GCW World Tag Team Titles

The GCW World Tag Team Titles are the primary tag team titles in Global Championship Wrestling. The titles were introduced on February 2, 1963 in an 8-team tournament.

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1 Title History

1.1 Names

Name Years
GCW World Tag Team Titles 1963-current

1.2 Reigns

# Wrestlers Reigns Date Days Held Location Event Notes
1 Antonino Rocca & Miguel Perez 1 February 2, 1963 476 Boston, MA Live event This was the finals of a 8-team tournament. Rocca & Perez defeated Gorilla Monsoon & Killer Kowalski in the finals.
2 Bill Watts & Johnny Valentine 1 May 23, 1964 28 New York, NY Live event -
3 Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher 1 June 20, 1964 84 Charlotte, NC Live event -
4 Gorilla Monsoon & Killer Kowalski 1 September 12, 1964 112 New York, NY Live event -
5 Antonino Rocca (2) & Argentina Apollo 1 January 2, 1965 112 New York, NY Live event -
6 Bill Watts & Johnny Valentine 2 April 24, 1965 84 New York, NY Live event -
7 Bruno Sammartino & Spiros Arion 1 July 17, 1965 28 Philadelphia, PA Live event -
8 Gene Kiniski & The Sheik 1 August 14, 1965 196 New York, NY Live event -
9 Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher 2 February 26, 1966 224 Washington, DC Live event -
10 Bill Watts & Johnny Valentine 3 October 8, 1966 84 Boston, MA Live event -
11 Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher 3 December 31, 1966 60 New York, NY Cage Warfare Steel cage match.
- Vacated - March 1, 1967 - N/A N/A Dick the Bruiser had his arm broken by Pat Patterson & Larry Hennig, resulting in he & The Crusher being stripped of the titles.
12 Pedro Morales & Dominic DeNucci 1 March 25, 1967 392 Boston, MA Live event This was the finals of an 8-team tournament. Morales & DeNucci defeated The Pretty Boys in the finals.
13 The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (Gene Anderson & Ole Anderson) 1 April 20, 1968 112 New York, NY Live event -
14 The Funk Brothers (Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk) 1 August 10, 1968 28 Chicago, IL Live event -
15 The Minnesota Wrecking Crew 2 September 7, 1968 224 New York, NY Live event -
16 Dominic DeNucci (2) & Victor Rivera 1 April 19, 1969 28 Washington, DC Live event -
17 Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher 4 May 17, 1969 140 Pittsburgh, PA Live event -
18 Wahoo McDaniel & Chief Jay Strongbow 1 October 4, 1969 280 Jersey City, NJ Live event -
19 Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher 5 July 11, 1970 84 Atlantic City, NJ Live event -
20 Bruno Sammartino (2) & Luke Graham 1 October 3, 1970 1 Philadelphia, PA Live event -
- Vacated - October 4, 1970 - N/A N/A Because Bruno Sammartino was also the reigning World champion, the titles were vacated due to a rule stating no wrestler could hold two titles at once.
21 The Cripplers (Ray Stevens & Nick Bockwinkel) 1 October 31, 1970 350 Lowell, MA Live event This was the finals of an 8-team tournament. Stevens & Bockwinkel defeated Bobo Brazil & Peter Maivia in the finals.
22 The Half-Ton Team (Gorilla Monsoon (2) & Haystacks Calhoun) 1 October 16, 1971 74 New York, NY Live event -
23 Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher 6 December 29, 1971 41 New York, NY Live event Chain match.
24 Mr. Fuji & Toru Tanaka 1 February 8, 1972 216 Tokyo, Japan Live event -
25 Dominic DeNucci (3) & Tony Garea 1 September 11, 1972 50 Greensboro, NC Live event -
