WWC North American Heavyweight Championship

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WWC North American Heavyweight Championship
Details
PromotionWorld Wrestling Council
South Atlantic Pro Wrestling
Date establishedApril 5, 1974
Date retiredNovember 15, 1991

The WWC North American Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling championship defended in the Puerto Rican promotion, the World Wrestling Council. Created in 1974, it was the primary singles championship of the promotion until the creation of the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship in 1982. It was then relegated to secondary status until it was abandoned sometime in late 1991.

Title history

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Gil Hayes 1 April 5, 1974 San German, Puerto Rico Billed as champion in arrival.
Carlos Colón 1 June 22, 1974 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Ernie Ladd 1 October 21, 1974 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Held up on November 23, 1974 after a match between Carlos Colón and Ernie Ladd in Caguas, Puerto Rico
Carlos Colón 2 December 7, 1974 Caguas, Puerto Rico Defeated Ladd in a rematch to win the held up title.
Pierre Martel 1 March 1, 1975 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Carlos Colón 3 March 22, 1975 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Spoiler I 1 August 25, 1975 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Carlos Colón 4 September 20, 1975 Caguas, Puerto Rico [1]
“Cowboy” Bob Ellis 1 February 21, 1976 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Carlos Colón 5 April 17, 1976 Caguas, Puerto Rico [2]
Eric the Red 1 October 16, 1976 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Held up After a match between Eric The Red and Carlos Colón on November 13, 1976 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Carlos Colón 6 November 27, 1976 Caguas, Puerto Rico Defeated Eric the Red in a rematch to win the held up title.
Hartford Love 1 April 25, 1977 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Gorilla Monsoon 1 July 30, 1977 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Bruno Sammartino 1 May 5, 1978 San Juan, Puerto Rico [3]
Gorilla Monsoon 2 July 22, 1978 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Carlos Colón 7 March 3, 1979 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Don Kent 1 August 3, 1979 Ponce, Puerto Rico
Invader I 1 August 30, 1979 Ponce, Puerto Rico
Roger Kirby 1 October 29, 1979 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Invader I 2 November 17, 1979 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Mr. Fuji 1 January 26, 1980 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Pierre Martel 2 July 19, 1980 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Killer Karl Krupp 1 March 14, 1981 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Held up on May 2, 1981 after a match between Killer Karl Krupp and Carlos Colón in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Carlos Colón 8 May 9, 1981 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Defeat Killer Karl Krupp in a rematch to win the held up title.
Abdullah the Butcher 1 August 11, 1981 Trinidad and Tobago
Stripped on November 21, 1981 after Abdullah attack Carlos Colón brother José Orlando Colón who not was a wrestler.
Bobby Jaggers 1 February 25, 1982 Jaggers was awarded the vacant title.
Invader I 3 March 27, 1982 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Defeat Dory Funk, Jr. in a texas death match for the WWC North American and Puerto Rico Heavyweight titles on October 16, 1982 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.[4]
Mad Dog Lafaib 1 December 3, 1982 Ponce, Puerto Rico
Pierre Martel 3 January 29, 1983 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Buddy Landel 1 March 5, 1983 Bayamón, Puerto Rico [5]
Pedro Morales 1 June 25, 1983 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Sweet Daddy Siki 1 January 6, 1984 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Pedro Morales 2 March 23, 1984 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Randy Savage 1 September 15, 1984 San Juan, Puerto Rico [6]
Hercules Ayala 1 March 2, 1985 Ponce, Puerto Rico
Jos LeDuc 1 January 6, 1986 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Al Perez 1 March 7, 1986 Fajardo, Puerto Rico [7]
Vacant on October 22, 1986 when Perez won the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship.
Bob Heffernan 1 December 21, 1986 San Juan, Puerto Rico Awarded.
Miguel Pérez, Jr. 1 February 21, 1987 Cataño, Puerto Rico
TNT 1 May 2, 1987 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Abdullah the Butcher 2 January 30, 1988 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Invader I 4 April 15, 1989 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Inactive on April 15, 1989 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Manny Fernandez 1 August 31, 1991 Pembroke, North Carolina Reigning SAPW Heavyweight champion, recognized as North American champion in WWC.
Inactive on November 15, 1991 when Fernandez left from SAPW.

Combined Reigns

Rank Wrestler No. of reigns Combined days
1 Carlos Colon 8 1,093
2 Abdullah The Butcher 2 639
3 Gorilla Monsoon 2 503
4 Invader I 4 381
5 Pedro Morales 2 371
6 Pierre Martel 3 315
7 Hercules Ayala 1 310
8 TNT 1 273
9 Mr. Fuji 1 175
10 Randy Savage 1 168
11 Buddy Landell 1 112
12 Hartford Love 1 96
13 Bruno Sammartino 1 78
Al Perez 1 78
Gil Hayes 1 78
14 Sweet Daddy Siki 1 77
15 Manny Fernandez 1 76
16 Miguel Perez, Jr. 1 70
17 Bob Heffernan 1 62
18 Jos Leduc 1 60
19 Mad Dog Lafaib 1 57
20 Killer Karl Krupp 1 49
21 Ernie Ladd 1 33
22 Bobby Jaggers 1 30
23 Eric The Red 1 28
24 Don Kent 1 27
25 Spoiler I 1 26
26 Roger Kirby 1 19

See also

References

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