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Great American Bash 1996

WCW Great American Bash
June 16, 1996
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Arena

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: The Giant (4/29/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Konnan (1/29/1996)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: Sting & Lex Luger (1/22/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Lex Luger (3/6/1996)
WCW World Cruiserweight Champion: Dean Malenko (5/18/1996)

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes. Tony mentions the death of Dusty’s old tag team partner and friend, Dick Murdoch.

Sgt. Craig Pittman brings out the U.S. flag for the national anthem. Read the rest of this entry

Slamboree 1995

WCW Slamboree 1995: A Legends Reunion
May 21, 1995
St. Petersburg, FL
Bayfront Center

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hulk Hogan (7/17/1994)
WCW U.S. Champion: vacant (3/25/1995)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: Harlem Heat (1/15/1995)
WCW World Television Champion: Arn Anderson (1/8/1995)

Your hosts are Eric Bischoff and Bobby Heenan. Tony’s neck be hurting. Read the rest of this entry

Royal Rumble 1995

WWF Royal Rumble
January 22, 1995
Tampa, FL
The Sundome

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Diesel (11/26/1994)
Intercontinental Champion: Razor Ramon (8/29/1994)
World Tag Team Champions: vacant (11/23/1994)
Women’s Champion: Bull Nakano (11/20/1994)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

WWE World Tag Team Titles History (Raw)

