WLW Heavyweight Championship

WLW Heavyweight Championship

The top prize in World League Wrestling is known as “Harley’s Belt.”  There’s good reason too!  When one becomes WLW Champion, they have the endorsement of former World Champion Harley Race as one of the best wrestlers on the indy scene.

Through WLW’s partnership with Pro Wrestling Noah, the title has been defended internationally.

WON BY LOCATION DATE NOTES
Steve Sharp Springfield, Mo. 2/12/99 def. Greg Valentine in tournament final
Derek Stone Quincy, Ill. 4/17/99
VACANT Osage Beach, Mo. 11/13/99 stripped after match w/ Luminous Warrior
Derek Stone Kansas City, Mo. 11/14/99 Awarded. Warrior is injured.
Luminous Warrior California, Mo. 1/22/00
Derek Stone Lexington, Mo. 1/23/00
Luminous Warrior Iberia, Mo. 2/26/00
Mr. Destiny Mexico, Mo. 3/18/00
Luminous Warrior Kahoka, Mo. 3/31/00 reversed decision DQ victory
Haku Grain Valley, Mo. 4/20/00
Trevor Murdoch Eldon, Mo. 4/22/00
Griz Osage Beach, Mo. 6/17/00
Haku Springfield, Mo. 10/20/00 3-way w/ Mr. Destiny
The Barbarian Belle, Mo. 11/3/00
Griz Joplin, Mo. 11/10/00
Luminous Warrior Eldon, Mo. 1/20/01
Butch Reed Crocker, Mo. 3/31/01
Dennis McHawes Imperial, Mo. 1/25/02 3-way w/ Ron Harris
VACANT East St. Louis, Ill. 6/29/02 McHawes a no-show
Wade Chism East St. Louis, Ill. 6/29/02 3-way w/ Murdoch and Ace Steel
Takao Omori Omaha, Neb. 7/13/02
Steve Fender Neosho, Mo. 1/4/03
Haku El Dorado Springs, Mo. 2/8/03
VACANT 3/22/03 stripped after match w/ Murdoch
Ron Powers Kansas City, Mo. 5/2/03 def. Fender in tournament final
Ron Harris Eldon, Mo. 7/19/03
Takeshi Morishima Tokyo, Japan 9/12/03 Pro Wrestling Noah event
Rick Steiner Chariton, Iowa 3/26/04
Takeshi Morishima Bolivar, Mo. 3/27/04
Daisuke Ikeda Sapporo, Japan 6/1/04 Pro Wrestling Noah event
Rick Steiner Nagoya, Japan 8/1/04 Pro Wrestling Noah event
Trevor Murdoch Columbus, Neb. 11/19/04 3-way w/ Chism
Ty Dalton Eldon, Mo. 6/4/05
Wade Chism Eldon, Mo. 7/23/05
VACANT Eldon, Mo. 1/28/06 stripped after match w/ Keith Walker
Wade Chism St. Joseph, Mo. 2/24/06 3-way w/ Walker and Jason Bates
Jason Bates El Dorado Springs, Mo. 2/25/06 3-way w/ Walker
Wade Chism Harrisonville, Mo. 4/15/06
Keith Walker St. Joseph, Mo. 5/13/06
Wade Chism Eldon, Mo. 7/8/06 lumberjack match
Daniel Cross West Plains, Mo. 8/26/06 3-way w/ Bates
Trevor Murdoch Maryland Heights, Mo. 12/9/06
Derek McQuinn Waterloo, Iowa 7/13/07
Keith Walker Maryland Heights, Mo. 10/27/07
Chris Masters Fordland, Mo. 2/9/08
Derek McQuinn Lebanon, Mo. 4/25/08
VACANT 9/13/08 McQuinn retires due to injury
Go Shiozaki West Plains, Mo. 10/4/08 9-man battle royal
VACANT Richmond, Mo. 1/30/09
Steve Anthony Richmond, Mo. 1/30/09 def. Fender and Eugene Dinsmore in 3-way
Steve Fender Eldon, Mo. 3/21/09
Brian Breaker Eldon, Mo. 10/3/09
Trent Stone Leavenworth, Kan. 3/5/10
Trevor Murdoch Richmond, Mo. 4/23/10
VACANT Jul-11
Brian Breaker Burlington, Iowa 9/18/11 def. Leland Race
Leland Race Richmond, Mo. 11/12/11
Britton Tucker Springfield, Mo. 11/10/12
Leland Race Richmond, Mo. 12/8/12 3-way w/ Jack Gamble
VACANT 5/27/13 vacates; tries to win again in tournament
Elvis Aliaga Richmond, Mo. 9/14/13 def. Race in tournament final
Leland Race Richmond, Mo. 4/19/14
Ace Steel Troy, Mo. 7/26/14
Leland Race Troy, Mo. 11/15/14
Trevor Murdoch Troy, Mo. 11/14/15
VACANT 1/7/17 stripped for lack of defenses
Karim Brigante Troy, Mo. 2/4/17 def. Race and Fender in three-way
Leland Race Richmond, Mo. 4/22/17

Credit: wrestling-titles.com

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