NWA Central States Tag Team Championship

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NWA Central States Tag Team Championship
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The Midnight Rockers (Shawn Michaels (left) and Marty Jannetty (right)), held the championship in 1985.
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Promotion Heart of America Sports Attractions / Central States Wrestling
Date established1961
Current champion(s)Inactive
Date won1988

The NWA Central States Tag Team Championship was the primary tag team championship for the Heart of America Sports Attractions / Central States Wrestling promotion from 1979 until the promotion ceased to exist in 1988. The Central States Tag Team Championship had originally existed for a brief period of time in 1961, but its glory days date from 1979 to 1988, where it replaced the Central States version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship. Because the championship is a professional wrestling championship, it is not won or lost competitively but instead by the decision of the bookers of a wrestling promotion. The championship is awarded after the chosen team "wins" a match to maintain the illusion that professional wrestling is a competitive sport. [1]

Contents

A total of 80 wrestler have combined in 55 different teams have held the NWA Central States Tag Team Championship for a total of 68 reigns. Central States booker "Bulldog" Bob Brown has held the championship the most times, nine times with seven different partners. The Batten Twins (Brad and Bart Batten) is the team to have held the championship the most times as a team with four title reigns to their credit. Bob Brown's combined 528 days is the longest combined reigns of any one person and the Batten Twins 292 days is the longest for any team. The longest individual reign was the team of "Bulldog" Bob Brown and Marty Jannetty who held it for 249 days. Due to gaps in documentation it cannot be verified if the three-day reign of Bob Brown and Pat O'Connor is the shortest reign of any champions. [Note 2]