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Luke Graham &
Tarzan Tyler
Dick the Bruiser
& The Sheik
6/3/1971 New Orleans, LA[1]
Karl Gotch &
Rene Goulet
Luke Graham &
Tarzan Tyler
12/6/1971 New York, NY
Baron Mikel
Scicluna &
King Curtis
Karl Gotch &
Rene Goulet
2/1/1972 Philadelphia, PA
Chief Jay
Strongbow &
Sonny King
Baron Mikel
Scicluna &
King Curtis
5/22/1972 New York, NY
Professor Tanaka
& Mr. Fuji
Chief Jay
Strongbow &
Sonny King
6/27/1972 Philadelphia, PA
Tony Garea &
Haystacks Calhoun
Professor Tanaka
& Mr. Fuji
5/30/1973 Hamburg, PA
Professor Tanaka
& Mr. Fuji (2)
Tony Garea &
Haystacks Calhoun
9/11/1973 Philadelphia, PA
Tony Garea &
Dean Ho
Professor Tanaka
& Mr. Fuji
11/14/1973 Hamburg, PA
Jimmy & Johnny
Valiant
Tony Garea &
Dean Ho
5/8/1974 Hamburg, PA
Victor Rivera &
Dominic DeNucci
Jimmy & Johnny
Valiant
5/13/1975 Philadelphia, PA[2]
The Blackjacks Pat Barrett &
Dominic DeNucci
8/26/1975 Philadelphia, PA
Tony Parisi &
Louis Cerdan
The Blackjacks 11/8/1975 Philadelphia, PA
The Executioners Tony Parisi &
Louis Cerdan
5/11/1976 Philadelphia, PA[3]
Chief Jay
Strongbow &
Billy White Wolf
12/7/1976 Philadelphia, PA[4]
Professor Tanaka
& Mr. Fuji (3)
Tony Garea &
Larry Zbyszko
9/27/1977 Philadelphia, PA[5]
Dominic DeNucci
& Dino Bravo
Professor Tanaka
& Mr. Fuji
3/14/1978 Philadelphia, PA
The Yukon
Lumberjacks
Dominic DeNucci &
Dino Bravo
6/26/1978 New York, NY
Tony Garea &
Larry Zbyszko
The Yukon
Lumberjacks
11/21/1978 Allentown, PA
Johnny &
Jerry Valiant
Tony Garea &
Larry Zbyszko
3/6/1979 Allentown, PA
Ivan Putski &
Tito Santana
Johnny &
Jerry Valiant
10/22/1979 New York, NY
The Samoans Ivan Putski &
Tito Santana
4/12/1980 Philadelphia, PA
Bob Backlund &
Pedro Morales
The Samoans 8/9/1980 New York, NY[6]
The Samoans (2) Tony Garea &
Rene Goulet
9/9/1980 Allentown, PA[7]
Tony Garea &
Rick Martel
The Samoans 11/8/1980 Philadelphia, PA
The Moondogs Tony Garea &
Rick Martel
3/17/1981 Allentown, PA
Tony Garea &
Rick Martel (2)
The Moondogs 7/21/1981 Allentown, PA
Mr. Fuji &
Mr. Saito
Tony Garea &
Rick Martel
10/13/1981 Allentown, PA
Jules & Chief
Jay Strongbow
Mr. Fuji &
Mr. Saito
6/28/1982 New York, NY
Mr. Fuji &
Mr. Saito (2)
Jules & Chief
Jay Strongbow
7/13/1982 Allentown, PA
Jules & Chief Jay
Strongbow (2)
Mr. Fuji &
Mr. Saito
10/26/1982 Allentown, PA
The Samoans (3) Jules & Chief Jay
Strongbow
3/8/1983 Allentown, PA
Tony Atlas &
Rocky Johnson
The Samoans 11/15/1983 Allentown, PA
Adrian Adonis &
Dick Murdoch
Tony Atlas &
Rocky Johnson
4/17/1984 Hamburg, PA
Mike Rotundo &
Barry Windham
Adrian Adonis &
Dick Murdoch
1/21/1985 Hartford, CT
Iron Sheik &
Nikolai Volkoff
Mike Rotundo &
Barry Windham
3/31/1985 WrestleMania
Mike Rotundo &
Barry Windham
(2)
Iron Sheik &
Nikolai Volkoff
6/17/1985 Poughkeepsie, NY
Brutus Beefcake
& Greg
Valentine
Mike Rotundo &
Barry Windham
8/24/1985 Philadelphia, PA
The British
Bulldogs
Brutus Beefcake
& Greg
Valentine
4/7/1986 WrestleMania 2
The Hart
Foundation
The British
Bulldogs
1/26/1987 Superstars
Strike Force The Hart
Foundation
10/27/1987 Superstars
Demolition Strike Force 3/27/1988 WrestleMania IV
The Brain
Busters
Demolition 7/13/1989 SNME #22
Demolition (2) The Brain
Busters
10/2/1989 Superstars
Andre the Giant
& Haku
Demolition 12/13/1989 Superstars
Demolition (3) Andre the Giant
& Haku
4/1/1990 WrestleMania VI
The Hart
Foundation (2)
Demolition 8/27/1990 SummerSlam
The Nasty Boys The Hart
Foundation
3/24/1991 WrestleMania VII
The Legion
of Doom
The Nasty Boys 8/26/1991 SummerSlam
Money Inc. The Legion
of Doom
2/7/1992 Denver, CO
The Natural
Disasters
Money Inc. 7/20/1992 Prime Time
Wrestling
Money Inc. (2) The Natural
Disasters
10/13/1992 Wrestling Challenge
The Steiner
Brothers
Money Inc. 6/14/1993 Wrestling Challenge
