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Title history

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Dobie Osbourne 1 January 5, 1937 Florida
Red Devil 1 January 19, 1937 Jacksonville, FL
Vacated 1937 Title vacant
Alan Eustace 1 August 13, 1937 Jacksonville, FL Defeated Jack Evans
Rollend Kirchmeyer 1 February 26, 1944 Tampa, FL
"Strangler" Ed Lewis 1 February 26, 1944 Tampa, FL
Rollend Kirchmeyer 2 February 26, 1944 Title returned when Lewis refuses it due to Kirchmeyer being knocked out during match
The Cardiff Giant 1 August 26, 1946 Tampa, FL
Antonio Cortez 1 October 28, 1946 Tampa, FL
Rollend Kirchmeyer 3 March 1949 Records unclear as to whom he defeated
Vacated 1949 or 1950 Title abandoned
Lester Welch 1 August 11, 1966 Tampa, FL Defeated Sputnik Monroe in tournament final
Louie Tillet 1 March 20, 1967 West Palm Beach, FL
Wahoo McDaniel 1 May 1, 1967 Orlando, FL
Boris Malenko 1 May 16, 1967 Tampa, FL
Johnny Valentine 1 August 26, 1967 Tampa, FL
Joe Scarpa 1 December 5, 1967 Tampa, FL
Johnny Valentine 2 December 27, 1967 Tampa, FL
Red Bastien 1 April 30, 1968 Tampa, FL
Johnny Valentine 3 June 27, 1968 Jacksonville, FL
Nick Kozak 1 September 23, 1968 Orlando, FL
The Gladiator (Rick Hunter) 1 November 23, 1968 Tampa, FL
Hans Mortier 1 February 4, 1969 Tampa, FL
The Gladiator 2 1969 Jacksonville, FL
Hans Mortier 2 1969 Florida
Ciclon Negro 1 April 15, 1969 Tampa, FL
Dale Lewis 1 August 26, 1969 Tampa, FL
Mr. Saito 1 December 22, 1969 Tampa, FL
Jack Brisco 1 February 10, 1970 Tampa, FL
Missouri Mauler 1 May 19, 1970 Tampa, FL
Jack Brisco 2 1970 Florida
Tarzan Tyler 1 December 15, 1970 Tampa, FL
Jack Brisco 3 January 19, 1971 Tampa, FL
Paul Jones 1 May 16, 1972 Tampa, FL
Jack Brisco 4 November 28, 1972 Tampa, FL
Buddy Colt 1 February 20, 1973 Tampa, FL
Paul Jones 2 June 12, 1973 Tampa, FL
Tim Woods 1 July 31, 1973 Florida
Paul Jones 3 1973 Florida
Buddy Colt 2 1973 Florida
Paul Jones 4 November 1973 Florida
Buddy Colt 3 1973 Florida
Eddie Graham 1 1973 Florida
Buddy Colt 4 December 17, 1973 Florida
Ron Fuller 1 March 20, 1974 Miami, FL
Bill Watts 1 July 2, 1974 Tampa, FL
Jerry Brisco 1 1974 Florida
Pak Song 1 1974 Florida
Dusty Rhodes 1 October 1974 Florida
Bill Watts 2 November 1974 Florida
Bob Roop 1 May 1975 Florida
Dusty Rhodes 2 October 6, 1975 Florida
Vacated October 28, 1975 Vacated after match with King Curtis Iaukea
Bob Roop 2 November 1975 Records unclear how he got the title
Vacated 1975 Title vacant
King Curtis Iaukea 1 December 1975 Florida (Won tournament)
Rocky Johnson 1 December 23, 1975 Tampa, FL
Bruiser Brody 1 December 31, 1975 Tampa, FL
Thunderbolt Patterson 1 March 1976 Florida
Pak Song 2 March 25, 1976 Florida
Jack Brisco 5 April 17, 1976 St. Petersburg, FL
Bob Orton, Jr. 1 June 1976 Florida
Dusty Rhodes 3 1976 Florida
"Superstar" Billy Graham 1 November 1976 Florida
Vacated March 1977 Title vacant
Buddy Wolfe 1 March 1977 Defeated Steve Keirn in tournament final
Dusty Rhodes 4 June 1977 Florida
Ernie Ladd 1 July 1977 Florida
Vacated 1977 Title vacant
Dusty Rhodes 5 1977 Florida
Lars Anderson 1 1977 Florida
Dusty Rhodes 6 November 26, 1977 St. Petersburg, FL
Killer Karl Kox 1 February 7, 1978 Tampa, FL
Rocky Johnson 2 March 8, 1978 Miami, FL
Bob Roop 3 March 13, 1978 West Palm Beach, FL
Jack Brisco 6 March 26, 1978 Orlando, FL
The Spoiler 1 May 23, 1978 Tampa, FL
Dusty Rhodes 7 June 19, 1978 West Palm Beach, FL
The Spoiler 2 September 23, 1978 Lakeland, FL
Steve Keirn 1 October 10, 1978 Tampa, FL
Vacated 1978 Title vacant
Dusty Rhodes 8 November 25, 1978 St. Petersburg, FL Defeated Bob Roop in tournament final
