Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship

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Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship
Details
Promotion Stampede Wrestling
Date established 1958 & 2000
Date retired 1989 & 2008
Other name(s)
  • NWA International Tag-Team Championship (Calgary version)

The Stampede International Tag Team Championship was the main tag-team title in the Canadian professional wrestling promotion Stampede Wrestling. It was created in 1958 as the NWA International Tag-Team Championship (Calgary version). When promoter Stu Hart resigned from the National Wrestling Alliance in 1984 the title was renamed the Stampede International Tag-Team Championship. When Stampede wrestling closed down in 1989 the titles were retired, but brought back in 2000 when Stampede Wrestling was restarted by Bruce Hart and Ross Hart.[1][2]

Title history[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Stampede International Tag Team Championship (1958-1989)
The Kalmikoffs
(Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff)
1 February 28, 1958 Calgary, AB Defeat Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti in tournament final.
Chris & John Tolos 1 July 5, 1958 Unknown how the team was crowned the first tag-team champions.
The Flying Scotts
(George & Sandy Scott)
1 November 1, 1958 Calgary, AB Defeat Chris Tolos & John Tolos.
The Vachons
(Maurice & Paul Vachon)
1 January 30, 1959 Calgary, AB
Held up February 2, 1959 After match with the Flying Scotts.
The Flying Scotts
(George Scott (2) & Sandy Scott (2))
2 February 2, 1959 Regina, SK Defeated Maurice and Paul Vachon for the vacant titles.
Chico Garcia & Chet Wallick 1 March 5, 1959 Regina, SK
The Vachons
(Maurice Vachon (2) & Paul Vachon (2))
2 March 7, 1959
Shag Thomas & Mighty Ursus 1 March 27, 1959 Calgary, AB
The Vachons
(Maurice Vachon (3) & Paul Vachon (3))
3 April 24, 1959
The Flying Scotts
(George Scott (3) & Sandy Scott (3))
3 May 1, 1959 Calgary, AB
Al Mills & Don Kindred 1 December 18, 1959
Vacant February 2, 1959 After Mills suffered a extended illness.
Don Kindred(2) & John Foti 1 March 11, 1960 Kindred and Foti were also recognized as "IWA Tag Team champions".
Oattem Fisher & Luther Lindsay 1 April 15, 1960 Calgary, AB
Tarzan Tourville & Mighty Ursus (2) 1 May 27, 1960 Calgary, AB
Jim Wright & Gypsy Joe 1 July 1, 1960
Vacant October 1, 1960 When Joe leaves from Calgary promotion.
Jim Wright (2) & Chico Garcia (2) 1 October 14, 1960 Calgary, AB Defeated Ed Francis and Luigi Mecera to win the vacant titles.
The Brunettis
(Guy Brunetti & Joe Brunetti)
1 February 24, 1961
Vacant July 16, 1961 After the Brunettis no show a title match.
Tiny Mills & Jack Daniels 1 November 24, 1961 Calgary, AB Wins tournament to crown new champions.
The Torres Brothers
(Alberto Torres & Ramón Torres)
1 December 8, 1961 Calgary, AB
Vacant May 1, 1962 When The Torres Brothers leaves the promotion.
Alexis Bruga & Aldo Bogni 1 May 3, 1962 Regina, SK Defeat John Foti & Bill Wright in tournament final.
