NWA International Tag Team Championship (Toronto version)

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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]

An (n) next to a date in the title history means that a title change occurred no later than the date listed.

Wrestlers: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Man Mountain Campbell and Stan Stasiak 1 1961-06-08 Toronto, Ontario Defeated Ivan and Karol Kalmikoff in a tournament final to become the first champions.
Cyclone and Hurricane Smith 1 1961-09-07 Toronto, Ontario
Chris and John Tolos 1 1961-12-07 Toronto, Ontario
Whipper Billy Watson and Yukon Eric 1 1961-12-28 Toronto, Ontario
Chris and John Tolos 2 1962-01-04 Toronto, Ontario
Bill Soloweyko and Whipper Billy Watson 1 1962-01-18 Toronto, Ontario
Chris and John Tolos 3 1962-03-15 Toronto, Ontario
Billy Red Lyons and Whipper Billy Watson 1 1962-03-28 Toronto, Ontario
Bulldog Brower and Sweet Daddy Siki 1 1962-04-04 Toronto, Ontario
Bruno Sammartino and Whipper Billy Watson 1 1962-09-27 Toronto, Ontario
Bulldog Brower and Johnny Valentine 1 1963-02-28 Toronto, Ontario [3]
John Paul Henning and Art Thomas 1 1963-07-25 Toronto, Ontario
Bulldog Brower and Dr. Jerry Graham 1 1963-10-17 Toronto, Ontario
Jim Hady and Johnny Valentine 1 1963-12-05 Toronto, Ontario
Fred Atkins and Professor Hiro 1 July 1964 (n)
Johnny Valentine and Whipper Billy Watson 1 1964-08-13 Toronto, Ontario
Fred Atkins and Professor Hiro 2 1964-09-17 Toronto, Ontario
Johnny Valentine and Whipper Billy Watson 2 1964-10-09 Toronto, Ontario The title was inactive for all of 1965.
The Masked Yankees (Moose Evans & Giant Evans) 1 1966-01-09 Toronto, Ontario
Bulldog Brower and Whipper Billy Watson 1 1966-07-10 Toronto, Ontario
Fred Atkins and Tiger Jeet Singh 1 1966-07-31 Toronto, Ontario
Bulldog Brower and Whipper Billy Watson 2 December 1966 (n) The title was inactive for a majority of 1967. Brower and Watson were billed as champions after.
Bull Curry and Tiger Jeet Singh 1 1968-05-26 Toronto, Ontario [4]
Mark Lewin and Whipper Billy Watson 1 1968-08-25 Toronto, Ontario
The title was vacated in 1968, then became inactive.
The Love Brothers (Hartford and Reginald Love) 1 1974-03-17 Toronto, Ontario Defeated Jacques Rougeau, Sr. and Raymond Rougeau.
The Crusaders (Billy Red Lyons and Dewey Robertson) 1 1974-06-23 Toronto, Ontario
The Love Brothers 2 1974-09-08 Toronto, Ontario
The Crusaders 2 1974-12-29 Toronto, Ontario
The Kelly Twins (Mike and Pat Kelly) 1 1975-06-08 Toronto, Ontario
The Crusaders 3 1975-08-24 Toronto, Ontario
The title was abandoned in 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 (February 28, 2017). "Daily pro wrestling history (02/28): Andersen & Hansen win NWA Tag Titles". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 28, 2017. 
  4. ^ F4W Staff (May 26, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (May 26): Dick the Bruiser & Crusher beat Larry Hennig & 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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