History of NWA Southwest / NWA Texas Titles

 

For the storied history of the NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship, Texas Junior, and the Texas Tag Team Championship see below.


TEXAS HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY

(1945-1986, resumed 1998)

1945 - Bobby Managoff, Dave Levin, Buddy Rogers, Ted Cox, Buddy Rogers (2),Jim Casey, Buddy Rogers (3).

1946 - Lou Thesz, Buddy Rogers (4), Kay Bell, Dave Levin (2), Ted Cox (2)

1947 - Miguel Guzman

1948 - Sonny Myers, Miguel Guzman (2), Danny McShain (2), Miguel Guzman (3), Dizzy Davis, Antonio Rocca, Danny McShain (3), Antonio Rocca (2)

1949 - Dizzy Davis (2), Red Berry, Miguel Guzman (4), Danny McShain (4),
Sonny Myers (2), Bob Wagner, Rito Romero, Sonny Myers (3), Sandy O'Donnell , Sonny Myers (4), Miguel Guzman (5),
Red Berry (2), Leo Newman Verne Gagne

1950 - Danny McShain (5), Miguel Guzman (6), Rito Romero (2), Sonny Myers (5), Buddy Rogers
(5), Killer Kowalski, Miguel Guzman (7), Verne Gagne (2), Rito Romero (3), Danny McShain (6)

1951 - Danny Savich, Danny McShain (7), Rito Romero (4), Miguel Guzman (8), Wayne Martin, Miguel Guzman (9),
Duke Keomuka, Ray Gunkel, MIgeul Guzman (10)

1952 - Ray Gunkel (2), Duke Keomuka (2), Cyclone Ayala , Duke Keomuka (3),
Ray Gunkel (3), held title throughout 53.

1954 - Bull Curry, Enrique Guzman , Ed Francis, Johnny Valentine, The Shiek, Polo Torres

1955 - Mr. Moto, Pepper Gomez, Duke Keomuka (4)

1956 - Pepper Gomez (2), Buddy Rogers (6), Pepper Gomez (3), Gene Kiniski, Pepper Gomez (4), El Medico.

1957 - Pepper Gomez (5), El Medico (2), Pepper Gomez (6), Don Leo Jonathan,
Ivan the Terrible, El Medico (3), Pepper Gomez (7), Boris Malenko, Bill Melby.

1958 - Johnny Valentine (2), El Medico (4), Pepper Gomez (8), El Medico (5),
Dick Steinborn, Tosh Togo, Pepper Gomez (9), Danny McShain (5) Pepper Gomez (10)

1959 - Joe Christie, Luis Hernandez, Corsica Joe, Nick Kozak

1960 - Pete Managoff, Torbellino Blanco, Danny McShain (6), Torbellino
Blanco (2), Duke Keomuka (5), Torbellino Blanco (3), Don Leo Jonathan (2),
Ciclon Negro

1961 - Dan Manoukian, Pepper Gomez (11-12), Waldo Von Erich, Dory Dixon,
Sputnik Monroe, Pepe Gonzales, Jack Dalton

1962 - Dory Dixon (2), The Mummy, Art Thomas, El Medico II

1963 - Rip Hawk, Sweet Daddy Siki, Art Thomas (1),Bill Watts, Pepper Gomez
(13), Mark Lewin, Billy White Wolf, Joe Blanchard

1964 - Antonio Inoki

1965 - Fritz Von Erich, Ernie Ladd, Fritz Von Erich (2)

1966 - Joe Blanchard (2)

1967 - Fritz Von Erich (3), Buddy Austin, Buddy Moreno, Red Lyons

1968 - The Spoiler, Grizzly Smith, The Spoiler (2), Dan Miller

1969 - Johnny Valentine (3), Jose Lothario, Johnny Valentine (4)

1970 - Wahoo McDaniel, Johnny Valentine (5), George Scott

1971 - Johnny Valentine (6) ,Pepper Gomez (14), Johnny Valentine (7), Jose Lothario (2)

1972 - Red Bastien, Stan Stasiak, Jose Lothario (3)

1973 - Blackjack Mulligan, Jose Lothario (4)

1974 - Great Mephisto, Red Bastien (2)

1975 - Al Madrill, John Tolos, Al Madrill (2), Buddy Wolfe

1976 - Rocky Johnson, Seigfreid Steinke, Rocky Johnson (2), Seigfreid Steinke (2)

