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Last updated on 2015/05/07

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Jack Reynolds

National Wrestling Association ( 1930 - 1960s? )
National Wrestling Alliance ( 1952 - 2010 )

Barney McFadden 1894/01/27 St. Louis, MO
Defeats Max Luttbeg (may be for the American Title).
Peter Schumacher 1895/04<
Herbert Hale 1895/04/15 Indianapolis, IN
Still champion as of 95/08/31; also billed as American Title.
Joseph Anseo 1897/10/11 Sedalia, MO
Defeats Max Luttbeg.
Samuel Marburger 1902/03<
Claims the title in Indianapolis, IN.

Harvey Parker 1901/06<
Alexander Swanson 1903/12/03 New York, NY
Al Ackerman 1906/10/30 Lima, OH
Mike Yokel 1910/02/25 Salt Lake City, UT
Recognized in Utah; still champion as of 11/05/18; Ackerman continues to claim the title as late as 11/05/26.

Young Miller (Walter Miller) 1909/02/12<
Recognized in Iowa, Minnesota, and Ohio.
Ed Adamson 1910/01/25 St. Paul, MN
Walter Miller [2] 1910/03/03 St. Paul, MN
Also defeats Otto Suter on 12/11/19 in Duluth, MN and again on 14/02/03 in Winnipeg, MB; also defeats Joe Turner on 16/01/24 in Billings, MT; wins the Middleweight Title in 16/04; no longer billed as the Welterweight Champion after 17.

Otto Suter 1909/05/13 Cleveland, OH
Defeats Canadian champion Charles Conkle and is recognized as the world champion.
Chris Jordan 1912/02/22 Battle Creek, MI
Wins the Middleweight Title in 13/07.
Otto Suter [2] 1914/04/02<
Paul Prehn 1916/05/01 Mason City, IA
Otto Suter [3] 1916/06/02 Mason City, IA
George Roumas 1917/11/15<
Recognzied in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin; still champion as of 19/01/25.
Jack Pappas 1920/06/18<

George Kaiser 1911/03<
Recognized in Pennsylvania.
Ernest Pineau 1911/04/05 Harrisburg, PA

George Bothner 1911/06/28<
Recognized in New York and Massachusetts; still/again champion as of 17/01/10.
Louis Nelson 1918/02/18<  
Recognized in New York.
Young Hackenschmidt (Neil Olsen) 1918/05/14 New York, NY
Louis Nelson [2] 1918/10/22<  
Billed as champion in N. Adams, MA; loses to Jack Reynolds on 20/10/27 in Cedar Rapids, IA (see below).

Fred Beell 1911/12/07<
Recognized in Wisconsin.

Walter Evans 1912/02/12
Defeats Tom Rolewicz and is recognized in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin; still champion as of 17/03/28; no longer champion as of 19/04/19.
Walter Evans [2] 1921/01/18<
Billed as champion in Decator, IN; still champion as of 21/02/18.

J.C. Miterlla * 1912
Recognized in Western Canada; may be an amateur title.

Billy Schober 1913/11/10<
Recognzied in Indiana; still/again champion as of 15/11/17.

Pete Buzukos 1915/05/30<
Recognized in Texas, Arizona, California, etc.; said to have won the title in St. Louis, MO in 1910.
Jack Reynolds 1919/10/23 Cedar Rapids, IA
Also defeats Matty Matsuda on on 19/12/30 in Cedar Rapids, IA (see below).

Johnny Meyers 1916/01/17<
Recognized in Illinois and later in Indiana; moves up to the middleweight in 17.

