WWF International Heavyweight Championship
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|WWF International Heavyweight Championship|
|Promotion||Capitol Wrestling Corporation|
World Wrestling Federation
New Japan Pro-Wrestling
Universal Wrestling Federation
The WWF International Heavyweight Championship is a former championship recognized by the Capitol Wrestling Corporation, the World Wrestling Federation, New Japan Pro-Wrestling, and the Universal Wrestling Federation.
The title existed from 1959 through 1963 and again from 1982 through 1985.
|No.||Overall reign number|
|Reign||Reign number for the specific champion|
|Days||Number of days held|
|No.||Champion||Championship change||Reign statistics||Notes||Ref.|
|1||Antonino Rocca||July 2, 1959||House show||New York, New York||1||1,554||Defeated Buddy Rogers to become the inaugural champion.|
|—||Vacated||October 3, 1963||—||—||—||—||Rocca vacated the championship and it later became inactive.|
|2||Tony Parisi||June 15, 1982||House show||Buffalo, New York||1||64||It is uncertain who Parisi defeated to win the championship.|
|3||Gino Brito||August 18, 1982||House show||Buffalo, New York||1||12|
|4||Tatsumi Fujinami||August 30, 1982||WWF on MSG Network||New York, New York||1||216|
|5||Riki Choshu||April 3, 1983||Big Fight Series II 1983||Tokyo, Japan||1||123|||
|6||Tatsumi Fujinami||August 4, 1983||Summer Fight Series 1983||Tokyo, Japan||2||715||Fujinami won the match by count-out but refused to accept the championship. A rematch between Fujinami and Choshu to determine a new champion was scheduled in Calgary, Alberta on August 12, 1983 but Choshu couldn't get into Canada for the match, and Fujinami was recognized as undisputed champion starting from the August 4, 1983 date.|||
|†||Akira Maeda||March 25, 1984||All American Wrestling||New York, New York||1||120||Maeda defeated Pierre Lefebvre at Madison Square Garden to be recognized by the WWF but the victory was ignored by NJPW. Maeda departed from the WWF during this reign and defended the title as the "UWF Heavyweight Championship" in the Universal Wrestling Federation before vacating the title on July 23, 1984.|
|†||Tatsumi Fujinami||July 5, 1984||—||—||3||379||Fujinami regained recognition from the WWF on July 5, 1984, though NJPW recognized his second reign as uninterrupted.|||
|—||Vacated||July 19, 1985||House show||Sapporo, Japan||—||—||Fujinami gave up the title after wrestling Super Strong Machine to a double disqualification.|
|—||Deactivated||October 31, 1985||—||—||—||—||The title was abandoned the WWF ended its working relationship with NJPW.|
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