Sandor Kovacs & Czaya Nandor 1 May 11, 1962 Calgary, AB
Alexis Bruga & Aldo Bogni 2 May 17, 1962 Regina, SK
Sandor Kovacs & Czaya Nandor 2 May 24, 1962 Calgary, AB
Jim Wright (3) & Mike Sharpe, Sr. 1 January 1, 1963
Ron Etchison & Dominic Bravo 1 January 18, 1963 Calgary, AB
Jim Wright (4) & Luke Graham 1 February 12, 1963
Ron Etchinson (2) & Dominic Bravo (2) 2 February 14, 1963 Regina, SK
Jerry Graham & Jim Wright (5) 1 February 28, 1963 Calgary, AB
Ron Etchison (3) & Dominic Bravo (3) 3 March 21, 1963
Jim Wright (6) & Masked Destroyer 1 March 22, 1963 Calgary, AB
Ricky Waldo & Karl von Schober 1 April 12, 1963 Calgary, AB
Jim Wright (7) & Masked Destroyer (2) 2 May 3, 1963
Kenji Shibuya & Mitsu Arakawa 1 July 22, 1963
Ron Etchison (4) & Dan Miller 1 October 29, 1963 Calgary, AB
The Flying Scotts
(George Scott (4) & Sandy Scott (4))
4 November 26, 1963 Edmonton, AB Also billed as NAWA Title.
Art & Stan Neilson 1 November 27, 1963 Saskatoon, SK
The Flying Scotts
(George Scott (5) & Sandy Scott (5))
5 November 28, 1963 Edmonton, AB
Art & Stan Neilson 2 November 29, 1963 Calgary, AB
The Flying Scotts
(George Scott (6) & Sandy Scott (6))
6 December 20, 1963 Calgary, AB
The Von Steigers
(Kurt Von Steiger & Karl Von Steiger)
1 May 12, 1967 Calgary, AB
The Christys
(Bobby & Jerry Christy)
1 June 16, 1967 Calgary, AB
Held up July 11, 1967 Calgary, AB After a match against The Beast & Bob Sweetan.
The Beast & Bob Sweetan 1 July 12, 1967 Calgary, AB Win the rematch against The Christys.
Paul Leduc & Jos Leduc 1 January 3, 1969
Bud & Ray Osborne 1 March 8, 1969
Bob Sweetan (2) & Fred Sweetan 1 April 1, 1969 Edmonton, AB
Bud Osborne & Ray Osborne (2) & Ray Osborne (2) 2 April 18, 1969 Calgary, AB
Clem St. Louis & Jack Pesek 1 July 7, 1969
Bud Osborne (3) & Ray Osborne (3) 3 December 16, 1969 Calgary, AB
Gil Hayes & Bill Dromo 1 December 17, 1969
The Christys
(Bobby Christy (2) & Jerry Christy (2))
2 December 19, 1969 Calgary, AB
Gil Hayes (2) & Bill Dromo (2) 2 February 13, 1970 Calgary, AB
Bobby Christy (3) & Jerry Christy (3) 3 March 6, 1970 Calgary, AB
Gil Hayes (3) & Bob Sweetan (3) 1 June 26, 1970
Bud Osborne (4) & Ray Osborne (4) 4 July 3, 1970
Bobby Christy (4) & Jerry Christy (4) 4 September 4, 1970 Calgary, AB
Bob Sweetan (4) & Paul Peller 1 October 6, 1970
Vacant March 27, 1971 When Sweetan leaves the promotion.
Tiger Joe Tomasso & Earl Black 1 July 9, 1971 Wins tournament.
"Cowboy" Dan Kroffat & Bill Cody 1 August 10, 1971
Tiger Joe Tomasso (2) & Earl Black (2) 2 August 11, 1971 Saskatoon, SK
Michel Martel & Danny Babich 1 October 1, 1971 Calgary, AB
Chin Lee & Sugi Sito 1 October 16, 1971 Calgary, AB
Tiger Joe Tomasso (3) & Dave Ruhl 1 January 21, 1972 Calgary, AB
Chin Lee (2) & Sugi Sito (2) 2 May 6, 1972 Calgary, AB
Geoff Portz & Jeff Atcheson (2) 1 July 28, 1972
Tor Kamata & Sugi Sito (3) 1 September 29, 1972
Dan Kroffat (2) & Lenny Hurst 1 November 10, 1972
Tiger Joe Tomasso (4) & Gil Hayes (4) 1 November 19, 1972
Michel Martel (2) & Danny Babich (2) 2 December 15, 1972
George Gordienko & Super Hawk 1 December 16, 1972
Michel Martel (3) & Danny Babich (3) 3 December 23, 1972
Dan Kroffat (3) & Lenny Hurst (2) 2 January 20, 1973 Edmonton, AB
Michel Martel (4) & Danny Babich (4) 4 February 9, 1973 Calgary, AB
Carlos Belafonte & Gino Caruso 1 April 13, 1973
Vacant May 1973 When Belafonte is injured.
