WCWA Texas Tag Team Championship

The WCWA Texas Tag Team Championship was the secondary professional wrestling tag team championship promoted by the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex area-basedWorld Class Wrestling Association (WCWA). The championship was originally known as the NWA Texas Tag Team Championship from its creation in 1942 until 1981. The championship was revived in 1987 as the WCWA Texas Tag Team Championship, and used until 1980, when it was abandoned as WCWA was merged with the Continental Wrestling Association (CWA) to become the United States Wrestling Association. The name was also used for a title by NWA Southwest from 1998 to 2011, also known as the NWA Southwest Texas Tag Team Championship. As it is a professional wrestling championship, it is won not by actual competition, but by a scripted ending to a match.[c]

WCWA Texas Tag Team Championship
WCWA Texas Tag Team Championship.png
An early version of the championship belt
Details
Promotion
Date established1943[1]
Date retired
  • 1981 (original)[2]
  • 1989 (WCWA)[3]
Other name(s)
  • NWA Texas Tag Team Championship

The first time a championship was promoted as the "Texas Tag Team Championship" was in 1943 when records indicate that Ellis Bashara and Angelo Cistoldi won the championship.[1] The Texas Tag Team Championship was not mentioned again until 1945 in what would later become the National Wrestling Alliance's East Texas territory.[4] By 1950 it was promoted by Southwest Sports and was officially recognized by the NWA. The first champions recognized by the NWA was the team of Rito Romero and Miguel Guzmán.[2] In 1966, Fritz Von Erich bought Southwest Sports and renamed it NWA Big Time Wresting.[2] In the 1981 the championship was abandoned, with Raul Mata and Billy White Wolf as the last champions at the time.[2] The Texas Tag Team Championship was brought back in 1987, with Big Time Wrestling now known as World Class Wrestling Association.[3] The first WCWA Texas Tag Team Champions were Tony Atlas and Skip Young, who won a one-night single elimination tag team tournament to claim the championship.[6] When WCWA merged with the Tennessee based CWA the title was abandoned, with Steve and Shaun Simpson as the last holders of the championship.[3]

The team of Duke Keomuka and Danny Savich won the championship on six different occasions, the most of any team.[1][2][3][4] Keomuka won the championship a total of 16 times, in addition to teaming with Savich he also won it with Ivan Kalmikoff, Mr. Moto, Don Evans, Tiny Mills, Kinji Shibuya, Tony Martin, Tokyo Joe, John Tolos, and Maurice Vachon.[2] In 1950, Killer Kowalski defeated Keomuka and Savich in a handicap match, to become the only wrestler to hold the tag team championship singled handedly.[2] Romero and Guzmán's reign from March 3 until November 30, 1950 is the longest confirmed reign of any championship team, a total of 272 days.[2] Based on recorded history there were 153 individual reigns between 1943 and 1989, possibly more since there are periods of time where the championship history is unrecorded.[1][2][3][4]

