NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Georgia version)

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NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Georgia version)
Details
Date established 1948
Date retired 1973
Promotion Georgia Championship Wrestling

The Georgia version of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) Southern Heavyweight Championship was a secondary singles championship used in Georgia Championship Wrestling off-and-on from 1948 to 1972.[1]

The title is one of many versions of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship. Other versions have been used in Florida[2] and the Tennessee cities of Knoxville[3] and Memphis.[4]

Title history[edit]

Silver marks in the title history indicate periods of unknown lineage. An (n) placed after a date indicates that a title change occurred no later than the date listed.

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Chris Belkas 1 November 1, 1948 (n) Records unclear as to whom he defeated.
The title was vacated when Belkas left the area in November 1948.
Tom Mahoney 1 July 15, 1949 Atlanta, Georgia Defeated Al Massey in a tournament final.
Don McIntyre 1 August 5, 1949 Atlanta, Georgia
Black Menace 1 September 16, 1949 Atlanta, Georgia
Don McIntyre 2 September 23, 1949 Atlanta, Georgia
Danno O'Connor 1 November 25, 1949 Atlanta, Georgia
George Flynn 1 December 16, 1949 Atlanta, Georgia
Ray Villmer 1 December 23, 1949 Atlanta, Georgia
Rebel Russell 1 March 1950 (n)
Nick Carter 1 March 31, 1950 Atlanta, Georgia
Red Terror 1 May 12, 1950 Atlanta, Georgia
Don McIntyre 3 May 19, 1950 Atlanta, Georgia
Art Nielson 1 July 7, 1950 Atlanta, Georgia
Jack Kennedy 1 November 3, 1950 Atlanta, Georgia
Lord Finis Hall 1 November 24, 1950 Atlanta, Georgia
Art Nielson 2 December 8, 1950 Atlanta, Georgia
Golden Terror (Danny Plechas) 1 January 26, 1951 Atlanta, Georgia
Don McIntyre 4 March 30, 1951 Atlanta, Georgia
Art Nielson 3 July 28, 1951 Atlanta, Georgia
Don McIntyre 5 August 3, 1951 Atlanta, Georgia
Art Nielson 4 August 10, 1951 Atlanta, Georgia
Don McIntyre 6 September 10, 1951 Augusta, Georgia
Lou Newman 1 March 28, 1952 Atlanta, Georgia
Jack McDonald 1 April 25, 1952 Atlanta, Georgia
Al Massey 1 May 2, 1952 Atlanta, Georgia
Angelo Martinelli 1 June 20, 1952 Atlanta, Georgia
Art Nielson 5 July 11, 1952 Atlanta, Georgia
Tarzan White 1 September 5, 1952 Atlanta, Georgia
Don McIntyre 7 September 1952 Atlanta, Georgia
Aldo Bogni 1 January 26, 1953 Augusta, Georgia
Don McIntyre 8 September 1952 Atlanta, Georgia
Gorgeous George 1 March 7, 1953 Atlanta, Georgia
Don McIntyre 9 March 16, 1953 (n) Also recognized in Florida no later than June 22, 1953.[2]
Ray Villmer 2 October 16, 1953 Atlanta, Georgia
Don McIntyre 10 January 11, 1954 Augusta, Georgia
Fred Blassie 1 February 8, 1954 Birmingham, Alabama Defeated Mr. Moto. The title was held up after a match against Mr. Moto on May 8, 1954 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, but was returned to Blassie.
Don McIntyre 11 August 26, 1955 Atlanta, Georgia
Fred Blassie 2 September 16, 1955 Atlanta, Georgia
Don McIntyre 12 October 28, 1955 Atlanta, Georgia
Fred Blassie 3 November 25, 1955 Atlanta, Georgia
Don McIntyre 13 September 7, 1956 Atlanta, Georgia
Art Neilson 6 September 21, 1956 Atlanta, Georgia
Bull Curry 1 September 28, 1956 Atlanta, Georgia
Fred Blassie 4 October 19, 1956 Atlanta, Georgia
Bobby Wepner 1 November 23, 1956 Atlanta, Georgia
Jerry Graham 1 December 14, 1956 Atlanta, Georgia
Chief Big Heart 1 January 4, 1957 Atlanta, Georgia
Jerry Graham 2 January 11, 1957 Atlanta, Georgia
Red McIntyre 1 February 22, 1957 (n) McIntyre was recognized as champion in Marietta, Georgia.
Kurt Von Brauner 1 April 10, 1957 (n) Von Brauner was recognized as champion in Augusta, Georgia.
Red McIntyre 2 April 19, 1957 (n) McIntyre was recognized as champion in Atlanta, Georgia, and may have defeated Von Brauner on April 10.
Kurt Von Brauner 2 May 1957 (n) Defeated Don McIntyre to become recognized as champion in Atlanta, Georgia.
Don McIntyre 14 May 3, 1957 Atlanta, Georgia
Kurt Von Brauner 3 May 31, 1957 (n) Von Brauner is still or again recognized as champion in Marietta, Georgia.
Don McIntyre 15 June 14, 1957 Atlanta, Georgia
Kurt Von Brauner 4 June 17, 1957 (n) Von Brauner was recognized as champion in Augusta, Georgia.
Don McIntyre 16 June 24, 1957 (n) McIntyre defended the title against Kurt Von Brauner in Augusta, Georgia.
