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NWA United States Tag Team Title

[Oklahoma & Louisiana & Arkansas & Mississippi]

* Also recognized as the Southwestern Title until 1964.

Jan Madrid & Louie Tillet 1962-04-05<
Billed as Southwest Tag Team Title as of 62-03-29; billed as United States Title in Wichita Falls, TX as of 62-04-05.
Al Torres & Ramon Torres 1962-05-11 Oklahoma City, OK
Repeated on 62-05-17 in Wichita Falls, TX; billed as "Ark-La-Tex" champions in Shreveport, LA.
Jack Dalton & Jim Dalton 1962-07-02 Tulsa, OK
Repeated on 62-07-04 in Wichita Falls, TX and 62-07-11 in Springfield, MO.
Al Torres & Ramon Torres [2] 1962-07-18 Springfield, MO
The Daltons may continue to be recognized in other towns.
Hiro Matsuda & Don Kent 1962-07-25 Springfield, MO
The Torres brothers continue to be billed as champions in Shreveport, LA but lose the "Ark-La-Tex" title to Dan O'Shocker & Don Kent on 62-07-30, "regain" the United States title on 62-08-06, and leave the area later in the month.
Danny Hodge & El Gran Lothario 1962-09-05 Springfield, MO
Lothario leaves the area in 62-11.
The Great Bolo (Al Lovelock) & Mighty Bolo 1963-08 TX *
Billed as champions on arrival for having defeated Jan Madrid & Louie Tillet for the title "in Texas last winter" (Tulsa Daily World, 63-09-02).
Bill Watts & Jerry Kozak 1963-09-02 Tulsa, OK
The Great Bolo & Mighty Bolo [2] 1963-09-11 Springfield, MO
Repeated on 63-09-12 in Wichita Falls, TX; Mighty Bolo most likely leaves the area in 63-11.

Southwest Title is again defended in 64.

