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The NWA Minneapolis Wrestling and Boxing Club version of the NWA World Tag Team Championship existed from 1957 until August 1960, when the American Wrestling Association came into existence.

Championship History

  • Al Mills and Tiny - June 1953
  • Pat O'Connor and Tony Baillargeon - June 20, 1953

Championship history is unrecorded from June 20, 1953 to January 8, 1957.

  • The Kalmikoffs (Ivan Kalmikoff and Karol Kalmikoff) - January 8, 1957
  • The Brunetti Brothers (Guy Brunetti and Joe Brunetti) - February 26, 1957
  • The Kalmikoffs (Ivan Kalmikoff and Karol Kalmikoff) - June 6, 1957
  • Kinji Shibuya and Mitsu Arakawa - August 13, 1957
  • The Brunetti Brothers (Guy Brunetti and Joe Brunetti) - November 26, 1957
  • The Atomic Blonds (Chet Wallick and Johnny Valentine) - December 10, 1957
  • Bronko Nagurski and Verne Gagne - December 26, 1957
  • The Gallagher Brothers (Doc Gallagher and Mike Gallagher) - March 22, 1958
    • Hard Boiled Haggerty and Kinji Shibuya defeated the Gallaghers on April 22, 1958 but the championship was returned a week later due to questionable decisions by referee Ilio DiPaolo.
  • Leo Nomellini and Verne Gagne (2) - May 15, 1958
  • The Gallagher Brothers (Doc Gallagher and Mike Gallagher) - 1958
  • Fritz Von Erich and Hans Hermann - July 1, 1958

Vacated - The championship was vacated for undocumented reasons.

  • The Lisowski Brothers (Reggie and Stan Lisowski) - November 1958
  • Herb Freeman and Seymour Freeman - January 15, 1959
  • The Lisowski Brothers (Reggie and Stan Lisowski) - January 22, 1959
  • The Kalmikoffs (Ivan Kalmikoff and Karol Kalmikoff) - March 5, 1959
    • In April 1959, Ivan gave his half to Baron Gattoni after being injured.
  • Butch Levy and Verne Gagne (3) - April 28, 1959
  • The Kalmikoffs - (Ivan Kalmikoff and Karol Kalmikoff) - June 1959
  • Butch Levy (2) and Leo Nomellini (2) - July 14, 1959

Vacated - The championship was vacated when Leo Nomellini returned to play for the San Francisco 49ers in 1959.

  • Murder Incorporated (Stan Kowalski and Tiny Mills (2)) - March 5, 1960
  • Leo Nomellini (3) and Verne Gagne (4) - July 19, 1960
  • Murder Incorporated (Stan Kowalski and Tiny Mills (3)) - August 1960

Deactivated - Murder Incorporated became the first AWA World Tag Team Champions when AWA stopped recognizing NWA champions. Lineage continues through the AWA World Tag Team Championships

See Also

NWA Championships

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