NWA World Tag Team Championship (San Francisco version)

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NWA World Tag Team Championship
(San Francisco version)
NWA World Tag Team Title San Francisco.png
The San Francisco version of the championship
Details
Promotion NWA San Francisco (1950–1961)[1][2]
Big Time Wrestling (1971–1979)[3][4]
Date established April 4, 1950 (NWA: SF version)[1][2]
June 1961 (BTW version)[3][4]
Date retired 1961 (NWA: SF version)[1][2]
April 1979 (BTW version)[3][4]
Other name(s)
World Tag Team Championship[3][4]

The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) member NWA San Francisco promoted a professional wrestling tag team championship under the name NWA World Tag Team Championship from 1950 until 1961 in and around their local territory until it closed.[1][2] When San Francisco based Big Time Wrestling became a member of the NWA in the 1960s they began promoting their version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship as part of their shows until the championship was abandoned in 1979.[3][4] The NWA rules allowed each individual member to promote a championship under that name, which meant there were several NWA World Tag Team Championships promoted across North America at some point between 1950 and 1982, with two different versions being promoted in San Francisco, although not at the same time.[1][3] At one point in 1957 no less than 13 different versions of the NWA World Tag Team Championship were recognized across the United States.[Championships] At least 21 different regional branches of the NWA World Tag Team Championship have identified as being active at some point between 1950 and 1991. In 1992 the NWA Board of Directors sanctioned one main NWA World Tag Team Championship under their control.[5] As it is a professional wrestling championship, it is not won via legitimate competition; it is instead won via a scripted ending to a match or on occasion awarded to a wrestler because of a storyline.[6]

Ray Eckert and Hard Boiled Haggerty are recognized as the first holders of the NWA San Francisco version of the championship, said to have defeated the team of Ron Etchison and Larry Moquin, although no direct record of the match has been found; it was only mentioned on television.[1] Due to gaps in documentation from the era not all championship changes have been record with specific dates, only the general period of time that they happened.[1][2] Due to this it is impossible to say which team held the championship for the shortest period of time although it is unlikely to be shorter than the one-day reign of Mike and Ben Sharpe from January 9 to 10, 1958. The Sharpe Brother's eighth reign lasted at least 131 days, the longest known reign of any champions. The Sharpe Brothers also hold the record for most reigns, a total of 18, 15 more than any other team.[1][2] In 1957 the San Francisco version of the championship was one of thirteen NWA World Tag Team Championships being promoted in the United States throughout the NWA territories.[Championships] The NWA: San Francisco version of the championship was abandoned in when promoter Joe Malcevicz closed his promotion in 1962.[7]

In 1961 Roy Shire started a rival wrestling promotion in San Francisco called Big Time Wrestling, in direct competition with NWA: San Francisco. Shires' promotion created its own World Tag Team Championship in 1961, with Guy and Joe Brunetti as its first champions.[3][4] Initially Shire was associated with the American Wrestling Alliance, but in 1968 he became a member of the NWA. At that point the Big Time Wrestling tag team championship was given the NWA suffix.[3][4] Big Time Wrestling abandoned the tag team championship in 1979 and two years later the promotion closed.[8] While it is possible that there were shorter reigns, the seven-day reign of the Great Mephisto and Kinji Shibuya in April 1973 is the shortest documented title reign. The Blonde Bombers's (Ray Stevens and Pat Patterson) reign that started in April 1965 was the longest reign on record, a total of 623 days.[3][4]

Title history[edit]

Key
No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed.
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title changed hands
N/A The specific information is not known
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
  Indicates that there was a period where the lineage is undocumented due to the lack of written documentation in that time period.

