NWA Americas Tag Team Championship

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NWA Americas Tag Team Championship
Details
Date established February, 1964
Date retired December 26, 1982
Promotion NWA Hollywood Wrestling
Other name(s)
  • WWA World Tag Team Championship

The NWA Americas Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling tag team title in the National Wrestling Alliance's NWA Hollywood Wrestling based out of Los Angeles, California.

The championship began as the WWA World Tag Team Championship for Worldwide Wrestling Associates in 1964.[1] However, when WWA became an NWA affiliate on October 1, 1968, its name was changed to NWA Hollywood Wrestling and the title was renamed the NWA Americas Tag Team Championship in January 1969. The title served as the top tag team championship in the promotion until 1979 when it was relegated to serve as a secondary tag title since the company created its own regional version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship. The championship lasted until the promotion closed on December 26, 1982.[2]

Title history[edit]

Wrestlers: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
WWA World Tag Team Championship
Édouard Carpentier and Ernie Ladd 1 February 01, 1964 San Bernardino, California Previously WWA International Television Tag Team Championship.
The Fabulous Kangaroos
(Al Costello and Roy Heffernan)
1 February 27, 1964 Bakersfield, California
Torres Brothers
(Alberto and Ramon Torres)
1 April 28, 1964 Long Beach, California
The Destroyer and Hard Boiled Haggerty 1 July 30, 1964 Bakersfield, California
Fred Blassie and Mr. Moto 1 October 27, 1964 Long Beach, California
The Destroyer (2) and Hard Boiled Haggerty (2) 2 November 3, 1964 Long Beach, California
Édouard Carpentier (2) and Bob Ellis 1 December 9, 1964 Los Angeles, California
Karl and Kurt Von Stroheim 1 March 8, 1965 Pedro Morales & Luis Hernandez defeat the Von Stroheims on 65/04/24 in San Bernardino, CA, but the Von Stroheims defend the title in Los Angeles, CA on the following day.
The Assassins
(Jody Hamilton & Tom Renesto)
1 May 13, 1965 Los Angeles, California
The Kentuckians
(Luke Brown and Grizzly Smith)
1 August 8, 1965 Los Angeles, California
The Assassins
(Jody Hamilton & Tom Renesto)
2 September 07, 1965 Long Beach, California
The Kentuckians
(Luke Brown and Grizzly Smith)
2 September 14, 1965 Long Beach, California This title change was repeated two days later in Bakersfield, California.
Luke Graham and Gorilla Monsoon 1 November 23, 1966 Los Angeles, California
El Mongol and Gorilla Monsoon (2) 1 January 23, 1966 Los Angeles, California Defeated Luke Graham and Moondog Mayne.
Thunderbolt Patterson and Alberto Torres (2) 1 February 9, 1966 Los Angeles, California
Buddy Austin and El Mongol (2) 1 April 18, 1966 Los Angeles, California
Luis Hernandez and Pedro Morales 1 June 24, 1966 Los Angeles, California
El Shereef and Hard Boiled Haggerty (3) 1 October 28, 1966 Los Angeles, California
Mark Lewin and Pedro Morales (2) 1 December 10, 1966 Los Angeles, California
El Shereef (2) and Hard Boiled Haggerty (4) 2 January 3, 1967
Pedro Morales (3) and Ricky Romero 1 February 10, 1967 Los Angeles, California
Mike DiBiase and Killer Karl Kox 1 May 19, 1967 Los Angeles, California
Kim Il and Mr. Moto (2) 1 June 18, 1967
Pedro Morales (4) and Ricky Romero (2) 2 June 29, 1967
Mike DiBiase (2) and Karl Gotch 1 June 30, 1967 Los Angeles, California Held up after a match against Pedro Morales & Victor Rivera on September 13, 1967 in Bakersfield, CA.
Pedro Morales (5) and Victor Rivera 1 July 29, 1967 San Bernardino, California Wins the rematch.
Mike DiBiase (3) and Karl Gotch (2) 2 August 5, 1967 San Bernardino, California
Pedro Morales (6) and Victor Rivera (2) 2 September 2, 1967
Buddy Austin (2) and Fred Blassie (2) 1 September 20, 1967 Los Angeles, California
Pedro Morales (7) and Antonio Pugliese 1 December 1, 1967 Los Angeles, California
Buddy Austin & Fred Blassie (3) 2 December 15, 1967 Los Angeles, California
The Medics/Los Medicos 1 May 4, 1968 Los Angeles, California
Title becomes known as the NWA Americas Tag Team Championship in January 1969 after the promotion joined the National Wrestling Alliance on October 1, 1968 with Los Medicos' title reign carrying over.
