List Of Wrestlers







60. Nature Boy BUDDY ROGERS









World Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title [ ] Dick the Bruiser 64/04/22 Los Angeles, CA Defeats Fred Blassie for the WWA World Heavyweight title; starts own promotion in Indiana; held up after a match in which the Bruiser is disqualifed against Johnny Valentine on 65/03/12 in Indianapolis, IN. Dick the Bruiser [2] 65/04/10 Indianapolis, IN Defeats Johnny Valentine in rematch. Gene Kiniski 65/08/21 Indianapolis, IN Dick the Bruiser [3] 65/12/25 Indianapolis, IN Loses a unification match against AWA champion Mad Dog Vachon on 66/03/26 in Chicago, IL but continues to be recognized in Indianapolis and other WWA towns (WWA started working with AWA and AWA titles are recognized in Chciago thereafter). Mitsu Arakawa 66/10/08 Indianapolis, IN Wilbur Snyder 67/09/30 Indianapolis, IN Blackjack Lanza 67/12/27 Indianapolis, IN Dick the Bruiser [4] 69/08/29 Indianapolis, IN Baron Von Raschke 70/03/07 Indianapolis, IN Dick the Bruiser [5] 71/10/14 Indianapolis, IN Repeated on 71/10/21 in Detroit, MI. Baron Von Raschke [2] 71/11/26 Detroit, MI Repeated in Indianapolis, IN on 71/11/29; Dick the Bruiser defeats Raschke in a death match on 72/03/18 in Detroit, MI but is stripped in 72/04 with the match having no falls. Billy Red Cloud 72/03/21 Indianapolis, IN Raschke continues to be billed as champion in Elkhart, IN where he loses to Art Thomas on 72/03/25; Thomas also recognized as champion in Detroit; the Detroit version is held-up after a match between Thomas and Baron Von Raschke on 72/05/20 in Detroit, MI. Baron Von Raschke [3] 72/06/02 Indianapolis, IN Defeats Red Cloud for the recognition in Indianapolis; also defeats Art Thomas for the held-up Detroit version on 72/06/03 in Detroit, MI. Bob Ellis 73/03/31 Indianapolis, IN Repeated in Detroi, MI on 73/05/12. Jimmy Valiant * 74 Detroit, MI Bob Ellis * 74 Detroit, MI Ox Baker 74/08/10 Indianapolis, IN Pepper Gomez 75/11/29 Indianapolis, IN Masked Stranger (Guy Mitchell) 76/05/01 Indianapolis, IN Dick the Bruiser [6] 77/03/05 Indianapolis, IN Title held up on 77/04/30 after a match against Ivan Koloff. Ivan Koloff 77/06/18 Indianapolis, IN Wins rematch; title held up on 77/11/12 after a match against Dick the Bruiser. Dick the Bruiser [7] 77/12/26 Indianapolis, IN Wins rematch; title held up on 79/04/28 after a match against King Kong Brody (Bruiser Brody). Dick the Bruiser [8] 79/06/09 Indianapolis, IN Wins rematch. King Kong Brody (Bruiser Brody) 79/08/04 Indianapolis, IN Dick the Bruiser [9] 80/05/31 Indianapolis, IN Ernie Ladd 80/11/01 Indianapolis, IN Dick the Bruiser [10] 80/11/29 Indianapolis, IN Johnny Valiant 81/04/04 Indianapolis, IN Dick the Bruiser [11] 81/04 Johnny Valiant [2] 81/04/25 Indianapolis, IN Bobo Brazil 81/07/24 Bartonville, IL Blackjack Mulligan 81/10/11 Indianapolis, IN Bobo Brazil [2] 81/11 Knoxville, TN * Title held up on 82/02/13 after a match against Harley Race where Race pins Brazil after using an illegal piledriver. Harley Race 82/04/24 Indianapolis, IN Defeats Brazil in rematch; Brazil continues to defend in smaller towns; vacant in 82/07 when the working agreement between WWA and CWA ends. Dick the Bruiser [12] 83/01 Awarded. Bobby Colt 83/06/25 Indianapolis, IN Spike Huber 84/01/07 