The Wild Samoans
(Afa & Sika)
1 May 1973
Chatti Yokouchi & Yasu Fuji 1 June 8, 1973
Dan Kroffat (4) & Bill Cody (2) 1 July 13, 1973 Calgary, AB
Gil Hayes (5) & Benny Ramírez 1 July 20, 1973 Calgary, AB
Wild Samoans
(Afa (2) & Sika (2))
2 August 30, 1973
Chatti Yokouchi (2) & Yasu Fuji (2) 2 September 8, 1973 Edmonton, AB
Bob Pringle & Bill Cody (3) 1 October 5, 1973 Calgary, AB
The Kiwis
(Sweet William & Nick Carter)
1 January 5, 1974 Calgary, AB
Tokyo Joe & Great Saki 1 May 8, 1974 Calgary, AB
The Kiwis
(Sweet William (2) & Nick Carter (2))
2 May 11, 1974
Stan Kowalski & Duke Savage 1 July 17, 1974
Lenny Hurst (3) & Rick Martel 1 August 4, 1974
Pat & Mike Kelly 1 October 18, 1974
Len Thornton & Frankie Laine 1 January 24, 1975 Calgary, AB
Mr. Hito (Tokyo Joe) (2) & John Quinn 1 May 2, 1975
Vacant August 15, 1975 When Hito was headed to Japan.
Mr. Hito (3) & Gil Hayes (6) 1 December 12, 1975 Win tournament
Ed & Jerry Morrow 1 December 26, 1975 Calgary, AB
Ripper Collins & Don Gagne 1 February 20, 1976
Lumberjack Luke & Prince Tapu 1 April 2, 1976 Calgary, AB
Ripper Collins (2) & Bobby Bass 1 April 9, 1976
Gama Singh & Crary Stevenson 1 May 7, 1976
Ed Morrow (2) & Gama Singh (2) 1 June 1, 1976 Morrow replaces Crary Stevenson.
Mr. Hito (4) & Higo Hamaguchi 1 June 18, 1976 Calgary, AB
Ed Morrow (3) & Jerry Morrow (2) 2 August 27, 1976 Calgary, AB
Ripper Collins (3) & Larry Sharpe 1 September 24, 1976 Calgary, AB
Ed Morrow (4) & Jerry Morrow (3) 3 October 15, 1976 Calgary, AB
The Cuban Assassins
(Cuban Assassin #1 & Cuban Assassin #2)
1 December 3, 1976
Leo Burke & Keith Hart 1 February 18, 1977
The Royal Kangaroos
(Jonathan Boyd & Norman Frederick Charles III)
1 April 6, 1977
Leo Burke (2) & Bobby Burke 1 September 16, 1977
Mr. Hito (5) & Michel Martel (4) 1 December 10, 1977 Edmonton, AB
Jerry Morrow (4) & George Wells 1 February 17, 1978 Calgary, AB
Norman Frederick Charles III (2) & Cuban Assassin (2) 1 February 19, 1978
Keith Hart (2) & Hubert Gallant 1 April 29, 1978
The Castillo Brothers
(Raul & Fidel)
1 September 1, 1978
The Hart Family
(Keith Hart (3) & Bret Hart)
1 November 12, 1978 Edmonton, AB
Mr. Hito (6) & Mr. Sakurada 1 February 10, 1979 Calgary, AB
Leo Burke (3) & Keith Hart (4) 2 April 6, 1979 Calgary, AB
Dory Funk, Jr. & Larry Lane 1 July 6, 1979
Mr. Hito (7) & Mr. Sakurada (2) 2 July 7, 1979 Edmonton, AB
The Hart Family
(Keith Hart (5) & Bret Hart (2))
2 August 29, 1979
Vacant October 12, 1979 When Bret Hart win the Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship.
