NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship

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NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship
Details
Current champion(s) Tyson Dean
Date won December 14, 2013
Promotion Georgia Championship Wrestling (1964-1981)
NWA Georgia/Wildside (1998-2005)
NWA Action/Atlanta (2012–present)
Date established August 9, 1964

The NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship was the major title in the Georgia Championship Wrestling professional wrestling promotion. It started in 1964 and was unified in 1981 with the NWA National Heavyweight Championship.

The title was picked back up in 1998 by NWA Georgia, which became NWA Wildside in September 1999 when it merged with National Championship Wrestling. Along with this change, the championship became known as the NWA Wildside Heavyweight Championship. The title continued until Wildside ceased operations on April 30, 2005.

In 2012, NWA Action (later renamed NWA Atlanta) picked up the title and restored its original name. Cru Jones won the reactivated title by defeating Steve Stiles on June 23, 2012 in Stockbridge, Georgia and held it until the title was vacated in 2013. At NWA Atlanta's Halloween show in Stockbridge on October 26, 2013, the vacancy was filled as Andy Anderson defeated Pain in the final of a 32-man tournament. Tyson Dean defeated Anderson to win the title on December 14 in Griffin, Georgia.

NWA Atlanta, the championship's current home promotion, is an organization out of Locust Grove, Georgia, and is the only company in Georgia currently recognized by the National Wrestling Alliance.[1]


