NWA Austra-Asian Tag Team Championship

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NWA Austra-Asian Tag Team Championship
Details
Promotion World Championship Wrestling
Date established 1972
Date retired December 1978

The NWA Austra-Asian Tag Team Championship was the top tag team professional wrestling title in the Australian World Championship Wrestling promotion from 1972 through the promotion's 1978 closure.[1]

WCW joined the National Wrestling Alliance in August 1969,[2] but still recognized the IWA World Tag Team Championship as its world title. In 1971, that title was abandoned and this title was established as WCW's new top tag team title.

24 different teams held the championship, combining for 29 individual title reigns.[1]

Title history[edit]

Wrestlers: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Jimmy Golden and Dennis McCord 1 2 December 1972 Melbourne Defeated Brute Bernard and Gary Hart in the finals of a seven-team tournament.[3]
Don Carson and Dick Dunn 1 Jan 1973 ? Awarded the title after Golden was injured in the United States.
The Medics
(Bob Griffin and Dale Lewis)
1 2 March 1973 Sydney
Don Carson (2) and Dick Dunn (2) 2 9 March 1973 Sydney
Ron Miller and Larry O'Dea 1 30 March 1973 Sydney
Hiro Tojo and Waldo Von Erich 1 13 May 1973 Sydney [4]
Spiros Arion and Mark Lewin 1 Jul 1973 ?
Hiro Tojo (2) and Hito Tojo 1 19 October 1973 Sydney
Ron Miller (2) and Larry O'Dea (2) 2 8 February 1974 Sydney
The title was vacated after Ron Miller was injured by Ciclón Negro and Waldo Von Erich.
Pat Barrett and Tony Kontellis 1 5 April 1974 Sydney Won a tournament.
The Original Mr. Wrestling (George Barnes) and Bobby Shane 1 19 April 1974 Sydney
Ron Miller (3) and Larry O'Dea (3) 3 5 July 1974 Sydney
The Missouri Mauler and Steve Rackman 1 9 May 1975 Sydney
Bobby Hart and Larry O'Dea (4) 1 1 June 1975 Sydney [5]
Skandor Akbar and George Gouliovas 1 1 August 1975 Sydney
The title was vacated after Skandor Akbar was injured by The Great Mephisto.
Johnny Gray and Ron Miller (4) 1 Dec 1975 Melbourne Won a tournament.
Les Roberts and Hiro Tojo (3) 1 Mar 1976 ?
Johnny Gray (2) and Kevin Martin 1 May 1976 Brisbane Took place no later than this date.
Larry O'Dea (5) and Ed Wiskoski 1 Sep 1976 ?
Rick Martel and Larry O'Dea (6) 1 18 February 1977 Sydney Defeated Masa Saito and Ed Wiskoski.
Butcher Brannigan and Bugsy McGraw 1 1977 ?
Ron Miller (5) and Larry O'Dea (7) 4 2 May 1977 Sydney
Butcher Brannigan (2) and Killer Karl Krupp 1 17 June 1977 Sydney
Bugsy McGraw (2) and Mario Milano 1 2 October 1977 Sydney
The title was vacated after Mario Milano was injured by Bruiser Brody.
Bobby Hart (2) and Larry O'Dea (8) 2 3 March 1978 Sydney
The title was vacated in April 1978 when Bobby Hart left the country.
Butcher Brannigan (2) and Les Roberts (2) 1 Aug 1978 Papua New Guinea Won a tournament; possibly fictitious.
Mario Milano (2) and Larry O'Dea (9) 1 1 October 1978 Sydney
Ox Baker and Butcher Brannigan (3) 1 27 October 1978 Sydney
André the Giant and Ron Miller (6) 1 8 December 1978 Sydney
WCW closed in December 1978.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Austra-Asian Tag Team Title". Puroresu Dojo. Retrieved 31 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Pro-Wrestling Title Histories: Australia". Puroresu Dojo. Retrieved 31 December 2008. W.C.W. was a members [sic] of National Wrestling Alliance after 69/08. 
  3. ^ http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/supercards/australia/ausindex.html
  4. ^ Hoops, Brian (May 13, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (May 13): Rick Martel wins AWA gold, Kurt Angle wins TNA title, Nash & Hall beat one man to win tag titles". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  5. ^ Hoops, Brian (June 1, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (June 1): Rogers beats Gomez, Gordman & Goliath, Baba loses PWF Title, Flair Vs. KVE, Lawler Vs. Son, Undertaker Vs. Edge". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 

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