NWA Western States Tag Team Championship

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NWA Western States Tag Team Championship
Details
Date established 1969
Date retired 1981
Promotion NWA Western States Sports[1]

The NWA Western States Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling title in the National Wrestling Alliance's Amarillo, Texas territory, NWA Western States Sports.[1]

The title was in use from 1969, when it replaced Amarillo's version of the NWA North American Tag Team Championship,[2] through the promotion's 1981 closure.[3]

Title history[edit]

Silver areas in the history indicate periods of unknown lineage. An (n) indicates that a title changes occurred no later than the listed date.

Wrestlers: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Mr. Ito and Chati Yokouchi 1 January 1969 (n)
Buddy Colt and Gorgeous George, Jr. 1 August 1969 (n)
Art Nelson and Kurt Von Brauner 1 September 1969 (n)
Terry Funk and Ricky Romero 1 1969
The Beast and Bull Ramos 1 April 4, 1970 Amarillo, Texas
Terry Funk and Ricky Romero 2 August 1970 (n)
The Gladiator and Mr. Wrestling (Gordon Nelson) 1 August 20, 1970 Amarillo, Texas
Jerry and Nick Kozak 1 1970 Abilene, Texas
The Gladiator and Mr. Wrestling 2 1970 Hobbs, New Mexico
Bobby Duncum, Sr. and Woody Farmer 1 April 8, 1971 Amarillo, Texas Defeated The Beast and Bulldog Brower.
The Continental Warriors
(Bobby Hart and Lorenzo Parente)
1 May 27, 1971
The Infernos
(Frankie Cain and Rocky Smith)
1 1971
Eric Rommel and Mr. Wrestling 1 November 11, 1971 Hobbs, New Mexico
Masio Koma and Mr. Okuma 1 May 1972
Bobby Duncum, Sr. and Dick Murdoch 1 July 9, 1972 Clovis, New Mexico
Lord Alfred Hayes and Ricki Starr 1 August 24, 1972 Amarillo, Texas
Nick Kozak and Moose Morowski 1 November 1972
Ciclón Negro and Karl Von Steiger 1 1972
Lord Alfred Hayes and Nick Kozak 1 December 1972
Don and Johnny Fargo 1 February 1973 Amarillo, Texas
Moose Morowski and Ricky Romero 1 May 1973
Hank James and Buck Robley 1 July 1973
Black Gordman and Goliath 1 1973
Moose Morowski and Ricky Romero 2 1973
Don Fargo and Hank James 1 November 1973
The Beast and Leo Burke 1 January 1974
Dory Funk, Jr. and Ricky Romero 1 March 1974 (n)
Siegfried Steinke and Karl Von Steiger 1 September 9, 1974
Dory Funk, Jr. and Ricky Romero 2 November 1974 (n)
The Interns
(Tom Andrews and Jim Starr)
1 July 1975 (n)
Ray Candy and Dory Funk, Jr. 1 September 1975
Title vacated in 1975.
The Beast and Leo Burke 2 February 20, 1976 Lubbock, Texas Defeated Ricky Romero and Silver Streak in a tournament final.
Ricky Romero and Silver Streak 1 February 27, 1976
Bobby Jaggers and Randy Tyler 1 April 1976
Scott Casey and Reggie Parks 1 June 1976
Davey O'Hannon and Dennis Stamp 1 June 1976
Abe Jacobs and Pez Whatley 1 July 1976
Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson 1 July 16, 1976 Lubbock, Texas
Al Perez and Dennis Stamp 1 December 1976
Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson 2 January 1977 (n)
Dory Funk, Jr. and The Super Destroyer 1 February 1977
Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson 3 April 1977 (n)
Dory Funk, Jr. and The Super Destroyer 2 May 1977 (n)
Ted DiBiase and ? Smith 1 July 1977 (n)
Brute Bernard and Frank Morrell 1 December 2, 1977
Dory Funk, Jr. and Larry Lane 1 February 2, 1978 Amarillo, Texas
Blackjack Mulligan and Dick Murdoch 1 November 1978 (n)
Mr. Pogo and Mr. Sato 1 November 30, 1978 Amarillo, Texas
Ted DiBiase and Merced Solis 1 1979
Mr. Pogo and Mr. Sato 2 February 15, 1979 Amarillo, Texas
Ricky Romero and Akihisa Takachiho 1 April 1979 Albuquerque, New Mexico Fictitious title change.
Mr. Sato and John Tolos 1 May 3, 1979 Amarillo, Texas
Title vacated in June 1979 when Tolos left the area.
Mr. Kiyomoto and Mr. Sato 1 June 14, 1979 Amarillo, Texas Defeated Dory Funk, Jr. and Larry Lane in a tournament final.
Ati Tago and Reno Tuu Fuli 1 July 21, 1979 Amarillo, Texas
Gino Caruso and Gary Young 1 February 1980 (n)
Mitsu Ishikawa and Haru Sonoda 1 April 1980 (n)
Ted Heath and Larry Lane 1 1980
Title retired in 1981 when the promotion closed.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pro-Wrestling Title Histories: Amarillo". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved December 20, 2007. 
  2. ^ "N.W.A. North American Tag Team Title (Amarillo)". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved December 20, 2007. "Replaced with Western States Tag Team Title." 
  3. ^ "N.W.A. Western States Tag Team Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved December 20, 2007.