Continued to be recogized as world champion
in northeast even after losing NWA
World Title to Lou Thesz on 63/01/24 in Toronto, ON because the
promoters refuse recognize Rogers's one-fall loss in the title match;
in some accounts, Rogers defeats Antonino Rocca in a fictitious
tournament in Rio de Janeiro, BRA for the title in 63/03.
Backlund pins Inoki in a rematch in Tokyo, JPN
on 79/12/06, but WWF president Hisashi Shinma declares the match
to be no-contest because of the interference of Tiger Jeet Singh;
Shinma gives the belt back to Inoki, but he does not accept it.
Defeats Bobby Duncum for the vacant title; defeats NWA World champion Harley Race by disqualification on
80/09/22 in New York, NY(no title change); title held up on 81/10/19
when Greg Valentine is mistakenly given the belt by a dazed referee
after being pinned by Backlund.
Defeats Greg Valentine in rematch; wrestles
to a double count-out against NWA World champion Ric
Flair on 82/07/04 in Atlanta, GA; recognized as WWF World Heavyweight
Title when WWF withdraws from NWA in 83.
New York, NY
Wins title when manager Arnold Skaaland throws
in the towel while Backland is in the camel clutch.
Awarded by Andre immediately after winning the title; billed as champion until the following weekend when WWF president Jack Tunney announces the title cannot be given
away and Andre has officially vacated the title by doing so.
No loger billed as "Undisputed" title after
Lesnar signs to wrestle exclusively for the Smackdown brand;
RAW brand general manager Eric Bischoff awards World
Heavyweight Title to Triple H on 02/09/02 in Minneapolis,
MN for defeating The Undertaker for a top contender match on 02/08/26.