Lester Welch

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Title History

  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Lee Fields defeating Corsica Jean and Corsica Joe (February 6, 1958);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Herb Welch defeating Mr. Moto and Tor Yamata (October 18, 1960);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Joe Scarpa defeating Don and Al Greene (February 16, 1961);
  • NWA (Mid America) World Tag Team titles w/Joe Scarpa defeating Joe and Jackie Fargo (May 29, 1961);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Jackie Fargo defeating Mephisto and Dante (October 17, 1961);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Jackie Fargo defeating Mephisto and Dante (November 30, 1961);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Jackie Fargo defeating Mephisto and Dante (February 12, 1962);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Mike Clancy defeating Mephisto and Dante (April 19, 1962);
  • NWA (Mid America) United States Tag Team titles w/Danny Hodge defeating Taro Sakuro and Yoshino Sato (May 29, 1962);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Buddy Fuller defeating Medics (October 15, 1962);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Sputnik Monroe [Tournament] (August 11, 1966);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Tag Team titles w/Buddy Fuller defeating Rocket and Sputnik Monroe (April 25, 1967);
  • NWA Tennessee Tag Team titles w/Buddy Fuller won a Tournament (October 24, 1967);
  • NWA (Florida) Southern Tag Team titles w/Eddie Graham defeating Aldo Bogni and Bronco Lubich (February 20, 1968);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Tag Team titles w/Buddy Fuller defeating Red Shadow and Don Carson (September 9, 1968);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/The Gladiator (Rick Hunter) defeating Medics (April 29, 1969);

Career Highlights

  • October 17, 1961: Les Welch and Jackie Fargo beat Dante (Bobby Hart) and Mephisto (Frankie Cain) for the Southern Tag Team titles.
  • February 12, 1962: Les Welch and Jackie Fargo beat Dante and Mephisto to win back the Southern Tag Team titles om Tennessee.
  • October 22, 1962: Les Welch and Buddy Fuller defeated The Medics (Tony Gonzales/Don Lortie) for AWA Southern Tag Team titles.
  • August 11, 1966: Les Welch defeated Sputnik Monroe in a Tournament Final to capture the Florida Heavyweight Title in Tampa.
  • September 24, 1968: Les Welch and Buddy Fuller defeated Don Carson and The Red Shadow for AWA Southern Tag Team titles.
  • April 29, 1969: Les Welch and The Gladiator defeated The Medics (Jim Starr/Willie Garrett) for the Florida Tag Team titles.
  • September 18, 2009: Lester Welch passed away after a long illness in Pensacola, Florida.