Ric Flair defeated Barry Windham to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship on July 18th, 1993. However, WCW left the NWA in September of that year. Therefore, WCW had to rename the title Flair held. LOST - September 19th, 1993 - Houston, Texas - AstroArena - Defeated by Rick Rude. (30:43). WON - June 23rd, 1994 - Charleston, South Carolina - North Charleston Arena - Pinned Sting. (17:17). After the June 23rd match, WCW unified the WCW World and International World titles.