WWF International Tag Team Championship

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WWF International Tag Team Championship
Details
PromotionWWWF/WWF
NJPW
Date establishedJune 1, 1969 (original)
May 24, 1985 (second)
Date retired1972 (original)
October 31, 1985 (second)
Other name(s)

WWWF International Tag Team Championship (1969-1972)

WWF International Tag Team Championship (1985)

The WWF International Tag Team Championship was a tag team championship in the World Wide Wrestling Federation from 1969 to 1972 and in the renamed World Wrestling Federation and New Japan Pro-Wrestling for a short time in 1985.

Title history[edit]

Names[edit]

Name Years
WWWF International Tag Team Championship June 1, 1969 – 1972
WWF International Tag Team Championship May 24, 1985 – October 31, 1985

Reigns[edit]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Championship change is unrecognized by the promotion
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Rising Suns
(Toru Tanaka and Mitsu Arakawa)
June 1, 1969 House Show Japan 1 190 Won a fictitious tournament to become the first champions.
2 Victor Rivera and Tony Marino December 9, 1969 House Show New York, New York 1 188 This was a 2-out-of-3 falls match.
Bruno Sammartino and The Battman December 13, 1969 House Show Pittsburgh, PA 1 0 Defeat the Rising Suns. The title change 4 days prior in New York City was not recognized in Pittsburgh. Following this match Rivera and Marino continued to be recognized as champions.
3 The Mongols
(Bepo and Geto)
June 15, 1970 House Show New York, New York 1 368 This was a 2-out-of-3 falls match. Mongols left the New York promotion in February 1971 and defended the title in the Pittsburgh promotion only.
4 Bruno Sammartino (2) and Dominic DeNucci June 18, 1971 House Show Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1 14 This was a 2-out-of-3 falls match.
5 The Mongols
(Bepo and Geto)
July 2, 1971 House Show Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2 133  
6 Luke Graham and Tarzan Tyler November 12, 1971 House Show Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1 36 Had won WWWF World Tag Team Championship on June 3, 1971
7 Geto Mongol (3) and Johnny DeFazio December 18, 1971 House show Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1 [Note 1]    
Deactivated 1972 Abandoned when the Pittsburgh promotion is sold to the National Wrestling Federation
8 Tatsumi Fujinami and Kengo Kimura May 24, 1985 House Show Kobe, Japan 1 159 Defeated Dick Murdoch and Adrian Adonis in a tournament final. [1]
Deactivated October 31, 1985 Titles were abandoned when New Japan ended its partnership with the WWF.  

List of combined reigns[edit]

By team[edit]

Rank Team No. of reigns Combined days
1 The Mongols
(Bepo and Geto)
2 501
2 Rising Suns
(Toru Tanaka and Mitsu Arakawa)
1 190
3 Victor Rivera and Tony Marino 1 188
4 Tatsumi Fujinami and Kengo Kimura 1 159
5 Luke Graham and Tarzan Tyler 1 36
6 Bruno Sammartino and Dominic DeNucci 1 14
Bepo Mongol and Johnny De Fazio 1 14
8 Bruno Sammartino and The Battman 1 0

By wrestler[edit]

Rank Wrestler No. of reigns Combined days
1 Bepo Mongol 3 515
2 Geto Mongol 2 501
3 Toru Tanaka 1 190
Mitsu Arakawa 1 190
5 Tony Marino 2 188
6 Victor Rivera 1 185
7 Tatsumi Fujinami 1 159
Kengo Kimura 1 159
9 Luke Graham 1 36
Tarzan Tyler 1 36
11 Bruno Sammartino 2 14
Dominic DeNucci 1 14
Johnny De Fazio 1 14

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The length of the reign is too uncertain to calculate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoops, Brian (May 24, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (May 24): Harley Race wins NWA title due to interesting circumstances, Ric Flair beats Kerry Von Erich in Japan". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 18, 2017.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
WWWF United States Tag Team Championship
World (Wide) Wrestling Federation Tag Team Championship
1969–1972
Succeeded by
WWWF World Tag Team Championship
Preceded by
NWA North American Tag Team Championship
New Japan Pro-Wrestling Tag Team Championship
1985
Succeeded by
IWGP Tag Team Championship