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NWA Central States Heavyweight Title

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# Wrestler Name Event Location Date Notes
187 Michael Strider Muscatine, IA 14/Oct/06 Defeats Woody Maguire, Mississippi Madman, Derek Stone, Marek Brave, and Mark Sterling
186 Raven Lawrence, KS 25/Jun/05 Stripped for lack of title defenses
185 Derek Stone Coffeyville, KS 16/Nov/02 Defeats Michael Barry, Griz and Gary Jackson
184 Shane Somers Rolla, MO 30/Mar/02 Title revived in NWA Midwest. Defeats Butch McClain when the title is revived. Vacated when Somer is injured.
183 Akio Sato Kansas City, KS 23/Mar/89 Defeats T.C. Carter. Vacated when Promotion closes.
182 David Peterson Kansas City, KS 18/Feb/88 Defeats Cuban Assassin for the held-up title; promotion withdraws from NWA in 1988
181 David Peterson St. Joseph, MO 25/Dec/87 Held Up
180 Bob Brown St. Joseph, MO 30/Oct/87
179 Earthquake Ferris Des Moines, IA 27/Sep/87
178 Rufus R. Jones Kansas City, KS 17/Jul/87
177 Porkchop Cash St. Joseph, MO 10/Jul/87
176 Rufus R. Jones Kansas City, KS 21/May/87
175 Bob Brown Kansas City, KS 27/Feb/87
174 Bill Dundee Topeka, KS 03/Jan/87
173 Sam Houston St. Louis, MO 16/Nov/86 Defeats Bill Dundee in a tournament final
172 Bob Brown 01/Jun/86 Won Somewhere in June 1986. Brown was defending title against Sam Houston. Because of Brown's illegal tactics, Dusty Rhodes ran down and delivered a piledriver to him on the floor. Brown was listed as being out with a neck injury. Jim Crockett Jr. buys out the promotion and uses his own wrestlers
171 Marty Jannetty Marshalltown, IA 01/Jun/86
170 The Shadow Des Moines, IA 30/May/86 Wins 13-man battle royal
169 Bob Brown Ames, IA 17/Dec/85 Vacated
168 Brett Sawyer Kansas City, KS 05/Dec/85
167 Marty Jannetty Des Moines, IA 22/Sep/85
166 Mr. Pogo Kansas City, KS 10/Jan/85
165 Harley Race Kansas City, KS 25/Oct/84
164 Hacksaw Higgins Kansas City, KS 06/Oct/84
163 Buzz Tyler Kansas City, KS 11/Aug/84
162 Ted Oates Kansas City, KS 21/Jun/84
161 Luke Graham Kansas City, KS 19/Apr/84
160 Buzz Tyler Kansas City, KS 09/Feb/84
159 Tully Blanchard Kansas City, KS 26/Jan/84
158 Buzz Tyler Kansas City, KS 20/Oct/83
157 Jack Victory Kansas City, KS 30/Jun/83 Defeats Buck Robley in tournament final
156 Harley Race Kansas City, KS 02/Jun/83 Vacated when Race Wins the NWA Heavyweight Title.
155 The Missing Link Kansas City, KS 19/May/83
154 Bob Brown Kansas City, KS 12/May/83
153 The Missing Link Kansas City, KS 10/Feb/83
152 Manny Fernandez St. Joseph, MO 27/Apr/82 Defeats Harley Race
151 Roger Kirby St. Joseph, MO 27/Apr/82
150 Bob Brown Wichita, KS 14/Dec/81 Held Up
149 Bob Sweetan Kansas City, KS 10/Dec/81
148 Tommy Martin Kansas City, KS 19/Nov/81
147 Bob Sweetan Kansas City, KS 23/Jul/81
146 Buzz Tyler Des Moines, IA 01/Apr/81
145 Bob Brown Kansas City, KS 23/Oct/80
144 Mike George Kansas City, KS 11/Sep/80
143 Bob Brown Topeka, KS 16/Aug/80
142 Killer Karl Kox Kansas City, KS 24/Jul/80
141 Dick Murdoch Kansas City, KS 22/May/80
140 Bruiser Brody Kansas City, KS 10/Apr/80
139 Bob Brown Kansas City, KS 04/Feb/80
138 Assassin Kansas City, KS 24/Jan/80
137 The Avenger Kansas City, KS 22/Nov/79
136 The Turk Kansas City, KS 04/Oct/79
