NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version)

The NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) was the Mid-Atlantic territory version of the NWA Southern Tag Team Championship and was defended between 1953 until 1968 when it became the NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Championship. It is one of the earliest titles to be defended in the Carolinas, most often in Lenoir, Greensboro and Charlotte, North Carolina.[1][2]

NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version)
Details
PromotionMid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling
Date established1951
Date retired1969

Title historyEdit

Wrestlers: Reigns together: Date: Place: Notes:
Earl Wampler and Jack O'Brien 1 September 25, 1951 George Becker and Mike Clancy vs Jim Austeri and Johnny Heidman on September 27, 1953, in Lexington, North Carolina.
Title history is unrecorded.
The Smith Brothers
(Al and John)
1 November 11, 1951 Recognized in Tennessee as early as September 1953.
Title history is unrecorded.
The Smith Brothers
(Al and John)
2 December 5, 1953
The Becker Brothers
(George and Bobby)
1 March 1954
The Smith Brothers
(Al and John)
3 March 8, 1954 Charlotte, North Carolina
The Curtis Brothers
(George and Jack)
1 May 29, 1954? Lenoir, North Carolina?
The Smith Brothers
(Al and John)
4 June 5, 1954? Lenoir, North Carolina?
Mr. Moto and Kinji Shibuya 1 July 19, 1954 Charlotte, North Carolina
The Becker Brothers
(George and Bobby)
2 October 18, 1954 Charlotte, North Carolina
George Becker (3) and Jack Witzig 1 November 25, 1954 Bobby Becker died on November 26, 1954; Witzig was chosen as George Becker's new partner.
Vacated January 13, 1955 With a tournament being held.
Title history is unrecorded. A championship match was held in Lenoir, North Carolina, between George Becker and Tex Riley vs. Al Kashey and Dave Jones on February 26 and March 5, 1955. It is unknown which team held the title.
The Dusek Family
(Emil and Ernie)
1 July 2, 1955 Lexington, North Carolina
George Becker (4) and Jack Witzig (2) 2 July 27, 1955 Asheville, North Carolina
Title held up in Lexington, North Carolina after a match against Babe Zaharias and Hombre Montana on October 22, 1955.
George Becker (5) and Jack Witzig (3) 3 October 29, 1955 Lexington, North Carolina Win rematch.
Title held up in Lexington, NC after a match against Mike Gallagher and Doc Gallagher ends as no contest on March 3, 1956, and the rematch on March 10, 1956, also ends as a no contest.
George Becker (6) and Jack Witzig (4) 4 March 17, 1956 Lexington, North Carolina Defeats Mike Gallagher and Doc Gallagher in rematch.
Mr. Moto and Kinji Shibuya 2 May 7, 1956 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Leo and Chick Garibaldi 1 June 20, 1956 Asheville, North Carolina
Tiny Mills and Jim Austeri 1 June 26, 1956 Nashville, Tennessee
George Becker (7) and Jack Witzig (5) 5 September 17, 1956 Charlotte, North Carolina
Jim Austeri (2) and Ali Bey 1 December 8, 1956 Lexington, North Carolina
The Flying Scotts
(George and Sandy)
1 March 18, 1957 Charlotte, North Carolina
The Dusek Family
(Ernie and Emil)
2 May 20, 1957 Charlotte, North Carolina
Ivan Bornov and Karol Fozoff 1 June 1957 Sometime between June 4, 1957, and June 14, 1957.
The Flying Scotts
(George Scott and Sandy Scott)
2 July 6, 1957 Sometime after June 29, 1957.
Title history is unrecorded.
George Becker (8) and Dick Steinborn 1 July 27, 1957 Still champions as of August 10, 1957.
Title history is unrecorded.
The Gallagher Brothers
(Doc Gallagher and Mike Gallagher)
1 September 21, 1957
George Becker (9) and Dick Steinborn (2) 2 September 30, 1957 Charlotte, North Carolina
Mr. Moto (3) and Duke Keomuka 1 March 31, 1958 Charlotte, North Carolina
George Becker (10) and Mike Clancy 1 May 26, 1958 Charlotte, North Carolina
Frank Jares and Hans Schnabel 1 June 21, 1958 Hickory, North Carolina
George Becker (11) and Mike Clancy (2) 2 July 5, 1958 Hickory, North Carolina
The Von Erichs
(Fritz and Waldo)
1 October 13, 1958 Charlotte, North Carolina
George Becker (12) and Mike Clancy (3) 3 October 27, 1958 Charlotte, North Carolina
The Smith Brothers
(Al and John)
5 January 26, 1959 Charlotte, North Carolina
George Becker (13) and Billy Two Rivers 1 March 31, 1959 Raleigh, North Carolina
The Torres Brothers
(Alberto Torres and Enrique Torres)
1 April 6, 1959 Charlotte, North Carolina
