AWA Southern Tag Team Championship

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AWA Southern Tag Team Championship
Details
Promotion Continental Wrestling Association
NWA Mid-America (1945–1977)
Date established November 1945
Date retired February 1, 1988
Other name(s)
  • NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-America)

The AWA Southern Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling tag team title in the Tennessee area from the 1940s through the late 1980s. It was originally named the NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-America version) from its inception through 1977, when it was renamed (as was the Southern Heavyweight Championship, also previously an NWA title) the AWA Southern Tag Team Championship due to a partnership with the American Wrestling Association. The title existed until 1988 when it was replaced with the Continental Wrestling Association Tag Team Championship.

The title was also referred to as the Mid-Southern Tag Team Championship to avoid confusion with the various other versions of the NWA Southern Tag Team Championship in Championship Wrestling from Florida (1960–1970), Georgia Championship Wrestling (1951–1968), Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling (1955–1966), Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (1953–1969), and Southern Championship Wrestling (1981–1982),

The NWA also has its own board-controlled version, which began in 1999.[1]

Title history[edit]

Silver areas in the history indicate periods of unknown lineage.

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-America version) / Mid-Southern Tag Team Championship
Garza Lozano and Jack Purdin 1 November 26, 1945 Defend against Nick Carter & Sailor Watkins in Birmingham, AL on this day; may have defeated Herb Welch & Roy Welch for the title on April 30, 1945 in Birmingham, AL.
Paul Stanlee & Jack Welch 1 April 1948
Mike Chacoma and Red Roberts 1 June 29, 1948 Nashville, Tennessee Defeated Herb and Roy Welch.
Tex Riley and Herb Welch 1 November 23, 1948 Nashville, Tennessee
Wild Bill Canny and Carlos Rodriguez Cortez 1 February 11, 1949 Still champions as of March 7, 1949.
Wild Bill Canny (2) and Buddy Knox 1 December 8, 1949
Eddie Gossett (Eddie Graham) and Roy Welch 1 August 3, 1950
Masked Batt (Danny Dusek) and Finis Hall 1 November 15, 1950 Chattanooga, Tennessee Bat unmasked by Welch and revealed as Nadors (Danny Dusek).
Eddie Gossett (2) and Tex Riley (2) 1 December 21, 1950 Chattanooga, Tennessee Still champions as of January 4, 1951.
Ray Piret and Herb Welch (2) 1 July 1951
Eduardo Perez and Red Roberts (2) 1 July 12, 1951 Chattanooga, Tennessee Defeated Herb and Les Welch, subbing for Piret.
Ray Piret (2) and Tex Riley (3) 1 November 5, 1951
Pat O'Brien and Karl Kowalski 1 December 18, 1951 Nashville, Tennessee
Henry Harrell and Rex Mobley 1 April 1952
Golden Hawk and Johnny Kostas 1 April 17, 1952 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Karl Kowalski (2) & Ivan Kowalski 1 May 24, 1952 Atlanta, Georgia Reported on June 11, 1952 issue of a Cape Girardeau, MO paper to have defeated Masked Marvel & Paul Jones "three weeks ago"; most likely fictitious since the Atlanta results for this date lists neither team.
Herb Welch (3) & Roy Welch (3) 1 1952 Sometime after June 20, 1952.
Karl Kowalski (3) & Ivan Kowalski 2 September 7, 1952 Kingsport, Tennessee
Herb (4) and Roy Welch (4) 2 September 9, 1952 Still champions as of March 12, 1953.
Al and John Smith 1 September 9, 1953 Still champions as of November 9, 1953; continue to be recognized in Charlotte.
George Curtis & Jack Curtis 1 May 29, 1954 Lenoir, North Carolina
Al Smith & John Smith 2 June 5, 1954 Lenoir, North Carolina
Mr. Moto & Kinji Shibuya 1 July 19, 1954 Charlotte, North Carolina
George Becker & Bobby Becker 2 October 12, 1954 Roanoke, Virginia
Title vacated November 26, 1954 When Bobby Becker dies. Jack Witzig may replace Becker, but the title is vacant as of January 13, 1955 and inactive in Tennessee between January 1955 and November 1956.
Leo Garibaldi & Chick Garibaldi 1 June 1956 Defends Charlotte version in Nashville.
Jim Austeri and Tiny Mills 1 June 26, 1956 Nashville, Tennessee
George Becker (3) & Jack Witzig 1 September 17, 1956 Charlotte, North Carolina Defends Charlotte version in Nashville; still recognized as of November 4, 1956.
The Corsicans
(Jean and Joe)
1 March 1958
Herb Welch (5) & Chris Belkas 1 March 21, 1958 Knoxville, Tennessee
The Corsicans
(Jean and Joe)
2 April 4, 1958
Dick Beyer & Tex Riley (4) 1 April 18, 1958 Knoxville, Tennessee
The Corsicans
(Jean and Joe)
3 May 1958
Dick Beyer (2) & Len Rossi 1 May 30, 1958 Knoxville, Tennessee
Mike Gallagher & Don Gallagher 1 July 18, 1958 Knoxville, Tennessee
The Corsicans
(Jean and Joe)
4 October 3, 1958 Knoxville, Tennessee
Don and Luke Fields (Bobby Fields) 1 April 1959
Don and Jackie Fargo 1 1959
Tex Riley (5) and Len Rossi (2) 1 1959
Title vacated July 1959
Don Fields & Luke Fields 2 October 13, 1959
John Smith (3) and Tosh Togo 1 October 28, 1959 Mobile, Alabama Defeated Bobby and Don Fields in a tournament final for the vacant Gulf Coast version; may not be recognized outside the territory.
Bobby and Don Fields 3 November 11, 1959 Mobile, Alabama
The Corsicans
(Jean and Joe)
5 January 4, 1960
Bobby and Don Fields 4 February 22, 1960 Memphis, Tennessee
Great Bolo and Joe McCarthy 1 April 20, 1960 Mobile, Alabama The Corsicas are billed as champions in Blytheville, Arkansas as of March 7, 1960.
Don Fields & Luke Fields 5 April 25, 1960 Still/again champions as of November 1, 1960.
John Smith (4) & Al Smith (3) 3 January 1961
Mephisto & Dante 1 January 8, 1961
Jackie Fargo (2) & Lester Welch 1 February 12, 1961 Memphis, Tennessee
Mephisto & Dante 2 March 12, 1961 Memphis, Tennessee In Chattanooga, TN, Tex Riley & Len Rossi are announced as having defeated Mephisto & Dante for the title "last week".
