AWA Southern Tag Team Championship

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AWA Southern Tag Team Championship
Details
Date established November 1945
Date retired February 1, 1988
Promotion Continental Wrestling Association
Other name(s)
  • NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-America)

The AWA Southern Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling tag team title in the Tennessee area from the 1940s through the late 1980s. It was originally named the NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-America version) from its inception through 1977, when it was renamed (as was the Southern Heavyweight Championship, also previously an NWA title) the AWA Southern Tag Team Championship due to a partnership with the American Wrestling Association. The title existed until 1988 when it was replaced with the Continental Wrestling Association Tag Team Championship.

The title was also referred to as the Mid-Southern Tag Team Championship to avoid confusion with the various other versions of the NWA Southern Tag Team Championship in Championship Wrestling from Florida (1960–1970), Georgia Championship Wrestling (1951–1968), Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling (1955–1966), Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (1953–1969), and Southern Championship Wrestling (1981–1982),

The NWA also has its own board-controlled version, which began in 1999.[1]

Title history[edit]

Silver areas in the history indicate periods of unknown lineage.

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-America version) / Mid-Southern Tag Team Championship
Garza Lozano and Jack Purdin 1 November 26, 1945
Paul Stanlee & Jack Welch 1 April 1948
Mike Chacoma and Red Roberts 1 June 29, 1948 Nashville, Tennessee Defeated Herb and Roy Welch.
Tex Riley and Herb Welch 1 November 23, 1948 Nashville, Tennessee
Wild Bill Canny and Carlos Rodriguez Cortez 1 February 11, 1949
Wild Bill Canny (2) and Buddy Knox 1 December 8, 1949
Eddie Gossett (Eddie Graham) and Roy Welch 1 August 3, 1950
Masked Batt (Danny Dusek) and Finis Hall 1 November 15, 1950 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Eddie Gossett (2) and Tex Riley 1 December 21, 1950 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Ray Piret and Herb Welch (2) 1 July 1951
Eduardo Perez and Red Roberts (2) 1 July 12, 1951 Chattanooga, Tennessee Defeated Herb and Les Welch, subbing for Piret.
Ray Piret (2) and Tex Riley (2) 1 November 1951
Pat O'Brien and Karl Kowalski 1 December 18, 1951 Nashville, Tennessee
Henry Harrell and Rex Mobley 1 April 1952
Golden Hawk and Johnny Kostas 1 April 17, 1952 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Herb (3) and Roy Welch (3) 1 September 1952
Al and John Smith 1 September 1953
Jim Austeri and Tiny Mills 1 June 26, 1956 Nashville, Tennessee Defeated Geno and Leo Garibaldi.
Don and Luke Fields 1 April 1959
Don and Jackie Fargo 1 1959
Tex Riley (3) and Len Rossi 1 1959
Title vacated July 1959
John Smith (2) and Tosh Togo 1 October 28, 1959 Mobile, Alabama Defeated Bobby and Don Fields in a tournament final.
