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World Women's Tag Team Championship

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The World Women's Tag Team Championship was a women's professional wrestling tag team championship defended in member promotions of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) from the early 1950s through 1983. It was the first women's world tag team professional wrestling championship and was sometimes referred to as simply the NWA Women's World Tag Team Championship, briefly adopting the NWA prefix.[1] The championship was later acquired by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 1983 when the WWF, once a member of the NWA, bought the rights to the championship from The Fabulous Moolah[2] and continued to use the belts. This ended the lineage of the NWA title and began a new one for the WWF Women's Tag Team Championship.[3]

NWA Women's World Tag Team Championship
WWF Women's Tag belt.jpg
Details
PromotionNational Wrestling Alliance
Date establishedPrior to October 4, 1952
Date retiredMay 13, 1983
Other name(s)
World Women's Tag Team Championship

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
(nlt) Indicates that a title change took place "no later than" the date listed.[Note 1]
No. Champions Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s).
1 Ella Waldek and Mae Young 1 N/A [Note 2] N/A N/A Records are unclear as to whom they defeated to win the championship  
2 June Byers and Millie Stafford 1 October 4, 1952 111 Mexico City, Mexico Live event   [4]
3 June Byers (2) and Mary Jane Mull 1 before January 23, 1953 [Note 3] Nebraska Live event Stafford had taken time off due to personal reasons.
Mull had previously won a tournament to replace her.
[4][5]
4 Daisy Mae and Golden Venus 1 March 1953 [Note 4] West Virginia Live event   [4]
Vacated August 20, 1954 N/A N/A vacated after Byers had won the NWA World Women's title  
5 June Byers (3) and Millie Stafford 2 December 7, 1954 [Note 5] N/A N/A Stafford returned after July 15, 1953. Champions as of January 26, 1955 [4]
6 Daisy May (2) and Golden Venus (2) 2 March 1956 [Note 6] West Virginia Live event   [4]
7 June Byers (4) and Mars Bennett 1 before August 1956 [Note 7] N/A Live event   [4]
8 Penny Banner and Bonnie Watson 1 August 15, 1956 [Note 8] Albuquerque, New Mexico Live event   [4]
9 Penny Banner (2) and Betty Jo Hawkins 1 before February 1957 [Note 9] N/A N/A Hawkins replaced Watson [4]
10 June Byers (5) and Barbara Baker 1 February 13, 1957 [Note 2] Vancouver, British Columbia Live event   [4]
11 Lorraine Johnson and Millie Stafford (3) 1 February 1958 [Note 2] Missouri Live event   [4]
12 Lorraine Johnson (2) and Penny Banner (3) 1 June 16, 1958 [Note 2] Ohio Live event Records are unclear as to whom they defeated. Possible that Banner replaced Stafford.  
13 Lorraine Johnson (3) and Kathy Starr 1 before December 1958 [Note 2] N/A N/A Starr replaced Banner [4]
14 Lolita Martinez and Kay Noble 1 December 4, 1958 1,085 Amarillo, Texas Live event February 24, 1959, Penny Banner is listed as a co-holder of the title, since she wasn't involved in losing it. [4]
15 Adrienne Ames and Pat Lyda 1 November 23, 1961 [Note 2] Harvey, Louisiana Live event Billed as "NWA titlists" when they defeated Chris Clark and Ann Regan (holders of the Southern Women's Tag Team Championship) to become "undisputed women's tag team champions". [2][6]
16 The Fabulous Moolah and Toni Rose 1 May 1970 (nlt) [Note 2] California Live event Records are unclear as to whom they defeated. Possibly Adrienne Ames and Pat Lyda [7]
17 Donna Christanello and Kathy O'Day 1 May 15, 1970 21 Los Angeles, California Live event    
18 The Fabulous Moolah and Toni Rose 2 June 5, 1970 [Note 2] Bakersfield, California Live event    
19 Donna Christanello (2) and Toni Rose (3) 1 November 1970 (nlt) [Note 2] N/A N/A Records are unclear as to whom they defeated, if anyone. Possible that Christantello replaced Moolah.  
20 Joyce Grable and Vicki Williams 1 October 15, 1973 [Note 2] New York City, New York Live event   [8]
21 Donna Christanello (3) and Toni Rose (4) 2 October 1975 (nlt) [Note 2] Boston, Massachusetts Live event    
22 Joyce Grable (2) and Vicki Williams (2) 2 August 25, 1979 [Note 2] St. Petersburg, Florida Live event Defeated The Glamour Girls (Leilani Kai and Judy Martin).  
23 Joyce Grable (3) and Wendi Richter 1 N/A [Note 2] N/A N/A Records are unclear as to whom they defeated, if anyone.
Possible that Richter just replaced Williams.
 
24 Princess Victoria and Sabrina 1 April 29, 1982 7 Kansas City, Missouri Live event    
25 Joyce Grable (4) and Wendi Richter (2) 2 May 6, 1982 372 Kansas City, Missouri Live event   [9]
26 Velvet McIntyre and Princess Victoria (2) 1 May 13, 1983 0 Calgary, Alberta Live event   [10][11]
Sold April 4, 1984 N/A N/A Championship was sold to the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) who established the WWF Women's Tag Team Championship, using the same belts and recognizing Velvet McIntyre and Princess Victoria as the inaugural champions. April 4, 1984 is the date of the first known title defense under the WWF. [10]

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Documentation of the specific date of a title change is not found but documentation of the champion holding the title on that date/in that period.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m The length of the reign is too uncertain to calcuate
  3. ^ The date the championship was lost is uncertain, which means that the reign lasted between 37n and 67 days.
  4. ^ The date the championship was lost is uncertain, which means that the reign lasted between 616 and 646 days.
  5. ^ The exact date that the championship was lost is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 450 and |480 days.
  6. ^ The exact date the championship was won and lost is uncertain, which means the reign lasted between 123 and 182 days.
  7. ^ The exact date the championship was won is uncertain, which means the championship reign lasted between 1 and 14 days.
  8. ^ The exact date the championship was list is uncertain, which means that the reign lasted between 170 and 181 days,
  9. ^ The exact date the championship was won is uncertain, which means that the reign lasted between 1 and 12 days.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Women's Tag Team Title". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  2. ^ a b http://www.wrestling-titles.com/nwa/world/nwa-wt.html
  3. ^ Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l World Women's Tag Team Title at Wrestling-Titles.com
  5. ^ January 23, 1953 The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska Page 16:
    CHALLENGER Joan Weidmon (above) and Ida May get a crack at the World's Tag Team title held by June Byers and Mary Jane Mull at the Fairgrounds next week, Girls Tag Team Crown At Stake
  6. ^ http://www.legacyofwrestling.com/NewOrleans61.html
  7. ^ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/bios/f/fabulous-moolah/
  8. ^ http://www.profightdb.com/wrestlers/toni-rose-5053.html
  9. ^ F4W Staff (May 6, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (May 6): Verne Gagne Vs. Danny Hodge, 1st Annual Von Erich Parade of Champions show". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  10. ^ a b Nevada, Vance (June 30, 2005). "Results for Velvet McIntyre". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-11-02.
  11. ^ Hoops, Brian (May 13, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (May 13): Rick Martel wins AWA gold, Kurt Angle wins TNA title, Nash and Hall beat one man to win tag titles". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017.