AWA Southern Tag Team Championship

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AWA Southern Tag Team Championship
AWA Southern Tag Team Championship.png
The last version of the championship belt
Details
Promotion NWA Mid-America (19451977)
Continental Wrestling Association(19771988)
Date establishedNovember 1945
Date retiredFebruary 1, 1988
Other name(s)
  • NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-America)

The AWA Southern Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling tag team title in the Tennessee area from the 1940s through the late 1980s. It was originally named the NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-America version) from its inception through 1977, when it was renamed (as was the Southern Heavyweight Championship, also previously an NWA title) the AWA Southern Tag Team Championship due to a partnership with the American Wrestling Association. The title existed until 1988 when it was replaced with the Continental Wrestling Association Tag Team Championship.

Contents

The title was also referred to as the Mid-Southern Tag Team Championship to avoid confusion with the various other versions of the NWA Southern Tag Team Championship in Championship Wrestling from Florida (1960–1970), Georgia Championship Wrestling (1951–1968), Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling (1955–1966), Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (1953–1969), and Southern Championship Wrestling (1981–1982). [1]

Reigns

Key
No.Overall reign number
ReignReign number for the specific champion
DaysNumber of days held
N/AUnknown information
(NLT)Championship change took place "no later than" the date listed
No.ChampionChampionship changeReign statisticsNotesRef.
DateEventLocationReignDays
Mid-Southern Tag Team Championship / NWA Southern Tag Team Championship
1 Garza Lozano and Jack PurdinNovember 26, 1945 Live event Birmingham, Alabama1 [Note 1] Defended against Nick Carter and Sailor Watkins in Birmingham on this day; may have defeated Herb Welch and Roy Welch for the title on April 30, 1945, in Birmingham, Alabama.
Championship history is unrecorded from November 26, 1945 to April 1948.
2Paul Stanlee and Jack WelchApril 1948 Live event [Note 2] 1 [Note 3]
Championship history is unrecorded from April 1948 to June 29, 1948.
3Mike Chacoma and Red RobertsJune 29, 1948 Live event Nashville, Tennessee1 [Note 4] Defeated Herb and Roy Welch.
Championship history is unrecorded from June 29, 1948 to November 23, 1948.
4Tex Rileyand Herb WelchNovember 23, 1948 Live event [Note 2] 1 [Note 5]
Championship history is unrecorded from November 23, 1948 to February 11, 1949.
5Wild Bill Cannyand Carlos Rodriguez CortezFebruary 11, 1949 Live event [Note 2] 1 [Note 6] Still champions on March 7, 1949.
Championship history is unrecorded from February 11, 1949 to December 8, 1949.
6Wild Bill Canny(2) and Buddy KnoxDecember 8, 1949 Live event [Note 2] 1 [Note 7]
Championship history is unrecorded from December 8, 1949 to August 3, 1950.
7 Eddie Gossett and Roy WelchAugust 3, 1950 Live event [Note 2] 1104
8Masked Bat and Finis HallNovember 15, 1950 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee136The Masked Bat was unmasked by Welch and revealed as Danny Dusek
9 Eddie Gossett (2) and Tex Riley(2)December 21, 1950 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee1 [Note 8] Still champions on January 4, 1951.
Championship history is unrecorded from December 21, 1950 to July 1951.
10Ray Piret and Herb Welch (2)July 1951 Live event [Note 2] 1
11Eduardo Perez and Red Roberts (2)July 12, 1951 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee1 [Note 9] [2]
Championship history is unrecorded from July 12, 1951 to November 5, 1951.
12Ray Piret (2) and Tex Riley(3)November 5, 1951 Live event [Note 2] 143
13Pat O'Brien and Karl KowalskiDecember 18, 1951 Live event Nashville, Tennessee1 [Note 10]
Championship history is unrecorded from December 18, 1951 to April 1952.
14Henry Harrell and Rex MobleyApril 1952 Live event [Note 2] 1 [Note 11]
15Golden Hawk and Johnny KostasApril 17, 1952 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee1 [Note 12]
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Championship history is unrecorded from April 17, 1952 to May 24, 1952.
16Karl Kowalski (2) and Ivan KowalskiMay 24, 1952 Live event Atlanta, Georgia1 [Note 13] Reported on June 11, 1952, issue of a Cape Girardeau, MO paper to have defeated Masked Marvel and Paul Jones "three weeks ago"; most likely fictitious since the Atlanta results for this date lists neither team.
17Herb Welch (3) and Roy Welch (3)1952 Live event [Note 2] 1 [Note 14] Sometime after June 20, 1952.
18Karl Kowalski (3) and Ivan KowalskiSeptember 7, 1952 Live event Kingsport, Tennessee22
19Herb (4) and Roy Welch (4)September 9, 1952 Live event [Note 2] 2365Still champions as of March 12, 1953.
20Al and John SmithSeptember 9, 1953 Live event [Note 2] 1262Still champions as of November 9, 1953; continue to be recognized in Charlotte.
21George and Jack CurtisMay 29, 1954 Live event Lenoir, North Carolina17
22Al and John SmithJune 5, 1954 Live event Lenoir, North Carolina244
23 Mr. Moto and Kinji Shibuya July 19, 1954 Live event Charlotte, North Carolina185
24George and Bobby BeckerOctober 12, 1954 Live event Roanoke, Virginia1 [Note 15]
Vacated November 26, 1954 [Note 2]
25Leo and Chick GaribaldiJune 1956 Live event [Note 2] 1 [Note 16] Defends Charlotte version in Nashville.
26Jim Austeri and Tiny Mills June 26, 1956 Live event Nashville, Tennessee183
27George Becker (2) and Jack WitzigSeptember 17, 1956 Live event Charlotte, North Carolina1 [Note 17] Defends Charlotte version in Nashville; still recognized as of November 4, 1956.
Championship history is unrecorded from September 17, 1956 to March 1958.
28The Corsicans
(Corsica Jean and Corsica Joe)
March 1958 Live event [Note 2] 1 [Note 18]
29Herb Welch (5) and Chris BelkasMarch 21, 1958 Live event Knoxville, Tennessee114
30The Corsicans
(Corsica Jean and Corsica Joe)
April 4, 1958 Live event [Note 2] 214
31 Dick Beyer and Tex Riley(4)April 18, 1958 Live event Knoxville, Tennessee1 [Note 19]
32The Corsicans
(Corsica Jean and Corsica Joe)
May 1958 Live event [Note 2] 3 [Note 20]
33 Dick Beyer (2) and Len RossiMay 30, 1958 Live event Knoxville, Tennessee149
34Mike and Doc GallagherJuly 18, 1958 Live event Knoxville, Tennessee177
35The Corsicans
(Corsica Jean and Corsica Joe)
October 3, 1958 Live event Knoxville, Tennessee4 [Note 21]
Championship history is unrecorded from October 3, 1958 to April 1959.
36Don and Luke FieldsApril 1959 Live event [Note 2] 1 [Note 22]
Championship history is unrecorded from April 1959 to May 12, 1959.
38The Fabulous Fargos
(Don and Jackie Fargo )
May 12, 1959 Live event [Note 2] 1 [Note 23]
39Tex Riley(5) and Len Rossi (2)May 12, 1948 Live event [Note 2] 1 [Note 24]
Championship history is unrecorded from May 12, 1948 to July 1959.
Vacated July 1959
40Don and Luke FieldsOctober 13, 1959 Live event [Note 2] 215
41John Smith (3) and Tosh Togo October 28, 1959 Live event Mobile, Alabama114Defeated Bobby and Don Fields in a tournament final for the vacant Gulf Coast version; may not be recognized outside the territory.
42Bobby and Don FieldsNovember 11, 1959 Live event Mobile, Alabama354
43The Corsicans
(Corsica Jean and Corsica Joe)
January 4, 1960 Live event [Note 2] 549
44Bobby and Don FieldsFebruary 22, 1960 Live event Memphis, Tennessee458 [4]
45Great Bolo and Joe McCarthyApril 20, 1960 Live event Mobile, Alabama15The Corsicas are billed as champions in Blytheville, Arkansas, as of March 7, 1960.
