NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Florida version)

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NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Florida)
NWA United States Tag Team Championship belt - Florida.png
The Florida version of the U.S. tag team championship
Details
Promotion Championship Wrestling from Florida[1][2]
Date established January 1961[1][2]
Date retired December 17, 1986[1][2]

The Florida version of the NWA United States Tag Team Championship was a major professional wrestling tag team championship. The title was defended sporadically in the National Wrestling Alliance affiliated Championship Wrestling from Florida from 1961 to 1962, 1978 to 1980, and then 1983 until 1986.[1][2] While its name suggests it was defended throughout the United States, the title was actually a regional championship that was only defended throughout the Florida territory.

Title history[edit]

Reigns[edit]

No. Champions Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s)
1 Fabulous Kangaroos, TheThe Fabulous Kangaroos
(Al Costello and Roy Heffernan)
1 January 1961 (NLT) Length [Note 1] House show The Fabulous Kangaroos were billed as champions when they arrived in Florida [1][2]
2 Graham, EddieEddie Graham and Dick Steinborn 1 November 1961 Length Miami Beach, Florida House show   [1][2]
3 Yamamoto, TojoTojo Yamamoto and Taro Miyake 1 November 16, 1961 Length Jacksonville, Florida House show   [1][2]
4 Graham, EddieEddie Graham and Dick Steinborn 2 November 30, 1961 Length Jacksonville, Florida House show   [1][2]
5 The Assassins
(Assassin #1 and Assassin #2)
1 January 26, 1962 Length Atlanta, Georgia House show   [1][2]
Vacated April 27, 1962 N/A N/A Championship was vacated after a draw against Ray Gunkel and Bob Ellis [1][2]
6 Gunkel, RayRay Gunkel and Bob Ellis 1 May 4, 1962 Length Atlanta, Georgia House show Defeated The Assassins in the rematch for the held up championship [1][2]
7 The Assassins
(Assassin #1 and Assassin #2)
2 May 12, 1962 (NLT) Length [Note 1] House show   [1][2]
Vacated 1962 N/A N/A Championship was abandoned for other CWF tag team championships [1][2]
8 The Valiant Brothers
(Jimmy and Johnny Valiant)
1 January 1978 Length Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
9 Graham, MikeMike Graham and Steve Keirn 1 January 25, 1978 Length Miami, Florida House show   [1][2]
10 The Brisco Brothers
(Jack and Jerry Brisco)
1 February 21, 1978 Length Tampa, Florida House show   [1][2]
11 Graham, MikeMike Graham and Steve Keirn 2 1978|February|28} Length Miami, Florida House show Mike Graham defeated Jack Brisco in a singles match to win the championship [1][2]
12 Saito, Mr.Mr. Saito and Mr. Sato 1 June 11, 1978 (NLT) Length [Note 1] House show   [1][2]
13 Graham, MikeMike Graham and Steve Keirn 3 July 19, 1978 Length Miami Beach, Florida House show   [1][2]
14 Saito and Mr. Sato 2 July 1978 Length [Note 1] House show   [1][2]
15 Graham, MikeMike Graham and Steve Keirn 4 August 1978 Length [Note 1] House show The change took place between August 2 and August 10. [1][2]
16 Saito and Mr. Sato 3 August 26, 1978 (NLT) Length Lakeland, Florida House show   [1][2]
17 Kox, Killer KarlKiller Karl Kox and Dick Slater 1 1978 Length Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
Vacated December 1978 N/A N/A The championship was vacated when Kox and Slater split up. [1][2]
18 Kox, Killer KarlKiller Karl Kox and Jimmy Garvin 1 December 5, 1978 Length Tampa, Florida House show Defeated Dick Slater and Bob Roop to win the championship [1][2]
19 Saito, Mr.Mr. Saito and Sato, Mr.Mr. Sato 2 January 1979 Length Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
20 The Brisco Brothers
(Jack and Jerry Brisco)
2 January 31, 1979 (NLT) Length Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
21 LeDuc, JosJos LeDuc and Thor the Viking 1 11979 Length Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
22 Kox, Killer KarlKiller Karl Kox and Jimmy Garvin 2 1979 Length Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
23 Song, PakPak Song and Jos LeDuc 1 1979 Length Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
24 Song, PakPak Song and Killer Khan 1 1979 Length [Note 1] House show LeDuc gave his half of the championship to Killer Khan [1][2]
