NWA International Tag Team Championship
This was a regional NWA championship based in Japan. For the version of this title that was promoted in NWA All Star Wrestling in Canada, see NWA International Tag Team Championship (Vancouver version).
|NWA International Tag Team Championship|
|Promotion||Japan Wrestling Association (1966-1973)|
Western States Sports (1973-1975)
All Japan Pro Wrestling (1975-1988)
Western States Sports
|Date retired||June 10, 1988|
The NWA International Tag Team Championship was a National Wrestling Alliance-sanctioned title contested for in All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) and Western States Sports. Prior to being used in AJPW, the title was defended in the Japan Wrestling Association (JWA). The title lasted from 1962 through 1988. It is now part of the World Tag Team Championship, also known as the "Double Cup".
|No.||The overall championship reign|
|Reign||The reign number for the specific wrestler listed.|
|Event||The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title changed hands|
|N/A||The specific information is not known|
|—||Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign|
|1||The Fabulous Kangaroos
(Al Costello and Roy Heffernan)
|1||1962||[Note 1]||N/A||N/A||Recognized as first champions; may have held the title as early as 1959.|
|2||George Scott and Sandy Scott||1||January 1963||[Note 1]||N/A||Live event|
|3||Karl and Kurt Von Stroheim||1||July 1964||[Note 2]||Texas||Live event|
|4||Bull and Fred Curry||1||July 20, 1964||[Note 3]||Fort Worth, Texas||Live event|
|5||Karl and Kurt Von Stroheim||2||February 1966||[Note 4]||Texas, United States||Live event|
|6||Fritz Von Goehring and Mike Padosis||1||September 1966||[Note 5]||Texas, United States||Live event|
|7||Giant Baba and Michiaki Yoshimura||1||November 5, 1966||335||Tokyo, Japan||Live event||Established the title in Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance.|
|8||Tarzan Tyler and Bill Watts||1||October 6, 1967||25||Fukushima, Japan||Live event|
|9||Giant Baba (2) and Antonio Inoki||1||October 31, 1967||69||Osaka, Japan||Live event|
|—||Vacated||—||January 8, 1968||—||N/A||N/A||Title held up when Inoki no-shows a scheduled defense against Crusher Lisowski and Bill Miller in Hiroshima, Japan due to heavy snow.|
|10||Giant Baba (3) and Antonio Inoki||2||February 3, 1968||341||Tokyo, Japan||Live event||Defeated Crusher Lisowski and Bill Miller in rematch to win the held up title.|
|11||Danny Hodge and Wilbur Snyder||1||January 9, 1969||26||Hiroshima, Japan||Live event|
|12||Giant Baba (4) and Antonio Inoki||3||February 4, 1969||188||Sapporo, Japan||Live event|
|13||Dick the Bruiser and Crusher Lisowski||1||August 11, 1969||2||Sapporo, Japan||Live event|
|14||Giant Baba (5) and Antonio Inoki||4||August 13, 1969||846||Osaka, Japan||Live event|
(Dory Funk, Jr. and Terry Funk)
|1||December 7, 1971||164||Los Angeles, California||Live event|
|16||Giant Baba (6) and Seiji Sakaguchi||1||May 19, 1972||111||Tokyo, Japan||Live event|
|—||Vacated||—||September 7, 1972||—||N/A||N/A||Baba left the JWA to found All Japan Pro Wrestling.|
|17||Kintaro Ohki and Seiji Sakaguchi (2)||1||December 2, 1972||82||Tokyo, Japan||Live event||Defeated Bobo Brazil and Gene Kiniski to win the vacant title.|
|18||Killer Karl Krupp and Johnny Valentine||1||February 22, 1973||12||Osaka, Japan||Live event|||
|19||Kintaro Ohki (2) and Umanosuke Ueda||1||March 6, 1973||43||Nagoya, Japan||Live event|
|20||Killer Karl Krupp (2) and Fritz Von Erich||1||April 18, 1973||[Note 6]||Yaizu, Japan||Live event|
|21||Killer Karl Krupp (3) and Karl Von Steiger||1||April 1973||[Note 7]||N/A||N/A||Krupp chose Von Steiger as his new partner after Von Erich forfeited his half of the title.|
|—||Vacated||—||April 1973||—||N/A||N/A||The JWA closed but Krupp and von Steiger kept the belts, returning with them to Amarillo, Texas, to Western States Sports|
(Dory Funk Jr. and Terry Funk)
|2||May 26, 1973||92||Amarillo, Texas||Live event|
|23||Killer Karl Kox and Ciclon Negro||1||August 26, 1973||[Note 8]||Lubbock, Texas||Live event|
(Dory Funk Jr. and Terry Funk)
|3||October 1973||[Note 9]||Texas||Live event|
|25||Giant Baba (7) and Jumbo Tsuruta||1||February 5, 1975||631||San Antonio, Texas||Live event||Returned to All Japan Pro Wrestling with the championship|
|26||Kintaro Ohki (3) and Kim Duk||1||October 28, 1976||42||Tokyo, Japan||Live event|
|27||Giant Baba (8) and Jumbo Tsuruta||2||December 9, 1976||333||Tokyo, Japan||Live event|
