NWA World Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version)

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NWA World Tag Team Championship
(Vancouver version)
Details
PromotionNWA All-Star Wrestling[1][2]
Date establishedJune 1966[1][2]
Date retiredDecember 1967

The Vancouver version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling championship for tag teams that was used by NWA All-Star Wrestling from 1966 to 1967.[1][2] When the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) was created in 1948, the Board of Directors decided to allow each NWA member to create its own local version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship.[3] As it is a professional wrestling championship, it is not won or lost competitively, but instead is determined by the decision of the bookers of a wrestling promotion. The title is awarded after the chosen team "wins" a match to maintain the illusion that professional wrestling is a competitive sport.[4]

The first team to hold the championship was the Tolos brothers (Chris Tolos and John Tolos). Records indicate that they were presented as champions in June 1966, but records are unclear on how they won the belts. The title was used for just over a year before being abandoned in favor of the NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship.[1][2][5] The Tolos brothers and the team of Don Jardine and Dutch Savage were the only teams to hold the championship twice, and John Tolos the only wrestler to hold the championship three times. The Tolos brothers' second reign, from March 13 to October 3, 1967, is the longest at 203 days. Don Leo Jonathan and Dominic DeNucci held the title for just 21 days, the shortest confirmed reign of any champion.[1][2]

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.
No. Champions Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s)
1 Tony Borne and John Tolos 1 June 1966 [Note 1] [Note 2] live event Records are unclear on how Borne and Tolos won the championship. [1][2]
2 Don Jardine and Dutch Savage 1 October 3, 1966 84 Vancouver, British Columbia NWA All-Star show   [1][2]
3 Don Leo Jonathan and Dominic DeNucci 1 December 26, 1966 21 Vancouver, British Columbia NWA All-Star show   [1][2]
4 John (2) and Chris Tolos 1 January 16, 1967 21 Vancouver, British Columbia NWA All-Star show Also won NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship [1][2]
5 Don Jardine and Dutch Savage 2 February 6, 1967 35 Vancouver, British Columbia NWA All-Star show Jardine and Savage only won the NWA World Tag Team Championship [1][2]
6 John (3) and Chris Tolos 2 March 13, 1967 203 Vancouver, British Columbia NWA All-Star show   [1][2]
7 Abdullah the Butcher and Dr. Jerry Graham 1 October 2, 1967 63 Vancouver, British Columbia NWA All-Star show   [1][2]
8 The Assassins
(Assassin #1 and Assassin #2)
1 December 4, 1967 [Note 3] Vancouver, British Columbia NWA All-Star show Also won NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship [1][2]
Vacated December 1967 N/A N/A Championship was abandoned by NWA All-Star Wrestling in favor of the NWA Canadian 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 John and Chris Tolos 2 224
2 Don Jardine and Dutch Savage 2 119
3 Tony Borne and John Tolos 1 95¤[Note 1]
4 Abdullah the Butcher and Dr. Jerry Graham 1 63
5 Don Leo Jonathan and Dominic DeNucci 1 21
6 The Assassins
(Assassin #1 and Assassin #2)
1 ¤[Note 3]

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 John Tolos 3 319¤[Note 1]
2 Chris Tolos 2 224
3 Don Jardine 2 119
Dutch Savage 2 119
5 Tony Borne 1 95¤[Note 1]
6 Abdullah the Butcher 1 63
Dr. Jerry Graham 1 63
8 Dominic DeNucci 1 21
Don Leo Jonathan 1 21
8 Assassin #1 1 ¤[Note 3]
Assassin #2 1 ¤[Note 3]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d The exact date in June that Borne and Tolos became champions is uncertain, which means that this reign lasted between 95 days and 124 days.
  2. ^ The location of the match was not captured as part of the documentation.
  3. ^ a b c d The exact date in December that the championship was abandoned is uncertain, which means that this reign lasted between 0 days and 27 days.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Duncan, Royal; Will, Gary (2000). "(Vancouver) British Columbia: NWA World Tag Team Title [Kovac and Kiniski]". Wrestling title histories: Professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present. Pennsylvania: Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "World Tag Team Title [British Columbia]". Wrestling-Titles. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  3. ^ Hornbaker, Tim (2007). "The Origins of a Wrestling Monopoly". National Wrestling Alliance, The Untold Story of the Monopoly that Strangled Pro Wrestling. ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-741-6.
  4. ^ Mazer, Sharon (February 1, 1998). Professional Wrestling: Sport and Spectacle. University Press of Mississippi. pp. 18–19. ISBN 1-57806-021-4. Retrieved June 19, 2016. page 18 / page 19
  5. ^ Duncan, Royal; Will, Gary (2000). "(Vancouver) British Columbia: NWA Canada Tag Team Title [Kovac and Kiniski]". Wrestling title histories: Professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present. Pennsylvania: Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.