NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Florida version)

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NWA Brass Knuckles Championship (Florida)
Details
Promotion Championship Wrestling from Florida
Date established April, 1960
Date retired 1984

The Florida version of the NWA Brass Knuckles Championship was a secondary professional wrestling championship defended sporadically in the National Wrestling Alliance's Florida territory, Championship Wrestling from Florida. As its name suggests, the title was contested in matches in which the participants wore brass knuckles and it existed from 1960 until the title was abandoned, no earlier than late 1984.[1][2]

Title history[edit]

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

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Eddie Graham 1 April 1960
Mike DiBiase 1 April 19, 1960 Tampa, Florida
Johnny Valentine 1 April 23, 1968 Tampa, Florida
Eddie Graham 2 June 10, 1968 Orlando, Florida
Ace Price 1 July 4, 1968 Jacksonville, Florida
Joe Scarpa 1 July 30, 1968 Tampa, Florida
Boris Malenko 2 August 22, 1968 Jacksonville, Florida
José Lothario 1 November 4, 1968[3] Orlando, Florida
Boris Malenko 3 November 18, 1968 Orlando, Florida
The Gladiator (Ricky Hunter) 1 April 3, 1969 Jacksonville, Florida [4]
Boris Malenko 4 April 17, 1969 Jacksonville, Florida
Joe Scarpa 2 April 23, 1969[5] Miami Beach, Florida
Boris Malenko 5 June 29, 1969 Miami Beach, Florida
Beautiful Brutus 1 September 3, 1969 Miami Beach, Florida [6]
Dale Lewis 1 November 4, 1969 Miami Beach, Florida
Don Curtis 1 November 20, 1969 Jacksonville, Florida
The Missouri Mauler 1 December 11, 1969 Jacksonville, Florida
Danny Miller 1 January 6, 1970 Tampa, Florida
The Missouri Mauler 2 February 17, 1970 Tampa, Florida
José Lothario 2 May 2, 1970 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Thunderbolt Patterson 1 May 26, 1970 Tampa, Florida
José Lothario 3 August 22, 1970 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Dusty Rhodes 1 December 1, 1970 Tampa, Florida
Rhodes was stripped of the title in December 1970.
Tarzan Tyler 1 December 22, 1970 Tampa, Florida
Ciclon Negro 1 January 30, 1971 Miami Beach, Florida
Boris Malenko 6 February 23, 1971 Tampa, Florida
The Champion (Tarzan Tyler) 2 April 21, 1971 Miami Beach, Florida
Dale Lewis 2 May 5, 1971 Miami Beach, Florida [7][8]
Bob Roop 1 June 12, 1971 Jacksonville, Florida
Bobby Duncum 1 July 1, 1971 Jacksonville, Florida [9]
George Gaiser 1 December 14, 1971 Tampa, Florida
Bobby Duncum 2 December 21, 1971 Tampa, Florida
Boris Malenko 7 January 27, 1972 Tampa, Florida
Bearcat Wright 1 March 28, 1972 Tampa, Florida
Boris Malenko 8 May 15, 1972 Tampa, Florida
Paul Jones 1 June 6, 1972 Tampa, Florida
Jack Brisco 1 June 13, 1972 Tampa, Florida
Title vacated on the same day Brisco won it.
Dusty Rhodes 2 December 1972 (n)
Rhodes was stripped of the title in December 1972 for violence against NWA President Sam Muchnick.
Tarzan Tyler 3 December 22, 1972 Tampa, Florida Won a tournament.
Killer Karl Kox 1 1975 Won a tournament.
Rocky Johnson 1 1976
Steve Keirn 1 October 2, 1978 West Palm Beach, Florida Defeated Killer Karl Kox.
Killer Karl Kox 2 1978
Sonny King 2 February 1979 (n)
Killer Karl Kox 3 May 1979 (n)
Dick Slater 1 October 1980 (n)
Ciclon Negro 2 May 1982 (n)
Title vacated.
Blackjack Mulligan 1 September 1983 (n) Defeated Kareem Muhammad.
Black Bart 1 January 1984
Blackjack Mulligan 2 May 5, 1984 St. Petersburg, Florida [8]
Panama Gang 1 November 1984 (n) St. Petersburg, Florida
Title later abandoned.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duncan, Royal & Will, Gary (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ Tanabe, Hisaharu (2003). "N.W.A. Florida Brass Knuckles Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2007-05-19. 
  3. ^ Rose, Barry. "Event: Orlando on November 4th, 1968". CWF Archives. Retrieved 2007-05-19. 
  4. ^ F4W Staff (April 3, 2015). "ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING TITLE CHANGE HISTORY: GOTCH VS. HACKENSCHMIDT, INOKI VS. HANSEN, GUERRERO VS. JERICHO". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  5. ^ Rose, Barry. "Event: Miami and Miami Beach on April 23rd, 1969". CWF Archives. Retrieved 2007-05-19. 
  6. ^ Hoops, Brian (September 3, 2015). "ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (SEPT. 3): RIC FLAIR VS. TERRY FUNK TEXAS DEATH MATCH, GREAT MUTA VS. STING, TED DIBIASE AND STAN HANSEN WINS AJPW TAG TITLES". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  7. ^ Rose, Barry. "Event: Miami and Miami Beach on May 5th, 1971". CWF Archives. Retrieved 2007-05-19. 
  8. ^ a b F4W Staff (May 5, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (May 5): Bruno Vs. Gorilla in Puerto Rico, 2nd annual Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  9. ^ Hoops, Brian (July 1, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (July 1): Ric Flair stripped of WCW title, Von Erich win WCCW Tag titles". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 

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