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National Wrestling Alliance
Southern Junior Heavyweight Championship
(April 1938 - July 1974)
Won By: Won From:     Date: Event: Location: Length of         
Title Reign:         
Joe Gunther Tournament Dec. 08, 1938        -- New Orleans, LA, USA 231 days     
Gunther defeated Art O'Mahoney in the finals of a tournament that started in April of 1938.
Carlos Rodriguez Joe Gunther Jul. 27, 1939        -- New Orleans, LA, USA 126 days     
Freddie Knichel Carlos Rodriguez Nov. 30, 1939        -- New Orleans, LA, USA 122 days     
** Unknown ** -- Apr. 01, 1940        -- -- 9 yrs, 356 days     
Title history unknown between 1940 and 1950
Tommy Ward -- Mar. 20, 1950        -- -- 182 days     
Recognized in Florida as champion on March 30, 1950. Unknown when or where he won the title.
Karl Kowalski -- Sep. 18, 1950        -- -- 105 days     
Recognized in Georgia as champion on September 18, 1950. Unknown from who, where or when he won the title.
** Unknown ** -- Jan. 01, 1951        -- -- 1 yr, 108 days     
Title history unknown between 1951 and 1952.
Henry Harrell Tournament Apr. 19, 1952        -- Jackson, MS, USA 73 days     
Harrell defeated Tex Riley in the finals of a tournament. Unknown why a tournament was held for the title.
Herb Welch Henry Harrell Jul. 01, 1952        -- Knoxville, TN, USA 51 days     
Exact day of win unknown, happened in July of 1952.
Al Galento Herb Welch Aug. 21, 1952        -- Chattanooga, TN, USA 41 days     
Tex Riley Al Galento Oct. 01, 1952        -- Kingsport, TN, USA 31 days     
Exact day of win unknown, happened in October of 1952.
Jesse James Tex Riley Nov. 01, 1952        -- -- 61 days     
Exact date of win unknown, somewhere between Tex Riley's win in October of 1952 and Red Roberts being recognized as champion in January of 1953.
Red Roberts -- Jan. 01, 1953        -- -- 1 yr, 75 days     
Exact date of win unknown and if he defeated Jesse James for title. Recognized as champion in Tennesse, Alabama & Gerogia in early January of 1953.
Ray Piret Red Roberts Mar. 17, 1954        -- Nashville, TN, USA 341 days     
Sonny Myers Ray Piret Feb. 21, 1955        -- Birmingham, AL, USA 154 days     
Frank Jares Sonny Myers Jul. 25, 1955        -- Birmingham, AL, USA 301 days     
The Masked Bat" Frank Jares May 22, 1956        -- Nashville, TN, USA 7 days     
Frank Jares (2) The Masked Bat May 29, 1956        -- Nashville, TN, USA 56 days     
Jesse James (2) Frank Jares Jul. 24, 1956        -- Nashville, TN, USA 14 days     
Frank Jares (3) Jesse James Aug. 07, 1956        -- Nashville, TN, USA 20 days     
Herb Welch (2) Frank Jares Aug. 27, 1956        -- Birmingham, AL, USA 23 days     
The Great Malenko Herb Welch Sep. 19, 1956        -- Mobile, AL, USA 27 days     
Herb Welch (3) The Great Malenko Oct. 16, 1956        -- Mobile, AL, USA 132 days     
Tor Yamata Herb Welch Feb. 25, 1957        -- Birmingham, AL, USA 112 days     
Cyclone Anaya Tor Yamata Jun. 17, 1957        -- Birmingham, AL, USA 65 days     
Mario Galento Cyclone Anaya Aug. 21, 1957        -- Mobile, AL, USA 25 days     
** Title Vacated ** Mario Galento Sep. 15, 1957        -- -- 0 days     
The title was vacated by Galento in mid-August of 1957 for failure to defend the title, exact date unknown.
Cyclone Anaya (2) Awarded Sep. 15, 1957        -- -- 16 days     
Title awarded, exact day of the month unknown.