Title historyEdit

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
N/A Unknown information
(NLT) Championship change took place "no later than" the date listed
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
Texas Tag Team Championship (Dallas Wrestling Club)
1 Ellis Bashara and Angelo Cistoldi June 1, 1943 House show  N/A 1 N/A The first recorded "Texas Tag Team Championship" may not share a lineage with the championship promoted from 1950 and forward. In some places referred to as the "Southwest Tag Team Championship" [1][7]
Championship history is unrecorded from June 1, 1943 to May 1945.
NWA Texas Tag Team Championship (East Texas NWA territory)
2 Bobby Managoff and Otto Kuss (NLT) May 1945 House show N/A 1 N/A The second recorded "Texas Tag Team Championship" may not share a lineage with the championship promoted from 1950 and forward [4][8]
3 Hans Schnable and Marvin Jones May 14, 1945 House show Galveston, Texas 1 7 [4][8]
4 Rogers and Otto Kuss (2) May 21, 1945 House show Galveston, Texas 1 N/A [4][8]
Championship history is unrecorded from 1945 to 1950.
NWA Texas Tag Team Championship (Southwest Sports)
5 Rito Romero and Miguel Guzmán March 3, 1950 House show Dallas, Texas 1 272 Defeated Red Berry and Danny McShain and later Defeated Al Lovelock and Danny McShain for the title on March 14, 1950. [2][9]
6 Duke Keomuka and Danny Savich November 30, 1950 House show Galveston, Texas 1 11 [2][9]
7 Killer Kowalski December 11, 1950 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 1 1 Won a handicap match against the champions. [2][9]
Vacated January 1951 Not defended within 30 days of winning it [2][9]
8 Duke Keomuka and Danny Savich January 1951 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 2 N/A Defeated Al Lovelock and Rito Romero to win the vacant championship [2][9]
9 Al Lovelock and Rito Romero (2)  January 1951 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
10 Duke Keomuka and Danny Savich January 30, 1951 House show Dallas, Texas 94 [2][9]
11 Timothy Geohagen and Big Humphrey May 4, 1951 House show Houston, Texas 1 N/A [2][9]
12 Duke Keomuka and Danny Savich June 1951 House show N/A 4 N/A [2][9]
Vacated June 1951 championship vacated for undocumented reasons [2][9]
13 Al Lovelock (2) and Sonny Myers  June 19, 1951 House show Dallas, Texas 1 N/A Defeated Miguel Guzmán and Rito Romero. [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from June 19, 1951 to October 1951.
14 Ellis Bashara (2) and Danny Savich (5) October 1951 House show N/A 1 8 [2][9]
15 Babe and Chris Zaharias October 9, 1951 House show Dallas, Texas 1 7 [2][9]
16 Miguel Guzman and Rito Romero  October 16, 1951 House show Dallas, Texas  2 101   [2][9]
17 Duke Keomuka (5) and Ivan Kalmikoff January 25, 1952 House show Houston, Texas 1 7 Defeated Rito Romero and Miguel Guzmán [2][9]
18 Miguel Guzman (3) and Ray Gunkel February 1, 1952 House show Houston, Texas 1 25 Win by DQ. [2][9]
19 Duke Keomuka (6) and Mr. Moto February 26, 1952 House show Dallas, Texas 1 171 [10] [2][9]
20 Rito Romero (4) and Miguel Guzman (4) August 15, 1952 House show Houston, Texas 3 53 [2][9]
21 Duke Keomuka (7) and Danny Savich (6) October 7, 1952 House show Dallas, Texas 5 55 [2][9]
Vacated November 1952 championship vacated for undocumented reasons [2][9]
22 Gory Guerrero and Cyclone Anaya December 1, 1952 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 1 N/A Won a one night tournament to win the vacant championship. [2][9][11]
Vacated December 1952 championship vacated for undocumented reasons [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from December 1952 to January 6, 1953.
23 Ray Gunkel (2) and Ricki Starr  January 6, 1953 House show N/A 1 N/A Still champions as of April 14, 1953. [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from April 14, 1953 to November 3, 1953.
24 Rito Romero (5) and Miguel Guzmán (5)  November 3, 1953 House show N/A N/A   [2][9]
Vacated December 1953 championship vacated for undocumented reasons [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from December 1953 to December 1953.
25 Ray Gunkel (3) and Ricki Starr December 1953 House show Austin, Texas 2 N/A Defeated Duke Keomuka and Kinji Shibuya. [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from December 1953 to March 1954.
26 Orville Carlson and Rito Romero (6) March 1954 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
27 Ivan Kalmikoff (2) and Karol Krauser March 30, 1954 House show Dallas, Texas 1 2 [2][9]
