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NWA Mississippi Heavyweight Title

[Gulf Coast]

Bobby Fields 1958/07/10Hattiesburg, MS
Defeats Great Malenko in tournament final; help up after a match against Mario Galento on 58/08/05 in Laurel, MS.
Great Malenko 1958/08/14 Hattiesburg, MS
Defeats Buddy Fuller.
Mario Galento 1958/08/28 Hattiesburg, MS
Tom Drake 1958/09/09 Laurel, MS
Lee Fields 1958/11/04 Laurel, MS
Joe McCarthy 1959/12/30 Laurel, MS
Lee Fields [2] 1959/01/13 Laurel, MS
Wins in a boxing match; stripped or held up after a match against Rocket Monroe on 59/02/03 in Laurel, MS for fighting outside the ring and using a folding chair to attack Monroe.
Lee Fields [3] 1959/03/24 Laurel, MS
Defeats Art Nelson in tournament final.
Pancho Villa 1959/03/31 Laurel, MS
Lee Fields [4] 1959/04/14 Laurel, MS
John Smith 1959/05/19 Laurel, MS
Lee Fields [5] 1959/06/04Hattiesburg, MS
Declared vacant after a match against Mighty Yankee in Jackson, MS "several weeks ago" (Laurel Leader-Call, Laurel, MS, 59/10/24); most likely in 59/08 (Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, MS, 59/08/31).
Pancho Villa [2] 1959/11/24 Laurel, MS
Defeats Lee Fields in 8-man tournament final.
Lee Fields [5] 1959/12/15Laurel, MS
Joe McCarthy [2] 1960/02/23 Laurel, MS
Wins by default; stripped in 60/03 for refusing to defend the title against Al Galento or Jack Curtis Jr.
Al Galento 1960/03/22Laurel, MS
Defeats Jack Curtis Jr.
Lee Fields [7] 1960/04/04 Laurel, MS
Pancho Villa [3] 1961/01/10 Laurel, MS
Stripped on 61/02/10 for failure to defend; title inactive.
Dick Dunn 1964/03/02 Laurel, MS
Defeats Bobby Fields in the one-night 10-man tournament final; still champion as of 64/04/25; title inactive when the Mississippi region of the Gulf Coast territory is closed.
Bobby Fields [2] 1968/04/01  
Billed as champion upon arrival; vacant in 68 (sometime after 68/06/05).
Bob Kelly 1968/09/05Hattiesburg, MS
Defeats Rocket Monroe in tournament final.
Rocket Monroe1968/10/07Laurel, MS
Bob Kelly [2]1968/11/25Laurel, MS
Pancho Villa [4] 1969/02/15 Gulfport, MS
Bob Kelly [3] 1969/03/17 Laurel, MS
Sugi Sito1969/04/19Gulfport, MS
Bob Boyer1969/05/14Laurel, MS
Rocket Monroe [2]1969/08/07Hattiesburg, MS
The Blue Yankee (Billy Hamilton)1969/08/28Hattiesburg, MS
Bob Kelly [4]1969/09/04Hattiesburg, MS
The Blue Yankee [2]1969/09/25Hattiesburg, MS
Bob Kelly [5] 1969/10/09 Hattiesburg, MS
Mike Boyette 1970/04/16 Hattiesburg, MS
The Blue Yankee [3] 1970/04/24 Meridian, MS
Bob Kelly [6]1970/05/30Gulfport, MS
Mike Boyette [2] 1970/06/04 Hattiesburg, MS
The Blue Yankee [4]1970/07/26Hattiesburg, MS
Bobby Whitlock1970/08/20Hattiesburg, MS
The Avenger1970/09/17Hattiesburg, MS
Bob Kelly [7]1970/09/19Gulfport, MS
Rocket Monroe [3]1970/10/26Laurel, MS
Bob Kelly [8] 1970/10/31 Gulfport, MS
Rocket Monroe [4] 1970/11/07 Gulfport, MS
Ken Lucas1970/11/26Hattiesburg, MS
Rocket Monroe [5]1970/12/10Hattiesburg, MS
Bobby Fields [3] 1971/01/21 Hattiesburg, MS
Bobby Shane 1971/01/28 Hattiesburg, MS
Bobby Fields [4]1971/02/11Hattiesburg, MS
