10Houston, TX
Held up after a match against Angelo Poffo on 61/05/16 in Dallas, TX.
Pepper Gomez [12]1961/05/23Dallas, TX
Wins rematch.
Waldo Von Erich1961/06/23Houston, TX
Dory Dixon 1961/07/14Houston, TX
Sputnik Monroe1961/10/27Houston, TX
Pepe Gonzales1961/11/17Houston, TX
Jack Dalton (Don Fargo) 1961/12/01Houston, TX
Dory Dixon [2] 1962/01/05Houston, TX
The Mummy1962/05/18Houston, TX
Art Thomas1962/06/15Houston, TX
El Medico II1962/10/26Houston, TX
Rip Hawk1963/01/11Houston, TX
Sweet Daddy Siki1963/02/15Houston, TX
Art Thomas [2]1963/04/26Houston, TX
Bill Watts1963/05/03Houston, TX
Pepper Gomez [13]1963/06/21Houston, TX
Mark Lewin1963/06/29Houston, TX
Chief White Wolf (Adnon Kaissey) 1963/09/24Dallas, TX
Joe Blanchard1963/12/03Dallas, TX
Tokyo Tom1964/06/24Houston, TX
Most likely Rey Urbano although Antonio Inoki has also wrestled as Tokyo Tom in his early days in the US.
Pepper Gomez [14]1964/07
Fritz Von Erich1965/01/05Dallas, TX
Or 65/01/08 in Houston, TX.
Ernie Ladd 1965/04<
Fritz Von Erich [2]1965/04/30Houston, TX
Declared vacant after a controversial match against Billy Red Lyons on 65/12/07 in Dallas, TX; the rematch on 65/12/21 ends as a 60min time limit draw.
Fritz Von Erich [3]1966/01/11Dallas, TX
Defeats Lyons in rematch.
Joe Blanchard [2]1966/11/21Ft. Worth, TX
Fritz Von Erich [3]1967/01/16Ft. Worth, TX
Vacates on 67/03/27 when Von Erich wins NWA United States Title.
Buddy Austin 1967/05/02Dallas, TX
Defeats Paul DeMarco in 16-man tournament final.
Buddy Moreno1967/08/09San Antonio, TX
Or 67/08/03 in Corpus Christi, TX; vacant sometime after 67/09/14 when Moreno injured.
Billy Red Lyons1967/11/08San Antonio, TX
Defeats Duke Keomua by default in tournament final when Keomuka is unable to wrestle due to injuries inflicted by The Spoiler in earlier round.
Spoiler #1 (Don Jardine) 1968/03/29Houston, TX
Grizzly Jake Smith 1968/07/20 San Antonio, TX
Held up after a match against Spoiler I on 68/08/17 in San Antonio, TX.
Spoiler #1 [2] 1968/08/20Dallas, TX
Defeats Smith in rematch; starts wrestling as Don Jardine without the mask in 68/10.
Dan Miller1968/12/10Dallas, TX
Johnny Valentine [3]1969/02/28Houston, TX
Jose Lothario1969/06/07San Antonio, TX
Johnny Valentine [4]1969/08/20San Antonio, TX
Wahoo McDaniel1969/10<
Johnny Valentine [5]1969/10/29Austin, TX
Wahoo McDaniel [2]1970/01/26Ft. Worth, TX
Wins the title again defeating Valentine on 70/02/06 in Houston, TX.
Johnny Valentine [6] 1970/02/10 Dallas, TX
George Scott1970/10/13Dallas, TX
Johnny Valentine [6]1970/11
Mr. Wrestling 1970/11/11 San Antonio, TX
Johnny Valentine [7] 1971/02<
Pepper Gomez [15] 1971/02/17San Antonio, TX
Johnny Valentine [8]1971/03<
Jose Lothario [2]1971/11/17San Antonio, TX
Red Bastien1972/03/08San Antonio, TX
Stan Stasiak1972/06/24Irving, TX
Jose Lothario [3]1972/10/25San Antonio, TX
Missouri Mauler 1973/01/19 Houston, TX
Jose Lothario [4] 1973
Blackjack Mulligan 1973/04/28<
Jose Lothario [5] 1973/05<
Blackjack Mulligan [2]1973/05/04Houston, TX
Jose Lothario [6]1973/05/18
Or 73/05/23 in San Antonio, TX; held up on 73/12/26 after a match against Great Mephisto in San Antonio, TX.
