NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship


The NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship is the tag team title currently defended in the National Wrestling Alliance's NWA Mid-Atlantic territory. The championship was originally created in the summer of 1968 and was originally named the NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Championship. During this time, the title was the primary tag team championship that was defended in Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling owned by Jim Crockett, Sr. and later by his son, Jim Crockett, Jr.. While the current Mid-Atlantic promotion operates primarily out of the same area as the Crockett promotion, they aren't the same as Jim Crockett, Jr. sold his territory to Ted Turner in November 1988. This promotion would then be renamed World Championship Wrestling. The title was relegated to serve as the secondary tag team championship in Crockett's territory after Mid-Atlantic created its own territorial version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship in January 1975 and was used until sometime in 1985 when it was abandoned.[1] In 2000, the title was revived for the Mid-Atlantic territory.

NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship
Details
PromotionNWA Mid-Atlantic
Date establishedJune 1968
Current champion(s)Vacant
Date wonFebruary 27, 2016
Other name(s)
  • NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Championship

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
NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Championship
1 Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson June 2, 1968 MACW show Washington, DC 1 N/A Title Awarded and defeat Édouard Carpentier and Miguel Perez in a fictitious match.
2 Johnny Weaver and George Becker May 1, 1969 MACW show Winston-Salem, North Carolina 1 292
3 Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson February 17, 1970 MACW show Raleigh, North Carolina 2 28
4 Johnny Weaver and George Becker March 17, 1970 MACW show Raleigh, North Carolina 2 9
5 The Andersons
(Gene and Ole Anderson)
March 26, 1970 MACW show Greensboro, North Carolina 1 180
6 Paul Jones and Nelson Royal September 22, 1970 MACW show Raleigh, North Carolina 1 78
7 Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson December 9, 1970 MACW show Raleigh, North Carolina 3 176
8 Johnny Weaver and George Becker June 3, 1971 MACW show Greensboro, North Carolina 3 114
9 Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson September 25, 1971 MACW show Hampton, Virginia 4 2
10 Johnny Weaver and George Becker September 27, 1971 MACW show Fayetteville, North Carolina 4 15
11 Larry Hamilton and Brute Bernard October 12, 1971 MACW show Raleigh, North Carolina 1 171
12 Johnny Weaver (5) and Art Neilson March 31, 1972 MACW show Greensboro, North Carolina 1 220
13 The Andersons
(Gene and Ole Anderson)
November 6, 1972 MACW show Charlotte, North Carolina 2 7
14 Johnny Weaver (6) and Art Neilson (2) November 13, 1972 MACW show Charlotte, North Carolina 2 110
15 The Andersons
(Gene and Ole Anderson)
March 3, 1973 MACW show Winston-Salem, North Carolina 3 87
16 Jerry Brisco and Thunderbolt Patterson May 29, 1973 MACW show High Point, North Carolina 1 37
17 The Andersons
(Gene and Ole Anderson)
July 5, 1973 MACW show Greensboro, North Carolina 4 89
18 Sandy Scott and Nelson Royal (2) October 2, 1973 MACW show Raleigh, North Carolina 1 N/A
NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship
19 Brute Bernard and Jay York November 26, 1973 MACW show Raleigh, North Carolina 1 30 Brute and York managed by Beauregarde.
20 The Andersons
(Gene and Ole Anderson)
