NWA Florida Television Championship

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NWA Florida Television Championship
Details
PromotionChampionship Wrestling from Florida
Date establishedNovember 21, 1956
Date retiredFebruary 1987

The NWA Florida Television Championship was a secondary title in Championship Wrestling from Florida. It existed from 1970 until 1987.[1][2]

Title history[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed.
Event The event in which the championship 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
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s).
1 Ray Stevens 1 November 21, 1956 [Note 1] Tampa, Florida live event Defeat Harry Smith to become the first champion.  
                 
2 Tarzan Tyler 1 October 29, 1970 29 Tampa, Florida live event Defeated Jack Brisco in tournament final.  
3 Jack Brisco 1 November 27, 1970 53 Tampa, Florida live event    
4 Tarzan Tyler 2 January 19, 1971 [Note 2] Tampa, Florida live event    
Vacated March 1971 N/A N/A Tarzan Tyler was suspended and had to give back the championship  
5 Terry Funk 1 March 18, 1971 33 Tampa, Florida live event Defeated Buddy Austin in tournament as The Masked Texan but unmasks after match.  
6 Jack Brisco 2 April 20, 1971 240 Tampa, Florida live event    
7 Ole Anderson 1 December 16, 1971 7 Tampa, Florida live event    
8 Bob Roop 1 December 23, 1971 12 Tampa, Florida live event    
9 Bobby Shane 1 January 4, 1972 58 Tampa, Florida live event    
Vacated March 2, 1972 N/A N/A Championship vacated when Bobby Shane refused to wrestle on televised shows  
10 Paul Jones 1 April 18, 1972 [Note 3] Tampa, Florida live event Defeated Johnny Walker in tournament final.  
Vacated September 1972 N/A N/A Jones attempted to retire the championship without losing it.  
11 Tim Woods 1 September 28, 1972 21 Tampa, Florida live event Defeated Jack Brisco by default in the tournament final.  
12 Bobby Shane 2 October 19, 1972 19 Tampa, Florida live event    
13 Jack Brisco 3 November 7, 1972 209 Tampa, Florida live event    
14 Gorgeous George Jr. 1 June 4, 1973 [Note 4] Orlando, Florida live event    
15 Jack Brisco 4 June 1973 [Note 5] N/A live event    
16 Buddy Colt 1 June 30, 1973 17 St. Petersburg, Florida live event    
17 Paul Jones 2 July 17, 1973 30 Tampa, Florida live event    
18 Great Mephisto 1 August 16, 1973 82 Jacksonville, Florida live event    
19 Dick Slater 1 November 6, 1973 21 Tampa, Florida live event    
20 Mike Graham 1 November 27, 1973 476 Tampa, Florida live event    
21 James J. Dillon 1 March 18, 1975 135 Tampa, Florida live event    
22 Rocky Johnson 1 July 31, 1975 173 Jacksonville, Florida live event    
23 The Missouri Mauler 1 January 20, 1976 273 Tampa, Florida live event    
24 Tommy Seigler 1 October 19, 1976 21 Tampa, Florida live event    
25 The Assassin 1 November 9, 1976 23 Tampa, Florida live event    
26 Mike Graham 2 December 2, 1976 169 Jacksonville, Florida live event    
27 Pat Patterson 1 May 20, 1977 95 Tallahassee, Florida live event    
28 Pedro Morales 1 August 23, 1977 [Note 6] Tampa, Florida live event    
29 Dick Slater 2 April 1978 [Note 7] Florida live event    
30 Jerry Brisco 1 May 3, 1978 119 Florida live event    
31 Bobby Duncum 1 August 30, 1978 [Note 8] Miami, Florida live event    
32 Dusty Rhodes 1 September 1978 [Note 9] Florida live event    
33 Bugsy McGraw 1 September 1978 [Note 10] Florida live event    
                 