Tex Riley (6) and Len Rossi (3) 3 August 22, 1961 Nashville, Tennessee
Dante and Mephisto 3 September 5, 1961 Nashville, Tennessee In Chattanooga, Tennessee Riley & Rossi defend the title on September 9, 1961 although Mephisto & Dante are recognized prior to the match on September 16, 1961.
Tex Riley (7) and Len Rossi (4) 4 September 16, 1961 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Dante and Mephisto 4 September 23, 1961 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (3) and Lester Welch (2) 2 October 17, 1961 Nashville, Tennessee
Mephisto & Dante 5 November 28, 1961 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (4) and Lester Welch (3) 3 November 30, 1961 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Mephisto & Dante 6 January 8, 1962
Jackie Fargo (5) and Lester Welch (4) 4 February 12, 1962 Memphis, Tennessee
Mephisto & Dante 7 March 6, 1962 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (6) & Lester Welch (5) 5 March 22, 1962
Mephisto & Dante 8 March 31, 1962 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Mike Clancy and Lester Welch (6) 1 April 19, 1962 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Dante and Mephisto 9 July 1962
Don and Luke Fields 6 July 9, 1962 Memphis, Tennessee
The Medics
(Tony Gonzales and Donald Lortie)
1 August 27, 1962 Memphis, Tennessee Have already been billed as champions in Chattanooga, TN on August 25, 1962.
Buddy Fuller and Lester Welch (7) 1 October 15, 1962 Memphis, Tennessee
The Medics
(Tony Gonzales and Donald Lortie)
2 October 22, 1962 Memphis, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (7) and Tex Riley (9) 1 November 13, 1962 Nashville, Tennessee
The Medics
(Tony Gonzales and Donald Lortie)
3 November 27, 1962 Nashville, Tennessee
Ray Andrews and Eric Pomeroy (Stan Pulaski) 3 December 3, 1962 Memphis, Tennessee Not recognized outside Memphis.
The Medics
(Tony Gonzales and Donald Lortie)
4 January 21, 1963 Memphis, Tennessee
Don and Luke Fields 7 February 5, 1963 Nashville, Tennessee Held up after a match against Medics on February 12, 1963 in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Medics
(Tony Gonzales and Donald Lortie)
5 February 20, 1963 Nashville, Tennessee Win rematch; lose to Don Fields & Luke Fields on March 11, 1963 in Memphis, Tennessee but continue to be recognized in other cities.
Gino and Tony Calza 1 April 9, 1963 Nashville, Tennessee Recognized in Memphis, Tennessee as of April 16, 1963.
Karl and Skull Von Stroheim 1 May 13, 1963 Memphis, Tennessee
Lester Welch (8) & Jackie Fargo (8) 6 September 2, 1963 Memphis, Tennessee Held up when Karl is taken to hospital after the second fall.
Karl Von Stroheim & Skull Von Stroheim 2 September 9, 1963 Memphis, Tennessee Win rematch.
Jackie Fargo (9) and Mario Milano (1) 1 November 5, 1963 Nashville, Tennessee
Ivan Malenkov and Tojo Yamamoto 1 December 5, 1963 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (10) and Mario Milano (2) 2 December 26, 1963 Chattanooga, Tennessee Awarded the title when Malenkov leaves the area and does not appear for a scheduled defense.
Karl and Skull Von Stroheim 3 January 16, 1964 Chattanooga, Tennessee Not recognized outside Chattanooga.
Alex Perez and Tojo Yamamoto (2) 1 January 23, 1964 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (11) and The Masked Rebel (Sonny Fargo) 1 March 17, 1964 Nashville, Tennessee
Tojo Yamamoto (3) & Alex Perez 2 March 31, 1964 Nashville, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (12) and Sonny Fargo 2 April 16, 1964 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Alex Perez and Tojo Yamamoto (4) 3 April 23, 1964 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Don (2) and Jackie Fargo (13) 2 May 26, 1964 Nashville, Tennessee
Alex Perez and Tojo Yamamoto (5) 4 June 9, 1964 Nashville, Tennessee Fargos are still billed as champions in Memphis, Tennessee on June 15, 1964.
Mario Milano (3) and Len Rossi (5) 1 June 23, 1964 Nashville, Tennessee
The Corsicans
(Jean and Joe)
6 September 22, 1964 Bowling Green, Kentucky
Chief Little Bear & Mack York 1 October 28, 1964
Mitsu Hirai and Tojo Yamamoto (6) 1 December 9, 1964 Bowling Green, Kentucky
Danny Hodge & Mario Milano (4) 1 May 24, 1965 Memphis, Tennessee
Mitsu Hirai (2) and Tojo Yamamoto (7) 2 July 1, 1965
Frankie Cain and Mike Clancy 1 July 13, 1965 Nashville, Tennessee
Alex Perez and Tojo Yamamoto (8) 5 July 27, 1965 Nashville, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (14) and Len Rossi (6) 1 September 10, 1965 Jonesboro, Arkansas
Tor Kamata and Tojo Yamamoto (9) 1 October 2, 1965 Nashville, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (15) and Len Rossi (7) 2 October 19, 1965 Nashville, Tennessee May not win the title but are again billed as champions in Chattanooga, TN as of November 11, 1965.
The Mysterious Medics 5 November 25, 1965 Chattanooga, Tennessee Held up after a match against Hiro Matsuda & Kanji Inoki on November 28, 1965; still held up after a rematch on January 4, 1966 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Title vacated December 1965 Titles vacated and a tournament ordered after a controversial finish in a match against Kanji Inoki (Antonio Inoki) and Hiro Matsuda.
Mario Milano (5) and Len Rossi (8) 2 January 11, 1966 Nashville, Tennessee Won a three-team tournament, defeating The Mysterious Medics and Inoki & Matsuda.
Alex Perez and Tojo Yamamoto (10) 6 February 9, 1966 Nashville, Tennessee
Mario Milano (6) and Len Rossi (9) 3 February 15, 1966 Nashville, Tennessee
Doug Lindsey & Treach Phillips 1 April 1966
Len Rossi (10) & Mario Milano (7) 4 April 11, 1966 Birmingham, Alabama
The Great Higami and Tojo Yamamoto (11) 1 June 21, 1966 Birmingham, Alabama
Mario Milano (8) and Len Rossi (11) 5 July 1966
The Blue Infernos 1 October 29, 1966 Nashville, Tennessee Held up after a match against Chief White Eagle & Chuck Conley on November 18, 1966 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The Blue Infernos 2 November 1966
Corsica Joe (7) and Chin Lee 1 December 28, 1966 Birmingham, Alabama Still/again champions on April 12, 1967.
