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WCWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship

The WCWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship was a title in World Class Championship Wrestling from 1982 until 1988. From 1982 until 1986, the championship was called NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (Texas version). It featured several notable matches between the Von Erich family and The Fabulous Freebirds.

WCCW World Tag Team Championship
Details
PromotionWorld Class Championship Wrestling
Date establishedDecember 25, 1982
Date retired1988
Other name(s)
  • WCCW World Six-Man Tag Team Championship

Contents

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 Fabulous Freebirds
(Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts)
December 25, 1982 Christmas Star Wars Dallas, Texas 1 191 Defeated Iron Mike Sharpe, Ben Sharpe, and Tom Steele. David Von Erich worked as a substitute for Buddy Roberts and immediately gives up his share of title to Roberts [1][2]
2 The Von Erichs
(Kevin, David and Kerry Von Erich)
July 4, 1983 Independence Day Star Wars (1983) Ft. Worth, Texas 1 39   [2][3]
3 The Fabulous Freebirds
(Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts)
August 12, 1983 WCCW Episode #86 Dallas, Texas 2 112 Aired on August 20, 1983. [2]
4 The Von Erichs
(Kevin, David and Kerry Von Erich)
December 2, 1983 WCCW Live event Dallas, Texas 2 [Note 1] Defeated Gordy, Roberts, and Ric Flair after Hayes loses to loser-leaves-town match to Kerry on November 24, 1983. [2]
5 The Fabulous Freebirds
(Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts)
January 1984 Live event Georgia 3 [Note 2] Won the match and the championship by disqualification. [2]
6 The Von Erichs
(Fritz, Kevin (3) and Mike Von Erich)
May 6, 1984 1st Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions Irving, Texas 1 0 This was a "Badstreet Rules Match" in which there were no rules. The illegal Von Erich made the pinfall. [2][4]
7 The Von Erichs
(Kevin (4), Kerry (3) and Mike Von Erich (2))
May 6, 1984 N/A Irving, Texas 1 48 Kerry replaced Fritz, who retired later that evening. [2]
Vacated June 23, 1984 WCCW Episode #130 An NWA representative vacates the title due to the illegal Von Erich scoring the pinfall on 5/6. [2]
8 The Fabulous Freebirds
(Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts)
July 4, 1984 Independence Day Star Wars (1984) Ft. Worth, Texas 4 61 Won the rematch. [2][5]
9 The Von Erichs
(Kevin (5), Kerry (4) and Mike Von Erich (3))
September 3, 1984 Labor Day Star Wars (1984) Ft. Worth, Texas 2 54 The injured Mike Von Erich did not wrestle in the title match. [2][6][7]
10 Gino Hernandez, Chris Adams and Jake Roberts October 27, 1984 1st Cotton Bowl Extravaganza Dallas, Texas 1 65 Defeated Kerry, Mike Von Erich, and Bobby Fulton [2][8]
11 The Von Erichs
(Kevin (6), Kerry (5) and Mike Von Erich (4))
December 31, 1984 WCCW Live event Ft. Worth, Texas 3 188   [2]
12 Mark Lewin, Killer Tim Brooks and One Man Gang July 7, 1985 WCCW Live event Reno, Nevada 1 57 Defeated Kevin and Kerry Von Erich. [2]
13 Brian Adias, Kevin (7) and Kerry Von Erich (6) September 2, 1985 Labor Day Star Wars (1985) Ft. Worth, Texas 1 123 Defeated Mark Lewin, One Man Gang and Jack Victory. [2][9]
14 The Fabulous Freebirds
(Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts)
January 3, 1986 WCCW Live event Dallas, Texas 5 121   [2]
15 The Von Erichs
(Kevin (8), Kerry (7) and Lance Von Erich)
May 4, 1986 3rd Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions Irving, Texas 1 61 Steve Simpson substituted Kevin Von Erich in the title match. [2][10]
16 The Von Erichs
(Kevin (6), Mike (5) and Lance Von Erich (2))
July 4, 1986 N/A N/A 1 282 Mike returned from illness and replaced Kerry, who was injured in a motorcycle accident [2]
N/A N/A N/A
Vacated April 12, 1987 Vacated after Mike Von Erich committed suicide. [2]
17 Kevin Von Erich (10), Chris Adams (6) and Steve Simpson December 25, 1987 Christmas Star Wars (1987) Dallas, Texas 1 10 Defeated Terry Gordy, Buddy Roberts and Iceman Parsons. [2][11]
18 The Fabulous Freebirds
(Terry Gordy (6), Buddy Roberts (6) and Iceman Parsons)
January 4, 1988 WCWA Live event Dallas, Texas 1 186 Defeated Steve Simpson, Chris Adams, and Matt Borne. [2]
19 Michael Hayes (6), Kevin (11) and Kerry Von Erich (8) July 8, 1988 WCWA Live event Dallas, Texas 1 [Note 3] Defeated Roberts, Parsons, and Kimala. [2]
Deactivated 1988 [2]

