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Title history

# Wrestler Reign # Date Location Event Notes
1


Bobo Brazil 1


1963 California Live event Bobo Brazil is recognized as the first United States Heavyweight champion.
2


Johnny Barend 1


June 8, 1963 Philadelphia, PA Live event
3


Bobo Brazil 2


July 9, 1963 Philadelphia, PA Live event
4


The Sheik 1


January 1969 Salisbury, MD Live event
5


Bobo Brazil 3


February 10, 1969 Washington, DC Live event Bobo Brazil defeated The Sheik in a Texas Death Match.
6


Morales, PedroPedro Morales


1


January 7, 1971 Los Angeles, CA Live event Pedro Morales defeated Freddie Blassie in a tournament finals.


Vacant 1


01971-02-08February 8, 1971


N/A N/A Morales abandoned the title after winning the WWF World Heavyweight Championship
7


Brazil, BoboBobo Brazil


(Houston Harris)

4


February 15, 1971 Washington, DC N/A Brazil was awarded the title by the WWWF. He was also the final champion after the WWF abandoned the title in March 1976.
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