Winning the NWA World's Heavyweight Championship often cemented legacies in the annals of professional wrestling history. But what happened once former NWA World Champions jumped ship to the WWWF, WWF, or WWE? We examine just how much success these past champions had up north, compared to their successes found in the NWA. As you'll find, many of these legends never saw the same height of success once under the thumb of Vince McMahon.

NWA World Champions in WWE | How It Fared For 13 Former Champs

As you'll find, many of these former NWA World Champions never saw the same height of success once under the thumb of Vince McMahon.
Trish Stratus had her share of interesting encounters on the road!

7 Wrestling Stories Exposing Life on the Road

As these seven stories show, the best wrestling stories are the ones that happen after the cameras stop rolling!
Virgil faces off against Bret Hart for the WWF Championship on a November 21st, 1992 episode of Superstars. [Photo: WWE Network]

10 Wrestlers Who Surprisingly Had a WWE Championship Match

Only the elite and the greatest should get awarded a chance at the WWE Championship, although such is not always the case...
Big Show faces off against Akebono in a sumo showdown at WrestleMania 21.

5 Wrestlers Who Have a Connection with Sumo

The fighting sports are interlinked, and sumo has given us some of the biggest names that we know today in professional wrestling.
11 Lowest Attended WWE Pay-Per-Views of All Time

11 Lowest Attended WWE Pay-Per-Views of All Time

As these eleven WWE pay-per-views showed, not all events lead to ticket sales, and the reason for these failed shows are plenty.
Undertaker | 18 Stories Showing Who the Real Deadman Was

Undertaker | 18 Stories Showing Who the Real Deadman Was

From his fear of cucumbers, trying to kidnap Jenna Jameson, dropping acid on a plane, and more, pull back the curtain on The Undertaker!
Vince McMahon stands proudly underneath the current WWE logo

WWE Logo | 6 Nostalgic Designs From WWF To Today

The WWE logo brings an instant wave of nostalgia for wrestling fans. Take a stroll down memory lane and look at the logo's evolution!
Big Show | 5 Stories Showing What Life is Like as a Giant

Big Show | 5 Stories Showing What Life is Like as a Giant

Life hasn't always been easy for WWE's Big Show, and as these five stories show, there's a lot more to the giant than meets the eye!
A fury skirt-wearing Andre The Giant appears in a puff of pink smoke and proceeds to punch everyone in the face in Cyndi Lauper's "Goonies R Good Enough" music video.

8 Times Wrestlers Made Cameo Appearances in Music Videos

Music videos brought wrestling into the limelight in the '80s. Wrestlers have been making unexpected cameos in them ever since!
Chris Jericho Joins a Long List of Champs Whose Title Belts Went Missing

8 Times Championship Belts Were Stolen or Went Missing

Over the years, these wrestling championship belts have legitimately been stolen or come up missing. Many have never been recovered.