NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship

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NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship
Details
PromotionNWA Mid-America (1957–1981)
Date established1972
Date retired1980

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, United States, 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-America" title became the main title for the promotion.[1]

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  Len Rossi and Tony Charles  April 1972 (NLT)  House show N/A  1  
 2  The Von Brauners
(Kurt and Karl Von Brauner)
 April 1972  House show N/A  1  
 3  Len Rossi and Tony Charles  April 29, 1972  House show N/A  2  
 4  The Von Brauners
(Kurt and Karl Von Brauner)
 May 1972  House show N/A  2  
 5  Don and Al Greene  May 1972  House show N/A  1  
 6  Len Rossi (3) and Bearcat Brown  July 1, 1972  House show Chattanooga, Tennessee  1   [2]
Championship history is unrecorded from July 1, 1972 to July 1972.
 7  Great Fuji and Steve Kyle  July 1972  House show N/A  1  
Championship history is unrecorded from July 1972 to July 1972.
 8  The Interns
Tom Andrews and Jim Starr
 July 1972  House show N/A  1  
 9  Tojo Yamamoto and Bill Dromo  August 8, 1972  House show  Birmingham, Alabama  1
 10  The Interns
Tom Andrews and Jim Starr
 August 14, 1972  House show  Birmingham, Alabama  2
 11  Tojo Yamamoto and Bill Dromo  August 21, 1972  House show  Birmingham, Alabama  2
 12  The Interns
Tom Andrews and Jim Starr
 August 28, 1972  House show  Birmingham, Alabama  3
Vacated  November 1972 (NLT)
 13  Bobby Hart and Lorenzo Parente  November 10, 1972  House show  Nashville, Tennessee  1 Defeat Jim White and Jerry Lawler in tournament final.
 14  Ken Luchas and Frankie Laine  November 1972  House show  Birmingham, Alabama  1
 15  Bobby Hart and Lorenzo Parente  December 1972  House show N/A  2  
 16  Tommy Gilbert and Tojo Yamamoto (3)  December 1972  House show N/A  1  
 17  Bobby Hart and Lorenzo Parente  January 1973  House show N/A  3  
 18  Tommy Gilbert and Eddie Marlin  March 14, 1973  House show  Nashville, Tennessee  1
 19  Terry Garvin and Duke Myers  April 30, 1973  House show  Birmingham, Alabama  1
 20  Bearcat Brown (2) and Joey Rossi  June 6, 1973  House show N/A  1  Nashville, Tennessee
 21  The Bounty Hunters  June 1973  House show N/A  1  
 22  Terry Garvin and Duke Myers  June 1973  House show N/A  2  
 23  Tojo Yamamoto (3) and Jackie Fargo  July 2, 1973  House show  Birmingham, Alabama  1
 24  Terry Garvin and Duke Myers  July 1973 (NLT)  House show N/A  3  
 25  Joey Rossi and Bearcat Brown (3)  July 1973 (NLT)  House show N/A  2  
 26  Terry Garvin (4) and Ron Garvin  August 1973 (NLT)  House show N/A  1  
 27  Joey Rossi and Don Greene  August 4, 1973  House show  Chattanooga, Tennessee  1
 28  Tojo Yamamoto (5) and Johnny Marlin  August 8, 1973  House show  Nashville, Tennessee  1
 29  Terry Garvin (5) and Ron Garvin  September 5, 1973  House show Nashville, Tennessee  2   [3]
 30  Tojo Yamamoto (6) and Jackie Fargo  December 1973 (NLT)  House show N/A  2  
 31  The Interns
Tom Andrews and Jim Starr
 December 15, 1973  House show Chattanooga, Tennessee  4  
 32  Don Greene and Bearcat Brown (4)  December 29, 1973  House show Chattanooga, Tennessee  1  
 33  The Interns
Tom Andrews and Jim Starr
 January 12, 1974  House show Chattanooga, Tennessee  5  
 34  Lorenzo Parente (4) and Bill Dromo (3)  July 1, 1972  House show N/A  1   [2]
 35  Frank and Charles Morrell  February 20, 1974  House show Nashville, Tennessee  1  
 36  Frank Monte and Nick DeCarlo  March 1974 (NLT)  House show N/A  1  
 37  Don Kent and Chris Gallagher  August 1974 (NLT)  House show N/A  1  
 38  Steve Kovacs and Ricky Gibson  August 24, 1974  House show Chattanooga, Tennessee  1  
 39  Don Kent and Chris Gallagher  August 1974  House show N/A  2  
 40   and Blue Scorpion  September 30, 1974  House show Birmingham, Alabama  1   Defeated Ricky Fields and Johnny Fields for the titles
 41  Jackie Fargo (3) and George Gulas  October 1974 (NLT)  House show N/A  1  
 42  Don Kent (3) and Count Drummer  November 6, 1974  House show Nashville, Tennessee  1  
 43  Jackie Fargo (4) and George Gulas  November 20, 1974  House show Nashville, Tennessee  2  
 44  Rocket Monroe and Randy Tyler  January 1, 1975  House show Nashville, Tennessee  1   Won the as the Masked Godfathers
 45  Jackie Fargo (5) and George Gulas  May 5, 1975  House show Chattanooga, Tennessee  3  
