NWA International Tag Team Championship

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This was a regional NWA championship based in Japan. For the version of this title that was promoted in NWA All Star Wrestling in Canada, see NWA International Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version).

NWA International Tag Team Championship
Details
Promotion Japan Wrestling Association (1966-1973)
Western States Sports (1973-1975)
All Japan Pro Wrestling (1975-1988)
Date established 1959
Date retired June 10, 1988

The NWA International Tag Team Championship was a National Wrestling Alliance-sanctioned title contested for in All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW). Prior to being used in AJPW, the title was defended in the Japan Wrestling Association (JWA). The title lasted from 1962 through 1988. It is now part of the World Tag Team Championship, also known as the "Double Cup".[1]

Title history[edit]

Key
No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed.
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title changed hands
N/A The specific information is not known
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
No. Champions Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s)
1 Fabulous Kangaroos, TheThe Fabulous Kangaroos
(Al Costello and Roy Heffernan)
1 1962 [Note 1] N/A N/A Recognized as first champions; may have held the title as early as 1959.  
2 Scott, GeorgeGeorge Scott and Sandy Scott 1 N/A [Note 1] N/A Live event    
3 Karl and Kurt Von Stroheim 1 July 1964 [Note 2] Texas Live event    
4 Bull and Fred Curry 1 July 20, 1964 [Note 3] Fort Worth, Texas Live event    
5 Karl and Kurt Von Stroheim 2 1966 [Note 4] Texas, United States Live event    
6 Fritz Von Goehring and Mike Padosis 1 September 1966 [Note 5] Texas, United States Live event    
7 Baba, GiantGiant Baba and Michiaki Yoshimura 1 November 5, 1966 335 Tokyo, Japan Live event Established the title in Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance.  
8 Tyler, TarzanTarzan Tyler and Bill Watts 1 October 6, 1967 25 Fukushima, Japan Live event    
9 Baba, GiantGiant Baba (2) and Antonio Inoki 1 October 31, 1967 69 Osaka, Japan Live event    
Vacated January 8, 1968 N/A N/A Title held up when Inoki no-shows a scheduled defense against Crusher Lisowski and Bill Miller in Hiroshima, Japan due to heavy snow.  
10 Baba, GiantGiant Baba (3) and Antonio Inoki 2 February 3, 1968 341 Tokyo, Japan Live event Defeated Crusher Lisowski and Bill Miller in rematch to win the held up title.  
11 Hodge, DannyDanny Hodge and Wilbur Snyder 1 January 9, 1969 26 Hiroshima, Japan Live event    
12 Baba, GiantGiant Baba (4) and Antonio Inoki 3 February 4, 1969 188 Sapporo, Japan Live event    
13 Dick the Bruiser and Crusher Lisowski 1 August 11, 1969 2 Sapporo, Japan Live event    
14 Baba, GiantGiant Baba (5) and Antonio Inoki 4 August 13, 1969 846 Osaka, Japan Live event    
15 Funk, Jr., DoryDory Funk, Jr. and Terry Funk 1 December 7, 1971 164 Los Angeles, California Live event    
16 Baba, GiantGiant Baba (6) and Seiji Sakaguchi 1 May 19, 1972 111 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