Rip and Tim Tyler 1 June 1967
Billy and Jimmy Hines 1 June 12, 1967 Birmingham, Alabama
Tomayo Soto and The Great Yamaha (Kantaro Hoshino) 1 August 3, 1967
Len Rossi (12) & Bad Boy Hines 1 August 10, 1967 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Len Rossi (13) and Tomayo Soto (2) 1 October 1967 Defeated Don and Ron Carson sometime between October 1, 1967 and October 7, 1967 still/again champions on December 7, 1967.
Lester Welch (9) & Eddie Graham 1 March 4, 1968
Frank Dalton & Jack Dalton 1 April 3, 1968
Title vacated April 1968
Don Carson and The Red Shadow 1 April 1968 Tampa, Florida Won a possibly fictitious tournament.
Dennis Hall and Ken Lucas 1 April 25, 1968 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Don Carson and The Red Shadow 2 May 2, 1968 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Lester Welch (10) & Eddie Graham (2) 2 May 1968
Don Carson & The Red Shadow 3 May 13, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee
Dennis Hall and Ken Lucas 2 May 27, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee
Don Carson and The Red Shadow 4 June 24, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (16) and Lou Thesz 1 August 13, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee
Don Carson and The Red Shadow 5 August 20, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee
Ken Lucas & Dennis Hall 3 August 24, 1968 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Don Carson & The Red Shadow 6 1968
Buddy Fuller and Lester Welch (11) 2 September 9, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee
Don Carson & The Red Shadow 7 September 1968
Lester Welch (12) & Buddy Fuller 3 September 24, 1968 Birmingham, Alabama
Don Carson and The Red Shadow 8 September 30, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee
The Mighty Yankees
(Frank Morrell and Eddie Sullivan)
1 October 10, 1968 Chattanooga, Tennessee Carson & Shadow continue to be billed as champions in Chattanooga but lose to Mighty Yankees #1 (Eddie Sullivan) & #2 (Frank Morrell) on October 10, 1968.
Mighty Yankees: #1 (Eddie Sullivan) & #3 1 November 18, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee
Bobby (7) and Lee Fields 1 December 30, 1968 Memphis, Tennessee
The Mighty Yankees
(Frank Morrell (3) and Eddie Sullivan (2))
2 January 6, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee Or January 11, 1969 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Dennis Hall and Ken Lucas 3 January 18, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
The Mighty Yankees
(Frank Morrell (4) and Eddie Sullivan (3))
3 January 30, 1969
Ken Lucas (4) and Johnny Walker 1 February 2, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
The Mighty Yankees
(Frank Morrell (5) and Eddie Sullivan (4))
4 February 15, 1969
Bill and Joe Sky 1 February 27, 1969 Lexington, Kentucky
The Mighty Yankees
(Frank Morrell (6) and Eddie Sullivan (5))
5 March 1969
Ken Lucas (5) and Johnny Walker (2) 2 March 13, 1969 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Johnny Walker (3) & Bob Ramstead 1 March 30, 1969
Tojo Yamamoto (12) & Johnny Long 1 March 31, 1969 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Joe Sky & Bill Sky 3 April 24, 1969
Tojo Yamamoto (13) & Johnny Long (2) 2 April 1969
Bob Ramstead (2) and Johnny Walker (4) 2 April 28, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Johnny Long and Tojo Yamamoto.
Johnny Long (3) and Tojo Yamamoto (14) 3 May 19, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
The Sundown Kid and Johnny Walker (5) 1 June 9, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee In Chattanooga, Yamamoto & Long have lost to Walker & Bob Ramstead on June 7, 1969 and are again billed as champions as of July 19, 1969.
Johnny Long (4) and Tojo Yamamoto (15) 4 June 16, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
Dennis Hall (4) and Johnny Walker (6) 1 August 11, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
Tojo Yamamoto (16) & Johnny Long (5) 5 August 16, 1969
The Heavenly Bodies
(Al and Don Greene)
1 October 6, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (17) and Dennis Hall (5) 1 October 20, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
The Heavenly Bodies
(Al and Don Greene)
2 November 3, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
Bearcat Brown and Les Thatcher 1 November 10, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
The Heavenly Bodies
(Al and Don Greene)
3 November 17, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
Dennis Hall (6) and Johnny Long (6) 1 December 15, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
The Heavenly Bodies
(Al and Don Greene)
4 December 23, 1969 Memphis, Tennessee
Dennis Hall (7) and Johnny Walker (7) 2 January 19, 1970 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated 1970 Sometime between March 27, 1970 and April 5, 1970.
Al Greene (5) and Frank Martinez 1 April 6, 1970 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Johnny Walker and Tojo Yamamoto in a tournament final.
Len Rossi (15) & Bearcat Brown (2) 1 April 22, 1970 Nashville, Tennessee Greene & Martinez continue to be billed as champions in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Interns
(Billy Garrett and Jim Starr)
1 April 29, 1970 Nashville, Tennessee
Bearcat Brown (3) and Len Rossi (16) 2 May 4, 1970 Memphis, Tennessee
Al Greene (6) and Frank Martinez (2) 2 May 18, 1970 Memphis, Tennessee
Johnny Walker (8) & Len Rossi (17) 1 May 1970 Are recognized as champions in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The Interns
(Billy Garrett and Jim Starr)
2 May 30, 1970 Memphis, Tennessee
Al Greene (7) and Frank Martinez (3) 3 June 22, 1970 Memphis, Tennessee
The Interns
(Billy Garrett and Jim Starr)
3 July 27, 1970 Memphis, Tennessee
Johnny Walker (9) and Tojo Yamamoto (17) 1 August 24, 1970 Memphis, Tennessee
The Interns
(Billy Garrett and Jim Starr)
4 September 7, 1970 Memphis, Tennessee
Lorenzo Parente & Bobby Hart 1 September 19, 1970
Jerry Jarrett and Tojo Yamamoto (18) 1 October 19, 1970 Louisville, Kentucky Guest referee was Eddie Marlin.
