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The following is the champion history of the HWA Heavyweight Championship.

Champion history

# Wrestler Reign Date Days held Event Notes
1 D-Lo Brown 1 January 5, 1996 64 HWA Event Defeated Bobby Blaze in a tournament final to win title.
2 Bobby Blaze 1 March 9, 1996 7 HWA Event
3 D-Lo Brown 2 March 16, 1996 ? HWA Event
Vacated ~ June 1996 N/A The championship was vacant from June 1996 to May 2000.
4 Race Steele 1 May 25, 2000 246 3rd Annual Brian Pillman Memorial Show Steele defeated Chip Fairway in a tournament final to win the title.
5 Chad Collyer 1 January 26, 2001 32 HWA Event
Vacated January 26, 2001 <1 N/A Collyer was stripped of the title.
6 Shark Boy 1 February 27, 2001 17 HWA Event Shark Boy won a Battle Royal involving Dean Jablonki, Matt Stryker, and 7 others
7 Race Steele 2 March 16, 2001 113 HWA Event
8 Cody Hawk 1 July 7, 2001 113 HWA Event
9 Race Steele 3 August 4, 2001 5 unknown
10 Nick Dinsmore 1 August 9, 2001 9 4th Annual Brian Pillman Memorial Show
11 Race Steele 4 August 18, 2001 43 HWA Event
Vacated -- September 30, 2001 45 N/A The championship was vacated.
12 EZ Money 1 November 14, 2001 56 HWA Event Defeated D-Lo Brown in tournament for vacant title.
13 Charlie Haas 1 January 9, 2002 20 HWA Event
14 EZ Money 2 January 29, 2002 45 HWA Event
15 Rico Constantino 1 March 15, 2002 2 HWA Event
16 Stevie Richards 1 March 17, 2002 3 HWA Event
17 Race Steele 5 March 20, 2002 49 HWA Event
18 Johnny The Bull 1 May 8, 2002 11 HWA Event
19 Lance Cade 1 May 19, 2002 62 HWA Event
20 Johnny The Bull 2 July 20, 2002 <1 HWA Event
21 Lance Cade 2 July 20, 2002 1 HWA Event
22 Cody Hawk 1 July 21, 2002 58 HWA Event
23 Matt Stryker 1 September 17, 2002 53 HWA Event
24 Chet Jablonski 1 November 9, 2002 84 HWA Event
25 Matt Stryker 2 February 1, 2003 34 HWA Event
26 Cody Hawk 3 March 7, 2003 2 HWA Event
27 Matt Stryker 3 March 9, 2003 37 HWA Event
28 Big Al 1 April 15, 2003 17 HWA Event
29 Chad Collyer 2 May 2, 2003 127 HWA Event Won in a Battle Royal involving Big Al, Chet Jablonski, Cody Hawk, and 20 others
30 Nigel McGuinness 1 September 6, 2003 119 HWA Event
31 Hoss 1 January 3, 2004 3 HWA Winter Of Discontent
32 Nigel McGuinness 2 January 6, 2004 71 HWA Event
33 El Temor 1 March 17, 2004 13 HWA Event
34 Rory Fox 1 March 30, 2004 360 HWA Event
35 Shawn Osbourne 1 March 25, 2005 84 HWA Event
36 Matt Stryker 4 June 17, 2005 98 HWA Event
37 Cody Hawk 4 September 23, 2005 ? HWA The End
Vacated November, 2005 ? N/A The championship was vacated after Hawk tested positive for steroids.
38 Pepper Parks 1 January 21, 2006 108 HWA Cold As Ice 2006 Defeated Jon Moxley in tournament for vacant title.
39 Jon Moxley 1 May 9, 2006 126 HWA Adrenaline TV
40 Chad Collyer 3 September 12, 2006 56 HWA Adrenaline TV
41 Pepper Parks 2 November 7, 2006 28 HWA Event Won a Title v Career Match
Vacated December 5, 2006 25 N/A The championship was vacated after Parks was called up to the WWE
42 Jon Moxley 2 December 30, 2006 3 HWA World War III Defeated Brian Jennings, JT Stahr, and Matt Stryker in a four-way match for vacant title
43 Brian Jennings 1 January 2, 2007 381 HWA Adrenaline TV Taping
44 BJ Whitmer 1 January 18, 2008 145 HWA Outbreak 2008
Vacated - June 11, 2008 30 N/A The championship was vacated.
45 Jake Crist 1 July 11, 2008 407 HWA Unbreakable Defeated Jon Moxley for the vacant championship.
46 King Vu 1 August 22, 2009 119 HWA Road To Destiny 2009
47 Aaron Williams 1 December 19, 2009 18 HWA World War III HWA American Luchacore Championship also on the line
48 Jon Moxley 3 January 6, 2010 189 HWA Mega Bowl Moxley cashed in his "Pick Your Poison" title shot.
49 Gerome Phillips 2 July 14, 2010 248 HWA Event
50 BJ Whitmer 2 March 19, 2011 162 HWA Hysteria
51 Jesse Emerson 1 August 28, 2011 111 HWA Road To Destiny 2011
52 Jake Crist 2 December 17, 2011 307 HWA World War III Crist cashed in his "Pick Your Poison" title shot.
53 Ron Mathis 1 October 19, 2012 280 unknown Mathis cashed in his "Pick Your Poison" title shot after Crist had previously defeated Jesse Emerson
54 Chance Prophet 1 July 26, 2013 280 HWA Blood, Emotion, Sweat & Tears - The Price Of Stardom
55 Dustin Rayz 1 July 5, 2014 n/a HWA Cyberclash 7.0: Egos Rising
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