NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (Southern Division)

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The NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (Southern Division) was originally the primary singles championship for Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling and was originally named the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Championship. As the name indicates the title was recognized by the National Wrestling Alliance as a local title promoted in the Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi region from 1957 until 1977 when its name was changed for the Southern Division of Southeast Championship Wrestling. In 1980 the title was abandoned and the Northern division of the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship became the main title of SECW.[1]

Title history[edit]

[…] Means champion lineage is uncertain at this period in time

NLT means “No later than”

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Championship
Eduardo Perez 1 May 22, 1957 Mobile, AL Defeats Lee Fields in 14-man tournament final.
Mario Galento 1 August 7, 1957 Mobile, AL
Yvon Roberre 1 January 8, 1958 Mobile, AL
Mario Galento 2 February 18, 1958 Mobile, AL
Buddy Fuller 1 July 3, 1958 Hattiesburg, MS
Billy Wicks 1 September 17, 1958 Lafayette, LA
Gorgeous George 1 November 12, 1958 Mobile, AL
Billy Wicks 2 November 19, 1958 Mobile, AL
Lee Fields 1 December 24, 1958 Mobile, AL
Billy Wicks 3 January 1, 1959 Mobile, AL
Papa Pasquale 1 March 18, 1959 Mobile, AL
The Mighty Yankee 1 July 15, 1959 Mobile, AL
Lee Fields 2 October 7, 1959 Mobile, AL
Vacant 1959 Lee Fields buys the Gulf Coast promotion and vacates the title
Billy Wicks 4 December 8, 1959 Pensacola, FL Defeats Pancho Villa in tournament final.
Yvon Roberre 2 January 16, 1960 Mobile, AL
Mario Galento 3 February 3, 1960 Mobile, AL
Joe McCarthy 1 March 16, 1960 Mobile, AL
Joe Scarpa 1 May 3, 1960 Pensacola, FL
Eric Pederson 1 August 24, 1960 Mobile, AL
Vacant September 7, 1960 Eric Penderson leaves the territory
Jose Lothario 1 November 15, 1960 Pensacola, FL Defeats Pancho Villa in tournament final.
Pancho Villa 1 November 30, 1960 Mobile, AL
Lee Fields 3 December 13, 1960 Pensacola, FL
Pancho Villa 2 December 28, 1960 Mobile, AL
Mario Galento 4 February 1, 1961 Mobile, AL
Vacant July 1, 1961 Mario Galento leaves the territory.
Jerry Graham 1 July 19, 1961 Mobile, AL Defeats Chief Little Eagle in tournament final.
Dick Dunn 1 August 23, 1961 Mobile, AL
Chief Little Eagle 2 September 20, 1961 Mobile, AL
Vacant November 1, 1961 Chief Little Eagle leaves the territory
title inactive.
Jan Madrid 1 October 2, 1962 Pensacola, FL Defeats Don Fields in tournament final; vacates on February 1, 1963
Rocket Monroe 1 May 15, 1963 Mobile, AL Defeats Pancho Villa and Joe Scarpa in 3-man match.
Mario Galento 5 July 24, 1963 Mobile, AL Wins by forfeit when Monroe gets flu.
Rocket Moroe 2 August 14, 1963 Mobile, AL
Silento Rodriguez 1 August 21, 1963 Mobile, AL
Mickey Sharpe 1 October 23, 1963 Mobile, AL Wins by forfeit when Rodriguez injured.