Tor Yamata (2) Cyclone Anaya Oct. 01, 1957        -- Nashville, TN, USA 41 days     
Ray Stevens Tor Yamata Nov. 11, 1957        -- Birmingham, AL, USA 51 days     
Tor Yamata (3) Ray Stevens Jan. 01, 1958        -- -- 75 days     
Recognized as champion in early January of 1958, exact date unknown.
Herb Welch (4) Tor Yamata Mar. 17, 1958        -- Memphis, TN, USA 45 days     
Freddie Blassie -- May 01, 1958        -- -- 31 days     
Blassie is recognized as champion in May of 1958. Unknown whom he beat, when or where.
Ray Stevens (2) Freddie Blassie Jun. 01, 1958        -- -- 51 days     
Recognized as champion in June of 1958. Unknown whom he beat, when or where.
Corsica Jean Ray Stevens Jul. 22, 1958        -- Nashville, TN, USA 71 days     
Ray Stevens (3) Corsica Jean Oct. 01, 1958        -- -- 14 days     
Recognized as champion in October of 1958. Unknown whom he beat, when or where.
** Title Vacated ** Ray Stevens Oct. 15, 1958        -- -- 47 days     
Title vacated in October of 1958 after Stevens leaves the territory.
Yvon Robert Chris Zaharias Dec. 01, 1958        -- Birmingham, AL, USA 42 days     
Robert defeated Chris Zaharias for the vacated title. Unknown if this was a tournament final or when or where the match was held. Sometime between October of 1958 and January 12, 1959.
Jesse James (3) Yvon Robert Jan. 12, 1959        -- Birmingham, AL, USA 261 days     
Jackie Fargo Jesse James Sep. 30, 1959        -- Mobile, AL, USA 89 days     
Mike Clancy Jackie Fargo Dec. 28, 1959        -- Birmingham, AL, USA 359 days     
Bill Monroe Mike Clancy Dec. 22, 1960        -- Chattanooga, TN, USA 5 days     
Len Rossi Bill Monroe Dec. 27, 1960        -- Nashville, TN, USA 207 days     
Don Greene Len Rossi Jul. 22, 1961        -- Chattanooga, TN, USA 170 days     
Len Rossi (2) Don Greene Jan. 08, 1962        -- Memphis, TN, USA 41 days     
Taro Sakuro Len Rossi Feb. 18, 1962        -- Chattanooga, TN, USA 109 days     
Joe Lanza Taro Sakuro Jun. 07, 1962        -- Chattanooga, TN, USA 55 days     
Jackie Fargo (2) -- Aug. 01, 1962        -- -- 31 days     
Recognized as champion in August of 1962. Unknown whom he beat, when or where.
Hans Steiner -- Sep. 01, 1962        -- -- 242 days     
Recognized as champion in September of 1958. Unknown whom he beat, when or where.
Len Rossi (3) -- May 01, 1963        -- -- 14 days     
Recognized as champion in May of 1963. Unknown whom he beat, when or where.
Frankie Caine Len Rossi May 15, 1963        -- Memphis, TN, USA 231 days     
Exact day of win unknown.
Alex Perez -- Jan. 01, 1964        -- -- 304 days     
Recognized as champion in January of 1964. Unknown whom he beat, when or where.
Rocky Smith Alex Perez Nov. 01, 1964        -- -- 99 days     
Exact day of win and location unknown.
Alex Perez (2) Rocky Smith Feb. 08, 1965        -- Memphis, TN, USA 266 days     
Rocky Smith (2) Alex Perez Nov. 01, 1965        -- -- 45 days     
Exact day of win and location unknown.
** Title Held-Up ** Smith & Matsuda Dec. 16, 1965        -- Chattanooga, TN, USA 7 days     
Rocky Smith (3) Hiro Matsuda Dec. 23, 1965        -- Chattanooga, TN, USA 26 days     
Alex Perez (3) Rocky Smith Jan. 18, 1966        -- Nashville, TN, USA 80 days     
Al Costello Alex Perez Apr. 08, 1966        -- Nashville, TN, USA 20 days     
Karl Von Brauner Al Costello Apr. 28, 1966        -- Chattanooga, TN, USA 90 days     
Jackie Fargo (3) Karl Von Brauner Jul. 27, 1966        -- Nashville, TN, USA 248 days     
Len Rossi (4) -- Apr. 01, 1967        -- -- 140 days     
Recognized in as champion in April of 1967. Unknown whom he beat, when or where.
