NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Championship professional wrestling tag team championship

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NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Championship
Details
PromotionGulf Coast Championship Wrestling
Date established
  • January 4, 1955 (GC Version)
  • March 8, 1967 (NWA Gulf)
  • April 1978 (Southern division)
Date retired
  • January 1967 (Southern)
  • January 1978 (NWA Gulf)
  • September 1980 (Southern division)
Other name(s)
  • NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Gulf Coast Version)
  • NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Southern Division)

The NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Championship was the main tag team championship in Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling or NWA Gulf Coast. The Gulf Coast tag team championship is the successor for GCCW's version of the NWA Southern Tag Team Championship that was promoted in the Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi region from 1955 until 1967 where it was replaced by the "NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Championship. The Gulf Coast Tag Team championship was promoted from 1967 until 1978 where Southeast Championship Wrestling took control of the title renaming in back to the "NWA Southern Tag Team Championship" and promoted it in its "Southern Division" in 1978 and 1979. In 1980 the Southern Division was abandoned and the Northern Division of the NWA Southern Tag Team Championship became the main title of SECW.[1]

Title history

[…] Means champion lineage is uncertain at this period in time
NLT means "No later than"

NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Gulf Coast version)

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Lee Fields and Herb Welch January 4, 1955 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 35 Defeat Red Roberts and Mario Galento in tournament final
2 Red Roberts and Mario Galento February 8, 1955 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 105 Awarded when Lee Fields is injured and unable to compete in title match
3 Jack Curtis and George Curtis May 24, 1955 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 42
4 Red Roberts and Mario Galento July 5, 1955 SCW show Mobile, AL 2 134
5 Don Fields and Lee Fields November 16, 1955 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 N/A Awarded when Roberts is injured and unable to compete in title match; title inactive after 56
Deactivated 1956 Tennessee/Mid-America version is defended between 56 and 59.
6 John Smith and Tosh Togo October 28, 1959 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 14 Defeat Don Fields and Bobby Fields in tournament final
7 Don Fields and Bobby Fields November 11, 1959 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 56
8 Corsica Joe and Corsica Jean January 6, 1960 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 21 Also recognized as champions in Mid-America territory
9 Don Fields and Bobby Fields January 27, 1960 SCW show Mobile, AL 2 84 Also win Mid-America version
10 Great Bolo and Joe McCarthy April 20, 1960 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 7
11 Don Fields and Bobby Fields April 27, 1960 SCW show Mobile, AL 3 N/A
Deactivated N/A
12 The Mysterious Medics February 22, 1961 SCW show N/A 1 42 Billed as champions on arrival
13 Don Fields and Bobby Fields April 5, 1961 SCW show Mobile, AL 4 7
14 The Mysterious Medics April 12, 1961 SCW show Mobile, AL 2 14
15 Jackie Fargo and Joey Fargo April 26, 1961 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 7
16 the Mysterious Medics May 3, 1961 SCW show Mobile, AL 3 42 [2]
