Midwest: world tag team title change from 2007/09

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Midwest: world tag team title change from 2007/09

Post by Hisaharu Tanabe » 2007/11/03 Sat 1:40 pm

Here's a new find by Tim Hornbaker, the author of the great "National Wrestling Alliance: The Untold Story of the Monopoly that Strangled Pro Wrestling" book:
New Midwest "World" Tag Team Title Change - 9/28/07

For years, researchers have been trying to find a singular lineage for the Midwestern version of the World Tag Team Title. These wrestlers appeared in cities from Hamilton, Ontario, through the Midwest in places such as Indianapolis and Chicago and then into the Rocky Mountain area. A team could conceivably lose their championship in one place, but appear the next night in another town still claiming to be the titleholders. Thus, leaving historians with many different strands, and a challenge to find accurate information. Here is a new find:

Indianapolis, Indiana: Thursday, January 10, 1957

(The Armory) … The Russians (Boris and Nicoli Volkoff) b. The Lisowski Brothers (Reggie and Stanley Lisowski) to capture the World Tag Team Title (2/3) (Boris pinned Reggie for the first fall, Reggie pinned Boris for the second, and the Russians won the third fall when Stanley was counted out) … Carlos Moreno and Rocky Monroe drew (30:00) … The Zebra Kid b. Billy McDaniel (1-0) (McDaniel was unable to continue) … (matchmaker: Dick Patton)

Notes: The Indianapolis Star said “Tag Crown to Russians” over its article about the evening prior’s wrestling matches in its January 11, 1957 newspaper.

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