Title history

Key
No.Overall reign number
ReignReign number for the specific champion
DaysNumber of days held
No.ChampionChampionship changeReign statisticsNotesRef.
DateEventLocationReignDays
A
(Medic #1 [Note 3] and Medic #2 [Note 4] )
January 19, 1961CSW showKansas City, Kansas1 [Note 5] Defeated Sonny Myers and John Paul Henning in 8-team tournament final to become first champions. [2]
B Bulldog Austin and Tarzan Kowalski 1961CSW showN/A1 [Note 6] [3]
C Bulldog Austin (2) and Don McClarityMay 1961CSW showN/A1 [Note 7] Tarzan Kowalski left the promotion, forcing them to award the championship to Don McClarity
D Sonny Myers and Bobby GrahamJuly 1961N/AKansas City, Kansas1 [Note 8]
DeactivatedN/A
1Bryan St. John and Randy Alls February 26, 1979CSW showWichita, Kansas1 [Note 9] Winners of a tournament for the vacant championship. [4]
2Jerry Brown and Hartford LoveMarch 1979CSW show [Note 10] 1 [Note 11]
3Bryan St. John (2) and Bill Irwin May 17, 1979CSW showWichita, Kansas1 [Note 12]
Vacated 1979
4Jerry Brown (2) and The TurkJuly 12, 1979CSW showKansas City, Kansas130Defeated "Bulldog" Bob Brown and Gama Singh in tournament final. [5]
5 "Bulldog" Bob Brown August 11, 1979CSW showDes Moines, Iowa1 [Note 13]
Vacated 1979It is not clear why the championship was vacated
6 Bruiser Brody and Ernie Ladd February 3, 1980CSW showKansas City, Kansas146Defeated Ted and Jerry Oates in a tournament final. [6]
7 "Bulldog" Bob Brown (2) and Dick Murdoch March 20, 1980CSW showKansas City, Kansas128
8 Takachiho and Pak SongApril 17, 1980CSW showKansas City, Kansas162
9 "Bulldog" Bob Brown (3) and Pat O'Connor June 18, 1980CSW showDes Moines, Iowa13
10 Takachiho (2) and Killer Karl Kox June 21, 1980CSW showKansas City, Kansas154 [7]
11 Takachiho (3) and Rufus R. Jones August 14, 1980CSW showKansas City, Kansas177Killer Karl Kox left the promotion which awarded the championship to Rufus R. Jones instead.
12 Mike George and Bob Sweetan October 30, 1980CSW showKansas City, Kansas1 [Note 14]
13 Jerry Roberts and Bruce Reed 1980CSW show [Note 10] 1 [Note 15] [8]
14 The Kelly Twins
(Pat and Mike)
January 1981CSW show [Note 10] 1 [Note 16]
15 "Bulldog" Bob Brown (4) and Terry Taylor April 9, 1981CSW showKansas City, Kansas1 [Note 17]
Vacated 1981Championship was vacated when Terry Taylor left the promotion.
16 Bob Sweetan (2) and Terry GibbsJune 6, 1981CSW showKansas City, Kansas182Defeated the Freebirds (Terry Gordy and Michael Hayes) in a tournament final.
17 Buzz Tyler and James J. Dillon August 27, 1981CSW showKansas City, Kansas1 [Note 18]
18 Rufus R. Jones (2) and Dewey Robertson October 1981(NLT)CSW show [Note 10] 1 [Note 19] Defeated Bob Sweetan and Jerry Brown in tournament final. [9]
19Jerry Brown (3) and Ron McFarlane1981CSW show [Note 10] 1 [Note 20]
20 Ricky Romero and "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert January 14, 1982CSW showKansas City, Kansas111 [10]
21Roger Kirby and Jerry Valiant January 25, 1982CSW showWichita, Kansas1 [Note 21] [11] [12]
22 Dewey Robertson (2) and Steve Regal March 1982CSW show [Note 10] 1 [Note 22]
23Roger Kirby and Jerry Valiant March 25, 1982CSW showKansas City, Kansas2 [Note 23] [11] [12]
24 Dewey Robertson (3) and Steve Regal March 1982CSW show [Note 10] 2 [Note 24] [9]
25Jerry Brown (4) and Roger Kirby (3)May 1982(NLT)CSW show [Note 10] 1 [Note 25] Took place on either May 8 or May 15. [11]
26 Mike George (2) and Mark Romero June 3, 1982CSW showKansas City, Kansas1 [Note 26]
27 Dewey Robertson (4) and Hercules Hernandez August 1982(NLT)CSW show [Note 10] 1 [Note 27]
28 Mike George (3) and Mark Romero August 19, 1982CSW showKansas City, Kansas242 [9]
29 Dewey Robertson (5) and Hercules Hernandez N/ACSW showKansas City, Kansas2 [9]
30 "Bulldog" Bob Brown (5) and Buzz Tyler (2)N/ACSW showKansas City, Kansas1 [9]
31Yasuyuki Fuji and Kim Duk March 3, 1983CSW showKansas City, Kansas1 [Note 28]
Vacated May 1983Championship vacated when Kim Duk left the promotion.
32 "Bulldog" Bob Brown (6) and Buzz Tyler (3)May 26, 1983CSW showKansas City, Kansas263Won a tournament for the vacant championship. [13]
33The Sheiks
(Roger Kirby (4) and Abdullah the Great)
July 28, 1983CSW show [Note 10] 1 [Note 29] [11]
