NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship

The NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling championship sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and originally promoted in the NWA Mid-America territory based out of Tennessee. Originally called the "NWA Six-Man Tag Team Championship" NWA Mid-America promoted the title from 1974 until 1981. In 1984 another NWA territory, Jim Crockett Promotions, brought the concept back, this time as the "NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship" which it promoted until 1989. The Championship was briefly revived in 1998 by NWA 2000. As the name indicates the championship was exclusively for three man teams that competed in six-man tag team matches. Because the championship was a professional wrestling championship, it was won or lost by the decision of the bookers of a wrestling promotion.[1]

NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship
Details
PromotionNational Wrestling Alliance
NWA Chicago (1955-1974)
NWA Mid-America (1974-1981)
Jim Crockett Promotions (1984-1989)
NWA 2000 (1998)
Date establishedMay 6, 1955
Date retiredDecember 1998
Other name(s)
  • NWA World Three-Man Tag Team Championship (1955–1974)
    * NWA Six-Man Tag Team Championship (1974–1980)

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 Six-Man Tag Team Championship
 1  Roy McClarity, Pat O'Connor and Yukon Eric  May 6, 1955   Chicago, Illinois  1  0 Defeated Reggie Lisowski, Art Neilsen and Don Leo Jonathan to be recognized as NWA World Three-Man Tag Team champions.
N/A
 2  Jackie Fargo, George Gulas and Dennis Hall  November 14, 1974 Mid-America Live event  Chattanooga, Tennessee  1 53 Defeated Jerry Lawler, Don Kent and Juan Sebastian in tournament final.
 3  Big Bad John, Lorenzo Parente and John Gray  January 16, 1975  Mid-America Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee  1  [Note 1]
4  Tojo Yamamoto, George Gulas (2) and Dennis Hall (2)  February 1975 Mid-America Live event  [Note 2]  1  [Note 3]
N/A
 5  Jackie Fargo (2), George Gulas (3) and Dennis Hall (3)  March 10, 1975  Mid-America Live event [Note 2]  2  [Note 4]
 6  Eddie Marlin, Tommy Gilbert, and Ricky Gibson  1975  Mid-America Live event [Note 2]  1  [Note 5]
 1975 Championship vacated for undocumented reasons.
 7  Tojo Yamamoto (2), George Gulas (4) and Tommy Rich  October 1975  Mid-America Live event [Note 2]  1  [Note 6] Won a tournament.
 8  Al Greene and The Bicentennial Kings
(Phil Hickerson and Dennis Condrey)
 October 31, 1975  Mid-America Live event [Note 2]  1  12
 9  Tojo Yamamoto (3), George Gulas (5) and Tommy Rich (2)  November 12, 1975  Mid-America Live event [Note 2]  2  50
 The Bounty Hunters and Mitsu Arakawa  January 1, 1976  Mid-America Live event [Note 2]  1  118
 11  George Gulas (6), Dennis Hall (4) and Charlie Cook  April 28, 1976  Mid-America Live event [Note 2]  1  368
 12  Gorgeous George Jr., Tommy Gilbert (2), and Paul Orndorff  May 1, 1977  Mid-America Live event Memphis, Tennessee  1  526 Billed as champions in Memphis; may not have been recognized in Nashville.
Vacated N/A
 13  Jerry Barber and The Jet Set
(George Gulas (7) and Bobby Eaton)
 October 9, 1978 Mid-America Live event  [Note 2]  1 [Note 7]
Vacated  November 1978 Championship was vacated after Jerry Barber lost a "loser-leaves-the-area" match.
 14  Arvil Hutto and The Jet Set
(George Gulas (8) and Bobby Eaton (2))
 December 1, 1978  Mid-America Live event Huntsville, Alabama  1  [Note 8] Won a tournament.
 15  Tojo Yamamoto (4), Gypsy Joe and The Beast  January 1979  Mid-America Live event Tullahoma, Tennessee  1  [Note 9]
 16  The Mexican Angel] and The Jet Set
(George Gulas (9) and Bobby Eaton (3))
 1979  Mid-America Live event [Note 2]  1  [Note 10]
 17  Tojo Yamamoto (5), Dennis Condrey (2) and Chris Colt  April 17, 1979  Mid-America Live event [Note 2]  1  [Note 11]
Vacated N/A
 18  Tojo Yamamoto (6), The Great Togo and David Schultz  August 1979  Mid-America Live event [Note 2]  1  [Note 12]
 19  George Gulas (10), Ken Lucas and Prince Tonga  September 1979  Mid-America Live event [Note 2]  1  [Note 13]
Vacated  October 1979 Championship vacated when Prince Tonga left the NWA Mid-America territory.
 20  George Gulas (11), Ken Lucas (2) and Joey Rossi  November 4, 1979  Mid-America Live event Tullahoma, Tennessee  1  18
 21  Tojo Yamamoto (7), Bobby Eaton (4) and The Secret Weapon  November 22, 1979  Mid-America Live event Bowling Green, Kentucky  1  196
 22  George Gulas (12), Rocky Brewer and Mystery Man  June 5, 1980  Mid-America Live event Bowling Green, Kentucky  1  [Note 14]
Deactivated  1981 Championship was retired when NWA Mid-America closed.
NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship
 23  Ivan Koloff and Nikita Koloff and Don Kernodle  July 18, 1984   Winston-Salem, North Carolina  1  [Note 15] Defeated Rufus R. Jones, Angelo Mosca Jr. and Tom Shaft.
 24  The Russians
(Ivan Koloff (2), Nikita Koloff (2) and Krusher Khruschev)
 January 1985   N/A  1  [Note 16] Khruschev replaced Don Kernodle.
 25  Manny Fernandez, Buzz Tyler and Sam Houston  July 1985   N/A  1  
 26  The Russians
(Ivan Koloff (3), Nikita Koloff (3) and Krusher Khruschev (2))
 October 6, 1985   N/A  2  
 27  The Russians
(Ivan Koloff (4), Nikita Koloff (4) and Baron von Raschke)
 January 1986   N/A  1   Baron Von Raschke replaced Khruschev due to an injury.
28  Dusty Rhodes and The Road Warriors
(Animal (2) and Hawk (2))
 May 17, 1986 JCP Live event  Baltimore, Maryland 1  646
 29  Ivan Koloff (6) and The Powers of Pain
(Warlord and The Barbarian)
 February 12, 1988  JCP Live event Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  1  [Note 17] [2]
Vacated  May 1988 Vacated when the Powers of Pain left for the WWF; team was still recognized as champions as of May 22, 1988 edition of NWA Main Event.
 30  Dusty Rhodes and The Road Warriors
(Animal and Hawk)
 July 9, 1988  JCP Live event Chicago, Illinois  2  108 Defeated Ric Flair, Tully Blanchard, and Arn Anderson to fill vacancy.
Vacated  October 25, 1988 The Road Warriors turned on Dusty Rhodes, breaking up the team.
 31  Genichiro Tenryu and The Road Warriors
(Animal (3) and Hawk (3))
 December 7, 1988  Clash of the Champions IV Chattanooga, Tennessee  1  [Note 18] Animal Defeated Dusty Rhodes in a singles match and awards Rhodes' share of the title to Tenryu. [3]
Vacated  January 1989 Tenryu and Warriors stop appearing as a team due to Tenryu focusing on Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship; NWA shelves 6-man title. Later starts to promote the WCW World Six-Man Tag Team Championship.
Revived by NWA 2000
 32  The Misfits
(Harley Lewis, Derek Domino and Lupus)
 February 21, 1998  NWA 2000 Live event Overbrook, New Jersey  1  [Note 19] Defeated The Lost Boys and Slayer.
 November 1998 Championship abandoned.

