NWA World Tag Team Championship (Central States version)

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NWA World Tag Team Championship
(Central States version)
NWA World Tag Team Title Central States.png
The Central States championship belt
Details
Promotion Heart of America Sports Attractions
Central States Wrestling
Date established No later than May 26, 1950
Date retired 1979

The Central States version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship was the main professional wrestling championship for tag teams in Heart of America Sports Attractions, later known as Central States Wrestling (CSW) from 1951 to 1959, then again from 1962 to 1963 and then finally from 1973 to to 1979.[1][2] CSW was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), whose bylaws allowed any of their members, referred to as NWA territories, to create their own version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship that would be promoted within their territory.[3] The Central States version was primarily defended in CSW's home town of Kansas City and during their shows across Missouri, Kansas and Iowa.[1][2] As it was a professional wrestling championship, it was not won or lost competitively but instead by the decision of the bookers. The title was awarded after the chosen team "wins" a match to maintain the illusion that professional wrestling is a competitive sport.[4] In 1957 there were at least 14 different versions of the NWA World Tag Team Championship being promoted in various NWA territories across the United States.[Championships]

The Battling Duseks (Emil Dusek and Joe Dusek) were the first NWA World Tag Team Champions in the Hearts of America promotion. Records do not indicate if the Duseks won a tournament or were simply awarded the championship by the promoters prior to being presented as champions on May 26, 1950. Joe and Ernie Dusek would later hold the championship as well as the combination of Emil and Ernie holding the championship twice before the championship was abandoned in 1960.[1][2] From 1960 to 1962 the championship was inactive and instead the NWA Central States Tag Team Championship was recognized as the main tag team championship in the territory.[5] On October 10, 1962 Pat O'Connor and Sonny Myers defeated Bob Geigel and Lee Hennig to win the NWA World Tag Team Champions as the promoters brought the championship back.[1][2] The second era of the championship lasted for around two years until it was abandoned in lieu of the newly created NWA North American Tag Team Championship around 1963.[6] In 1973 CSW abandoned the North American championship and brought the NWA World Tag Team Championship back. Great Togo and Tokyo Joe defeated Bob Geigel and Rufus R. Jones to win the vacant championship.[1][2] In 1979 Central States Wrestling once again abandoned the championship to permanently adopt the NWA Central States Tag Team Championship as their top tag team championship.[5] Bob Brown and Bob Sweetan were the last holders of the NWA World Tag Team Championship.[1][2]

Ernie and Joe Dusek teamed up to win a total of five tag team championships, the most of any team, followed by Emil and Ernie teaming up for a total of three championships as a unit. Ernie and Joe Dusek both held the championship a total of seven times, the most individual reigns.[1][2] The longest reign of any of the three championships eras belongs to Ernie and Joe Dusek, who held the championship for at least 545 days from late 1956 to June 27, 1958. Due to lack of specific dates for many of the early championship changes it is impossible to clearly determine who had the shortest reign of any champion.[1][2] The shortest confirmed reign was an eight day reign for the team of Larry Hamilton and Sonny Myers from October 25 to November 8, 1956.[1][2]

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
N/A The specific information has not been found
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
+ Indicates that the number of days held by this individual changes everyday.
(nlt) Indicates that a title change took place "no later than" a certain date. Often because the date of a title change is not found but a date of a title defense by the champions is found.
No. Champions Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s)
1 The Battling Duseks
(Emil Dusek and Joe Dusek)
1 May 26, 1950 (NLT) [Note 1] [Note 2] Live event Records are unclear on how the Duseks became the first champions [1][2][7]
 
2 Dennis Clary and Ron Etchison 1 April 10, 1951 (NLT) [Note 3] [Note 2] Live event [1][2]
 
3 The Battling Duseks
(Emil Dusek and Joe Dusek)
2 December 28, 1951 (NLT) [Note 4] [Note 2] Live event [1][2][7]
4 Babe and Chris Zaharias 1 February 1, 1952 [Note 1] St. Joseph, Missouri Live event Still billed as champions on March 9, 1952 [1][2]
 
