AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship

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AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship
One of the belts used to represent the championship
Details
Promotion NWA Mid-America (1974–1977)
Continental Wrestling Association (1977–1987)
United States Wrestling Association (1990–1997)
Memphis Championship Wrestling (2000–2001)
Memphis Wrestling (2004–2010)
Date established July 27, 1974
Date retired 2010[1]
Other name(s)
  • NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Mid-America version)
  • NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Memphis version)
  • Mid-Southern Heavyweight Championship
  • AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship
  • USWA Southern Heavyweight Championship
  • USWA Heavyweight Championship
  • MCW Southern Heavyweight Championship
  • MC Southern Heavyweight Championship

The AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship was a major professional wrestling title in the Continental Wrestling Association during the 1970s and 1980s.. The title is part of a long lineage that was started when the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Championship, in use since 1939, was renamed the NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Memphis version) in 1974. The title's name changed again in 1978, when it was renamed theAWA Southern Heavyweight Championship due to a partnership with the American Wrestling Association. It was also called the Mid-Southern Heavyweight Championship in Pro Wrestling Illustrated and its sister publications, in order for this title to not be confused with Championship Wrestling from Florida's version of the title.

The title was revived in the United States Wrestling Association from 1989 until 1997 when the USWA closed. It was known as the USWA Southern Heavyweight Championship and later simply the USWA Heavyweight Championship during that time; however, unlike the previous Southern title in Memphis, this one played a secondary role to the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship. It was revived in Memphis Championship Wrestling as the MCW Southern Heavyweight Championship in 2000 and 2001. It was later revived and renamed in 2004 for use in Memphis Wrestling as the Memphis Wrestling Southern Heavyweight Championship, where the last recorded champion was Brian Christopher, winning the championship on November 4, 2010 but with no recorded championship matches since then.[1] Memphis Wrestling held their last regular in 2009.[3]

Title history[edit]

Key
No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed.
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title changed hands
N/A The specific information is not known
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
  Indicates that there was a period where the lineage is undocumented due to the lack of written documentation in that time period.

NWA Mid-America / Continental Wrestling Association[edit]

