NWA Central States Tag Team Championship

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The NWA Central States Tag Team Championship was the primary tag team championship for the Heart of America Sports Attractions / Central States Wrestling promotion from 1979 until the promotion ceased to exist in 1988. The Central States Tag Team Championship had originally existed for a brief period of time in 1961, but its glory days date from 1979 to 1988, where it replaced the Central States version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship.[1]

Title History (1961)[edit]

Wrestler: Reigns Together: Date: Location: Notes:
The Medics
(#1 & #2)
1 61/01/19 Kansas City, KS Defeat Sonny Myers & John Paul Henning in 8-team tournament final to become first champions.
Bulldog Austin & Tarzan Kowalski 1 1961    
Bulldog Austin & Don McClarity 1 May, 1961   Kowalski leaves the area.
Sonny Myers & Bobby Graham 1 July 1961 Kansas City, KS  

Title History (1979–1988)[edit]

Wrestler: Reigns Together: Date: Location: Notes:
Bryan St. John & Randy Alls 1 February 26, 1979 Wichita, KS Win tournament.
Jerry Brown & Hartford Love 1 March 1979    
Bryan St. John & Bill Irwin 1 May 17, 1979 Wichita, KS  
Vacant 1979    
Jerry Brown & The Turk 1 July 12, 1979 Kansas City, KS Defeat Bob Brown & Gama Singh in tournament final.
Bob Brown & Gama Singh 1 August 11, 1979 Des Moines, IA  
Vacant 1979.    
Bruiser Brody & Ernie Ladd 1 February 3, 1980 Kansas City, KS Defeat Ted Oates & Jerry Oates in a tournament final.
Bob Brown & Dick Murdoch 1 March 20, 1980 Kansas City, KS  
Takachiho & Pak Song 1 80/04/17 Kansas City, KS  
Bob Brown & Pat O'Connor 1 June 18, 1980 Des Moines, IA  
Takachiho & Killer Karl Kox 1 June 21, 1980 Kansas City, KS  
Bob Brown & Rufus R. Jones 1 August 14, 1980 Kansas City, KS  
Mike George & Bob Sweetan 1 October 30, 1980 Kansas City, KS  
Jerry Roberts & Bruce Reed 1 1980    
The Kelly Twins
(Pat & Mike)
1 January 1981    
Bob Brown & Terry Taylor 1 April 9, 1981 Kansas City, KS  
Vacant 1981   Terry Taylor leaves the area.
Bob Sweetan & Terry Gibbs 1 June 6 ]], 1981 Kansas City, KS Defeat the Freebirds (Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes).
Buzz Tyler & James J. Dillon 1 August 27, 1981 Kansas City, KS  
Rufus R. Jones & Dewey Robertson 1 nlt October 1981   Defeat Bob Sweetan & Jerry Brown in tournament final.
Jerry Brown & Ron McFarlane 1 1981    
Ricky Romero & "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert 1 January 14, 1982 Kansas City, KS  
Roger Kirby & Jerry Valiant 1 January 25, 1982 Wichita, KS  
Dewey Robertson & Steve Regal 1 March 1982    
Roger Kirby & Jerry Valiant 2 March 25, 1982 Kansas City, KS  
Dewey Robertson & Steve Regal 2 March 1982    
Roger Kirby & Jerry Brown 1 nlt May 1982   Probably May 8 or May 15
Mike George & Mark Romero 1 June 3, 1982 Kansas City, KS.  
Dewey Robertson & Hercules Hernandez 1 nltAugust 1982    
Mike George & Mark Romero 2 August 19, 1982 Kansas City, KS.  
Dewey Robertson & Hercules Hernandez 2 September 30, 1982 Kansas City, KS  
Bob Brown & Buzz Tyler 1 November 21, 1982 Kansas City, KS  
Yasu Fuji & Kim Duk 1 March 3, 1983 Kansas City, KS  
Vacant May 1983   Kim Duk leaves the area.
Bob Brown & Buzz Tyler 2 May 26, 1983 Kansas City, KS Win tournament.
The Sheiks
(Roger Kirby & Abdullah the Great)
1 July 28, 1983    
