NWA Florida Women's Championship


The NWA Florida Women's Championship was a women's professional wrestling title in Championship Wrestling from Florida, which lasted originally from 1951 to at least 1971.[1][2]

NWA Florida Women's Championship
The championship belt
Details
PromotionChampionship Wrestling from Florida
Date establishedOctober 15, 1951
Date retiredAfter October 3, 1975

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 Mae Young October 15, 1951 CWF Show Tampa, FL 1 [Note 1] Young defeated Cora Combs to become the inaugural champion.
Vacated 1952 The championship was vacated for undocumented reasons.
2 Ann LaVerne March 10, 1952 CWF Show Tampa, FL 1 [Note 2] LaVerne defeated Betty Hawkins to win the vacant championship.
3 Betty Hawkins July 1952 CWF Show Tampa, FL 1 [Note 3]
4 Mars Bennett February 9, 1953 CWF Show Tampa, FL 1 21
5 Gloria Barattini March 2, 1953 CWF Show Tampa, FL 1 210 Barattini last eliminated Mars Bennett in a six-woman battle royal.
6 Betty Hawkins September 28, 1953 CWF Show Tampa, FL 2 14
7 Dot Dotson October 12, 1953 CWF Show Tampa, FL 1 35
8 Betty Hawkins November 16, 1953 CWF Show Tampa, FL 3 [Note 1]
Vacated 1955 Championship vacated when Betty Hawkins does not defend the title for over six months.
9 Gloria Barattini March 7, 1955 CWF Show Tampa, FL 2 [Note 1] Barattini defeated Mae Young to win the vacant championship; still billed as champion on October 15, 1956
Championship history is unrecorded from March 7, 1955 to March 29, 1957.
10 Judy Glover March 29, 1957 (NLT) CWF Show N/A 1 [Note 1] Glover still billed as champion on April 25, 1957.
Championship history is unrecorded from March 29, 1957 to November 15, 1960.
11 Bonnie Watson November 15, 1960 CWF Show Lake Worth Beach, FL 1 [Note 1] Watson defeated Ella Waldek to win the NWA Southern Women's Championship and is also recognized as Florida champion; still champion billed as on December 6, 1960.
Championship history is unrecorded from November 15, 1960 to October 26, 1960.
12 Ella Waldek October 26, 1961 (NLT) CWF Show N/A 1 [Note 1] Waldek listed as champion on February 6, 1962 and January 28, 1964; billed as the world champion on February 16, 1964 until at least March 11, 1964.
Championship history is unrecorded from October 26, 1961 to June 1969.
13 Sherri Lee June 1969[Note 4] CWF Show N/A 1 [Note 5] Lee may have defeated Barbara Galento to win the championship
14 Ella Waldek October 6, 1970 CWF Show Tampa, FL 2 256
15 Bonnie Watson June 19, 1971 CWF Show St. Petersburg, FL 2 1,529
16 Early Dawn August 26, 1975 CWF Show Fort Myers, FL 1 7
17 Bonnie Watson September 2, 1975 CWF Show Fort Myers, FL 3 [Note 1]
Deactivated October 3, 1975 Last time Bonnie Watson was listed as champion.

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g The legth of the championship reign is too unertain to calculate.
  2. ^ The date the championship was won is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 113 and 142 days.
  3. ^ The exact date that Hawkins won the championship is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 194 and 223 days.
  4. ^ Possibly June 25 in Miami, Florida.
  5. ^ The date the championship was won is uncertain, which means it lasted between 463 and 492 days.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories, 4th Edition. Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  2. ^ "N.W.A. Florida Women's Title". Puroresu Dojo. Retrieved May 13, 2008.

See alsoEdit