Jack Dalton & Jim Dalton [2] 1965-09-30<
Start wrestling as Don Fargo & Jim Fargo in early 65-10; both Southwest and United States titles are declared vacant in late 65-10 when the Fargos leave the area; Daltons continue to be recognized in Louisiana as of 66-02-22.
Assassins 1966-05-09 Tulsa, OK
Defeat Danny Hodge & Tiny Smith in a tournament final; win another tournament on 66-05-10 in Little Rock, AR, defeating Great Matsuda & Stan Kowalski in the final; in Springfield, MO, TX, the Assassins defeat Hiro Matsuda & Stan Kowalski and Danny Hodge & Tiny Smith in a 3-team round-robin match for the title; in Wichita Falls, TX, the Assassins defeat Hiro Matsuda & Stan Kowalski and Danny Hodge & Tiny Smith in another 3-team "rotation match" for what is billed as the World Title (billed as United States Title in the following week); Lou Thesz & Jack Brisco defeat the Assassins on 66-12-12 in Tulsa, OK and on 66-12-13 in Little Rock, AR but the title does not change hands due to illegal karate chops being used.
Jack Brisco & Eddie Sullivan 1966-12-07 Springfield, MO
Assassins [2] 1966-12-14 Springfield, MO
Haystack Calhoun & Jack Brisco 1966-12-31Oklahoma City, OK
Vacant sometime after 67-02-03; the Assassins may be billed as champions in Joplin, MO on 67-01-14 and 67-02-25; Jack Dalton & Frank Dalton are billed as champions in Louisiana as of 67-01-10 but lose to Bobby Fields & Danny Little Bear on 67-03-07 in Baton Rouge, LA.
Assassins [3] 1967-03-10 Oklahoma City, OK
Defeat Krusher Karlson & Skandor Akbar in tournament final; held up after the match against Red Raiders: Dick Dunn & Billy Garrett on 67-04-10 in Tulsa, OK and again on 67-04-14 in Oklahoma City, OK.
Assassins [4] 1967-04-21Oklahoma City, OK
Win rematch; in Joplin, MO, it is announced that the Red Raiders have defeated the Assassins in "the previous week in Tulsa, OK" and Assassins defeat Raiders on 67-04-22 to win the title.
Jack Brisco & Gorgeous George Jr. 1967-05-08 Tulsa, OK
Repeated on 67-05-09 in Little Rock, AR.
Chati Yokouchi & Togo Shikuma 1967-05-16Little Rock, AR
Repeated on 67-05-19 in Oklahoma City, OK; Pepe Lopez & Ramon Lopez are billed as champions in New Orleans, LA as of 67-08-09; Gorgeous George Jr. & Paul Jones defeat Yokouchi & Shikuma on 67-09-04 in Tulsa, OK, most likely by DQ as Yokouchi & Shikuma are still the champions in the following week; in Louisiana and Arkansas, the Assassins are billed as the champions as of 67-06-11 at least untiil 67-09-18.
Danny Hodge & Skandor Akbar 1967-09-11 Tulsa, OK
Chati Yokouchi & Togo Shikuma [2] 1967-09-18 Tulsa, OK
Danny Hodge & Skandor Akbar [2] 1967-10-07 Joplin, MO
Chati Yokouchi & Chuck Karbo 1967-12-29 Oklahoma City, OK
Jack Donovan & Ron Reed (Buddy Colt) 1968-04-08Tulsa, OK
Danny Hodge & Lorenzo Parente 1968-06-03 Tulsa, OK
Disputed decision; Hodge & Parente are billed as champions as of 68-06-10.
Jack Donovan & Ron Reed [2] 1968-07-08 Tulsa, OK
Danny Hodge & Lorenzo Parente [2] 1968-11-04 Tulsa, OK
Repeated on 68-12-03 in Little Rock, AR and on 68-12-11 in Springfield, MO.
Karl Von Stroheim & Treach Phillips 1968-12-23 Tulsa, OK
Chief Big Heart & Kit Fox defeat Von Stroheim & Phillips on 69-01-13 in Tulsa, OK (Tulsa Daily World, 69-01-14) possibly via DQ or COR as Von Stroheim & Phillips continue to hold the title; defeat Big Heart & Fox to retain the title on 69-01-21 in Little Rock, AR; Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres defeat Von Stroheim & Phillips in a title match on 69-03-07 in Oklahoma City, OK; however, the local paper does not specify whether the win is by pinfall/submission or DQ/COR.
Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres 1969-04-25Oklahoma City, OK
