NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship

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NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship
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NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship belt
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Date established November 17, 1952
Promotion Pacific Northwest Wrestling

The NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling championship sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance and defended in its member promotion Pacific Northwest Wrestling, which promoted shows in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington.


The original version of the title lasted from 1952 until the company's closure in 1992, when Don Owen retired and sold his company to Sandy Barr.[2] Barr retired all NWA PNW titles with Owen and began operating under the company name "Championship Wrestling USA", creating new championships. In 1993, the belts were used to represent the AAA/IWC World Tag Team Championship until it was deactivated in 1994. The actual retired (Owen Era) NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship belts were kept by Sandy Barr, refurbished due to age and were being used by the International Grappler's Alliance, his wrestling organization. With Sandy Barr's passing, Josh Barr started PDX Pro Wrestling in St. Johns, Oregon, in 2007, which is using the original PNW Tag Team belts.[1]

Title history[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Harold Sakata & Toi Yamamoto 1 November 17, 1952
Kurt Von Poppenheim & John Cretorian 1 December 25, 1952
Harold Sakata(2) & Toi Yamamoto(2) 2 January 9, 1953
David Jones & Carl Engstrom 1 December 21, 1953
Ivan Gorky & Soldat Gorky 1 January 11, 1954
Kurt Von Poppenheim(2) & Leo Wallick 1 December 20, 1954
Bulldog Curtis & Tommy Martinez 1 March 29, 1955
Luther Lindsay & George Dussette 1 March 15, 1955
Doug Donovan & Ivan Kameroff 1 June 11, 1955
Luigi Macera & Gory Guerrero 1 July 25, 1955
Doug Donovan(2) & Ivan Kameroff(2) 2 August 26, 1955
Luigi Macera(2) & Dick Torio 1 September 19, 1955
Bill Savage & Buck Weaver 1 October 20, 1955
Kurt Von Poppenheim(3) & Henry Lenz 1 December 30, 1955
Kurt Von Poppenheim(4) & Jack O'Reilly 1 1956
Herb Freeman & Larry Chene 1 May 7, 1956
Doug Donovan(3) & Red Donovan 1 May 27, 1956
Herb Freeman(2) & Pepper Gomez 1 June 29, 1956
Bulldog Curtis(2) & Henry Lenz(2) 1 July 29, 1956
Red Bastien & Andre Drapp 1 September 25, 1956
Red Bastien(2) & Roy Heffernan 1 1956
Ed Francis & Henry Lenz(3) 1 February 2, 1957
Ed Francis(2) & Bill Savage(2) 1 1957
Herb Freeman(3) & Luigi Macera(3) 1 May 17, 1957
Herb Freeman(4) & Cowboy Carlson 1 1957
Doug Donovan(4) & Red Donovan(2) 2 August 7, 1957
Kurt Von Himmler & Juan Oinada 1 October 22, 1957
Herb Freeman(5) & Henry Lenz(4) 1 January 2, 1958
Herb Freeman(6) & Nick Kozak 1 1958
Doug Donovan(5) & Bill Savage(3) 1 March 17, 1958
Nelson Royal & Black Hawk 1 May 6, 1958
