NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Florida version)

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NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship
Details
Current champion(s) Psycho Medic
Date won July 12, 2012
Date established March 17, 1962
Promotion NWA Florida

The Florida version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship was the major singles professional wrestling championship in the National Wrestling Alliance's Florida territory, Championship Wrestling Florida. It existed from 1962 until 1987, when the title was abandoned. It was revived by NWA Florida in 1996.[1] At various times, different NWA affiliated promotions used their own regional version of the title including promotions based in Georgia, Tennessee, and the Carolinas.

Title history[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Eddie Graham 1 March 17, 1962 Tampa, Fla. Won tournament
Vacated May 24, 1962 Graham injured
Boris Malenko 1 July 25, 1962 Awarded (Malenko injured Graham to cause the title to become vacant)
Eddie Graham 2 November 29, 1962 Jacksonville, Fla.
Hiro Matsuda 1 February 19, 1963 Tampa, Fla.
Eddie Graham 3 August 1, 1963 Jacksonville, Fla.
Bob Orton 1 December 28, 1963 Jacksonville, Fla.
Bob Ellis 1 March 3, 1964 Tampa, Fla.
Bob Orton 2 June 4, 1964 Jacksonville, Fla.
Tarzan Tyler 1 December 29, 1964 Tampa, Fla.
Stripped April 1965 Title stripped
Bob Orton 3 June 17, 1965 Jacksonville, Fla. Won tournament
Tarzan Tyler 2 February 24, 1966 Jacksonville, Fla.
Missouri Mauler 1 March 8, 1966 Tampa, Fla.
Johnny Weaver 1 1967 Florida
Missouri Mauler 2 1967 Florida
Johnny Weaver 2 July 1968 Charlotte, NC
Red Bastien 1 July 1968 Florida
Missouri Mauler 3 January 1969 Florida
Jack Brisco 1 February 11, 1969 Tampa, Fla.
Missouri Mauler 4 1969 Florida
Jack Brisco 2 July 8, 1969 Tampa, Fla.
Vacated November 1969 Brisco left for Japan
Danny Miller 1 January 3, 1970 Tampa, Fla.
Missouri Mauler 5 January 13, 1970 Tampa, Fla.
Bob Orton 4 March 3, 1970 Tampa, Fla.
Dale Lewis 1 April 11, 1970 Jacksonville, Fla.
Hiro Matsuda 2 June 16, 1970 Tampa, Fla.
Great Mephisto 1 August 13, 1970 Tampa, Fla.
Hiro Matsuda 3 October 2, 1970 Tallahassee, Fla.
Great Mephisto 2 November 5, 1970 Jacksonville, Fla.
Rene Goulet 1 February 9, 1971 Tampa, Fla.
The Grappler (Johnny Walker) 1 March 23, 1971 Tampa, Fla.
Terry Funk 1 April 14, 1971 Miami, Fla.
Dick Murdoch 1 April 21, 1971 Tampa, Fla.
Jack Brisco 3 June 8, 1971 Tampa, Fla.
Held Up September 1971 Held up after match with Dick Murdoch
Bobby Duncum 1 October 7, 1971 Tampa, Fla. Won tournament
George Gaiser 1 October 14, 1971 Tampa, Fla.
Bobby Shane 1 November 23, 1971 Tampa, Fla.
Held Up February 15, 1972 Title held up after match with Tim Woods
Tim Woods 1 February 29, 1972 Tampa, Fla. (won rematch)
The Zodiac 5 June 24, 1972 Jacksonville, Fla.
Dale Lewis 2 July 1972 Florida
The Zodiac 6 August 1, 1972 Tampa, Fla.
Tim Woods 2 August 12, 1972 Tampa, Fla.
Buddy Colt 1 September 5, 1972 Tampa, Fla.
Tim Woods 3 September 19, 1972 Tampa, Fla.
Buddy Colt 2 October 31, 1972 Tampa, Fla.
Tim Woods 4 November 21, 1972 Tampa, Fla.
Buddy Colt 3 December 18, 1972 Orlando, Fla.
Mark Lewin 1 January 9, 1973 Tampa, Fla.
Buddy Colt 4 February 6, 1973 Tampa, Fla.
Mr. Kleen 1 February 28, 1973 Miami, Fla.
Paul Jones 1 March 12, 1973 Orlando, Fla.
Ron Fuller 1 April 10, 1973 Tampa, Fla.
Johnny Valentine 1 June 26, 1973 Tampa, Fla.
Bill Dromo 1 August 1973 Florida
Dusty Rhodes 1 1973 Florida
Jos LeDuc 1 1973 Florida
Dusty Rhodes 2 January 1974 Florida
Pak Song 1 1974 Florida
Jerry Brisco 1 1974 Florida
Bill Watts 1 1974 Florida
Jos LeDuc 2 1974 Florida
The Stomper 1 1974 Florida
Bob Armstrong 1 1974 or 1975 Florida
The Stomper 2 1975 Florida
Pepper Gomez 1 1975 Florida
Killer Karl Krupp 1 July 1975 Florida
Mike George 1 1975 Florida
Killer Karl Krupp 2 1975 Florida
Dusty Rhodes 3 1975 Florida
Harley Race 1 1975 Florida
Jerry Brisco 2 1975 Florida
Masked Destroyer 1 October 1975 Florida
Billy Robinson 1 December 29, 1975 Florida
