Pro Wrestling Archives

World Heavyweight (Omaha) Title

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# Wrestler Name Event Location Date Notes
15 Verne Gagne Omaha, Nebraska 07/Sep/63 Won the AWA title from Fritz Von Erich on August 8, 1963 in Amarillo, Texas. Omaha title unified with the AWA title.
14 Fritz Von Erich Omaha, Nebraska 27/Jul/63 Won both the Omaha title and AWA title.
13 Verne Gagne Minneapolis, Minnesota 20/Jul/63 Won both the Omaha title and AWA title.
12 Crusher Lisowski Omaha, Nebraska 15/Feb/63 Also won the AWA World Heavyweight Championship from Verne Gagne on July 9, 1963 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
11 Verne Gagne Omaha, Nebraska 25/Aug/62
10 Fritz Von Erich Omaha, Nebraska 31/Jul/62
9 Verne Gagne Omaha, Nebraska 16/Sep/61
8 Don Leo Jonathan Omaha, Nebraska 20/May/61 Defeated Bobo Brazil to win the vacant title.
7 Don Leo Jonathan Omaha, Nebraska 03/Apr/61 Vacated afterwards.
6 Don Leo Jonathan Omaha, Nebraska 07/Jan/61
5 Wilbur Snyder Omaha, Nebraska 25/Jul/59
4 Dick The Bruiser 01/Jan/59 Date is unknown, but he was the 4th person to hold this title.
3 Wilbur Snyder Omaha, Nebraska 15/Nov/58
2 Verne Gagne Omaha, Nebraska 09/Aug/58
1 Edouard Carpentier Chicago, Illinois 14/Jun/57 Recognized as champion after NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz cannot continue in he and Carpentier's match for the title, due to a back injury, giving Carpentier the victory. The majority of the NWA promotions continue to recognize Thesz as their champion.