Dynamite Kid & Sekigawa 1 December 21, 1979 Calgary, AB Defeat Leo Burke and Hubert Gallant in tournament final.
The Hart Family
(Keith Hart (6) & Bret Hart (3))
3 January 26, 1980
Dynamite Kid (2) & Loch Ness Monster 1 March 29, 1980
The Hart Family
(Keith Hart (7) & Bret Hart (4))
4 April 18, 1980
Dynamite Kid (3) & Kasavudu 1 June 3, 1980 Regina, SK
The Hart Family
(Keith Hart(8) & Bret Hart (5))
5 June 26, 1980
Kasavudu (2) & Mr. Sakurada (3) 1 July 30, 1980
Jim Neidhart & Hercules Ayala 1 September 27, 1980
Duke Myers & Bobby Bass (2) 1 November 22, 1980
Leo (4) & Bobby Burke (2) 2 December 2, 1980 Creston, BC
Duke Myers (2) & Mike Sharpe Jr. 1 February 14, 1981
Duke Myers (3) & Kerry Brown 1 September 25, 1981 Later Sharpe & Brown splits on September 1981 both had claim to titles chose new tag team partners and had a match.
Vacant March 1, 1982 When Brown and Myers are involved in a car accident.
Duke Myers (4) & Kerry Brown (2) 2 March 23, 1982 Regina, SK Defeat David Schultz and Leo Burke in tournament final.
Bruce Hart (2) & Davey Boy Smith 1 April 1, 1982
Duke Myers (5) & Dynamite Kid (4) 1 June 29, 1982
Leo Burke (5) & Bret Hart (7) 1 November 19, 1982 Calgary, AB
Duke Myers (6) & Kerry Brown (3) 3 December 8, 1982 Edmonton, AB
Jim Neidhart (2) & Mr. Hito (8) 1 March 11, 1983 Calgary, AB
Cuban Assassin (3) & Francisco Flores 1 September 9, 1983 Calgary, AB
Bruce Hart (3) & Davey Boy Smith (2) 1 October 19, 1983
Danny Davis & Hubert Gallant (2) 1 February 27, 1984 Vancouver, BC
Held up March 23, 1984 After a match against Phil Lafleur & Ben Bassarab.
The British Bulldogs
(Dynamite Kid (5) & Davey Boy Smith (3))
1 March 31, 1984 Calgary, AB Defeat Bad News Allen & Cuban Assassin in tournament final.
Vacant August 23, 1984 When promotion sold to WWF. Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith join WWF.
Honky Tonk Wayne Farris & Ron Starr 1 October 25, 1985 Calgary, AB Defeat Kerry Brown & Hubert Gallant in tournament final.
Leo Burke (6) & Ron Ritchie 1 February 7, 1986 Calgary, AB
Vacant February 7, 1986 When Starr and Wayne run off with the belts.
Honky Tonk Wayne Farris (2) & Ron Starr (2) 2 February 21, 1986 Calgary, AB Defeat Burke and Ritchie in rematch.
Chris Benoit & Ben Bassarab 1 March 1, 1986 Regina, SK
Honky Tonk Wayne Farris (3) & Cuban Assassin (4) 1 March 21, 1986 Calgary, AB
Chris Benoit (2) & Keith Hart (8) 1 May 5, 1986 Calgary, AB
Held Up May 30, 1986 Calgary, AB After a match against Duke Myers and Kerry Brown.
Duke Myers (7) & Kerry Brown (4) 4 June 6, 1986 Calgary, AB Defeat Benoit and Hart in rematch.
Ben Bassarab (2) & Owen Hart 1 August 8, 1986 Edmonton, AB
The Viet Cong Express
(Hiroshi Hase & Fumihiro Niikura)
1 October 3, 1986 Calgary, AB
Vacant January 1987 When Niikura returns to Japan on December 1986 suffered health problems and does not return; a planned replacement is injured while training.
