Mid-South Louisiana Heavyweight Championship

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Mid-South Louisiana Heavyweight Championship
Details
Date established October 16, 1964
Date retired 1983
Promotion Mid-South Wrestling Association
Other name(s)
  • NWA Louisiana Heavyweight Championship (Gulf Coast)
  • NWA Louisiana Heavyweight Championship (Tri-State)

The Mid-South Louisiana Heavyweight Championship was a secondary professional wrestling championship that was used and defended from 1964 though 1983. Initially, the championship originated in the NWA affiliated Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling. During this time, it was referred to as the NWA Gulf Coast Louisiana Heavyweight Championship until 1972. Beginning in '72, the title was used in the NWA affiliated NWA Tri-State then was called the NWA Tri-State Louisiana Heavyweight Championship from 1972 until 1979. In 1979, however, wrestler and promoter "Cowboy" Bill Watts purchased the Tri-State territory and renamed it Mid-South Wrestling Association. Although Watts kept close ties with the NWA for purpose of having access to wrestling talent, he withdrew Mid-South from the NWA and, as a result, renamed all of the promotion's championships accordingly.

Title History[edit]

Silver areas in the history indicate periods of unknown lineage.

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA Gulf Coast Louisiana Championship
Bobby Fields 1 October 16, 1964 Lafayette, LA Defeats Terry Garvin in tournament final
Sputnik Monroe 1 July 13, 1965 Baton Rouge, LA
Bobby Fields 2 September 21, 1965 Baton Rouge, LA
Danny McShain 1 October 22, 1965 Lafayette, LA
Bobby Fields 3 December 3, 1965 Lafayette, LA
Jack Dalton 1 February 17, 1966 Lafayette, LA
Bobby Fields 4 May 17, 1966 Baton Rouge, LA
Don Carson 1 July 12, 1966 Baton Rouge, LA
Bobby Fields 5 July 19, 1966 Baton Rouge, LA
Don Carson 2 August 2, 1966 Baton Rouge, LA
Ken Lucas 1 October 5, 1966 Alexandria, LA
Jack Dalton 2 November 1, 1966 Baton Rouge, LA
Danny Little Bear 1 February 3, 1967 Lafayette, LA
Ken Lucas 2 March 31, 1967 Lafayette, LA
Stripped Stripped for no defense
Pepe Perez 1 July 25, 1967 ? Awarded
Jack Dalton 3 October 10, 1967 Baton Rouge, LA
Bobby Fields 6 November 28, 1967 Baton Rouge, LA
Don Carson 3 December 12, 1967 Baton Rouge, LA
Bob Kelly 1 December 29, 1967 Lafayette, LA
Eddie Sullivan 1 January 23, 1968 Baton Rouge, LA
Frank Dalton 1 January 30, 1968 Baton Rouge, LA
Bobby Fields 7 February 6, 1968 Baton Rouge, LA
Vacant March 1, 1968 Gulf Coast stops promoting in Louisiana
Jack Brisco 1 1960s ?
Renamed NWA Tri-State Louisiana Championship
Don Duffy 1 circa 1972 ?
Assassin #1 1 April 27, 1978 Baton Rouge, LA Wins tournament
Jose Lothario 1 September 20, 1978 Monroe, LA
Assassin #1 2 October 14, 1978 Shreveport, LA
Jerry Stubbs 1 December 25, 1978 New Orleans, LA
Mike George 1 April 21, 1979 New Orleans, LA
Renamed Mid-South Louisiana Championship
Ernie Ladd 1 January 18, 1980 Shreveport, LA
Junkyard Dog 1 March 14, 1980 Shreveport, LA
Terry Gordy 1 May 2, 1980 Shreveport, LA
Junkyard Dog 2 1980 Louisiana
Vacated 1980 JYD injured by the Fabulous Freebirds
Ken Mantell 1 July 25, 1980 Shreveport, LA Defeats Wahoo McDaniel in tournament final
Johnny Mantell 1 1980 Defends the title for his brother Ken
Jake Roberts 1 1980 Louisiana
Ernie Ladd 2 January 16, 1981 Shreveport, LA
Jimmy Garvin 1 March 1981 Shreveport, LA
Super Destroyer 1 May 1, 1981 Louisiana
Bob Roop 1 July 22, 1981 Shreveport, LA
Great Kabuki 1 October 1981 Shreveport, LA
Junkyard Dog 3 December 7, 1981 New Orleans, LA
Vacated June 1982 JYD wins North American Title
Killer Khan 1 July 6, 1982 Baton Rouge, LA
Mike Sharpe 1 September 1982 Shreveport, LA
Hacksaw Jim Duggan 1 November 1982 Shreveport, LA
Title Retired 1983 Title abandoned

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