Matty Matsuda 1918/10/07 Columbus, OH
Defeats William Johansen.
Billy Trout 1919/07/21 Kokomo, IN
Matty Matsuda [2] 1919/10/09 Anderson, IN
Jack Reynolds 1919/12/30 Cedar Rapids, IA
Has claimed the title as early as 17/05; drew against title claimant Bobby Bylund on 17/05/09 in Cedar Rapiz, IA; also defeats title claimant Louis Nelson on 20/10/27 in Cedar Rapids, IA.
Matty Matsuda [3] 1920/06/08 El Paso, TX
Again defeats Reynolds on 24/06/17 in Indianapolis, IN; Reynolds continues to claim the title.
Jack Reynolds [2] 1924/07/14 Indianapolis, IN
Tommy Record 1925/03/05 Indianapolis, IN
Jack Reynolds [3] 1925/03/18 Columbus, OH
Matty Matsuda [4] 1925/06/16 El Paso, TX
Bobby Roscoe 1925/06/24 Columbus, OH
Jack Reynolds [4] 1925/08/13 Columbus, OH
Bert Willard 1927/08/17 Columbus, OH
Jack Reynolds [5] 1927/09/07 Columbus, OH
Bobby Chick 1928/03 Louisville, KY
Jack Reynolds [6] 1928/05/23 Columbus, OH
Defeats Robin Reed, who has been claiming the title since 26/03, on 29/01/01 in Columbus, OH; recognized by National Boxing Association after defeating Charlie Grip on 30/02/21 in Cincinnati, OH; vacates on 30/03/22.
Jack Reynolds [7] 1930/04/12
Reinstated by NBA president Stanley Isaacs on 30/04/12; Earl McCann defeats Reynolds on 33/02/17 in Cincinnati, OH, but the decisions is reversed after the match; Reynolds defeats McCann on 33/07/06 in Cincinnati, OH.
Lord Lansdowne Finnegan 1935/01/31 San Francisco, CA
Jack Reynolds [8] 1935/05/03 Louisville, KY
Recognized as champion at the NBA & NWA joint annual convention on 35/09/17; Lansdowne may continue to claim the title but loses to Reynolds again on 35/11/18 in Hollywood, CA; loses to Jack Domar in 37 (sometime before 37/03/19) in Toledo, OH but Domar later gives up the title being over weight limit; loses to Emil Barbola on 37/05/26 in Menasha, WI but continues to be recognized in other cities; vacates upon retirement in 37 (New York Times, 45/01/10); still listed as champion by NWA on 38/09/15; NWA title is listed as vacant as of 40/09 (The Evening Independent, 40/09/10).

Adam Weissmuller 1919/11/18<  
Billed as champion in Bismarck, ND.

Al Ventres 1919/11<
F. Ivan Benjamin 1919/11/25 Newburgh, NY

Adam Krieger 1920/02/01<  
Recognized in Nebraska; also defeats Jack Reynolds on on 21/04/04 in Lincoln, NE.
Jack Reynolds 1921/05/09 IA州シーダーラピッズ
Also defeats Matty Matsuda on 24/07/14 in Indianapolis, IN (see above).

Gus Kallio 1921/10/03 Cedar Rapids, IA
Defeats Jack Reynolds (Abilene Reporter News, 38/12/22) and claims the title until 27/01; moves up to the junior middleweight division.

Leroy Andrews 1928/05/16<  
Recognized in Massachussets.

Robin Reed 1931/12/08<
Returns to Oregon from Ohio and is reported as having won a tournament to be recognized by the Midwest Wrestling Associaiton.
Henry Jones 1932/07/20 Salem, OR
Also recognized in California; also claims to defeat Jack Reynolds in Ohio in 37; recognized in Utah as Intermountain champion after 34; Reed continues to claim the title in Ohio and West Virginia for the rest of the year.
Robin Reed [2] 1933/03/15 Portland, OR

Scotty Williams 1938/04/23<
Recognized in Indiana; also defeats Emil Barbola for the recognition in northern Wisconsin (Appleton Post Crescent, 39/01/31); still recognized as of 40/07/23; vacates the title in 41 when Williams can no longer maintain the weight limit.

Sammy Stein 1941/05/15<
Recognized in California.

El Santo 1946/03/15 Mexico City, MEX
Defeats Pete Pancof in 8-man tournament final.
Jack O'Brien 1947/02/15 Mexico City, MEX
Gory Guerrero 1949/04/29 Mexico City, MEX
Bobby Bonales 1951/07/11 MEX
Recognized by the National Wrestling Alliance after 52/09.

* See NWA World Welterweight Title

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