NWA San Francisco history[edit]

No. Champions Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s)
1 Ray Eckert and Hard Boiled Haggerty 1 April 4, 1950 35 [Note 1] Live event Defeated Ronnie Etchison and Larry Moquin [1][2]
2 Ben and Mike Sharpe 1 May 9, 1950 20 [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
3 Ray Eckert (2) and Frederick Von Schacht 1 May 29, 1950 15 [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
4 Ben and Mike Sharpe 2 June 13, 1950 24 [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
5 Tom Rice and Frederick Von Schacht (2) 1 July 7, 1950 [Note 2] [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
6 Carnera, PrimoPrimo Carnera and Sándor Szabó (2) 1 January 1951 (NLT) [Note 3] [Note 1] Live event Records are unclear as to whom they defeated to win the championship [1][2]
7 Ben and Mike Sharpe 3 January 30, 1951 [Note 4] [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
Vacated 1951 N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons [1][2]
8 Ben and Mike Sharpe 4 May 22, 1951 276 [Note 1] Live event Defeated Killer Kowalski andSándor Szabó to win the vacant championship [1][2]
9 Ron Etchison and Sándor Szabó 1 February 22, 1952 8 Oakland, California Live event   [1][2][9]
10 Ben and Mike Sharpe 5 March 1, 1952 13 [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
11 Hombre Montana (2) and Leo Nomellini 1 March 14, 1952 4 Oakland, California Live event   [1][2]
12 Ben and Mike Sharpe 6 March 18, 1952 273 [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
13 Atkins, FredFred Atkins and Ray Eckert (3) 1 December 16, 1952 14 [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
14 Ben and Mike Sharpe 7 December 30, 1952 127 [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
15 Nomellini, LeoLeo Nomellini (2) and Enrique Torres 1 May 6, 1953 [Note 5] San Francisco, California Live event   [1][2][10]
Held up May 1953 N/A N/A Championship held up after a match against Ben and Mike Sharpe ended without a winner [1][2]
15 Ben and Mike Sharpe 8 1953 [Note 6] [Note 1] Live event Won the rematch against Nomelini and Torres. [1][2]
16 Rocky Brown and Leo Nomellini (3) 1 May 11, 1954 [Note 7] San Francisco, California Live event   [1][2]
Vacated July 1954 N/A N/A Championship vacated when Nomellini resumes playing for the San Francisco 49ers [1][2]
17 Ben and Mike Sharpe 9 February 15, 1955 81 [Note 1] Live event Defeated Leo Nomellini and Hombre Montana to win the vacant championship [1][2]
18 Blears, Lord JamesLord James Blears and Gene Kiniski 1 May 7, 1955 82 [Note 1] Live event   [1][2][11]
19 Barend, JohnnyJohnny Barend and Enrique Torres (2) 1 July 28, 1955 12 Richmond, California Live event   [1][2]
20 Blears, Lord JamesLord James Blears and Gene Kiniski 2 August 9, 1955 77 [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
21 Ronnie Etchison and Ray Stern 1 October 25, 1955 [Note 8] [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
22 Blears, Lord JamesLord James Blears and Gene Kiniski 3 November 1955 [Note 9] [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
23 Ben and Mike Sharpe 10 November 29, 1955 157 [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
24 Koukichi Endo and Rikidōzan 1 May 4, 1956 15 Osaka, Japan Live event   [1][2]
25 Ben and Mike Sharpe 11 May 19, 1956 55 Sapporo, Japan Live event   [1][2]
26 Bobo Brazil and Enrique Torres (3) 1 July 13, 1956 32 Oakland, California Live event   [1][2]
27 Bill and Ed Miller 1 August 14, 1956 70 San Francisco, California Live event   [1][2]
