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CreaseKeeper May 12th, 2012 15:50 GMT Print this post
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Tag Team title belts?

How many versions of this great Championship were there?

I am guessing 2 (The old school style plates and the colorful Hogan/Nationa/TV style belts) with the originals maybe going threw a releather or 2.

Or was there more then 1 version of the old school plate style title belts?
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Motley_Crue_Fan May 12th, 2012 15:58 GMT Print this post
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I only know of the two versions. Of note is the fact that the AWA tag was the first to use that design.



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mad_mortician May 13th, 2012 22:32 GMT Print this post
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those original belts, IIRC were some of the first made by Reggie Parks, and are now the proud possesion of Joe Laurinitis (Road Warrior Animal)
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dmack May 15th, 2012 00:25 GMT Print this post
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Quoted from: mad_mortician, May 13th, 2012 22:32  GMT
those original belts, IIRC were some of the first made by Reggie Parks, and are now the proud possesion of Joe Laurinitis (Road Warrior Animal)


Outside of the Gagne Family or Reggie himself, I can't think of anyone else who should have them. It seems right.
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RRB76 May 17th, 2012 03:19 GMT Print this post
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This message was edited by RRB76 on May 17th, 2012 03:22 GMT

The later AWA version of the tag belts used to be on display at the Dan Gable Museum in Newton, IA.  I remember they looked pretty worn, with some of the paint coming off them.  I am sure they went to their new place in Waterloo, IA.
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territoriesrule May 17th, 2012 17:09 GMT Print this post
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I remember an old picture of I forget who but they had the tag title in hand and it was folded over as such that all you could see was the main plate. Now that is what I call a worn in belt lol.
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mad_mortician May 18th, 2012 21:48 GMT Print this post
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20+ years of use will do that.............lol
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wpgwrestlingfan May 20th, 2012 04:52 GMT Print this post
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When i looked in the KM Belt Gallery, i see 4 versions of the tag belts.
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Motley_Crue_Fan May 20th, 2012 10:46 GMT Print this post
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Well I'll be. And that AWA gallery is incomplete, they're could actually be more.



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CreaseKeeper May 20th, 2012 16:03 GMT Print this post
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Well I will be... right under my sizable nose lol.
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Mike DuPree May 20th, 2012 23:09 GMT Print this post
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The first tag belts that Hennig and Race had by Harley's own admission,were awful.They had little brass trophy plates on some leather straps.I think they didn't fit very well.Arakawa and Moto and Bruiser and Crusher used what I think might have been Moto's Asian tag team belts with a Buddha figure on top.There's a pic of Dick and Crusher that was used for a publicity photo with those belts from 1968/9.Then the Vachon's had a set from Mr. Reggie that they later used for their Grand Prix belts with slightly bigger face plates than the one's Crusher and Bastein down through to the Warriors used.Verne replaced those with the "cookie cutter" design that ended up in the Iowa Museum.How  Mr. Reggie got the gig to make belts was when he worked for Joe Dusek in Omaha in 1966,he had some Midwest belts that looked like mini AWA/Bock /Stevens era tag belts, and when Race and Hennig saw them,they reportedly wouldn't wear their out in Omaha.Reggie also made the version of Verne's AWA belt that was used by Verne through the 60's/70's until it was stolen(and later recovered),which was a replica of an award belt Verne was given in 1951 that had a new logo plate put over it and used for a time as the AWA world belt.



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PawNtheSandman May 21st, 2012 19:38 GMT Print this post
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This message was edited by PawNtheSandman on May 21st, 2012 19:39 GMT

That was the display in the Gable museum.




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CreaseKeeper May 22nd, 2012 14:48 GMT Print this post
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Mr. Pawn wow thanks for sharing. Mr. Dupree thanks for the education.
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4thand26 May 30th, 2012 02:36 GMT Print this post
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So how much were the Bastein/Crusher to The Road Warriors belts worth, how much did they cost Verne?
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Motley_Crue_Fan May 30th, 2012 23:01 GMT Print this post
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I'll bet $300 if that.



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