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The WCW United States Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling tag team championship contested for in the United States-based National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP), and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) promotions. The title was only contestable by male tag teams and in tag team matches. In 1986, NWA President and JCP owner Jim Crockett, Jr. introduced the championship, under the name "NWA United States Tag Team Championship", by announcing a tournament for the newly created title, which was won by [Krusher Khruschev and Ivan Koloff on September 28, 1986. Since its establishment, JCP was a member of the NWA, and as a result, most title defenses occurred under JCP-promoted events.

In 1988, Crockett sold JCP to Ted Turner, who established WCW as its successor; however, the title continued to be defended under the NWA name until January 1991, when WCW withdrew as a member of the NWA. The final champions under the NWA name were The Steiner Brothers (Rick and Scott). Following WCW's withdrawal, the title was renamed the "WCW United States Tag Team Championship". On July 31, 1992, WCW stripped the final champions, The Barbarian and Dick Slater, of their titles and retired the championship in order to put the focus on the WCW World Tag Team Titles.

Championship Lineage

Vacated - April 1987

Vacated - September 10, 1988

Vacated - May 1989

Vacated - April 6, 1991

The Barbarian and Slater became the final champions under WCW when the company retired the titles on July 31, 1992 to place the sole focus of the tag team division on the NWA and WCW World Tag Team Titles, which were unified at the time.