TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY… JAN 1ST: The Birth of the US Heavyweight Title

DATELINE: JAN 1, 1975 – TALLAHASSEE, FL


Harley Race is crowned the first NWA Mid-Atlantic United States Champion. 

Race defeated Johnny Weaver in a tournament final to become the inaugural US titleholder. The championship would become the primary United States Championship for the NWA in 1981, with the lineage continuing through the WCW era.


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