5 Bobby and George Becker 1 November 1952 (NLT) [Note 5] [Note 2] Live event [1][2]
6 The Battling Duseks
(Ernie Dusek and Joe Dusek (3))
1 November 27, 1952 [Note 6] Kansas City, Kansas Live event [1][2][7]
7 Bobby and George Becker 2 December 5, 1952 (NLT) [Note 7] [Note 2] Live event [1][2]
8 The Battling Duseks
(Ernie Dusek and Joe Dusek (4))
2 December 6, 1952 [Note 1] Kansas City, Kansas Live event Still billed as champions on December 7, 1953 [1][2][7]
 
9 Lisowski, ReggieReggie Lisowski and Art Neilson 1 March 23, 1954 (NLT) [Note 1] [Note 2] Live event [1][2]
 
10 Lou Newman and Hans Schnabel 1 April 10, 1955 (NLT) [Note 1] [Note 2] Live event In St Joseph, Missouri the team was reported as having defeated Lisowksi and Neilson for the "United States" Tag Team Championship [1][2]
 
11 Lisowski, ReggieReggie Lisowski and Art Neilson 2 October 1955 (NLT) [Note 8] [Note 2] Live event [1][2]
12 Guy Brunetti and Joe Tangaro 1 October 1955 [Note 1] [Note 2] Live event Still billed as champions on January 27, 1956 [1][2]
 