Bobby and Don Fields (2) 1 November 11, 1959 Mobile, Alabama
The Corsicans
(Jean and Joe)
1 January 1960
Bobby and Don Fields (3) 2 February 22, 1960 Memphis, Tennessee
Great Bolo and Joe McCarthy 1 April 20, 1960 Mobile, Alabama
Dante and Mephisto 1 June 1961
Tex Riley (4) and Len Rossi 2 June 1961 Nashville, Tennessee
Dante and Mephisto 2 July 1961
Tex Riley (5) and Len Rossi 3 August 22, 1961 Nashville, Tennessee
Dante and Mephisto 3 September 5, 1961 Nashville, Tennessee
Tex Riley (6) and Len Rossi 4 September 16, 1961 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Dante and Mephisto 4 September 23, 1961 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (2) and Lester Welch (2) 1 October 17, 1961 Nashville, Tennessee
Dante and Mephisto 5 November 28, 1961 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (3)and Lester Welch (2) 2 November 30, 1961 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Dante and Mephisto 6 February 1962
Jackie Fargo (4) and Lester Welch (3) 3 February 12, 1962 Memphis, Tennessee
Dante and Mephisto 7 March 31, 1962 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Mike Clancy and Lester Welch (4) 1 April 19, 1962 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Dante and Mephisto 8 July 1962
Don and Luke Fields (Bobby Fields) 1 July 9, 1962 Memphis, Tennessee
The Medics
(Tony Gonzales and Donald Lortie)
1 August 27, 1962 Memphis, Tennessee
Buddy Fuller and Lester Welch (5) 1 October 15, 1962 Memphis, Tennessee
The Medics
(Tony Gonzales and Donald Lortie)
2 October 22, 1962 Memphis, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (5) and Tex Riley (7) 1 November 13, 1962 Nashville, Tennessee
The Medics
(Tony Gonzales and Donald Lortie)
3 November 27, 1962 Nashville, Tennessee
Ray Andrews and Eric Pomeroy (Stan Pulaski) 3 December 3, 1962 Memphis, Tennessee
The Medics
(Tony Gonzales and Donald Lortie)
4 January 21, 1963 Memphis, Tennessee
Don and Luke Fields 2 February 5, 1963 Nashville, Tennessee
The Medics
(Tony Gonzales and Donald Lortie)
5 February 20, 1963 Nashville, Tennessee
Gino and Tony Calza 1 April 9, 1963 Nashville, Tennessee
Karl and Skull Von Stroheim 1 May 13, 1963 Memphis, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (6) and Mario Milano (1) 1 November 5, 1963 Nashville, Tennessee
Ivan Malenkov and Tojo Yamamoto 1 December 5, 1963 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (7) and Mario Milano (2) 2 December 26, 1963 Chattanooga, Tennessee Awarded the title when Malenkov leaves the area and does not appear for a scheduled defense.
Karl and Skull Von Stroheim 2 January 16, 1964 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Alex Perez and Tojo Yamamoto (2) 1 January 23, 1964 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (8) and The Masked Rebel (Sonny Fargo) 1 March 17, 1964 Nashville, Tennessee
Alex Perez and Tojo Yamamoto (3) 2 January 31, 1964 Nashville, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (9) and Sonny Fargo 2 April 16, 1964 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Alex Perez and Tojo Yamamoto (4) 3 April 23, 1964 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Don and Jackie Fargo (10) 2 May 26, 1964 Nashville, Tennessee
Alex Perez and Tojo Yamamoto (5) 4 June 9, 1964 Nashville, Tennessee
Mario Milano (3) and Len Rossi 1 June 23, 1964 Nashville, Tennessee
The Corsicans
(Jean and Joe)
2 September 22, 1964 Bowling Green, Kentucky
Mitsu Hirai and Tojo Yamamoto (6) 1 December 1964 Bowling Green, Kentucky
Frankie Cain and Mike Clancy 1 July 13, 1965 Nashville, Tennessee
Alex Perez and Tojo Yamamoto (7) 5 July 27, 1965 Nashville, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (11) and Len Rossi (2) 1 September 10, 1965 Jonesboro, Arkansas
Tor Kamata and Tojo Yamamoto (7) 1 October 2, 1965 Nashville, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (12) and Len Rossi (3) 2 October 19, 1965 Nashville, Tennessee
The Mysterious Medics 1 November 25, 1965 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Title vacated December 1965 Titles vacated and a tournament ordered after a controversial finish in a match against Kanji Inoki (Antonio Inoki) and Hiro Matsuda.
Mario Milano (3) and Len Rossi (4) 2 January 11, 1966 Nashville, Tennessee Won a three-team tournament, defeating The Mysterious Medics and Inoki & Matsuda.