Money Inc. (3) The Steiner
Brothers
6/16/1993 Rockford, IL
The Steiner
Brothers (2)
Money Inc. 6/19/1993 St. Louis, MO
The Quebecers The Steiner
Brothers
9/13/1993 Monday Night Raw
Marty Jannetty
& 1-2-3 Kid
The Quebecers 1/10/1994 Monday Night Raw
The Quebecers
(2)
Marty Jannetty
& 1-2-3 Kid
1/17/1994 New York, NY
Men on a Mission The Quebecers 3/29/1994 London, England
The Quebecers
(3)
Men on a
Mission
3/31/1994 Sheffield, England
The Headshrinkers The Quebecers 4/26/1994 Monday Night Raw
Diesel &
Shawn Michaels
The Headshrinkers 8/28/1994 Indianapolis, IN[8]
1-2-3 Kid &
Bob Holly
Bam Bam
Bigelow
& Tatanka
1/22/1995 Royal Rumble[9]
The Smokin’
Gunns
1-2-3 Kid &
Bob Holly
1/23/1995 Monday Night Raw
Owen Hart &
Yokozuna
The Smokin’
Gunns
4/2/1995 WrestleMania XI
Diesel &
Shawn Michaels
(2)
Owen Hart &
Yokozuna
9/24/1995 IYH #3
Owen Hart &
Yokozuna (2)
9/25/1995 Monday Night Raw
[10]
The Smokin’
Gunns (2)
Owen Hart &
Yokozuna
9/25/1995 Monday Night Raw
[11]
The Body Donnas The Godwinns 3/31/1996 WrestleMania XII:
Free For All
[12]
The Godwinns The Body Donnas 5/19/1996 New York, NY
The Smokin’
Gunns (3)
The Godwinns 5/26/1996 IYH: Beware of Dog
Owen Hart &
Davey Boy Smith
The Smokin’
Gunns
9/22/1996 IYH: Mind Games
Shawn Michaels
& Steve Austin
Owen Hart &
Davey Boy Smith
5/26/1997 Raw is War
Steve Austin
&Dude Love
Owen Hart &
Davey Boy Smith
7/14/1997 Raw is War[13]
The Headbangers Owen Hart &
Davey Boy Smith
9/7/1997 IYH: Ground Zero[14]
The Godwinns (2) The Headbangers 10/5/1997 IYH: Badd Blood
The Legion
of Doom (2)
The Godwinns 10/7/1997 Raw is War
The New Age
Outlaws
The Legion
of Doom
11/24/1997 Raw is War
Cactus Jack &
Chainsaw Charlie
The New Age
Outlaws
3/29/1998 WrestleMania XIV
The New Age
Outlaws (2)
Cactus Jack &
Chainsaw Charlie
3/30/1998 Raw is War
Kane & Mankind The New Age
Outlaws
7/13/1998 Raw is War
Steve Austin &
The Undertaker
Kane & Mankind 7/26/1998 Fully Loaded
Kane & Mankind (2) Steve Austin &
The Undertaker
8/10/1998 Raw is War[15]
The New Age
Outlaws (3)
Mankind 8/30/1998 SummerSlam[16]
Big Bossman &
Ken Shamrock
The New Age
Outlaws
12/14/1998 Raw is War
Owen Hart &
Jeff Jarrett
Big Bossman &
Ken Shamrock
1/25/1999 Raw is War
X-Pac & Kane Owen Hart &
Jeff Jarrett
3/30/1999 Raw is War
The Acolytes X-Pac & Kane 5/31/1999 Raw is War
The Hardy Boyz The Acolytes 6/29/1999 Raw is War
The Acolytes (2) The Hardy Boyz 7/25/1999 Fully Loaded[17]
X-Pac & Kane (2) The Acolytes 8/9/1999 Raw is War
The Undertaker
& Big Show
X-Pac & Kane 8/22/1999 SummerSlam
Rock N Sock
Connection
The Undertaker
& Big Show
8/30/1999 Raw is War
The Undertaker
& Big Show (2)
Rock N Sock
Connection
9/9/1999 Smackdown!
Rock N Sock
Connection (2)
The Undertaker
& Big Show
9/20/1999 Raw is War[18]
The New Age
Outlaws (4)
Rock N Sock
Connection
9/23/1999 Smackdown!
Rock N Sock
Connection (3)
The New Age
Outlaws
10/14/1999 Smackdown!
Hardcore &
Crash Holly
Rock N Sock
Connection
10/18/1999 Raw is War[19]
Mankind &
Al Snow
Hardcore &
Crash Holly
11/4/1999 Smackdown!
The New Age
Outlaws (5)
Mankind &
Al Snow
11/8/1999 Raw is War
The Dudley Boyz The New Age
Outlaws
2/27/2000 No Way Out
Edge & Christian The Dudley Boyz 4/2/2000 WrestleMania 2000[20]
Too Cool Edge & Christian 5/29/2000 Raw is War
Edge & Christian (2) Too Cool 6/25/2000 King of the Ring[21]
The Hardy Boyz (2) Edge & Christian 9/24/2000 Unforgiven
Edge & Christian (3) The Hardy Boyz 10/22/2000 No Mercy[22]
The Hardy Boyz (3) Edge & Christian 10/23/2000 Raw is War
Bull Buchanan &
The Goodfather
The Hardy Boyz 11/6/2000 Raw is War
Edge & Christian (4) Bull Buchanan &
The Goodfather
12/10/2000 Armageddon[23]
The Rock &
The Undertaker
Edge & Christian 12/18/2000 Raw is War
Edge & Christian (5) The Rock &
The Undertaker
