WWWF United States Tag Team Championship

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WWWF United States Tag Team Championship
Details
Date established July 1958
Date retired July 29, 1967
Promotion World Wide Wrestling Federation
Other name(s)
  • NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Northeast)

The WWWF United States Tag Team Championship was a major tag team title in the World Wide Wrestling Federation from 1963 until 1967. Originally, the WWF was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance operating out of the Northeast and was called the Capitol Wrestling Corporation. The championship began as Capitol Wrestling's territorial version of the NWA United States Tag Team Championship from 1958 until 1963.[1]

Title history[edit]

Names[edit]

Name Years
NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Northeast version) July 1958 – April 1964
WWWF United States Tag Team Championship April 1964 – July 30, 1967

Reigns[edit]

No. Team Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes
1 Mark Lewin and Don Curtis 1 July 1958 65 Kansas City, MO House show Defeated Hans Schmidt and Dick the Bruiser in a tournament final
2 The Grahams
(Jerry and Eddie Graham)
1 September 4, 1958 98 Washington, D.C. House show
3 Mark Lewin and Don Curtis 2 December 11, 1958 167 Washington, D.C. House show
4 The Grahams
(Jerry and Eddie Graham)
2 May 27, 1959 66 Bridgeport, CT House show
Vacated August 1959 Titles vacated when Eddie leaves the promotion
5 Jerry Graham (3) and Johnny Valentine 1 November 14, 1959 108 West Hempstead, NY House show Defeated Mark Lewin and Don Curtis to win the vacant titles
6 The Grahams
(Jerry (4) and Eddie Graham)
3 March 1960 32 New Haven, CT House show Eddie returned and took Valentine's title
7 The Bastiens
(Red and Lou Bastien)
1 April 2, 1960 14 New Haven, CT House show
8 The Grahams
(Jerry (5) and Eddie Graham)
4 April 16, 1960 7 New Haven, CT House show
9 The Bastiens
(Red and Lou Bastien)
2 April 23, 1960 89 Chicago, IL House show
10 The Fabulous Kangaroos
(Al Costello and Roy Heffernan)
1 July 21, 1960 18 Washington, D.C. House show
11 The Bastiens
(Red and Lou Bastien)
3 August 8, 1960 16 Washington, D.C. House show
12 The Fabulous Kangaroos
(Al Costello and Roy Heffernan)
2 August 24, 1960 87 Bridgeport, CT House show
13 Johnny Valentine (2) and Buddy Rogers 1 November 19, 1960 9 Teaneck, NJ House show
14 The Fabulous Kangaroos
(Al Costello and Roy Heffernan)
3 November 28, 1960 409 Washington, D.C. House show Defeated Johnny Valentine and Chief Big Heart to win the titles
15 Johnny Valentine (3) and Bob Ellis 1 January 11, 1962 175 Washington, D.C. House show
16 Buddy Rogers (2) and Johnny Barend 1 July 5, 1962 245 Washington, D.C. House show
17 Buddy Austin and Great Scott 1 March 7, 1963 70 Washington, D.C. House show Title was renamed WWWF United States Tag Team Championship in April 1963
18 Skull Murphy and Brute Bernard 1 May 16, 1963 182 Washington, D.C. House show
19 Killer Kowalski and Gorilla Monsoon 1 November 14, 1963 44 Washington, D.C. House show
20 The Tolos
(John and Chris Tolos)
1 December 28, 1963 35 Teaneck, NJ House show
21 Don McClarity and Vittorio Apollo 1 February 1964 48 New Haven, CT House show
22 Dr. Jerry Graham (6) and Luke Graham 1 March 20, 1964 321 New Haven, CT House show
23 Gene Kiniski and Waldo Von Erich 1 February 4, 1965 63 Washington, D.C. House show
24 Gorilla Monsoon (2) and Bill Watts 1 April 8, 1965 119 Washington, D.C. House show
25 Dan Miller and Dr. Bill Miller 1 August 5, 1965 200 Washington, D.C. House show
26 Antonio Pugliese and Johnny Valentine (4) 1 February 21, 1966 213 New York, NY House show
27 Baron Mikel Scicluna and Smasher Sloan 1 September 22, 1966 77 Washington, D.C. House show
28 Spiros Arion and Tony Parisi (2) 1 December 8, 1966 175 Washington, D.C. House show This was a Two Out Of Three Falls Tag Team Match. Arion and Parisi were given the belts by heel-turned Valentine when Parisi was injured in the second fall after winning the first fall.
29 Spiros Arion (2) and Arnold Skaaland 1 June 1967 39 Atlantic City, NJ House show Pugliese leaves WWWF and Skaaland was awarded his half of the title
30 Sicilians
(Lou Albano and Tony Altimore)
1 July 10, 1967 14 Atlantic City, NJ House show Defeated Skaaland and Chuck Richards to win the title
31 Bruno Sammartino and Spiros Arion (3) 1 July 24, 1967 5 Atlantic City, NJ House show
Deactivated July 29, 1967

