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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

AWA World Tag Team Champions

The Vachon Brothers, Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon and Paul "The Butcher" Vachon held the AWA World Tag Team belts for a record 623 consecutive days.
They won the belts on August 30th 1969 in Chicago when they managed to defeat the reigning champions Dick the Bruiser and The Crusher.   This ended the Bruiser and Crushers 4th stint as AWA Champions.

The Vachon Brothers held the belts until May 15th 1971 when they lost them to the team of Red Bastien and Hercules Cortez  (below) in Milwaukee, WI.

1 comment:

  1. I regret that I never saw the Vachons team up. I only saw Paul when he jumped to the then-WWWF in the 70's as a mid-card heel who never needed to cheat. I am not sure if he ever turned babyface before leaving the company.