Has won the World Greco-Roman Championship tournaments in Vienna, AUT and Paris, FRA in 1901; wins European
Greco-Roman Title from Tom Cannon on 02/09/04 in Liverpool, GBR;
wins recognition as World champion on 04/01/30 in London, GBR, defeating
Ahmed Madrali; defeats American
Title holder Tom Jenkins on 05/05/04 in New York, NY to become recognized world
champion in North America.
Wladek Zbyszko pins Lewis in an international tournament final on 17/12/22 in New York, NY and claims
title; Lewis also continues to claim the title.
Caddock also defeats Wladek Zbyszko on 18/02/08
in Des Moines, IA; Zbyszko continues to claim
title but loses to Ed "Strangler" Lewis on 18/05/19 in New York, NY; Caddock defeats
Lewis on 18/06/21 in Des Moines, IA.
Later defeats Caddock to end the dispute (see below).
Joe Malcewicz claims that he defeats Caddock around 19/12 in Utica, NY, but the match actually takes place on 21/01/14 (after Caddock loses the title); Marin Plestina also claims the world title at least between 18/12 and 20/03.
Recognition withdrawn by more than 20 athletic commissions including New York, Pennsylvania, and Illinois in 29/07 for failing
to meet "real" contenders; declines the invitation from the wrestling department of National
Boxins Association to enter a tournament to crown the heavyweight champion in 30.
Wins by disqualification; recognized by The Ring magazine as the true world champion; Baba continues to claim the title but loses to Everette Marshall on 36/06/26 in Columbus, OH; Levin also wins Los Angeles version, defeating Vincent Lopez on 36/08/19 in Los Angeles, CA.
Defeats Thesz by countout in the second round and disqualification in the third round; California Athletic Commission recognizes the title change by disqualification, but both Thesz and Nomellini continue to claim the title.
Loses to Edouard Carpentier by disqualification on
57/06/14 in Chicago, IL when Thesz cannot continue due to a back
injury; Thesz defeats Carpentier in rematch by disqualification
on 57/07/24 in Montreal, QC; however, NWA continues to recognize
Carpentier as the champion; Carpentier withdraws his claim to
the title when his manager and Montreal promoter Eddie Quinn leaves
NWA; NWA voids all recognition of Carpentier as champion and returns
the title to Thesz in 57; Carpentier continues to be recognized
as World champion in Omaha
and later by Worldwide
Wrestling Associates to legitimate the lineages
of their world titles.