28 Ben and Mike Sharpe 12 October 23, 1956 60 San Francisco, California Live event   [1][2]
29 Ronnie Etchison (2) and Enrique Torres (4) 1 December 22, 1956 7 Fresno, California Live event   [1][2]
30 Ben and Mike Sharpe 13 December 29, 1956 [Note 10] Fresno, California Live event   [1][2]
31 Emil and Ernie Dusek 1 January 1957 [Note 11] San Francisco, California Live event   [1][2]
32 Adrien and Paul Baillergeon 1 February 1957 [Note 12] San Francisco, California Live event   [1][2]
33 Blears (4) and Ben Sharpe (14) 1 April 16, 1957 [Note 13] [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
34 Nomellini, LeoLeo Nomellini (4) and Enrique Torres (5) 2 1957 [Note 14] [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
35 Ben (15) and Mike Sharpe 14 May 9, 1957 19 Stockton, California Live event   [1][2]
36 Bobo Brazil and Enrique Torres (6) 2 May 28, 1957 [Note 15] San Francisco, California Live event   [1][2]
37 Ben (16) and Mike Sharpe 15 July 1957 [Note 16] [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
38 Tex McKenzie and Ramon Torres 1 September 21, 1957 [Note 17] Fresno, California Live event   [1][2]
39 Omaya Kato and Karl Von Schober 1 November 1957 [Note 18] [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
40 Ciclon Anaya and Ramon Torres (2) 1 December 13, 1957 27 Oakland, California Live event   [1][2]
41 Ben (17) and Mike Sharpe 16 January 9, 1958 1 Stockton, California Live event   [1][2]
42 Ciclon Anaya and Ramon Torres (3) 2 January 10, 1958 39 Oakland, California Live event   [1][2]
43 Hans Hermann and Art Neilson 1 February 18, 1958 69 San Francisco, California Live event   [1][2]
44 Ramon Torres (4) and Dick Warren 1 April 28, 1958 60 Sacramento, California Live event   [1][2]
45 Hombre Montana and Tiny Mills 1 June 27, 1958 17 San Jose, California Live event   [1][2]
46 Ramon Torres (5) and Dick Warren 2 July 14, 1958 40 Sacramento, California Live event   [1][2]
47 Gene Dubuque and Mike Valentino 1 August 23, 1958 61 Fresno, California Live event   [1][2]
48 Ronnie Etchison (3) and Buddy Rogers 1 October 23, 1958 29 Oakland, California Live event   [1][2]
49 Gene Dubuque (2) and Fritz Von Goehring 1 November 21, 1958 [Note 19] Oakland, California Live event   [1][2]
50 Barend, JohnnyJohnny Barend (2) and Ronnie Etchison (4) 1 January 1959 (NLT) [Note 20] [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
51 Red Hangman and Ben Sharpe (18) 1 January 10, 1959 [Note 21] Fresno, California Live event   [1][2]
52 Great Lothario and Ramon Torres (6) 1 1959 [Note 22] [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
53 Ben (19) and Mike Sharpe 17 August 1959 [Note 23] [Note 1] Live event Records are unclear as to whom they defeated to win the championship. [1][2]
54 Miller, RipRip Miller and Enrique Torres (7) 1 October 1959 [Note 24] [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
55 Ben (20) and Mike Sharpe 18 October 16, 1959 [Note 25] [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
56 Ron Etchison (2) and Alberto Torres 1 December 1959 [Note 26] [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
57 Man Mountain Campbell and Mr. Kleen 1 1960 [Note 27] [Note 1] Live event   [1][2]
Vacated 1961 N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons [1][2]
58 Reggie Parks and Enrique Torres (8) 1 August 8, 1961 [Note 28] San Francisco, California Live event Defeated Magnificent Maurice and Ed Miller to win the championship [1][2]
Deactivated 1961 N/A N/A Championship was abandoned when the NWA San Francisco promotion closed. [1][2]

