NWA Tennessee Heavyweight Championship

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NWA Tennessee Heavyweight Championship
Details
Date established June 29, 1959
November 2, 2005
Date retired October, 1960
August, 2013
Promotion NWA Mid-America (1949–1950)
NWA Top Rope (2005–2013)

The NWA Tennessee Heavyweight Championship was the primary championship in the National Wrestling Alliance territory promotion NWA Top Rope, based in Lebanon, Tennessee. The Championship was created in 2005 and was active until 2013 when NWA Top Rope closed. That version of the championship was preceded by the original NWA Tennessee Heavyweight Championship that existed from the late 1950s into the 1960s, promoted by NWA Mid-America.[1] Because the championship is a professional wrestling championship, it is not won or lost competitively but instead by the decision of the bookers of a wrestling promotion. The championship is awarded after the chosen wrestler "wins" a match to maintain the illusion that professional wrestling is a competitive sport.[2]

Title history[edit]

NWA Mid-America[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
# The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed.
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title changed hands
# Wrestler Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Billy Wicks 1 June 29, 1959 35 [Note 1] Mid-America Live event Defeated Sputnik Monroe in a tournament final to become the first champion.[1]
2 Monroe, SputnikSputnik Monroe 1 August 3, 1959 7 Memphis, TN Mid-America Live event [1]
3 Billy Wicks 2 August 10, 1959 [Note 2] Memphis, Tennessee Mid-America Live event [1]
4 Monroe, SputnikSputnik Monroe 2 March 1960 [Note 3] [Note 1] Mid-America Live event [1]
Abandoned N/A 1960 N/A N/A N/A Championship abandoned.[1]

NWA Top Rope[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
# The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed.
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title changed hands
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
  Indicates periods of unknown lineage
# Wrestler Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Rick Santel 1 November 12, 2005 [Note 4] Lebanon, Tennessee NWA Top Rope event Defeated Jason James and Jason Brisbane in a three-way match to become the first champion in NWA Top Rope.
Vacated N/A February 2006 N/A N/A N/A Championship vacated due to injuries to Santel
2 Kory Williams 1 February 2006 [Note 5] [Note 1] NWA Top Rope event Williams was awarded the reigning NWA Top Rope Southern Heavyweight Champion.
3 Casey Kage 1 September 30, 2006 119 Lebanon, Tennessee NWA Top Rope event This was a Texas Bullrope match.
Vacated N/A January 27, 2007 N/A N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons.
4 Vic the Bruiser 1 February 24, 2007 84 Lebanon, Tennessee NWA Top Rope event Won a battle royal to win the vacant title
5 Kory Wiliams 2 May 19, 2007 42 Lebanon, Tennessee NWA Top Rope event  
7 Vic the Bruiser 2 June 30, 2007 [Note 6] Lebanon, Tennessee NWA Top Rope event  
8 Gary Valiant 1 June 2007 [Note 7] Lebanon, Tennessee NWA Top Rope event  
9 Vic the Bruiser 3 August 2008 [Note 8] [Note 1] NWA Top Rope event Still billed as champion on November 20, 2008
 
10 Vordell Walker 1 June 2, 2009 (NLT) [Note 9] [Note 1] NWA Top Rope event  
 
Vacated N/A November 7, 2009 N/A N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons.
 
11 Gary Valiant 2 March 1, 2010 (NLT) [Note 10] [Note 1] NWA Top Rope event  
12 Orion Bishop 1 April 8, 2010 [Note 11] Nashville, Tennessee NWA Top Rope event  
 
12 Jeff Daniels 1 June 28, 2010 (NLT) [Note 12] [Note 1] NWA Top Rope event  
13 Arrick Andrews 1 November 13, 2010 140 Mt. Juliet, Tennessee NWA Top Rope event  
Vacated N/A April 2, 2011 N/A N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons.
14 Arrick Andrews 2 May 28, 2011 98 Lebanon, Tennessee NWA Top Rope event Won a tournament.
15 Kevin Jones 1 September 3, 2011 21 Lebanon, Tennessee NWA Top Rope event  
16 Arrick Andrews 3 September 24, 2011 92 Lebanon, Tennessee NWA Top Rope event  
17 Derek Neal 1 December 25, 2011 27 Lebanon, Tennessee NWA Top Rope event  
18 Hammerjack 1 January 21, 2012 [Note 13] Lebanon, Tennessee NWA Top Rope event Still billed as champion on February 26, 2012
 
19 Arrick Andrews 4 June 22, 2012 (NLT) [Note 14] NWA Top Rope event [Note 1] NWA Top Rope event  
20 Chris Michaels 1 July 21, 2012 [Note 15] Lebanon, Tennessee NWA Top Rope event  
Vacated N/A July 2012 N/A N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons.
21 Arrick Andrews 5 July 28, 2012 [Note 16] Lebanon, Tennessee NWA Top Rope event Defeated Tyler Gage in 4-man tournament final;
Abandoned N/A August 2013 N/A N/A N/A Championship abandoned when NWA Top Rope closed/

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h The location of the match was not captured as part of the championship documentation.
  2. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 204 days and 234 days.
  3. ^ The date the championship dropped lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 305 days.
  4. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 81 days and 108 days.
  5. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 214 days and 241 days.
  6. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 0 days.
  7. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 457 days and 398 days.
  8. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 304 days.
  9. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 462 days.
  10. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 38 days and 147 days.
  11. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 81 days.
  12. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 138 days and 218 days.
  13. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 153 days.
  14. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 29 days and 145 days.
  15. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 10 days.
  16. ^ The date the championship was abandoned has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 369 days and 399 days.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Tennessee: NWA Tennessee Heavyweight Title [Nick Gulas & Roy Welch]". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ Ed Grabianowski. "How Pro Wrestling Works". How Stuff Works. Retrieved April 5, 2009. 

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