NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Florida version)

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NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Florida)
NWA United States Tag Team Championship belt - Florida.png
The Florida version of the U.S. tag team championship
Details
Promotion Championship Wrestling from Florida[1][2]
Date established January 1961[1][2]
Date retired December 17, 1986[1][2]

The Florida version of the NWA United States Tag Team Championship was a major professional wrestling tag team championship. The title was defended sporadically in the National Wrestling Alliance affiliated Championship Wrestling from Florida from 1961 to 1962, 1978 to 1980, and then 1983 until 1986.[1][2] While its name suggests it was defended throughout the United States, the title was actually a regional championship that was only defended throughout the Florida territory.

Title history[edit]

Reigns[edit]

No. Champions Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s)
1 Fabulous Kangaroos, TheThe Fabulous Kangaroos
(Al Costello and Roy Heffernan)
1 January 1961 (NLT) Length [Note 1] House show The Fabulous Kangaroos were billed as champions when they arrived in Florida [1][2]
2 Graham, EddieEddie Graham and Dick Steinborn 1 November 1961 Length Miami Beach, Florida House show   [1][2]
3 Yamamoto, TojoTojo Yamamoto and Taro Miyake 1 November 16, 1961 14 Jacksonville, Florida House show   [1][2]
4 Graham, EddieEddie Graham and Dick Steinborn 2 November 30, 1961 57 Jacksonville, Florida House show   [1][2]
5 The Assassins
(Assassin #1 and Assassin #2)
1 January 26, 1962 91 Atlanta, Georgia House show   [1][2]
Vacated April 27, 1962 N/A N/A Championship was vacated after a draw against Ray Gunkel and Bob Ellis [1][2]
6 Gunkel, RayRay Gunkel and Bob Ellis 1 May 4, 1962 8 Atlanta, Georgia House show Defeated The Assassins in the rematch for the held up championship [1][2]
7 The Assassins
(Assassin #1 and Assassin #2)
2 May 12, 1962 (NLT) Length [Note 1] House show   [1][2]
Vacated 1962 N/A N/A Championship was abandoned for other CWF tag team championships [1][2]
8 The Valiant Brothers
(Jimmy and Johnny)
1 January 1, 1978 24 Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
9 Mike Graham and Steve Keirn 1 January 25, 1978 27 Miami, Florida House show   [1][2]
10 The Brisco Brothers
(Jack and Jerry)
1 February 21, 1978 7 Tampa, Florida House show   [1][2]
11 Mike Graham and Steve Keirn 2 February 28, 1978 103 Miami, Florida House show Mike Graham defeated Jack Brisco in a singles match to win the championship [1][2]
12 Saito, Mr.Mr. Saito and Mr. Sato 1 June 11, 1978 38 [Note 1] House show   [1][2]
13 Mike Graham and Steve Keirn 3 July 19, 1978 7 Miami Beach, Florida House show   [1][2]
14 Mr. Saito and Mr. Sato 2 July 26, 1978 9 [Note 1] House show   [1][2]
15 Mike Graham and Steve Keirn 4 August 4, 1978 22 [Note 1] House show   [1][2]
16 Masa Saito and Mr. Sato 3 August 26, 1978 74 Lakeland, Florida House show   [1][2]
17 Kox, Killer KarlKiller Karl Kox and Dick Slater 1 November 8, 1978 Length Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
Vacated December 1978 N/A N/A The championship was vacated when Kox and Slater split up. [1][2]
18 Kox, Killer KarlKiller Karl Kox and Jimmy Garvin 1 December 5, 1978 42 Tampa, Florida House show Defeated Dick Slater and Bob Roop to win the championship [1][2]
19 Masa Saito and Mr. Sato 4 January 16, 1979 14 Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
20 The Brisco Brothers
(Jack and Jerry Brisco)
2 January 30, 1979 18 Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
21 LeDuc, JosJos LeDuc and Thor the Viking 1 February 17, 1979 12 Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
22 Killer Karl Kox and Jimmy Garvin 2 March 1, 1979 11 Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
23 Pak Song and Jos LeDuc (2) 1 March 12, 1979 5 Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
Vacated March 17, 1979 N/A N/A The championship was vacated when Leduc leaves the area.
24 Pak Song (2) and Killer Khan 1 March 31, 1979 67 [Note 1] House show Defeat The Blonde Bombers (Larry Latham & Wayne Ferris) in a tournament. [1][2]
