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Mid South Louisiana Heavyweight Championship

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Date retired  1983 & 2000
First champion(s)  Bobby Fields
Promotion  Mid-South Wrestling Association NWA Deep South Louisiana Elite Championship Wrestling
Date established  October 16, 1964 (Re-established in 2011)
Most reigns  Bobby Fields (7 reigns)
Longest reign  Vordell Walker (371 days)

The Mid-South Louisiana Heavyweight Championship was a secondary professional wrestling championship that was used and defended from 1964 though 1983. Initially, the championship originated in the NWA affiliated Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling. During this time, it was referred to as the NWA Gulf Coast Louisiana Heavyweight Championship until 1972. Beginning in '72, the title was used in the NWA affiliated NWA Tri-State then was called the NWA Tri-State Louisiana Heavyweight Championship from 1972 until 1979. In 1979, however, wrestler and promoter "Cowboy" Bill Watts purchased the Tri-State territory and renamed it Mid-South Wrestling Association. Although Watts kept close ties with the NWA for purpose of having access to wrestling talent, he withdrew Mid-South from the NWA and, as a result, renamed all of the promotion's championships accordingly.

Title History

Silver areas in the history indicate periods of unknown lineage.


Mid-South Louisiana Heavyweight Championship Wikipedia

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