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Last updated on 2017/06/12

1930s1946 - 19731973 - 2010

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).
Joseph Anseo 1897/10/11 Sedalia, MO
Defeats Max Luttbeg.

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) 1908/06/06<
Claims the title for defeating Max Luttbeg; recognized in Minnesota, Iowa, 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 Kaiser 1911/03<
Recognized in Pennsylvania.
Ernest Pineau 1911/04/05 Harrisburg, PA

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

Peter Buzukos 1914/04/23<
Claims to have won the title in St. Louis, MO in 1910; recognized in N. California, Texas, Arizona, etc.
Jack Reynolds 1919/10/23 Cedar Rapids, IA
Also defeats Matty Matsuda on on 19/12/30 in Cedar Rapids, IA (see below).
Adam Krieger 1921/04/24 Lincoln, NE
Has claimed the title in Nebraska as early as 20/01/09.
Jack Reynolds [2] 1921/05/09 Cedar Rapids, IA
Gus Kallio 1921/10/03 Cedar Rapids, IA
Claims the title until 27/01; moves up to the junior middleweight division.

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; 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; Emil Barbola defeats Reynolds on 37/05/26 in Menasha, WI and takes the belt with his weight exceeting the limit (Reynolds may defeat Barbola in rematch); attempts to vacate the title in 37 in order to move up to heavier weight division but continues to be recognized by the NWA; 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).
Scotty Williams 1938/02/17 Louisville, KY
Defeats Johnny Stote in tournament final and is awarded the belt by Jack Reynolds, who continues to be recognized by the NWA; vacates 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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