34 George Wells and Ron RitchieAugust 1983CSW show [Note 10] 1 [Note 30]
35The Sheiks
(Roger Kirby (5) and Abdullah the Great)
August 1983CSW show [Note 10] 2 [Note 31] [11]
36 "Bulldog" Bob Brown (7) and Buzz Tyler (4)September 22, 1983CSW showKansas City, Kansas3 [Note 32]
Vacated December 1983Brown was injured by 666. Tyler and King Cobra wrestled Tully Blanchard and Ron Starr for the title on January 5, 1984, but the match ended in a Double disqualification.
37The Grapplers
(Len Denton and Tony Anthony)
March 29, 1984CSW showKansas City, Kansas17Defeated Ted and Jerry Oates in a tournament final, but the title was held up because Grapplers used a loaded boot during the match.
38Jerry and Ted OatesApril 5, 1984CSW showKansas City, Kansas27Defeated the Grapplers in a rematch.
39The Grapplers
(Len Denton and Tony Anthony)
April 12, 1984CSW showKansas City, Kansas270 [14]
40The Uptown Boys
(Marty Jannetty and Tommy Rogers)
N/ACSW showKansas City, Kansas1 [14]
41The Grapplers
(Len Denton and Tony Anthony)
N/ACSW showKansas City, Kansas3 [14]
42The Uptown Boys
(Marty Jannetty and Tommy Rogers)
N/ACSW showKansas City, Kansas2 [14]
43[[[Tetsuo Sekigawa|Mr. Pogo]] and Gypsy Joe October 11, 1984CSW showKansas City, Kansas159
44 "Bulldog" Bob Brown (8) and Marty Jannetty (3)December 9, 1984CSW showDes Moines, Iowa1249 [14]
Vacated August 15, 1985Brown and Jannetty split after Brown refused to tag in during a match against the Batten Twins. [14]
45 The Batten Twins
(Brad and Bart Batten)
November 21, 1985CSW showKansas City, Kansas191Defeated The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton) in a tournament final
Vacated February 20, 1986Championship held-up after an inconclusive match against Akio Sato and Sheik Abdullah in Kansas City, Kansas.
46 The Batten Twins
(Brad and Bart Batten)
May 1986(NLT)CSW show [Note 10] 2 [Note 33] Regained the championship by defeating Akio Sato and Sheik Abdullah
47 The Midnight Rockers
(Marty Jannetty (4) and Shawn Michaels)
May 15, 1986CSW showKansas City, Kansas17 [14]
48 The Batten Twins
(Brad and Bart Batten)
May 22, 1986CSW showKansas City, Kansas37 [14]
49Hacksaw Higgins and J.R. HoggMay 29, 1986CSW showKansas City, Kansas117
50 Rufus R. Jones and Mike George (4)June 15, 1986CSW showSedalia, Missouri111
51 Bobby Jaggers and Moondog Moretti June 26, 1986CSW showKansas City, Kansas135
52Joe Lightfoot and Billy Two EaglesJuly 31, 1986CSW showKansas City, Kansas142
53The Thunderfoots
(Thunderfoot 1 and Thunderfoot 2)
September 11, 1986CSW showKansas City, Kansas157
54 Todd Champion and Dave Peterson November 7, 1986CSW showKansas City, Kansas156
55 The MOD Squad
(Basher and Spike)
January 2, 1987CSW showKansas City, Kansas156
56Rick McCord and Bart Batten (4)February 27, 1987CSW showKansas City, Kansas135 [15]
Vacated April 3, 1987Championship held up after a match against Porkchop Cash and Ken Timbs after Cash used a foreign object to win the match.
57 Porkchop Cash and Ken Timbs April 10, 1987CSW showKansas City, Kansas1 [Note 34] Defeated McCord and Batten in rematch for the championship
Vacated May 1987Championship vacated when Ken Timbs left the area.
58 The Warlord and Karl KovacJune 8, 1987CSW showWichita, Kansas1 [Note 35] Won a tournament for the vacant championship
59Brad Batten (4) and Bobby Jaggers June 1987CSW show [Note 10] 1 [Note 36] The team was awarded the championship when the Warlord left to work in Japan and Kovac was fired.
60 The Batten Twins
(Brad (5) and Bart Batten(5))
August 6, 1987CSW showKansas City, Kansas495Brad defeated Bobby Jaggers after team splits to claim the title for himself and his brother.
61 Porkchop Cash and Rick McCordNovember 9, 1987CSW showVersailles, Missouri117
62The Montana Cowboys
(Mike Stone and Rick Patterson)
November 26, 1987CSW showKansas City, Kansas1 [Note 37]
Vacated January 1988Championship vacated hen Mike Stone left the promotion.
63 "Bulldog" Bob Brown (9) and Cuban Assassin #2February 6, 1988CSW showSt. Joseph, Missouri140Defeated Rick Patterson and Steve Ray in tournament final for the championship.
64Rick Patterson (2) and Stevie RayMarch 17, 1988CSW showKansas City, Kansas1 [Note 38]
Deactivated1988Promotion withdraws from NWA and closes

