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Last updated on 2015/07/20

Southern Heavyweight Title
[United States]

Shad Link (Frank Link) # 1905/04/16<  
Billed as champion in New York and Pennsylvania; may not be recognized in the south; still/again champion as of 11/03/13 and 15/03/17.



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



Bob Vogler 1916/05<  
Recognized in North Carolina, as having defeated Tom Tompkins; still champion as of 16/06/28.



Tony Bernardi 1924/06<  
Billed as champion in Kingston, TN; said to have held the title for years.



Paul Jones 1925/02/25<  
Jack Sherry 1925/06/23 Houston, TX
Rudy Dusek 1925 Galveston, TX
Sometime after 25/08/01; also recognized in Louisiana; still/again champion as of 29/05/20.



Dick Lever 1931/05/10<  
Recognized in West Virginia (most likely other states as well); still champion in West Virginia as of 31/06/28 and Kansas as of 32/02/28.
[...]    
Jack Ross 1932/08/26<  
Recognized as the heavyweight champion in the southeastern states including Georgia, West Virginia, Tennessee, and the South Carolina; Also billed as Southern Heavyweight and Lighweight champion in Georgia as of 32/10/03 (or these two may be the same title)
Jim Hesslyn 1933/02/22 Columbia, SC
Jack Ross [2] 1933/05/02? Augusta, GA?
Also recognized in Florida as of 36/01; continues to be billed as champions in multiple reigns in Georgia throughout the 30s.



Jack Kogut # 1933/10/05<  
Billed as champion in Utah; may not be recognized in other states.
[...]    
Ed White # 1934/04/30  
Billed as champion in Colorado; may not be recognized in other states.


Kansas ( 1920/08< - 1938 )
Texas ( 1925/02< - 1951 )
Louisiana & Mississippi ( 1927/02< - 1960s )
Southeast ( 1931/05< - 1938 )
Georgia ( 1933/04< - 1973 )
Florida ( 1936/05< - 1987/02 )
Tennessee & Alabama ( 1942/07< - 1987/12 )
Carolinas & Virginia ( 1954 - 1970 )
Western States Wrestling Alliance ( 1981 - 1983 )
Knoxville ( 1981 - 1982 )
United States Wrestling Association ( 1989/10 - 1993/09 )
National Wrestling Alliance [post-1993] ( 1996 -   )
Florida Championship Wrestling ( 2007 - 2008 )