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Championship Wrestling Association
Mid-American Heavyweight Championship
(July 1981 - December 7, 1987)
Won By: Won From:     Date: Event: Location: Length of         
Title Reign:         
Ron Bass Awarded ???. ??, ????        -- -- 5 days     
Bass was awarded the title, exact date unknown
Steve Keirn Ron Bass Jul. 06, 1981        -- Memphis, TN, USA 49 days     
Bugsy McGraw Steve Keirn Aug. 24, 1981        -- Memphis, TN, USA 14 days     
Steve Keirn (2) Bugsy McGraw Sep. 07, 1981        -- Memphis, TN, USA 17 days     
Dutch Mantell Steve Keirn Sep. 24, 1981        -- Memphis, TN, USA 32 days     
** Title Retired ** Dutch Mantell Oct. 26, 1981        -- -- 175 days     
Mantell vacates the title after winning the A.W.A. Southern Heavyweight Championship. The title remains inactive and is retired.
The Dream Machine -- Apr. 19, 1982        -- Memphis, TN, USA 28 days     
The title is reactivated, unknown how Dream Machine won the title.
Dutch Mantell (2) The Dream Machine May 17, 1982        -- Memphis, TN, USA 7 days     
Bobby Eaton Dutch Mantell May 24, 1982        -- Memphis, TN, USA 7 days     
King Cobra Bobby Eaton May 31, 1982        -- Memphis, TN, USA 35 days     
Dutch Mantell (3) King Cobra Jul. 05, 1982        -- Memphis, TN, USA 7 days     
Bobby Eaton (2) Dutch Mantell Jul. 12, 1982        -- Memphis, TN, USA 18 days     
Superstar Bill Dundee Bobby Eaton Jul. ??, 1982        -- -- 38 days     
Dutch Mantell (4) Bill Dundee Sep. 06, 1982        -- Memphis, TN, USA 70 days     
Jesse Barr Dutch Mantell Nov. 15, 1982        -- Memphis, TN, USA 7 days     
Dutch Mantell (5) Jesse Barr Nov. 22, 1982        -- Memphis, TN, USA 7 days     
Apocalypse Dutch Mantell Nov. 29, 1982        -- Memphis, TN, USA 6 days     
Jacques Rougeau Apocalypse Dec. 05, 1982        -- Memphis, TN, USA 28 days     
Sabu The Wildman Jacques Rougeau Dec. 05, 1982        -- Memphis, TN, USA 0 days     
Jacques Rougeau (2) Sabu The Wildman Jan. 02, 1983        -- Memphis, TN, USA 8 days     
Bobby Eaton (3) Jacques Rougeau Jan. 10, 1983        -- Memphis, TN, USA 20 days     
** Title Vacated ** Bobby Eaton Jan. ??, 1983        -- Memphis, TN, USA 15 days     
Eaton vacates the title in mid to late January, reason unknown.
Bobby Eaton (4) Tournament Feb. 14, 1983        -- Memphis, TN, USA 11 days     
Eaton defeated Sweet Brown Sugar (Koko B. Ware) in the finals of a tournament for the vacant title.
Sweet Brown Sugar Bobby Eaton Feb. 25, 1983        -- Tupelo, MS, USA 3 days     
Bobby Eaton (4) Sweet Brown Sugar Feb. 28, 1983        -- Memphis, TN, USA 7 days     
This was also a loser-leaves-town match.
Stagger Lee (2) Bobby Eaton Mar. 07, 1983        -- Memphis, TN, USA 119 days     
Frankie Laine Stagger Lee Jul. 04, 1983        -- Memphis, TN, USA 14 days     
Dutch Mantell (6) Frankie Laine Jul. 18, 1983        -- Memphis, TN, USA 28 days     
Buddy Landell Dutch Mantell Aug. 15, 1983        -- Memphis, TN, USA 7 days     
Koko B. Ware (3) Buddy Landell Aug. 22, 1983        -- Memphis, TN, USA 19 days     
Buddy Landell (2) Koko B. Ware Sep. 10, 1983        -- Memphis, TN, USA 82 days     
Terry Taylor Buddy Landell Dec. 01, 1983        -- Lexingtion, KY, USA 25 days     
Randy Savage (3) Terry Taylor Dec. 26, 1983        -- Memphis, TN, USA 105 days     
Jerry Lawler Randy Savage Apr. 09, 1984        -- Lexingtion, KY, USA 224 days     
Korstia Korchenko Jerry Lawler Nov. 19, 1984        -- Memphis, TN, USA 28 days     
Korchenko defeated Jacques Rougeau, Jr. in a match for the title, unknown why Jerry Lawler was not involved in the match.
Mike Sharpe Korstia Korchenko ???. ??, 1984        -- -- 66 days     
Recognized as champion at a December 17 show, date and location unknown.
