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NWA Southern Heavyweight Title
[Georgia]

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* NWA title after 1949/11.

Jack Ross 1932/10/03<  
Also holds the lightweight title (or these two may be the same title); also recognized as the heavyweight champion in other southeastern states including West Virginia, Tennessee, and South Carolina.
Jim Hesslyn 1933/02/28 Augusta, GA
Defeats Ross for the lightweight title (or these two may be the same title); billed as the heavyweight champion in Augusta, GA as of 33/04/12
Jack Ross [2] 1933/05/02? Augusta, GA?
May be for the lightweight title (or these two may be the same title); also recognized as the heavyweight champion in Florida as of 36/01/21.



Chris Belkas 1948/11/01<  
Vacant when Belkas leaves the territory in 48/11.
Tom Mahoney1949/07/15Atlanta, GA
Defeat Al Massey in tournament final.
Don McIntyre1949/08/05Atlanta, GA
Black Menace1949/09/16Atlanta, GA
Don McIntyre [2]1949/09/23Atlanta, GA
Danno O'Connor1949/11/25Atlanta, GA
George Flynn1949/12/16Atlanta, GA
Ray Villmer1949/12/23Atlanta, GA
[...]
Rebel Russell1950/03<
Nick Carter1950/03/31Atlanta, GA
Red Terror1950/05/12Atlanta, GA
Don McIntyre [3]1950/05/19Atlanta, GA
Art Nielson1950/07/07Atlanta, GA
Jack Kennedy1950/11/03Atlanta, GA
Lord Finis Hall1950/11/24Atlanta, GA
Art Nielson [2]1950/12/08Atlanta, GA
Golden Terror (Danny Plechas)1951/01/26Atlanta, GA
Don McIntyre [4]1951/03/30Atlanta, GA
Art Nielson [3]1951/07/28Atlanta, GA
Don McIntyre [5]1951/08/03Atlanta, GA
Art Nielson [4]1951/08/10Atlanta, GA
Don McIntyre [6]1951/09/10Augusta, GA
Lou Newman1952/03/28Atlanta, GA
Jack McDonald1952/04/25Atlanta, GA
Al Massey1952/05/02Atlanta, GA
Angelo Martinelli1952/06/20Atlanta, GA
Art Nielson [5]1952/07/11Atlanta, GA
Tarzan White1952/09/05Atlanta, GA
Don McIntyre [7]1952/09
Aldo Bogni1953/01/26Augusta, GA
Don McIntyre [8]1953/02/20Atlanta, GA
Gorgeous George1953/03/07Atlanta, GA
Don McIntyre [9]1953/03/16<
Also recognized in Florida.
Ray Villmer [2]1953/10/16Atlanta, GA
Don McIntyre [9]1954/01/11Augusta, GA
[...]
Fred Blassie1954/02/08Birmingham, AL *
Billed as having defeated Mr. Moto; may actually defeat McIntyre for the title on this date in Birmingham; held up after a match against Mr. Moto on 54/05/08 in Spartanburg, SC; belt returned to Blassie.
Don McIntyre [10]1955/08/26Atlanta, GA
Fred Blassie [2]1955/09/16Atlanta, GA
Don McIntyre [11]1955/10/28Atlanta, GA
Fred Blassie [3]1955/11/25Atlanta, GA
Don McIntyre [12]1956/09/07Atlanta, GA
Art Neilson [5]1956/09/21Atlanta, GA
Bull Curry1956/09/28Atlanta, GA
Fred Blassie [4]1956/10/19Atlanta, GA
Bobby Wepner1956/11/23Atlanta, GA
Jerry Graham1956/12/14Atlanta, GA
Chief Big Heart1957/01/04Atlanta, GA
Jerry Graham [2]1957/01/11Atlanta, GA
[...]
Red McIntyre1957/02/22<
Recognized as champion in Marietta
Kurt Von Brauner1957/04/10<
Sometime after 57/03/23.
Red McIntyre [2]1957/04/19<
Recognized in Atlanta; may have defeated Von Brauner on 57/04/10 in Atlanta though no result for the match is found.
Kurt Von Brauner [2]1957/05<
Recognized in Atlanta for the match against Don McIntyre.
Don McIntyre [13]1957/05/03Atlanta, GA
Defeats Von Brauner.
Kurt Von Brauner [3] 1957/05/18<
Again/still recognized in Marietta and Augusta.
