NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Georgia version)

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The NWA Southern Tag Team Championship was the primary professional wrestling tag team title of the National Wrestling Alliance-affiliated Georgia Championship Wrestling. It was originally won by Chris & Babe Zaharias in Atlanta, Georgia in March 1949, and defended for almost twenty years until it was replaced by the NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship in 1968. This title was one of several regional NWA Southern Heavyweight Championships which included the Carolinas, Florida, Louisiana and Tennessee versions.[1][2]

Title history[edit]

Wrestlers: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Chris & Babe Zaharias 1 March 1949 Atlanta, Georgia
Nick Carter & Don McIntyre 1 March 25, 1949 Atlanta, Georgia
Title history is unrecorded from April 1949 to August 1951.
Art Neilson & Jack Steel 1 August 31, 1951 Atlanta, Georgia Defeated Farmer Jones & Al Massey for the title.
Title history is unrecorded from September 1951 to May 1955.
Red & Don McIntyre (2) 1 May 1955
Title history is unrecorded from May to September 1955.
Whitney Whittler & El Toro 1 September 1955
Title history is unrecorded from September 1955 to March 1961.
Skull Murphy & Gypsy Joe 1 March 14, 1961
Bob Rasmussen & Guy Mitchell 1 May 5, 1961 Atlanta, Georgia
Title history is unrecorded from May to November 1961.
Ray Gunkel & Don McIntyre (3) 1 November 1961
The Assassins
(Assassin I & Assassin II)
1 December 1, 1961 Atlanta, Georgia
Title history is unrecorded from December 1961 to November 1962.
The Kentuckians
(Luke Brown & Jake Smith)
1 November 1962
Lenny Montana & Gypsy Joe (2) 1 November 23, 1962 Atlanta, Georgia
Title history is unrecorded from November 1962 to November 1964.
Eddie Graham & Sam Steamboat 1 November 1964
The Mysterious Medics 1 November 20, 1964 Atlanta, Georgia
Buddy Fuller & Mario Galento 1 January 29, 1965 Atlanta, Georgia
Title is vacated on January 30, 1965.
The Mysterious Medics 2 February 5, 1965 Atlanta, Georgia Defeated Tony Marino & Joe Scarpa in 6-team tournament final.
Buddy Fuller (2) & Jesse James 1 March 19, 1965 Atlanta, Georgia
Corsica Joe & Corsica Jean 1 April 16, 1965 Atlanta, Georgia
Joe Scarpa & Chief Little Eagle 1 June 4, 1965 Atlanta, Georgia
Al & Mario Galento (2) 1 June 11, 1965 Atlanta, Georgia
Title is declared vacant after Al Galento is injured during a match in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 18, 1965.
Corsica Joe & Corsica Jean 2 June 25, 1965 Atlanta, Georgia Defeat Jesse James & Greg Peterson in tournament final.
Billy & Bad Boy Hines 1 July 9, 1965 Atlanta, Georgia
Dick Steinborn & Nick Kozak 1 August 27, 1965 Atlanta, Georgia
Title history is unrecorded from September to October 1965.
Dutch Savage & Mario Galento (3) 1 October 29, 1965
Title is vacated.
The Infernos 1 April 1, 1966 Atlanta, Georgia Defeated Mario Galento & Bobby Shane to win the titles.
Title is vacated in April 1966 but The Infernos may have continued defending the titles in the Columbus area.
Enrique & Alberto Torres 1 May 6, 1966 Atlanta, Georgia Defeated The Mysterious Medics in the finals of a one-night 8-team tournament; later defeated The Infernos on June 22, 1966, to become officially recognized as NWA Southern Tag Team Champions in Columbus.[3]
Louie Tillet & Butcher Vachon 1 September 23, 1966 Atlanta, Georgia
Enrique (2) & Ramon Torres 1 October 21, 1966 Atlanta, Georgia
Louie Tillet & Butcher Vachon 2 November 7, 1966 Augusta, Georgia
Enrique (3) & Ramon Torres 2 November 16, 1966 Columbus, Georgia
Title is held up after a match against Gene Anderson & Lars Anderson in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 31, 1966.
Minnesota Wrecking Crew
(Gene & Lars Anderson)
1 January 1967 May have won title in a rematch against the Torres Brothers.
Enrique (4) & Ramon Torres 2 April 11, 1967 Savannah, Georgia
Minnesota Wrecking Crew
(Gene & Lars Anderson)
2 April 28, 1967 Atlanta, Georgia
Enrique (5) & Ramon Torres 3 May 12, 1967 Atlanta, Georgia
Butcher (3) & Stan Vachon 1 June 23, 1967 Atlanta, Georgia
Ramon (5) & Alberto Torres (2) 1 August 21, 1967 Augusta, Georgia
Butcher (4) & Stan Vachon 2 August 28, 1967 Augusta, Georgia
Enrique (6) & Alberto Torres (3) 2 September 5, 1967 Macon, Georgia [4]
Butcher (5) & Stan Vachon 3 December 18, 1967 Augusta, Georgia
Enrique (7) & Alberto Torres (4) 3 January 5, 1968 Atlanta, Georgia
Title is held up after a match against Tarzan Tyler & El Mongol in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 23, 1968.
Enrique (8) & Alberto Torres (5) 4 March 8, 1968 Atlanta, Georgia Won titles in rematch.
El Mongol & Hans Schmidt 1 April 26, 1968 Atlanta, Georgia
Enrique (9) & Alberto Torres (6) 5 May 31, 1968 Atlanta, Georgia
Title is replaced by the NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship at the end of 1968. Title reigns after November 1968 may be for the new titles.
Butcher (6) & Stan Vachon 4? November 1968
Ramon (6) & Alberto Torres (7) 6? November 11, 1968 Augusta, Georgia

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 133. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ Puroresu Dojo (2003). "N.W.A. Southern Tag Team Title (Georgia)". Wrestling-Titles.com. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Hoops, Brian (September 5, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history: Gagne vs. Crusher loser leaves town, Von Erichs vs. Freebirds, Young Bucks vs. Machine Guns". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 16, 2017.