12/21/2000 Smackdown![24]
The Dudley Boyz (2) Edge & Christian 1/21/2001 Royal Rumble
The Hardy Boyz (4) The Dudley Boyz 3/5/2001 Raw is War
Edge & Christian (6) The Hardy Boyz 3/19/2001 Raw is War
The Dudley Boyz (3) Edge & Christian 3/19/2001 Raw is War
Edge & Christian (7) The Dudley Boyz 4/1/2001 WrestleMania X-7[25]
The Undertaker
& Kane
Edge & Christian 4/19/2001 Smackdown!
Steve Austin
& Triple H
The Undertaker
& Kane
4/29/2001 Backlash
Chris Benoit
& Chris Jericho
Steve Austin
& Triple H
5/21/2001 Raw is War
The Dudley Boyz (4) Chris Benoit
& Chris Jericho
6/21/2001 Smackdown!
The APA (3) The Dudley Boyz 7/9/2001 Raw is War
DDP & Kanyon The APA 8/9/2001 Smackdown!
The Undertaker
& Kane (2)
DDP & Kanyon 8/19/2001 SummerSlam
The Dudley Boyz (5) The Undertaker
& Kane
9/17/2001 Raw
The Rock &
Chris Jericho
The Dudley Boyz 10/22/2001 Raw
Booker T
& Test
The Rock &
Chris Jericho
11/1/2001 Smackdown!
The Hardy Boyz (5) Booker T
& Test
11/12/2001 Raw
The Dudley Boyz (6) The Hardy Boyz 11/18/2001 Survivor Series[26]
Spike Dudley
& Tazz
The Dudley Boyz 1/7/2002 Raw
Billy & Chuck Spike Dudley
& Tazz
2/21/2002 Smackdown!
Rikishi & Rico Billy & Chuck 5/19/2002 Judgment Day
Billy & Chuck (2) Rikishi & Rico 6/6/2002 Smackdown!
Hollywood Hogan
& Edge
Billy & Chuck 7/4/2002 Smackdown!
Christian &
Lance Storm
Hollywood Hogan
& Edge
7/21/2002 Vengeance
The Hurricane
& Kane
Christian &
Lance Storm
9/23/2002 Raw
Chris Jericho
& Christian
The Hurricane
& Kane
10/14/2002 Raw
Booker T &
Goldust
Chris Jericho
& Christian
12/15/2002 Armageddon[27]
William Regal &
Lance Storm
Booker T
& Goldust
1/6/2003 Raw
The Dudley Boyz (7) William Regal &
Lance Storm
1/19/2003 Royal Rumble
William Regal &
Lance Storm (2)
The Dudley Boyz 1/20/2003 Raw
Rob Van Dam
& Kane
Lance Storm
& Chief Morley
3/31/2003 Raw[28]
Rene Dupree
& Sylvan Grenier
Rob Van Dam
& Kane
6/15/2003 Badd Blood
The Dudley Boyz (8) Rene Dupree
& Sylvan Grenier
9/21/2003 Unforgiven[29]
Ric Flair
& Batista
The Dudley Boyz 12/14/2003 Armageddon
Booker T&
Rob Van Dam
Ric Flair
& Batista
2/16/2004 Raw
Ric Flair
& Batista (2)
Booker T &
Rob Van Dam
3/22/2004 Raw
Chris Benoit
& Edge
Ric Flair
& Batista
4/19/2004 Raw
Rob Conway &
Sylvan Grenier
Chris Benoit
& Edge
5/31/2004 Raw
Chris Benoit
& Edge (2)
Rob Conway &
Sylvan Grenier
10/19/2004 Taboo Tuesday
Rob Conway &
Sylvan Grenier (2)
Chris Benoit
& Edge
11/1/2004 Raw
William Regal
& Eugene
Rob Conway &
Sylvan Grenier
11/15/2004 Raw[30]
Rob Conway &
Sylvan Grenier (3)
William Regal
& Coach
1/16/2005 Winnipeg, Manitoba[31]
William Regal
& Tajiri
Rob Conway &
Sylvan Grenier
2/7/2005 Raw
The Hurricane
& Rosey
William Regal
& Tajiri
5/1/2005 Backlash
Lance Cade &
Trevor Murdoch
The Hurricane
& Rosey
9/18/2005 Unforgiven
Big Show & Kane Lance Cade &
Trevor Murdoch
11/1/2005 Taboo Tuesday
The Spirit Squad Big Show & Kane 4/3/2006 Raw
Ric Flair
& Roddy Piper
The Spirit Squad 11/5/2006 Cyber Sunday
Rated RKO Ric Flair
& Roddy Piper
11/13/2006 Raw
John Cena &
Shawn Michaels
Rated RKO 1/29/2007 Raw
The Hardy Boyz (6) John Cena &
Shawn Michaels
4/2/2007 Raw[32]
Lance Cade &
Trevor Murdoch (2)
The Hardy Boyz 6/4/2007 Raw
Paul London &
Brian Kendrick
Lance Cade &
Trevor Murdoch
9/5/2007 Cape Town, South Africa
Lance Cade &
Trevor Murdoch (3)
Paul London &
Brian Kendrick
9/8/2007 Johannesburg, South Africa
Hardcore Holly
& Cody Rhodes
Lance Cade &
Trevor Murdoch
12/10/2007 Raw
Ted DiBiase Jr.
& Cody Rhodes
Hardcore Holly 6/29/2008 Night of
Champions[33]
John Cena
& Batista
Ted DiBiase
& Cody Rhodes
8/4/2008 Raw
Ted DiBiase Jr.
& Cody Rhodes
(2)
John Cena
& Batista
8/11/2008 Raw
CM Punk &
Kofi Kingston
Ted DiBiase
& Cody Rhodes
10/27/2008 Raw
The Miz &
John Morrison
CM Punk
& Kofi Kingston
12/13/2008 Hamilton, Ontario

