NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship

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The NWA Mid-America tag-team championship was a tag-team title promoted by the NWA Mid America promotion that ran more or less exclusively in Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky from the 1940s until 1980. Originally the NWA Mid-America promoted their version of the NWA World Tag-Team titles but when they became defunct in 1977 the “Mid-American” title became the main title for the promotion.[1]

In 2001 the titles were brought back, this time as the main tag-team titles for the NWA Main Event that runs shows in the same area as the “NWA Mid-America” used to run.[2]

Title history[edit]

[…] Means champion lineage is uncertain at this period in time

NLT means “No later than”

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship
Len Rossi & Tony Charles 1 NLT April 1972    
Kurt Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner 1 April 1972    
Len Rossi & Tony Charles 2 April 29, 1972    
Kurt Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner 2 May, 1972    
Don Greene & Al Greene 1 May 1972    
Len Rossi & Bearcat Brown 1 July 1, 1972 Chattanooga, TN  
[…]
The Great Fuji & Steve Kyle 1 July 1972    
[…]
The Interns
Tom Andrews and Jim Starr
1 July 1972    
Tojo Yamamoto & Bill Dromo 1 August 8, 1972 Birmingham, AL  
The Interns
Tom Andrews and Jim Starr
2 August 14, 1972 Birmingham, AL  
Tojo Yamamoto & Bill Dromo 2 August 21, 1972 Birmingham, AL  
The Interns
Tom Andrews and Jim Starr
3 August 28, 1972 Birmingham, AL  
Vacant NLT November 1972
Lorenzo Parente & Bobby Hart 1 November 10, 1972 Nashville, TN Defeat Jim White & Jerry Lawler in tournament final.
Ken Lucas & Frankie Laine 1 November, 1972 Birmingham, AL  
Lorenzo Parente & Bobby Hart 2 December, 1972    
Tommy Gilbert & Tojo Yamamoto 1 December, 1972    
Lorenzo Parente & Bobby Hart 3 January, 1973    
Tommy Gilbert & Eddie Marlin 2 March 14, 1973 Nashville, TN  
Terry Garvin & Duke Myers 1 April 30, 1973 Birmingham, AL  
Bearcat Brown & Joey Rossi 1 June 6, 1973 Nashville, TN  
the Bounty Hunters
?? and ??
1 June, 1973    
Terry Garvin & Duke Myers 2 June, 1973    
Tojo Yamamoto & Jackie Fargo 1 July 2, 1973 Birmingham, AL  
Terry Garvin & Duke Myers 3 NLT July, 1973    
Joey Rossi & Bearcat Brown 2 NLT July, 1973    
Terry Garvin & Ron Garvin 1 NLT August, 1973    
Joey Rossi & Don Greene 1 August 4, 1973 Chattanooga, TN  
Tojo Yamamoto & Johnny Marlin 1 August 8, 1973 Nashville, TN  
Terry Garvin & Ron Garvin 2 September 5, 1973 Nashville, TN  
Tojo Yamamoto & Jackie Fargo 2 NLT December, 1973    
The Interns
Tom Andrews and Jim Starr
4 December 15, 1973 Chattanooga, TN  
Don Greene & Bearcat Brown 1 December 29, 1973 Chattanooga, TN  
The Interns
Tom Andrews and Jim Starr
5 January 12, 1974 Chattanooga, TN  
Lorenzo Parente & Bill Dromo 1 July 1, 1972 NLT February, 1974  
Frank Morrell & Charles Morrell 1 February 20, 1974 Nashville, TN  
Frank Monte & Nick DeCarlo 1 NLT March, 1974    
Don Kent & Chris Gallagher 1 NLT August, 1974    
Steve Kovacs & Ricky Gibson 1 August 24, 1974 Chattanooga, TN  
Don Kent & Chris Gallagher 2 August, 1974    
Duker Myers & Blue Scorpion 1 September 30, 1974 Birmingham, AL Defeat Ricky Fields & Johnny Fields for the titles
Jackie Fargo & George Gulas 1 NLT October, 1974    
