WCWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship

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WCCW World Tag Team Championship
Details
Promotion World Class Championship Wrestling
Date established December 25, 1982
Date retired 1988
Other name(s)
  • WCCW World Six-Man Tag Team Championship

The WCWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship was a title in World Class Championship Wrestling from 1982 until 1988. From 1982 until 1986, the championship was called NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (Texas version). It featured several notable matches between the Von Erich family and The Fabulous Freebirds.

Title history[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
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 so as not to count it as an official reign
[Note] Indicates that the exact length of the title reign is unknown, with a note providing more details
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Fabulous Freebirds, TheThe Fabulous Freebirds
(Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts)
1 December 25, 1982 191 Dallas, Texas Christmas Star Wars Defeated Iron Mike Sharpe, Ben Sharpe, and Tom Steele. David Von Erich worked as a substitute for Buddy Roberts and immediately gives up his share of title to Roberts [1][2]
2 Von Erichs, TheThe Von Erichs
(Kevin, David and Kerry Von Erich)
1 July 4, 1983 39 Fort Worth, Texas Independence Day Star Wars (1983)   [2][3]
3 Fabulous Freebirds, TheThe Fabulous Freebirds
(Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts)
2 August 12, 1983 112 Dallas, Texas WCCW Episode #86 Aired on August 20, 1983. [2]
4 Von Erichs, TheThe Von Erichs
(Kevin, David and Kerry Von Erich)
2 December 2, 1983 [Note 1] Dallas, Texas WCCW Live event Defeated Gordy, Roberts, and Ric Flair after Hayes loses to loser-leaves-town match to Kerry on November 24, 1983. [2]
5 Fabulous Freebirds, TheThe Fabulous Freebirds
(Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts)
3 January 1984 [Note 2] Georgia Live event Won the match and the championship by disqualification. [2]
6 Von Erichs, TheThe Von Erichs
(Fritz, Kevin (3) and Mike Von Erich)
1 May 6, 1984 0 Irving, Texas 1st Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions This was a "Badstreet Rules Match" in which there were no rules. The illegal Von Erich made the pinfall. [2][4]
7 Von Erichs, TheThe Von Erichs
(Kevin (4), Kerry (3) and Mike Von Erich (2))
May 6, 1984 48 Irving, Texas N/A Kerry replaced Fritz, who retired later that evening. [2]
Vacated June 23, 1984 WCCW Episode #130 An NWA representative vacates the title due to the illegal Von Erich scoring the pinfall on 5/6. [2]
8 Fabulous Freebirds, TheThe Fabulous Freebirds
(Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts)
4 July 4, 1984 61 Ft. Worth, Texas Independence Day Star Wars (1984) Won the rematch. [2][5]
9 Von Erichs, TheThe Von Erichs
(Kevin (5), Kerry (4) and Mike Von Erich (3))
2 September 3, 1984 54 Ft. Worth, Texas Labor Day Star Wars (1984) The injured Mike Von Erich did not wrestle in the title match. [2][6][7]
10 Gino Hernandez, Chris Adams and Jake Roberts 1 October 27, 1984 65 Dallas, Texas 1st Cotton Bowl Extravaganza Defeated Kerry, Mike Von Erich, and Bobby Fulton [2][8]
11 Von Erichs, TheThe Von Erichs
(Kevin (6), Kerry (5) and Mike Von Erich (4))
3 December 31, 1984 188 Ft. Worth, Texas WCCW Live event   [2]
12 Mark Lewin, Killer Tim Brooks and One Man Gang 1 July 7, 1985 57 Reno, Nevada WCCW Live event Defeated Kevin and Kerry Von Erich. [2]
13 Brian Adias, Kevin (7) and Kerry Von Erich (6) 1 September 2, 1985 123 Ft. Worth, Texas Labor Day Star Wars (1985) Defeated Mark Lewin, One Man Gang and Jack Victory. [2][9]
14 Fabulous Freebirds, TheThe Fabulous Freebirds
(Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts)
5 January 3, 1986 121 Dallas, Texas WCCW Live event   [2]
15 Von Erichs, TheThe Von Erichs
(Kevin (8), Kerry (7) and Lance Von Erich)
1 May 4, 1986 61 Irving, Texas 3rd Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions Steve Simpson substituted Kevin Von Erich in the title match. [2][10]
16 Von Erichs, TheThe Von Erichs
(Kevin (6), Mike (5) and Lance Von Erich (2))
1 July 4, 1986 282 N/A N/A Mike returned from illness and replaced Kerry, who was injured in a motorcycle accident [2]
Vacated April 12, 1987 Vacated after Mike Von Erich committed suicide. [2]
17 Kevin Von Erich (10), Chris Adams (6) and Steve Simpson 1 December 25, 1987 10 Dallas, Texas Christmas Star Wars (1987) Defeated Terry Gordy, Buddy Roberts and Iceman Parsons. [2][11]
18 Fabulous Freebirds, TheThe Fabulous Freebirds
(Terry Gordy (6), Buddy Roberts (6) and Iceman Parsons)
1 January 4, 1988 186 Dallas, Texas WCWA Live event Defeated Steve Simpson, Chris Adams, and Matt Borne. [2]
19 Michael Hayes (6), Kevin (11) and Kerry Von Erich (8) 1 July 8, 1988 [Note 3] Dallas, Texas WCWA Live event Defeated Roberts, Parsons, and Kimala. [2]
Championship retired 1988 Championship abandoned [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 Fabulous Freebirds, TheThe Fabulous Freebirds
(Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts)
5 581¤[Note 2]
2 Von Erichs, TheThe Von Erichs
(Kevin, Mike and Lance Von Erich)
1 282
3 Von Erichs, TheThe Von Erichs
(Kevin, Kerry and Mike Von Erich)
3 242¤[Note 4]
4 Fabulous Freebirds, TheThe Fabulous Freebirds
(Terry Gordy, Buddy Roberts and Iceman Parsons)
1 186
5 Adias, BrianBrian Adias, Kevin Von Erich and Kerry Von Erich 1 123
6 Von Erichs, TheThe Von Erichs
(Kevin, David and Kerry Von Erich)
2 69¤[Note 1]
7 Hernandez, GinoGino Hernandez, Chris Adams and Jake Roberts 1 65
8 Von Erichs, TheThe Von Erichs
(Kevin, Kerry and Lance Von Erich)
1 61
9 Lewin, MarkMark Lewin, Killer Tim Brooks and One Man Gang 1 57
10 Von Erich, KevinKevin Von Erich, Chris Adams and Steve Simpson 1 10
11 Hayes, MichaelMichael Hayes, Kevin Von Erich and Kerry Von Erich 1 [Note 3]
12 Von Erichs, TheThe Von Erichs
(Fritz, Kevin and Mike Von Erich)
1 0

