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) Dino Stephanapolis and Nic Noble
Date won May, 20th 2016

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]

In 2001 the titles were brought back, this time as the main tag-team titles for the NWA Main Event that runs shows in the same area as the "NWA Mid-America" used to run.[2]

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  
[…]
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  
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 NLT February, 1974  
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
[…]
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  
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  
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  
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 (Professional Wrestler) & Josh Lewis (professional wrestler) 1 May 20, 2016 Madison, Indiana Defeated The Cross Brothers
Nic Noble & Dino Stephanoplis 1 June 11th, 2016 Madison, Indiana Defeated Eric Draven and Josh Lewis
Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ wrestling-titles.com. "history of the NWA Mid-American tag-team title". Retrieved 2007-04-03.