NWA World Women's Championship
|NWA World Women's Championship|
|Date won||June 6, 2021|
The NWA World Women's Championship is a women's professional wrestling world championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). The title was first held by Mildred Burke in 1950, who was recognized as champion due her February 11, 1937 defeat of Women's World Champion Clara Mortensen. The championship is currently held by Kamille, who is in her first reign.
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Mildred Burke was recognized as the inaugural champion in 1950. After her Two out of three falls match against June Byers in 1954 ended in a no contest, Byers was recognized as the NWA World Women's Champion, and Burke created the WWWA World Championship and was recognized as its first champion. Upon June Byers's retirement, it was held primarily (and operated) by Lillian Ellison (under the ring name of The Fabulous Moolah), who first won the championship in a battle royal in September 1956.
In 1983, the physical belt was sold by Ellison to the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), where it became the WWF Women's Championship. The World Wrestling Federation recognized Moolah as the reigning champion but did not recognize any of the title changes that had occurred since Moolah was first awarded the title in 1956. The NWA Women's title continued its lineage after Moolah's belt was purchased and renamed by the WWF.
The Fabulous Moolah has held the title more times than any other wrestler, with a total of four reigns. She also has the longest reign of 3,651 days, and is the oldest champion after winning the title at 55 years old. Malia Hosaka has the shortest reign at 1 day. La Reina de Corazones is the youngest champion after winning the title at 21 years of age. Overall, the title has been held by 25 different women for a total of 35 reigns.
Via various partnerships, the NWA World Women's Championship has also been defended in other promotions.
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|NWA Women's Championship||1950 – September 16, 2016|
|NWA World Women's Championship||September 16, 2016 – present|
|No.||Overall reign number|
|Reign||Reign number for the specific champion|
|Days||Number of days held|
|†||Championship change is unrecognized by the promotion|
|+||Current reign is changing daily|
|No.||Champion||Championship change||Reign statistics||Notes||Ref.|
|National Wrestling Alliance (NWA)|
|1||Mildred Burke||1950||Live event||N/A||1||Burke defeated Clara Mortensen on February 11, 1937 to win the original version of the Women's World Championship. Due to her victory, Burke is recognized as the inaugural NWA champion in 1950.|||
|2||June Byers||August 20, 1954||Live event||Atlanta, GA||2||[Note 1]||Byers wrestled Mildred Burke for the NWA World Women's Championship in a two out of three falls match. The commission stopped the match between Burke and Byers at the end of the second fall, stripped Burke of the title, and awarded it to Byers. Burke set up the WWWA World Championship and continued to recognize herself as the World Women's Champion.|||
|—||Vacated||1956/1964||—||—||—||—||In 1956, the NWA promoters of New York, New Jersey and Baltimore (led by Vince McMahon Sr.) stopped recognizing June Byers as champion and she was stripped of the championship by the Baltimore Athletic Commission. Byers, with the support of promoter Billy Wolfe, continued to be recognized by the majority of the National Wrestling Alliance until her retirement in 1964.|||
|3||The Fabulous Moolah||September 18, 1956||Live event||Baltimore, MD||1||3,651||Moolah defeated Judy Grable at the end of a 13-woman battle royal. Moolah was not fully recognized by the National Wrestling Alliance as the new NWA World Women's Champion until 1964 because Billy Wolfe, with whom Moolah had a falling-out earlier in her career, still controlled most of the NWA. Penny Banner, the AWA World Women's champion, was also briefly recognized in some NWA territories after Byers' retirement in 1964.|||
|4||Bette Boucher||September 17, 1966||Live event||Seattle, WA||1||16|||
|5||The Fabulous Moolah||October 3, 1966||Live event||Vancouver BC, Canada||2||524|||
|6||Yukiko Tomoe||March 10, 1968||Live event||Osaka, Japan||1||23|||
|7||The Fabulous Moolah||April 2, 1968||Live event||Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan||3||3,841|||
|8||Evelyn Stevens||October 8, 1978||Live event||Dallas, TX||1||1|||
|9||The Fabulous Moolah||October 9, 1978||Live event||Fort Worth, TX||4(5)||1,909|||
|—||Vacated||December 31, 1983||—||—||—||—||The World Wrestling Federation (WWF) withdrew from the NWA in 1983, and The Fabulous Moolah sold the championship to the WWF. The WWF recognized Moolah as champion but did not acknowledge previous title changes: see WWE Women's Championship.|||
|10||Debbie Combs||February 12, 1986||Live event||Honolulu, HI||1||[Note 2]||Combs won the vacant championship in a 9-woman battle royal against Candi Devine, Despina Montagos, Eva Savage, Lady Satan, Princess Jasmine, Roxie Rush, Reggie Schwartz, and Sherri Martel.|
|—||Vacated||1987||—||—||—||—||The championship was declared vacant in 1987 when the Kansas City promotion withdrew from the NWA.|
|11||Debbie Combs||April 10, 1987||Live event||Kansas City, MO||2||[Note 3]||Combs defeated Penny Mitchell to win the vacant championship.|||
