Tony Atlas & Rocky Johnson: 1st All-Black World Tag Team Champions

When World Wrestling Federation superstars “Mr. USA” Tony Atlas and “Soul Man” Rocky Johnson (as in the father of the most electrifying man in sports-entertainment…) were put together as a tag team, they became one of the top favorite and most popular tag teams in pro wrestling in the early 1980s. Atlas and Johnson’s popularity, collectively known as “The Soul Patrol”,  helped propel them to a shot at the WWF World Tag Team Championship and a no-disqualification match against Afa and Sika (aka, The Wild Somoans) on December 6th, 1983 on an episode of Championship Wrestling. Due to a mistake by the Wild Somoan’s manager, Captain Lou Albino, the Soul Patrol were able to take an advantage and captured the World Wrestling Federation World Tag Team Championship, becoming the first all African-American tag team to carry out such a feat.

[Thanks WWE]

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