Alex Perez and Tojo Yamamoto (8) 6 February 9, 1966 Nashville, Tennessee
Mario Milano and Len Rossi (5) 3 February 15, 1966 Nashville, Tennessee
The Great Higami and Tojo Yamamoto (9) 1 June 21, 1966 Birmingham, Alabama
Mario Milano (4) and Len Rossi (6) 4 July 1966
The Blue Infernos 1 October 29, 1966 Nashville, Tennessee
Mario Milano (4) and Len Rossi (7) 5 November 1966
Corsica Joe and Chin Lee 1 December 1966 Birmingham, Alabama
Rip and Tim Tyler 1 June 1967
Billy and Jimmy Hines 1 June 12, 1967 Birmingham, Alabama
Tomayo Soto and The Great Yamaha (Kantaro Hoshino) 1 August 1967
Len Rossi (8) and Tomayo Soto 1 October 1967 Defeated Don and Ron Carson.
Title vacated April 1968
Don Carson and The Red Shadow 1 April 1968 Tampa, Florida Won a possibly fictitious tournament.
Dennis Hall and Ken Lucas 1 April 25, 1968 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Don Carson and The Red Shadow 2 May 2, 1968 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Dennis Hall and Ken Lucas 2 May 27, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee
Don Carson and The Red Shadow 3 June 24, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (13) and Lou Thesz 1 August 13, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee
Don Carson and The Red Shadow 4 August 20, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee
Buddy Fuller and Lester Welch (7) 2 September 9, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee
Don Carson and The Red Shadow 5 September 30, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee
The Mighty Yankees
(Frank Morrell and Eddie Sullivan)
1 October 10, 1968 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Bobby and Lee Fields 1 December 30, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee
The Mighty Yankees
(Frank Morrell and Eddie Sullivan)
2 January 6, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
Dennis Hall and Ken Lucas 3 January 18, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
The Mighty Yankees
(Frank Morrell and Eddie Sullivan)
3 January 1969
Ken Lucas (4) and Johnny Walker 1 February 2, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
The Mighty Yankees
(Frank Morrell and Eddie Sullivan)
4 February 1969
Bill and Joe Sky 1 February 27, 1969 Lexington, Kentucky
The Mighty Yankees
(Frank Morrell and Eddie Sullivan)
5 March 1969
Ken Lucas (5) and Johnny Walker 2 March 13, 1969 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Bob Ramstead and Johnny Walker (3) 1 April 28, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Johnny Long and Tojo Yamamoto.
Johnny Long and Tojo Yamamoto (10) 1 May 19, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
The Sundown Kid and Johnny Walker (4) 1 June 9, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
Johnny Long (2) and Tojo Yamamoto (11) 2 June 16, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
Dennis Hall and Johnny Walker (5) 1 August 11, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
The Heavenly Bodies
(Al and Don Greene)
1 October 6, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (14) and Dennis Hall (2) 1 October 20, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
The Heavenly Bodies
(Al and Don Greene)
2 November 3, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
Bearcat Brown and Les Thatcher 1 November 10, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
The Heavenly Bodies
(Al and Don Greene)
3 November 17, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
Dennis Hall (2) and Johnny Long 1 December 15, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
The Heavenly Bodies
(Al and Don Greene)
4 December 23, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
Dennis Hall (3) and Johnny Walker (6) 2 January 19, 1970 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated 1970
Al Greene (5) and Frank Martinez 1 April 6, 1970 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Johnny Walker and Tojo Yamamoto in a tournament final.
Bearcat Brown (2) and Len Rossi (9) 1 May 4, 1970 Memphis, Tennessee
Al Greene (4) and Frank Martinez 2 May 18, 1970 Memphis, Tennessee
The Interns
(Billy Garrett and Jim Starr)
1 May 18, 1970 Memphis, Tennessee
Al Greene (5) and Frank Martinez 3 July 1970
The Interns
(Billy Garrett and Jim Starr)
2 July 27, 1970 Memphis, Tennessee
Johnny Walker (7) and Tojo Yamamoto (12) 2 August 24, 1970 Memphis, Tennessee
The Interns
(Billy Garrett and Jim Starr)
3 September 7, 1970 Memphis, Tennessee
Jerry Jarrett and Tojo Yamamoto (13) 1 October 1970 Louisville, Kentucky Guest referee was Eddie Marlin.
