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NWA North American Tag Team Championship
Promotion(s) NWA Hollywood Wrestling
New Japan Pro Wrestling
Date Established August, 1973
Date Retired April 23, 1981

This version of the NWA North American Tag Team Championship was a major tag team championship that was primarily defended in the National Wrestling Alliance affiliated New Japan Pro Wrestling and NWA Hollywood Wrestling.[1] The title essentially served as New Japan's primary tag team title though it was also occasionally defended and recognized in the Los Angeles area. This title was the second NWA sanctioned title to be named the North American Tag Team Championship and was retired April 23, 1981.

Title history[]

# Tag Team
(Individual Reigns)
Team Reigns Date Location Length Defenses Notes
1 Johnny Powers and Pat Patterson 1 August, 1973 Unknown Unknown 2 Powers and Patterson were recognized in Los Angeles and New Japan as champions.
2 Kurt Von Hess and Karl Von Schotz 1 April, 1974 Unknown Unknown 1
3 Antonio Inoki and Seiji Sakaguchi 1 August 16, 1974 Los Angeles, California 350 Days 5
Vacated August 1, 1975 Vacated due to a title defense no contest against the Hollywood Blonds ended in a no contest.
4 The Hollywood Blonds
(Buddy Roberts and Jerry Brown)
1 September 22, 1975 Nagoya 10 Days 0 The Hollywood Blonds defeated Inoki and Sakaguchi in a rematch for the titles.
5 Antonio Inoki and Seiji Sakaguchi 2 October 2, 1975 Osaka Unknown 1
Vacated January, 1976 Vacated due to Inoki focus on his mixed martial arts singles matches.
6 Seiji Sakaguchi (3) and Strong Kobayashi 1 February 2, 1976 Sapporo, Hokkaido 363 Days 6 Defeats Tiger Jeet Singh & Voodoo Mulumba in tournament finals to be crowned new champions.
7 Tiger Jeet Singh and Umanosuke Ueda 1 February 2, 1977 Osaka 176 Days 3
8 Seiji Sakaguchi (4) and Strong Kobayashi (2) 2 July 28, 1977 Fukuoka 101 Days 2
9 Hiro Matsuda and Masa Saito 1 April 5, 1979 Tokyo 71 Days 0
10 Seiji Sakaguchi (5) and Riki Choshu 1 June 15, 1979 Los Angeles, California, USA 678 Days 10
Abandoned April 23, 1981 The titles were abandoned for undocumented reasons.