Great Mephisto1974/01/15Dallas, TX
Wins rematch.
Red Bastien [2]1974/05/28Dallas, TX
El Gran Markus 1974/09
Jose Lothario * 1975/02
El Gran Marcus * 1975/02/26 San Antonio, TX
Al Madril 1975/02/28 Houston, TX
John Tolos1975/05/14San Antonio, TX
Al Madril [2]1975/07/15Dallas, TX
Held up after a match against John Tolos.
John Tolos [2]1975/09/16Dallas, TX
Wins rematch.
Peter Maivia 1975/10/31 Houston, TX
Peter Maivia [2] 1975/11/26 Houston, TX
Defeats Stan Hansen.
Stan Hansen 1976/02/20 Houston, TX
Rocky Johnson 1976/04/21<  
Seigfreid Steinke1976/08/20Houston, TX
Rocky Johnson [2] 1976
Seigfreid Steinke [2] 1976
Moondog Mayne 1977/03
Scott Casey 1977/05
Jimmy Snuka 1977/05/20Houston, TX
Defeats El Gran Goliath.
Ox Baker 1977/08/26<  
Al Madril [3] 1977/11/02 San Antonio, TX
Dale Valentine (Buddy Roberts)1978/03/24Houston, TX
Bruiser Brody1978/05/28Houston, TX
David Von Erich1978/09/10Dallas, TX
Gino Hernandez1978/10Ft. Worth, TX
David Von Erich [2]1978Dallas, TX
Sometime after 78/11/17.
Gino Hernandez [2]1978/12Dallas, TX
David Von Erich [3]1979/02Dallas, TX
Mark Lewin [2]1979/12/10Ft. Worth, TX
Gino Hernandez [3]1980
Sometime after 80/03/28.
Mark Lewin [3]1980/05/25Dallas, TX
Gino Hernandez [4]1980
David Von Erich [4]1980/06/03Amarillo, TX
Killer Tim Brooks1981/05
Al Madril [4] 1981/05/11Ft. Worth, TX
Bill Irwin1982/08Lawton, OK
Held up after a match against David Von Erich on 82/09/05 in Ft. Worth, TX.
David Von Erich [5]1982/09/19San Antonio, TX
Defeats Irwin in rematch.
Jimmy Garvin1983/03Dallas, TX
David Von Erich [6]1983/04/04Ft. Worth, TX
Title held-up after a match against Jimmy Garvin in 83/04; title is immediately help up again after Garvin's victory in first rematch on 83/06/17 in Dallas, TX because of Sunshine's interference.
David Von Erich [7]1983/07/04 Dallas, TX
Defeats Jimmy Garvin in rematch; title held up after a match against Garvin on 83/07/11.
David Von Erich [8]1983
Wins rematch against Garvin; vacant on 84/02/11 when Von Erich dies in Tokyo.
Gino Hernandez [5]1984/06/23San Antonio, TX
Injures and replaces Kerry Von Erich in tournament final and defeats Ric Flair.
Brian Adias1985/07/29Ft. Worth, TX
Gino Hernandez [6]1985/09/02Ft. Worth, TX
Brian Adias [2]1985/09/27Ft. Worth, TX
The Grappler1985/12/09Ft. Worth, TX
World Class withdraws from NWA in 86/02.
Brian Adias [3]1986/03/10Ft. Worth, TX
Buzz Sawyer1986/07/04Dallas, TX
Vacant in 87/01.
