The GWF championship came from the GWF North American Championship from 1991. In 1992 the GWF was sold from Max Andrews to Grey Pierson and Grey still owns the GWF today.
November 21, 2015 in Mineral Wells, Texas Jacob Kilgore became the new GWF Heavyweight Champion. Jacob successfully defended the title several times until he had some personal issues and had to take time away. In this time, a new champion was crowned in Haltom City, Texas and Lou Gotti became the new title holder. Kilgore still has the original belt so, in honor of World Class Championship Wrestling, a copy of the WCCW World Heavyweight Title was used for the new champion.
In 1992, Grey Pierson bought the GWF from Max Andrews and at the time Eddie Gilbert was the heavyweight champion. Eddie was upset over a few things in the changing of ownership so he took the title to Memphis and merged the title with the Unified World Heavyweight Championship against Jerry "The King" Lawler who defeated Kerry Von Erich at Super Clash 3 on Pay-Per-View in Chicago, Illinois. That title was held by some of the best wrestlers in the industry like Owen Hart, Razor Ramon, Sid Vicious, Jeff Jarrett, Jerry "The King" Lawler, "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert and many more. The title was defended all over until the USWA closed in 1997. Since then, the title was vacant until 2020 when it was brought back with the new champion, Lou Gotti.
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Lou Gotti(c) defends against international star Low Rider from VIP in Haltom City, Texas