26 The Cripplers 2 October 31, 1972 183 New York, NY Live event -
27 Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher 7 May 2, 1973 73 Montreal, QB, CA Live event -
28 The Cripplers 3 July 14, 1973 212 Chicago, IL Rumble at Wrigley -
29 Mr. Wrestling I & Mr. Wrestling II 1 February 11, 1974 142 Boston, MA Live event -
30 The Texas Outlaws (Dusty Rhodes & Dick Murdoch) 1 July 3, 1974 295 Chicago, IL Live event -
31 Luke Graham (2) & Billy Graham 1 April 24, 1975 79 Philadelphia, PA Live event -
32 Pedro Morales (2) & Dick Murdoch (2) 1 July 12, 1975 22 Uniondale, NY Live event -
33 Luke Graham (3) & Billy Graham (2) 2 August 3, 1975 146 New York, NY Live event -
34 Larry Zbyszko & Dino Bravo 1 December 27, 1975 205 New York, NY Live event -
35 The Blackjacks 1 July 19, 1976 44 Philadelphia, PA Live event -
36 Jumbo Tsuruta & Dino Bravo (2) 1 September 1, 1976 74 New York, NY Live event -
37 The Blackjacks 2 November 14, 1976 233 New York, NY Live event -
38 Dino Bravo (3) & Dominic DeNucci (4) 1 July 5, 1977 156 Toronto, ON, CA Live event -
39 The Brisco Brothers 1 December 8, 1977 83 Boston, MA Live event -
40 The Funk Brothers 2 March 1, 1978 190 New York, NY Live event -
41 The Wild Samoans 1 September 8, 1978 157 New York, NY Live event -
42 The Blackjacks 3 February 12, 1979 175 Boston, MA Live event -
43 Gorilla Monsoon (3) & Pedro Morales (3) 1 August 6, 1979 369 New York, NY Live event -
44 The Wild Samoans 2 August 9, 1980 41 Chicago, IL Rumble at Wrigley -
45 Dusty Rhodes (2) & Ivan Putski 1 September 19, 1980 23 New York, NY Live event -
46 Paul Jones & The Masked Superstar 1 October 12, 1980 128 Providence, RI Live event -
- Vacated - February 17, 1981 - N/A N/A The Masked Superstar suffers a fractured right ankle in a match on February 16, 1981, forcing the titles to be vacated.
47 The Can-Am Strongmen (Dino Bravo (4) & Ken Patera) 1 March 11, 1981 90 Baltimore, MD Live event This was the finals of an 8-team tournament. Defeated Antonio Inoki & Jumbo Tsuruta in the finals.
48 Antonio Inoki & Jumbo Tsuruta (2) 1 June 9, 1981 144 Atlantic City, NJ Live event Two out of three falls match that Inoki & Tsuruta won, 2 falls to 1.
49 Bobby Duncum & Dick Murdoch (3) 1 October 31, 1981 152 Boston, MA Live event -
50 The Brisco Brothers 2 April 1, 1982 124 New York, NY Live event -
51 The Can-Am Strongmen (Dino Bravo (5) & Ken Patera (2)) 2 August 3, 1982 163 Philadelphia, PA Live event -
52 The Soul Patrol (Tony Atlas & Rocky Johnson) 1 January 13, 1983 203 Lowell, MA Live event -
53 Bobby Duncum (2) & Dick Murdoch (4) 2 August 4, 1983 182 East Rutherford, NJ Live event -
54 The U.S. Express (Mike Rotundo & Barry Windham) 1 February 2, 1984 101 Atlantic City, NJ Live event -
55 The Foreign Legion (Dino Bravo (6) & Nikolai Volkoff) 1 May 13, 1984 174 Pittsburgh, PA Live event -
56 The Rock 'N Roll Express 1 November 3, 1984 71 Hartford, CT Live event -
57 The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose) 1 January 13, 1985 77 Phoenix, AZ Live event -
58 The Rock 'N Roll Express 2 March 31, 1985 216 New York, NY Super Cade -
59 Sgt. Slaughter & Stan Hansen 1 November 2, 1985 58 Hershey, PA Saturday Night Slam Masters -
60 Dusty Rhodes (3) & Jim Duggan 1 December 30, 1985 12 New York, NY Live event -
61 Sgt. Slaughter & Stan Hansen 2 January 11, 1986 86 Boston, MA Live event Steel cage match.
62 The Rock 'N Roll Express 3 April 7, 1986 - Los Angeles, CA Super Cade II -

