WCWA World Tag Team Championship

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WCWA World Tag Team Championship
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Details
Date established January 1967
Date retired 1989
Promotion World Class Wrestling Association
Other name(s)
  • NWA American Tag Team Championship

The WCWA World Tag Team Championship was the major tag team title in World Class Championship Wrestling. It started out as the NWA American Tag Team Championship in 1966 when the promotion was known as NWA Big Time Wrestling. Big Time Wrestling became World Class Championship Wrestling in 1981, and the title was then also referred to as the WCCW American Tag Team Championship, with the two names used interchangeably, as WCCW was a still a member of the National Wrestling Alliance. In 1986, WCCW left the NWA and became the World Class Wrestling Association, and the title was renamed the WCWA World Tag Team Championship. In late 1989, the title were renamed the USWA Tag Team Championship and the WCWA folded shortly after.[1][2][3] The title lineage continued on in the United States Wrestling Association.[4]

Title history[edit]

Silver areas in the history indicate periods of unknown lineage.
(n) signifies that a title change happened no later than the date listed.

Wrestlers: Times: Date: Place: Notes:
NWA American Tag Team Championship
The Internationals
(Al Costello and Karl Von Brauner)
1 January 1967 Won a tournament to become the first champions.
Fritz and Waldo Von Erich 1 February 21, 1967 Dallas, Texas
Brute Bernard and Mike Paidousis 1 August 1967
Fritz and Waldo Von Erich 2 September 11, 1967 Fort Worth, Texas
Brute Bernard and Mike Paidousis 2 October 3, 1967
Gary Hart and The Spoiler 1 October 23, 1967 Fort Worth, Texas
Billy Red Lyons and Fritz Von Erich (3) 1 January 30, 1968 Dallas, Texas
The Spoilers
(Spoiler #1 (2) and Spoiler #2)
1 April 22, 1968 Fort Worth, Texas Spoiler #2 lost a match to Apollo on May 17, 1968 and unmasked as Smasher Sloan.
Gary Hart and The Spoiler (3) 2 1968 Sloan gave his half of the title to Hart and left the area.
Grizzly Smith and Fritz Von Erich (4) 1 July 19, 1968 Houston, Texas
Gary Hart and The Spoiler (4) 3 September 10, 1968 Dallas, Texas
Dan Miller and Fritz Von Erich (5) 1 December 17, 1969 Dallas, Texas Records unclear as to whom they defeated.
Fred Curry and Fritz Von Erich (6) 1 March 1969 Miller was injured by Johnny Valentine and replaced by Curry.
Title vacated in 1969 after Curry was also injured by Johnny Valentine.
Wahoo McDaniel and Thunderbolt Patterson 1 June 27, 1969 Houston, Texas Won a tournament.
Dusty Rhodes and Baron Von Raschke 1 1969 Fort Worth, Texas
Wahoo McDaniel and Thunderbolt Patterson 2 August 1969
Title vacated in 1969.
Boris Malenko and Lord Charles Montagne 1 September 1969 (n) Records unclear as to whom they defeated.
Title vacated in 1970.
Killer Karl Kox and Mike York 1 August 1970 Records unclear as to whom they defeated.
The Outlaws
(Dick Murdoch and Dusty Rhodes (2))
1 1970 Records unclear as to whom they defeated.
George Scott and Tim Woods 1 December 15, 1970 Dallas, Texas
Bronko Lubich and Chris Markoff 1 August 1971 (n)
Wahoo McDaniel (3) and Johnny Valentine 1 September 1971 (n)
Bronko Lubich and Chris Markoff 2 1971
Wahoo McDaniel (4) and Johnny Valentine (2) 2 1971
Thunderbolt Patterson (3) and Toru Tanaka 1 July 19, 1971 Fort Worth, Texas
Thunderbolt Patterson (4)and Johnny Valentine (3) 1 January 1972 (n) Tanaka gave his half of the title to Valentine.
Dean Ho and Fritz Von Erich (7) 1 January 25, 1972 Dallas, Texas