Billy Hines 1 November 22, 1963 Dothan, AL
Vacant December 31, 1963 Bily Hines leaves the territory
Dick Dunn 2 March 18, 1964 Awarded
Don Duffy 1 April 3, 1964 Dothan, AL
Ken Lucas 1 May 27, 1964 Mobile, AL
Mickey Sharpe 2 September 11, 1964 Dothan, AL
Silento Rodriguez 2 September 16, 1964 Mobile, AL
Chin Lee 1 October 7, 1964 Mobile, AL
Silento Rodriguez 3 September 21, 1964 Mobile, AL
Vacant November 1, 1964 Silento Rodriguez leaves the territory.
The Mighty Yankee 2 December 9, 1964 Awarded
Dick Dunn 2 January 13, 1965 Mobile, AL
Chin Lee 2 February 12, 1965 Mobile, AL
Vacant May 1, 1964 Chin Lee leaves the territory
Ken Lucas 2 June 23, 1965 Awarded
Don Carson 1 August 31, 1965 Pensacola, FL
Dick Dunn 4 September 16, 1965 Dothan, AL
Danny McShain 1 October 27, 1965 Mobile, AL
Ken Lucas 3 December 1, 1965 Mobile, AL
Eduardo Perez 2 February 16, 1966 Mobile, AL
Chief Little Eagle 3 April 6, 1966 Mobile, AL
Ramon Torres 1 July 19, 1966 Pensacola, FL
Dick Dunn 5 July 27, 1966 Mobile, AL
Ramon Torres 2 August 3, 1966 Mobile, AL
Don Carson 2 September 19, 1966 Panama City, FL
Bobby Fields 1 October 14, 1966 Dothan, AL
Maxie York 1 October 28, 1966 Dothan, AL
Bobby Fields 2 November 5, 1966 Dothan, AL
The Ox 1 August 9, 1967 Mobile, AL
Bobby Fields 3 August 21, 1967 Panama City, FL
Don Carson 3 November 10, 1967 Dothan, AL
Dick Dunn 6 December 12, 1967 Panama City, FL
Vacant January 1, 1968 Dick Dunn leaves the territory
Eduardo Perez 3 February 16, 1968 Awarded
Mario Galento 6 April 3, 1968 Mobile, AL
Rocket Monroe 1 April 8, 1968 Mobile, AL
Greg Peterson 1 June 28, 1968 Dothan, AL
Flash Monroe 1 September 18, 1968 Mobile, AL
Dick Dunn 7 October 28, 1968 Panama City, FL
Flash Monroe 2 November 27, 1968 Mobile, AL
Jose Villa 1 December 4, 1968 Mobile, AL
Don Carson 4 December 11, 1968 Mobile, AL
Bobby Fields 4 February 14, 1969 Dothan, AL
Title inactive after February 19, 1969
The Mysterious Medic 1 July 1, 1970 Mobile, AL Defeats Bob Kelly in a special duration match.
Bob Kelly 1 July 8, 1970 Mobile, AL
The Wrestling Pro 1 November 4, 1970 Mobile, AL
Bob Kelly 2 December 16, 1970 Mobile, AL Wins as the "Masked Intruder"
Mike Boyette 1 December 23, 1970 Mobile, AL Defeats Kelly in battle royal.
Bob Kelly 3 January 13, 1971 Mobile, AL
The Wrestling Pro 2 February 28, 1971 Pensacola, FL
Bob Kelly 4 March 28, 1971 Pensacola, FL
Rip Tyler 1 May 26, 1971 Mobile, AL
Bob Kelly 5 June 16, 1971 Mobile, AL
Donnie Fargo 1 July 28, 1971 Mobile, AL
Ken Lucas 4 October 6, 1971 Mobile, AL
The Wrestling Pro 3 October 26, 1971 Mobile, AL
Donnie Fargo 2 December 1, 1971 Mobile, AL
Bob Kelly 6 January 19, 1972 Mobile, AL
Donnie Fargo 3 March 8, 1972 Mobile, AL Kelly is suspended
Bob Kelly 7 April 12, 1972 Mobile, AL Awarded when Fargo no-shows.
Gorgeous George Jr. 1 June 7, 1972 Mobile, AL
Bob Kelly 8 July 12, 1972 Mobile, AL
The Wrestling Pro 4 September 27, 1972 Mobile, AL
Bob Kelly 9 October 10, 1972 Mobile, AL
The Wrestling Pro 5 October 18, 1972 Mobile, AL
Bob Kelly 10 November 22, 1972 Mobile, AL
The Mighty Mongol 1 April 22, 1973 Pensacola, FL
The Lumberjack 1 June 19, 1973 Mobile, AL