Eric Pederson & Henry Lenz(5) 1 July 3, 1958
Ed Francis(3) & Tony Borne 1 September 5, 1958
Herb Freeman(7) & Seymour Freeman 1 November 7, 1958
Kurt Von Poppenheim(5) & Kurt Von Himmler(2) 1 December 23, 1958
Nick Kozak(2) & Al Kashey 1 March 29, 1959
Kurt Von Poppenheim(6) & Dan Manoukian 1 May 25, 1959
Tony Borne(2) & Bill Savage(4) 1 July 2, 1959
Kurt Von Poppenheim(7) & Fritz Von Brauner 1 August 21, 1959
Ed Francis(4) & Herb Freeman(8) 1 November 3, 1959
Ed Francis(5) & Ed Sullivan 1 Ed Sullivan replaced Herb Freeman when he was unable to compete due to an injured
Tony Borne(3) & Shag Thomas 1 March 28, 1960
Ed Francis(6) & Bill Savage(5) 2 May 6, 1960
Kurt Von Poppenheim(8) & Soldat Gorky(2) 1 July 22, 1960
Tony Borne(4) & Shag Thomas(2) 2 November 11, 1960
Herb Freeman(9) & Nick Kozak(3) 2 December 1, 1960
Bill Savage(6) & Tito Kopa 1 February 10, 1961
Luther Lindsay(2) & Bing Ki Lee 1 June 10, 1961
Shag Thomas(3) & Dan Manoukian(2) 1 July 2, 1961
Herb Freeman(10) & Luther Lindsay(3) 1 August 10, 1961
Herb Freeman(11) & Seymour Freeman(2) 2 October 8, 1961
King Curtis & Haru Sasaki 1 January 19, 1962
Fritz Von Goering & Kurt Von Poppenheim(9) 1 March 22, 1962
Shag Thomas(4) & Luther Lindsay(4) 1 July 21, 1962
Fritz Von Goering(2) & Mad Dog Vachon 1 September 21, 1962
Shag Thomas(5) & Luther Lindsay(5) 2 December 9, 1962 Vacated Title in January 1963
Jack Dalton (Don Fargo) & Jim Dalton 1 February 12, 1963 Portland, OR
Shag Thomas(6) & Bill White Wolf (Adnon Kaissey) 1 June 5, 1963 Salem, OR
Ivan Kameroff(3) & Soldat Gorky(3) 1 July 2, 1963 Salem, OR
Shag Thomas(7) & Luther Lindsay(6) 3 July 24, 1963 Salem, Or
Shag Thomas(8) & Danny Hodge 1 1963 Danny Hodge replaced Luther Lindsay when he was unable to compete due to an injury
The Destroyer & Art Michalik 1 September 9, 1963 Salem, OR
Shag Thomas(9) & Luther Lindsay(7) 4 January 15, 1964 Salem, OR
The Destroyer(2) & Art Michalik(2) 2 January 22, 1964 Salem, OR
Nick Bockwinkel & Nick Kozak(4) 1 March 18, 1964 Salem, OR
The Destroyer(3) & Art Michalik(3) 3 April 3, 1964 Salem, OR
Nick Bockwinkel(2) & Nick Kozak(5) 2 April 22, 1964 Salem, OR Dan Manoukian was filling in for Art Michalik
Nick Bockwinkel(3) & Buddy Mareno (Omar Atlas) 1 1964 Buddy Mareno replaced Nick Kozak when he was unable to compete due to an injury
Pat Patterson & Tony Borne(5) 1 June 17, 1964 Salem, OR
Pepper Martin & Billy White Wolf(2) 1 August 6, 1964 Salem, OR
Pepper Martin(2) & Luther Lindsay(8) 1 1964
Pat Patterson(2) & The Hangman 1 September 18, 1964
Pepper Martin(3) & Luther Lindsay(9) 2 October 26, 1964
Mad Russian & El Sheeref 1 January 25, 1965
Pepper Martin(4) & Shag Thomas(10) 1 March 22, 1965
Stan Stasiak & Haru Sasaki(2) 1 June 21, 1965 Portland, OR
Pepper Martin(5) & Shag Thomas(11) 2 June 28, 1965 Portland, OR
Stan Stasiak(2) & Mad Russian(2) 1 July 14, 1965
Shag Thomas(12) & Armand Hussein 1 August 27, 1965
Shag Thomas(13) & Bearcat Wright 1 October 28, 1965
Stan Stasiak(3) & Mighty Ursus 1 January 6, 1966
Shag Thomas(14) & Bearcat Wright(2) 2 January 13, 1966
