Mid-South North American Heavyweight Championship

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Mid-South North American Heavyweight Championship
Details
Date established 1969
Date retired May, 1986
Promotion Mid-South Wrestling Association
Other name(s)
  • NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Tri-State)
  • MSWA North American Heavyweight Championship

The Mid-South North American Heavyweight Championship was the major singles title in the Mid-South Wrestling Association from 1979 until the promotion became the Universal Wrestling Federation in 1986. The title was retired then in favor of the UWF Heavyweight Championship. The promotion was originally a member of the National Wrestling Alliance referred to as NWA Tri-State, hence the title was originally the Tri-State version of the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship from 1969 to 1979.

Title history[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA North American Heavyweight Championship (Tri-State version)
Chuck Karbo 1 June 23, 1969 Los Angeles, CA Wins a tournament to become the first champion.
Danny Hodge 1 October 21, 1969 Little Rock, AR
Chuck Karbo 2 October 6, 1969
Danny Hodge 2 October 21, 1969 Little Rock, AR
Chuck Karbo 3 October 1969
Tarzan Baxter 1 October 31, 1969 Oklahoma City, OK
The Spoiler 1 February 17, 1970 Little Rock, AR
Danny Hodge 3 March 1970
The Spoiler 2 March 20, 1970 Oklahoma City, OK
Bill Watts 1 April 12, 1970 Tulsa, OK
Dusty Rhodes 1 May 21, 1971 Shreveport, LA
Bill Watts 2 October 1971 Sometime before 71/10/19.
The Stomper 1 March 1972
Bill Watts 3 April 19, 1972
Dale Lewis 1 May 15, 1972 Shreveport, LA
Bill Watts 4 May 22, 1972 Shreveport, LA Declared vacant in the Tri-State area in 73/08 when Watts leaves the area; Watts continues to defend in Florida and Georgia.
Tri-State version while Watts was in Georgia/Florida
Tank Morgan 1 November 12, 1973 Shreveport, LA Defeats Dewey Robertson in tournament final.
Rip Tyler 1 February 11, 1974 Shreveport, LA
Bull Ramos 1 April 1974
Armand Hussian 1 July 29, 1974 Shreveport, LA
Skandor Akbar 1 December 1974 Shreveport, LA
Danny Miller 1 May 14, 1975 Jackson, MS
Dick Murdoch 1 June 5, 1975 New Orleans, LA
Killer Karl Kox 1 October 28, 1975 Shreveport, LA
Bill Watts 5 November 26, 1975 Jackson, MS Has been recognized as champion in Florida and Georgia; defeats Kox to end the dispute.
The Spoiler 3 November 9, 1976 Shreveport, LA
The Brute 1 November 23, 1976 Awarded after defending title for The Spoiler.
Ted DiBiase 1 December 1976
The Great Zimm 1 1977 Shreveport, LA
Dick Murdoch 2 March 1, 1977 Shreveport, LA
Stan Hansen 1 May 2, 1977 Tulsa, OK
Bill Watts 6 June 20, 1977 Tulsa, OK
Dick Murdoch 3 August 4, 1977
Jerry Oates 1 August 1977 Albuquerque, NM
Dick Murdoch 4 November 6, 1977 Shreveport, LA
Ernie Ladd 1 February 14, 1978 Shreveport, LA
Paul Orndorff 1 May 29, 1978 Tulsa, OK
Ernie Ladd 2 June 1978
Paul Orndorff 2 June 1978
Stan Hansen 2 July 1978
Paul Orndorff 3 July 29, 1978 Baton Rouge, LA
Ernie Ladd 3 August 15, 1978
Ray Candy 1 November 17, 1978 Shreveport, LA
Ernie Ladd 4 December 25, 1978 New Orleans, LA Wins by forfeit.
Mr. Wrestling II 1 February 16, 1979 Atlanta, GA Became MSWA Title in August 1979.
Renamed Mid-South North American Heavyweight Championship
Mike George 1 September 5, 1979 Shreveport, LA Wrestling II is still/again billed as champion in Georgia as of 79/10/19.
Bill Watts 7 December 4, 1979 Baton Rouge, LA
Mike George 2 December 6, 1979 ? Title returned.
Bill Watts 8 January 5, 1979 Alexandria, LA
Mike George 3 January 19, 1979 Alexandria, LA
Ted DiBiase 2 February 1, 1980 Shreveport, LA
The Grappler 1 September 19, 1980 Shreveport, LA
Jake Roberts 1 June 31, 1981 Shevreport, LA
Paul Orndorff 4 July 4, 1981 New Orleans, LA
Ted DiBiase 3 November 1, 1981 Lake Charles, LA
Bob Roop 1 March 17, 1982 Shreveport, LA
Junkyard Dog 1 June 21, 1982 New Orleans, LA
Ted DiBiase 4 June 23, 1982 Shreveport, LA
Stagger Lee (Junkyard Dog) 2 November 25, 1982 New Orleans, LA JYD lost loser-leaves-town for 90 days match & returned as masked Stagger Lee.
Vacated February 1983 Vacated when Stagger Lee "left the area" (Junkyard Dog's 90 day suspension ended). Mr. Olympia won a 12 man tournament for the vacated title on March 21, 1983 in Shreveport, LA. The decision was reversed, and the title held up, when it was revealed that the pin was counted with Junkyard Dog face-down on the mat.
Junkyard Dog 3 April 16, 1983 New Orleans, LA Defeats Mr. Olympia in rematch
Butch Reed 1 July 16, 1983 New Orleans, LA
Magnum T.A. 1 October 12, 1983 Shreveport, LA
Nikolai Volkoff 1 October 24, 1983 New Orleans, LA
Butch Reed 2 October 24, 1983 New Orleans, LA Title returned after Magnum's victory is reversed.
Junkyard Dog 4 October 26, 1983 Shreveport, LA
Mr. Wrestling II 2 March 12, 1984 New Orleans, LA
Magnum T.A. 2 May 13, 1984 Tulsa, OK
Ernie Ladd 5 October 16, 1984 Shreveport, LA
Brad Armstrong 1 December 5, 1984 Shreveport, LA
Ted DiBiase 5 January 16, 1985 Shreveport, LA
Terry Taylor 1 March 13, 1985 Shreveport, LA
The Nightmare 1 May 22, 1985 Shreveport, LA
Dick Murdoch 5 August 10, 1985 New Orleans, LA
Butch Reed 3 October 14, 1985 New Orleans, LA
Dick Slater 1 January 1, 1986 Tulsa, OK
Held Up January 31, 1986 Held up after match against Jake Robertson 86/01/31 in Houston, TX.
Jake Roberts 2 February 14, 1986 Houston, TX Wins rematch.
Dick Slater 2 February 23, 1986 Oklahoma City, OK
Hacksaw Jim Duggan 1 March 16, 1986 Oklahoma City, OK Defeats Buzz Sawyer, who was defending for Slater.
Title retired May 1986 Mid-South Wrestling Association becomes the UWF.

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