Repeated on 69-05-06 in Little Rock, AR, or Von Stroheim & Phillips may have regained the title sometime in-between.
Medics 1969-08-08 Oklahoma City, OK
Alberto Torres & Ramon Torres [2] 1969-08-15 Oklahoma City, OK
Medics [2] 1969-09-15 Shreveport, LA
Danny Hodge & Skandor Akbar defeat the Medics in Oklahoma City, OK on 69-10-24 and 69-11-07; however, the local paper does not specify whether the title changes hand or not.
Karl Karlson & Tarzan Baxter [2] 1969-11-28 Oklahoma City, OK
Medics continue to be billed as the champions in Springfield, MO.
Jack Donovan & Jerry Brown * 1969-12-08 Tulsa, OK
May not be a title change; Karl Karlson & Tarzan Baxter defeat the Medics on 69-12-10 in Springfield, MO.
Karl Karlson & Tarzan Baxter * 1969-12-12 Oklahoma City, OK
Defeaat Donovan & Brown, possibly to retain the title.
Luke Brown & Dutch Savage1970-02-01Tulsa, OK
Vacant in 70-04 when Savage leaves the area.
Hollywood Blonds: Jerry Brown & Dale Valentine (Buddy Roberts)1970-05-08Oklahoma City, OK
Defeat Bill Watts & Danny Hodge in tournament final.
Luke Brown & Danny Hodge1970-05-27Springfield, MO
Hollywood Blonds [2] 1970-05-29 Oklahoma City, OK
Held up after the match against Bill Watts & Billy Red Lyons on 70-07-09 in Jackson, MS.
Hollywood Blonds [3] 1970-07-16Jackson, MS
Win rematch.
Bill Watts & Billy Red Lyons 1970-11-29Monroe, LA
Waldo Von Erich & Karl Von Brauner 1971-01-13 Jackson, MS
"Last week in Jackson, Miss" (The Shreveport Times, 71-01-17); held up after the match against Bill Watts & Billy Red Lyons on 71-01-30 in Tulsa, OK; Watts & Lyons are injured by Von Erich & Von Brauner before the rematch scheduled on 71-02-16; declared vacant after Luke Brown & Tiny Smith substitute for Watts & Lyons and win; a 3-team tournament between Von Erich & Von Brauner, Brown & Smith, and The Spoiler & Les Wolf are orderd.
Luke Brown & Tiny Smith 1971-02-22 Tulsa, OK
Defeat The Spoiler & Les Wolf when Von Erich & Von Brauner are "detained in Wichita, Kan., due to a snowstorm" (Tulsa Daily World, 71-02-23).
Spoilers 1971-04-16 Oklahoma City, OK
Tom Jones & Billy Red Lyons1971-05-31Shreveport, LA
Continental Warriors: Bobby Hart & Lorenzo Parente1972-03-21Monroe, LA
Tom Jones & Ivan Putski # 1972-06-06 Little Rock, AR
Putski, replaces the injured Pascagoula Plowboy (Stan Frazier) in the 3rd fall; Hart & Parente dispute the title change for not signed to face Putski; the title continues to be disputed after Jones & Putski defeat Parente & Hart via DQ on 72-06-13 in Little Rock, AR.
Continental Warriors # 1972-06-20 Little Rock, AR
Defeat Jones & Putski to end the dispute.
Tom Jones & Ken Mantell #1972-08-21Shreveport, LA
Disputed victory over Hart & Parente, with both teams claiming the title after the match; Hart & Parente continue to be billed as champions in other towns.
Terry Garvin & Duke Myers 1972-09-04 Shreveport, LA
Have claimed the title since a disputed victory over Jones & Mantell on 72-08-28 in Shreveport, LA, ending with the Continental Warriors, Jones & Mantell, and Garvin & Myers all claiming the title; win a 3-team round-robin tournemant on 72-09-04 to end the dispute.
Dennis Stamp & Bull Bullinski 1973-01-30 Alexandria, LA
Repeated on 73-02-07 in Baton Rouge, LA.
Hollywood Blonds [4] 1973-02-21Baton Rouge, LA
May be a repeat of 73-02-19 in Tulsa, OK, where Blonds win the match (no title change is mentioned).
Rip Tyler & Eddie Sullivan 1973-04-23Shreveport, LA
Dennis Stamp & Dewey Robertson 1973-05-28 Shreveport, LA
Alex Perez & El Gran Tapio 1973-08-14 Monroe, LA
Stan Kowalski & Kim Duk 1973-10-04Greenville, MS
Luke Brown & Klondike Bill 1974-02-04 Shreveport, LA
Bob Sweetan & Seigfried Stanke 1974-02-25 Tulsa, OK
Defeat Bob Kelly & Rocket Monroe in 74-04-07 in Baton Rouge, LA to unify the Gulf Coast version.
