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WWWF: Championship Wrestling (05.21.77)

WWWF_CW

WWWF: Championship Wrestling
May 21, 1977
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Arena

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Superstar Billy Graham (4/30/1977)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Chief Jay Strongbow & Billy White Wolf (12/7/1976)

Pop Culture #1s:
#1 Movie of the Week: The Car starring James Brolin
#1 Song of the Week: Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder
#1 TV Show of 76-77 Season: Happy Days starring Ron Howard and Henry Winkler

Your host is Vince McMahon. Read the rest of this entry

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WWWF: Championship Wrestling (05.07.77)

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WWWF: Championship Wrestling
May 7, 1977
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Arena

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Superstar Billy Graham (4/30/1977)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Chief Jay Strongbow & Billy White Wolf (12/7/1976)

Pop Culture #1s:
#1 Movie of the Week: Annie Hall starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton
#1 Song of the Week: Hotel California by the Eagles
#1 TV Show of 76-77 Season: Happy Days starring Ron Howard and Henry Winkler

Your host is Vince McMahon. Gary Michael Capetta is doing the ring announcing this week.
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WWWF: Championship Wrestling (04.23.77)

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WWWF: Championship Wrestling
April 23, 1977
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Arena

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bruno Sammartino (12/10/1973)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: Chief Jay Strongbow & Billy White Wolf (12/7/1976)

Pop Culture #1s:
#1 Movie of the Week: Annie Hall starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton
#1 Song of the Week: Don’t Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston
#1 TV Show of 76-77 Season: Happy Days starring Ron Howard and Henry Winkler

Your host is Vince McMahon. Howard Finkel is the ring announcer in a very early appearance. This show aired on the same day John Cena was born.
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World Championship Wrestling (03.07.87)

NWA World Championship Wrestling
March 7, 1987
Atlanta, GA

They replay the crazy slap Ole Anderson gave to JJ Dillon last week and the brawl that ensued between Ole and Tully Blanchard.

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and David Crockett. Today we will find out the top ten seeds for the Crockett Cup set for April 10 and 11 in Baltimore MD. Read the rest of this entry

World Championship Wrestling (02.21.87)

NWA World Championship Wrestling
February 21, 1987
Atlanta, GA

From last week in Charlotte: Barry Windham, Nikita Koloff, Jimmy Garvin, and the Rock N Roll Express are helping somebody into the back of a Mercedes as they take him off to the hospital. Maybe Tony can explain.

Your host is Tony Schiavone. Oh, the Midnight Express did something bad to Ronnie Garvin. Read the rest of this entry

World Championship Wrestling (01.17.87)

NWA World Championship Wrestling
January 17, 1987
Atlanta, GA

To start the show with a flashback to a recent episode of NWA Worldwide where Barry Windham breaks up a Four Horsemen beatdown on various JTTS. He goes nose-to-nose with Ric Flair, but did they FINALLY meet for the NWA world title?

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & David Crockett. Read the rest of this entry

NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Titles History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Ivan Koloff
Nikita Koloff
Don Kernodle
titles awarded 12/4/1984 [1]
Dusty Rhodes
Road Warriors
Ivan Koloff
Nikita Koloff
Baron Von Raschke
5/17/1986 Baltimore, MD
Ivan Koloff
Powers of Pain
Dusty Rhodes
Road Warriors
2/12/1988 Philadelphia, PA[2]
Dusty Rhodes
Road Warriors (2)
titles awarded 7/9/1988 Chicago, IL[3]
Road Warriors
Genichiro Tenryu
Dusty Rhodes 12/7/1988 Clash of the
Champions 4
[4]
The NWA shelves the belts in January 1989.

Footnotes:
[1]: Khruschev replaces Kernodle when he gets injured in January 1985; Baron Von Raschke replaces Khruschev when he gets injured in January 1986.
[2]: The Powers of Pain leave for the WWF in May 1988.
[3]: The Road Warriors turn on Dusty on October 25, 1988.
[4]: Road Warrior Animal defeats Dusty Rhodes in a singles match to gain Dusty’s share of the six-man tag titles and awards it to Tenryu.

Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com

NWA World Television Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Danny Miller Ole Anderson 2/27/1974 Raleigh, NC[1]
Ivan Koloff Danny Miller 5/10/1974 Richmond, VA
Paul Jones Ivan Koloff 7/8/1974 Charlotte, NC
Ivan Koloff (2) Paul Jones 10/24/1974 Anderson, NC
Paul Jones (2) Ivan Koloff 12/26/1974 Greensboro, NC
Ric Flair Paul Jones 2/8/1975 Winston-Salem, NC
Paul Jones (3) Ric Flair 8/8/1975 Richmond, VA[2]
Angelo Mosca Mr. Wrestling 4/14/1976 Raleigh, NC[3]
Paul Jones (4) Angelo Mosca 6/30/1976 Raleigh, NC
Mr. Wrestling Paul Jones 10/16/1976 Greensboro, NC
Greg Valentine Mr. Wrestling 11/8/1976 Raleigh, NC
Rufus R. Jones Greg Valentine 11/30/1976 Charleston, SC
Greg Valentine (2) Rufus R. Jones 1/19/1977 Raleigh, NC
Rufus R. Jones (2) Greg Valentine 2/15/1977 Raleigh, NC
Ric Flair (2) Rufus R. Jones 4/4/1977 Greenville, SC
Ricky Steamboat Ric Flair 6/15/1977 Raleigh, NC
Baron Von Raschke Ricky Steamboat 10/12/1977 Raleigh, NC
Johnny Weaver Baron Von Raschke 3/5/1978 Charlotte, NC
Baron Von Raschke (2) Johnny Weaver 3/26/1978 Greensboro, NC
Paul Jones (5) Baron Von Raschke 6/7/1978 Raleigh, NC
Ricky Steamboat (2) Paul Jones 6/10/1978 Asheville, NC
Masked Superstar Blackjack Mulligan 4/1/1980 Raleigh, NC[4]
Roddy Piper 11/1/1980 Richmond, VA[5]
Sweet Ebony Diamond 4/29/1981 Raleigh, NC[6]
Greg Valentine (3) Sweet Ebony Diamond May 1981
Sweet Ebony Diamond (2) Greg Valentine 5/30/1981 Charlotte, NC
Greg Valentine (4) Sweet Ebony Diamond Summer 1981
Ron Bass Greg Valentine 9/6/1981 Asheville, NC
Ivan Koloff (3) Ron Bass 11/3/1981 Charlotte, NC
Jimmy Valiant Ivan Koloff 1/2/1982 Hampton, VA
Ivan Koloff (4) Jimmy Valiant Spring 1982
Jimmy Valiant (2) Ivan Koloff 6/6/1982 Toronto, Ontario
Ivan Koloff (5) Jimmy Valiant Fall 1982
Jimmy Valiant (3) Ivan Koloff 10/17/1982 Toronto, Ontario
Jos LeDuc Jimmy Valiant Fall 1982 [7]
Bad Leroy Brown 11/27/1982 Greensboro, NC[8]
Mike Rotunda Bad Leroy Brown 12/25/1982 Charlotte, NC
Dick Slater Mike Rotunda 2/22/1983 Columbia, SC
Roddy Piper (2) Dick Slater 3/27/1983 Asheville, NC
Dick Slater (2) Roddy Piper 4/3/1983 Greensboro, NC
Jos LeDuc (2) Dick Slater 4/30/1983 Richmond, VA
Great Kabuki Jos LeDuc 5/23/1983 Greenville, SC
Jimmy Valiant (4) Great Kabuki 11/24/1983 Starrcade[9]
Mark Youngblood Dick Slater 3/7/1984 Spartanburg, SC[10]
Tully Blanchard Mark Youngblood 5/1984
Dusty Rhodes Tully Blanchard 3/16/1985 Greensboro, NC
Tully Blanchard (2) Dusty Rhodes 4/28/1985 Charlotte, NC
Dusty Rhodes (2) Tully Blanchard 7/6/1985 Great American Bash
Arn Anderson Wahoo McDaniel 1/4/1986 Greensboro, NC[11]
Dusty Rhodes (3) Arn Anderson 9/9/1986 Pro
Tully Blanchard (3) Dusty Rhodes 11/27/1986 Starrcade
Nikita Koloff Tully Blanchard 8/1/1987 Pro
Mike Rotunda (2) Nikita Koloff 1/26/1988 Pro
Rick Steiner Mike Rotunda 12/26/1988 Starrcade
Mike Rotunda (3) Rick Steiner 2/20/1989 Chi-Town Rumble
Sting Mike Rotunda 3/31/1989 World Championship Wrestling[12]
Great Muta Sting 9/3/1989 Atlanta, GA
Arn Anderson (2) Great Muta 1/2/1990 Power Hour
Tom Zenk Arn Anderson 12/4/1990 World Championship Wrestling
WCW withdrew from the NWA in January 1991.

