NWA North American Tag Team Championship (Los Angeles/Japan version)

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NWA North American Tag Team Championship (Los Angeles/Japan)
Details
Promotion NWA Hollywood Wrestling
New Japan Pro-Wrestling
Date established August, 1973
Date retired April 23, 1981

This version of the NWA North American Tag Team Championship was a major tag team championship that was primarily defended in the National Wrestling Alliance affiliated New Japan Pro-Wrestling and NWA Hollywood Wrestling.[1] The title essentially served as New Japan's primary tag team title though it was also occasionally defended and recognized in the Los Angeles area. This title was the second NWA sanctioned title to be named the North American Tag Team Championship and was retired April 23, 1981.

Title history

Key
Symbol Meaning
No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed.
Event The event in which the championship changed hands
N/A The specific information is not known
No. Champions Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s).
1 Johnny Powers and Pat Patterson 1 August 1973 [Note 1] N/A N/A Powers and Patterson were recognized in Los Angeles and New Japan as champions.  
2 Kurt Von Hess and Karl Von Schotz 1 May 1974 [Note 1] N/A Live event    
3 Antonio Inoki and Seiji Sakaguchi 1 August 16, 1974 350 Los Angeles, California Live event    
Vacated August 1, 1975 N/A N/A Championship is vacated after the champions wrestled to a no contest with the Hollywood Blonds.  
4 The Hollywood Blonds
(Dale Roberrts and Jerry Brown)
1 September 22, 1975 10 Nagoya, Japan Live event    
5 Antonio Inoki and Seiji Sakaguchi 2 October 2, 1975 [Note 1] Osaka, Japan Live event Inoki vacated the title shortly afterward to focus on mixed martial arts competition.  
6 Seiji Sakaguchi (3) and Strong Kobayashi 1 February 5, 1976 363 Sapporo, Japan Live event Defeated Tiger Jeet Singh and Voodoo Mulumba in tournament finals to be crowned new champions.  
7 Tiger Jeet Singh and Umanosuke Ueda 1 February 2, 1977 176 Osaka, Japan Live event    
8 Seiji Sakaguchi (4) and Strong Kobayashi 2 July 28, 1977 616 Fukuoka, Japan Live event   [2]
9 Hiro Matsuda and Masa Saito 1 April 5, 1979 71 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
10 Seiji Sakaguchi (5) and Riki Choshu 1 June 15, 1979 678 Los Angeles, California Live event    
Abandoned April 23, 1981 N/A N/A Championship abandoned for undocumented reasons  

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c The length of the reign is too uncertain to calculate.

References

  1. ^ "N.W.A. North American Tag Team Title (Los Angeles/Japan)". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. 
  2. ^ Hoops, Brian (July 28, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (July 28): Lou Thesz wrestles the husband of the world's greatest all-time female athlete". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 

External links

  • NWA North American Tag Team Title Histories
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