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.
RankTeamNo. of ReignsCombined Days
1 The Batten Twins
(Brad and Bart Batten)
4292
2 "Bulldog" Bob Brown and Buzz Tyler 3260
3 "Bulldog" Bob Brown and Marty Jannetty 1249
4The Grapplers'
(Len Denton and Tony Anthony)
3105
5 Mike George and Mark Romero 2101
6Bulldog Austin and Don McClarity191¤
7The Uptown Boys'
(Marty Jannetty and Tommy Rogers)
284
8 Bob Sweetan and Terry Gibbs182
9 Takachiho and Rufus R. Jones 177
10 The Kelly Twins
(Pat and Mike)
168¤
11 Takachiho and Pak Song162
12Yasuyuki Fuji and Kim Duk 159¤
13 Mr. Pogo and Gypsy Joe 159
14The Thunderfoots'
(Thunderfoot 1 and Thunderfoot 2)
157
15 The MOD Squad'
(Basher and Spike)
156
16 Todd Champion and Dave Peterson 156
17 Takachiho and Killer Karl Kox 154
18 Dewey Robertson and Hercules Hernandez 253¤
19Jerry Brown and Hartford Love147¤
20 Bruiser Brody and Ernie Ladd 146
21Joe Lightfoot and Billy Two Eagles142
22 "Bulldog" Bob Brown and Cuban Assassin #2140
23Brad Batten and Bobby Jaggers 137¤
24Roger Kirby and Jerry Valiant 236¤
25The Montana Cowboys'
(Mike Stone and Rick Patterson)
136¤
26 Buzz Tyler and James J. Dillon 135¤
27 Bobby Jaggers and Moondog Moretti 135
28Rick McCord and Bart Batten135
29 Dewey Robertson and Steve Regal 232¤
30Jerry Brown and The Turk130
31 "Bulldog" Bob Brown and Dick Murdoch 128
32The Sheiks'
(Roger Kirby and Abdullah the Great)
226¤
33 Porkchop Cash and Ken Timbs 121¤
34 Porkchop Cash and Rick McCord117
35Hacksaw Higgins and J.R. Hogg117
36Jerry Brown and Ron McFarlane115¤
37Rick Patterson and Stevie Ray115¤
38 Ricky Romero and "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert 111
39 Rufus R. Jones and Mike George 111
40 The Midnight Rockers'
(Marty Jannetty and Shawn Michaels)
17
41Jerry and Ted Oates17
42Bryan St. John and Randy Alls 13¤
43Jerry Brown and Roger Kirby13¤
44 "Bulldog" Bob Brown and Pat O'Connor 13
45 Bulldog Austin and Tarzan Kowalski 11¤
46 "Buldog" Bob Brown and Gama Singh 11¤
47 "Bulldog" Bob Brown and Terry Taylor 11¤
48 Mike George and Bob Sweetan 11¤
49 Rufus R. Jones and Dewey Robertson 11¤
50The Medics
(Medic #1 and Medic #2)
11¤
51 Sonny Myers and Bobby Graham11¤
52 Jerry Roberts and Bruce Reed 11¤
53Bryan St. John and Bill Irwin 11¤
54 The Warlord and Karl Kovac11¤
55 George Wells and Ron Ritchie11¤