13 Kalmikoffs, TheThe Kalmikoffs
(Ivan and Karol Kalmikoff)
1 August 5, 1956 (NLT) [Note 1] [Note 2] Live event [1][2]
 
14 The Battling Duseks
(Ernie Dusek and Joe Dusek (5))
3 October 18, 1956 (NLT) [Note 9] [Note 2] Live event [1][2][7]
15 Larry Hamilton and Sonny Myers 1 October 25, 1956 8 Kansas City, Kansas Live event [1][2]
16 The Battling Duseks
(Ernie Dusek and Joe Dusek (6))
4 November 2, 1956 14 St. Joseph, Missouri Live event [1][2][7]
17 Larry Hamilton and Sonny Myers 2 November 16, 1956 [Note 10] St. Joseph, Missouri Live event [1][2]
18 The Battling Duseks
(Ernie Dusek and Joe Dusek (7))
5 December 29, 1956 (NLT) [Note 11] [Note 2] Live event &nbsp.; [1][2][7]
19 Myers, SonnySonny Myers and Thor Hagen 1 June 27, 1958 [Note 12] St. Joseph, Missouri Live event [1][2][7]
20 The Battling Duseks
(Emil Dusek (3) and Ernie Dusek (6))
1 January 1959 [Note 13] [Note 2] Live event [1][2][7]
21 George and Sandy Scott 1 May 13, 1960 28 St. Joseph, Missouri Live event [1][2][7][8]
22 The Battling Duseks
(Emil Dusek (4) and Ernie Dusek (7))
2 June 10, 1960 [Note 14] St. Joseph, Missouri Live event [1][2][9]
Vacated N/A 1960 N/A N/A N/A Championship inactive [1][2]
Replaced by the NWA Central States Tag Team Championship
23 O'Connor, PatPat O'Connor and Sonny Myers 1 October 18, 1962 [Note 15] Kansas City, Kansas Live event Defeated Bob Geigel and Lee Henning. [1][2][10]
24 Al and Tiny Mills 1 April 1963 [Note 16] [Note 2] Live event Records unclear if they defeated O'Connor and Myers or a different team to win the championship [1][2]
25 Steve Bolus and Steve Kovacs 1 April 10, 1963 [Note 17] Kansas City, Kansas Live event [1][2]
26 The Medics
(Nelson Royal and Pedro Gordy)
1 June 1963 [Note 18] [Note 2] Live event [1][2]
27 O'Connor, PatPat O'Connor (2) and Tiny Mills (2) 1 July 4, 1963 [Note 19] Kansas City, Kansas Live event [1][2]
Vacated N/A 1963 N/A N/A N/A Championship inactive [1][2]
Replaced by the NWA North American Tag Team Championship
28 Great Togo and Tokyo Joe 1 March 8, 1973 [Note 20] [Note 2] Live event Defeated Bob Geigel and Rufus R. Jones to win the championship [1][2]
39 Geigel, BobBob Geigel and Rufus R. Jones 1 1973 [Note 21] [Note 2] Live event [1][2]
30 Great Togo and Tokyo Joe 2 1973 [Note 22] [Note 2] Live event [1][2]
31 George, MikeMike George and Jim Brunzell 1 October 25, 1973 84 [Note 2] Live event [1][2]
32 Kirby, RogerRoger Kirby and Lord Alfred Hayes 1 January 17, 1974 [Note 23] Kansas City, Kansas Live event [1][2][11]
33 George, MikeMike George and Jim Brunzell 2 1974 [Note 24] [Note 2] Live event [1][2]
34 Brown, BobBob Brown and Lord Alfred Hayes (2) 1 February 28, 1974 [Note 25] Kansas City, Kansas Live event [1][2][12]
35 Geigel, BobBob Geigel and Rufus R. Jones 2 June 1974 [Note 26] [Note 2] Live event [1][2]
36 Interns, TheThe Interns
(Intern #1 and Intern #2)
1 June 13, 1974 21 Kansas City, Kansas Live event [1][2]
37 Geigel, BobBob Geigel (3) and Pat O'Connor (3) 1 July 4, 1974 14 Kansas City, Kansas Live event [1][2]
38 Interns, TheThe Interns
(Intern #1 and Intern #2)
2 July 18, 1974 42 Kansas City, Kansas Live event [1][2]
39 O'Connor, PatPat O'Connor (4) and Omar Atlas 1 August 29, 1974 53 Kansas City, Kansas Live event [1][2]
40 Interns, TheThe Interns
(Intern #1 and Intern #2)
3 October 21, 1974 81 [Note 2] Live event [1][2]
41 George, MikeMike George (3) and Jerry Oates 1 January 10, 1975 73 [Note 2] Live event [1][2]
42 Yasu Fuji and Oki Shikina 1 March 24, 1975 63 Topeka, Kansas Live event [1][2]
43 Jerry and Ted Oates 1 May 26, 1975 [Note 27] Wichita, Kansas Live event [1][2]
44 Oates, JerryJerry Oates (2) and Danny Little Bear 1 1975 [Note 28] [Note 2] N/A Ted gave his half to Danny. [1][2]
Vacated N/A 1975 N/A N/A N/A Championship vacated, for undocumented reasons [1][2]
45 Mantell, KenKen Mantell and Ron Bass 1 November 1975 [Note 29] [Note 2] Live event Records unclear as to whom they defeated. [1][2]
46 Geigel, BobBob Geigel (4) and Akio Sato 1 February 18, 1976 [Note 30] St. Joseph, Missouri Live event [1][2][13]
Vacated N/A 1976 N/A N/A N/A Championship vacated, for undocumented reasons [1][2]
47 Tank Patton and Super Intern (4)[Note 31] 1 June 19, 1976 [Note 32] St. Joseph, Missouri Live event Defeated Akio Sato and Pat O'Connor. [1][2]
Vacated N/A 1976 N/A N/A N/A Championship vacated, for undocumented reason. [1][2]
48 Black Gordman and Goliath 1 July 29, 1976 63 Kansas City, Kansas Live event Defeated Pat O'Connor and Super Intern in tournament final. [1][2]
49 Vachon, MauriceMaurice Vachon and Baron von Raschke 1 September 30, 1976 21 Kansas City, Kansas Live event [1][2][14]
50 George, MikeMike George (4) and Super Intern (5) 1 October 21, 1976 [Note 33] Kansas City, Kansas Live event [1][2]
51 Blackwell, JerryJerry Blackwell and Buck Robley 1 1977 [Note 34] [Note 2] Live event Records are unclear as to whom they defeated to win the championship [1][2]
52 George, MikeMike George (5) and Scott Casey 1 December 1, 1977 126 Kansas City, Kansas Live event [1][2]
53 Brown, BobBob Brown (2) and Alexis Smirnoff 1 April 6, 1978 18 Kansas City, Kansas Live event [1][2]
54 Sullivan, KevinKevin Sullivan and Ken Lucas 1 April 24, 1978 [Note 35] Kansas City, Kansas Live event [1][2]
55 Blue Yankee and Buck Robley 1 1978 [Note 36] [Note 2] Live event [1][2]
56 Starr, RonRon Starr and Tom Andrews 1 July 27, 1978 49 Kansas City, Kansas Live event [1][2]
57 Ventura, JesseJesse Ventura and Tank Patton (2) 1 September 14, 1978 30 Kansas City, Kansas Live event [1][2]
58 Brown, BobBob Brown (3) and Bob Sweetan 1 October 14, 1978 [Note 37] Des Moines, Iowa Live event [1][2]
Championship retired N/A 1979 N/A N/A N/A Permanently replaced by the NWA Central States Tag Team Championship [1][2]