25 Mike Graham and Steve Keirn 5 June 6, 1979 0 Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
26 Jos Leduc (3) and Don Muraco 1 June 6, 1979 Length Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
Vacated August 1979 N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons [1][2]
27 Rhodes, DustyDusty Rhodes and Bugsy McGraw 1 July 14, 1980 Length Tampa, Florida House show Defeat The Funk Brothers (Dory Funk, Jr. & Terry Funk) in a tournament final. [1][2]
Vacated September 1980 N/A N/A NWA North American Tag Team Championship and NWA Florida Global Tag Team Championship replaced the championship. [1][2]
28 The Zambuie Express
(Elijah Akeem and Kareem Muhammad)
1 September 26, 1983 40 "New Mexico" N/A Was said to have won a fictitious tournament. [1][2]
29 Rhodes, DustyDusty Rhodes and Blackjack Mulligan 1 November 5, 1983 24 Lakeland, Florida House show   [1][2]
30 Bass, RonRon Bass and One Man Gang 1 November 29, 1983 43 Tampa, Florida House show Bass and the One Man Gang defeated Dusty Rhodes and Mike Davis for the championship. [1][2]
31 Rotunda, MikeMike Rotunda and Mike Davis 1 January 11, 1984 26 Tampa, Florida House show   [1][2]
32 The Long Riders
(Ron Bass (2) and Black Bart)
1 February 6, 1984 37 West Palm Beach, Florida House show   [1][2]
33 The U.S. Express
(Mike Rotunda (2) and Barry Windham)
1 March 14, 1984 13 Miami, Florida House show   [1][2]
34 The Long Riders
(Ron Bass (3) and Black Bart)
2 March 27, 1984 8 Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
35 The U.S. Express
(Mike Rotunda (3) and Barry Windham)
2 April 4, 1984 21 Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
36 The Long Riders
(Ron Bass (4) and Black Bart)
3 April 25, 1984 31 Miami, Florida House show   [1][2]
37 The U.S. Express
(Mike Rotunda (4) and Barry Windham)
3 May 26, 1984 8 Sarasota, Florida House show   [1][2]
38 The Long Riders
(Ron Bass (5) and Black Bart)
4 June 3, 1984 16 Florida House show  
39 The U.S. Express
(Mike Rotunda (5) and Barry Windham)
4 June 19, 1984 25 Florida House show  
40 The Guerreros
(Chavo and Hector)
1 July 14, 1984 88 Florida[Note 1] House show   [1][2]
41 Neidhart, JimJim Neidhart and Khruschev, KrusherKrusher Khruschev 1 October 3, 1984 90 Tampa, Florida House show Defeated Hector Guerrero and Cocoa Samoa to win the championship. [1][2]
42 The Youngbloods
(Jay Youngblood and Mark Youngblood)
1 January 1, 1985 56 Tampa, Florida House show   [1][2]
43 The PYT Express
(Norvell Austin and Koko Ware)
1 February 26, 1985 7 Tampa, Florida House show   [1][2][3]
44 The Youngbloods
(Jay Youngblood and Mark Youngblood)
2 March 5, 1985 42 Tampa, Florida House show   [1][2][4]
45 Rude, RickRick Rude and Jesse Barr 1 April 16, 1985 84 Tampa, Florida House show   [1][2]
46 McDaniel, WahooWahoo McDaniel and Billy Jack Haynes 1 July 9, 1985 Length Tampa, Florida House show   [1][2]
Vacated December 1985 N/A N/A Championship vacated when Wahoo McDaniels moves to WCW. [1][2]
47 Fabulous Ones, TheThe Fabulous Ones
(Stan Lane and Steve Keirn (6))
1 July 12, 1986 87 "Portland, Oregon" N/A Supposedly defeated the Sheepherders in a tournament, the tournament was fictitious [1][2][5]
48 Sheepherders, TheThe Sheepherders
(Butch Miller and Luke Williams)
1 October 7, 1986 54 Tampa, Florida House show   [1][2]
49 Fabulous Ones, TheThe Fabulous Ones
(Stan Lane and Steve Keirn (7))
2 November 30, 1986 16 Tampa, Florida House show   [1][2]
50 Kareem Muhammad (2) and Hacksaw Higgins 1 December 16, 1986 1 Tampa, Florida House show Won the championship by forfeit [1][2]
Retired December 17, 1986 N/A N/A Higgins was fired from the CWF and the championship was abandoned. CWF recognized the Mid-Atlantic version of the U.S. Tag Team Championship from this point on. [1][2]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r The location of the match has not been captured as part of the championship documentation.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Hoops, Brian (March 5, 2017). "Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/05): The Hardy Boyz win WWF tag team gold". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
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