Ronnie Bass 1 July 28, 1973 Pensacola, FL
Bob Griffin 1 August 14, 1973 Mobile, AL Defeats Donnie Bass, subbing for injured Ronnie.
Mike Boyette 2 August 25, 1973 Pensacola, FL
Sweet Daddy Watts 1 September 11, 1973 Mobile, AL
Mike Boyette 3 October 2, 1973 Mobile, AL
The Mysterious Medic 2 November 6, 1973 Mobile, AL
Mike Boyette 4 November 20, 1973 Mobile, AL
Duke Miller 1 December 11, 1973 Mobile, AL
The Mysterious Medic 3 February 5, 1974 Mobile, AL
Duke Miller 2 February 12, 1974 Mobile, AL
Ken Lucas 5 July 9, 1974 Mobile, AL
Duke Miller 3 October 1, 1974 Mobile, AL
Ken Lucas 6 October 8, 1974 Mobile, AL
Jack Donovan 1 November 19, 1974 Mobile, AL
Terry Latham 1 December 14, 1974 Pensacola, FL
Duke Myers 1 February 11, 1975 Mobile, AL
Ken Lucas 7 March 4, 1975 Mobile, AL
Dr. X 1 May 13, 1975 Mobile, AL
Vacant August 4, 1975 Dr. X leaves the territory.
Nick Kozak 1 September 23, 1975 Awarded
Duke Miller 4 September 30, 1975 Mobile, AL
Rip Tyler 2 November 23, 1975 Pencacola, FL
Bob Sweetan 1 December 28, 1975 Pencacola, FL
Eddie Sullivan 1 February 3, 1976 Mobile, AL
Duke Miller 5 March 2, 1976 Mobile, AL
Rick Gibson 1 March 3, 1976 Mobile, AL
Vacant April 6, 1976 Title vacated due to injury.
Eddie Sullivan 2 April 27, 1976 Mobile, AL Awarded
Ken Lucas 8 May 18, 1976 Mobile, AL
Eddie Sullivan 3 July 13, 1976 Mobile, AL
Sweet Daddy Banks 1 September 14, 1976 Mobile, AL
Don Carson 5 November 9, 1976 Mobile, AL
Ken Lucas 9 November 23, 1976 Mobile, AL
The Wrestling Pro 6 December 3, 1976 Ozark, AL
Ken Mantell 1 March 22, 1977 Mobile, AL
The Wrestling Pro 7 April 22, 1977 Dothan, AL
Kurt Von Hess 1 May 10, 1977 Mobile, AL
The Wrestling Pro 8 May 24, 1977 Mobile, AL
Kurt Von Hess 2 June 23, 1977 Panama City, FL
Ken Lucas 10 July 26, 1977 Mobile, AL
Billy Spears 1 September 16, 1977 Dothan, AL
The Wrestling Pro 9 September 23, 1977 Dothan, AL
The Superstar 1 September 30, 1977 Dothan, AL
Ken Lucas 11 November 1, 1977 Mobile, AL
Promotion is sold to SECW January 1978. The Southern division of Southeastern Heavyweight Championship is often billed as the Gulf Coast Heavyweight Championship from then on seen as a direct continuation of the lineage.
Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (Southern Division)
Bob Armstrong 1 1978 defeated David Schultz to become the first champion
Unknown
Masked Superstar 1 1978
Unknown
Ken Lucas 1 April 1978 defeated David Shultz to win title
Unknown November 19, 1978 A championship match is held between Stomper and Wrestling Pro however the results are unrecorded
Unknown
David Schultz 1 1979
Ron Slinker 1 May 4, 1979 Dothan, Alabama
David Schultz 2 May 6, 1979 Mobile, Alabama Title change in dispute as Shutlz is recorded defending his title in Mobile, Alabama two days later
Unknown
Ox Baker 1 July 5, 1979
Terry "The Hulk" Boulder 1 July 1979
Austin Idol 1 July 13, 1979 Mobile, Alabama
Unknown
Terry "The Hulk" Boulder 2 October 31, 1979
Ron Fuller 1 June 8, 1980
Mongolian Stomper 1 June 1980

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 

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