World Champions in the Gulf Coast

The following is a list of all NWA World Champions (Jr. Heavyweight and Heavyweight) that defended their titles in the Gulf Coast territory. I am also including the Women’s World and Women’s World Tag Team Champions as well. The only “World” title that was defended here regularly that I am not including is the “World” Tag Team title that was strictly recognized by the Gulas-Welch and Gulf Coast promotions.

 

10-1-52 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz defeated Nick Carter

 

NWA World Heavyweight Championship - Thesz

NWA World Heavyweight Championship – Thesz

 

6-29-54 – Mobile, AL – Women’s World Champion Mildred Burke defeated Bonnie Watson

 

Ladies World Championship - Burke

Women’s World Championship – Burke

 

7-20-54 – Mobile, AL – Women’s World Champion Mildred Burke defeated Terry Majors

2-1-56 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Heavyweight Lou Thesz defeated Baron Gattoni

8-22-56 – Mobile, AL – Women’s World Champion June Byers defeated Penny Banner

 

Women's World Championship - Byers

Women’s World Championship – Byers

 

9-5-56 – Mobile, AL – Women’s World Champion June Byers defeated Bonnie Watson

9-6-56 – Panama City, FL – Women’s World Champion June Byers defeated Bonnie Watson

10-31-56 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Mike Clancy defeated Lester Welch

 

NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Championship - Clancy, Savoldi

NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Championship – Clancy, Savoldi

 

3-18-59 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Angelo Savoldi defeated Red Donovan

4-1-59 – Mobile, AL – NWA World  Jr. Heavyweight Champion Angelo Savoldi defeated Lee Fields

11-11-59 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Pat O’Connor defeated Joe McCarthy

 

NWA World Heavyweight Championship - O'Connor, Thesz, Funk Jr.

NWA World Heavyweight Championship – O’Connor, Thesz, Funk Jr.

 

6-8-60 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Pat O’Connor defeated Nikita Mulkovich

3-22-61 – Mobile, AL – Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Annie Laverne

 

Women's World Championship - Moolah

Women’s World Championship – Moolah

 

8-1-62 – Mobile, AL – Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Brenda Scott

7-17-63 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz vs WWA World Heavyweight Champion Tarzan Tyler – Double C/O (Tyler had actually lost a unification match with Thesz on June 6, 1963 in Atlanta, GA)

7-18-63 – Panama City, FL – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz defeated Tarzan Tyler

4-1-64 – Mobile, AL – Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Annie Laverne

10-7-64 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz defeated Mike Paidousas

4-2-65 – Lafayette, LA – Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Annie Laverne

6-4-65 – Lafayette, LA – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz drew Adrien Baillargeon

6-19-65 – Lafayette, LA – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Lou Thesz defeated Adrien Baillargeon

4-10-67 – Paama City, FL Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Judy Johnson

4-12-67 Mobile, AL  Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Venus LaRue

4-14-67 Dothan, AL Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Judy Johnson

4-14-71 – Mobile, AL – Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Marie Darnell

7-14-71 – Mobile, AL – Women’s World Tag Team Champions Toni Rose & Donna Christanello defeated Lilly Thomas & Sandy Parker

 

Women's World Tag Team Championship - Christanello & Rose, Gable & Williams

Women’s World Tag Team Championship – Christanello & Rose, Gable & Williams

 

7-16-71 – Dothan, AL – Women’s World Tag Team Champions Toni Rose & Donna Christanello defeated Lilly Thomas & Sandy Parker

9-15-71 – Mobile, AL – Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Vicki Williams

10-26-71 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Dory Funk Jr. drew The Fabulous Mr. D

2-29-72 – Mobile, AL – Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Vicki Williams

3-3-72 – Dothan, AL – Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Donna Christanello

11-22-72 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Danny Hodge defeated The Spoiler

 

NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Championship - Hodge

NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Championship – Hodge

 

12-27-72 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Danny Hodge defeated Mike Boyette

2-20-73 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Danny Hodge defeated The Wrestling Pro

2-27-73 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Danny Hodge defeated The Wrestling Pro

7-3-73 – Mobile, AL – Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Debbie Johnson

8-14-73 – Mobile, AL – Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Maw Bass

8-21-73 – Mobile, AL – Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Maw Bass

8-28-73 – Mobile, AL – Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Maw Bass  (Cage Match)

9-14-73 – Dothan, AL – Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Maw Bass

9-28-73 – Dothan, AL – Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Maw Bass

10-12-73 – Dothan, AL – (Night of Champions) – Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Donna Christanello

10-12-73 – Dothan, AL – (Night of Champions) – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jack Brisco drew Ken Lucas

 

NWA World Heavyweight Championship - Brisco

NWA World Heavyweight Championship – Brisco

 

