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American Wrestling Association

World Tag Team Championship
(August 1960 - Early 1991)
Won By: Won From:     Date: Event: Location: Length of         
Title Reign:         
Murder Inc.:
Stan Kowalski & Tiny Mills
-- Aug. 01, 1960        -- -- 64 days     
Murder Inc. is awarded the N.W.A. World Tag Team Championship after Leo Nomellini leaves to join the San Francisco 49'ers. Soon after, the A.W.A. starts recognizing their own World Tag Team Champions.
Hard Boiled Haggerty & Lenny Montana Murder Inc. Oct. 04, 1960        -- Minneapolis, MN, USA 165 days     
Hard Boiled Haggerty (2) & Gene Kiniski -- Mar. 18, 1961        -- St. Paul, MN, USA 66 days     
Montana breaks his leg in a match against Verne Gagne & Leo Nomellini. Haggerty chooses Gene Kinski as his new partner.
Leo Nomellini & Wilbur Snyder Haggerty & Kiniski May 23, 1961        -- Minneapolis, MN, USA 57 days     
Hard Boiled Haggerty (3) & Gene Kiniski (2) Nomellini & Snyder Jul. 19, 1961        -- St. Paul, MN, USA 20 days     
** Title Vacated ** Haggerty & Kiniski Aug. 08, 1961        -- -- 49 days     
The titles are vacated when Haggerty's interference in a cage match between Kiniski and Verne Gagne backfires.
Bob Geigel & Hard Boiled Haggerty (4) Gene Kiniski Sep. 26, 1961        -- St. Paul, MN, USA 51 days     
Haggerty defeats Kiniski in a match to determine who would continue as champion. Haggerty chooses Bob Geigel as his new partner.
Dale Lewis & Pat Kennedy Geigel & Haggerty Nov. 16, 1961        -- Rochester, MN, USA 7 days     
Bob Geigel (2) & Otto Von Krupp Lewis & Kennedy Nov. 23, 1961        -- Rochester, MN, USA 39 days     
** Title Vacated ** Geigel & Von Krupp Jan. 01, 1962        -- -- 14 days     
The titles are vacated due to the injury of Von Krupp.
Duke Hoffman & Larry Hennig 9-Team Tournament Jan. 15, 1962        -- St. Paul, MN, USA 29 days     
Hoffman & Hennig defeat Ivan & Nikita Kalmikoff in the finals of a 9-team tournament for the vacant championship. Other teams in the tournament included Hard Boiled Haggerty & Bob Geigel, Tiny Mills & Wayne Brock, Bill & Danny Miller, Bob Graham & Don Jardine, Joe Scarpello & Tony Baillargeon, Verne Gagne & Leo Nomellini and Ripper Collins & Aldo Bogni.
Bob Geigel (3) & Stan Kowalski (2) Hoffman & Hennig Feb. 13, 1962        -- Minneapolis, MN, USA 47 days     
Art Neilson & Stan Neilson Geigel & Kowalski Apr. 01, 1962        -- Cincinnati, OH, USA 259 days     
Mr. High & Mr. Low Art & Stan Neilson Dec. 16, 1962        -- St. Paul, MN, USA 16 days     
Ivan Kalmikoff & Karol Kalmikoff High & Low Jan. 01, 1963        -- Minneapolis, MN, USA 231 days     
Crusher Lisowski & Dick The Bruiser The Kalmikoff's Aug. 20, 1963        -- Minneapolis, MN, USA 173 days     
Moose Evans & Verne Gagne Lisowski & Dick The Bruiser Feb. 09, 1964        -- Minneapolis, MN, USA 14 days     
Crusher Lisowski (2) & Dick The Bruiser (2) Evans & Gagne Feb. 23, 1964        -- St. Paul, MN, USA 341 days     
Larry Hennig (2) & Harley Race Lisowski & The Bruiser Jan. 30, 1965        -- Minneapolis, MN, USA 175 days     
Crusher Lisowski (3) & Verne Gagne (2) Hennig & Race Jul. 24, 1965        -- Minneapolis, MN, USA 14 days     
Larry Hennig (3) & Harley Race (2) Lisowski & Gagne Aug. 07, 1965        -- Minneapolis, MN, USA 294 days     
Crusher Lisowski (4) & Dick The Bruiser (3) Hennig & Race May 28, 1966        -- Minneapolis, MN, USA 223 days     
Larry Hennig (4) & Harley Race (3) Lisowski & The Bruiser Jan. 06, 1967        -- Chicago, IL, USA 68 days     
Don Leo Jonathan & Verne Gagne (3) Hennig & Race Mar. 15, 1967        -- Winnipeg, MB, Canada 214 days     
Larry Hennig (5) & Harley Race (4) Jonathan & Gagne Oct. 15, 1967        -- -- 14 days     
Chris Markoff & Harley Race (5) -- Oct. 29, 1967        -- -- 12 days     
Race chooses a new partner after Hennig breaks his leg in a match against Gagne.