28 Ray Gunkel (4) and Ricki Starr (3)  April 1954 House show  N/A 23 Sometime after April 7, 1954.  [2][9]
29 Rito Romero (7) and Miguel Guzmán (6) April 24, 1954 House show Houston, Texas 5 N/A [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from April 24, 1954 to May 4, 1954.
30 Ivan Kalmikoff (3) and Karol Krauser (NLT) May 4, 1954 House show N/A 2 N/A [2][9]
31 Rito Romero (8) and Sugi Sito (NLT) May 1954 House show San Antonio, Texas 1 N/A Sometime between May 12, 1954 and May 18, 1954. [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from May 1954 to August 3, 1954.
32 Duke Keomuka (8) and Don Evans August 3, 1954 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from August 3, 1954 to October 1954.
33 Rito Romero (9) and George Drake (NLT) October 1954 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
34 Roy Shire and The Great Scott October 12, 1954 House show Dallas, Texas 1 31 [2][9]
35 Rito Romero (10) and Pepe Mendietta November 12, 1954 House show Houston, Texas 1 N/A [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from November 12, 1954 to April 1955.
36 Maurice Vachon and Pierre LaSalle (NLT) April 1955 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
37 Larry Chene and Raul Zapata May 10, 1955 House show Austin, Texas 1 24 [2][9]
38 Hard Boiled Haggerty and Stu Gibson June 3, 1955 House show Houston, Texas 1 55 [2][9]
39 Rito Romero (11) and Pepper Gomez July 28, 1955 House show Galveston, Texas 1 68 [2][9]
40 Duke Keomuka (9) and Danny Savich (7) October 4, 1955 House show Dallas, Texas 6 17 [2][9]
41 Ray Gunkel (5) and Wilbur Snyder October 21, 1955 House show Houston, Texas 1 52 [2][9]
42 Duke Keomuka (10) and Tiny Mills December 12, 1955 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 1 57 [2][9]
43 Pepper Gomez (2) and Luigi Macera February 7, 1956 House show Dallas, Texas 1 14 [12] [2][9]
44 Duke Keomuka (11) and Kinji Shibuya February 21, 1956 House show Dallas, Texas 1 31 [2][9]
45 Ray Gunkel (6) and Prince Maiava March 23, 1956 House show Houston, Texas 1 N/A [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from March 23, 1956 to May 15, 1956.
Vacated May 15, 1956 championship vacated for undocumented reasons [2][9]
46 Mike DiBiase and Danny Plechas May 29, 1956 House show N/A 1 14 Defeated Pepper Gomez and Luther Lindsey in a controversial finish on May 22, 1956 to claim the title. Later defeated Gomez and Lindsey for an official recognition. [2][9]
Vacated June 4, 1956 championship vacated for undocumented reasons [2][9]
47 Mike DiBiase and Danny Plechas  June 12, 1956 House show Dallas, Texas 15 Defeated Don Evans and Duke Keomuka. [2][9]
Vacated June 27, 1956-July 5, 1956 championship vacated for undocumented reasons [2][9]
48 Mike DiBiase and Danny Plechas June 6, 1956 House show Houston, Texas 3 51 Win 4-team tournament. [2][9]
49 Duke Keomuka (12) and Tony Martin July 27, 1956 House show Houston, Texas 1 46 [2][9]
50 Ray Gunkel (7) and Herb Freeman September 11, 1956 House show Dallas, Texas 1 7 [2][9]
51 Gene Kelly and Len Crosby  September 18, 1956 House show Dallas, Texas 1 34 [2][9]
52 Ray Gunkel (8) and The Amazing Zuma October 22, 1956 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 1 N/A [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from October 22, 1956 to March 13, 1957.
53 El Medico and Amazing Zuma (2)  (NLT) March 13, 1957 House show N/A 1 N/A   [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from March 13, 1957 to April 23, 1957.
54 Duke Keomuka (13) and Tokyo Joe (NLT) April 23, 1957 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
55 Pepper Gomez (3) and El Medico (2) June 21, 1957 House show Houston, Texas 1 91 [2][9]
56 Ivan the Terribl and Nikita Zolotoff September 20, 1957 House show Houston, Texas 1 24 [13] [2][9]
57 Duke Keomuka (14) and Mr. Moto (2) October 14, 1957 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 2 42 [2][9]
58 Pepper Gomez (4) and Bill Melby (2)  November 25, 1957 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 1 43 [2][9]
Vacated December 1957 Pepper Gomez left the promotion [2][9]
59 Danny McShain and Casey McShain January 7, 1958 House show Dallas, Texas 1 51 Defeated Jesus Cardenas and Enrique Romero in tournament final after the first match on January 7, 1958 was voided by the commissioner due to a controversial ending. [2][9]
60 Enrique Torres and Alberto Torres February 27, 1958 House show Galveston, Texas 1 54 [14]