NWA Americas Tag Team Championship
Fred Blassie (4) & Crybaby Cannon 1 November 7, 1968 Bakersfield, California
The Medics/Los Medicos I & II 2 December 1968
Paul Jones and Nelson Royal 1 January 24, 1969 Los Angeles, California
Black Gordman and Pepper Gomez 1 February 7, 1969 Los Angeles, California
The Black Angels 1 March 15, 1969 San Bernardino, California
Alfonso Dantés and Mil Máscaras 1 April 3, 1969 Los Angeles, California Repeated on April 05, 1969 in San Bernardino, CA as WWA title (Black Angels may have regained on April04, 1969.
Black Gordman (2) and Bull Ramos 1 May 14, 1969 Los Angeles, California
Alfonso Dantés (2) and Francisco Flores 1 May 21, 1969 Los Angeles, California
Black Gordman (3) & Chris Markoff 1 June 11, 1969 Los Angeles, California
Mil Mascaras (2) & Alfonso Dantés (3) 2 July 5, 1969 San Bernardino, California
Black Gordman (4) and Bull Ramos (2) 2 July 24, 1969 Los Angeles, California
Medicos I & II 3 August 30, 1969 San Bernardino, CA Vacant in October 1969 when Medico #2 is forced to leave for Mexico.
Don Carson and Great Kojika 1 October 1969 Sometime after October 17, 1969.
Pepe Lopez and El Medico (4) 1 December 8, 1969 Ventura, California Repeated on December 04, 1969 in Bakersfield, CA (or Carson & Kojika may have regained, or the title change on December 01, 1969 may be void since Lopez subs for the injured Mr. Moto); Carson & Kojika defend the title against Medico & Lopez on December 13, 1969 in San Bernardino, CA (or the newspaper mistakenly reports as such).
Fred Blassie (5) and Don Carson (2) 1 January 16, 1970 Los Angeles, California
Title vacated on March 25, 1970 when Blassie and Carson split up.
Pantera Negra and Tony Rocco 1 April 8, 1970 Los Angeles, California Defeated Karl Helsinger and Kinji Shibuya in a 8 man tournament final to win the vacant title.
Great Kojika (2) and John Tolos 1 June 12, 1970 Los Angeles, California
Pantera Negra (2) and Tony Rocco (2) 2 June 20, 1970 Los Angeles, California
Great Kojika (3) and John Tolos (2) 2 July 1970
Pantera Negra (3) and Tony Rocco (3) 3 July 15, 1970 Los Angeles, California
Black Gordman (4) and Rocky Montero 1 August 8, 1970 San Bernardino, California
Rocky Johnson and Earl Maynard 1 September 9, 1970 Los Angeles, California
Los Medicos I (5) & II (4) 4 September 17, 1970 Bakersfield, California
Black Gordman (5) and Goliath 1 October 10, 1970 Bakersfield, California
Los Medicos I (6) & II (5) 5 October 27, 1970 San Diego, California
Black Gordman (6) and Goliath (2) 2 November 26, 1970 Bakersfield, California Medicos are billed as Pacific Coast champions on December 05, 1970 in San Bernardino, CA
Mil Máscaras (2) and Ray Mendoza 1 January 15, 1971 Bakersfield, California
Black Gordman (7) and Goliath (3) 3 January 29, 1971 Los Angeles, California
Masa Saito and Kinji Shibuya 1 May 07, 1971 Los Angeles, California
Black Gordman (8) and Goliath (4) 4 May 21, 1971 Los Angeles, California
Masa Saito (2) and Kinji Shibuya (2) 2 August 27, 1971 Los Angeles, California
Black Gordman (9) and Goliath (5) 5 September 10, 1971 Los Angeles, California
Salvador Lothario and Pantera Negra (3) 1 October 13, 1971
Masa Saito (3) and Kinji Shibuya (3) 3 November 19, 1971 Los Angeles, California
Earl Maynard (2) and Frankie Laine 1 December 07, 1971 San Diego, California
Masa Saito (4) and Kinji Shibuya (4) 4 December 14, 1971 San Diego, California In Bakersfield, CA, Shibuya & Saito lose to La Pantera Negra & Salvador Lothario on December 09, 1971 and regain on December 16, 1971.