Tony Borne(6) & Jay York 1 January 31, 1966
Bearcat Wright(3) & Billy White Wolf(3) 1 March 20, 1966
Tony Borne(7) & Prof. Hiro 1 May 18, 1966
Rene Goulet & Pepper Martin(6) 1 June 1, 1966
Mr. Fuji & Haru Sasaki(3) 1 July 27, 1966
Rene Goulet(2) & Shag Thomas(15) 1 October 6, 1966
Tony Borne(8) & Mr. Fuji(2) 1 October 27, 1966
Pepper Martin(7) & Shag Thomas(16) 3 December 10, 1966
Tony Borne(9) & Moondog Mayne 1 December 14, 1966
Pepper Martin(8) & Paul Jones 1 January 27, 1967
Tony Borne(10) & Moondog Mayne(2) 2 March 9, 1967
Johnny Kostas & Jim Osborne 1 August 10, 1967
Tony Borne(11) & Moondog Mayne(3) 3 August 25, 1967
Johnny Kostas(2) & Dean Ho 1 September 6, 1967
Tony Borne(12) & Moondog Mayne(4) 4 September 22, 1967
Moondog Mayne(5) & Beauregard 1 February 16, 1968 Borne & Mayne split
Kurt Von Steiger & Karl Von Steiger 1 October 12, 1968
Billy White Wolf(4) & Johnny War Eagle 1 November 26, 1968
Kurt Von Steiger(2) & Karl Von Steiger(2) 2 December 25, 1968
Shag Thomas(17) & Luther Lindsay(10) 4 February 15, 1969
Kurt Von Steiger(3) & Karl Von Steiger(3) 3 April 1, 1969
Tony Borne(13) & Moondog Mayne(6) 5 April 22, 1969
Kurt Von Steiger(4) & Karl Von Steiger(4) 4 May 3, 1969
Tony Borne(14) & Moondog Mayne(7) 6 May 13, 1969
Stan Stasiak(4) & Tony Marino 1 July 10, 1969
Tony Borne(15) & Moondog Mayne(8) 7 July 24, 1969
Beauregard(2) & Roger Kirby 1 December 6, 1969
Tony Borne(16) & Moondog Mayne(9) 8 December 13, 1969
Kurt Von Steiger(5) & Karl Von Steiger(5) 5 January 19, 1970
Moondog Mayne(10) & Frankie Laine 1 March 27, 1970
Beauregard(3) & The Claw 1 June 20,1 970
Mr. Fuji(3) & Haru Sasaki(4) 2 August 1, 1970
Tony Borne(17) & Moondog Mayne(11) 9 October 28, 1970
Mr. Fuji(4) & Haru Sasaki(5) 3 November 12, 1970
Tony Borne(18) & Moondog Mayne(12) 10 November 28, 1970
Kurt Von Steiger(6) & Karl Von Steiger(6) 6 January 8, 1971
Frankie Laine(2) & Bobby Nichols 1 April 28, 1971
Kurt Von Steiger(7) & Karl Von Steiger(7) 7 May 8, 1971
Royal Kangaroos (Jonathan Boyd & Norman Frederick Charles III) 1 July 11, 1971
Frankie Laine(3) & Big Snuka 1 July 23, 1971 Medford, OR
Royal Kangaroos 2 1971
Dutch Savage & Beauregard(4) 1 November 26, 1971
Royal Kangaroos 3 December 17, 1971
Tony Borne(19) & Moondog Mayne(13) 11 Apriul 17, 1972
Royal Kangaroos 4 May 9, 1972
Dutch Savage(2) & Moondog Mayne(14) 1 June 17, 1972
Tony Borne(20) & The Skull 1 September 2, 1972
Dutch Savage(3) & Moondog Mayne(15) 2 October 14, 1972
Dutch Savage(4) & Steven Little Bear 1 January 2, 1973
Bull Ramos & Clay Spencer (Ken Mantell) 1 June 1, 1973
Compadres (Al Madril & Jose Gonzales) 1 July 2, 1973
Bull Ramos(2) & Ripper Collins 1 August 11, 1973
Dutch Savage(5) & Jimmy Snuka 1 October 27, 1973
Kurt Von Steiger(8) & Killer Karl Krupp 1 February 1, 1974
Kurt Von Steiger(9) & Mati Suzuki 1 1974
Dutch Savage(6) & Jimmy Snuka(2) 2 March 22, 1974
Royal Kangaroos 5 February 27, 1975
Dutch Savage(7) & Jimmy Snuka(3) 3 December 25, 1975
Jesse Ventura & Bull Ramos(3) 1 April 10, 1976
Royal Kangaroos 6 June 5, 1976
