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NWA World Tag Team Championship

Postby JustS2pendous » 2003/01/18 Sat 8:13 pm

After being defended in Jim Crockett Promotions in the eighties, the NWA World Tag Titles then became the WCW world tag titles with the company name change. But after Williams & Gordy won the revived NWA belts in '92 and then they were brought back after the Alliance split form WCW in '93, does the WCW belts share the lineage with the original pre WCW titles or can the straps currently ion TNA cliam the history? A bit complicated I know.
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Postby Haiku Warrior » 2003/01/19 Sun 1:10 pm

Does this help?

Doom (Butch Reed & Ron Simmons) 90/05/19
Title exclusively referred to as WCW World Tag Team Title from 91/01; NWA world title considered vacant.

Terry Gordy & Steve Williams 92/07/12
Have defeated Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner on 92/07/05 in Atlanta, GA to win WCW World Tag Team Title; defeat Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes in tournament final on 92/07/12 to win revived NWA World Tag Team title and unify both titles.

Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes 92/09/21

Ricky Steamboat & Shane Douglas 92/11/18 Macon, GA

Steve Austin & Brian Pillman 93/03/02 Macon, GA

Arn Anderson & Paul Roma 93/08/18 Daytona, FL
Defeat Austin & Lord Steven Regal, subbing for injured Pillman; recognition dropped by NWA in 93/09 when WCW withdraws from NWA; Anderson & Roma continue to be recognized as WCW World Tag Team champions; NWA holds a tournament for the vacant NWA World Tag Team Title in 95/04.
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Postby JustS2pendous » 2003/01/19 Sun 1:16 pm

Thanks,
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Postby Dan Poutsma » 2003/01/19 Sun 4:22 pm

From what I understand, the Rock 'N Roll Express were the first NWA World tag team champions officially under the jurisdiction of the NWA Board of Directors itself back in 1998. The "NWA" World tag team championship that was recognized by Jim Crockett Promotions, Inc. and later World Championship Wrestling, Inc. was strictly a company controlled championship and was simply abandoned when WCW withdrew from the NWA in 1993 (although, for all intents and purposes, all that they really abandoned were any use of the physical NWA tag BELTS, since they were referring to the title holders as just the "World tag team champions" by that point and had pretty much ceased acknowledging that the WCW and NWA titles were separate titles that had been unified.)

So to answer the question, the version that is currently being defended in TNA (recognized by the NWA BOD) and the version defended in JCP/WCW have no connection.
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Postby Rubio MHS » 2003/01/20 Mon 2:30 am

There have been about eight different NWA World Tag Team Championships over the years, dating back to the 50s or so. The WCW World Tag Team Championship has lineage to the particular NWA World Tag Team Championship that began in NWA Mid Atlantic in the mid 70s.

The old NWA only sanctioned two titles: the World Heavyweight Championship and the World Junior Heavwyeight Championship. All the other titles were controlled by the individual territories. The new NWA is sanctioning more titles, including the current version, which one could say are the only true NWA World Tag Team Titles.
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Postby Dan Poutsma » 2003/01/20 Mon 3:23 am

Originally posted by Rubio MHS
There have been about eight different NWA World Tag Team Championships over the years, dating back to the 50s or so.  The WCW World Tag Team Championship has lineage to the particular NWA World Tag Team Championship that began in NWA Mid Atlantic in the mid 70s.


Depends on how you look at it. While the original "NWA" (JCP/WCW) World tag team championship essentially did become the WCW World tag team championship, if WCW wanted to claim that it was "vacant" from that time until the time they held the tournament in 1992, it was their prerogative. Really no different than the original Cleveland Browns becoming the Baltimore Ravens, and then a new Cleveland Browns franchise popping up a couple of years later. The NFL granted them the rights to the Browns name, colors, and history, so they had every right to say that they were the "real" thing, whereas the Ravens were recognized as a "new" team. Same situation goes for the "NWA" and WCW World tag team titles, since both were nothing more than company controlled championships in the first place.

The old NWA only sanctioned two titles: the World Heavyweight Championship and the World Junior Heavwyeight Championship. All the other titles were controlled by the individual territories. The new NWA is sanctioning more titles, including the current version, which one could say are the only true NWA World Tag Team Titles.

There is no "old" NWA or "new" NWA. The NWA is the NWA. In addition to the World heavyweight title and World Jr. heavyweight title, it also sanctioned the World Light heavyweight title in the past. Today, it sanctions the World heavyweight title, World tag team title, World Jr. heavyweight title, World Women's title, North American heavyweight title, National heavyweight title, and Canadian heavyweight title.
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Postby phil » 2003/01/24 Fri 10:48 pm

If you think about it this way up until 95 when the NWA belts were put up in a tournament. Each and every NWA member had there own NWA World Tag Team Champions. And until that said tournament there really were no true champions because none of the differnent versions were ever unified. So technicolly The R&R Express were the first NWA World Tag Team Champions.
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