34 Dusty Rhodes 2 January 1979 [Note 1] Florida live event    
                 
35 Bugsy McGraw 2 September 11, 1979 174 Tampa, Florida live event    
36 Steve Keirn 1 March 3, 1980 64 West Palm Beach, Florida live event    
37 Masa Saito 1 May 6, 1980 81 Tampa, Florida live event   [3]
38 Barry Windham 1 July 26, 1980 [Note 11] St. Petersburg, Florida live event    
39 Super Destroyer 1 August 1980 [Note 12] Florida live event    
40 Barry Windham 2 September 3, 1980 84 Miami, Florida live event   [4]
41 Baron Von Raschke 1 November 26, 1980 [Note 13] Hollywood, Florida live event    
42 Manny Fernandez 1 March 1981 [Note 14] Florida live event    
43 Don Muraco 1 May 1, 1981 25 Orlando, Florida live event    
44 Gran Apollo 1 May 26, 1981 104 Tampa, Florida live event    
45 Dory Funk Jr. 1 September 7, 1981 9 Tampa, Florida live event    
46 Tommy Gilbert 1 September 16, 1981 [Note 15] Florida live event    
47 Eddie Mansfield 1 October 1981 [Note 16] Florida live event    
48 Wahoo McDaniel 1 December 2, 1981 [Note 17] Miami, Florida live event    
Vacated December 1981 N/A N/A Championship was vacated for undocumented reasons  
49 Eric Embry 1 December 26, 1981 21 St. Petersburg, Florida live event Won a tournament.  
50 Ray Stevens 2 January 16, 1982 [Note 18] St. Petersburg, Florida live event    
51 Sweet Brown Sugar 1 April 1982 [Note 19] Florida live event    
52 David Von Erich 1 April 24, 1982 [Note 1] Florida live event    
53 Dory Funk Jr. 2 1982 [Note 1] Florida live event    
54 Tommy Gilbert 2 1982 [Note 1] Florida live event    
                 
55 Eddie Mansfield 2 September 16, 1982 [Note 1] N/A live event    
Inactive 1982 N/A N/A    
56 Lex Luger 1 March 12, 1986 [Note 20] Tampa, Florida live event Defeated Jerry Grey in tournament final.  
Retired February 1987 N/A N/A    

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f The length of this championship is too uncertain to calculate.
  2. ^ The date the championship was vacated is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 41 and 57 days.
  3. ^ The date the championship was vacated is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 136 and 162 days.
  4. ^ The date the championship was wont is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and −706 days.
  5. ^ The date the championship was won is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and −707 days.
  6. ^ The date the championship was lost is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 221 and 250 days.
  7. ^ The date the championship was lost is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 368 and 397 days.
  8. ^ The date the championship was lost is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between {1 and 31 days.
  9. ^ The date the championship was won is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between {1 and 29 days.
  10. ^ The date the championship was won is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between {1 and 29 days.
  11. ^ The date the championship was won/lost is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 6 and 35 days.
  12. ^ The date the championship was wont is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 3 and 33 days.
  13. ^ The date the championship was lost is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 95 and 3,269 days.
  14. ^ The date the championship was won is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 31 and 61 days.
  15. ^ The date the championship was lost is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 15 and 45 days.
  16. ^ The date the championship was won is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 32 and 62 days.
  17. ^ The date the championship was vacated is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 24 days.
  18. ^ The date the championship was lost is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 75 and 97 days.
  19. ^ The date the championship was won is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 1 and 3,675 days.
  20. ^ The date the championship was abandoned is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between −39 and −39 days.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  2. ^ "N.W.A. Florida Television Title". Wrestling-titles.com. Retrieved September 14, 2008.
  3. ^ F4W Staff (May 6, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (May 6): Verne Gagne Vs. Danny Hodge, 1st Annual Von Erich Parade of Champions show". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  4. ^ Hoops, Brian (September 3, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (Sept. 3): Ric Flair Vs, Terry Funk Texss Death Match, Great Muta Vs. Sting, Ted Dibiase and Stan Hansen win AJPW tag titles". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017.