NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship

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NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship
Details
Promotion List of NWA territories
NWA Mid-America (1957–1981)
Date established 1972
Current champion(s) Custom Made (Eric Draven and Roger Malcolm)
Date won March 11th, 2017

The NWA Mid-America tag-team championship was a tag-team title promoted by the NWA Mid-America promotion that ran more or less exclusively in Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky from the 1940s until 1980. Originally the NWA Mid-America promoted their version of the NWA World Tag-Team titles but when they became defunct in 1977 the "Mid-American" title became the main title for the promotion.[1]

The NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship was held by The Mid-Night Rockers when they won The AWA World Tag Team Championship they would vacate the championship. [2]

On January 7th of 2017 Dance N Dazzle agreed to defend the Mid America Tag Team Championship against two teams in a triple threat match. In this match Custom Made would come out the winners after Eric Draven pinned Nic Noble of the King's Court.

On February 11th 2017 Big and Tasty defeated Dance N Dazzle in a very controversial fashion when "Sweet" William Valentine threw powder in the already severely injured eye of Van Martigan, and "Playboy" Mike Trusty rolled Van up for the pinfall while holding the ropes for leverage.

Title history[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship
Len Rossi & Tony Charles 1 NLT April 1972    
The Von Brauners
(Kurt Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner)
1 April 1972    
Len Rossi & Tony Charles 2 April 29, 1972    
Kurt Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner 2 May, 1972    
Don Greene & Al Greene 1 May 1972    
Len Rossi & Bearcat Brown 1 July 1, 1972 Chattanooga, TN [3]
[…]
The Great Fuji & Steve Kyle 1 July 1972    
[…]
The Interns
Tom Andrews and Jim Starr
1 July 1972    
Tojo Yamamoto & Bill Dromo 1 August 8, 1972 Birmingham, AL  
The Interns
Tom Andrews and Jim Starr
2 August 14, 1972 Birmingham, AL  
Tojo Yamamoto & Bill Dromo 2 August 21, 1972 Birmingham, AL  
The Interns
Tom Andrews and Jim Starr
3 August 28, 1972 Birmingham, AL  
Vacant NLT November 1972
Lorenzo Parente & Bobby Hart 1 November 10, 1972 Nashville, TN Defeat Jim White & Jerry Lawler in tournament final.
Ken Lucas & Frankie Laine 1 November, 1972 Birmingham, AL  
Lorenzo Parente & Bobby Hart 2 December, 1972    
Tommy Gilbert & Tojo Yamamoto 1 December, 1972    
Lorenzo Parente & Bobby Hart 3 January, 1973    
Tommy Gilbert & Eddie Marlin 2 March 14, 1973 Nashville, TN  
Terry Garvin & Duke Myers 1 April 30, 1973 Birmingham, AL  
Bearcat Brown & Joey Rossi 1 June 6, 1973 Nashville, TN  
the Bounty Hunters
?? and ??
1 June, 1973    
Terry Garvin & Duke Myers 2 June, 1973    
Tojo Yamamoto & Jackie Fargo 1 July 2, 1973 Birmingham, AL  
Terry Garvin & Duke Myers 3 NLT July, 1973    
Joey Rossi & Bearcat Brown 2 NLT July, 1973    
Terry Garvin & Ron Garvin 1 NLT August, 1973    
Joey Rossi & Don Greene 1 August 4, 1973 Chattanooga, TN  
Tojo Yamamoto & Johnny Marlin 1 August 8, 1973 Nashville, TN  
Terry Garvin & Ron Garvin 2 September 5, 1973 Nashville, TN [4]
Tojo Yamamoto & Jackie Fargo 2 NLT December, 1973    
The Interns
Tom Andrews and Jim Starr
4 December 15, 1973 Chattanooga, TN  
Don Greene & Bearcat Brown 1 December 29, 1973 Chattanooga, TN  
The Interns
Tom Andrews and Jim Starr
5 January 12, 1974 Chattanooga, TN  
Lorenzo Parente & Bill Dromo 1 July 1, 1972   [3]
Frank Morrell & Charles Morrell 1 February 20, 1974 Nashville, TN  
Frank Monte & Nick DeCarlo 1 NLT March, 1974    
Don Kent & Chris Gallagher 1 NLT August, 1974    
Steve Kovacs & Ricky Gibson 1 August 24, 1974 Chattanooga, TN  
Don Kent & Chris Gallagher 2 August, 1974    
Duker Myers & Blue Scorpion 1 September 30, 1974 Birmingham, AL Defeat Ricky Fields & Johnny Fields for the titles
Jackie Fargo & George Gulas 1 NLT October, 1974    
Don Kent & Count Drummer 1 November 6, 1974 Nashville, TN  
Jackie Fargo & George Gulas 2 November 20, 1974 Nashville, TN  
Rocket Monroe & Randy Tyler 1 January 1, 1975 Nashville, TN Win title as the Masked Godfathers
Jackie Fargo & George Gulas 3 May 5, 1975 Chattanooga, TN  
Ron Wright & Don Wright 1 NLT May 16, 1974    
George Gulas & Jerry Jarrett 1 May 17, 1975 Nashville, TN  