Footnotes:
[1]: This is a tournament final.
[2]: In June 1975, Victor Rivera announced he was giving up his half of the tag titles; Dominic DeNucci was allowed to choose a new partner, and chose “Irish” Pat Barrett.
[3]: The Executioners were stripped of the titles as the result of a match against Chief Jay Strongbow & Billy White Wolf that was televised on October 26, 1976, during which a third masked Executioner interfered.
[4]: Chief Jay Strongbow & Billy White Wolf won a three-team tournament, defeating the Executioners and Tor Kamata & Nikolai Volkoff.
[5]: This was a tournament final. Shortly after Chief Jay Strongbow & Billy White Wolf won the tag belts, Billy White Wolf suffered a neck injury during a match against Ken Patera; he and Strongbow had to give up the belts.
[6]: Bob Backlund & Pedro Morales won the tag titles in a 2/3 falls match. Backlund and Morales had to relinguish the belts since Backlund was the WWF world champion at the time.
[7]: This was a tournament final.
[8]: At Survivor Series, Diesel and Shawn Michaels were forced to abandon the tag titles when they could no longer function as a team.
[9]: This was a tournament final.
[10]: Davey Boy Smith subbed for Owen Hart the night before at the In Your House PPV. Because Owen ran down to the ring to interfere and was pinned by Diesel, the belts were returned to Owen Hart and Yokozuna.
[11]: The titles became vacant when Billy Gunn suffered a neck injury.
[12]: This was a tournament final.
[13]: This was a tournament final to fill the vacancy created when Shawn Michaels walked out of the WWF for a brief period. After Austin’s neck injury at SummerSlam, the tag titles became once again vacant.
[14]: This match also included the Legion of Doom and the Godwinns.
[15]: This was a four-team match which also included The Rock & D’Lo Brown and the New Age Outlaws.
[16]: Mankind chose to defend the tag titles on his own when Kane refused to team with him.
[17]: This was a three-on-two handicap match also involving the Hardys’ manager, Michael PS Hayes. Bradshaw & Faarooq won when Bradshaw pinned Hayes.
[18]: This was a “Dark Side Rules” match in which Viscera, Big Show, and Mideon were the actual opponents for the Rock & Mankind.
[19]: Because he was not getting along with the Rock at the time this match was held, Mankind refused to participate and instead sat outside the ring with his back to the action.
[20]: This was a triangle ladder match which also included the Hardy Boyz.
[21]: This was a four-way elimination match which also included the Hardy Boyz and Test & Albert.
[22]: Since Edge & Christian were banned from wrestling the Hardy Boyz for the tag titles, they dressed up as Los Conquistadores.
[23]: This was a four-way elimination match which also included the Dudley Boyz and Road Dogg & K-Kwik.
[24]: Kurt Angle was the special guest referee.
[25]: This was a TLC match which also included the Hardy Boyz.
[26]: This was a cage match to unify the WWF and WCW world tag titles.
[27]: This was a four-way elimination match which also involved the Dudley Boyz and William Regal & Lance Storm.
[28]: When William Regal became injured, Chief Morley took Regal’s place as half of the tag team champions. This match also included the Dudley Boyz.
[29]: This was a handicap tables match, in which Rob Conway teamed with La Resistance.
[30]: This was a three-way elimination match which also involved Rhyno & Tajiri.
[31]: Jonathan Coachman replaced Eugene in this match due to an injury.
[32]: This was a ten-team battle royal that the Hardy Boyz won to regain the tag titles.
[33]: Cody Rhodes was revealed as Ted DiBiase’s mystery partner and turned on Hardcore Holly, resulting in a handicap match.

