NWA World Tag Team Championship (Georgia version)

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NWA World Tag Team Championship
(Georgia version)
Details
Promotion ABC Booking[1][2]
Date established May 1954[1][2]
Date retired 1969[1][2]

Between May 1955 and 1969 the professional wrestling promotion ABC Booking (later known as Georgia Championship Wrestling; GCW) promoted their own regional version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship, a professional wrestling championship for teams of two wrestlers.[1][2] When the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) was founded in 1948, its board of directors decided to allow any NWA member, referred to as an NWA territory, to use an NWA World Tag Team Championship within their region, essentially making it a regional championship despite the "World" label applied to it.[3] Since the NWA World Tag Team Championships were professional wrestling championships, they were not won or lost in legitimate competitive matches but decided by booker(s) of a wrestling promotion instead.[4]

The Georgia version of the NWA World Tag Team championship existed for 16 years[1][2]. The fact that the board of directors did not put any limits on who could bill a championship as the NWA World Tag Team Championship led to at least 13 different championships of that name being used across the United States simultaneously at one point in 1957.[Championships] Enrique Torres and Art Neilson are tied for the most championship reigns, 5 each with various partners, while the team of Enrique and his brother Ramon Torres and the team of The Von Brauners (Kurt and Karl) hold the record for reigns as a team, three each. Art Neilson and Eddie Gosset's second reign lasted at least 434 days, the longest reign in the championship's history.[1][2]

The first recognized NWA World Tag Team Champions were the team of Reggie Lisowski and Art Neilson. At the time Lisowski and Neilson held the Chicago version of the championship which was brought to the Georgia territory.[1][2][5][6] The Chicago version was used as the starting point of the Georgia lineage, creating a totally separate championship when Bill and Freddie Blassie won the Georgia version in December 1955, while Lisowski and Neilson remained champions in the Chicago region.[5][6] In 1969 ABC Booking stopped using the championship, although they would recognize the Mid-Atlantic version after 1975. Instead the promotion would regularly promote the NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship and the NWA National Tag Team Championship as their primary championships.[7][7]

Title history

Key

No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed.
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title changed hands
N/A The specific information is not known
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
  Indicates that there was a period where the lineage is undocumented due to the lack of written documentation in that time period.
No. Champions Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s)
1 Lisowski, ReggieReggie Lisowski and Art Neilson 1 May 1954 [Note 1] Georgia Live event Defended Chicago version in Georgia to establish Georgia version [1][2]
2 Bill and Fred Blassie 1 December 1955 [Note 2] Georgia Live event   [1][2]
3 Graham, JerryJerry Graham and Don McIntyre 1 December 9, 1955 [Note 3] Atlanta, Georgia Live event   [1][2]
4 Bill and Fred Blassie 2 December 1955 [Note 4] Atlanta, Georgia Live event   [1][2]
5 Roger Mackay and Jackie Nichols 1 January 6, 1956 77 Atlanta, Georgia Live event   [1][2]
6 O'Brien, JackJack O'Brien and Pierre LaSalle 1 March 23, 1956 [Note 5] Atlanta, Georgia Live event   [1][2]
7 Gosset, EddieEddie Gosset and Art Neilson 1 July 1956 [Note 6] Georgia Live event   [1][2]
8 Don (2) and Red McIntyre 1 August 1956 [Note 7] Georgia Live event   [1][2]
9 Gosset, EddieEddie Gosset and Art Neilson 2 August 24, 1956 [Note 8] Atlanta, Georgia Live event   [1][2]
10 Reggie (2) and Stan Lisowski 1 November 1957 [Note 9] Georgia Live event Records unclear if this truly was the Georgia version of the championship [1][2]
11 Jackie and Don Fargo 1 August 1958 [Note 10] Georgia Live event Records are unclear as to when they lost titles [1][2]
 
12 Joe Scarpa and Don Curtis 1 June 1962 [Note 11] Georgia Live event Defended the Florida version in Georgia to restart the Georgia version of the championship [1][2]
13 Assassins, TheThe Assassins
(Assassin #1 and Assassin #2)
1 July 5, 1962 [Note 12] Jacksonville, Florida Live event   [1][2]
14 Von Brauners, TheThe Von Brauners
(Kurt and Karl Von Brauner)
1 August 1963 [Note 13] Georgia Live event   [1][2]
15 Lenny Montana and Tarzan Tyler 1 1963 [Note 14] Georgia Live event   [1][2]
16 Chief Big Heart and Chief Little Eagle 1 October 11, 1963 [Note 10] Atlanta, Georgia Live event   [1][2]
 
