WWWF United States Tag Team Championship

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WWWF United States Tag Team Championship
One of the belts that represented the WWWF United States Tag Team Championship
Details
Promotion Capitol Wrestling Corporation
World Wide Wrestling Federation
Date established July 1958[1][2]
Date retired July 29, 1967[1][2]
Other name(s)
  • NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Northeast)[1][2]

The WWWF United States Tag Team Championship was the first version of the main tag team title in the World Wide Wrestling Federation from 1963 until 1967. Originally, the WWWF was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance operating out of the Northeast and was called the Capitol Wrestling Corporation. The championship began as Capitol Wrestling's territorial version of the NWA United States Tag Team Championship from 1958 until 1963.[1][2]

Title history[edit]

Names[edit]

Name Years
NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Northeast version) July 1958 – April 1963
WWWF United States Tag Team Championship April 1963 – July 30, 1967

Reigns[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed.
Event The event in which the championship changed hands
N/A The specific information is not known
[Note #] Indicates that the exact length of the title reign is unknown, with a note providing more details.
No. Champions Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s)
1 Lewin, MarkMark Lewin and Don Curtis 1 July 1958 65 Kansas City, Missouri House show Defeated Hans Schmidt and Dick the Bruiser in a tournament final [1][2]
2 The Grahams
(Jerry Graham and Eddie Graham)
1 September 4, 1958 98 Washington, D.C. House show   [1][2]
3 Lewin, MarkMark Lewin and Don Curtis 2 December 11, 1958 167 Washington, D.C. House show   [1][2]
4 The Grahams
(Jerry Graham and Eddie Graham)
2 May 27, 1959 66 Bridgeport, Connecticut House show   [1][2]
Vacated N/A August 1959 N/A N/A N/A Championship was vacated when Eddie Graham left the promotion [1][2]
5 Graham, JerryJerry Graham (3) and Johnny Valentine 1 November 14, 1959 [Note 1] West Hempstead, New York House show Defeated Mark Lewin and Don Curtis to win the vacant championship. [1][2]
6 The Grahams
(Jerry Graham (4) and Eddie Graham (3))
3 March 1969 [Note 2] New Haven, Connecticut House show Eddie Graham returned and took over Valentine's half of the championship. [1][2]
7 The Bastiens
(Red Bastien and Lou Bastien)
1 April 2, 1960 14 New Haven, Connecticut House show   [1][2]
8 The Grahams
(Jerry Graham (5) and Eddie Graham (4))
4 April 16, 1960 7 New Haven, Connecticut House show   [1][2]
9 The Bastiens
(Red Bastien and Lou Bastien)
2 April 23, 1960 89 Chicago, Illinois House show   [1][2]
10 Fabulous Kangaroos, TheThe Fabulous Kangaroos
(Al Costello and Roy Heffernan)
1 July 21, 1960 18 Washington, D.C. House show   [1][2]
11 The Bastiens
(Red Bastien and Lou Bastien)
3 August 8, 1960 16 Washington, D.C. House show   [1][2]
12 Fabulous Kangaroos, TheThe Fabulous Kangaroos
(Al Costello and Roy Heffernan)
2 August 24, 1960 87 Bridgeport, Connecticut House show   [1][2]
13 Valentine, JohnnyJohnny Valentine (2) and Buddy Rogers 1 November 19, 1960 9 Teaneck, New Jersey House show   [1][2]
14 Fabulous Kangaroos, TheThe Fabulous Kangaroos
(Al Costello and Roy Heffernan)
3 November 28, 1960 409 Washington, D.C. House show Defeated Johnny Valentine and Chief Big Heart to win the championship [1][2]
15 Valentine, JohnnyJohnny Valentine (3) and Bob Ellis 1 January 11, 1962 175 Washington, D.C. House show   [1][2]
16 Rogers, BuddyBuddy Rogers (2) and Johnny Barend 1 July 5, 1962 245 Washington, D.C. House show   [1][2]
17 Austin, BuddyBuddy Austin and Great Scott 1 March 7, 1963 70 Washington, D.C. House show Championship was renamed the WWWF United States Tag Team Championship in April 1963 [1][2]
18 Murphy, SkullSkull Murphy and Brute Bernard 1 May 16, 1963 182 Washington, D.C. House show   [1][2]
19 Kowalski, KillerKiller Kowalski and Gorilla Monsoon 1 November 14, 1963 44 Washington, D.C. House show   [1][2]
20 The Tolos Brothers
(John Tolos and Chris Tolos)
1 December 28, 1963 [Note 3] Teaneck, New Jersey House show   [1][2]
21 Don McClarity and Vittorio Apollo 1 February 1964 [Note 4] New Haven, Connecticut House show   [1][2]
22 Graham, Dr. JerryDr. Jerry Graham (6) and Luke Graham 1 March 20, 1964 321 New Haven, Connecticut House show   [1][2]
23 Kiniski, GeneGene Kiniski and Waldo Von Erich 1 February 4, 1965 63 Washington, D.C. House show   [1][2]
24 Monsoon, GorillaGorilla Monsoon (2) and Bill Watts 1 April 8, 1965 119 Washington, D.C. House show   [1][2]
25 Miller, Dr. BillDr. Bill Miller and Dan Miller 1 August 5, 1965 200 Washington, D.C. House show   [1][2]
26 Pugliese, AntonioAntonio Pugliese and Johnny Valentine (4) 1 February 21, 1966 213 New York, New York House show   [1][2]
27 Scicluna, Baron MikelBaron Mikel Scicluna and Smasher Sloan 1 September 22, 1966 77 Washington, D.C. House show   [1][2]
28 Arion, SpirosSpiros Arion and Tony Parisi (2) 1 December 8, 1966 [Note 5] Washington, D.C. House show This was a two-out-of-three falls match. Arion and Parisi were given the belts by heel-turned Valentine when Parisi was injured in the second fall after winning the first fall. [1][2]
29 Arion, SpirosSpiros Arion (2) and Arnold Skaaland 1 June 1967 [Note 6] Atlantic City, New Jersey House show Pugliese left the WWWF and Skaaland was awarded half of the title [1][2]
30 The Sicilians
(Lou Albano and Tony Altimore)
1 July 10, 1967 14 Atlantic City, New Jersey] House show Defeated Skaaland and Chuck Richards to win the championship [1][2]
31 Sammartino, BrunoBruno Sammartino and Spiros Arion (3) 1 July 24, 1967 5 Atlantic City, New Jersey House show   [1][2]
Deactivated N/A July 29, 1967 N/A N/A N/A Sammartino was also the WWWF champion and thus unable unable to defend both championships. [1]