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

NWA United States Tag Team Titles History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Ivan Koloff &
Krusher Khrushchev
Dutch Mantel &
Bobby Jaggers
9/28/1986 Atlanta, GA[1]
Ron Garvin &
Barry Windham
Ivan Koloff &
Krusher Khrushchev
12/9/1986 Spartanburg, SC
Ivan Koloff &
Dick Murdoch
Ron Garvin &
Barry Windham
3/14/1987 Atlanta, GA[2]
Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane Ron Garvin &
Barry Windham
5/16/1987 Atlanta, GA[3]
The Fantastics Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane 4/26/1988 Chattanooga, TN
Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane (2) The Fantastics 7/10/1988 Great
American Bash
[4]
The Fantastics (2) Ron Simmons &
Eddie Gilbert
12/7/1988 Clash of the
Champions 4
[5]
Kevin Sullivan &
Steve Williams
The Fantastics 12/26/1988 Starrcade
Eddie Gilbert & Rick Steiner Kevin Sullivan &
Steve Williams
2/28/1989 World
Championship
Wrestling[6]
Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk Michael Hayes &
Jimmy Garvin
2/12/1990 Rainesville, AL[7]
Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane (3) Brian Pillman & Tom Zenk 5/19/1990 Capital Combat
Rick &
Scott Steiner
Bobby Eaton &
Stan Lane
8/24/1990 East
Rutherford, NJ
WCW withdrew from the NWA from January 1991 until July 1992. The NWA U.S. Tag Team Titles would be revived by NWA: New Jersey in 1996.
The Lost Boys 2/3/1996 Cherry Hill, NJ[8]
Bad Attitude The Lost Boys 4/27/1996 Yardsville, NJ
Downward Spiral Bad Attitude 11/16/1996 Blackwood, NJ
The Lost Boys (2) Twiggy Ramirez &
Wayne Gacy
12/7/1996 Mount Holly, NJ[9]
Downward Spiral (2) The Lost Boys 3/8/1997 Woodbury, NJ
Ray Odyssey & Inferno Kid Downward Spiral 4/12/1997 Yardsville, NJ
Derek Domino &
Harley Lewis
Ray Odyssey & Inferno Kid 6/14/1997 Vineland, NJ
Ian Rotten & Blaze Derek Domino &
Harley Lewis
9/21/1997 Bardstown, KY[10]
Derek Domino &
Harley Lewis (2)
Devon Storm &
Twiggy Ramirez
2/7/1998 Somerdale, NJ
Ace Darling & Devon Storm Derek Domino &
Harley Lewis
2/28/1998 Philadelphia, PA
Derek Domino &
Harley Lewis (3)
Ace Darling & Devon Storm 3/22/1998 Garfield, NJ
Lance Diamond &
Steve Corino
Derek Domino &
Harley Lewis
7/31/1998 Mt. Holly, NJ
The Pitbulls Lance Diamond &
Steve Corino
8/22/1998 Mt. Holly, NJ
Derek Domino &
Harley Lewis (4)
The Pitbulls 11/13/1998 Hazlet, NJ
Doug Gilbert &
Buddy Landel
Derek Domino &
Harley Lewis
6/5/1999 Holmdel, NJ
Public Enemy Doug Gilbert & Tommy Rich 10/30/1999 North
Brunswick, NJ[11]
The Pitbulls (2) Public Enemy 12/11/1999 West
Deptford, NJ
The NWA U.S. tag titles were finally abandoned in 2000.