1977 - Moondog Mayne, Scott Casey, Jimmy Snuka, Ox Baker

1978 - Al Madrill (3), Dale Valentine, Bruiser Brody, David Von Erich, Gino
Hernandez, David Von Erich (2), Gino Hernandez (2)

1980 - Gino Hernandez (3), Mark Lewin (3),Gino Hernandez (4),David Von Erich (3)

1981 - Killer Tim Brooks, Al Madrill (4)

1982 - Bill Irwin, David Von Erich (4)

1983 - Jimmy Garvin, David Von Erich (5), David Von Erich (6)

1984 - David Von Erich (7) - vacated when he dies in Tokyo, Gino Hernandez (5)

1985 - Brian Adias, Gino Hernandez (6), Brian Adias (2), The Grappler

1986 - The Grappler (until 2-10)

1987-97 - VACANT

1998 - Rod Price-wins 8-man tournament* 5/1 (Dallas), Brian Adias (3) 7/3 (NRH), Action
Jackson 7/31 (NRH), Rodney Begnaud 11/27 (NHR)

1999 - Khris Germany 2/5 (NRH), Brian Adias (4) 2/19 (NRH), Steven Dunn 3/26 (NRH) , Kevin
Northcutt 6/10 (Dallas), Rodney Begnaud (2) 7/29 (Dallas), Kevin Northcutt (2) 9/25 (NRH)

2000 - Cedric Hollywood 2/18 (NRH), Kevin Northcutt (3) 4/8 (Galveston), Mike Fox 4/28 (NRH),
Rodney Begnaud (3) 5/26 (NRH), Al Jackson 9/22 (NRH), Hotstuff Hernandez 12/1 (NRH)

2001 - Gary Toole 2/2 (NRH), Hotstuff Hernandez (2) 3/16 (NRH), Kevin Northcutt (4)
5/23 (San Antonio) , Hotstuff Hernandez (3) 8-17 (Refugio), Kevin Northcutt (5) 10/26 (NRH), Mike Anthony 12-14 (NRH)

2002 - JP Black 3/22 (Fort Worth) , Steve DeMarco 6/21 (NRH), J.P. Black (2) 8-1 (NRH), Steve DeMarco (2) 10-26 (Corpus Christi)

2003 - JP Black (3) 5-31 (Pasadena), Al Jackson (2) 9-20 (Greenville)

2004 - Tejas 4/24 (Perry, Ok.)

2005 - Kevin Northcutt (6) 4-16 (Ponca City, Ok.)

2006 - Mark Orton 7-15 (Beaumont), Chaz Taylor 8-11 (Cypress)

2007 - Seth Korbin 7-14 (Cypress), Chaz Taylor (2) 8-10 (Houston), Kevin Northcutt (7) 10-14 (Corpus Christi)

2008 - Chaz Taylor (3) 8-24 (San Antonio), Mike DiBiase 9-6 (Amarillo), Kevin Northcutt (8) 10-4 (Robstown)

2009- Michael Faith 1-9 (Cypress)

 


ALL-TIME TEXAS CHAMPIONS
Pepper Gomez (14) 1955-71
Miguel Guzman (10) 1947-51
Kevin Northcutt (8) 1999-09
David Von Erich (8) 1978-84

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TEXAS JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY

(1950-64, resumed 1999)

 

1999 - Zane Morris 11/12 (NRH)

2000 - Jeremy Jett 3/10 (NRH), Zane Morris (2) 3/31 (NRH), Samir 6/2 (NRH), Kevin Duncan 9/1 (NRH), Mike Thunder 11/3 (NRH)

2001 - Joey Corman 2/23 (NRH), Mike Thunder (2) 3/23 (NRH), Dash Riproc 5/11 (NRH), Samir (2)
5/25 (NRH), B. J. Turner 8/3 (NRH), Joey Corman (2) 10/26 (NRH)

2002 - B. J. Turner (2) 1/19 (Beaumont) , Jeramy Jett (2) 3/22 (NRH), Cyclone 7/19 (NRH), Kevin Duncan 9/21 (NRH)

2004 - Cyclone (2) 2/1 (Dallas), Livewire 5/1 (Joshua), JT Lamotta 10/29 (Fort Worth)

