NWA North American Tag Team Championship (Puerto Rico/WWC version)

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NWA North American Tag Team Championship (Puerto Rico/WWC)
Details
Promotion Capitol Sports Promotions
Date established January 6, 1974
Date retired 1987 & 1992
Other name(s)
  • WWC North American Tag Team Championship

The NWA North American Tag Team Championship (Puerto Rico/WWC version) was a major tag team championship that was used and defended in Capitol Sports Promotions.[1] It is sometimes referred to as the WWC North American Tag Team Championship, though this isn't entirely accurate since the promotion didn't change its name from Capitol Sports Promotions to World Wrestling Council until the mid-1990s. The promotion, still in operation today, is based out of Puerto Rico and was a National Wrestling Alliance affiliate until 1988. This title was the third NWA sanctioned championship to be called NWA North American Tag Team Championship and, while its name suggests it was a nationally defended title, it was actually only used within the Puerto Rico territory.

Title history[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Huracán Castillo (Pedro Castillo) & Don Serrano 1 January 6, 1974 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Billed as champions on WWC first card.
Carlos Colón & Gino Caruso 1 August 6 1974 Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Castillo Brothers
(Huracán Castillo (2) & Maravilla)
1 August 11, 1974 Bayamon, Puerto Rico Maravilla formerly Known as Raúl Castillo.
Jose Miguel Pérez & Carlos Colón (2) 1 August 12, 1974
Bruce Swayze & Jim Dalton 1 June 1, 1974 Caguas, Puerto Rico [2]
Jose Miguel Pérez (2) & Carlos Colón (3) 2 July 12, 1974 Ponce, Puerto Rico [3]
The Assassins
(Jody Hamilton & Tom Renesto)
1 July 20, 1974 Caguas, Puerto Rico
José Rivera & Jack Veneno 1 November 23, 1974 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Vikingo & Ciclón Sudamericano 1 December 21, 1974 Caguas, Puerto Rico
The Martels
(Pierre Martel & Michel Martel)
1 March 8, 1975 Caguas, Puerto Rico
José Rivera (2) & Ciclón 1 August 2, 1975 Caguas, Puerto Rico [4]
Bull Gregory & Ali Baba 1 October 11, 1975 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Carlos Colón (4) & Cowboy Bob Ellis 1 December 25, 1975 Caguas, Puerto Rico
The Spoilers
(I & II)
1 January 10, 1976 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Los Infernos
(I & II)
1 January 17, 1976 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Held up March 6, 1976 Bayamón, Puerto Rico After a match between José Rivera & José Miguel Pérez and Inferno I & Inferno II.
Los Infernos
(I & II)
2 March 13, 1976 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Defeated Rivera and Pérez in a rematch.
Held up August 7, 1976 Caguas, Puerto Rico In a match between Los Dinámicos and Los Infernos.
Los Infernos
(I & II)
3 August 28, 1976 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Defeated Colón & Rivera in a rematch.
Antonino Rocca & José Miguel Pérez (3) 1 September 11, 1976 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Higo Hamaguchi & Gordon Nelson 1 October 16, 1976 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Hercules Ayala & Victor Jovica 1 December 4, 1976 Caguas, Puerto Rico
The Interns
(Jim Starr & Tom Andrews)
1 December 25, 1976 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
The Martels
(Michel Martel (2) & Daniel Martel)
1 March 4, 1977 Ponce, Puerto Rico
Held up May 7, 1977 Bayamón, Puerto Rico After a match between The Martels and José Rivera & Hercules Ayala.
The Martels
(Michel Martel (3) & Daniel Martel (2))
2 May 21, 1977 Caguas, Puerto Rico Defeated Rivera & Hercules Ayala in a rematch.
Los Escorpiones
(I & II)
1 June 25, 1977 Caguas, Puerto Rico Known as José Ventura & Raúl Reyes.
The Martels
(Michel Martel (4) & Daniel Martel (3))
3 July 2, 1977 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Los Dinámicos
(Carlos Colón (5) & José Rivera (3))
1 August 27, 1977 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
The Samoans
(Afa & Sika)
1 October 29, 1977 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Carlos Colón (6) & Victor Jovica (2) 1 November 14, 1977 San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Hollywood Blonds