Footnotes:
[1]: This was a tournament final to crown the first champions.
[2]: In April 1987, Dick Murdoch was suspended for injuring Nikita Koloff with a Brainbuster on the concrete floor.
[3]: This was a tournament final.
[4]: In September 1988, the Midnight Express won the NWA world tag team belts. Therefore, the US tag titles were vacated.
[5]: This was a tournament final.
[6]: Briefly after Wrestle War in May, the NWA shelved their US tag titles.
[7]: The NWA reinstated the US tag belts, leading to a tag tournament. This was the finals.
[8]: The Lost Boys won a triangle match over the Greek Connection and Bad Attitude at the Eddie Gilbert Memorial Show.
[9]: “Madonna” Wayne Gacy subbed for Adrian Hall.
[10]: The titles were vacated in January 1998.
[11]: Tommy Rich substituted for the injured Buddy Landel.

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

Worldwide (08.17.91)

WCW Worldwide
August 17, 1991
Tallahassee, FL

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Lex Luger (7/14/1991)
U.S. Champion: Vacant (7/14/1991)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/3/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: Vacant (7/18/1991)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: The Patriots (8/12/1991)
World Six-Man Tag Team Champions: Dustin Rhodes, Big Josh & Tom Zenk (8/5/1991)

Magnum TA is continuing to do his job as a “broadcast journalist” and find out what the HECK Lex Luger is doing with Harley Race and why he’s got such an attitude change. Today, he’s going to meet up with Lex Luger’s old pal Sting on “Straight Talk with the Boss”. Hopefully, we’ll actually get some answers this week!

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Magnum TA! Read the rest of this entry

Worldwide (08.10.91)

WCW Worldwide
August 10, 1991
Tallahassee, FL

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Lex Luger (7/14/1991)
U.S. Champion: Vacant (7/14/1991)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/3/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: Vacant (7/18/1991)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: Freebirds (5/19/1991)
World Six-Man Tag Team Champions: Dustin Rhodes, Big Josh & Tom Zenk (8/5/1991)

ALRIGHT! Magnum TA is going to meet up with Lex Luger on “Straight Talk with the Boss” to find out what the heck he’s doing with Harley Race and Mr. Hughes. It’s going to be shocking!

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Magnum TA! Read the rest of this entry

Worldwide (07.13.91)

WCW Worldwide
July 13, 1991

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Vacant (7/1/1991)
U.S. Champion: Lex Luger (12/16/1990)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/3/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: Rick & Scott Steiner (3/9/1991)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: Freebirds (5/19/1991)
World Six-Man Tag Team Champions: Michael Hayes, Jimmy Garvin and Badstreet (6/3/1991)

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Magnum TA! Read the rest of this entry

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