NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version)

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The NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) was the Mid-Atlantic territory version of the NWA Southern Tag Team Championship and was defended between 1953 until 1968 when it became the NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Championship. It is one of the earliest titles to be defended in the Carolinas, most often in Lenoir, Greensboro and Charlotte, North Carolina.[1][2]

Title history[edit]

Wrestlers: Reigns together: Date: Place: Notes:
Al & John Smith 1 December 5, 1953
George & Jack Curtis 1 May 29, 1954? Lenoir, North Carolina?
Al & John Smith 2 June 5, 1954? Lenoir, North Carolina?
Mr. Moto & Kinji Shibuya 1 July 19, 1954 Charlotte, North Carolina
George & Bobby Becker 1 October 18, 1954 Charlotte, North Carolina
George Becker (2) & Jack Witzig 1 November 1954 Bobby Becker died on November 26, 1954; Witzig was chosen as George Becker's new partner.
Title history is unrecorded. A championship match was held in Lenoir, North Carolina between George Becker & Tex Riley vs. Al Kashey & Dave Jones on February 26 and March 5, 1955. It is unknown which team held the title.
Emil and Ernie Dusek 2 July 11, 1955
Title history is unrecorded.
George Becker (3) & Jack Witzig 2 September 12, 1955
Title history is unrecorded.
Mr. Moto & Kinji Shibuya 2 1956
George Becker (4) & Jack Witzig 3 1956
Leo & Chick Garibaldi 1 1956
Tiny Mills & Jim Austeri 1 July 28, 1956 Defended sometime between May 12 and July 28, 1956.
George Becker (5) & Jack Witzig 4 September 17, 1956 Charlotte, North Carolina
Jim Austeri & Ali Bey 1 December 8, 1956 Lexington, North Carolina
The Flying Scotts
(George & Sandy Scott)
1 March 18, 1957 Charlotte, North Carolina
Ernie & Emil Dusek 1 May 20, 1957 Charlotte, North Carolina
Title history is unrecorded.
Ivan Bornov & Karol Fozoff 1 June 1957
Title history is unrecorded.
The Flying Scotts
(George & Sandy Scott)
2 July 1957
Title history is unrecorded.
George Becker (6) & Dick Steinborn 1 August 1957
Doc & Mike Gallagher 1 September 1957
George Becker (7) & Dick Steinborn 2 September 30, 1957 Charlotte, North Carolina
Mr. Moto (3) & Duke Keomuka 1 March 31, 1958 Charlotte, North Carolina
George Becker (8) & Mike Clancy 1 May 26, 1958 Charlotte, North Carolina
Frank Jares & Hans Schnabel 1 June 21, 1958 Hickory, North Carolina
George Becker (9) & Mike Clancy 2 July 5, 1958 Hickory, North Carolina
Fritz & Waldo Von Erich 1 October 13, 1958 Charlotte, North Carolina
George Becker (10) & Mike Clancy 3 October 27, 1958 Charlotte, North Carolina
Al & John Smith 3 January 26, 1959 Charlotte, North Carolina
Title history is unrecorded.
George Becker (11) & Billy Two Rivers 1 April 6, 1959 Charlotte, North Carolina Defeated Alberto & Enrique Torres.
Mr. Moto (4) & Duke Keomuka 2 July 6, 1959 Charlotte, North Carolina
Larry Hamilton & Great Bolo 1 August 24, 1959 Charlotte, North Carolina
George Becker (12) & Enrique Torres 1 November 23, 1959 Charlotte, North Carolina
Title history is unrecorded.
Tosh Togo & Ike Eakins 1 September 1960
Ray Villmer & Jack Curtis (2) 1 October 30, 1960 Charlotte, North Carolina
Gypsy Joe & Louis Tillet 1 November 21, 1960
Ray Villmer & Jack Curtis (2) 2 1960
Mad Dog & Butcher Vachon January 23, 1961 Charlotte, North Carolina
George Becker (13) & Sandy Scott (2) 2 March 27, 1961 Charlotte, North Carolina
The Von Brauners (Kurt & Karl Von Brauner) 1 1961
Title history is unrecorded.
Swede Hanson & Rip Hawk 1
Johnny Weaver & "Cowboy" Bob Ellis 1 December 2, 1963 Charlotte, North Carolina
Title history is unrecorded.
Eddie Graham & Sam Steamboat 1 May 1965
Bronko Lubich & Aldo Bogni 1 May 24, 1965 Charlotte, North Carolina
George Becker (14) & Johnny Weaver (2) 1 September 9, 1965 Greensboro, North Carolina
Bronko Lubich & Aldo Bogni 2 March 17, 1966 Defended sometime between January 6 and March 17, 1966.
George Becker (15) & Johnny Weaver (3) 2 November 3, 1966 Greensboro, North Carolina
Infernos
(Frankie Cain & Rocky Smith)
1 July 20, 1967 Greensboro, North Carolina
George Becker (16) & Johnny Weaver (4) 3 1967
Larry Hamilton & Pampero Firpo 1 September 1967
George Becker (17) & Johnny Weaver (5) 4 November 1967 Title held up after a match against the Minnesota Wrecking Crew (Gene & Lars Anderson) in March 1968.
George Becker (18) & Johnny Weaver (6) 5 April 4, 1968 Greensboro, North Carolina Defeated the Minnesota Wrecking Crew in a rematch; they later defeated Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on May 1, 1969 to win the NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Title.
Permanently replaced by the NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "(Carolinas) Charlotte: NWA Southern Tag Team Title [Jim Crockett]". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 114. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ "N.W.A. Southern Tag Team Title (Mid-Atlantic)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003.