The Heavenly Bodies
(Al (8) and Don Greene (5))
5 December 19, 1970 Sometime after November 2, 1970; again defeat Yamamoto & Jarrett in Memphis, Tennessee on January 4, 1971.
Jerry Jarrett and Tojo Yamamoto (19) 2 January 9, 1971 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Dennis Hall (8) and Johnny Walker (10) 1 January 1971
The Heavenly Bodies
(Al (9) and Don Greene (6))
6 February 4, 1971
Len Rossi (18) & Bearcat Brown (4) 2 February 25, 1971
The Heavenly Bodies
(Don Greene (7) & Al Greene (10))
7 April 6, 1971
Len Rossi (19) & Bearcat Brown (5) 3 April 19, 1971
The Heavenly Bodies
(Don Greene (8) & Al Greene (11))
8 May 17, 1971
Jerry Jarrett and Tojo Yamamoto (20) 3 May 31, 1971 Memphis, Tennessee
The Heavenly Bodies
(Al (12) and Don Greene (9))
9 June 21, 1971 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Jarrett and Jackie Fargo, subbing for Yamamoto.
Jerry Jarrett (4) and Jackie Fargo (18) 1 June 28, 1971 Memphis, Tennessee
The Von Brauners
(Karl and Kurt Von Brauner)
1 July 14, 1971
The Heavenly Bodies
(Al (13) and Don Greene (10))
10 August 17, 1971
Vacant August 24, 1971 Due to Don's arm injury.
Al Greene (14) & Sir Clements 1 August 25, 1971 Nashville, Tennessee Defeat Tojo Yamamoto & Jerry Jarrett.
Tojo Yamamoto (21) & Jerry Jarrett 4 September 1, 1971 Nashville, Tennessee
The Heavenly Bodies
(Al Greene (15) & Don Greene (11))
11 September 15, 1971
Tojo Yamamoto (22) & Robert Fuller 1 September 25, 1971 Chattanooga, Tennessee
The Heavenly Bodies
(Al Greene (16) & Don Greene (12))
12 October 1971
Tojo Yamamoto (23) & Robert Fuller 2 October 6, 1971 Nashville, Tennessee
Norvell Austin and Sputnik Monroe 1 October 11, 1971 Memphis, Tennessee
Vacant October 1971
Norvell Austin and Sputnik Monroe 2 October 25, 1971 Memphis, Tennessee Defeat Len Rossi & Bearcat Brown in one-night 8-team tournament final.
Robert Fuller & Bearcat Brown (6) 1 November 8, 1971 Memphis, Tennessee
Stan Frazier and Dennis Hall (9) 1 November 29, 1971
The Interns
(Billy Garrett and Jim Starr)
5 1971
Bearcat Brown (7) and Len Rossi (20) 1 1971
The Von Brauners
(Kurt Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner)
2 March 27, 1972
Jackie Fargo (19) & Jerry Jarrett (6) 2 April 1972
The Interns
(Billy Garrett and Jim Starr)
6 April 10, 1972 Memphis, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (20) & Jerry Jarrett (7) 3 April 17, 1972 Memphis, Tennessee
Norvell Austin and Sputnik Monroe 3 May 1972 Memphis, Tennessee
The Interns
(Billy Garrett and Jim Starr)
7 May 8, 1972 Memphis, Tennessee Held up in June 14, 1972 at least in Nashville, Tennessee.
Jackie Fargo (21) & Roughhouse Sonny Fargo 1 June 17, 1972 Chattanooga, Tennessee
The Von Brauners
(Karl and Kurt Von Brauner)
3 June 19, 1972 Memphis, Tennessee
The Interns
(Billy Garrett and Jim Starr)
8 June 21, 1972 Nashville, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (22) & Roughhouse Fargo (2) 2 June 24, 1972 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Bill Dromo & Tojo Yamamoto (24) 1 August 22, 1972
The Interns
(Billy Garrett and Jim Starr)
9 October 23, 1972
Len Rossi (21) & Kevin Sullivan 1 November 6, 1972 Memphis, Tennessee
The Bounty Hunters
(David Novak & Jerry Novak)
1 November 13, 1972
Johnny Walker (11) & Bearcat Brown (8) 1 December 16, 1972 Chattanooga, Tennessee Bounty Hunters continue to defend in other towns and lose to Jackie Fargo & Jerry Jarrett on December 25, 1972 in Memphis, Tennessee.
The New Bounty Hunters
(Tom Andrews and Jim Starr (10))
1 December 30, 1972 Chattanooga, Tennessee Again billed as champions in Memphis, Tennessee in January 1973.
Jerry Jarrett (8) and Jackie Fargo (23) 4 January 15, 1973 Memphis, Tennessee Continue to be billed as champions in Memphis through February 1973.
Tojo Yamamoto (25) & Jerry Jarrett (9) 5 February 1973
The Bounty Hunters
(David and Jerry Novak)
3 February 13, 1973 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (24) and Jerry Jarrett (10) 5 February 20, 1973 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jerry Lawler and Jim White 1 March 5, 1973 Nashville, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (25) & Jerry Jarrett (11) 6 March 19, 1973 Memphis, Tennessee
Jerry Lawler & Jim White 2 March 26, 1973 Memphis, Tennessee May be repeated on March 28, 1973 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tojo Yamamoto (26) & Roughhouse Fargo (3) 1 April 9, 1973 Memphis, Tennessee
Jerry Lawler & Jim White 3 April 16, 1973
Jackie Fargo (26) and Jerry Jarrett (12) 7 April 18, 1973 Nashville, Tennessee
Jerry Lawler and Jim White 4 May 9, 1973 Nashville, Tennessee
Title vacated May 1973 After White's nose is broken during a match.
Jerry Lawler and Jim White 5 June 18, 1973 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Jerry Jarrett and Tojo Yamamoto in a tournament final.
Jerry Jarrett (13) and Johnny Marlin 1 June 30, 1973 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jerry Lawler and Jim White 6 July 7, 1973 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (27) & Roughhouse Fargo (4) 3 July 9, 1973 Memphis, Tennessee Lawler & White defend in Chattanooga on July 14, 1973; Jarrett & Fargo defend in Memphis on July 15, 1973.
Tommy Gilbert and Eddie Marlin 1 August 6, 1973 Birmingham, Alabama Defeat Lawler & Scorpio.