(Jack Evans & Larry Sharpe)
1 December 17, 1977 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Held up April 22, 1978 Caguas, Puerto Rico After a match between The Hollywood Blonds and Victor Jovica & Chief Thunder Cloud.
The Hollywood Blonds
(Jack Evans & Larry Sharpe)
2 May 6, 1978 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Defeated Colon & Thunder Cloud in rematch.[5]
Carlos Colón (7) & Chief Thunder Cloud 1 May 27, 1978 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
The Martels
(Pierre (2) & Jean)
1 July 22, 1978 San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Martels
(Pierre (3) & Rick)
1 January 22, 1979 Rick Martel replaces Jean Martel who leaves the promotion.
Vacated February 4, 1979 Bayamón, Puerto Rico When The Martels lost a loser-leaves-town match to Invader I & II.
Dutch Mantel & Frankie Laine 1 February 12, 1979 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Defeated Jose Rivera & Chief Thunder Cloud.
Carlos Colón (8) & Huracán Castillo (3) 1 May 5, 1979 San Juan, Puerto Rico [6]
Dutch Mantel (2) & Frankie Laine (2) 2 May 19, 1979 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Invaders
(Invader I & Invader II)
1 August 5, 1979 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Dutch Mantel (2) & Frankie Laine (3) 3 August 11, 1979 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Vacated September 24, 1979 When Dutch Mantel leaves the promotion.
Haru Sonoda & Mitsu Ishikawa 1 October 13, 1979 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Win tournament.
Huracán Castillo (4) & Ciclón Negro 1 November 17, 1979 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Roger Kirby & Dick Steinborn 1 December 27, 1979 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Carlos Colón (9) & Eric Froelich 1 February 9, 1980 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Luke Graham & Gorgeous George Jr. 1 March 22, 1980 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Luke Graham (2) & Bulldog Brower 1 April 14, 1980 Awarded when George leaves the promotion.
Pierre Martel (4) & Mr. Fuji 1 May 23, 1980 Ponce, Puerto Rico
Vacated June 14, 1980 Caguas, Puerto Rico When the team splits up after a match against Carlos Colón & José Rivera.
Los Dinámicos
(Carlos Colón (10) & José Rivera (4))
2 September 13, 1980 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Win a one night tournament.
Dutch Mantel (4) & Dennis Condrey 1 October 11, 1980 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Carlos Colón (11) & Invader I (2) 1 January 19, 1981 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Los Pastores
(Luke Williams & Butch Miller)
1 February 28, 1981 Bayamón, Puerto Rico [7]
The Interns
(Jim Starr (2) & Tom Andrews (2))
2 April 4, 1981 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Los Pastores
(Luke Williams (2) & Butch Miller (2))
2 May 22, 1981 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
The Brisco Brothers
(Jack & Jerry)
1 August 8, 1981 San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Fabulous Kangaroos
(Don Kent & Bruno Bekkar)
1 October 22, 1981 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Invader I (3) & Super Gladiator 1 November 23, 1981 San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Fabulous Kangaroos
(Don Kent & Bruno Bekkar)
2 December 5, 1981 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Invader I (4) & Super Gladiator (2) 2 January 26, 1982 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
The Moondogs
(Rex & Spot)
1 February 13, 1982 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Held up May 8, 1982 San Juan, Puerto Rico After a match between The Gilbert Family and The Moondogs.
The Moondogs
(Rex & Spot)
2 May 15, 1982 San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Gilbert Family
(Tommy Gilbert & Eddie Gilbert)
1 June 5, 1982 San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Fabulous Kangaroos
(Don Kent (3) & Johnny Heffernan)
1 August 14, 1982 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Assassins
(Jody Hamilton & Tom Renesto)
2 August 28, 1982 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Pierre Martel (5) & Gino de la Serra 1 September 17, 1982 Ponce, Puerto Rico