Indianapolis, IN Stormy Granzig 84/07< Terre Haute, IN * Greg Wojokowski 84/07 Indianapolis, IN Dick the Bruiser [13] 85/01/29 Indianapolis, IN Greg Wojokowski [2] 85/09< Scott Rechsteiner (Scott Steiner) 86/08/14 Deaborn, MI Greg Wojokowski [3] 87/05/03 Toledo, OH Vacant in 88 upon retirement.. Golden Lion 89/04/16 Toledo, OH Defeats Calypso Jim. International Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Title [ ] Bill Robinson 68/12/19 Okayama Defeats Toyonobori in the final of 11-man round-robin tournament. Thunder Sugiyama 69/05/19 Sendai Bill Miller 71/03/04 Kokura Strong Kobayashi 71/06/19 Duluth, MN Wahoo McDaniel 73/11/09 Wakayama Strong Kobayashi [2] 73/11/30 Tokyo Vacates on 74/02/13 when Kobayashi leaves IWE to challenge New Japan's Antonio Inoki. Bill Robinson [2] 74/06/03 Tokyo Defeats Great Kusatsu in tournament final. Superstar Billy Graham 74/08/16 Denver, CO Mighty Inoue 74/10/07 Saitama Mad Dog Vachon 75/04/10 Tokyo Rusher Kimura NATIONAL WRESTLING FEDERATION WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE ( 1970 - 1976/08 ) HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE ( 1976/08 - 1981/04 ) ( 2003/01 - 2004/01 ) [ ] Johnny Powers 70 Los Angeles, CA * Defeats Fred Blassie. Waldo Von Erich 71/11/20 Cleveland, OH Dominic Denucci 71/12/08 Buffalo, NY Waldo Von Erich [2] 72/01/05 Buffalo, NY Ernie Ladd 72/06/09 Cleveland, OH Abdullah the Butcher 72/06/24 Akron, OH Victor Rivera * 72/09< Abdullah the Butcher * 72/10< Johnny Valentine 72/10/19 Cleveland, OH Held up after a match against Johnny Powers on 72/12/07 in Cleveland, OH; Valentine may have won the rematch but is stripped in 73/01. Jacques Rougeau 73/01/24 Buffalo, NY Defeats Waldo Von Erich in tournament final. Johnny Valentine [2] 73/08 Johnny Powers [2] 73 Antonio Inoki 73/12/10 Tokyo NWF orders Inoki to accept the title match against Tiger Jeet Singh; Inoki refuses and vacates the title on 75/02/12. Tiger Jeet Singh 75/03/13 Hiroshima Defeats Antonio Inoki. Antonio Inoki [2] 75/06/26 Tokyo Told to stop referring to the title as a world title at the annual NWA meeting on 76/08/07. Stan Hansen 80/02/08 Tokyo Antonio Inoki [3] 80/04/03 Tokyo Title held up after match against Stan Hansen on 81/04/17 in Kagoshima ends as no-contest. Antonio Inoki [4] 81/04/23 Tokyo Defeats Stan Hansen in rematch; abandons title immediately after the match to enter the International Wrestling Grand Prix tournament. Yoshihiro Takayama 03/01/04 Tokyo Defeats Tsuyoshi Kosaka in the final of 4-man tournament. Shinsuke Nakamura 04/01/04 Tokyo Officially unified with IWGP Heavyweight Title on 04/01/05. UNIFIED WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE [United States Wrestling Association] [ Japanese ] Jerry Lawler 88/12/13 Chicago, IL Has won AWA World Heavyweight title, defeating Curt Hennig on 88/05/09 in Memphis, TN; unifies WCWA World Heavyweight title, defeating Kerry Von Erich on 88/12/13. Master of Pain 89/04/01 Memphis, TN Jerry Lawler [2] 89/04/25 Memphis, TN Soultaker 89/10/23 Memphis, TN Jerry Lawler [3] 89/11/06 Memphis, TN King Cobra 89/12/30 Memphis, TN Jerry Lawler [4] 90/01/08 Memphis, TN Jimmy Valiant 90/02/26 Memphis, TN Jerry Lawler [5] 90/03/12 Memphis, TN Jimmy Valiant [2] 90/04/28 Memphis, TN Jerry Lawler [6] 90/05/05 Memphis, TN