61 Johnny Valentine and Rip Rogers April 22, 1958 House show Dallas, Texas 1 31 [2][9]
62 Pepper Gomez (5) and Larry Chene (2)  May 23, 1958 House show Houston, Texas 1 32 [2][9]
63 Duke Keomuka (15) and John Tolos June 24, 1958 House show Dallas, Texas 1 45 [2][9]
64 Pepper Gomez (6) and El Medico (3)  August 8, 1958 House show Houston, Texas 2 165 [2][9]
Vacated August 22, 1958 Gomez and El Medico win the World Tag Team Championship [2][9]
65 Frank Valois (2) and Andre Bollet January 20, 1959 House show Dallas, Texas 1 N/A Defeated Amazing Zuma and Johnny Walker in tournament final. [2][9]
66 Amazing Zuma (3) and Johnny Walker  (NLT) February 1959 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
67 Frank Valois (3) and Andre Bollet March 10, 1959 House show Dallas, Texas 2 28 [2][9]
68 Chief Big Heart and Little Eagle April 7, 1959 House show Dallas, Texas 1 7 [2][9]
69 Ben and Mike Sharpe April 14, 1959 House show Dallas, Texas 1 42 [2][9]
Vacated May 1959 championship vacated for undocumented reasons [2][9]
70 Corsica Joe and Corsica Jean May 26, 1959 House show Dallas, Texas 1 99 Defeated Angelo Martinelli and Luis Hernandez.[15] [2][9]
71 Nick Kozak and Jerry Kozak September 2, 1959 House show San Antonio, Texas 1 N/A [2][9]
72 Danny McShain (2) and Bad Boy Hines  (NLT) November 1959 House show   1 N/A Sometime after November 5, 1959. [2][9]
73 Cyclone Anaya (2) and Leo Garibaldi  December 15, 1959 House show Dallas, Texas 1 N/A   [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from December 15, 1959 to January 6, 1960.
74 Cyclone Anaya (3) and Pepper Gomez (7)  January 6, 1960 House show N/A 1 N/A   [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from January 6, 1960 to July 15, 1960.
Vacated July 15, 1960 championship vacated for undocumented reasons [2][9]
75 Tony Borne and Danny McShain (3) July 15, 1960 House show Houston, Texas 1 N/A Defeated Torbellino Blanco and El Gladiador. [2][9]
76 Ciclon Negro and Torbellino Blanco (NLT) September 27, 1960 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
77 Maurice Vachon (2) and Paul Vachon November 8, 1960 House show Dallas, Texas 1 7 [2][9]
78 Ciclon Negro and Torbellino Blanco November 15, 1960 House show Dallas, Texas 2 N/A [2][9]
79 Danny McShain (4) and Sputnik Monroe (NLT) December 25, 1960 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
80 Ciclon Negro and Torbellino Blanco December 19, 1960 House show Houston, Texas 3 N/A [2][9]
81 Maurice Vachon (3) and Duke Keomuka (16)  December 1960 House show N/A 1 31 [2][9]
82 Sputnik Monroe (2) and Rocket Monroe January 1, 1961 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 1 19 [2][9]
83 Pepper Gomez (8) and Hogan Wharton January 20, 1961 House show Houston, Texas 1 28 Defeated Sputnik Monroe and Jet Monroe. [2][9][16]
84 Tony Borne (2) and Don Manoukian February 17, 1961 House show Houston, Texas 1 7 [2][9]
85 Pepper Gomez (9) and Dory Dixon February 24, 1961 House show Houston, Texas 1 77 [2][9]
86 Angelo Poffo and Bronko Lubich May 12, 1961 House show Houston, Texas 1 N/A [2][9]
87 Pepper Gomez (10) and Dory Dixon (2) June 1961 House show Houston, Texas 2 N/A [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from June 1961 to September 18, 1961.
Vacated 1961 championship vacated for undocumented reasons [2][9]
88 Dick Hutton and Sam Steamboat September 18, 1961 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 1 14 Defeated Duke Keomuka and Kojika Saito in 4-team tournament final. [2][9]
89 The Mighty Yankees October 2, 1961 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 1 N/A [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from October 2, 1961 to November 1961.
90 Ricky Romero and Eric Rommel  November 1961 House show N/A 1 15 [2][9]
91 Nick Roberts and Stan Kowalski  November 16, 1961 House show Amarillo, Texas 1 N/A May only be recognized in Amarillo.   [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from November 16, 1961 to January 11, 1962.
92 Jack Dalton and Jim Dalton (NLT) January 11, 1962 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
Vacated January 18, 1962-January 24, 1962 championship vacated for undocumented reasons [2][9]
93 Alberto Torres (2) and Ramon Torres  February 8, 1962 House show Corpus Christi, Texas 1 N/A Defeated Jack Dalton and Jim Dalton in tournament final; still champions as of March 14, 1962. [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from February 8, 1962 to May 1962.
