NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Championship


The NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Championship was the top tag team professional wrestling championship in the Canadian promotion Maple Leaf Wrestling from 1952 through 1961. The title was then replaced with the Toronto version of the NWA International Tag Team Championship.[1]

NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Championship
Details
PromotionMaple Leaf Wrestling
Date establishedAugust 28, 1952
Date retiredJanuary 26, 1961

Title historyEdit

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
 1  Pat Flanagan and Whipper Billy Watson  August 28, 1952  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  105  Defeated Hans Hermann and Lord Athol Layton in a tournament final to become the first champions.  
 2  Lou Plummer and Dick Raines  December 11, 1952  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  N/A     
 3  Al and Tiny Mills  January 1953  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  N/A     
 4  Yvon Robert and Whipper Billy Watson  January 12, 1953  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  319    [2]
 5  Al and Tiny Mills  November 27, 1953  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  2  41     
 6  Hombre Montana and Whipper Billy Watson  January 7, 1954  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  35     
 7  Al and Tiny Mills  February 11, 1954  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  3  21     
 8  Emil and Ernie Dusek  March 4, 1954  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  N/A    [3]
 9  Al and Tiny Mills  1954  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  4  N/A     
 10  Tex McKenzie and Whipper Billy Watson  June 16, 1954  Stampede show London, Ontario  1  22     
 11  Great Togo and Tosh Togo  July 8, 1954  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  82     
 12  Jack Claybourne and Luther Lindsay  September 28, 1954  Stampede show Hamilton, Ontario  1  72  Defeated Pat Fraley and Tosh Togo.  
 13  The Kalmikoffs
Ivan and Karol Kalmikoff)
 December 9, 1954  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  N/A     
 14  Paul Baillargeon and Whipper Billy Watson  December 1954  Stampede show N/A  1  N/A     
 15  Al and Tiny Mills  January 20, 1955  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  5  56    [4]
 16  The Kalmikoffs
Ivan and Karol Kalmikoff)
 March 17, 1955  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  2  119     
 17  Lord Athol Layton and Whipper Billy Watson  July 14, 1955  Stampede show N/A  1  103     
 18  Fritz Von Erich and Karl Von Schober  October 25, 1955  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  44     
 19  Ilio DiPaolo and Whipper Billy Watson  December 8, 1955  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  21     
 20  Fritz Von Erich and Karl Von Schober  December 29, 1955  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  2  231     
 21  Guy and Joe Brunetti  August 16, 1956  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  35     
 22  Hard Boiled Haggerty and Dick Hutton  September 20, 1956  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  7     
 23  Guy and Joe Brunetti  September 27, 1956  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  2  28     
 24  Mr. Hito and Mr. Moto  October 25, 1956  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  N/A     
N/A
 25  Guy and Joe Brunetti  February 5, 1957  Stampede show Hamilton, Ontario  3  7     
 26  Bill and Ed Miller  February 12, 1957  Stampede show Hamilton, Ontario  1  86    [5]
 27  Pat O'Connor and Whipper Billy Watson  May 9, 1957  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  175     
 28  Gene Kiniski and Fritz Von Erich  October 31, 1957  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  105     
 29  Yukon Eric and Whipper Billy Watson  February 13, 1958  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  35     
 30  Reggie and Stan Lisowski  March 20, 1958  Stampede show N/A  1  63     
 31  Bobo Brazil and Whipper Billy Watson  May 22, 1958  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  21     
 32  The Kalmikoffs
(Ivan and Nikita Kalmikoff)
 June 12, 1958  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  28     
 33  Dara Singh and Yukon Eric  July 10, 1958  Stampede show N/A  1  28     
 34  Reggie and Stan Lisowski  August 7, 1958  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  2  21     
 35  Bernard Vignal and Whipper Billy Watson  August 28, 1958  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  27     
 36  The Kalmikoffs
(Ivan and Nikita Kalmikoff)
 September 24, 1958  Stampede show London, Ontario  2  50     
 37  Yukon Eric and Whipper Billy Watson  November 13, 1958  Stampede show N/A  2  350     
 38  Don Leo Jonathan and Gene Kiniski  October 29, 1959  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  63     
 39  Ilio DiPaolo and Whipper Billy Watson  December 31, 1959  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  2  74     
 40  The Kalmikoffs
(Ivan and Nikita Kalmikoff)
 March 14, 1960  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  3  38     
 41  Ilio DiPaolo and Whipper Billy Watson  April 21, 1960  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  3  N/A     
 42  Doc and Mike Gallagher  1960  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  N/A     
 43  Ilio DiPaolo and Whipper Billy Watson  August 18, 1960  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  4  133    [6]
 44  Stan Kowalski and Tiny Mills  December 29, 1960  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  28     
 45  Ilio DiPaolo and Billy Red Lyons  January 26, 1961  Stampede show Toronto, Ontario  1  N/A     
Deactivated  June 1961  Title abandoned and replaced with the NWA International Tag Team Championship (Toronto version)  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Hoops, Brian (January 12, 2019). "Pro wrestling history (01/12): The Outsiders win WCW Tag team titles". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Hoops, Brian (March 4, 2017). "Daily Pro Wrestling History (03/04): ROH 10th Anniversary Show". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
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  5. ^ Hoops, Brian (February 12, 2017). "On this day in pro wrestling history (Feb 12): Christian Cage wins gold in TNA". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  6. ^ Hoops, Brian (August 18, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (August 18): Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk, Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena at WWE SummerSlam 2014". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 19, 2017.