World Championship Wrestling
World Tag-Team Title Holders
(Formerly NWA World (Mid-Atlantic) Tag-Team Titles)
The Minnesota Wrecking Crew
(Gene Anderson & Ole Anderson)
January 1975
Gene & Ole Anderson were announced on January 29th, 1975, as having won a tournament to become the first NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag-Team Champions.
Paul Jones & Wahoo McDaniel
May 15th, 1975
The Minnesota Wrecking Crew(2nd)
June 11th, 1975
Rufus R. Jones & Wahoo McDaniel
January 27th, 1976
The Minnesota Wrecking Crew(3rd)
February 3rd, 1976
Dino Bravo & "Mr. Wrestling" Tim Woods
May 5th, 1976
The Minnesota Wrecking Crew(4th)
June 28th, 1976
Ric Flair & Greg Valentine
December 26th, 1976
The Minnesota Wrecking Crew(5th)
May 8th, 1977
Tony Atlas & Mr. Wrestling II
August 1st, 1977
The Minnesota Wrecking Crew(6th)
August 29th, 1977
Dusty Rhodes & Dick Slater
September 23rd, 1977
The Minnesota Wrecking Crew(7th)
October 14th, 1977
Ric Flair & Greg Valentine(2nd)
October 30th, 1977
Flair & Valentine were stripped of the championships in April 1978, due to their matches continually ending in disqualification.
Paul Jones & Ricky Steamboat
April 23rd, 1978
Jones & Steamboat became the new champions by defeating Ken Patera & The Masked Superstar in the tournament finals.
Baron Von Raschke & Greg Valentine
June 7th, 1978
Paul Orndorff & Jimmy Snuka
December 26th, 1978
Paul Jones & Baron Von Raschke
April 28th, 1979
Ric Flair & Blackjack Mulligan
August 8th, 1979
Paul Jones & Baron Von Raschke(2nd)
August 22nd, 1979
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood
October 24th, 1979
Ray Stevens & Greg Valentine
March 29th, 1980
Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood(2nd)
May 10th, 1980
Jimmy Snuka & Ray Stevens
June 22nd, 1980
Paul Jones & The Masked Superstar
November 27th, 1980
Ivan Koloff & Ray Stevens
February 22nd, 1981
Paul Jones & The Masked Superstar(2nd)
March 22nd, 1981
The Minnesota Wrecking Crew(8th)
May 1st, 1981
The Minnesota Wrecking Crew was forced to vacate the titles in December 1981, due to Gene Anderson's injuries.
Ole Anderson & Stan Hansen
February 28th, 1982
Anderson & Hanson became the new champions by defeating the Briscos (Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco) in the tournament finals. The titles were vacated in September 1982.
Don Kernodle & Sgt. Slaughter
September 1982
Kernodle & Slaughter became the new champions by winning a ficticious tournament, supposedly defeating Giant Baba & Antonio Inoki.
Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood(3rd)
March 12nd, 1983
The Briscos
(Jack Brisco & Jerry Brisco)
June 18th, 1983
Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood(4th)
October 3rd, 1983
The Briscos(2nd)
October 23rd, 1983
Rick Steamboat & Jay Youngblood(5th)
November 24th, 1983
The titles were vacated by the NWA on December 25th, 1983, when Steamboat announced his retirement from pro wrestling.
Don Kernodle & Cowboy Bob Orton
January 8th, 1984
Kernodle & Orton became the new champions by defeating Dory Funk Jr. & Jimmy Valiant in the tournament finals.
Wahoo McDaniel & Mark Youngblood
March 4th, 1984
The Briscos(3rd)
April 4th, 1984
Wahoo McDaniel & Mark Youngblood(2nd)
May 5th, 1984
Don Kernodle & Ivan Koloff
May 8th, 1984
Manny Fernandez & Dusty Rhodes
October 20th, 1984
The Russians
(Ivan Koloff & Nikita Koloff)
March 18th, 1985
During the Russians' reign, Krusher Khruschev joined the Russians. All three members defended the titles.
The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson)
July 9th, 1985
The Rock 'n' Roll Express became the champions by defeating Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev.
The Russians(2nd)
October 13th, 1985
The Rock 'N' Roll Express(2nd)
November 28th, 1985
The Midnight Express
(Dennis Condrey & (Bobby Eaton)
February 2nd, 1986
The Rock 'N' Roll Express(3rd)
August 16th, 1986
Manny Fernandez & Rick Rude
December 6th, 1986
In May 1986, Rick Rude left the National Wrestling Alliance for the World Wrestling Federation.
The Rock 'N' Roll Express(4th)
May 26th, 1987
Although it was announced by the NWA that the Rock 'n' Roll Express won the titles, they were actually awarded the belts after Rude's departure.
The Four Horsemen
(Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard)
September 29th, 1987
Lex Luger & Barry Windham
March 27th, 1988
The Four Horsemen
(Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard)(2nd)
April 20th, 1988
The Midnight Express
(Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane)
September 10th, 1988
The Road Warriors
(Hawk & Animal)
October 29th, 1988
The Varsity Club
(Mike Rotundo & Steve Williams)
April 2nd, 1989
The Varsity Club was stripped of the tag-team titles by the NWA, due to misconduct during a title defense.
