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Brass Knuckles TAG TEAM Titles?

Brass Knuckles TAG TEAM Titles?

Postby Bushinyou » 2006/09/18 Mon 12:48 am

MACW @ Charlotte, NC – 07/03/1972
Matti Suzuki defeated Randy Curtis… Rock hunter fought to a draw with Les Thatcher… Farmer Pete & Ronnie Garvin defeated Two Ton Harris & Wee Willie Wilson… Art Nelson & Johnny Weaver defeated The Great Bolo & Bolo to win the NWA Brass Knuckles Tag Team title… Jack Brisco, NWA Eastern States champion Jerry Brisco, & Eddie Graham defeated Swede Hanson, Gary Hart, & Rip Hawk in a 6-man tag team match.


I've never heard of this title. Any ideas on this one? I'll be able to tell in a few days if there are anymore listings for it.
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Postby Hisaharu Tanabe » 2006/09/18 Mon 8:15 am

Here's another one:

1973/06/07 Greensboro, NC
Royal Kangaroos beat Art Nelson & Johnny Weaver to win Brass Knuckles Tag Title

I had never heard of this title either.
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Postby Bushinyou » 2006/09/18 Mon 12:53 pm

Could it be from another territory? It seems odd because Bolo & The Great Bolo would've only been in for a one-shot deal, as I don't seem to have anything else of them being in Mid-Atlantic in 1972.
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Postby Bushinyou » 2006/09/18 Mon 5:38 pm

I found another listing:

MACW @ Fayetteville, NC – 09/25/1972
Charlie Fulton defeated Angelo Martinelli… Dennis McCord defeated Bobby Paul… Big Boy Brown defeated Jim Grabmire… Jim Dillon defeated The Masked Menace by DQ… NWA Brass Knuckles Tag Team champions Art Nelson & Johnny Weaver defeated Gene & Ole Anderson.


The odd thing about this one is that Nelson and Weaver were the reigning Atlantic Coast Tag Team champions.
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Postby Bushinyou » 2006/09/18 Mon 6:58 pm

MACW @ Salem, VA – 11/24/1972 (4,000+)
Johnny Ringo defeated Johnny Heidman… Nelson Royal defeated Joe Soto… Klondike Bill defeated Matti Suzuki… Big Boy Brown defeated The Masked Menace… Ronnie Garvin & Thunderbolt Patterson defeated Gene & Ole Anderson… NWA Taped Fists Tag Team champions Art Nelson & Johnny Weaver defeated The Royal Kangaroos.



Just to add a little more confusion to the matter, here's a listing for a NWA Taped Fist Tag Team championship. I'm left to believe that the Taped First and Bruss Knuckles titles are two references to the same title. And again, Nelson and Weaver were the Atlantic Coast Tag Team champions when this Taped Fist title match took place.
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Postby Hisaharu Tanabe » 2006/09/19 Tue 6:02 pm

I sent a link to this thread to the people at Mid-Atlantic Gateway and Wrestling Memories. Let's see if they have anything to say.
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Postby CW Hall » 2006/09/19 Tue 10:01 pm

This was a one shot deal with the Bolos coming in as champions to
establish the title.Art Nelson had introduced this type of match to the
Mid-Atlantic,he and his opponent taping their fists and going until someone
was down for the ten count.Yes these matches were sometimes billed as
taped fist matches.

About eight weeks after Johnny Weaver and Art Nelson won the Brass
Knuckles Trophy,they won the Atlantic Coast Tag belts on Aug.31,1972
in Greensboro from Missouri Mauler and Brute Bernard.

Several people were involved in the research we did on the Atlantic
Coast Tag Team Title for our site Wrestling Memories.Collectively we
have all the clippings for the house show changes.The changes that took
place on tv came from comparing notes,memories and a process of
elimination using clippings showing who was where and when.It may
not be perfect but we always welcome any info that is better than what
we have.If we are wrong on any of the title changes we will gladly
make corrections.We want any title history we are involved in to be as
accurate as possible.

Johnny Weaver and Art Nelson defended both tag titles until they lost
the Atlantic Coast belts to the Andersons on March 3,1973 in Winston-
Salem.I was lucky enough to see that match.They lost the Brass Knucks
title to the Royal Kangaroos in Greensboro,NC on June 7,1973.

Research turned up a previous 1 week ACTT reign for the Anderson's in
Nov.1972 in Charlotte.I did not remember this title switch and am not
sure it was ever recognized on tv.We now realize that some of the
shorter title reigns were never mentioned concerning this and other JCP
titles.It seems only the fans who witnessed them knew about them until
archive research turned them up.

The Brass Knuckles sort of faded away by the end of 1973.As far as I
know the Royal Kangaroos were still the champions when they left JCP.
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Re: Brass Knuckles TAG TEAM Titles?

Postby marjon » 2012/02/22 Wed 10:09 am

Well, all I can say is thank you so much for posting the listings here.
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