ICW United States Tag Team Championship

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ICW United States Tag Team Championship
Details
Date established June 14, 1979
Date retired 1984
Promotion International Championship Wrestling

The ICW United States Tag Team Championship was the top tag team championship in International Championship Wrestling.[1] Because the championship is a professional wrestling championship, it is not won or lost competitively but instead by the decision of the bookers of a wrestling promotion. The championship is awarded after the chosen team "wins" a match to maintain the illusion that professional wrestling is a competitive sport.[2]

Title history[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
# The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed.
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title changed hands
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
  Indicates periods of unknown lineage
(NLT) Indicates that the championship changed hands "No Later Than" a certain date.
# Team
(team members)
Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Lanny Poffo and George Weingeroff 1 June 14, 1979 681 Salt Lake City, Utah ICW Live event Won a tournament to become the first champions.
2 The Devil's Duo
(Jeff Sword and Doug Vines)
1 April 25, 1981 141 Lexington, Kentucky ICW Live event  
3 Lanny Poffo and George Weingeroff 2 June 15, 1981 [Note 2] Owenton, Kentucky ICW Live event  
4 The Convertible Blondes
(Rip Rogers and Ricky Starr)
1 1981 [Note 3] [Note 4] ICW Live event  
5 Lanny Poffo and George Weingeroff 3 1981 [Note 3] [Note 4] ICW Live event  
 
Vacated N/A 1981 N/A N/A N/A Championship vacated, reason undocumented
 
6 Rip Rogers and Pez Whatley 1 May 1982 [Note 3] [Note 4] ICW Live event  
7 Lanny Poffo (4) and Mike Doggendorf 1 1982 or 1983 [Note 3] [Note 4] ICW Live event  
8 Tojo Yamamoto and Gypsy Joe 1 1982 or 1983 [Note 3] [Note 4] ICW Live event  
9 Bart Batten and Johnny Wilhoit 1 1983 [Note 3] [Note 4] ICW Live event  
Abandoned N/A 1984 N/A N/A N/A Championship abandoned when ICW closed in 1984.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Due to gaps in the championship history it is impossible to determine this.
  2. ^ The date that the championship was lost has not been found documented which means the title reign lasted between 1 day and 199 days.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Neither the date the title was won or lost has been documented, making it too uncertain to determine any length for this reign.
  4. ^ a b c d e f The location of the match was not captured as part of the championship documentation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ Ed Grabianowski. "How Pro Wrestling Works". How Stuff Works. Retrieved April 5, 2009.