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Last updated on 2017/02/02

Southern Heavyweight Title
[Louisiana & Mississippi]

Al Christensen 1905/05/16 New Orleans, LA
Defeats Herman Bernau in mixed style match.

Charles Olson 1906/07/20<  
Recognized in Louisiana.

Jim Browning 1926/10/15<  
Still champion as of 26/12/03.
Rudy Dusek 1927/12/20<  
Recognized in Louisiana and Texas; also holds American Junior Heavyweight Title; still champion as of 29/12/12.
Paul Jones 1932/07/20 Alexandria, LA
Defeats Marshall Blackstock.
Bill Middlekauf 1934/11/26<  
Claims the title in Alexandria, LA.
Karl Sarpolis 1935 San Antonio, TX *
Billed as the winner in "a recent tournament in San Antonio to crown the Southern Mat King", according to The Times (Shreveport, LA) on 35/09/07; George Mansor defeats Sarpolis in non-title match on 35/09/02 in Shreveport, LA but claims the title; Ernest Kelly defeats Mansor on 35/09/16 in Shreveport, LA when Mansor is injured; Kelly is listed as a contendor as of 35/09/22.
Marvin Westenberg 1935/09/22<  
Billed as having won a tournament "more than a year ago" in Houston, TX on the 35/09/22 issue of The Times (Shreveport, LA), which also lists Paul Jones as a claimant.
Dan O'Connor 1936/10/21 Alexandria, LA
Marvin Westenberg [2] 1936/11/04 Alexandria, LA
Still champion as of 37/02/12; no longer champion as of 37/09/15, for not wrestling in the south.
In 37/07, the title is claimed by Chief Little Beaver in Alexandria, LA and Bill Lee in Shreveport, LA respectively; Lee defeats Beaver in non-title match on 37/07/19 in Shreveport, LA but both continue to claim the title; Beaver and another claimant Jim Henry wrestle to a draw on 37/09/21 in Shreveport, LA.
Jack Ross 1937/10/31<  
Recognized in New Orleans, LA; probably Georgia version.
Sol Slagel 1938/06/05<  
Claims the title in Shreveport, LA.
Olaf Olson 1945/01/15<  
Billed as champion in Alexandria, LA.
Danny Dusek 1953/01/08<  
Billed as champion in Alexandria, LA.
Don McIntyre 1953/07/08<  
Defends Georgia version in Louisiana.
Fred Blassie 1954/02/08? Birmingham, AL?
Billed as having defeated McIntyre; still recognized in Louisiana as of 54/05/18.
The Sheik of Araby 1957/02/23<  
Billed as champion in Alexandria, LA; still champion as of 57/04/01.
Adrian Baillargeon 1960/06/26<  
Recognized in Louisiana; Tarzan White is billed as champion in Mississippi as of 61/05/27; Great Scott defeats White on 61/06/15 in Hattiesburg, MS and continues to hold the title at least until 61/07/07; Baillargeon is still recognized in Louisiana as of 61/11/07.
George Bell 1963/07/17<  
Defeats Baillargeon "several months back", according to the 63/07/23 issue of The Town Talk (Alexandria, LA); still champion as of 63/11/19.
Adrian Baillargeon [2] 1963/12/17<  
Defeats Bell "recently" according to 63/12/17 issue of The Town Talk (Alexandria, LA); still/again champion as of 65/12/14.
Pancho Villa 1966/11/03<  
Recognized in Mississippi; still champion as of 67/01/05.
Ed Younger 1967/07/22<  
Most likely billed as champion on arrival.
Earl Guess 1967/07/28 Gulfport, MS
Mysterious Medic 1967/08/25 Gulfport, MS
Siki Samara 1969/07/18<  
Billed as champion in Alexandria, LA.
Flash Monroe 1969/08/27<  
Billed as champion in Alexandria, LA.