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Notes — Flair and Valentine were forced to vacate their championship by the NWA for continually ending their matches via disqualification. 13 Jones and Steamboat won the titles in a tournament final involving ten other tag teams. 16 The location of this title change is unknown. — Gene was legitimately injured, and as a result, the NWA forced the Minnesota Wrecking Crew to relinquish the titles. 27 Anderson and Hansen won the titles in a tournament final. — The NWA forced Anderson and Hansen to relinquish the championships. 28 Kernodle and Slaughter won the titles in a fictional tournament final. The promotion claimed that they had beaten Antonio Inoki and Giant Baba in Tokyo, Japan. — The NWA vacated the title after Steamboat announced his retirement from professional wrestling. 34 defeated Jimmy Valiant and Dory Funk, Jr. in a tournament final. 39 Ivan and Nikita Koloff turn on Don Kernodle after the match, seriously (kayfabe) injuring him. 40 During this title reign, Krusher Krushchev (1) joined the Koloffs to form a three-man team, in which the NWA applied the Freebird Rule, allowing all three members to defend the title. 41 Defeated Ivan Koloff and Krusher Khrushchev. 46 This title change aired on tape delay that evening. 47 Awarded in a phantom match in Spokane, WA, defeating (kayfabe) defeated Fernandez and Ivan Koloff (subsituting for Rude after he left for the WWF). An earlier match against Fernandez and Rude was also shown. 48 Match was no disqualification. The Midnight Express attacked the Rock 'n' Roll Express en route to the ring, injuring Ricky Morton. Robert Gibson wrestled most of the match solo, but when an injured Morton returned to the ring, he was immediately put into a submission hold by Blanchard. Gibson surrendered rather than risk further injury to Morton. This title change aired on tape delay. 50 Windham turned on Luger and joined the Four Horsemen. This title change aired on tape delay. 51 Anderson and Blanchard left for the WWF after this match. 53 Referee Teddy Long fast-counted Road Warrior Hawk's shoulders on the mat, beginning Long's eventual heel turn that would see him fired as a referee and become a manager. — The NWA forced Rotunda and Williams to relinquish the titles due to Varsity Club members Kevin Sullivan and Dan Spivey attacking special referee Nikita Koloff during the WrestleWar '89 title defense against the Road Warriors. 54 Defeated The Midnight Express in a tournament final. 55 This title change aired on tape delay on November 18, 1989. 56 Title renamed the WCW World Tag Team Championship during this reign following WCW breaking ties with the NWA. 57 Lost the titles at a tv taping 6 days before winning them. 58 This title change aired on tape delay on March 9, 1991. — WCW vacated the championship after Scott sustained a legitimate injury. 59 Defeated Rick Steiner and Bill Kazmaier in a tournament final. 63 On July 12, 1992, Gordy and Williams won the NWA World Tag Team Championship, which was regarded as unified with the WCW World Tag Team Championship; from here until the withdrawal of WCW from the NWA, the two titles are defended together. 64 This title change aired on tape delay on October 3, 1992. 66 This title change aired on tape delay on March 27, 1993. 67 Anderson and Roma are stripped of the NWA Tag Team Championship on September 1, 1993 following WCW's withdrawal from the NWA. WCW and NWA Tag Team Championships are hereafter no longer defended together. 69 This title change aired on tape delay on October 23, 1993. 76 This title change aired on tape delay on January 14, 1995. 77 Lost the titles at a tv taping 18 days before winning them. 78 This title change aired on tape delay on June 24, 1995. 79 This title change aired on tape delay on July 22, 1995. Taped 3 days before Harlem Heat's title win was broadcast. 82 This title change aired on tape delay on October 28, 1995. 88 This title change aired on tape delay on October 5, 1996. 91 WCW President Eric Bischoff stripped the Steiner Brothers of the titles and returned them to The Outsiders due to WCW referee Randy Anderson, who was not an official referee for Souled Out, counting the fall. 93 WCW President Eric Bischoff returned the titles to The Outsiders as Luger was not medically cleared to wrestle at SuperBrawl. Syxx (1) also gets credited with a reign as the nWo invoked "Wolfpac Rules" and named Syxx as champion after an injury to Nash. 94 Defeated Hall and Syxx for the titles. 97 The Outsiders win the titles after Scott turned on Rick and joined the nWo. 99 WCW vacated the titles after the tag team of Sting and The Giant was split up. - Sting won the championships in a singles match against The Giant, in which the winner would take control of the Tag Team Championship and choose a partner to defend with; on the following night's Nitro broadcast in Uniondale, NY, Sting chose Nash. 101 Steiner won the championship at Halloween Havoc with Buff Bagwell as his tag team partner, defeating The Giant and Scott Steiner, who subbed for an injured Hall. Since Bagwell turned on Steiner during the match he was allowed to pick a new partner; he chose Kaos as his partner the next night on Nitro. - WCW vacated the championship after Steiner sustained a legitimate injury. 102 Defeated Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko in a tournament final 105 Title won in a tag-team triangle match also involving the team of Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko. 106 Page and Bigelow defeated Saturn and Chris Kanyon (serving as an injury substitute for Raven) when Kanyon turned on Saturn. Kanyon was then given a share of the title, and the "Freebird Rule" was placed in effect. 107 Defeated Page and Kanyon for the title. This title change aired on tape delay. 108 Page and Kanyon won the title, with Bigelow also defending via the "Freebird Rule" 109 Defeated Bigelow and Kanyon for the title - WCW vacated the titles after Misterio, Jr. sustained a legitimate leg injury. 114 Titles won in a Triple Threat Street Fight against Konnan & Billy Kidman and Brian Knobs & Hugh Morrus. 117 Both men achieved the Triple Crown at the same time with this win. - WCW vacated the titles after Hall sustained a legitimate injury. 119 Defeated Kevin Nash and Scott Steiner in a tournament final. - WCW Presidents Vince Russo and Eric Bischoff vacated every WCW championship during WCW's reboot. 124 Defeated The Total Package and Ric Flair in a tournament final. 126 This title change aired on tape delay. - Misterio, Jr. and Guerrera were forced to relinquish the titles by WCW. 130 O'Haire and Jindrak won the titles in a battle royal. 136 WCW Commissioner Mike Sanders awarded Stasiak and Palumbo the titles after The Insiders were forced to vacate the titles. 138 This title reign by Palumbo and O'Haire was the final recognized by WCW before its assets were bought by the WWF; titles renamed to WCW Tag Team Championship. 139 This title change aired on tape delay. 140 This title change aired on tape delay. - The WCW Tag Team Championship and WWF Tag Team Championship, which were both held by the Dudley Boyz at Survivor Series, November 18, 2001, beating the Hardy Boyz (WWF Tag Team Champions), were unified. As a result, the WCW Tag Team Title was deactivated while the WWF Tag Team Title remained active.
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