List of combined reigns[edit]

By team[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 Kangaroos, TheThe Fabulous Kangaroos
(Al Costello and Roy Heffernan)
3 514
2 Graham, Dr. JerryDr. Jerry Graham and Luke Graham 1 321
3 Rogers, BuddyBuddy Rogers and Johnny Barend 1 245
4 Lewin, MarkMark Lewin and Don Curtis 2 232
5 Pugliese, AntonioAntonio Pugliese and Johnny Valentine 1 213
6 Miller, Dr. BillDr. Bill Miller and Dan Miller 1 200
7 Murphy, SkullSkull Murphy and Brute Bernard 1 182
8 Valentine, JohnnyJohnny Valentine and Bob Ellis 1 175
Arion, SpirosSpiros Arion and Tony Parisi 1 175¤
10 The Grahams
(Jerry Graham and Eddie Graham)
4 173¤
11 The Bastiens
(Red Bastien and Lou Bastien)
3 119
Monsoon, GorillaGorilla Monsoon and Bill Watts 1 119
13 Graham, JerryJerry Graham and Johnny Valentine 1 108¤
14 Scicluna, Baron MikelBaron Mikel Scicluna and Smasher Sloan 1 77
15 Austin, BuddyBuddy Austin and Great Scott 1 70
16 Kiniski, GeneGene Kiniski and Waldo Von Erich 1 63
17 Kowalski, KillerKiller Kowalski and Gorilla Monsoon 1 44
18 The Tolos Brothers
(John Tolos and Chris Tolos)
1 35¤
19 Don McClarity and Vittorio Apollo 1 21¤
20 The Sicilians
(Lou Albano and Tony Altimore)
1 14
21 Arion, SpirosSpiros Arion and Arnold Skaaland 1 10¤
22 Valentine, JohnnyJohnny Valentine and Buddy Rogers 1 9
23 Sammartino, BrunoBruno Sammartino and Spiros Arion 1 5