Mr. Uganda (Ciclon Negro) 1 December 12, 1978 Tampa, FL
Jos LeDuc 1 December 19, 1978 Tampa, FL
Dick Slater 1 January 1979 Florida
Jimmy Garvin 1 January 9, 1979 Tampa, FL
King Curtis Iaukea 2 May 1979 Florida
Dusty Rhodes 9 July 4, 1979 Miami, FL
Vacated August 21, 1979 Rhodes won NWA World Title
Terry Funk 1 September 1979 Tampa, FL Defeated Steve Keirn in tournament final
Manny Fernandez 1 October 21, 1979 Orlando, FL
Don Muraco 1 March 26, 1980 Miami, FL
Bugsy McGraw 1 August 7, 1980 Melbourne, FL
Bobby Jaggers 1 October 11, 1980 Jacksonville, FL
Dusty Rhodes 10 October 26, 1980 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Dory Funk, Jr. 1 November 4, 1980 Tampa, FL
Barry Windham 1 January 12, 1981 West Palm Beach, FL
Dory Funk, Jr. 2 April 8, 1981 Tampa, FL Won by forfeit-Windham injured in auto accident
Charlie Cook 1 July 1981 Florida
Dory Funk, Jr. 3 August 1981 Florida
Charlie Cook 2 October 1981 Florida
The Spoiler 3 November 3, 1981 Tampa, FL
Mr. Wrestling II 1 December 1981 Jacksonville, FL
James J. Dillon 1 March 1982 Orlando, FL
Mr. Wrestling II 2 April 1982 St. Petersburg, FL
Jimmy Garvin 2 May 1982 West Palm Beach, FL
Brian Blair 1 July 11, 1982 Orlando, FL
Vacated August 23, 1982 Vacated after match with Bruiser Brody
Kevin Sullivan 1 October 6, 1982 Tampa, FL Defeated Barry Windham in tournament final
Mike Graham 1 January 15, 1983 Miami, FL
Vacated 1983 Graham injured
Scott McGhee 1 March 23, 1983 Defeated Johnny Heffernan
Adrian Street 1 April 1983 Florida
Scott McGhee 2 April 1983 Florida
Jos LeDuc 2 August 1983 Lakeland, FL
Barry Windham 2 September 17, 1983 Sarasota, FL
Jos LeDuc 3 September 18, 1983 Orlando, FL
Barry Windham 3 September 19, 1983 West Palm Beach, FL
Vacated November 1983 Windham went to tour Japan
Mike Rotunda 1 December 16, 1983 St. Petersburg, FL Defeated Greg Valentine in tournament final
Kendo Nagasaki 1 January 22, 1984 Orlando, FL
Billy Jack Haynes 1 March 29, 1984 Orlando, FL
Superstar Billy Graham 2 June 10, 1984 Orlando, FL
Scott McGhee 3 July 29, 1984 Orlando, FL
Jesse Barr 1 October 14, 1984 Orlando, FL
Held Up January 1985 Title held up after match against Brian Blair
Brian Blair 2 January 6, 1985 Orlando, FL Wins rematch
Jesse Barr 2 February 12, 1985 Tampa, FL
Hector Guerrero 1 April 28, 1985 Orlando, FL
Hercules Hernandez 1 June 30, 1985 Orlando, FL
Vacated July 1985 Vacant after Hernandez fired for dressing room fight with Wahoo McDaniel
Jack Hart 1 July 23, 1985 Tampa, FL defeated Mike Graham in tournament final
Kendall Windham 1 September 2, 1985 Tampa, FL
Cuban Assassin 1 February 22, 1986 Tampa, FL
Kendall Windham 2 March 5, 1986 Tampa, FL
Vacated May 1986 Title vacated after match with Bob Roop
Kendall Windham 3 May 18, 1986 Orlando, FL Wins tournament
The White Ninja 1 May 21, 1986 Tampa, FL
Kendall Windham 4 June 1986 Title returned
Ron Bass 1 July 15, 1986 Tampa, FL
Barry Windham 4 September 1, 1986 Daytona, FL
Ron Bass 2 September 16, 1986 Tampa, FL
Barry Windham 5 September 24, 1986 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Held Up 1986 Title held up after match with Ron Bass where Bass used chloroform
Barry Windham 6 October 8, 1986 Tampa, FL Wins rematch
Kareem Muhammad 1 November 25, 1986 Lakeland, FL
Ron Simmons 1 December 2, 1986 Tampa, FL
Bad News Allen 1 January 20, 1987 Tampa, FL
Oliver Humperdink 1 February 24, 1987 Tampa, FL
Ed Gantner 1 February 1987 Humperdink gave him the title
Mike Rotunda 2 March 15, 1987 Daytona, FL
Held Up May 31, 1987 Title held up after match with Dory Funk, Jr.