Don Kent & Count Drummer 1 November 6, 1974 Nashville, TN  
Jackie Fargo & George Gulas 2 November 20, 1974 Nashville, TN  
Rocket Monroe & Randy Tyler 1 January 1, 1975 Nashville, TN Win title as the Masked Godfathers
Jackie Fargo & George Gulas 3 May 5, 1975 Chattanooga, TN  
Ron Wright & Don Wright 1 NLT May 16, 1974    
George Gulas & Jerry Jarrett 1 May 17, 1975 Nashville, TN  
Karl Von Steiger & Otto Von Heller 1 May 26, 1975   Defeat Gulas & Jackie Fargo for the titles
[…]
Bill Ash & David Schultz 1 NLT November, 1976    
George Gulas & Gorgeous George Jr. 1 NLT November, 1976    
[…]
Phil Hickerson & Dennis Condrey 1 NLT November, 1976    
Ricky Gibson & Bill Dundee 1 December 26, 1976 Chattanooga, TN Defeat Condrey & the Excutioner for the titles
The Samoans
Tio & Tapu
1 January 2, 1977 Chattanooga, TN  
Pez Whatley & Ray Candy 1 NLT June, 1977    
The Samoans
Tio & Tapu
2 July, 1977    
Pez Whatley & Ray Candy 2 August 6, 1977 Chattanooga, TN  
Vacant   Ray Candy leaves territory
George Gulas & Tojo Yamamoto 1 August 24, 1977 Nashville, TN Wins 3-team tournament over Angelo Poffo & Lanny Poffo and The Samoans
Vacant NLT December, 1972   George Gulas is injured
Gypsy Joe & Leroy Rochester 1 December 25, 1977 Nashville, TN Wins tournament.
Lanny Poffo & Bobby Eaton 1 January, 1978 Huntsville, AL  
Gypsy Joe & Dutch Mantell 1 NLT February 78 Nashville, TN  
Gypsy Joe & Buzz Tyler 1 February 22, 1978   Dutch Mantell gives up his half of the title.
George Gulas & Tojo Yamamoto 2 NLT April, 1978    
Vacant NLT August, 1978   Gulas and Yamamoto split up
Ken Lucas & Dutch Mantell 1 August 12, 1978 Chattanooga, TN Wins tournament.
Gypsy Joe & Tojo Yamamoto 1 September 30, 1978 Chattanooga, TN  
The Jet Set
George Gulas and Bobby Eaton
1 December 16, 1978 Chattanooga, TN  
Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes 1 January 7, 1979 Chattanooga, TN  
Bobby Eaton & Mexican Angel 1 February, 1979    
Terry Gordy & Michael Hayes 2 February, 1979    
Gypsy Joe & Tom Renesto Jr. 1 July 4, 1979 Nashville, TN  
Tojo Yamamoto & Great Togo 1 July 25, 1979 Nashville, TN  
The Jet Set
George Gulas and Bobby Eaton
2 September 8, 1979 Chattanooga, TN  
Vacant NLT December, 1979   George Gulas and Bobby Eaton split up
Jim Dalton & Butch Malone 1 December 1, 1979 Chattanooga, TN Wins tournament.
George Gulas & Ken Lucas 1 December 8, 1979 Chattanooga, TN  
The Blond Bombers
Larry Latham & Wayne Farris
1 December 15, 1979 Chattanooga, TN  
The Jet Set
George Gulas and Bobby Eaton
3 January 27, 1980 Chattanooga, TN  
The Blond Bombers
Larry Latham & Wayne Farris
2 February 16, 1980 Chattanooga, TN  
Rocky Brewer & Pat Rose 1 March 5, 1980 Nashville, TN  
Tojo Yamamoto & Gypsy Joe 1 March 19, 1980 Nashville, TN  
Rocky Brewer & George Gulas 1 March 22, 1980 Chattanooga, TN  
Tojo Yamamoto & Gypsy Joe 2 May, 1980    
Rocky Brewer & George Gulas 2 May 28, 1980 Nashville, TN  
Bobby Eaton & Great Togo 1 June, 1980    
The Blond Bombers
Larry Latham & Wayne Farris
3 July, 1980    
Don Fargo & Robert Gibson 1 September 3, 1980 Nashville, TN  
the Manchurians
?? and ??
1 September 13, 1980 Chattanooga, TN  
Ken Lucas & Ricky Morton 1 September 21, 1980 Chattanooga, TN  
Titles abandoned in October, 1980 after Jerry Jarrett takes over the titles after Nick Gulas

NWA Main Event Version[edit]

[…] Means champion lineage is uncertain at this period in time

NLT means “No later than”

