NWA Hawaii Tag Team Championship

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NWA Hawaii Tag Team Championship
Details
Promotion50th State Big Time Wrestling
Date establishedJune 8, 1952
Date retiredMarch 31, 2007

The NWA Hawaii Tag Team Championship was the primary tag team title of 50th State Big Time Wrestling and was defended between 1952 and 1979 when it was phased out. The title was later revived by the current incarnation of NWA Hawaii in 2000. It is the earliest regional tag team title in to be defended in the Pacific coast of the United States, along with the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship, and was originally defended in Honolulu, Hawaii. As of 2007, it is defended in Kalihi, Kaneohe and Wahiawa, Hawaii.[1][2]

Title history[edit]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Lucky Simunovich and Bobby Bruns June 8, 1952 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 154 First champions; vacant in October 1952 for not defending title.
2 Lucky Simunovich (2) and Gino Garibaldi November 9, 1952 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 N/A Defeated Bob Langevin and Tom Rice for the title.
3 Lucky Simunovich (3) and Bobby Bruns December 1952 BTW show N/A 2 N/A
4 Bobby Bruns (3) and Rikidōzan February 1953 BTW show N/A 1 N/A
5 Tom Rice and Al Kashey March 1, 1953 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 35
6 Bobby Bruns (4) and Bobby Managoff April 5, 1953 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 175
7 Bud Curtis and Tommy O'Toole September 27, 1953 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 105 Defeated Bruns and Jack Witzig; vacant in December 1953.
8 Bobby Bruns (5) and Luther Lindsey January 10, 1954 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 N/A
Championship history is unrecorded from January 10, 1954 to August 1954.
9 Bobby Bruns (6) and John Paul Henning August 1954 BTW show N/A 1 N/A
10 Lou Newman and Hans Schnabel October 10, 1954 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 49
11 Roger Mackay and Don Beitleman November 28, 1954 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 84
12 Bobby Bruns (7) and Lucky Simunovich (4) February 20, 1955 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 2 56
13 Rikidōzan (2) and Azumafuji April 17, 1955 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 N/A
May 8, 1955 N/A N/A Rikidōzan is suspended for unmasking the Zebra Kid.
14 Johnny Barend and Sandor Kovacs September 1955 BTW show N/A 1 N/A
15 Lord James Blears and Gene Kiniski December 4, 1955 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 147
16 Great Togo and Tosh Togo April 29, 1956 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 98
17 Billy Varga and Sam Steamboat August 5, 1956 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 266 Defeated Tosh Togo and Ed Gardenia.
Championship history is unrecorded from 1957 to April 28, 1957.
18 Lord Athol Layton and Tom Rice (2) April 28, 1957 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 553 Defeat Al Lolotai and Lucky Simunovich.
Championship history is unrecorded from April 28, 1957 to November 2, 1958.
19 Lord James Blears (2) and Joe Blanchard November 2, 1958 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 N/A Defeated Stan Kowalski and Tiny Mills.
20 Stan Kowalski and Tiny Mills January 1959 BTW show N/A 1 N/A
21 Rikidōzan (3) and Koukichi Endoh January 10, 1959 BTW show Utsunomiya, Japan 1 95
22 Lord James Blears (3) and Joe Blanchard April 15, 1959 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 2 N/A
23 Lord James Blears (4) and Jerry Gordet December 1959 BTW show N/A 1 N/A
24 Hard Boiled Haggerty and Bill Savage January 27, 1960 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 42
25 Lord James Blears (5) and Herb Freeman March 9, 1960 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 35
26 Hard Boiled Haggerty (2) and Butcher Vachon April 13, 1960 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 28
27 Nick Kozak and Jerry Gordet (2) May 11, 1960 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 98
28 Shoulders Newman and Hans Schnabel (2) August 17, 1960 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 42
29 Utica Panther and Bill Wright September 28, 1960 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 35
30 Shoulders Newman (2) and Tim Rice (3) November 2, 1960 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 238
31 Neff Maiava and Billy White Wolf June 28, 1961 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 N/A Defeated Shoulders Newman and Ted Travis when Rice leaves the area.
