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NWA World Women's Championship

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Date established  August 20, 1954
Date won  September 16, 2016
Current champion(s)  Jazz
First champion(s)  June Byers
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Most reigns  The Fabulous Moolah (5 times)
Longest reign  The Fabulous Moolah (3,651 days)
Promotion  National Wrestling Alliance

The NWA World Women's Championship is the National Wrestling Alliance's women's professional wrestling singles professional wrestling title. It is descended from the original Women's World Championship won by Mildred Burke in 1935 from Clara Mortensen. June Byers was then recognized as the succeeding champion after her two out of three falls match with Mildred Burke in 1954 went to a no contest. Subsequently, Byers was recognized as the NWA World Women's Champion, and Burke created the WWWA World Championship and was recognized as its first champion.


Upon June Byers's retirement in 1956, it was held primarily (and operated) by Lillian Ellison under her ring name, The Fabulous Moolah, who first won the championship in a battle royal in September 1956. In 1983, the title was sold by Ellison to the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), where it became the WWF Women's Championship. The World Wrestling Federation recognized Moolah as the reigning champion but did not recognize any of the title changes that had occurred since Moolah was first awarded the title. The NWA continued the title without Moolah after her title was renamed the WWF Women's Championship.

Moolah has held the title more than any other wrestler, with a total of five reigns. She also has the longest reign of 3,651 days. It is still defended in the NWA today, and the reigning champion is Jazz, who is in her first reign. Overall, 25 women have held the title for a total of 35 reigns.


As of March 19, 2017.

Combined Reigns

As of March 19, 2017.


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