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) Vacant
Date won October 31, 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, 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-American" title became the main title for the promotion.[1] NWA president Bruce Tharpe reactivated the NWA Mid America tag team and singles heavyweight championships in 2016 under NWA Supreme, NWA Mid South and NWA Circle City. The NWA Mid America tag team championship was vacated on October 31, 2017. When new NWA president and owner Billy Corgan perchanced the NWA.

The NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship was held by The Midnight Rockers of the NWA Mid-American tag-team title [2][citation needed]

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 & Karl Von Brauner)
1 April 1972    
Len Rossi & Tony Charles 2 April 29, 1972    
Kurt & Karl Von Brauner 2 May, 1972    
Don & Al Greene 1 May 1972    
Len Rossi & Bearcat Brown 1 July 1, 1972 Chattanooga, Tennessee [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, Alabama  
The Interns
Tom Andrews and Jim Starr
2 August 14, 1972 Birmingham, Alabama  
Tojo Yamamoto & Bill Dromo 2 August 21, 1972 Birmingham, Alabama  
The Interns
Tom Andrews and Jim Starr
3 August 28, 1972 Birmingham, Alabama  
Vacant NLT November 1972
Lorenzo Parente & Bobby Hart 1 November 10, 1972 Nashville, Tennessee Defeat Jim White & Jerry Lawler in tournament final.
Ken Lucas & Frankie Laine 1 November, 1972 Birmingham, Alabama  
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, Tennessee  
Terry Garvin & Duke Myers 1 April 30, 1973 Birmingham, Alabama  
Bearcat Brown & Joey Rossi 1 June 6, 1973 Nashville, Tennessee  
the Bounty Hunters
?? and ??
1 June, 1973    
Terry Garvin & Duke Myers 2 June, 1973    
Tojo Yamamoto & Jackie Fargo 1 July 2, 1973 Birmingham, Alabama  
Terry Garvin & Duke Myers 3 NLT July, 1973    
Joey Rossi & Bearcat Brown 2 NLT July, 1973    
Terry & Ron Garvin 1 NLT August, 1973    
Joey Rossi & Don Greene 1 August 4, 1973 Chattanooga, Tennessee  
Tojo Yamamoto & Johnny Marlin 1 August 8, 1973 Nashville, Tennessee  
Terry & Ron Garvin 2 September 5, 1973 Nashville, Tennessee [4]
Tojo Yamamoto & Jackie Fargo 2 NLT December, 1973    
The Interns
Tom Andrews and Jim Starr
4 December 15, 1973 Chattanooga, Tennessee  
Don Greene & Bearcat Brown 1 December 29, 1973 Chattanooga, Tennessee  
The Interns
Tom Andrews and Jim Starr
5 January 12, 1974 Chattanooga, Tennessee  
Lorenzo Parente & Bill Dromo 1 July 1, 1972   [3]
Frank & Charles Morrell 1 February 20, 1974 Nashville, Tennessee  
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, Tennessee  
Don Kent & Chris Gallagher 2 August, 1974    
Duker Myers & Blue Scorpion 1 September 30, 1974 Birmingham, Alabama 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, Tennessee  
Jackie Fargo & George Gulas 2 November 20, 1974 Nashville, Tennessee  
Rocket Monroe & Randy Tyler 1 January 1, 1975 Nashville, Tennessee Win title as the Masked Godfathers
Jackie Fargo & George Gulas 3 May 5, 1975 Chattanooga, Tennessee  
Ron Wright & Don Wright 1 NLT May 16, 1974    
George Gulas & Jerry Jarrett 1 May 17, 1975 Nashville, Tennessee  
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, Tennessee Defeat Condrey & the Excutioner for the titles
The Samoans
Tio & Tapu
1 January 2, 1977 Chattanooga, Tennessee  
Pez Whatley & Ray Candy 1 NLT June, 1977    
The Samoans
Tio & Tapu
2 July, 1977    
Pez Whatley & Ray Candy 2 August 6, 1977 Chattanooga, Tennessee  
Vacant   Ray Candy leaves territory
George Gulas & Tojo Yamamoto 1 August 24, 1977 Nashville, Tennessee 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, Tennessee Wins tournament.
Lanny Poffo & Bobby Eaton 1 January, 1978 Huntsville, Alabama  
Gypsy Joe & Dutch Mantell 1 NLT February 78 Nashville, Tennessee  
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, Tennessee Wins tournament.
Gypsy Joe & Tojo Yamamoto 1 September 30, 1978 Chattanooga, Tennessee  
The Jet Set
George Gulas and Bobby Eaton
1 December 16, 1978 Chattanooga, Tennessee  
Fabulous Freebirds 1 January 7, 1979 Chattanooga, Tennessee  
Bobby Eaton & Mexican Angel 1 February, 1979    
Fabulous Freebirds 2 February, 1979    
Gypsy Joe & Tom Renesto Jr. 1 July 4, 1979 Nashville, Tennessee  
Tojo Yamamoto & Great Togo 1 July 25, 1979 Nashville, Tennessee  