94 Ciclon Negro (4) and Dory Dixon (3)  May 1962 House show N/A 1 28 [2][9]
95 Jack Dalton and Jim Dalton May 29, 1962 House show Dallas, Texas 2 N/A   [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from May 29, 1962 to September 4, 1962.
96 Alaskan and Tarzan Tyler  September 4, 1962 House show   1 N/A   [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from September 4, 1962 to June 28, 1963.
97 Nick and Jerry Kozak June 28, 1963 House show N/A N/A   [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from June 28, 1963 to May 17, 1964.
98 Rip Hawk and Swede Hanson  May 17, 1964 House show N/A 1 N/A   [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from May 17, 1964 to January 6, 1965.
99 Tony Borne (3) and Argentina Apollo  January 6, 1965 House show San Antonio, Texas  1 N/A Win a tag team title in tournament (may not be Texas title).  [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from January 6, 1965 to July 11, 1966.
NWA Texas Tag Team Championship (Big Time Wrestling)
100 Nick Kozak (2) and Dory Dixon (4) July 11, 1966 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 1 N/A Defeated Louie Tillet and Zebra Kid in 6-team tournament final. [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from July 11, 1966 to May 3, 1967.
101 Paul DeMarco and Luis Hernandez May 3, 1967 House show San Antonio, Texas 1 N/A Defeated Jim Bernard and Tarzan Tyler in a tournament final for the vacant championship [2][9][17]
Championship history is unrecorded from May 3, 1967 to 1969.
102 Wahoo McDaniel and Antonio Pugliese 1969 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from 1969 to March 16, 1970.
103 Killer Karl Kox and Great Malenko March 16, 1970 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from March 16, 1970 to December 17, 1970.
104 Kintaro Ohki and Pak Song December 17, 1970 House show N/A 1 N/A Defeated Rufus R. Jones and Gorgeous George Jr. [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from December 17, 1970 to July 14, 1972.
105 Red Bastien and Billy Red Lyons July 14, 1972 House show Houston, Texas 1 84 Defeated the Alaskans (Franke Monte and Mike York). [2][9]
106 Chris Colt and Bobby Duncum  October 6, 1972 House show Houston, Texas 1 N/A [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from October 6, 1972 to April 21, 1973.
107 Black Gordman and Goliath April 21, 1973 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
108 Jose Lothario and Mil Mascaras 1973 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
109 Jose Lothario (2) and Ivan Putski 1973 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
110 Black Gordman and Goliath May 26, 1973 House show N/A 2 55 [15] [2][9]
111 Jose Lothario (3) and Ivan Putski (2) July 20, 1973 House show N/A 2 17 [2][9]
112 Black Gordman and Goliath August 6, 1973 House show N/A 3 116 [2][9]
113 Jose Lothario (4) and Mil Mascaras  November 30, 1973 House show Houston, Texas N/A   [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from November 30, 1973 to 1974.
114 Red Bastien (2) and Tex McKenzie 1974 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from 1974 to March 1975.
115 Jose Lothario (5) and Al Madril March 1975 House show N/A 1 6 [2][9]
116 Gran Marcus and The Baron  March 7, 1975 House show Houston, Texas 1 N/A Still champions as of March 28, 1975. [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from March 28, 1975 to 1975.
117 Blackjack Lanza and Blackjack Mulligan 1975 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
Vacated 1973 championship vacated for undocumented reasons [2][9]
118 Jose Lothario (6) and Al Madril (2) August 1975 House show N/A 2 N/A [2][9]
119 Stan Hansen and Killer Tim Brooks 1976 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
120 Jose Lothario (7) and Rocky Johnson March 3, 1976 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
121 Tony Charles (2) and Les Thornton 1977 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
122 Lord Al Hayes and Big O 1977 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
123 Jose Lothario (8) and Cien Caras March 15, 1977 House show N/A 1 31 [2][9]
124 Bruiser Brody and Mike York April 15, 1977 House show Houston, Texas 1 126 [2][9]
125 Bull Ramos and Captain USA  August 19, 1977 House show Houston, Texas 1 N/A   [2][9]
126 Gino Hernandez and Jimmy Snuka (NLT) August 1977 House show N/A 1 N/A Sometime after May 6, 1977. [2][9]
127 Jose Lothario (9) and Al Madril (3)  (NLT) February 1978 House show N/A N/A Possibly on October 21, 1977 in Houston, Texas [2][9]
