Missouri Heavyweight Championship

Missouri belt

The most recognized independent wrestling brand in Missouri and the surrounding states is Missouri Wrestling Revival.  In 2013, owner Brian Kelley and contributor Ben Simon decided to create an inter-promotional championship belt, to distinguish the top grappler in the State.

The title is on the line in every singles match the champion has in the State; it cannot be defended otherwise.

When the top two wrestlers in MWR’s computerized rankings finally squared off in 2015, the belt was awarded.  Since then, the Missouri prize has been defended more than any promotional title.  It has crossed into seven different companies.

WON BYLOCATIONDATENOTESPROMOTION
Ricky CruzFenton, Mo.10/3/15def. Jake Dirden; wins Dynamo Pro title as wellDynamo Pro Wrestling
Brandon EspinosaFenton, Mo.5/7/16Dynamo Pro Wrestling
BarackusSaint Louis, Mo.1/14/17MMWA Championship Series matchMMWA Wrestling
Ace HawkinsSaint Louis, Mo.2/11/17MMWA Championship Series matchMMWA Wrestling
Brandon EspinosaSaint Louis, Mo.5/13/17Ladder match; MMWA Championship Series matchMMWA Wrestling
Ace HawkinsSaint Louis, Mo.7/22/17No Holds Barred matchDynamo Pro Wrestling
Karim BriganteMoscow Mills, Mo.3/10/18World League Wrestling
Jack GambleGreen Ridge, Mo.11/17/18retains Italian Wrestling Association title as wellWorld League Wrestling
Karim BriganteTroy, Mo.12/1/18wins Italian Wrestling Association title as wellWorld League Wrestling
Ace HawkinsFort Leonard Wood, Mo.12/15/18Ringside Championship Wrestling
Hollis GirouxKansas City, Mo.5/11/19Kansas City Xtreme Wrestling
Farmer Billy HillsCape Girardeau, Mo.8/24/19wins CCW Pure Openweight title as wellCape Championship Wrestling
VACANT10/7/19Hills retires