SMW Tag Team Championship

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SMW Tag Team Championship
Details
Date established April 23, 1992
Date retired November 26, 1995
Promotion Smoky Mountain Wrestling

The SMW Tag Team Championship was the tag team title in Smoky Mountain Wrestling . It existed from 1992 until 1995 when the promotion closed.[1][2][3] Because the championship is a professional wrestling championship, it is not won or lost competitively but instead by the decision of the bookers of a wrestling promotion. The championship is awarded after the chosen team "wins" a match to maintain the illusion that professional wrestling is a competitive sport.[4]

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
# Wrestlers Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 The Heavenly Bodies
(Stan Lane and Tom Prichard)
1 April 23, 1992 107 Harrogate, Tennessee SMW Live event Defeated The Fantastics (Bobby and Jackie Fulton) in a tournament final. Aired May 9, 1992 on SMW TV  
2 The Fantastics
(Bobby and Jackie Fulton)
1 August 8, 1992 2 Johnson City, Tennessee SMW Live event    
3 The Heavenly Bodies
(Stan Lane and Tom Prichard)
2 August 10, 1992 85 Benton, Tennessee SMW Live event Aired September 5, 1992 on SMW TV  
4 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
1 November 13, 1992 13 Harlan, Kentucky SMW Live event This was a hospital elimination match.  
5 The Heavenly Bodies
(Stan Lane and Tom Prichard)
3 November 26, 1992 1 Hazard, Kentucky SMW Live event This was a Falls Count Anywhere match.  
6 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
2 November 27, 1992 1 Welch, West Virginia SMW Live event This was a Texas Death match.  
7 The Heavenly Bodies
(Stan Lane and Tom Prichard)
4 November 28, 1992 1 Johnson City, Tennessee SMW Live event This was a Street Fight.  
8 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
3 November 29, 1992 50 Knoxville, Tennessee SMW Live event This was a Barbed wire steel cage match.  
9 The Heavenly Bodies
(Stan Lane and Tom Prichard)
5 January 18, 1993 117 Newton, North Carolina SMW Live event Aired January 30, 1993 on SMW TV  
10 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
4 May 15, 1993 44 Johnson City, Tennessee SMW Live event This was a Loser of fall leaves SMW match. Lane lost the fall.  
11 The Bruise Brothers
(Don and Ron Bruise)
1 June 28, 1993 75 Council, Virginia SMW Live event Aired July 10, 17, 1993 on SMW TV  
12 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
5 September 11, 1993 74 Morristown, Tennessee SMW Live event This was a hair vs. titles match.  
13 The Heavenly Bodies
(Jimmy Del Ray and Tom Prichard (5))
1 November 24, 1993 170 Boston, Massachusetts WWF Survivor Series (1993)   [5][6]
14 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
6 February 18, 1994 1 Port Huron, Michigan SMW Live event    
15 The Heavenly Bodies
(Jimmy Del Ray and Tom Prichard (6))
2 February 19, 1994 41 Taylor, Michigan SMW Live event    
16 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
7 April 1, 1994 22 Pikeville, Kentucky SMW Live event This was a Losing team leaves SMW Steel Cage Match.  
17 Chris Candido and Brian Lee 1 April 23, 1994 104 Johnson City, Tennessee SMW Live event    
18 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
8 August 5, 1994 1 Knoxville, Tennessee SMW Live event    
19 Chris Candido and Brian Lee 2 August 6, 1994 2 Johnson City, Tennessee SMW Live event This was also a hair vs. hair match, where Ricky Morton and Tammy Fytch's hair are on the line.  
20 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
9 August 8, 1994 56 Saltville, Virginia SMW Live event Aired August 20, 1994 on SMW TV  
21 The Gangstas
(New Jack and Mustapha Saed)
1 October 3, 1994 83 Morganton, North Carolina N/A Awarded the title after threatening a racial discrimination lawsuit over the referee's decision in a loss to The Rock 'n' Roll Express on September 16, 1994 in Knoxville, Tennessee.  
22 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
10 December 25, 1994 103 Knoxville, Tennessee SMW Live event    
23 The Dynamic Duo
(Al Snow and Unabomb)
1 April 7, 1995 90 Pikeville, Kentucky SMW Live event    
24 The Thugs
(Tony Anthony and Tracy Smothers)
1 July 6, 1995 29 Jellico, Tennessee SMW Live event Aired July 15, 1995 on SMW TV  
25 The Heavenly Bodies
(Jimmy Del Ray and Tom Prichard (7))
3 August 4, 1995 113 Knoxville, Tennessee SMW Live event    
Title retired when SMW closed after holding its last event on November 26, 1995 in Cookeville, Tennessee.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ "SMW Title Histories". ProWrestlingHistory.com. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  3. ^ "Smoky Mountain Wrestling Tag Team Titles History". Solie.org. Retrieved 2007-07-14. 
  4. ^ Ed Grabianowski. "How Pro Wrestling Works". How Stuff Works. Retrieved April 5, 2009. 
  5. ^ Gutschmidt, Adam (2004-07-08). "WWF Survivor Series '93 Re-Revued". Online Onslaught. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  6. ^ "Survivor Series '93". The Other Arena. Archived from the original on 2003-06-10. Retrieved 2008-07-18.