17 Jerry Kozak and Nick Kozak June 14, 1961 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 55
18 Billy Hines and Bad Boy Hines August 8, 1961 SCW show Pensacola, FL 1 59
19 Don Fields and Bobby Fields October 6, 1961 SCW show Dothan, AL 5 147
20 Billy Hines and Bad Boy Hines March 2, 1962 SCW show Dothan, AL 2 26
21 the Mysterious Medics March 28, 1962 SCW show Mobile, AL 4 21
22 Tex Riley and Gus Taylor April 18, 1962 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 7
23 the Mysterious Medics April 25, 1962 SCW show Mobile, AL 5 37
24 Jackie Fargo and Jack Donovan June 1, 1962 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 19
Vacated June 20, 1962 Donovan and Fargo split
25 Lee Fields and Greg Peterson September 26, 1962 SCW show N/A 1 30 Awarded
26 Billy Hines and Bad Boy Hines October 26, 1962 SCW show Dothan, AL 3 5
27 the Mysterious Medics October 31, 1962 SCW show Mobile, AL 6 −358
28 Billy Hines and Bad Boy Hines November 7, 1961 SCW show Mobile, AL 4 430
29 Jan Madrid and Jack Curtis Jr. January 11, 1963 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 5
30 Al Greene and Don Greene January 16, 1963 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 84 [3]
31 Lee Fields and Joe Scarpa April 10, 1963 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 21
32 Tiger Tomasso and Pancho Villa May 1, 1963 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 2
33 Lee Fields and Joe Scarpa May 3, 1963 SCW show Dothan, AL 2 215 Vacant on June 5, 1963 when Scarpa leaves the territory [2]
34 the Mysterious Medics December 4, 1963 SCW show N/A 7 105 Awarded
35 Lee Fields and Mario Galento March 18, 1964 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 14
36 the Mysterious Medics April 1, 1964 SCW show Mobile, AL 8 54
Vacated May 25, 1964 The Medics leave the territory
37 Lee Fields and Bobby Fields October 19, 1964 SCW show N/A 1 2 Awarded
38 Corsica Joe and Corsica Jean October 21, 1964 SCW show Mobile, AL 2 7
Vacated October 28, 1964 the Corsicans leave the territory
39 Terry Garvin and Chin Lee November 9, 1964 SCW show N/A 1 11 Awarded
40 Adrian and Tony Baillargeon November 20, 1964 SCW show Lafayette, LA 1 7
41 Terry Garvin and Chin Lee November 27, 1964 SCW show Lafayette, LA 2 68
42 Lee Fields and Bobby Fields February 3, 1965 SCW show Mobile, AL 2 57
Vacated April 1, 1965 Lee Fields retires.
43 Ken Lucas and Chris Lucas August 4, 1965 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 84 Defeat Bad Boy Hines and Billy Boy Hines in a tournament final
44 the Mysterious Medics October 27, 1965 SCW show Mobile, AL 9 21
45 Ken Lucas and Chris Lucas November 17, 1965 SCW show Mobile, AL 2 7
46 the Mysterious Medics November 24, 1965 SCW show Mobile, AL 10 23 [4]
47 Ken Lucas and Chris Lucas December 17, 1965 SCW show Dothan, AL 3 56
48 Don Carson and Mazie York February 11, 1966 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 12
Vacated February 23, 1966 Don Carson suffers a broken leg.
49 Ken Lucas and Chris Lucas March 26, 1966 SCW show N/A 4 39 Awarded
50 Eduardo Perez and Rocky Montero May 4, 1966 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 23
51 Bad Boy Hines and Billy Boy Hines May 27, 1966 SCW show Dothan, AL 5 7
52 Ramon Torres and Silento Rodriguez June 3, 1966 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 47 Rodriguez is injured and gives up his share of the title
53 Ramon Torres and Bobby Fields July 20, 1966 SCW show N/A 1 12 Fields replaces Rodriguez as Torres' partner
Vacated August 1, 1966 Fields moves to the Louisiana end of the territory
54 Ken Lucas and Chris Lucas August 1, 1966 SCW show N/A 5 57 Awarded
55 Don Carson and Maxie York September 27, 1966 SCW show Baton Rouge, LA 1 N/A
Deactivated January 1967 Replaced with Gulf Coast Tag Team Championship

