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The AWA International Heavyweight Championship, originally known as the CWA/AWA International Heavyweight Championship (also identified as the Mid-Southern International Championship and the AWA International Championship) was a major professional wrestling title defended in the Continental Wrestling Association. It was created in 1983 from the CWA's partnership with the American Wrestling Association. The title lasted until 1987, when it was unified with the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship and American Wrestling Association Southern Heavyweight Championship, creating the Continental Wrestling Association Heavyweight Championship.

Championship History

  • Austin Idol - February 1983
    • Idol was awarded the title as the first champion.
  • Jerry Lawler - March 7, 1983
  • Ken Patera - May 16, 1983
  • Jerry Lawler - July 25, 1983
  • Ken Patera - August 15, 1983
  • Austin Idol - September 10, 1983
  • Stan Hansen - September 12, 1983
  • Austin Idol - October 3, 1983
  • Randy Savage - April 23, 1984
  • Austin Idol - May 14, 1984
  • Masao Ito - June 16, 1984
  • Tommy Rich - July 9, 1984
  • Eddie Gilbert - August 26, 1984
  • Dutch Mantel - September 17, 1984
  • Eddie Gilbert - September 24, 1984
  • Terry Taylor - December 28, 1984
  • Phil Hickerson - July 7, 1985
  • Terry Taylor - July 15, 1985
  • Phil Hickerson - July 22, 1985
  • Mongolian Stomper - September 30, 1985
  • Phil Hickerson - October 21, 1985
  • Dutch Mantel - November 9, 1985
  • Rick Casey - February 3, 1986
  • Abdul Gaddafi - March 3, 1986
  • Billy Travis - March 24, 1986
  • Bill Dundee - May 5, 1986
  • Jerry Lawler - July 14, 1986

Vacated -- September 8, 1986

  • Big Bubba - October 6, 1986
  • Soul Train Jones - January 4, 1987
  • Chick Donovan - April 20, 1987
  • Bill Dundee - June 13, 1987
  • George Barnes - August 17, 1987
  • Bill Dundee - August 31, 1987

Vacated -- October 11, 1987 -- Dundee and Lawler wins AWA World Tag Team Titles

  • Bill Dundeem - October 27, 1987
  • Manny Fernandez - November 2, 1987
  • Jerry Lawler - December 7, 1987

Unified -- December 7, 1987 -- Unified with the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship and AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship to create the CWA Heavyweight Championship

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