46Don and Luke FieldsApril 25, 1960 Live event [Note 2] 5 [Note 25] Still/again champions as of November 1, 1960.
47John (4) and Al SmithJanuary 1961 Live event [Note 2] 3 [Note 26]
48Dante and MephistoJanuary 8, 1961 Live event [Note 2] 135
49 Jackie Fargo (2) and Lester WelchFebruary 12, 1961 Live event Memphis, Tennessee128
50Dante and MephistoMarch 12, 1961 Live event Memphis, Tennessee2163In Chattanooga, TN, Tex Rileyand Len Rossi are announced as having defeated Mephisto and Dante for the title "last week".
51Tex Riley(6) and Len Rossi (3)August 22, 1961 Live event Nashville, Tennessee314
52Dante and MephistoSeptember 5, 1961 Live event Nashville, Tennessee311In Chattanooga, Tennessee Riley and Rossi defend the title on September 9, 1961, although Mephisto and Dante are recognized prior to the match on September 16, 1961.
53Tex Riley(7) and Len Rossi (4)September 16, 1961 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee47
54Dante and MephistoSeptember 23, 1961 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee424
55 Jackie Fargo (3) and Lester Welch (2)October 17, 1961 Live event Nashville, Tennessee242
56Dante and MephistoNovember 28, 1961 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee52
57 Jackie Fargo (4) and Lester Welch (3)November 30, 1961 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee339
58Dante and MephistoJanuary 8, 1962 Live event [Note 2] 635
59 Jackie Fargo (5) and Lester Welch (4)February 12, 1962 Live event Memphis, Tennessee422
60Dante and MephistoMarch 6, 1962 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee716
61 Jackie Fargo (6) and Lester Welch (5)March 22, 1962 Live event [Note 2] 59
62Dante and MephistoMarch 31, 1962 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee819
63Mike Clancy and Lester Welch (6)April 19, 1962 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee1 [Note 27]
64Dante and MephistoJuly 1962 Live event [Note 2] 9 [Note 28]
65Don and Luke FieldsJuly 9, 1962 Live event Memphis, Tennessee649
66The Medics
(Tony Gonzales and Donald Lortie)
August 27, 1962 Live event Memphis, Tennessee149Had already been billed as champions in Chattanooga on August 25, 1962.
67Buddy Fuller and Lester Welch (7)October 15, 1962 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17
68The Medics
(Tony Gonzales and Donald Lortie)
October 22, 1962 Live event Memphis, Tennessee222
69 Jackie Fargo (7) and Tex Riley(9)November 13, 1962 Live event Nashville, Tennessee114
70The Medics
(Tony Gonzales and Donald Lortie)
November 27, 1962 Live event Nashville, Tennessee36
71Ray Andrews and Eric Pomeroy (Stan Pulaski)December 3, 1962 Live event Memphis, Tennessee349Not recognized outside Memphis.
72The Medics
(Tony Gonzales and Donald Lortie)
January 21, 1963 Live event Memphis, Tennessee415
73Don and Luke FieldsFebruary 5, 1963 Live event Nashville, Tennessee715Held up after a match against Medics on February 12, 1963, in Nashville, Tennessee.
74The Medics
(Tony Gonzales and Donald Lortie)
February 20, 1963 Live event Nashville, Tennessee548Win rematch; lose to Don Fields and Luke Fields on March 11, 1963, in Memphis, Tennessee, but continue to be recognized in other cities.
75Gino and Tony CalzaApril 9, 1963 Live event Nashville, Tennessee134Recognized in Memphis, Tennessee, as of April 16, 1963.
76Karl and Skull Von StroheimMay 13, 1963 Live event Memphis, Tennessee1112 [5]
77Lester Welch (8) and Jackie Fargo (8)September 2, 1963 Live event Memphis, Tennessee67Held up when Karl is taken to hospital after the second fall.
78Karl and Skull Von StroheimSeptember 9, 1963 Live event Memphis, Tennessee257Win rematch.
79 Jackie Fargo (9) and Mario Milano (1)November 5, 1963 Live event Nashville, Tennessee130
80Ivan Malenkov and Tojo Yamamoto December 5, 1963 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee121
81 Jackie Fargo (10) and Mario Milano (2)December 26, 1963 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee221Awarded the title when Malenkov leaves the area and does not appear for a scheduled defense.
82Karl and Skull Von StroheimJanuary 16, 1964 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee37Not recognized outside Chattanooga. [6]
83Alex Perez and Tojo Yamamoto (2)January 23, 1964 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee154
84 Jackie Fargo (11) and The Masked Rebel March 17, 1964 Live event Nashville, Tennessee114
85 Tojo Yamamoto (3) and Alex PerezMarch 31, 1964 Live event Nashville, Tennessee216
86 Jackie Fargo (12) and Sonny Fargo April 16, 1964 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee27
87Alex Perez and Tojo Yamamoto (4)April 23, 1964 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee333
88The Fabulous Fargos
(Don (2) and Jackie Fargo (13))
May 26, 1964 Live event Nashville, Tennessee214 [7]
89Alex Perez and Tojo Yamamoto (5)June 9, 1964 Live event Nashville, Tennessee414Fargos are still billed as champions in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 15, 1964.
90Mario Milano (3) and Len Rossi (5)June 23, 1964 Live event Nashville, Tennessee191
91The Corsicans
(Corsica Jean and Corsica Joe)
September 22, 1964 Live event Bowling Green, Kentucky636
92Chief Little Bear and Mack YorkOctober 28, 1964 Live event [Note 2] 142
93 Mitsu Hirai and Tojo Yamamoto (6)December 9, 1964 Live event Bowling Green, Kentucky1166
94 Danny Hodge and Mario Milano (4)May 24, 1965 Live event Memphis, Tennessee138
95 Mitsu Hirai (2) and Tojo Yamamoto (7)July 1, 1965 Live event [Note 2] 212
96Frankie Cain and Mike ClancyJuly 13, 1965 Live event Nashville, Tennessee114
97Alex Perez and Tojo Yamamoto (8)July 27, 1965 Live event Nashville, Tennessee545
98 Jackie Fargo (14) and Len Rossi (6)September 10, 1965 Live event Jonesboro, Arkansas122
99 Tor Kamata (2) and Tojo Yamamoto (9)October 2, 1965 Live event Nashville, Tennessee117
100 Jackie Fargo (15) and Len Rossi (7)October 19, 1965 Live event Nashville, Tennessee237May not win the title but were again billed as champions in Chattanooga on November 11, 1965.
101The Mysterious MedicsNovember 25, 1965 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee537Held up after a match against Hiro Matsuda and Kanji Inoki on November 28, 1965; still held up after a rematch on January 4, 1966, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Vacated December 1965
102Mario Milano (5) and Len Rossi (8)January 11, 1966 Live event Nashville, Tennessee229Won a three-team tournament, defeating The Mysterious Medics and Inoki and Matsuda.
103Alex Perez and Tojo Yamamoto (10)February 9, 1966 Live event Nashville, Tennessee66
104Mario Milano (6) and Len Rossi (9)February 15, 1966 Live event Nashville, Tennessee345
105Doug Lindsey and Treach PhillipsApril 1, 1966 Live event [Note 2] 110
106Len Rossi (10) and Mario Milano (7)April 11, 1966 Live event Birmingham, Alabama471
107The Great Higami and Tojo Yamamoto (11)June 21, 1966 Live event Birmingham, Alabama110
108Mario Milano (8) and Len Rossi (11)July 1, 1966 Live event [Note 2] 5120
109The Blue InfernosOctober 29, 1966 Live event Nashville, Tennessee13Held up after a match against Chief White Eagle and Chuck Conley on November 18, 1966, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
110The Blue InfernosNovember 1, 1966 Live event [Note 2] 257
111Corsica Joe (7) and Chin LeeDecember 28, 1966 Live event Birmingham, Alabama1 [Note 29] Still/again champions on April 12, 1967.
Championship history is unrecorded from December 28, 1966 to June 1, 1967.
112Rip and Tim TylerJune 1, 1967 Live event [Note 2] 111
113Billy and Jimmy HinesJune 12, 1967 Live event Birmingham, Alabama1 [Note 30]
Championship history is unrecorded from June 12, 1967 to August 3, 1967.
