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The SMW Tag Team Championship was the tag team title in Smoky Mountain Wrestling . It existed from 1992 until 1995 when the promotion closed.[1][2][3] Because the championship is a professional wrestling championship, it is not won or lost competitively but instead by the decision of the bookers of a wrestling promotion. The championship is awarded after the chosen team "wins" a match to maintain the illusion that professional wrestling is a competitive sport.[4]

SMW Tag Team Championship
Details
PromotionSmoky Mountain Wrestling
Date establishedApril 23, 1992
Date retiredNovember 26, 1995

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
1 The Heavenly Bodies
(Stan Lane and Tom Prichard)
April 23, 1992 SMW Live event Harrogate, Tennessee 1 107 Defeated The Fantastics (Bobby and Jackie Fulton) in a tournament final. Aired May 9, 1992 on SMW TV  
2 The Fantastics
(Bobby and Jackie Fulton)
August 8, 1992 SMW Live event Johnson City, Tennessee 1 2    
3 The Heavenly Bodies
(Stan Lane and Tom Prichard)
August 10, 1992 SMW Live event Benton, Tennessee 2 95 Aired September 5, 1992 on SMW TV  
4 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
November 13, 1992 SMW Live event Harlan, Kentucky 1 13 This was a hospital elimination match.  
5 The Heavenly Bodies
(Stan Lane and Tom Prichard)
November 26, 1992 SMW Live event Hazard, Kentucky 3 1 This was a Falls Count Anywhere match.  
6 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
November 27, 1992 SMW Live event Welch, West Virginia 2 1 This was a Texas Death match.  
7 The Heavenly Bodies
(Stan Lane and Tom Prichard)
November 28, 1992 SMW Live event Johnson City, Tennessee 4 1 This was a Street Fight.  
8 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
November 29, 1992 SMW Live event Knoxville, Tennessee 3 50 This was a Barbed wire steel cage match.  
9 The Heavenly Bodies
(Stan Lane and Tom Prichard)
January 18, 1993 SMW Live event Newton, North Carolina 5 117 Aired January 30, 1993 on SMW TV  
10 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
May 15, 1993 SMW Live event Johnson City, Tennessee 4 44 This was a Loser of fall leaves SMW match. Lane lost the fall.  
11 The Bruise Brothers
(Don and Ron)
June 28, 1993 SMW Live event Council, Virginia 1 75 Aired July 10, 17, 1993 on SMW TV  
12 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
September 11, 1993 SMW Live event Morristown, Tennessee 5 74 This was a hair vs. titles match.  
13 The Heavenly Bodies
(Jimmy Del Ray and Tom Prichard (5))
November 24, 1993 WWF Survivor Series (1993) Boston, Massachusetts 1 86   [5][6]
14 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
February 18, 1994 SMW Live event Port Huron, Michigan 6 1    
15 The Heavenly Bodies
(Jimmy Del Ray and Tom Prichard (6))
February 19, 1994 SMW Live event Taylor, Michigan 2 41   [7]
16 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
April 1, 1994 SMW Live event Pikeville, Kentucky 7 22 This was a Losing team leaves SMW Steel Cage Match.  
17 Chris Candido and Brian Lee April 23, 1994 SMW Live event Johnson City, Tennessee 1 104  Aired May 7th, 1994 on SMW TV  
18 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
August 5, 1994 SMW Live event Knoxville, Tennessee 8 1  Aired August 13th, 1994 on SMW TV  
19 Chris Candido and Brian Lee August 6, 1994 SMW Live event Johnson City, Tennessee 2 2 This was also a hair vs. hair match, where Ricky Morton and Tammy Fytch's hair are on the line. Aired August 13th, 1994 on SMW TV.  
20 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
August 8, 1994 SMW Live event Saltville, Virginia 9 56 Aired August 20, 1994 on SMW TV  
21 The Gangstas
(New Jack and Mustapha Saed)
October 3, 1994 N/A Morganton, North Carolina 1 83 Awarded the title after threatening a racial discrimination lawsuit over the referee's decision in a loss to The Rock 'n' Roll Express on September 16, 1994 in Knoxville, Tennessee.  
22 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
December 25, 1994 SMW Live event Knoxville, Tennessee 10 103  Aired on January 07, 1995 on SMW TV  
23 The Dynamic Duo
(Al Snow and Unabomb)
April 7, 1995 SMW Live event Pikeville, Kentucky 1 90  Aired on April 15, 1995 on SMW TV  
24 The Thugs
(Tony Anthony and Tracy Smothers)
July 6, 1995 SMW Live event Jellico, Tennessee 1 29 Aired July 15, 1995 on SMW TV  
25 The Heavenly Bodies
(Jimmy Del Ray and Tom Prichard (7))
August 4, 1995 SMW Live event Knoxville, Tennessee 3 114  Aired on August 12, 1995 on SMW TV  
Deactivated November 26, 1995 Title retired when SMW closed after holding its last event on November 26, 1995, in Cookeville, Tennessee.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  2. ^ "SMW Title Histories". ProWrestlingHistory.com. Retrieved 2007-07-14.
  3. ^ "Smoky Mountain Wrestling Tag Team Titles History". Solie.org. Retrieved 2007-07-14.
  4. ^ Ed Grabianowski. "How Pro Wrestling Works". How Stuff Works. Retrieved April 5, 2009.
  5. ^ Gutschmidt, Adam (2004-07-08). "WWF Survivor Series '93 Re-Revued". Online Onslaught. Archived from the original on 2008-12-07. Retrieved 2008-07-16.
  6. ^ "Survivor Series '93". The Other Arena. Archived from the original on 2003-06-10. Retrieved 2008-07-18.
  7. ^ Hoops, Brian (February 19, 2017). "Daily Pro Wrestling History (02/19): Kurt Angle vs. Undertaker at No Way Out 2006". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 27, 2017.