No. Champions Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s)
NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Mid-America version)
1 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 1 July 27, 1974 88 Chattanooga, Tennessee Mid-Am Show Defeated Jackie Fargo for the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Championship. The title was then renamed the NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Mid-America version) in August 1974. [4][5]
2 Fuller, RobertRobert Fuller 1 October 23, 1974 7 Nashville, Tennessee Mid-Am Show   [4][5]
3 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 2 October 30, 1974 32 Nashville, Tennessee Mid-Am Show   [4][5]
Vacated December 1974 N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons [4][5]
4 Fuller, RonRon Fuller 1 December 29, 1974 162 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-Am Show Won an eight-man tournament. [4][5]
5 The Mongolian Stomper 1 June 9, 1975 35 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-Am Show   [4][5]
6 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 3 July 14, 1975 [Note 2] Memphis, Tennessee Mid-Am Show   [4][5]
7 The Mongolian Stomper 2 July 28, 1975 (NLT) [Note 3] [Note 4] Mid-Am Show   [4][5]
Vacated August 9, 1975 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-Am Show Championship vacated after a match against Bob Armstrong. [4][5]
8 Armstrong, BobBob Armstrong 1 September 29, 1975 (NLT) [Note 5] [Note 4] Mid-Am Show Defeated The Mongolian Stomper in a rematch. The title change may have been repeated on October 7, 1975 in Louisville, Kentucky. [4][5]
9 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 4 October 20, 1975 (NLT) [Note 6] Huntsville, Alabama Mid-Am Show   [4][5]
10 Armstrong, BobBob Armstrong 2 November 24, 1975 (NLT) [Note 7] [Note 4] Mid-Am Show   [4][5]
Vacated November 1975 N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons [4][5]
11 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 5 December 15, 1975 [Note 8] Memphis, Tennessee Mid-Am Show Defeated Ron Fuller in a tournament final. [4][5]
Vacated January 1976 N/A N/A Championship vacated after a match against Ricky Gibson [4][5]
12 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 6 January 19, 1976 34 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-Am Show Defeated Ricky Gibson in a rematch. [4][5]
13 Rich, TommyTommy Rich 1 February 22, 1976 [Note 9] Memphis, Tennessee Mid-Am Show   [4][5][6]
14 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 7 April 5, 1976 (NLT) [Note 10] [Note 4] Mid-Am Show   [4][5]
15 Brisco, JackJack Brisco 1 August 9, 1976 10 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-Am Show   [4][5]
16 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 8 August 19, 1976 26 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-Am Show   [4][5]
17 Rich, TommyTommy Rich 2 September 14, 1976 [Note 11] Memphis, Tennessee Mid-Am Show   [4][5]
18 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 9 October 4, 1976 (NLT) [Note 12] [Note 4] Mid-Am Show   [4][5]
19 Fargo, JackieJackie Fargo 1 October 4, 1976 [Note 13] Memphis, Tennessee Mid-Am Show   [4][5]
20 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 10 October 1976 [Note 14] [Note 4] Mid-Am Show   [4][5]
21 Johnson, RockyRocky Johnson 1 November 1, 1976 161 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-Am Show The championship moved from NWA Mid-America to the Continental Wrestling Association on March 20, 1977 [4][5]
NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (Memphis version) / Mid-Southern Heavyweight Championship
22 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 11 April 11, 1977 17 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
23 Armstrong, BobBob Armstrong 3 April 28, 1977 3 Knoxville, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
24 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 12 May 1, 1977 28 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
25 Orndorff, PaulPaul Orndorff 1 May 29, 1977 50 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
26 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 13 July 18, 1977 7 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
27 Dundee, BillBill Dundee 1 July 25, 1977 7 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
28 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 14 August 1, 1977 21 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
29 Dundee, BillBill Dundee 2 August 22, 1977 7 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
30 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 15 August 29, 1977 15 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
Vacated September 13, 1977 N/A N/A Lawler retired after a match against Bill Dundee, but later returned to the ring [4][5]
31 Valiant, JimmyJimmy Valiant 1 September 25, 1977 15 Louisville, Kentucky CWA Show Defeated Mr. Wrestling in the finals of a six-man one-night tournament. [4][5]
32 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 16 October 10, 1977 49 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
33 Valiant, JimmyJimmy Valiant 2 November 28, 1977 7 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
34 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 17 December 5, 1977 245 CWA Show Memphis, Tennessee Championship became an AWA championship in July 1978 when the CWA began working with the American Wrestling Association. [4][5]
AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship
35 LeDuc, JosJos LeDuc 1 August 7, 1978 7 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
36 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 18 August 14, 1978 14 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
37 LeDuc, JosJos LeDuc 2 August 28, 1978 7 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
38 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 19 September 4, 1978 [Note 15] Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
39 Fargo, DonDon Fargo 1 November 6, 1978 (NLT) [Note 16] [Note 4] CWA Show   [4][5]
40 Gilbert, TommyTommy Gilbert 1 November 20, 1978 7 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
41 Fargo, DonDon Fargo 2 November 27, 1978 7 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
42 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 20 December 4, 1978 21 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
43 Idol, AustinAustin Idol 1 December 25, 1978 21 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
44 Fuller, RonRon Fuller 1 January 15, 1979 28 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
45 Tanaka, ToruToru Tanaka 1 February 12, 1979 47 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show Won the title by forfeit. Robert Fuller won the title on March 19, 1979, but the title was returned to Tanaka. [4][5]