135 Ron Starr Wichita, KS 17/Sep/79
134 Bob Sweetan Kansas City, KS 22/Feb/79
133 Randy Alls St. Joseph, MO 02/Jan/79
132 Dick Murdoch Kansas City, KS 30/Dec/78
131 Buck Robley Des Moines, IA 07/Oct/78
130 Doug Gilbert Kansas City, KS 31/Aug/78
129 Bob Sweetan Kansas City, KS 27/Apr/78
128 Ken Lucas Kansas City, KS 16/Feb/78
127 Alexis Smirnoff Kansas City, KS 07/Jan/78
126 Ted DiBiase Kansas City, KS 07/Jan/78
125 Bob Brown Topeka, KS 30/Oct/77
124 Bob Sweetan 19/May/77 Won somewhere in 1977
123 Ted DiBiase Kansas City, KS 19/May/77
122 Sgt. Slaughter 01/Mar/77 Won somewhere in 1977
121 Bob Brown 01/Mar/77 Won somewhere in 1977
120 Sgt. Slaughter St. Joseph, MO 11/Feb/77
119 Ted Oates St. Joseph, MO 04/Feb/77
118 Sgt. Slaughter 01/Jan/77 Won somewhere in Jan 1977
117 Rick Gibson St. Joseph, MO 01/Oct/76
116 Bob Brown Wichita, KS 05/Sep/76
115 Harley Race Kansas City, KS 08/Jul/76
114 Bob Brown Topeka, KS 18/May/76
113 Mike George Wichita, KS 17/Apr/76
112 Bob Brown Wichita, KS 17/Apr/76
111 Mike George Kansas City, KS 12/Feb/76
110 Edward Wiskoski Kansas City, KS 31/May/75
109 Jerry Oates St. Joseph, MO 07/Feb/75
108 Terry Martin 01/Dec/74
107 Bob Brown Kansas City, KS 01/Aug/74
106 Harley Race Kansas City, KS 11/Jul/74
105 Bob Brown Kansas City, KS 04/Jul/74 Defeats Don Fargo
104 Roger Kirby 01/Jun/74 Somewhere in June 1974
103 Mike George Kansas City, KS 21/Mar/74
102 Bob Brown Kansas City, KS 11/Oct/73
101 Harley Race Kansas City, KS 22/Sep/73
100 Bob Brown 01/Jun/73 Won somewhere in June 1973
99 Danny Little Bear 27/Apr/73
98 Roger Kirby 01/Dec/72 Won somewhere in December 1972
97 Omar Atlas St. Joseph, MO 24/Nov/72
96 Harley Race Kansas City, KS 07/Jul/72
95 Mongolian Stomper 08/Jun/72
94 Black Angus Campbell 11/Feb/72 Won somewhere in 1972
93 Danny Little Bear St. Joseph, MO 11/Feb/72
92 Pat O'Connor 28/Jan/72 Not Recognized
91 Harley Race 01/Jun/71 Pat O'Connor defeats Race for the title on January 28, 1972 in St. Louis, MO, but Race continues to be recognized by other promoters, and Sam Muchnick withdraws recognition of the title and later creates the Missouri Heavyweight title. Won somewhere in June 1971
90 Bob Geigel 01/Jan/71 Won somewhere in 1971
89 Harley Race 01/Jan/71 Won somewhere in 1971
88 Bob Geigel St. Joseph, MO 01/Jan/71
87 Roger Kirby St. Joseph, MO 03/Apr/70
86 Danny Little Bear St. Joseph, MO 28/Nov/69 Won in a tournament
85 Pat O'Connor St. Joseph, MO 20/Jun/69 Vacated
84 Dick Murdoch St. Joseph, MO 28/Feb/69
83 Don Kent St. Joseph, MO 10/Jan/69
82 Dusty Rhodes St. Joseph, MO 13/Dec/68
81 Tommy Martin St. Joseph, MO 11/Oct/68
80 Bob Brown St. Joseph, MO 04/Jun/68 Defeats Thor Hagen in tournament final
79 Roger Kirby St. Joseph, MO 10/May/68 Vacated
78 Ron Etchison St. Joseph, MO 03/May/68
77 Harley Race St. Joseph, MO 05/Apr/68
76 Sonny Myers St. Joseph, MO 12/Dec/67
75 Bob Geigel St. Joseph, MO 17/Nov/67
74 The Hangman St. Joseph, MO 27/Oct/67
73 Sonny Myers St. Joseph, MO 09/Jun/67
72 The Viking St. Joseph, MO 07/Apr/67
71 Bob Geigel St. Joseph, MO 24/Feb/67
70 Sonny Myers St. Joseph, MO 13/Jan/67
69 Mike DiBiase St. Joseph, MO 16/Dec/66
68 The Viking St. Joseph, MO 17/Jun/66
67 Ron Reed St. Joseph, MO 18/Feb/66
66 Bob Geigel St. Joseph, MO 07/Jan/66