NWA Gulf Coast Tag Team Championship

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Roger Kirby and Dennis Hall March 8, 1967 SCW show N/A 1 13 Recognized as first champions
2 Don Carson and Ron Carson March 21, 1967 SCW show Pensacola, FL 1 9
3 Roger Kirby and Dennis Hall March 30, 1967 SCW show Dothan, AL 2 8
4 Don Carson and Ron Carson April 7, 1967 SCW show Dothan, AL 2 35
5 Roger Kirby and Dennis Hall May 12, 1967 SCW show Dothan, AL 3 7
6 Don Carson and Ron Carson May 19, 1967 SCW show Dothan, AL 3 47
7 Ken Lucas and Bobby Fields July 5, 1967 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 12
8 Rip Tyler and Tim Tyler July 17, 1967 SCW show Panama City, FL 1 28 Stripped when Tim Tyler suffers a broken leg. [5]
9 Ken Lucas and Bobby Fields August 14, 1967 SCW show N/A 2 67 Awarded
10 Rip Tyler and Randy Tyler October 20, 1967 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 22 Held up after a match against Eddie Sullivan and Ramon Perez on November 2 in Mobile, AL
Vacated November 11, 1967 SCW show Tyler no-shows for the scheduled rematch
11 Jack Dalton and Frank Dalton January 5, 1968 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 7 Defeat Dick Dunn and Don Carson
12 Lee Fields and Bobby Fields January 12, 1968 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 35 [6]
13 Chin Lee and Pancho Villa February 16, 1968 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 14
14 Ken Lucas and Dennis Hall March 1, 1968 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 14
15 Scorpion and Cobra Kid March 15, 1968 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 12
16 Lee Fields and Bobby Fields March 27, 1968 SCW show Mobile, AL 2 59
17 The Interns
Bill Bowman and Joe Turner
May 25, 1968 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 18
18 Ramon Perez and Pepe Perez June 12, 1968 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 9
19 The Interns
Bill Bowman and Joe Turner
June 21, 1968 SCW show Dothan, AL 2 40
20 Lee Fields and Mario Galento July 31, 1968 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 14
21 The Interns
Bill Bowman and Joe Turner
August 14, 1968 SCW show Mobile, AL 3 21
22 Bobby Fields and Bob Kelly September 4, 1968 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 /A Held up after a match against the Interns in October, Hattiesburg, MS
23 Bobby Fields and Bob Kelly October 1968 SCW show N/A 2 N/A Defeat the Interns in rematch.
24 The Interns
Bill Bowman and Joe Turner
October 16, 1968 SCW show Mobile, AL 4 23
25 Don Carson and Dick Dunn November 8, 1968 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 14
26 Rocket and Flash Monroe November 22, 1968 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 54
27 Don Carson and Dick Dunn January 15, 1969 SCW show Mobile, AL 2 9 [7]
28 Rocket and Flash Monroe January 24, 1969 SCW show Dothan, AL 2 28 [8]
29 Mitsu Sito and Sugi Sito February 21, 1969 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 5
30 Bob Kelly and Ramon Perez February 26, 1969 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 14 [9]
31 Rocket and Flash Monroe March 12, 1969 SCW show Mobile, AL 3 77
32 Ken Lucas and Chris Lucas May 28, 1969 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 21 Stripped when Chris Lucas leaves the area
33 Rocket and Flash Monroe June 18, 1969 SCW show N/A 4 16 Awarded.
34 Ken Lucas and Don Carson July 4, 1969 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 28
35 Ken Lucas and Mac MacFarland August 1, 1969 SCW show N/A 1 19 Lucas is allowed to pick new partner when Carson leaves the area
36 Frank Dalton and Black Hand August 20, 1969 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 28
37 Ken Lucas and Don Carson September 17, 1969 SCW show Mobile, AL 2 16
38 Rocket and Flash Monroe October 3, 1969 SCW show Dothan, AL 5 19
39 Ken Lucas and Bobby Fields October 22, 1969 SCW show Mobile, AL 3 7
40 Rocket and Flash Monroe October 29, 1969 SCW show Mobile, AL 6 79
41 Dick Dunn and Ken Lucas January 16, 1970 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 48 [3]
42 Rip Tyler and Randy Tyler March 5, 1970 SCW show Panama City, FL 2 77 [10]
43 Don Carson and Rocket Monroe May 21, 1970 SCW show Panama City, FL 1 4
44 Eddie Sullivan and The Wrestling Pro May 25, 1970 SCW show Panama City, FL 1 N/A
Deactivated N/A SCW show N/A
45 Eddie Sullivan and Dandy Jack Morrell January 1, 1971 SCW show N/A 1 69 Awarded.
46 Ken Lucas and Johnny West March 11, 1971 SCW show Hattiesburg, MS 1 N/A Recognition withdrawn when Lucas and West win the U.S. Tag Team Title on June 2, 1971
47 Mike Boyette and Frank Dalton February 3, 1972 (NLT) SCW show N/A 1 N/A Defend title against Eddie Sullivan and Rip Tyler in Panama City, FL. No record of who they won the title from
