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NWA International Tag Team Championship
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Promotion(s) All Japan Pro Wrestling
Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance
Date Established November 5, 1966
Date Retired June 10, 1988

The NWA International Tag Team Championship originally was a National Wrestling Alliance-sanctioned championship contested for in All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW). Prior to being used in AJPW, the title was defended in the Japan Wrestling Association (JWA). The title lasted from 1962 through 1988. It is now part of the World Tag Team Championship, also known as the "Double Cup".


Title historyEdit

#: Name(s): Reigns: Date: Location: Notes:
1 Giant Baba and Michiaki Yoshimura 1 November 5, 1966 Tokyo, Japan Establish the title in Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance.
2 Tarzan Tyler and Bill Watts 1 October 6, 1967 Fukushima, Japan
3 Giant Baba (2) and Antonio Inoki 1 October 31, 1967 Osaka, Japan
Title held up on January 8, 1968 when Inoki no-shows a scheduled defense against Crusher Lisowski and Bill Miller in Hiroshima, Japan due to heavy snow.
4 Giant Baba (3) and Antonio Inoki (2) 2 February 3, 1968 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Crusher Lisowski and Bill Miller in rematch to win the held up title.
5 Danny Hodge and Wilbur Snyder 1 January 9, 1969 Hiroshima, Japan
6 Giant Baba (4) and Antonio Inoki (3) 3 February 4, 1969 Sapporo, Japan
7 Dick the Bruiser and Crusher Lisowski 1 August 11, 1969 Sapporo, Japan
8 Giant Baba (5) and Antonio Inoki (4) 4 August 13, 1969 Osaka, Japan
9 Dory Funk, Jr. and Terry Funk 1 December 7, 1971 Los Angeles, California, United States
10 Giant Baba (6) and Seiji Sakaguchi 1 May 19, 1972 Tokyo, Japan
Title vacated on September 7, 1972 when Baba left the JWA to found All Japan Pro Wrestling.
11 Kintaro Ohki and Seiji Sakaguchi (2) 1 December 2, 1972 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Bobo Brazil and Gene Kiniski to win the vacant title.
12 Killer Karl Krupp and Johnny Valentine 1 February 22, 1973 Osaka, Japan
13 Kintaro Ohki (2) and Umanosuke Ueda 1 March 6, 1973 Nagoya, Japan
14 Killer Karl Krupp (2) and Fritz Von Erich 1 April 18, 1973 Yaizu, Japan
15 Killer Karl Krupp (3) and Karl Von Steiger 1 April 1973 n/a Krupp chose Von Steiger as his new partner after Von Erich forfeited his half of the title.
The JWA closed in April 1973 but Krupp and von Steiger kept the belts, returning with them to Amarillo, Texas, to Dory Funk's promotion.
16 Dory Funk, Jr. and Terry Funk 2 May 26, 1973 Amarillo, Texas, United States
17 Killer Karl Kox and Ciclon Negro 1 August 26, 1973 Lubbock, Texas, United States
18 Dory Funk, Jr. and Terry Funk 3 October 1973 Texas, United States
19 Giant Baba (7) and Jumbo Tsuruta 1 February 5, 1975 San Antonio, Texas, United States They returned to All Japan Pro Wrestling with the belts.
20 Kintaro Ohki (3) and Kim Duk 1 October 28, 1976 Tokyo, Japan
21 Giant Baba (8) and Jumbo Tsuruta (2) 2 December 9, 1976 Tokyo, Japan
22 Kintaro Ohki (4) and Kim Duk (2) 2 November 7, 1977 Seoul, South Korea
23 Giant Baba (9) and Jumbo Tsuruta (3) 3 May 11, 1978 Tokyo, Japan
24 Abdullah the Butcher and Ray Candy 1 October 12, 1979 Tokyo, Japan
25 Giant Baba (10) and Jumbo Tsuruta (4) 4 October 19, 1979 Tokyo, Japan Baba and Tsuruta also won the Detroit version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship on June 28, 1980, defeating John Bonello and Randy Scott in Detroit, Michigan.
26 Ron Bass and Stan Hansen 1 April 12, 1983 Matsuyama, Japan
27 Giant Baba (11) and Jumbo Tsuruta (5) 5 April 17, 1983 Nagasaki, Japan
28 Tiger Jeet Singh and Umanosuke Ueda (2) 1 July 26, 1983 Fukuoka, Japan
29 Giant Baba (12) and Jumbo Tsuruta (6) 6 August 1, 1983 Tokyo, Japan
Title vacated in May 1984 when Baba was injured.
30 Genichiro Tenryu and Jumbo Tsuruta (7) 1 September 3, 1984 Hiroshima, Japan Defeated Jerry Blackwell and Bruiser Brody to win the vacant title.
31 Riki Choshu and Yoshiaki Yatsu 1 February 5, 1986 Sapporo, Japan
32 Genichiro Tenryu (2) and Jumbo Tsuruta (8) 2 February 5, 1987 Tokyo, Japan
33 The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) 1 March 12, 1987 Sapporo, Japan
34 Jumbo Tsuruta (9) and Yoshiaki Yatsu (2) 1 June 10, 1988 Tokyo, Japan
On June 10, 1988, Tsuruta and Yatsu's PWF Tag Team Championship (which they won on June 4, 1988 by defeating Ashura Hara and Genichiro Tenryu in Sapporo, Japan) was unified with the NWA International Tag Team Championship, creating the World Tag Team Championship, also known as the "Double Cup".
A number inside parentheses in the "Name(s)" column indicates the wrestler had multiple tag team parters and the number is how many reigns they individually had as one-half of the NWA International Tag Team Champions.

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