IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship

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IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship
Details
Promotion Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South
Date established April 3, 1997
Current champion(s) Nick Gage
Date won May 19, 2018

The IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship is the major title in the Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South based in Louisville, Kentucky. The title debuted at the "Crowning of a Champion" event on April 3, 1997, when Tower of Doom won a twelve man tournament.

Title history[edit]

# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed
Event The event in which the title was won
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
N/A The information is not available or is unknown
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
# Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes
1 Tower of Doom 1 April 3, 1997 21 Louisville, KY Crowing Of A Champion Defeated Ox Harley and Bull Pain in a tournament final three-way match to become inaugural champion.
2 Doug Gilbert 1 April 24, 1997 86 Louisville, KY N/A
Vacated July 19, 1997 Louisville, KY Extreme Heaven 1997
3 Ian Rotten 1 July 19, 1997 12 Louisville, KY Extreme Heaven 1997 Defeated Bull Pain in a No Ropes Barbed Wire match for the vacated title.
4 Bull Pain 1 July 31, 1997 42 Louisville, KY N/A
5 Tracy Smothers 1 September 11, 1997 7 Louisville, KY Live Event
6 Salvatore Sincere 1 September 18, 1997 47 Louisville, KY Live Event
7 Bull Pain 2 November 4, 1997 3 Louisville, KY 1st Anniversary Show This was a three-way match, also involving Tracy Smothers.
8 Buddy Landel 1 November 7, 1997 1 Lexington, KY Live Event
9 Bull Pain 3 November 8, 1997 3 Bardstown, KY Live Event
Vacated November 11, 1997 Louisville, KY Live Event Held up following a match against Paul Diamond, that ended on a double pinfall.
10 Bull Pain 4 December 9, 1997 66 Louisville, KY Live Event Defeated Paul Diamond in a rematch for the vacated title.
11 Axl Rotten 1 February 13, 1998 70 Lexington, KY Live Event
Vacated April 24, 1998 Louisville, KY Heavyweight Title Tournament
12 Ox Harley 1 April 24, 1998 34 Louisville, KY Heavyweight Title Tournament Defeated Harry Palmer in a tournament final for the vacated title.
13 The Midnight Rider (Ian Rotten) 2 May 28, 1998 45 Louisville, KY Live Event Defeated Tower of Doom, who had been given authority to defend Harley's title.
14 Billy Joe Eaton 1 July 12, 1998 18 Kalamazoo, MI N/A
15 Ian Rotten 3 July 30, 1998 7 Louisville, KY Extreme Heaven 1998
16 Harry Palmer 1 August 6, 1998 99 Louisville, KY Live Event
17 Corporal Robinson 1 November 13, 1998 21 West Point, KY Live Event
18 Ian Rotten 4 December 4, 1998 33 Salem, IN Live Event
19 Corporal Robinson 2 January 6, 1999 1 Charlestown, IN Live Event
20 Ian Rotten 5 January 7, 1999 7 Louisville, KY Live Event This was a Title vs. Title match, also contested for Ian Rotten's MAW Heavyweight Championship.
21 Suicide Kid 1 January 14, 1999 7 Louisville, KY Live Event
22 Chip Fairway 1 January 21, 1999 7 Louisville, KY Live Event
23 Suicide Kid 2 January 28, 1999 5 Louisville, KY Live Event
Vacated February 2, 1999 N/A Live Event Held up by Ian Rotten following a Two Out Of Three Falls match between Suicide Kid and Chip Fairway due to several interferences.
24 Chip Fairway 2 February 3, 1999 85 Charlestown, IN Live Event Defeated Suicide Kid in a ladder match for the vacated title.
25 Ian Rotten 6 April 29, 1999 100 Salem, IN Showdown in Salem 1
26 Rollin' Hard 1 August 7, 1999 53 Oolitic, IN Hardcore Throwdown
27 Mad Man Pondo 1 September 29, 1999 147 Louisville, KY N/A
28 2 Tuff Tony 1 February 23, 2000 31 Charlestown, IN Live Event This was a Fans Bring The Weapons match.
On March 4, 2 Tuff Tony defeated reigning Hardcore Champion Delilah Starr and Mad Man Pondo in a two-on-one handicap match to unify the IWA Mid-South Hardcore Championship and IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship.
29 Blaze 1 March 25, 2000 7 Charlestown, IN The Out Back Brawl This was a Falls Count Anywhere match.
30 Axl Rotten 2 April 1, 2000 0 – 70 Charlestown, IN No Jokes, Just Pain This was a Lumberjack Strap match.
Vacated April / June 2000 N/A N/A
31 Rollin' Hard 2 June 10, 2000 14 Charlestown, IN N/A Defeated Ian Rotten in a tournament final for the vacated title.
32 Ian Rotten 7 June 24, 2000 7 Charlestown, IN No Blood No Guts No Glory 2 This was a Four Corners Of Pain Salt match.
