NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version)

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NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version)
Details
Date established 1951
Date retired 1969
Promotion Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling

The NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) was the Mid-Atlantic territory version of the NWA Southern Tag Team Championship and was defended between 1953 until 1968 when it became the NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Championship. It is one of the earliest titles to be defended in the Carolinas, most often in Lenoir, Greensboro and Charlotte, North Carolina.[1][2]

Title history[edit]

Wrestlers: Reigns together: Date: Place: Notes:
Earl Wampler & Jack O'Brien 1 September 25, 1951 George Becker & Mike Clancy vs Jim Austeri & Johnny Heidman on September 27, 1953 in Lexington, North Carolina.
Title history is unrecorded.
The Smith Brothers
(Al & John Smith)
1 November 11, 1951 Recognized in Tennessee as early as September 1953.
Title history is unrecorded.
The Smith Brothers
(Al & John Smith)
2 December 5, 1953
The Becker Brothers
(George Becker & Bobby Becker)
1 March 1954
The Smith Brothers
(Al Smith & John Smith}
3 March 8, 1954 Charlotte, North Carolina
The Curtis Brothers
(George Curtis & Jack Curtis)
1 May 29, 1954? Lenoir, North Carolina?
The Smith Brothers
(Al & John Smith)
4 June 5, 1954? Lenoir, North Carolina?
Mr. Moto & Kinji Shibuya 1 July 19, 1954 Charlotte, North Carolina
The Becker Brothers
(George & Bobby Becker)
2 October 18, 1954 Charlotte, North Carolina
George Becker (3) & Jack Witzig 1 November 25, 1954 Bobby Becker died on November 26, 1954; Witzig was chosen as George Becker's new partner.
Vacated January 13, 1955 With a tournament being held.
Title history is unrecorded. A championship match was held in Lenoir, North Carolina, between George Becker & Tex Riley vs. Al Kashey & Dave Jones on February 26 and March 5, 1955. It is unknown which team held the title.
The Dusek Family
(Emil and Ernie Dusek)
1 July 2, 1955 Lexington, North Carolina
George Becker (4) & Jack Witzig (2) 2 July 27, 1955 Asheville, North Carolina
Title held up in Lexington, North Carolina after a match against Babe Zaharias & Hombre Montana on October 22, 1955.
George Becker (5) & Jack Witzig (3) 3 October 29, 1955 Lexington, North Carolina Win rematch.
Title held up in Lexington, NC after a match against Mike Gallagher & Doc Gallagher ends as no contest on March 3, 1956 and the rematch on March 10, 1956 also ends as a no contest.
George Becker (6) & Jack Witzig (4) 4 March 17, 1956 Lexington, North Carolina Defeats Mike Gallagher & Doc Gallagher in rematch.
Mr. Moto & Kinji Shibuya 2 May 7, 1956 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Leo Garibaldi & Chick Garibaldi 1 June 20, 1956 Asheville, North Carolina
Tiny Mills & Jim Austeri 1 June 26, 1956 Nashville, Tennessee
George Becker (7) & Jack Witzig (5) 5 September 17, 1956 Charlotte, North Carolina
Jim Austeri (2) & Ali Bey 1 December 8, 1956 Lexington, North Carolina
The Flying Scotts
(George & Sandy Scott)
1 March 18, 1957 Charlotte, North Carolina
The Dusek Family
(Ernie & Emil Dusek)
2 May 20, 1957 Charlotte, North Carolina
Ivan Bornov & Karol Fozoff 1 June 1957 Sometime between June 4, 1957 and June 14, 1957.
The Flying Scotts
(George Scott & Sandy Scott)
2 July 6, 1957 Sometime after June 29, 1957.
Title history is unrecorded.
George Becker (8) & Dick Steinborn 1 July 27, 1957 Still champions as of August 10, 1957.
Title history is unrecorded.
The Gallagher Brothers
(Doc Gallagher & Mike Gallagher)
1 September 21, 1957
George Becker (9) & Dick Steinborn (2) 2 September 30, 1957 Charlotte, North Carolina
Mr. Moto (3) & Duke Keomuka 1 March 31, 1958 Charlotte, North Carolina
George Becker (10) & Mike Clancy 1 May 26, 1958 Charlotte, North Carolina
Frank Jares & Hans Schnabel 1 June 21, 1958 Hickory, North Carolina
George Becker (11) & Mike Clancy (2) 2 July 5, 1958 Hickory, North Carolina
The Von Erichs
(Fritz & Waldo Von Erich)
1 October 13, 1958 Charlotte, North Carolina
George Becker (12) & Mike Clancy (3) 3 October 27, 1958 Charlotte, North Carolina
The Smith Brothers
(Al & John Smith)
5 January 26, 1959 Charlotte, North Carolina