The Heavenly Bodies
(Al (6) and Don Greene)
5 December 1970
Jerry Jarrett and Tojo Yamamoto (14) 2 January 9, 1971 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Dennis Hall (4) and Johnny Walker (7) 1 1971
The Heavenly Bodies
(Al (7) and Don Greene)
6 1971
Jerry Jarrett and Tojo Yamamoto (15) 3 May 31, 1971 Memphis, Tennessee
The Heavenly Bodies
(Al (8) and Don Greene)
7 June 21, 1971 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Jarrett and Jackie Fargo, subbing for Yamamoto.
Jerry Jarrett (3) and Jackie Fargo (15) 1 June 28, 1971 Memphis, Tennessee
Karl and Kurt Von Brauner 1 July 1971
Stan Frazier and Dennis Hall (5) 1 1971
The Interns
(Tom Andrews and Jim Starr)
1 1971
Bearcat Brown (3) and Len Rossi (10) 1 1971
Norvell Austin and Sputnik Monroe 1 May 1972
Karl and Kurt Von Brauner 2 June 1972
The Interns
(Tom Andrews and Jim Starr)
2 1972
Jackie (16) and Sonny Fargo 2 June 17, 1972 Chattanooga, Tennessee
The Interns
(Tom Andrews and Jim Starr)
3 December 30, 1972 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Len Rossi (11) and Kevin Sullivan 1 1972
The Bounty Hunters
(David and Jerry Novak)
1 December 23, 1972 Chattanooga, Tennessee
The Bounty Hunters
(David and Jerry Novak)
2 December 30, 1972 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jerry Jarrett (4) and Tojo Yamamoto (16) 4 January 1973
The Bounty Hunters
(David and Jerry Novak)
3 February 13, 1973 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (16) and Jerry Jarrett (5) 2 February 20, 1973 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jerry Lawler and Jim White 1 March 28, 1973 Nashville, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (17) and Jerry Jarrett (6) 3 April 18, 1973 Nashville, Tennessee
Jerry Lawler and Jim White 2 May 9, 1973 Nashville, Tennessee
Title vacated 1973
Jerry Lawler and Jim White 3 1973 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Jeff Jarrett and Tojo Yamamoto in a tournament final.
Jerry Jarrett (7) and Johnny Marlin 1 June 30, 1973 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jerry Lawler and Jim White 4 July 7, 1973 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Tommy Gilbert and Eddie Marlin 1 August 15, 1973 Nashville, Tennessee Defeated Lawler and Scorpion.
The Mighty Yankees
(Frank Morrell and Eddie Sullivan)
6 September 15, 1973
Tommy Gilbert and Eddie Marlin 2 September 22, 1973
Ron and Terry Garvin 1 October 9, 1973 Memphis, Tennessee
The Infernos
(Ron Gibson and Stan Pulaski)
1 January 1974
Charlie Fulton and Bobby Mayne 1 June 1974
Ricky Gibson and Tommy Gilbert 1 July 1974
Al Greene (9) and Phil Hickerson 1 September 1974
Jerry Jarrett (8) and Tojo Yamamoto (17) 5 October 1974
Jerry Lawler (2) and Tojo Yamamoto (18) 1 November 1974
Al Greene (11) and Phil Hickerson 2 December 1974
