The WWF North American Heavyweight Championship was a relatively short-lived title in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) from 1979 until 1981. It was established as the WWWF North American Heavyweight Championship on February 13, 1979 before the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) was renamed to WWF the following month. The inaugural champion was Ted DiBiase and the final champion was Seiji Sakaguchi. It is considered to be the spiritual predecessor to the promotion's Intercontinental Championship after Pat Patterson was awarded that title as a result of a fictitious one-night tournament and the unification of the North American title with the fictitious South American Heavyweight Championship.
In March 2018, the now WWE established a new North American championship for their NXT brand, the NXT North American Championship. This new title, however, does not carry the lineage of the promotion's original North American championship.
Awarded the title when he signed with the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF). The following month, the promotion was renamed to World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and the title was renamed accordingly.