SMW Heavyweight Championship

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SMW Heavyweight Championship
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Promotion Smoky Mountain Wrestling
United States Wrestling Association
Date establishedMay 22, 1992
Date retiredDecember 30, 1995

The SMW Heavyweight Championship was the top heavyweight championship in Smoky Mountain Wrestling. It existed from 1992 until 1996 when SMW folded. "Dirty White Boy" Tony Anthony and Brad Armstrong were tied at the most reigns at three. The United States Wrestling Association briefly recognized the SMW Heavyweight Championship as part of a USWA vs. SMW feud in late 1995, before abandoning the title. [1] [2] [3]

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Title history

Key
No.Overall reign number
ReignReign number for the specific champion
DaysNumber of days held
No.ChampionChampionship changeReign statisticsNotesRef.
DateEventLocationReignDays
1 Brian Lee May 22, 1992 Volunteer Slam [4] Knoxville, Tennessee 178Defeated Paul Orndorff in a tournament final. 
2 The Dirty White Boy August 8, 1992Fire on the Mountain [5] Johnson City, Tennessee 1237  
3 Tracy Smothers April 2, 1993Bluegrass Brawl [6] Pikeville, Kentucky 143This was a Tennessee Chain Match. 
Vacated May 15, 1993Championship held up after a match against Tony Anthony. 
4 Tracy Smothers June 11, 1993 SMW Live event Knoxville, Tennessee 236Defeated Tony Anthony in a rematch. 
5 Brian Lee July 17, 1993 SMW Live event Johnson City, Tennessee 2211  [7]
6 The Dirty White Boy February 13, 1994Sunday Bloody Sunday [8] Knoxville, Tennessee 278This was a Tennessee Chain Match. [9]
7 Jake Roberts May 2, 1994 SMW Live event Harriman, Tennessee 164Aired May 14, 1994 on SMW TV. 
8 The Dirty White Boy July 5, 1994 SMW Live event Warrensville, North Carolina 3207This was a fictitious title change. Roberts had no-showed several events. 
9 Jerry Lawler January 28, 1995Super Saturday Night Fever [10] Knoxville, Tennessee 129 Aired February 4, 1995 on SMW TV 
10 Bobby Blaze February 26, 1995Sunday Bloody Sunday II [11] Knoxville, Tennessee 141 Aired March 11, 1995 on SMW TV 
11 Buddy Landel April 8, 1995Fright Night [12] Johnson City, Tennessee 184Landel's watch, car and money was also on the line. Aired on April 15, 1995 on SMW TV. 
Vacated July 1, 1995Title held up after a match against Brad Armstrong  
12 Brad Armstrong August 12, 1995Fire on the Mountain IV [13] Johnson City, Tennessee 169Defeated Buddy Landel in a rematch. It was also a lumberjack match. Aired on August 26, 1995 on SMW TV. 
13 Terry Gordy October 20, 1995Halloween Scream 1995 tour [14] Knoxville, Tennessee 134With Headbanger Thrasher, defeated Brad Armstrong and The Wolfman in a tag team match in which Armstrong's title was on the line. 
14 Brad Armstrong November 23, 1995Thanksgiving Thunder 1995 tour [15] Knoxville, Tennessee 22This was a Badstreet Death Match. 
15 Tommy Rich November 25, 1995Thanksgiving Thunder tour [16] Johnson City, Tennessee 11  
DeactivatedNovember 26, 1995SMW held its final event.
16 Brad Armstrong November 27, 1995 USWA Live event Memphis, Tennessee 329Armstrong did not defeat Rich for the title, but defended it the night after SMW closed at a United States Wrestling Association event. 
17 Jerry Lawler December 26, 1995 USWA Live event Louisville, Kentucky 24This title change was repeated on December 27, 1995, in Memphis, Tennessee. 
DeactivatedDecember 30, 1995Lawler's victory over Armstrong was recognized on television. Following this mention, the title was abandoned, as it was never mentioned again.

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