Dory Dixon and Earl Maynard (3) 1 January 28, 1972 Los Angeles, California
Goliath (6) and Kinji Shibuya (5) 1 March 1, 1972 Los Angeles, California
Dory Dixon (2) and Raul Mata 1 April 18, 1972 Costa Mesa, California
Killer Kowalski and Kinji Shibuya (6) 1 April 25, 1972 Costa Mesa, California
Raul Mata (2) and Ray Mendoza (2) 1 May 5, 1972 Los Angeles, California
Raul Mata (3) and Salvador Lothario 1 June 1972 Lothario Replaces Mendoza.
Masa Saito (5) and Kinji Shibuya (7) 5 June 30, 1972 Los Angeles, California
Eric Froelich and Reuben Juarez 1 August 30, 1972 Los Angeles, California Held up after a match against Rocky Montero & Jan Madrid on 72/09/14 in Bakersfield, CA.
Eric Froelich and Reuben Juarez 2 September 21, 1972 Bakersfield, California
Black Gordman (10) and Goliath (7) 6 November 10, 1972 Los Angeles, California
Raul Mata (4) and David Morgan 1 February 9, 1973 Los Angeles, California
Ripper Collins and Gordon Nelson 1 April 11, 1973 Los Angeles, California
Ray Mendoza (3) and Raul Reyes 1 May 04, 1973 Los Angeles, California
Black Gordman (11) and Goliath (8) 7 May 18, 1973 Los Angeles, California
Ray Mendoza (4) and Raul Reyes (2) 2 May 30, 1973 San Bernardino, California
Black Gordman (12) and Goliath (9) 8 June 1, 1973 Los Angeles, California
Raul Reyes (3) and Victor Rivera (3) 1 July 13, 1973 Los Angeles, California
Pak Song and Mr. Wrestling 1 August 15, 1973 Los Angeles, California
Raul Reyes (4) and Reuben Juarez (3) 1 August 24, 1973 Los Angeles, California
Great Yamamoto and Colosso Colosetti 1 October 1973
Raul Reyes (5) and Raul Mata (5) 1 October 27, 1973 Hollywood, California
Dr. Death and Mr. Wrestling (2) 1 December 7, 1973 Hollywood, California
Raul Mata (6) and Victor Rivera (4) 1 December 21, 1973 Hollywood, California
Black Gordman (13) and Goliath (10) 9 January 18, 1974 Los Angeles, California
Porkchop Cash and Manny Soto 1 July 24, 1974 Los Angeles, California
Ángel Blanco and Dr. Wagner 1 August 30, 1974 Los Angeles, California
Butcher Brannigan and Mountain Man Mike 1 August 31, 1974 Hollywood, California
Porkchop Cash (2) and Victor Rivera (5) 1 September 14, 1974 Hollywood, California
Otto Von Heller and Kurt Von Hess 1 October 12, 1974 Hollywood, California
Title stripped on October 19, 1974.
Dino Bravo and Victor Rivera (6) 1 October 25, 1974 Los Angeles, California Defeated Raul Reyes and Tony Rocco to win the vacant title.
The Hollywood Blonds
(Jerry Brown and Buddy Roberts)
1 December 6, 1974 Los Angeles, California Defeated Victor Rivera and Louie Tillet, after Bravo leaves the team to challenge for the Americas Heavyweight Championship.
