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NWAA AMERICAN TITLE HISTORY

February 1979--May 1980

Compiled by David Creahin

[Records unclear]

1.Dewayne Peal
12/1967<
Title known as the "Southern Junior Heavyweight / Southeastern States Heavyweight Championship"?

Title Vacant?
12/14/1967-Hayti, MO
The title was possibly held up when officials ruled that Peale had illegally used the ring ropes for leverage in order to pin Phil Rogers.A rematch was ordered for 12/21/1967 with Al Galento as referee.

[Records unclear]

Title becomes the Southeastern Missouri Championship?

2.Phil Rogers or Jerry Dean?
02/01/1968<

[Records unclear]

Title becomes known as the N.W.A.Southeastern Heavyweight
Championship?

3.Jimmy Hyde or Jerry Dean?
03/06/1969<

[Records unclear]

Title becomes known as the Southeastern States Heavyweight Championship?

4.Jerry Dean
10/1969<

Title Vacant
10/25/1969-Malden, MO (Malden Arena)
The title is held up as result of a double-disqualification when Dean and Rick Neal used foreign objects in the ring.A rematch was ordered by Commissioner Tom Freeman to be held on 11/01/1969.

5.Rick Neal
11/01/1969-Malden, MO (Malden Arena)
This was a Best 2-out-of-3 Falls match

[Records unclear]

Title Vacant
03/1973

6.Unclear
03/24/1973-Malden, MO (Malden Arena)
Jack O'Guin and Ronnie Rickets were the last two men left in an 8-man elimination match also including Greg Parlor, Tarzan Tyler, The Big Ox, Bo Taylor, Tuffy Taylor and Babe Taylor.O'Guin and Rickets wrestled each other in a singles match the following week.

[Records unclear]

7.Jack O'Guin
04/05/1973<

8.Ronnie Rickets
04/14/1973-Malden, MO (Malden Arena)
This was a Russian Chain match

[Records unclear]

9.Jake Dalton or Buddy Chandler?
05/03/1973<

10.Buddy Chandler
05/10/1973<

[Records unclear]

11.Ronnie Rickets [2]
05/31/1973<

[Records unclear]

12.Ronnie Rickets [3]
11/1973<

13.Bobby Guy
11/24/1973-Malden, MO (Malden Arena)
This was a Best 2-out-of-3 Falls Stretcher match

[Records unclear]

14.Bobby Guy [2]
03/28/1974<

[Records unclear]

15.Bobby Guy [3]
10/17/1974<

[Records unclear]

16.Bobby Guy [4]
01/02/1975<

[Records unclear]

17.Bobby Guy [4]
10/16/1975<

[Records unclear]

18.Freddie Neal
11/27/1975<

19.Harold Murray
12/13/1975-Malden, MO (Malden Arena)

20.Freddie Neal [2]
01/01/1976-Malden, MO (Malden Arena)
This was a Best 2-out-of-3 Falls match

21.Harold Murray [2]
01/03/1976-Malden, MO

22.Freddie Neal [3]
01/03/1976-Malden, MO (Malden Arena)
While Murray posed in the ring with the belt, Neal was granted five extra minutes by promoter Henry Rogers

[Records unclear]

23.Kenny Shane
09/1976<

24.Freddie Neal [4]
09/25/1976-Malden, MO (Malden Arena)
This was a Best 2-out-of-3 Falls match

[Records unclear]

25.Freddie Neal [5]
02/1977<

26.The Great Bolo
02/12/1977-Malden, MO (Malden Arena)
This was a Best 2-out-of-3 Falls match.According to the pre-match stipulations, Bolo would have had his beard shaved if he failed to win the belt

[Records unclear]

27.Freddie Neal [6]
05/19/1977<

28.The Great Bolo
06/02/1977<

[Records unclear]

29.Troy Graham or Freddie Neal
08/11/1977<

[Records unclear]

30.Freddie Neal [7]
12/1977<

31.The Great Bolo [2]
12/24/1977-Malden, MO (Malden Arena)

Title Vacant
02/25/1978-Malden, MO (Malden Arena)
Bolo was stripped of the championship after failing to appear for a scheduled title defense against Dr.Jerry Watson

32.Cry Baby Edwards
04/01/1978-Malden, MO (Malden Arena)
Won a 9-man battle royal also involving Dr.Jerry Watson, Bo Taylor, Jimmy Hyde, Koko Kid, Black Panther, Black Demon, Doug Grave, and Billy Brock.Miss Pepper Lee was the special referee.

33.The Koko Kid
04/08/1978-Malden, MO (Malden Arena)

[Records unclear]

34.Doug Graue or Don Davis
09/16/1978<

[Records unclear]

35.Freddie Neal or Don Davis
09/21/1978<

[Records unclear]

36.Ronnie Ricketts or Jimmy Hyde
10/28/1978<

[Records unclear]

37.Don Davis
02/1979

[Records unclear]

38.Black Panther {Jimmy Lee Mack?}
03/10/1979-Malden, MO

[Records unclear]

39.Don Davis [2]
1979

40.Johnny Diamond
07/07/1979-Malden, MO (Malden Arena)

41.Kenny Singleton
07/21/1979-Malden, MO (Malden Arena)

42.Jimmy Huddleston
1979

43.Harold Murray [3]
09/1979-Malden, MO

44.Kenny Singleton [2]
05/08/1980<

[Records unclear]

45.Johnny Diamond or Jerry Howard
06/05/1980<

[Records unclear]

46.Bad Cat or Freddie Neal
08/14/1980<

[Records unclear]

47.Black Panther [2]
01/1981<

48.Kenny Shane [2]
01/10/1981-Malden, MO (Malden Arena)
This was a Best 2-out-of-3 Falls match

[Records unclear]

49.Black Panther [3]
03/05/1981<

[Records unclear]

Becomes the NWAA Midwest Heavyweight Championship?

50.Kenny Shane [3]
04/30/1981<

[Records unclear]

Becomes the IWA Heavyweight Championship?

51.Dr.Jerry Watson
01/07/1982<

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