Big Time Wrestling history[edit]

No. Champions Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s)
Big Time Wrestling World Tag Team Championship
1 Guy and Joe Brunetti 1 June 1961 [Note 29] San Francisco, California N/A Billed as champions [3][4]
2 Arakawa, MitsuMitsu Arakawa and Kinji Shibuya 1 November 11, 1961 364 San Francisco, California Live event   [3][4]
3 Bockwinkel, NickNick Bockwinkel (3) and Wilbur Snyder 1 November 10, 1962 157 San Francisco, California Live event Nick Bockwinkle previously held the championship under the name Dick Warrent [3][4]
4 Art and Stan Nielsen 1 March 16, 1963 182 San Francisco, California Live event   [3][4]
5 Gomez, PepperPepper Gomez and Jose Lothario (2) 1 September 14, 1963 [Note 30] San Francisco, California Live event   [3][4]
6 Dan Manoukian and Ray Stevens 1 November 1964 [Note 31] San Francisco, California Live event   [3][4]
7 The Destroyer and Billy Red Lyons 1 March 27, 1965 21 San Francisco, California Live event   [3][4]
8 Blond Bombers, TheThe Blond Bombers
(Ray Stevens (2) and Pat Patterson)
1 April 17, 1965 623 San Francisco, California Live event   [3][4]
9 Ciclon Negro and The Mongolian Stomper 1 December 31, 1966 21 San Francisco, California Live event   [3][4]
10 Blond Bombers, TheThe Blond Bombers
(Ray Stevens (2) and Pat Patterson)
2 January 21, 1967 77 San Francisco, California Live event   [3][4]
11 Gomez, PepperPepper Gomez (2) and Pedro Morales 1 April 8, 1967 399 San Francisco, California Live event   [3][4]
NWA World Tag Team Championship
12 Great Sasaki and Kinji Shibuya (2) 1 May 11, 1968 28 San Francisco, California Live event   [3][4]
13 Gomez, PepperPepper Gomez (3) and Pedro Morales 2 June 8, 1968 35 San Francisco, California Live event   [3][4]
 