46 Sawyer, Buzz Buzz Sawyer 1 March 31, 1979 2 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
Vacated April 2, 1979 N/A N/A Championship vacated after a match against the Mongolian Stomper [4][5]
47 The Mongolian Stomper 3 April 23, 1979 42 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show Defeated Buzz Sawyer in a rematch. [4][5]
48 Fuller, RobertRobert Fuller 2 June 4, 1979 [Note 17] Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
49 Bass, RonRon Bass 1 June 1979 [Note 18] Bluefield, West Virginia CWA Show   [4][5]
50 Randy Taylor 1 June 1979 [Note 19] [Note 4] CWA Show   [4][5]
51 Bass, RonRon Bass 2 July 2, 1979 56 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
52 Dundee, BillBill Dundee 1 August 27, 1979 15 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
Vacated September 11, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show Championship vacated after a match against Ron Bass. [4][5]
53 Dundee, BillBill Dundee 4 September 17, 1979 7 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show Defeated Bass in a rematch. [4][5]
54 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 21 September 24, 1979 7 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
55 Dundee, BillBill Dundee 5 October 1, 1979 14 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
56 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 22 October 15, 1979 80 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
57 Valiant, JimmyJimmy Valiant 3 January 3, 1980 95 Jackson, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
58 Ellering, PaulPaul Ellering 1 April 7, 1980 113 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
59 Dundee, BillBill Dundee 6 July 29, 1980 6 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5][7]
Vacated August 4, 1980 N/A N/A title was vacated when Dundee won the CWA World Heavyweight Championship [4][5]
60 Irwin, BillBill Irwin 1 August 11, 1980 7 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show Defeated Jimmy Valiant the finals of an eight-man one-night tournament. [4][5][8]
Vacated August 18, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show Championship vacated after a match against Jimmy Valliant [4][5]
61 Valiant, JimmyJimmy Valiant 4 August 25, 1980 7 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show Defeated Bill Irwin in a rematch. [4][5]
62 Rich, TommyTommy Rich 3 September 1, 1980 8 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
63 Valiant, JimmyJimmy Valiant 5 September 9, 1980 [Note 20] Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
64 Rich, TommyTommy Rich 4 October 6, 1980 (NLT) [Note 21] [Note 4] CWA Show   [4][5]
Vacated November 1980 N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons [4][5]
65 Valiant, JimmyJimmy Valiant 6 January 17, 1981 29 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show Defeated Hector Guerrero in a tournament final. [4][5]
66 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 23 February 15, 1981 127 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
67 Hart, JimmyJimmy Hart 1 June 22, 1981 5 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
68 Donovan, ChickChick Donovan 1 June 27, 1981 [Note 22] Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show Hart laid down and let Donovan win the title. [4][5]
Vacated July 1981 N/A N/A Donovan was stripped of the championship because of the way in which he won it. [4][5]
69 Keirn, SteveSteve Keirn 1 July 20, 1981 27 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show Defeated Bugsy McGraw in a tournament final. [4][5]
70 The Dream Machine 1 August 16, 1981 8 Jackson, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
71 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 24 August 24, 1981 14 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
72 The Dream Machine 2 September 7, 1981 7 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
73 Valiant, JimmyJimmy Valiant 7 September 14, 1981 [Note 23] Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
74 The Dream Machine 3 October 1981 [Note 24] [Note 4] CWA Show   [4][5]
75 Mantel, DutchDutch Mantel 1 October 26, 1981 −651,508 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
76 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 25 January 18, 1982 651,619 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
77 Mantel, DutchDutch Mantel 2 February 14, 1982 15 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5][9]
78 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 26 March 1, 1982 21 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
79 Mantel, DutchDutch Mantel 3 March 22, 1982 7 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
80 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 27 March 29, 1982 [Note 25] Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
81 Kendo Nagasaki 1 May 1982 [Note 26] [Note 4] CWA Show   [4][5]
82 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 28 May 24, 1982 14 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
83 Kamala 1 June 7, 1982 63 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
84 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 29 August 9, 1982 63 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
85 Bockwinkel, NickNick Bockwinkel 1 October 11, 1982 28 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
86 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 30 November 8, 1982 7 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
87 Sabu the Wildman 1 November 15, 1982 14 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show Partnered with Jimmy Hart to defeat Jerry Lawler in a handicap match. Hart got the pin, but Sabu the Wildman was recognized as champion. [4][5]
88 Taylor, TerryTerry Taylor 1 November 29, 1982 62 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
89 Rougeau, JacquesJacques Rougeau 1 January 30, 1983 15 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
90 Taylor, TerryTerry Taylor 2 February 14, 1983 35 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
91 Dundee, BillBill Dundee 7 March 21, 1983 49 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
92 Mantel, DutchDutch Mantel 4 May 9, 1983 7 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
93 Dundee, BillBill Dundee 8 May 16, 1983 14 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
94 Mantel, DutchDutch Mantel 5 May 30, 1983 0 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
95 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 31 May 30, 1983 0 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
96 Dundee, BillBill Dundee 9 May 30, 1983 7 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
97 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 32 June 6, 1983 14 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