Jerry Lawler & Jim White 7 August 7, 1973 Memphis, Tennessee
Tommy Gilbert and Eddie Marlin 2 August 13, 1973 Birmingham, Alabama
Jerry Lawler & Jim White 8 August 15, 1973 Nashville, Tennessee Continue to defend in Memphis, Tennessee.
Mighty Yankees 5 August 22, 1973 Nashville, Tennessee
Tommy Gilbert & Eddie Marlin 3 August 29, 1973
Title vacated September 1973
Jerry Lawler (9) & Scorpion 1 September 6, 1973 Florence, Alabama Defeats Tommy Gilbert and Eddie Marlin but continue to defend in Chattanooga.
The Mighty Yankees
(Frank Morrell and Eddie Sullivan)
6 September 15, 1973 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Tommy Gilbert and Eddie Marlin 4 September 22, 1973 Chattanooga, Tennessee
Ron and Terry Garvin 1 October 9, 1973 Memphis, Tennessee
Tommy Gilbert & Eddie Marlin 5 October 16, 1973 Memphis, Tennessee
Jerry Lawler (10) & Al Greene (17) 1 October 29, 1973
Tojo Yamamoto (27) & Jerry Jarrett (14) 6 November 26, 1973 Memphis, Tennessee
The Infernos
(Ron Gibson and Stan Pulaski)
1 January 21, 1974 Memphis, Tennessee
Rufus R. Jones & Roughhouse Fargo (5) 1 March 11, 1974 Memphis, TN Frank Morrell & Charles Morrell are billed as champions in Chattanooga, Tennessee on March 16, 1974.
Bobo Brazil & Bearcat Brown (9) 1 April 15, 1974 Memphis, Tennessee Tojo Yamamoto & Mr. Kamikaze defeat Frank Morrell & Charles Morrell on April 17, 1974 for the recognitions in Nashville and possibly Chattanooga; Monte & DeCarlo defeat Yamamoto & Kamikaze on April 24, 1974 in Nashville, Tennessee to regain.
The Infernos
(Ron Gibson and Stan Pulaski)
3 May 6, 1974 Memphis, Tennessee
Bobo Brazil & Bearcat Brown (10) 2 May 13, 1974 Memphis, Tennessee
Charlie Fulton and Bobby Mayne 1 June 24, 1974 Memphis, Tennessee Have already defended in Chattanooga on June 20, 1974.
Ricky Gibson and Tommy Gilbert 1 July 15, 1974 Memphis, Tennessee Mayne & Fulton continue to be billed as champions in Chattanooga but lost to Rufus R. Jones & George Gulas on July 27, 1974; Jones & Gulas are again billed as champions in Chattanooga on August 17, 1974; in Nashville, Tennessee, Bounty Hunters defeat Frank Monte & Steve Kovac on July 17, 1974 to win the local recognition.
Al Greene (18) and Phil Hickerson 1 August 19, 1974 Memphis, Tennessee
Jerry Jarrett (15) and Tojo Yamamoto (28) 7 October 7, 1974 Memphis, Tennessee
Al Greene (19) & Phil Hickerson 2 October 21, 1974 Memphis, Tennessee
Jerry Lawler (11) and Tojo Yamamoto (29) 1 November 11, 1974 Memphis, Tennessee Duke Myers & Blue Scorpion are billed as champions in Nashville, Tennessee as of November 13, 1974.
Al Greene (20) and Phil Hickerson 3 December 11, 1974 Recognized in Nashville, Tennessee.
Jerry Lawler (12) and Tojo Yamamoto (30) 2 December 23, 1974
Eddie Marlin (6) and Tojo Yamamoto (31) 1 January 7, 1975 Louisville, Kentucky
George Barnes and Bill Dundee 1 March 10, 1975 Memphis, Tennessee
Tojo Yamamoto (32) & Jimmy Golden 1 March 1975 Sometime between March 25, 1975 and March 30, 1975.
Bill Dundee (2) & George Barnes 2 March 31, 1975
Jimmy Golden and Tojo Yamamoto (33) 2 May 1975 Sometime between May 15, 1975 and May 24, 1975.
Otto Von Heller and Karl Von Steiger 1 June 16, 1975 Memphis, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (28) and Mr. Wrestling (Don Greene) (13) 1 June 23, 1975 Memphis, Tennessee
Otto Von Heller and Karl Von Steiger 2 July 15, 1975
Jackie Fargo (29) and Don Greene (14) 2 July 27, 1975
The Interns
(Tom Andrews and Jim Starr)
10 September 9, 1975 Memphis, Tennessee
Charlie Cook & Tommy Seigler 1 October 10, 1975 Nashville, Tennessee
Bearcat Brown (12) and Tommy Gilbert 1 December 21, 1975 Memphis, Tennessee Interns continue to be billed as champions in Chattanooga but lose to Lester Welch & Jackie Fargo on December 27, 1975.
The Interns
(Tom Andrews and Jim Starr)
11 January 4, 1976 Memphis, Tennessee
Tommy Gilbert (2) & Bearcat Brown (13) 2 January 12, 1976 Memphis, Tennessee
The Bounty Hunters
(David and Jerry Novak)
4 February 1976
Bearcat Brown (14) and Tommy Gilbert (3) 2 February 1976
Roger Kirby and David Schultz 1 March 7, 1976 Memphis, Tennessee
Big Bad John and Bill Dundee (3) 1 March 22, 1976 Memphis, Tennessee
Jerry Lawler (13) and Playboy Frazier 1 April 26, 1976 Sometime after April 13, 1976.
Big Bad John and Bill Dundee (4) 2 May 2, 1976 Memphis, Tennessee
Don Greene (15) & Scorpion (Don Bass) 1 May 10, 1976 Memphis, Tennessee
Jackie Fargo (30) and Jerry Jarrett (16) 8 June 14, 1976 Memphis, Tennessee Don Greene & Scorpion (Don Bass) are advertised as champions in Louisville, Kentucky on June 15, 1976.
Dennis Condrey and Phil Hickerson (4) 1 July 19, 1976 Memphis, Tennessee
Bill Dundee (5) and Tommy Rich 1 July 1976
Dennis Condrey (2) and Phil Hickerson (5) 2 July 1976
Tojo Yamamoto (34) & Bill Dundee (6) 1 September 14, 1976 Memphis, Tennessee Condrey & Hickerson are advertised as champions in Louisville, Kentucky on September 16, 1976.