14 Saito, MasaMasa Saito and Kinji Shibuya (3) 1 July 13, 1968 [Note 32] San Francisco, California Live event   [3][4]
15 Gomez, PepperPepper Gomez (4) and Peter Maivia 1 October 1969 [Note 33] [Note 1] Live event   [3][4]
16 Maivia, PeterPeter Maivia (2) and Ray Stevens (4) 1 November 1969 [Note 34] N/A N/A Gomez gave his half of the championship to to Ray Stevens due to injury [3][4]
17 Graham, Superstar BillySuperstar Billy Graham and Pat Patterson (3) 1 January 1971 [Note 35] San Francisco, California Live event   [3][4]
18 Gomez, PepperPepper Gomez (5) and Rocky Johnson 1 September 18, 1971 238 San Francisco, California Live event   [3][4]
19 Anderson, LarsLars Anderson and Paul DeMarco 1 May 13, 1972 207 San Francisco, California Live event   [3][4][12]
20 Johnson, RockyRocky Johnson (2) and Pat Patterson (4) 1 December 6, 1972 140 Sacramento, California Live event   [3][4]
21 Great Mephisto and Kinji Shibuya (4) 1 April 25, 1973 7 Sacramento, California Live event   [3][4]
22 Johnson, RockyRocky Johnson (3) and Pat Patterson (5) 2 May 2, 1973 91 Sacramento, California Live event   [3][4]
23 The Interns
(Intern #1 and Intern #2)
1 August 1, 1973 [Note 36] [Note 1] Live event   [3][4]
24 Saito, MasaMasa Saito and Kinji Shibuya (5) 2 September 1973 [Note 37] [Note 1] Live event The championship match may have been fictional [3][4]
25 Johnson, RockyRocky Johnson (4) and Pat Patterson (6) 3 November 1973 [Note 38] [Note 1] Live event   [3][4]
26 Von Brauners, TheThe Von Brauners
(Kurt & Karl Von Brauner)
1 March 6, 1974 108 Sacramento, California Live event   [3][4]
27 Maivia, PeterPeter Maivia (3) and Pat Patterson (7) 1 June 22, 1974 [Note 39] San Francisco, California Live event   [3][4]
28 The Invaders
(Invader #1 and Invader #2)
1 April 1975 [Note 40] Florida Live event   [3][4]
29 Moondog Mayne and Pat Patterson (8) 1 August 9, 1975 14 San Francisco, California Live event   [3][4]
30 The Invaders
(Invader #1 and Invader #2)
2 August 23, 1975 67 San Francisco, California Live event   [3][4]
31 Morales, PedroPedro Morales (3) and Pat Patterson (9) 1 October 29, 1975 147 Sacramento, California Live event   [3][4]
32 Invader #1 (3) and Don Muraco 1 March 24, 1976 52 Sacramento, California Live event   [3][4]
33 Garea, TonyTony Garea and Pat Patterson (10) 1 May 15, 1976 126 San Francisco, California Live event   [3][4]
34 Royal Kangaroos, TheThe Royal Kangaroos
(Jonathan Boyd and Norman Frederick Charles III)
1 September 18, 1976 77 San Francisco, California Live event   [3][4]
35 The Valiant Brothers
(Jimmy and Johnny Valiant)
1 December 4, 1976 67 San Francisco, California Live event   [3][4]
36 Gomez, PepperPepper Gomez (6) and Pat Patterson (11) 1 February 9, 1977 49 Sacramento, California Live event   [3][4]
37 Roop, BobBob Roop and Alexis Smirnoff 1 March 30, 1977 77 Sacramento, California Live event   [3][4]
38 Gomez, PepperPepper Gomez (7) and Al Madril 1 June 15, 1977 [Note 41] Sacramento, California Live event   [3][4]
Vacated June 1977 N/A N/A Championship vacated when Al Madril was injured and unable to defend the championship. [3][4]
39 The Von Steigers
(Kurt and Karl Von Steiger)
1 July 16, 1977 119 San Francisco, California Live event Won an 8-team tournament to become champions [3][4]
40 Moondog Mayne (2) and Ray Stevens (5) 1 November 12, 1977 25 San Francisco, California Live event   [3][4]
41 The Von Steigers
(Kurt and Karl Von Steiger)
2 December 7, 1977 36 Sacramento, California Live event   [3][4]
42 Black Gordman and Goliath 1 January 12, 1978 41 Sacramento, California Live event   [3][4]
43 Ho, DeanDean Ho and Moondog Mayne (3) 1 February 22, 1978 [Note 42] Sacramento, California Live event   [3][4][9]
Vacated April 1978 N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons [3][4]
44 Ho, DeanDean Ho (2) and Ron Starr 1 September 20, 1978 35 "Puerto Rico" N/A Was billed has having won a tournament in Puerto Rico that never happened. [3][4]
45 Rose, BuddyBuddy Rose and Ed Wiskoski 1 October 25, 1978 29 Sacramento, California Live event   [3][4]
46 Ron Starr (2) and Enrique Vera 1 November 23, 1978 14 Sacramento, California Live event   [3][4]
47 Rose, BuddyBuddy Rose and Ed Wiskoski 2 December 7, 1978 [Note 43] Sacramento, California Live event   [3][4]
48 Roddy Piper and Ed Wiskoski (3) 1 February 1979 [Note 44] N/A N/A Rose gave his half to Piper [3][4]
Retired April 1979 N/A N/A The Championship was deactivated. [3][4]