48 Ken Lucas and Mike Boyette May 21, 1974 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 5 Defeat Duke Miller and The Wrestling Pro in one-night tournament final when the title is reinstated
49 Ron and Don Bass May 26, 1974 SCW show Pensacola, FL 1 72
50 The Wrestling Pro and Mighty Yankee August 6, 1974 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 7 The team splits and is allowed to choose new partners to meet in a match to determine new champions
51 The Mighty Yankees
(#1 and #2)
August 13, 1974 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 28 Defeats the Wrestling Pro and Big Bad John; Yankees split up and Yankee 2 unmasks to reveal Duke Miller, who has been under suspension; Yankee 1 is allowed to keep the title and chooses Mighty Yankee #3 as new partner
52 The Wrestling Pro and Duke Miller September 10, 1974 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 26 Miller's suspension has been lifted with the votes by the fans before the match
53 The Patriots (Bobby Hart and Bob Griffin masked) October 6, 1974 SCW show Pensacola, FL 1 30
54 Mike Boyette and Bearcat Brown November 5, 1974 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 42
55 The Hell's Angels December 17, 1974 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 49
56 Bobby Fields and Bob Kelly February 4, 1975 SCW show Mobile, AL 2 17
57 The Hell's Angels February 21, 1975 SCW show Dothan, AL 2 14
58 Terry Lathan and Ron Starr March 7, 1975 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 58 [11]
59 The Mighty Yankees
(#1 and #3)
May 4, 1975 SCW show Pensacola, FL 2 9
60 Rip Tyler and Big Bad John May 13, 1975 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 21
61 The Mighty Yankees
#1 and #3
June 3, 1975 SCW show Mobile, AL 3 35
62 Bounty Hunters July 8, 1975 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 24
63 Ken Lucas and Nick Kozak August 1, 1975 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 18
64 The Wrestling Pros August 19, 1975 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 103
65 British Bulldogs
Edward Heath and Jonathan Foley
November 30, 1975 SCW show Pensacola, FL 1 51
66 Lanny and Randy Poffo January 20, 1976 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 28 Stripped when the Poffos are fired on February 17, 1977 after an altercation with matchmaker Rip Tyler. [12]
67 Rip Tyler and Eddie Sullivan February 17, 1976 SCW show N/A 1 31 Awarded
68 Ron Bass and Dutch Bass March 19, 1976 SCW show Pensacola, FL 1 60
69 Bob Kelly and Rip Tyler May 18, 1976 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 17
70 The Challengers June 4, 1976 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 7
71 Ken Lucas and Gorgeous George Jr. June 11, 1976 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 14
72 The Challengers June 25, 1976 SCW show Dothan, AL 2 60
73 Rip Tyler and Eddie Sullivan August 24, 1976 SCW show Mobile, AL 2 30
74 Bobby Fields and Ricky Fields September 23, 1976 SCW show Panama City, FL 1 162
75 {The Islanders
Afa and Sika
March 4, 1977 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 32 [13]
76 Eddie Sullivan and Sonny King April 5, 1977 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 1
77 {The Islanders
Afa and Sika
April 6, 1977 SCW show N/A 2 23 Title returned when Sonny King also holds the Alabama Heavyweight Title and is not allowed to hold both titles
78 Rip Tyler and Eddie Sullivan April 29, 1977 SCW show Dothan, AL 3 18
79 The Real Rip Tyler and Jim Dalton May 17, 1977 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 N/A
Vacated May 1977 SCW show N/A
80 The Real Rip Tyler and Eddie Sullivan May 31, 1977 SCW show N/A 4 1 Awarded
81 The Wrestling Pro and Eddie Sullivan June 1, 1977 SCW show N/A 2 20 The Pro replaces Tyler
82 Blue Yankee and Billy Spears June 21, 1977 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 28
83 Blue Yankee and Eddie Sullivan July 19, 1977 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 42 Billy Spears gives his share of the title to Sullivan and becomes the manager for Yankee and Sullivan
84 Ken Lucas and Ricky Fields August 30, 1977 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 56
85 Pat Kelly and Mike Kelly October 25, 1977 SCW show Mobile, AL 1 38
86 Ken Lucas and The Wrestling Pro December 2, 1977 SCW show Dothan, AL 1 7 Awarded when the Kellys no-show
87 The Real Rip Tyler and Eddie Sullivan December 9, 1977 SCW show Dothan, AL 4 N/A Awarded
Deactivated January 1978 SCW show N/A Promotion is sold to SECW; The southern division of Southeastern Tag Team Title is often billed as Gulf Coast Tag Team Title after that date.

NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Southern Division)

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 The Assassins April 1978 SCW show N/A 1 N/A First champions.
2 Ricky and Reuben Gibson June 21, 1978 SCW show Mobile, Alabama 1 84
3 The Assassins September 13, 1978 SCW show Mobile, Alabama 2 N/A
4 Robert Fuller and Bob Armstrong October 1978 SCW show N/A 1 N/A Order of title holders not 100% verified
5 Don Carson and Assassin October 1978 SCW show N/A 1 N/A Order of title holders not 100% verified
Championship history is unrecorded from to .
6 and Terry Latham May 1979 SCW show N/A 1 N/A
7 The Wild Samoans
Afa and Sika
May 11, 1979 SCW show Dothan, Alabama 1 7
8 and Terry Latham May 18, 1979 SCW show Dothan, Alabama 2 14
9 The Wild Samoans
Afa and Sika
June 1, 1979 SCW show Dothan, Alabama 2 21
10 The Dargan Twins June 22, 1979 SCW show Dothan, Alabama 1 19
11 The Assassins July 11, 1979 SCW show Mobile, Alabama 3 118
12 Robert Fuller and Jerry Stubbs November 6, 1979 SCW show Pensacola, Florida 1 16
13 The Mongolians November 22, 1979 SCW show Mobile, Alabama 1 75
14 Robert Fuller and Ed Boulder February 5, 1980 SCW show Mobile, Alabama 1 N/A
Championship history is unrecorded from to .
15 Robert Fuller and Ron Fuller March 18, 1980 SCW show Dothan, Alabama 1 56
16 Norvell Austin and Randy Rose May 13, 1980 SCW show Mobile, Alabama 1 N/A
Championship history is unrecorded from to .
17 Bob Armstrong and Charlie Cook June 22, 1980 SCW show N/A 1 2
18 Ron Bass and Randy Rose June 24, 1980 SCW show Mobile, Alabama 1 −42
19 Norvell Austin and Randy Rose May 13, 1980 SCW show Mobile, Alabama 1 98
20 Jos LeDuc and Bob Armstrong August 19, 1980 SCW show Mobile, Alabama 1 N/A
21 The Big Cs
#1 and #2
September 1980 SCW show N/A 1 N/A
22 and The Assassin N/A SCW show N/A 1 N/A
23 deactivated N/A SCW show N/A N/A N/A

The following teams are also credited with holding the NWA Southern Tag Team championship but no specific time period has been documented.

See also

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