Team reigns by combined length[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
¤ The exact length of at least one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used.
Rank Team # of reigns Combined days
1 The Battling Duseks (Dusek, ErnieErnie Dusek and Dusek, JoeJoe Dusek) 5 567¤
2 Sonny Myers and Thor Hagen 1 188¤
3 Kirby, RogerRoger Kirby and Hayes, Lord AlfredLord Alfred Hayes 1 165¤
4 The Interns (Intern #1 and Intern #2) 1 144
5 George, MikeMike George and Casey, ScottScott Casey 1 126
6 The Battling Duseks (Dusek, EmilEmil Dusek and Dusek, ErnieErnie Dusek) 3 103¤
7 Brown, BobBob Brown and Hayes, Lord AlfredLord Alfred Hayes 1 93¤
8 George, MikeMike George and Brunzell, JimJim Brunzell 2 85¤
9 Mantell, KenKen Mantell and Bass, RonRon Bass 1 80¤
10 Brown, BobBob Brown and Sweetan, BobBob Sweetan 1 79¤
11 George, MikeMike George and Jerry Oates 1 73
12 George, MikeMike George and Super Intern 1 72
13 Yasu Fuji and Oki Shikina 1 63
Black Gordman and Goliath 1 63
15 O'Connor, PatPat O'Connor and Omar Atlas 1 53
O'Connor, PatPat O'Connor and Sonny Myers 1 53¤
17 Steve Bolus and Steve Kovacs 1 52¤
18 Ron Starr and Tom Andrews 1 49
19 Ventura, JesseJesse Ventura and Tank Patton 1 30
20 George and Sandy Scott 1 28
21 Vachon, MauriceMaurice Vachon and Von Raschke, BaronBaron Von Raschke 1 21
22 Brown, BobBob Brown and Alexis Smirnoff 1 18
23 Geigel, BobBob Geigel and O'Connor, PatPat O'Connor 1 14
24 The Medics (Royal, NelsonNelson Royal and Pedro Gordy) 1
25 Geigel, BobBob Geigel and Jones, Rufus R. Rufus R. Jones 2
Great Togo and Tokyo Joe 2
Bobby and George Becker 2
28 Al and Tiny Mills 1
Jerry and Ted Oates 1
Jerry Oates and Danny Little Bear 1
Geigel, BobBob Geigel and Sato, AkioAkio Sato 1
Blackwell, JerryJerry Blackwell and Buck Robley 1
Sullivan, KevinKevin Sullivan and Ken Lucas 1
O'Connor, PatPat O'Connor and Mills, TinyTiny Mills 1
Blue Yankee and Buck Robley 1
Tank Patton and Super Intern 1
Lisowski, ReggieReggie Lisowski and Art Neilson 2
Dennis Clary and Ron Etchison 1
39 The Battling Duseks (Dusek, EmilEmil Dusek and Dusek, JoeJoe Dusek) 2 ¤
Babe and Chris Zaharias 1 ¤
Lou Newman and Hans Schnabel 1 ¤
Guy Brunetti and Joe Tangaro 1 ¤
Kalmikoffs, TheThe Kalmikoffs (Ivan and Karol Kalmikoff) 1 ¤