Porkchop Cash (3) and S.D. Jones 1 January 17, 1975 Los Angeles, California
The Hollywood Blonds
(Jerry Brown and Buddy Roberts)
2 January 24, 1975 Los Angeles, California
Louie Tillet and John Tolos (3) 1 February 28, 1975 Los Angeles, California
The Hollywood Blonds
(Jerry Brown and Buddy Roberts)
3 March 22, 1975 Hollywood, California
Black Gordman (14) and Goliath (11) 10 June 13, 1975 Los Angeles, California
The Hollywood Blonds
(Jerry Brown and Buddy Roberts)
4 July 25, 1975 Los Angeles, California
Black Gordman (15) and Goliath (12) 11 August 8, 1975 Los Angeles, California
Chavo Guerrero and Raul Mata (7) 1 August 22, 1975 Los Angeles, California
The Infernos 1 September 12, 1975
Chavo Guerrero (2) and Raul Mata (8) 2 October 3, 1975
The Infernos 2 October 29, 1975
Black Gordman (16) and Goliath (13) 12 December 2, 1975 San Diego, California
Mickey Doyle and Mando Lopez 1 December 9, 1975
Rock Riddle and John Tolos (4) 1 December 16, 1975
Black Gordman (17) and Goliath (14) 13 December 30, 1975
Chavo Guerrero (3) and John Tolos (5) 1 February 13, 1976 Los Angeles, California
Karl Von Brauner and Senior X 1 February 14, 1976
Los Guerreros
(Chavo (4) and Gory Guerrero)
1 February 27, 1976
Roddy Piper and Crusher Verdu 1 February 28, 1976 Still/again champion as of May 13, 1976.
Crusher Verdu (2) and Frank Monte 1 July 22, 1976
Butcher Vachon and Chavo Guerrero (5) 1 August 06, 1976 Los Angeles, California
Porkchop Cash (4) and Frank Monte (2) 1 August 13, 1976 Los Angeles, California
The Scorpions
I & II (Raul Reyes) (6)
1 August 21, 1976 San Bernardino, California
Carlos and Raul Mata (9) 1 September 24, 1976 Los Angeles, California
The Hangman and Roddy Piper (2) 1 October 29, 1976
Cien Caras and Victor Rivera (7) 1 January 21, 1977
Dr. Hiro Ota (Yasu Fuji) and Toru Tanaka 1 February 11, 1977
Victor Rivera (8) and Terry Sawyer 1 March 02, 1977
Black Gordman (18) and Goliath (15) 14 March 04, 1977
Chavo Guerrero (6) and Victor Rivera (9) 1 March 18, 1977
Keith Franks and Black Gordman (19) 1 1977 Sometime between 77/04/10 and 77/04/24.
Mando Guerrero and Tom Jones 1 April 25, 1977 Chavo Guerrero & Mando Guerrero are billed as champions on 77/04/26 in San Diego, CA.
Keith Franks (2) and Roddy Piper (3) 1 July 22, 1977
Mando Guerrero (2) and Tom Jones (2) 2 July 29, 1977
Black Gordman (20) and Goliath (16) 15 August 19, 1977
Tom (3) and S.D. Jones (2) 1 September 18, 1977
Black Gordman (21) and Goliath (17) 16 September 23, 1977
Texas Red and Victor Rivera (10) 1 October 21, 1977
Black Gordman (22) and Goliath (18) 17 October 28, 1977
The Canadian (4) and Chavo Guerrero (7) 1 1977
Black Gordman (23) and Goliath (19) 18 November 2, 1977
Tom (4) and S.D. Jones (3) 2 November 8, 1977
Black Gordman (24) and Goliath (20) 19 November 9, 1977 San Diego, California
Los Guerreros
Chavo (8) and Hector Guerrero
1 January 13, 1978 Los Angeles, California
Ron Bass and Dr. Hiro Ota (2) 1 February 5, 1978
Chavo Guerrero (9) and El Halcón 1 February 24, 1978
Ron Bass (2) and Moondog Lonnie Mayne 1 March 10, 1978
Black Gordman (25) and Chavo Guerrero (10) 1 March 31, 1978
Ron Bass (3) and Roddy Piper (5) 1 April 21, 1978 Los Angeles, California
Black Gordman (26) and Hector Guerrero (2) 1 May 26, 1978 Los Angeles, California
Pak Choo and Mr. Ito (Masao Ito) 1 June 23, 1978
Black Gordman (27) and Ryuma Go 1 August 11, 1978
Pak Choo (2) and Roddy Piper (6) 1 September 1, 1978
The Twin Devils
Curtis Thompson and Gene Ligon
1 1978
Black Gordman (28) and Goliath (21) 20 November 17, 1978 Los Angeles, California
The Twin Devils
Curtis Thompson and Gene Ligon
2 December 8, 1978
Chavo Guerrero (11) and Tatsumi Fujinami 1 February 02, 1979 Los Angeles, California
Twin Devils
Curtis Thompson and Gene Ligon
3 February 9, 1979 Los Angeles, California
Hector Guerrero (3) and Barry Orton 1 May 11, 1979 Los Angeles, California
Jonathan Boyd and Coloso Colosetti (2) 1 May 18, 1979 Los Angeles, California
The Twin Devils
Curtis Thompson and Gene Ligon
4 May 19, 1979 Fresno, California
Gibson Brothers
Ricky and Robert Gibson
1 June 20, 1979
The Twin Devils
Curtis Thompson and Gene Ligon
5 June 28, 1979
Los Guerreros
Hector (4) and Mando Guerrero (3)
1 June 29, 1979
The Twin Devils
Curtis Thompson and Gene Ligon
6 July 6, 1979 Bakersfield, California
Los Guerreros
Hector (5) and Mando Guerrero (4)
2 1979 Billed as champions in San Bernardino, CA on 79/07/08 (Twin Devils' win in Bakersfield on 79/07/05 may not be for the title).