Jesse Ventura(2) & Bull Ramos(4) 2 June 8, 1976
Dutch Savage(8) & Jimmy Snuka(4) 4 August 3, 1976
Jesse Ventura(3) & Buddy Rose 1 October 25, 1976
Dutch Savage(9) & Jimmy Snuka(5) 5 November 5, 1976
Jesse Ventura(4) & Buddy Rose(2) 2 January 15, 1977
Moondog Mayne(16) & Les Thornton 1 June 4, 1977
Ron Bass & John Anson 1 August 7, 1977
Ron Bass(2) & Moondog Mayne(17) 1 November 26, 1977
Buddy Rose(3) & Ed Wiskoski 1 December 7, 1977
Jesse Ventura(5) & Jerry Oates 1 March 22, 1978
Bull Ramos(5) & Iron Sheik 1 April 18, 1978
Dutch Savage(10) & Jimmy Snuka(6) 6 June 10, 1978
Buddy Rose(4) & Ed Wiskoski(2) 2 September 9, 1978
Dutch Savage(11) & Jonathan Boyd(7) 1 November 21, 1978 Portland, OR
Roddy Piper & Killer Brooks 1 December 31, 1978
Adrian Adonis & Ron Starr 1 April 3, 1979
Kiwi Sheepherders (Brute Miller & Luke Williams) 1 July 21, 1979
Dutch Savage(12) & Stan Stasiak(5) 1 September 22, 1979
Kiwi Sheepherders 2 September 29, 1979
Roddy Piper(2) & Rick Martel 1 March 29, 1980
Kiwi Sheepherders 3 May 12, 1980
Roddy Piper(3) & Rick Martel(2) 2 August 5, 1980 Awarded when Sheepherders leave the area
Buddy Rose(5) & Ed Wiskoski(3) 3 1980
Roddy Piper(4) & Rick Martel(3) 3 1980
Roddy Piper(5) & Mike Popovich 1 August 28, 1980 Martel loses a loser-leaves-town match to Buddy Rose on August 16, 1980; Popovich replaces Martel
Rip Oliver & Fidel Cortez 1 September 12, 1980 Grandview, WA
Jay Youngblood & Joe Lightfoot 1 October 25, 1980
Rip Oliver(2) & The Destroyer (David Sierra) 1 January 17, 1981
Buzzsaw Buzz Sawyer & Hacksaw Brett Sawyer 1 April 18, 1981
Rip Oliver(3) & The Destroyer(2) 2 June 8, 1981
Matt Borne & Steve Regal 1 July 11, 1981
Rip Oliver(4) & Buddy Rose(6) 1 August 29, 1981
Matt Borne(2) & Steve Regal(2) 2 September 5, 1981
Stan Stasiak(6) & Buddy Rose(7) 1 November 4, 1981
Rocky Johnson & Iceman King Parsons 1 November 28, 1981 Portland, OR
Rip Oliver(5) & Matt Borne(3) 1 January 16, 1982
Larry Hennig & Curt Hennig 1 April 27, 1982
Rip Oliver(6) & Matt Borne(4) 2 May 1, 1982
Brett Sawyer(2) & Rocky Johnson(2) 1 June 2, 1982 Seattle, WA
Rip Oliver(7) & Buddy Rose(8) 2 July 30, 1982
Brett Sawyer(3) & Steve Pardee 1 August 13, 1982
Rip Oliver(8) & The Assassin (David Sierra)(3) 1 September 11, 1982 Portland, OR
Stan Stasiak(7) & Billy Jack (Billy Jack Haynes) 1 December 12, 1982
Rip Oliver(9) & The Assassin(4) January 1, 1983 Portland, OR
Stan Stasiak(8) & Billy Jack(2) 2 March 10, 1983 Salem, OR
Rip Oliver(10) & The Assassin(5) 3 April 2, 1983 Portland, OR
Buddy Rose(9) & Brian Adias 1 August 20, 1983 Portland, OR
Rip Oliver(11) & The Assassin(6) 4 August 30, 1983 Seattle, WA
Buddy Rose(10) & Curt Hennig(2) 1 November 5, 1983 Portland, OR
Dynamite Kid & The Assassin(7) 1 November 12, 1983 Portland, OR
Curt Hennig(3) & Pat McGhee (Scott McGhee) 1 December 23, 1983 Eugene, OR
Rip Oliver(12) & The Assassin(8) 5 February 11, 1984 Portland, OR
Tom Prichard & Brett Sawyer(4) 1 May 23, 1984 Seattle, WA
Mike Miller & Mr. Ebony (Tom Jones) 1 July 21, 1984
