NWA World Women's Championship

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NWA World Women's Championship
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The center plate of the NWA World Women's Championship, introduced September 30, 2019. Pictured in the center is former champion Allysin Kay; the photo gets updated with every champion.
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Promotion NWA
Date established1935
Current champion(s)Kamille
Date wonJune 6, 2021
Other name(s)
NWA Women's Championship
NWA Women's World Championship

The NWA World Women's Championship is a women's professional wrestling championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). The title was first won by Mildred Burke in 1935 defeating Clara Mortensen. [1] The championship is currently held by Kamille, who is in her first reign.

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Mildred Burke is recognized as the inaugural champion. After her Two out of three falls match against June Byers in 1954 ended in a no contest, Byers was recognized as the NWA World Women's Champion, and Burke created the WWWA World Championship and was recognized as its first champion. Upon June Byers's retirement, it was held primarily (and operated) by Lillian Ellison (under the ring name of The Fabulous Moolah), who first won the championship in a battle royal in September 1956.

In 1983, the physical belt was sold by Ellison to the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), where it became the WWF Women's Championship. The World Wrestling Federation recognized Moolah as the reigning champion but did not recognize any of the title changes that had occurred since Moolah was first awarded the title in 1956. [2] The NWA Women's title continued its lineage after Moolah's belt was purchased and renamed by the WWF.

The Fabulous Moolah has held the title more times than any other wrestler, with a total of four reigns. She also has the longest reign of 3,651 days, and is the oldest champion after winning the title at 55 years old. [3] Malia Hosaka has the shortest reign at 1 day. La Reina de Corazones is the youngest champion after winning the title at 21 years of age. Overall, the title has been held by 25 different women for a total of 35 reigns.

Via various partnerships, the NWA World Women's Championship has also been defended in other promotions. [4]

