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CrusherBolo
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Some of the earliest tag team matches in Wisconsin called for both members of a team to lose before a fall was registered. Theoretically, it could take 9 falls total to determine the winners in a two out of three fall match. So, it wasn't uncommon for some of the tag bouts to go 90 minutes to a draw.
Has anyone seen or heard of this elsewhere?

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I've looked up and down on this for years and those are the first I have found, Bolo.
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Trios matches in Mexico. Either the team captain had to lose or both the other guys for the fall to count.

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Milwaukee promoter Henry Tolle also came up with "Derby" matches in '42 - '43. Three men on a team, each team representing a city or state, or a local company or venue, with points scored for pins, submissions, disqualifications and count outs. Usually this would be a 3-card series, and whichever side had the most points after the series would win overall.
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I'm not into this & I don't know if it helps, but this is from Don Luce's research on Houston 1936:

Houston, TX: October 2, 1936 (promoter-Morris Sigel)
(City Auditorium) ... (First team bout in United States) Tiger Daula and Fazul Mohammed beat Leo Daniel Boone Savage and Milo Steinborn (2-0) ... Otto Kuss beat Ellis Bashara ... Ray Steele beat Dan O’Connor (dq) ... Jim Clinstock beat Blue Sun Jennings ... Marshall Blackstock drew with Cliff Thiede (30:00) ... (referees-Dr. Karl Sarpolis and Sol Slagel) ... NOTE: Judging from the Houston Post, the team match with all four wrestlers and two referees in the ring, did not get over well with the fans. Fazul Mohammed was billed as the older brother of Tiger Daula. It was said that team wrestling was very popular in India.

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I think there is a video of the style of match Your described above. I will check YouTube and see but I remember Vincent Lopez being one of the participants. I want to say the match was dated 35 or 36.
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Courtesy of our own JOpela here is the match. Unfortunately it doesn't have the exact date or year like I originally had thought it did:

https://youtu.be/ob1m5sthPMQ

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