Footnotes:
[1]: This was a tournament final to crown the first NWA Mid-Atlantic TV champion.

[2]: Paul Jones had won the NWA US title on November 27, 1975, and gave up the TV title.

[3]: This was a tournament final to fill the vacancy.

[4]: Steamboat vacated the title in December 1978 when he won the US title. This was a tournament final to fill the vacancy.

[5]: Piper vacated the title after winning the US title on January 27, 1981.
[6]: This was a tournament final to fill the vacancy.

[7]: LeDuc was soon stripped of the title for excessive cheating.
[8]: Bad Leroy Brown won a 20-man battle royal to win the title.
[9]: Valiant dropped his ‘Charlie Brown’ persona and vacated the title.
[10]: This was the final round of a tournament to determine the NWA TV champion. Dick Slater’s US title, of course, was not on the line in this match. Also note that in a semifinal encounter vs. Assassin #2, Mark Youngblood put his feet up on the middle ropes to gain the pinfall.

[11]: This was a tournament final. The title was declared vacant when Dusty Rhodes was unable to defend the belt due to an injury.

[12]: Due to a controversial finish at the Great American Bash in July 1989, the NWA world TV belt was held up. Tapes later showed that Muta’s shoulders were off the mat.

Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com

NWA World Tag Team Titles History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Gene &
Ole Anderson
1/29/1975 Raleigh, NC[1]
Wahoo McDaniel & Paul Jones Gene &
Ole Anderson
5/15/1975 Greensboro, NC
Gene &
Ole Anderson (2)
Wahoo McDaniel
& Paul Jones
6/11/1975 Raleigh, NC
Wahoo McDaniel & Rufus R. Jones Gene &
Ole Anderson
1/27/1976 Columbia, SC
Gene &
Ole Anderson (3)
Wahoo McDaniel & Rufus R. Jones 2/3/1976 Raleigh, NC
Mr. Wrestling
& Dino Bravo
Gene &
Ole Anderson
5/5/1976 Raleigh, NC
Gene &
Ole Anderson (4)
Mr. Wrestling
& Dino Bravo
6/28/1976 Greenville, SC
Ric Flair &
Greg Valentine
Gene &
Ole Anderson
12/26/1976 Greensboro, NC
Gene &
Ole Anderson (5)
Ric Flair &
Greg Valentine
5/8/1977 Charlotte, NC
Dusty Rhodes
& Dick Slater
Gene &
Ole Anderson
9/23/1977 Atlanta, GA
Gene &
Ole Anderson (6)
Dusty Rhodes
& Dick Slater
10/14/1977 Atlanta, GA
Ric Flair &
Greg Valentine (2)
Gene &
Ole Anderson
10/30/1977 Greensboro, NC[2]
Paul Jones &
Ricky Steamboat
Masked Superstar
& Ken Patera
4/23/1978 Greensboro, NC[3]
Baron VonRaschke
& Greg Valentine
Paul Jones &
Ricky Steamboat
6/7/1978 Raleigh, NC
Jimmy Snuka &
Paul Orndorff
Baron Von Raschke
& Greg Valentine
12/1978
Baron VonRaschke
& Paul Jones
Jimmy Snuka &
Paul Orndorff
4/28/1979
Ric Flair &
Blackjack Mulligan
Baron Von Raschke
& Paul Jones
8/8/1979 Greensboro, NC
Baron VonRaschke
& Paul Jones (2)
Ric Flair &
Blackjack Mulligan
8/22/1979 Raleigh, NC
Ricky Steamboat &
Jay Youngblood
Baron Von Raschke
& Paul Jones
