NWA Southeastern United States Junior Heavyweight Championship

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The NWA Southeastern Junior Heavyweight Championship was a secondary title for wrestlers considered "Junior Heavyweights", that is weighing under 230 lbs. It was promoted in the Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and Mississippi region from 1975 until 1989, first by Southeastern Championship Wrestling from 1975 to 1985 then by its successor Continental Championship Wrestling from 1985 to 1988 and finally by the Continental Wrestling Federation between 1988 and 1989.[1]

Title history[edit]

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

NLT means “No later than”

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Mike Graham 1 October, 1975 Recognized in Florida, defends title in Knoxville NLT March 1976
Kevin Sullivan 1 May 18, 1979 Knoxville, TN
Tony Charles 1 June 22, 1979 Knoxville, TN
Kevin Sullivan 2 June 26, 1979 Knoxville, TN
Tony Charles 2 July 13, 1979 Knoxville, TN
Dick Steinborn 1 1980
Jerry Stubbs 1 1980
Norvell Austin 1 1980
Jerry Stubbs 2 1981 Title may have been vacant in 81
Brad Armstrong 1 January 20, 1981 Mobile, AL Wins tournament
Jerry Stubbs 3 February 1981
Brad Armstrong 2 February 1981
Jerry Stubbs 4 April 1981
[...]
”Superstar” Bill Dundee 1 June 2, 1981 Memphis, TN Defeats Stan Lane. Title change may be recognized only in Memphis
[...]
Tommy Wright 1 1981 Dothan, AL Wins tournament
Norvell Austin 2 August, 1981
Ken Lucas 1 1981
Luke Williams 1 1981
Tony Charles 3 1981
[...]
Scott McGhee 1 1982
Ted Oates 1 1982
Scott McGhee 2 NLT May, 1982
Brad Armstrong 3 June 27, 1982 Birmingham, AL Vacant in August 1982 when Armstrong moves up to heavyweight
Scott McGhee 3 NLT September, 1982 Wins tournament
Bill Ash 1 November 1982
Robert Gibson 1 NLT December 1982
Wayne Ferris 1 NLT December 1982 Vacant December 1982 when Ferris cannot make weight limit
Norman Frederick Charles III 1 January 1, 1983 Wins tournament
Robert Gibson 2 January 19, 1983
Bill Ash 2 NLT March 1983
Johnny Rich 1 NLT March 1983
Bill Ash 3 1983
Tommy Rogers 1 May 2, 1983 Birmingham, AL
Chick Donovan 1 NLT July 1983
Rick Gibson 1 NLT September 1983
Chick Donovan 2 NLT October 1983
Tim Horner 1 NLT October 1983
Ken Lucas 2 1983
Rip Rogers 1 November 1983
Ken Lucas 3 December 1983
David Morgan 1 February 2, 1984
Larry Hamilton 1 February 27, 1984 Birmingham, AL
Rip Rogers 2 March 5, 1984 Birmingham, AL
Johnny Rich 2 March 26, 1984 Birmingham, AL
Tommy Gilbert 1 May 7, 1984 Birmingham, AL
Scott Armstrong 1 July 2, 1984 Birmingham, AL
Tommy Gilbert 2 NLT September 1984
Scott Armstrong 2 NLT September 1984
Bill Ash 3 November 12, 1984 Montogomery, AL
Scott Armstrong 3
Bill Ash 4 NLT March 1985
Scott Armstrong 4 July 5, 1985 Montogomery, AL
Bill Ash 5 July 15, 1985 Birmingham, AL
Roy Lee Welch 1 September 30, 1985
Ken Timbs 1 November 30, 1985 Birmingham, AL
Tim Horner 2 December 30, 1985 Birmingham, AL
Tom Prichard 1 March 3, 1986 Birmingham, AL
Tim Horner 3 March 21, 1986 Knoxville, TN
Tom Prichard 2 March 31, 1986 Birmingham, AL
Tim Horner 4 April 28, 1986 Birmingham, AL
Tom Prichard 3 May 10, 1986 Dothan, AL
Tim Horner 5 May 28, 1986 Birmingham, AL Teams with Brad Armstrong to defeat Prichard & Jerry Stubbs (Southeastern Champ) in which losing champ would lose his belt
The Ninja 1 September 1, 1986 Daytona Beach, FL Defeats Tim Horner at a NWA Event Battle of the Belts III but stripped from his title and the reign was unrecognized due to outside interference
Tim Horner 5(6) September 1, 1986 Daytona Beach, FL Awarded back the title
Roy Lee Welch 2 September 30, 1986 Birmingham, AL
Tom Prichard 4 November 10, 1986 Birmingham, AL
Larry Hamilton 2 January 9, 1987 Birmingham, AL
Tom Prichard 5 February 2, 1987 Knoxville, TN
Scott Armstrong 5 May 25, 1987 Birmingham, AL
Larry Hamilton 3 September 7, 1987 Birmingham, AL
Ken Wayne 1 March 9, 1988 Hattiesburg, MS
Danny Davis 1 August 8, 1988 Birmingham, AL
Ken Wayne 2 August 8, 1988 Birmingham, AL
Danny Davis 2 September 13, 1988 Montgomery, AL
Ken Wayne 3 October 1, 1988 Dothan, AL
Danny Davis 3 November 2, 1988 Harriman, TN
Alan Martin 1 April 30, 1989 Montgomery, AL
Danny Davis 4 May 1989
Kevin Dillinger 1 May 5, 1989 Knoxville, TN
Danny Davis 5 June 9, 1989 Knoxville, TN Vacant in 89 when Davis leaves the area
Downtown Bruno 1 September 22, 1989 Knoxville, TN Defeats Butch Cassidy in elimination match. CWF had withdrawn from NWA in 87. Title deactivated when promotion closes in 1989

References[edit]

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