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 16 days and 43 days
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m The location of the match was not captured as part of the championship documentation.
  3. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 10 days and 37 days
  4. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 days and 235 days
  5. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 234 days
  6. ^ The date the championship was won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 30 days
  7. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 23 days and 52 days
  8. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 31 days and 61 days
  9. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 105 days
  10. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 105 days
  11. ^ The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 116 days and 146 days
  12. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 90 days
  13. ^ The date the championship was won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 90 days
  14. ^ The date the championship was abandoned has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 210 days and 574 days
  15. ^ The date Kernodle was replaced has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 167 days and 197 days.
  16. ^ The date Kernodle was replaced has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 106 days and 136 days
  17. ^ The date the championship was vacated has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 100 days and 147 days
  18. ^ The date the championship was abandoned has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 25 days and 55 days
  19. ^ The date the championship was abandoned has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 253 days and 282 days

ReferencesEdit

General sources
  • Will, Gary; Royal Duncan (1994). "Tennessee: National Wrestling Alliance Six-Man Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4 ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-1-1.
  • Will, Gary; Royal Duncan (1994). "North Carolina: National Wrestling Alliance World Six-Man Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4 ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-1-1.
  • "National Wrestling Alliance World 6-Man Tag Team Title History (Mid-America)". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  • "National Wrestling Alliance World 6-Man Tag Team Title History (Mid-Atlantic/WCW)". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  • "National Wrestling Alliance World 6-Man Tag Team Title History (New Jersey)". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
Specific sources
  1. ^ Ed Grabianowski. "How Pro Wrestling Works". How Stuff Works. Retrieved April 5, 2009.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Clash of Champions Results (IV)". Pro Wrestling History. December 7, 1988. Retrieved April 19, 2015.