NWA Women's World Tag Team Championship

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NWA Women's World Tag Team Championship
Other name(s)
Women's World Tag Team Championship
WWF Women's Tag Team Championship

The NWA Women's World Tag Team Championship was a women's professional wrestling tag team title defended in member promotions of the National Wrestling Alliance from the early 1950s through 1983. It was the first Women's World Tag Team Championship professional wrestling championship and was sometimes referred to as simply the Women's World Tag Team Championship without the NWA prefix.[1] The championship was later acquired by the World Wrestling Federation and renamed the WWF Women's Tag Team Championship in 1983 when the WWF, once a member of the NWA, bought the rights to the championship from The Fabulous Moolah[2] and continued using them.[3]

Title history

Silver areas in the history indicate periods of unknown lineage.

  • An (n) next to a date indicates that a title change occurred no later than the date listed.
Wrestlers Time Date Location Notes
Ella Waldek and Mae Young 1 Records are unclear as to whom they defeated.
April 1951 in Omaha, Nebraska Ella and Mae lost a 2/3 falls match to Beverly Lehmer and Mildred Burke, Mildred having beaten Ella the previous week.[4]
July 1951 in Marion, Ohio Ella (and Dot Dotson) defeated Mae (and Sheba Zinni), Sheba having beaten Ella and Dot having beaten Mae earlier in the night.[5]
June Byers and Millie Stafford 1 October 4, 1952[6] Mexico City, Mexico[6] defeated Waldek and Young[6]
June Byers (2) and Mary Jane Mull 1 before January 23, 1953[7] Nebraska Stafford had taken time off due to personal reasons.
Mull had previously won a tournament to replace her.[6]
Daisy Mae (wrestler) & Golden Venus 1 March 1953[6] West Virginia
The title was vacated after Byers had won the NWA World Women's title from Mildred Burke in Atlanta, Georgia on August 20, 1954.
June Byers (3) and Millie Stafford (2) 2 December 7, 1954[6] Stafford returned after July 15, 1953. Champions as of January 26, 1955
Daisy May (2) and Golden Venus (2) 2 March 1956[6] West Virginia
June Byers (4) and Mars Bennett 1 before August 1956[6] Mars replaces Millie
Penny Banner and Bonnie Watson 1 August 15, 1956[6] Albuquerque, NM
Penny Banner (2) and Betty Jo Hawkins 1 before February 1957[6] Betty replaces Bonnie
June Byers (5) and Barbara Baker 1 February 13, 1957[6] Vancouver, BC
Lorraine Johnson and Millie Stafford (3) 1 February, 1958[6] Missouri
Lorraine Johnson (2) and Penny Banner (3) 1 June 16, 1958[6] Ohio Records are unclear as to whom they defeated, if anyone. Possibly Penny just replaced Millie. Only known to have held the titles until 1959.
Lorraine Johnson (3) and Kathy Starr 1 before December 1958[6] Kathy replaces Penny.
Lolita Martinez and Kay Noble 1 December 4, 1958[6] Amarillo, TX February 24, 1959, Penny Banner is listed as a co-holder of the title, since she wasn't involved in losing it.
Adrian Ames (as "Adrienne Ames")
and Patricia Lyda (as "Pat Lyda")[2]
1 November 23, 1961 Harvey, Louisiana Billed as "NWA titlists" when they defeated Chris Clark and Ann Regan (holders of the Southern Women's Tag Team Championship) to become "undisputed women's tag team champions". Clark and Regan had defeated Ames and Lyda the previous week in a New Orleans, Indiana match. The following week, Clark defeated Ames and Lyda defeated Regan in singles matches.[8]
The Fabulous Moolah and Toni Rose 1 May 1970 (n) California[9] Records are unclear as to whom they defeated. Possibly Adrian Ames and Pat Lyda.
Donna Christantello and Kathy O'Day 1 May 15, 1970 Los Angeles, California
The Fabulous Moolah (2) and Toni Rose (2) 2 June 5, 1970 Bakersfield, California
Donna Christantello (2) and Toni Rose (3) 1 November 1970 (n) Records are unclear as to whom they defeated, if anyone. Possibly Donna just replaced Moolah.
Joyce Grable and Vicki Williams 1 October 15, 1973 New York City, New York 16 October 1972, Joyce and Vicki had previously lost a 2 of 3 falls match to Donna and Toni.[10]
Donna Christantello (3) and Toni Rose (4) 2 October 1975 (n) Boston, Massachusetts
Joyce Grable (2) and Vicki Williams (2) 2 August 25, 1979 St. Petersburg, Florida Defeated The Glamour Girls (Leilani Kai and Judy Martin).
Joyce Grable (3) and Wendi Richter 1 Records are unclear as to whom they defeated, if anyone.
Possibly Wendi just replaced Vicki.
Princess Victoria and Sabrina 1 April 29, 1982 Kansas City, Missouri
Joyce Grable (4) and Wendi Richter (2) 2 May 6, 1982 Kansas City, Missouri [11]
Velvet McIntyre and Princess Victoria (2) 1 May 13, 1983 Calgary, Alberta [12][13]
The title switched to the World Wrestling Federation in 1983 when the WWF withdrew from the NWA and bought the rights to the title. The title became known as the WWF Women's Tag Team Championship.[12]

See also

References

  1. ^ "WORLD WOMEN'S TAG TEAM TITLE". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved January 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.wrestling-titles.com/nwa/world/nwa-wt.html
  3. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  4. ^ http://www.legacyofwrestling.com/Omaha51.html
  5. ^ http://www.legacyofwrestling.com/Marion51.html
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o World Women's Tag Team Title at Wrestling-Titles.com
  7. ^ January 23, 1953 The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska Page 16:
    CHALLENGER Joan Weidmon (above) and Ida May get a crack at the World's Tag Team title held by June Byers and Mary Jane Mull at the Fairgrounds next week, Girls Tag Team Crown At Stake
  8. ^ http://www.legacyofwrestling.com/NewOrleans61.html
  9. ^ http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/bios/f/fabulous-moolah/
  10. ^ http://www.profightdb.com/wrestlers/toni-rose-5053.html
  11. ^ F4W Staff (May 6, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (May 6): Verne Gagne Vs. Danny Hodge, 1st Annual Von Erich Parade of Champions show". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  12. ^ a b Nevada, Vance (June 30, 2005). "Results for Velvet McIntyre". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  13. ^ Hoops, Brian (May 13, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (May 13): Rick Martel wins AWA gold, Kurt Angle wins TNA title, Nash & Hall beat one man to win tag titles". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
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