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Some of the biggest names in the business have held the EWA Heavyweight Championship.


 

 

 

BELT | CHAMPION | FORMER CHAMPIONS | TITLE HISTORY

 

The EWA World Heavyweight Title Belt

PHOTO BY DICK BOURNE

 

The EWA Heavyweight title belt was crafted by Dave Millican and was patterned after the 1983-1986 version of US Heavyweight Championship belt worn by Greg Valentine, Ricky Steamboat,  Wahoo McDaniel, Magnum TA, and Tully Blanchard.  It also features the "wrestling babies", part of the famous 1980s logo of Joe Blanchard's Southwest Championship Wrestling promotion.

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EWA Heavyweight Champion

"The Boogieman" Handsome Jimmy Valiant

 

Former EWA Champions

 

George South, Ricky Morton,  Brad Armstrong

 

  

Brad Anderson,  Jason Jones,  The Masked Superstar

 

Bobby Houston,  Mr. Florida,  The Barbarian (managed by Paul Jones)

 

Ivan Koloff,  Jake "The Snake" Roberts,  "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel

 

Chase Stevens, Tessa Blanchard

 

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EWA Heavyweight Title History

 

DATE

CHAMPION

 

DEFEATED

 

LOCATION

04.01.04

George South (2)

 

Ricky Morton

 

Concord, NC

02.19.05

Brad Armstrong

 

George South

 

Spartanburg, SC

Night of Legends II

04.01.05

George South (3)

 

Brad Armstrong

 

Concord, NC

EWA Spring Stampede

06.18.05 Brad Anderson  

George South

  Statesville NC
06.24.05 George South (4)  

Title Returned by EWA

Board of Directors

  Mooresville NC

07.07.05

Jason Jones

 

George South

 

Winston-Salem, NC

Boogie Jam 2005

10.04.05

Masked Superstar

 

Jason Jones

 

Mooresville, NC

The War Dance Never Dies

11.20.06 George South (5)  

Masked Superstar

 

Mooresville, NC

Starrcage 2006: The Final Conflict

04.05.07 Bobby Houston  

George South

 

Salisbury NC

War Dance Never Dies 2

04.29.07

Mr. Florida

 

Bobby Houston

 

Charlotte NC

06.19.07

The Barbarian

 

Mr. Florida

 

Mooresville NC

Night For The Russian Bear

09.07.07

Ricky Morton (2)   The Barbarian   Gastonia NC

12.01.07

George South (6)

 

Ricky Morton

 

Grover NC

07.12.08 Ivan Koloff  

George South

  Belmont NC
11.19.09 George South (7)  

Ivan Koloff

  Lancaster SC
05.08.10 Jake Roberts  

George South

 

Lexington NC

Night of the Snake

10.31.10 - Title Vacated -  

Jake Roberts Retires

 

EWA Offices, Charlotte NC

11.20.10 Buddy Landel  

Defeated George South

in Top Contenders Match

  Lincolnton NC
11.11.11 - Title Vacated -  

Buddy Landel stripped

of title by EWA

  EWA Offices, Charlotte NC
12.30.11 George South (8)  

Defeated Matt Houston

in finals of tournament

 

Battle for the Belt

Mocksville NC

10.27.13 Chase Stevens  

George South

 

Havoc at Halloween 2 (City Festival)

Tarboro, NC

04.01.14 George South (9)  

Chase Stevens

  Concord, NC
08.30.14 Tessa Blanchard  

George South

  Elkin, NC
01.20.15 - Title Vacated -  

Tessa Blanchard leaves

for Florida Territory

  EWA Offices, Charlotte NC
01.31.15 Jimmy Valiant  

Defeated George South

in Top Contenders Match

 

Seagrove Supershow

Seagrove, NC

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PHOTO GALLERY

 

Chase Stevens won the title at Havoc at Halloween 2

 

George South and Matt Houston before the finals of the EWA championship tournament in Mocksville NC on 12.30.2011

Mid-Atlantic Gateway Photos

 

 

"Nature Boy" Buddy Landel cozies up to Mr. #1 George South before their "Top Contenders" match on 11.20.10 in Lincolnton NC. The winner of their match determined the new EWA Heavyweight Champion, following Jake Roberts' retirement of the title on 10.31.10 Landel won by submission at 15:21 following his signature corkscrew elbow and a figure four leglock.

Photo by Shawn Van Halen

 

Buddy Landel defeated George South for the vacant EWA title on 11.20.10 in Lincolnton NC

 

Pending his retirement from the ring, Jake Roberts met with EWA Commissioner Joe Graham in Charlotte NC and worked out an arrangement where he retired the title effective October, 31, 2010.

A preliminary tournament was held in Concord, NC with the two finalist to meet each other on 11.20.10 in Lincolnton.

 

A bloody George South applies his famous claw hold on Jake "The Snake" Roberts during their title match on 5/8/10 in Lexington. But it was to no avail. Minutes later, Jake hit the DDT and walked away with the EWA championship belt.

Photos by Dick Bourne Mid-Atlantic Gateway

 

 

Then EWA Champion Ivan Koloff reacts when George South interrupts his interview. South would take the title back from Koloff later that same evening. (Nov. 19, 2009 Lancaster SC)

Photo by Josh Boyd

 

"The Russian Bear" Ivan Koloff, EWA Commissioner Joe Graham, and Mr. #1 George South

hours before the big Russian Chain Match for the EWA Heavyweight Championship

BELMONT NC 7/12/08 - PHOTO BY JOSH BOYD

 

 

Ricky Morton and George South pose with the EWA title belt before their match in Grover NC on 12/2.

One hour later, South had his title back.

GROVER NC 12/01/07 - PHOTO BY JOSH BOYD

 

 

EWA Champion Brad Anderson with his Dad's boots after winning the title on

 June 18, 2005 in Statesville NC.

PHOTO BY STEVE HALL

 

 

It might look like Mr. Florida had the Barbarian almost out with the Bear Hug, as special referee Jimmy Valiant lifted his hand checking for the submission. But minutes later, the Barbarian had his hand raised one more time, this time in victory as he had become the new

EWA Heavyweight Champion. 

MOORESVILLE NC 6/19/07 - PHOTO BY THOM BREWER

 

 

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