2005 - Robert Evans 3/13 (Arlington) , Joey Corman (3) 4/28 (Gladewater)

2006 - JT Lamotta (2) 5/28 (Dallas)

2007 - David Stahr 2/9 (Cypress), Goldenboi Zamora 9/14 (Cypress), Cody Jones 10/13 (Irving), Cyclone (3) 12/1 (Amarillo)

2008 - David Stahr (2) 6-13 (Cypress), Galan Ramierz 7-11 (Cypress), Cyclone (4) 8-9 (Cypress), Cody Jones (2) 10-25 (Amarillo)

2009 - Galan Ramirez (2) 1-9 (Cypress)

 


TEXAS TAG TEAM TITLE HISTORY

(1949-1981, resumed 1998)

1949- Rita Romero & Miguel Guzman

1950 - Rita Romero & Carlos Moreno, Duke Keomuka & Danny Savich, Killer Kowalski & ? , Dave Keomuka & Danny Savich (2)

1951 - Timothy Geohagen & Big Humphrey, Duke Keomuka & Danny Savich (3), title vacated.

1952 - Duke Keomuka & Ivan Kalmikoff, Miguel Guzman & Ray Gunkel, Duke Keomuka & Mr. Moto, Rito Romero & Miguel Guzman (2), Duke Keomuka & Danny Savich (4), title vacated, Gory Guerrero & Cyclone Anaya wins tournament and then vacates title in 53.

1953 - Ray Gunkel & Ricki Starr wins tournament over Duke Keomuka & Kinji Shibuya, Rito Romero & Migual Guzman (3)

1954 - Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Krauser, Rito Romero & Sugi Suto, Duke Keomuka, & Don Evans, Rito Romero & George Drake, Roy Shire & The Great Scott, Rita Romero & Pepe Mendietta.

1955 - Maurice Vachon & Pierre LaSalle, Larry Chene & Raul Zapata, Hard Bold Haggerty & Stu Gibson, Rita Romero & Pepper Gomez, Duke Keomuka & Danny Savich (5), Ray Gunkel & Wilbur Synder, Duke Koemuka & Tiny Mills.

1956 - Pepper Gomez & Luigi Macera, Duke Keomuka & Kinji Shibuya, Mike DiBiase & Bulldog Plechas, Duke Keomuka & Tony Martin, Ray Gunkel & Herb Freeman, Gene Kiniski & Len Crosby, Ray Gunkel & Amazing Zuma.

1957 - Duke Keomuka & Tokyo Tom, Pepper Gomez & El Medico, Ivan the Terrible & Paul Vachon, Duke Keomuka & Mr. Moto, Pepper Gomez & Bill Melby.

1958 - Danny McShain & Casey McShain, Enrique Torres & Albert Torres, Johnny Valentine & Eddie Graham, Pepper Gomez & Larry Chene, Duke Keomuka & John Tolos, Pepper Gomez & El Medico (2) -vacated title after winning the World Tag Team title in Houston.

1959 - Frank Valois & Andre Bollet -wins tournament of vacated title, Amazing Zuma & Johnny Walker, Frank Valios & Andre Bollet (2), Chief Big Heart & Little Eagle, Ben Sharpe & Mike Sharpe, Corsica Jean and Corsica
Joe, Nick Kozak & Jerry Kozak, Danny McShain & Bad Boy Hines, Cyclone Anaya & Leo Garilbaldi.

1960 - Ciclon Negro & Torbellino Blanco, Maurice Vachon & Paul Vachon, Ciclon Negro & Torbellino Blanco (2), Danny McShain & Sputnik Monroe, Maurice Vachon & Duke Keomuka.

1961 - Sputnik Monroe & Rocket Monroe, Pepper Gomez & Hogan Wharton, Tony Borne & Dan Manoukian, Pepper Gomez & Dory Dixon, Angelo Poffo & Bronco Lubich, vacate title with Dick Hutton & Sam Steamboat winning the tournament, The Mighty Yankees

1962 - Jack Dalton & Jim Dalton, leaves Texas and there is no title matches until 66'

1963-65 - title vacated

1966 - Nick Kozak & Dory Dixon win 6-man tournament. Vacated in 67-68'

1969 - Wahoo McDaniel & Antonio Pugliese

1973 - Black Goldman & Goliath, Jose Lothario & Mil Mascaras, Jose Lothario & Ivan Putski, Black Gordman & Goliath (2), Jose Lothario & Ivan Putski (2), Black Gordman & Goliath (3).

