NWA Arkansas Heavyweight Championship
PromotionNWA Tri-State
Date establishedMarch 14, 1939
Date retired1979

The NWA Arkansas Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling championship sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance and defended in its Arkansas territory.[1]

Title history

Symbol Meaning
No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed.
Event The event in which the championship changed hands
N/A The specific information is not known
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
  Indicates that there was a period where the lineage is undocumented due to the lack of written documentation
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s).
1 Alfred Williams 1 March 14, 1939 [Note 1] N/A live event Claimed both heavyweight and junior heavyweight titles.  
2 Dizzy Davis 1 December 30, 1954 [Note 1] Little Rock, Arkansas live event Defeated Antone Leone  
3 Rock Montez 1 November 1960 [Note 1] N/A live event Defeated Joe Deston.
4 Jack Brisco 1 1960s [Note 1] N/A live event Records are unclear on how he won the championship  
5 Chuck Karbo 1 June 26, 1970 −96 N/A live event    
6 Jerry Miller 1 March 22, 1970 [Note 1] N/A live event    
7 Ernie Ladd 1 October 28, 1978 5 Little Rock, Arkansas live event Won a tournament to win the title.  
8 Ray Candy 1 November 2, 1978 70 Little Rock, Arkansas live event    
9 Ron Bass 1 January 11, 1979 72 Little Rock, Arkansas live event    
10 Charlie Cook 1 March 24, 1979 [Note 1] Little Rock, Arkansas live event    
Vacated, later abandoned 1979 N/A N/A Championship vacated after Cook was injured. Abandoned when Bill Watts bought NWA Tri-State and renamed it Mid-South Wrestling  

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f The length of the championship reign is too uncertain to calculate.


  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.