NWA International Heavyweight Championship

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The NWA International Heavyweight Championship was a singles title controlled by the Japan Pro-Wrestling Association (JWA) and later by All Japan Pro-Wrestling through the membership with the National Wrestling Alliance. It is one of the three titles that were unified into the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship in 1989. Both JWA and the pre-Triple Crown All Japan considered the NWA International title to be its top singles championship.

Under Rikidōzan the belt had a design similar to Lou Thesz's original NWA World Heavyweight Championship belt during the 1950s. After Rikidōzan's death, the belt was given to Giant Baba had the design seen today as a part of the Triple Crown. The original design was later used for the PWF Heavyweight Championship.

The title was unified with United National and PWF heavyweight championships by Jumbo Tsuruta into the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship on 1989/4/18.

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