Brute Bernard (3) and Missouri Mauler 1 1972
Mark Lewin and The Spoiler (5) 1 1973
Jose Lothario and Ivan Putski 1 March 1973 (n) Records unclear as to whom they defeated.
Black Gordman and Goliath 1 August 8, 1973 Fort Worth, Texas
Jose Lothario (2) and Mil Máscaras 1 1973
The Blackjacks
(Blackjack Lanza and Blackjack Mulligan)
1 1973 Houston, Texas
Tex McKenzie and Ken Patera 1 July 22, 1974 Fort Worth, Texas
The Blackjacks 2 1974
Tex McKenzie (2) and Johnny Valentine (4) 1 September 23, 1974 Fort Worth, Texas
Title vacated in 1974 and became inactive.
David and Kevin Von Erich 1 October 1978 Dallas, Texas Defeated Dory Funk, Jr. & Terry Funk.
Mark Lewin and The Spoiler (5) 2 February 19, 1979 Fort Worth, Texas
El Halcón and Jose Lothario (3) 1 June 1, 1979 Houston, Texas
Gino Hernandez and El Gran Markus 1 July 20, 1979
El Halcón (2) and Jose Lothario (3) 2 September 1979 Houston, Texas
Gino Hernandez and El Gran Markus 2 December 14, 1979 Houston, Texas
El Halcón (3) and Jose Lothario (5) 3 December 28, 1979 Houston, Texas
Mr. Hito and Mr. Sakurada 1 January 11, 1980 Houston, Texas
Tiger Conway, Jr. and Jose Lothario (6) 1 March 14, 1980 Houston, Texas
Mr. Hito and Mr. Sakurada 2 June 23, 1980 Amarillo, Texas
Title held up on June 24, 1980 after a match against Kerry and Kevin Von Erich in Amarillo, Texas.
Mr. Hito and Mr. Sakurada 3 July 1, 1980 Amarillo, Texas Defeated Kevin and Kerry Von Erich in a rematch.
El Halcón (4) and Kevin Von Erich (2) 1 August 1980 Dallas, Texas
Gino Hernandez (3) and Gary Young 1 October 1980 Houston, Texas
Bruiser Brody and Kerry Von Erich 1 January 11, 1981 Dallas, Texas
Title vacated in May 1981 when Brody left the area.
Brian Blair and Al Madril 1 June 1981 Won a tournament.
Killer Tim Brooks and Armand Hussein 1 September 1981 Fort Worth, Texas
Terry Orndorff and Kerry Von Erich (2) 1 October 25, 1981 Dallas, Texas Records unclear as to whom they defeated.
Al Madril (2) and Kerry Von Erich (3) 1 1982 Records unclear as to whom they defeated.
King Kong Bundy and Bugsy McGraw 1 April 11, 1982 Dallas, Texas
Kerry (4) and Kevin Von Erich (3) 1 July 5, 1982 Fort Worth, Texas
King Kong Bundy (2) and Bill Irwin 1 September 12, 1982 Dallas, Texas
The Fabulous Freebirds
(Terry Gordy and Michael Hayes)
1 November 26, 1982 Dallas, Texas
Bruiser Brody (2) and Kerry Von Erich (5) 2 June 17, 1983 Dallas, Texas
Title vacated in 1983 when Brody was injured.
Bulldog Brower and Roddy Piper 1 October 1983 Detroit, Michigan Won a tournament.
The Super Destroyers
Super Destroyer #1 and Super Destroyer #2)
1 October 1983 Indianapolis, Indiana
Brian Adias and King Parsons 1 December 25, 1983 Dallas, Texas
The Super Destroyers 2 January 30, 1984 Fort Worth, Texas
Rock 'N Soul
(King Parsons (2) and Buck Zumhofe)
1 May 6, 1984 Irving, Texas
The Super Destroyers 3 May 19, 1984 San Antonio, Texas Rock 'N Soul unmasked The Super Destroyers after the match, revealing them to be Bill and Scott Irwin.
Rock 'N Soul
(King Parsons (3) and Buck Zumhofe (2) )
2 July 4, 1984 Fort Worth, Texas Parsons defeated Bill Irwin in a singles match.
The Long Riders
(Bill and Scott Irwin)
4 September 28, 1984 Dallas, Texas
The Fantastics
(Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers)
1 October 22, 1984 Fort Worth, Texas
The Midnight Express
(Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton)
1 January 11, 1985 Dallas, Texas
Title held up on March 8, 1985 in Dallas, Texas due to interference from Midnight Express manager Jim Cornette.
