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The American Heavyweight Wrestling Championship was the first heavyweight
professional wrestling championship A championship or title in professional wrestling Professional wrestling is a type of athletic exhibition and entertainment involving wrestling matches whose progress and outcome are planned in advance, typically between performers with establis ...
in the
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United States
. The title existed from 1881 through approximately 1922.https://www.nytimes.com/1881/01/20/archives/bibby-throws-ross-winning-a-match-with-the-giant-three-out-of-five.html


Title history


See also

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Professional wrestling in the United States Professional wrestling in the United States, until the 1920s, was viewed as a legitimate sport. This view did not endure into the 1930s, as professional wrestling became identified with modern theatrics, or "admitted fakeness" ("kayfabe"), moving a ...
* Early wrestling championships *
World Catch-as-Catch-Can Championship The World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship was the first recognized professional wrestling Professional wrestling is a type of athletic exhibition and entertainment involving wrestling matches whose progress and outcome are planned in advance ...
*World Greco-Roman Heavyweight Championship


References


External links


American Heavyweight title history
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