Jerry Lawler (3) and Tojo Yamamoto (19) 2 December 1974
Eddie Marlin (2) and Tojo Yamamoto (20) 1 January 7, 1975 Louisville, Kentucky
George Barnes and Bill Dundee 1 March 10, 1975 Memphis, Tennessee
Jimmy Golden and Tojo Yamamoto (21) 1 May 1975
Otto Von Heller and Karl Von Steiger 1 June 16, 1975 Memphis, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (18) and Mr. Wrestling (Don Greene) (6) 1 June 23, 1975 Memphis, Tennessee
Otto Von Heller and Karl Von Steiger 2 July 1975
Jackie Fargo (19)and Don Greene (7) 2 July 1975
The Interns
(Tom Andrews and Jim Starr)
4 October 1975
Bearcat Brown (4) and Tommy Gilbert 1 December 21, 1975 Memphis, Tennessee
The Bounty Hunters
(David and Jerry Novak)
4 February 1976
Bearcat Brown (5) and Tommy Gilbert 2 February 1976
Big Bad John and Bill Dundee 1 1976
Jerry Lawler (4) and Playboy Frazier 1 April 1976
Big Bad John and Bill Dundee 2 1976
Roger Kirby and David Schultz 1 May 1976
Jerry Lawler (5) and Scorpion 1 May 1976
Jackie Fargo (22) and Jerry Jarrett (8) 4 1976
Dennis Condrey and Phil Hickerson 1 June 1976
Bill Dundee (2) and Tommy Rich 1 June 1976
Dennis Condrey and Phil Hickerson 2 July 1976
Danny Little Bear and Chief Thundercloud 1 November 1976
Dutch Mantel and David Schultz 1 December 1976
Gorgeous George, Jr. and Porkchop Cash 1 February 1977
Gorgeous George, Jr. (2) and Jerry Lawler (6) 1 1977
Gorgeous George, Jr. (3) and Jerry Lawler (7) 2 1977
Ricky and Robert Gibson 1 1977
Dennis Condrey and Phil Hickerson 3 March 1977
Bob Ellis and Jimmy Garvin 1 July 1977
The Hollywood Blonds
(Jerry Brown and Buddy Roberts)
1 September 1977
Norvell Austin and Pat Barrett 1 1977
The Samoans
(Afa and Sika)
1 October 1977
Dennis Condrey and Phil Hickerson 4 November 28, 1977 Memphis, Tennessee
Norvell Austin and Bill Dundee (3) 1 December 5, 1977 Memphis, Tennessee
Dennis Condrey and Phil Hickerson 5 February 1978
Bill Dundee (4) and Jerry Lawler (8) 1 1978
Jos LeDuc and Jean Louie 1 May 1978 Title renamed AWA Southern Tag Team Championship upon partnership with the American Wrestling Association. The title was billed as such starting in July 1978.
AWA Southern Tag Team Championship
Jerry Lawler (7) and Mongolian Stomper 1 1978
Title vacated 1978 Title vacated after the Stomper turns on Lawler.
The Bounty Hunters
(David and Jerry Novak)
5 September 1978
Bill Dundee (5) and Jerry Lawler (8) 2 1978
Dennis Condrey and Phil Hickerson 6 December 18, 1978 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated January 1979
Robert Fuller and Toru Tanaka 1 January 22, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee Fuller defeated Don Carson and Dennis Condrey in a tournament final. Tanaka left the ring during the match.
Don Carson (3) and Dennis Condrey 1 February 1979 Won the title by forfeit after Fuller and Tanaka split up as a team.