George Becker (13) & Billy Two Rivers 1 March 31, 1959 Raleigh, North Carolina
The Torres Brothers
(Alberto Torres & Enrique Torres)
1 April 6, 1959 Charlotte, North Carolina
Mr. Moto (4) & Duke Keomuka (2) 2 July 6, 1959 Charlotte, North Carolina
Larry Hamilton & The Great Bolo 1 August 24, 1959 Charlotte, North Carolina
George Becker (14) & Enrique Torres (2) 1 November 23, 1959 Charlotte, North Carolina
Larry Hamilton & Great Bolo 2 December 19, 1959 Spartanburg, South Carolina
Amazing Zuma & Haystacks Calhoun 1 April 11, 1960 Charlotte, North Carolina
Larry Hamilton & Great Bolo 3 April 25, 1960 Charlotte, North Carolina Still champions as of June 23, 1960.
Title history is unrecorded.
Tosh Togo & Ike Eakins 1 September 1960
Ray Villmer & Jack Curtis (2) 1 October 30, 1960 Charlotte, North Carolina
Gypsy Joe & Louis Tillet 1 November 21, 1960 Charlotte, North Carolina
Ray Villmer & Jack Curtis (3) 2 December 1960
Mad Dog & Butcher Vachon 1 January 9, 1961 Charlotte, North Carolina
George Becker (15) & Sandy Scott (2) 2 March 27, 1961 Charlotte, North Carolina
Great Bolo (4) & Mike Paidousis 1 April 1, 1961
George Becker (16) & Sandy Scott (3) 3 April 9, 1961
Great Bolo (5) & Mike Paidousis (2) 2 April 28, 1961
The Von Brauners
(Kurt & Karl Von Brauner)
1 June 26, 1961 Still champions as of November 11, 1961.
Title history is unrecorded.
Don Curtis & Joe Scarpa 1 September 6, 1962
Ike Eakins (2) & Pancho Villa 1 September 17, 1962 Charlotte, North Carolina
Don Curtis & Joe Scarpa 2 September 24, 1962 Charlotte, North Carolina
Title Vacated in November 1962 when the team leaves territory.
Title history is unrecorded
Ray Andrews & Eric Pomeroy 1 June 8, 1963
The Canadian Wrecking Crew
(Chris Tolos & John Tolos)
1 July 30, 1963 Raleigh, North Carolina
Ray Andrews & Eric Pomeroy 2 August 6, 1963 Raleigh, North Carolina
Swede Hanson & Rip Hawk 1 October 26, 1963
Johnny Weaver & "Cowboy" Bob Ellis 1 December 2, 1963 Charlotte, North Carolina
Title Vacant in 1964 when Ellis leaves the area.
Eddie Graham & Sam Steamboat 1 May 1965 Billed as champions upon arrival.
Bronko Lubich & Aldo Bogni 1 May 24, 1965 Charlotte, North Carolina
George Becker (17) & Johnny Weaver (2) 1 September 9, 1965 Greensboro, North Carolina
Bronko Lubich & Aldo Bogni 2 February 2, 1966 Raleigh, North Carolina
George Becker (18) & Johnny Weaver (3) 2 November 3, 1966 Greensboro, North Carolina
Stan Kowalski & Black Jack Daniels 1 February 14, 1967 Tampa, Florida Continue to be recognized in the Carolinas.
Infernos
(Frankie Cain & Rocky Smith)
1 July 20, 1967 Greensboro, North Carolina
Title held up as of August 1967.
P.Y. Chung & Haru Sasaki 1 August 15, 1967 Columbia, South Carolina Chung and Sasaki refuse to give up the title.
George Becker (19) & Johnny Weaver (4) 3 August 22, 1967 Columbia, South Carolina Win rematch.
Larry Hamilton (4) & Pampero Firpo 1 September 1967 Sometime after September 7, 1967.
Title held up as of September 21, 1967.
Larry Hamilton (5) & Pampero Firpo (2) 2 September 21, 1967 Norfolk, Virginia Becker & Weaver refuse to give up the title.
George Becker (20) & Johnny Weaver (5) 4 September 28, 1967 Norfolk, Virginia Win rematch.
Title held up after a match against Larry Hamilton & Pampero Firpo on June 29, 1967 in Lynchburg, Virginia.
George Becker (21) & Johnny Weaver (6) 5 October 6, 1967 Lynchburg, Virginia Win rematch.
Title held up after a match against Gene Anderson & Lars Anderson on March 5, 1968 in High Point, North Carolina.
George Becker (22) & Johnny Weaver (7) 6 April 4, 1968 Greensboro, North Carolina Defeated the Minnesota Wrecking Crew in a rematch.
Anderson family
(Gene Anderson & Ole Anderson)
1 January 13, 1969 Charlotte, North Carolina
George Becker (23) & Johnny Weaver (8) 7 January 20, 1969 Charlotte, North Carolina Defeat Rip Hawk & Swede Hanson in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on May 1, 1969 to win the NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Title.
Permanently replaced by the NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "(Carolinas) Charlotte: NWA Southern Tag Team Title [Jim Crockett]". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 114. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ "N.W.A. Southern Tag Team Title (Mid-Atlantic)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003.