George Wells & Ron Ritchie 1 August, 1983    
The Sheiks
(Roger Kirby & Abdullah the Great)
2 August 1983    
Bob Brown & Buzz Tyler 3 September 22, 1983 Kansas City, KS  
Vacant December, 1983   Brown is injured by 666. Jim Starr; Tyler & King Cobra wrestle Tully Blanchard & Ron Starr for the title on January 5, 1984, but the match ends in a DDQ.
The Grapplers
(Len Denton & Tony Anthony)
# March 29, 1984 Kansas City, KS Defeat Jerry Oates & Ted Oates in tournament final, but the title is held up because Grapplers used a loaded boot.
Jerry Oates & Ted Oates 2 April 5, 1984 Kansas City, KS Defeat Grapplers in rematch.
The Grapplers
(Len Denton & Tony Anthony)
1 April 12, 1984 Kansas City, KS  
The Uptown Boys
(Marty Jannetty & Tommy Rogers)
1 June 21, 1984 Kansas City, KS  
The Grapplers
(Len Denton & Tony Anthony)
2 July 26, 1984 Kansas City, KS  
The Uptown Boys
(Marty Jannetty & Tommy Rogers)
2 August 23, 1984 Kansas City, KS  
Mr. Pogo & Gypsy Joe 1 October 11, 1984 Kansas City, KS  
Bob Brown & Marty Jannetty 1 December 9, 1984 Des Moines, IA  
Vacant August 15, 1985   Brown & Jannetty split after Brown refuses to tag in during a match against Battens in Kansas City, KS.
The Batten Twins
(Brad & Bart)
1 November 21, 1985 Kansas City, KS Defeat The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey & Bobby Eaton);
Vacant February 20, 1986   Title held-up after a match against Akio Sato & Sheik Abdullah in Kansas City, KS.
The Batten Twins
(Brad & Bart)
2 nlt May 1986   Regain the title.
The Midnight Rockers
(Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels)
1 May 15, 1986 Kansas City, KS  
The Batten Twins
(Brad & Bart)
3 May 22, 1986 Kansas City, KS  
Hacksaw Higgins & J.R. Hogg 1 May 29, 1986 Kansas City, KS  
Rufus R. Jones & Mike George 1 June 15, 1986 Sedalia, MO  
Bobby Jaggers & Moondog Moretti 1 June 26, 1986 Kansas City, KS  
Joe Lightfoot & Billy Two Eagles 1 July 31, 1986 Kansas City, KS  
The Thunderfoots
(Joel Deaton & Gene Ligon)
1 September 11, 1986 Kansas City, KS  
Todd Champion & Dave Peterson 1 November 7, 1986 Kansas City, KS  
The MOD Squad
(Basher & Spike)
1 January 2, 1987 Kansas City, KS  
Rick McCord & Bart Batten 1 February 27, 1987 Kansas City, KS  
Vacant     Title held up after a match against Porkchop Cash & Ken Timbs on April 3, 1987 after Cash uses a foreign object to win the match.
Porkchop Cash & Ken Timbs 1 April 10, 1987 Kansas City, KS Defeat McCord & Batten in rematch;
Vacant May 1987   Ken Timbs leaves the area.
The Warlord & Karl Kovac 1 June 8, 1987 Wichita, KS Win tournament.
Brad Batten & Bobby Jaggers 1 June 1987   Awarded when Warlord goes to Japan and Kovac is fired.
The Batten Twins
(Brad & Bart)
4 August 6, 1987 Kansas City, KS Brad defeats Bobby Jaggers after team splits in 87/06.
Porkchop Cash & Rick McCord 1 November 9, 1987 Versailles, MO  
The Montana Cowboys
(Mike Stone & Rick Patterson)
1 November 26, 1987 Kansas City, KS  
Vacant January 1988   Mike Stone leaves the promotion.
Bob Brown & Cuban Assassin 1 February 6, 1988 St. Joseph, MO Defeat Rick Patterson & Steve Ray in tournament final.
Rick Patterson & Stevie Ray 1 March 17, 1988 Kansas City, KS  
Vacant in April 1988 when Patterson leaves the promotion
Promotion withdraws from NWA and closes in 1988.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 

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