Don McIntyre [14]1957/06/14Atlanta, GA
Kurt Von Brauner [4]1957/06/07<
Recognized in Augusta.
Don McIntyre [15]1957/06/24<
Defends against Von Brauner in Augusta.
Kurt Von Brauner [5]1957/06/28<
Recognized in Atlanta; defeats McIntyre on this day.
Ray Gunkel1957/10/18Atlanta, GA
Mighty Yankee1958/01/10Atlanta, GA
Don McIntyre [16]1958/04/25Atlanta, GA
Fred Blassie [5]1958/06/13Atlanta, GA
Don McIntyre [17]1958/07/25Atlanta, GA
Fred Blassie [6]1958/08/08Atlanta, GA
Ray Gunkel [2]1958/08/22Atlanta, GA
Fred Blassie [7]1958/09/05Atlanta, GA
Ray Gunkel [3]1958/11/07Atlanta, GA
Fred Blassie [8]1959/01/02Atlanta, GA
Dick Gunkel (Dick Steinborn)1959/04/17Atlanta, GA
Fred Blassie [9]1959/06/19Atlanta, GA
Dick Gunkel [2]1959/07/31Atlanta, GA
Fred Blassie [10]1959/08/07Atlanta, GA
Ray Gunkel [4]1959/10/02Atlanta, GA
Fred Blassie [11]1959/11
Ray Gunkel [5]1959/12<
Fred Blassie [12]1959/12/11Atlanta, GA
Defeats Dick Gunkel, subbing for the injured Ray.
Ray Gunkel [5]1959/12/25Atlanta, GA
Wins by DQ; may not be a title change, but Gunkel is champion in 60/01.
Fred Blassie [13]1960/04/15Atlanta, GA
Defeats Dick Gunkel; held up after a match against Eric Pederson on 60/05/13 in Atlanta, GA
Fred Blassie [14]1960/05/20Atlanta, GA
Wins rematch.
Ray Gunkel [6]1960/06/10Atlanta, GA
Held up after a match against Mighty Yankee in 60/06/17 in Atlanta, GA
Dick Steinborn [4]1960/07/22Atlanta, GA
Defeats Mighty Yankee.
Mighty Yankee [2]1960/06/29Atlanta, GA
Held up after a match against Don McIntyre on 60/08/05 in Atlanta, GA
Don McIntyre [17]1960/08/12Atlanta, GA
Wins rematch.
Fred Blassie [14]1960/10/21Atlanta, GA
Held up after a match against Tiny Evanson 60/11/04 in Atlanta, GA.
Fred Blassie [15]1960/11/11Atlanta, GA
Wins rematch.
Tiny Evans1960/11/18Atlanta, GA
Fred Blassie [16]1960/12/20Atlanta, GA
Chief Little Eagle *1961/01?
Defeats Blassie on 61/01/03 in Macon, GA and again on next day in Columbus, GA although neither match may be for the title.
Skull Murphy 1961/02/14 Macon, GA
Or 61/03/10<; vacant in 61/03.
Skull Murphy [2]1961/03/15Columbus, GA
Defeats Bill Dromo in an 8-man one-night tournament.
Guy Mitchell1961/03/29Columbus, GA
Murphy continues to be recogized in Macon; Chief Little Eagle defeats Murphy on 61/04/04 for the recognition in Macon.
Skull Murphy [3]1961/04/05Columbus, GA
Defeats Mitchell; defeats Chief Little Eagle by DQ on 61/04/11 in Macon, GA for the statewide recognition.
[...]
Ray Gunkel [7]1961/06/13<
Recognized in Macon.



Eddie Graham1962/03/17Tampa, FL
Wins tournament for Florida version; recognized in Georgia as of 62/04/24; vacant on 62/05/24 when Graham is injured by Boris Malenko in Jacksonville, FL.



Bob Orton1965/06/17Jacksonville, FL
Wins touranment for Florida version; also recognized in Mid-Atlantic and Georgia; still champion in Georgia as of 65/10/08.



Buddy Fuller1966/03/25<
Louie Tillet1966/05/27Atlanta, GA
Buddy Fuller [2]1966/06/17Atlanta, GA
[...]
Butcher Vachon1966/10/07<
[...]
Buddy Colt1972/11/28<
Bob Armstrong1972/12/15Atlanta, GA
Buddy Colt [2]1972/12/29Atlanta, GA



Stagger Lee 1983/07<
Bill Dundee 1983/07/23 Chattanooga, TN

* See also NWA Southern Heavyweight Title (Florida version).




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