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WWA International Television Tag Team Championship

The WWA International Television Tag Team Championship was the tag team title in the Los Angeles-based Worldwide Wrestling Associates from the title's formation in 1954 (as the NWA International Television Tag Team Championship, renamed as a North American Wrestling Alliance title with that promotion's formation in 1958 and then as a WWA title in 1961 when the promotion was renamed) until 1964, when it was replaced with the WWA World Tag Team Championship. [1]

WWA International Television Tag Team Championship
Details
PromotionWorldwide Wrestling Associates
Date established1954
Date retired1964
Other name(s)
  • WWA United States Tag Team Championship

Title historyEdit

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
WWA International Television Tag Team Championship
Wilbur Snyder & Sandor Szabo 1 January 25, 1954 Hollywood, California Defeated Lord James Blears & John Tolos for the title.
Lord James Blears & Lord Athol Layton 1 March 8, 1954 Hollywood, California
Wilbur Snyder (2) & Sandor Szabo (2) 2 c. April 1954 (NLT) Sometime after March 10, 1954.
The Great Bolo & Tom Rice 1 April 5, 1954 Hollywood, California Or April 19, 1954; Snyder & Szabo may continue to be billed as champion in Bakersfield, California.
Wilbur Snyder (3) & Bobo Brazil 1 June 3, 1954 (NLT) Hollywood, California Sometime after May 27, 1954.
Lord James Blears & Lord Athol Layton 2 c. August 1954 Hollywood, California Sometime before August 14, 1954.
Vacant Sometime before September 6, 1954.
Wilbur Snyder (4) & Bobo Brazil (2) 2 September 6, 1954 Hollywood, California Defeated Blears & Gene Kiniski for the title.
Gene Kiniski & John Tolos 1 October 13, 1954 Los Angeles, California
Lord James Blears (3) & Joe Pazandak 1 November 22, 1954 Hollywood, California
Bobo Brazil (3) & Sandor Szabo (3) 1 November 29, 1954 Hollywood, California
Great Bolo (2) and Tom Rice (2) 2 January 19, 1955 Los Angeles, California
Bill Melby and Johnny Barend 1 February 7, 1955 Hollywood, California
Tom Rice (3) and Juan Humberto 1 March 7, 1955 Hollywood, California Still champions as of April 9, 1955.
Tosh Togo and Great Togo 1 June 2, 1955 Still champions as of October 20, 1955.
Lee Henning & Tom Rice (4) 1 March 3, 1956 Hollywood, California
Don Leo Jonathan & Lord Leslie Carlton 1 May 7, 1956 Hollywood, California Defeated Lee Henning & Tom Rice for the title.
Lee Henning (2) & Tom Rice (5) 2 May 14, 1956 Hollywood, California
Rito Romero & Chief War Cloud 1 June 4, 1956 Hollywood, California
Lord James Blears (4) and Sandor Kovacs 1 July 21, 1956 Still champions as of August 4, 1956.
Rito Romero (2) and Ray Stern 1 September 15, 1956
Lord James Blears (5) and Lord Leslie Carlton (2) 1 November 24, 1956
Bobo Brazil (4) & Primo Carnera 1 November 28, 1956 Hollywood, California Defeated Lord James Blears & Lord Athol Layton for the title.
Lord James Blears (6) and Lord Leslie Carlton (3) 2 March 1957
Gene Stanlee and Sandor Szabo (4) 1 March 9, 1957 San Bernardino, California Still champions as of April 6, 1957.
Ilio DiPaolo and Tex Mckenzie 1 1957
Sky Hi Lee & Shag Thomas face Bobo Brazil & Sandor Szabo for the title on April 24, 1957 in Los Angeles, California (champions unknown).
Hans Hermann & Mr. Moto 1 July 6, 1957 San Bernardino, California
Seymour Koenig & Sammy Berg 1 September 1957
Hans Hermann (2) and Hans Schmidt 1 November 2, 1957 Still champions as of December 7, 1957.
Wild Red Berry & Bob Orton 1 February 15, 1958
Pepper Gomez & Charro Azteca 1 February 22, 1958 San Bernardino, California
Wild Red Berry (2) & Bob Orton (2) 2 March 1, 1958 San Bernardino, California
Lord James Blears (7) and Henry Lenz 1 March 1958 Sometime before March 29, 1958.
Seymour Koenig (2) & Herb Freeman 1 June 11, 1958 Los Angeles, California Defeated Billy Varga & Hardy Kruskamp for the title.