The Fabulous Freebirds
(Jimmy Garvin & Michael Hayes)
The Freebirds became the new champions by defeating the Midnight Express in the tournament finals.
The Steiner Brothers
(Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner)
November 1st, 1989
The match between the Steiners and the Freebirds aired on tape delay on March 9th, 1991.
(Butch Reed & Ron Simmons)
May 19th, 1990
Doom's reign was the last one recognized by the National Wrestling Alliance. Doom was awarded the WCW World Tag-Team Titles when WCW withdrew from the NWA.
The Fabulous Freebirds(2nd)
February 24th, 1991
Due to WCW taping their television shows far in advance, the Freebirds actually lost the tag-team titles to the Steiner Brothers a week before they won them from Doom.
The Steiner Brothers(2nd)
February 18th, 1991
The Steiner's victory was aired on tape delay on March 9th, 1991. The Steiner Brothers were forced to vacate the titles on July 18th, 1991, due to Scott Steiner's injury.
The Enforcers
(Arn Anderson & Larry Zbyszko)
September 5th, 1991
The Enforcers became the new champions by defeating Bill Kazmeier & Rick Steiner in the tournament finals.
Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Steamboat
November 19th, 1991
Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton
January 16th, 1992
The Steiner Brothers(3rd)
May 3rd, 1992
Terry Gordy & Steve Williams
July 5th, 1992
Gordy & Williams defeated Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham in the tournament finals on July 12th, 1992, to unify the WCW World Tag-Team Titles with the NWA World Tag-Team Titles.
Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham
September 21st, 1992
The match between Rhodes & Windham and Gordy & Williams aired on tape delay on October 3rd, 1992.
Shane Douglas & Ricky Steamboat
November 18th, 1992
The Hollywood Blondes
(Steve Austin & Brian Pillman)
March 2nd, 1993
The match between the Hollywood Blondes and Douglas & Steamboat aired on tape delay on March 27th, 1993.
The Four Horsemen
(Arn Anderson & Paul Roma)
August 18th, 1993
The Nasty Boys
(Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags)
September 19th, 1993
Marcus Bagwell & 2 Cold Scorpio
October 4th, 1993
The match between Bagwell & Scorpio and the Nasty Boys aired on tape delay on October 23rd, 1993.
The Nasty Boys(2nd)
October 24th, 1993
Cactus Jack & Kevin Sullivan
May 22nd, 1994
Pretty Wonderful
(Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma)
July 17th, 1994
Stars & Stripes
(Marcus Bagwell & The Patriot)
September 25th, 1994
Pretty Wonderful(2nd)
October 23rd, 1994
Stars & Stripes(2nd)
November 16th, 1994
Harlem Heat
(Booker T & Stevie Ray)
December 8th, 1994
The match between Harlem Heat and Stars & Stripes aired on tape delay on January 14th, 1995.
The Nasty Boys(3rd)
May 21st, 1995
Due to taping irregularities, the Nasty Boys actually recorded the losing of the titles 18 days before they officially won them.
Harlem Heat(2nd)
May 3rd, 1995
This match between Harlem Heat and the Nasty Boys was aired on tape delay on June 24th, 1995.
Bunkhouse Buck & Dick Slater
July 22nd, 1995
Harlem Heat(3rd)
September 17th, 1995
The American Males
(Marcus Bagwell & Stevie Riggs)
September 18th, 1995
Harlem Heat(4th)
September 27th, 1995
The match between Harlem Heat and the American Males aired on tape delay on October 28th, 1995.
Lex Luger & Sting
January 22nd, 1996
Harlem Heat(5th)
June 24th, 1996
The Steiner Brothers(4th)
July 24th, 1996
Harlem Heat(6th)
July 27th, 1996
The Public Enemy
(Rocco Rock & Johnny Grunge)
September 23rd, 1996
Harlem Heat(7th)
October 1st, 1996
The Outsiders
(Kevin Nash & Scott Hall)
October 27th, 1996
The Steiner Brothers defeated the Outsiders for the titles on January 26th, 1997, but were forced to return the titles a day later by WCW Vice President Eric Bischoff (who was a member of the new World order along with Nash & Hall). Lex Luger & The Giant defeated the Outsiders on February 23rd, 1997, but once again they were forced to return the titles the next night to the Outsiders.
The Steiner Brothers(5th)
October 13th, 1997
The Steiner Brothers became the champions by defeating Scott Hall & Syxx, who was subbing for an injured Kevin Nash.
The Outsiders(2nd)
January 12th, 1998
The Steiner Brothers(6th)
February 9th, 1998
The Outsiders(3rd)
February 22nd, 1998
Sting & The Giant
May 17th, 1998
The Giant joined the new World order when he and Sting won the titles (while Hall turned on Nash). Instead of joining the Giant, Sting joined the nWo Wolfpac instead, causing the belts to be vacated on June 4th, 1998.
The nWo Wolfpac
(Kevin Nash & Sting)
June 15th, 1998
Sting won both titles by winning a singles match over The Giant. He chose Nash as his new tag-team partner.