114Tomayo Soto and The Great YamahaAugust 3, 1967 Live event [Note 2] 17
115Len Rossi (12) and Bad Boy HinesAugust 10, 1967 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee1 [Note 31]
Championship history is unrecorded from August 10, 1967 to October 1967.
116Len Rossi (13) and Tomayo Soto (2)October 1967 Live event [Note 2] 1 [Note 32]
Championship history is unrecorded from October 1967 to March 4, 1968.
117Lester Welch (9) and Eddie GrahamMarch 4, 1968 Live event [Note 2] 1 [Note 33]
Championship history is unrecorded from March 4, 1968 to April 3, 1968.
118The Dirty Daltons
(Frank Dalton and Jack Dalton)
April 3, 1968 Live event [Note 2] 1 [Note 34]
Championship history is unrecorded from April 3, 1968 to April 1968.
Vacated April 1968Championship vacated for undocumented reasons.
119Don Carson and The Red ShadowApril 1968 Live event Tampa, Florida1 [Note 35] Won a possibly fictitious tournament.
120Dennis Hall and Ken Lucas April 25, 1968 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee17
121Don Carson and The Red ShadowMay 2, 1968 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee2 [Note 36]
122Lester Welch (10) and Eddie Graham (4)May 1968 Live event [Note 2] 2 [Note 37]
123Don Carson and The Red ShadowMay 13, 1968 Live event Memphis, Tennessee314 [5]
124Dennis Hall and Ken Lucas May 27, 1968 Live event Memphis, Tennessee228
125Don Carson and The Red ShadowJune 24, 1968 Live event Memphis, Tennessee450
126 Jackie Fargo (16) and Lou TheszAugust 13, 1968 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17
127Don Carson and The Red ShadowAugust 20, 1968 Live event Memphis, Tennessee54
128 Ken Lucas and Dennis HallAugust 24, 1968 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee3 [Note 38]
129Don Carson and The Red Shadow1968 Live event [Note 2] 6 [Note 39]
130Buddy Fuller and Lester Welch (11)September 9, 1968 Live event Memphis, Tennessee2 [Note 40]
131Don Carson and The Red ShadowSeptember 1968 Live event [Note 2] 7 [Note 41]
132Lester Welch (12) and Buddy FullerSeptember 24, 1968 Live event Birmingham, Alabama36
133Don Carson and The Red ShadowSeptember 30, 1968 Live event Memphis, Tennessee810
134The Mighty Yankees
(Mighty Yankee 1 and Mighty Yankee 2)
October 10, 1968 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee139Carson and Shadow continue to be billed as champions in Chattanooga but lose to Mighty Yankees #1 (Eddie Sullivan) and #2 (Frank Morrell) on October 10, 1968.
135The Mighty Yankees
(Mighty Yankee 1 and Mighty Yankee 3)
November 18, 1968 Live event Memphis, Tennessee142
136Bobby (7) and Lee FieldsDecember 30, 1968 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17
137The Mighty Yankees
(Frank Morrell (3) and Eddie Sullivan (2))
January 6, 1969 Live event Memphis, Tennessee212Or January 11, 1969, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
138Dennis Hall and Ken Lucas January 18, 1969 Live event Memphis, Tennessee312 [8]
139The Mighty Yankees
(Frank Morrell (4) and Eddie Sullivan (3))
January 30, 1969 Live event [Note 2] 33
140 Ken Lucas (4) and Johnny Walker February 2, 1969 Live event Memphis, Tennessee113
141The Mighty Yankees
(Frank Morrell (5) and Eddie Sullivan (4))
February 15, 1969 Live event [Note 2] 412
142Bill and Joe SkyFebruary 27, 1969 Live event Lexington, Kentucky12 [9]
143The Mighty Yankees
(Frank Morrell (6) and Eddie Sullivan (5))
March 1969 Live event [Note 2] 5 [Note 42]
144 Ken Lucas (5) and Johnny Walker (2)March 13, 1969 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee2 [Note 43]
Championship history is unrecorded from March 13, 1969 to March 30, 1969.
145 Johnny Walker (3) and Bob RamsteadMarch 30, 1969 Live event [Note 2] 11
146 Tojo Yamamoto (12) and Johnny LongMarch 31, 1969 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee124
147Bill and Joe SkyApril 24, 1969 Live event [Note 2] 2 [Note 44]
148 Tojo Yamamoto (13) and Johnny Long (2)April 1969 Live event [Note 2] 2 [Note 45]
149Bob Ramstead (2) and Johnny Walker (4)April 28, 1969 Live event Memphis, Tennessee221Defeated Johnny Long and Tojo Yamamoto .
150Johnny Long (3) and Tojo Yamamoto (14)May 19, 1969 Live event Memphis, Tennessee321
151The Sundown Kid and Johnny Walker (5)June 9, 1969 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17In Chattanooga, Yamamoto and Long have lost to Walker and Bob Ramstead on June 7, 1969, and are again billed as champions as of July 19, 1969.
152Johnny Long (4) and Tojo Yamamoto (15)June 16, 1969 Live event Memphis, Tennessee456
153Dennis Hall (4) and Johnny Walker (6)August 11, 1969 Live event Memphis, Tennessee15
154 Tojo Yamamoto (16) and Johnny Long (5)August 16, 1969 Live event [Note 2] 551
155 The Heavenly Bodies
(Al and Don Greene)
October 6, 1969 Live event Memphis, Tennessee114
156 Jackie Fargo (17) and Dennis Hall (5)October 20, 1969 Live event Memphis, Tennessee114
157 The Heavenly Bodies
(Al and Don Greene)
November 3, 1969 Live event Memphis, Tennessee27
158Bearcat Brown and Les ThatcherNovember 10, 1969 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17
159 The Heavenly Bodies
(Al and Don Greene)
November 17, 1969 Live event Memphis, Tennessee328
160Dennis Hall (6) and Johnny Long (6)December 15, 1969 Live event Memphis, Tennessee18
161 The Heavenly Bodies
(Al and Don Greene)
December 23, 1969 Live event Memphis, Tennessee427
162Dennis Hall (7) and Johnny Walker (7)January 19, 1970 Live event Memphis, Tennessee277
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Vacated 1970Match took place sometime between March 27 and 29, 1970
163 Al Greene (5) and Frank MartinezMarch 30, 1970 Live event Memphis, Tennessee123Defeated Johnny Walker and the Japanese Mystery Man in a tournament final. [11]
164Len Rossi (15) and Bearcat Brown (2)April 22, 1970 Live event Nashville, Tennessee17Greene and Martinez continue to be billed as champions in Memphis, Tennessee.
165The Interns
(Billy Garrett and Jim Starr)
April 29, 1970 Live event Nashville, Tennessee15
166Bearcat Brown (3) and Len Rossi (16)May 4, 1970 Live event Memphis, Tennessee214
167 Al Greene (6) and Frank Martinez (2)May 18, 1970 Live event Memphis, Tennessee2 [Note 46]
168 Johnny Walker (8) and Len Rossi (17)May 1970 Live event [Note 2] 1 [Note 47] Are recognized as champions in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
169The Interns
(Billy Garrett and Jim Starr)
May 30, 1970 Live event Memphis, Tennessee223
170 Al Greene (7) and Frank Martinez (3)June 22, 1970 Live event Memphis, Tennessee335
171The Interns
(Billy Garrett and Jim Starr)
July 27, 1970 Live event Memphis, Tennessee328
172 Johnny Walker (9) and Tojo Yamamoto (17)August 24, 1970 Live event Memphis, Tennessee114
173The Interns
(Billy Garrett and Jim Starr)
September 7, 1970 Live event Memphis, Tennessee412
174The Continental Warriors
(Lorenzo Parente and Bobby Hart)
September 19, 1970 Live event [Note 2] 130
175 Jerry Jarrett and Tojo Yamamoto (18)October 19, 1970 Live event Louisville, Kentucky161Guest referee was Eddie Marlin.
176 The Heavenly Bodies
(Al (8) and Don Greene (5))
December 19, 1970 Live event [Note 2] 521Sometime after November 2, 1970; again defeat Yamamoto and Jarrett in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 4, 1971.