Title history

Key
No.Overall reign number
ReignReign number for the specific champion
DaysNumber of days held
Championship change is unrecognized by the promotion
+Current reign is changing daily
No.ChampionChampionship changeReign statisticsNotesRef.
DateEventLocationReignDays
 1  Mildred Burke  1935 House show N/A 1Burke defeated Clara Mortensen to win the inaugural championship. Officially recognized by the NWA between 1950 and 1953. [5]
 2  June Byers  August 20, 1954 House show Atlanta, GA  2  [Note 1] Byers wrestled Mildred Burke for the NWA World Women's Championship in a two out of three falls match. The commission stopped the match between Burke and Byers at the end of the second fall, stripped Burke of the title, and awarded it to Byers. Burke sets up the WWWA World Championship and continued to recognize herself as the World Women's Champion. [1] [6] [7]
Vacated  1956/1964In 1956, the NWA promoters of New York, New Jersey and Baltimore (led by Vince McMahon Sr.) stop recognizing June Byers as champion and she is stripped of the championship by the Baltimore Athletic Commission. Byers, with the support of promoter Billy Wolfe, continues to be recognized by the majority of the National Wrestling Alliance until her retirement in 1964. [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
 3  The Fabulous Moolah  September 18, 1956 House show Baltimore, MD  1 3,651Moolah defeated Judy Grable at the end of a 13-woman battle royal. Moolah was not fully recognized by the National Wrestling Alliance as the new NWA World Women's Champion until 1964 because Billy Wolfe, with whom Moolah had a falling-out earlier in her career, still controlled most of the NWA. Penny Banner, AWA World Women's champion, is also briefly recognized in some NWA territories after Byers' retirement in 1964. [6] [12] [13] [14] [15]
 4  Bette Boucher  September 17, 1966 House show Seattle, WA  1 16 [9] [11]
 5  The Fabulous Moolah  October 3, 1966 House show Vancouver BC, Canada  2 524 [9] [16]
 6  Yukiko Tomoe  March 10, 1968 House show Osaka, Japan  1 23 [9] [11]
 7  The Fabulous Moolah  April 2, 1968 House show Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan  3 3,841 [9]
  Sue Green  February 2, 1976 House show Dallas, TX  132 [5] [17] [18]
  The Fabulous Moolah  March 5, 1976 House show Stamford, CT  4The Sue Green win is not recognized by the NWA. Moolah's reign from 1968 through 1978 is considered uninterrupted. [5]
 9 Evelyn Stevens October 8, 1978 House show Dallas, TX  1 1 [9] [10] [19]
 10  The Fabulous Moolah  October 9, 1978 House show Fort Worth, TX  4(5) 1,909 [9] [10]
Vacated  December 31, 1983The World Wrestling Federation (WWF) withdrew from the NWA in 1983, and The Fabulous Moolah sold the championship to the WWF. The WWF recognizes Moolah as champion but does not acknowledge previous title changes: see WWE Women's Championship. [8] [9] [10] [11]
 11  Debbie Combs  February 12, 1986 House show Honolulu, HI  1  [Note 2] Combs won the vacant championship in a 9-woman battle royal against Candi Devine, Despina Montagos, Eva Savage, Lady Satan, Princess Jasmine, Roxie Rush, Reggie Schwartz, and Sherri Martel.
Vacated  1987The championship was declared vacant in 1987 when the Kansas City promotion withdrew from the NWA.
 12  Debbie Combs  April 10, 1987 House show Kansas City, MO  2  [Note 3] Combs defeated Penny Mitchell to win the vacant championship. [9]
 13  Bambi  1994 N/AN/A 1  [Note 4] [20]
 14  Peggy Lee Leather  1994 N/AN/A 1  [Note 5] [21]
 15  Bambi  July 26, 1994 NWA TV tapings East Ridge, TN  2  [Note 6] [20]
 16  Malia Hosaka  May 9, 1996 House show Johnson City, TN  1 1Hosaka defeated Debbie Combs who continued to defend the championship despite Bambi being recognized as the champion by Jim Crockett Promotions. [9]
 17  Debbie Combs  May 10, 1996 House show Fall Branch, TN  3  [Note 7] [9]
Vacated  October 1996 Debbie Combs was stripped of the championship. [9]
 18 Strawberry Fields October 14, 2000 NWA 52nd Anniversary Show Nashville, TN  1  [Note 8] Fields defeated Leilani Kai to win the vacant championship. [9]
Vacated  November 2000Strawberry Fields vacated the championship due to injury. [9]
 19 Madison August 23, 2002 House show Surrey, British Columbia, Canada  1 64Madison defeated Bam Bam Bambi to win the vacant championship. [9]
 20 Char Starr October 26, 2002 NWA 54th Anniversary Show Corpus Christi, TX  1 41 [9]
 21 Madison December 6, 2002 House show Port Coquitlam, BC  2 96 [9]
 22 Leilani Kai  March 12, 2003 NWA:TNA Weekly PPV #35 Nashville, TN  1 465 [9] [22]
Vacated  June 19, 2004 Leilani Kai was stripped after several no-shows [9]
 23 Kiley McLean June 19, 2004 House show Richmond, VA  1 308McLean defeated Kameo to win the vacant championship. [9]
 24  Lexie Fyfe  April 23, 2005 House show Richmond, VA  1 168 [9]
 25  Christie Ricci  October 8, 2005 NWA 57th Anniversary Show Nashville, TN  1 476This was a three-way match, also involving Tasha Simone. [9]
 26  MsChif  January 27, 2007 House show Lebanon, TN  1 98 [9]
 27  Amazing Kong  May 5, 2007 House show Streamwood, IL  1 358 [9]
 28  MsChif  April 27, 2008 House show Cape Girardeau, MO  2 818 [9]
 29 Tasha Simone July 24, 2010 House show Lebanon, TN  1 70 [23]
 30 La Reina de Corazones October 2, 2010 House show Altus, OK  1 35 [24]
Vacated  November 6, 2010 House show Lebanon, TN La Reina de Corazones was stripped of the championship, after refusing to defend it.
 31 Tasha Simone November 6, 2010 House show Lebanon, TN  2 365Simone defeated Rachel to win the vacant championship. [25]
 32 Tiffany Roxx November 6, 2011 House show Lebanon, TN  1 49This was a no disqualification match. [26]
 33 Tasha Simone December 25, 2011 House show Lebanon, TN  3 300This was a steel cage match. [27]
 34  Kacee Carlisle  October 20, 2012 House show Lebanon, TN  1 462 [28]
 35  Barbi Hayden  January 25, 2014 House show Cypress, TX  1 378 [29]
 36  Santana Garrett  February 7, 2015 House show Plant City, FL  1 314 [30]
 37  Amber Gallows  December 18, 2015 House show Sherman, TX  1 273This was a four-way elimination match, also involving Bree Ann and Nikki Knight. Gallows won the championship, lastly eliminating Santana Garrett. [31]
 38  Jazz  September 16, 2016 House show Sherman, TX  1 948This was a three-way match, also involving Christi Jaynes.
Vacated  April 22, 2019 — Jazz vacated the championship due to medical and personal reasons. [32] [33]
 39  Allysin Kay  April 27, 2019 Crockett Cup Concord, NC  1272Kay defeated Santana Garrett to win the vacant championship. [34]
 40  Thunder Rosa  January 24, 2020 Hard Times Atlanta, GA  1277 [35]
41 Serena Deeb October 27, 2020 UWN Primetime Live Long Beach, CA 1222Deeb defended the title on October 22 on an AEW Dynamite taping, five days prior to winning the title. The match aired on October 28, 2020, the day after she won the title. [36]
42KamilleJune 6, 2021 When Our Shadows Fall Atlanta, GA 156+ [37]