The Snowman 90/06/18 Memphis, TN Stripped on 90/08/27 when Snowman no-shows defense. Jerry Lawler [7] 90/10/08 Memphis, TN Defeats Austin Idol in tournament final. Terry Funk 90/11/05 Memphis, TN Jerry Lawler [8] 91/03/11 Memphis, TN Awesome Kong 91/07/29 Memphis, TN Jerry Lawler [9] 91/08/12 Memphis, TN The Dragon Master 91/08/26 Memphis, TN Jerry Lawler [10] 91/09/02 Memphis, TN Kamala 91/11/25 Memphis, TN Jerry Lawler [11] 91/12/02 Memphis, TN Title held-up after a match against Kamala 91/12/07 in Memphis, TN. Kamala [2] 91/12/09 Memphis, TN Defeats Lawler in rematch; title held up after a match against Koko B. Ware on 92/02/02 in Memphis, TN. Kamala [3] 92/02/10 Memphis, TN Defeats Ware in rematch. Koko B. Ware 92/02/24 Memphis, TN Kamala [4] 92/03/16 Memphis, TN Jerry Lawler [12] 92/05/04 Memphis, TN Defeats Eddie Gilbert on 92/06/08 in Memphis, TN to unify GWF World Heavyweight title. Eddie Gilbert 92/06/15 Memphis, TN Rick Morton 92/07/13 Memphis, TN Eddie Gilbert [2] 92/07/20 Memphis, TN Junkyard Dog 92/09/21 Memphis, TN Butch Reed 92/10/12 Memphis, TN Todd Champion 92/10/17 Cleveland, OH * Jerry Lawler [13] 92/11/02 Memphis, TN Koko B. Ware [2] 92/12/07 Memphis, TN Jerry Lawler [14] 92/12/14 Memphis, TN Papa Shango 93/05/03 Memphis, TN Owen Hart 93/06/21 Memphis, TN Jerry Lawler [15] 93/07/05 Memphis, TN Tatanka 93/09/13 Memphis, TN Jerry Lawler [16] 93/09/20 Memphis, TN Lawler pins Tatanka in 8-man tag team match with special stipulations to allow title to switch. Randy Savage 93/10/11 Memphis, TN Vacated on 93/11/20 when USWA and WWF temporarily end co-promotion. Jeff Jarrett 93/11/22 Memphis, TN Wins battle royal, pinning Jerry Lawler. Jerry Lawler [17] 93/12/20 Memphis, TN Eddie Gilbert [3] 94/01/31 Memphis, TN Jerry Lawler [18] 94/02/07 Memphis, TN Eddie Gilbert [4] 94/02/14 Memphis, TN Jerry Lawler [19] 94/03/25 Senatobia, MS Sid Vicious 94/07/16 Memphis, TN Wins by forfeit. Jerry Lawler [20] 95/02/06 Memphis, TN Bill Dundee 95/02/25 Memphis, TN Razor Ramon 95/04/03 Memphis, TN Jerry Lawler [21] 95/05/01 Memphis, TN Ahmed Johnson 95/11/06 Memphis, TN Jeff Jarrett [2] 95/12/20 Tunica, MS Stripped on 96/03/02 because of a back injury. Jerry Lawler [22] 96/03/04 Memphis, TN Defeats Mabel in tournament final; title held-up after a match against Bill Dundee on 96/03/08 in Truman, AR on an NAW card; rematch is scheduled for 96/04/05 (result unknown; Lawler wins?). Jeff Jarrett [3] 96/04/20 Memphis, TN Jarret pins Lawler when Lawler checking on referee Frank Morrell, who fakes a heart attack while Lawler pins Jarrett. Jerry Lawler [23] 96/07/24 West Helena, AR * Sid Vicious [2] 96/08/30 Memphis, TN Jerry Lawler [24] 96/09/02 Memphis, TN Colorado Kid (Mike Rapada) 96/10/04 Jonesboro, AR Jerry Lawler [25] 96/11/16 Memphis, TN Tank 97/03/15 Memphis, TN Jerry Lawler [26] 97/03/22 Memphis, TN King Reginald (Reggie B. Fine) 97/04/12 Memphis, TN Jerry Lawler [27] 97/04/27 Memphis, TN Dutch Mantell 97/08/08 Memphis, TN USWA closes in 97/11. World Wide Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Title ( 1963/04 - 1971 ) World Wide Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Title ( 1971 - 1979/03 ) World Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Title ( 1979/03 - 1983 ) World Wrestling Federation World