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NWA Macon Heavyweight Championship

The NWA Macon Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling regional championship in Georgia Championship Wrestling (GCW). It was a secondary title, complementing the NWA Macon Tag Team Championship, and defended almost exclusively at the Macon City Auditorium and Macon Coliseum throughout the 1970s.[1]

NWA Macon Heavyweight Championship
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Details
PromotionGeorgia Championship Wrestling
Date establishedAugust 14, 1973
Date retired1979

The Macon titles were one of two sets of GCW's citywide championships, along with the NWA Columbus Heavyweight Championship and NWA Columbus Tag Team Championship, and one of a select few city championships recognized by the National Wrestling Alliance. The final champion was "Wildfire" Tommy Rich before the title was eventually abandoned after 1979.

There have been a total of 13 recognized champions who have had a combined 22 official reigns, with Mr. Wrestling II holding the most at four. The longest reigning champion was "Dirty" Dick Slater, who held the title for 285 days. The shortest reigning champion was "Bullet" Bob Armstrong, whose first reign lasted only nine days.

Contents

KeyEdit

Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won
N/A The specific information is not known
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
(n) Indicates that a title change took place "no later than" the date listed.[Note 1]
  Indicates that there was a period where the lineage is undocumented due to the lack of written documentation

Title historyEdit

No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Buddy Colt 1 August 14, 1973 35 Macon, GA Live event Won title in a one-night 16-man championship tournament. [2][3]
2 Bob Armstrong 1 September 18, 1973 147 Macon, GA Live event [4]
3 Bobby Duncum 1 February 12, 1974 35 Macon, GA Live event [5][6]
4 Bob Armstrong 2 March 19, 1974 42 Macon, GA Live event [5]
5 Bobby Duncum 2 April 30, 1974 14 Macon, GA Live event [6][7]
6 Mr. Wrestling II 1 May 14, 1974 [Note 2] Macon, GA Live event [7]
Vacated 1975 N/A N/A Championship vacated for unknown reasons.  
7 Toru Tanaka 1 March 18, 1975 84 Macon, GA Live event Defeated Danny Little Bear in a tournament final. [8]
8 Bob Armstrong 3 June 10, 1975 9 Macon, GA Live event [9]
9 Dick Slater 1 June 19, 1975 285 Macon, GA Live event [9]
10 Stan Stasiak 1 March 30, 1976 28 Macon, GA Live event [10]
11 Mr. Wrestling II 2 April 27, 1976 [Note 3] Macon, GA Live event [11]
                 
12 James Dillon 1 March, 1977 (n) N/A Macon, GA Live event [12]
13 Mr. Wrestling II 3 March 29, 1977 42 Macon, GA Live event [13]
14 Ole Anderson 1 May 10, 1977 245 Macon, GA Live event [14]
15 Dick Slater 2 January 10, 1978 [Note 4] Macon, GA Live event [15]
Vacated March 1978 N/A N/A Championship vacated for unknown reasons.  
16 Tommy Rich 1 March 14, 1978 42 Macon, GA Live event Defeated Stan Hansen in a tournament final. [16]
17 Abdullah the Butcher 1 April 25, 1978 28 Macon, GA Live event [16]
18 Mr. Wrestling II 4 May 23, 1978 140 Macon, GA Live event [16]
19 Angelo Mosca 1 October 10, 1978 112 Macon, GA Live event [17][18]
20 Wahoo McDaniel 1 January 30, 1979 [Note 5] Macon, GA Live event [19]
Vacated September 1979 N/A N/A Championship vacated for unknown reasons.  
21 Killer Karl Kox 1 September 25, 1979 12 Macon, GA Live event Defeated Tommy Rich in a tournament final. [20]
22 Tommy Rich 2 October 7, 1979 50 Macon, GA Live event   [21][22]
Deactivated 1979 N/A Championship is vacated for unknown reasons and subsequently abandoned in favor of the NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship.

List of top combined reignsEdit

¤ The exact length of several title reigns are uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used.
List of combined reigns
Rank Champion No. of reigns Combined days
1 Dick Slater 2 285¤
2 Ole Anderson 1 245
3 Bob Armstrong 3 198
4 Mr. Wrestling II 4 182¤
5 Angelo Mosca 1 112
5 Tommy Rich 2 92
6 Toru Tanaka 1 84
7 Bobby Duncum 2 49
8 Stan Stasiak 1 38
9 Buddy Colt 1 35
10 Abdullah the Butcher 1 28
11 Killer Karl Kox 1 12
12 James Dillon 1 N/A
13 Wahoo McDaniel 1 N/A

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ The exact date on which the title was vacated is not known, which means their title reign lasted between 1 and 307 days.
  3. ^ The exact date on which the title was lost is not known, which means their title reign lasted between 266 and 307 days.
  4. ^ The exact date on which the title was vacated is not known, which means their title reign lasted between 50 and 80 days.
  5. ^ The exact date on which the title was vacated is not known, which means their title reign lasted between 214 and 243 days.

