National Wrestling Alliance
|Founder(s)||Paul "Pinkie" George|
The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is an international governing body for a group of professional wrestling promoters and sanctions various championships. The NWA has been in operation since 1948. Prior to the 1960s, it acted as the sole governing body for most of professional wrestling, operating as a talent and brand name franchiser for the territory system.
Prior to the 1990s, the NWA board only recognized World Championships in three weight divisions: heavyweight, junior heavyweight and light heavyweight. It also recognized the United States Heavyweight Championship in the early 1960s. The World Junior Heavyweight Title was controlled by Leroy McGuirk of Tulsa, Oklahoma while Light Heavyweight Title has been controlled by the Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre. The member organizations were allowed to recognize their own "NWA" titles except those three world championships.
NWA Championships recognized in Japan
- World Championships
- International Championships
- Other championships