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NWA World Tag Team Titles
The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Tag Team Championship is the professional wrestling world tag team championship within the NWA framework.

In the mid-1980s, Jim Crockett Promotions became the flag bearer for the NWA and began to openly refer to their Mid Atlantic version as the NWA World Tag Team Championship. In 1988, Jim Crockett Promotions was transformed into World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and the title was renamed the WCW World Tag Team Championship.

In July 1992, the NWA held a tournament to crown an officially sanctioned NWA World Tag Team Championship. The tournament was held by WCW, whose World Tag Team Championship by that time was the only existing claim within the NWA and which had the most widely available television broadcasting. The tournament was won by Terry Gordy & Steve Williams. Gordy & Williams also won the WCW World Tag Team Championship in a non-tournament match on July 5, prior to the NWA tournament final and the two sets of titles remained unified until September 1993, when WCW withdrew from the NWA, vacating the NWA World Tag Team Championship. The titles would remain vacant until a tournament was held in 1995, which was won by The Rock 'n' Roll Express.

The NWA title belts were paid for by WCW and after the withdrawal from the NWA, the belts were continued to be used for the WCW World Tag Team Championship. The NWA had to pay for new belts, which were later used in TNA until TNA and the NWA split on May 13, 2007. On January 17, 2008 the NWA withdrew its recognition of every tag team champion in WCW, but as of October 13, 2014 the NWA official website lists all title holders from WCW as former champions. In Summer of 2013, the NWA revealed brand new designs for its World Tag Team Titles.

Title VersionsEdit

The National Wrestling Alliance did not recognize a single World Tag Team Championship until 1992, while various NWA territories promoted their own "World Tag Team Championships". The following are the variations that existed at one point or another:

  • NWA World Tag Team Championship (San Francisco Version) (1950-1979)
  • NWA World Tag Team Championship (Chicago Version) (1953-1960)
  • NWA World Tag Team Championship (Georgia Version) (1954-1969)
  • NWA World Tag Team Championship (Minneapolis Version) (1957-1960)
  • NWA World Tag Team Championship (Texas Version) (1957-1982)
  • NWA World Tag Team Championship (Mid-America Version) (1957-1977)
  • NWA World Tag Team Championship (Central States Version) (1958-1963, 1973-1979)
  • NWA World Tag Team Championship (Los Angeles Version) (late 1950s, 1979-1982)
  • NWA World Tag Team Championship (Florida Version) (1961-1969)
  • NWA World Tag Team Championship (Detroit Version) (1964-1980)
  • NWA World Tag Team Championship (Vancouver Version) (1966-1967)
  • NWA World Tag Team Championship (Mid Atlantic Version) (1975-1991)

See AlsoEdit

NWA Championships, WCW Championships, TNA Championships

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