25 Graham, MikeMike Graham and Steve Keirn 5 1979 Length Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
26 LeDuc, JosJos LeDuc and Don Muraco 1 1979 Length Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
Vacated 1979/1980 N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons [1][2]
27 Rhodes, DustyDusty Rhodes and Bugsy McGraw 1 July 14, 1980 Length Tampa, Florida House show   [1][2]
Vacated July 1980 to 1981 N/A N/A NWA North American Tag Team Championship and NWA Florida Global Tag Team Championship replaced the championship between 1981 and 1983. [1][2]
28 The Zambuie Express
(Elijah Akeem and Kareem Muhammad)
1 September 1983 Length "New Mexico" N/A Was said to have won a tournament. this tournament was fictitious. [1][2]
29 Rhodes, DustyDusty Rhodes and Blackjack Mulligan 1 November 5, 1983 Length Lakeland, Florida House show   [1][2]
30 Bass, RonRon Bass and One Man Gang 1 November 30, 1983 Length Tampa, Florida House show Bass and the One Man Gang defeated Dusty Rhodes and Mike Davis for the championship. [1][2]
31 Rotunda, MikeMike Rotunda and Mike Davis 1 January 11, 1984 Length Tampa, Florida House show   [1][2]
32 Bass, RonRon Bass and Black Bart 1 February 6, 1984 Length West Palm Beach, Florida House show   [1][2]
33 Rotunda, MikeMike Rotunda and Barry Windham 1 March 14, 1984 Length Miami, Florida House show   [1][2]
34 Bass, RonRon Bass and Black Bart 2 1984 Length Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
35 Rotunda, MikeMike Rotunda and Barry Windham 2 April 1984 Length Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
36 Bass, RonRon Bass and Black Bart 3 April 25, 1984 Length Miami, Florida House show   [1][2]
37 Rotunda, MikeMike Rotunda and Barry Windham 3 May 26, 1984 Length Sarasota, Florida House show   [1][2]
38 The Guerreros
(Chavo Guerrero and Hector Guerrero)
1 July 14, 1984 Length Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
39 Neidhart, JimJim Neidhart and Khruschev, KrusherKrusher Khruschev 1 October 2, 1984 Length Tampa, Florida House show Defeated Hector Guerrero and Cocoa Samoa to win the championship [1][2]
40 The Youngbloods
(Jay Youngblood and Mark Youngblood)
1 January 1, 1985 Length Tampa, Florida House show   [1][2]
41 The PYT Express
(Norvell Austin and Koko Ware)
1 February 26, 1985 Length Tampa, Florida House show   [1][2][3]
42 The Youngbloods
(Jay Youngblood and Mark Youngblood)
2 March 5, 19,865 Length Tampa, Florida House show   [1][2][4]
43 Rude, RickRick Rude and Jesse Barr 1 April 16, 1985 Length Tampa, Florida House show   [1][2]
44 McDaniel, WahooWahoo McDaniel and Billy Jack Haynes 1 July 9, 1985 Length Tampa, Florida House show   [1][2]
Vacated December 1985 N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons [1][2]
45 Fabulous Ones, TheThe Fabulous Ones
(Stan Lane and Steve Keirn)
1 July 12, 1986 Length "Portland, Oregon" N/A Supposedly defeated the Sheepherders in a tournament, the tournament was fictitious [1][2][5]
46 Sheepherders, TheThe Sheepherders
(Butch Miller and Luke Williams)
1 October 7, 1986 Length Tampa, Florida   House show [1][2]
47 Fabulous Ones, TheThe Fabulous Ones
(Stan Lane and Steve Keirn)
2 November 30, 1986 Length Tampa, Florida House show   [1][2]
48 Muhammad, KareemKareem Muhammad and Hacksaw Higgins 1 December 16, 1986 Length Tampa, Florida House show Won the championship by forfeit [1][2]
Retired December 17, 1986 N/A N/A Higgins was fired from the CWF and the championship was abandoned. CWF recogized the Mid-Atlantic version of the U.S. Tag Team Championship from this point on. [1][2]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r The location of the match has not been captured as part of the championship documentation.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Hoops, Brian (March 5, 2017). "Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/05): The Hardy Boyz win WWF tag team gold". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  5. ^ Hoops, Brian (July 12, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (July 12): Gagne, Bruiser and Crusher, Ladd wins Americas title, 1992 Bash with Sting vs. Vader". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017.