Greatest NWA World Heavyweight Champions

The Top Ten

1 Ric Flair Richard Morgan "Ric" Fliehr, better known by his ring name Ric Flair, is a professional wrestling manager and American retired professional wrestler currently signed to the WWE under a legends appearance contract.
2 Harley Race
3 Lou Thesz Aloysius Martin "Lou" Thesz was an American professional wrestler and six-time world champion, most notably holding the NWA World Heavyweight Championship three times.

This is a close race with Flair but the edge goes to Thesz. Back in Thesz’s days, he dominated the NWA region for 27 years. Of that domination, he had six reigns lasting a combined 3,749 days. He was a brilliant technician and hard nosed competitor, who could bend opponents up like pretzels. His tougher fights usually lasted over an hour because they wrestled a lot of 2 out 3 falls matches. Also, in those days he would occasionally go to WWWF and AWA and wrestled their champion. Those matches usually ended as draws because their promoters had to save face. Unlike today, wrestlers tended to get upset from time to time and started hitting each other for real. It was a different time, with a different, more rambunctious fan base. If you didn’t get hurt in the ring, it could happen around the crowd.

4 Dusty Rhodes Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr., better known as "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, was an American professional wrestler, booker, and trainer who most notably worked for the National Wrestling Alliance, Jim Crockett Promotions, and the World Wrestling Federation, later known as the WWE.
5 Jeff Jarrett Jeffrey Leonard "Jeff" Jarrett is an American professional wrestler, wrestling promoter, and co-founder of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, which he founded along with his father, Jerry, and more recently, Global Force Wrestling.
6 Sting Steve Borden, better known by the ring name Sting, is an American retired professional wrestler, actor, author and former bodybuilder.
7 Dory Funk Jr.
8 AJ Styles Allen Neal Jones, better known by the ring name AJ Styles, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE.
9 Terry Funk Terrence "Terry" Funk is an American retired professional wrestler and actor. Funk is known for the longevity of his career - which spanned 50 years and included multiple short-lived retirements - and the influential hardcore wrestling style he pioneered in the latter part of his career.
10 Blue Demon Alejandro Muñoz Moreno, better known as Blue Demon, was a Mexican luchador Enmascarado who was widely considered to be one of the greatest Mexican wrestlers of his time.

He is scary

The Contenders

11 Adam Pearce
12 The Great Muta
13 Nick Aldis
14 Dan Severn
15 Gene Kiniski
16 Pat O'Connor
17 Jack Brisco
18 Buddy Rogers
19 Rob Conway Robert Thomas "Rob" Conway, is an American professional wrestler best known for his seven-year stint with World Wrestling Entertainment, where he performed under his real name and as Robért Conway.
20 Ricky Steamboat Richard Henry Blood Sr., better known by his ring name Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, is an American retired professional wrestler.
21 Abyss
22 Cody Cody Garrett Runnels, better known by the ring name Cody Rhodes, is an American professional wrestler and actor.
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