1974 - Red Bastien & Tex McKenzie

1975 - Blackjack Lanza & Blackjack Mulligan, vacated title - Jose Lothario & Al Madril win tournament.

1976 - Killer Tim Brooks & Stan Hansen, Jose Lothario & Ricky Johnson, Tony Charles & Les Thornton.

1977 - Jose Lothario & Glen Caras, Brusier Brody & Mike York, Gino Hernandez & Jimmy Snuka, Bull Ramos & John Studd.

1978 - Jose Lothario & Al Madrill (2), Killer Tim Brooks & Leroy Brown, Kevin Von Erich & David Von Erich, Gino Hernandez & Bruiser Brody, Kevin Von Erich & David Von Erich (2) - vacated title when Von Erichs win NWA American
Tag Title, Mark Lewin & White Night wins vacated tournament, Bull Ramos & Tiger Conway.

1979 - Kerry Von Erich & Brusier Brody - title vacated when Brody leaves Texas, Von Erich replaces Brody with Tiger Conway in 80.'

1980 - Kerry Von Erich & Tiger Conway, Gino Hernandez & Pak Song, Kerry Von Erich & Sweet Brown Sugar, Killer Tim Brooks & Stan Stasiak - vacated in 81' when Stasiak is suspended from Texas wrestling.

1981 - Raul Mata & Billy White Cloud defeats Killer Tim Brooks & Raul Castro (Stasiakís replacement). Mata & White Cloud leaves Texas, title becomes vacant and abandoned.

1982 -97 VACANT

1998 - Ian St. James & Zane Morris wins 8-team tournament 7/10 (NRH), Khris Germany & Kit Carson 8/7 (NRH)

1999 - Bull Schmitt & New Doctor X 3/12 (NRH), Kit Carson & Khris Germany (2) 6/4 (NRH), Canyon & Bull Schmitt 10/1 (NRH), Mike Fox & Trint Atkins 11/5 (NRH)

2000 - Kurt Reigns & Tejas 1/1 (NRH), Tully Champion & Rude Sherron 3/24 (NRH), Kurt Reigns & Tejas (2) 4/7 (Dyersburg, Tn.), Jimmy James & Action Jackson 7/14 (NRH), Larry Green & Chris Young 11/17 (NRH), The Gravedigger & Dark Angel 12/8 (NRH)

2001 - Mike Anthony & Al Jackson 1/19 (NRH), Chris Young & Larry Green (2) 3/16 (NRH), Mike Anthony & Al Jackson (2) 4/13 (NRH), J.P. Black & Mike Thunder 9/7 (NRH), Mike Anthony & Al Jackson (3) 9/30 (San Antonio)

2002 - J.P. Black & Mike Thunder (2) 2/8 (NRH), Chris Young & Larry Green (3) 2/22 (NRH), Justin2Fine & B.J. Turner 6/21 (NRH)

2003 - Harley Johnson & Hugh Rogue 6/26 (Fort Worth), Joey Corman & Samir 11/26 (Tyler)

2004 - Harley Johnson & Bobby2Badd 6/9 (Dallas)

2006 - Seth Shai & Mace 1/28 (Fort Worth), Chaz Taylor & Fast Eddie 5 /12 (Cypress), Pop Dusselldorf & Loc Dusselldorf 8 /25 (Cypress)

2007 - DJ King & Galan Ramirez 2-9 (Cypress), Chaz Taylor & Mr. Destiny 10-12 (Cypress)

2008 - DJ King & Galan Ramirez (2) 6-13 (Cypress), Widowmaker & Cras 7-19 (Dallas), Prince Al Farat & Thomas Trump 10-11 (Dallas)

 

ALL TIME CHAMPIONS
Duke Keomuka & Danny Savich (5) 1950-55
Rito Romero & Miguel Guzman (3) 1950--54
Black Gordman & Goliath (3) 1973
Chris Young & Larry Green (3) 2000-02
Mike Anthony & Al Jackson (3) 2001-02

Some background on NWA & NWA Southwest.....