Chief Thundercloud & Chief White Cloud 1974-04-23 Alexandria, LA
Jim White & Steve Lawler 1974-06  
Sometime after 74-06-12; possibly on 74-06-26 in Vicksburg, MS; still champions as of 74-10-06.
Johnny Eagles & Terry Latham 1974-10  
Possibly by defeating White & Kim Duk (substituting for Lawler) on 74-09-30 in Tulsa, OK; still champions as of 74-11-18.
Stan Hansen & Frank Goodish (Bruiser Brody) 1974-12-11< 
Bob Sweetan & Prince Tapu 1975-02-05 Shreveport, LA?
Stan Hansen & Frank Goodish [2] 1975-02-09 Baton Rouge, LA
Ken Mantell & Jay Clayton 1975-05-04 Wichita Falls, TX
Stan Hansen & Frank Goodish [3] 1975-05  
Danny Hodge & Jay Clayton1975-07-09Ft. Smith, AR
Killer Karl Kox & Dick Murdoch 1975-08-14? Chalmette, LA?
Or 75-08-13 in Jackson, MS(?); defend on 75-08-18; vacant in 75-12 when Kox and Murdoch split.
Greg Valentine & Bill Watts 1976-01-07 Shreveport, LA?
Defeat Hollywood Blonds.
Greg Valentine & Gorgeous George Jr. 1976-01  
Watts injured.
Hollywood Blonds [5]1976-03-18New Orleans, LA
Buck Robley & Bob Slaughter1976-03-29Tulsa, OK
Ted DiBiase & Dick Murdoch1976-04-28Ft. Smith, AR
Killer Karl Kox & Bob Sweetan1976-05-11Shreveport, LA
Killer Karl Kox & Ken Patera 1976-10-19 Shreveport, LA
Defeat Sweetan & Randy Tyler when the team splits.
Bill Watts & Bill Robinson 1976-11-10? Shreveport, LA?
"On a recent televised wrestling show" (The Shreveport Times, 76-11-14).
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Skandor Akbar & Choi Sun 1977-01-12< 
Bob Sweetan & Tony Rocco1977-03-16Shreveport, LA
Medics1977-03-26Shreveport, LA
Killer Karl Kox & Jerry Oates defeat the Medics on 77-06-13 in Tulsa, OK most likely in one fall; Medics are still champions in the following week; "Kox and Oates apparently had defeated the Medics last week. They won the first fall and appeared headed for a second pin when time ran out." (Shreveport Journal, 77-06-21)
Porkchop Cash & Mike George1977-08-16Shreveport, LA
Medics [2]1977-08-23Shreveport, LA
Dr. X & Porkchop Cash1977-09-27Shreveport, LA
Dr. X 1977-10-17 Tulsa, OK
Defeat Cash after the team breaks up (repeated on 77-10-19 in Shreveport, LA and 77-10-22 in Oklahoma City, OK); X continues to defend the title with different partners: Ciclon Negro to defeat Porkchop Cash & Ray Candy on 77-10-18 in Shreveport, LA; Swede Hanson to defeat Cash & Bob Sweetan on 77-11-07 (Tulsa World, 77-11-08); Skandor Akbar against Cash & Candy on 77-12-07 in Baton Rouge, LA; X teams with The Brute (Bugsy McGraw) by 78-01-24.
Ray Candy & Steven Little Bear 1978-02-22 Baton Rouge, LA
Defeat Dr. X & The Brute (Bugsy McGraw).
Ernie Ladd & The Assassin 1978-04-05 Baton Rouge, LA
Ray Candy & Steven Little Bear [2] 1978-04-23 Baton Rouge, LA
Jerry Brown & Bobby Jaggers 1978-05-05 Oklahoma City, OK
Mike George & Randy Tyler 1978-11-18 Tulsa, OK
Declared vacant in 78-12 after a rematch against Brown & Jaggers.
Dusty Rhodes & Andre the Giant 1978-12-25 New Orleans, LA
Defeat Ernie Ladd & Stan Hansen in 10-team tournament final.
Dusty Rhodes & The Spoiler 1979-01  
Spoiler replaces Andre.
The Assassin & The Angel 1979-01-25 New Orleans, LA
Spoiler turns on Rhodes.
Bill Watts & Buck Robley 1979-07-21 New Orleans, LA
Vacant on 79-08-17 when Robley is injured by Angelo Mosca.
Oki Shikina (Zapata Martinez) & Sugar Bear Harris (Kamala) 1979-09-10 Tulsa, OK
Defeat Kevin Von Erich & David Von Erich.
Jim Garvin & Herb Calvert 1979-11-05 Tulsa, OK
Seigfried Steinke & Steve Lawler 1980-01-07 Tulsa, OK
Tommy Gilbert & Eddie Gilbert1980-03-03Tulsa, OK
Eddie leaves the territory in 80-04.

* Replaced with NWA Tri-State Tag Team Title.

* Thanks to Scott George for the photo of the belt from 1978 and to "The Mask", Charles Hamilton, oklafan.com, Al Getz, and Kriss Knights for the corrections and additions.