Title history[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Sputnik Monroe 1 August 9, 1964 Atlanta, GA Defeated Dick the Bruiser to become the first champion.
Don Fargo 1 September 25, 1964 Atlanta, GA
Sputnik Monroe 2 October 16, 1964 Atlanta, GA
Mario Galento 1 November 13, 1964 Atlanta, GA
Buddy Fuller 1 June 28, 1965 Atlanta, GA
Mario Galento 2
Vacated Title vacated when Galento was suspended.
Buddy Fuller 2 June 17, 1966 Atlanta, GA
El Mongol 1 February 24, 1967 Atlanta, GA
Nick Kozak 1 March 17, 1967 Atlanta, GA
El Mongol 2 April 7, 1967 Atlanta, GA
Buddy Fuller 3 April 28, 1967 Atlanta, GA
El Mongol 3 June 16, 1967 Atlanta, GA
Mr. Wrestling 1 August 11, 1967 Atlanta, GA
El Mongol 4 September 8, 1967 Atlanta, GA Stripped of the title following a match on December 8, 1967 in Atlanta, GA, but the title was returned later.
Mr. Wrestling 2 April 12, 1968 Atlanta, GA
The Big O 1 May 10, 1968 Atlanta, GA
Tarzan Tyler 1 June 14, 1968 Atlanta, GA
The Professional 1 August 23, 1968 Atlanta, GA
Johnny Valentine 2 November 8, 1968 Atlanta, GA
Held up November 29, 1968 Atlanta, GA Title held up following a match against The Professional.
The Professional 2 December 6, 1968 Atlanta, GA Defeated Valentine in a rematch to win the held up title.
Dale Lewis 1 December 27, 1968 Atlanta, GA
El Mongol 5 February 7, 1969 Atlanta, GA
Held up March 21, 1969 Atlanta, GA Title held up following a match against Assassin #1
El Mongol 6 1969 Atlanta, GA Defeated Assassin #1 in a rematch
The Professional 3 May 16, 1969 Atlanta, GA
Paul DeMarco 1 June 1969 Atlanta, GA
Joe Scarpa 1 September 19, 1969 Atlanta, GA
Paul DeMarco 2 October 3, 1969 Atlanta, GA
The Professional 4 November 28, 1969 Atlanta, GA
Vacated 1970 Title vacated after The Professional was injured.
Assassin #2 1 March 13, 1970 Atlanta, GA Defeated Joe Scarpa in a tournament final to win the vacant title.
Nick Bockwinkel 1 April 17, 1970 Atlanta, GA
Paul DeMarco 3 July 17, 1970 Atlanta, GA
Nick Bockwinkel 2 July 24, 1970 Atlanta, GA
Buddy Colt 1 September 4, 1970 Atlanta, GA
Fred Blassie 1 November 13, 1970 Atlanta, GA
Buddy Colt 2 November 20, 1970 Atlanta, GA
Ray Gunkel 1 November 27, 1970 Atlanta, GA
Vacated 1971
El Mongol 7 February 5, 1971 Atlanta, GA Defeated Nick Bockwinkel in a tournament final to win the vacant title.
Buddy Colt 3 June 1971 Atlanta, GA
Ray Gunkel 2 July 20, 1971 Atlanta, GA
Buddy Colt 4 1971
El Mongol 8 January 1972
Buddy Colt 5 April 1972 Griffin, GA
Roberto Soto 1 May 5, 1972
Vacated November 1972 Title vacated when Soto jumps to the All South Wrestling Alliance.
Mr. Wrestling II 1 January 1973 Atlanta, GA Defeated Sputnik Monroe in a tournament final to win the vacant title.
Bill Watts 1 May 18, 1973 Atlanta, GA
Held up Title held up following a match against Mr. Wrestling II.
Mr. Wrestling II 2 November 1973 Defeated Watts in a rematch to win the held up title.
Ron Fuller 1 December 21, 1973 Atlanta, GA
Mr. Wrestling II 3 January 11, 1974 Atlanta, GA
Buddy Colt 6 July 5, 1974 Atlanta, GA
Mr. Wrestling II 4 August 30, 1974 Atlanta, GA
Harley Race 1 September 13, 1974 Atlanta, GA
Vacated September 1974
Luke Graham 1 October 8, 1974 Atlanta, GA Won a tournament to win the vacant title.
Buddy Colt 7 October 11, 1974 Atlanta, GA
Held up November 15, 1974 Atlanta, GA Title held up following a match against Rocky Johnson.
Rocky Johnson 1 December 6, 1974 Atlanta, GA Defeated Colt in a rematch.
Abdullah the Butcher 1 February 21, 1975 Atlanta, GA
Toru Tanaka 1 August 1975 Atlanta, GA
Nikolai Volkoff 1 September 13, 1975 Atlanta, GA
Mr. Wrestling II 5 October 3, 1975 Atlanta, GA
The Spoiler 1 November 27, 1975 Atlanta, GA
Held up January 2, 1976 Atlanta, GA Title held up following a match against Bob Armstrong.
The Spoiler 2 January 1976 Atlanta, GA Defeated Armstrong in a rematch to win the held up title.
Dusty Rhodes 1 January 30, 1976 Atlanta, GA
The Spoiler 3 February 6, 1976 Atlanta, GA
Dick Slater 1 August 20, 1976 Atlanta, GA