Leroy Brown and Allen Coage 1 August 4, 1979 Los Angeles, California
Mando Guerrero (5) and Carlos Mata (2) 1 August 31, 1979 Los Angeles, California
The Twin Devils
Curtis Thompson and Gene Ligon
7 September 28, 1979
Allen Coage (2) and Victor Rivera (11) 1 October 12, 1979 Los Angeles, California
Chavo Guerrero (10) and Al Madril 1 October 26, 1979
Allen Coage (3) and Victor Rivera (12) 2 November 2, 1979
Mando Guerrero (5) and Al Madril (2) 1 December 15, 1979
Jack and Ray Evans 1 February 1, 1980 Still champions as of 80/02/22.
John and Rick Davidson 1 February 27, 1980 Los Angeles, California Defeated Chris Adams and Tom Prichard.
Jack and Ray Evans 2 March 30, 1980
Apolo Jalisco and Tom Prichard 1 March 31, 1980 Bakersfield, California
Al Madril (3) and Chief Running Hill 1 April 1980
The Spoiler and The Hood 1 April 11, 1980
Apolo Jalisco and Tom Prichard 2 April 1980
Jack Evans (3) and Pampero Firpo 1 April 25, 1980
Al Madril (4) and Tom Prichard (3) 1 May 14, 1980
Ox Baker and Enforcer Luciano 1 May 16, 1980
Al Madril (5) and Tom Prichard (4) 2 1980
The Assassin (3) and John Tolos (6) 1 December 12, 1980
Title vacated in 1981.
Chris Adams and Tom Prichard (5) 1 February 13, 1981 Defeat El Mongol & Mike Masters.
John (2) and Rick Davidson (2) 2 March 13, 1981 Los Angeles, California
Salvatore Bellomo and Victor Rivera (13) 1 May 5, 1981 San Jose, California
John (3) and Rick Davidson (3) 3 1981
Chino Chou and Gene LeBell 1 July 24, 1981
John (4) and Rick Davidson (4) 4 1981
Mario and Joel Valenzuela 1 1981
John (5) and Rick Davidson (5) 5 1981
Chino Chou (2) and The Kiss 1 1981
Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Plata 1 November 7, 1981
Carlos Mata (3) and The Kiss (2) 1 1982 Sometime between 81/11/08 and 81/11/28.
Black Gordman (29) and Goliath (22) 21 December 06, 1982
Carlos Mata (4) and The Kiss (3) 2 February 07, 1982
The Scorpions
I and II (7)
2 February 12, 1982 Los Angeles, California
Killer Kim and Bobby Lane 1 April 1982
Chris Adams (2) and Ringo Rigsby 1 April 04, 1982
Timothy Flowers and Adrian Street 1 May 7, 1982
Black Gordman (30) and Goliath (23) 22 July 2, 1982
Ryuma Go (2) and Mr. Toyo 1 1982 Las Vegas, Nevada
Los Guerreros
Hector (6) and Mando Guerrero (6)
3 July 9, 1982 Los Angeles, California
Timothy Flowers (2) and Adrian Street (2) 2 August 1982
The Flores Brothers
(Russo and Chico Flores)
1 1982
Los Guerreros
Hector (7) and Mando Guerrero (7)
4 1982
Black Gordman (31) and Master Lee 1 November 12, 1982 Los Angeles, California
Title abandoned on December 26, 1982 when NWA Hollywood closed.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ WWA World Tag Team title history
  2. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 

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