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Southern Heavyweight Title
[United States]

Shad Link (Frank Link) # 1904/03/15 Baltimore, MD
Defeats George Burlingame; also recognized in in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC; may not be recognized in the south; still/again champion as of 10/04/02, 11/03/13, and 15/03/17.



Jack Leon # 1914/12/18<  
Billed as champion in Nebraska; may not be recognized in southern states.



Jack Kogut # 1933/10/05<  
Billed as champion in Utah; may not be recognized in southern states.



Ed White # 1934/04/30  
Billed as champion in Colorado; may not be recognized in southern states.



Bill Sledge 1936 Memphis, TN *
Defeats Karl Sarpolis in tournament final "last year", according to a Shippennsburg, PA paper on 37/10/08; also recognized in Cincinnati, OH as of 36/11/25, Hutchinson, KS as of 38/10/01, and Madison, WI as of 39/12/03.


Louisiana & Mississippi ( 1906/07< - 1960s )
Southeast ( 1916/05< - 1938 )
Kansas ( 1920/08< - 1938 )
Tennessee & Alabama ( 1924/06< - 1978/08 )
Texas ( 1925/02< - 1951 )
Georgia ( 1933/04< - 1973 )
Florida ( 1936/05< - 1987/02 )
Carolinas & Virginia ( 1954 - 1970 )
American Wrestling Association ( 1977/03 - 1987/12 )
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 )