Tom Prichard(2) & Brett Sawyer(5) 2 August 18, 1984 Portland, OR
Tom Prichard(2) & Jerry Gray 1 September 22, 1984 Jerry Gray replaced Brett Sawyer when he was unable to compete due to an injury
Mike Miller(2) & Mr. Ebony(2) 2 November 20, 1984
Billy Two Eagles & Don Running Bear 1 January 12, 1985 Portland, OR
Mega Maharishi (Ed Wiskoski)(4) & Kendo Nagasaki 1 April 13, 1985 Portland, OR
Billy Jack Haynes(3) & Ricky Vaughn 1 May 11, 1985 Portland, OR Vacated in May 1985 when Haynes leaves the area
Mike Miller(3) & Karl Steiner 1 June 8, 1985 Portland, OR Defeat Bobby Jaggers & Ricky Vaughn in tournament final
S&S Express (Steve Simpson & Joe Savoldi) 1 September 24, 1985 Portland, OR
Mike Miller(4) & Moondog Moretti 1 October 22, 1985 Fort Lewis, WA
Tom Zenk & Scott Doring 1 December 14, 1985 Portland, OR
Bobby Jaggers & Rip Oliver(13) 1 January 26, 1986 Salem, OR
Bobby Jaggers(2) & The Assassin (David Sierra)(9) 1 1986
Brady Boone & Cocoa Samoa 1 March 29, 1986 Portland, OR
Mike Miller(5) & Abbuda Dein 1 June 25, 1986 Madras, OR
Brady Boone(2) & Ricky Santana 1 October 4, 1986 Portland, OR
Mike Miller(6) & Abbuda Dein(2) 2 November 10, 1986 Longview, WA
Ricky Santana(2) & Cocoa Samoa(2) 1 January 7, 1987 Portland, OR
Mike Miller(7) & Rip Oliver(14) 1 March 6, 1987 Portland, OR
Mike Miller(8) & Black Ninja/Cocoa Samoa(3) 1 May 23, 1987 Portland, OR Defeat Rip Oliver & Moondog Moretti who was subbing for Mike Miller; Samoa wins title as masked Black Ninja and immediately unmasks
Super Ninja (Shunji Takano) & Rip Oliver(15) 1 July 25, 1987 Portland, OR
Super Ninja & Joey Jackson 1 September 18, 1987 Jackson replaces Oliver who left the area
Southern Rockers (Scott Peterson & Steve Doll) 1 November 7, 1987 Portland, OR
Mike Golden & Avalanche (Paul Neu/P.N. News) 1 March 26, 1988 Portland, OR
Southern Rockers 2 May 7, 1988 Portland, OR
The Grappler (Len Denton) & Terminator (Rick Hazzard) 1 July 2, 1988 Portland, OR
Southern Rockers 3 July 9, 1988 Portland, OR Title help up after a match against Buddy Rose & Col. DeBeers on July 16, 1988 in Portland, OR
Southern Rockers 4 July 22, 1988 Portland, OR Defeat Rose & DeBeers in rematch
Beach Boys (Buddy Rose(11) & Avalanche(2)) 1 September 3, 1988 Portland, OR
Southern Rockers 5 September 20, 1988 Portland, OR
The Grappler(2)) & Abbuda Dein(3)) 1 October 29, 1988 Portland, OR
Southern Rockers 6 January 7, 1989 Portland, OR
Buddy Rose(12) & Col. DeBeers (Ed Wiskoski)(7) 3 January 28, 1989 Portland, OR Title vacated in March 1989 when Rose is injured
Southern Rockers 7 April 29, 1989 Portland, OR Defeat Col. DeBeers & Nord the Barbarian in tournament final
Scotty the Body & Top Gun (David Sierra)(10) 1 July 8, 1989 Portland, OR Title held up after Scotty and Top Gun split on July 22, 1989
Scotty the Body & The Grappler(3)) 1 August 5, 1989 Portland, OR Scotty defeats Top Gun for titles
Southern Rockers (Steve Doll(8) & Rex King) 1 August 26, 1989 Portland, OR Title held-up after match with Scotty the Body & Grappler on August 9, 1989 in Portland, OR
