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May 1957--December 7, 1987

From Wrestling Title Histories
by Royal Duncan and Gary Will

1.Buddy Rogers

[records unclear]

2.Mighty Atlas

3.Tor Yamata
04/24/58-Chattanooga, TN

[records unclear]

4.Len Rossi

[records unclear]

5.Tony Charles

[records unclear]

6.Don Kent

7.Jackie Fargo
01/04/75-Chattanooga, TN

8.Don Kent [2]

9.Luke Graham
02/05/75-Nashville, TN

10.Don Kent [3]

11.Luke Graham [2]
05/07/75-Nashville, TN

[records unclear]

12.Harley Race

13.Magnificent Zulu

14.Harley Race [2]
09/09/75-Memphis, TN

[records unclear]

15.Jackie Fargo [2]

[records unclear]

16.Dick Steinborn

[records unclear]

17.Roger Kirby

18.Bob Armstrong
08/14/76-Chattanooga, TN

19.Big Bad John

21.Bob Armstrong
09/25/76-Chattanooga, TN

22.Roger Kirby

23.Tommy Rich

24.Russian Stomper

25.Ken Lucas
02/13/77-Chattanooga, TN

26.The Executioner
04/15/77-Huntsville, AL

27.Jackie Fargo [2]
05/28/77-Chattanooga, TN
Vacant in 77 when Fargo injured.

28.Lanny Poffo
10/09/77-Chattanooga, TN
Defeats Dennis Hall in tournament final.

29.Don Kent [4]
12/10/77-Chattanooga, TN

30.Randy Savage
01/03/78 Birmingham, AL

31.Dutch Mantell
03/26/78-Chattanooga, TN

32.Don Garfield (Don Fargo)
05/21/78-Chattanooga, TN

33.Dutch Mantell [2]
05/28/78-Chattanooga, TN

34.Whipper Watson Jr.
07/12/78-Nashville, TN

35.Dutch Mantell [3]
07/22/78-Chattanooga, TN

36.Blue Yankee
08/12/78-Chattanooga, TN

Title Held Up
Tournament ordered after a controversial match against Dutch Mantell.

37.Mexican Angel
09/20/78-Nashville, TN
Wins 13-man tournament.

38.Dutch Mantell [4]
11/11/78-Nashville, TN

39.Randy Savage [2]
11/11/78-Nashville, TN

41.Bobby Eaton

42.Chris Colt
04/29/79-Nashville, TN

43.Ron Garfield
05/23/79-Nashville, TN

44.Dennis Condrey
06/02/79-Chattanooga, TN
Defeats Gorgeous George Jr..

45.Dutch Mantell [5]
10/20/79-Chattanooga, TN

46.Bobby Eaton [2]
10/24/79-Nashville, TN

47.Chris Colt [2]
11/25/79-Nashville, TN

48.Bobby Eaton [3]

49.Gorgeous George Jr.
02/17/80-Chattanooga, TN

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50.Bobby Eaton [4]

51.Tojo Yamamoto

52.Steve Travis

53.Roger Mason (Roger Smith)
04/05/80-Chattanooga, TN

54.Rocky Johnson
05/10/80-Chattanooga, TN

55.Great Togo

56.Robert Gibson
06/25/80-Nashville, TN

57.Bobby Eaton [4]
07/23/80-Nashville, TN
[records unclear]

58.Tojo Yamamoto [2]
09/27/80-Chattanooga, TN
Defeats Great Mephisto.

59.Bobby Eaton [5]

[records unclear]

Title Abandoned when Jerry Jarrett takes over the Nashville territory from Nick Gulas in 1980
Title is revived by Jarrett a year later

[records unclear]

60.Steve Keirn

61.Bugsy McGraw

62.Steve Keirn [2]

63.Dutch Mantell [6]

64.Dream Machine

65.Dutch Mantell [7]

66.Bobby Eaton [5]

67.King Cobra
06/07/82-Memphis, TN

68.Dutch Mantell [8]
07/05/82-Memphis, TN

69.Bobby Eaton [6]

70.Bill Dundee

71.Dutch Mantell [9]
09/06/82-Memphis, TN

[records unclear]

72.Jacques Rougeau Jr.
01/02/82-Memphis, TN
Defeats Sabu.