17 Von Brauners, TheThe Von Brauners
(Kurt and Karl Von Brauner)
2 May 1964 [Note 15] Georgia Live event Records are unclear as to whom they defeated [1][2]
18 Gunkel, RayRay Gunkel and Lester Welch 1 June 4, 1965 [Note 10] Atlanta, Georgia Live event   [1][2]
Vacated 1966 N/A N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons [1][2]
19 The Globetrotters
(Al Costello and Louie Tillet)
1 February 4, 1966 7 Atlanta, Georgia Live event Defeated the Mysterious Medics to win the vacant championship [1][2]
20 Von Brauners, TheThe Von Brauners
(Kurt and Karl Von Brauner)
3 February 11, 1966 42 Atlanta, Georgia Live event   [1][2]
21 The Mysterious Medics
(Mysterious Medic #1 and Mysterious Medic #2)
1 March 25, 1966 77 Atlanta, Georgia Live event   [1][2]
22 The Infernos
(Inferno #1 and Inferno #2)
1 June 10, 1966 7 Atlanta, Georgia Live event   [1][2]
23 Enrique and Alberto Torres 1 June 17, 1966 [Note 16] Atlanta, Georgia Live event   [1][2]
24 The Infernos
(Inferno #1 and Inferno #2)
2 June 1966 [Note 17] Georgia Live event   [1][2]
25 Enrique and Alberto Torres 2 August 19, 1966 [Note 18] Atlanta, Georgia Live event   [1][2]
26 Enrique (3) and Ramon Torres 1 October 1966 [Note 19] N/A N/A Alberto lost a loser leaves town match to Butcher Vachon on October 7, 1966 with Ramon replacing him as championship at some point afterwards. [1][2]
27 Maurice and Paul Vachon 1 January 13, 1967 21 Atlanta, Georgia Live event   [1][2]
28 Enrique (4) and Ramon Torres 2 February 3, 1967 84 Atlanta, Georgia Live event   [1][2]
29 Minnesota Wrecking Crew, TheThe Minnesota Wrecking Crew
(Gene and Lars Anderson)
1 April 28, 1967 [Note 20] Atlanta, Georgia Live event   [1][2]
Vacated 1967 N/A N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons [1][2]
30 Enrique (5) and Ramon Torres 3 November 1967 [Note 21] Georgia Live event   [1][2]
31 Paul and Stan Vachon 1 January 19, 1968 0 Atlanta, Georgia Live event   [1][2]
32 Fuller, BuddyBuddy Fuller and Ray Gunkel (2) 1 January 19, 1968 336 Atlanta, Georgia Live event   [1][2]
33 Assassins, TheThe Assassins
(Assassin #1 and Assassin #2)
2 December 20, 1968 70 Atlanta, Georgia Live event   [1][2]
Vacated February 28, 1969 N/A N/A N/A Championship held up after match with Ray Gunkel and Buddy Fuller [1][2]
34 Fuller, BuddyBuddy Fuller and Ray Gunkel (3) 2 March 28, 1969 [Note 22] Atlanta, Georgia Live event Won the rematch. [1][2]
Championship abandoned 1969 N/A N/A N/A The Championship was abandoned [1][2]

Team reigns by combined length

Key

Symbol Meaning
¤ The exact length of at least one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used.
Rank Team No. of reigns Combined days
1 Gosset, EddieEddie Gosset and Art Neilson 2 435¤
2 Fuller, BuddyBuddy Fuller and Ray Gunkel 2 337¤
3 Reggie and Stan Lisowski 1 244¤
4 Enrique and Ramon Torres 3 237¤
5 Lisowski, ReggieReggie Lisowski and Art Neilson 1 184¤
6 O'Brien, JackJack O'Brien and Pierre LaSalle 1 100¤
7 Assassins, TheThe Assassins (Assassin #1 and Assassin #2) 2 97¤
8 The Mysterious Medics (Mysterious Medic #1 and Mysterious Medic #2) 1 77
Roger Mackay and Jackie Nichols 1 77
10 The Infernos (Inferno #1 and Inferno #2) 2 57¤
11 Von Brauners, TheThe Von Brauners (Kurt and Karl Von Brauner) 3 48¤
12 Enrique and Alberto Torres 2 44¤
13 Maurice and Paul Vachon 1 21
14 Scarpa, JoeJoe Scarpa and Don Curtis 1 14¤
15 Bill and Fred Blassie 2
16 The Globetrotters (Al Costello and Louie Tillet) 1 7
17 Don and Red McIntyre 1
Lenny Montana and Tarzan Tyler 1
Graham, JerryJerry Graham and Don McIntyre 1
20 Paul and Stan Vachon 1 0
21 Jackie and Don Fargo 1 ¤
Gunkel, RayRay Gunkel and Lester Welch 1 ¤
Chief Big Heart and Chief Little Eagle 1 ¤

