NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship

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NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship
Details
Current champion(s) The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Robert Gibson & Ricky Morton)
Date won January 16, 2010
Date established June, 1968
Promotion NWA Mid-Atlantic
Other name(s)
  • NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Championship

The NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship is the tag team title currently defended in the National Wrestling Alliance's NWA Mid-Atlantic territory. The championship was originally created in the summer of 1968 and was originally named the NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Championship. During this time, the title was the primary tag team championship that was defended in Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling owned by Jim Crockett, Sr. and later by his son, Jim Crockett, Jr.. While the current Mid-Atlantic promotion operates primarily out of the same area as the Crockett promotion, they aren't the same as Jim Crockett, Jr. sold his territory to Ted Turner in November 1988. This promotion would then be renamed World Championship Wrestling. The title was relegated to serve as the secondary tag team championship in Crockett's territory after Mid-Atlantic created its own territorial version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship in January 1975 and was used until sometime in 1985 when it was abandoned. In 2000, the title was revived for the Mid-Atlantic territory.[1]

Title history[edit]

Silver areas in the history indicate periods of unknown lineage.

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Championship
Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson 1 June 1968 Washington, DC Awarded. Defeat Édouard Carpentier and Miguel Perez in a fictitious match.
Johnny Weaver and George Becker 1 May 1, 1969 Winston-Salem, NC
Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson 2 February 17, 1970 Raleigh, North Carolina
Johnny Weaver and George Becker 2 March 17, 1970 Raleigh, North Carolina
Gene and Ole Anderson 1 March 26, 1970 Greensboro, NC
Paul Jones and Nelson Royal 1 September 22, 1970 Raleigh, North Carolina
Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson 3 December 9, 1970 Raleigh, North Carolina
Johnny Weaver and George Becker 3 June 3, 1971 Greensboro, NC
Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson 4 September 25, 1971 Hampton, VA
Johnny Weaver and George Becker 4 September 27, 1971 Fayetteville, NC
Larry Hamilton and Brute Bernard 1 October 12, 1971 Raleigh, North Carolina
Johnny Weaver (5) and Art Neilson 1 March 31, 1972 Greensboro, NC
Gene Anderson and Ole Anderson 2 November 6, 1972 Charlotte, North Carolina
Johnny Weaver (6) and Art Neilson (2) 2 November 13, 1972 Charlotte, North Carolina
Gene and Ole Anderson 3 March 3, 1973 Winston-Salem, NC
Jerry Brisco and Thunderbolt Patterson 1 May 29, 1973 High Point, NC
Gene and Ole Anderson 4 July 5, 1973 Greensboro, NC
Sandy Scott and Nelson Royal (2) 1 October 2, 1973 Raleigh, North Carolina
Renamed NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship
Brute Bernard and Jay York 1 November 26, 1973 Raleigh, North Carolina Brute and York managed by Beauregarde.
Gene and Ole Anderson 5 December 26, 1973 Columbia, SC
Gene and Ole Anderson 6 March 9, 1974 Spartanburg, SC Defeat Johnny Weaver and Bob Bruggers.
Paul Jones (2) and Bob Bruggers 1 April 8, 1974 Fayetteville, NC
Rip Hawk (5) and Ric Flair 1 July 4, 1974 Greensboro, NC
Paul Jones (3) and Tiger Conway, Jr. 1 December 6, 1974 Charleston, SC Defeat Flair and Brute Bernard, subbing for Hawk.
Gene and Ole Anderson 7 February 20, 1975 Greensboro, NC Title vs. Title match. Titles immediately vacated since the Andersons are the reigning NWA World Tag Team Champions (Mid-Atlantic version).
Dino Bravo and Tim Woods 1 November 3, 1976 Raleigh, North Carolina Defeat Sgt. Jacques Goulet and Mike "The Judge" DuBois in tournament final.
The Hollywood Blonds