11-6-73 – Mobile, AL – (Night of Champions) – Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Toni Rose

11-6-73 – Mobile, AL – (Night of Champions) – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Danny Hodge defeated Jackie Fargo

11-6-73 – Mobile, AL – (Night of Champions) – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jack Brisco defeated Ken Lucas

11-30-73 – Dothan, AL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Danny Hodge defeated Ken Lucas

12-2-73 – Pensacola, FL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Danny Hodge defeated Donnie Bass

1-29-74 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Ken Mantell vs Danny Hodge – N/C

 

NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Championship - Mantell, Matsuda, Royal

NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Championship – Mantell, Matsuda, Royal

 

2-5-74 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Ken Mantell defeated Danny Hodge

2-5-74 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jack Brisco defeated The Wrestling Pro

2-26-74 – Mobile, AL – Ken Lucas d. NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Ken Mantell (Mantell’s opponent was to be Les Thatcher, Lucas was a substitute so Mantell was allowed to keep the title)

3-5-74 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jack Brisco vs The Wrestling Pro (Brisco didn’t appear because of airplane trouble. Ken Lucas took his place in the match and defeated the Pro)

3-8-74 – Dothan, AL – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jack Brisco drew Ken Lucas

4-7-74 – Panama City, FL – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jack Brisco defeated Duke Miller

4-9-74 – Mobile, AL – Ken Lucas d. NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Ken Mantell – C/O (Mantell kept the title due to the C/O)

4-16-74 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jack Brisco defeated The Wrestling Pro

4-24-74 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Ken Mantell defeated Ken Lucas

6-7-74 – Dothan, AL – Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Maw Bass

6-11-74 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jack Brisco defeated NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Ken Mantell

7-14-74 – Pensacola, FL – Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Maw Bass

9-13-74 – Dothan, AL – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jack Brisco defeated Ken Lucas

9-24-74 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Ken Mantell defeated The Wrestling Pro (this was a belt vs mask match, but Mantell took the Pro’s mask off during the match. The Pro left the ring and was counted out. Matchmaker Bob Kelly decided that since the Pro lost the match that way he would be allowed to keep his mask and he was declared the GC version of the World Jr. heavy champion)

11-1-74 – Dothan, AL – Women’s World Tag Team Champions Vicki Williams & Joyce Grable defeated Dottie Downs & Paula Kaye

11-5-74 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Ken Mantell defeated GCWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion The Wrestling Pro (The Pro dropped recognition of his title)

2-11-75 – Mobile, AL – Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated Susan Green

2-16-75 – Pensacola, FL – Midget Women’s World Tag Team Champions Darling Dagmar & Honey Girl Paige defeated Diamond Lil & Marie Laveau

2-21-75 – Dothan, AL – Midget Women’s World Tag Team Champions Darling Dagmar & Honey Girl Paige defeated Diamond Lil & Marie Laveau

2-21-75 – Dothan, AL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Ken Mantell drew Dick Dunn

2-16-75 – Pensacola, FL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Ken Mantell drew Ken Lucas

2-21-75 – Dothan, AL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Ken Mantell drew Dick Dunn

2-23-75 – Pensacola, FL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Ken Mantell vs Ken Lucas – Double disqualification

2-25-75 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jack Brisco defeated Ken Lucas by disqualification

2-28-75 – Dothan, AL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Ken Mantell defeated Dick Dunn

3-2-75 – Pensacola, FL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Ken Mantell defeated Dick Dunn

6-24-75 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Hiro Matsuda defeated Danny Hodge

2-17-76 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Terry Funk defeated Eddie Sullivan

 

NWA World Heavyweight Championship - Funk

NWA World Heavyweight Championship – Brisco, Funk

 

2-20-76 – Dothan, AL – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Terry Funk drew Jack Brisco

10-7-76 – Panama City – Women’s World Champion The Fabulous Moolah defeated The Scorpion Lady

10-28-76 – Dothan, AL – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Terry Funk defeated Dusty Rhodes

11-23-76 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Heavyweight Champion Terry Funk defeated Ken Lucas

8-12-77 – Dothan, AL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Nelson Royal defeated Billy Spears

8-14-77 – Pensacola, FL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Nelson Royal drew Ken Lucas

8-15-77 – Montgomery, AL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Nelson Royal drew Johnny Eagles

8-16-77 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Nelson Royal defeated The Wrestling Pro

8-26-77 – Dothan, AL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Nelson Royal drew Ken Lucas

8-28-77 – Pensacola, FL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Nelson Royal defeated Ken Lucas

8-30-77 – Mobile, AL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Nelson Royal defeated Johnny Eagles

8-31-77 – Montgomery, AL – NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Champion Nelson Royal defeated Johnny Eagles