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WCW U.S. Tag Team Titles History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Rick &
Scott Steiner
1/1/1991 [1]
The Freebirds The Young
Pistols
5/19/1991 Superbrawl I[2]
The Patriots The Freebirds 8/12/1991 World Championship
Wrestling
The Young
Pistols
The Patriots 11/5/1991 Worldwide
Ron Simmons &
Big Josh
The Young
Pistols
1/14/1992 Main Event
Greg Valentine
& Taylor
Made Man
Ron Simmons &
Big Josh
2/17/1992 Main Event
The Freebirds
(2)
Greg Valentine
& Taylor
Made Man
5/17/1992 WrestleWar
Dick Slater &
The Barbarian
The Freebirds 6/25/1992 Main Event[3]

Footnotes:
[1]: When WCW withdrew from the NWA in January 1991, the Steiners U.S. tag title reign carried over into the first WCW U.S. Tag Team title reign. They won the WCW World Tag Team titles in March and therefore had to relinquish the belts.
[2]: This was a tournament final.
[3]: The WCW U.S. Tag Team titles were retired in July 1992.

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

Wrestle War 1992

WCW WrestleWar
May 17, 1992
Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville Coliseum

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Sting (2/29/1992)
U.S. Champion: Rick Rude (11/19/1991)
World Television Champion: Barry Windham (4/27/1992)
World Light Heavyweight Champion: Brian Pillman (2/29/1992)
World Tag Team Champions: Rick & Scott Steiner (5/1/1992)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: Taylor Made Man & Greg Valentine (2/17/1992)

Once again, our friends at Turner Home Entertainment have cut off some of the fat from this show and that leaves it nice and trim! Here are the results of the matches that have been edited off my tape to show you what you missed or didn’t miss. Credit goes to ProWrestlingHistory.com.

  • Johnny B Badd pinned Tracy Smothers (7:03) with the Kiss That Don’t Miss.
  • Scotty Flamingo pinned Marcus Bagwell (7:11) after reversing a rollup into one of his own.
  • Super Invader pinned Todd Champion (5:26) with a powerbomb.
  • Big Josh pinned Richard Morton (7:33) after the Northern Exposure (seated senton splash).

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jesse Ventura! Read the rest of this entry

Worldwide (02.22.92)

WCW Worldwide
February 22, 1992
Atlanta, GA
Center Stage Theatre

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Lex Luger (7/14/1991)
U.S. Champion: Rick Rude (11/19/1991)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/3/1991)
World Light Heavyweight Champion: Jushin Liger (12/25/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton (1/16/1992)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: Taylor Made Man & Greg Valentine (2/17/1992)

I know, I know. I’m missing two straight weeks of Worldwides, which hasn’t happened since I started recapping these back in July. Sorry though, can’t review what I don’t have. Looks like we missed a Sting/Vader match too. AHH!

Your host is the lonely Tony Schiavone. Read the rest of this entry

Worldwide (01.04.92)

WCW Worldwide
January 4, 1992
Atlanta, GA
Center Stage Theatre

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Lex Luger (7/14/1991)
U.S. Champion: Rick Rude (11/19/1991)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/3/1991)
World Light Heavyweight Champion: Jushin Liger (12/25/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: Ricky Steamboat & Dustin Rhodes (11/19/1991)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: The Young Pistols (11/5/1991)

We open the show with “rookie sensation” Marcus Alexander Bagwell punching Paul E in his big fat mouth to earn himself a Dangerous Alliance beat down.

Your host is Tony Schiavone! Read the rest of this entry

Starrcade 1991

WCW Starrcade 1991: Battlebowl – The Lethal Lottery
December 29, 1991
Norfolk, VA
The Scope

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Lex Luger (7/14/1991)
U.S. Champion: Rick Rude (11/19/1991)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/3/1991)
World Light Heavyweight Champion: Jushin Liger (12/25/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: Ricky Steamboat & Dustin Rhodes (11/19/1991)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: The Young Pistols (11/5/1991)

This is the debut of Dusty Rhodes latest project known as Battlebowl: The Lethal Lottery. The concept is simple; forty guys have their names put into a spinning bingo-like container. Each name is drawn out of the container by Eric Bischoff, Missy Hyatt and Magnum TA until there are collectively twenty random tag teams. Why does it take three people to draw out names? I have no idea. Anyways, these teams face off in the order their names were drawn and the winners of those matches are entered in a two-ring battle royal known as Battlebowl. Winner gets a Battlebowl ring. Kind of like earning a Super Bowl ring, but WAY less prestigious since who wins is already decided.