Individual reigns by combined length

Key
SymbolMeaning
¤The exact length of at least one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used.
RankWrestlerNo. of ReignsCombined Days
1 "Bulldog" Bob Brown 9582¤
2 Marty Jannetty 4340
3Brad Batten5329
4Bart Batten5327
5 Buzz Tyler 4295¤
6 Takachiho 3193
7 Mike George 4113¤
8 Tony Anthony 3105
9 Len Denton 3105
10 Mark Romero 2101
11Jerry Brown495¤
12Bulldog Austin292¤
13Don McClarity191¤
14 Rufus R. Jones 389¤
15 Dewey Robertson 586¤
16 Tommy Rogers 284
17Terry Gibbs182
18 Bob Sweetan 182
19Mike Kelly168¤
20Pat Kelly168¤
21Pak Song162
22 Kim Duk 159¤
23Yasuyuki Fuji159¤
24 Gypsy Joe 159
25 Mr. Pogo 159
26 Thunderfoot 1 157
27 Thunderfoot 2 157
28 Basher 156
29 Todd Champion 156
30 Dave Peterson 156
31 Spike 156
32 Killer Karl Kox 154
33 Hercules Hernandez 253¤
34Rick McCord252
35Rick Patterson251¤
36Hartford Love147¤
37 Bruiser Brody 146
38 Ernie Ladd 146
39Joe Lightfoot142
40Billy Two Eagles142
41Cuban Assassin #2140
42 Porkchop Cash 238¤
43 Bobby Jaggers 272¤
44Roger Kirby536¤
45Mike Stone136¤
46 Jerry Valiant 236¤
47 James J. Dillon 135¤
48 Moondog Moretti 135
49 Steve Regal 232¤
50The Turk130
51 Dick Murdoch 128
52Abdullah the Great226¤
53 Ken Timbs 121¤
54Hacksaw Higgins117
55J.R. Hogg117
56Ron McFarlane115¤
57Stevie Ray115¤
58 "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert 111
59 Ricky Romero 111
60 Shawn Michaels 17
61Jerry Oates17
62Ted Oates17
63Bryan St. John24¤
64 Randy Alls 13¤
65 Pat O'Connor 13
66Bobby Graham11¤
67 Bill Irwin 11¤
68Karl Kovac11¤
69 Tarzan Kowalski 11¤
70 Medic #1 11¤
71Medic #211¤
72 Sonny Myers 11¤
73 Bruce Reed 11¤
74Ron Ritchie11¤
75 Jerry Roberts 11¤
76 Gama Singh 11¤
77 Bob Sweetan 11¤
78 Terry Taylor 11¤
79 The Warlord 11¤
80 George Wells 11¤

See also

Footnotes

  1. This is the shortest confirmed reign.
  2. All the statistics are sourced in the championship table.
  3. Tony Gonzales
  4. Don Lortie
  5. The date the championship was lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 131 days
  6. The date the titles were won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 2,322 days
  7. The date the titles were won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 31 days and 91 days
  8. The date the titles were won and the date the championship was abandoned have not been documented, making the length of the reign impossible to calculate.
  9. The date the titles were lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 3 days and 33 days
  10. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 The location of the match was not captured as part of the championship documentation.
  11. The date the titles were won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 47 days and 77 days
  12. The date the titles were lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 56 days
  13. The date the titles were lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 142 days
  14. The date the titles were lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 62 days
  15. The date the titles were won or lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 92 days
  16. The date the titles were won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 68 days and 98 days
  17. The date the titles were lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 57 days
  18. The date the titles were lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 35 days and 65 days
  19. The date the titles were won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 91 days
  20. The date the titles were won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 14 days and 104 days
  21. The date the titles were lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 35 days and 58 days
  22. The date the titles were won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 24 days
  23. The date the titles were lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 6 days
  24. The date the titles were won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 31 days and 66 days
  25. The date the titles were won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 3 days and 33 days
  26. The date the titles were lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 59 days and 76 days
  27. The date the titles were won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 18 days
  28. The date the titles were lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 59 days and 82 days
  29. The date the titles were lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 4 days and 33 days
  30. The date the titles were won and lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 30 days
  31. The date the titles were won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 22 days and 51 days
  32. The date the titles were lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 70 days and 100 days
  33. The date the titles were won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 13 days
  34. The date the titles were lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 21 days and 51 days
  35. The date the titles were won/lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 1 day and 22 days
  36. The date the titles were won has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 37 days and 58 days
  37. The date the titles were lost has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 36 days and 66 days
  38. The date the titles were abandoned has not been documented which means the championship reign lasted anywhere between 15 days and 44 days

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NWA Central States Television Championship Professional wrestling championship