Bill Dundee (6) and Robert Gibson 1 February 26, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee
The Assassins
(Jody Hamilton and Tom Renesto)
1 April 23, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee
Bill Dundee (7) and Robert Fuller 1 May 7, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee
Mr. Fuji and Toru Tanaka 1 May 14, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee
Bill Dundee (8) and Jerry Lawler (9) 3 June 4, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee
The Blond Bombers
(Wayne Farris and Larry Latham)
1 June 15, 1979 Tupelo, Mississippi
Ricky and Robert Gibson 2 1979
The Blond Bombers
(Wayne Farris and Larry Latham)
2 August 1979
Terry Gordy and Michael Hayes 1 September 1979
The Blond Bombers
(Wayne Farris and Larry Latham)
3 September 1979
Hector Guerrero and Steve Regal 1 November 19, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee
The Assassins
(Jody Hamilton and Tom Renesto)
2 December 2, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee
Ricky and Robert Gibson 3 January 1, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
The Assassins
(Jody Hamilton and Tom Renesto)
3 January 7, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
Ken Lucas and Billy Robinson 1 February 18, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
The Assassins
(Jody Hamilton and Tom Renesto)
4 February 25, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
Ken Lucas and Billy Robinson 2 March 6, 1980 Lexington, Kentucky
Paul Ellering and Sheik Ali Hassan 1 March 11, 1980 Louisville, Kentucky
Ken Lucas and Billy Robinson 3 April 1980
Dennis Condrey (4) and David Schultz 1 April 7, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
Rocky Johnson and Jimmy Valiant 1 May 12, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
Gypsy Joe and Skull Murphy 1 May 25, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
Jackie (20) and Randy Fargo 1 June 1980
Title vacated June 18, 1980 Title vacated when Jackie Fargo retired.
Gypsy Joe and Skull Murphy 2 June 1980 Wheeling, West Virginia Defeated Rocky Johnson and Jimmy Valiant. This title change may not have actually taken place.
Ken Lucas and Ricky Morton 1 June 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
Killer Karl Krupp and El Mongol 1 July 28, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Lucas and Paul Ellering, subbing for Morton.
Eddie and Tommy Gilbert 1 August 25, 1980 Louisville, Kentucky
The Angel (Frank Morrell) and Sonny King 1 September 15, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
Eddie Gilbert and Tommy Gilbert 2 September 29, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
Bill Irwin and Larry Latham 1 October 27, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
Ken Lucas and Ricky Morton 2 November 3, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
Roger Kirby and Guy Mitchell 1 November 24, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
Bill Dundee (7) and Tommy Rich 2 December 22, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
The Bounty Hunters
(David and Jerry Novak)
6 February 2, 1981
Bill Dundee (8) and Tommy Rich 3 February 15, 1981
Wayne Farris and Tojo Yamamoto (23) 1 March 7, 1981 Farris and Yamamoto defeated Dundee in a handicap match. Rich was unable to wrestle due to an injury.
Bill Dundee (9) and Dream Machine 1 March 1981
Masa Fuchi and Mr. Onita 1 March 23, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
Bill Dundee (10) and Dream Machine 2 April 6, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
Wayne Farris and Kevin Sullivan (2) 1 May 25, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
Bill Dundee (11) and Jerry Lawler (11) 4 1981
Masa Fuchi and Mr. Onita 2 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
Ricky and Robert Gibson 4 August 1, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
Masa Fuchi and Mr. Onita 3 August 1981
Eddie Gilbert (2) and Ricky Morton 1 August 31, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
The Heartbreakers
(Joey Cagle and Rocky Sortor)
1 September 7, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
Ricky and Robert Gibson 5 September 14, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
Stan Lane and Sweet Brown Sugar 1 September 1981 Defeated Ricky Gibson in a handicap match.
Bill Dundee (12) and Steve Keirn 1 November 16, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
The Midnight Express
(Norvell Austin, Dennis Condrey and Randy Rose)
1 1982 Austin defeated Keirn by disqualification. All three were recognized as champions.
Title vacated 1982 Title stripped due to controversial of the Express' title win.
Bobby Eaton and Sweet Brown Sugar 1 March 14, 1982 Louisville, Kentucky Defeated Robert Gibson and Stan Lane in a tournament final.
Bill Dundee (13) and Steve Keirn 2 April 12, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee
The Midnight Express
(Norvell Austin, Dennis Condrey and Randy Rose)
2 May 1982
Ron Bass and Stan Lane 1 July 5, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Norvell Austin and Dennis Condrey.
