WCWA Texas Tag Team Championship

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WCWA Texas Tag Team Championship
Details
Date established 1943
Date retired September 2011
Promotion World Class Wrestling Association
NWA Southwest
Other name(s)
  • NWA Texas Tag Team Championship
  • NWA Southwest Texas Tag Team Championship

The WCWA Texas Tag Team Championship was the secondary tag team championship in World Class Championship Wrestling, originally known as the NWA Texas Tag-Team title until 1981 where they were abandoned.[1] The titles were brought back in 1987 as the WCWA Texas Tag-Team titles but once the WCWA joined the USWA, the Texas Tag Team titles were abandoned once again. The title was revived by NWA Southwest in 1998 and is still defended to this day as the NWA Texas Tag Team Championship.[1][2]

Title history[edit]

Silver lines means champion lineage is uncertain at this period in time

NLT means “No later than”

NWA[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA Texas Tag Team Championship
Ellis Bashara and Angelo Cistoldi 1 June 1, 1943 May be for a different title.
Bobby Managoff and Otto Kuss 1 NLT May 1945    
Hans Schnable and Marvin Jones 1 May 14, 1945 Galveston, TX  
Rogers and Otto Kuss (2) 1 May 21, 1945 Galveston, TX  
Title inactive between 1945 and 1950
Rito Romero and Miguel Guzmán 1 March 3, 1950 Dallas, TX Defeat Red Berry and Danny McShain and later defeat Al Lovelock and Danny McShain for the title on March 14, 1950.
Duke Keomuka and Danny Savich 1 November 30, 1950 Galveston, TX  
Killer Kowalski 1 December 11, 1950 Ft. Worth, TX Wins handicap match.
Duke Keomuka and& Danny Savich 2 December 12, 1950 Ft. Worth, TX Awarded when Kowalski vacates title.
Al Lovelock and Rito Romero (2) 1 January 1951
Duke Keomuka and Danny Savich 3 January 30, 1951 Dallas, TX
Timothy Geohagen and Big Humphrey 1 May 4, 1951 Houston, TX  
Duke Keomuka and Danny Savich 4 June 1951    
   Titles vacated
Al Lovelock (2) and Sonny Myers 1 June 19, 1951 Dallas, TX Defeated Miguel Guzman and Rito Romero.
Ellis Bashara (2) and Danny Savich (5) 1 October 1951
Babe Zaharias and Chris Zaharias 1 October 9, 1951 Dallas, TX
Miguel Guzman and Rito Romero 2 October 16, 1951 Dallas, TX
Duke Keomuka (5) and Ivan Kalmikoff 1 January 25, 1952 Houston, TX Defeated Rito Romero and Miguel Guzman.
Miguel Guzman (3) and Ray Gunkel 1 February 1, 1952 Houston, TX Win by DQ.
Duke Keomuka (6) and Mr. Moto 1 February 26, 1952 Dallas, TX  
Rito Romero (4) and Miguel Guzman (4) 3 August 15, 1952 Houston, TX  
Duke Keomuka (7) and Danny Savich (6) 5 October 7, 1952 Dallas, TX  
   Titles vacated November 1952
Gory Guerrero and Cyclone Anaya 1 December 1, 1952 Ft. Worth, TX Win tournament.
   Titles vacated December 1952
Ray Gunkel (2) and Ricki Starr 1 January 6, 1953 Still champions as of April 14, 1953.
Rito Romero (5) and Miguel Guzman (5) 4 November 3, 1953
   Titles vacated December 1953
Ray Gunkel (3) and Ricki Starr 2 December 1953 Austin, TX Defeated Duke Keomuka and Kinji Shibuya.
Orville Carlson and Rito Romero (6) 1 March 1954
Ivan Kalmikoff (2) and Karol Krauser 1 March 30, 1954 Dallas, TX
Ray Gunkel (4) and Ricki Starr (3) 3 April 1954 Sometime after April 7, 1954.
Rito Romero (7) and Miguel Guzman (6) 5 April 24, 1954 Houston, TX  
Ivan Kalmikoff (3) and Karol Krauser 2 NLT May 4, 1954    
Rito Romero (8) and Sugi Sito 1 NLT May 1954 San Antonio, TX Sometime between May 12, 1954 and May 18, 1954.
Duke Keomuka (8) and Don Evans 1 August 3, 1954    
Rito Romero (9) and George Drake 1 NLT October 1954    
Roy Shire and The Great Scott 1 October 12, 1954 Dallas, TX  
Rito Romero (10) and Pepe Mendietta 1 November 12, 1954 Houston, TX  
Maurice Vachon and Pierre LaSalle 1 NLT April 1955    
Larry Chene and Raul Zapata 1 May 10, 1955 Austin, TX  
Hard Boiled Haggerty and Stu Gibson 1 June 3, 1955 Houston, TX  
Rito Romero (11) and Pepper Gomez 1 July 28, 1955 Galveston, TX  
Duke Keomuka (9) and Danny Savich (7) 6 October 4, 1955 Dallas, TX  
Ray Gunkel (5) and Wilbur Snyder 1 October 21, 1955 Houston, TX  
