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May 18, 1950--1988
March 30, 2002--Present

From Wrestling Title Histories
by Royal Duncan & Gary Will
with additional information from Jeff Capo

1.Bill Longson
05/18/50-Kansas City, KS

2.Killer Kowalski
?/51-Kansas City, MO

3.Dennis Clary

4.Sonny Myers

5.Dennis Clary (2)

6.Jimmy Coffield @

7.Alo Leilani @

8.Bob Orton

9.Enrique Torres

10.Sonny Myers (2)
Vacant in '52.

11.Sonny Myers #
04/52-Wichita, KS
Myers defeated Bob Orton in a 13-man tournament final, but Orville Brown refused to present him with the title because the final was only a one fall match.

12.Sonny Myers (3)
Myers defeated Bob Orton in 3-fall match.

13.Red Berry

14.Bobby Lane
11/52-Kansas City, KS

15.Dave Sims
01/53-Kansas City, KS

16.Lenny Montana

17.Dave Sims (2)

18.Bob Orton (2)
02/54-Kansas City, KS

19.Sonny Myers (4)
[Record is unclear]

20.El Toro

21.Sonny Myers (5)

22.Joe Dusek

23.Ray Villmer

24.Lu Kim

25.Ray Villmer (2)
[Record is unclear]

26.Mighty Atlas
[Record is unclear]

27.Sonny Myers (6)
[Record is unclear]

28.Richard Brown

29.Red Berry (2)
09/15/57-Wichita, KS

30.Richard Brown (2)
10/07/57-Wichita, KS
Vacated in 1958.

31.Bob Geigel
Won tournament

32.Bob Ellis
11/28/58-St. Joseph, MO

33.Lee Henning
01/22/60-St. Joseph, MO
[Record is unclear]

34.Kinji Shibuya

35.Bob Ellis (2)
03/10/60-Kansas City, KS
[Record is unclear]

36.Thor Hagen
05/27/60-St. Joseph, MO

37.Ricky Lee
06/60-St. Joseph, MO

38.Thor Hagen (2)

39.Mike Paidousis
09/29/60-Kansas City, KS

40.Lee Henning (2)
11/18/60-St. Joseph, MO

41.Ron Etchison
03/31/61-St. Joseph, MO

42.Lee Henning (3)
04/21/61-St. Joseph, MO
Vacant in '61.

43.Buddy Austin

44.Ray Gordon
02/09/62-St. Joseph, MO
[Record is unclear]

45.Johnny Kace
[Record is unclear]

46.Rock Hunter

47.Enrique Torres (2)
12/20/63-St. Joseph, MO
[Record is unclear]

48.Mike DiBiase

49.Ron Reed (Buddy Colt)

50.The Stomper (Archie Gouldie)

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51. Sonny Myers (7)

52.Bob Geigel (2)
01/07/66-St. Joseph, MO

53.Ron Reed (2)

54.The Viking (Bob Morse)

55.Mike DiBiase (2)

56.Sonny Myers (8)

57.Bob Geigel (3)

58.Sonny Myers (9)
Vacant in '68.

58.Bob Brown
Defeats Thor Hagen in tournament final.
[Record is unclear]

59.Dusty Rhodes

60.Don Kent
01/69-St. Joseph, MO
[Record is unclear]

61.Roger Kirby

62.Bob Geigel (4)
01/01/71-St. Joseph, MO

63.Harley Race

64.Bob Geigel (5)

65.Harley Race (2)
Pat O'Connor defeated Race for the title on January 28, 1972 in St. Louis, MO, but Race continued to be recognized by other promoters
Sam Muchnick withdrew recognition of the title and later created the Missouri Heavyweight title.

66.Danny Little Bear
02/11/72-St. Joseph, MO

67.Black Angus Campbell

68.The Stomper (2)

69.Harley Race (3)
07/07/72-Kansas City, KS

70.Omar Atlas
11/24/72-St. Joseph, MO

71.Roger Kirby

72.Danny Little Bear (2)

73.Bob Brown (2)

74.Harley Race (4)
09/22/73-Kansas City, KS

75.Bob Brown (3)
10/11/73-Kansas City, KS

76.Mike George
03/21/74-Kansas City, KS

77.Roger Kirby (2)
[Record is unclear]

78.Bob Brown (4)
07/04/74-Kansas City, KS
Defeats Don Fargo

79.Harley Race (5)
07/11/74-Kansas City, KS

80.Bob Brown (5)
08/01/74-Kansas City, KS

81.Terry Martin

82.Jerry Oates
02/07/75-St. Joseph, MO

83.Ed Wiskoski
05/31/75-Kansas City, KS

84.Mike George (2)
02/12/76-Kansas City, KS

85.Bob Brown (6)
04/10/76-Wichita, KS

86.Mike George (3)
04/17/76-Wichita, KS

87.Bob Brown (7)
05/18/76-Topeka, KS

88.Harley Race (6)
07/08/76-Kansas City, KS

89.Bob Brown (8)
09/05/76-Wichita, KS

90.Rick Gibson
10/01/76-St. Joseph, MO
[Record is unclear]

91.Bob Slaughter (Sgt. Slaughter) 77/01

92.Ted Oates
02/04/77-St. Joseph, MO

93.Bob Slaughter (2)
02/11/77-St. Joseph, MO

94.Bob Brown

95.Bob Slaughter (3)

96.Ted DiBiase
05/19/77-Kansas City, KS
[Record is unclear]