Dream Machine (3) and Jim Mitchell 1 August 9, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee
Bobby Eaton and Sweet Brown Sugar 2 August 16, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee
Steve Keirn (3) and Terry Taylor 1 August 30, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee
The Fabulous Ones
(Steve Keirn (4) and Stan Lane)
1 October 25, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Bobby Eaton and Koko Ware.
Bobby Eaton (4) and Duke Myers 1 December 1982
The Fabulous Ones
(Steve Keirn (5) and Stan Lane)
2 December 1982
The Sheepherders
(Jonathan Boyd and Luke Williams)
1 December 27, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee
The Fabulous Ones
(Steve Keirn (6) and Stan Lane)
3 February 6, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee Awarded the title when Williams misses a scheduled defense.
The Sheepherders
(Jonathan Boyd and Luke Williams)
2 February 7, 1983 Louisville, Kentucky
The Fabulous Ones
(Steve Keirn (7) and Stan Lane)
4 February 13, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
The Moondogs (Rex and Spot) 4 April 4, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
The Fabulous Ones
(Steve Keirn (8) and Stan Lane)
5 April 25, 1983
Bobby Eaton (4) and Duke Myers 2 May 16, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
The Fabulous Ones
(Steve Keirn (9) and Stan Lane)
6 June 14, 1983 Louisville, Kentucky
The Grapplers
(Tony Anthony and Len Denton)
1 August 8, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
Dutch Mantel and Koko Ware 1 September 19, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
The Bruiser Brothers
(Troy Graham and Porkchop Cash)
1 October 3, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
1 November 7, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
The Bruiser Brothers
(Troy Graham and Porkchop Cash)
2 November 14, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
The Fabulous Ones
(Steve Keirn (10) and Stan Lane)
7 November 28, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated January 24, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee The Zambuie Express win the title by forfeit, however this is disallowed and the title vacated.
The Zambuie Express
(Elijah Akeem and Kareem Muhammad)
1 January 31, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated The Pretty Young Things in a tournament final.
The Pretty Young Things
(Norvell Austin and Sweet Brown Sugar)
1 February 6, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
The Zambuie Express
(Elijah Akeem and Kareem Muhammad)
2 February 14, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
Jerry Lawler (12) and Jos LeDuc 1 March 12, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated March 19, 1984 Title vacated after the team split up following LeDuc and Jimmy Hart's abandonment of Lawler in a six-man tag team match against The Zambuie Express and J.J. Dillon on March 18, 1984 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Eddie Gilbert and Tommy Rich (3) 1 March 26, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated The Pretty Young Things in a tournament final.
Phil Hickerson and The Spoiler (Frank Morrell) 1 June 18, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated July 9, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee Title held up after a match against Dutch Mantel and Porkchop Cash.
Phil Hickerson and The Spoiler 2 July 16, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Mantel and Cash in a rematch.
The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
2 August 13, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
The Nightmares
(Danny Davis and Ken Wayne)
1 August 20, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
Dutch Mantel and Tommy Rich (4) 1 September 15, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated October 1, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee Title vacated when Mantel and Rich split up.
King Kong Bundy and Rick Rude 1 October 8, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated The Fabulous Ones in a tournament final.
The Fabulous Ones
(Stan Lane (11) and Steve Keirn)
8 October 22, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
The Interns
(Don Bass and Roger Smith)
1 December 3, 1984
Title vacated January 7, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee Title vacated after a match against The Dirty White Boys (Tony Anthony and Len Denton) ends in a no-contest.
The Interns
(Don Bass and Roger Smith)
2 January 14, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated The Rock 'n' Roll Express in a tournament final.
The Fabulous Ones
(Stan Lane (12) and Steve Keirn)
9 February 18, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee
The PYT Express
(Norvell Austin and Koko Ware)
2 April 15, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated June 1985 Memphis, Tennessee Title vacated after The PYT Express use a substitute in a match against The Fabulous Ones.
The Fabulous Ones
(Stan Lane and Steve Keirn (13) )
10 June 17, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Ron Sexton and Billy Travis in a tournament final.
The Sheepherders
(Jonathan Boyd and Rip Morgan)
1 June 22, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee The Sheepherders were stripped of the titles after they won them, however the belts were given back upon threats of a lawsuit.
