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Universal Wrestling Federation (Bill Watts)
The Universal Wrestling Federation was owner Bill Watts' attempt at taking his Mid-South Wrestling promotion to a national level in 1986. The attempt failed and in 1987, Watts sold the promotion to Jim Crockett Promotions and it became part of what would later be known as World Championship Wrestling. The promotion had started out as an NWA Territory known as NWA Tri-State founded by Leroy McGuirk in the 1950s. Tri-State promoted in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, the same area that Watts's Mid-South wrestling ran in before attempting to go national. In 1990, Herb Abrams started an unrelated wrestling promotion with the same name.

UWF ChampionshipsEdit

NWA Tri-StateEdit

  • National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Championship - As a member of the National Wrestling Alliance NWA Tri-State recognized the NWA World Heavyweight Championship as the highest title in the organization
  • National Wrestling Alliance World Junior Heavyweight Championship - As a member of the National Wrestling Alliance NWA Mid-America recognized the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship as the highest ranking junior heavyweight title in the organization
  • NWA Tri State North American Championship - The title was renamed the Mid-South North American Championship when Bill Watts bought out most of the NWA Tri-State territory in 1979
  • NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Tri-State version) - Was renamed the Tri-State Tag Team Championship in 1980 after Watts bought out most of the NWA Tri-State territory.
  • NWA United States Junior Heavyweight Championship (Tri-State version)
  • NWA Tri-State Louisiana Championship - The title was renamed the Mid-South Louisiana Championship when Bill Watts bought out most of the NWA Tri-State territory in 1979. Before 1972 the title was promoted by NWA Gulfcoast Louisiana until the 1960s
  • Tri-State Heavyweight Championship - Title created after Bill Watts bought most of the NWA Tri-State territory, abandoned when Watts bought out the remaining Tri-State territory in 1982
  • Tri-State Tag Team Championship - Title created after Bill Watts bought most of the NWA Tri-State territory, abandoned when Watts bought out the remaining Tri-State territory in 1982
  • Tri-State Brass Knuckles Championship - Title renamed after Bill Watts bought most of the NWA Tri-State territory, abandoned when Watts bought out the remaining Tri-State territory in 1982
  • NWA Louisiana Heavyweight Championship - Tri-State recognized the Louisiana Heavyweight Championship between April, 1978 and August 1979 Title existed from 1964 until 1983
  • NWA Louisiana Tag Team Championship - Title existed while Tri-State recognized the NWA Louisiana Heavyweight Championship

Mid-South WrestlingEdit

  • National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight Championship - Despite not being a member of the National Wrestling Alliance, Mid-South recognized the NWA World Heavyweight Championship as the highest title in the organization
  • Mid-South North American Championship - Title was originally named the NWA Tri-State North American Championship but renamed when Bill Watts bought out most of the NWA Tri-State territory in 1979
  • Mid-South Television Championship - Title renamed “UWF Television Championship” in 1986
  • Mid-South Tag Team Championship - Title renamed “UWF Tag Team Championship” in 1986
  • Mid-South Louisiana Championship - Originally called the “NWA Tri-State Louisiana Heavyweight Championship”, renamed after Bill Watts bought most of the NWA Tri-State territory

Universal Wrestling FederationEdit

  • UWF Heavyweight Championship - Title replaced the “Mid-South North American Heavyweight Championship” when the promotion changed name
  • UWF Television Championship - The “Mid-South Television Championship” was renamed when the promotion changed names
  • UWF Tag Team Championship - The “Mid-South Tag Team Championship” was renamed when the promotion changed names

See AlsoEdit

Home, Universal Wrestling Federation

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