10/24/1979 Raleigh, NC
Ray Stevens
& Greg Valentine
Ricky Steamboat &
Jay Youngblood
3/29/1980 Charlotte, NC
Ricky Steamboat &
Jay Youngblood
(2)
Ray Stevens &
Greg Valentine
5/10/1980 Greensboro, NC
Ray Stevens &
Jimmy Snuka
Ricky Steamboat &
Jay Youngblood
6/22/1980 Greensboro, NC
Masked Superstar
& Paul Jones
Ray Stevens &
Jimmy Snuka
11/27/1980 Greensboro, NC
Ray Stevens
& Ivan Koloff
Masked Superstar
& Paul Jones
2/22/1981 Greensboro, NC
Masked Superstar
& Paul Jones (2)
Ray Stevens
& Ivan Koloff
3/22/1981 Greensboro, NC
Gene &
Ole Anderson (7)
Masked Superstar
& Paul Jones
5/1/1981 Richmond, VA[4]
Ole Anderson
& Stan Hansen
2/28/1982 Atlanta, GA[5]
Sgt. Slaughter
& Don Kernodle
Giant Baba &
Antonio Inoki
9/12/1982 Japan[6]
Ricky Steamboat &
Jay Youngblood
(3)
Sgt. Slaughter
& Don Kernodle
3/12/1983 Greensboro, NC
Jack & Jerry Brisco Ricky Steamboat
& Jay Youngblood
6/18/1983 Greenville, SC
Ricky Steamboat &
Jay Youngblood
(4)
Jack & Jerry Brisco 10/3/1983 Greenville, SC
Jack &
Jerry Brisco (2)
Ricky Steamboat
& Jay Youngblood
10/21/1983 Richmond, VA
Ricky Steamboat &
Jay Youngblood
(5)
Jack & Jerry Brisco 11/24/1983 Starrcade[7]
Don Kernodle
& Bob Orton Jr.
Jimmy Valiant
& Dory Funk Jr.
1/8/1984 Charlotte, NC[8]
Wahoo McDaniel &
Mark Youngblood
Don Kernodle
& Bob Orton Jr.
3/4/1984 Charlotte, NC
Jack &
Jerry Brisco (3)
Wahoo McDaniel &
Mark Youngblood
4/4/1984 Spartansburg, SC
Wahoo McDaniel
& Mark
Youngblood (2)
Jack & Jerry Brisco 5/5/1984 Greensboro, NC
Don Kernodle
& Ivan Koloff
Wahoo McDaniel
& Mark Youngblood
5/8/1984 Raleigh, NC
Dusty Rhodes &
Manny Fernandez
Don Kernodle
& Ivan Koloff
10/20/1984 Greensboro, NC
Ivan &
Nikita Koloff
Dusty Rhodes &
Manny Fernandez
3/18/1985 Fayetteville, NC[9]
The Rock N Roll Express Ivan Koloff &
Krusher Khrushchev
7/9/1985 Shelby, NC
Ivan &
Nikita Koloff (2)
The Rock N Roll Express 10/13/1985 Charlotte, NC
The Rock N Roll Express (2) Ivan &
Nikita Koloff
11/28/1985 Starrcade
Dennis Condrey &
Bobby Eaton
The Rock N Roll Express 2/2/1986 Superstars on
the Superstation
The Rock N Roll Express (3) Dennis Condrey &
Bobby Eaton
8/16/1986 Atlanta, GA
Manny Fernandez
& Rick Rude
The Rock N Roll Express 12/6/1986 Atlanta, GA
The Rock N Roll Express (4) Manny Fernandez
& Rick Rude
5/26/1987 Spokane, WA
Arn Anderson &
Tully Blanchard
The Rock N Roll Express 9/29/1987 Misenheimer, NC
Barry Windham
& Lex Luger
Arn Anderson &
Tully Blanchard
3/27/1988 Clash of
the Champions
Arn Anderson &
Tully Blanchard (2)
Barry Windham
& Lex Luger
4/20/1988 Jacksonville, FL
Bobby Eaton
& Stan Lane
Arn Anderson &
Tully Blanchard
9/10/1988 Philadelphia, PA
The Road
Warriors
Bobby Eaton
& Stan Lane
10/29/1988 New Orleans,
LA
Mike Rotunda &
Steve Williams
The Road Warriors 4/2/1989 Clash of the
Champions 6
[10]
Michael Hayes &
Jimmy Garvin
Bobby Eaton
& Stan Lane
