The strange cases of seven missing titles

WCW World Six-Man Tag Team Championship

In the 1970s through the 1980s, six-man tag team competition was so common in NWA that there was an entire division devoted to it, as well as a title to crown the organization’s best trio of wrestlers. The Six-Man Tag Team Titles were held by threesomes such as Ivan Koloff and The Powers of Pain and The Road Warriors and Dusty Rhodes before being retired in 1989. In 1991, WCW christened their own version of the Six-Man Tag Team Championship with Junkyard Dog, Ricky Morton and Tommy Rich being crowned as the first champions.

Throughout 1991, triads such as The Fabulous Freebirds and Big Josh, Dustin Rhodes and Tom Zenk would hold the titles (WATCH) before Morton and Rich recaptured them with Terry Taylor as part of The York Foundation. One month after The York Foundation won the championship, the titles vanished and were never seen or heard of again. Six-Man tag team competition has never gone by the wayside, so where did the titles go? After a long history in NWA, why did the Six-Man Championships last less than a year in WCW?