The World Wrestling Federation (WWF) withdrew from NWA in 1983, and Moolah sold the championship to the WWF. The WWF recognizes Moolah as champion but does not acknowledge previous championship changes: see WWE Women's Championship.
Defeated Judy Grable in a 13–woman battle royal. Moolah was not immediately recognized as the new NWA World Women's Champion because promoter Billy Wolfe, with whom Moolah had a falling-out earlier in her career, still controlled most of the National Wrestling Alliance.
Byers wrestled Mildred Burke for the NWA World Women's Championship in a two out of three falls match. The commission stopped the match between Burke and Byers at the end of the second fall, stripped Burke of the championship, and awarded it to Byers. Burke sets up the WWWA World Championship and continued to recognize herself as the Women's World Champion.