NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship

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NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship
Details
Date established November 14, 1974
Date retired December 1998
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance
NWA Mid-America (1974–1981)
Jim Crockett Promotions (1984–1989)
NWA 2000 (1998)
Other name(s)
NWA Six-Man Tag Team Championship (1974–1980)

The NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling championship sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and originally promoted in the NWA Mid-America territory based out of Tennessee. Originally called the "NWA Six-Man Tag Team Championship" NWA Mid-America promoted the title from 1974 until 1981. In 1984 another NWA territory, Jim Crockett Promotions, brought the concept back, this time as the "NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship" which it promoted until 1989. The Championship was briefly revived in 1998 by NWA 2000. As the name indicates the championship was exclusively for three man teams that competed in six-man tag team matches. 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 team "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
# Team
(team members)
Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
NWA Six-Man Tag Team Championship
1 Jackie Fargo, George Gulas and Dennis Hall 1 November 14, 1974 53 Chattanooga, Tennessee Mid-America Live event Defeated Jerry Lawler, Don Kent and Juan Sebastian in tournament final
2 Big Bad John, Lorenzo Parente and John Gray 1 January 16, 1975 [Note 1] Chattanooga, Tennessee Mid-America Live event  
3 Tojo Yamamoto, George Gulas (2) and Dennis Hall (2) 1 February 1975 [Note 2] [Note 3] Mid-America Live event  
 
4 Jackie Fargo (2), George Gulas (3) and Dennis Hall (3) 2 March 10, 1975 [Note 4] [Note 3] Mid-America Live event  
5 Eddie Marlin, Tommy Gilbert, and Ricky Gibson 1 1975 [Note 5] [Note 3] Mid-America Live event  
Vacated N/A 1975 N/A N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons.
6 Tojo Yamamoto (2), George Gulas (4) and Tommy Rich 1 October 1975 [Note 6] [Note 3] Mid-America Live event Won a tournament.
7 Al Greene and the Bicentennial Kings (Phil Hickerson and Dennis Condrey) 1 October 31, 1975 12 [Note 3] Mid-America Live event  
8 Tojo Yamamoto (3), George Gulas (5) and Tommy Rich (2) 2 November 12, 1975 50 [Note 3] Mid-America Live event  
9 The Bounty Hunters and Mitsu Arakawa 1 January 1, 1976 118 [Note 3] Mid-America Live event  
10 George Gulas (6), Dennis Hall (4) and Charlie Cook 1 April 28, 1976 368 [Note 3] Mid-America Live event  
11 Gorgeous George Jr., Tommy Gilbert (2), and Paul Orndorff 1 May 1, 1977 526 Memphis, Tennessee Mid-America Live event Billed as champions in Memphis; may not have been recognized in Nashville.
 
12 Jerry Barber and the Jet Set (George Gulas (7) and Bobby Eaton) 1 October 9, 1978 [Note 7] [Note 3] Mid-America Live event  
Vacated N/A November 1978 N/A N/A N/A Championship was vacated after Jerry Barber lost a "loser-leaves-the-area" match.
13 Arvil Hutto and the Jet Set (George Gulas (8) and Bobby Eaton (2)) 1 December 1, 1978 [Note 8] Huntsville, Alabama Mid-America Live event Won a tournament.
14 Tojo Yamamoto (4), Gypsy Joe and The Beast 1 January 1979 [Note 9] Tullahoma, Tennessee Mid-America Live event  
15 The Mexican Angel and the Jet Set (George Gulas (9) and Bobby Eaton (3)) 1 1979 [Note 10] [Note 3] Mid-America Live event  
16 Tojo Yamamoto (5), Dennis Condrey (2) and Chris Colt 1 April 17, 1979 [Note 11] [Note 3] Mid-America Live event  
 