2 List of top combined reigns

(does not include current reign)

By team

Rank Team # of Reigns Combined Days
1 The Cripplers 3 745
2 Dick the Bruiser & The Crusher 7 706
3 Antonino Rocca & Miguel Perez 1 476
4 The Blackjacks 3 452
5 Pedro Morales & Dominic DeNucci 1 392
6 Gorilla Monsoon & Pedro Morales 1 369
7 The Minnesota Wrecking Crew 2 336
8 Bobby Duncum & Dick Murdoch 2 334
9 The Texas Outlaws 1 295
10 The Rock 'N Roll Express 2 287
11 Wahoo McDaniel & Chief Jay Strongbow 1 280
12 The Can-Am Strongmen 2 253
13 Luke Graham & Billy Graham 2 225
14 The Funk Brothers 2 218
15 Mr. Fuji & Toru Tanaka 1 216
16 The Brisco Brothers 2 207
17 Larry Zbyszko & Dino Bravo 1 205
18 The Soul Patrol 1 203
19 The Wild Samoans 2 198
20 Gene Kiniski & The Sheik 1 196
20 Bill Watts & Johnny Valentine 3 196
22 Dino Bravo & Nikolai Volkoff 1 174
23 Dino Bravo & Dominic DeNucci 1 156
24 Antonio Inoki & Jumbo Tsuruta 1 144
24 Sgt. Slaughter & Stan Hansen 2 144
26 Mr. Wrestling I & Mr. Wrestling II 1 142
27 Paul Jones & The Masked Superstar 1 128
28 Gorilla Monsoon & Killer Kowalski 1 112
28 Antonino Rocca & Argentina Apollo 1 112
30 The U.S. Express 1 101
31 The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey & Randy Rose) 1 77
32 Jumbo Tsuruta & Dino Bravo 1 74
32 The Half-Ton Team 1 74
34 Dominic DeNucci & Tony Garea 1 50
35 Bruno Sammartino & Spiros Arion 1 28
35 Dominic DeNucci & Victor Rivera 1 28
37 Dusty Rhodes & Ivan Putski 1 23
38 Pedro Morales & Dick Murdoch 1 22
39 Dusty Rhodes & Jim Duggan 1 12
40 Bruno Sammartino & Luke Graham 1 1

By wrestler

Rank Wrestler # of Reigns Combined Days
1 Dino Bravo 6 862
2 Pedro Morales 3 783
3 Ray Stevens 3 745
3 Nick Bockwinkel 3 745
5 Dick the Bruiser 7 706
5 The Crusher 7 706
7 Dick Murdoch 4 651
8 Dominic DeNucci 4 626
9 Antonino Rocca 2 588
10 Gorilla Monsoon 3 555
11 Miguel Perez 1 476
12 Blackjack Mulligan 3 452
12 Blackjack Lanza 3 452
14 Gene Anderson 2 336
14 Ole Anderson 2 336
16 Bobby Duncum 2 334
17 Dusty Rhodes 3 330
18 Ricky Morton 2 287
18 Robert Gibson 2 287
20 Wahoo McDaniel 1 280
20 Chief Jay Strongbow 1 280
22 Ken Patera 2 253
23 Luke Graham 3 226
24 Billy Graham 2 225
25 Dory Funk Jr. 2 218
25 Terry Funk 2 218
25 Jumbo Tsuruta 2 218
28 Mr. Fuji 1 216
28 Toru Tanaka 1 216
30 Jack Brisco 2 207
30 Jerry Brisco 2 207
32 Larry Zbyszko 1 205
33 Tony Atlas 1 203
33 Rocky Johnson 1 203
35 Afa 2 198
35 Sika 2 198
37 Gene Kiniski 1 196
37 The Sheik 1 196
37 Bill Watts 3 196
37 Johnny Valentine 3 196
41 Nikolai Volkoff 1 174
42 Antonio Inoki 1 144
43 Sgt. Slaughter 2 144
43 Stan Hansen 2 144
45 Mr. Wrestling I 1 142
45 Mr. Wrestling II 1 142
47 Paul Jones 1 128
47 The Masked Superstar 1 128
49 Killer Kowalski 1 112
49 Argentina Apollo 1 112
51 Mike Rotundo 1 101
51 Barry Windham 1 101
53 Dennis Condrey 1 77
53 Randy Rose 1 77
55 Haystacks Calhoun 1 74
56 Tony Garea 1 50
57 Bruno Sammartino 2 29
58 Spiros Arion 1 28
58 Victor Rivera 1 28
60 Ivan Putski 1 23
61 Jim Duggan 1 12
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