177 Jerry Jarrett and Tojo Yamamoto (19)January 9, 1971 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee2 [Note 48]
178Dennis Hall (8) and Johnny Walker (10)January 1971 Live event [Note 2] 1 [Note 49]
179 The Heavenly Bodies
(Al (9) and Don Greene (6))
February 4, 1971 Live event [Note 2] 621
180Len Rossi (18) and Bearcat Brown (4)February 25, 1971 Live event [Note 2] 240
181 The Heavenly Bodies
(Don Greene (7) and Al Greene (10))
April 6, 1971 Live event [Note 2] 713
182Len Rossi (19) and Bearcat Brown (5)April 19, 1971 Live event [Note 2] 328
183 The Heavenly Bodies
(Don Greene (8) and Al Greene (11))
May 17, 1971 Live event [Note 2] 814
184 Jerry Jarrett and Tojo Yamamoto (20)May 31, 1971 Live event Memphis, Tennessee321
185 The Heavenly Bodies
(Al (12) and Don Greene (9))
June 21, 1971 Live event Memphis, Tennessee97Defeated Jarrett and Jackie Fargo , subbing for Yamamoto.
186 Jerry Jarrett (4) and Jackie Fargo (18)June 28, 1971 Mid-South Coliseum Memphis, Tennessee116 [12]
187 The Von Brauners
(Karl and Kurt Von Brauner)
July 14, 1971 Live event [Note 2] 134
188 The Heavenly Bodies
(Al (13) and Don Greene (10))
August 17, 1971 Live event [Note 2] 108
Vacated August 24, 1971Championship vacated due to Don Greene's arm injury.
189 Al Greene (14) and Sir ClementsAugust 25, 1971 Live event Nashville, Tennessee17Defeat Tojo Yamamoto and Jerry Jarrett .
190 Tojo Yamamoto (21) and Jerry Jarrett September 1, 1971 Live event Nashville, Tennessee414
191 The Heavenly Bodies
(Al Greene (15) and Don Greene (11))
September 15, 1971 Live event [Note 2] 1110
192 Tojo Yamamoto (22) and Robert Fuller September 25, 1971 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee1 [Note 50]
193 The Heavenly Bodies
(Al Greene (16) and Don Greene (12))
October 1971 Live event [Note 2] 12 [Note 51]
194 Tojo Yamamoto (23) and Robert Fuller October 6, 1971 Live event Nashville, Tennessee25
195 Norvell Austin and Sputnik Monroe October 11, 1971 Mid-South Coliseum Memphis, Tennessee114 [13]
Vacated October 1971Championship vacated for undocumented reasons.
196 Norvell Austin and Sputnik MonroeOctober 25, 1971 Mid-South Coliseum Memphis, Tennessee214Defeated Len Rossi and Bearcat Brown in one-night 8-team tournament final. [14] [15]
197 Robert Fuller and Bearcat Brown (6)November 8, 1971 Mid-South Coliseum Memphis, Tennessee121 [16]
198 Uncle Elmer and Dennis Hall (9)November 29, 1971 Live event [Note 2] 1 [Note 52]
199The Interns
(Billy Garrett and Jim Starr)
1971 Live event [Note 2] 5 [Note 53]
200Bearcat Brown (7) and Len Rossi (20)1971 Live event [Note 2] 1 [Note 54]
201 The Von Brauners
(Kurt Von Brauner and Karl Von Brauner)
March 27, 1972 Mid-South Coliseum [Note 2] 2 [Note 55] [17]
202 Jackie Fargo (19) and Jerry Jarrett (6)April 1972 Live event [Note 2] 2 [Note 56]
203The Interns
(Billy Garrett and Jim Starr)
April 10, 1972 Mid-South Coliseum Memphis, Tennessee67 [18]
204 Jackie Fargo (20) and Jerry Jarrett (7)April 17, 1972 Live event Memphis, Tennessee3 [Note 57] Was a hair vs. championship match [3]
205 Norvell Austin and Sputnik Monroe May 1972 Live event Memphis, Tennessee3 [Note 58]
206The Interns
(Billy Garrett and Jim Starr)
May 8, 1972 Live event Memphis, Tennessee740Held up in June 14, 1972, at least in Nashville, Tennessee.
207 Jackie Fargo (21) and Roughhouse Sonny FargoJune 17, 1972 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee12
208 The Von Brauners
(Karl and Kurt Von Brauner)
June 19, 1972 Mid-South Coliseum Memphis, Tennessee32 [19]
209The Interns
(Billy Garrett and Jim Starr)
June 21, 1972 Live event Nashville, Tennessee83
210 Jackie Fargo (22) and Roughhouse Fargo (2)June 24, 1972 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee259
211Bill Dromo and Tojo Yamamoto (24)August 22, 1972 Live event [Note 2] 162
212The Interns
(Billy Garrett and Jim Starr)
October 23, 1972 Live event [Note 2] 914
213Len Rossi (21) and Kevin Sullivan November 6, 1972 Mid-South Coliseum Memphis, Tennessee17 [20]
214The Bounty Hunters
(David Novak and Jerry Novak)
November 13, 1972 Live event [Note 2] 133
215 Johnny Walker (11) and Bearcat Brown (8)December 16, 1972 Mid-South Coliseum Chattanooga, Tennessee114Bounty Hunters continue to defend in other towns and lose to Jackie Fargo and Jerry Jarrett on December 25, 1972, in Memphis, Tennessee. [21]
216The New Bounty Hunters
(Tom Andrews and Jim Starr (10))
December 30, 1972 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee116Again billed as champions in Memphis, Tennessee, in January 1973.
217 Jerry Jarrett (8) and Jackie Fargo (23)January 15, 1973 Live event Memphis, Tennessee4 [Note 59] Continue to be billed as champions in Memphis through February 1973.
Championship history is unrecorded from January 15, 1973 to February 1973.
219 Tojo Yamamoto (25) and Jerry Jarrett (9)February 1973 Live event [Note 2] 5 [Note 60]
220The Bounty Hunters
(David Novak and Jerry Novak)
February 13, 1973 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee37
221 Jackie Fargo (24) and Jerry Jarrett (10)February 20, 1973 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee513
222 Jerry Lawler and Jim White March 5, 1973 Live event Nashville, Tennessee114
223 Jackie Fargo (25) and Jerry Jarrett (11)March 19, 1973 Live event Memphis, Tennessee67
224 Jerry Lawler and Jim WhiteMarch 26, 1973 Live event Memphis, Tennessee214May be repeated on March 28, 1973, in Nashville, Tennessee.
225 Tojo Yamamoto (26) and Roughhouse Fargo (3)April 9, 1973 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17
226 Jerry Lawler and Jim WhiteApril 16, 1973 Live event [Note 2] 32
227 Jackie Fargo (26) and Jerry Jarrett (12)April 18, 1973 Live event Nashville, Tennessee721
228 Jerry Lawler and Jim WhiteMay 9, 1973 Live event Nashville, Tennessee440
Vacated May 1973May 1973Vacated after White's nose was broken during a match.
229 Jerry Lawler and Jim WhiteJune 18, 1973 Live event Memphis, Tennessee512Defeated Jerry Jarrett and Tojo Yamamoto in a tournament final. [22]
230 Jerry Jarrett (13) and Johnny MarlinJune 30, 1973 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee17
231 Jerry Lawler and Jim WhiteJuly 7, 1973 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee62
232 Jackie Fargo (27) and Roughhouse Fargo (4)July 9, 1973 Live event Memphis, Tennessee328Lawler and White defend in Chattanooga on July 14, 1973; Jarrett and Fargo defend in Memphis on July 15, 1973.
233 Tommy Gilbert and Eddie Marlin August 6, 1973 Live event Birmingham, Alabama11Defeat Lawler and Scorpio.
234 Jerry Lawler and Jim WhiteAugust 7, 1973 Live event Memphis, Tennessee76
235 Tommy Gilbert and Eddie Marlin August 13, 1973 Live event Birmingham, Alabama22
236 Jerry Lawler and Jim WhiteAugust 15, 1973 Live event Nashville, Tennessee87Continue to defend in Memphis, Tennessee. [23]
237The Mighty Yankees
(Mighty Yankee 1 and Mighty Yankee 3)
August 22, 1973 Live event Nashville, Tennessee57
238 Tommy Gilbert and Eddie Marlin August 29, 1973 Live event [Note 2] 38
Vacated September 1973Championship vacated for undocumented reasons.