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship
Sweet-n-Sassy
Farren Foxx and Quinton Charisma
1 February 2, 2001 Nashville, TN Wins a four-way elimination match against Ashley Hudson & Kory Williams, Chris Daniels & Tim Renesto, and Shane Eden & Lance Dreamer.
Jeff Daniels & Tim Renesto 1 March 10, 2001 Nashville, TN  
Ashley Hudson & Tim Renesto 1 May 5, 2001 Nashville, TN The match between Jeff Daniels & Tim Renesto and New South ends with Hudson pinning Daniels and Renesto pinning Kory Williams at the same time; NWA Nashville promoter Mike Porter rules that Hudson and Renesto are the new champions.
Jeff Daniels & Tim Renesto 1 NLT June 2006   Belt may be returned; Daniels & Renesto listed as champions on NWA Main Event official website as of 01/06.
Sudden Impact
Chris Gatlin & Steve Lane
1 June 30, 2001 Columbia, TN Defeat Daniels & Renesto and Victory Twins (Lee & Lex Victory) in a 3-way match; held up on 01/08/04.
Sudden Impact
Chris Gatlin & Steve Lane
2 August 18, 2001   Held up on September 15, 2001
Sudden Impact
Chris Gatlin & Steve Lane
3 September 22, 2001 LaVergne, TN Defeat Disturbing Behavior and The Bullies in a 3-way match.
Disturbing Behavior
Jeff Daniels & Tim Renesto
1 October 28, 2001 Columbia, TN  
John Noble & Robbie Ruffin 1 June 1, 2002 Columbia, TN  
Dante & Leatherface 1 July 27, 2002 Columbia, TN  
Andy Douglas & Ricky Santell 1 August 31, 2002 Columbia, TN Title held up after a match against Hot Rod Biggs & Larry Valentine.
The Heartbreakers
John Caesar & Larry Valentine
1 February 8, 2003 Columbia, TN Defeat Chris Gatlin & Steve Lane and Dante & Tim Renesto.
Dante & Tim Renesto 1 March 3, 2003 Columbia, TN  
The Heartbreakers
John Caesar & Larry Valentine
2 March 28, 2003 Columbia, TN  
Natas & Justin Sain 1 July 6, 2003 Murfreesboro, TN  
Jeff Daniels & Lone Star 1 July 26, 2003   A morning card
Mike Woods & Kory Williams 1 July 26, 2003 Columbia, TN An Evening card
Dan Morrow & Bryan Turner 1 August 28, 2003 Murfreesboro, TN  
Devil's Deciples
Damien & Dante
1 November 2, 2003 Murfreesboro, TN  
Kory Williams & Kid Thrilla 1 November 27, 2003 Lewisburg, TN  
Devil's Deciples
Damien & Dante
2 NLT December 11, 2003    
Dan Morrow & Bryan Turner 2 December 25, 2003   Stripped on January 3, 2004 due to failure to appear for two weeks.
Dante & Mephisto 2 January 3, 2004 Columbia, TN Defeat Steve Lane & Chris Gatlin for vacant title.
Kory Williams & Kid Thrilla 2 March 4, 2004 Springfield, TN Defeat Dante & Big Bully Douglas.
Rex Sexton & Tommy Capone 1 June 12, 2004 Columbia, TN Defeat Dante & Damien for the vacant title
Jeff Daniels & Mike Wood 1 October 8, 2005 Nashville, TN Defeat Old School Players (Apollo & Dynamite Derrick) at the NWA 57th Anniversary Show; title vacated in 2006.
Syndicate Crew
L.A. Player & Karnage
1 August 5, 2006 Columbia, TN Win a 4-team match.
Rick Thunder & Jody Lopez 1 October 20, 2006 Smyrna, TN  
Syndicate Crew
L.A. Player & Karnage
2 October 21, 2006 Columbia, TN  
Brandon Stone & Johnny Gunnz 1 November 23, 2006 Columbia, TN  
Syndicate Crew
L.A. Player & DeAngelo
1 November 25, 2006 Columbia, TN Stripped on April 14, 2007 after regular interference in title matches by other members of The Syndicate Crew
Jeff Daniels & Steve O 1 March 7, 2009 Princeton, KY Defeat Scott Hayes & Chris Hayes for the vacant titles

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ wrestling-titles.com. "history of the NWA Mid-American tag-team title". Retrieved 04-03-2007.