Combined reigns

As of August1, 2021.

Four-time and longest reigning champion The Fabulous Moolah Fabulous Moolah World Champ - Heavyweight Wrestling - 31 August 1970 (cropped).jpg
Four-time and longest reigning champion The Fabulous Moolah
Indicates the current champion.
¤The exact length of a title reign is uncertain; the combined length may not be correct.
RankWrestlerNo. of
Reigns
Combined
Days
1 The Fabulous Moolah  4(5)9,925¤
2 Debbie Combs 23,461¤
3 Jazz 1948
4 MsChif 2916
5 June Byers 1760¤
6Tasha Simone3734
7 Christie Ricci 1476
8 Leilani Kai 1465
9 Kacee Carlisle 1462
10 Barbi Hayden 1378
11 Amazing Kong 1358
12Kiley McLean1318
13 Santana Garrett 1314
14 Thunder Rosa 1277
15 Amber Gallows 1273
16 Allysin Kay 1272
17 Serena Deeb 1222
18 Lexie Fyfe 1168
19Madison2160
20Kamille †156+
21Tiffany Roxx150
22Char Starr141
23La Reina de Corazones135
Sue Green 132
24 Yukiko Tomoe 123
25Strawberry Fields118–47¤
26 Bette Boucher 116
27Evelyn Stevens11
28 Malia Hosaka 11
29 Bambi 2N/A [Note 9]
30 Mildred Burke 1N/A [Note 10]
31 Peggy Lee Leather 1N/A [Note 11]

    See also

    Notes

    1. The exact date that Byers championship was vacated is disputed, therefore, it's unknown for how many days Byers held the championship.
    2. The exact date that Combs championship was vacated is unknown, therefore, it's unknown for how many days Combs held the championship.
    3. The exact date that Combs lost the championship is unknown, therefore, it's unknown for how many days Combs held the championship.
    4. The exact date that Bambi won the championship is unknown, therefore, it's unknown for how many days she held the championship.
    5. The exact date that Leather won the championship is unknown, therefore, it's unknown for how many days she held the championship.
    6. The exact date that Bambi lost the championship is unknown, therefore, it's unknown for how many days she held the championship.
    7. The exact date that Combs lost the championship is unknown, other than it happened in October 1996, which means the title reign lasted between 144 and 174 days.
    8. The exact date that Fields vacated the championship is unknown, other than it happened in November 2000, which means the title reign lasted between 18 and 47 days.
    9. The length of Bambi's both championship reigns is unknown.
    10. The length of Burke's championship reigns is unknown.
    11. The length of Leather's championship reigns is unknown.

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