239 Jerry Lawler (9) and ScorpionSeptember 6, 1973 Live event Florence, Alabama19Defeated Tommy Gilbert and Eddie Marlin but continue to defend in Chattanooga.
240The Mighty Yankees
(Frank Morrell and Eddie Sullivan)
September 15, 1973 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee61
241 Tommy Gilbert and Eddie Marlin September 17, 1973 Live event Chattanooga, Tennessee422 [24]
242 Ron Garvin and Terry Garvin October 9, 1973 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17
243 Tommy Gilbert and Eddie Marlin October 16, 1973 Live event Memphis, Tennessee513
244 Jerry Lawler (10) and Al Greene (17)October 29, 1973 Live event [Note 2] 128
245 Tojo Yamamoto (27) and Jerry Jarrett (14)November 26, 1973 Live event Memphis, Tennessee656
246The Infernos
(Ron Gibson and Stan Pulaski)
January 21, 1974 Live event Memphis, Tennessee149
247 Rufus R. Jones and Roughhouse Fargo (5)March 11, 1974 Live event Memphis, Tennessee135Frank Morrell and Charles Morrell are billed as champions in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on March 16, 1974.
248 Bobo Brazil and Bearcat Brown (9)April 15, 1974 Live event Memphis, Tennessee121 Tojo Yamamoto and Mr. Kamikaze defeat Frank Morrell and Charles Morrell on April 17, 1974, for the recognitions in Nashville and possibly Chattanooga; Monte and DeCarlo defeat Yamamoto and Kamikaze on April 24, 1974, in Nashville, Tennessee, to regain. [3]
249The Infernos
(Ron Gibson and Stan Pulaski)
May 6, 1974 Live event Memphis, Tennessee37
250 Bobo Brazil and Bearcat Brown (10)May 13, 1974 Live event Memphis, Tennessee242
251Charlie Fulton and Bobby MayneJune 24, 1974 Live event Memphis, Tennessee121Have already defended in Chattanooga on June 20, 1974.
252Ricky Gibson and Tommy Gilbert July 15, 1974 Live event Memphis, Tennessee135Mayne and Fulton continue to be billed as champions in Chattanooga but lost to Rufus R. Jones and George Gulas on July 27, 1974; Jones and Gulas are again billed as champions in Chattanooga on August 17, 1974; in Nashville, Tennessee, Bounty Hunters defeat Frank Monte and Steve Kovac on July 17, 1974, to win the local recognition.
253 Al Greene (18) and Phil Hickerson August 19, 1974 Live event Memphis, Tennessee149
254 Jerry Jarrett (15) and Tojo Yamamoto (28)October 7, 1974 Live event Memphis, Tennessee714
255 Al Greene (19) and Phil Hickerson (2)October 21, 1974 Live event Memphis, Tennessee221
256 Jerry Lawler (11) and Tojo Yamamoto (29)November 11, 1974 Live event Memphis, Tennessee130Duke Myers and Blue Scorpion are billed as champions in Nashville, Tennessee, as of November 13, 1974.
257 Al Greene (20) and Phil Hickerson (3)December 11, 1974 Live event [Note 2] 312Recognized in Nashville, Tennessee.
258 Jerry Lawler (12) and Tojo Yamamoto (30)December 23, 1974 Live event [Note 2] 2 [Note 61]
Championship history is unrecorded from December 23, 1974 to January 7, 1975.
259 Eddie Marlin (6) and Tojo Yamamoto (31)January 7, 1975 Live event Louisville, Kentucky162
260 George Barnes and Bill Dundee March 10, 1975 Live event Memphis, Tennessee1 [Note 62]
261 Tojo Yamamoto (32) and Jimmy Golden March 1975 Live event [Note 2] 1 [Note 63] Sometime between March 25, 1975, and March 30, 1975.
262 Bill Dundee (2) and George Barnes (2)March 31, 1975 Live event [Note 2] 2 [Note 64]
263 Jimmy Golden and Tojo Yamamoto (33)May 1975 Live event [Note 2] 2 [Note 65] Sometime between May 15, 1975, and May 24, 1975.
264Otto Von Heller and Karl Von Steiger June 16, 1975 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17
265 Jackie Fargo (28) and Mr. Wrestling (13)June 23, 1975 Live event Memphis, Tennessee122Mr. Wrestling was Don Greene under a mask
266Otto Von Heller and Karl Von Steiger July 15, 1975 Live event [Note 2] 212
267 Jackie Fargo (29) and Don Greene (14)July 27, 1975 Live event [Note 2] 244
268The Interns
(Tom Andrews and Jim Starr)
September 9, 1975 Live event Memphis, Tennessee1031
269Charlie Cook and Tommy SeiglerOctober 10, 1975 Live event Nashville, Tennessee172
270Bearcat Brown (12) and Tommy Gilbert December 21, 1975 Live event Memphis, Tennessee114Interns continue to be billed as champions in Chattanooga but lose to Lester Welch and Jackie Fargo on December 27, 1975.
271The Interns
(Tom Andrews and Jim Starr)
January 4, 1976 Live event Memphis, Tennessee118
272 Tommy Gilbert (2) and Bearcat Brown (13)January 12, 1976 Live event Memphis, Tennessee2 [Note 66] [25]
273The Bounty Hunters
(David and Jerry Novak)
February 1976 Live event [Note 2] 4 [Note 67]
274Bearcat Brown (14) and Tommy Gilbert (3)February 1976 Live event [Note 2] 2 [Note 68]
275Roger Kirby and David Schultz March 7, 1976 Live event Memphis, Tennessee115 [26]
276Big Bad John and Bill Dundee (3)March 22, 1976 Live event Memphis, Tennessee135
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277 Jerry Lawler (13) and Playboy FrazierApril 26, 1976 Live event [Note 2] 17Sometime after April 13, 1976.
278Big Bad John and Bill Dundee (4)May 3, 1976 Live event Memphis, Tennessee27 [28]
279Don Greene (15) and Scorpion May 10, 1976 Live event Memphis, Tennessee135
280 Jackie Fargo (30) and Jerry Jarrett (16)June 14, 1976 Live event Memphis, Tennessee835Don Greene and Scorpion (Don Bass) are advertised as champions in Louisville, Kentucky, on June 15, 1976.
281The Bicentennial Kings
( Dennis Condrey and Phil Hickerson (4))
July 19, 1976 Live event Memphis, Tennessee1 [Note 69]
282 Bill Dundee (5) and Tommy Rich July 1976 Live event [Note 2] 1 [Note 70]
283The Bicentennial Kings
( Dennis Condrey (2) and Phil Hickerson (5))
July 1976 Live event [Note 2] 2 [Note 71]
284 Tojo Yamamoto (34) and Bill Dundee (6)September 14, 1976 Live event Memphis, Tennessee120Condrey and Hickerson are advertised as champions in Louisville, Kentucky, on September 16, 1976.
