Sunday, February 20, 2011

World Junior Heavyweight Title

For many years, Leroy McGuirk and his territory controlled and promoted the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship. Leroy himself held this title for many years and retired as the champion when he lost his eyesight due to an accident.

The greatest Junior Heavyweight champion, however, was the great Danny Hodge. Hodge held the title on six occasions and also retired as champion in 1976 when he suffered a broken neck in a car accident.

During the 1960's and 1970's, the championship received top billing on cards throughout the territory and was as important as the North American Heavyweight Championship in the promotion. Enjoy this clipping that discusses Danny Hodge's fifth title win.

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