Duke Keomuka (10) and Tiny Mills 1 December 12, 1955 Ft. Worth, TX  
Pepper Gomez (2) and Luigi Macera 1 February 7, 1956 Dallas, TX  
Duke Keomuka (11) and Kinji Shibuya 1 February 21, 1956 Dallas, TX  
Ray Gunkel (6) and Prince Maiava 1 March 23, 1956 Houston, TX  
   Titles vacated as of May 15, 1956
Mike DiBiase and Danny Plechas 1 May 29, 1956   Defeated Pepper Gomez and Luther Lindsey in a controversial finish on May 22, 1956 to claim the title defeated Gomez and Lindsey for an official recognition.
   Titles vacated as of June 4, 1956
Mike DiBiase and Danny Plechas 2 June 12, 1956 Dallas, TX Defeated Don Evans and Duke Keomuka.
   Titles vacated sometime between June 27, 1956 and July 5, 1956
Mike DiBiase and Danny Plechas 3 June 6, 1956 Houston, TX Win 4-team tournament.
Duke Keomuka (12) and Tony Martin 1 July 27, 1956 Houston, TX  
Ray Gunkel (7) and Herb Freeman 1 September 11, 1956 Dallas, TX  
Gene Kelly and Len Crosby 1 September 18, 1956 Dallas, TX  
Ray Gunkel (8) and The Amazing Zuma 1 October 22, 1956 Ft. Worth, TX  
El Medico and Amazing Zuma (2) 1 NLT March 13, 1957
Duke Keomuka (13) and Tokyo Joe 1 NLT April 23, 1957    
Pepper Gomez (3) and El Medico (2) 1 June 21, 1957 Houston, TX  
Ivan the Terrible and Nikita Zolotoff 1 September 20, 1957 Houston, TX  
Duke Keomuka (14) and Mr. Moto (2) 2 October 14, 1957 Ft. Worth, TX  
Pepper Gomez (4) and Bill Melby (2) 1 November 25, 1957 Ft. Worth, TX  
   Titles vacated in December 1957 when Gomez leaves the area.
Danny McShain and Casey McShain 1 January 7, 1958 Dallas, TX Defeated Jesus Cardenas and Enrique Romero in tournament final after the first match on January 7, 1958 is voided by the commissioner due to some controversy.
Enrique Torres and Alberto Torres 1 February 27, 1958 Galveston, TX  
Johnny Valentine and Rip Rogers 1 April 22, 1958 Dallas, TX  
Pepper Gomez (5) and Larry Chene (2) 1 May 23, 1958 Houston, TX  
Duke Keomuka (15) and John Tolos 1 June 24, 1958 Dallas, TX  
Pepper Gomez (6) and El Medico (3) 2 August 8, 1958 Houston, TX  
   Titles vacant on August 22, 1958 when Gomez and Medico win the World Tag Team Championship.
Frank Valois (2) and Andre Bollet 1 January 20, 1959 Dallas, TX Defeated Amazing Zuma and Johnny Walker in tournament final.
Amazing Zuma (3) and Johnny Walker 1 NLT February 1959    
Frank Valois (3) and Andre Bollet 2 March 10, 1959 Dallas, TX  
Chief Big Heart and Little Eagle 1 April 7, 1959 Dallas, TX  
Ben Sharpe and Mike Sharpe 1 April 14, 1959 Dallas, TX
   Titles vacant in May 1959
Corsica Joe and Corsica Jean 1 May 26, 1959 Dallas, TX Defeat Angelo Martinelli and Luis Hernandez.
Nick Kozak and Jerry Kozak 1 September 2, 1959 San Antonio, TX  
Danny McShain (2) and Bad Boy Hines 1 NLT November 1959 Sometime after November 5, 1959.
Cyclone Anaya (2) and Leo Garibaldi 1 December 15, 1959 Dallas, TX
Cyclone Anaya (3) and Pepper Gomez (7) 1 January 6, 1960
   Titles vacated
Tony Borne and Danny McShain (3) 1 July 15, 1960 Houston, TX Defeated Torbellino Blanco and El Gladiador.
Ciclon Negro and Torbellino Blanco 1 NLT September 27, 1960    
Maurice Vachon (2) and Paul Vachon 1 November 8, 1960 Dallas, TX  
Ciclon Negro and Torbellino Blanco 2 November 15, 1960 Dallas, TX  
Danny McShain (4) and Sputnik Monroe 1 NLT December 25, 1960    
Ciclon Negro and Torbellino Blanco 3 December 19, 1960 Houston, TX  
Maurice Vachon (3) and Duke Keomuka (16) 1 December 1960    
Sputnik Monroe (2) and Rocket Monroe 1 January 1, 1961 Ft. Worth, TX  
Pepper Gomez (8) and Hogan Wharton 1 January 20, 1961 Houston, TX Defeated Sputnik Monroe and Jet Monroe.
Tony Borne (2) and Don Manoukian 1 February 17, 1961 Houston, TX  
Pepper Gomez (9) and Dory Dixon 1 February 24, 1961 Houston, TX  
Angelo Poffo and Bronko Lubich 1 May 12, 1961 Houston, TX  
Pepper Gomez (10) and Dory Dixon (2) 2 June 1961 Houston, TX  
   Titles vacant in 1961
Dick Hutton and Sam Steamboat 1 September 18, 1961 Ft. Worth, TX Defeated Duke Keomuka and Kojika Saito in 4-team tournament final.
The Mighty Yankees 1 October 2, 1961 Ft. Worth, TX  
Ricky Romero and Eric Rommel 1 November 1961
