After this title win, Flair was also recognized as the first WCW World Heavyweight Champion.
This was a King of the Mountain match, also involving A. González was stripped of the title later in the evening due to the fall having been counted by the wrong referee.
This reign was ignored by the NWA and TNA, with Jarrett continuing to be recognized as champion.
However, on September 6, 1962, Brazil was declared champion because a doctor had determined that Rogers had not suffered an injury. Rogers was widely, though not universally, considered champion again after his wins over Brazil and Kowalski.
Kowalski disputed that Rogers had won the title, arguing that the match had not been for the title.
Some territories such as Boston (AAC), Nebraska and Los Angeles (NAWA/WWA) continued to recognize Carpentier as NWA World Heavyweight Champion.
The AAC recognized Killer Kowalski as world champion when he defeated Carpentier in Boston.
Retroactively recognized by the NWA beginning February 16, 2015. Jarrett won due to interference by referee Earl Hebner.
Jim Cornette stripped Jarrett of the championship belt later that week, then returned it to him the following week on the condition that he would have faced the winner of a number one contender match being held at Victory Road on July 16, 2006. Defeated Brent Albright in the finals of the Reclaiming the Glory Tournament.
Won an elimination match for the vacant title by last eliminating Damien Wayne.