SCW Heavyweight Championship

The SCW Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling heavyweight championship in Southern Championship Wrestling (SCW). It remained active until November 20, 2004 when SCW was closed.

SCW Heavyweight Championship
Cueball Carmichael.jpg
Cueball Carmichael is a former SCW Heavyweight Champion.
Details
PromotionSouthern Championship Wrestling
Date establishedJanuary 7, 1995
Date retiredNovember 20, 2004

The inaugural champion was Boris Dragoff, who defeated Ricky Lee in a tournament final on January 7, 1995 to become the first SCW Heavyweight Champion. Otto Schwanz holds the record for most reigns, with five. At 497 days, C.W. Anderson's first and only reign is the longest in the title's history. Schwanz's fifth reign was the shortest in the history of the title as it was won on the promotions final show. Overall, there have been 30 reigns shared between 19 wrestlers, with nine vacancies, and 1 deactivation.

Title historyEdit

Key
# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event in which the title was won
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
N/A The information is not available or is unknown
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily

NamesEdit

Name Years
SCW Heavyweight Championship 1995 — 2004

ReignsEdit

# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Boris Dragoff 1 January 7, 1995 300 Creedmoor, North Carolina Live event Dragoff defeated Ricky Lee in a tournament final to become the first SCW Heavyweight Champion.
2 Chris Stephenson 1 November 3, 1995 386 Durham, North Carolina Live event
3 Gorgeous George III 1 November 23, 1996 N/A Butner, North Carolina Live event
Vacated March 1997 N/A N/A
4 Chris Stephenson 2 March 22, 1997 301 Creedmoor, North Carolina Live event Stephenson defeated Boris Dragoff to win the vacant championship. [1]
5 Jimmy Cicero 1 January 17, 1998 161 Butner, North Carolina Live event
Vacated June 27, 1998 Butner, North Carolina Live event The championship is vacated when Jimmy Cicero is stripped as champion after failing to appear for a scheduled title defence.
6 Boris Dragoff 2 June 27, 1998 84 Butner, North Carolina Live event Dragoff defeated Chris Stephenson and Otto Schwanz to win the vacant title.
7 James "Poison" Ivey 1 September 19, 1998 N/A Henderson, North Carolina Live event
Vacated November 21, 1998 Louisburg, North Carolina Live event The championship is vacated when James Ivey surrenders the title due to a back injury.
8 Cueball Carmichael 1 November 21, 1998 96 Louisburg, North Carolina Live event Carmichael defeated Big Slam to win the vacant title.
Vacated February 25, 1999 Raleigh, North Carolina Live event The championship is vacated when Cueball Carmichael is stripped as champion after failing to appear for a scheduled title defense.
9 Otto Schwanz 1 February 25, 1999 63 Raleigh, North Carolina Live event Schwanz defeated Venom to win the vacant title.
10 Shane Helms 1 April 29, 1999 44 Raleigh, North Carolina Live event [2]
Vacated June 12, 1999 Raleigh, North Carolina Live event The championship is vacated when Shane Helms is stripped as champion.
11 Otto Schwanz 2 June 24, 1999 0 Raleigh, North Carolina Live event Schwanz defeated Juice to win the vacant title.
12 Toad 1 June 24, 1999 63 Raleigh, North Carolina Live event
13 Otto Schwanz 3 August 26, 1999 N/A Raleigh, North Carolina Live event
Vacated 1999 N/A N/A The championship is vacated when Otto Schwanz leaves the promotion.
14 Toad 2 October 28, 1999 79 Raleigh, North Carolina Live event Toad won tournament to fill the vacant title
15 Chilly Willy 1 January 15, 2000 40 Butner, North Carolina Live event [3]
16 Scab 1 February 24, 2000 85 Raleigh, North Carolina Live event This was a three-way match involving Toad. [3]
17 Cham Pain 1 May 19, 2000 36 Raleigh, North Carolina Royal Pain (2000)
18 Scab 2 June 24, 2000 83 Morehead City, North Carolina Live event
19 Cham Pain 2 September 15, 2000 76 Sanford, North Carolina Live event
Held up October 30, 2000 Raleigh, North Carolina Maul-O-Ween (2000) The championship is held up following a match between Cham Pain and William Wealth in which both men scored a double pin. SCW Commissioner James Thurston initially ruled that the title would be decided in a best 2-out-of-3 falls match between the two, however, the title remained inactive for several weeks until newly appointed commissioner BC announced a winner
20 William Wealth 1 November 30, 2000 0 Raleigh, North Carolina Live event Wealth was awarded the held up title.
21 Scab 3 November 30, 2000 51 Raleigh, North Carolina Live event [4]
22 Cham Pain 3 January 20, 2001 68 Butner, North Carolina Over the Top (2001) This was a three-way match involving Frank Parker. [5]
23 Frank Parker 1 March 29, 2001 154 Raleigh, North Carolina Downtown Destruction (2001) This was a tag team match in which Kross pinned Frank Parker [6]
24 Kross 1 August 30, 2001 80 Raleigh, North Carolina Cruel Intentions (2001)
25 Major DeBeers 1 November 18, 2001 0 Carrboro, North Carolina SCW 7th Anniversary Show (2001) This was DeBeers' retirement match.
Vacated November 18, 2001 Carrboro, North Carolina SCW 7th Anniversary Show (2001) The championship is vacated when Major DeBeers retires.
26 Otto Schwanz 4 January 31, 2002 N/A Raleigh, North Carolina Live event Schwanz defeated Kross a tournament final to win the vacant title.
Vacated June 2002 N/A N/A The championship is vacated when Otto Schwanz surrenders the title.
27 Jimmy Cicero 2 June 27, 2002 149 Raleigh, North Carolina Fan Inferno (2002) Cicero defeated Cham Pain in a tournament final to win vacant title.
28 Dewey Cheatum 1 November 23, 2002 N/A Louisburg, North Carolina SCW 8th Anniversary Show (2002) This was an elimination tag team match. Cheatum pinned Brian Perry, who was substituting for Jimmy Cicero, to win the title.
Vacated 2003 N/A N/A The championship is vacated when Dewey Cheatum is stripped as champion after failing to appear for a scheduled title defense.
29 C.W. Anderson 1 July 12, 2003 497 Burlington, North Carolina Heatwave (2003) Anderson defeated Otto Schwanz to win the vacant title.
30 Otto Schwanz 5 November 20, 2004 0 Durham, North Carolina Blowout Bash (2004)
Deactivated November 20, 2004 N/A N/A SCW closed on November 20, 2004 and Schwanz was the final champion in SCW as a company.

