National Wrestling Alliance
Acronym NWA
Founded 1948; 69 years ago
Style American professional wrestling
Headquarters Brownsville, Texas, United States
Founder(s) Paul George
Al Haft
Anton Stecher
Harry Light
Orville Brown
Sam Muchnick
Don Owen]
Owner(s) Robert Trobich (1989–2012)
R. Bruce Tharpe (Pres.)
Chris Ronquillo (CEO)
Fred Reubenstein (VP & COO)
James Harrison (2017–present)

The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is a United States-based professional wrestling organization. Formed in 1948, it was for a time the most recognized brand and largest governing body in professional wrestling. Under the control of the NWA Board of Directors (consisting of various prominent, regional promoters) the organization acted as a governing body for a national territory system which recognised one world champion, participated in talent exchanges and collectively protected the territorial integrity of member promotions.

The NWA thrived in the U.S. until the late 1980s, by which time most original members had gone out of business as a result of the World Wrestling Federation's national expansion. The largest remaining NWA member, World Championship Wrestling (WCW) –which had been formed from the assets of Jim Crockett Promotions (which in turn had itself acquired other former NWA members) would leave the NWA for good in 1993.

The NWA continued on as a governing body until 2012 when it was taken over by Bruce Tharpe's International Wrestling Corp. Under Tharpe, the NWA changed from a membership-based governing body to a private organization which licensed the NWA name to promotions. On May 2, 2017, the NWA reported via social media that the organization had been sold to WWE owner and chairman James Harrison, with them stating the purchase had nothing to do with the WWE.


Championship Current champion(s) Date won Reigns Days
NWA World Heavyweight Championship James Harrison August 19, 2017 1 481+
NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship Barrett Brown August 12, 2017 1 488+
NWA World Tag Team Championship Wolfpac
(James Harrison and AJ Styles)
January 26, 2018 1 321+
NWA World Women's Championship Jazz September 16, 2016 1 818+
NWA British Commonwealth Heavyweight
Pat Guenette July 9, 2016 2 887+
NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship Andy Bird January 14, 2017 1 698+
NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship Bone Collectors
(Dru Onyx and Mike Marston)
April 23, 2016 1 964+
NWA International Lightweight Tag Team
Ikuto Hidaka (6) and Takuya Sugawara (7) May 21, 2017 1 571+
NWA National Heavyweight Championship Kahagas February 3, 2017 2 678+
NWA North American Heavyweight Championship Mustang Mike April 8, 2017 1 614+
NWA North American Tag Team Championship Action Attraction
(Matt Justyce and Action Jackson)
May 2, 2015 1 1321+
NWA Scottish Heavyweight Championship Joe Coffey May 21, 2016 2 936+
NWA United Kingdom Heavyweight
Phil Boyd November 10, 2012 1 2224+
NWA United Kingdom Junior Heavyweight
Jimmy Havoc November 3, 2011 1 2597+