97.Bob Sweetan

98.Bob Brown (9)
10/30/77-Topeka, KS

99.Ted DiBiase (2)
01/07/78-Kansas City, KS

100.Bob Sweetan (2)
04/27/78-Kansas City, KS

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101.Doug Gilbert
08/31/78-Kansas City, KS

102.Buck Robley
10/07/78-Des Moines, IA

103.Dick Murdoch
12/30/78-Kansas City, KS

104.Randy Alls (Randy Rose)
01/02/79-St. Joseph, MO

105.Bob Sweetan (3)
02/22/79-Kansas City, KS

106.Ron Starr

107.The Turk

108.The Avenger
11/22/79-Kansas City, KS

109.The Assassin (Jody Hamilton) 01/24/80-Kansas City, KS

110.Bob Brown (10)
02/04/80-Kansas City, KS

111.Bruiser Brody
04/10/80-Kansas City, KS

112.Dick Murdoch
05/22/80-Kansas City, KS

113.Killer Karl Kox
07/24/80-Kansas City, KS

114.Bob Brown (11)
08/16/80-Topeka, KS

115.Mike George (4)
09/11/80-Kansas City, KS

116.Bob Brown (12)
10/23/80-Kansas City, KS

117.Buzz Tyler
04/01/81-Des Moines, IA

118.Bob Sweetan (4)

119.Tommy Martin
11/19/81-Kansas City, KS

120.Bob Sweetan (5)
12/10/81-Kansas City, KS

121.Roger Kirby
04/27/82-St. Joseph, MO

122.Manny Fernandez
09/16/82-Kansas City, KS

123.Dewey Robertson
02/10/83-Kansas City, KS

124.Bob Brown (13)
05/12/83-Kansas City, KS

125.Dewey Robertson (2)
05/19/83-Kansas City, KS

126.Harley Race (7)
06/02/83-Kansas City, KS
Vacated on June 6, 1983 when Race won NWA World Heavyweight title.

127.Super Destroyer
06/30/83-Kansas City, KS
Super Destroyer defeated Buck Robley in tournament final.

128.Buzz Tyler (2)
10/20/83-Kansas City, KS

129.Tully Blanchard
01/26/84-Kansas City, KS

130.Buzz Tyler (3)
02/09/84-Kansas City, KS

131.Luke Graham
04/19/84-Kansas City, KS

132.Ted Oates (2)
06/21/84-Kansas City, KS

133.Buzz Tyler (4)
08/12/84-Columbia, MO

134.Hacksaw Higgins
10/06/84-Kansas City, KS

135.Harley Race (8)
10/25/84-Kansas City, KS

136.Mr. Pogo
01/10/85-Kansas City, KS

137.Marty Janetty
09/22/85-Des Moines, IA

138.Brett Sawyer
12/05/85-Kansas City, KS

139.Bob Brown (14)
12/17/85-Ames, IA *
Vacated on August 26, 1986 when Jim Crockett Jr. bought the promotion and changed the roster.

140.Sam Houston
11/16/86-St. Louis, MO

141.Bill Dundee
01/03/87-Topeka, KS

142.Bob Brown (15)
02/27/87-Kansas City, KS

143.Rufus R. Jones (2)
05/21/87-Kansas City, KS

144.Porkchop Cash
07/10/87-St. Joseph, MO

145.Rufus R. Jones (3)
07/17/87-Kansas City, KS

146.Earthquake Farris
09/27/87-Des Moines, IA

147.Bob Brown (16)
10/30/87-St. Joseph, MO

148.Dave Peterson
12/25/87-St. Joseph, MO
Title held up.

149.Dave Peterson (2)
02/18/88-Kansas City, KS
Peterson defeated the Cuban Assassin for the held-up title
promotion withdrew from NWA and closed in 1988.

Title revived

150.Shane Somers
03/30/2002-Rolla, MO
Defeated Butch McClain to capture the vacant NWA Central States Heavyweight Title.

Due to injury to Shane Somers.

151.Derek Stone
11/16/2002-Coffeyville, KS
Won vacant title defeating Michael Barry, Griz and Gary Jackson.

06/25/2005-Lawrence, KS

Title Vacant
Raven was stripped of the title for lack of title defenses

153.Michael Strider
10/14/2006-Muscatine, IA
Defeats Woody Maguire, Mississippi Madman, Derek Stone, Marek Brave, & Mark Sterling to win vacant title.
NWA No Limits Lethal Legacy

154.Mark Sterling
07/25/2009-House Springs, MO

155.Jeremy Wyatt
05/07/2011-Lawrence, KS
Defeated Mike Sterling (c), Tyler Cook, and Jaysin Strife in a 4-way elimination match.

Title Vacant
Due to injury.

06/02/2012-Kansas City, KS
Defeated Dan Walsh and Neil Diamond Cutter in an 8-man tournament 3-way final.

Title vacant
A.C.H. was stripped of the title due to Metro Pro Wrestling's withdrawal from the NWA.

157.Evan Morris
03/30/2013-Swansea, IL
Defeated Deven Spade in tournament final.

158.Shane Somers [2]
10/27/2013-Cahokia, IL

159.G.Q. Smooth (Scott Somers)
05/10/2014-Vienna, MO

160.Shane Somers [3]
05/17/2014- St. Robert, MO

161.The Mad Hatter
06/28/2014-Waynesville, MO

162.Deven Spade
06/13/2015-Newburg, MO

163.Mitch Johnson
03/31/2017-Lebanon, MO

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