December 26, 1973 MACW show Columbia, South Carolina 5 103
21 Paul Jones (2) and Bob Bruggers April 8, 1974 MACW show Fayetteville, North Carolina 1 87
22 Rip Hawk (5) and Ric Flair July 4, 1974 MACW show Greensboro, North Carolina 1 155
23 Paul Jones (3) and Tiger Conway, Jr. December 6, 1974 MACW show Charleston, South Carolina 1 76 Defeat Flair and Brute Bernard, subbing for Hawk.
24 The Andersons
(Gene and Ole Anderson)
February 20, 1975 MACW show Greensboro, North Carolina 6 0 Won the title vs. title match.
February 20, 1975 The Andersons are the reigning NWA World Tag Team Champions (Mid-Atlantic version) and title is inactive until September 22, 1976 when the tournament to crown new champions starts.
25 Dino Bravo and Tim Woods November 3, 1976 MACW show Raleigh, North Carolina 1 75 Defeat Sgt. Jacques Goulet and Mike "The Judge" DuBois in tournament final.
26 The Hollywood Blonds
(Buddy Roberts and Jerry Brown)
January 17, 1977 MACW show Greenville, South Carolina 1 83 [2]
27 Dino Bravo (2) and Tiger Conway, Jr. (2) April 10, 1977 MACW show Charlotte, North Carolina 1 87
28 Greg Valentine and Ric Flair (2) July 6, 1977 MACW show Anderson, South Carolina 1 47 Awarded.
29 Paul Jones (4) and Ricky Steamboat August 22, 1977 MACW show Greensboro, North Carolina 1 434 Steamboat and Jones win NWA World Tag Team Champions (Mid-Atlantic version) on April 23, 1978 and hold the titles concurrently.
30 Ric Flair (3) and Big John Studd October 30, 1978 MACW show Greenville, South Carolina 1 6 [3]
31 Paul Jones (5) and Ricky Steamboat (2) November 5, 1978 MACW show Greensboro, North Carolina 2 N/A
32 Big John Studd (2) and Ken Patera January 2, 1979 MACW show N/A 1 N/A
33 Paul Jones (6) and Ricky Steamboat (3) April 26, 1979 MACW show N/A 3 N/A
Vacated August 8, 1979 When Jones turns on Steamboat.
34 Ricky Steamboat (4) and Dino Bravo (3) October 20, 1979 MACW show N/A 1 N/A Bravo is actually wrestling in the AWA at this time.
35 Masked Superstar and Masked Superstar 2 (3) March 26, 1980 MACW show N/A 1 N/A
Vacated April 30, 1980 When Masked Superstar #2 is unmasked and leaves the area.
36 Matt Borne and Buzz Sawyer June 2, 1980 MACW show Greenville, South Carolina 1 118 Defeat The Iron Sheik and Jimmy Snuka in tournament final.[4]
37 The Sheepherders
(Butch Miller and Luke Williams)
September 28, 1980 MACW show Charlotte, North Carolina 1 75
38 Dewey Robertson and George Wells December 12, 1980 MACW show Richmond, Virginia 1 57
39 Genichiro Tenryu and Mr. Fuji February 7, 1981 MACW show Greensboro, North Carolina 1 N/A [5]
40 Dewey Robertson May 25, 1981 MACW show N/A 1 N/A
41 The Imperial Russians
(Chris Markoff and Nikolai Volkoff)
June 27, 1981 MACW show Charlotte, North Carolina 1 153
42 Jay Youngblood and Johnny Weaver (8) November 27, 1981 MACW show Appalachia, Virginia 1 N/A
43 Ox Baker and Carl Fergie December 2, 1981 MACW show N/A 1 N/A
44 Jay Youngblood (2) and Porkchop Cash January 29, 1982 MACW show Charleston, South Carolina 1 N/A
45 Don Kernodle and Pvt. Jim Nelson May 22, 1982 MACW show N/A 1 N/A
46 Porkchop Cash (2) and Iceman Parsons June 1, 1982 MACW show N/A 1 16
47 Don Kernodle and Jim Nelson June 17, 1982 MACW show Roanoke, Virginia 2 66
48 Ricky Steamboat (5) and Jay Youngblood (3) August 22, 1982 MACW show Toronto 1 202
Vacated March 12, 1983 Upon winning the NWA World Tag Team Championship.
49 One Man Gang and Kelly Kiniski May 23, 1983 MACW show Greenville, South Carolina 1 58 Defeat Mike Rotunda and Rufus R. Jones in tournament final.
50 Rufus R. Jones and Bugsy McGraw July 20, 1983 MACW show Emporia, Virginia 1 N/A
Vacated August 31, 1983
51 Long Riders
(Ron Bass and Black Bart)
August 25, 1984 MACW show N/A 1 N/A