Scott Hall & The Giant
July 20th, 1998
Kenny Kaos & Rick Steiner
October 25th, 1998
Rick Steiner teamed with Buff Bagwell to go against The Giant & Scott Steiner (subbing for Scott Hall). Bagwell turned on Rick during the match, but Rick still managed to win the titles for himself. He later chose Kaos as his tag-team partner. The titles were vacated on January 4th, 1999, due to Rick Steiner's injury.
Curt Hennig & Barry Windham
February 21st, 1999
Hennig & Windham became the new champions after defeating Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko in the "Double Elimination" Tournament finals.
Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko
March 14th, 1999
Billy Kidman & Rey Mysterio, Jr
March 29th, 1999
Raven & Saturn
May 9th, 1999
The Jersey Triad
(Bam-Bam Bigelow, Chris Kanyon, & Diamond Dallas Page)
May 31st, 1999
Chris Benoit & Saturn
June 10th, 1999
The Jersey Triad(2nd)
June 13th, 1999
Harlem Heat(8th)
August 14th, 1999
The Windhams
(Barry Windham & Kendall Windham)
August 23rd, 1999
Harlem Heat(9th)
September 12th, 1999
The Filthy Animals
(Rey Mysterio & Konnan)
October 18th, 1999
The Filthy Animals were stripped of the titles shortly after their victory, due to Mysterio's leg injury.
Harlem Heat(10th)
October 24th, 1999
Harlem Heat became the new champions by winning a "Triangle" Match over the Filthy Animals (Billy Kidman & Konnan) and The First Family (Brian Knobs & Hugh Morrus).
The Filthy Animals
(Billy Kidman & Konnan)
October 25th, 1999
Creative Control
(Patrick & Gerald)
November 22nd, 1999
Bill Goldberg & Bret Hart
December 7th, 1999
The Outsiders(4th)
December 13th, 1999
The Outsiders were forced to vacate the titles on December 27th, 1999, due to Hall's injury.
David Flair & Crowbar
January 3rd, 2000
Flair & Crowbar became the new champions by defeating Kevin Nash & Scott Steiner in the tournament finals.
The Mamalukes
(Big Vito & Johnny The Bull)
January 18th, 2000
The Harris Brothers
(Don Harris & Ron Harris) (2nd)
February 12th, 2000
Don & Ron Harris previously had a championship reign as Creative Control (Gerald & Patrick).
The Mamalukes(2nd)
February 13th, 2000
The Harris Brothers(3rd)
March 19th, 2000
All WCW championships were vacated on April 10th, 2000, by Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo.
Buff Bagwell & Shane Douglas
April 16th, 2000
Bagwell & Douglas became the new champions by defeating Ric Flair & Lex Luger in the tournament finals.
(Brian Adams & Brian Clark)
May 15th, 2000
Kronik became the champions by defeating Shane Douglas & the Wall, who was subbing for the suspended Buff Bagwell.
The Perfect Event
(Chuck Palumbo & Sean Stasiak)
May 30th, 2000
July 9th, 2000
The Dark Carnival
(The Great Muta & Vampiro)
August 13th, 2000
The Filthy Animals
(Juventud Guerrera & Rey Mysterio Jr)
August 14th, 2000
On September 18th, 200, the Filthy Animals' Disco Inferno put the tag-team titles up in a match against the WCW Commissioner, Ernest Miller, and then lost the match. The titles were vacated.
Mark Jindrak & Sean O'Haire
September 25th, 2000
Jindrak & O'Haire became the new champions by winning a "Tag-Team Battle Royal" Match.
The Misfits In Action(MIA)
(Lt. Loco & Corp. Cajun)
October 9th, 2000
Mark Jindrak & Sean O'Haire(2nd)
October 9th, 2000
Immediately after the MIA won the titles, Commissioner Mike Sanders started a new match, with Jindrak & O'Haire regaining the titles.
Alex Wright & General Rection
November 16th, 2000
The Perfect Event(2nd)
November 20th, 2000
The Perfect Event became the champions by defeating Alex Wright & Elix Skipper, who was subbing for General Rection. The Insiders defeated the Perfect Event on November 26th, 2000, but the belts were returned since the man pinned, Stasiak, was not the legal man.
The Insiders
(Kevin Nash & Diamond Dallas Page)
December 17th, 2000
Sean O'Haire & Chuck Palumbo
January 14th, 2001
O'Haire & Palumbo are the last champions under World Championship Wrestling, as the company is bought by the World Wrestling Federation in March '01. O'Haire & Palumbo came to the WWF still recognized as the champions.
The Brothers of Destruction
(Kane & The Undertaker)
August 7th, 2001
Booker T & Test
September 25th, 2001
The Hardy Boyz
(Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy)
October 8th, 2001
The Dudley Boyz
(Buh-Buh Ray Dudley & D-Von Dudley)
October 23th, 2001
The Dudley Boyz unified the WCW World Tag-Team Titles with the WWF World Tag-Team Titles on November 18th, 2001, by defeating The Hardy Boyz. The WCW World Tag-Team Titles were retired.

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