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 No. of reigns Combined days
1 Ben and Mike Sharpe 19 1370¤
2 Blond Bombers, TheThe Blond Bombers (Stevens, RayRay Stevens and Patterson, PatPat Patterson) 2 700
3 Gomez, PepperPepper Gomez and Morales, PedroPedro Morales 2 434
4 Maivia, PeterPeter Maivia and Stevens, RayRay Stevens 1 397¤
5 Arakawa, MitsuMitsu Arakawa and Shibuya, KinjiKinji Shibuya 1 364
6 Johnson, RockyRocky Johnson and Patterson, PatPat Patterson 3 327¤
7 Maivia, PeterPeter Maivia and Patterson, PatPat Patterson 1 283¤
8 Gomez, PepperPepper Gomez and Johnson, RockyRocky Johnson 1 238
9 Graham, Superstar BillySuperstar Billy Graham and Patterson, PatPat Patterson 1 230¤
10 Anderson, LarsLars Anderson and Paul DeMarco 1 207
11 Art and Stan Nielsen 1 182
12 The Invaders (Invader #1 and Invader #2) 2 168¤
13 Blears, Lord JamesLord James Blears and Kiniski, GeneGene Kiniski 3 160
14 Bockwinkel, NickNick Bockwinkel and Snyder, WilburWilbur Snyder 1 157
15 Morales, PedroPedro Morales and Patterson, PatPat Patterson 1 147
16 Von Steigers, TheThe Von Steigers (Kurt and Karl Von Steiger) 2 145
17 Guy and Joe Brunetti 1 134¤
18 Reggie Parks and Torres, EnriqueEnrique Torres 1 134¤
19 Garea, TonyTony Garea and Patterson, PatPat Patterson 1 126
20 Dan Manoukian and Stevens, RayRay Stevens 1 117¤
21 Saito, MasaMasa Saito and Shibuya, KinjiKinji Shibuya 2 112¤
22 Von Brauners, TheThe Von Brauners (Kurt and Karl Von Brauner) 1 108
23 Torres, RamonRamon Torres and Warren, DickDick Warren 2 100
24 Rose, BuddyBuddy Rose and Wiskoski, EdEd Wiskoski 2 85¤
25 Roop, BobBob Roop and Alexis Smirnoff 1 77
26 Royal Kangaroos, TheThe Royal Kangaroos (Boyd, JonathanJonathan Boyd and Charles III, Norman FrederickNorman Frederick Charles III) 1 77
27 Brazil, BoboBobo Brazil and Torres, EnriqueEnrique Torres 2 72¤
28 Bill and Ed Miller 1 70
29 Hans Hermann and Art Neilson 1 69
30 Valiant Brothers (Jimmy and Johnny Valiant) 1 67
31 Ciclon Anaya and Torres, RamonRamon Torres 2 66
32 Gene Dubuque and Mike Valentino 1 61
33 Invader #1 and Muraco, DonDon Muraco 1 52
34 Rocky Brown and Nomellini, LeoLeo Nomellini 1 51¤
35 Gomez, PepperPepper Gomez and Patterson, PatPat Patterson 1 49
36 Adrien and Paul Baillergeon 1 47
37 Gomez, PepperPepper Gomez and Lothario, JoseJose Lothario 1 46¤
38 Black Gordman and Goliath 1 41
39 Gene Dubuque and Fritz Von Goehring 1 41¤
Tex McKenzie and Torres, RamonRamon Torres 1 41¤
40 Ho, DeanDean Ho and Mayne, MoondogMoondog Mayne 1 38¤
42 Ho, DeanDean Ho and Ron Starr 1 35
Ray Eckert and Haggerty, Hard BoiledHard Boiled Haggerty 1 35
44 Roddy Piper and Wiskoski, EdEd Wiskoski 1 32¤
45 The Interns (Intern #1 and Intern #2) 1 31¤
46 Ronnie Etchison and Rogers, BuddyBuddy Rogers 1 29
47 Great Sasaki and Shibuya, KinjiKinji Shibuya 1 28
48 Mayne, MoondogMoondog Mayne and Stevens, RayRay Stevens 1 25
49 Ciclon Negro and Mongolian Stomper, TheThe Mongolian Stomper 1 21
Destroyer, TheThe Destroyer and Lyons, Billy RedBilly Red Lyons 1 21
51 Hombre Montana and Tiny Mills 1 17
52 Koukichi Endo and Rikidōzan 1 15
Ray Eckert and Frederick Von Schacht 1 15
54 Fred Atkins and Ray Eckert 1 14
Mayne, MoondogMoondog Mayne and Patterson, PatPat Patterson 1 14
Ron Starr and Vera, EnriqueEnrique Vera 1 14
57 Omaya Kato and Karl Von Schober 1 13¤
58 Barend, JohnnyJohnny Barend and Torres, EnriqueEnrique Torres 1 12
59 Ron Etchison and Szabó, SándorSándor Szabó (wrestler) 1 8
60 Great Mephisto and Shibuya, KinjiKinji Shibuya 1 7
Ron Etchison and Torres, EnriqueEnrique Torres 1 7
