World Tag Team Championship (AJPW)

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World Tag Team Championship
Details
Current champion(s) Wild Burning (Jun Akiyama and Takao Ōmori)
Date won June 28, 2014
Date established June 10, 1988
Promotion All Japan Pro Wrestling

The World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team championship in Japanese promotion All Japan Pro Wrestling. It was created on June 10, 1988 as a unification of two previous tag team titles in All Japan; the PWF Tag Team Championship, and the NWA International Tag Team Championship; when the PWF champions Jumbo Tsuruta and Yoshiaki Yatsu defeated NWA champions The Road Warriors.[1] As with the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship, it is symbolized by four belts, two for each wrestler, representing the former PWF and NWA titles. It is currently the top of two tag team titles in AJPW, along with the secondary All Asia Tag Team Championship. There have been a total of 47 recognized individual champions and 45 recognized teams, who have had a combined 67 official reigns.


Title history[edit]

Reigns[edit]

# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event in which the title was won
Wrestler Name (#) The number represents the individual reigns of a wrestler when this is distinct from the tag team's reign.
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
# Wrestlers Reigns Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Gorin Konbi
(Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu)
1 June 10, 1988 49 Tokyo, Japan Tsuruta & Yatsu, the PWF Tag Team Champions, defeated NWA International champions The Road Warriors to unify the titles. [1]
2 Fuchin Gyorai
(Terry Gordy & Stan Hansen)
1 July 29, 1988 2 Takasaki, Japan [2]
3 Gorin Konbi
(Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu)
2 July 31, 1988 29 Hakodate, Japan [2]
4 Ryugenhou
(Ashura Hara & Genichiro Tenryu)
1 August 29, 1988 1 Tokyo, Japan [2]
5 Gorin Konbi
(Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu)
3 August 30, 1988 81 Osaka, Japan [2]
Vacated on November 19, 1988 so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Determination League.[1]
6 Fuchin Gyorai
(Terry Gordy & Stan Hansen)
2 December 16, 1988 51 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [2]
7 Gorin Konbi
(Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu)
4 February 2, 1989 159 Kansas City, Missouri, United States [1]
8 Ryukanhou
(Stan Hansen (3) & Genichiro Tenryu (2))
1 July 11, 1989 11 Sapporo, Japan [2]
9 Gorin Konbi
(Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu)
5 July 22, 1989 90 Kanazawa, Japan [2]
10 Ryukanhou
(Stan Hansen (4) & Genichiro Tenryu (3))
2 October 20, 1989 40 Tokyo, Japan [2]
Vacated on November 29, 1989 so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Determination League.[1]
11 Ryukanhou
(Stan Hansen (5) & Genichiro Tenryu (4))
3 December 6, 1989 90 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [2]
12 Satsujin Gyorai
(Terry Gordy (3) & Steve Williams (1))
1 March 6, 1990 135 Tokyo, Japan [2]
13 The Great Kabuki & Jumbo Tsuruta (6) 1 July 19, 1990 8 Takefu, Japan [2]
Vacated on July 30, 1990 due to Kabuki leaving AJPW for SWS.[1]
14 Satsujin Gyorai
(Terry Gordy (4) & Steve Williams(2))
2 December 7, 1990 132 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [2]
15 Stan Hansen (6) & Danny Spivey 1 April 18, 1991 79 Tokyo, Japan [2]
16 Satsujin Gyorai
(Terry Gordy (5) & Steve Williams (3))
3 July 6, 1991 18 Yokosuka, Japan [2]
17 Toshiaki Kawada & Mitsuharu Misawa 1 July 24, 1991 135 Kanazawa, Japan [2]
Vacated on December 6, 1991 so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Determination League.[1]
18 Satsujin Gyorai
(Terry Gordy (6) & Steve Williams)
4 December 6, 1991 89 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [2]
19 Akira Taue & Jumbo Tsuruta (7) 1 March 4, 1992 254 Tokyo, Japan [2]
Vacated on November 13, 1992 so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Determination League.[1]
20 Toshiaki Kawada & Mitsuharu Misawa 2 December 4, 1992 57 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [2]
21 Satsujin Gyorai
(Terry Gordy (7) & Steve Williams (5))
5 January 30, 1993 110 Chiba, Japan [2]
22 The Holy Demon Army
(Toshiaki Kawada (3) & Akira Taue (2))
1 May 20, 1993 106 Sapporo, Japan [2]
23 Ted DiBiase & Stan Hansen (7) 1 September 3, 1993 71 Tokyo, Japan [2]
Vacated in November 13, 1993 so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Determination League.[1]
24 Kenta Kobashi & Mitsuharu Misawa (3) 1 December 3, 1993 351 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [2]
Vacated in November 1994 so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Determination League.[1]