 46  Ron Wright and Don Wright  May 16, 1974 (NLT)  House show N/A  1  
 47  George Gulas (4) and Jerry Jarrett  May 17, 1975  House show Nashville, Tennessee  1  
 48  Karl Von Steiger and Otto Von Heller  May 26, 1975  House show N/A  1   Defeated Gulas and Jackie Fargo for the titles [4]
Championship history is unrecorded from May 26, 1975 to November 1976.
 49  Bill Ash and David Schultz  November 1976 (NLT)  House show N/A  1  
 50  George Gulas (4) and Gorgeous George Jr.  November 1976 (NLT)  House show N/A  1  
Championship history is unrecorded from November 1976 to November 1976.
 51  Bicentenial Kings
(Phil Hickerson and Dennis Condrey)
 November 1976 (NLT)  House show N/A  1  
 52  Ricky Gibson and Bill Dundee  December 26, 1976  House show Chattanooga, Tennessee  1   Defeated Condrey and the Excutioner for the titles
 53  The Samoans
Tio and Tapu
 January 2, 1977  House show Chattanooga, Tennessee  1  
 54  Pez Whatley and Ray Candy  June 1977 (NLT)  House show N/A  1  
 55  The Samoans
Tio and Tapu
 July 1977  House show N/A  2  
 56  Pez Whatley and Ray Candy  August 6, 1977  House show Chattanooga, Tennessee  2  
Vacated   Ray Candy left the territory
 57  George Gulas (5) and Tojo Yamamoto (7)  August 24, 1977  House show Nashville, Tennessee  1   Won 3-team tournament over Angelo Poffo and Lanny Poffo and The Samoans
Vacated  December 1972 (NLT) George Gulas was injured
 58  Gypsy Joe and Leroy Rochester  December 25, 1977  House show Nashville, Tennessee  1   Won a tournament to become champions
 59  Lanny Poffo and Bobby Eaton  January 1978  House show  Huntsville, Alabama  1
 60  Gypsy Joe (2) and Dutch Mantell  February 1978 (NLT)  House show  Nashville, Tennessee  1
 61  Gypsy Joe (3) and Buzz Tyler  February 22, 1978  House show N/A  1   Dutch Mantell gave up his half of the title.
 62  George Gulas (6) and Tojo Yamamoto (8)  April 1978 (NLT)  House show N/A  2  
Vacated  August 1978 (NLT) Gulas and Yamamoto split up
 63  Ken Lucas (2) and Dutch Mantell (2)  August 12, 1978  House show  Chattanooga, Tennessee  1 Won a tournament to become champions
 64  Gypsy Joe (4) and Tojo Yamamoto (9)  September 30, 1978  House show Chattanooga, Tennessee  1  
 65  The Jet Set
George Gulas (7) and Bobby Eaton (2)
 December 16, 1978  House show Chattanooga, Tennessee  1  
 66  The Fabulous Freebirds
Michael Hayes and Terry Gordy
 January 7, 1979  House show Chattanooga, Tennessee  1  
 67  Bobby Eaton (3) and Mexican Angel  February 1979  House show N/A  1  
 68  The Fabulous Freebirds
Michael Hayes and Terry Gordy
 February 1979  House show N/A  2  
 69  Gypsy Joe (5) and Tom Renesto Jr.  July 4, 1979  House show Nashville, Tennessee  1  
 70  Tojo Yamamoto (10) and Great Togo  July 25, 1979  House show Nashville, Tennessee  1  
 71  The Jet Set
George Gulas (8) and Bobby Eaton (4)
 September 8, 1979  House show Chattanooga, Tennessee  2  
Vacated  December 1979 (NLT) George Gulas and Bobby Eaton split up
 72  Jim Dalton and Butch Malone  December 1, 1979  House show Chattanooga, Tennessee  1   Won a tournament to become champions
 73  George Gulas (9) and Ken Lucas  December 8, 1979  House show Chattanooga, Tennessee  1  
 74  The Blond Bombers
Larry Latham and Wayne Farris
 December 15, 1979  House show Chattanooga, Tennessee  1  
 75  The Jet Set
George Gulas (10) and Bobby Eaton (5)
 January 27, 1980  House show Chattanooga, Tennessee  3  
 76  The Blond Bombers
Larry Latham and Wayne Farris
 February 16, 1980  House show Chattanooga, Tennessee  2  
 77  Rocky Brewer and Pat Rose  March 5, 1980  House show Nashville, Tennessee  1   [5]
 78  Tojo Yamamoto (11) and Gypsy Joe (6)  March 19, 1980  House show Nashville, Tennessee  1  
 79  Rocky Brewer (2) and George Gulas (11)  March 22, 1980  House show Chattanooga, Tennessee  1  
 80  Tojo Yamamoto (12) and Gypsy Joe (7)  May 1980  House show N/A  2  
 81  Rocky Brewer and George Gulas (12)  May 28, 1980  House show Nashville, Tennessee  2   [6]
 82  The Blond Bombers
Larry Latham and Wayne Farris
 July 1980  House show N/A  3  
 83  Don Fargo and Robert Gibson  September 3, 1980  House show Nashville, Tennessee  1   [7]
 84  The Manchurians  September 13, 1980  House show Chattanooga, Tennessee  1  
 85  Ken Luchas (3) and Ricky Morton  September 21, 1980  House show Chattanooga, Tennessee  1  
Deactivated  October 1980 Abandoned when Nick Gulas' promotion closes

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