NWA International Tag Team Championship (Toronto version)

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NWA International Tag Team Championship (Toronto version)
Details
PromotionMaple Leaf Wrestling
Date establishedJune 8, 1961

The Toronto version of the NWA International Tag Team Championship was the top tag team professional wrestling championship in the Canadian promotion Maple Leaf Wrestling from 1961 through 1977. The title replaced the original top tag championship in Maple Leaf Wrestling, the NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Championship, which was abandoned in favor of the international title.[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  Man Mountain Campbell and Stan Stasiak  June 8, 1961  Stampede show Toronto, ON  1  91  Defeated Ivan and Karol Kalmikoff in a tournament final to become the first champions.  
 2  Cyclone and Hurricane Smith  September 7, 1961  Stampede show Toronto, ON  1  91     
 3  Chris and John Tolos  December 7, 1961  Stampede show Toronto, ON  1  21     
 4  Whipper Billy Watson and Yukon Eric  December 28, 1961  Stampede show Toronto, ON  1  7     
 5  Chris and John Tolos  January 4, 1962  Stampede show Toronto, ON  2  14     
 6  Bill Soloweyko and Whipper Billy Watson  January 18, 1962  Stampede show Toronto, ON  1  56    [3]
 7  Chris and John Tolos  March 15, 1962  Stampede show Toronto, ON  3  13     
 8  Billy Red Lyons and Whipper Billy Watson  March 28, 1962  Stampede show Toronto, ON  1  7     
 9  Bulldog Brower and Sweet Daddy Siki  April 4, 1962  Stampede show Toronto, ON  1  176     
 10  Bruno Sammartino and Whipper Billy Watson  September 27, 1962  Stampede show Toronto, ON  1  154     
 11  Bulldog Brower and Johnny Valentine  February 28, 1963  Stampede show Toronto, ON  1  147    [4]
 12  John Paul Henning and Art Thomas  July 25, 1963  Stampede show Toronto, ON  1  84     
 13  Bulldog Brower and Dr. Jerry Graham  October 17, 1963  Stampede show Toronto, ON  1  49     
 14  Jim Hady and Johnny Valentine  December 5, 1963  Stampede show Toronto, ON  1  N/A     
 15  Fred Atkins and Professor Hiro  July 1964 (NLT)  Stampede show N/A  1  N/A     
 16  Johnny Valentine and Whipper Billy Watson  August 13, 1964  Stampede show Toronto, ON  1  35     
 17  Fred Atkins and Professor Hiro  September 17, 1964  Stampede show Toronto, ON  2  22     
 18  Johnny Valentine and Whipper Billy Watson  October 9, 1964  Stampede show Toronto, ON  2  457  The title was inactive for all of 1965.  
 19  The Masked Yankees (Moose Evans and Giant Evans)  January 9, 1966  Stampede show Toronto, ON  1  182     
 20  Bulldog Brower and Whipper Billy Watson  July 10, 1966  Stampede show Toronto, ON  1  21     
 21  Fred Atkins and Tiger Jeet Singh  July 31, 1966  Stampede show Toronto, ON  1  N/A     
 22  Bulldog Brower and Whipper Billy Watson  December 1966 (NLT)  Stampede show N/A  2  N/A  The title was inactive for a majority of 1967. Brower and Watson were billed as champions after.  
 23  Bull Curry and Tiger Jeet Singh  May 26, 1968  Stampede show Toronto, ON  1  91    [5]
 24  Mark Lewin and Whipper Billy Watson  August 25, 1968  Stampede show N/A  1  N/A     
Vacated  1986  Championship was inactive  
 25  The Love Brothers
(Hartford and Reginald Love)
 March 17, 1974  Stampede show Toronto, ON  1  98  Defeated Jacques Rougeau, Sr. and Raymond Rougeau.  
 26  The Crusaders
(Billy Red Lyons and Dewey Robertson)
 June 23, 1974  Stampede show Toronto, ON  1  77     
 27  The Love Brothers  September 8, 1974  Stampede show Toronto, ON  2  112     
 28  The Crusaders
(Billy Red Lyons and Dewey Robertson)
 December 29, 1974  Stampede show Toronto, ON  2  161     
 29  The Kelly Twon
(Mike and Pat Kelly)
 June 8, 1975  Stampede show Toronto, ON  1  77     
 30  The Crusaders
(Billy Red Lyons and Dewey Robertson)
 August 24, 1975  Stampede show Toronto, ON  3  N/A     
Deactivated  September 1977     

References[edit]

  1. ^ Will, Gary. "TITLE HISTORY: International Tag Team Title". Toronto Wrestling History. Retrieved 2007-07-23.
  2. ^ Tanabe, Hisaharu. "International Tag Team Title (Toronto)". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2007-07-23.
  3. ^ Hoops, Brian (January 18, 2019). "Pro wrestling history (01/18): Ivan Koloff defeats Bruno Sammartino for WWWF title". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  4. ^ Hoops, Brian (February 28, 2017). "Daily pro wrestling history (02/28): Andersen and Hansen win NWA Tag Titles". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  5. ^ F4W Staff (May 26, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (May 26): Dick the Bruiser and Crusher beat Larry Hennig and Harley Race in a nine fall death match, Tiger Mask wins WWF Jr. Heavyweight gold". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017.

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