List of combined reigns[edit]

By team[edit]

Rank Team No. of reigns Combined days
1 The Fabulous Kangaroos
(Al Costello and Roy Heffernan)
3 514
2 Dr. Jerry Graham and Luke Graham 1 321
3 Buddy Rogers and Johnny Barend 1 245
4 Mark Lewin and Don Curtis 2 232
5 Antonio Pugliese and Johnny Valentine 1 213
6 The Grahams
(Jerry and Eddie Graham)
4 203
7 Dan Miller and Dr. Bill Miller 1 200
8 Skull Murphy and Brute Bernard 1 182
9 Johnny Valentine and Bob Ellis 1 175
Spiro Arion and Tony Parisi 1 175
11 The Bastiens
(Red and Lou Bastien)
3 119
Gorilla Monsoon and Bill Watts 1 119
13 Jerry Graham and Johnny Valentine 1 108
14 Baron Mikel Scicluna and Smasher Sloan 1 77
15 Buddy Austin and Great Scott 1 70
16 Gene Kiniski and Waldo Von Erich 1 63
17 Don McClarity and Vittorio Apollo 1 48
18 Killer Kowalski and Gorilla Monsoon 1 44
19 Spiros Arion and Arnold Skaaland 1 39
20 The Tolos
(John and Chris Tolos)
1 35
21 Sicilians
(Lou Albano and Tony Altimore)
1 14
22 Johnny Valentine and Buddy Rogers 1 9
23 Bruno Sammartino and Spiros Arion 1 5

By wrestler[edit]

Rank Wrestler No. of reigns Combined days
1 Jerry Graham/Dr. Jerry Graham 6 632
2 Al Costello 3 514
Roy Heffernan 3 514
4 Johnny Valentine 4 505
5 Antonio Pugliese/Tony Parisi 2 388
6 Luke Graham 1 321
7 Buddy Rogers 2 254
8 Johnny Barend 1 245
9 Mark Lewin 2 232
Don Curtis 2 232
11 Spiros Arion 3 219
12 Eddie Graham 4 203
13 Dan Miller 1 200
Dr. Bill Miller 1 200
15 Skull Murphy 1 182
Brute Bernard 1 182
17 Bob Ellis 1 175
18 Gorilla Monsoon 2 163
19 Red Bastien 3 119
Lou Bastien 3 119
Bill Watts 1 119
22 Baron Mikel Scicluna 1 77
Smasher Sloan 1 77
24 Buddy Austin 1 70
Great Scott 1 70
26 Gene Kiniski 1 63
Waldo Von Erich 1 63
28 Don McClarity 1 48
Vittorio Apollo 1 48
30 Killer Kowalski 1 44
31 Arnold Skaaland 1 39
32 John Tolos 1 35
Chris Tolos 1 35
34 Lou Albano 1 14
Tony Altimore 1 14
36 Bruno Sammartino 1 5

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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