Dennis Condrey (3) & Phil Hickerson (6) 3 October 4, 1976 Memphis, Tennessee
Danny Little Bear and Chief Thundercloud 1 November 1, 1976 Memphis, Tennessee
Dutch Mantel and David Schultz (2) 1 January 3, 1977
Bill Dundee (7) & Ricky Gibson (2) 1 January 24, 1977 Memphis, Tennessee
Gorgeous George, Jr. and Porkchop Cash 1 February 7, 1977 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated March 1977 Sometime after February 20, 1977 when the team splits.
Dennis Condrey (4) & Phil Hickerson (7) 4 March 14, 1977 Memphis, Tennessee Defeat Ricky Gibson & Robert Gibson in one-night 8-team tournament final; title moves to Jerry Jarrett's group on March 20, 1977.
Ricky Gibson (3) & Robert Gibson 1 May 1, 1977 Memphis, Tennessee
Dennis Condrey (5) & Phil Hickerson (8) 5 May 23, 1977 Memphis, Tennessee
Tommy Gilbert & Tommy Rich 1 June 19, 1977 Memphis, Tennessee
Dennis Condrey (6) & Phil Hickerson (9) 6 June 27, 1977 Memphis, Tennessee
Bob Ellis & Jim Garvin 1 July 4, 1977 Memphis, Tennessee
Hollywood Blonds
(Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts)
1 July 25, 1977 Memphis, Tennessee
Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett 1 August 15, 1977 Memphis, Tennessee
Hollywood Blonds
(Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts)
2 August 22, 1977 Memphis, Tennessee Held up after a match against the Exterminators on August 29, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee ends as a draw; Austin & Barrett are still billed as champions in Louisville, Kentucky against the Blonds on August 30, 1977.
Hollywood Blonds
(Jerry Brown & Buddy Roberts)
3 September 5, 1977 Memphis, Tennessee Defeat Jim Garvin & Jim Bryant.
Norvell Austin & Pat Barrett 2 September 19, 1977 Memphis, Tennessee
The Samoans
(Afa & Sika)
1 September 30, 1977 Held up after a match against Big Red & Robert Gibson on November 7, 1977 in Memphis, Tennessee ends as a no-contest.
The Samoans
(Afa & Sika)
2 November 14, 1977 Memphis, Tennessee Defeat Red & Gibson in rematch.
Dennis Condrey (7) and Phil Hickerson (10) 7 November 28, 1977 Memphis, Tennessee
Norvell Austin (3) and Bill Dundee (8) 1 January 9, 1978 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated February 1978 when the team splits.
Dennis Condrey (8) and Phil Hickerson (11) 8 February 1978
Plowboy Frazier & Terry Sawyer 1 February 19, 1978 Memphis, Tennessee
Bill Dundee (9) and Jerry Lawler (14) 1 March 13, 1978
Jos LeDuc and Jean Louie 1 May 1978
Title vacated May 22, 1978 After a match against Jerry Lawler & Jimmy Valiant on May 22, 1978 in Memphis, Tennessee ends as a no-contest.
Jerry Lawler (15) & Jimmy Valiant 1 May 29, 1978 Memphis, Tennessee Defeat LeDuc & Louie in rematch.
Jos LeDuc & Jean Louie 2 July 24, 1978 Title renamed AWA Southern Tag Team Championship upon partnership with the American Wrestling Association and was billed as such starting in July 1978.
AWA Southern Tag Team Championship
Jerry Lawler (16) and Mongolian Stomper 1 September 18, 1978 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated 1978 Title vacated after the Stomper turns on Lawler.
The Bounty Hunters
(David and Jerry Novak)
5 October 9, 1978 Memphis, Tennessee Defeat Bill Dundee & Jimmy Valiant in tournament final.
Bill Dundee (10) and Jerry Lawler (17) 2 November 6, 1978 Memphis, Tennessee
Dennis Condrey (9) and Phil Hickerson (12) 9 December 18, 1978 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated January 1979
Robert Fuller and Toru Tanaka 1 January 22, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee Fuller defeated Don Carson and Dennis Condrey in a tournament final. Tanaka left the ring during the match.
Don Carson (3) and Dennis Condrey (10) 1 February 18, 1979 Won the title by forfeit after Fuller and Tanaka split up as a team.
Bill Dundee (11) and Robert Fuller 1 February 26, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee
The Assassins
(Jody Hamilton and Tom Renesto)
1 April 23, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee
Bill Dundee (12) and Robert Fuller (2) 2 May 7, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee
Mr. Fuji and Toru Tanaka 1 May 14, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee
Bill Dundee (13) and Jerry Lawler (18) 3 June 4, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee
The Blond Bombers
(Wayne Farris and Larry Latham)
1 June 15, 1979 Tupelo, Mississippi
The Fabulous Freebirds
(Terry Gordy and Michael Hayes)
1 September 1979
Sonny King & Ricky Morton 1 September 24, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee
The Blond Bombers
(Wayne Farris and Larry Latham)
2 October 1, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated October 22, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee After a match against ends as a no-contest.
Hector Guerrero and Steve Regal 1 November 19, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee
The Assassins
(Jody Hamilton and Tom Renesto)
2 December 2, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee
Ricky (4) and Robert Gibson (2) 2 January 1, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
The Assassins
(Jody Hamilton and Tom Renesto)
3 January 7, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee Held up after a match against Ken Lucas & Steve Regal on January 21, 1980 in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Assassins
(Jody Hamilton and Tom Renesto)
4 January 28, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee Win rematch.
Ken Lucas and Billy Robinson 1 February 18, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
The Assassins
(Jody Hamilton and Tom Renesto)
5 February 25, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
Ken Lucas and Billy Robinson 2 March 6, 1980 Lexington, Kentucky
Paul Ellering and Sheik Ali Hassan 1 March 11, 1980 Louisville, Kentucky
Ken Lucas and Billy Robinson 3 April 1980
Dennis Condrey (11) and David Schultz (3) 1 April 7, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
Rocky Johnson and Jimmy Valiant 1 May 12, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee Condrey & Schultz are still billed as champions in Chattanooga, Tennessee on May 17, 1980.
Gypsy Joe and Skull Murphy 1 May 25, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
Jackie (31) and Randy Fargo 1 June 11, 1980 Nashville, Tennessee
Title vacated June 18, 1980 When Jackie Fargo retired.
