GWF Tag Team Championship


The GWF Tag Team Championship was the tag team title in the Global Wrestling Federation in Texas. The title existed from 1991 until 1994, when GWF closed. The title was featured on the promotion's show that aired nationally on ESPN. It is known as the first tag team title that Harlem Heat won.[1] In its early days, the GWF pretended on television that it was part of a larger worldwide promotion. In 1991, it was announced that a tag team known as the "English lords" had been injured in a car wreck and that the GWF was organizing a tournament to award the vacated title in Dallas. No such team as the English Lords ever existed.

GWF Tag Team Championship
Details
PromotionGlobal Wrestling Federation
Date establishedJuly 27, 1991
Date retiredSeptember 21, 1994

Title historyEdit

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
N/A Unknown information
Championship change is unrecognized by the promotion
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Steve Simpson and Chris Walker July 27, 1991 House show Dallas, Texas 1 118 Defeat Scotty Anthony and Rip Rogers in tournament final. [2]
2 The California Connection
(John Tatum and Rod Price)
November 22, 1991 House show Dallas, Texas 1 35 Defeated Simpson in a handicap match because Walker left for the World Wrestling Federation.
3 The Wild Bunch
(Bill Irwin and Black Bart)
December 27, 1991 House show Dallas, Texas 1 14
4 The California Connection
(John Tatum and Rod Price)
January 10, 1992 House show Dallas, Texas 2 70
5 Terry Simms and Scott Putski March 20, 1992 House show Dallas, Texas 1 28
Vacated April 17, 1992 Titles held up after match against Gary Young and Steve Dane
6 The Goodfellows
(Gary Young and Steve Dane)
May 1, 1992 House show Dallas, Texas 1 91 Won the rematch.
7 The Ebony Experience
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
July 31, 1992 House show Dallas, Texas 1 7 [3]
8 The Black Birds
(Iceman King Parsons and Action Jackson)
August 7, 1992 House show Dallas, Texas 1 [Note 1] [4]
9 The Ebony Experience
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
September 1992 House show Dallas, Texas 2 [Note 2] [5]
8 The Rough Riders
(Black Bart (2) and Johnny Mantell)
October 23, 1992 House show Dallas, Texas 1 35
9 Texas Mustangs
(Bobby Duncum Jr. and Johnny Hawk)
November 27, 1992 House show Dallas, Texas 1 63
10 The Bad Breed
(Axl and Ian Rotten)
January 29, 1993 House show Dallas, Texas 1 28
11 The Ebony Experience
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
February 26, 1993 House show Dallas, Texas 3* 70 Booker T defeated Ian Rotten in a singles match on this day. Not known if titles were on the line. [6]
12 Sicilian Stallions
(Guido Falcone and Vito Mussolini)
May 7, 1993 House show Dallas, Texas 1 119 May have been match for vacant titles. Ebony Experience were not announced as champions nor did they appear with Tag Team title belts at the April 23, 1993 show
13 Skyliners
(Steve Dane and Chaz Taylor)
September 3, 1993 House show Dallas, Texas 1 113 Defeated Falcone and Alex Porteau, who substituted for Mussolini. [7]
14 Black Bart (3) and Johnny Hawk (2) December 25, 1993 House show Dallas, Texas 1 160
15 The Fabulous Freebirds
(Jimmy Garvin and Terry Gordy)
June 3, 1994 House show Dallas, Texas 1 110
Deactivated September 21, 1994 The GWF closes.

TournamentsEdit

1991Edit

The GWF Tag Team Championship Tournament was a twenty-four man tournament for the inaugural GWF Tag Team Championship held on July 26 and July 27, 1991. Steve Simpson and Chris Walker defeated Rip Rogers and Scotty Anthony in the final to win the tournament.[8]

  First Round Second Round Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
                                               
  Steve Simpson and Chris Walker    
  John Tatum and Rod Price    
    Steve Simpson and Chris Walker    
      Stan Lane and Steve Cox    
  Kendo Nagasaki and The Ninja  
  Stan Lane and Steve Cox    
    Steve Simpson and Chris Walker    
    Jack Victory and Rip Morgan    
  Sonny Beach and Stevie Ray    
  Chico Torres and El Azteca    
    Sonny Beach and Stevie Ray  
      Jack Victory and Rip Morgan    
  Terry Garvin and Chaz  
  Jack Victory and Rip Morgan    
    Steve Simpson and Chris Walker    
    Cactus Jack and Makhan Singh    
  Mike Davis and Tom Davis    
  Firecat and El Grande Colosso    
    Mike Davis and Tom Davis  
      Bill Irwin and Johnny Ace    
  Bill Irwin and Johnny Ace  
  Jeff Gaylord and Blue Avenger    
    Mike Davis and Tom Davis  
    Cactus Jack and Makhan Singh    
  Randy Rhodes and Rick Garren    
  Eric Fontaine and Brian Adias    
    Randy Rhodes and Rick Garren  
      Cactus Jack and Makhan Singh    
  American Breed
(Rick Gonzales and Dapper Dan)
 
  Cactus Jack and Makhan Singh    
    Steve Simpson and Chris Walker  
    Scotty Anthony and Rip Rogers  
  Mark Youngblood and Chris Youngblood    
  Cuban Assassin and El Cruzado    
    Mark Youngblood and Chris Youngblood    
      Bad News Brown and Nick Busick    
  Bad News Brown and Nick Busick  
  The Patriot and Terry Daniels    
    Mark Youngblood and Chris Youngblood    
    Scotty Anthony and Rip Rogers    
  Joel Deaton and Billy Black    
  The Nightmares
(Nightmare # and Nightmare #2)
   
    Joel Deaton and Billy Black  
      Scotty Anthony and Rip Rogers    
  Steve Dane and Handsome Stranger  
  Scotty Anthony and Rip Rogers    
    Scotty Anthony and Rip Rogers  
    BYE    
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See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 24 days and 54 days.
  2. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 23 days and 52 days.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  2. ^ "GWF Tag Team Championship Tournament". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  3. ^ Hoops, Brian (July 31, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (July 31): Stan Hansen wins NWA International title, Giant Baba, Hulk Hogan in AWA". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  4. ^ GWF Tag Team Title from wrestling-titles.com retrieved August 2, 2020
  5. ^ GWF Tag Team Title from wrestling-titles.com retrieved August 2, 2020
  6. ^ Hoops, Brian (February 26, 2017). "Daily pro wrestling history (02/26): Verne Gagne wins AWA title on his birthday". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  7. ^ Hoops, Brian (September 3, 2015). "ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (SEPT. 3): RIC FLAIR VS. TERRY FUNK TEXAS DEATH MATCH, GREAT MUTA VS. STING, TED DIBIASE AND STAN HANSEN WINS AJPW TAG TITLES". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  8. ^ "GWF Tag Team Championship Tournament". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2017-02-08.