285The Bicentennial Kings
( Dennis Condrey (3) and Phil Hickerson (6))
October 4, 1976 Live event Memphis, Tennessee328
286Danny Little Bear and Chief ThundercloudNovember 1, 1976 Live event Memphis, Tennessee163
287 Dutch Mantel and David Schultz (2)January 3, 1977 Live event [Note 2] 121
288 Bill Dundee (7) and Ricky Gibson (2)January 24, 1977 Live event Memphis, Tennessee114 [29]
289Gorgeous George Jr. and Porkchop Cash February 7, 1977 Live event Memphis, Tennessee135 [30]
Vacated March 1977
290The Bicentennial Kings
( Dennis Condrey (4) and Phil Hickerson (7))
March 14, 1977 Live event Memphis, Tennessee448Defeat Ricky Gibson and Robert Gibson in one-night 8-team tournament final; title moves to Jerry Jarrett's group on March 20, 1977. [31]
291Ricky Gibson (3) and Robert Gibson May 1, 1977 Live event Memphis, Tennessee122
292The Bicentennial Kings
( Dennis Condrey (5) and Phil Hickerson (8))
May 23, 1977 Live event Memphis, Tennessee527
293 Tommy Gilbert and Tommy Rich June 19, 1977 Live event Memphis, Tennessee18
294The Bicentennial Kings
( Dennis Condrey (6) and Phil Hickerson (9))
June 27, 1977 Live event Memphis, Tennessee67
295 Bob Ellis and Jim Garvin July 4, 1977 Live event Memphis, Tennessee121
296The Hollywood Blonds
(Jerry Brown and Buddy Roberts)
July 25, 1977 Live event Memphis, Tennessee121
297 Norvell Austin and Pat BarrettAugust 15, 1977 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17 [23]
298The Hollywood Blonds
(Jerry Brown and Buddy Roberts)
August 22, 1977 Live event Memphis, Tennessee214Held up after a match against the Exterminators on August 29, 1977, in Memphis, Tennessee, ends as a draw; Austin and Barrett are still billed as champions in Louisville, Kentucky, against the Blonds on August 30, 1977.
299The Hollywood Blonds
(Jerry Brown and Buddy Roberts)
September 5, 1977 Live event Memphis, Tennessee314Defeat Jim Garvin and Jim Bryant.
300 Norvell Austin and Pat BarrettSeptember 19, 1977 Live event Memphis, Tennessee211
301 The Samoans
(Afa and Sika)
September 30, 1977 Live event [Note 2] 145Held up after a match against Big Red and Robert Gibson on November 7, 1977, in Memphis, Tennessee, ends as a no-contest.
302 The Samoans
(Afa and Sika)
November 14, 1977 Live event Memphis, Tennessee214Defeat Red and Gibson in rematch.
303The Bicentennial Kings
( Dennis Condrey (7) and Phil Hickerson (10))
November 28, 1977 Live event Memphis, Tennessee742
304 Norvell Austin (3) and Bill Dundee (8)January 9, 1978 Live event Memphis, Tennessee1 [Note 72]
Vacated February 1978Vacated when the team splits up.
305The Bicentennial Kings
( Dennis Condrey (8) and Phil Hickerson (11))
February 1978 Live event [Note 2] 8 [Note 73]
306Frazier and Terry SawyerFebruary 19, 1978 Live event Memphis, Tennessee122 [32]
307 Bill Dundee (9) and Jerry Lawler (14)March 13, 1978 Live event [Note 2] 149
308 Jos LeDuc and Jean LouieMay 1, 1978 Live event [Note 2] 128
Vacated May 22, 1978Vacated after a match against Jerry Lawler and Jimmy Valiant on May 22, 1978, ends as a no-contest.
309 Jerry Lawler (15) and Jimmy ValiantMay 29, 1978 Live event Memphis, Tennessee156Defeat LeDuc and Louie in rematch.
310 Jos LeDuc and Jean LouieJuly 24, 1978 Live event [Note 2] 256Title renamed AWA Southern Tag Team Championship upon partnership with the American Wrestling Association and was billed as such starting in July 1978.
N/AN/AN/A
AWA Southern Tag Team Championship
312 Jerry Lawler (16) and Mongolian Stomper September 18, 1978 Live event Memphis, Tennessee121
Vacated 1978Championship vacated after the Stomper turns on Lawler.
313The Bounty Hunters
(David and Jerry Novak)
October 9, 1978 Live event Memphis, Tennessee528Defeated Bill Dundee and Jimmy Valiant in tournament final. [33]
314 Bill Dundee (10) and Jerry Lawler (17)November 6, 1978 Live event Memphis, Tennessee242
315 Dennis Condrey (9) and Phil Hickerson (12)December 18, 1978 Live event Memphis, Tennessee935
Vacated January 1979Championship vacated for undocumented reasons.
316 Robert Fuller and Toru Tanaka January 21, 1979 Live event Memphis, Tennessee28Fuller defeated Don Carson and Dennis Condrey in a tournament final. Tanaka left the ring during the match. [34]
317Don Carson (3) and Dennis Condrey (10)February 18, 1979 Live event [Note 2] 8Won the title by forfeit after Fuller and Tanaka split up as a team.
318 Bill Dundee (11) and Robert Fuller February 26, 1979 Live event Memphis, Tennessee156 [35]
319 The Assassins
(Assassin #1 and Assassin #2)
April 23, 1979 Live event Memphis, Tennessee114
320 Bill Dundee (12) and Robert Fuller (2)May 7, 1979 Live event Memphis, Tennessee27 [36]
321 Mr. Fuji and Toru TanakaMay 14, 1979 Live event Memphis, Tennessee121
322 Bill Dundee (13) and Jerry Lawler (18)June 4, 1979 Live event Memphis, Tennessee311
323The Blond Bombers
(Wayne Farris and Larry Latham)
June 15, 1979N/ATupelo, MississippiLive event 1 [Note 74]
324 The Fabulous Freebirds
(Terry Gordy and Michael Hayes)
September 1979 Live event [Note 2] 1 [Note 75]
325Sonny King and Ricky Morton September 24, 1979 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17
326The Blond Bombers
(Wayne Farris and Larry Latham)
October 1, 1979 Live event Memphis, Tennessee249
Vacated October 22, 1979 Memphis, Tennessee Vacated after a match against ends as a no-contest.
327 Hector Guerrero and Steve Regal November 19, 1979 Live event Memphis, Tennessee113
328 The Assassins
(Assassin #1 and Assassin #2)
December 2, 1979 Live event Memphis, Tennessee230
329Ricky (4) and Robert Gibson (2)January 1, 1980 Live event Memphis, Tennessee26
330 The Assassins
(Assassin #1 and Assassin #2)
January 7, 1980 Live event Memphis, Tennessee321Held up after a match against Ken Lucas and Steve Regal on January 21, 1980, in Memphis, Tennessee.
331 The Assassins
(Assassin #1 and Assassin #2)
January 28, 1980 Live event Memphis, Tennessee421Win rematch.
332 Ken Lucas and Billy Robinson February 18, 1980 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17
333 The Assassins
(Assassin #1 and Assassin #2)
February 25, 1980 Live event Memphis, Tennessee510
334 Ken Lucas and Billy RobinsonMarch 6, 1980 Live event Lexington, Kentucky25
335 Paul Ellering and Sheik Ali HassanMarch 11, 1980 Live event Louisville, Kentucky1 [Note 76]
336 Ken Lucas and Billy RobinsonApril 1980 Live event [Note 2] 3 [Note 77]
337 Dennis Condrey (11) and David Schultz (3)April 7, 1980 Live event Memphis, Tennessee135 [37]
338 Rocky Johnson and Jimmy Valiant May 12, 1980 Live event Memphis, Tennessee113Condrey and Schultz are still billed as champions in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on May 17, 1980.
339Gypsy Joe Dorsetti and Skull MurphyMay 25, 1980 Live event Memphis, Tennessee18 [38]
340 Ken Lucas and Ricky Morton June 2, 1980 Live event Memphis, Tennessee19 [39]
341 Jackie Fargo (31) and Randy FargoJune 11, 1980 Live event Nashville, Tennessee1 [Note 78]
Vacated June 18, 1980Vacated after Jackie Fargo retired.
342Gypsy Joe Dorsetti and Skull MurphyJuly 1980 Live event Wheeling, West Virginia2 [Note 79] Defeated Rocky Johnson and Jimmy Valiant. This title change may not have actually taken place.
343 Ken Lucas and Ricky Morton (2)July 2, 1980 Live event Memphis, Tennessee126Are billed as champions in Memphis as of July 9, 1980.
344 Killer Karl Krupp and El Mongol July 28, 1980 Live event Memphis, Tennessee128Defeated Lucas and Paul Ellering, subbing for Morton. [40]
345 Eddie Gilbert and Tommy Gilbert August 25, 1980 Live event Louisville, Kentucky121
346The Angel and Sonny KingSeptember 15, 1980 Live event Memphis, Tennessee114
347 Eddie Gilbert and Tommy GilbertSeptember 29, 1980 Live event Memphis, Tennessee228
348 Bill Irwin and Larry Latham (3)October 27, 1980 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17
349 Ken Lucas and Ricky Morton (3)November 3, 1980 Live event Memphis, Tennessee21Held up after a match against Bill Irwin and Scott Irwin on November 10, 1980, in Memphis, Tennessee.