128 Killer Tim Brooks and Leroy Brown March 31, 1978 House show Houston, Texas 1 7 [2][9]
129 Kevin Von Erich and David Von Erich April 7, 1978 House show Houston, Texas 1 116 [2][9]
130 Gino Hernandez (2) and Bruiser Brody (2)  August 1978 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 1 34 [2][9]
131 Kevin Von Erich and David Von Erich September 4, 1978 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 2 56 [2][9]
Vacated October 1978 The Von Erichs won the NWA American Tag Team Championship [2][9]
132 Mark Lewin and White Knight October 30, 1978 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 1 48 Defeated Mando Guerrero and Tiger Conway Jr. in a tournament final. [2][9][18]
133 Bull Ramos (2) and Tiger Conway Jr. December 17, 1978 House show Dallas, Texas 1 71 Defeated Lewin and Killer Karl Krupp. [2][9]
134 Bill White and El Gran Goliath  February 26, 1979 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 1 20 [2][9]
135 David Von Erich (3) and Tiger Conway Jr. (2) March 18, 1979 House show Dallas, Texas 1 N/A [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from March 18, 1979 to July 23, 1979.
Vacated July 23, 1979 championship vacated for undocumented reasons [2][9]
136 Kerry Von Erich and Bruiser Brody (3)  July 23, 1979 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 1 56 Defeated Mark Lewin and Killer Tim Brooks. [2][9]
137 The Spoiler and Mark Lewin (2) September 17, 1979 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 1 N/A [2][9]
Vacated 1979 championship vacated for undocumented reasons [2][9]
138 Kerry Von Erich (2) and Tiger Conway Jr. (3) 1980 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from 1980 to 1980.
139 Gino Hernandez (3) and Pak Song (2) 1980 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from 1980 to August 1, 1980.
140 Kerry Von Erich (3) and Sweet Brown Sugar August 1, 1980 House show Houston, Texas 1 N/A Defeated Stan Stasiak and Tim Brooks. [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from August 1, 1980 to October 30, 1980.
Vacated 1980 championship vacated for undocumented reasons [2][9]
141 Mark Lewin (3) and The White Knight (2)  October 30, 1980 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 1 N/A Defeated Mando Guerrero and Tiger Conway Jr. in tournament final. [2][9]
Championship history is unrecorded from October 30, 1980 to 1980.
142 Killer Tim Brooks (2) and Stan Stasiak 1980 House show N/A 1 N/A [2][9]
Vacated 1981 Stasiak was suspended [2][9]
143 Raul Mata and Billy White Cloud January 12, 1981 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 1 N/A Defeated Killer Tim Brooks and Raul Castro. [2][9][19]
Deactivated 1981 Championship not promoted for years [2][9]
WCWA Texas Tag Team Championship
144 Tony Atlas and Skip Young June 29, 1987 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 1 190 Defeated Ted Arcidi and Texas Red in the finals of a tournament. [3][20][6]
145 John Tatum and Jack Victory January 5, 1988 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 1 40 Defeated Skip Young when Atlas no-showed for the match [3][20]
Vacated January 29, 1988 After a match against the Fantastics (Tommy Rogers and Bobby Fulton) [3][20]
146 John Tatum and Jack Victory February 14, 1988 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 2 35 Tatum and Victory get belts back by high card draw. [3][20]
147 Steve Simpson and Shaun Simpson March 20, 1988 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 1 19 [3][20]
148 John Tatum and Jack Victory April 8, 1988 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 3 108 [3][20]
149 Steve Simpson and Shaun Simpson July 25, 1988 House show Temple, Texas 2 42 [3][20]
150 John Tatum (4) and Jimmy Jack Funk September 5, 1988 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 1 7 [3][20][21]
151 The Samoan Swat Team
(Fatu and Samu)
September 12, 1988 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 1 172 [3][20]
Vacated December 1988 The Samoan Swat Team left WCWA [3][20]
152 Beauty and The Beast
(Terrence Garvin and The Beast)
March 3, 1989 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 1 56 Defeated Chris Adams and Jeff Jarrett in tournament final. [3][20]
153 Steve Simpson and Shaun Simpson April 28, 1989 House show Ft. Worth, Texas 3 N/A [3][20]
Deactivated 1989 WCWA merged with the Continental Wrestling Association to create the United States Wrestling Association [3][20]

