NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Mid-America Version)
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NWA United States Tag Team Championship Mid-America Version
NWA United States Tag Team Championship (Mid-America version)
Black and white photo of the championship belt
Details
PromotionNWA Mid-America[1][2]
Date establishedMarch 6, 1962[1][2]
Date retired1976[1][2]

The Mid-America version of the NWA United States Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling tag team championship and promoted by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA)'s NWA Mid-America territory from 1962 until 1976. The title was intended solely for tag teams in tag team matches, not individuals, and was the secondary tag team championship in NWA Mid-America, with the Mid-America version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship being the primary championship. The promotion also had a third tag team championship at its peak, a testament to the popularity of tag team wrestling in the territory, as they promoted the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship as well. The championship was established around March 6, 1962, when Yoshinosato and Taro Sakuro were named champions upon arrival by NWA Mid-America instead of holding a tournament to establish the championship. With a number of NWA territories active at the time this version of the United States Tag Team Championship was one of at least six championships that shared the same name under the NWA's supervision.[3][4][5][6][7] The team of Dennis Condrey and Phil Hickerson, also known as "The Bicentennial Kings", held the championship the most times, five in total including the last reign when the titles were abandoned in 1976. Because the championship was a professional wrestling championship, it was not won or lost competitively but instead by the decision of the bookers of a wrestling promotion. The championship was awarded after the chosen wrestler "won" a match to maintain the illusion that professional wrestling is a competitive sport.[8]

Title history

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
 1  Yoshinosato and Taro Sakuro  March 6, 1962   N/A  1  84 Billed as champions upon arrival. [1][2]
 2  Lester Welch and Danny Hodge  May 29, 1962  Live event Nashville, Tennessee  1  32 [1][2]
 3  Bad Boy Hines and Billy Boy Hines  June 30, 1962  Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee  1  [Note 1] Still champions on July 12, 1962. [1][2]
Championship history is unrecorded from July 12, 1962 to 1967.
 4  Les Thatcher and Roger Kirby  1967  Live event [Note 2]  1  [Note 3] [1][2]
Championship history is unrecorded from 1967 to 1969.
 5  Les Thatcher and Bearcat Brown  1969  Live event Nashville, Tennessee  1  [Note 4] Won a tournament to become champions [1][2]
Championship history is unrecorded from 1969 to 1969.
 6  The Mighty Yankees
(Mighty Yankee 1 and Mighty Yankee 2)
 1969  Live event [Note 2]  1  [Note 5] [1][2]
 7  Les Thatcher and Dennis Hall  1969  Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee  1  [Note 6] [1][2]
 8  The Mighty Yankees
(Mighty Yankee 1 and Mighty Yankee 2)
 1969  Live event [Note 2]  2  [Note 7] [1][2]
Championship history is unrecorded from 1969 to April 1970.
 9  The Interns
(Intern #1 and Intern #2)
 April 1970  Live event [Note 2]  1  [Note 8] [1][2]
 10  The Continental Warriors
(Bobby Hart and Lorenzo Parente)
 May 2, 1970  Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee  1  16 [1][2]
 The Interns
(Intern #1 and Intern #2)
 May 18, 1970  Live event [Note 2]  2  [Note 9] [1][2]
Championship history is unrecorded from May 18, 1970 to August 1970.
 12  Ron Wright and Frank Morrell  August 1970  Live event [Note 2]  1  [Note 10] [1][2]
 13  Al Greene and Frank Martinez  August 26, 1970  Live event Nashville, Tennessee  1  14 Greene defeated Morrell on behalf of the team [1][2]
 14  Johnny Walker and Oni Maiva  September 9, 1970  Live event Nashville, Tennessee  1  14 [1][2]
 15  The Continental Warriors
(Bobby Hart and Lorenzo Parente)
 September 23, 1970  Live event Nashville, Tennessee  2  [Note 11] Still champions on October 2, 1970 [1][2]
Championship history is unrecorded from September 23, 1970 to November 1970.
 16  Dennis Hall and Mighty Atlas  November 1970  Live event [Note 2]  1  [Note 12] [1][2]
 17  Big Bad John and Pepe Lopez  November 17, 1970  Live event [Note 2]  1  71 [1][2]
 18  Len Rossi and Bearcat Brown  January 27, 1971  Live event Nashville, Tennessee  1  [Note 13] [1][2]
Championship history is unrecorded from January 27, 1971 to February 28, 1975.
 19  Dutch Mantell and John Foley  February 28, 1975  Live event [Note 2]  1  [Note 14] Still Champions on March 14, 1975 [1][2]
 20  Les Thatcher and Nelson Royal  March 28, 1975 (NLT)  Live event [Note 2]  1  [Note 15] Still champions on April 4, 1975 [1][2]
Championship history is unrecorded from March 28, 1975 to May 5, 1975.
 21  Ron Bass and Don Bass  May 5, 1975  Live event [Note 2]  1  [Note 16] [1][2]
Championship history is unrecorded from May 5, 1975 to May 1975.
 22  Rocket Monroe and Randy Tyler  May 1975  Live event [Note 2]  1  [Note 17] [1][2]
 23  Jackie Fargo and George Gulas  May 17, 1975  Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee  1  9 [1][2]
 24  Karl Von Steiger and Otto Von Heller  May 26, 1975  Live event Nashville, Tennessee  1  82 [1][2]
 25  Tojo Yamamoto and Tommy Rich  August 16, 1975  Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee  1  [Note 18] [1][2]
 26  The Bicentennial Kings
(Phil Hickerson and Dennis Condrey)
 September 1975  Live event [Note 2]  1  [Note 19] [1][2]
 27  Robert Fuller and Ron Fuller  September 9, 1975  Live event Memphis, Tennessee  1  27 [1][2]
 28  The Bicentennial Kings
(Phil Hickerson and Dennis Condrey)
 October 6, 1975  Live event [Note 2]  2  21 [1][2]
 29  Jackie Fargo and Don Carson  October 27, 1975  Live event Birmingham, Alabama  1  18 [1][2]
 30  The Bicentennial Kings
(Phil Hickerson and Dennis Condrey)
 November 14, 1975  Live event [Note 2]  3  5 [1][2]
 31  Jackie Fargo and Jerry Lawler  November 19, 1975  Live event Nashville, Tennessee  1  [Note 20] [1][2]
 32  The Bicentennial Kings
(Phil Hickerson and Dennis Condrey)
 December 1975  Live event [Note 2]  4  [Note 21] [1][2]
Championship history is unrecorded from December 1975 to January 10, 1976.
 33  The Wild Samoans
(Afa and Sika)
 January 10, 1976  Live event [Note 2]  1  98 Still Champions on February 5, 1976 [1][2]
 34  The Bicentennial Kings
(Phil Hickerson and Dennis Condrey)
 April 17, 1976  Live event [Note 2]  5  [Note 22] Still Champions on April 29, 1976 [1][2]
-- Deactivated  1976 -- -- -- -- [1][2]