6/14/1989 Clash of the
Champions 7
[11]
Rick &
Scott Steiner
Michael Hayes &
Jimmy Garvin
11/1/1989 Atlanta, GA
Doom Rick &
Scott Steiner
5/19/1990 Capital Combat
The NWA withdrew from WCW from January 1991 until July 1992.
Terry Gordy & Steve Williams Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham 7/12/1992 Great
American Bash
[12]
Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham Terry Gordy &
Steve Williams
10/3/1992 Saturday Night
Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham 11/18/1992 Clash of the
Champions 21
Steve Austin & Brian Pillman Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas 3/2/1993 Power Hour
Arn Anderson & Paul Roma Steve Austin & Lord Steven Regal 8/18/1993 Clash of the
Champions 24
[13]
WCW withdraws from the NWA completely in September 1993.
The Rock N Roll Express (5) Dick Murdoch &
Randy Rhodes
4/11/1995 Dallas, TX[14]
The Rock N Roll Express (6) PG-13 7/3/1995 Memphis, TN[15]
Tarzan Goto &
Mr. Gannosuke
Cactus Jack &
Tiger Jeet Singh
12/9/1995 Japan[16]
Pat &
CW Anderson
The Fantastics 9/14/1996 Goldston, NC[17]
The Rock N Roll Express (7) 1/12/1998 Raw is War[18]
The Headbangers The Rock N Roll Express 2/17/1998 Raw is War[19]
Bob Holly &
Bart Gunn
The Headbangers 3/30/1998 Raw is War
The Border Patrol Bob Holly &
Bart Gunn
8/14/1998 Greenville, NC
Barry Windham & Tully Blanchard The Border Patrol 9/12/1998 Lincolnton, NC
The Border Patrol (2) Barry Windham & Tully Blanchard 10/10/1998 Cameron, NC
Erich Sbraccia & Knuckles Nelson The Border Patrol 10/24/1998 Cherry Hill, NJ[20]
Knuckles Nelson & Rick Fuller Kit Carson &
Khris Germany
6/10/1999 Dallas, TX[21]
Public Enemy Knuckles Nelson & Rick Fuller 6/17/1999 Boston, MA
Knuckles Nelson & Dukes Dalton Public Enemy 6/19/1999 Dorchester, MA
Kit Carson &
Khris Germany
Knuckles Nelson &
Dukes Dalton
9/25/1999 Charlotte, NC
Kevin Northcutt & Jimmy James Kit Carson &
Khris Germany
11/26/1999 N.Richland Hills,
TX
Kit Carson &
Khris Germany (2)
Kevin Northcutt & Jimmy James 12/17/1999 N.Richland Hills,
TX
Curtis Thompson
& Drake Dawson
Kit Carson &
Khris Germany
3/4/2000 Cornelia, GA
Reno Riggins &
Steven Dunn
Curtis Thompson &
Drake Dawson
4/7/2000 Saudi Arabia
The Rock N Roll Express (8) Steven Dunn &
Jackie Fulton
4/12/2000 South Korea[22]
LA Stephens &
Big Bubba Bain
The Rock N Roll Express 4/17/2000 South Korea
Curtis Thompson
& Drake Dawson
(2)
LA Stephens &
Big Bubba Bain
4/19/2000 Japan
David Young &
Rick Michaels
Curtis Thompson
& Jeff Justice
8/15/2000 Tampa, FL[23]
Joey Matthews & Christian York David Young &
Rick Michaels
2/3/2001 Nashville, TN
David Young
& Rick Michaels (2)
Joey Matthews &
Christian York
2/17/2001 Cornelia, GA
David Flair &
Dan Factor
David Young
& Rick Michaels
3/22/2001 Athens, GA
David Young
& Rick Michaels (3)
David Flair &
Dan Factor