Bob Bradley1987/01/12Ft. Worth, TX
Defeats Dingo Warrior in tournament final.
Dingo Warrior1987/02/02Ft. Worth, TX
Al Perez1987/06/21Puerto Rico *
Vacates when Perez wins WCWA World title on 87/08/21.
Ted Arcidi1987/08/31Ft. Worth, TX
Wins title in a battle royal.
Matt Borne1987/11/10Midland, TX *
Terry Taylor1988/02/26Dallas, TX
Kevin Von Erich1988/07/04Dallas, TX
Awarded when Taylor leaves World Class.
Iceman King Parsons1988/08/05Dallas, TX
Defeats Kerry Von Erich.
Brickhouse Brown1989/02/03Dallas, TX
Gary Young1989/03/04San Antonio, TX
Wins by forfeit; or on 89/03/06 in Sweeny, TX.
Eric Embry1989/04/07Dallas, TX
Super Zodiac (Gary Young) 1989/05/19Dallas, TX
Eric Embry [2]1989/05/26Dallas, TX
P. Y. Chu-Hi1989/07/03Wichita Falls, TX
Eric Embry [3]1989/08/18Dallas, TX
The Punisher (The Undertaker)1989/10/05Dallas, TX
Wins by forfeit.
Kerry Von Erich1989/10/20Dallas, TX
Jerry Lawler1989/12/12Dallas, TX
Kerry Von Erich [2]1990/01/05Dallas, TX
Matt Borne [2]1990/05/25Dallas, TX
Kerry Von Erich [3]1990/06/01Dallas, TX
Angel of Death1990/07/13Dallas, TX
Wins by forfeit.
Kevin Von Erich [2]1990/11/23Dallas, TX
Vacant when the World Class promotion closes in 91/01.
Bill Dundee1991/01/25Dallas, TX
Defeats Gary Young in tournament final; Kevin Von Erich is recognized as champion by Texas Wrestling Federation after defeating Angel of Death on 91/02/03 in Dallas, TX until TWF closes in 91/05.
Eric Embry [4]1991/02/15Dallas, TX
Title held-up with Bill Dundee on 91/03/29.
Bill Dundee [2]1991/04/05Dallas, TX
Defeats Embry in rematch.
Eric Embry [5]1991/04/12Dallas, TX
Defeated by Jerry Lawler on 91/04/26 in Dallas, TX, but the decision is later overturned; held up after a match against Bill Dundee on 91/05/24 in Dallas, TX.
Bill Dundee [3]1991/05/31Dallas, TX
Defeats Tom Prichard, subbing for Embry in rematch.
Tom Prichard1991/06/07Dallas, TX
Lord Humongous1991/08/12Memphis, TN
Tom Prichard [2]1991/08/19Memphis, TN
Brian Christopher1992/02/10Memphis, TN
Vacant in 92.

Rod Price1998/05/01Dallas, TX
Defeats Action Jackson in tournament final to be recognized by NWA; stripped on 98/06/28 for refusing to pay a fine.
Brian Adias1998/07/03N. Richland Hills, TX
Defeats Kritical Mass in tournament final; vacant on 98/07/30 due to injury.
Action Jackson1998/07/31N. Richland Hills, TX
Defeats Kit Carson.
Rodney Begnaud1998/11/27N. Richland Hills, TX
Defeats Action Jackson and Kit Carson in a triangle match; vacant on 99/02/03 when Begnaud leaves the promotion.
Khris Germany1999/02/05N. Richland Hills, TX
Defeats Jimmy James.
Brian Adias [2]1999/02/19N. Richland Hills, TX
Defeats Khris Germany and Jimmy James in Triple Threat match.
Steven Dunn1999/03/26N. Richland Hills, TX
Stripped on 99/06/10 due to no-show.
Kevin Northcutt1999/06/10Dallas, TX
Defeats Rodney Begnaud.