March 23, 1985 N/A N/A
NWA MACW Tag Team Championship
52 Triple X
(Drake Dawson and Curtis Thompson)
September 11, 1999 MACW show Elizabeth City, North Carolina 1 367 Reigning Northern Continental Tag Team champions; awarded Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Title around March 17, 2000.
Vacated September 12, 2000 When Dawson leaves NWA to become pit crew member for a NASCAR Winston Cup team. Title vacated as of September 5, 2002.
53 The Midnight Express
(Bobby Eaton and Rick Nelson)
December 7, 2002 MACW show Asheville, North Carolina 1 N/A Defeat the Road Warrior Hawk and Mad Maxx.
Vacated December 2, 2004
54 Dusty Rhodes and Buff Bagwell January 22, 2005 MACW show Seoul, South Korea 1 N/A Defeat Terry Taylor and Rikki Nelson.
August 20, 2005
55 Rick Steiner and Terry Taylor September 24, 2005 MACW show Concord, North Carolina 1 N/A Defeat Tommy Gunn and Ricky Morton.
November 8, 2006
56 The Steiner Brothers
(Rick (2) and Scott)
December 9, 2006 MACW show Easley, South Carolina 1 45 Defeat Chris Hamrick and Rikki Nelson.
January 23, 2007
57 Buff Bagwell (2) and Rick Nelson (2) May 2, 2009 MACW show Shelby, North Carolina 1 259 Defeat Reid Flair and David Flair.
58 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
January 16, 2010 MACW show Caldwell, North Carolina 1 105
59 Buff Bagwell (3) and Rick Nelson (3) May 1, 2010 MACW show Anderson, South Carolina 2 140
60 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
September 18, 2010 MACW show Maiden, North Carolina 2 49
61 Brad Armstrong and Ricky Morton (3) November 6, 2010 MACW show Taylorsville, North Carolina 1 N/A Brad Armstrong replaces Robert Gibson to defeats Chris Hamrick and Jeff Lewis, still champions as of December 4, 2010.
Vacated April 8, 2012 MACW leaves the NWA in 2012. Title vacated as of October 1, 2012. No Championship by Ricky Nelson or the old MACW is sanctioned or recognized by the NWA after this date
N/A N/A N/A
63 The Legion of KAOS
(Damien Wayne and Lance Erickson)
November 2, 2013 MACW show Kingsport, Tennessee 1 252 Defeat C&C Wrestle Factory (Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander) to win vacant title.
Vacated July 12, 2014 MACW show Carolina Beach, North Carolina When Legion Of Kaos split up to pursue singles careers.
64 The Brutes
(Mark James and Jimmy Parker)
June 20, 2015 MACW show Louisburg, North Carolina 1 252 Defeated The A.H.L. and The Cabellero's in a 3-way for the vacant titles at NWA R.A.G.E. XII.
65 The Sound and The Fury
(Will Huckaby and Joe Black)
February 27, 2016 MACW show Williamston, North Carolina 1 408 Defeated The Brutes (Jimmy Parker and Mark James) and 1st Generation (Victor Andrews and James Anthony) in a Triple Threat at "Onslaught". [6]
Deactivated April 10, 2017

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  2. ^ Hoops, Brian (January 17, 2019). "Pro wrestling history (01/17): Vader wins IWGP heavyweight title". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Hoops, Brian (October 30, 2015). "DAILY PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (10/30): A SLEW OF TAG TEAM TITLES CHANGE HANDS". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  4. ^ Hoops, Brian (June 2, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (June 2): Hogan beats Inoki to win 1st IWGP tourney, HTM's Intercontinental title reign begins". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  5. ^ Hoops, Brian (February 7, 2017). "On this day in pro wrestling history (Feb 7): Bobby Roode and Austin Aries wins tag gold". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  6. ^ "MACW Tag Team Title". Wrestling-Titles.com.

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