NWA Florida Television Championship

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The NWA Florida Television Championship was a secondary title in Championship Wrestling from Florida. It existed from 1970 until 1987 and revived again in 2004.[1] .[2]

Title history[edit]

Wrestler Reigns Date Place Notes
Tarzan Tyler 1 October 29, 1970 Tampa, Fla. Defeated Jack Brisco in tournament final.
Jack Brisco 1 November 27, 1970 Tampa, Fla.
Tarzan Tyler 2 January 19, 1971 Tampa, Fla.
Vacated March 1971 Tyler suspended.
Terry Funk 1 March 18, 1971 Tampa, Fla. Defeated Buddy Austin in tournament as Masked Texan but unmasks after match.
Jack Brisco 2 April 20, 1971 Tampa, Fla.
Ole Anderson 1 December 16, 1971 Tampa, Fla.
Bob Roop 1 December 23, 1971 Tampa, Fla.
Bobby Shane 1 January 4, 1972 Tampa, Fla.
Vacated March 2, 1972 Shane refuses to wrestle on television
Paul Jones 1 April 18, 1972 Tampa, Fla. Defeated Johnny Walker in tournament final.
Vacated September 1972 Jones attempted to retire the title but foiled by Jack Brisco
Tim Woods 1 September 28, 1972 Tampa, Fla. Defeated Jack Brisco by default in tournament final.
Bobby Shane 2 October 19, 1972 Tampa, Fla.
Jack Brisco 3 November 7, 1972 Tampa, Fla.
Paul Jones 2 1972 or 1973 Records unclear as to whom he defeated.
Great Mephisto 1 August 16, 1973 Jacksonville, Fla.
Dick Slater 1 1973 Florida
Mike Graham 1 1973 Florida
James J. Dillon 1 May 1975 Florida
Rocky Johnson 1 July 31, 1975 Jacksonville, Fla.
Missouri Mauler 1 1975 or 1976 Florida
Tommy Seigler 1 1976 Florida
The Assassin 1 1976 Florida
Mike Graham 2 1977 Florida
Pat Patterson 1 1977 Florida
Pedro Morales 1 September 1977 Florida
Dick Slater 2 April 1978 Florida
Jerry Brisco 1 1978 Florida
Bobby Duncum 1 August 30, 1978 Miami, Fla.
Dusty Rhodes 1 1978 Florida
Bugsy McGraw 1 1978 Florida
Dusty Rhodes 2 January 1979 Florida
Bugsy McGraw 2 October 1979 Florida
Steve Keirn 1 1979 or 1980 Florida
Masa Saito 1 May 6, 1980 Tampa, Fla. [3]
Barry Windham 1 July 26, 1980 St. Petersburg, Fla.
Super Destroyer 1 1980 Florida
Barry Windham 2 September 3, 1980 Miami, Fla. [4]
Bugsy McGraw 3 1980 Florida
Barry Windham 3 1980 Florida
Baron von Raschke 1 November 26, 1980 Hollywood, Fla.
Manny Fernandez 1 1981 Florida
Don Muraco 1 May 1981 Florida
El Gran Apollo 1 August 1981 Florida
Dory Funk, Jr. 1 August 1981 Florida
Tommy Gilbert 1 1981 Florida
Eddie Mansfield 1 1981 Florida
Wahoo McDaniel 1 1981 Florida
Vacated 1981 Title vacant
Eric Embry 1 December 26, 1981 St. Petersburg, Fla. Wins tournament.
Ray Stevens 1 January 16, 1982 St. Petersburg, Fla.
Sweet Brown Sugar 1 April 1982 Florida
David Von Erich 1 April 24, 1982 Florida
Dory Funk, Jr. 2 1982 Florida
Tommy Gilbert 2 1982 Florida
Vacated 1982 Title inactive.
Lex Luger 1 March 12, 1986 Tampa, Fla. Defeated Jerry Grey in tournament final.
Title Retired February 1987 Title abandoned
Tommy Marr 1 August 28, 2004 Orlando, Fla Defeated Rouge for vacant the title.
Title Retired 2004 Title Abandoned

See also[edit]

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 2008-09-14. 
  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 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.