Pat O'Connor & Wilbur Snyder (2) Markoff & Race Nov. 10, 1967        -- Chicago, IL, USA 22 days     
Dr. Moto & Mitsu Arakawa O'Connor & Snyder Dec. 02, 1967        -- Chicago, IL, USA 1 yr, 26 days     
Crusher Lisowski (5) & Dick The Bruiser (4) Moto & Arakawa Dec. 28, 1968        -- Chicago, IL, USA 245 days     
The Vachons:
Butcher Vachon & Mad Dog Vachon
Lisowski & The Bruiser Aug. 30, 1969        -- Chicago, IL, USA 1 yr, 177 days     
Von Steiger Brothers:
Karl Von Steiger & Kurt Von Steiger
The Vachons Feb. 23, 1971        -- Portland, OR, USA 23 days     
The Vachons:
Butcher Vachon (2) & Mad Dog Vachon (2)
Von Steiger Brothers Mar. 18, 1971        -- Salem, OR, USA 58 days     
Hercules Cortez & Red Bastien The Vachons May 15, 1971        -- Milwaukee, WI, USA 76 days     
Crusher Lisowski (6) & Red Bastien (2) -- Jul. 30, 1971        -- -- 174 days     
Bastien chooses Lisowski as a new partner after Hercules Cortez is killed in an automobile accident on July 23, 1971.
Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens Lisowski & Bastien Jan. 20, 1972        -- Denver, CO, USA 300 days     
Billy Robinson & Ed Francis Bockwinkel & Stevens Nov. 15, 1972        -- Honolulu, HI, USA 21 days     
Nick Bockwinkel (2) & Ray Stevens (2) Robinson & Francis Dec. 06, 1972        -- -- 24 days     
The titles are returned to Bockwinkel & Stevens after Robinson & Francis fail to defend the title at a scheduled event.
Billy Robinson (2) & Verne Gagne (4) Bockwinkel & Stevens Dec. 30, 1972        -- Minneapolis, MN, USA 7 days     
Nick Bockwinkel (3) & Ray Stevens (3) Robinson & Gagne Jan. 06, 1973        -- St. Paul, MN, USA 1 yr, 196 days     
Billy Robinson (3) & Crusher Lisowski (7) Bockwinkel & Stevens Jul. 21, 1974        -- Green Bay, WI, USA 95 days     
Nick Bockwinkel (4) & Ray Stevens (4) Robinson & Lisowski Oct. 24, 1974        -- Winnipeg, MB, Canada 296 days     
Crusher Lisowski (8) & Dick The Bruiser (5) Bockwinkel & Stevens Aug. 16, 1975        -- Chicago, IL, USA 342 days     
Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum Lisowski & The Bruiser Jul. 23, 1976        -- Chicago, IL, USA 349 days     
High Flyers:
Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzel
Lanza & Duncum Jul. 07, 1977        -- Winnipeg, MB, Canada 1 yr, 78 days     
Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens (5) Gagne & Brunzel Sep. 23, 1978        -- -- 256 days     
Patterson & Stevens are awarded the titles after Brunzel is injured during a softball game.