Ron Etchison and Ray Stern 1
63 Hombre Montana and Nomellini, LeoLeo Nomellini 1 4
64 Nomellini, LeoLeo Nomellini and Torres, EnriqueEnrique Torres 2
65 Barend, JohnnyJohnny Barend and Ronnie Etchison 1
Blears, Lord JamesLord James Blears and Ben Sharpe 1
Carnera, PrimoPrimo Carnera and Szabó, SándorSándor Szabó 1
Emil and Ernie Dusek 1
Ron Etchison and Torres, AlbertoAlberto Torres 1
Gomez, PepperPepper Gomez and Madril, AlAl Madril 1
Gomez, PepperPepper Gomez and Maivia, PeterPeter Maivia 1
Great Lothario and Torres, RamonRamon Torres 1
Man Mountain Campbell and Mr. Kleen 1
Rip Miller and Torres, EnriqueEnrique Torres 1
Red Hangman and Ben Sharpe 1
Tom Rice and Frederick Von Schacht 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 No. of reigns Combined days
1 Patterson, PatPat Patterson 11 1,876¤
2 Ben Sharpe 21 1372¤
3 Mike Sharpe 19 1370¤
4 Stevens, RayRay Stevens 5 1,239¤
5 Gomez, PepperPepper Gomez 7 769¤
6 Maivia, PeterPeter Maivia 3 681¤
7 Morales, PedroPedro Morales 3 581
8 Johnson, RockyRocky Johnson 4 565¤
9 Shibuya, KinjiKinji Shibuya 5 511¤
10 Arakawa, MitsuMitsu Arakawa 1 364
11 Torres, EnriqueEnrique Torres 8 288¤
12 Art Neilson 2 251
13 Graham, Superstar BillySuperstar Billy Graham 1 230¤
14 Invader #1 3 220¤
15 Torres, RamonRamon Torres 6 208¤
16 Paul DeMarco 1 207
Anderson, LarsLars Anderson 1 207
18 Stan Nielsen 1 182
19 Invader #2 2 168¤
20 Blears, Lord JamesLord James Blears 4 161¤
21 Kiniski, GeneGene Kiniski 3 160
22 Bockwinkel, NickNick Bockwinkel 1 157
Snyder, WilburWilbur Snyder 1 157
24 Von Steiger, KarlKarl Von Steiger 2 145
Von Steiger, KurtKurt Von Steiger 2 145
26 Guy Brunetti 1 134¤
Joe Brunetti 1 134¤
Reggie Parks 1 134¤
29 Garea, TonyTony Garea 1 126
30 Dan Manoukian 1 117¤
Wiskoski, EdEd Wiskoski 3 117¤
32 Saito, MasaMasa Saito 2 112¤
33 Von Brauner, KarlKarl Von Brauner 1 108
Von Brauner, KurtKurt Von Brauner 1 108
34 Gene Dubuque 2 102¤
35 Warren, DickDick Warren 2 100
36 Rose, BuddyBuddy Rose 3 85¤
37 Alexis Smirnoff 1 77
Roop, BobBob Roop 1 77
Boyd, JonathanJonathan Boyd 1 77
Mayne, MoondogMoondog Mayne 3 77¤
Charles III, Norman FrederickNorman Frederick Charles III 1 77
42 Brazil, BoboBobo Brazil 2 72¤
43 Bill Miller 1 70
Ed Miller 1 70
45 Hans Hermann 1 69
46 Valiant, JimmyJimmy Valiant 1 67
Valiant, JohnnyJohnny Valiant 1 67
48 Ciclon Anaya 2 66
49 Ray Eckert 3 64
50 Mike Valentino 1 61
51 Nomellini, LeoLeo Nomellini 4 57¤
52 Ron Etchison 6 53
53 Muraco, DonDon Muraco 1 52
54 Rocky Brown 1 51¤
55 Ron Starr 3 49
56 Adrien Baillergeon 1 47
Paul Baillergeon 1 47
57 Lothario, JoseJose Lothario 1 46¤
58 Tex McKenzie 1 41¤
Fritz Von Goehring 1 41¤
Black Gordman 1 41
Goliath 1 41
62 Ho, DeanDean Ho 1 38¤
63 Ho, DeanDean Ho 1 35
Haggerty, Hard BoiledHard Boiled Haggerty 1 35
65 Roddy Piper 1 32¤
66 Intern #1 1 31¤
Intern #2 1 31¤
68 Rogers, BuddyBuddy Rogers 1 29
69 Great Sasaki 1 28
70 Lyons, Billy RedBilly Red Lyons 1 21
Destroyer, TheThe Destroyer 1 21
Mongolian Stomper, TheThe Mongolian Stomper 1 21
Ciclon Negro 1 21
Hombre Montana 2 21
75 Tiny Mills 1 17
76 Frederick Von Schacht 2 16¤
77 Rikidōzan 1 15
Koukichi Endo 1 15
79 Fred Atkins 1 14
Vera, EnriqueEnrique Vera 1 14
81 Omaya Kato 1 13¤
Karl Von Schober 1 13¤
Barend, JohnnyJohnny Barend 2 13¤
84 Szabó, SándorSándor Szabó 2
85 Ray Stern 1
Great Mephisto 1 7
87 Great Lothario 1
Rip Miller 1
Tom Rice 1
Madril, AlAl Madril 1
Torres, AlbertoAlberto Torres 1
Dusek, EmilEmil Dusek 1
Dusek, ErnieErnie Dusek 1
Carnera, PrimoPrimo Carnera 1
Man Mountain Campbell 1
Mr. Kleen 1
Red Hangman 1