Karl Von Steiger & Otto Von Heller 1 May 26, 1975   Defeat Gulas & Jackie Fargo for the titles[5]
[…]
Bill Ash & David Schultz 1 NLT November, 1976    
George Gulas & Gorgeous George Jr. 1 NLT November, 1976    
[…]
Phil Hickerson & Dennis Condrey 1 NLT November, 1976    
Ricky Gibson & Bill Dundee 1 December 26, 1976 Chattanooga, TN Defeat Condrey & the Excutioner for the titles
The Samoans
Tio & Tapu
1 January 2, 1977 Chattanooga, TN  
Pez Whatley & Ray Candy 1 NLT June, 1977    
The Samoans
Tio & Tapu
2 July, 1977    
Pez Whatley & Ray Candy 2 August 6, 1977 Chattanooga, TN  
Vacant   Ray Candy leaves territory
George Gulas & Tojo Yamamoto 1 August 24, 1977 Nashville, TN Wins 3-team tournament over Angelo Poffo & Lanny Poffo and The Samoans
Vacant NLT December, 1972   George Gulas is injured
Gypsy Joe & Leroy Rochester 1 December 25, 1977 Nashville, TN Wins tournament.
Lanny Poffo & Bobby Eaton 1 January, 1978 Huntsville, AL  
Gypsy Joe & Dutch Mantell 1 NLT February 78 Nashville, TN  
Gypsy Joe & Buzz Tyler 1 February 22, 1978   Dutch Mantell gives up his half of the title.
George Gulas & Tojo Yamamoto 2 NLT April, 1978    
Vacant NLT August, 1978   Gulas and Yamamoto split up
Ken Lucas & Dutch Mantell 1 August 12, 1978 Chattanooga, TN Wins tournament.
Gypsy Joe & Tojo Yamamoto 1 September 30, 1978 Chattanooga, TN  
The Jet Set
George Gulas and Bobby Eaton
1 December 16, 1978 Chattanooga, TN  
Fabulous Freebirds 1 January 7, 1979 Chattanooga, TN  
Bobby Eaton & Mexican Angel 1 February, 1979    
Fabulous Freebirds 2 February, 1979    
Gypsy Joe & Tom Renesto Jr. 1 July 4, 1979 Nashville, TN  
Tojo Yamamoto & Great Togo 1 July 25, 1979 Nashville, TN  
The Jet Set
George Gulas and Bobby Eaton
2 September 8, 1979 Chattanooga, TN  
Vacant NLT December, 1979   George Gulas and Bobby Eaton split up
Jim Dalton & Butch Malone 1 December 1, 1979 Chattanooga, TN Wins tournament.
George Gulas & Ken Lucas 1 December 8, 1979 Chattanooga, TN  
The Blond Bombers
Larry Latham & Wayne Farris
1 December 15, 1979 Chattanooga, TN  
The Jet Set
George Gulas and Bobby Eaton
3 January 27, 1980 Chattanooga, TN  
The Blond Bombers
Larry Latham & Wayne Farris
2 February 16, 1980 Chattanooga, TN  
Rocky Brewer & Pat Rose 1 March 5, 1980 Nashville, TN [6]
Tojo Yamamoto & Gypsy Joe 1 March 19, 1980 Nashville, TN  
Rocky Brewer & George Gulas 1 March 22, 1980 Chattanooga, TN  
Tojo Yamamoto & Gypsy Joe 2 May, 1980    
Rocky Brewer & George Gulas 2 May 28, 1980 Nashville, TN [7]
Midnight Express 1 June, 1980    
The Blond Bombers
Larry Latham & Wayne Farris
3 July, 1980    
Don Fargo & Robert Gibson 1 September 3, 1980 Nashville, TN [8]
the Manchurians
?? and ??
1 September 13, 1980 Chattanooga, TN  
Rock N' Roll Express 1 September 21, 1980 Chattanooga, TN  
Titles abandoned in October, 1980 after Jerry Jarrett takes over the titles after Nick Gulas
The Midnight Express 2 October 3, 1980 Nashville, TN  
The Rock N' Roll Express 2 December 11, 1980 Nashville, TN  
The Midnight Express 3 February 6, 1981 Louisville, Ky  
The Road Warriors 1 September 9, 1982 Atlanta, Ga  
The Fabulous Ones 1 October 16, 1982 Nashville, TN  
The Moondogs 1 October 21, 1982 Nashville, TN  
The Fabulous Ones 2 October 21, 1982 Nashville, TN  
The Blackhearts 1 January 11, 1983 Memphis, TN  
Jerry Lawler & Bill Dundee 1 February 19, 1983 Evansville, In  
The Midnight Express 4 May 6, 1983 Bristol, TN  
The Pretty Young Things 1 June 16, 1983 Nashville, TN  
The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton 10) 5 (Bobby Eaton 10) August 29, 1983 Louisville, Ky  
Dutch Mantel & Austin Idol 1 September 5, 1983 Louisville, Ky  
Tommy Rich & Buddy Landell 1 October 7, 1983 Memphis, TN  
The Rock N' Roll Express 3 November 29, 1983 Nashville, TN  
Eddie Gilbert & Tommy Rich 1 July 4, 1985 Dallas, TX
Jerry Lawler & Bam Bam Bigelow 1 August 8, 1985 Nashville, TN  
The Fabulous Freebirds 3 September 23, 1985 Nashville, TN  
Jerry Lawler & Bill Dundee 2 September 30, 1985 Nashville, TN  
The Fabulous Ones 3 October 14, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee
Bill Dundee & and Dutch Mantel 1 November 11, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee
Austin Idol and Jerry Lawler 2 December 9, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated December 30, 1985 Memphis, Tennessee Title vacated when Lawler loses a "loser leaves town" match to Bill Dundee.
The Fantastics
(Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers)