The Great Yamaha Len Rossi Aug. 19, 1967        -- Chattanooga, TN, USA 12 days     
Len Rossi (5) The Great Yamaha Aug. 31, 1967        -- Chattanooga, TN, USA 200 days     
Tojo Yamamoto Len Rossi Mar. 19, 1968        -- Chattanooga, TN, USA 1 yr, 147 days     
Siki Samara Awarded Aug. 13, 1969        -- -- 7 days     
Unknown why the title was awarded or where.
Jimmy Jones Siki Samara Aug. 13, 1969        -- Mobile, AL, USA 0 days     
Siki Samara (2) Jimmy Jones Aug. 20, 1969        -- Mobile, AL, USA 193 days     
Len Rossi (6) -- Mar. 01, 1970        -- -- 1 yr, 122 days     
Recognized as champion in March of 1970. Unknown whom he beat, when or where.
Sputnik Monroe Len Rossi Jul. 01, 1971        -- Chattanooga, TN, USA 31 days     
Len Rossi (7) Sputnik Monroe Aug. 01, 1971        -- -- 1 yr, 154 days     
Exact day of win and location unknown.
** Title Vacated ** Len Rossi Jan. 01, 1973        -- -- 59 days     
Vacated in 1973 due to injury, exact date unknown.
Tommy Gilbert -- Mar. 01, 1973        -- Birmingham, AL, USA 92 days     
Unknown how Gilbert won the title or when.
Lou Thesz Tommy Gilbert Jun. 01, 1973        -- -- 92 days     
Unknown where or when title changed hands.
Tommy Gilbert (2) Lou Thesz Sep. 01, 1973        -- -- 91 days     
Unknown where or when title changed hands.
Ronnie Garvin Tommy Gilbert Dec. 01, 1973        -- -- 31 days     
Recognized as champion in December of 1973. Exact day or where title changed hands unknown.
Tommy Gilbert (3) Ronnie Garvin Jan. 01, 1974        -- Birmingham, AL, USA 76 days     
Exact day of win unknown.
Lou Thesz (2) Tommy Gilbert Mar. 18, 1974        -- Memphis, TN, USA 23 days     
Tommy Gilbert (4) Lou Thesz Apr. 10, 1974        -- Nashville, TN, USA 5 days     
Jerry Lawler Tommy Gilbert Apr. 15, 1974        -- Memphis, TN, USA 49 days     
Ricky Gibson Jerry Lawler Jun. 03, 1974        -- Memphis, TN, USA 7 days     
Jerry Lawler (2) Ricky Gibson Jun. 10, 1974        -- Memphis, TN, USA 14 days     
Jackie Fargo (4) Jerry Lawler Jun. 24, 1974        -- Memphis, TN, USA 14 days     
Jerry Lawler (3) Jackie Fargo Jul. 08, 1974        -- Memphis, TN, USA 12 days     
Jackie Fargo (5) Jerry Lawler Jul. 20, 1974        -- Chattanooga, TN, USA 7 days     
Jerry Lawler (4) Jackie Fargo Jul. 27, 1974        -- Chattanooga, TN, USA 5 days     
The title is renamed Southern Heavyweight Championship, based out of Memphis, TN.
National Wrestling Alliance - Mid-South
Southern Junior Heavyweight Championship
(December 4, 1999 - Present)

Won By: Won From:     Date: Event: Location: Length of         
Title Reign:         
Joey Venture -- Dec. 04, 1999        -- -- 34 days     
The Mid-South Junior Heavyweight Championship is renamed the Southern Junior Heavyweight Championship.