98 Man Mountain Link 1 June 20, 1983 0 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
99 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 33 June 20, 1983 [Note 27] Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
100 Man Mountain Link 2 July 1983 [Note 28] [Note 4] CWA Show   [4][5]
101 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 34 July 4, 1983 [Note 29] Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
Vacated September 1983 N/A N/A Lawler was stripped of the championship for failing to defend within 30 days. [4][5]
102 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 35 September 10, 1983 [Note 30] Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show Defeated Bill Dundee in a tournament final. [4][5]
103 Ventura, JesseJesse Ventura 1 September 1983 [Note 31] [Note 4] CWA Show   [4][5]
104 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 36 October 3, 1983 7 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
105 Ventura, JesseJesse Ventura 2 October 10, 1983 [Note 32] Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
106 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 37 November 1983 [Note 33] Chicago, Illinois CWA Show   [4][5]
107 Lord Humongous 1 April 30, 1984 21 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show Mike Start was portraying Lord Humongous at this point in time [4][5]
108 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 38 May 21, 1984 21 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
109 Rude, RickRick Rude 1 June 11, 1984 35 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
110 Rich, TommyTommy Rich 5 July 16, 1984 14 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
111 Bundy, King KongKing Kong Bundy 1 July 30, 1984 105 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show special guest referee Eddie Gilbert [4][5]
112 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 39 November 12, 1984 77 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
Vacated January 28, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show Championship vacated after a match against Eddie Gilbert [4][5]
113 Gilbert, EddieEddie Gilbert 1 February 1985 [Note 34] Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show Defeated Jerry Lawler in a rematch. [4][5]
114 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 40 February 12, 1985 33 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5][10]
115 Savage, RandyRandy Savage 1 March 17, 1985 51 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
116 Jerry Oske 1 May 7, 1985 6 Louisville, Kentucky CWA Show   [4][5][11]
117 Savage, RandyRandy Savage 2 May 13, 1985 21 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5][12]
118 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 41 June 3, 1985 21 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
119 Bota the Witch Doctor 1 June 24, 1985 35 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
120 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 42 July 29, 1985 18 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5][7]
121 Bulba, TarasTaras Bulba 1 August 16, 1985 21 Selmer, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
122 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 43 September 6, 1985 43 Martin, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
123 Dundee, BillBill Dundee 10 October 19, 1985 63 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
124 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 44 December 21, 1985 9 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
125 Dundee, BillBill Dundee 11 December 30, 1985 99 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
126 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 45 April 8, 1986 24 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
127 Dundee, BillBill Dundee 12 May 2, 1986 31 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
128 Landel, BuddyBuddy Landel 1 June 2, 1986 0 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
Vacated June 2, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show Championship vacated immediately after the match [4][5]
129 Landel, BuddyBuddy Landel 2 June 16, 1986 [Note 35] Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show Defeated The Flame in a tournament final. [4][5]
Vacated June 1986 N/A N/A Vacated when Buddy Landel left the CWA [4][5]
130 Bigelow, Bam BamBam Bam Bigelow 1 July 28, 1986 42 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show Won a battle royal. [4][5]
131 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 46 September 8, 1986 125 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
Vacated January 11, 1987 N/A N/A Vacated when Lawler suffered an injury [4][5]
132 Idol, AustinAustin Idol 2 February 2, 1987 77 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show Defeated Soul Train Jones in a tournament final. [4][5]
133 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 47 April 20, 1987 7 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
134 Idol, AustinAustin Idol 3 April 27, 1987 42 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
135 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 48 June 8, 1987 28 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
136 Brickhouse Brown 1 July 6, 1987 7 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
137 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 49 July 13, 1987 21 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
Vacated August 3, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show Vacated after a match against Don Bass [4][5]
138 Bass, DonDon Bass 1 August 3, 1987 [Note 36] Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show Partnered with Brickhouse Brown, Bass pinned Lawler, who was partnered with Rocky Johnson, in a tag team match where the title was on the line. [4][5]
139 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 50 August 1987 [Note 37] [Note 4] CWA Show   [4][5]
140 Bass, DonDon Bass 2 August 24, 1987 7 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
141 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 51 August 31, 1987 [Note 38] Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
Vacated September 1987 N/A N/A Lawler vacated the championship to concentrate on the AWA World Tag Team Championship. [4][5]
142 Jaggers, BobbyBobby Jaggers 1 October 19, 1987 33 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show Defeated Billy Travis in a tournament final. [4][5]
143 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 52 November 21, 1987 16 Memphis, Tennessee CWA Show   [4][5]
Unified December 7, 1987 N/A N/A The title was unified with the AWA International Heavyweight Championship and the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship to create the CWA Heavyweight Championship [4][5]