Nick Roberts and Stan Kowalski 1 November 16, 1961 Amarillo, TX May be recognized only in Amarillo.
Jack Dalton and Jim Dalton 1 NLT January 11, 1962    
   Titles vacant sometime between January 18, 1962 and January 24, 1962
Alberto Torres (2) and Ramon Torres 1 February 8, 1962 Corpus Christi, TX Defeated Jack Dalton and Jim Dalton in tournament final; still champions as of March 14, 1962.
Ciclon Negro (4) and Dory Dixon (3) 1 May 1962
Jack Dalton and Jim Dalton 2 May 29, 1962 Dallas, TX
Alaskan and Tarzan Tyler 1 September 4, 1962
Nick Kozak and Jerry Kozak 2 June 28, 1963
Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson 1 May 17, 1964
Tony Borne (3) and Argentina Apollo 1 January 6, 1965 San Antonio, TX Win a tag team title in tournament (may not be Texas title).
Nick Kozak (2) and Dory Dixon (4) 1 July 11, 1966 Ft. Worth, TX Defeated Louie Tillet and Zebra Kid in 6-team tournament final.
Wahoo McDaniel and Antonio Pugliese 1 1969    
Killer Karl Kox and Great Malenko 1 March 16, 1970    
Kintaro Ohki and Pak Song 1 December 17, 1970   Defeated Rufus R. Jones and Gorgeous George Jr.
Red Bastien and Billy Red Lyons 1 July 14, 1972 Houston, TX Defeated the Alaskans (Franke Monte and Mike York).
Chris Colt and Bobby Duncum 1 October 6, 1972 Houston, TX  
Black Gordman and Goliath 1 April 21, 1973    
Jose Lothario and Mil Mascaras 1 1973    
Jose Lothario (2) and Ivan Putski 1 1973    
Black Gordman and Goliath 2 May 26, 1973    
Jose Lothario (3) and Ivan Putski (2) 2 July 20, 1973    
Black Gordman and Goliath 3 August 6, 1973    
Jose Lothario (4) and Mil Mascaras 2 November 30, 1973 Houston, TX
Red Bastien (2) and Tex McKenzie 1 1974    
Jose Lothario (5) and Al Madril 1 March 1975
El Gran Marcus and The Baron 1 March 7, 1975 Houston, TX Still champions as of March 28, 1975.
Blackjack Lanza and Blackjack Mulligan 1 1975    
   Title vacated in 1975
Jose Lothario (6) and Al Madril (2) 2 August 1975    
Stan Hansen and Killer Tim Brooks 1 1976    
Jose Lothario (7) and Rocky Johnson 1 March 3, 1976    
Tony Charles (2) and Les Thornton 1 1977    
Lord Al Hayes and Big O 1 1977    
Jose Lothario (8) and Cien Caras 1 March 15, 1977    
Bruiser Brody and Mike York 1 April 15, 1977 Houston, TX  
Bull Ramos and Captain USA 1 August 19, 1977 Houston, TX
Gino Hernandez and Jimmy Snuka 1 NLT August 1977   Sometime after May 6, 1977.
Jose Lothario (9) and Al Madril (3) 3 NLT February 1978 Possibly on October 21, 1977 in Houston, TX.
Killer Tim Brooks and Leroy Brown 1 March 31, 1978 Houston, TX  
Kevin Von Erich and David Von Erich 1 April 7, 1978 Houston, TX  
Gino Hernandez (2) and Bruiser Brody (2) 1 August 1978 Ft.Worth, TX  
Kevin Von Erich and David Von Erich 2 September 4, 1978 Ft. Worth, TX  
   Titles vacant in October 1978 when the Von Erichs win the NWA American Tag Team Championship.
Mark Lewin and White Knight 1 October 30, 1978 Ft. Worth, TX Beat Mando Guerrero and Tiger Conway Jr. in tournament final.
Bull Ramos (2) and Tiger Conway Jr. 1 December 17, 1978 Dallas, TX Defeated Lewin and Killer Karl Krupp.
Bill White and El Gran Goliath 1 February 26, 1979 Ft. Worth, TX
David Von Erich (3) and Tiger Conway Jr. (2) 1 March 18, 1979 Dallas, TX
   Vacant
Kerry Von Erich and Bruiser Brody (3) 1 July 23, 1979 Ft. Worth, TX Defeat Mark Lewin and Killer Tim Brooks.
The Spoiler and Mark Lewin (2) 1 September 17, 1979 Ft. Worth, TX  
   Titles vacant in 1979
Kerry Von Erich (2) and Tiger Conway Jr. (3) 1 1980    
Gino Hernandez (3) and Pak Song (2) 1 1980    
Kerry Von Erich (3) and Sweet Brown Sugar 1 August 1, 1980 Houston, TX Defeated Stan Stasiak and Tim Brooks.
   Titles vacant in 1980
Mark Lewin (3) and The White Knight (2) 1 October 30, 1980 Ft. Worth, TX Defeated Mando Guerrero and Tiger Conway Jr. in tournament final.
Killer Tim Brooks (2) and Stan Stasiak 1 1980    
   Titles vacant in 1981 when Stasiak is suspended
Raul Mata and Billy White Cloud 1 January 12, 1981 Ft. Worth, TX Defeat Killer Tim Brooks and Raul Castro.
Titles vacant in 1981 when Raul Mata and Billy White Cloud leave the area; titles inactive.