1 January 13, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated The Sheepherders (Jonathan Boyd and Bigfoot) in a tournament final.
The MOD Squad
(Spike and Basher)
1 March 24, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee Won the title via forfeit.
Giant Hillbilly Elmer and Jerry Lawler (5) 1 June 23, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee
Fire (Don Bass) and Flame (Roger Smith) 2 July 18, 1986 Jackson, Tennessee
Giant Hillbilly Elmer and Cousin Junior 1 September 1, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee
Don Bass and Dirty Rhodes (Roger Smith) 1 September 1986
Big Bubba and Jerry Lawler (6) 1 November 3, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated November 3, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee Title vacated when Bubba turned on Lawler after their win.
The Sheepherders
(Jonathan Boyd and Bigfoot)
2 November 10, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Jeff Jarrett and Billy Travis in a tournament final.
Jeff Jarrett and Billy Travis 1 November 17, 1986 Memphis, Tennessee
The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
(Mike Davis and Tommy Lane)
1 January 5, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Jeff Jarrett and Billy Travis 2 January 12, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
(Mike Davis and Tommy Lane)
2 January 19, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Jeff Jarrett (3) and Pat Tanaka 1 February 2, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Big Bubba and Goliath 1 February 23, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Rocky Johnson and Soul Train Jones 1 April 6, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Chick Donovan and Iceman Parsons 1 May 4, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated June 1, 1987 Title vacated when Donovan left the promotion.
Mark Starr and Billy Travis (3) 1 June 8, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee Defeated Phil Hickerson and Mr. Shima in a tournament final.
The Clones
(Mike and Pat Kelly)
1 July 6, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
Title vacated July 1987 Title vacated when one of the Clones is injured.
Jeff Jarrett & and Billy Travis 3 July 11, 1987 Jackson, Tennessee Defeated Badd Company in a tournament final.
Badd Company
(Paul Diamond and Pat Tanaka )
1 August 8, 1987 Jackson, Tennessee
The Nasty Boys
(Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags)
1 September 14, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
(Mike Davis and Tommy Lane)
3 September 21, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
The Nasty Boys
(Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags)
2 October 3, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
(Mike Davis and Tommy Lane)
4 October 10, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
The Midnight Rockers
(Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels)
1 October 26, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
(Mike Davis and Tommy Lane)
5 November 16, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee
The Midnight Rockers
(Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels)
2 November 22, 1987 Memphis, Tennessee Title vacated after Midnight Rockers win AWA World Tag Team Championship
The Cross Brothers 1 January 16, 2016 Memphis, Tennessee Won 16 Team Tournament
Eric Draven (Wrestler) & Josh Lewis (wrestler) 1 May 20, 2016 Madison, Indiana
King's Court (Nic Noble & Dino Stephanoplis) 1 June 11th, 2016 Madison, Indiana
Dance N Dazzle (Van Martigan and Deonta Davis) 1 October 7th, 2016 Madison, Indiana
Love Connection (Van Vanhorn and Dale Wylde) 1 December 2th, 2016 Seymour, Indiana
Custom Made (Eric Draven and Roger Malcolm) 1 December 3rd, 2016 Madison, Indiana Love Connection (Van Vanhorn and Dale Wylde)
Dance and Dazzle (Van Martigan and Deonta Davis) 2 December 9, 2016 Madison, Indiana Defeated Custom Made with Mortimer Sebastian Blankenship III taking the place of Roger Malcolm.
Custom Made (Eric Draven and Roger Malcolm) 2 January 7th, 2017 Madison, Indiana Dance N Dazzle
Dance N Dazzle 3 January 27th, 2017 Seymour, Indiana
Big and Tasty ("Sweet" William Valentine and "Playboy" Mike Trusty) 1 February 11th, 2017 Madison, Indiana
Custom Made (Eric Draven and Roger Malcolm) 3 March 11th, 2017 Madison, Indiana Big and Tasty ("Sweet" William Valentine and "Playboy" Mike Trusty)
Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship

References[edit]

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