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NWA United States Heavyweight (Detroit) Title

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# Wrestler Name Event Location Date Notes
56 The Original Sheik Detroit, MI 03/May/80 Promotion closes, Sheik takes title to International Championship Wrestling
55 Mighty Igor Vodic 01/Oct/77 Won somewhere between 1977 & 1980
54 The Original Sheik 01/Oct/77 Won somewhere between 1977 to 1980
53 Ox Baker Detroit, MI 01/Sep/77 Won somewhere in September 1977
52 The Original Sheik Detroit, MI 02/Apr/77
51 Gino Hernandez Detroit, MI 08/Jan/77
50 Don Kent Detroit, MI 16/Oct/76
49 The Missing Link Detroit, MI 17/Jul/76
48 The Original Sheik Detroit, MI 17/May/76
47 Bobo Brazil 21/Apr/76 Awarded when Brute Bernard was injured before tournament final
46 Mark Lewin 01/Dec/75 Won somewhere in December 1975. Vacated.
45 Don Kent Detroit, MI 01/Nov/75
44 Mark Lewin Detroit, MI 27/Sep/75
43 The Original Sheik Detroit, MI 05/Jul/75
42 Bobo Brazil Detroit, MI 19/Apr/75
41 Abdullah The Butcher Detroit, MI 08/Feb/75
40 Bobo Brazil Detroit, MI 05/Jan/75 Awarded when Sheik no-shows title defenses
39 The Original Sheik Detroit, MI 16/Mar/74
38 Tony Marino Detroit, MI 02/Mar/74
37 The Original Sheik 01/Sep/73 Won somewhere in September 1973
36 Johnny Valentine 01/Aug/73 Won somewhere in 1973
35 The Original Sheik Detroit, MI 21/Jul/73
34 Johnny Valentine Detroit, MI 07/Jul/73
33 The Original Sheik Detroit, MI 27/Jan/73
32 Bobo Brazil Detroit, MI 13/Jan/73
31 The Original Sheik Detroit, MI 30/Dec/72
30 Bobo Brazil Detroit, MI 23/Dec/72
29 The Missing Link Detroit, MI 28/Oct/72
28 Bobo Brazil Detroit, MI 19/Aug/72
27 The Missing Link Detroit, MI 12/Aug/72
26 Bobo Brazil Detroit, MI 29/Jul/71
25 The Original Sheik 01/Oct/67
24 Bobo Brazil 01/Aug/67 Won somewhere in August 1967
23 The Original Sheik Detroit, MI 06/Feb/65
22 Fritz Von Erich Detroit, MI 19/Oct/64
21 Johnny Valentine Detroit, MI 13/Jun/64
20 Lord Athol Layton Detroit, MI 20/Jul/63
19 Fritz Von Erich Detroit, MI 09/Jun/63
18 Lord Athol Layton 04/Aug/62
17 Dick The Bruiser Detroit, MI 02/May/62
16 Wilbur Snyder 01/Jan/62 Won somewhere in 1962
15 Fritz Von Erich Detroit, MI 01/Dec/61
14 Dick The Bruiser Detroit, MI 28/Feb/61
13 Bobo Brazil Detroit, MI 28/Jan/61
12 Dick The Bruiser Detroit, MI 11/Jun/60
11 Bob Ellis Windsor, Ontario 02/Jun/60
10 Dick The Bruiser Detroit, MI 23/May/59
9 Wilbur Snyder Detroit, MI 02/May/59
8 Angelo Poffo Cincinnati, OH 27/Dec/58 renamed NWA US Title-Detroit version
7 Wilbur Snyder Chicago, IL 15/Nov/58
6 Verne Gagne Chicago, IL 12/Apr/58 splits his own version into Minneapolis version, later renamed AWA United States Championship
5 Dick The Bruiser Chicago, IL 14/Dec/57
4 Wilbur Snyder Chicago, IL 19/Feb/57
3 Hans Schmidt Chicago, IL 19/Sep/56
2 Wilbur Snyder Chicago, IL 07/Apr/56
1 Verne Gagne Chicago, IL 03/Sep/53 Awarded the title