Assassin 1 1976 Florida
Steve Keirn 1 November 1976 Florida
Ox Baker 1 1976 or 1977 Florida
Dusty Rhodes 4 1977 Florida
"Superstar" Billy Graham 1 1977 Florida
Steve Keirn 2 1977 Florida
Ivan Koloff 1 1977 Florida
Pedro Morales 1 1977 Florida
Dick Slater 1 March 1978 Florida
Dusty Rhodes 5 June 18, 1978 Miami, Fla.
Dick Slater 2 1978 Florida
Jerry Brisco 3 1978 Florida
The Spoiler 1 1978 Florida
Wahoo McDaniel 1 1978 Florida
Dick Slater 3 November 12, 1978 Florida
Terry Funk 2 December 30, 1978 St. Petersburg, Fla.
Thor the Viking 1 January 20, 1979 St. Petersburg, Fla.
Jimmy Garvin 1 1979 Florida
Ernie Ladd 1 1979 Florida
Sweet Brown Sugar 1 October 1979 Florida
Leroy Brown 1 1979 or 1980 Florida
Dusty Rhodes 6 April 1980 Florida
Vacated July 1980 Rhodes wins NWA World Title
Dick Slater 4 August 3, 1980 Florida
Vacated 1981 Slater left area
Sweet Brown Sugar 2 February 4, 1981 Ft. Myers, Fla.
Rene Goulet 2 April 21, 1981 Tampa, Fla.
Barry Windham 1 1981 Florida
Bobby Jaggers 1 August 1981 Florida
Jack Brisco 4 1981 Florida
David Von Erich 1 December 26, 1981 St. Petersburg, Fla.
Derek Draper 1 July 16, 1982 Lakeland, Fla.
Sweet Brown Sugar 3 July 25, 1982 Orlando, Fla.
Jimmy Garvin 2 August 11, 1982 Florida
Dusty Rhodes 7 October 31, 1982 Florida
Kevin Sullivan 1 November 22, 1982 West Palm Beach, Fla.
Vacated 1982 Title vacant
Barry Windham 2 December 1982 Florida Defeated Greg Valentine in tournament final
Frank Dusek 1 March 17, 1983 Tampa, Fla.
Ron Bass 1 April 30, 1983 Ft. Myers, Fla.
Mike Rotunda 1 September 24, 1983 St. Petersburg, Fla.
Ron Bass 2 November 23, 1983 Miami, Fla.
Mike Rotunda 2 May 1984 West Palm Beach, Fla.
Angelo Mosca 1 May 30, 1984 Tampa, Fla.
Jim Neidhart 1 August 12, 1984 Oklahoma City, OK
Pez Whatley 1 August 25, 1984 Sarasota, Fla.
Kevin Sullivan 2 September 19, 1984 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Pez Whatley 2 September 22, 1984 Miami, Fla.
Rick Rude 1 January 16, 1985 Tampa, Fla.
Brian Blair 1 April 10, 1985 Tampa, Fla.
Hercules Hernandez 1 May 26, 1985 Orlando, Fla.
Vacated July 1985 Hernandez fired for dressing room fight with Wahoo McDaniel
Rick Rude 2 July 21, 1985 Orlando, Fla. defeated Mike Graham in tournament final
Wahoo McDaniel 2 October 2, 1985 Tampa, Fla.
Lex Luger 1 November 19, 1985 Tampa, Fla.
Jesse Barr 1 January 15, 1986 Tampa, Fla.
Lex Luger 2 February 14, 1986 Orlando, Fla.
Masked Superstar 1 July 22, 1986 Tampa, Fla.
Lex Luger 3 July 29, 1986 Tampa, Fla.
Kevin Sullivan 3 January 16, 1987 Daytona, Fla.
Bad News Allen 1 January 31, 1987 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Kevin Sullivan 4 February 18, 1987 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Title Retired March 1987 Title abaondened after promotion purchased by Jim Crockett Promotions
Title revived by NWA Florida
Chris Stephenson 1 September 2, 1996 ?
Vacated 1999
Steve Corino 1 October 15, 2002 Boyertown, PA Defeated Jack Victory in tournament final
Mike Sullivan 1 March 20, 2004 St. Petersburg, FL
Vacated August 2004 Sullivan injured
Scoot Andrews 1 September 4, 2004 Clearwater, FL Defeated Lex Lovett
Lex Lovett 1 October 9, 2004 Brandon, FL
Vacated June 10, 2005 Lovett announces his retirement after losing to then NWA World Heavyweight Champion A.J. Styles.
Bully Douglas 1 July 26, 2005 Lebanon, TN Douglas last eliminates Chase Stevens in 16-man Battle Royal.
Chase Stevens 1 October 6, 2005 Lebanon, TN
Vacant November 12, 2005 Lebanon, TN Chase Stevens is stripped of the title due to injuries
Kory Williams 1 November 12, 2005 Lebanon, TN Williams defeated Billy Douglas for the vacant championship
Vacant February, 2006 Williams vacates the title when he awarded the NWA Tennessee Heavyweight Championship
Ace Rockwell 1 March 26, 2010 Nashville, TN Defeated Jeff Daniels for the title
Drew Haskins 1 December 22, 2011 Nashville, TN
Se7en 1 May 22, 2012 Soddy Daisy, TN
Psycho Medic 1 July 12, 2012 Nashville, TN

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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