The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships in the United States. The NWA has been in operation since 1948. Prior to 1986, it acted as the sole governing body for most of professional wrestling, operating as a talent and brand name franchiser for the inter-regional "territory" system.

Texas has long been noted as one of the major NWA "hotbeds" for four decades; but in 1986, the NWA's presence in Texas ended when it withdrew from the NWA to go under different independent labels. The NWA did not return to Texas again until 1998, when Promoter Ken Taylor revived the NWA brand and its history back into Texas as NWA Southwest. He was awarded the State of Texas in January 1998, and later awarded the State of Oklahoma. The first NWA Southwest show occurred February 27, 1998, in Dallas, Texas. The second show featured Mil Mascaras and Rod Price drew over 600 fans. NWA Southwest opened up its own 10,000 square-footTexas Indoor Arena in April 1998 in North Richland Hills and ran weekly shows there until nearly 2003.

NWA Southwest has hosted shows at such major venues as Texas Motor Speedway, Dallas' Bronco Bowl Arena, Corpus Christi's American Bank Center & Memorial Coliseum, San Antonio's Sunset Station, and Livingston's A-C Multi-Purpose Center. In 2002, NWA-SW hosted the 54th Anniversary Show & Convention at Memorial Coliseum ib Corpus Christi.

Since 1998 to present, NWA Southwest has hosted seven NWA World Heavyweight title matches, five NWA World Tag Team title matches, one NWA World Women's title match, one NWA World Junior title match, one National Heavyweight title match, two North American Heavyweight title matches, and one NWA North American Tag Team title match. The most recent NWA World title match hosted by NWA Southwest was a World Heavyweight title match on October 13, 2007, in Irving Texas.

The legendary NWA Texas Heavyweight Belt, in particular, represents one of most coveted and prestigious belts in all of wrestling. From the early 50's through 1986, it was the most sought after and prized belt in the USA Southwest and played a major role with title matches packing arenas throughout the State.

Among the Parade of Stars and Legends who have been on NWA Southwest shows include Dan "The Beast" Severn, Rob Conway, Adam Pearce, Kevin Northcutt, X-Pac, Steve Corino, Mil Mascaras, Lance Cade, Brent Albright, AJ Styles, Jeff Jarrett, Blue Demon, El Santo, Mike DiBiase, Terry "Bam, Bam"Gordy, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Abdullah The Butcher, Ernie Ladd, Necro Butcher, Naoya Ogawa, Ron Killings, Hotstuff Hernandez, L.A. Park, Chaz Taylor, Karl Anderson, Gentleman Chris Adams, Iceman King Parsons, Konnan, Billy Kidman, Sam Houston, Don Juan, Mike Rapada, Joey Ryan, Devastator, Pyscho Simpson, Sam Houston, Jazz, Madison, Char Starr, Rodney "Redd Dogg" Begnaud, Black Bart, Wild Bill Irwin, Manny "The Bull" Fernandez, Playboy Gary Hart, " Flying Elvis" Jorge Estrada, Slam Shady, One Man Gang, Steve Dunn, Killer Tim Brooks, Rod Price, Scott Putski, JP Black, Spoiler 2000, John Saxon, Rocky Reynolds, Ben Galvan, Mike Thunder, Brother Love, Don Brodie, Action Jackson, Bobby Duncum, Jr., Cyclone, Sicodelico, Jr., JP Black, Rick Fuller, Paul London, Al Jackson, Austin Rhodes, Chad Hart, Michael Faith, Convict , Steve Demarco,Cody Jones, O.B.D, Andy Dalton, and tag teams America's Most Wanted, Team Texas, Team Extreme, The Brotherhood, Bad Attitude, High Society, Blackbird Posse, Black Attack, Los Luchas, Skull Crushers, and legendary managers Charming Charles, Baboose, Skandor Akbar, and Boston Bad Boy Tony Rumble.

NWA Southwest produced its own one hour weekly wrestling show called NWA Southwest "Main Event Wrestling," which ran from February 1999 to January 2003 on KLDT Channel 55 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. It was also added to the now defunct UATV network in 2002 airing in about 60 cities nationwide.

The NWA Southwest, now over 400 shows later and in its 11th year of business will celebrate with an Anniversary Show on March 21, 2009. NWA shows in Texas and Oklahoma now number over 100 events a year.

 

 

 

 

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