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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

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