350Roger Kirby (2) and Guy MitchellNovember 4, 1980 Live event Memphis, Tennessee113 [41]
351 Ken Lucas and Ricky Morton (4)November 17, 1980 Live event Memphis, Tennessee335Defeat the Irwins in rematch.
352 Bill Dundee (14) and Tommy Rich December 22, 1980 Live event Memphis, Tennessee242
353The Bounty Hunters
(David and Jerry Novak)
February 2, 1981 Live event Memphis, Tennessee613
354 Bill Dundee (15) and Tommy Rich February 15, 1981 Live event Memphis, Tennessee327
355 Wayne Farris (3) and Tojo Yamamoto (35)March 14, 1981 Live event Memphis, Tennessee12Farris and Yamamoto defeated Dundee in a handicap match. Rich was unable to wrestle due to an injury.
356 Bill Dundee (16) and Dream Machine March 16, 1981 Live event Memphis, Tennessee114
357 Masa Fuchi and Mr. Onita March 30, 1981 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17
358 Bill Dundee (17) and Dream Machine April 6, 1981 Live event Memphis, Tennessee226
359 Kevin Sullivan and Wayne Ferris (4)May 2, 1981 Live event Memphis, Tennessee116
360 Bill Dundee and Dream Machine May 18, 1981 Live event Memphis, Tennessee37
361 Wayne Farris (5) and Kevin Sullivan (2)May 25, 1981 Live event Memphis, Tennessee249 [38]
362 Bill Dundee (18) and Jerry Lawler (19)July 13, 1981 Live event Memphis, Tennessee4 [Note 80]
363 Masa Fuchi and Mr. Onita 1981 Live event Memphis, Tennessee2 [Note 81]
364Ricky (5) and Robert Gibson (3)August 1, 1981 Live event Memphis, Tennessee32
365 Masa Fuchi and Mr. Onita August 3, 1981 Live event [Note 2] 328
366 Eddie Gilbert (2) and Ricky Morton (5)August 31, 1981 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17
367The Heartbreakers
(Joey Cagle and Rocky Sortor)
September 7, 1981 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17
368Ricky (6) and Robert Gibson (4)September 14, 1981 Live event Memphis, Tennessee412Defeat Rick Gibson.
369 Stan Lane and Sweet Brown Sugar September 26, 1981 Live event Memphis, Tennessee151Defeated Ricky Gibson in a handicap match.
370 Bill Dundee (19) and Steve Keirn November 16, 1981 Live event Memphis, Tennessee1103
371 The Midnight Express
( Norvell Austin (4), Dennis Condrey (12) and Randy Rose )
February 27, 1982 Live event Memphis, Tennessee19Austin defeated Keirn by disqualification. All three were recognized as champions.
Vacated March 6, 1982Championship stripped due to controversial of the Express' title win.
372 Bobby Eaton and Sweet Brown Sugar (2)March 8, 1982 Live event Louisville, Kentucky128Defeated Robert Gibson and Stan Lane in a tournament final repeated on March 14, 1982, in Louisville, Kentucky, held up on March 29, 1982, in Memphis, Tennessee, after a match against Ricky and Robert Gibson. [42]
373 Bobby Eaton and Sweet Brown Sugar (3)April 5, 1982 Live event Memphis, Tennessee221Defeat Robert Gibson and Steve Keirn .
374 Steve Keirn (2) and Bill Dundee (20)April 26, 1982 Live event Memphis, Tennessee214
375 The Midnight Express
( Norvell Austin (5), Dennis Condrey (13) and Randy Rose )
May 10, 1982 Live event Memphis, Tennessee27
376 Steve Keirn (3) and Bill Dundee (21)May 17, 1982 Live event Memphis, Tennessee37
377 The Midnight Express
( Norvell Austin (6), Dennis Condrey (14) and Randy Rose )
May 24, 1982 Live event Memphis, Tennessee342
378 Ron Bass and Stan Lane (2)July 5, 1982 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17Defeated Norvell Austin and Dennis Condrey .
379 The Midnight Express
( Norvell Austin (6), Dennis Condrey (14) and Randy Rose )
July 12, 1982 Live event Memphis, Tennessee37 [2]
380 Stan Lane (3) and Ron Bass July 19, 1982 Live event Memphis, Tennessee221
381 Dream Machine (3) and Jim MitchellAugust 9, 1982 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17
382 Bobby Eaton and Sweet Brown Sugar (4)August 16, 1982 Live event Memphis, Tennessee314
383 Steve Keirn (4) and Terry Taylor August 30, 1982 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17
384 Bobby Eaton and Sweet Brown Sugar (5)September 6, 1982 Live event Memphis, Tennessee449
385 The Fabulous Ones
( Steve Keirn (5) and Stan Lane (5))
October 25, 1982 Live event Memphis, Tennessee128Defeated Bobby Eaton and Koko Ware .
386 Bobby Eaton (5) and Duke MyersNovember 22, 1982 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17
387 The Fabulous Ones
( Steve Keirn (6) and Stan Lane (6))
November 29, 1982 Live event Memphis, Tennessee228
388 The Sheepherders
(Jonathan Boyd and Luke Williams)
December 27, 1982 Live event Memphis, Tennessee141
389 The Fabulous Ones
( Steve Keirn (7) and Stan Lane (7))
February 6, 1983 Live event Memphis, Tennessee31Awarded the title when Williams misses a scheduled defense.
390 The Sheepherders
(Jonathan Boyd and Luke Williams)
February 7, 1983 Live event Louisville, Kentucky26 [30]
391 The Fabulous Ones
( Steve Keirn (8) and Stan Lane (8))
February 13, 1983 Live event Memphis, Tennessee450
392 The Moondogs (Rex and Spot)April 4, 1983 Live event Memphis, Tennessee121
393 The Fabulous Ones
( Steve Keirn (9) and Stan Lane (9))
April 25, 1983 Live event Memphis, Tennessee521
394 Bobby Eaton (6) and Duke MyersMay 16, 1983 Live event Memphis, Tennessee229
395 The Fabulous Ones
( Steve Keirn (10) and Stan Lane (10))
June 14, 1983 Live event Louisville, Kentucky655
396The Grapplers
(Tony Anthony and Len Denton)
August 8, 1983 Live event Memphis, Tennessee142
397 Dutch Mantel (2) and Koko Ware (6)September 19, 1983 Live event Memphis, Tennessee114
398 The Bruise Brothers
( Dream Machine and Porkchop Cash )
October 3, 1983 Live event Memphis, Tennessee135
399 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
( Robert Gibson (5) and Ricky Morton (6))
November 7, 1983 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17
400 The Bruise Brothers
( Dream Machine and [[ Porkchop Cash ]])
November 14, 1983 Live event Memphis, Tennessee214
401 The Fabulous Ones
( Steve Keirn (11) and Stan Lane (11))
November 28, 1983 Live event Memphis, Tennessee757
Vacated January 24, 1984The Zambuie Express won the title by forfeit, however this was disallowed.
402The Zambuie Express
(Elijah Akeem and Kareem Muhammad)
January 1984 Live event [Note 2] 1 [Note 82]
403The Zambuie Express
(Elijah Akeem and Kareem Muhammad)
January 31, 1984 Live event Memphis, Tennessee26Defeated The Pretty Young Things in a tournament final. [43]
404The Pretty Young Things
( Norvell Austin (7) and Sweet Brown Sugar (7))
February 6, 1984 Live event Memphis, Tennessee18
405The Zambuie Express
(Elijah Akeem and Kareem Muhammad)
February 14, 1984 Live event Memphis, Tennessee227 [44]
406 Jerry Lawler (20) and Jos LeDuc March 12, 1984 Live event Memphis, Tennessee114
Vacated March 19, 1984Title vacated after the team split up following LeDuc and Jimmy Hart's abandonment of Lawler in a six-man tag team match against Kareem Muhammad, King Konga and J.J. Dillon on March 18, 1984, in Memphis, Tennessee.
