NWA International Tag Team Championship


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The NWA International Tag Team Championship was a puroresu title controlled by the Japan Pro-Wrestling Association (JWA) and later by All Japan Pro-Wrestling through the membership with the National Wrestling Alliance. It is one of the two titles that were unified into the World Tag Team Championship in 1988. Both JWA and the pre-unification All Japan considered the NWA International title to be its top tag team championship.

The title lineage before Mike Paidousis & Fritz Von Goehring, billed as sixth champion team, is believed to be fictitious.

After Giant Baba & Yoshimura Michiaki became the seventh champions, defeating Paidousis & Von Goehring in 1966/11, the title stayed with the JWA until the organization closed in 1973. The title remained to be active in the [[Amarillo] territory and moved back to Japan for Baba's All Japan Pro-Wrestling later in that year. It stayed in All Japan after Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta defeated Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk in 1975/2 in San Antonio, TX.

In 1988/6, The title was unified with PWF World Tag Team Championship into the World Tag Team Championship when PWF champions Tsuruta & Yatsu Yoshiaki defeated the International champions Road Warriors.

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