65 Sonny Myers 04/Jul/65
64 Mongolian Stomper St. Joseph, MO 04/Jun/65
63 Ron Reed St. Joseph, MO 11/Jan/65
62 Mike DiBiase 01/Dec/64 Won around December 1964
61 Enrique Torres St. Joseph, MO 20/Dec/63
60 The Spoiler St. Joseph, MO 20/Nov/63
59 Rock Hunter St. Joseph, MO 17/May/63
58 Sonny Myers St. Joseph, MO 01/Feb/63
57 Pat O'Connor St. Joseph, MO 16/Nov/62
56 Lee Henning St. Joseph, MO 02/Nov/62
55 Pat O'Connor 01/Oct/62 Won around October 1962
54 Lee Henning St. Joseph, MO 04/May/62
53 Ray Gordon St. Joseph, MO 09/Feb/62
52 Buddy Austin 11/Nov/61 Won somewhere in November 1961
51 Tarzan Tyler St. Joseph, MO 10/Nov/61
50 Sonny Myers St. Joseph, MO 03/Nov/61
49 Buddy Austin 02/Jun/61
48 Bob Ellis 01/May/61 Won somewhere in May 1961. Vacated
47 Lee Henning St. Joseph, MO 21/Apr/61
46 Ron Etchison St. Joseph, MO 31/Mar/61
45 Lee Henning St. Joseph, MO 18/Nov/60
44 Mike Paidousis Kansas City, KS 29/Sep/60
43 Thor Hagen 01/Aug/60 Won somewhere in August 1960
42 Ricky Lee St. Joseph, MO 01/Jun/60 Won somewhere in June 1960
41 Thor Hagen St. Joseph, MO 27/May/60
40 Lee Henning 01/Apr/60 Won somewhere in April 1960
39 Bob Ellis Kansas City, KS 10/Mar/60
38 Kinji Shibuya 01/Feb/60 Won somewhere in 1960
37 Lee Henning St. Joseph, MO 22/Jan/60
36 Bob Ellis St. Joseph, MO 28/Nov/58
35 Bob Geigel 03/Oct/58 Defeats Bob Ellis in tournament final
34 Sonny Myers St. Joseph, MO 25/Jul/58 Won a tournament. Vacated in October 1958
33 Richard Brown Wichita, KS 07/Oct/57 Vacated
32 Red Berry Wichita, KS 15/Sep/57
31 Richard Brown 01/Feb/57 He won it sometimes within 1957
30 Sonny Myers 01/Feb/57
29 Mighty Atlas 01/May/56 Unknown when he won the title.
28 Richard Brown Topeka, KS 10/Apr/56
27 Mike DiBiase 01/Apr/56 Actual date unknown
26 Ray Villmer 01/Jan/55 Actual date unknown.
25 Lu Kim 01/Jan/55 The actual date is unknown of the title.
24 Ray Villmer Kansas City, KS 16/Dec/54
23 Joe Dusek Wichita, KS 13/Sep/54
22 Sonny Myers Kansas City, KS 01/Mar/54 He held his title after El Toro had held it
21 El Toro 01/Mar/54 Unknown whom El Toro defeated for the title. He held the belt after Sonny Myers had held it.
20 Sonny Myers 01/Mar/54 Somewhere in March 1954
19 Bob Orton, Sr. Kansas City, KS 28/Jan/54
18 Dave Sims 01/Jan/54 Somewhere in January 1954
17 Sonny Myers St. Joseph, MO 11/Dec/53
16 Lenny Montana 01/Oct/53
15 Dave Sims Kansas City, KS 15/Jan/53
14 Bobby Lane Kansas City, KS 01/Nov/52 Somewhere in November 1952
13 Red Berry 01/Sep/52 Somewhere in September 1952
12 Sonny Myers 01/Apr/52 Defeats Bob Orton in 3-fall match somewhere in 1952
11 Sonny Myers Wichita, KS 01/Apr/52 Defeats Bob Orton in 13-man tournament final somewhere in April 1952, but Orville Brown refuses to present him with the title because the final was only one fall.
10 Sonny Myers Kansas City, KS 06/Mar/52 Vacated
9 Enrique Torres Kansas City, KS 28/Feb/52
8 Bob Orton, Sr. Kansas City, KS 20/Dec/51
7 Alo Leilani Kansas City, KS 29/Nov/51
6 Jimmy Coffield Topeka, KS 06/Nov/51
5 Dennis Clary Kansas City, KS 10/May/51
4 Sonny Myers Kansas City, KS 03/May/51
3 Dennis Clary Kansas City, KS 26/Apr/51
2 Killer Kowalski Kansas City, KS 25/Jan/51
1 Bill Longson Kansas City, KS 18/May/50 Defeats Sonny Myers in tournament final to become first champion