Forced to forfeit the title due to the stipulation when Fields fails to defeat Sam Bass in 5 minutes on 72/02/25 in Hattiesburg, MS.
Terry Garvin1971/03/18Hattiesburg, MS
Defeats Bob Kelly in tournament final.
Bob Kelly [9]1971/03/25Hattiesburg, MS
Eddie Sullivan1971/05/13Hattiesburg, MS
Bob Kelly [10]1971/06/10Hattiesburg, MS
Eddie Sullivan [2] 1971/09/02 Hattiesburg, MS
Bob Kelly [11] 1971/09/09 Hattiesburg, MS
Eddie Sullivan [3]1971/10/07Hattiesburg, MS
Ken Lucas [2]1971/11/11Hattiesburg, MS
Eddie Sullivan [4]1971/11/25Hattiesburg, MS
Bob Kelly [12]1972/01/06Hattiesburg, MS
Donnie Fargo1972/01/31Laurel, MS
Bob Kelly [13]1972/03/16Hattiesburg, MS
The Spoiler1972/05/04Hattiesburg, MS
Arman Hussein1972/07/18Laurel, MS
Vacant for non-defense.
Gorgeous George Jr.1972/08/31Hattiesburg, MS
Wins battle royal, last eliminating The Spoiler.
The Spoiler #21972/09/21Hattiesburg, MS
Arman Hussein [2]1972/10/09Laurel, MS
The Mysterious Medic1972/11/16Hattiesburg, MS
Bob Kelly [14]1972/12/14Hattiesburg, MS
The Mysterious Medic [2]1973/01/18Hattiesburg, MS
Bob Kelly [15]1973/02/08Hattiesburg, MS
Wrestling Pro1973/03/15Hattiesburg, MS
Arman Hussein [3]1973/04/19Hattiesburg, MS
Rocket Monroe [6] 1973/05/14Hattiesburg, MS
Ken Lucas [3]1973/08/23Hattiesburg, MS
Norvell Austin1973/09/21Gulfport, MS
Ken Lucas [4]1973/10/25Hattiesburg, MS
Duke Miller1973/12/13Hattiesburg, MS
Bob Kelly [16]1974/01/24Hattiesburg, MS
Wrestling Pro [2] 1974/04/25 Hattiesburg, MS
Ken Lucas [5] 1974/06/03 Laurel, MS
Wrestling Pro [3]1974/06/10Laurel, MS
Held up after a match against Ken Lucas on 74/06/24 in Laurel, MS.
Jack Donovan 1974/07/01 Laurel, MS
Defeats Ken Lucas in tournament final.
Bob Kelly [17] 1974/09/18 Hattiesburg, MS
Chris Colt1975/03/06Hattiesburg, MS
Bob Kelly [18] 1975/03/13Hattiesburg, MS
Rip Tyler1975/05/01Hattiesburg, MS
Big Bad John1975/05/16Meridian, MS
The Bounty Hunter #11975/05/22Hattiesburg, MS
John puts title in battle royal; Hunter last eliminates Bob Kelly.
Bob Kelly [19] 1975/06/06 Meridian, MS
The Bounty Hunter #1 [2] 1975/07/04 Meridian, MS
Bob Kelly [20]1975/08/28Hattiesburg, MS
Melvin Kimball1975/09/04Hattiesburg, MS
Bob Kelly [21]1975/09/25Hattiesburg, MS
Duke Miller [2] 1975/12/12 Meridian, MS
Vacant after a match against Bob Kelly on 75/12/18 in Hattiesburg, MS, billed as Kelly's "farewell match" (Hattiesburg American, 75/12/17).
Duke Miller [3]1976/01/15Hattiesburg, MS
Defeats Rip Tyler in tournament final.
Bob Kelly [22]1976/05/06Hattiesburg, MS
Title vacant after match against Sweet Daddy Banks on 76/06/24 in Hattiesburg, MS.
Sweet Daddy Banks1976/07/01Hattiesburg, MS
Defeats Ken Lucas in an 8-man tournament final.
Bob Kelly [23] 1976/08/09 Gulfport, MS
Sweet Daddy Banks [2] 1976/09/08 Hattiesburg, MS
Eddie Sullivan [5] 1976/09/27 Gulfport, MS
Wins by default when Banks fails to show up on a scheduled title defense.
Sweet Daddy Banks [3] 1976/10/11 Gulfport, MS
The Wrestling Pro [4] 1976/11/08 Gulfport, MS
Bob Kelly [24] 1976/11/17 Hattiesburg, MS
Title retired in 77 when Kelly retires.

* Special thanks to Michael Norris for the information.