Jimmy Valiant Mike Sharpe Feb. 21, 1985        -- Memphis, TN, USA 130 days     
** Title Vacated ** Jimmy Valiant ???. ??, 1985        -- -- 0 days     
Rick Link Awarded ???. ??, 1985        -- -- 14 days     
Jerry Lawler (2) Rick Link Jul. 15, 1985        -- Memphis, TN, USA 14 days     
** Title Vacated ** Jerry Lawler Jul. 29, 1985        -- -- 14 days     
Lawler vacates the title after winning the A.W.A. Southern Heavyweight Championship.
Koko B. Ware (4) Tournament Aug. 12, 1985        -- Memphis, TN, USA 21 days     
Ware defeated Bota the Witch Doctor in the finals of a tournament for the vacant title.
Bota The Witch Doctor Koko B. Ware ???. ??, 1985        -- -- 21 days     
Koko B. Ware (5) Bota The Witch Doctor ???. ??, 1985        -- -- 14 days     
Harley Race Koko B. Ware Oct. 07, 1985        -- Memphis, TN, USA 26 days     
Tom Branch Harley Race Nov. ??, 1985        -- Kansas City, MO, USA 14 days     
Koko B. Ware Tom Branch Nov. 16, 1985        -- Memphis, TN, USA 66 days     
Buddy Landell (3) Koko B. Ware Jan. 21, 1986        -- Louisville, KY, USA 12 days     
Dirty Rhodes Buddy Landell Feb. 02, 1986        -- Memphis, TN, USA 16 days     
Buddy Landell (4) Dirty Rhodes Feb. 18, 1986        -- Memphis, TN, USA 48 days     
Dutch Mantell (7) Buddy Landell Apr. 07, 1986        -- Memphis, TN, USA 42 days     
Rip Rogers Dutch Mantell May 19, 1986        -- Memphis, TN, USA 28 days     
Dutch Mantell (8) Rip Rogers Jun. 16, 1986        -- Memphis, TN, USA 35 days     
** Title Vacated ** Dutch Mantell Jul. 21, 1986        -- -- 21 days     
Mantell vacates the title after leaving the area.
Tracy Smothers Basher Aug. 11, 1986        -- Memphis, TN, USA 57 days     
Smothers defeated Basher in the finals of a tournament for the vacant title.
Tony Falk Tracy Smothers Oct. 07, 1986        -- Memphis, TN, USA 13 days     
Tracy Smothers (2) Tony Falk Oct. 20, 1986        -- Memphis, TN, USA 7 days     
Big Bubba Tracy Smothers Oct. 27, 1986        -- Memphis, TN, USA 34 days     
** Title Vacated ** Big Bubba Nov. ??, 1986        -- -- 30 days     
Bubba vacates the title to focus on defending his C.W.A. International Heavyweight Championship, exact day unknown.
The Great Kabuki Tournament Nov. ??, 1986        -- Jackson, TN, USA 0 days     
Kabuki defeated Paul Diamond in the finals of a tournament for the vacant title, exact day unknown.
** Title Vacated ** Kabuki Dec. ??, 1986        -- -- 122 days     
Kabuki vacates the title after leaving the area, exact day unknown.
Moondog Spot Awarded May 01, 1987        -- -- 10 days     
Awarded championship upon arrivial in C.W.A.
Jeff Jarrett Moondog Spot May 11, 1987        -- Memphis, TN, USA 12 days     
Moondog Spot (2) Jeff Jarrett May 23, 1987        -- Memphis, TN, USA 9 days     
Jeff Jarrett (2) Moondog Spot Jun. 01, 1987        -- Memphis, TN, USA 7 days     
Moondog Spot (3) Jeff Jarrett Jun. 08, 1987        -- Memphis, TN, USA 14 days     
Jeff Jarrett (3) Moondog Spot Jun. 22, 1987        -- Memphis, TN, USA 77 days     
Carl Fergie Jeff Jarrett Sep. 07, 1987        -- Memphis, TN, USA 7 days     
Jeff Jarrett (4) Carl Fergie Sep. 14, 1987        -- Memphis, TN, USA 49 days     
Jimmy Jack Funk (2) Jeff Jarrett Nov. 02, 1987        -- Memphis, TN, USA 7 days     
Jeff Jarrett (5) Jimmy Jack Funk Nov. 09, 1987        -- Memphis, TN, USA 28 days     
Jerry Lawler (3) Jeff Jarrett Dec. 07, 1987        -- Memphis, TN, USA 0 days     
Lawler unifies the title with the C.W.A. International Heavyweight Championship and the A.W.A. Southern Heavyweight Championship to create the C.W.A. Heavywight Championship.