Southern Rockers (Steve Doll(9) & Rex King(2))) 2 September 16, 1989 Portland, OR Defeat Scotty & Grappler in rematch; help up after a match against Brian Adams in Jeff Warner on November 4, 1989
Southern Rockers (Steve Doll(10) & Rex King(3))) 3 November 11, 1989 Defeat Adams & Warner in rematch
The Grappler(4)) & Brian Adams 1 December 14, 1989 Salem, OR
Southern Rockers (Steve Doll(11) & Rex King(4))) 4 January 27, 1990 Portland, OR Titles vacated in February 1990 when Doll & King leave the area
Juice Patrol (Beatlejuice & Big Juice) 1 March 31, 1990 Portland, OR
U.S. Male (Ricky Santana(3) & Curtis Thompson) 1 May 12, 1990 Portland, OR
Juice Patrol 2 June 23, 1990 Portland, OR Titles vacated on June 30, 1990 when Big Juice loses a loser-leaves-town match
Latin Connection (Ricky Santana(4) & Al Madril(2)) 1 August 25, 1990 Portland, OR Defeat Steve Doll & Scott Norton; title help up after a match against Rip Oliver & Larry Oliver on September 22, 1990 in Portland, OR
Rip Oliver(16) & Larry Oliver 1 August 29, 1990 Portland, OR Defeat Latin Connection in rematch
Wrecking Crew (The Grappler(5)) & The Equalizer) 1 November 3, 1990 Portland, OR
Steve Doll(12) & Scotty the Boddy(2)) 1 December 3, 1990 Coos Bay, OR
Wrecking Crew 2 December 5, 1990 Gresham, OR
Brad Anderson & The Hood (Ricky Santana(5)) 1 February 2, 1991 Portland, OR Title held-up after match with Steve Doll & Bart Sawyer in Portland, OR
Brad Anderson(2)) & Ricky Santana(6) 2 February 16, 1990 Portland, OR Defeat Steve Doll & Bart Sawyer for the held-up title (Santana is unmasked on February 16, 1990 in Portland, OR); titles vacated on unknown date for unknown reason
Bruise Brothers (Ron Harris & Don Harris) 1 May 4, 1991 Portland, OR Defeat Southern Rockers (Steve Doll & Rex King) in tournament final
Steve Doll(13) & Jimmy Jack Funk 1 June 12, 1991 Portland, OR
Bruise Brothers 2 June 20, 1991 Portland, OR
Steve Doll(14) & Demolition Crush(2)) 1 July 27, 1991 Portland, OR
The Grappler(7)) & Don Harris(3) 1 September 1, 1991 Portland, OR
Bruise Brothers 3 October 12, 1991 Portland, OR Don Harris defeats The Grappler after they split up
The Grappler(8)) & Steve Doll(15) 1 November 10, 1991 Vancouver, WA
Bruise Brothers 4 November 25, 1991 Florence, OR
The Grappler(9)) & Steve Doll(16) 2 December 8, 1991 Vancouver, WA
Bruise Brothers 5 circa January 1992
Jesse Barr(2) & Art Barr(3)) 1 January 19, 1992 Vancouver, WA
Bruise Brothers 6 January 29, 1992 Titles held-up after a match against Steve Doll & The Grappler on February 8, 1992 in Portland, OR
The Grappler(10)) & Steve Doll(17) 3 February 15, 1992 Portland, OR Defeat Bruise Brothers in rematch
Colonel DeBeers(6) & John Rambo 1 March 21, 1992 Portland, OR
The Grappler(11)) & Steve Doll(18) 4 April 4, 1992 Portland, OR Promotion closes in July 1992

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duncan, Royal; Gary Will (2006). "(Oregon & Washington) Portland: NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 317–320. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.