List of combined reignsEdit

 
C.W. Anderson, who was the longest-reigning SCW Heavyweight Champion
<1 Indicates that the reign lasted less than one day.
Rank[N 1] Wrestler # of reigns Combined days
1 Chris Stephenson 2 687
2 C.W. Anderson 1 497
3 Boris Dragoff 2 384
4 Jimmy Cicero 2 310
5 Scab 3 219
6 Cham Pain 3 180
7 Frank Parker 1 154
8 Toad 2 142
9 Cueball Carmichael 1 96
10 Kross 1 80
11 Otto Schwanz 5 63+
12 Shane Helms 1 44
13 Chilly Willy 1 40
14 Major DeBeers 1 <1
15 William Wealth 1 <1

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Each reign is ranked highest to lowest; reigns with the same number mean that they are tied for that certain rank.

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "Current Champions". Southern Championship Wrestling. Archived from the original on October 18, 2004. Retrieved 2010-01-06.
  • Benaka, Matt; Westcott, Brian. "SCW Heavyweight Title History". Wrestling Title Histories by Gary Will and Royal Duncan. Solie.org. Retrieved 2010-01-06.
  • Gary Will and Royal Duncan (2000). "(Carolinas) SCW Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
Specific
  1. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "SCW (22.03.1997)". Event. Cagematch.de. Retrieved November 22, 2011.
  2. ^ Maryland Championship Wrestling (2011). "The Hurricane". Special Guests. MarylandWrestling.com. Retrieved November 22, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "SCW Results". Show Results. SCW Asylum. 2000. Retrieved November 22, 2011.
  4. ^ Scab (2001). "Honors". Scab's Bio. MonarchyofAnarchy.com. Retrieved November 22, 2011.
  5. ^ Stutts, Brad (June 23, 2001). "The Cham Pain Interview". Interview Archives. Hardcore Fan Club. Retrieved November 22, 2011.
  6. ^ Stutts, Brad (2001). "SCW Downtown Destruction 2001". Brad's Rants. Hardcore Fan Club. Retrieved November 22, 2011.

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