WWF North American Heavyweight Championship
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|WWF North American Heavyweight Championship|
|Promotion||World Wrestling Federation|
New Japan Pro-Wrestling
|Date established||February 13, 1979|
|Date retired||April 23, 1981|
The WWF North American Heavyweight Championship was a relatively short-lived title in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) from 1979 until 1981. It was established as the WWWF North American Heavyweight Championship on February 13, 1979 before the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) was renamed to WWF the following month. The inaugural champion was Ted DiBiase and the final champion was Seiji Sakaguchi.
In March 2018, the now WWE established a new North American championship for their NXT brand, the NXT North American Championship. This new title, however, does not carry the lineage of the promotion's original North American championship.
|WWWF North American Heavyweight Championship||February 13, 1979 – March 30, 1979|
|WWF North American Heavyweight Championship||March 30, 1979 – June 13, 1980|
|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||Ted DiBiase||February 13, 1979||House show||Allentown, Pennsylvania||1||126||Awarded the title when he signed with the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF). |
The following month, the promotion was renamed to World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and the title was renamed accordingly.
|2||Pat Patterson||June 19, 1979||House show||Allentown, Pennsylvania||1||158|||
|3||Seiji Sakaguchi||November 8, 1979||House show||Otaru, Japan||1||532|||
|—||Deactivated||April 23, 1981||—||—||—||—||WWF abandoned the title.|||
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