Gypsy Joe and Skull Murphy 2 June 1980 Wheeling, West Virginia Defeated Rocky Johnson and Jimmy Valiant. This title change may not have actually taken place.
Ken Lucas and Ricky Morton (2) 1 July 2, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee Are billed as champions in Memphis as of July 9, 1980.
Killer Karl Krupp and El Mongol 1 July 28, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Lucas and Paul Ellering, subbing for Morton.
Eddie and Tommy Gilbert 1 August 25, 1980 Louisville, Kentucky
The Angel (Frank Morrell) and Sonny King 1 September 15, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
Eddie Gilbert and Tommy Gilbert 2 September 29, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
Bill Irwin and Larry Latham (3) 1 October 27, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
Ken Lucas and Ricky Morton (3) 2 November 3, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee Held up after a match against Bill Irwin & Scott Irwin on November 10, 1980 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Roger Kirby and Guy Mitchell 1 November 24, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
Ken Lucas & Ricky Morton (4) 3 November 17, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee Defeat the Irwins in rematch.
Bill Dundee (14) and Tommy Rich 2 December 22, 1980 Memphis, Tennessee
The Bounty Hunters
(David and Jerry Novak)
6 February 2, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
Bill Dundee (15) and Tommy Rich 3 February 15, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
Wayne Farris (3) and Tojo Yamamoto (35) 1 March 14, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee Farris and Yamamoto defeated Dundee in a handicap match. Rich was unable to wrestle due to an injury.
Bill Dundee (16) and Dream Machine 1 March 16, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
Masa Fuchi and Mr. Onita 1 March 30, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
Bill Dundee (17) and Dream Machine 2 April 6, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
Kevin Sullivan & Wayne Ferris (4) 1 May 2, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
Bill Dundee & Dream Machine 3 May 18, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
Wayne Farris (5) and Kevin Sullivan (2) 2 May 25, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
Bill Dundee (18) and Jerry Lawler (19) 4 July 13, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
Masa Fuchi and Mr. Onita 2 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
Ricky (5) and Robert Gibson (3) 3 August 1, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
Masa Fuchi and Mr. Onita 3 August 3, 1981
Eddie Gilbert (2) and Ricky Morton (5) 1 August 31, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
The Heartbreakers
(Joey Cagle and Rocky Sortor)
1 September 7, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
Ricky (6) and Robert Gibson (4) 4 September 14, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee Defeat Rick Gibson.
Stan Lane and Sweet Brown Sugar 1 September 26, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Ricky Gibson in a handicap match.
Bill Dundee (19) and Steve Keirn 1 November 16, 1981 Memphis, Tennessee
The Midnight Express
(Norvell Austin (4), Dennis Condrey (12) and Randy Rose)
1 February 27, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee Austin defeated Keirn by disqualification. All three were recognized as champions.
Title vacated March 6, 1982 Title stripped due to controversial of the Express' title win.
Bobby Eaton and Sweet Brown Sugar (2) 1 March 8, 1982 Louisville, Kentucky Defeated Robert Gibson and Stan Lane in a tournament final repeated on March 14, 1982 in Louisville, Kentucky held up on March 29, 1982 in Memphis, Tennessee after a match against Rick Gibson & Robert Gibson.
Bobby Eaton and Sweet Brown Sugar (3) 2 April 5, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee Defeat Robert Gibson & Steve Keirn.
Steve Keirn (2) & Bill Dundee (20) 2 April 26, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee
The Midnight Express
(Norvell Austin (5), Dennis Condrey (13) and Randy Rose)
2 May 10, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee
Steve Keirn (3) & Bill Dundee (21) 3 May 17, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee
The Midnight Express
(Norvell Austin (6), Dennis Condrey (14) and Randy Rose)
3 May 24, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee
Ron Bass and Stan Lane (2) 1 July 5, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Norvell Austin and Dennis Condrey.
Midnight Express 3 July 12, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee
Stan Lane (3) & Ron Bass 2 July 19, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee
Dream Machine (3) and Jim Mitchell 1 August 9, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee
Bobby Eaton and Sweet Brown Sugar (4) 3 August 16, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee
Steve Keirn (4) and Terry Taylor 1 August 30, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee
Bobby Eaton & Sweet Brown Sugar (5) 4 September 6, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee
The Fabulous Ones
(Steve Keirn (5) and Stan Lane (5))
1 October 25, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Bobby Eaton and Koko Ware.
Bobby Eaton (5) and Duke Myers 1 November 22, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee
The Fabulous Ones
(Steve Keirn (6) and Stan Lane (6))
2 November 29, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee
The Sheepherders
(Jonathan Boyd and Luke Williams)
1 December 27, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee
The Fabulous Ones
(Steve Keirn (7) and Stan Lane (7))
3 February 6, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee Awarded the title when Williams misses a scheduled defense.
The Sheepherders
(Jonathan Boyd and Luke Williams)
2 February 7, 1983 Louisville, Kentucky
The Fabulous Ones
(Steve Keirn (8) and Stan Lane (8))
4 February 13, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
The Moondogs (Rex and Spot) 1 April 4, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
The Fabulous Ones
(Steve Keirn (9) and Stan Lane (9))
5 April 25, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
Bobby Eaton (6) and Duke Myers 2 May 16, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
The Fabulous Ones
(Steve Keirn (10) and Stan Lane (10))
6 June 14, 1983 Louisville, Kentucky
The Grapplers
(Tony Anthony and Len Denton)
1 August 8, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
Dutch Mantel (2) and Koko Ware (6) 1 September 19, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
The Bruiser Brothers
(Troy Graham and Porkchop Cash)
1 October 3, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson (5) and Ricky Morton (6))
1 November 7, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
The Bruiser Brothers
(Troy Graham and Porkchop Cash)
2 November 14, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
The Fabulous Ones
(Steve Keirn (11) and Stan Lane (11))
7 November 28, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated January 24, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee The Zambuie Express win the title by forfeit, however this is disallowed and the title vacated.