The Fabulous Ones
(Stan Lane and Steve Keirn (14) )
11 September 5, 1985 Lexington, Kentucky
The Sheepherders
(Jonathan Boyd and Rip Morgan)
2 September 6, 1985 Blytheville, Arkansas
The Fabulous Ones
(Stan Lane and Steve Keirn (15) )
12 September 9, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee
The Sheepherders
(Jonathan Boyd and Rip Morgan)
3 September 16, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee
The Fabulous Ones
(Stan Lane and Steve Keirn (16) )
13 September 17, 1985 Louisville, Kentucky
The Sheepherders
(Jonathan Boyd and Rip Morgan)
4 September 1985
The Fabulous Ones
(Stan Lane and Steve Keirn (17) )
14 October 14, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee
Bill Dundee (13) and Dutch Mantel (2) 1 November 11, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee
Austin Idol and Jerry Lawler (14) 1 December 9, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated December 30, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee Title vacated when Lawler loses a "loser leaves town" match to Bill Dundee.
The Fantastics
(Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers)
1 January 13, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated The Sheepherders (Jonathan Boyd and Bigfoot) in a tournament final.
The MOD Squad 1 March 24, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee Won the title via forfeit.
Giant Hillbilly Elmer and Jerry Lawler (15) 1 June 23, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee
Fire (Don Bass) and Flame (Roger Smith) 1 July 18, 1986 Jackson, Tennessee
Giant Hillbilly Elmer and Cousin Junior 1 September 1, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee
Don Bass and Dirty Rhodes (Roger Smith) 1 September 1986
Big Bubba and Jerry Lawler (15) 1 November 3, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated November 3, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee Title vacated when Bubba turned on Lawler after their win.
The Sheepherders
(Jonathan Boyd and Bigfoot)
5 November 10, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Jeff Jarrett and Billy Travis in a tournament final.
Jeff Jarrett and Billy Travis 1 November 17, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee
The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
(Mike Davis and Tommy Lane)
1 January 5, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Jeff Jarrett and Billy Travis 2 January 12, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
(Mike Davis and Tommy Lane)
2 January 19, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Jeff Jarrett (3) and Pat Tanaka 1 February 2, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Big Bubba and Goliath 1 February 23, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Rocky Johnson and Soul Train Jones 1 April 6, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Chick Donovan and Jack Hart 1 May 4, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated June 1, 1987 Title vacated when Donovan left the promotion.
Mark Starr and Billy Travis (3) 1 June 8, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Phil Hickerson and Mr. Shima in a tournament final.
The Clones
(Mike and Pat Kelly)
1 July 6, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated July 1987 Title vacated when one of the Clones is injured.
Jeff Jarrett (4) and Billy Travis (4) 3 July 11, 1987 Jackson, Tennessee Defeated Badd Company in a tournament final.
Badd Company
(Paul Diamond and Pat Tanaka (8) )
1 August 8, 1987 Jackson, Tennessee
The Nasty Boys
(Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags)
1 September 14, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
(Mike Davis and Tommy Lane)
3 September 21, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
The Nasty Boys
(Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags)
2 October 3, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
(Mike Davis and Tommy Lane)
4 October 10, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
The Midnight Rockers
(Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels)
1 October 26, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
(Mike Davis and Tommy Lane)
5 November 16, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
The Midnight Rockers
(Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels)
2 November 22, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated December 27, 1987 Title vacated when The Midnight Rockers win the AWA World Tag Team Championship, defeating The Original Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey and Randy Rose) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Title retired February 1, 1988 Memphis, Tennessee Title retired and replaced with the CWA Tag Team Championship.

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  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "(Memphis, Nashville) Tennessee: Southern Tag Team Title [Roy Welsch & Nick Gulas, Jerry Jarrett from 1977]". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 185–189. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.