Vacated September 7, 1972 N/A N/A Baba left the JWA to found All Japan Pro Wrestling.  
17 Kintaro Ohki and Seiji Sakaguchi (2) 1 December 2, 1972 82 Tokyo, Japan Live event Defeated Bobo Brazil and Gene Kiniski to win the vacant title.  
18 Krupp, Killer KarlKiller Karl Krupp and Johnny Valentine 1 February 22, 1973 12 Osaka, Japan Live event   [2]
19 Kintaro Ohki (2) and Umanosuke Ueda 1 March 6, 1973 43 Nagoya, Japan Live event    
20 Krupp, Killer KarlKiller Karl Krupp (2) and Fritz Von Erich 1 April 18, 1973 [Note 6] Yaizu, Japan Live event    
21 Krupp, Killer KarlKiller Karl Krupp (3) and Karl Von Steiger 1 April 1973 [Note 7] N/A N/A Krupp chose Von Steiger as his new partner after Von Erich forfeited his half of the title.  
Vacated April 1973 N/A N/A The JWA closed but Krupp and von Steiger kept the belts, returning with them to Amarillo, Texas, to Western States Sports  
22 Funk Jr., DoryDory Funk Jr. and Terry Funk 2 May 26, 1973 92 Amarillo, Texas Live event    
23 Kox, Killer KarlKiller Karl Kox and Ciclon Negro 1 August 26, 1973 [Note 8] Lubbock, Texas Live event    
24 Funk Jr., DoryDory Funk Jr. and Terry Funk 3 October 1973 [Note 9] Texas Live event    
25 Baba, GiantGiant Baba (7) and Jumbo Tsuruta 1 February 5, 1975 631 San Antonio, Texas Live event Returned to All Japan Pro Wrestling with the championship  
26 Kintaro Ohki (3) and Kim Duk 1 October 28, 1976 42 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
27 Baba, GiantGiant Baba (8) and Jumbo Tsuruta 2 December 9, 1976 333 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
28 Kintaro Ohki (4) and Kim Duk 2 November 7, 1977 185 Seoul, South Korea Live event    
29 Baba, GiantGiant Baba (9) and Jumbo Tsuruta 3 May 11, 1978 519 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
30 Abdullah the Butcher and Ray Candy 1 October 12, 1979 7 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
31 Baba, GiantGiant Baba (10) and Jumbo Tsuruta 4 October 19, 1979 1,271 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
32 Bass, RonRon Bass and Stan Hansen 1 April 12, 1983 5 Matsuyama, Japan Live event    
33 Baba, GiantGiant Baba (11) and Jumbo Tsuruta 5 April 17, 1983 100 Nagasaki, Japan Live event    
34 Singh, Tiger JeetTiger Jeet Singh and Umanosuke Ueda (2) 1 July 26, 1983 6 Fukuoka, Japan Live event    
35 Baba, GiantGiant Baba (12) and Jumbo Tsuruta 6 August 1, 1983 [Note 10] Tokyo, Japan Live event    
Vacated May 1984 N/A N/A Baba was injured  
36 Tenryu, GenichiroGenichiro Tenryu and Jumbo Tsuruta (7) 1 September 3, 1984 520 Hiroshima, Japan Live event Defeated Jerry Blackwell and Bruiser Brody to win the vacant title. [3]
37 Choshu, RikiRiki Choshu and Yoshiaki Yatsu 1 February 5, 1986 365 Sapporo, Japan Live event    
38 Tenryu, GenichiroGenichiro Tenryu (2) and Jumbo Tsuruta (8) 2 February 5, 1987 35 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
39 Road Warriors, TheThe Road Warriors
(Animal and Hawk)
1 March 12, 1987 456 Sapporo, Japan Live event    
40 Tsuruta, JumboJumbo Tsuruta (9) and Yoshiaki Yatsu (2) 1 June 10, 1988 0 Tokyo, Japan Live event   [4]
Unified June 10, 1988 N/A N/A Unified with the PWF Tag Team Championship to form the World Tag Team Championship, also known as the "Double Cup".