1977 Championship Tournament[edit]

Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
                   
 The Von Steigers (Kurt and Karl Von Steiger W  
 Jimmy Golden and Don Jackson [13]      The Von Steigers W  
 Moondog Mayne and Peter Maivia W    Moondog Mayne and Peter Maivia [13]  
 Hiro Ota and Mr. X [13]        The Von Steigers W
 Bob Roop and Keith Franks W        Jimmy Golden and Kevin Sullivan [13]
 Pepper Gomez and Chavo Guerrero [13]      Bob Roop and Keith Franks [13]
 Bye      Jimmy Golden and Kevin Sullivan W  
 Bye [13]  

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ 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 ab ac ad ae af ag ah The location of the match was not captured as part of the documentation.
  2. ^ The date whre Rice and Von Schact lost the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 206 days.
  3. ^ The date Carnera and Szabó won the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 29 days.
  4. ^ The date where the championship was vacated has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 111 days.
  5. ^ The date where the championship was vacated has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 10 days.
  6. ^ The date where Ben and Mike Sharpe won the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 131 and 374 days.
  7. ^ The date where the championship was vacted has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 51 and 81 days.
  8. ^ The date where Etchson and Stern lost the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 7 and 34 days.
  9. ^ The date where Blears and Kiniski won the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 29 days.
  10. ^ The date where Ben and Mike Sharpe lost the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 3 and 33 days.
  11. ^ The date where the Duseks won the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 58 days.
  12. ^ The date where the Baillergeon brothers won the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 47 and 74 days.
  13. ^ The date where Blears and Sharpe lost the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 22 days.
  14. ^ The date where Nomellini and Torres won the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 22 days.
  15. ^ The date where Brazil and Torres lost the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 40 and 64 days.
  16. ^ The date where Ben and Mike Sharpe won the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 52 and 82 days.
  17. ^ The date where McKenzie and Torres lost the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 41 and 70 days.
  18. ^ The date where Kato and Von Schober won the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 13 and 42 days.
  19. ^ The date where Dubuque and Von Goehring lost the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 41 and 49 days.
  20. ^ The date where Barend and Etchison wont the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 49 days.
  21. ^ The date where Red Hangman and Ben Sharpe lost the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 597 days.
  22. ^ The date where Great Lothario and Torres lost the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 597 days.
  23. ^ The date where Mike and Ben Sharpe won the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 31 and 75 days.
  24. ^ The date where Miller and Torres won the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 15 days.
  25. ^ The date where Ben and Mike Sharpe lost the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 46 and 76 days.
  26. ^ The date where Etchinson and Torres won and lost the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 396 days.
  27. ^ The date where Campbell and Mr. Kleen won and lost the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 729 days.
  28. ^ The date where the championship was abandoned has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 145 days.
  29. ^ The date where the Brunettis won the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 134 and 163 days.
  30. ^ The date where Gomez and Lothario lost the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 46 and 75 days.
  31. ^ The date where Manoukian and Stevens won the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 117 and 146 days.
  32. ^ The date where Saito and Shibuya lost the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 80 and 109 days.
  33. ^ The date where Gomez and Maivia won and lost the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 60 days.
  34. ^ The date where Maivia and Stevens won and lost the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 397 and 456 days.
  35. ^ The date where Graham and Patterson won the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 230 and 260 days.
  36. ^ The date where the Interns lost the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 31 and 60 days.
  37. ^ The date where Saito and Shubuya lost the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 32 and 90 days.
  38. ^ The date where Johnson and Patterson won the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 96 and 125 days.
  39. ^ The date where Maivia and Patterson lost the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 283 and 312 days.
  40. ^ The date where the Invaders won the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 101 and 130 days.
  41. ^ The date where the championship was vacated has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 15 days.
  42. ^ The date where the championship was vacated has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 38 and 67 days.
  43. ^ The date where Rose gave up his half of the championship has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 56 and 83 days.
  44. ^ The date where the championship was abandoned has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 32 and 88 days.

Concurrent championships[edit]

Sources for 13 simultaneous NWA World Tag Team Championships

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