Heavyweight Title ( 1983 - 2002/05 ) World Wrestling Entertainment Title ( 2002/05 - ) [ ] Buddy Rogers 63/01 Continued to be recogized as world champion in northeast even after losing NWA World Title to Lou Thesz on 63/01/24 in Toronto, ON because the promoters refuse recognize Rogers's one-fall loss in the title match; in some accounts, Rogers defeats Antonino Rocca in a fictitious tournament in Rio de Janeiro, BRA for the title in 63/03. Bruno Sammartino 63/05/17 New York, NY Ivan Koloff 71/01/18 New York, NY Pedro Morales 71/02/08 New York, NY Reduced from a world title to a regional belt after the WWWF joins the NWA in 71. Stan Stasiak 73/12/01 Philadelphia, PA Bruno Sammartino [2] 73/12/10 New York, NY Superstar Billy Graham 77/04/30 Baltimore, MD Bob Backlund 78/02/20 New York, NY Renamed WWF title in 79/03; wrestles to a double count-out against AWA World champion Nick Bockwinkel on 79/03/25 in Toronto, ON. Antonio Inoki 79/11/30 Tokushima, JPN Backlund pins Inoki in a rematch in Tokyo, JPN on 79/12/06, but WWF president Hisashi Shinma declares the match to be no-contest because of the interference of Tiger Jeet Singh; Shinma gives the belt back to Inoki, but he does not accept it. Bob Backlund [2] 79/12/17 New York, NY Defeats Bobby Duncum for the vacant title; defeats NWA World champion Harley Race by disqualification on 80/09/22 in New York, NY(no title change); title held up on 81/10/19 when Greg Valentine is mistakenly given the belt by a dazed referee after being pinned by Backlund. Bob Backlund [3] 81/11/23 New York, NY Defeats Greg Valentine in rematch; wrestles to a double count-out against NWA World champion Ric Flair on 82/07/04 in Atlanta, GA; recognized as WWF World Heavyweight Title when WWF withdraws from NWA in 83. Iron Sheik 83/12/26 New York, NY Wins title when manager Arnold Skoaland throws in the towel while Backland is in the camel clutch. Hulk Hogan 84/01/23 New York, NY Andre the Giant 88/02/05 Indianapolis, IN The referee counts three even though Hogan's shoulder comes up before the third count. Ted DiBiase # 88/02/05 Indianapolis, IN Awarded by Andre immediately after winning the title; announced as champion until the following weekend when WWF president Jack Tunney announces the title cannot be given away and Andre has officially vacated the title by doing so. Randy Savage 88/03/27 Atlantic City, NJ Defeats Ted DiBiase in tournament final. Hulk Hogan [2] 89/04/02 Atlantic City, NJ Ultimate Warrior 90/04/01 Toronto, ON Sgt. Slaughter 91/01/19 Miami, FL Hulk Hogan [3] 91/03/24 Los Angeles, CA The Undertaker 91/11/27 Detroit, MI Hulk Hogan [4] 91/12/03 San Antonio, TX Held up on 91/12/04 after two controversial changes, to be given to Royal Rumble winner. Ric Flair 92/01/19 Albany, NY Wins Royal Rumble, eliminating Sid Justice; has claimed the "Real World Heavyweight Title" since 91/09 when Flair brings his NWA World Title belt upon joining WWF. Randy Savage [2] 92/04/05 Indianapolis, IN Ric Flair [2] 92/09/01 Hershey, PA Bret Hart 92/10/12 Saskatoon, SK Yokozuna 93/04/04 Las Vegas, NV Hulk Hogan [5] 93/04/04 Las Vegas, NV Mr. Fuji, Yokozuna's manager, challenges Hogan immediately after Yokozuna wins the title. Yokozuna [2] 93/06/13 Dayton, OH Bret Hart [2] 94/03/20 New York, NY Bob Backlund [4] 94/11/23 San