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The Mid-South North American Championship was the major singles title in Mid-South Wrestling from 1979 until the promotion became the Universal Wrestling Federation in 1986. The title was retired then in favor of the UWF Heavyweight Championship. Prior to Mid-South Wrestling, the title was the NWA Tri-State North American Title from 1969 to 1979.



Title history

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA Tri-State North American Championship
Chuck Karbo 1 1969 Los Angeles, CA Wins fictitious tournament
Danny Hodge 1 October 21, 1969 Little Rock, Arkansas
Chuck Karbo 2 1969 ?
Tarzan Baxter 1 1969 ?
The Spoiler 1 circa February 1970 ?
Bill Watts 1 April 12, 1970 Tulsa, OK
Dusty Rhodes 1 May 21, 1971 Shreveport, LA
Bill Watts 2 October 1971 ?
The Stomper 1 March 1972 ?
Bill Watts 3 circa July 1972 ? Watts takes title to George & Florida to defend/Tri-State version vacant
Buddy Colt 1 May 7, 1974 Tampa, FL
Bob Armstrong 1 June 8, 1974 Jacksonville, FL
Buddy Colt 2 February 1975 ?
Bill Watts 4 February 21, 1975 Atlanta, GA Awarded when Colt is injured in a plane crash-unifies title with Tri-State version on 11-26-75
The Spoiler 2 November 9, 1976 Shreveport, LA
The Brute 1 November 23, 1976 ? Awarded after defending title for The Spoiler
Ted DiBiase 1 December 1976 ?
The Great Zimm 1 1977 Shreveport, LA
Dick Murdoch 1 March 1, 1977 Shreveport, LA
Stan Hansen 1 May 2, 1977 Tulsa, OK
Bill Watts 5 June 20, 1977 Tulsa, OK
Dick Murdoch 2 August 4, 1977 ?
Jerry Oates 1 August 1977 Albuquerque, NM
Dick Murdoch 3 November 6, 1977 Shreveport, LA
Ernie Ladd 1 February 14, 1978 Shreveport, LA
Paul Orndorff 1 May 29, 1978 Tulsa, OK
Ernie Ladd 2 June 1978 ?
Paul Orndorff 2 June 1978 ?
Ernie Ladd 3 August 15, 1978 ?
Ray Candy 1 November 17, 1978 Shreveport, LA
Ernie Ladd 4 December 25, 1978 New Orleans, LA (wins by forfeit)
Mr. Wrestling II 1 February 16, 1979 Atlanta, GA
Renamed Mid-South North American Championship
Mike George 1 September 5, 1979 Shreveport, LA
Bill Watts 6 December 4, 1979 Baton Rouge, LA
Mike George 2 December 6, 1979 ? Title returned
Ted DiBiase 2 February 1, 1980 Shreveport, LA
The Grappler 1 September 19, 1980 Shreveport, LA
Jake Roberts 1 June 1981 ?
Paul Orndorff 3 July 4, 1981 New Orleans, LA
Ted DiBiase 3 November 1, 1981 Lake Charles, LA
Bob Roop 1 March 17, 1982 Shreveport, LA
Junkyard Dog 1 June 21, 1982 New Orleans, LA
Ted DiBiase 4 June 23, 1982 Shreveport, LA
Stagger Lee (Junkyard Dog) 2 November 25, 1982 New Orleans, LA JYD lost loser-leaves-town for 90 days match & returned as masked Stagger Lee
Vacated February 1983 Vacant when Junkyard Dog returns from 90 days unmasked
Junkyard Dog 3 April 16, 1983 New Orleans, LA Defeats Mr. Olympia
Butch Reed 1 July 16, 1983 New Orleans, LA
Magnum T.A. 1 October 12, 1983 Shreveport, LA
Nikolai Volkoff 1 October 24, 1983 New Orleans, LA
Butch Reed 2 October 24, 1983 New Orleans, LA Title returned after Magnum's victory is reversed
Junkyard Dog 4 October 26, 1983 Shreveport, LA
Mr. Wrestling II 2 March 12, 1984 New Orleans, LA
Magnum T.A. 2 May 13, 1984 Tulsa, OK
Ernie Ladd 5 October 16, 1984 Shreveport, LA
Brad Armstrong 1 December 5, 1984 Shreveport, LA
Ted DiBiase 5 January 16, 1985 Shreveport, LA
Terry Taylor 1 March 13, 1985 Shreveport, LA
The Nightmare 1 May 22, 1985 Shreveport, LA
Dick Murdoch 4 August 10, 1985 New Orleans, LA
Butch Reed 3 October 14, 1985 New Orleans, LA
Dick Slater 1 January 1, 1986 Tulsa, OK
Held Up January 31, 1986 Held up after match against Jake Roberts
Jake Roberts 2 February 14, 1986 Houston, TX (wins rematch)
Dick Slater 2 February 23, 1986 Oklahoma City, OK
Hacksaw Jim Duggan 1 March 16, 1986 Oklahoma City, OK Defeats Buzz Sawyer, who was defending for Slater
Title retired May 1986 Mid-South Wrestling Association becomes the UWF
Tri-State version while Watts was in Georgia/Florida
Tank Morgan 1 November 12, 1973 Shreveport, LA Defeats Dewey Robertson in tournament final
Rip Tyler 1 February 11, 1974 Shreveport, LA
Bull Ramos 1 April 1974 ?
Arman Hussein 1 July 29, 1974 Shreveport, LA
Skandor Akbar 1 December 1974 Shreveport, LA
Danny Miller 1 May 14, 1975 Jackson, MS
Dick Murdoch 1 (5 total) June 5, 1975 New Orleans, LA
Killer Karl Kox 1 October 28, 1975 Shreveport, LA
Bill Watts 1 (7 total) November 26, 1975 Jackson, MS Unifies both versions

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