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(11/01/80-Richmond, VA) - Defeated Paul Jones in a tournament
final. Vacated on 01/27/81 when Piper won the US Heavyweight
24.Sweet Ebony Diamond (4/29/81-Raleigh) - Defeated Greg Valentine in a tournament final.
25.Greg Valentine (3) (?/81)
26.Sweet Ebony Diamond (2) (5/30/81-Charlotte NC)
27.Greg Valentine (4) (?/81)
28.Ron Bass (9/6/81-Asheville NC)
29.Ivan Koloff (2) (11/3/81-Charlotte NC)
30.Jimmy Valiant (06/06/82-Toronto, ON, Canada)
31.Ivan Koloff (3) (?/82)
32.Jimmy Valiant (2) (10/17/82-Toronto, ON, Canada)
33.Jos LeDuc (9/19/82-Charlotte) - Stripped in 1982 for using ropes for leverage in a match against Johnny Weaver.
34.Bad Laroy Brown (11/27/82-Greensboro, NC) - Won a 20-man battle royal.
35.Mike Rotundo (12/25/82-Charlotte, NC, USA)
36.Dick Slater (02/22/83-Columbia, SC)
37.Roddy Piper (2) (03/27/83-Ashville, NC, USA)
38.Dick Slater (2) (04/03/83-Greensboro, NC, USA)
39.Joe LeDuc (2) (04/30/83-Richmond, VA)
40.Great Kabuki (06/83)
41.Charlie Brown (Jimmy Valiant) (11/24/83-Greensboro, NC, USA) - Vacated in 84/01 when Valiant stops wrestling as Brown.
42.Mark Youngblood (03/07/84-Spartanburg, SC)
43.Tully Blanchard (03/28/84)
44.Dusty Rhodes (Virgil Runnels) (03/16/85-Greensboro, NC, USA) - Title was abandoned when Rhodes was recognized as NWA World Television Champion in April,1985.
Mid- Atlantic Tag-Team Championship
Before the promotion became Mid- Atlantic, this title was named the Eastern States Tag Titles, but that changed in 1973. This was a prestigious title as well, until the World Tag Titles became the main tag belts in JCP. Soon , the Mid- Atlantic Tag Titles soon became a championship for mid-card teams. Here are the teams that held this championship.
1.Rip Hawk & Swede
2.Johnny Weaver & George Becker (?/69)
3.Gene Anderson & Ole Anderson (70/04 Greensboro, NC)
4.Paul Jones & Nelson Royal (70/09/22-Raleigh, NC)
5.Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson (2) (70/12)
6.Johnny Weaver & George Becker (2) (09/71)
7.Larry Hamilton (Missouri Mauler) & Brute Bernerd (02/72) [Records unclear]
8.Sandy Scott & Jerry Brisco (?/72) [Records unclear]
9.Johnny Weaver & Art Neilson (?/72)
10.Gene Anderson & Ole Anderson (2) (?/73)
11.Thunderbolt Patterson & Jerry Brisco (?/73)
12.Gene Anderson & Ole Anderson (3) (?/73)
13.Sandy Scott & Nelson Royal (?/73)
14.Brute Bernerd & Mike York (?/73)[Records unclear]
Renamed Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Title in 1974
15.Gene Anderson &
Ole Anderson (4) (03/09/74-Spartanburg, SC) - Defeat Johnny Weaver &
Bob Bruggers. [Records unclear]
16.Paul Jones and Bob Bruggers (?/74)
17.Rip Hawk and Ric Flair (07/04/74-Greensboro, NC)
18.Paul Jones and Tiger Conway Jr. (?/75)
19.Gene and Ole Anderson (5) (?/75) - Vacant in 75
20.Dino Bravo and Mr. Wrestling (?/75) - Win tournament.
21.Hollywood Blonds (Jerry Brown and Buddy Roberts)
22.Dino Bravo and Tiger Conway Jr.
23.Greg Valentine and Ric Flair (?/77)
24.Paul Jones and Ricky Steamboat (08/22/77-Greensboro, NC)
25.Ric Flair and John Studd (26/30/78-Greenville, SC)
27.Paul Jones and Ricky Steamboat (28/05/78-Greensboro, NC)
15.John Studd and Ken Patera (79/01)
29.Ricky Steamboat and Dino Bravo (?/80) - Vacated
30.Masked Superstars [Bill Eadie & John Studd (John Minton)] (03/26/80) - Studd had lost a loser-leave-town match with Blackjack Mulligan and returned as Superstar #2. He was later unmasked, therefore the titles were vacated and Studd left the promotion in 1980.