United States Wrestling Association[edit]

No. Champions Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s)
USWA Southern Heavyweight Championship
1 Slater, DickDick Slater 1 September 1, 1990 35 [Note 4] USWA Show Slater won the title in a tournament. [13][14]
2 Jarrett, JeffJeff Jarrett 1 October 6, 1990 23 Nashville, Tennessee USWA Show   [13][14]
3 Gilbert, EddieEddie Gilbert 1 October 29, 1990 [Note 39] Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [13][14]
Vacated December 1990 N/A N/A Vacated when Eddie Gilbert left the USWA [13][14]
4 Jarrett, JeffJeff Jarrett 2 January 14, 1991 42 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show Defeated Brian Lee in a tournament final. [13][14]
Vacated February 25, 1991 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show Championship was vacated after a match against Steve Austin [13][14]
5 Jarrett, JeffJeff Jarrett 3 March 1991 [Note 40] [Note 4] USWA Show Defeated Steve Austin in a rematch. [13][14]
6 Prichard, TomTom Prichard 1 March 15, 1991 14 Dallas, Texas USWA Show   [13][14]
Vacated March 29, 1991 Dallas, Texas USWA Show Championship vacated after a match against Jeff Jarrett [13][14]
7 Jarrett, JeffJeff Jarrett 4 April 5, 1991 3 Dallas, Texas USWA Show Defeated Tom Prichard in a rematch. [13][14]
Vacated April 8, 1991 N/A N/A The title was vacated due to finish of the Jarrett-Prichard rematch [13][14]
8 Jarrett, JeffJeff Jarrett 5 April 12, 1991 21 Dallas, Texas USWA Show Defeated Tom Prichard in a second rematch. [13][14]
9 Embry, EricEric Embry 1 May 3, 1991 10 Dallas, Texas USWA Show   [13][14][15]
10 Dundee, BillBill Dundee 1 May 13, 1991 7 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [13][14][12]
11 Embry, EricEric Embry 2 May 20, 1991 168 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [13][14]
12 Prichard, TomTom Prichard 2 November 4, 1991 5 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [13][14]
13 Embry, EricEric Embry 3 November 9, 1991 23 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [13][14]
14 Prichard, TomTom Prichard 3 December 2, 1991 7 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [13][14]
15 Embry, EricEric Embry 4 December 9, 1991 61 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [13][14]
16 Prichard, TomTom Prichard 4 February 8, 1992 31 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [13][14]
17 Dr. Death 1 March 10, 1992 6 Louisville, Kentucky USWA Show Not Dr. Death Steve Williams but a masked Kenny Kendall. [13][14]
18 Valiant, JimmyJimmy Valiant 1 March 16, 1992 7 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [13][14]
19 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 1 March 23, 1992 28 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [13][14]
Vacated April 20, 1992 N/A N/A Championship vacated after a match against Tom Pritchard [13][14]
20 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 2 April 27, 1992 7 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show Defeated Tom Prichard in a rematch. [13][14]
Vacated May 4, 1992 N/A N/A The championship remained vacant up due to the finish of the rematch [13][14]
21 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 3 May 4, 1992 49 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show Defeated Tom Prichard in a second rematch. [13][14]
Vacated June 22, 1992 N/A N/A Championship vacated after a match against Tom Pritchard [13][14]
22 Prichard, TomTom Prichard 5 June 29, 1992 21 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show Defeated Brian Christopher in a rematch. [13][14][16]
23 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 4 July 20, 1992 7 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [13][14][17]
24 Prichard, TomTom Prichard 6 July 27, 1992 7 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [13][14]
25 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 5 August 3, 1992 7 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [13][14]
26 Riggins, RenoReno Riggins 1 August 10, 1992 35 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [13][14]
Vacated September 14, 1992 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show Championship vacated after a match against Brian Christopher [13][14]
27 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 6 September 21, 1992 91 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show Defeated Reno Riggins in a rematch. [13][14]
28 Jarrett, JeffJeff Jarrett 6 December 21, 1992 21 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [13][14]
29 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 7 January 11, 1993 49 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [13][14]
30 Jarrett, JeffJeff Jarrett 7 March 1, 1993 61 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [13][14]
31 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 8 May 1, 1993 58 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [13][14]
32 Jarrett, JeffJeff Jarrett 8 June 28, 1993 20 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [13][14]
33 Vampire Warrior 1 July 18, 1993 36 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [13][14]
34 Jarrett, JeffJeff Jarrett 9 August 23, 1993 21 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show Renamed the USWA Heavyweight Championship in September 1993 [13][14]
USWA Heavyweight Championship
35 Rich, TommyTommy Rich 1 September 13, 1993 21 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
Vacated September 25, 1993 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show The referee raised Rich's hand in victory after the match when Jeff Jarrett had actually won [14][18]
36 Jarrett, JeffJeff Jarrett 10 October 4, 1993 49 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show Defeated Tommy Rich in a rematch. [14][18]
37 Landel, BuddyBuddy Landel 1 November 22, 1993 13 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