Antonio, TX Diesel 94/11/26 New York, NY Bret Hart [3] 95/11/19 Landover, MD Shawn Michaels 96/03/31 Anaheim, CA Sycho Sid 96/11/17 New York, NY Shawn Michaels [2] 97/01/19 San Antonio, TX Vacant on 97/02/13 because of a knee injury. Bret Hart [4] 97/02/16 Chattanooga, TN Defeats Undertaker, Steve Austin, and Vader in a Four Corners No Disqualification Elimination match . Sycho Sid [2] 97/02/17 Nashville, TN The Undertaker [2] 97/03/23 Rosemont, IL Bret Hart [5] 97/08/03 E. Rutherford, NJ Shawn Michaels [3] 97/11/09 Montreal, PQ Referee suddenly stops the match and awards the title to Michaels. Steve Austin 98/03/29 Boston, MA Kane (Glen Jacobs) 98/06/28 Pittsburgh, PA Wins title in a first blood match after the Undertaker attacks Austin. Steve Austin [2] 98/06/29 Cleveland, OH Vacant on 98/09/27 in Hamilton, ON when Austin was pinned by both Undertaker and Kane simultaneously in a 3-way match. Rocky Maivia 98/11/15 St. Louis, MO Defeats Mankind in 13-man tournament final. Mankind 98/12/29 Worcester, MA Rocky Maivia [2] 99/01/24 Anaheim, CA Mankind [2] 99/01/26 Tucson, AZ Rocky Maivia [3] 99/02/15 Birmingham, AL Steve Austin [3] 99/03/28 Philadelphia, PA The Undertaker [3] 99/05/23 Kansas City, MO Steve Austin [4] 99/06/28 Charlotte, NC Mankind [3] 99/08/22 Minneapolis, MN Pins Austin in a triangle match against Austin and Hunter Hearst Helmsley. Hunter Hearst Helmsley 99/08/23 Ames, IA Vince McMahon 99/09/14 Las Vegas, NV Vacates on 1999/09/20. Hunter Hearst Helmsley [2] 99/09/26 Charlotte, NC Defeats Rocky Maivia, Kane, Mankind, British Bulldog, and Big Show in a Six Pack Challenge match. The Big Show (Paul Wight) 99/11/14 Detroit, MI Defeats Helmsley and The Rock in a Triple Threat match; Big Show substitutes for "injured" Steve Austin. Hunter Hearst Helmsley [3] 00/01/03 Miami, FL Chris Jericho wins the title on 00/04/17, but the decision is later revsersed on the same day because of a fast count by referee. The Rock / Rocky Maivia [4] 00/04/30 Washington, DC Hunter Hearst Helmsley [4] 00/05/21 Louisville, KY The Rock [5] 00/06/25 Boston, MA Pins Vince McMahon a 6-man tag team match, teaming with Kane and Undertaker against Vince, Shane McMahon & Triple H. Kurt Angle 00/10/22 Albany, NY The Rock [6] 01/02/25 Las Vegas, NV Steve Austin [5] 01/04/01 Houston, TX Kurt Angle [2] 01/09/23 Pittsburgh, PA Steve Austin [6] 01/10/08 Indianapolis, IN Chris Jericho 01/12/09 San Diego, CA Unifies WCW World Heavyweight Title, which Jericho has won earlier on the same card, defeating The Rock; billed as "Undisputed" WWE title. Hunter Hearst Helmsley [5] 02/03/17 Toronto, ON Hulk Hogan [6] 02/04/21 Kansas City, MO The Undertaker [4] 02/05/19 Nashville, TN The Rock [7] 02/07/21 Detroit, MI Defeats The Undertaker and Kurt Angle in a 3-way match. Brock Lesnar 02/08/25 Uniondale, NY No loger billed as "Undisputed" title after Lesnar signs to wrestle exclusively for the Smackdown brand; RAW brand general manager Eric Bischoff awards World Heavyweight Title to Triple H on 02/09/02 in Minneapolis, MN for defeating The Undertaker for a top contender match on 02/08/26. The Big Show [2] 02/11/17 New York, NY Kurt Angle [3] 02/12/15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Brock Lesnar [2] 03/03/30 Seattle, WA Kurt Angle [4] 03/07/27 Denver, CO