List of combined reigns by Team[edit]

Rank Team # Of Reigns Combined Days
1. Giant Baba and Jumbo Tsuruta 6 3,127
2. Giant Baba and Antonio Inoki 4 1,444
3. Dory Funk Jr. and Terry Funk 3 749
4. Genichiro Tenryu and Jumbo Tsuruta 2 555
5. George and Sandy Scott 1 547
6. Bull and Fred Curry 1 529
7. The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) 1 456
8. The Fabulous Kangoroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan) 1 365
Riki Choshu and Yoshiaki Yatsu 1 365
9. Giant Baba and Michiaki Yoshimura 1 335
10. Karl and Kurt Von Stroheim 2 263
11. Kintaro Ohki and Kim Duk 2 227
12. Giant Baba and Seiji Sakaguchi 1 111
13. Kintaro Ohki and Seiji Sakaguchi 1 82
14. Fritz Von Goehring and Mike Padosis 1 66
15. Kintaro Ohki and Umanosuke Ueda 1 43
16. Danny Hodge and Wilbur Snyder 1 26
17. Killer Karl Krupp and Johnny Valentine 1 12
Killer Karl Krupp and Karl Von Steiger 1 12
18. Abdullah the Butcher and Ray Candy 1 7
19. Tiger Jeet Singh and Umanosuke Ueda 1 6
20. Killer Karl Kox and Ciclon Negro 1 5
Ron Bass and Stan Hansen 1 5
21. Dick the Bruiser and Crusher Lisowsk 1 2
22. Killer Karl Krupp and Fritz Von Erich 1 0
Jumbo Tsuruta and Yoshiaki Yatsu 1 0

List of combined reigns by wrestler[edit]

Rank Team # Of Reigns Combined Days
1. Giant Baba 12 5,017
2. Jumbo Tsuruta 9 3,662
3. Antonio Inoki 4 1,444
4. Dory Funk Jr. 3 749
Terry Funk 3 749
5. Genichiro Tenryu 2 555
6. Sandy Scott 1 547
George Scott 1 547
7. Bull Curry 1 529
Fred Curry 1 529
8. Animal 1 456
Hawk 1 456
9. Al Costello 1 365
Roy Heffernan 1 365
Riki Choshu 1 365
Yoshiaki Yatsu 2 365
10. Kintaro Ohki 4 352
11. Michiaki Yoshimura 1 335
12. Karl Von Stroheim 2 263
Kurt Von Stroheim 2 263
13. Kim Duk 2 227
14. Seiji Sakaguchi 2 193
15. Fritz Von Goehring 1 66
Mike Padosis 1 66
16. Umanosuke Ueda 2 49
17. Danny Hodge 1 26
Wilbur Snyder 1 26
18. Tarzan Tyler 1 25
Bill Watts 1 25
19. Killer Karl Krupp 3 23
20. Johnny Valentine 1 12
21. Abdulla the Butcher 1 7
Ray Candy 1 7
22. Tiger Jeet Singh 1 6
23. Killer Karl Kox 1 5
Ciclon Negro 1 5
Ron Bass 1 5
Stan Hansen 1 5
24. Dick the Bruiser 1 2
Crusher Lisowsk 1 2
25. Fritz Von Erich 1 0

See also[edit]

Foonotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The length of the championship reign is too uncertain to calculate.
  2. ^ The exact date the championship was won and lost is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 day and 19 days.
  3. ^ The exact date the championship was won and lost is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 day and 72 days.
  4. ^ The exact date the championship was won and lost is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 day and 71 days.
  5. ^ The exact date the championship was won is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 765 days and 795 days.
  6. ^ The exact date the championship was won is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 day and 12 days.
  7. ^ The exact date the championship was won and lost is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 day and 11 days.
  8. ^ The exact date the championship was lost is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 36 days and 66 days.
  9. ^ The exact date the championship was won is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 462 days and 492 days.
  10. ^ The exact date the championship was lost is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 274 and 304 days.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ Hoops, Brian (February 22, 2017). "Daily pro wrestling history (02/22): Sting defeats Hogan to win vacant WCW title". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ Hoops, Brian (September 3, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (Sept. 3): Ric Flair Vs. Terry Funk Texas Death Match, Great Muta Vs. Sting, Ted DiBiase and Stan Hansen win AJPW Tag titles". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ F4W Staff (June 10, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (June 10): Harley Race beats Ric Flair for NWA title, Jerry Blackwell turns babyface". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 

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