38 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 9 December 5, 1993 64 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
39 Gilbert, DougDoug Gilbert 1 February 7, 1994 7 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18][19]
40 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 10 February 14, 1994 7 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18][9]
41 Gilbert, DougDoug Gilbert 2 February 21, 1994 7 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
42 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 11 February 28, 1994 14 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18][20]
43 Gilbert, EddieEddie Gilbert 2 March 14, 1994 5 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
44 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 12 March 19, 1994 44 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show Won the title by countout. [14][18]
45 Gilbert, DougDoug Gilbert 3 May 2, 1994 7 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
46 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 13 May 9, 1994 28 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
47 The Dream Machine 1 June 6, 1994 35 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
48 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 14 July 11, 1994 21 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
49 Gilbert, DougDoug Gilbert 4 August 1, 1994 54 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
Vacated September 24, 1994 N/A N/A Gilbert was stripped of the title for not defending within 45 days [14][18]
50 Rich, TommyTommy Rich 2 October 3, 1994 63 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show Defeated Buddy Landel in a tournament final. [14][18]
51 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 15 December 5, 1994 14 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
52 Rich, TommyTommy Rich 3 December 19, 1994 12 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
53 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 16 December 31, 1994 93 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
54 Lee, BrianBrian Lee 1 April 3, 1995 7 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18][21]
Vacated April 10, 1995 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show Vacated after a match against Brian Christopher [14][18]
55 Lee, BrianBrian Lee 2 April 17, 1995 26 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show Defeated Brian Lee in a rematch. [14][18]
56 Gilbert, DougDoug Gilbert 5 May 13, 1995 16 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18][12]
57 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 17 May 29, 1995 28 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
58 Haynes, Billy JackBilly Jack Haynes 1 June 26, 1995 39 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
59 Armstrong, BradBrad Armstrong 1 August 4, 1995 3 Knoxville, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
60 Haynes, Billy JackBilly Jack Haynes 2 August 7, 1995 35 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
61 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 18 September 11, 1995 26 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
62 Armstrong, Jesse JamesJesse James Armstrong 1 October 7, 1995 16 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
63 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 19 October 23, 1995 21 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
Vacated November 13, 1995 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show Championship vacated after a match against Tex Slazinger [14][18]
64 Slazenger, TexTex Slazenger 1 November 22, 1995 5 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show Defeated Brian Christopher in a rematch. [14][18]
65 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 20 November 27, 1995 5 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
66 Slazenger, TexTex Slazenger 2 December 2, 1995 39 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show The title was returned to Slazenger by acting USWA Commissioner Bob Armstrong due to a controversial finish in the November 27 match. [14][18]
67 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 1 January 10, 1996 3 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
68 Rich, TommyTommy Rich 4 January 13, 1996 32 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
69 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 21 February 14, 1996 31 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18][9]
70 Mabel 1 March 16, 1996 65 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
71 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 2 May 20, 1996 12 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
72 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 22 June 1, 1996 149 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18][22]
73 Ric Hogan 1 October 28, 1996 21 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
74 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 23 November 18, 1996 26 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
75 Wolfie D 1 December 14, 1996 19 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
76 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 24 January 2, 1997 38 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
77 Elijah 1 February 9, 1997 48 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
78 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 25 March 29, 1997 77 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
79 Travis, BillyBilly Travis 1 June 14, 1997 28 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
80 Spellbinder 2 July 12, 1997 1 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18][23]
81 Doomsday 1 July 13, 1997 55 Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show   [14][18]
82 Dunn, StevenSteven Dunn 1 September 6, 1997 [Note 41] Memphis, Tennessee USWA Show

