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Title history

# Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Jake Hager 1 02008-02-15February 15, 2008


216 Tampa, Florida Live event Hager defeated Ted DiBiase, Jr. after both were the two remaining superstars in a 23-man battle royal. On March 22, 2008, Hager defeated FCW Southern Heavyweight Champion Heath Miller to unify the two championships and retire the FCW Southern Heavyweight Championship.
2 Sheamus O'Shaunessy 1 02008-09-18September 18, 2008


84 Tampa, Florida Live event
3 Eric Escobar 1 02008-12-11December 11, 2008


77 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings
4 Michael McGillicutty 1 02009-02-26February 26, 2009


21 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings
5 Drew McIntyre 1 02009-03-19March 19, 2009


84 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings Drew McIntyre defeated Eric Escobar in a singles match after Hennig was forced to turn in his title due to injury.
6 Tyler Reks 1 02009-06-11June 11, 2009


63 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings
7 Heath Miller 1 02009-08-13August 13, 2009


42 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings
8 Justin Angel 1 02009-09-24September 24, 2009


175 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings This was a two out of three falls match.
9 Alex Riley 1 02010-03-18March 18, 2010


126 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings This was a three-way match, also involving Wade Barrett.
10 Mason Ryan 1 02010-07-22July 22, 2010


196 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings This was a three-way match, also involving Johnny Curtis.
11 Bo Rotundo 1 02011-02-03February 3, 2011


0 Tampa, Florida March of Champions TV Taping Norman Smiley was the special guest referee.
12 Lucky Cannon 1 02011-02-03February 3, 2011


105 Tampa, Florida March of Champions TV Taping Brett DiBiase was the special guest referee.
13 Bo Rotundo 2 02011-05-19May 19, 2011


105 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings
Vacated 02011-09-01September 1, 2011


0 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings Title vacated after Rotundo was sidelined with an injury.
14 Leo Kruger 1 02011-09-01September 1, 2011


154 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings This was a fatal–four-way match, also involving Dean Ambrose, Husky Harris and Damien Sandow.
15 Mike Dalton 1 02012-02-02February 2, 2012


21 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings
16 Leo Kruger 2 02012-02-23February 23, 2012


0 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings
17 Seth Rollins 1 02012-02-23February 23, 2012


114 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings
18 Rick Victor 1 02012-06-16June 16, 2012


0 Crystal River, Florida Live event
19 Bo Dallas
(formerly Bo Rotundo)
3 02012-06-16June 16, 2012


27 Crystal River, Florida Live event
20 Rick Victor 2 02012-07-13July 13, 2012


7 Punta Gorda, Florida Live event
21 Richie Steamboat 1 02012-07-20July 20, 2012


25 St. Augustine, Florida Live event
Deactivated 02012-08-14August 14, 2012


Tampa, Florida Title retired when FCW became NXT Wrestling.


List of combined reigns

Statistics correct as of August 5, 2020

Indicates the current champion
<1 Indicates the reign was less than 1 day
Rank Wrestler # of reigns Combined days
1 Jake Hager 1 216
2 Mason Ryan 1 196
3 Justin Angel 1 175
4 Leo Kruger 2 154
5 Bo Rotundo/Dallas 3 132
6 Alex Riley 1 126
7 Seth Rollins 1 114
8 Lucky Cannon 1 105
9 Sheamus O'Shaunessy 1 84
Drew McIntyre 1 84
11 Eric Escobar 1 77
12 Tyler Reks 1 63
13 Heath Miller 1 42
14 Richie Steamboat 1 25
15 Joe Hennig 1 21
Mike Dalton 1 21
17 Rick Victor 2 7
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