Individual reigns by combined length

Key

Symbol Meaning
¤ The exact length of at least one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used.
Rank Wrestler No. of reigns Combined days
1 Art Neilson 5 619¤
2 Fuller, BuddyBuddy Fuller 2 337¤
Gunkel, RayRay Gunkel 3 337¤
4 Torres, EnriqueEnrique Torres 5 281¤
5 Lisowski|Reggie Lisowski 1 244¤
Stan Lisowski 1 244¤
7 Torres, RamonRamon Torres 3 237¤
8 Lisowski, ReggieReggie Lisowski 1 244¤
9 Pierre LaSalle 1 100¤
O'Brien, JackJack O'Brien 1 100¤
11 Assassin #1 2 97¤
Assassin #2 2 97¤
13 Jackie Nichols 1 77
Roger Mackay 1 77
Mysterious Medic #1 1 77
Mysterious Medic #2 1 77
17 Inferno #1 2 57¤
Inferno #2 2 57¤
19 Von Brauner, KarlKarl Von Brauner 3 48¤
Von Brauner, KurtKurt Von Brauner 3 48¤
21 Torres, AlbertoAlberto Torres 2 44¤
22 Vachon, MauriceMaurice Vachon 1 21
Vachon, PaulPaul Vachon 2 21
Don Curtis 1 21
25 Scarpa, JoeJoe Scarpa 1 14¤
26 Bill Blassie 2
Blassie, FredFred Blassie 2
28 Louie Tillet 1 7
Costello, AlAl Costello 1 7
30 Don, McIntyre 1
Lenny Montana 1
Don McIntyre 1
Red McIntyre 1
Graham, JerryJerry Graham 1
Tyler, TarzanTarzan Tyler 1
36 Vachon, StanStan Vachon 1 0
37 Fargo, DonDon Fargo 1 ¤
Fargo, JackieJackie Fargo 1 ¤
Welch, LesterLester Welch 1 ¤
Chief Big Heart 1 ¤
Chief Little Eagle 1 ¤

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ The exact date that the championship was won and lost is undocumented, which means that the championship reign lasted between 184 and 190 days.
  2. ^ The exact date that the championship was won is undocumented, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 day and 8 days.
  3. ^ The exact date that the championship was lost is undocumented, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 day and 22 days.
  4. ^ The exact date that the championship was won is undocumented, which means that the championship reign lasted between 7 and 28 days.
  5. ^ The exact date that the championship was lost is undocumented, which means that the championship reign lasted between 100 and 129 days.
  6. ^ The exact date that the championship was won and lost is undocumented, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 day and 53 days.
  7. ^ The exact date that the championship was won is undocumented, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 day and 24 days.
  8. ^ The exact date that the championship was lost is undocumented, which means that the championship reign lasted between 434 and 463 days.
  9. ^ The exact date that the championship was won and lost is undocumented, which means that the championship reign lasted between 244 and 303 days.
  10. ^ a b c The length of the championship reign is too uncertain to calculate.
  11. ^ The exact date that the championship was won is undocumented, which means that the championship reign lasted between 14 and 34 days.
  12. ^ The exact date that the championship was lost is undocumented, which means that the championship reign lasted between 27 and 57 days.
  13. ^ The exact date that the championship was won and lost is undocumented, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 day and 70 days.
  14. ^ The exact date that the championship was won and lost is undocumented, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 day and 70 days.
  15. ^ The exact date that the championship was won is undocumented, which means that the championship reign lasted between 5 and 34 days.
  16. ^ The exact date that the championship was lost is undocumented, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 day and 13 days.
  17. ^ The exact date that the championship was won is undocumented, which means that the championship reign lasted between 50 and 79 days.
  18. ^ The exact date that the championship was lost is undocumented, which means that the championship reign lasted between 43 and 42 days.
  19. ^ The exact date that the championship was won is undocumented, which means that the championship reign lasted between 74 and 104 days.
  20. ^ The exact date that the championship was vacated is undocumented, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 day and 216 days.
  21. ^ The exact date that the championship was won is undocumented, which means that the championship reign lasted between 79 and 50 days.
  22. ^ The exact date that the championship was abandoned is undocumented, which means that the championship reign lasted between 1 day and 278 days.

Concurrent championships

Sources for 13 simultaneous NWA World Tag Team Championships

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