NWA Tennessee Tag Team Championship

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NWA Tennessee Tag Team Championship
Details
Date established October 24, 1967
Date retired May 1977
Promotion NWA Mid-America and Southeast Championship Wrestling

The NWA Tennessee Tag Team Championship was a secondary tag team title promoted as the name indicates mainly in the Tennessee region from 1967 until 1977, first by Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling and occasionally NWA Mid-America from 1967 to 1974 then by its successor Southeast Championship Wrestling from 1974 to 1977 when it was abandoned. Because the championship was a professional wrestling championship, it was not won or lost competitively but instead by the decision of the bookers of a wrestling promotion. The championship was awarded after the chosen wrestler "won" a match to maintain the illusion that professional wrestling is a competitive sport.[1]

Title history[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
# The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed.
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title changed hands
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
  Indicates periods of unknown lineage
# Wrestlers Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Lester Welch and Buddy Fuller 1 October 24, 1967 14 Nashville, Tennessee House show Won a tournament to become the first Tennessee Tag Team Champions.  
2 Mario Galento and Alex Perez 1 November 7, 1967 [Note 1] Nashville, Tennessee House show    
 
3 Les Thatcher and Dennis Hall 1 1969 [Note 2] [Note 3] House show    
 
4 Ron and Don Wright 1 June 1969 (NLT) [Note 4] [Note 3] House show    
5 Les Thatcher (2) and Whitey Caldwell 1 June 20, 1969 [Note 5] Knoxville, Tennessee House show    
 
6 Ron and Don Wright 2 October 1969 (NLT) [Note 6] [Note 3] House show    
7 The Spoilers
(Spoiler #1 and #Spoiler 2)
1 January 22, 1970 [Note 7] Chattanooga, Tennessee House show    
 
8 Ron and Don Wright 3 January 1971 NLT [Note 8] [Note 3] House show    
 
9 The Untouchables
(Karl Von Stroheim and Frank Martinez)
1 May 28, 1971 NLT [Note 9] [Note 3] House show    
 
10 The Alaskans 1 September 17, 1971 NLT [Note 10] [Note 3] House show    
 
11 The Von Brauners
(Kurt and Karl Von Brauner)
1 November 1971 NLT [Note 11] [Note 3] House show    
 
12 The Avengers
(Avenger #1 and Avenger #2)
1 January 1972 NLT [Note 12] [Note 3] House show    
13 The Heavenly Bodies
(Don and Al Greene)
1 January 21, 1972 40 Knoxville, Tennessee House show    
14 Ron Wright (4) and Jack Donovan 1 February 25, 1972 [Note 13] Knoxville, Tennessee House show    
 
15 The Australians
(Larry O'Day and Ron Miller)
1 May 19, 1972 [Note 14] Knoxville, Tennessee House show Defeated Don Wright and Al Greene to win the championship  
 
16 Ron (5) and Don Wright 4 June 1972 NLT [Note 15] [Note 3] House show    
17 Sputnik Monroe and Tommy Gilbert 1 July 1, 1972 14 Chattanooga, Tennessee House show    
18 Ron (6) and Don Wright 5 July 15, 1972 7 Chattanooga, Tennessee House show    
19 Sputnik Monroe and Tommy Gilbert 2 July 22, 1972 7 Chattanooga, Tennessee House show    
20 Ron (7) and Don Wright 6 July 29, 1972 [Note 16] Chattanooga, Tennessee House show    
 
21 Jerry Lawler and Jim White 1 November 1972 NLT [Note 17] [Note 3] House show    
22 Tommy Gilbert (2) and Bearcat Brown 1 December 8, 1972 [Note 18] Knoxville, Tennessee House show    
 
23 Ron (8) and Don Wright 7 January 5, 1973 [Note 19] Knoxville, Tennessee House show    
24 The Continental Warriors
(Bobby Hart and Lorenzo Parente)
1 May 1973 NLT [Note 20] [Note 3] House show    
25 Ron (9) and Don Wright 8 July 1973 NLT [Note 21] [Note 3] House show    
 