32 Shoulders Newman (3) and Ted Travis July 19, 1961 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 113 [3]
33 Lord James Blears (6) and Neff Maiava (2) November 9, 1961 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 0
34 Shoulders Newman (3) and Ted Travis November 9, 1961 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 2 13
35 Lord James Blears (7) and Neff Maiava (3) November 22, 1961 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 2 659
36 Curtis Iaukea and Tosh Togo (2) September 12, 1963 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 −209
37 Lord James Blears (8) and Neff Maiava (4) February 15, 1963 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 3 167
38 Curtis Iaukea (2) and Cowboy Cassidy August 1, 1963 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 286
39 Robert Duranton and Shag Thomas May 13, 1964 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 65 [4]
40 Mr. Moto and Nikita Mulkovich July 17, 1964 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 12 [5]
41 Lord James Blears (9) and Neff Maiava (5) July 29, 1964 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 3 162 [6]
42 Curtis Iaukea (3) and Mr. Fujiwara January 7, 1965 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 141
43 Alberto and Enrique Torres May 28, 1965 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 61 [7]
44 Luther Lindsay and Bearcat Wright July 28, 1965 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 160
45 Ripper Collins and Johnny Barend (2) January 4, 1966 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 302
46 Neff Maiava (6) and Pampero Firpo November 2, 1966 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 91
47 Johnny Barend (3) and Hans Mortier February 1, 1967 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 91
48 Curtis Iaukea (4) and Ripper Collins (2) May 3, 1967 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 83 [8]
49 Johnny Barend (4) and Jim Hady July 25, 1967 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 155
50 Ripper Collins (3) and Johnny Barend (5) December 27, 1967 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 2 56 Barend and Collins split up; According to Hawaii Wrestling Review, the title is vacant during this time.
51 Jim Hady (2) and Missing Link February 21, 1968 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 23
52 Curtis Iaukea (5) and Ripper Collins (4) March 15, 1968 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 2 68
53 Jim Hady (3) and Peter Maivia May 22, 1968 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 13
54 Curtis Iaukea (6) and Ripper Collins (5) June 4, 1968 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 3 22
55 Peter Maivia (2) and Billy White Wolf (2) June 26, 1968 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 21
56 Johnny Barend (6) and Magnificent Maurice July 17, 1968 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 91 [5]
57 Jim Hady (4) and Billy White Wolf (3) October 16, 1968 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 21
58 Ripper Collins (6) and "Crazy" Luke Graham November 6, 1968 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 126
59 Nick Bockwinkel and Bobby Shane March 12, 1969 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 35
60 Ripper Collins (7) and Buddy Austin April 16, 1969 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 119
61 Pedro Morales and Ed Francis August 13, 1969 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 28
62 Kurt Von Steiger and Karl Von Steiger September 10, 1969 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 21
63 Pedro Morales and Ed Francis October 1, 1969 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 2 N/A
64 The Von Steigers
(Kurt Von Steiger and Karl Von Steiger)
October 1969 BTW show N/A 1 N/A
65 Curtis Iaukea (7) and Ripper Collins (8) October 22, 1969 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 4 N/A
66 Ripper Collins (9) and Johnny Barend (7) N//A BTW show N/A 3 N/A
67 Pedro Morales (3) and Bing Ki Lee March 4, 1970 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 119 [9]
68 Billy Robinson and Johnny Barend (8) July 1, 1970 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 119 [10]
69 Billy Robinson and Ed Francis October 28, 1970 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 76
70 Ripper Collins (10) and Mad Dog Mayne January 12, 1971 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 155 [11]
71 Suni War Cloud and Steven Little Bear June 16, 1971 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 10
72 Ripper Collins (11) and Mad Dog Mayne June 26, 1971 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 2 25
73 Sam Steamboat (2) and Bearcat Wright (2) July 21, 1971 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 80
74 Sweet Daddy Siki and Mad Dog Mayne October 9, 1971 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 N/A
Championship history is unrecorded from October 9, 1971 to 1973.
