NWA programming was no longer in my area when the US tag titles were pushed, so I missed a lot of the vintage Midnite matches. They're one of my all-time favorite tag teams, but I only saw them when they were involved with the NWA world tag team titles. I see them as sorta like the Road Warriors--they did better when they were in the regional promotions.
The only US tag champions I ever saw were Wahoo McDaniel and Billy Jack Haynes--oh, and The Patriots years later. I think it was a regional title in Florida back when I saw Haynes and McDaniel.
The only NWA 6-man champs that matter are "the Russian team of Ivan Koloff, Nikita Koloff, and Khrusher Kruschev."
I agree with Stampedefan23 about Flair. His best reign ever was what I believe was his third NWA one...the one that began when he defeated Kerry Von Eric in Japan and ended with a loss to Dusty Rhodes. I think that one lasted at least a year and a half, if not longer, and included feuds with damn near everyone--Magnum T.A., Garvin, Nikita Koloff, Ricky Morton, and the best wrestlers in all the territories.
Bill Savage went over to the (Stu Hart) house and one of the Hart kids was running around with his hair wet. Savage asked why his hair was wet. Stu said, "The little bastard broke a vase this morning, so I stuck his head in the toilet. Want me to show you again?" From the Ring Around the Northwest newsletter
Dub C Dub? Heh, my picks. World: Flair, why argue. You have to give props to Scott Steiner though, he was really turning the belt's rep around after the David Arquett and Vince Russo sillyness. US: DDP, he had great matches with Raven, Benoit, Hennig, Hart, just about anyone during his runs. TV: Booker T. He had great matches with Benoit, Fit Finlay, Rick Martell, Perry Saturn, and others during this run. Cruiser: Billy Kidman, He had great matches with just about everyone, I remember one PPV where he beat Juvi and Mysterio in a 3-way, then beat Eddie Guerrero in a 1 on 1 matchup, that almost added up to an hour in the ring. Heavy Tag: Sting & Luger, just because I'm a huge Sting mark and needed to get him on the list. Cruiser Tag: Kidman & Mysterio
Folks, why on earth does everyone forget about Dusty Rhodes? Rhodes was the Austin of his day, the cool talkin guy that everyone liked and who battled against Flair who was the big evil heel. If you ask me, Rhodes was the best NWA/WCW champ of all time. Sure Flair might have held the belt more times, but you rooted for Dusty, not Flair. Thus I would give it to Flair and am actually SHOCKED that Dusty was not even mentioned by anyone. Hello? Is *anyone* here young enough to have watched the NWA?
"Jack you are a scientist! Do you not think there are things in this universe which you do not understand and yet which are true?" -Abraham VanHelsing
from meltzer: King Curtis Iaukea, a legend in Hawaiian wrestling and a huge star in the 60s and 70s, passed away today in Honolulu. We have no other details other tha he passed away at home with his wife and two daughters.