31.Matt Borne and Buzz Sawyer (06/02/80-Greenville, SC)
32.Sheepherders (Luke Williams and Butch Miller) (09/28/80-Charlotte, NC)
33.Dewey Robertson and George Wells (12/12/80-Richmond, VA)
34.Mr. Fuji and Tenryu (02/07/81-Greensboro, NC)
35.Dewey Robertson and Johnny Weaver (?/81)
36.Nikolai Volkoff and Chris Markoff (06/27/81-Charlotte NC)
37.Jay Youngblood and Jake Roberts (?/81)
38.Jay Youngblood and Johnny Weaver (11/27/81-Appalachia VA)
39.Ox Baker and Carl Fergie (?/81)
40.Jay Youngblood and Porkchop Cash (03/82)
41.Pvt. Don Kernodle and Pvt. Jim Nelson (05/82)
42.Porkchop Cash and Iceman King Parsons (?/82)
43.Pvt. Don Kernodle and Pvt. Jim Nelson (2) (6/17/82-Roanoke VA)
44.Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood (08/22/82-Toronto, ON) - Vacated in 1982 (or 1983).
45.One Man Gang and Kelly Kiniski (05/23/83-Greenville, SC) - Defeated Jimmy Valiant and Bugsy McGraw in a tournament final.
46.Rufus R. Jones and Bugsy McGraw (07/20/83-Emporia, VA) - Vacated in August 1983.
47.Ivan Koloff and Don Kernodle (05/84)
48.Long Riders (Ron Bass and Black Bart) (05/84) - Abandoned in 1985.
Mid- Atlantic Heavyweight Championship
This title was just like the Tag Belts, but the U.S. belt soon replaced this title as the most important singles title in the region. A lot of great men held this title and the title matches were some of the best in that time period. Here are all of the holders of this championship.
1. Larry Hamilton
(Missouri Mauler) (70/10)
2. Dan Miller (71/09)
3. Larry Hamilton  (71/09/24 Charleston, SC)
4. Jack Brisco (71 )
5. Rip Hawk (72 Puerto Rico)
6. Jerry Brisco (73/03/03 Winston-Salem, NC)
7. Ole Anderson (73)
8. Jerry Brisco  (73)
Renamed Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title in 73/11.
(04/74) - Awarded when Brisco went to Japan
10.Paul Jones (?/74)
11.Johnny Valentine (?/74)
12.Wahoo McDaniel (?/75)
13.Ric Flair (05/24/76-Charlotte, NC)
14.Wahoo McDaniel (2) (09/11/76-Greenville, SC)
15.Ric Flair (2) (10/16/76-Greensboro, NC)
16.Wahoo McDaniel (3) (11/30/76-Raleigh, NC)
17.Greg Valentine (06/08/77-Raleigh, North Carolina, USA) - Valentine broke McDaniel's leg (but not with the figure four leglock)
18.Wahoo McDaniel (4) (02/05/78-Greensboro, NC)
19.Ken Patera (04/09/78-Charlotte, NC)
20.Tony Atlas (?/78)
21.Ken Patera (2) (11/78) - managed by Buddy Rogers during the latter part of his reign
22.Jim Brunzell (09/14/79-Richmond, VA)
23.Ray Stevens (11/25/79-Greensboro, NC)
24.Jim Brunzell (2) (01/80)
25.Iron Sheik (05/11/80-Charlotte, NC) - managed by Gene Anderson
26.Ricky Steamboat (11/01/80)
27.Ivan Koloff (04/16/81-Norfolk, VA)
28.Ricky Steamboat (2) (10/10/81-Greensboro NC)
29.Roddy Piper (11/01/81-Greensboro NC)
30.Jack Brisco (2) (05/10/82-Greenville, SC)
31.Roddy Piper (2) (07/07/82)
32.Jack Brisco (3) (08/03/82-Raleigh, NC)
33.Paul Jones (09/01/82-Charlotte, NC)
34.Jack Brisco (4) (10/18/82-Greenville, SC)
35.Paul Jones (2) (10/25/82-Fayetteville, NC)
36.Jack Brisco (5) (11/82)
37.Dory Funk Jr. (01/23/83-Charlotte, NC) - managed by Paul Jones
38.Rufus R. Jones (08/05/83-Richmond, VA)
39.Dick Slater (12/03/83-Hampton, VA)
40.Ivan Koloff (2) (12/83) - Slater won the United States title on 12/14/83 and decided to give the Mid-Atlantic title to Koloff.
41.Angelo Mosca Jr. (01/25/84-Shelby, NC)
42.Ivan Koloff (3) (03/18/84-Charlotte, NC)
43.Angelo Mosca Jr. (2) (04/22.84-Charlotte, NC)
44.Masked Outlaw (Dory Funk Jr.) (2) (05/12/84) - Funk was suspended for assaulting NWA official Sandy Scott then returned as The Outlaw.
45.Angelo Mosca Jr. (3) (06/27/84)
46.Ron Bass (08/29/84-Spartanburg, SC)
47.Buzz Tyler (03/16/85-Greensboro, NC) - Vacated in 85/07 when Tyler left the territory.
48.Krusher Khrushchev (11/28/85-Greensboro, NC) - Defeated Sam Houston in a tournament final.
49.Sam Houston (01/11/86-Atlanta, GA)
50.Black Bart (03/18/86-Mooresville, NC)
51.Ron Garvin (09/02/86-Spartanburg, SC) - Vacated on 12/09/86 when Garvin won U.S. Tag Team title. Title abandoned soon after.
In the next edition, we will look at the title histories of the 2 most important titles in the region, the U.S. and World Tag titles.
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