|28||Kintaro Ohki (4) and Kim Duk||2||November 7, 1977||185||Seoul, South Korea||Live event|
|29||Giant Baba (9) and Jumbo Tsuruta||3||May 11, 1978||519||Tokyo, Japan||Live event|||
|30||Abdullah the Butcher and Ray Candy||1||October 12, 1979||7||Tokyo, Japan||Live event|
|31||Giant Baba (10) and Jumbo Tsuruta||4||October 19, 1979||1,271||Tokyo, Japan||Live event|
|32||Ron Bass and Stan Hansen||1||April 12, 1983||5||Matsuyama, Japan||Live event|
|33||Giant Baba (11) and Jumbo Tsuruta||5||April 17, 1983||100||Nagasaki, Japan||Live event|||
|34||Tiger Jeet Singh and Umanosuke Ueda (2)||1||July 26, 1983||6||Fukuoka, Japan||Live event|
|35||Giant Baba (12) and Jumbo Tsuruta||6||August 1, 1983||[Note 10]||Tokyo, Japan||Live event|
|—||Vacated||—||May 1984||—||N/A||N/A||Baba was injured|
|36||Genichiro Tenryu and Jumbo Tsuruta (7)||1||September 3, 1984||520||Hiroshima, Japan||Live event||Defeated Jerry Blackwell and Bruiser Brody to win the vacant title.|||
|37||Riki Choshu and Yoshiaki Yatsu||1||February 5, 1986||365||Sapporo, Japan||Live event|
|38||Genichiro Tenryu (2) and Jumbo Tsuruta (8)||2||February 5, 1987||35||Tokyo, Japan||Live event|
|39||The Road Warriors
(Animal and Hawk)
|1||March 12, 1987||456||Sapporo, Japan||Live event|
|40||Jumbo Tsuruta (9) and Yoshiaki Yatsu (2)||1||June 10, 1988||0||Tokyo, Japan||Live event|||
|—||Unified||—||June 10, 1988||—||N/A||N/A||Unified with the PWF Tag Team Championship to form the World Tag Team Championship, also known as the "Double Cup".|
List of combined reigns by TeamEdit
|Rank||Team||# Of Reigns||Combined Days|
|1.||Giant Baba and Jumbo Tsuruta||6||3,127|
|2.||Giant Baba and Antonio Inoki||4||1,444|
|3.||Dory Funk Jr. and Terry Funk||3||749|
|4.||Genichiro Tenryu and Jumbo Tsuruta||2||555|
|5.||George and Sandy Scott||1||547|
|6.||Bull and Fred Curry||1||529|
|7.||The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk)||1||456|
|8.||The Fabulous Kangoroos (Al Costello and Roy Heffernan)||1||365|
|Riki Choshu and Yoshiaki Yatsu||1||365|
|9.||Giant Baba and Michiaki Yoshimura||1||335|
|10.||Karl and Kurt Von Stroheim||2||263|
|11.||Kintaro Ohki and Kim Duk||2||227|
|12.||Giant Baba and Seiji Sakaguchi||1||111|
|13.||Kintaro Ohki and Seiji Sakaguchi||1||82|
|14.||Fritz Von Goehring and Mike Padosis||1||66|
|15.||Kintaro Ohki and Umanosuke Ueda||1||43|
|16.||Danny Hodge and Wilbur Snyder||1||26|
|17.||Killer Karl Krupp and Johnny Valentine||1||12|
|Killer Karl Krupp and Karl Von Steiger||1||12|
|18.||Abdullah the Butcher and Ray Candy||1||7|
|19.||Tiger Jeet Singh and Umanosuke Ueda||1||6|
|20.||Killer Karl Kox and Ciclon Negro||1||5|
|Ron Bass and Stan Hansen||1||5|
|21.||Dick the Bruiser and Crusher Lisowsk||1||2|
|22.||Killer Karl Krupp and Fritz Von Erich||1||0|
|Jumbo Tsuruta and Yoshiaki Yatsu||1||0|
List of combined reigns by wrestlerEdit
|Rank||Team||# Of Reigns||Combined Days|
|4.||Dory Funk Jr.||3||749|
|12.||Karl Von Stroheim||2||263|
|Kurt Von Stroheim||2||263|
|15.||Fritz Von Goehring||1||66|
|19.||Killer Karl Krupp||3||23|
|21.||Abdulla the Butcher||1||7|
|22.||Tiger Jeet Singh||1||6|
|23.||Killer Karl Kox||1||5|
|24.||Dick the Bruiser||1||2|
|25.||Fritz Von Erich||1||0|
- The length of the championship reign is too uncertain to calculate.
- The exact date the championship was won and lost is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 day and 19 days.
- The exact date the championship was won and lost is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 day and 72 days.
- The exact date the championship was won and lost is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 day and 71 days.
- The exact date the championship was won is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 766 days and 795 days.
- The exact date the championship was won is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 day and 12 days.
- The exact date the championship was won and lost is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 day and 11 days.
- The exact date the championship was lost is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 36 days and 66 days.
- The exact date the championship was won is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 462 days and 492 days.
- The exact date the championship was lost is uncertain, which means that the championship reign lasted between 274 and 304 days.
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