Mr. Wrestling II 6 October 26, 1976 Columbus, GA
Dick Slater 2 November 25, 1976 Columbus, GA
Paul Jones 1 April 1, 1977
Dick Slater 3 June 1977
Mr. Wrestling II 7 July 22, 1977
Dick Slater 4 September 1977
Stan Hansen 1 December 1977
Mr. Wrestling II 8 1978
Stan Hansen 2 February 6, 1978
Vacated 1978
Angelo Mosca 1 June 9, 1978 Atlanta, GA Won a tournament to win the vacant title.
Mr. Wrestling II 9 October 16, 1978 Augusta, GA
Masked Superstar 1 January 6, 1979 Augusta, GA
Wahoo McDaniel 1 May 14, 1979 Augusta, GA
Masked Superstar 2 July 30, 1979 Augusta, GA
Wahoo McDaniel 2 August 1979 Augusta, GA
Killer Karl Kox 1 September 1979 Augusta, GA
Tommy Rich 1 October 26, 1979 Atlanta, GA
Masked Superstar 3 December 7, 1979 Atlanta, GA
Mr. Wrestling II 10 January 12, 1980 Atlanta, GA
Austin Idol 1 March 29, 1980 Atlanta, GA
Baron Von Raschke 1 June 8, 1980 Atlanta, GA
Steve Keirn 1 August 1980
Dennis Condrey 1 September 1980
Tony Atlas 1 October 24, 1980 Atlanta, GA
Vacated 1981
Tommy Rich 2 May 17, 1981 Atlanta, GA Defeated Greg Valentine in a tournament final to win the vacant title.
Ken Patera 1 June 12, 1981 Atlanta, GA
Vacated July 1981 Title vacated when Patera leaves the area after a dispute with booker George Scott.
Tommy Rich 3 August 9, 1981 Atlanta, GA Defeated Masked Superstar to win the vacant title.
Masked Superstar 4 August 29, 1981 Atlanta, GA Defeated Greg Valentine in a tournament final to win the vacant title.
Title retired August 29, 1981 Atlanta, GA Unified the title with the NWA National Heavyweight Championship.
Billy Black 1 June 1, 1998 Awarded the title when it is revived by NWA Georgia.
Lord Humongous 1 February 25, 1999 Loganville, GA
Silky Boom Boom 1 April 5, 1999 Loganville, GA
Frenchy Riviera 1 May 6, 1999 Loganville, GA
Silky Boom Boom 2 June 2, 1999 Conyers, GA
Bart Sawyer 1 June 27, 1999 Stockbridge, GA
Vacated October 1999 Title renamed NWA Wildside Heavyweight Championship.
Rick Michaels 1 October 14, 1999 Loganville, GA Last eliminated Dusty Dotson in a Mega Rumble match to win the vacant title.
Vacated January 2000
Rukkus 1 February 5, 2000 Cornelia, GA Won the title in a Mega Rumble match.
Stone Mountain 1 April 15, 2000 Cornelia, GA Defeated Mark E. Mark, who subbed for Rukkus.
Prince Justice 1 May 5, 2001 Cornelia, GA
Scott Wrenn 1 September 1, 2001 Cornelia, GA
Rick Michaels 2 October 19, 2001 Cornelia, GA
A.J. Styles 1 December 22, 2001 Cornelia, GA [2]
David Young 1 March 23, 2002 Cornelia, GA Defeated Styles and Rick Michaels in a three-way elimination match.
Jason Cross 1 June 1, 2002 Cornelia, GA
Adam Jacobs 1 June 29, 2002 Cornelia, GA Won a gauntlet steel cage match, last eliminating A.J. Styles.
David Young 2 August 2, 2002 Cornelia, GA Defeated John Phoenix when Jacobs no-showed.
Iceberg 1 September 22, 2002 Cornelia, GA
Hotstuff Hernandez 1 July 5, 2003 Cornelia, GA
Onyx 1 October 25, 2003 Cornelia, GA
Jason Cross 2 September 4, 2004 Cornelia, GA
Ray Gordy 1 December 4, 2004[3] Cornelia, GA
Onyx 2 December 4, 2004[3] Cornelia, GA
Rainman 1 March 26, 2005 Cornelia, GA Defeated Onyx and Ray Gordy in a three-way match.
Onyx 3 April 30, 2005 Cornelia, GA Final champion.
Title retired April 30, 2005 Cornelia, GA Title was retired when NWA Wildside closes.
Cru Jones 1 June 23, 2012 Stockbridge, GA Defeats Steve Stiles to be recognized by NWA Action when title is revived.
Vacated 2013 Title vacated.
Andy Anderson 1 October 26, 2013 Stockbridge, GA Defeats Pain in 32-man tournament final.
Tyson Dean 1 December 14, 2013 Griffin, GA

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ John Milner (February 18, 2005). "Bio: A.J. Styles". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2007-11-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Independent Wrestling Results - December 2004". onlineworldofwrestling.com. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 

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