17 Tojo Yamamoto (6), The Great Togo and David Schultz 1 August 1979 [Note 12] [Note 3] Mid-America Live event  
18 George Gulas (10), Ken Lucas and Prince Tonga 1 1979 [Note 13] [Note 3] Mid-America Live event  
Vacated N/A October 1979 N/A N/A N/A Championship vacated when Prince Tonga left the NWA Mid-America territory.
19 George Gulas (11), Ken Lucas (2) and Joey Rossi 1 November 4, 1979 18 Tullahoma, Tennessee Mid-America Live event  
20 Tojo Yamamoto (7), Bobby Eaton (4) and The Secret Weapon 1 November 22, 1979 196 Bowling Green, Kentucky Mid-America Live event  
21 George Gulas (12), Rocky Brewer and Mystery Man 1 June 5, 1980 [Note 14] Bowling Green, Kentucky Mid-America Live event  
Retired N/A 1981 N/A N/A N/A Championship was retired when NWA Mid-America closed.
Revived and renamed NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship
22 Ivan and Nikita Koloff and Don Kernodle 1 December 4, 1984 [Note 15] N/A N/A Awarded the championship by Jim Crockett Promotions
23 The Russians (Ivan Koloff (2), Nikita Koloff (2) and Krusher Khruschev) 1 January 1985 [Note 16] N/A N/A Khruschev replaced Don Kernodle (Baron von Raschke replaced Khruschev in January 1986 due to an injury
24 Dusty Rhodes and The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) 1 May 17, 1986 646 Baltimore, Maryland JCP Live event  
25 Ivan Koloff (3) and The Powers of Pain (Warlord and The Barbarian) 1 February 12, 1988 [Note 17] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania JCP Live event  
Vacated N/A May 1988 N/A N/A N/A Vacated when the Powers of Pain left for the WWF; team was still recognized as champions as of May 22, 1988 edition of NWA Main Event.
26 Dusty Rhodes and The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) 2 July 9, 1988 108 Chicago, Illinois JCP Live event Defeated Ric Flair, Tully Blanchard, and Arn Anderson to fill vacancy
Vacated N/A October 25, 1988 N/A N/A N/A The Road Warriors turned on Dusty Rhodes, breaking up the team
27 Genichiro Tenryu and The Road Warriors (Animal (3) and Hawk (3)) 1 December 7, 1988 [Note 18] Chattanooga, Tennessee Clash of the Champions IV Animal defeats Dusty Rhodes in a singles match and awards his share of the title to Tenryu.[2]
Vacated N/A January 1989 N/A N/A N/A Tenryu and Warriors stop appearing as a team due to Tenryu focusing on Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship; NWA shelves 6-man title. Later starts to promote the WCW World Six-Man Tag Team Championship
Revived by the NWA 2000 Promotion
28 The Misfits
(Harley Lewis, Derek Domino and Lupus)
1 February 21, 1998 [Note 19] Overbrook, New Jersey NWA 2000 Live event Defeated The Lost Boys and Slayer
Retired N/A November 1998 N/A N/A N/A Championship 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 16 days and 43 days
  2. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 10 days and 37 days
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m The location of the match was not captured as part of the championship documentation.
  4. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 days and 235 days
  5. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 234 days
  6. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 30 days
  7. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 23 days and 52 days
  8. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 31 days and 61 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 105 days
  10. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 105 days
  11. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 116 days and 146 days
  12. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 90 days
  13. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 90 days
  14. ^ The date the championship was abandoned has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 210 days and 574 days
  15. ^ The date Kernodle was replaced has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 28 days and 58 days
  16. ^ The date Kernodle was replaced has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 106 days and 136 days
  17. ^ The date the championship was vacated has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 100 days and 6,537,941147 days
  18. ^ The date the championship was abandoned has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 25 days and 55 days
  19. ^ The date the championship was abandoned has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 253 days and 282 days

References[edit]

General sources
Specific sources
  1. ^ Ed Grabianowski. "How Pro Wrestling Works". How Stuff Works. Retrieved April 5, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Clash of Champions Results (IV)". Pro Wrestling History. December 7, 1988. Retrieved April 19, 2015.