73.Bobby Eaton [7]
01/10/83-Memphis, TN
Vacant in 83/01.

74.Bobby Eaton [8]
02/14/83-Memphis, TN
Defeats Sweet Brown Sugar in tournament final.

75.Sweet Brown Sugar (Koko Ware)
02/25/83-Tupelo, MS

76.Bobby Eaton [9]
02/28/83-Memphis, TN
Loser-leaves-town match; Sugar reappears as Stagger Lee.

77.Stagger Lee (Koko Ware) [2]
03/07/83-Memphis, TN

78.Frankie Laine
07/04/83-Memphis, TN

79.Dutch Mantell [10]
07/18/83-Memphis, TN

80.Buddy Landell
08/15/83-Memphis, TN

81.Stagger Lee/Koko Ware [3]
08/22/83-Memphis, TN
Removes mask before the match.

82.Buddy Landell [2]
09/10/83-Memphis, TN

83.Terry Taylor
12/01/83 Lexington, KY

84.Randy Savage [3]
12/26/83-Memphis, TN

85.Jerry Lawler
04/12-Lexington, KY

Title Vacant

86.Jacques Rougeau Jr. [2]
11/19/84-Memphis, TN

87.Korstia Korchenko

88.Mike Sharpe

89.Jimmy Valiant
03/11/85-Memphis, TN
Vacant in 85.

90.Rick Link

91.Jerry Lawler [2]
07/15/85-Memphis, TN
Title Vacant
Lawler wins Southern title

92.Koko Ware [4]
08/12/85-Memphis, TN
Defeats Bota the Witch Doctor in 14-man tournament final.

93.Bota the Witch Doctor

94.Koko Ware [5]

95.Harley Race
10/07/85-Memphis, TN

96.Tom Branch
11/85-Kansas City, MO

97.Koko Ware [6]
11/16/85-Memphis, TN

99.Buddy Landell [3]
01/21/86-Louisville, KY

100.Dirty Rhodes (Roger Smith)
02/02/86-Memphis, TN

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101.Buddy Landell [4]
02/18/86-Memphis, TN

102.Dutch Mantell [11]
04/07/86-Memphis, TN

103.Rip Rogers
05/19/86-Memphis, TN

104.Dutch Mantell [12]
06/16/86-Memphis, TN
Vacant in 86/07 whem Mantell leaves the area.

105.Tarcy Smothers
08/11/86-Memphis, TN
Defeats Basher in tournament final.

106.Boy Tony (Tony Falk)
10/07/86-Memphis, TN

107.Tracy Smothers [2]
10/20/86-Memphis, TN

108.Big Bubba (Fred Ottman)
10/27/86-Memphis, TN
Bubba already holds International title and vacates Mid-American title in Novemver 1986

11/86/87-Jackson, TN
Defeats Paul Diamond in tournament final

Title Vacant
Kabuki leaves the area.

109.Moondog Spot
Billed as champions on arrival.

110.Jeff Jarrett
05/11/87-Memphis, TN

111.Moondog Spot [2]
05/23/87-Memphis, TN

112.Jeff Jarrett [2]
06/01/87-Memphis, TN

113.Moondog Spot [3]
06/08/87-Memphis, TN

114.Jeff Jarrett [3]
06/22/87-Memphis, TN

115.Carl Fergie
09/07/87-Memphis, TN

116.Jeff Jarrett [4]
09/14/87-Memphis, TN

117.Jimmy Jack Funk (Jesse Barr)
11/02/87-Memphis, TN

118.Jeff Jarrett [5]
11/09/87-Memphis, TN

Unified with CWA Heavyweight Title on December 7, 1987 in Memphis, TN

Title is revived by NWA Nashville but left vacant

119.Kory Williams
03/24/2001-Nashville, TN
Williams defeated Doug Gilbert is a match with contract stipulations stating that Williams would leave NWA Nashville if he lost, but would be crowned as Mid-Amareica Champ if he won.

Title Vacant
Kory Williams left the promotion

120."Sexy" Rex Sexton
12/25/2002-Columbia, TN
Won battle royal, eliminating Mikey Woods, to win vacant title.

121.Mike Woods
03/22/2003-Columbia, TN
Defeated Rex Sexton for title.