407 Eddie Gilbert and Tommy Rich (3)March 26, 1984 Live event Memphis, Tennessee184Defeated The Pretty Young Things in a tournament final. [45]
408 Phil Hickerson (13) and The Spoiler June 18, 1984 Live event Memphis, Tennessee128
Vacated July 9, 1984Title held up after a match against Dutch Mantel and Porkchop Cash .
409 Phil Hickerson (14) and The Spoiler July 16, 1984 Live event Memphis, Tennessee228Defeated Mantel and Cash in a rematch.
410 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
( Robert Gibson (6) and Ricky Morton (7))
August 13, 1984 Live event Memphis, Tennessee27
411The Nightmares
(Danny Davis and Ken Wayne)
August 20, 1984 Live event Memphis, Tennessee126
412 Dutch Mantel (3) and Tommy Rich (4)September 15, 1984 Live event Memphis, Tennessee123
Vacated October 1, 1984Title vacated when Mantel and Rich split up.
413 King Kong Bundy and Rick Rude October 8, 1984 Live event Memphis, Tennessee14Defeated The Fabulous Ones in a tournament final. [46]
414 The Fabulous Ones
( Stan Lane (12) and Steve Keirn (12))
October 22, 1984 Live event Memphis, Tennessee42
415The New Interns
(Don Bass and Roger Smith)
December 3, 1984 Live event Memphis, Tennessee42
Vacated January 7, 1985Championship vacated after a match against The Dirty White Boys (Tony Anthony and Len Denton) ends in a no-contest.
416The New Interns
(Don Bass and Roger Smith)
January 14, 1985 Live event Memphis, Tennessee235Defeated The Rock 'n' Roll Express in a tournament final. [47]
417 The Fabulous Ones
( Stan Lane (13) and Steve Keirn (13))
February 18, 1985 Live event Memphis, Tennessee956
418The PYT Express}
( Norvell Austin (8) and Koko Ware (8))
April 15, 1985 Live event Memphis, Tennessee228Koko B. Ware formerly known as Sugar Sweet Brown.
419 The Fabulous Ones
( Stan Lane (14) and Steve Keirn (14))
May 13, 1985 Live event Memphis, Tennessee10 [Note 83] Defeat Austin and Billy Travis .
420The PYT Express}
( Norvell Austin (9) and Koko Ware (9))
May 1985 Live event Memphis, Tennessee3 [Note 84] Belts returned because of use of substitute.
Vacated June 1985Championsho vacated after The PYT Express use a substitute in a match against The Fabulous Ones.
421 The Fabulous Ones
( Stan Lane (15) and Steve Keirn (15))
June 17, 1985 Live event Memphis, Tennessee115Defeated Ron Sexton and Billy Travis in a tournament final. [48]
422 The Sheepherders
(Jonathan Boyd (3) and Rip Morgan)
June 22, 1985 Live event Memphis, Tennessee175The Sheepherders were stripped of the titles after they won them, however the belts were given back upon threats of a lawsuit.
423 The Fabulous Ones
( Stan Lane (16) and Steve Keirn (16))
September 5, 1985 Live event Lexington, Kentucky121
424 The Sheepherders
(Jonathan Boyd (4) and Rip Morgan)
September 6, 1985 Live event Blytheville, Arkansas23
425 The Fabulous Ones
( Stan Lane (17) and Steve Keirn (17))
September 9, 1985 Live event Memphis, Tennessee137
426 The Sheepherders
(Jonathan Boyd (5) and Rip Morgan)
September 16, 1985 Live event Memphis, Tennessee31
427 The Fabulous Ones
( Stan Lane (18) and Steve Keirn (18))
September 17, 1985 Live event Louisville, Kentucky14 [Note 85]
428 The Sheepherders
(Jonathan Boyd (6) and Rip Morgan)
September 1985 Live event [Note 2] 4 [Note 86]
429 The Fabulous Ones
( Stan Lane (19) and Steve Keirn (19))
October 14, 1985 Live event Memphis, Tennessee1528
430 Bill Dundee (22) and Dutch Mantel (4)November 11, 1985 Live event Memphis, Tennessee128
431 Austin Idol and Jerry Lawler (20)December 9, 1985 Live event Memphis, Tennessee135
Vacated December 30, 1985Championship vacated when Lawler loses a "loser leaves town" match to Bill Dundee.
432 The Fantastics
(Bobby Fulton and Tommy Rogers)
January 13, 1986 Live event Memphis, Tennessee170Defeated The Sheepherders (Jonathan Boyd and Bigfoot) in a tournament final. [49] [50]
433 The MOD Squad
(Spike and Basher)
March 24, 1986 Live event Memphis, Tennessee191Won the title via forfeit.
434 Giant Hillbilly Elmer and Jerry Lawler (22)June 23, 1986 Live event Memphis, Tennessee125
435 Fire and FlameJuly 18, 1986 Live event Jackson, Tennessee143
436 Giant Hillbilly Elmer and Cousin Junior August 30, 1986 Live event Memphis, Tennessee12
437 Don Bass and Dirty RhodesSeptember 1, 1986 Live event Memphis, Tennessee163
438 Big Bubba and Jerry Lawler (23)November 3, 1986 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17
Vacated November 3, 1986Championship vacated when Bubba turned on Lawler after their win.
439 The Sheepherders
(Jonathan Boyd (7) and Bigfoot)
November 10, 1986 Live event Memphis, Tennessee57Defeated Jeff Jarrett and Billy Travis in a tournament final. [51]
440 Jeff Jarrett and Billy Travis November 17, 1986 Live event Memphis, Tennessee149
441 The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
(Mike Davis and Tommy Lane)
January 5, 1987 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17
442 Jeff Jarrett and Billy Travis January 12, 1987 Live event Memphis, Tennessee27
443 The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
(Mike Davis and Tommy Lane)
January 20, 1987 Live event Memphis, Tennessee213 [52]
444 Jeff Jarrett (3) and Pat Tanaka February 2, 1987 Live event Memphis, Tennessee121
445 Big Bubba and GoliathFebruary 23, 1987 Live event Memphis, Tennessee142
446 Rocky Johnson and Soul Train Jones April 6, 1987 Live event Memphis, Tennessee128
447Chick Donovan and Jack Hart May 4, 1987 Live event Memphis, Tennessee135
Vacated June 1, 1987Defeated Phil Hickerson and Mr. Shima in a tournament final.
448Mark Starr and Billy Travis (3)June 8, 1987 Live event Memphis, Tennessee128Defeated Phil Hickerson and Mr. Shima in a tournament final. [53]
449The Clones
(Mike and Pat Kelly)
July 6, 1987 Live event Memphis, Tennessee15
Vacated July 1987Championship vacated when one of the Clones was injured.
450 Jeff Jarrett (4) and Billy Travis (4)July 11, 1987 Live event Jackson, Tennessee328Defeated Badd Company in a tournament final. [54]
451 Badd Company
(Paul Diamond and Pat Tanaka (2))
August 8, 1987 Live event Jackson, Tennessee137
452 The Nasty Boys
(Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags)
September 14, 1987 Live event Memphis, Tennessee17
453 The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
(Mike Davis and Tommy Lane)
September 21, 1987 Live event Memphis, Tennessee312
454 The Nasty Boys
(Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags)
October 3, 1987 Live event Memphis, Tennessee27
455 The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
(Mike Davis and Tommy Lane)
October 10, 1987 Live event Memphis, Tennessee416
456 The Midnight Rockers
(Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels)
October 26, 1987 Live event Memphis, Tennessee121
457 The Rock 'n' Roll RPMs
(Mike Davis and Tommy Lane)
November 16, 1987 Live event Memphis, Tennessee56
458 The Midnight Rockers
(Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels)
November 22, 1987 Live event Memphis, Tennessee235
Vacated December 27, 1987Championship vacated because Rockers won the AWA World Tag Team Titles and could not hold more than one title.
DeactivatedFebruary 1, 1988

Team reigns by combined length

Key
SymbolMeaning
¤The exact length of at least one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used.
RankTeam# of reignsCombined days
1 The Fabulous Ones
(