WCCW[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
WCWA Texas Tag Team Championship
Tony Atlas and Skip Young 1 June 29, 1987 Ft. Worth, TX Defeated Ted Arcidi and Texas Red in tournament final.
John Tatum and Jack Victory 1 January 5, 1988 Ft. Worth, TX Defeats Skip Young when Atlas no-shows
Title held up on January 29, 1988 after a match against the Fantastics (Tommy Rogers and Bobby Fulton) in Dallas, TX.
John Tatum and Jack Victory 2 February 14, 1988 Ft. Worth, TX Tatum and Victory get belts back by high card draw.
Steve Simpson and Shaun Simpson 1 March 20, 1988 Ft. Worth, TX  
John Tatum and Jack Victory 3 April 8, 1988 Ft. Worth, TX  
Steve Simpson and Shaun Simpson 2 July 25, 1988 Temple, TX  
John Tatum (4) and Jimmy Jack Funk 1 September 5, 1988 Ft. Worth, TX  
The Samoan Swat Team
(Fatu and Samu)
1 September 12, 1988 Ft. Worth, TX  
Vacant NLT December 1988 when the Swat Team leaves the federation.
Beauty and The Beast
(Terrence Garvin and The Beast)
1 March 3, 1989 Ft. Worth, TX Defeat Chris Adams and Jeff Jarrett in tournament final.
Steve Simpson and Shaun Simpson 3 April 28, 1989 Ft. Worth, TX  
Titles abandoned in 1989 when WCWA merged with the CWA.

