NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Championship

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The NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Championship was the main tag team championship in Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling or NWA Gulf Coast. The Gulf Coast tag team championship is the successor for GCCW's version of the NWA Southern Tag Team Championship that was promoted in the Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi region from 1955 until 1967 where it was replaced by the "NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Championship. The Gulf Coast Tag Team championship was promoted from 1967 until 1978 where Southeast Championship Wrestling took control of the title renaming in back to the "NWA Southern Tag Team Championship" and promoted it in its "Southern Division" in 1978 and 1979. In 1980 the Southern Division was abandoned and the Northern Division of the NWA Southern Tag Team Championship became the main title of SECW.[1]

Title history[edit]

[…] Means champion lineage is uncertain at this period in time
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NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Gulf Coast Version)[edit]

Wrestlers: Together: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Gulf Coast Version)
Lee Fields and Herb Welch 1 January 4, 1955 Mobile, AL Defeat Red Roberts and Mario Galento in tournament final
Red Roberts and Mario Galento 1 February 8, 1955 Mobile, AL Awarded when Lee Fields is injured and unable to compete in title match
Jack Curtis and George Curtis 1 May 24, 1955 Mobile, AL
Red Roberts and Mario Galento 2 July 5, 1955 Mobile, AL
Don Fields and Lee Fields 1 November 16, 1955 Mobile, AL Awarded when Roberts is injured and unable to compete in title match; title inactive after 56
Tennessee/Mid-America version is defended between 56 and 59.
John Smith and Tosh Togo 1 October 28, 1959 Mobile, AL Defeat Don Fields and Bobby Fields in tournament final
Don Fields and Bobby Fields 1 November 11, 1959 Mobile, AL
Corsica Joe and Corsica Jean 1 January 6, 1960 Mobile, AL Also recognized as champions in Mid-America territory
Don Fields and Bobby Fields 2 January 27, 1960 Mobile, AL Also win Mid-America version
Great Bolo and Joe McCarthy 1 April 20, 1960 Mobile, AL
Don Fields and Bobby Fields 3 April 27, 1960 Mobile, AL
Title inactive
The Mysterious Medics 1 February 22, 1961 Billed as champions on arrival
Don Fields and Bobby Fields 4 April 5, 1961 Mobile, AL
The Mysterious Medics 2 April 12, 1961 Mobile, AL
Jackie Fargo and Joey Fargo 1 April 26, 1961 Mobile, AL
the Mysterious Medics 3 May 3, 1961 Mobile, AL
Jerry Kozak and Nick Kozak 1 June 14, 1961 Mobile, AL