Footnotes

  1. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 2,010 days.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r The location of the match was not captured as part of the championship documentation.
  3. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 1,095 days.
  4. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 364 days.
  5. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 364 days.
  6. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 364 days.
  7. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 484 days.
  8. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 2 days and 31 days.
  9. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 75 days and 105 days.
  10. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 25 days.
  11. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 68 days.
  12. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 16 days.
  13. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 1,492 days.
  14. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 15 days and 28 days.
  15. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 7 days and 65 days.
  16. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 26 days.
  17. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 16 days.
  18. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 23 days.
  19. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 8 days.
  20. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 12 days and 42 days.
  21. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 40 days.
  22. ^ The date the championship was abandoned has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 12 days and 258 days.

See also

References

  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 Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "Tennessee: U.S. Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 194. 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 "NWA United States Tag Team Title (Mid-America)". wrestling-titles.com. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ Will, Gary; Royal Duncan (1994). "United States: 19th century and widely defended titles - NWA, WWF, AWA, IWA, ECW, NWA". Wrestling Title Histories (3 ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 23. ISBN 0-9698161-1-1.
  4. ^ Will, Gary; Royal Duncan (1994). "Florida: NWA U.S. Tag Team title". Wrestling Title Histories (3 ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 157-163. ISBN 0-9698161-1-1.
  5. ^ Will, Gary; Royal Duncan (1994). "Louisiana/Oklahoma: NWA U.S. Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (3 ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 232. ISBN 0-9698161-1-1.
  6. ^ Will, Gary; Royal Duncan (1994). "United States: 19th century and widely defended titles - NWA, WWF, AWA, IWA, ECW, NWA". Wrestling Title Histories (3 ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 21. ISBN 0-9698161-1-1.
  7. ^ Will, Gary; Royal Duncan (1994). "New Jersey: NWA U.S: Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (3 ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 53. ISBN 0-9698161-1-1.
  8. ^ Ed Grabianowski. "How Pro Wrestling Works". How Stuff Works. Retrieved 2009.

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