NWA North American Tag Team Championship (Los Angeles/Japan version)

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NWA North American Tag Team Championship (Los Angeles/Japan)
Promotion NWA Hollywood Wrestling
New Japan Pro-Wrestling
Date established August, 1973
Date retired April 23, 1981

This version of the NWA North American Tag Team Championship was a major tag team championship that was primarily defended in the National Wrestling Alliance affiliated New Japan Pro-Wrestling and NWA Hollywood Wrestling.[1] The title essentially served as New Japan's primary tag team title though it was also occasionally defended and recognized in the Los Angeles area. This title was the second NWA sanctioned title to be named the North American Tag Team Championship and was retired April 23, 1981.

Title history[edit]

Wrestlers: Reigns together: Date: Place: Notes:
NWA North American Tag Team Championship (Los Angeles/Japan version)
Johnny Powers & Pat Patterson 1 August, 1973 Powers and Patterson were recognized in Los Angeles and New Japan as champions.
Kurt Von Hess & Karl Von Schotz 1 May, 1974
Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi 1 August 16, 1974 Los Angeles, California Title is vacated on August 1, 1975 after a no contest with the Hollywood Blonds.
The Hollywood Blonds (Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown) 1 September 22, 1975 Nagoya, Japan
Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi 2 October 2, 1975 Osaka, Japan Inoki vacates the title shortly afterward to focus on mixed martial arts singles matches.
Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi 1 February 5, 1976 Sapporo, Japan Defeats Tiger Jeet Singh & Voodoo Mulumba in tournament finals to be crowned new champions.
Tiger Jeet Singh & Umanosuke Ueda 1 February 2, 1977 Osaka, Japan
Seiji Sakaguchi & Strong Kobayashi 2 July 28, 1977 Fukuoka, Japan [2]
Hiro Matsuda & Masa Saito 1 April 5, 1979 Tokyo, Japan
Seiji Sakaguchi & Riki Choshu 1 June 15, 1979 Los Angeles, California

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "N.W.A. North American Tag Team Title (Los Angeles/Japan)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. 
  2. ^ Hoops, Brian (July 28, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (July 28): Lou Thesz wrestles the husband of the world's greatest all-time female athlete". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 

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