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[14][18]
Abandoned November 1997 N/A N/A the USWA closed [14][18]

Memphis Championship Wrestling[edit]

No. Champions Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s)
MCW Southern Heavyweight Championship
1 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 1 March 25, 2000 [Note 42] Tunica, Mississippi MCW Show Defeated Bull Pain in a tournament final. [24]
Vacated 2000 N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons [24]
2 K-Krush 1 April 12, 2000 42 Robinsonville, Mississippi MCW Show Won a battle royal, last eliminating Jerry Lawler. [24]
3 Masked Man #1 2 May 24, 2000 28 Tunica, Mississippi MCW Show   [24]
4 Regal, Lord StevenLord Steven Regal 1 June 21, 2000 59 Memphis, Tennessee MCW Show   [24]
5 Abs, JoeyJoey Abs 1 August 19, 2000 0 Memphis, Tennessee MCW Show   [24]
6 K-Krush 2 August 19, 2000 76 Memphis, Tennessee MCW Show   [24]
7 Bradley, SteveSteve Bradley 1 November 3, 2000 225 Manila, Arkansas MCW Show   [24]
8 Abs, JoeyJoey Abs 2 June 16, 2001 21 Jackson, Tennessee MCW Show   [24]
9 Bradley, SteveSteve Bradley 2 July 7, 2001 0 Manila, Arkansas MCW Show   [24]
10 Seven 1 July 7, 2001 133 Manila, Arkansas MCW Show   [24]
12 Kryptonite 1 November 17, 2001 [Note 43] Dyersburg, Tennessee MCW Show   [24]
Abandoned December 2001 N/A N/A MCW Closed [24]

Memphis Wrestling[edit]

No. Champions Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s)
Memphis Wrestling Southern Heavyweight Championship
1 Mabel 1 March 6, 2004 [Note 44] Memphis, Tennessee MW Show Defeated Bill Dunde in a tournament final to win the title [25]
2 Mordecai 1 March 2005 [Note 45] Memphis, Tennessee MW Show   [25]
3 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 1 July 2005 [Note 46] Memphis, Tennessee MW Show   [25]
4 Shock 1 March 2007 [Note 47] Memphis, Tennessee MW Show   [25]
5 Lawler, JerryJerry Lawler 2 April 2008 [Note 48] Memphis, Tennessee MW Show Defeated Shock in a tournament final to unify the Memphis Wrestling Southern Television Championship. [25]
Vacated 2008 N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons [25]
6 Christopher, BrianBrian Christopher 1 November 4, 2010 [Note 49] Memphis, Tennessee Live show Defeated Derrick King in a tournament final to win the vacant title.[2] [25]
Inactive After November 4, 2010 N/A N/A No known championship defenses after Christopher becomes champion. [1][25]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Lawler held the NWA/AWA version 52 times, the USWA version 2 times, the MCW version 2 times and the MW version 2 times.
  2. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 14 days.
  3. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 12 and 25 days.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p The location of the match was not captured as part of the documentation.
  5. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 72 days.
  6. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 55 days.
  7. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 71 days.
  8. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 17 and 35 days.
  9. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 43 days.
  10. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 126 and 168 days.
  11. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 20 days.
  12. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 19 days.
  13. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 27 days.
  14. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 27 days.
  15. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 63 days.
  16. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 14 and 77 days.
  17. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 25 days.
  18. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 25 days.
  19. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 2 and 26 days.
  20. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 27 days.
  21. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between −1,435 and −1,380 days.
  22. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 4 and 22 days.
  23. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 17 and 41 days.
  24. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 25 days.
  25. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 33 and 55 days.
  26. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and −1,073 days.
  27. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 11 and 13 days.
  28. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 4 days.
  29. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 59 and 67 days.
  30. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 20 days.
  31. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 19 days.
  32. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 22 and 51 days.
  33. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 152 and 181 days.
  34. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 11 days.
  35. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 14 days.
  36. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 20 days.
  37. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 20 days.
  38. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 30 days.
  39. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 33 and 63 days.
  40. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 15} days.
  41. ^ The exact date the championship was abandoned is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 56 and 85 days.
  42. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 18 days.
  43. ^ The exact date the championship was abandoned is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 14 and 44 days.
  44. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 360 and 390 days.
  45. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 92 and 152 days.
  46. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 578 and 638 days.
  47. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 367 and 426 days.
  48. ^ The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 245 days.
  49. ^ Brian Christopher won the championship on a non-Memphis Wrestling show and never defended it, the length of the reign is too uncertain to calculate.

See also[edit]

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