3/23/2001 Toccoa, GA
Chris Nelson &
Vito DeNucci
David Young
& Rick Michaels
4/24/2001 Tampa, FL
Glacier &
Jason Sugarman
Chris Nelson &
Vito DeNucci
12/28/2001 Deland, FL
Chris Nelson &
Vito DeNucci (2)
Glacier &
Jason Sugarman
12/29/2001 Live Oak, FL
Tim Renesto
& Jeff Daniels
Chris Nelson &
Vito DeNucci
1/26/2002 Columbia, TN
Chris Nelson &
Vito DeNucci (3)
Tim Renesto
& Jeff Daniels
4/17/2002 Winter
Haven, FL
Mike &
Todd Shane
Chris Nelson &
Vito DeNucci
6/8/2002 Peru[24]
The NWA world tag belts become exclusive to TNA.
AJ Styles
& Jerry Lynn
The
Rainbow Express
7/3/2002 TNA PPV #3[25]
America’s
Most Wanted
Brian Lee
& Ron Harris
9/18/2002 TNA
PPV #12[26]
Brian Lee & Slash America’s
Most Wanted
11/13/2002 TNA PPV #20
America’s
Most Wanted (2)
Brian Lee & Slash 1/8/2003 TNA PPV #26
Triple X America’s
Most Wanted
1/22/2003 TNA
PPV #28[27]
Triple X (2) America’s
Most Wanted
3/12/2003 TNA PPV #35
Jerry Lynn &
Amazing Red
Triple X 4/16/2003 TNA PPV #40
Triple X (3) Jerry Lynn &
Amazing Red
5/7/2003 TNA PPV #43
America’s
Most Wanted (3)
Triple X 6/25/2003 TNA PPV #50
Simon Diamond & Johnny Swinger America’s
Most Wanted
8/27/2003 TNA PPV #59
3 Live Kru Simon Diamond,
Johnny Swinger &
Glenn Gilberti
11/26/2003 TNA
PPV #71[28]
Kevin Northcutt
& Joe Legend
3 Live Kru 1/28/2004 TNA PPV #78
AJ Styles & Abyss Kevin Northcutt
& Joe Legend
2/4/2004 TNA
PPV #79[29]
Kid Kash & Dallas Triple X 4/7/2004 TNA
PPV #88[30]
D’Lo Brown &
Apolo
Kid Kash & Dallas 4/14/2004 TNA PPV #89
Kid Kash & Dallas
(2)
D’Lo Brown &
Apolo
4/21/2004 TNA PPV #90
America’s
Most Wanted (4)
Kid Kash & Dallas 6/3/2004 iMPACT![31]
The Naturals America’s
Most Wanted
7/7/2004 TNA PPV #101
Chris Harris
& Elix Skipper
The Naturals 9/8/2004 TNA PPV #110
Christopher Daniels & James Storm Chris Harris & Elix Skipper 9/21/2004 iMPACT![32]
Team Canada Christopher Daniels & James Storm 10/12/2004 iMPACT![33]
3 Live Kru (2) Team Canada 11/7/2004 Victory Road[34]
Team Canada (2) 3 Live Kru 12/5/2004 Turning Point
America’s Most Wanted (5) Team Canada 1/16/2005 Final Resolution
The Naturals (2) America’s Most Wanted 4/26/2005 iMPACT![35]
The Naturals (3) Eric Young & Cassidy Riley 10/9/2005 Nashville, TN[36]
America’s
Most Wanted (6)
The Naturals 10/11/2005 iMPACT![37]
AJ Styles &
Christopher Daniels
America’s
Most Wanted
6/18/2006 Slammiversary
The LAX AJ Styles &
Christopher Daniels
8/21/2006 iMPACT![38]
AJ Styles &
Christopher Daniels (2)
The LAX 9/24/2006 No Surrender
The LAX (2) AJ Styles &
Christopher Daniels
10/22/2006 Bound for Glory
Team 3D The LAX 4/15/2007 Lockdown
The NWA cuts all ties with TNA on May 13, 2007.
Karl Anderson
& Joey Ryan
Billy Kidman &
Sean Waltman
7/8/2007 McAllen, TX[39]
Phoenix Star
& Zokre
Karl Anderson
& Joey Ryan
2/10/2008 Las Vegas, NV
Rasche Brown &Keith Walker Phoenix Star
& Zokre
10/4/2008 Robstown, TX