(Buddy Roberts and Jerry Brown)

1 January 17, 1977 Greenville, SC
Dino Bravo (2) and Tiger Conway, Jr. (2) 1 April 10, 1977 Charlotte, North Carolina
Greg Valentine and Ric Flair (2) 1 July 6, 1977 Anderson, SC Awarded.
Paul Jones (4) and Ricky Steamboat 1 August 22, 1977 Greensboro, NC Steamboat and Jones win NWA World tag team title on April 23, 1978, and hold the titles concurrently.
Ric Flair (3) and Big John Studd 1 October 30, 1978 Greenville, SC
Paul Jones (5) and Ricky Steamboat (2) 3 November 5, 1978 Greensboro, NC
Big John Studd (2) and Ken Patera 1 January 1979 ?
Dino Bravo (3) and Ricky Steamboat (3) 4 1979 ?
Masked Superstar and Masked Superstar 2 (3) 1 March 26, 1980 ? Title Vacant sometime in 1980.
Matt Borne and Buzz Sawyer 1 June 2, 1980 Greenville, SC Defeat The Iron Sheik and Jimmy Snuka in tournament final.
The Sheepherders

(Butch Miller and Luke Williams)

1 September 28, 1980 Charlotte, North Carolina
Dewey Robertson and George Wells 1 December 12, 1980 Richmond, VA
Genichiro Tenryu and Mr. Fuji 1 February 7, 1981 Greensboro, NC
Dewey Robertson and Johnny Weaver (7) 1 1981 ?
Chris Markoff and Nikolai Volkoff 1 June 27, 1981 Charlotte, North Carolina
Jay Youngblood and Johnny Weaver (8) 1 November 27, 1981 Appalachia, VA
Ox Baker and Carl Fergie 1 1981 ?
Jay Youngblood (2) and Porkchop Cash 1 c.March 1982 ?
Carl Fergie (2) and David Patterson 1 1982 ?
Jay Youngblood (2) and Porkchop Cash 2 ? ?
Don Kernodle and Pvt. Jim Nelson 1 c.May 1982 ?
Porkchop Cash (2) and Iceman Parsons 1 1982 ?
Don Kernodle and Jim Nelson 2 June 17, 1982 Roanoke, VA
Ricky Steamboat (4) and Jay Youngblood (3) 1 August 22, 1982 Toronto, Ontario Title vacated sometime in 1983.
One Man Gang and Kelly Kiniski 1 May 23, 1983 Greenville, SC Defeat Mike Rotunda and Rufus R. Jones in tournament final.
Rufus R. Jones and Bugsy McGraw 1 July 20, 1983 Emporia, VA Title vacated in August 1983.
Ron Bass and Black Bart 1 August 25, 1984 ? Titles retired sometime in 1985.
Titles abandoned
Revived NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship
Triple X

(Drake Dawson and Curtis Thompson)

1 March 17, 2000 ? Awarded. Titles vacated in September when Dawson leaves wrestling.
The Midnight Express

(Bobby Eaton and Rikki Nelson)

1 January 2003 Asheville, NC Defeat the Road Warriors. Titles vacated sometime in 2004.
Dusty Rhodes and Buff Bagwell 1 January 22, 2005 Seoul, South Korea Defeat Terry Taylor and Rikki Nelson. Titles vacated sometime in 2005.
Rick Steiner and Terry Taylor 1 September 24, 2005 Concord, NC Defeat Tommy Gunn and Ricky Morton. Titles vacated sometime in 2006.
The Steiner Brothers

(Rick (2) and Scott)

1 December 9, 2006 Easley, SC Defeat Chris Hamrick and Rikki Nelson. Vacated after January 23, 2007.
Buff Bagwell (2) and Rick Nelson 1 May 2, 2009 Shelby, NC Defeat Reid Flair and David Flair.
The Rock 'n' Roll Express

(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)

1 January 16, 2010 Caldwell, NC

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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