Championship tournamentsEdit

NWA Texas Tag Team Championship Tournament (1952)Edit

The NWA Texas Tag Team Tournament was a one-night single elimination tag team tournament held in Fort Worth, Texas on December 1, 1952, for the vacant NWA Texas Tag Team Championship.[11]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
BYE
BYE
Cowboy Carlson and Billy Varga
Cyclone Anaya and Gory Guerrero W
Cyclone Anaya and Gory Guerrero W
Marvin Jones and Jack O'Reilley
Cyclone Anaya and Gory Guerrero W
Red Berry and Duke Keomuka
Roy Graham and Jack O'Brien W
Andre Drapp and Ray Gunkel
Roy Graham and Jack O'Brien
Red Berry and Duke Keomuka W
BYE
BYE

NWA Texas Tag Team Championship Tournament (1967)Edit

The NWA Texas Tag Team Tournament was a one-night single elimination tag team tournament held in San Antonio, Texas on May 3, 1967, for the vacant NWA Texas Tag Team Championship.[17]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
Paul DeMarco and Luis Hernandez W
Kenji Shibuya and Mike Paidousis
Paul DeMarco and Luis Hernandez W
BYE
BYE
BYE
Paul DeMarco and Luis Hernandez W
Jim Bernard and Tarzan Tyler
Jim Bernard and Tarzan Tyler W
Bob Ellis and Yamamot
Jim Bernard and Tarzan Tyler W
Bearcat Wright and Buddy Moreno
BYE
Bearcat Wright and Buddy Moreno W

NWA Texas Tag Team Championship Tournament (1978)Edit

The NWA Texas Tag Team Tournament was a one-night single elimination tag team tournament held in Fort Worth, Texas on October 30, 1978, for the vacant NWA Texas Tag Team Championship.[18]

Semifinals Final
      
1 Mark Lewin and White Knight
4 Al Madril and Reggie Parks
Mark Lewin and White Knight W
Mando Guerrero and Tiger Conway Jr.
3 Bruiser Brody and Bill White
2 Mando Guerrero and Tiger Conway Jr.

WCCW Texas Tag Team Championship Tournament (1987)Edit

The WCCW Texas Tag Team Tournament was a one-night single elimination tag team tournament held in Fort Worth, Texas on June 29, 1987, for the vacant WCCW Texas Tag Team Championship.[6]

First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
        
Tony Atlas and Skip Young W
Brian Adias and Al Perez
Tony Atlas and Skip Young W
BYE
BYE
BYE
Tony Atlas and Skip Young W
Killer Brooks and Len Denton
The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
(Tommy Lane and Mike Davis)
W
Al Madril and Manuel Villalobos
The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
Killer Brooks and Len Denton W
Matt Borne and Steve Simpson
Killer Brooks and Len Denton W
Tony Atlas and Skip Young W
Ted Arcidi and Texas Red
Ted Arcidi and Texas Red W
Bruiser Brody and The Spoiler
Ted Arcidi and Texas Red W
The Fantastics
The Fantastics
(Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers)
W
BYE
Ted Arcidi and Texas Red W
BYE
BYE
BYE
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FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Longest confirmed reign, with gaps in the documented championship history it is possible that another team had a longer reign.
  2. ^ Kowalski won the championship but did not return to Texas to defend it.
  3. ^ Hornbaker (2016) p. 550: "Professional wrestling is a sport in which match finishes are predetermined. Thus, win/loss records are not indicative of a wrestler's genuine success based on their legitimate abilities – but on now much, or how little they were pushed by promoters"[5]

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