NWA Americas Tag Team Championship

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NWA Americas Tag Team Championship
Details
Promotion NWA Hollywood Wrestling
Date established February, 1964
Date retired December 26, 1982
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]

  • (NLT) written after a date indicates the title change occurred no later than that date. Silver areas in the history indicate periods of unknown lineage.
Wrestlers: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
WWA World Tag Team Championship
Édouard Carpentier and Ernie Ladd 1 February 1964 (NLT) Previously WWA International Television Tag Team Championship.
The Fabulous Kangaroos
(Al Costello and Roy Heffernan)
1 February 27, 1964 Bakersfield, California
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 May 1965 (NLT)
The Assassins 1 May 13, 1965 Los Angeles, California
The Kentuckians
(Luke Brown and Grizzly Smith)
1 August 8, 1965 Los Angeles, California
The Assassins 2 September 1965 (NLT)
The Kentuckians 2 September 14, 1965 Long Beach, California This title change was repeated two days later in Bakersfield, California.
Luke Graham and Gorilla Monsoon 1 January 1966 (NLT)
El Mongol and Gorilla Monsoon (2) 1 January 23, 1966 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
El Shereef (2) and Hard Boiled Haggerty (4) 2 February 1967 (NLT)
Pedro Morales (3) and Ricky Romero 1 February 10, 1967 Los Angeles, California
Mike DiBiase and Killer Karl Kox 1 1967
Kim Il and Mr. Moto (2) 1 1967
Mike DiBiase (2) and Karl Gotch 1 1967
Pedro Morales (4) and Victor Rivera 1 1967
Buddy Austin (2) and Fred Blassie (2) 1 1967
Pedro Morales (5) and Antonio Pugliese 1 December 1967 (NLT)
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
Paul Jones and Nelson Royal 1 January 24, 1969
Black Gordman and Pepper Gomez 1 February 7, 1969
The Black Angels 1 March 1969
Alfonso Dantés and Mil Máscaras 1 April 11, 1969 Los Angeles, California
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) and Bull Ramos (2) 2 August 1, 1969 Los Angeles, California
Alfonso Dantés (3) and El Medico 1 August 1969
Don Carson and Great Kojika 1 October 1969
Pepe Lopez and El Medico (2) 1 December 8, 1969 Ventura, California
Fred Blassie (3) 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 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 July 15, 1970 Los Angeles, California
Black Gordman (4) and Rocky Montero 1 August 8, 1970 San Bernardino, California
The Masked Medics 1 August 9, 1970 Los Angeles, California
Rocky Johnson and Earl Maynard 1 1970
Los Medicos 2 October 9, 1970 (NLT)
Black Gordman (5) and Goliath 1 November 26, 1970 Bakersfield, California
Mil Máscaras (2) and Ray Mendoza 1 January 1971
Black Gordman (6) and Goliath (2) 2 January 1971
Masa Saito and Kinji Shibuya 1 May 21, 1971
Black Gordman (7) and Goliath (3) 3 August 27, 1971 Los Angeles, California
Salvador Lothario and Pantera Negra (3) 1 October 13, 1971
Masa Saito (2) and Kinji Shibuya (2) 2 November 19, 1971
Dory Dixon and Earl Maynard (2) 1 January 28, 1972
Goliath (4) and Kinji Shibuya (3) 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 (4) 1 April 25, 1972 Costa Mesa, California
Raul Mata (2) and Ray Mendoza (2) 1 May 5, 1972 Los Angeles, California
Masa Saito (3) and Kinji Shibuya (5) 3 June 30, 1972
Eric Froelich and Reuben Juarez 1 August 30, 1972
Black Gordman (8) and Goliath (5) 4 November 10, 1972 Los Angeles, California
Raul Mata (3) and David Morgan 1 February 9, 1973
David Morgan (2) and Tony Rocco (3) 1 April 11, 1973
Ripper Collins and Gordon Nelson 1 May 4, 1973
Ray Mendoza (3) and Raul Reyes 1 May 18, 1973 Los Angeles, California
Black Gordman (9) and Goliath (6) 5 June 1, 1973
Raul Reyes (2) and Victor Rivera (2) 1 June 29, 1973 Los Angeles, California
Pak Song and Mr. Wrestling 1 1973
Raul Reyes (3) and Reuben Juarez (2) 1 August 10, 1973
Dr. Death and Mr. Wrestling (2) 1 December 7, 1973
Raul Mata (3) and Victor Rivera (3) 1 December 21, 1973
Black Gordman (10) and Goliath (7) 6 January 18, 1974
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 (4) 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 (5) 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
The Hollywood Blonds 2 February 1975 (NLT)
Louie Tillet and John Tolos (2) 1 February 28, 1975 Los Angeles, California
The Hollywood Blonds 3 March 22, 1975 Hollywood, California
Black Gordman (11) and Goliath (8) 7 June 13, 1975
The Hollywood Blonds 4 July 25, 1975