75 Sam Steamboat (3) and Peter Maivia (3) N//A BTW show N/A 1 N/A
76 Ripper Collins (12) and Ed Francis July 25, 1973 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 63
77 Sam Steamboat (4) and Peter Maivia (4) September 26, 1973 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 2 63
78 Ripper Collins (13) and Johnny Valentine November 28, 1973 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 N/A
Championship history is unrecorded from November 28, 1973 to 1977.
79 Sam Steamboat (5) and Billy White Wolf (4) July 1977 BTW show N/A 1 N/A Defeat Steve Strong and Steve Lawler.[3]
80 Steve Strong and Jesse Ventura July 28, 1977 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 N/A
81 John Tolos and Bill Francis November 1977 BTW show N/A 1 N/A
82 Steve Strong and Chris Markoff January 1978 BTW show N/A 1 N/A
83 Russ and Bill Francis April 26, 1978 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 21
84 "Big" John Studd and "Playboy" Buddy Rose May 17, 1978 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 28
85 Steve Strong and John Tolos (2) June 14, 1978 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 63
86 Mr. Fuji (2) and Karl Von Steiger (3) August 16, 1978 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 112
87 Mando Guerrero and Samoa December 6, 1978 BTW show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 N/A
88 Ripper Collins (14) and Whipper Billy Watson N//A BTW show N/A N/A
89 Tama Samoa and Ati-Tago N//A BTW show N/A N/A
Deactivated N//A
NWA Hawaii
90 Akua and Kaimana October 27, 2000 NWA Hawaii show Kalihi, Hawaii 1 141 First champions upon being awarded the reinstated title.
91 Team Titan March 17, 2001 NWA Hawaii show Kaneohe, Hawaii 1 77
92 East Coast Connection
(Joe Wolfen and Sick Dog)
June 2, 2001 NWA Hawaii show Kaneohe, Hawaii 1 126
93 Men of Steele
KC Adams and Mike Taylor
October 6, 2001 NWA Hawaii show Kaneohe, Hawaii 120
94 Tiki and Bruiser February 3, 2002 NWA Hawaii show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 62
95 East Coast Connection
(Joe Wolfen and Sick Dog)
April 6, 2002 NWA Hawaii show Kaneohe, Hawaii 2 168
96 Tiki and Bruiser September 21, 2002 NWA Hawaii show Waikiki, Hawaii 2 1
97 East Coast Connection
(Joe Wolfen and Sick Dog)
September 22, 2002 NWA Hawaii show Waikiki, Hawaii 3 251 Stripped on May 22, 2003 when the team splits up.
98 The Hawaiian Power Company
(Tiki and Kapu)
May 31, 2003 NWA Hawaii show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 170 Defeated the Iraqi Regime (Al-Ahmed Mohammed and Dumas Shiite) for the titles.
99 Iraqi Regime
(Al-Ahmed Mohammed and Dumas Shiite)
November 17, 2003 NWA Hawaii show Honolulu, Hawaii 397
100 808 Reckin Kru
(Big Daddy Frank and Biggie Mack)
December 18, 2004 NWA Hawaii show Kaneohe, Hawaii 1 126
101 J.T. Wolfen and Kaimana April 23, 2005 NWA Hawaii show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 14
102 Kris Kavanaugh and Cholo May 7, 2005 NWA Hawaii show Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 1 91 Defeated Hawaiian Blood (Kaimana and Kaniala), substituting for Wolfen.
103 J.T. Wolfen and Kaimana August 6, 2005 NWA Hawaii show Wahiawa, Hawaii 2 104
104 The Nightmarchers
(Ahuna and Kaniala)
November 18, 2005 NWA Hawaii show Honolulu, Hawaii 1 253 Defeated Wolfen and J Lo, substituting for Kaimana. They also held HCW Kekaulike Heritage Title which was officially unified with the NWA Hawaii titles on May 19, 2006. Titles are later vacated on July 8, 2006.
105 939 Connection
(Ricky Thunder and Jody Lopez)
July 29, 2006 NWA Hawaii show Wahiawa, Hawaii 1 N/A Defeated Hawaiian Blood (Kaimana and Kaniala) in 6-team one-night tournament final
March 31, 2007 Thunder was injured

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