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 Von Erich, KevinKevin Von Erich 11 788¤[Note 1][Note 4][Note 3]
2 Gordy, TerryTerry Gordy 6 657¤[Note 2]
3 Hayes, MichaelMichael Hayes 6 582¤[Note 2][Note 3]
4 Roberts, BuddyBuddy Roberts 5 581¤[Note 2]
5 Von Erich, MikeMike Von Erich 5 524¤[Note 4]
6 Von Erich, KerryKerry Von Erich 8 496¤[Note 1][Note 4][Note 3]
7 Von Erich, LanceLance Von Erich 2 343
8 Parsons, IcemanIceman Parsons 1 186
9 Adias, BrianBrian Adias 1 123
10 Adams, ChrisChris Adams 2 75
11 Von Erich, DavidDavid Von Erich 2 69¤[Note 1]
12 Hernandez, GinoGino Hernandez 1 65
13 Roberts, JakeJake Roberts 1 65
14 Brooks, Killer TimKiller Tim Brooks 1 57
15 Levin, MarkMark Levin 1 57
16 One Man Gang 1 57
17 Simpson, SteveSteve Simpson 1 10
18 Von Erich, FritzFritz Von Erich 1 0

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e The exact date on which the Von Erich lost the title is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 30 and 60 days.
  2. ^ a b c d e The exact date on which the Freebirds won the title is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 96 and 126 days.
  3. ^ a b c d e The exact date on which the championship was abandoned is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 1 day and 176 days.
  4. ^ a b c d The exact date on which the title was held up is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 0 and 25 days.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christmas Star Wars 1982". Pro Wrestling History. December 25, 1982. Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "(Texas) Dallas: World Class 6-Man Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 271–272. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  3. ^ "Labor day Star Wars (1983)". Pro Wrestling History. July 4, 1983. Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Historical Cards: Parade of Champions 2 (May 5, 1985. Irving, Texas)". PWI Presents: 2007 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts. Kappa Publications. p. 172. 2007 Edition. 
  5. ^ "Independence Day Star Wars (1984)". Pro Wrestling History. July 4, 1983. Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Labor Day Star Wars (1984)". Pro Wrestling History. September 3, 1984. Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  7. ^ Hoops, Brian (September 3, 2015). "ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (SEPT. 3): RIC FLAIR VS. TERRY FUNK TEXAS DEATH MATCH, GREAT MUTA VS. STING, TED DIBIASE AND STAN HANSEN WINS AJPW TAG TITLES". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Historical Cards: 2nd Cotton Bowl Extravaganza (October 6, 1985. Dallas, Texas)". PWI Presents: 2007 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts. Kappa Publications. p. 172. 2007 Edition. 
  9. ^ "Labor Day Star Wars (1985)". Pro Wrestling History. September 2, 1985. Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  10. ^ "3rd Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions". Pro Wrestling History. May 4, 1986. Retrieved November 23, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Christmas Star Wars (1987)". Pro Wrestling History. December 25, 1987. Retrieved November 23, 2016.