Held up after a match against Dory Funk on 57/09/26 in Amarillo, TX; the rematch on 57/10/03 in Amarillo ends as a time limit draw; Funk is injured during this match and unable to compete in a second rematch the following week; Sonny Myers is billed as champion in Arizona between 57/09 and 57/12 by the Amarillo territory promoters.
Defeats Leo Garibaldi in tournament final; has defeated Mike DiBiase to advance straight to the final; Mike DiBiase defeats Funk on 57/12/05 in Amarillo, TX via blood stoppage but is not awarded the title; Art Nelson is billed as champion in Arizona between 57/12 and 58/02 by the Amarillo territory promoters.
Sputnik Monroe defeats Funk on 62/07/11 in Lubbock, TX, but the title change is not allowed by the commission for the match being unscheduled; Fritz Von Erich defeats Funk on 62/09/05 in Lubbock, TX but the title change is later declared void, and the title is held up; remains to be held up when Von Erich and Funk wrestle to a double disqualification on 62/09/27.
Defeats Gene Kiniski in tournament final; on 63/02/20 in Lubbock, TX, Fritz Von Erich defeats Funk with the stipulation that Funk is not allowed to use the spinning toe hold and can lose the title via DQ; Funk applies the hold to Von Erich before the bell rings to start the third fall; referee disqualifies Funk and awards the title to Von Erich, but the NWA overturns the decision because the DQ has occurred between falls.
Funk is again billed as champion on 63/04/26 in El Paso, TX.
Defeats Pat O'Connor in 4-man one-night tournament final; the Lawman defeats Steinborn on 67/02/20 in Abilene, TX for local recognition only; Steinborn continues to be recognized outside Abilene; held up after a match against Dory Funk Jr. on 67/04/26 in Lubbock, TX ends as a no contest.