Held Up September 25, 1982 San Juan, Puerto Rico After a match between The Mercenaries and Pierre Martel & Gino de la Serra.
Los Mercenarios
(Cuban Assassin & Jerry Morrow)
1 October 30, 1982 San Juan, Puerto Rico Won the rematch against Pierre Martel & Gino de la Serra.
Scorpio & Mr. Tempest 1 February 3, 1983 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Gran Apollo & Enrique Viera 1 February 11, 1983 Manatí, Puerto Rico
Vacated March 14, 1983 When Viera left the promotion.
Buddy Landell & Terry Gibbs 1 March 25, 1983 San Juan, Puerto Rico Defeated King Tonga & Gran Apollo.
King Tonga & Gran Apollo (2) 1 June 11, 1983 San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Medics
(Super Médico I (1) & Super Medico II (1))
1 July 10, 1983 Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
King Tonga (2) & Gran Apollo (3) 2 October 8, 1983 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Vacated April 9, 1984 When Apollo retires.
The Medics
(Super Médico I (2) & Super Medico II (2))
2 June 7, 1984 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Defeated Invader III & Toru Tanaka.
Invaders
(I (4) & III)
1 August 4, 1984 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Los Pastores
(Luke Williams (3) & Butch Miller (3))
3 January 6, 1985 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Invader III (2) & Super Médico I (3) 1 March 2, 1985 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Los Pastores
(Luke Williams (4) & Butch Miller (4))
4 March 23, 1985 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Invaders
(Invader I (5) & Invader III (3))
2 August 25, 1985 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
The Starr Cousins
(Ron Starr & Chicky Starr)
1 March 5, 1986 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Held up April 19, 1986 Caguas, Puerto Rico After a match between The Invaders I & III and The Starr Cousins.
The Starr Cousins
(Ron Starr & Chicky Starr)
2 June 2, 1986 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican Express
(Miguelito Pérez & Huracán Castillo Jr.)
1 November 8, 1986 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Miguelito Pérez (2) & Big Red 1 December 3, 1986 Awarded after Castillo has been injured by Chicky Starr.
Gran Mendoza & Bob Heffernan 1 January 6, 1987 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Miguelito Pérez (3) & Tony Atlas 1 April 25, 1987 Caguas, Puerto Rico
The Hunters
(Dale Veasey & Bob Brown)
1 June 20, 1987 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Retired August 26, 1987 Trinidad and Tobago After The Hunters defeated The Youngbloods for the WWC World Tag Team Championship.
NWA North American Tag Team Championship
The Headhunters
(Headhunter A & Headhunter B)
1 March 6, 1992 Dominican Republic Recognized as NWA North American Tag Team Champions in Dominican Republic.
Abandoned later on September 2, 1992

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ Hoops, Brian (June 1, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (June 1): Rogers beats Gomez, Gordman & Goliath, Baba loses PWF Title, Flair Vs. KVE, Lawler Vs. Son, Undertaker Vs. Edge". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  3. ^ Hoops, Brian (July 12, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (July 12): Gagne, Bruiser & Crusher, Ladd wins Americas title, 1992 Bash with Sting vs. Vader". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  4. ^ Hoops, Brian (August 2, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history: Ron Simmons makes history by winning WCW World title". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  5. ^ F4W Staff (May 6, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (May 6): Verne Gagne Vs. Danny Hodge, 1st Annual Von Erich Parade of Champions show". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  6. ^ F4W Staff (May 5, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (May 5): Bruno Vs. Gorilla in Puerto Rico, 2nd annual Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  7. ^ Hoops, Brian (February 28, 2017). "Daily pro wrestling history (02/28): Andersen & Hansen win NWA Tag Titles". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 28, 2017. 

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