IWA World Tag Team Championship (WCW Australia)

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IWA World Tag Team Championship
Details
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date established 1966
Date retired 1971

The IWA World Tag Team Championship was the top tag team professional wrestling title in the Australian World Championship Wrestling promotion from 1966 through 1971.[1]

Although a part of WCW, the championship carried the IWA initials, for the International Wrestling Alliance, WCW's sanctioning body for its championships.

WCW joined the National Wrestling Alliance in August 1969,[2] but still recognized this title as its world title. In 1971, the title was abandoned and the NWA Austra-Asian Tag Team Championship was established as WCW's new top tag team title.

37 different teams held the championship, combining for 50 individual title reigns.[1]

Title history[edit]

Wrestlers: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Larry Hennig and Harley Race 1 June 1966 ? Awarded the title.
Dominic DeNucci and Mark Lewin 1 1 July 1966 Sydney, New South Wales
Brute Bernard and Skull Murphy 1 15 July 1966 Sydney, New South Wales
Mark Lewin (2) and Bearcat Wright 1 29 July 1966 Sydney, New South Wales
Brute Bernard (2) and Skull Murphy (2) 2 August 1966 ?
George and Sandy Scott 1 22 October 1966 Melbourne, Victoria
Art Nelson and Ray Stevens 1 19 November 1966 Melbourne, Victoria
George (2) and Sandy Scott (2) 2 December 1966 Melbourne, Victoria
Karl and Kurt Von Stroheim 1 June 1967 United States Possibly fictitious title change.
Red Bastien and Mario Milano 1 28 July 1967 Sydney, New South Wales
Killer Kowalski and Skull Murphy (3) 1 25 August 1967 Sydney, New South Wales
Red Bastien (2) and Mario Milano (2) 2 September 1967 Melbourne, Victoria
Killer Kowalski (2) and Skull Murphy (4) 2 6 October 1967 Sydney, New South Wales
Red Bastien (3) and Mario Milano (3) 3 13 October 1967 Sydney, New South Wales
Art Nelson (2) and Pat Patterson 1 25 December 1967 San Francisco, California Possibly fictitious title change.
Mario Milano (4) and Billy White Wolf 1 February 1968 Perth, Western Australia Took place no later than this date.
Brute Bernard (3) and Skull Murphy (5) 3 22 March 1968 Sydney, New South Wales
Mario Milano (5) and Antonio Pugliese 1 April 1968 Adelaide, South Australia
Killer Karl Kox and Skull Murphy (6) 1 May 1968 Brisbane, Queensland
Dominic DeNucci (2) and Antonio Pugliese (2) 1 May 1968 ?
Killer Kowalski (3) and Bill Miller 1 June 1968 Adelaide, South Australia
Dominic DeNucci (3) and Mario Milano (6) 1 July 1968 Adelaide, South Australia Took place no later than this date.
Ciclón Negro and Baron Mikel Scicluna 1 6 July 1968 Sydney, New South Wales
The Assassins
(Jody Hamilton and Tom Renesto)
1 30 August 1968 Sydney, New South Wales
George (3) and Sandy Scott (3) 3 11 October 1968 Sydney, New South Wales
Skull Murphy (7) and Toru Tanaka 1 November 1968 ?
Brute Bernard (4) and Skull Murphy (8) 4 January 1969 ?
Don Leo Jonathan and Antonio Pugliese (3) 1 21 February 1969 Sydney, New South Wales
Mario Milano (7) and The Spoiler 1 7 March 1969 Sydney, New South Wales
Don Leo Jonathan (2) and Antonio Pugliese (4) 2 March 1969 Melbourne, Victoria
Mario Milano (8) and Waldo Von Erich 1 4 April 1969 Sydney, New South Wales
The Spoiler (2) and Waldo Von Erich (2) 1 April 1969 ? Milano gave up his half of the title.
Tex McKenzie and Billy White Wolf (2) 1 25 April 1969 Sydney, New South Wales
The Spoiler (3) and Waldo Von Erich (3) 2 24 May 1969 Sydney, New South Wales
WCW joined the National Wrestling Alliance in August 1969.
Lars Anderson and Dick Murdoch 1 October 1969 ? Awarded the title.
Brute Bernard (5) and Skull Murphy (9) 5 5 December 1969 Sydney, New South Wales
Spiros Arion and Mario Milano (9) 1 19 December 1969 Sydney, New South Wales
Buddy Austin and King Curtis Iaukea 1 26 December 1969 Sydney, New South Wales
Swede Hanson and Rip Hawk 1 April 1970 Hobart, Tasmania Possibly fictitious title change.
Mark Lewin (3) and Antonio Pugliese (5) 1 15 May 1970 Sydney, New South Wales
Karl and Kurt Von Steiger 1 19 June 1970 Sydney, New South Wales
Spiros Arion (2) and Mark Lewin (4) 1 1970 ?
Karl (2) and Kurt Von Steiger (2) 2 1970 ?
Mark Lewin (5) and Mario Milano (10) 1 December 1970 ?
The Texas Outlaws
(Dick Murdoch (2) and Dusty Rhodes)
1 21 January 1971 Sydney, New South Wales
Killer Kowalski (4) and Mark Lewin (6) 1 March 1971 ? Took place no later than this date.
King Curtis Iaukea (2) and Mark Lewin (7) 1 April 1971 ? Defeated Bob Brown and Killer Kowalski.
Mr. Fuji and Tiger Jeet Singh 1 May 1971 ? Took place no later than this date.
King Curtis Iaukea (3) and Mark Lewin (8) 2 June 1971 ? Took place no later than this date.
Karl (3) and Kurt Von Steiger (3) 3 August 1971 ?
The title was retired in 1971 and replaced with the NWA Austra-Asian Tag Team Championship.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "I.W.A. World Tag Team Title (Australia)". Puroresu Dojo. Retrieved 30 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Pro-Wrestling Title Histories: Australia". Puroresu Dojo. Retrieved 30 December 2008. "W.C.W. was a members [sic] of National Wrestling Alliance after 69/08." 

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