Billy Hines and Bad Boy Hines 1 August 8, 1961 Pensacola, FL
Don Fields and Bobby Fields 5 October 6, 1961 Dothan, AL
Billy Hines and Bad Boy Hines 2 March 2, 1962 Dothan, AL
the Mysterious Medics 4 March 28, 1962 Mobile, AL
Tex Riley and Gus Taylor 1 April 18, 1962 Mobile, AL
the Mysterious Medics 5 April 25, 1962 Mobile, AL
Jackie Fargo and Jack Donovan 1 June 1, 1962 Dothan, AL
Vacant June 20, 1962 Donovan and Fargo split
Lee Fields and Greg Peterson 1 September 26, 1962 Awarded
Billy Hines and Bad Boy Hines 3 October 26, 1962 Dothan, AL
the Mysterious Medics 6 October 31, 1962 Mobile, AL
Billy Hines and Bad Boy Hines 4 November 7, 1961 Mobile, AL
Jan Madrid and Jack Curtis Jr. 1 January 11, 1963 Dothan, AL
Don Greene and Al Greene 1 January 16, 1963 Mobile, AL
Lee Fields and Joe Scarpa 1 April 10, 1963 Mobile, AL
Tiger Tomasso and Pancho Villa 1 May 1, 1963 Mobile, AL
Lee Fields and Joe Scarpa 2 May 3, 1963 Dothan, AL Vacant on June 5, 1963 when Scarpa leaves the territory
the Mysterious Medics 7 December 4, 1963 Awarded.
Lee Fields and Mario Galento 1 March 18, 1964 Mobile, AL
the Mysterious Medics 8 April 1, 1964 Mobile, AL
Vacant May 25, 1964 The Medics leave the territory
Lee Fields and Bobby Fields 1 October 19, 1964 Awarded
Corscia Joe and Corsica Jean 2 October 21, 1964 Mobile, AL
Vacant October 28, 1964 the Corsicans leave the territory
Terry Garvin and Chin Lee 1 November 9, 1964 Awarded
Adrian and Tony Baillargeon 1 November 20, 1964 Lafayette, LA
Terry Garvin and Chin Lee 2 November 27, 1964 Lafayette, LA
Lee Fields and Bobby Fields 2 February 3, 1965 Mobile, AL
Vacant April 1, 1965 Lee Fields retires.
Ken Lucas and Chris Lucas 1 August 4, 1965 Mobile, AL Defeat Bad Boy Hines and Billy Boy Hines in a tournament final
the Mysterious Medics 9 October 27, 1965 Mobile, AL
Ken Lucas and Chris Lucas 2 November 17, 1965 Mobile, AL
the Mysterious Medics 10 November 24, 1965 Mobile, AL
Ken Lucas and Chris Lucas 3 December 17, 1965 Dothan, AL
Don Carson and Mazie York 1 February 11, 1966 Dothan, AL
Vacant February 23, 1966 Don Carson suffers a broken leg.
Ken Lucas and Chris Lucas 4 March 26, 1966 Awarded
Eduardo Perez and Rocky Montero 1 May 4, 1966 Dothan, AL
Bad Boy Hines and Billy Boy Hines 5 May 27, 1966 Dothan, AL
Ramon Torres and Silento Rodriguez 1 June 3, 1966 Dothan, AL Rodriguez is injured and gives up his share of the title
Ramon Torres and Bobby Fields 1 July 20, 1966 Fields replaces Rodriguez as Torres' partner
Vacant August 1, 1966 Fields moves to the Louisiana end of the territory
Ken and Chris Lucas 5 August 1, 1966 Awarded
Don Carson and Maxie York 1 September 27, 1966 Baton Rouge, LA
Abandoned in January 1967 - Replaced with Gulf Coast Tag Team Title.

NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Championship[edit]

Wrestlers: Together: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Championship
Roger Kirby and Dennis Hall 1 March 8, 1967 Recognized as first champions
Don Carson and Ron Carson 1 March 21, 1967 Pensacola, FL
Roger Kirby and Dennis Hall 2 March 30, 1967 Dothan, AL
Don Carson and Ron Carson 2 April 7, 1967 Dothan, AL
Roger Kirby and Dennis Hall 3 May 12, 1967 Dothan, AL
Don Carson and Ron Carson 3 May 19, 1967 Dothan, AL
Ken Lucas and Bobby Fields 1 July 5, 1967 Mobile, AL
Rip Tyler and Tim Tyler 1 July 17, 1967 Panama City, FL Stripped when Tim Tyler suffers a broken leg
Ken Lucas and Bobby Fields 2 August 14, 1967 Awarded
Rip Tyler and Randy Tyler 1 October 20, 1967 Dothan, AL Held up after a match against Eddie Sullivan and Ramon Perez on November 2 in Mobile, AL
Vacant November 11, 1967 Tyler no-shows for the scheduled rematch
Jack Dalton and Frank Dalton 1 January 5, 1968 Dothan, AL Defeat Dick Dunn and Don Carson
Lee Fields and Bobby Fields 1 January 12, 1968 Dothan, AL
Chin Lee and Pancho Villa 1 February 16, 1968 Dothan, AL
Ken Lucas and Dennis Hall 1 March 1, 1968 Dothan, AL
Scorpion and Cobra Kid 1 March 15, 1968 Dothan, AL
Lee Fields and Bobby Fields 2 March 27, 1968 Mobile, AL
The Interns
Bill Bowman and Joe Turner
1 May 25, 1968 Dothan, AL
Ramon Perez and Pepe Perez 1 June 12, 1968 Mobile, AL
The Interns
Bill Bowman and Joe Turner
2 June 21, 1968 Dothan, AL
Lee Fields and Mario Galento 1 July 31, 1968 Mobile, AL
The Interns
Bill Bowman and Joe Turner
3 August 14, 1968 Mobile, AL
Bobby Fields and Bob Kelly 1 September 4, 1968 Mobile, AL Held up after a match against the Interns in October, Hattiesburg, MS
Bobby Fields and Bob Kelly 2 October, 1968 Defeat the Interns in rematch.
The Interns
Bill Bowman and Joe Turner
4 October 16, 1968 Mobile, AL
Don Carson and Dick Dunn 1 November 8, 1968 Dothan, AL
Rocket Monroe and Flash Monroe 1 November 22, 1968 Dothan, AL
Don Carson and Dick Dunn 2 January 15, 1969 Mobile, AL
Rocket Monroe and Flash Monroe 2 January 24, 1969 Dothan, AL
Mitsu Sito and Sugi Sito February 21, 1969 Dothan, AL
Bob Kelly and Ramon Perez 1 February 26, 1969 Mobile, AL
Rocket Monroe and Flash Monroe 3 March 12, 1969 Mobile, AL
Ken Lucas and Chris Lucas 1 May 28, 1969 Mobile, AL Stripped when Chris Lucas leaves the area
Rocket Monroe and Flash Monroe 4 June 18, 1969 Awarded.
Ken Lucas and Don Carson 1 July 4, 1969 Dothan, AL
Ken Lucas and Mac MacFarland 1 August 1, 1969 Lucas is allowed to pick new partner when Carson leaves the area
Frank Dalton and Black Hand 1 April 20, 1969 Mobile, AL
Ken Lucas and Don Carson 2 September 17, 1969 Mobile, AL
Rocket Monroe and Flash Monroe 5 October 3, 1969 Dothan, AL
Ken Lucas and Bobby Fields 3 October 22, 1969 Mobile, AL
Rocket Monroe and Flash Monroe 6 October 29, 1969 Mobile, AL
Dick Dunn and Ken Lucas 1 January 16, 1970 Dothan, AL
Rip Tyler and Randy Tyler 2 March 5, 1970 Panama City, FL
Don Carson and Rocket Monroe 1 May 21, 1970 Panama City, FL
Eddie Sullivan and The Wrestling Pro 1 May 25, 1970 Panama City, FL
Vacant and inactive.
Eddie Sullivan and Dandy Jack Morrell 1 January 1, 1971 Awarded.
Ken Lucas and Johnny West 1 March 11, 1971 Hattiesburg, MS Recognition withdrawn when Lucas and West win the U.S. Tag Team Title on June 2, 1971
Mike Boyette and Frank Dalton 1 NLT February 3, 1972 Defend title against Eddie Sullivan and Rip Tyler in Panama City, FL. No record of who they won the title from
Ken Lucas and Mike Boyette 1 May 21, 1974 Mobile, AL Defeat Duke Miller and The Wrestling Pro in one-night tournament final when the title is reinstated
Ron Bass and Don Bass 1 May 26, 1974 Pensacola, FL
The Wrestling Pro and Mighty Yankee 1 August 6, 1974 Mobile, AL The team splits and is allowed to choose new partners to meet in a match to determine new champions