|13||Peggy Lee Leather||1994||N/A||N/A||1||[Note 5]|||
|14||Bambi||July 26, 1994||NWA TV tapings||East Ridge, TN||2||[Note 6]|||
|15||Malia Hosaka||May 9, 1996||Live event||Johnson City, TN||1||1||Hosaka defeated Debbie Combs, who continued to defend the championship despite Bambi being recognized as the champion by Jim Crockett Promotions.|||
|16||Debbie Combs||May 10, 1996||Live event||Fall Branch, TN||3||[Note 7]|||
|—||Vacated||October 1996||—||—||—||—||Debbie Combs was stripped of the championship.|||
|17||Strawberry Fields||October 14, 2000||NWA 52nd Anniversary Show||Nashville, TN||1||[Note 8]||Fields defeated Leilani Kai to win the vacant championship.|||
|—||Vacated||November 2000||—||—||—||—||Strawberry Fields vacated the championship due to an injury.|||
|18||Madison||August 23, 2002||Live event||Surrey, British Columbia, Canada||1||64||Madison defeated Bam Bam Bambi to win the vacant championship.|||
|19||Char Starr||October 26, 2002||NWA 54th Anniversary Show||Corpus Christi, TX||1||41|||
|20||Madison||December 6, 2002||Live event||Port Coquitlam, BC||2||96|||
|21||Leilani Kai||March 12, 2003||NWA:TNA Weekly PPV #36||Nashville, TN||1||465|||
|—||Vacated||June 19, 2004||—||—||—||—||Leilani Kai was stripped after several no-shows|||
|22||Kiley McLean||June 19, 2004||Live event||Richmond, VA||1||308||McLean defeated Kameo to win the vacant championship.|||
|23||Lexie Fyfe||April 23, 2005||Live event||Richmond, VA||1||168|||
|24||Christie Ricci||October 8, 2005||NWA 57th Anniversary Show||Nashville, TN||1||476||This was a three-way match, also involving Tasha Simone.|||
|25||MsChif||January 27, 2007||Live event||Lebanon, TN||1||98|||
|26||Amazing Kong||May 5, 2007||Live event||Streamwood, IL||1||358|||
|27||MsChif||April 27, 2008||Live event||Cape Girardeau, MO||2||818|||
|28||Tasha Simone||July 24, 2010||House show||Lebanon, TN||1||70|||
|29||La Reina de Corazones||October 2, 2010||Live event||Altus, OK||1||35|||
|—||Vacated||November 6, 2010||Live event||Lebanon, TN||—||—||La Reina de Corazones was stripped of the championship after refusing to defend it.|
|30||Tasha Simone||November 6, 2010||Live event||Lebanon, TN||2||365||Simone defeated Rachel to win the vacant championship.|||
|31||Tiffany Roxx||November 6, 2011||Live event||Lebanon, TN||1||49||This was a no disqualification match.|||
|32||Tasha Simone||December 25, 2011||Live event||Lebanon, TN||3||300||This was a steel cage match.|||
|33||Kacee Carlisle||October 20, 2012||Live event||Lebanon, TN||1||462|||
|34||Barbi Hayden||January 25, 2014||Live event||Cypress, TX||1||378|||
|35||Santana Garrett||February 7, 2015||Live event||Plant City, FL||1||314|||
|36||Amber Gallows||December 18, 2015||Live event||Sherman, TX||1||273||This was a four-way elimination match, also involving Bree Ann and Nikki Knight. Gallows won the championship by lastly eliminating Santana Garrett.|||
|National Wrestling Alliance/Lightning One Inc.|
|37||Jazz||September 16, 2016||Live event||Sherman, TX||1||948||This was a three-way match, also involving Christi Jaynes.|||
|—||Vacated||April 22, 2019||—||—||—||—||Jazz vacated the championship due to medical and personal reasons.|||
|38||Allysin Kay||April 27, 2019||Crockett Cup||Concord, NC||1||272||Kay defeated Santana Garrett to win the vacant championship.|||
|39||Thunder Rosa||January 24, 2020||Hard Times||Atlanta, GA||1||277|||
|40||Serena Deeb||October 27, 2020||UWN Primetime Live||Long Beach, CA||1||222||Deeb defended the title on October 22 on an All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Dynamite taping, five days prior to winning the title. The match aired on October 28, 2020, the day after she won the title.|||
|41||Kamille||June 6, 2021||When Our Shadows Fall||Atlanta, GA||1||658+|||
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|†||Indicates the current champion.|
|¤||The exact length of a title reign is uncertain; the combined length may not be correct.|
|N/A||The exact length of a title reign is too uncertain to calculate.|
|1||The Fabulous Moolah||4(5)||9,925¤|
|23||La Reina de Corazones||1||35|
|31||Peggy Lee Leather||1|
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- ^ The exact date that Byers' championship was vacated is disputed, therefore, it is unknown for how many days Byers held the championship.
- ^ The exact date that Combs' championship was vacated is unknown, therefore, it is unknown for how many days Combs held the championship.
- ^ The exact date that Combs lost the championship is unknown, therefore, it is unknown for how many days Combs held the championship.
- ^ The exact date that Bambi won the championship is unknown, therefore, it is unknown for how many days she held the championship.
- ^ The exact date that Leather won the championship is unknown, therefore, it is unknown for how many days she held the championship.
- ^ The exact date that Bambi lost the championship is unknown, therefore, it is unknown for how many days she held the championship.
- ^ The exact date that Combs lost the championship is unknown, other than it happened in October 1996, which means the title reign lasted between 144 and 174 days.
- ^ The exact date that Fields vacated the championship is unknown, other than it happened in November 2000, which means the title reign lasted between 18 and 47 days.
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