Mr. Showtime Joey Venture Jan. 07, 2000        -- Dyersburg, TN, USA 42 days     
The Studd Mr. Showtime Feb. 18, 2000        -- Dyersburg, TN, USA 29 days     
Pokerface The Studd Mar. 18, 2000        -- Newbern, TN, USA 13 days     
Joey Venture (2) Pokerface Mar. 31, 2000        -- Dyersburg, TN, USA 35 days     
Mark Southern Joey Venture May 05, 2000        -- Dyersburg, TN, USA 70 days     
** Title Vacated ** Mark Southern Jul. 14, 2000        -- -- 7 days     
Southern is stripped of the title due to the lack of title defenses, exact date unknown.
Kilo Pokerface Jul. 21, 2000        -- Dyersburg, TN, USA 28 days     
Pokerface (2) Kilo Aug. 18, 2000        -- Dyersburg, TN, USA 14 days     
American Dragon Pokerface Sep. 01, 2000        -- Dyersburg, TN, USA 16 days     
Pokerface (3) American Dragon Sep. 17, 2000        -- Gibson, TN, USA 69 days     
The Fabulous Rocker Pokerface Nov. 25, 2000        -- Dyersburg, TN, USA 26 days     
Danny B. Good The Fabulous Rocker Dec. 21, 2000        -- Dyersburg, TN, USA 65 days     
Mr. Showtime Danny B. Good Feb. 24, 2001        -- Dyersburg, TN, USA 14 days     
Dustin Starr Mr. Showtime Mar. 10, 2001        -- Dyersburg, TN, USA 14 days     
Mr. Showtime (3) Dustin Starr Mar. 24, 2001        -- Dyersburg, TN, USA 14 days     
Dustin Starr (2) Mr. Showtime Apr. 07, 2001        -- Dyersburg, TN, USA 7 days     
Greg Anthony Dustin Starr Apr. 14, 2001        -- Dyersburg, TN, USA 155 days     
Chris Fury Greg Anthony Sep. 16, 2001        -- Newbern, TN, USA 175 days     
Void Chris Fury Mar. 10, 2002        -- Newbern, TN, USA 174 days     
Chris Sanders Void Aug. 31, 2002        -- Magee, MS, USA 272 days     
Void (2) Chris Sanders May 30, 2003        -- Humboldt, TN, USA 35 days     
** Title Vacated ** Void Jul. 04, 2003        -- -- 7 days     
Void is stripped of the title due to an unsanctioned title defense in a town running against an N.W.A. show, exact date unknown.
Seth Cyrus Tournament Jul. 11, 2003        -- Humboldt, TN, USA 112 days     
Cyrus defeated Void in the finals of a tournament for the vacant title.
A.J. Bradley Seth Cyrus Oct. 31, 2003        -- Humboldt, TN, USA 182 days     
Seth Cyrus (2) Joey Luciano Apr. 30, 2004        -- Humboldt, TN, USA 42 days     
Unknown why A.J. Bradley was not involved in the match.
Joey Luciano Seth Cyrus Jun. 11, 2004        -- Humboldt, TN, USA 112 days     
Dustin Masters Joey Luciano Oct. 01, 2004        -- Humboldt, TN, USA 98 days     
Void (3) Dustin Masters Jan. 07, 2005        -- -- 91 days     
Exact date and location unknown.
Blaze Void Apr. 08, 2005        -- Humboldt, TN, USA 100 days     
Anthony Wayne Blaze Jul. 17, 2005        -- Humboldt, TN, USA 40 days     
Greg Anthony (2) Anthony Wayne Aug. 26, 2005        -- Humboldt, TN, USA 84 days     
** Title Vacated ** Greg Anthony Nov. 18, 2005        -- -- 63 days     
Anthony vacates the title, reason and exact date unknown. N.W.A. Mid-South Wrestling website lists title vacate as of November 18.
Blackbird Ice Blackbird Jazz Jan. 20, 2006        -- Humboldt, TN, USA 78 days     
** Title Vacated ** Blackbird Ice Apr. 08, 2006        -- -- 7 days     
Ice vacates the title, reason and exact date unknown.
Seth Knight Rockin' Randy Apr. 15, 2006        -- Ripley, TN, USA 42 days     
Greg Anthony (3) Seth Knight May 27, 2006        -- Humboldt, TN, USA 294 days     
Seth Knight (2) Greg Anthony Mar. 17, 2007        -- Lawrence, KS, USA 10 yrs, 255 days