The Mighty Yankees
#1 and #2
1 August 13, 1974 Mobile, AL Defeats the Wrestling Pro and Big Bad John; Yankees split up and Yankee 2 unmasks to reveal Duke Miller, who has been under suspension; Yankee 1 is allowed to keep the title and chooses Mighty Yankee #3 as new partner
The Wrestling Pro and Duke Miller 1 September 10, 1974 Mobile, AL Miller's suspension has been lifted with the votes by the fans before the match
The Patriots (Bobby Hart & Bob Griffin masked) 1 October 6, 1974 Pensacola, FL
Mike Boyette and Bearcat Brown 1 November 5, 1974 Mobile, AL
The Hell's Angels 1 December 17, 1974 Mobile, AL
Bobby Fields and Bob Kelly 2 February 4, 1975 Mobile, AL
The Hell's Angels 2 February 21, 1975 Dothan, AL
Terry Lathan and Ron Starr 1 March 7, 1975 Dothan, AL
The Mighty Yankees
#1 and #3
2 May 4, 1975 Pensacola, FL
Rip Tyler and Big Bad John 1 May 13, 1975 Mobile, AL
The Mighty Yankees
#1 and #3
3 June 3, 1975 Mobile, AL
Bounty Hunters 1 July 8, 1975 Mobile, AL
Ken Lucas and Nick Kozak 1 August 1, 1975 Dothan, AL
The Wrestling Pros 1 August 19, 1975 Dothan, AL
British Bulldogs
Edward Heath and Jonathan Foley
1 November 30, 1975 Pensacola, FL
Lanny Poffo and Randy Poffo 1 January 20, 1976 Mobile, AL Stripped when the Poffos are fired on February 17, 1977 after an altercation with matchmaker Rip Tyler.
Rip Tyler and Eddie Sullivan 1 February 17, 1976 Awarded
Ron Bass and Dutch Bass 1 March 19, 1976 Pensacola, FL
Bob Kelly and Rip Tyler 1 May 18, 1976 Mobile, AL
The Challengers 1 June 4, 1976 Dothan, AL
Ken Lucas and Gorgeous George Jr. 1 June 11, 1976 Dothan, AL
The Challengers 2 June 25, 1976 Dothan, AL
Rip Tyler and Eddie Sullivan 2 August 24, 1976 Mobile, AL
Bobby Fields and Ricky Fields 1 September 23, 1976 Panama City, FL
The Islanders
Afa and Sika
1 March 4, 1977 Dothan, AL
Eddie Sullivan and Sonny King 1 April 5, 1977 Mobile, AL
The Islanders
Afa and Sika
2 April 6, 1977 Title returned when Sonny King also holds the Alabama Heavyweight Title and is not allowed to hold both titles
Rip Tyler and Eddie Sullivan 3 April 29, 1977 Dothan, AL
The Real Rip Tyler and Jim Dalton 1 May 17, 1977 Mobile, AL
Vacant in May 1977
Rip Tyler and Eddie Sullivan 4 May 31, 1977 Awarded
The Wrestling Pro and Eddie Sullivan 2 June 1, 1977 The Pro replaces Tyler
Blue Yankee and Billy Spears 1 June 21, 1977 Mobile, AL
Blue Yankee and Eddie Sullivan 1 July 19, 1977 Mobile, AL Billy Spears gives his share of the title to Sullivan and becomes the manager for Yankee and Sullivan
Ken Lucas and Ricky Fields 1 August 30, 1977 Mobile, AL
Pat Kelly and Mike Kelly 1 October 25, 1977 Mobile, AL
Ken Lucas and The Wrestling Pro 1 December 2, 1977 Dothan, AL Awarded when the Kellys no-show
Rip Tyler and Eddie Sullivan 4 December 9, 1977 Dothan, AL Awarded
Promotion is sold to SECW in January 19781; the southern division of Southeastern Tag Team Title is often billed as Gulf Coast Tag Team Title after that date.

NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Southern Division)[edit]

Wrestlers: Together: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Southern Division)
The Assassins 1 1978 First champions.
[...]
Robert Fuller and Bob Armstrong 1 1978 Order of title holders not 100% verified
Don Carson and Assassin 1 1978 Order of title holders not 100% verified
[...]
Wild Samoans
Afa and Sika
1 1979
Ricky Fields and Terry Lathan 1 May, 1979
Wild Samoans
Afa and Sika
2 May 1979
The Dargan Twins 1 July 4, 1979
Billey Spears and The Assassin 1

The following teams are also credited with holding the NWA Southern Tag Team championship but no specific time period has been documented.

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References[edit]

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