NWA Alabama Heavyweight Championship


The NWA Alabama Heavyweight Championship was created in October, 1962. Since its creation, the championship has been defended in a number of NWA territories throughout the decades.

NWA Alabama Heavyweight Championship
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The championship belt
Details
PromotionNone
Date establishedOctober 5, 1962
Current champion(s)None
Other name(s)
  • NWA Alabama Heavyweight Championship

Initially, the title was a part of Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling (GCCW) and later Southeastern Championship Wrestling (SECW), which became Continental Championship Wrestling (CCW) in 1985. It is unclear exactly when the championship moved to SCW/CCW, however it was sometime between December 1977 and November 1980. The title stayed there until CCW left the NWA to join the American Wrestling Association (AWA) in 1988.[1]

The championship was then shortly picked up by Alabama Pro Wrestling (APW - now NWA Xtreme) as its major title in May 2001. The title then became again inactive in November 2002, when APW created its own Heavyweight Championship.

Title historyEdit

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Jan Madrid October 5, 1962 GCCW show Dothan, Alabama 1 70 Defeated Don Field in a tournament final to become the first champion.
2 Don Field December 14, 1962 GCCW show Dothan, Alabama 1 232
Vacated August 3, 1963 Title vacated when Field is in a career-ending automobile accident.
3 Ken Lucas May 14, 1969 GCCW show Mobile, Alabama 1 63 Defeated Dick Steinborn in a tournament final to win the vacant title.
4 Black Hand July 16, 1969 GCCW show Mobile, Alabama 1 7
5 Ken Lucas July 23, 1969 GCCW show Mobile, Alabama 2 35
6 Rocket Monroe August 27, 1969 GCCW show Mobile, Alabama 1 28
7 Bob Boyer September 24, 1969 GCCW show Mobile, Alabama 1 49
8 Billy Boy Hines November 12, 1969 GCCW show Mobile, Alabama 1 9
Vacated November 21, 1969
9 Billy Boy Hines November 21, 1969 GCCW show Dothan, Alabama 2 0 Title was awarded.
10 Rocket Monroe November 21, 1969 GCCW show Dothan, Alabama 2 42
11 Dick Dunn January 2, 1970 GCCW show Dothan, Alabama 1 N/A
Championship history is unrecorded from January 2, 1970 to December 1972.
12 The Wrestling Pro December 1972 GCCW show Dothan, Alabama 1 N/A
13 Rick Gibson December 29, 1972 GCCW show Dothan, Alabama 1 14
14 The Wrestling Pro January 12, 1973 GCCW show Dothan, Alabama 2 7 [2]
15 January 19, 1973 GCCW show Dothan, Alabama 3 148 [3]
16 Eddie Sullivan June 16, 1973 GCCW show New Brocton, Alabama 1 62
17 Dick Dunn August 17, 1973 GCCW show Dothan, Alabama 2 98
18 Duke Miller November 23, 1973 GCCW show Dothan, Alabama 1 42
19 Dick Dunn January 4, 1974 GCCW show Dothan, Alabama 3 21
20 The Wrestling Pro January 25, 1974 GCCW show Dothan, Alabama 3 71
21 April 6, 1974 GCCW show New Brocton, Alabama 4 182
22 Duke Miller October 5, 1974 SECW show New Brocton, Alabama 2 14
23 October 19, 1974 SECW show New Brocton, Alabama 5 49
24 Randy Tyler December 7, 1974 SECW show Dothan, Alabama 1 77
25 Dick Dunn February 22, 1975 SECW show New Brocton, Alabama 4 34
26 Rip Tyler March 28, 1975 SECW show Dothan, Alabama 1 14
27 Dick Dunn April 11, 1975 SECW show Dothan, Alabama 5 28
28 J.C. Dykes May 9, 1975 SECW show Dothan, Alabama 1 21
29 Dick Dunn May 30, 1975 SECW show Dothan, Alabama 6 21 Defeated The Mighty Yankee.
30 Don Duffy June 20, 1975 SECW show Dothan, Alabama 1 56
31 Dick Dunn August 15, 1975 SECW show Dothan, Alabama 7 41
32 Bill Malone September 25, 1975 SECW show New Brocton, Alabama 1 33
33 Ken Lucas October 28, 1975 SECW show Mobile, Alabama 6 46
34 Duke Miller December 13, 1975 SECW show New Brocton, Alabama 3 108
35 Rick Gibson March 30, 1976 SECW show Mobile, Alabama 2 N/A
Vacated N/A Title vacated when Gibson leaves SECW.
36 Greg Peterson August 20, 1976 SECW show N/A 1 63 Title was awarded.
37 The Wrestling Pro October 22, 1976 SECW show Ozark, Alabama 4 14
38 Greg Peterson November 5, 1976 SCW show Dothan, Alabama 2 7
39 The Wrestling Pro November 12, 1976 SECW show Dothan, Alabama 5 7
40 Bob Kelly November 19, 1976 SECW show Dothan, Alabama 1 4
41 The Wrestling Pro November 23, 1976 SECW show Mobile, Alabama 6 3
42 Dick Dunn November 26, 1976 SECW show Dothan, Alabama 8 7
43 Rip Tyler December 3, 1976 SECW show Dothan, Alabama 2 98
44 Sonny King March 11, 1977 SECW show Dothan, Alabama 1 92
45 The Blue Yankee June 11, 1977 SECW show New Brocton, Alabama 1 34
46 Johnny Eagles July 15, 1977 SECW show Dothan, Alabama 1 141