Footnotes:
[1]: Gene & Ole Anderson were announced on television as having won a tournament in California to become the NWA World tag team champions.
[2]: Ric Flair & Greg Valentine were stripped of the belts for continually ending their matches via disqualification.
[3]: This was a tournament final.
[4]: In December 1981, Gene Anderson was legitimately injured. Therefore, the titles were vacated.
[5]: This was a tournament final. Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen would be stripped of the belts in September 1982.
[6]: This was a tournament final.
[7]: The titles were vacated once Ricky Steamboat announced his retirement from wrestling. Therefore, a tournament was started.
[8]: This was a tournament final.
[9]: The “Freebird” rule was put into effect where fellow Russian comrade Krusher Khrushchev could also defend the titles along with either Ivan or Nikita.
[10]: After attacking NWA referee Nikita Koloff at Wrestle War in May, Rotunda and Williams were stripped of the belts and a tournament was started.
[11]: This was a tournament final.
[12]: The NWA world tag titles were reinstated. Therefore, a tournament was started and this match was the finals. At the time, Williams and Gordy were also the WCW world tag team champions, which merged the two together.
[13]: Lord Steven Regal was allowed to substitute for the injured Brian Pillman.
[14]: This was a tournament final.
[15]: The titles were held up in a RNR Express vs. PG-13 match on June 26, 1995. This was the rematch to settle the dispute. Later on between September and October, the titles were once again vacated.
[16]: This was a tournament final.
[17]: This was a match held to crown new champions after Gannosuke & Goto vacated the title a month earlier. The title was vacated again in August 1997.
[18]: The Rock N Roll Express were awarded the titles on WWF Raw is War.
[19]: This was the first time a rival NWA title changed hands on a WWF program.
[20]: This was a four-way match which also included Kit Carson & Khris Germany and Tully Blanchard & Tom Pritchard.The titles were held up on March 3, 1999 when they no-showed a title defense due to inclement weather.
[21]: This was a match to decide new NWA world tag team champions.
[22]: Jackie Fulton substituted for an injured Reno Riggins.
[23]: Jeff Justice was substituting for Drake Dawson.
[24]: When the NWA and TNA joined together, the titles were vacated on June 28, 2002.
[25]: This was a tournament final. The belts were vacated on August 14, 2002 after double-pin situation in a match against Jeff Jarrett & Ron Killings.
[26]: Chris Harris and Brian Lee were the last two men in the ring at the end of a 20-man ‘Gauntlet for the Gold’ match, which meant their respective teams would square off for the vacant tag titles later that same night.
[27]: Triple X took advantage of the “Freebird” rule where Christopher Daniels, Elix Skipper or Low-Ki could defend the titles along with another member of their team.
[28]: 3 Live Kru also took advantage of the “Freebird” rule where BG James, Konnan or Ron Killings could defend the titles along with another member of their team.
[29]: Vince Russo stripped AJ Styles and Abyss of the titles on March 3, 2004 for failure to defend the titles.
[30]: This was a tournament final.
[31]: Match aired on TV June 4, 2004.
[32]: Match aired on TV September 24, 2004.
[33]: Match aired on TV October 15, 2004.
[34]: With the 3 Live Kru’s title victory, the “Freebird” Rule for the team goes back into effect for them.
[35]: Match aired on TV April 29, 2005. The title was held up on October 5, 2005 after a match against Eric Young and Cassidy Riley at the NWA 57th Anniversary show in Springfield, TN.
[36]: This was the rematch to settle the dispute.
[37]: Match aired on TV October 22, 2005.
[38]: Match aired on TV August 24, 2006.
[39]: This match also included Incognito and Sicodelico Jr. to determine who would capture the vacated NWA world tag team titles.

Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com

Slamboree 1993: A Legends Reunion

WCW Slamboree 1993
May 23, 1993
Atlanta, GA
The Omni

The current WCW & NWA Champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Big Van Vader (3/17/1993)
NWA World Champion: Barry Windham (2/21/1993)
WCW U.S. Champion: Rick Rude (5/15/1993)
WCW/NWA World Tag Team Champions: The Hollywood Blondes (3/2/1993)
WCW World Television Champion: Paul Orndorff (3/2/1993)

Matches that aren’t included on the tape:
Too Cold Scorpio & Marcus Bagwell beat Bobby Eaton & Chris Benoit (9:22) after Scorpio pinned Benoit.
Sid Vicious pinned Van Hammer (0:35) after a powerbomb.

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko. Jesse must’ve been busy filming “Demolition Man” at the time. Read the rest of this entry

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