Kurt Von Brauner 5 June 28, 1957 Atlanta, Georgia
Ray Gunkel 1 October 18, 1957 Atlanta, Georgia
The Mighty Yankee 1 January 10, 1958 Atlanta, Georgia
Don McIntyre 17 April 25, 1958 Atlanta, Georgia
Fred Blassie 5 June 13, 1958 Atlanta, Georgia
Don McIntyre 18 July 25, 1958 Atlanta, Georgia
Fred Blassie 6 August 8, 1958 Atlanta, Georgia
Ray Gunkel 2 August 22, 1958 Atlanta, Georgia
Fred Blassie 7 September 5, 1958 Atlanta, Georgia
Ray Gunkel 3 November 7, 1958 Atlanta, Georgia
Fred Blassie 8 January 2, 1959 Atlanta, Georgia
Dick Gunkel (Dick Steinborn) 1 April 17, 1959 Atlanta, Georgia
Fred Blassie 9 June 19, 1959 Atlanta, Georgia
Dick Gunkel 2 July 31, 1959 Atlanta, Georgia
Fred Blassie 10 August 7, 1959 Atlanta, Georgia
Ray Gunkel 4 October 2, 1959 Atlanta, Georgia
Fred Blassie 11 November 1959
Ray Gunkel 5 December 1959 (n)
Fred Blassie 12 December 11, 1959 Atlanta, Georgia Defeated Dick Gunkel, substituting for the injured Ray Gunkel.
Ray Gunkel 6 December 25, 1959 Atlanta, Georgia Won by disqualification and may not have been a title change, although Gunkel was champion in January 1960.
Fred Blassie 13 April 15, 1960 Atlanta, Georgia Defeated Dick Gunkel.
The title was held up after a match against Eric Pederson on May 13, 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Fred Blassie 14 May 20, 1960 Atlanta, Georgia Defeated Eric Pederson in a rematch.
Ray Gunkel 7 June 10, 1960 Atlanta, Georgia
The title was held up after a match against The Mighty Yankee on June 17, 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dick Steinborn 3 July 22, 1960 Atlanta, Georgia Defeated The Mighty Yankee.
The Mighty Yankee 2 July 29, 1960 Atlanta, Georgia
The title was held up after a match against Don McIntyre on August 5, 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Don McIntyre 19 August 12, 1960 Atlanta, Georgia Defeated The Mighty Yankee in a rematch.
Fred Blassie 15 October 21, 1960 Atlanta, Georgia
The title was held up after a match against Tiny Evans on November 4, 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Fred Blassie 16 November 11, 1960 Atlanta, Georgia Defeated Tiny Evans in a rematch.
Tiny Evans 1 November 18, 1960 Atlanta, Georgia
Fred Blassie 17 December 20, 1960 Atlanta, Georgia
Chief Little Eagle 1 February 14, 1961 (n) Little Eagle defeated Fred Blassie on January 3 in Macon, Georgia and January 4 in Columbus, Georgia, but neither may have been title matches.
Skull Murphy 1 February 14, 1961 Macon, Georgia
The title was vacated in March 1961.
Skull Murphy 2 March 15, 1961 Columbus, Georgia Defeated Bill Dromo in a tournament final.
Guy Mitchell 1 March 29, 1961 Columbus, Georgia Murphy was still recognized as champion in Macon, Georgia, with Chief Little Eagle defeating Murphy on April 4 for Macon recognition.
Skull Murphy 3 April 5, 1961 Columbus, Georgia Murphy also defeated Chief Little Eagle by disqualification on April 11 in Macon, Georgia to become recognized as champion statewide.
Ray Gunkel 7 June 13, 1961 (n) Gunkel was recognized as champion in Macon, Georgia.
Eddie Graham 1 March 17, 1962 Tampa, Florida Graham won a tournament for the Florida version, which was recognized in Georgia after April 24.
Lenny Montana 1 May 1, 1962 Macon, Georgia Lenny defeated Eddie Graham in a title match.
Bob Orton 1 June 17, 1965 Jacksonville, Florida Orton won a tournament for the Florida version, which was recognized in Georgia after October 8.
Buddy Fuller 1 March 25, 1966 (n) Records unclear as to whom he defeated.
Louie Tillet 1 May 27, 1966 Atlanta, Georgia
Buddy Fuller 2 June 17, 1966 Atlanta, Georgia
Butcher Vachon 1 October 7, 1966 (n) Records unclear as to whom he defeated.
Buddy Colt 1 November 28, 1972 (n) Records unclear as to whom he defeated.
Bob Armstrong 1 December 15, 1972 Atlanta, Georgia
Buddy Colt 2 December 29, 1972 Atlanta, Georgia
Title retired in 1973.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "N.W.A. Southern Heavyweight Title (Georgia)". Puroresu Dojo. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  2. ^ a b "N.W.A. Southern Heavyweight Title (Florida)". Puroresu Dojo. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  3. ^ "N.W.A. Southern Heavyweight Title (Knoxville)". Puroresu Dojo. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  4. ^ "N.W.A./A.W.A. Southern Heavyweight Title". Puroresu Dojo. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 

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