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The Heart of America Sports Attractions, or "NWA Central States" version of the NWA North American Tag Team Championship was a secondary Tag team championship promoted by the Heart of America Sports Attraction promotion, a National Wrestling Alliance territory based out of Kansas City, Missouri and was defended in Missouri, Kanasas and the surrounding states. The Championship was active from 1963 until 1973, originally designed to be a replacement for the NWA Central States Tag Team Championship and after 10 years was replaced with the Central States version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship. Because the championship was a professional wrestling championship, it was not won or lost competitively but instead by the decision of the bookers of a wrestling promotion. The championship was awarded after the chosen team "won" a match to maintain the illusion that professional wrestling is a competitive sport.

The Alabama version of the NWA Tri-State Tag Team Championship existed from 1971 until 1977. It was defended primarily in Alabama under the banner of NWA Tri-State Wrestling, and at times in Tennessee for NWA Mid-America. Because the championship was a professional wrestling championship, it is not won or lost competitively but instead by the decision of the bookers of a wrestling promotion. The championship was awarded after the chosen team "won" a match to maintain the illusion that professional wrestling is a competitive sport.

NWA Tri-State Heavyweight Championship Professional wrestling chamionship

The NWA Tri-State Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling heavyweight championship in Tri-States Wrestling. The original version was created in 1954, however, it was phased out in favor of the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship.

NWA United States Tag Team Championship <i>(Mid-America version)</i> Professional wrestling tag team championship

The Mid-America version of the NWA United States Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling tag team championship and promoted by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA)'s NWA Mid-America territory from 1962 until 1976. The title was intended solely for tag teams in tag team matches, not individuals, and was the secondary tag team championship in NWA Mid-America, with the Mid-America version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship being the primary championship. The promotion also had a third tag team championship at its peak, a testament to the popularity of tag team wrestling in the territory, as they promoted the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship as well. The championship was established around March 6, 1962, when Yoshinosato and Taro Sakuro were named champions upon arrival by NWA Mid-America instead of holding a tournament to establish the championship. With a number of NWA territories active at the time this version of the United States Tag Team Championship was one of at least six championships that shared the same name under the NWA's supervision. The team of Dennis Condrey and Phil Hickerson, also known as "The Bicentennial Kings", held the championship the most times, five in total including the last reign when the titles were abandoned in 1976. Because the championship was a professional wrestling championship, it was not won or lost competitively but instead by the decision of the bookers of a wrestling promotion. The championship was awarded after the chosen wrestler "won" a match to maintain the illusion that professional wrestling is a competitive sport.

NWA World Tag Team Championship <i>(Amarillo version)</i> Professional wrestling tag team championship

The Amarillo version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship was the main tag team professional wrestling championship for the Amarillo, Texas-based Western States Sports, a member of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). Promoters Doc Sarpolis and Dory Funk introduced the championship in 1955 and continued to use it as their main tag team championship until 1969. The NWA Board of Directors dictated that there would be only one NWA World Heavyweight Champion but allowed any NWA member, also known as a NWA territory, to create its own local version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship. In 1957 no less than 13 different versions of the NWA World Tag Team Championship were promoted across the United States.[Championships] This even included another version in East Texas, which was used mainly in Houston and Fort Worth at the time.

The Indianapolis version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship, which was actively used between 1951 and 1960, was a professional wrestling championship exclusively for two-man tag teams. As a member of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), the NWA Indianapolis territory was entitled to create an NWA World Tag Team Championship that they could promote within the boundaries of their territory, in this case Indiana, making it a "regional" championship despite being labeled a "world championship". Because the use of the championship was not restricted to one overall championship, a large number of different, regional championships bore the name "NWA World Tag Team Championship" between 1949 and 1992. In 1957 as many as 13 different versions were promoted across the United States.[Championships] As it is a professional wrestling championship, it is not won or lost competitively but instead by the decision of the bookers of a wrestling promotion. The title is awarded after the chosen team "wins" a match to maintain the illusion that professional wrestling is a competitive sport.

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