By wrestler[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 Graham, Dr. JerryDr. Jerry Graham 6 632¤
2 Costello, AlAl Costello 3 514
Heffernan, RoyRoy Heffernan 3 514
4 Valentine, JohnnyJohnny Valentine 4 505¤
5 Antonio Pugliese/Tony Parisi 2 388¤
6 Graham, LukeLuke Graham 1 321
7 Rogers, BuddyBuddy Rogers 2 254
8 Barend, JohnnyJohnny Barend 1 245
9 Lewin, MarkMark Lewin 2 232
Curtis, DonDon Curtis 2 232
11 Arion, SpirosSpiros Arion 3 219¤
12 Dan Miller 1 200
Miller, Dr. BillDr. Bill Miller 1 200
14 Murphy, SkullSkull Murphy 1 182
Bernard, BruteBrute Bernard 1 182
16 Ellis, BobBob Ellis 1 175
17 Graham, EddieEddie Graham 4 171¤
18 Monsoon, GorillaGorilla Monsoon 2 163
19 Bastien, RedRed Bastien 3 119
Lou Bastien 3 119
Watts, BillBill Watts 1 119
22 Scicluna, Baron MikelBaron Mikel Scicluna 1 77
Sloan, SmasherSmasher Sloan 1 77
24 Austin, BuddyBuddy Austin 1 70
Great Scott 1 70
26 Kiniski, GeneGene Kiniski 1 63
Von Erich, WaldoWaldo Von Erich 1 63
28 Kowalski, KillerKiller Kowalski 1 44
29 Tolos, JohnJohn Tolos 1 35¤
Tolos, ChrisChris Tolos 1 35¤
31 Don McClarity 1 21¤
Apollo, VittorioVittorio Apollo 1 21¤
33 Albano, LouLou Albano 1 14
Altimore, TonyTony Altimore 1 14
37 Skaaland, ArnoldArnold Skaaland 1 10¤
36 Sammartino, BrunoBruno Sammartino 1 5

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The exact date that this championship reign ended is uncertain, which means that the reign lasted between 108 and 138 days.
  2. ^ The exact date where the Grahams won the championship is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 2 and 32 days.
  3. ^ The exact date that the Tolos Brothers lost the championship is uncertain, which means that the reign lasted between 35 and 62 days.
  4. ^ The exact date that McLarity and Apollo won the championship is uncertain, which means that the reign lasted between 21 and 48 days.
  5. ^ The exact date Airon and Parisi's reign ended is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 204 and 175 days.
  6. ^ The exact date that Arion and Skaaland became champions is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 10 and 39 days.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq Will, Gary; Duncan, Royal (2000). "United States: 19th century & widely defended titles - NWA, WWF, AWA, IWA, ECW, NWA: WWWF U.S Tag Team Title [McMahon]". Wrestling Title Histories: professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present. Pennsylvania: Archeus Communications. p. 28. 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 t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap "= WWWF United States Tag Team Title [Capitol / WWWF]". Wrestling-Titles. Retrieved March 18, 2017.