26 Ron (10) and Don Wright 9 September 20, 1974 [Note 22] Chilhowee Park, Knoxville, Tennessee House show Defeated the Bounty Hunters (David Novak and Jerry Novak) to win the championship  
 
27 Ron and Terry Garvin 1 October 25, 1974 [Note 23] Knoxville, Tennessee House show    
28 Ron Wright (11) and Tommy Gilbert (3) 1 November 1974 [Note 24] [Note 3] House show    
 
29 Dutch Mantell and John Foley 1 December 1974 [Note 25] [Note 3] House show    
30 Les Thatcher (3) and Nelson Royal 1 January 1975 [Note 26] [Note 3] House show    
31 Dutch Mantell and John Foley 2 February 1975 [Note 27] [Note 3] House show    
32 Les Thatcher (4) and Nelson Royal 2 March 23, 1975 [Note 28] Knoxville, Tennessee House show    
33 Ron and Don Bass 1 April 1975 [Note 29] [Note 3] House show    
34 Ron Wright (12) and Nelson Royal 1 April 1975 [Note 30] [Note 3] House show    
35 Ron and Don Bass 2 May 1975 [Note 31] [Note 3] House show    
 
36 Jerry Jarrett and George Gulas 1 May 7, 1975 [Note 32] Nashville, Tennessee House show Defeated Ron and Don Wright to win the champiohnship  
 
37 Jimmy Golden (2) and Ricky Gibson 1 June 1975 NLT [Note 33] [Note 3] House show    
 
38 Ron Fuller and The Assassin 1 July 1975 NLT [Note 34] [Note 3] House show    
 
39 Ron (13) and Don Wright 10 September 1975 NLT [Note 35] [Note 3] House show    
 
40 Norvell Austin and Butch Malone 1 December 1975 NLT [Note 36] [Note 3] House show    
 
41 Danny Little Bear and Chief Thundercloud 1 April 1977 NLT [Note 37] [Note 3] House show    
42 Luke Graham and Ripper Collins 1 May 2, 1977 [Note 38] Memphis, Tennessee House show    
 
43 Don Greene (2) and Joey Rossi 1 May 1977 NLT [Note 39] [Note 3] House show    
Abandoned N/A 1977 N/A N/A N/A The Championship was abandoned.  

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 601 days.
  2. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 180 days.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y The location of the match was not captured as part of the championship documentation.
  4. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 19 days.
  5. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 133 days.
  6. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 83 days and 113 days.
  7. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 8 days.
  8. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and −21,431 days.
  9. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 235 days.
  10. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 184 days.
  11. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 31 days and 246 days.
  12. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 20 days.
  13. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 83 days.
  14. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 43 days.
  15. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 42 days.
  16. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 125 days.
  17. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 313 days and 131 days.
  18. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 28 days.
  19. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 146 days.
  20. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 91 days.
  21. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 505 days.
  22. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 35 days.
  23. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 7 days and 37 days.
  24. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 60 days.
  25. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 61 days.
  26. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 days and 58 days.
  27. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 23 days and 50 days.
  28. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 9 days and 38 days.
  29. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 29 days.
  30. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 35 days.
  31. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 5 days.
  32. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 54 days.
  33. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 83 days.
  34. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 144 days.
  35. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 61 days and 183 days.
  36. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 606 days.
  37. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 2 days and 517 days.
  38. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 29 days.
  39. ^ The date the championship was abandoned has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 242 days.

References[edit]

General reference
  • Will, Gary; Royal Duncan (1994). "Tennessee: NWA Tennessee Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4 ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-1-1. 
  • "NWA Tennessee Tag Team Title". Wrestling-titles.com. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
Specific references
  1. ^ Ed Grabianowski. "How Pro Wrestling Works". How Stuff Works. Retrieved April 5, 2009.