Team reigns by combined lengthEdit

Key
Symbol Meaning
¤ The exact length of at least one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used.
Rank Team # of reigns Combined days
1 The Fabulous Freebirds
(Michael Hayes, Terry Gordy and Buddy Roberts)
5 581¤[Note 2]
2 The Von Erichs
(Kevin, Mike and Lance Von Erich)
1 282
3 The Von Erichs
(Kevin, Kerry and Mike Von Erich)
3 242¤[Note 4]
4 The Fabulous Freebirds
(Terry Gordy, Buddy Roberts and Iceman Parsons)
1 186
5 Brian Adias, Kevin Von Erich and Kerry Von Erich 1 123
6 The Von Erichs
(Kevin, David and Kerry Von Erich)
2 69¤[Note 1]
7 Gino Hernandez, Chris Adams and Jake Roberts 1 65
8 The Von Erichs
(Kevin, Kerry and Lance Von Erich)
1 61
9 Mark Lewin, Killer Tim Brooks and One Man Gang 1 57
10 Kevin Von Erich, Chris Adams and Steve Simpson 1 10
11 Michael Hayes, Kevin Von Erich and Kerry Von Erich 1 [Note 3]
12 The Von Erichs
(Fritz, Kevin and Mike Von Erich)
1 0

Individual reigns by combined lengthEdit

Key
Symbol Meaning
¤ The exact length of at least one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used.
Rank Wrestler # of reigns Combined days
1 Kevin Von Erich 11 788¤[Note 1][Note 4][Note 3]
2 Terry Gordy 6 657¤[Note 2]
3 Michael Hayes 6 582¤[Note 2][Note 3]
4 Buddy Roberts 5 581¤[Note 2]
5 Mike Von Erich 5 524¤[Note 4]
6 Kerry Von Erich 8 496¤[Note 1][Note 4][Note 3]
7 Lance Von Erich 2 343
8 Iceman Parsons 1 186
9 Brian Adias 1 123
10 Chris Adams 2 75
11 David Von Erich 2 69¤[Note 1]
12 Gino Hernandez 1 65
13 Jake Roberts 1 65
14 Killer Tim Brooks 1 57
15 Mark Levin 1 57
16 One Man Gang 1 57
17 Steve Simpson 1 10
18 Fritz Von Erich 1 0

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e The exact date on which the Von Erich lost the title is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 30 and 60 days.
  2. ^ a b c d e The exact date on which the Freebirds won the title is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 96 and 126 days.
  3. ^ a b c d e The exact date on which the championship was abandoned is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 1 day and 176 days.
  4. ^ a b c d The exact date on which the title was held up is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 0 and 25 days.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Christmas Star Wars 1982". Pro Wrestling History. December 25, 1982. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "(Texas) Dallas: World Class 6-Man Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 271–272. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  3. ^ "Labor day Star Wars (1983)". Pro Wrestling History. July 4, 1983. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  4. ^ "Historical Cards: Parade of Champions 2 (May 5, 1985. Irving, Texas)". PWI Presents: 2007 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts. Kappa Publications. p. 172. 2007 Edition.
  5. ^ "Independence Day Star Wars (1984)". Pro Wrestling History. July 4, 1983. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  6. ^ "Labor Day Star Wars (1984)". Pro Wrestling History. September 3, 1984. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  7. ^ Hoops, Brian (September 3, 2015). "ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (SEPT. 3): RIC FLAIR VS. TERRY FUNK TEXAS DEATH MATCH, GREAT MUTA VS. STING, TED DIBIASE AND STAN HANSEN WINS AJPW TAG TITLES". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  8. ^ "Historical Cards: 2nd Cotton Bowl Extravaganza (October 6, 1985. Dallas, Texas)". PWI Presents: 2007 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts. Kappa Publications. p. 172. 2007 Edition.
  9. ^ "Labor Day Star Wars (1985)". Pro Wrestling History. September 2, 1985. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  10. ^ "3rd Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions". Pro Wrestling History. May 4, 1986. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  11. ^ "Christmas Star Wars (1987)". Pro Wrestling History. December 25, 1987. Retrieved November 23, 2016.