ICW Heavyweight Championship professional wrestling championship

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ICW World Heavyweight Championship
PromotionInternational Championship Wrestling
Date establishedMay 10, 1978
Date retired1984

The ICW World Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship of International Championship Wrestling. Many title defenses featured matches between Randy Savage and his real-life brother Lanny Poffo. After the original ICW shut down in 1984, Paul Christy started his own ICW promotion. The title history in 1979 is not clear. It is possible that Randy Savage won the title in July rather than on March 13.[1] In addition, one source does not recognize the title changes between Savage and Poffo between this reign and 1982, as it claims that Savage won the title in 1979 and held it for over four years before dropping it to Christy.[1] Because the championship is a professional wrestling championship, it is not won or lost competitively but instead by the decision of the bookers of a wrestling promotion. The championship is awarded after the chosen team "wins" a match to maintain the illusion that professional wrestling is a competitive sport.[2]

Title history

No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Lanny Poffo May 10, 1978 ICW show San Francisco, California 1 307 Defeated Joe Banek to become the first champion. [1]
2 Randy Savage March 13, 1979 ICW show Halifax, Nova Scotia 1 130 May be for AGPW International Title; Savage may win the title in July 1979. [1]
3 Lanny Poffo July 21, 1979 ICW show Lexington, Kentucky 2 [Note 2]   [1]
4 Ron Garvin January 12, 1980 ICW show [Note 3] 1 [Note 2]   [1]
5 [Note 2] April 5, 1980 ICW show [Note 3] 2 [Note 2] Sometime after March 8, 1980. [1]
6 Lanny Poffo 1981 ICW show [Note 3] 3 [Note 2] Sometime after August 8, 1980. [1]
7 Randy Savage 1982 ICW show [Note 3] 3 [Note 2]   [1]
8 Paul Christy November 13, 1983 ICW show Springfield, Illinois 1 49   [1]
9 Lanny Poffo January 1, 1984 ICW show Springfield, Illinois 4 [Note 2]   [1]
10 Paul Christy 1984 ICW show [Note 3] 2 [Note 2]   [1]
Deactivated 1984 Championship abandoned when ICW closed in 1984. [1]


  1. ^ a b Due to gaps in the championship history it is impossible to determine this.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Neither the date the title was won or lost has been documented, making it too uncertain to determine any length for this reign.
  3. ^ a b c d e The location of the match was not captured as part of the championship documentation.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "ICW World Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Titles. Retrieved 2008-02-15. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Ed Grabianowski. "How Pro Wrestling Works". How Stuff Works. Archived from the original on November 18, 2013. Retrieved April 5, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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