The Zambuie Express
(Elijah Akeem and Kareem Muhammad)
1 January 1984
The Zambuie Express
(Elijah Akeem and Kareem Muhammad)
2 January 31, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated The Pretty Young Things in a tournament final.
The Pretty Young Things
(Norvell Austin (7) and Sweet Brown Sugar (7))
1 February 6, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
The Zambuie Express
(Elijah Akeem and Kareem Muhammad)
2 February 14, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
Jerry Lawler (20) and Jos LeDuc 1 March 12, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated March 19, 1984 Title vacated after the team split up following LeDuc and Jimmy Hart's abandonment of Lawler in a six-man tag team match against The Zambuie Express and J.J. Dillon on March 18, 1984 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Eddie Gilbert and Tommy Rich (3) 1 March 26, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated The Pretty Young Things in a tournament final.
Phil Hickerson (13) and The Spoiler (Frank Morrell) 1 June 18, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated July 9, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee Title held up after a match against Dutch Mantel and Porkchop Cash.
Phil Hickerson (14) and The Spoiler 2 July 16, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Mantel and Cash in a rematch.
The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson (6) and Ricky Morton (7))
2 August 13, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
The Nightmares
(Danny Davis and Ken Wayne)
1 August 20, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
Dutch Mantel (3) and Tommy Rich (4) 1 September 15, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated October 1, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee Title vacated when Mantel and Rich split up.
King Kong Bundy and Rick Rude 1 October 8, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated The Fabulous Ones in a tournament final.
The Fabulous Ones
(Stan Lane (12) and Steve Keirn (12))
8 October 22, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
The New Interns
(Don Bass and Roger Smith)
1 December 3, 1984 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated January 7, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee Title vacated after a match against The Dirty White Boys (Tony Anthony and Len Denton) ends in a no-contest.
The New Interns
(Don Bass and Roger Smith)
2 January 14, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated The Rock 'n' Roll Express in a tournament final.
The Fabulous Ones
(Stan Lane (13) and Steve Keirn (13))
9 February 18, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee
The PYT Express
(Norvell Austin (8) and Koko Ware (8))
2 April 15, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee Koko B. Ware formerly known as Sugar Sweet Brown.
The Fabulous Ones
(Stan Lane (14) and Steve Keirn (14))
10 May 13, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee Defeat Austin & Billy Travis.
The PYT Express
(Norvell Austin (9) and Koko Ware (9))
3 May 1985 Memphis, Tennessee Belts returned because of use of substitute.
Title vacated June 1985 Memphis, Tennessee Title vacated after The PYT Express use a substitute in a match against The Fabulous Ones.
The Fabulous Ones
(Stan Lane (15) and Steve Keirn (15))
11 June 17, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Ron Sexton and Billy Travis in a tournament final.
The Sheepherders
(Jonathan Boyd and Rip Morgan)
1 June 22, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee The Sheepherders were stripped of the titles after they won them, however the belts were given back upon threats of a lawsuit.
The Fabulous Ones
(Stan Lane (16) and Steve Keirn (16))
12 September 5, 1985 Lexington, Kentucky
The Sheepherders
(Jonathan Boyd and Rip Morgan)
2 September 6, 1985 Blytheville, Arkansas
The Fabulous Ones
(Stan Lane (17) and Steve Keirn (17))
13 September 9, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee
The Sheepherders
(Jonathan Boyd and Rip Morgan)
3 September 16, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee
The Fabulous Ones
(Stan Lane (18) and Steve Keirn (18))
14 September 17, 1985 Louisville, Kentucky
The Sheepherders
(Jonathan Boyd and Rip Morgan)
4 September 1985
The Fabulous Ones
(Stan Lane (19) and Steve Keirn (19))
15 October 14, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee
Bill Dundee (22) and Dutch Mantel (4) 1 November 11, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee
Austin Idol and Jerry Lawler (20) 1 December 9, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated December 30, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee Title vacated when Lawler loses a "loser leaves town" match to Bill Dundee.
The Fantastics
(Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers)
1 January 13, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated The Sheepherders (Jonathan Boyd and Bigfoot) in a tournament final.
The MOD Squad
(Spike and Basher)
1 March 24, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee Won the title via forfeit.
Giant Hillbilly Elmer and Jerry Lawler (22) 1 June 23, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee
Fire (Don Bass) and Flame (Roger Smith) 1 July 18, 1986 Jackson, Tennessee
Giant Hillbilly Elmer and Cousin Junior 1 August 30, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee
Don Bass and Dirty Rhodes (Roger Smith) 1 September 1, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee
Big Bubba and Jerry Lawler (23) 1 November 3, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated November 3, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee Title vacated when Bubba turned on Lawler after their win.
The Sheepherders
(Jonathan Boyd and Bigfoot)
5 November 10, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Jeff Jarrett and Billy Travis in a tournament final.
Jeff Jarrett and Billy Travis 1 November 17, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee
The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
(Mike Davis and Tommy Lane)
1 January 5, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Jeff Jarrett and Billy Travis 2 January 12, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
(Mike Davis and Tommy Lane)
2 January 19, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Jeff Jarrett (3) and Pat Tanaka 1 February 2, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Big Bubba and Goliath 1 February 23, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Rocky Johnson and Soul Train Jones 1 April 6, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Chick Donovan and Jack Hart 1 May 4, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated June 1, 1987 Title vacated when Donovan left the promotion.
Mark Starr and Billy Travis (3) 1 June 8, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Phil Hickerson and Mr. Shima in a tournament final.
The Clones
(Mike and Pat Kelly)
1 July 6, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated July 1987 Title vacated when one of the Clones is injured.
Jeff Jarrett (4) and Billy Travis (4) 3 July 11, 1987 Jackson, Tennessee Defeated Badd Company in a tournament final.
Badd Company
(Paul Diamond and Pat Tanaka (2))
1 August 8, 1987 Jackson, Tennessee
The Nasty Boys
(Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags)
1 September 14, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
(Mike Davis and Tommy Lane)
3 September 21, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
The Nasty Boys
(Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags)
2 October 3, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
(Mike Davis and Tommy Lane)
4 October 10, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
The Midnight Rockers
(Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels)
1 October 26, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
(Mike Davis and Tommy Lane)
5 November 16, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
The Midnight Rockers
(Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels)
2 November 22, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated December 27, 1987 Title vacated when The Midnight Rockers win the AWA World Tag Team Championship, defeating The Original Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey and Randy Rose) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Title retired February 1, 1988 Memphis, Tennessee Title retired and replaced with the CWA Tag Team Championship.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "(Memphis, Nashville) Tennessee: Southern Tag Team Title [Roy Welsch & Nick Gulas, Jerry Jarrett from 1977]". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 185–189. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.