NWA National Television Championship

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NWA National Television Championship
Details
Promotion Georgia Championship Wrestling
Date established August 22, 1980
Date retired 1972, 1981 & 1985
Other name(s)
  • NWA Georgia Television Championship
  • NWA World Television Championship

The NWA National Television Championship was a secondary singles championship in the National Wrestling Alliance's Georgia Championship Wrestling territory. It started as the NWA Georgia Television Championship. It was later renamed the National TV Championship. From 1983 to 1985, it was renamed the NWA World Television Championship, but when Jim Crockett Promotions purchased the promotion from the World Wrestling Federation, the Georgia version of the NWA World Television Championship was reduced back to the NWA National Television Championship. On April 21, 1985, the championship was abandoned. On March 16, 1985, Dusty Rhodes defeated NWA Television Champion Tully Blanchard to become the first NWA World Television Champion.

Title history[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA Georgia Television Championship
Joe Scarpa 1 November 22, 1969 Atlanta, Georgia Defeats Assassin #2 in 8-man tournament final to become the first champion.
Nick Bockwinkel 1 January 3, 1970 Atlanta, Georgia
El Mongol 1 March 7, 1970 Atlanta, Georgia
Held up March 10, 1970 After the tape shows Mongol using an illegal karate blow.
Nick Bockwinkel 2 March 20, 1970 Atlanta, GA Defeats Mongol in rematch.
Assassin #2 (Tom Renesto) 1 April 11, 1970 Atlanta, GA
Held up May 23, 1970 When the Assassins are suspended later Nick Bockwinkel and Joe Scarpa wrestles for the vacant title on May 29, 1970 Atlanta, Georgia but the match ends as no contest.
Nick Bockwinkel 3 June 5, 1970 Atlanta, Georgia Defeats Joe Scarpa.
Bobby Shane 1 August 15, 1970 Atlanta, Georgia [1]
Luke Graham 1 December 19, 1970 Atlanta, Georgia
Klondike Bill 1 March 20, 1971 Atlanta, Georgia
Big Bad John 1 October 9, 1971 Atlanta, Georgia
Ray Gunkel 1 October 15, 1971 Atlanta, Georgia
Inactive August 1, 1972 When Gunkel dies of heart attack after match with Ox Baker.
Tony Atlas 1 February 1, 1977 Beats Ole Anderson in Tournament Final.
Abdullah the Butcher 1 February 11, 1977 Atlanta, Georgia
Thunderbolt Patterson 1 April 1, 1977
French Angel 1 May 5, 1977
Thunderbolt Patterson 2 May 27, 1977 Atlanta, Georgia
Vacant August 1, 1977 When Thunderbolt Patterson loses in a loser leaves town match.
Bob Armstrong 1 December 9, 1977 Atlanta, Georgia Defeats Jacques Goulet in a tournament final.
Ole Anderson 1 February 10, 1978 Atlanta, Georgia
Thunderbolt Patterson 3 May 2, 1978 Atlanta, Georgia
Ole Anderson 2 February 13, 1979
Bob Armstrong 2 April 25, 1979 Columbus, Georgia
Blackjack Lanza 1 May 14, 1979 Augusta, Georgia
Ray Candy 1 August 3, 1979 Atlanta, Georgia
Ernie Ladd 1 October 30, 1979
Stan Hansen 1 November 2, 1979 Atlanta, Georgia
Killer Karl Kox 1 November 3, 1979 Atlanta, Georgia
Ray Candy 2 November 30, 1979 Atlanta, Georgia
Austin Idol 1 December 14, 1979
Steve Travis 1 January 5, 1980
Austin Idol 2 January 12, 1980 Atlanta, GA
Kevin Sullivan 1 January 27, 1980 Atlanta, Georgia
NWA National Television Championship
Austin Idol 3 February 21, 1980 Atlanta, Georgia
Tommy Rich 1 February 23, 1980 Atlanta, Georgia
Vacant May 4, 1980 Rich vacants the title so he could pursue Harley Race's NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
Terry Taylor 1 August 22, 1980 Atlanta, Georgia Defeats Dennis Condrey in a tournament final.
Terry Funk 1 October 14, 1980 Columbus, Georgia
Steve Keirn 1 November 2, 1980
Kevin Sullivan 2 November 29, 1980 Atlanta, Georgia
Steve Olsonoski 1 January 16, 1981 Atlanta, Georgia
Bobby Eaton 1 January 22, 1981 Atlanta, Georgia
Steve Olsonoski 2 February 8, 1981 Atlanta, Georgia
Kevin Sullivan 3 February 21, 1981 Atlanta, Georgia
Steve Keirn 2 March 1, 1981 Atlanta, Georgia
Inactive April 1, 1981
The Iron Sheik 1 May 28, 1983 Atlanta, Georgia Defeated Ron Garvin by disqualification in a tournament final to win the reactivated title.
Ron Garvin 1 July 17, 1983 Atlanta, Georgia [2]
Jake Roberts 1 November 6, 1983 Atlanta, Georgia Title recognized as the NWA World Television Championship after March 1984.
NWA World Television Championship
Ron Garvin 2 April 7, 1984 Baltimore, Maryland
Jake Roberts 2 June 17, 1984 Atlanta, Georgia
Held up June 18, 1984 Atlanta, Georgia Immediately because Roberts used a foreign object.
Ron Garvin 3 July 1, 1984 Atlanta, Georgia [3]
Bob Roop 1 September 2, 1984
Ron Garvin 4 December 27, 1984 Saginaw, Michigan
NWA National Television Championship
Bob Roop 2 January 7, 1985 In March 1985, World recognition is dropped by the NWA and the title reverts to the National title when Jim Crockett Promotions purchases Georgia Championship Wrestling and recognizes its Television title the World title.
Ron Garvin 5 April 14, 1985 Atlanta, Georgia
Inactive April 21, 1985 After Jim Crockett Promotions completes its' purchase of Championship Wrestling from Georgia.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoops, Brian (August 15, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history: IWGP Champ wins 1-G, Orton beats Benoit". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  2. ^ Hoops, Brian (July 17, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history, Kangaroos, Gagne vs. Kiniski in Hawaii, Gordy wins Triple Crown, Hogan wins WCW title from Flair at Bash at the Beach, famous Punk vs. Cena Chicago bout". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  3. ^ 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.