Rito Romero (3) & Suni War Cloud 1 June 1958 Sometime between June 12 and June 23, 1958.
Seymour Koenig (3) & Herb Freeman (2) 2 June 1958 Sometime between June 24 and June 27, 1958; still champions as of August 16, 1958.
Wild Red Berry (3) & Tosh Togo (2) 1 September 1958
Sandor Szabo (5) & Billy Darnell 1 September 1958
Frank Jares & Matt Murphy 1 November 22, 1958 May have been held-up after a match against Enrique Romero & Luis Martinez on January 14, 1959 in Los Angeles, California.
Enrique Romero & Luis Martínez 1 February 7, 1959 Los Angeles, California Defeated Frank Jares & Matt Murphy for the title. This may have been a rematch.
Hans Hermann (3) & Hardy Kruskamp 1 March 21, 1959 San Bernardino, California
Enrique Romero & Luis Martinez 2 March 29, 1959 San Bernardino, California
Eric Pederson & Henry Lenz (2) 1 April 6, 1959 Los Angeles, California Still champions as of May 9, 1959.
Billy Varga & Hardy Kruskamp (2) 1 May 29, 1959 Still champions as of July 25, 1959.
The Fabulous Kangaroos
(Al Costello & Roy Heffernan)
1 August 22, 1959 Still champions as of September 17, 1959.
Billy Varga (2) & Hardy Kruskamp (3) 2 November 19, 1959
Sandor Szabo (6) & Edouard Carpentier 1 December 16, 1959 Los Angeles, California Defeated Art Michalik & Legs Wilson for the title.
The Fabulous Kangaroos
Al Costello & Roy Heffernan)
2 June 15, 1960 Los Angeles, California
Dick Hutton & Sam Steamboat 1 July 16, 1960 Los Angeles, California`
Stan Holek & The Preacher 1 August 20, 1960 San Bernardino, California
Sandor Szabo (7) & Edouard Carpentier (2) 2 October 19, 1960 Los Angeles, California
Stan Holek & The Preacher 2 December 3, 1960 San Bernardino, California
Nick Bockwinkel & Lord James Blears (8) 1 December 23, 1960 Long Beach, California
Stan Holek & The Preacher 3 December 31, 1960
Nick Bockwinkel (2) & Edouard Carpentier (3) 1 January 4, 1961 Los Angeles, California
Mike Sharpe & Zebra Kid 1 May 12, 1961 Long Beach, California
The Torres Brothers
(Alberto & Ramón Torres)
1 June 29, 1961 Bakersfield, California
Freddie Blassie & Mr. Moto (2) 1 November 9, 1961 Bakersfield, California
Lou Thesz & Sailor Art Thomas 1 November 22, 1961 Los Angeles, California
Hans Hermann (4) & Jess Ortega 1 December 1961
Freddie Blassie (2) & Mr. Moto (3) 2 January 17, 1962 Los Angeles, California
Vacant February 1962 When Blassie and Moto split up.
Billy Varga (3) & Mario LaPentero 1 March 15, 1962 Long Beach, California Defeated Nick Bockwinkel & King Koenig in tournament final.
Dick Garza & Eric Rommel 1 July 4, 1962 Los Angeles, California
Sir Alan Garfield & Karl Von Schober 1 September 26, 1962 Los Angeles, California
Haystack Calhoun & Abe Jacobs 1 October 31, 1962 Los Angeles, California
The Destroyer & Don Manoukian 1 December 19, 1962 Los Angeles, California Have defeated Haystack Calhoun & Abe Jacobs on November 29, 1962 in Los Angeles, California to win International Television Title; renamed the United States Title.
WWA United States Tag Team Championship
Bearcat Wright & Mr. Moto (4) 1 July 19, 1963 Los Angeles, California Starts being billed as the world title in Bakersfield, California on July 1963.
Freddie Blassie (3) & Don Leo Jonathan (2) 1 September 28, 1963 Long Beach, California
Bearcat Wright (2) & Red Bastien 1 November 21 , 1963 Los Angeles, California
Mr. Moto (5) & Kintaro Ohki 1 December 10, 1963 Long Beach, California
The Neilson Brothers
(Art Neilson & Stan Neilson Stan Holek (4))
1 January 9, 1964 North Hollywood, California Repeated in San Bernardino, California on January 11, 1964.
Edouard Carpentier (4) & Ernie Ladd 1 February 1, 1964 San Bernardino, California
Permanently replaced by the WWA World Tag Team Championship

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "International Television Tag Team Title (Los Angeles)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003.