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Tony Schiavone. I think I saw Jim Herd in the front row with a Magnum TA shirt on. He’s like the very first person you see. Read the rest of this entry

Worldwide (12.21.91)

WCW Worldwide
December 21, 1991
Macon, GA
Macon Coliseum

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Lex Luger (7/14/1991)
U.S. Champion: Rick Rude (11/19/1991)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/3/1991)
World Light Heavyweight Champion: Brian Pillman (10/27/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: Ricky Steamboat & Dustin Rhodes (11/19/1991)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: The Young Pistols (11/5/1991)

Today’s feature match will be WCW World Television Champion Steve Austin going up against Todd Champion. I can already see the blown spots.

Your host is Tony Schiavone. Read the rest of this entry

Worldwide (11.16.91)

WCW Worldwide
November 16, 1991

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Lex Luger (7/14/1991)
U.S. Champion: Sting (8/25/1991)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/3/1991)
World Light Heavyweight Champion: Brian Pillman (10/27/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: The Enforcers (9/5/1991)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: The Young Pistols (11/5/1991)
World Six-Man Tag Team Champions: The York Foundation (10/8/1991)

PN News does a little rap during a montage of all his great moves in the ring! He’ll be facing Mr. Hughes in a “Submit or Surrender” match today? Oh no!

Your host is Tony Schiavone! Read the rest of this entry

Halloween Havoc 1991

WCW Halloween Havoc 1991
October 27, 1991
Chattanooga, TN
UTC Arena

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Lex Luger (7/14/1991)
U.S. Champion: Sting (8/25/1991)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/3/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: The Enforcers (9/5/1991)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: The Patriots (8/12/1991)
World Six-Man Tag Team Champions: The York Foundation (10/8/1991)

Yeah, once again, I have the Turner Home Entertainment version. That means there is some matches that have been cut and one that really shocks me is the Pillman/Morton match. Having followed some of the quarter and semifinal matches of this title tournament on Worldwide, I was kind of bummed that it’s missing. Good to know there’s Pillman/Liger stuff on the way though. Here’s what was edited off the Turner version. Credit goes to ProWrestlingHistory.com!

  • Big Josh & PN News beat The Creatures (Joey Maggs & Johnny Rich) (5:16) when News made the pin.
  • Bobby Eaton pinned Terrance Taylor (16:00).
  • Bill Kazmaier beat Oz (3:59) via submission.
  • Van Hammer pinned Doug Sommers (1:13).
  • Brian Pillman pinned Richard Morton (12:45) to win the first WCW Light Heavyweight Title.

On a personal sidenote, this is probably the earliest PPV of my childhood that I can recall listening to for free through the static and having reactions like “Oh man! I just saw Ron Simmons for a second there!” From that standpoint, I believe we all know where I’m coming from. I remember being disappointed that Luger retained the title (oops, spoiler!) and then flipping over to watch game seven of the Braves/Twins World Series to witness my beloved Braves lose- boy, I was one upset five year-old. Anyways, let’s get to the PPV.

Your hosts are Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone! Read the rest of this entry

Worldwide (10.12.91)

WCW Worldwide
October 12, 1991

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Lex Luger (7/14/1991)
U.S. Champion: Sting (8/25/1991)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/3/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: The Enforcers (9/5/1991)
U.S. Tag Team Champions: The Patriots (8/12/1991)
World Six-Man Tag Team Champions: The York Foundation (10/8/1991)

This week, we open the show with highlights from the Cactus-Eaton match from last week!

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

Worldwide (09.07.91)

WCW Worldwide
September 7, 1991
Gainesville, GA
(Taped on August 12, 1991)

The current WCW Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Lex Luger (7/14/1991)
U.S. Champion: Sting (8/25/1991)
World Television Champion: Steve Austin (6/3/1991)
World Tag Team Champions: The Enforcers (9/5/1991)
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)

We open up with a clip of Ron Simmons hangin’ and bangin’ down at Florida State where he got his big start, as he prepares for his match against WCW World Champion Lex Luger at Halloween Havoc!

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

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