Mr. Moto (4) and Duke Keomuka (2) 2 July 6, 1959 Charlotte, North Carolina
Larry Hamilton and The Great Bolo 1 August 24, 1959 Charlotte, North Carolina
George Becker (14) and Enrique Torres (2) 1 November 23, 1959 Charlotte, North Carolina
Larry Hamilton and Great Bolo 2 December 19, 1959 Spartanburg, South Carolina
Amazing Zuma and Haystacks Calhoun 1 April 11, 1960 Charlotte, North Carolina
Larry Hamilton and Great Bolo 3 April 25, 1960 Charlotte, North Carolina Still champions as of June 23, 1960.
Title history is unrecorded.
Tosh Togo and Ike Eakins 1 September 1960
Ray Villmer and Jack Curtis (2) 1 October 30, 1960 Charlotte, North Carolina
Gypsy Joe and Louis Tillet 1 November 21, 1960 Charlotte, North Carolina
Ray Villmer and Jack Curtis (3) 2 December 1960
Mad Dog and Butcher Vachon 1 January 23, 1961 Charlotte, North Carolina [3]
George Becker (15) and Sandy Scott (2) 2 March 27, 1961 Charlotte, North Carolina
Great Bolo (4) and Mike Paidousis 1 April 1, 1961
George Becker (16) and Sandy Scott (3) 3 April 9, 1961
Great Bolo (5) and Mike Paidousis (2) 2 April 28, 1961
The Von Brauners
(Kurt and Karl)
1 June 26, 1961 Still champions as of November 11, 1961.
Title history is unrecorded.
Don Curtis and Joe Scarpa 1 September 6, 1962
Ike Eakins (2) and Pancho Villa 1 September 17, 1962 Charlotte, North Carolina
Don Curtis and Joe Scarpa 2 September 24, 1962 Charlotte, North Carolina
Title Vacated in November 1962 when the team leaves territory.
Title history is unrecorded
Ray Andrews and Eric Pomeroy 1 June 8, 1963
The Canadian Wrecking Crew
(Chris Tolos and John Tolos)
1 July 30, 1963 Raleigh, North Carolina
Ray Andrews and Eric Pomeroy 2 August 6, 1963 Raleigh, North Carolina
Swede Hanson and Rip Hawk 1 October 26, 1963
Johnny Weaver and “Cowboy” Bob Ellis 1 December 2, 1963 Charlotte, North Carolina
Title Vacant in 1964 when Ellis leaves the area.
Eddie Graham and Sam Steamboat 1 May 1965 Billed as champions upon arrival.
Bronko Lubich and Aldo Bogni 1 May 24, 1965 Charlotte, North Carolina
George Becker (17) and Johnny Weaver (2) 1 September 9, 1965 Greensboro, North Carolina
Bronko Lubich and Aldo Bogni 2 February 2, 1966 Raleigh, North Carolina
George Becker (18) and Johnny Weaver (3) 2 November 3, 1966 Greensboro, North Carolina
Stan Kowalski and Black Jack Daniels 1 February 14, 1967 Tampa, Florida Continue to be recognized in the Carolinas.
Infernos
(Frankie Cain and Rocky Smith)
1 July 20, 1967 Greensboro, North Carolina
Title held up as of August 1967.
P.Y. Chung and Haru Sasaki 1 August 15, 1967 Columbia, South Carolina Chung and Sasaki refuse to give up the title.
George Becker (19) and Johnny Weaver (4) 3 August 22, 1967 Columbia, South Carolina Win rematch.
Larry Hamilton (4) and Pampero Firpo 1 September 1967 Sometime after September 7, 1967.
Title held up as of September 21, 1967.
Larry Hamilton (5) and Pampero Firpo (2) 2 September 21, 1967 Norfolk, Virginia Becker and Weaver refuse to give up the title.
George Becker (20) and Johnny Weaver (5) 4 September 28, 1967 Norfolk, Virginia Win rematch.
Title held up after a match against Larry Hamilton and Pampero Firpo on June 29, 1967, in Lynchburg, Virginia.
George Becker (21) and Johnny Weaver (6) 5 October 6, 1967 Lynchburg, Virginia Win rematch.
Title held up after a match against Gene Anderson and Lars Anderson on March 5, 1968, in High Point, North Carolina.
George Becker (22) and Johnny Weaver (7) 6 April 4, 1968 Greensboro, North Carolina Defeated the Minnesota Wrecking Crew in a rematch.
Anderson family
(Gene and Ole Anderson)
1 January 13, 1969 Charlotte, North Carolina
George Becker (23) and Johnny Weaver (8) 7 January 20, 1969 Charlotte, North Carolina Defeat Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on May 1, 1969, to win the NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Title.
Permanently replaced by the NWA Atlantic Coast Tag Team Championship

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2006). "(Carolinas) Charlotte: NWA Southern Tag Team Title [Jim Crockett]". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 114. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  2. ^ "N.W.A. Southern Tag Team Title (Mid-Atlantic)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003.
  3. ^ Hoops, Brian (January 23, 2020). "Pro wrestling history (01/23): Hulk Hogan defeats Iron Sheik for WWF title". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved January 25, 2020.