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NWA Austra-Asian Tag Team Championship

The NWA Austra-Asian Tag Team Championship was the top tag team professional wrestling title in the Australian World Championship Wrestling promotion from 1972 through the promotion's 1978 closure.[1]

NWA Austra-Asian Tag Team Championship
Details
PromotionWorld Championship Wrestling
Date established1972
Date retiredDecember 1978

WCW joined the National Wrestling Alliance in August 1969,[2] but still recognized the IWA World Tag Team Championship as its world title. In 1971, that title was abandoned and this title was established as WCW's new top tag team title.

24 different teams held the championship, combining for 29 individual title reigns.[1]

Contents

Title historyEdit

Key
Symbol Meaning
No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed.
Event The event in which the championship changed hands
N/A The specific information is not known
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s).
1 Jimmy Golden and Dennis McCord 1 2 December 1972 [Note 1] Melbourne Live event Defeated Brute Bernard and Gary Hart in the finals of a seven-team tournament. [3]
2 Don Carson and Dick Dunn 1 January 1973 [Note 2] N/A Live event Awarded the title after Golden was injured in the United States.  
3 The Medics
(Bob Griffin and Dale Lewis)
1 2 March 1973 7 Sydney Live event    
4 Don Carson and Dick Dunn 2 9 March 1973 21 Sydney Live event    
5 Ron Miller and Larry O'Dea 1 30 March 1973 44 Sydney Live event    
6 Hiro Tojo and Waldo Von Erich 1 13 May 1973 [Note 3] Sydney Live event   [4]
7 Spiros Arion and Mark Lewin 1 July 1973 [Note 4] N/A Live event    
8 Hiro Tojo (2) and Hito Tojo 1 19 October 1973 112 Sydney Live event    
9 Ron MIller and Larry O'Dea 2 8 February 1974 [Note 5] Sydney Live event    
Vacated 1974 N/A N/A Championship was vacated after Ron Miller was injured by Ciclón Negro and Waldo Von Erich.  
10 Pat Barett and Tony Kontellis 1 5 April 1974 14 Sydney Live event Won a tournament.  
11 The Original Mr. Wrestling and Bobby Shane 1 19 April 1974 77 Sydney Live event    
12 Ron Miller and Larry O'Dea 3 5 July 1974 308 Sydney Live event    
13 The Missouri Mauler and Steve Rackman 1 9 May 1975 23 Sydney Live event    
14 Bobby Hart and Larry O'Dea (4) 1 1 June 1975 61 Sydney Live event   [5]
15 Skandor Akbar and George Gouliovas 1 1 August 1975 [Note 6] Sydney Live event    
Vacated 1975 N/A N/A Championship was vacated after Skandor Akbar was injured by The Great Mephisto.  
16 Johnny Gray and Ron Miller (4) 1 December 1975 [Note 7] Melbourne Live event Won a tournament.  
17 Les Roberts and Hiro Tojo (3) 1 March 1976 [Note 8] N/A Live event    
18 Johnny Gray (2) and Kevin Martin 1 May 1976 (nlt) [Note 9] Brisbane Live event    
19 Larry O'Dea (5) and Ed Wiskoski 1 September 1976 [Note 10] N/A Live event    
20 Rick Martel and Larry O'Dea (6) 1 18 February 1977 [Note 11] Sydney Live event Defeated Masa Saito and Ed Wiskoski.  
21 Butcher Brannigan and Bugsy McGraw 1 1977 [Note 12] N/A Live event    
22 Ron Miller (5) and Larry O'Dea (7) 4 2 May 1977 46 Sydney Live event    
23 Butcher Brannigan (2) and Killer Karl Krupp 1 17 June 1977 107 Sydney Live event    
24 Bugsy McGraw (2) and Mario Milano 1 2 October 1977 [Note 13] Sydney Live event    
Vacated 1977/1978 N/A N/A Championship was vacated after Mario Milano was injured by Bruiser Brody.  
25 Bobby Hart and Larry O'Dea (8) 2 3 March 1978 [Note 14] Sydney Live event    
Vacated April 1978 N/A N/A Championship vacated when Bobby Hart left the country.  
26 Butcher Brannigan (2) and Les Roberts (2) 1 August 1978 [Note 15] Papua New Guinea Live event Won a tournament; possibly fictitious.  
27 Mario Milano (2) and Larry O'Dea (9) 1 1 October 1978 26 Sydney Live event    
28 Ox Baker and Butcher Brannigan (3) 1 27 October 1978 42 Sydney Live event    
29 André the Giant and Ron Miller (6) 1 8 December 1978 [Note 16] Sydney Live event    
Abandoned December 1978 N/A N/A World Championship Wrestling closed.  

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ The exact date the championship was lost is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 30 and 60 days.
  2. ^ The exact date the championship was won is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 30 and 60 days.
  3. ^ The exact date the championship was lost is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 49 and 79 days.
  4. ^ The exact date the championship was won is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 80 and 110 days.
  5. ^ The exact date the championship was vacated is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 and 56 days.
  6. ^ The exact date the championship was vacated is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 and 152 days.
  7. ^ The exact date the championship was won and lost is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 61 and 121 days.
  8. ^ The exact date the championship was won and lost is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 and 91 days.
  9. ^ The exact date the championship was won and lost is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 93 and 213 days.
  10. ^ The exact date the championship was won is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 141 and 170 days.
  11. ^ The exact date the championship was lost is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 and 73 days.
  12. ^ The exact date the championship was lost is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 and 73 days.
  13. ^ The exact date the championship was vacated is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 and 152 days.
  14. ^ The exact date the championship was vacated is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 and 180 days.
  15. ^ The exact date the championship was won is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 32 and 61 days.
  16. ^ The exact date the championship was won/lost is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 and 13 days.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Austra-Asian Tag Team Title". Puroresu Dojo. Retrieved 31 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Pro-Wrestling Title Histories: Australia". Puroresu Dojo. Retrieved 31 December 2008. W.C.W. was a members [sic] of National Wrestling Alliance after 69/08.
  3. ^ http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/supercards/australia/ausindex.html
  4. ^ Hoops, Brian (13 May 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (May 13): Rick Martel wins AWA gold, Kurt Angle wins TNA title, Nash & Hall beat one man to win tag titles". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  5. ^ Hoops, Brian (1 June 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (June 1): Rogers beats Gomez, Gordman & Goliath, Baba loses PWF Title, Flair Vs. KVE, Lawler Vs. Son, Undertaker Vs. Edge". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved 11 February 2017.