Mad Dog Vachon (2) & Verne Gagne (5) Patterson & Stevens Jun. 06, 1979        -- Winnipeg, MB, Canada 1 yr, 45 days     
East-West Connection:
Adrian Adonis & Jesse Ventura
Vachon & Gagne Jul. 20, 1980        -- Denver, CO, USA 329 days     
Wins the championship via forfeit when Gagne no-shows the scheduled match for the titles.
High Flyers:
Greg Gagne (2) & Jim Brunzel (2)
East-West Connection Jun. 14, 1981        -- Green Bay, WI, USA 2 yrs, 12 days     
The Sheiks:
Jerry Blackwell & Ken Patera
High Flyers Jun. 26, 1983        -- Minneapolis, MN, USA 315 days     
Baron Von Raschke & Crusher Lisowski (9) The Sheiks May 06, 1984        -- Green Bay, WI, USA 111 days     
Road Warriors:
Animal & Hawk
Von Raschke & Lisowski Aug. 25, 1984        -- Las Vegas, NV, USA 1 yr, 35 days     
Jimmy Garvin & Steve Regal Road Warriors Sep. 29, 1985        -- St. Paul, MN, USA 111 days     
Curt Hennig & Scott Hall Garvin & Regal Jan. 18, 1986        -- Albuquerque, NM, USA 119 days     
Buddy Rose & Doug Somers Hennig & Hall May 17, 1986        -- Hammond, IN, USA 255 days     
Midnight Rockers:
Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels
Rose & Somers Jan. 27, 1987        -- St. Paul, MN, USA 118 days     
Soldat Ustinov & Boris Zhukov Midnight Rockers May 25, 1987        -- Lake Tahoe, NV, USA 132 days     
Doug Somers (2) & Soldat Ustinov (2) -- Oct. 04, 1987        -- -- 7 days     
Ustinov chooses Somers as his new partner after Zhukov signs with W.W.F.
Bill Dundee & Jerry Lawler Somers & Ustinov Oct. 11, 1987        -- Memphis, TN, USA 8 days     
Dr. D & Hector Guerrero Dundee & Lawler Oct. 19, 1987        -- Memphis, TN, USA 7 days     
Bill Dundee & Jerry Lawler Dr. D & Guerrero Oct. 26, 1987        -- Memphis, TN, USA 4 days     
Original Midnight Express:
Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose
Dundee & Lawler Oct. 30, 1987        -- Whitewater, WI, USA 58 days     
Midnight Rockers:
Marty Jannetty (2) & Shawn Michaels (2)
Org. Midnight Express Dec. 27, 1987        -- Las Vegas, NV, USA 83 days     
Badd Company:
Paul Diamond & Pat Tanaka
Midnight Rockers Mar. 19, 1988        -- Las Vegas, NV, USA 1 yr, 6 days     
The Olympians:
Brad Rheingans & Ken Patera (2)
Badd Company Mar. 25, 1989        -- Rochester, MN, USA 177 days     
** Title Vacated ** The Olympians Sep. 18, 1989        -- -- 13 days     
The titles are vacated after Ken Patera is injured.
Destruction Crew:
Mike Enos & Wayne Bloom
Tournament Oct. 01, 1989        -- Rochester, MN, USA 314 days     
The Destruction Crew defeat Greg Gagne & Paul Diamond in the finals of a tournament for the vacant championship. Other teams in the tournament included Sgt. Slaughter & Baron Von Raschke and Mike George & Johnnie Stewart.
The Trooper & D.J. Peterson Destruction Crew Aug. 11, 1990        -- Rochester, MN, USA 174 days     
The A.W.A. closes in early 1991.