Individual reigns by combined length[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
¤ The exact length of at least one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used.
Rank Wrestler # of reigns Combined days
1 Dusek, ErnieErnie Dusek 7 670¤
2 Dusek, JoeJoe Dusek 7 567¤
3 Mike George 3 271
4 Hayes, Lord AlfredLord Alfred Hayes 2 258¤
5 Sonny Myers 2 241¤
6 Intern #2 / Super Intern 3 217¤
7 Brown, BobBob Brown 3 190¤
8 Thor Hagen 1 188¤
9 Kirby, RogerRoger Kirby 1 165¤
10 Intern #2 1 144
11 Casey, ScottScott Casey 1 126
12 O'Connor, PatPat O'Connor 3 120¤
13 Dusek, EmilEmil Dusek 3 104¤
14 Mike George and Brunzell, JimJim Brunzell 2 85¤
Brunzell, JimJim Brunzell 2 85¤
16 Mantell, KenKen Mantell 1 80¤
Bass, RonRon Bass 1 80¤
18 Sweetan, BobBob Sweetan 1 79¤
19 Jerry Oates 3 75¤
20 Yasu Fuji 1 63
Oki Shikina 1 63
Black Gordman 1 63
Goliath 1 63
24 Omar Atlas 1 53
25 Steve Bolus 1 52¤
Steve Kovacs 1 52¤
27 Tom Andrews 1 49
Ron Starr 1 49
29 Tank Patton 2 31¤
30 Ventura, JesseJesse Ventura 1 30
31 George Scott 1 28
Sandy Scott 1 28
33 Von Raschke, BaronBaron Von Raschke 1 21
Vachon, MauriceMaurice Vachon 1 21
35 Alexis Smirnoff 1 18
36 Geigel, BobBob Geigel 4 16¤
37 Al Mills 4
38 Pedro Gordy) 1
Royal, NelsonNelson Royal 1
39 Great Togo 2
Jones, Rufus R.Rufus R. Jones 2
Buck Robley 2
Tokyo Joe|Tokyo Joe 2
Bobby Becker 2
George Becker 2
46 Blackwell, JerryJerry Blackwell 1
Blue Yankee 1
Danny Little Bear 1
Ken Lucas 1
Ted Oates 1
Sato, AkioAkio Sato 1
Sullivan, KevinKevin Sullivan 1
Lisowski, ReggieReggie Lisowski 2
Art Neilson 2
Dennis Clary 1
Ron Etchison 1
53
Babe Zaharias 1 ¤
Chris Zaharias 1 ¤
Lou Newman 1 ¤
Hans Schnabel 1 ¤
Guy Brunetti 1 ¤
Joe Tangaro 1 ¤
Ivan Kalmikoff 1 ¤
Karol Kalmikoff 1 ¤

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g The length of this reign is too uncertain to calculate.
  2. ^ 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 z aa The location of the match was not captured as part of the championship documentation.
  3. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted between 1 day 262 days
  4. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted at least and 35 days
  5. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 27 days
  6. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 8 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 30 days
  9. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted at least 7 days
  10. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 43 days
  11. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted at least 545 days
  12. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 188 days and 218 days
  13. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 102 days and 132 days
  14. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 204 days
  15. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 165 days and 173 days
  16. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 9 days
  17. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 52 days and 82 days
  18. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 3 days and 33 days
  19. ^ The records of the championship history past this point have not been found documented. The championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 180 days
  20. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 229 days
  21. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 229 days
  22. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 227 days
  23. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and −1,785 days
  24. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 41 days
  25. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 93 days and 104 days
  26. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 12 days
  27. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 219 days
  28. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 218 days
  29. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 80 days and 109 days
  30. ^ The date the championship was vacated has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 852 days
  31. ^ Previously worked as Intern #2
  32. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 37 days
  33. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 72 days and 405 days
  34. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 334 days
  35. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 93 days
  36. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 93 days
  37. ^ The date the championship abandoned has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 79 days and 443 days

Concurrent championships[edit]

Sources for 14 simultaneous NWA World Tag Team Championships

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