NWA Southwest[edit]

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
NWA Texas Tag Team Championship
Gen-X-Crew
(Zane Morris and Ian St. James)
1 July 20, 1998 N. Richland Hills, TX Defeat Iceman Parsons and Chris Young in tournament final when title is revived by NWA Southwest.
Team Extreme
(Khris Germany and Kit Carson)
1 August 7, 1998 N. Richland Hills, TX  
Vacate on 99/02/26, protesting the no-show by NWA World Tag Team champions Brotherhood for title defense.
Moody's Mob
(Bull Schmitt and New Dr. X)
1 March 14, 1999 N. Richland Hills, TX Defeat Blackbird Posse (Chris Young and Larry Green)
Team Extreme 2 June 4, 1999 N. Richland Hills, TX  
Vacate after winning NWA World Tag Team Title on September 25, 1999.
Canyon and Bull Schmidt 1 October 1, 1999 N. Richland Hills, TX Defeat Sterling Studs
Sterling Studs
(Mike Fox and Trent Atkins)
1 November 5, 1999 N. Richland Hills, TX  
The Rebellion
(Kurt Reigns and Tejas)
1 January 1, 2000 N. Richland Hills, TX  
Naughty by Nature
(Rude and Tully)
1 March 24, 2000 N. Richland Hills, TX  
The Rebellion 2 April 7, 2000 Dynersburg, TN  
Salt and Pepper
(Jimmy James and Action Jackson)
1 July 17, 2000 N. Richland Hills, TX  
The Blackbird Posse
(Larry Green and Chris Young)
1 November 17, 2000 N. Richland Hills, TX  
Hell's Crew
(Gravedigger and The Dark Angel)
1 December 12, 2000 N. Richland Hills, TX  
Black Attack
(Al Jackson and Mike Anthony)
1 January 19, 2001 N. Richland Hills, TX  
The Blackbird Posse 2 March 16, 2001 N. Richland Hills, TX  
Black Attack 2 April 13, 2001 N. Richland Hills, TX  
J.P. Black and Mike Thunder 1 September 7, 2001 N. Richland Hills, TX  
Black Attack 3 September 30, 2001 San Antonio, TX  
J.P. Black and Mike Thunder 2 February 8, 2002 N. Richland Hills, TX Defeat Al Jackson and Hellraiser Hark, subbing for Mike Anthony
The Blackbird Posse 3 February 22, 2002 N. Richland Hills, TX  
Justin 2 Fine and B.J. Turner 1 June 21, 2002 N. Richland Hills, TX  
Fine and Turner stripped on June 11, 2003 for failure to make a mandatory title defense.
Texas Trailer Trash
(Harley Johnson and Hugh Rogue)
1 June 28, 2003 Ft. Worth, TX Defeat Re-Gex (Tejas and Mace).
Hallomass
(Joey Corman and Samir)
1 November 22, 2003 Tyler, TX Defeat Texas Trailer Trash and Jeff Brown and Jerry Brown in 3-way match
Vacate on 04/05/10 when the team breaks up to focus on singles competition.
Texas Trailer Trash
(Harley Johnson and Bobby 2 Badd)
1 June 19, 2004 Dallas, TX Defeat NC-17 (Balls Ryder and Damon Logan)
vacant in January, 2006when the team splits.
The Re-Gex
(Mace and Seth Shai)
1 January 28, 2006 Ft. Worth, TX Defeat Jeff Brown and Jerry Brown; stripped in 06/03
Chaz Taylor and Fast Eddie 1 May 12, 2006 Houston, TX Defeated Fu man kru, The Crusaders, and Eddie Lee and Phoenix
The Crusaders:
(Pop'N and Loc)
1 August 25, 2006 Houston, TX  
The Blacktinos:
(D.J. King and Galan Ramirez)
1 February 9, 2007 Cypress, TX  
Chaz Taylor and Mr. Destiny 1 October 12, 2007 Cypress, TX  
The Blacktinos 2 June 13, 2008 Houston, TX  
Texas Regulators
(Crash and Widowmaker)
1 July 19, 2008 Dallas, TX  
High Society
(Prince Al Farat and Thomas Trump)
1 October 11, 2008 Dallas, TX  
Team Texas
(Chaz Taylor and Austin Rhodes)
1 March 21, 2009 Livingston, TX  
The Canadian Sex Pistols
(Shawn Mills and Cody Jones)
1 August 30, 2009 Amarillo, TX  
The Texas Hearthrobs
(Shawn Sanders and Bryce Payne)
1 April 10, 2010 Amarillo, TX  
Pretty Flawless
(Jerome Daniels and Nobe Bryant)
1 June 1, 2010 Whitesboro, TX  
Impeccable
(Ken Carson and Joey Figueroa)
1 November 12, 2010 Cypress, TX  
Gulf Coast Connection
(Ben Galvan and Rudy Russo)
1 January 7, 2011 Robstown, TX  
Impeccable
(Ken Carson and Joey Figueroa)
2 February 11, 2011 Cypress, TX NWA Southwest closes in September 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ wrestling-titles.com. "history of the Texas Tag Team title". Retrieved 2007-04-03.