33 Rollin' Hard 3 July 1, 2000 30 Charlestown, IN Heroes, Hurt & Hot Wax This was a Four Corners Of Pain match.
34 Mitch Page 1 July 31, 2000 5 N/A N/A Awarded the title by Ian Rotten due to Rollin' Hard's inability to defend the title due to injury.
35 Bull Pain 5 August 5, 2000 35 Charlestown, IN From Hardcore Hell And Back 2000
Vacated September 9, 2000 Charlestown, IN N/A Bull Pain was stripped of the title due to a no-show.
36 Harry Palmer 2 September 22, 2000 1 Charlestown, IN Heavyweight Title Tournament Defeated Cash Flo in a tournament final for the vacated title.
Vacated September 23, 2000 Charlestown, IN Live Event Held up following a lumberjack match against Cash Flo.
37 Harry Palmer 3 September 27, 2000 16 Charlestown, IN Live Event Defeated Cash Flo and Rollin' Hard in a Belt On A Pole three-way match for the vacated title.
38 Suicide Kid 3 October 13, 2000 8 Charlestown, IN 4th Anniversary Show
Vacated October 21, 2000 Charlestown, IN King Of The Death Matches 2000 – Day 2 Held up following a match against Todd Morton.
39 Todd Morton 1 October 25, 2000 42 Charlestown, IN Live Event Defeated Suicide Kid in a ladder match for the vacated title.
40 Ian Rotten 8 December 6, 2000 24 Charlestown, IN Live Event
41 Cash Flo 1 December 30, 2000 39 Charlestown, IN For The Love Of Money
42 Blaze 2 February 7, 2001 24 Charlestown, IN N/A
43 2 Tuff Tony 2 March 3, 2001 35 Charlestown, IN Nightmare on Highway 62
44 Mitch Page 2 April 7, 2001 42 Charlestown, IN April Bloodshowers 2001 This was a three-way match, also involving Rollin' Hard.
45 Trent Baker 1 May 19, 2001 56 Charlestown, IN Live Event
46 Hido 1 July 14, 2001 4 Charlestown, IN Live Event This was a three-way match, also involving Chip Fairway.
Vacated July 18, 2001 Charlestown, IN Live Event Vacated after Hido's loss to Necro Butcher in a "loser leaves town" match.
47 Suicide Kid 4 July 21, 2001 14 Charlestown, IN Heavyweight Title Tournament Defeated Mitch Page in a tournament final Fans Bring The Weapons Falls Count Anywhere match for the vacated title.
48 Trent Baker 2 August 4, 2001 77 Charlestown, IN N/A
49 Chris Hero 1 October 20, 2001 46 Charlestown, IN 5th Anniversary Show
50 CM Punk 1 December 5, 2001 86 Indianapolis, IN Live Event
51 Eddie Guerrero 1 March 1, 2002 1 Indianapolis, IN Spring Heat This was a three-way match, also involving Rey Mysterio.
52 CM Punk 2 March 2, 2002 48 Morris, IL Morris Mayhem
53 Colt Cabana 1 April 19, 2002 84 Dayton, OH Live Event This was a three-way match, also involving Eddie Guerrero.
54 Chris Hero 2 July 12, 2002 85 Clarksville, IN King Of The Death Matches 2002 – Day 1
55 M-Dogg 20 1 October 5, 2002 21 Clarksville, IN 6th Anniversary Show
56 CM Punk 3 October 26, 2002 7 Clarksville, IN Live Event This was a gauntlet match, also involving Bull Pain, Danny Daniels, Ian Rotten and Necro Butcher.
57 B.J. Whitmer 1 November 2, 2002 42 Clarksville, IN Ted Petty Invitational 2002 – Day 2 Defeated CM Punk in the finals of the Ted Petty invitational tournament.
58 CM Punk 4 December 14, 2002 55 Clarksville, IN Live Event
59 Chris Hero 3 February 7, 2003 120 Clarksville, IN When Hero Met Punk This was a Two Out Of Three Falls match.
60 Mark Wolf 1 June 7, 2003 35 Clarksville, IN When Good Friends Go Bad
Vacated July 12, 2003 Clarksville, IN Live Event Title vacated due to numerous injuries to Wolf.
61 Chris Hero 4 July 12, 2003 21 Clarksville, IN Live Event Defeated Danny Daniels in a Two Out Of Three Falls match for the vacated title.
62 Danny Daniels 1 August 2, 2003 167 Clarksville, IN King Of The Death Matches 2003 – Day 2 This was a Texas Death match.
63 Jerry Lynn 1 January 16, 2004 84 Oolitic, IN A Matter Of Pride
64 B.J. Whitmer 2 April 9, 2004 50 Oolitic, IN April Bloodshowers 2004 This was a 30 Minute Iron Man match.
65 Petey Williams 1 May 29, 2004 112 Highland, IN A Shot Of Southern Comfort
66 Arik Cannon 1 September 18, 2004 33 Highland, IN Ted Petty Invitational 2004 – Day 2
Vacated October 21, 2004 Evansville, IN Autumn Armageddon Title vacated due to Cannon suffering a broken collarbone.
67 A.J. Styles 1 October 21, 2004 2 Evansville, IN Autumn Armageddon Defeated Petey Williams, Christopher Daniels and Chris Sabin in a four-way match for the vacated title.
68 CM Punk 5 October 23, 2004 104 Highland, IN 8th Anniversary Show: Dreams Do Come True
69 Danny Daniels 2 February 4, 2005 56 Valparaiso, IN Indiana State Title Tournament