Bad Company
(Bruce Hart (4) & Brian Pillman)
1 April 5, 1987 Calgary, AB Defeat Cuban Assassin and Ron Starr in tournament final.
Held Up October 9, 1987 After a match with Karachi.
Karachi
(Makhan Singh & Jerry Morrow (5))
1 November 11, 1987 Great Falls, MT Win rematch.
Bad Company
(Bruce Hart (5) & Brian Pillman (2))
2 November 13, 1987 Calgary, AB
The Cuban Commandos
(Jerry Morrow (6) & Cuban Assassin (5))
1 July 22, 1988 Calgary, AB
Chris Benoit (3) & Lance Idol 1 October 7, 1988 Calgary, AB
The Cuban Commandos
(Jerry Morrow (7) & Cuban Assassin (6))
2 October 28, 1988 Calgary, AB
The British Bulldogs
(Dynamite Kid (6) & Davey Boy Smith (4))
2 December 12, 1988 Calgary, AB
Karachi Vice
(Makhan Singh (2) & Vokkan Singh)
1 December 30, 1988 Calgary, AB
Chris Benoit (4) & Biff Wellington 1 April 4, 1989 Calgary, AB
Bob Brown & Kerry Brown (5) 1 June 9, 1989 Calgary, AB
Benkei Sasaki & Sumo Hara 1 August 18, 1989 Calgary, AB
The Blackhearts
(Apocalypse & Destruction)
1 September 29, 1989 Calgary, AB
Promotion closes on November 24, 1989
Stampede International Tag Team Championship (2000-2008)
Greg Pawluk & Johnny Devine 1 February 4, 2000 Calgary, AB Defeat Dick Raines and Tiger Mahatma Khan in tournament final
Dick Raines (Duke Durango) & Frank Einstein 1 June 9, 2000 Calgary, AB Vacant in 00
Bruce(6) & Teddy Hart 1 April 5, 2002 Calgary, AB Defeat Dave Swift and Apocalypse in a tournament final.
Bruce Hart(7) & TJ Wilson 1 April, 2002 Wilson replaces the injured Ted Hart.
Harry Smith & Apocalypse 1 March 26, 2004 Calgary, AB Defeat Dave Swift and Johnny Devine in tournament final
vacant when Smith and Apocalypse split up.
Apocalypse(2) & Dave Swift 1 April 4, 2004 Calgary, AB Defeat Harry Smith and Johnny Devine.
Harry Smith(2) & Kirk Melnick 1 May 28, 2004 Calgary, AB
Duke Durango(2) & Karnage 1 November 19, 2004 Calgary, AB
Karachi Vice
(Tiger Raj Singh & Gama Singh, Jr.)
1 March 4, 2005 Calgary, AB
"Ravenous" Randy Myers & "Pyro" Pete Wilson 1 November 4, 2005 Calgary, AB
Karachi Vice
(Tiger Raj Singh(2) & Gama Singh, Jr.(2))
2 December 16, 2005 Calgary, AB
Duke Durango(3) & Chris Steele 1 June 30, 2006 Calgary, AB
Juggernaut & Pete Wilson(2) 1 July 28, 2006 Calgary, AB
Juggernaut(2) & TJ Wilson(2) 1 November 19, 2006 Calgary, AB T.J. replaces the injured Pete.
The A-Team
(Dusty Adonis & Michael Avery)
1 February 10, 2007 Calgary, AB Lose to Juggernaut and Wilson in a title match but are awarded the belts since Wilson is leaving the promotion for WWE.
Funky Bunch
(Mark Avery(2) & Phoenix Taylor)
1 November 16, 2007 Calgary, AB
The Elite
(Chris Steele(2) & Pete Wilson(3))
1 March 14, 2008 Calgary, AB
Promotion closes on April 26, 2008

References[edit]

General
  • Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 340–341. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
Specific
  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 340–341. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ wrestling-titles.com. "Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Title".