47 Billy Spears December 3, 1977 SECW show New Brocton, Alabama 1 6
48 Ricky Fields December 9, 1977 SECW show Dothan, Alabama 1 N/A
Championship history is unrecorded from December 9, 1977 to 1978.
49 Billy Spears 1978 SECW show N/A 2 N/A
50 Ricky Fields April 1978 SECW show N/A 2 N/A
Championship history is unrecorded from April 1978 to November 1980.
51 Bob Armstrong November 1980 SECW show N/A 1 N/A Won a tournament.
Championship history is unrecorded from November 1980 to 1981.
52 Rufus R. Jones N/A SECW show N/A 1 N/A
Championship history is unrecorded from 1981 to 1981.
53 Ken Lucas 1981 SECW show N/A 7 N/A
Championship history is unrecorded from 1981 to March 9, 1981.
54 Bob Armstrong March 9, 1981 SECW show Birmingham, Alabama 2 N/A Defeated Mr. Saito.
55 Mr. Saito March 1981 SECW show N/A 1 N/A
Championship history is unrecorded from March 1981 to 1981.
56 Dennis Condrey 1981 SECW show N/A 1 N/A
57 Bob Armstrong 1981 SECW show N/A 3 N/A
58 Dennis Condrey 1981 SECW show N/A 2 N/A
59 Jacques Rougeau 1981 SECW show N/A 1 N/A
60 Jerry Stubbs 1981 SECW show N/A 1 N/A
61 George Wells 1981 SECW show N/A 1 N/A
62 Jimmy Golden 1981 SECW show N/A 1 N/A
63 Ray Candy August 1981 SECW show N/A 1 N/A
64 Mr. Saito N/A SECW show N/A 2 N/A
65 Ron Fuller N/A SECW show N/A 1 N/A
Championship history is unrecorded from August 1981 to January 1982.
66 Jimmy Golden January 1982 SECW show N/A 2 N/A
Championship history is unrecorded from January 1982 to April 11, 1982.
67 Terry Gordy April 11, 1982 SECW show N/A 1 N/A
68 Jos LeDuc May 1982 SECW show N/A 1 N/A
69 Austin Idol 1982 SECW show N/A 1 N/A
70 Wayne Farris September 11, 1982 SECW show Dothan, Alabama 1 N/A
71 Mr. Olympia January 1983 SECW show N/A 2 N/A
72 Norman Frederick Charles March 1983 SECW show N/A 1 N/A
73 Tom Jones March 1983 SECW show N/A 1 N/A
74 The Flame March 1983 SECW show N/A 1 N/A
75 Rick Gibson May 1983 SECW show N/A 3 N/A
76 Rick Harris July 1983 SECW show N/A 1 N/A
77 Buck Robley July 1983 SECW show N/A 1 N/A
78 Rick Harris July 1983 SECW show N/A 2 N/A
79 Mr. Olympia / Jerry Stubbs August 1983 SECW show N/A 3 N/A Unmasked after losing a mask vs. mask match to Super Olympia.
80 Charlie Cook January 9, 1984 SECW show Birmingham, Alabama 1 91
81 Vic Rain April 9, 1984 SECW show Birmingham, Alabama 1 49
82 Rick McGraw May 28, 1984 SECW show Birmingham, Alabama 1 77
83 Boris Zhukov August 13, 1984 SECW show Birmingham, Alabama 1 N/A
84 Porkchop Cash September 1984 SECW show N/A 1 N/A
85 Lord Humongous November 28, 1984 SECW show Birmingham, Alabama 1 N/A
86 Johnny Rich 1985 SECW show N/A 1 N/A
87 Lord Humongous 1985 SECW show N/A 2 N/A
88 Austin Idol March 4, 1985 SECW show N/A 2 34 [4]
89 Lord Humongous April 7, 1985 SECW show Dothan, Alabama 3 71
90 Ron Fuller June 17, 1985 CCW show N/A 2 N/A
91 Bob Armstrong July 1985 CCW show N/A 4 N/A
Vacated 1985 Title vacated after Armstrong is injured.
92 Roberto Soto September 20, 1985 CCW show Mobile, Alabama 1 157 Defeated The Flame in a tournament final to win the vacant title.
93 Jerry Stubbs February 24, 1986 CCW show Birmingham, Alabama 4 N/A
Vacated 1986
94 Wendell Cooley September 15, 1986 CCW show Birmingham, Alabama 1 56 Defeated Jerry Stubbs in a tournament final to win the vacant title.
95 Tony Anthony November 10, 1986 CCW show Birmingham, Alabama 1 18
96 Wendell Cooley November 28, 1986 CCW show Oxford, Alabama 2 N/A
97 Tony Anthony December 1986 CCW show N/A 2 N/A
98 Wendell Cooley January 12, 1987 CCW show Birmingham, Alabama 3 N/A [2]
Vacated February 1987
99 Mike Golden April 1987 CCW show N/A 1 N/A Billed as champion on arrival to CCW.
100 Mr. Wrestling II April 26, 1987 CCW show Birmingham, Alabama 1 49
101 Mike Golden June 14, 1987 CCW show Marietta, Georgia 2 8
102 The Bullet June 22, 1987 CCW show Birmingham, Alabama 5 119 Won the title in a tag team match with Scott Armstrong against Golden and Tom Prichard.
103 Tony Anthony October 19, 1987 CCW show Birmingham, Alabama 3 7
104 Tom Prichard October 26, 1987 CCW show Birmingham, Alabama 1 69
105 Moondog Spot January 3, 1988 CCW show Birmingham, Alabama 1 N/A
106 Ranger Ross January 1988 CCW show N/A 1 N/A
107 Jonathan Boyd January 11, 1988 CCW show Birmingham, Alabama 1 35
108 Tom Prichard February 15, 1988 CCW show Birmingham, Alabama 2 42
109 Tony Anthony March 28, 1988 CCW show Birmingham, Alabama 4 N/A
Deactivated 1988 Title abandoned when CCW became the CWF on April 30, 1988.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

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