The idea of this thread is to follow the lineage of the NWA World Heavyweight Championship following it being vacated by “The Franchise” Shane Douglas in the Summer of '94. A new champion will be decided in a 16 man tournament, for which competitors will be announced at regular intervals with the epic length show, straight from Yokohama, Japan, to be posted a few days after all announcements have been made. Additionally, every match in this thread will be Two out of Three falls and the only matches that will appear from here on in are those surrounding the NWA World Heavyweight Championship itself. Also, do not expect heavy emphasis on storyline as this will be done almost exclusively through in-ring action and match psychology, setting up repeat challenges or wins of the belt. The idea is that the NWA World Heavyweight Championship is a international brand, and the wrestler who holds it will travel the world defending it. Hope you enjoy what I'm trying to do here, and stick with the thread, despite it not being a typical BTB.