The Jet Set
George Gulas and Bobby Eaton
2 September 8, 1979 Chattanooga, Tennessee  
Vacant NLT December, 1979   George Gulas and Bobby Eaton split up
Jim Dalton & Butch Malone 1 December 1, 1979 Chattanooga, Tennessee Wins tournament.
George Gulas & Ken Lucas 1 December 8, 1979 Chattanooga, Tennessee  
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, Tennessee  
The Blond Bombers
Larry Latham & Wayne Farris
2 February 16, 1980 Chattanooga, Tennessee  
Rocky Brewer & Pat Rose 1 March 5, 1980 Nashville, Tennessee [6]
Tojo Yamamoto & Gypsy Joe 1 March 19, 1980 Nashville, Tennessee  
Rocky Brewer & George Gulas 1 March 22, 1980 Chattanooga, Tennessee  
Tojo Yamamoto & Gypsy Joe 2 May, 1980    
Rocky Brewer & George Gulas 2 May 28, 1980 Nashville, Tennessee [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, Tennessee [8]
the Manchurians
?? and ??
1 September 13, 1980 Chattanooga, Tennessee  
Rock N' Roll Express 1 September 21, 1980 Chattanooga, Tennessee  
Titles abandoned in October, 1980 after Jerry Jarrett takes over the titles after Nick Gulas
The Midnight Express 2 October 3, 1980 Nashville, Tennessee  
The Rock N' Roll Express 2 December 11, 1980 Nashville, Tennessee  
The Midnight Express 3 February 6, 1981 Louisville, Kentucky  
The Road Warriors 1 September 9, 1982 Atlanta, Georgia  
The Fabulous Ones 1 October 16, 1982 Nashville, Tennessee  
The Moondogs 1 October 21, 1982 Nashville, Tennessee  
The Fabulous Ones 2 October 21, 1982 Nashville, Tennessee  
The Blackhearts 1 January 11, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee  
Jerry Lawler & Bill Dundee 1 February 19, 1983 Evansville, Indiana  
The Midnight Express 4 May 6, 1983 Bristol, Tennessee  
The Pretty Young Things 1 June 16, 1983 Nashville, Tennessee  
The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton 10) 5 (Bobby Eaton 10) August 29, 1983 Louisville, Kentucky  
Dutch Mantel & Austin Idol 1 September 5, 1983 Louisville, Kentucky  
Tommy Rich & Buddy Landell 1 October 7, 1983 Memphis, Tennessee  
The Rock N' Roll Express 3 November 29, 1983 Nashville, Tennessee  
Eddie Gilbert & Tommy Rich 1 July 4, 1985 Dallas, Texas
Jerry Lawler & Bam Bam Bigelow 1 August 8, 1985 Nashville, Tennessee  
The Fabulous Freebirds 3 September 23, 1985 Nashville, Tennessee  
Jerry Lawler & Bill Dundee 2 September 30, 1985 Nashville, Tennessee  
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 & Josh Lewis 1 May 20, 2016 Madison, Indiana
King's Court (Nic Noble & Dino Stephanoplis) 1 June 11, 2016 Madison, Indiana
Dance N Dazzle (Van Martigan and Deonta Davis) 1 October 7, 2016 Madison, Indiana
Love Connection (Van Vanhorn and Dale Wylde) 1 December 2, 2016 Seymour, Indiana
Custom Made (Eric Draven (2) and Roger Malcolm) 1 December 3, 2016 Madison, Indiana
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 (3) and Roger Malcolm) 2 January 7, 2017 Madison, Indiana
Dance N Dazzle 3 January 27, 2017 Seymour, Indiana
Big and Tasty ("Sweet" William Valentine and "Playboy" Mike Trusty) 1 February 11, 2017 Madison, Indiana
Custom Made (Eric Draven (4) and Roger Malcolm) 3 March 11, 2017 Madison, Indiana
Big and Tasty ("Sweet" William Valentine and "Playboy" Mike Trusty) 2 April 29, 2017 Madison, Indiana
Nic Noble(2)and Leon Elliot 1 May 12, 2017 Hanover, Indiana
Angus Barnett and Darrin O'Neil 1 June 3, 2017 Madison, Indiana
Bobby Fulton (2) and Josh Lewis (2) 1 June 10, 2017 Madison, Indiana
East and West Express (Tommy Cash and Angus Barnett (2)) 1 June 23, 2017 Hanover, Indiana Won the titles in a triple threat match also involving Big 'n Tasty. Mortimer Blankenship III filled in for Bobby Fulton as Josh Lewis partner in this match.
Custom Made (Eric Draven (5) and Roger Malcolm 4 July 14, 2017 Madison, Indiana Won the titles from The East and West Express in a Match also involving Leon Elliot and Nic Noble
Rob Conway and Josh Lewis (3) 1 July 14, 2017 Madison, Indiana
Custom Made (Eric Draven (6) and Roger Malcolm 5 August 18, 2017 Madison, Indiana
Nic Noble (3) and Leon Elliot (2) 2 August 26, 2017 Madison, Indiana [9]
East and West Express 2 September 16, 2017 Madison, Indiana
Vacant October 31, 2017 Titles became vacant when NWA Supreme became AWA Supreme and withdrew from the NWA
Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship

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