70 Jimmy Jacobs 1 April 1, 2005 295 Herrin, IL April Bloodshowers 2005
71 Arik Cannon 2 January 21, 2006 91 Midlothian, IL No Retreat... No Surrender This was a Falls Count Anywhere match.
72 Darin Corbin 1 April 22, 2006 42 Midlothian, IL Any Given Saturday
73 Trik Davis 1 June 3, 2006 14 Plainfield, IN King Of The Death Matches 2006 – Day 2 This was a three-way elimination match, also involving Arik Cannon.
74 Toby Klein 1 June 17, 2006 105 Streamwood, IL School's Out Won title shot by eliminating Chris Hero in previous night battle royal.
75 Chuck Taylor 1 September 30, 2006 364 Midlothian, IL Ted Petty Invitational 2006 – Day 2
76 Mike Quackenbush 1 September 29, 2007 69 Midlothian, IL Ted Petty Invitational 2007 – Day 2 This was a three-way match in the finals of the Ted Petty Invitational, also involving Claudio Castagnoli, where Quackenbush's IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight Championship was also on the line.
77 Eddie Kingston 1 December 7, 2007 127 Plainfield, IL A Rotten Farewell This was a multiple Title Four Corners Elimination match, also involving Chris Hero and Chuck Taylor, where Taylor also won Quackenbush's IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight Championship.
Vacated April 12, 2008 Joliet, IL April Blood Showers 2008 IWA Mid-South promoter Ian Rotten declared the title vacant due to Kingston missing two consecutive events due to flight problems.
78 Chuck Taylor 2 May 3, 2008 48 Joliet, IL A Night Of Champions Defeated Claudio Castagnoli in an eight-man one-night tournament final for the vacated title.
79 Dingo 1 June 20, 2008 518 Sellersburg, IN King Of The Death Matches 2008 – Day 1
Vacated November 20, 2009 Addison, IL Chapter 2: In The Beginning Dingo vacated the title after sustaining a broken neck a month prior.
80 Kongo Kong 1 June 29, 2014 336 Clarksville, IN Suicidal Tendencies 2014 Defeated Hy-Zaya in a tournament final for the vacated title.
81 Hy-Zaya 1 May 31, 2015 103 New Albany, IN Bad Intentions 2015
82 Shane Mercer 1 September 11, 2015 28 Clarksville, IN Home Sweet Home
83 John Wayne Murdoch 1 October 9, 2015 0 Clarksville, IN 19th Anniversary Show
84 Reed Bentley 1 October 9, 2015 49 Clarksville, IN 19th Anniversary Show
85 John Wayne Murdoch 2 November 27, 2015 7 Clarksville, IN Young Guns Shoot Out This was a Texas Death match.
86 Reed Bentley 2 December 4, 2015 7 Clarksville, IN Unfinished Business
87 Kongo Kong 2 December 11, 2015 142 Clarksville, IN Ted Petty Invitational 2015
88 Reed Bentley 3 May 1, 2016 67 New Albany, IN Derby Madness 2016
89 John Wayne Murdoch 3 July 7, 2016 0 Clarksville, IN The Star Spangled Spectacular
90 JJ Garrett 1 July 7, 2016 91 Clarksville, IN The Star Spangled Spectacular
91 Tracy Smothers 2 October 6, 2016 77 Clarksville, IN 20th Anniversary Show Owner and operator of rival promotion D1W (Destination One Wrestling) interfered and cost Garrett the Championship and proclaimed it as the D1W Championship.
92 Mitch Page 3 December 22, 2016 0 Jeffersonville, IN Winter Tryout Show
Vacated December 22, 2016 Jeffersonville, IN Winter Tryout Show Immediately vacated due to Mitch Page retiring from wrestling.
93 John Wayne Murdoch 4 January 5, 2017 51 Jeffersonville, IN Out With The Old, In With The New 2017 Defeated Aaron Williams in a tournament final for the vacated title.
94 Dave Crist 1 February 25, 2017 73 Memphis, IN Ruler Of Men
Vacated May 9, 2017 N/A N/A Vacated due to injury.
95 Aaron Williams 1 May 25, 2017 0 Jeffersonville, IN The Champ Is Here Defeated Larry D in a tournament final for the vacated title.
96 Larry D 1 May 25, 2017 7 Jeffersonville, IN The Champ Is Here Cashed in his Opportunity In A Box contract.
97 Michael Elgin 1 June 1, 2017 92 Jeffersonville, IN Ian Rotten Birthday Bash
Vacated September 1, 2017 N/A N/A
98 Aaron Williams 2 September 9, 2017 75 Jeffersonville, IN Crowning A Champion 2017 Defeated Dingo in a tournament final for the vacated title.
99 Jimmy Jacobs 2 November 23, 2017 44 Memphis, IN Bloodfeast 2017
Vacated January 6, 2018 N/A N/A Vacated due to injury.
100 Mance Warner 1 January 11, 2018 7 Memphis, IN No Easy Road To The Crown Defeated Ace Perry in a tournament final for the vacated title.
101 Jake Crist 1 January 18, 2018 1 Memphis, IN 800th Show
102 Aaron Williams 3 January 19, 2018 13 Memphis, IN A Hard Day's Night
103 Mance Warner 2 February 1, 2018 107 Memphis, IN We Are IWA This was a three-way elimination match, also involving Jake Crist.
104 Nick Gage 1 May 19, 2018 33+