Defeats Lesnar and the Big Show in 3-way match. Brock Lesnar [3] 03/09/16 Raleigh, NC Wins 60min Iron Man match. Eddie Guerrero 04/02/15 San Francisco, CA John Bradshaw Layfield 04/06/27 Norfolk, VA John Cena 05/04/03 Los Angeles, CA Moves to the RAW brand in 05/06. Edge 06/01/08 Albany, NY Wins a a ladder match on 05/04/03 in Los Angeles, CA to obtain a right to challenge for the title anytime next year; defeats Cena right after Cena wins a 6-man elimination cage match. John Cena [2] 06/01/29 Miami, FL Rob Van Dam 06/06/11 New York, NY Edge [2] 06/07/03 Philadelphia, PA Defeats Van Dam and John Cena in a 3-way match. John Cena [3] 06/09/17 Toronto, ON Declared vacant by Vince McMahon on 07/10/02 due to Cena's injury from previous night. Randy Orton 07/10/07 Chicago, IL Awarded by Vince McMahon. Triple H / Hunter Hearst Helmsley [6] 07/10/07 Chicago, IL Defeats Randy Orton. Randy Orton [2] 07/10/07 Chicago, IL Triple H [7] 08/04/27 Baltimore, MD Defeats Orton, John Cena, and John Bradshaw Layfield in a 4-way elimination match. Jeff Hardy # 08/09/07 Cleveland, OH Pins Brian Kendrick in the "Championship Scramble" in which each pinfall crowns an interim champion until the time limit is reached. Brian Kendrick # 08/09/07 Cleveland, OH Pins Hardy in the "Championship Scramble". Triple H # 08/09/07 Cleveland, OH Pins Kendrick in the "Championship Scramble". Jeff Hardy # 08/09/07 Cleveland, OH Pins MVP (Montel Vontavious Porter) in the "Championship Scramble". Triple H # 08/09/07 Cleveland, OH Pins Kendrick in the "Championship Scramble". Jeff Hardy # 08/09/07 Cleveland, OH Pins Kendrick in the "Championship Scramble". Triple H # 08/09/07 Cleveland, OH Pins MVP in the "Championship Scramble" and retains the title. Edge [3] 08/11/23 Boston, MA Defeats Triple H and Vladimir Kozlov in a 3-way match. Jeff Hardy 08/12/14 Buffalo, NY Defeats Edge and Triple H in a 3-way match. Edge [4] 09/01/25 Detroit, MI Triple H [8] 09/02/15 Seattle, WA Wins an Elimination Chambers match against Edge, Jeff Hardy, Vladimir Kozlov, The Undertaker, and The Big Show. Randy Orton [3] 09/04/26 Providence, RI Wins in a 6-man tag team match, teaming with Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase Jr. against Triple H, Batista, & Shane McMahon. Batista 09/06/07 New Orleans, LA Vacates on 09/06/09 due to a torn bicep. Randy Orton [4] 09/06/15 Charlotte, NC Wins a 4-way match against Triple H, John Cena, and Big Show. John Cena [4] 09/09/13 Montreal, QC Randy Orton [5] 09/10/04 Newark, NJ John Cena [5] 09/10/25 Pittsburgh, PA Sheamus 09/12/13 San Antonio, TX John Cena [6] 10/02/21 St. Louis, MO Wins an Elimination Chambers match against Sheamus, Triple H, Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase Jr., and Kofi Kingston. Batista [2] 10/02/21 St. Louis, MO John Cena [7] 10/03/28 Phoenix, AZ Sheamus [2] 10/06/20 Uniondale, NY Defeats Cena, Randy Orton, and Edge in a 4-way match. Randy Orton [6] 10/09/19 Rosemont, IL Defeats Sheamus, Wade Barrett, Edge, John Cena, and Chris Jericho in a 6-man elimination match. The Miz (Mike Mizanin) 10/11/22 Orlando, FL Cashes in his "Money in the Bank", which allows him to challenge for any title any time, right after Orton defends the title against Wade Barrett.

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