122.Kory Williams [2]
06/20/2003-Nashville, TN

123.Mike Woods [2]
09/13/2003-Columbia, TN

11/08/2003-Columbia, TN

125.Tommy Capone
04/03/2004-Columbia, TN

126.Mike Woods [3]
05/03/2004-Columbia, TN

127.Buzz Dupp
07/17/2004-Columbia, TN
Defeated Mike Woods by forfeit.

128.Mike Woods [4]

129.L.A. Player
01/08/2005-Columbia, TN

130.Mike Woods [5]

Title Vacant

131.JT Quest
04/01/2006-Columbia, TN
Defeated Jason Cain for vacant title

132.Larry Cooter

133.J.T. Quest
05/20/006-Columbia TN

134.Steve O
07/22/2006-Columbia, TN

135.J.T. Quest [2]
11/04/2006-Columbia, TN

[Records unclear]

136.Johnny Swinger
04/13/2007-Columbia, TN
Defeated Lee Condry

137.Lee Condry
04/14/2007-Columbia, TN

Title Vacant
05/26/2007-Columbia, TN
Condry vacated the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Title after losing by DQ to Robbie Ruffin and throwing the belt at Ruffin's feet.

138.Steve O [2]
11/22/2007-Pulaski, TN
Won vacant title in a last man standing match

139.Shawn Schultz
03/04/2008-Nashville, TN

140.Adam Armor
06/03/2008-Nashville, TN

141.Marc Anthony
06/03/2008-Nashville, TN

Title Vacant
Marc Anthony stripped of the title by Mike Porter, NWA Main Event promoter.

142.Ali Stevens
07/22/2008-Nashville, TN

143.Jeff Daniels
09/15/2008-Nashville, TN

144.Scott Hayes
11/27/2008-Nashville, TN
(Nick Gulas Sports Arena, Nashville Fairgrounds)

[Record Unclear]

145.Steve O [3]
after 07/04/2009

146.Shawn Schultz [2]
09/03/2009-Nashville, TN

147.Will Owens
11/05/2010-Nashville, TN

148.Chad Hyatt
02/25/2010-Nashville, TN

149.Orion Bishop
03/11/2010-Nashville, TN

150.Will Owens [2]

151.Nick Iggy
12/22/2011-Nashville, TN

Title Vacant
05/27/2012-Lebanon, TN
Match against Kevin Kardashian with a double pinfall.

152.Shawn Shultz
10/17/2015-Versailles, IN
Defeatsed Eric Draven in tournament final.

153.Johnny Justice
01/29/2016-Seymour, IN

154.Dino Stephanopolis
03/12/2016-Madison, IN

155.Johnny Justice [2]
03/19/2016-Madison, IN

156.Nic Noble
04/09/2016-Madison, IN

157.Johnny Justice [3]
04/22/2016-Hanover, IN

158.Eric Draven
04/23/2016-Hanover, IN

159.Johnny Justice [4]
2016/04/30 Hanover, IN

160.Eric Draven [2]
05/06/2016-Madison, IN Wins 4-way match.

161.Johnny Justice [5]
05/21/2016-Madison, IN

162.Eric Draven [3]
06/10/2016-Hanover, IN

164.Johnny Justice [6]
06/25/2016-Madison, IN

160.Eric Draven [4]
07/09/2016-Madison, IN

161.Johnny Justice [7]
09/10/2016-Madison, IN

162.Eric Draven [5]
09/16/2016-Madison, IN

163.Johnny Justice [8]
09/17/2016-Seymour, IN

164.Josh Lewis
09/24/2016-Madison, IN

165.Nic Noble [2]
11/05/2016-Madison, IN

166.Johnny Justice [9]
02/10/2017-Seymour, IN

167.Nic Noble [3]
01/28/2017-Madison, IN

167.Johnny Justice [10]
02/10/2017-Seymour, IN

168.Eric Draven [6]
02/24/2017-Indianapolis, IN
Defeated Justice and Josh Lewis in 3-way match.

169.Van Martigan
03/18/2017-Madison, IN

170.Eric Draven [7]
03/25/2017-Madison, IN

171.Johnny Justice [11]
03/31/2017-Brownstown, IN

172.Roger Malcolm
04/08/2017-Madison, IN

173.Leon Elliot
07/14/2017-Madison, IN

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