ReferencesEdit

General

  • Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "United States: Georgia". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 145. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  • "Macon Heavyweight Title (Georgia)". Wrestling-Titles.com. Puroresu Dojo. 2003.
  • Miller, Blake (2004). "Regional Territories: GCW". KayfabeMemories.com.

Specific

  1. ^ Avery, Fred Jr. (2004). "Regional Territories: GCW #17". KayfabeMemories.com.
  2. ^ Tate, Rich and Larry Goodman (ed.). "CARDS & RESULTS: 1970-79 (August 1973)". GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com. Georgia Wrestling History: Cards & Results. Archived from the original on February 27, 2012.
  3. ^ Hoops, Brian (August 14, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (August 14): CM Punk beats John Cena to unify WWE title and then loses it, Hulk Hogan "retires" Kevin Nash". F4Wonline.com. Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Weekly.
  4. ^ Tate, Rich and Larry Goodman (ed.). "CARDS & RESULTS: 1970-79 (September 1973)". GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com. Georgia Wrestling History: Cards & Results. Archived from the original on February 27, 2012.
  5. ^ a b Tate, Rich and Larry Goodman (ed.). "CARDS & RESULTS: 1970-79 (January-March 1974)". GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com. Georgia Wrestling History: Cards & Results. Archived from the original on February 5, 2012.
  6. ^ a b Schwarz, H.K. (2013). "Bobby Duncum Sr. Biography". Professional Wrestling Historical Society.
  7. ^ a b Tate, Rich and Larry Goodman (ed.). "CARDS & RESULTS: 1970-79 (April-June 1974)". GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com. Georgia Wrestling History: Cards & Results. Archived from the original on February 16, 2012.
  8. ^ Tate, Rich and Larry Goodman (ed.). "CARDS & RESULTS: 1970-79 (January-March 1975)". GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com. Georgia Wrestling History: Cards & Results. Archived from the original on February 5, 2012.
  9. ^ a b Tate, Rich and Larry Goodman (ed.). "CARDS & RESULTS: 1970-79 (April-June 1975)". GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com. Georgia Wrestling History: Cards & Results. Archived from the original on February 27, 2012.
  10. ^ Tate, Rich and Larry Goodman (ed.). "CARDS & RESULTS: 1970-79 (January-March 1976)". GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com. Georgia Wrestling History: Cards & Results. Archived from the original on February 5, 2012.
  11. ^ Martinez, Ryan (April 27, 2008). "THIS DAY IN HISTORY: D-GENERATION X INVADES WCW MONDAY NITRO, BACKLASH, FATHER AND SON TAG CHAMPS AND MORE". PWInsider.com.
  12. ^ Marston, James (June 26, 2013). "Five Questions With ... J.J. Dillon". AcrossThePondWrestling.co.uk.
  13. ^ Martinez, Ryan (March 29, 2009). "THIS DAY IN HISTORY: WWWF BECOMES WWF, WRESTLEMANIAS III AND XIV, BENJAMIN DEFEATS THE GAME AND MORE". PWInsider.com.
  14. ^ Tate, Rich and Larry Goodman (ed.). "CARDS & RESULTS: 1970-79 (April-June 1977)". GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com. Georgia Wrestling History: Cards & Results. Archived from the original on August 29, 2008.
  15. ^ Tate, Rich and Larry Goodman (ed.). "CARDS & RESULTS: 1970-79 (January-March 1978)". GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com. Georgia Wrestling History: Cards & Results. Archived from the original on August 29, 2008.
  16. ^ a b c Tate, Rich and Larry Goodman (ed.). "CARDS & RESULTS: 1970-79 (April-June 1978)". GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com. Georgia Wrestling History: Cards & Results. Archived from the original on February 17, 2012.
  17. ^ Tate, Rich and Larry Goodman (ed.). "CARDS & RESULTS: 1970-79 (October-December 1978)". GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com. Georgia Wrestling History: Cards & Results. Archived from the original on February 17, 2012.
  18. ^ Hoops, Brian (October 10, 2016). "On this date in pro wrestling history (10/10): Steamboat wins Mid Atlantic Title, Hardy wins vacant TNA Title". F4Wonline.com. Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Weekly.
  19. ^ Tate, Rich and Larry Goodman (ed.). "CARDS & RESULTS: 1970-79 (January-March 1979)". GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com. Georgia Wrestling History: Cards & Results. Archived from the original on February 5, 2012.
  20. ^ Tate, Rich and Larry Goodman (ed.). "CARDS & RESULTS: 1970-79 (July-September 1979)". GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com. Georgia Wrestling History: Cards & Results. Archived from the original on September 29, 2013.
  21. ^ Tate, Rich and Larry Goodman (ed.). "CARDS & RESULTS: 1970-79 (October-December 1979)". GeorgiaWrestlingHistory.com. Georgia Wrestling History: Cards & Results. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013.
  22. ^ Hoops, Brian (October 7, 2015). "On this date in pro wrestling history 10-7: Rich wins Macon title, HHH and Orton trade title wins". F4Wonline.com. Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Weekly.

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