Mike Rotunda 3 June 7, 1987 Daytona, FL Wins rematch
Rick Steiner 1 December 1987 Given by Rotunda in Jim Crockett Promotions
Stripped December 1988 Title stripped to use in FCW
Title renamed FCW Heavyweight Title/PWF Florida Heavyweight Title
Mike Graham 2 December 25, 1988 Tampa, FL Defeated The Terminator
Al Perez 1 March 11, 1989 Tampa, FL
Dustin Rhodes 1 May 23, 1989 Tampa, FL
Kendall Windham 5 June 27, 1989 Tampa, FL
Steve Keirn 2 July 9, 1989 Tampa, FL
Dan Spivey 1 November 1989 Orlando, FL
Renamed back to NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship
Lou Perez 1 July 1992 Winter Haven, FL
Steve Keirn 3 March 1993 Tampa, FL
Lou Perez 2 May 1993 Winter Haven, FL
Steve Keirn 4 December 1993 Tampa, FL
Lou Perez 3 August 6, 1994 Tampa, FL
Stripped November 6, 1995 Perez injured
Hercules Hernandez 2 November 7, 1995 Gainesville, FL Defeated Steve Collins in tournament final
Steve Keirn 5 November 8, 1996 Gainesville, FL
Dory Funk, Jr. 4 November 7, 1997 Gainesville, FL
Vacated August 15, 2000 Vacated title for NWA Florida tournament
Adam Windsor 1 August 15, 2000 Tampa, FL Defeated Chris Nelson in tournament final
Vacated November 15, 2000 Title vacant
Buck Quartermain 1 January 23, 2001 Tampa, FL
Cyborg 1 October 13, 2001 St. Petersburg, FL Won the title at the NWA 53rd Anniversary Show
Stripped March 11, 2002 Stripped for no title defenses
Steve Corino 1 May 25, 2002 St. Petersburg, FL Defeated Danny Doring in tournament final
Danny Doring 1 May 25, 2002 St. Petersburg, FL
Christopher Daniels 1 June 28, 2002 St. Petersburg, FL
Danny Doring 2 June 29, 2002 Davie, FL
Billy Fives 1 January 25, 2003 Pinellas Park, FL
Agent Steele 1 January 25, 2003 Pinellas Park, FL
Billy Fives 2 February 15, 2003 Davie, FL
Scoot Andrews 1 July 19, 2003 St. Petersburg, FL
Steve Madison 1 November 22, 2003 St. Petersburg, FL
Todd Shane 1 March 20, 2004 St. Petersburg, FL
Steve Madison 2 September 4, 2004 Clearwater, FL
Bruce Steele 1 November 20, 2004 Brandon, FL
The Sheik 1 May 3, 2008 Ft. Pierce, FL
Steve Madison 1 February 7, 2009 Ft. Pierce, FL
Vacated in June 2005.
The Sheik 2 August 1, 2009 Ft. Pierce, FL
Tommy Taylor 1 May 15, 2010 Florida
Vacated on November 1, 2012.
Venom 1 2012 Florida
Deathrow Jethro 1 May 12, 2012 Winter Garden, FL

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