The Fantastics 2 May 6, 1985 Irving, Texas Defeated The Midnight Express in a 2-ring match despite one of the Midnight Express pinning one of the Fantastics. The count by referee Rick Hazzard ended at 3 just before a count by referee David Manning with a Fantastic pinning the other Midnight Express member started. This match appears on "The Triumphs and Tragedies of World Class Championship Wrestling" DVD from WWE Home Video.
Chris Adams and Gino Hernandez (4) 1 June 24, 1985 Fort Worth, Texas
Title held up after a match against Kerry and Kevin Von Erich, on September 13, 1985 in Dallas, Texas, results in a double disqualification.
Kerry (6) and Kevin Von Erich (4) 2 September 20, 1985 Dallas, Texas Defeated Chris Adams and Gino Hernandez in a rematch.
Title held up after a match against Chris Adams and Gino Hernandez, on October 18, 1985 in Dallas, Texas.
Chris Adams (2)and Gino Hernandez (5) 2 November 28, 1985 Dallas, Texas Defeated Kerry and Kevin Von Erich in a rematch.
Title vacated in 1986 when Adams and Hernandez split. WCCW left the NWA in the second half of the year, becoming the World Class Wrestling Association.
WCWA World Tag Team Championship
Matt Borne and Buzz Sawyer 1 September 1, 1986 Fort Worth, Texas Defeated Chris Adams and Lance Von Erich in a tournament final to become the first WCWA World Tag Team Champions.
Dingo Warrior and Lance Von Erich 1 November 17, 1986 Fort Worth, Texas
Brian Adias (2) and Al Madril 1 December 1, 1986 Fort Worth, Texas
The Fantastics 3 March 4, 1987 Lubbock, Texas
Title held up after a match against The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs (Mike Davis and Tommy Lane) on April 6, 1987 in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Fantastics 4 May 4, 1987 Lubbock, Texas Defeated The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs in a rematch.
Eric Embry and Frank Lancaster 1 June 26, 1987 Dallas, Texas
Shaun and Steve Simpson 1 August 7, 1987 Fort Worth, Texas
Brian Adias and Frank Lancaster (2) 1 September 12, 1987 Fort Worth, Texas Defeated Shaun Simpson and Skip Young.
Kerry (7) and Kevin Von Erich (5) 3 October 20, 1987 Shreveport, Louisiana
Iceman Parsons (4) and Terry Taylor 1 1988
Kerry (8) and Kevin Von Erich (6) 4 July 1, 1988 Dallas, Texas
The Samoan Swat Team
(Fatu and Samu)
1 August 12, 1988 Dallas, Texas
Steve Cox and Michael Hayes (2) 1 September 16, 1988 Dallas, Texas
The Samoan Swat Team 2 September 19, 1988 Memphis, Tennessee
Steve Cox and Michael Hayes (3) 2 October 15, 1988 Dallas, Texas
The Samoan Swat Team 3 October 17, 1988 Fort Worth, Texas
Kerry (9) and Kevin Von Erich (7) 5 February 1989 Title awarded when The Samoan Swat Team left the promotion.
Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden 1 February 17, 1989 Dallas, Texas Won the title by disqualification.
Jeff Jarrett and Kerry Von Erich (10) 1 March 12, 1989 Fort Worth, Texas
Cactus Jack and Super Zodiac II 1 May 19, 1989 Dallas, Texas
Jeff Jarrett (2) and Mil Máscaras (2) 1 June 9, 1989 Dallas, Texas
Robert Fuller (2) and Brian Lee 1 June 23, 1989 Dallas, Texas
Matt Borne and Jeff Jarrett (3) 1 June 30, 1989 Dallas, Texas
Scott Braddock and Cactus Jack (2) 1 August 4, 1989 Dallas, Texas
Title renamed the USWA Tag Team Championship in late 1989, with the WCWA closing shortly thereafter.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ "N.W.A. American Tag Team Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  3. ^ "W.C.W.A. Tag Team Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  4. ^ "U.S.W.A. Tag Team Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2007-11-29.