Black Gordman (12) and Goliath (9) 8 August 8, 1975
Chavo Guerrero and Raul Mata (4) 1 August 22, 1975
The Infernos 1 September 12, 1975
Chavo Guerrero (2) and Raul Mata (5) 2 October 3, 1975
The Infernos 2 October 29, 1975
Black Gordman (13) and Goliath (10) 9 December 2, 1975 San Diego, California
Mickey Doyle and Mando Lopez 1 December 9, 1975
Rock Riddle and John Tolos (3) 1 December 16, 1975
Black Gordman (14) and Goliath (11) 10 December 30, 1975
Chavo Guerrero (3) and John Tolos (4) 1 February 13, 1976
Karl Von Brauner and Senior X 1 February 14, 1976
Chavo (4) and Gory Guerrero 1 February 27, 1976
Roddy Piper and Crusher Verdu 1 February 28, 1976
Chavo Guerrero (5) and Butcher Vachon 1 1976
Frank Monte and Crusher Verdu (2) 1 1976
Roddy Piper (2) and Crusher Verdu (3) 2 1976
Porkchop Cash (4) and Frank Monte (2) 2 August 13, 1976
The Scorpions 1 1976
Carlos and Raul Mata (6) 1 September 24, 1976
The Hangman and Roddy Piper (3) 1 October 29, 1976
Cien Caras and Victor Rivera (6) 1 January 21, 1977
Dr. Hiro Ota and Toru Tanaka 1 February 11, 1977
Victor Rivera (7) and Terry Sawyer 1 1977
Black Gordman (15) and Goliath (12) 11 1977
Chavo Guerrero (6) and Victor Rivera (8) 1 March 18, 1977
Adrian Adonis and Black Gordman (16) 1 1977
Mando Guerrero and Tom Jones 1 April 25, 1977
Keith Franks (2) and Roddy Piper (4) 1 July 22, 1977
Mando Guerrero (2) and Tom Jones (2) 2 July 29, 1977
Black Gordman (17) and Goliath (13) 12 August 19, 1977
Tom (3) and S.D. Jones (2) 1 1977
Black Gordman (18) and Goliath (14) 13 September 23, 1977
Texas Red and Victor Rivera (9) 1 October 21, 1977
Black Gordman (19) and Goliath (15) 14 October 28, 1977
The Canadian (Piper, 5) and Chavo Guerrero (7) 1 1977
Black Gordman (20) and Goliath (16) 15 November 2, 1977
Tom (4) and S.D. Jones (3) 2 November 18, 1977
Black Gordman (21) and Goliath (17) 16 1977
Chavo (8) and Hector Guerrero 1 January 13, 1978
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 Mayne 1 March 10, 1978
Black Gordman (22) and Chavo Guerrero (10) 1 March 31, 1978
Ron Bass (3) and Roddy Piper (6) 1 April 21, 1978
Black Gordman (23) and Hector Guerrero (2) 1 May 26, 1978
Pak Choo and Mr. Ito 1 June 23, 1978
Black Gordman (24) and Ryuma Go 1 August 11, 1978
Pak Choo (2) and Roddy Piper (7) 1 September 1, 1978
The Twin Devils 1 1978
Black Gordman (25) and Goliath (18) 17 November 17, 1978
The Twin Devils 2 December 8, 1978
Hector Guerrero (3) and Barry Orton 2 May 11, 1979 Los Angeles, California
Jonathan Boyd and Coloso Colosetti 1 May 18, 1979 Los Angeles, California
The Twin Devils 3 May 19, 1979 Fresno, California
Ricky and Robert Gibson 1 June 20, 1979
The Twin Devils 4 June 28, 1979
Hector (4) and Mando Guerrero (3) 1 June 29, 1979
The Twin Devils 5 July 6, 1979 Bakersfield, California
Hector (5) and Mando Guerrero (4) 2 1979
Leroy Brown and Allen Coage 1 August 4, 1979
Mando Guerrero (5) and Carlos Mata (2) 1 August 31, 1979
The Twin Devils 6 September 28, 1979
Allen Coage (2) and Victor Rivera (10) 1 1979
Chavo Guerrero (10) and Al Madril 1 October 26, 1979
Allen Coage (3) and Victor Rivera (11) 1 November 2, 1979
Mando Guerrero (5) and Al Madril (2) 1 December 15, 1979
Jack and Ray Evans 1 February 1, 1980
John and Rick Davidson 1 February 27, 1980 Los Angeles, California Defeated Chris Adams and Tom Prichard.
Jack and Ray Evans 2 1980
Apolo Jalisco and Tom Prichard 1 March 31, 1980 Bakersfield, California
Jack Evans (3) and Pampero Firpo 1 April 25, 1980
Al Madril (3) and Tom Prichard (2) 1 May 16, 1980
Ox Baker and Enforcer Luciano 1 1980
Al Madril (4) and Tom Prichard (3) 2 1980
The Assassin and John Tolos (4) 1 1981
Title vacated in 1981.
Chris Adams and Tom Prichard (4) 1 February 13, 1981
John (2) and Rick Davidson (2) 2 March 13, 1981
Salvatore Bellomo and Victor Rivera (12) 1 May 5, 1981
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
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
The Scorpions 2 February 12, 1982 Los Angeles, California
Killer Kim and Bobby Lane 1 April 1982
Chris Adams (2) and Ringo Rigsby 1 1982
Timothy Flowers and Adrian Street 1 May 7, 1982
Black Gordman (26) and Goliath (19) 18 July 2, 1982
Ryuma Go (2) and Mr. Toyo 1 1982 Las Vegas, Nevada
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 1 1982
Hector (7) and Mando Guerrero (7) 4 1982
Black Gordman (27) 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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