List of combined reigns[edit]

As of June 21, 2018.

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler # of
Reigns
Combined
days
Combined
defenses
1. Dingo 1 518 28
2. Kongo Kong 2 478 22
3. Chuck Taylor 2 412 31
4. Jimmy Jacobs 2 339 23
5. CM Punk 5 300 13
6. Chris Hero 4 272 32
7. Ian Rotten 8 235 7
8. Danny Daniels 2 223 19
9. Bull Pain 5 149 11
10. Mad Man Pondo 1 147 1
11. Trent Baker 2 133 9
12. Eddie Kingston 1 127 1
13. Arik Cannon 2 124 6
14. Reed Bentley 3 123 13
15. Harry Palmer 3 116 6
17. Petey Williams 1 112 6
18. Toby Klein 1 105 3
19. Hy-Zaya 1 103 7
20. Rollin' Hard 3 97 4
21. B.J. Whitmer 2 92 4
Chip Fairway 2 92 3
Michael Elgin 1 92 1
24. JJ Garrett 1 91 7
25. Aaron Williams 3 88 16
26. Doug Gilbert 1 86 0
27. Colt Cabana 1 84 7
Jerry Lynn 1 84 3
Tracy Smothers 2 84 3
30. Dave Crist 1 73 5
31. Axl Rotten 2 70 – 140 1
32. Mike Quackenbush 1 69 0
33. 2 Tuff Tony 2 66 2
34. John Wayne Murdoch 4 58 13
35. Mitch Page 3 47 6
Salvatore Sincere 1 47 1
37. Darin Corbin 1 42 1
Todd Morton 1 42 0
39. Cash Flo 1 39 4
40. Mark Wolf 1 35 3
41. Ox Harley 1 34 7
Suicide Kid 4 34 1
43. Blaze 2 31 3
44. Mance Warner † 2 147+ 0
45. Shane Mercer 1 28 0
46. Corporal Robinson 2 22 1
47. M-Dogg 20 1 21 0
Tower of Doom 1 21 1
49. Billy Joe Eaton 1 18 0
50. Trik Davis 1 14 1
51. Larry D 1 7 0
52. Hido 1 4 0
53. A.J. Styles 1 2 0
54. Buddy Landel 1 1 0
Eddie Guerrero 1 1 0
Jake Crist 1 1 0

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