Rodney Begnaud [2]1999/07/29Dallas, TX
Vacant in 99/09.
Kevin Northcutt [2]1999/09/25N. Richland Hills, TX
Defeats Jimmy James.
Cedric of Hollywood2000/02/18N. Richland Hills, TX
Kevin Northcutt [3]2000/04/08Galveston, TX
Vacates after winning NWA National Heavyweight Title on 00/04/14.
Mike Fox2000/04/28N. Richland Hills, TX
Defeats Rodney Begnaud in tournament final.
Rodney Begnaud [3]2000/05/26N. Richland Hills, TX
Vacant on 00/09/29.
Al Jackson2000/09/29N. Richland Hills, TX
Wins a four-way match against Action Jackson, Tiger Steele, New Doctor X by pinning Action.
Hotstuff Hernandez2000/12/01N. Richland Hills, TX
Gary Tool2001/02/02N. Richland Hills, TX
Hotstuff Hernandez [2]2001/03/16N. Richland Hills, TX
Kevin Northcutt [4]2001/05/23San Antonio, TX
Hotstuff Hernandez [3]2001/08/17Refugio, TX
Vacant after winning NWA National Heavyweight Title on 01/10/13 in St. Petersburg, FL.
Kevin Northcutt [5]2001/10/26N. Richland Hills, TX
Defeats Mike Anthony.
Mike Anthony2001/12/14N. Richland Hills, TX
Stripped on 02/03/05.
J.P. Black2002/03/22N. Richland Hills, TX
Defeats Chaz Taylor to win vacant title.
Steve DeMarco2002/06/21N. Richland Hills, TX
J. P. Black [2]2002/08/01Ft. Worth, TX
Steve DeMarco [2]2002/10/26Corpus Christi, TX
J.P. Black [3]2003/05/31Pasadena, TX
Al Jacson [2]2003/09/20Greenville, TX
Stripped on 04/02/01 for failure to appear at two scheduled title defenses.
J.P. Black [4]2004/02/01
Awarded as the previous champion.
Al Jackson [3]2004
Tejas2004/04/24Perry, OK
Kevin Northcutt [6]2005/04/16Ponca City, OK
Mark Orton2006/07/15Beaumont, TX
Chaz Taylor2006/08/12Houston, TX
Seth Korbin2007/07/13Cypress, TX
Defeats Taylor and Silky Barnes in a 3-way match.
Chaz Taylor [2]2007/08/10Cypress, TX
Defeats Korbin and Chance Christopher in 3-way match.
Kevin Northcutt [7]2007/10/14Corpus Christi, TX
Chaz Taylor [3] 2008/08/24 San Antonio, TX
Mike DiBiase 2008/09/06 Amarillo, TX
Vacant on 08/10/04 when DiBiase no-shows the scheduled title defense.
Kevin Northcutt [8] 2008/10/04 Robstown, TX
Defeats El Diablo Rojo.
Michael Faith 2009/01/09 Cypress, TX
Stripped on 09/03/14 due to leg injury.
Spoiler 2000 2009/03/21 Livingston, TX
Defeats Seth Korbin.
Kevin Northcutt [9] 2009/05/02 Tyler, TX
Vacant on 10/02/26 due to injury.
Ben Galvan 2010/02/26 Robstown, TX
Defeats Chad Thomas; originally scheduled as a top contender match.
Chad Thomas 2010/05/15 Amarillo, TX
Michael Faith [2] 2010/08/14 Gainesville, TX
Charlie Haas 2010/09/04 Amarillo, TX
Lance Hoyt (Lance Archer) 2011/01/07 Robstown, TX
Scott Summers 2012/01/13 Cypress, TX
Jax Dane 2012/12/14 Cypress, TX
Defeats Summers, NWA Lonestar champion Ryan Genesis, and Ray Rowe in a 4-way match to unify both titles.

* Unified with NWA Lonestar Heavyweight Title.

* See also NWA Texoma Texas Heavyweight Title.