Mid-South North American Heavyweight Championship

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Mid-South North American Heavyweight Championship
Details
Date established 1969
Date retired May, 1986
Promotion Mid-South Wrestling Association
Other name(s)
  • NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Tri-State)

The Mid-South North American Heavyweight Championship was the major singles title in the Mid-South Wrestling Association from 1979 until the promotion became the Universal Wrestling Federation in 1986. The title was retired then in favor of the UWF Heavyweight Championship. The promotion was originally a member of the National Wrestling Alliance referred to as NWA Tri-State, hence the title was originally the Tri-State version of the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship from 1969 to 1979.

Title history[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Tri-State version)
Chuck Karbo 1 1969 Los Angeles, CA Wins fictitious tournament
Danny Hodge 1 October 21, 1969 Little Rock, Arkansas
Chuck Karbo 2 1969 ?
Tarzan Baxter 1 1969 ?
The Spoiler 1 circa February 1970 ?
Bill Watts 1 April 12, 1970 Tulsa, OK
Dusty Rhodes 1 May 21, 1971 Shreveport, LA
Bill Watts 2 October 1971 ?
The Stomper 1 March 1972 ?
Bill Watts 3 circa July 1972 ? Watts takes title to George & Florida to defend/Tri-State version vacant
Buddy Colt 1 May 7, 1974 Tampa, FL
Bob Armstrong 1 June 8, 1974 Jacksonville, FL
Buddy Colt 2 February 1975 ?
Bill Watts 4 February 21, 1975 Atlanta, GA Awarded when Colt is injured in a plane crash-unifies title with Tri-State version on 11-26-75
The Spoiler 2 November 9, 1976 Shreveport, LA
The Brute 1 November 23, 1976 ? Awarded after defending title for The Spoiler
Ted DiBiase 1 December 1976 ?
The Great Zimm 1 1977 Shreveport, LA
Dick Murdoch 1 March 1, 1977 Shreveport, LA
Stan Hansen 1 May 2, 1977 Tulsa, OK
Bill Watts 5 June 20, 1977 Tulsa, OK
Dick Murdoch 2 August 4, 1977 ?
Jerry Oates 1 August 1977 Albuquerque, NM
Dick Murdoch 3 November 6, 1977 Shreveport, LA
Ernie Ladd 1 February 14, 1978 Shreveport, LA
Paul Orndorff 1 May 29, 1978 Tulsa, OK
Ernie Ladd 2 June 1978 ?
Paul Orndorff 2 June 1978 ?
Ernie Ladd 3 August 15, 1978 ?
Ray Candy 1 November 17, 1978 Shreveport, LA
Ernie Ladd 4 December 25, 1978 New Orleans, LA (wins by forfeit)
Mr. Wrestling II 1 February 16, 1979 Atlanta, GA
Renamed Mid-South North American Heavyweight Championship
Mike George 1 September 5, 1979 Shreveport, LA
Bill Watts 6 December 4, 1979 Baton Rouge, LA
Mike George 2 December 6, 1979 ? Title returned
Ted DiBiase 2 February 1, 1980 Shreveport, LA
The Grappler 1 September 19, 1980 Shreveport, LA
Jake Roberts 1 June 1981 ?
Paul Orndorff 3 July 4, 1981 New Orleans, LA
Ted DiBiase 3 November 1, 1981 Lake Charles, LA
Bob Roop 1 March 17, 1982 Shreveport, LA
Junkyard Dog 1 June 21, 1982 New Orleans, LA
Ted DiBiase 4 June 23, 1982 Shreveport, LA
Stagger Lee (Junkyard Dog) 2 November 25, 1982 New Orleans, LA JYD lost loser-leaves-town for 90 days match & returned as masked Stagger Lee
Vacated February 1983 Vacated when Stagger Lee "left the area" (Junkyard Dog's 90 day suspension ended). Mr. Olympia won a 12 man tournament for the vacated title on March 21, 1983 in Shreveport, LA. The decision was reversed, and the title held up, when it was revealed that the pin was counted with Junkyard Dog face-down on the mat.
Junkyard Dog 3 April 16, 1983 New Orleans, LA Defeats Mr. Olympia in rematch
Butch Reed 1 July 16, 1983 New Orleans, LA
Magnum T.A. 1 October 12, 1983 Shreveport, LA
Nikolai Volkoff 1 October 24, 1983 New Orleans, LA
Butch Reed 2 October 24, 1983 New Orleans, LA Title returned after Magnum's victory is reversed
Junkyard Dog 4 October 26, 1983 Shreveport, LA
Mr. Wrestling II 2 March 12, 1984 New Orleans, LA
Magnum T.A. 2 May 13, 1984 Tulsa, OK
Ernie Ladd 5 October 16, 1984 Shreveport, LA
Brad Armstrong 1 December 5, 1984 Shreveport, LA
Ted DiBiase 5 January 16, 1985 Shreveport, LA
Terry Taylor 1 March 13, 1985 Shreveport, LA
The Nightmare 1 May 22, 1985 Shreveport, LA
Dick Murdoch 4 August 10, 1985 New Orleans, LA
Butch Reed 3 October 14, 1985 New Orleans, LA
Dick Slater 1 January 1, 1986 Tulsa, OK
Held Up January 31, 1986 Held up after match against Jake Roberts
Jake Roberts 2 February 14, 1986 Houston, TX (wins rematch)
Dick Slater 2 February 23, 1986 Oklahoma City, OK
Hacksaw Jim Duggan 1 March 16, 1986 Oklahoma City, OK Defeats Buzz Sawyer, who was defending for Slater
Title retired May 1986 Mid-South Wrestling Association becomes the UWF
Tri-State version while Watts was in Georgia/Florida
Tank Morgan 1 November 12, 1973 Shreveport, LA Defeats Dewey Robertson in tournament final
Rip Tyler 1 February 11, 1974 Shreveport, LA
Bull Ramos 1 April 1974 ?
Arman Hussein 1 July 29, 1974 Shreveport, LA
Skandor Akbar 1 December 1974 Shreveport, LA
Danny Miller 1 May 14, 1975 Jackson, MS
Dick Murdoch 1 (5 total) June 5, 1975 New Orleans, LA
Killer Karl Kox 1 October 28, 1975 Shreveport, LA
Bill Watts 1 (7 total) November 26, 1975 Jackson, MS Unifies both versions

See also[edit]