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Last updated on 2014/08/14

World Junior Heavyweight Title
[Tennessee & Alabama]

Mel Peters1942/06<
Gust Johannsen1942/06/16Nashville, TN
Herb Welch1942/10/13Nashville, TN
Mike Chacoma1943/03/09Louisville, KY
Herb Welch [2]1943/03/16Louisville, KY
Yellow Scorpion1944/01<Nashville, TN
Herb Welch [3]1944/01/18Nashville, TN
Yellow Scorpion [2]1944/02/15Nashville, TN
Herb Welch [4]1944/06/06Nashville, TN
Roy Allen1944/07/10Knoxville, TN
Herb Welch [5]1944/07/28Nashville, TN
Red Masked Marvel1945/06/05Nashville, TN
Herb Welch [6]1945/06/27Nashville, TN
Vacant on 46/02/28 when Welch injured in auto accident.
Tex Riley1946/07/12Nashville, TN
Wins tournament.
Herb Welch [7]1947/07/22Nashville, TN
Green Shadow1948/06/01Nashville, TN
Herb Welch [8]1948/07/06Nashville, TN
Art Nelson / Black Phantom 1949/08/28<
Sometime after 49/06/02; wrestles as the masked Black Phantom in some towns.
Tex Riley [2] 1949/11/14<
Sometime after 49/09/26; Leroy McGuirk defends the NWA World Title in Tennessee in 50/01 and 50/02.
Art Nelson / Black Phantom [2] 1950/02/06<
May be awarded after McGuirk retires.
Tex Riley [3] 1950/03/16 Chattanooga, TN
Verne Gagne defends the NWA World Title in Tennessee in 51/05.
Art Nelson / Black Phantom [3] 1950/07/19< Nashville, TN
Sometime after 50/06/15; or in Chattanooga, TN on 50/06/29 or 50/07/13.
Tex Riley [4] 1950/11/29 Kingsport, TN
"Officially declared" as the National Wrestling Association champion on 50/12/23 in Knoxville, TN.
Ali Pasha 1951/04/26 Chattanooga, TN
Tex Riley [5] 1951/05/29
Awarded after a review of the disputed match against Pasha "a couple of weeks ago" in Knoxville, TN; title retired in 51/06.

* Replaced with NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title.

* NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title is defended in the area after 1951/06.