NWA Florida Junior Heavyweight Championship
The NWA Florida Junior Heavyweight Championship was the top title for lighter wrestlers in the National Wrestling Alliance's Florida territory, Championship Wrestling from Florida. The title itself began in 1942, seven years before CWF was founded. The title was abandoned in 1984, before being revived by NWA Florida in 1997.
|NWA Florida Junior Heavyweight Championship|
|Promotion||Championship Wrestling from Florida (1981-1984)|
NWA Florida Major League Wrestling (1997-2002)
|Date established||March 5, 1942|
|Date retired||September 2012|
Florida Junior Heavyweight Championship[Note 2]
|No.||The overall championship reign|
|Reign||The reign number for the specific wrestler listed.|
|Event||The event in which the championship changed hands|
|N/A||The specific information is not known|
|—||Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign|
|(nlt)||Indicates that a title change took place "no later than" the date listed.[Note 3]|
|Indicates that there was a period where the lineage is undocumented due to the lack of written documentation|
|1||Babe Kasaboski||1||March 5, 1942||[Note 4]||Jacksonville, Florida||live event||Defeated Morris Shapiro by disqualification to become the first champion.|
|2||Bill Ludwig||1||September 4, 1944||[Note 4]||Tampa, Florida||live event||Defeated Billy Williams to win the championship|
|3||Jerry Brisco||1||May 1981 (nlt)||[Note 4]||N/A||live event||Defeated Hiro Matsuda in a tournament final to win the championship|
|—||Vacated||—||N/A||—||N/A||N/A||Championship vacated for undocumented reasons|
|4||Hector Guerrero||1||December 7, 1983||[Note 4]||Miami Beach, Florida||live event||Defeated Dennis Brown in a tournament final|||
|5||Mike Marcello||1||November 7, 1997||371||Gainesville, Florida||live event||Defeated Jet Jaguar and Pepe Prado in a three-way match to win the championship for NWA Florida Major League Wrestling|
|—||Vacated||—||November 13, 1998||—||N/A||N/A||Championship vacated after Marcello no-showed a championship match|
|6||Buck Quartermaine||1||November 13, 1998||631||Gainesville, Florida||live event||Defeated White Chocolate to win the vacant championship.|
|7||Pepe Prado||1||August 5, 2000||101||Tampa, Florida||live event|
|8||Lex Lovett||1||November 14, 2000||246||Tampa, Florida||live event|
|9||Jet Jaguar||1||July 18, 2001||192||Tampa, Florida||live event|
|10||Prince Justice[Note 5]||1||January 26, 2002||188||St. Petersburg, Florida||live event|
|11||Naphtali||1||August 2, 2002||152||St. Petersburg, Florida||live event|
|—||Vacated||—||January 1, 2003||—||N/A||N/A||Championship vacated when Naphtali was awarded the NWA Florida X Division Championship|
|12||Mr. Wrestling IV||1||January 25, 2003||112||Ocoee, Florida||live event||Defeated Donnie York to win the vacant championship|
|—||Vacated||—||May 17, 2003||—||N/A||N/A||Championship vacated after Mr. Wrestling IV failed to defend the championship|
|13||Talon||1||May 30, 2003||113||Ocoee, Florida||live event||Defeated Joe Woods|
|14||C.B. Kool||1||September 20, 2003||20||Ocoee, Florida||live event||Defeated Talon and Rouge in a three-way match|
|15||Kevin Rhodes||1||October 10, 2003||36||Parkersburg, West Virginia||NWA 55th Anniversary Show|
|16||Rouge||1||November 15, 2003||0||Ocoee, Florida||live event|
|17||C.B. Kool||2||November 15, 2003||28||Ocoee, Florida||live event|
|18||Kevin Rhodes||2||December 13, 2003||84||Ocoee, Florida||live event||Worked the match as Midnight Rider III, but unmasked afterward.|
|19||C.B. Kool||3||March 6, 2004||175||Ocoee, Florida||live event|
|20||Remix||1||August 28, 2004||154||Orlando, Florida||live event|
|21||Tommy Marr||1||January 29, 2005||252||N/A||live event|
|—||Vacated and inactive||—||October 8, 2005||—||N/A||N/A||Marr vacated the title after winning the NWA North American Heavyweight Championship|
|22||Chris Jones||1||October 2009||[Note 6]||N/A||live event||Jones defeated Prince Iaukea on March 7, 2009 to become the Pro Wrestling Fusion Heavyweight Champion, then recognized as the NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship in October 2009|
|23||Classic||1||October 23, 2009||722||Tampa Bay, Florida||live event|
|24||Bobby Fonta||1||October 15, 2011||270||Florida||live event|
|25||Justin Cage||1||July 11, 2012||52||Orlando, Florida||live event|
|—||Abandoned||—||September 2012||—||N/A||N/A||Championship Wrestling from Florida left the NWA and gave up the championship.|
- Not affiliated with the original CWF
- The championship predates the creation of the National Wrestling Alliance
- Documentation of the specific date of a title change is not found but documentation of the champion holding the title on that date/in that period.
- The length of the championship reign is too uncertain to calculate.
- This was not the character played by Abyss who is too heavy to be a Junior Heavyweight.
- The exact date the championship change took place is uncertain, which mean it lasted between 1 and 23 days.
- Duncan, Royal & Will, Gary (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
- Tanabe, Hisaharu (2003). "Florida Junior Heavyweight Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved June 4, 2007.
- Rose, Barry. "Event: Miami and Miami Beach on December 7th, 1983". CWF Archives. Retrieved June 4, 2007.