25 Kenta Kobashi & Mitsuharu Misawa (4) 2 December 10, 1994 181 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [2]
26 The Holy Demon Army
(Toshiaki Kawada (4) & Akira Taue (3))
2 June 9, 1995 229 Tokyo, Japan [2]
27 Gary Albright & Stan Hansen (8) 1 January 24, 1996 27 Matsumoto, Japan [2]
28 The Holy Demon Army
( Toshiaki Kawada (5) & Akira Taue (4))
3 February 20, 1996 93 Morioka, Japan [2]
29 Jun Akiyama & Mitsuharu Misawa (5) 1 May 23, 1996 105 Sapporo, Japan [2]
30 Johnny Ace & Steve Williams (6) 1 September 5, 1996 134 Tokyo, Japan [2]
31 The Holy Demon Army
(Toshiaki Kawada (6) & Akira Taue (5))
4 January 17, 1997 130 Matsumoto, Japan [2]
32 Johnny Ace (2) & Kenta Kobashi (3) 1 May 27, 1997 59 Sapporo, Japan [2]
33 Gary Albright (2) & Steve Williams (7) 1 July 25, 1997 71 Tokyo, Japan [2]
34 Johnny Ace (3) & Kenta Kobashi (4) 2 October 4, 1997 113 Nagoya, Japan [2]
35 The Holy Demon Army
(Toshiaki Kawada (7) & Akira Taue (6))
5 January 25, 1998 347 Yokohama, Japan [2]
36 Jun Akiyama (2) & Kenta Kobashi (5) 1 January 7, 1999 153 Hidaka, Japan New Year Giant Series tour. [3]
37 Johnny Ace (4) & Bart Gunn 1 June 9, 1999 44 Sendai, Japan Super Power Series tour. [4]
38 No Fear
( Takao Ōmori & Yoshihiro Takayama)
1 July 23, 1999 33 Tokyo, Japan Summer Action Series tour. Also hold the All Asia Tag Team Championship. [5]
39 Mitsuharu Misawa (6) & Yoshinari Ogawa 1 August 25, 1999 59 Hiroshima, Japan Summer Action Series II tour Was also for Ōmori & Takayama's All Asia title. [6]
40 Jun Akiyama (3) & Kenta Kobashi (6) 2 October 23, 1999 120 Nagoya, Japan October Giant Series tour. [7]
41 Vader & Steve Williams (8) 1 February 20, 2000 58 Kobe, Japan Excite Series tour. [8]
Vacated on April 7, 2000 due to Vader fracturing his left arm.[2]
42 The Holy Demon Army
(Toshiaki Kawada (8) & Akira Taue (7))
6 June 9, 2000 7 Tokyo, Japan Super Power Series tour Defeated Takao Ōmori & Yoshihiro Takayama in a tournament final. [9]
Vacated on June 16, 2000 due to Taue and several others leaving AJPW to form Pro Wrestling Noah.[2]
43 Taiyō Kea & Johnny Smith 1 January 14, 2001 191 Tokyo, Japan New Year Giant Series tour Defeated Masanobu Fuchi & Toshiaki Kawada [10]
44 Yoji Anjo & Genichiro Tenryu (5) 1 July 14, 2001 100 Tokyo, Japan Summer Action Series tour. [11]
45 Taiyō Kea (2) & Keiji Mutoh 1 October 22, 2001 268 Niigata, Japan October Giant Series tour. [12]
46 KroniK
(Brian Adams & Bryan Clark)
1 July 17, 2002 85 Osaka, Japan Summer Action Series tour. [13]
Vacated on October 10, 2002 due to Adams becoming a professional boxer.[1]
47 Taiyō Kea (3) & Satoshi Kojima 1 December 6, 2002 153 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [2]
Vacated on May 8, 2003 due to inactivity.[1]
48 Arashi & Keiji Mutoh (2) 1 June 8, 2003 224 Yokohama, Japan Super Power Series tour Defeated Satoshi Kojima & Jimmy Yang in a tournament final. [14][15]
49 Kojikaz
(Kaz Hayashi & Satoshi Kojima (2))
1 January 18, 2004 146 Osaka, Japan New Year Giant Series tour. [16][17]
50 Kendo Kashin & Yuji Nagata 1 June 12, 2004 188 Nagoya, Japan Crossover tour. [18]
Vacated on December 12, 2004 due to inactivity.[1][2]
51 Jamal & Taiyō Kea (4) 1 January 16, 2005 323 Osaka, Japan New Year Shining Series tour Defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi & Yutaka Yoshie [19]
Vacated on December 5, 2005 due to Jamal leaving AJPW for WWE.[20]
52 Toshiaki Kawada (9) & Taiyō Kea (5) 1 February 17, 2007 190 Tokyo, Japan Pro Wrestling Love in Ryogoku vol. 2 Defeated RO'Z & Suwama [21]
53 Voodoo Murders
(Satoshi Kojima (3) & TARU)
1 August 26, 2007 130 Tokyo, Japan Pro Wrestling Love in Ryogoku vol. 3 [22]
54 Joe Doering & Keiji Mutoh (3) 1 January 3, 2008 177 Tokyo, Japan New Year Shining Series tour. [23]
55 Taiyō Kea (6) & Minoru Suzuki 1 June 28, 2008 554 Osaka, Japan Crossover tour.
56 Masakatsu Funaki & Keiji Mutoh (4) 1 January 3, 2010 65 Tokyo, Japan New Year Shining Series tour.
Vacated on March 9, 2010 due to Mutoh suffering a knee injury which required surgery.[1]
57 Taiyō Kea (7) & Akebono 1 July 4, 2010 217 Osaka, Japan Crossover tour Defeated Suwama and Ryota Hama
58 Voodoo Murders
(Joe Doering (2) & KONO)
1 February 6, 2011 117 Tokyo, Japan
Vacated on June 3, 2011, when All Japan Pro Wrestling suspends KONO.
59 The Great Muta (5) & KENSO 1 June 19, 2011 126 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Akebono & Ryota Hama for the vacant titles. [24]
60 The Black Family
(Dark Cuervo and Dark Ozz)
1 October 23, 2011 149 Tokyo, Japan
61 Get Wild
(Manabu Soya and Takao Ōmori (2))
1 March 20, 2012 61 Tokyo, Japan
62 Joe Doering (3) and Seiya Sanada 1 May 20, 2012 28 Fukuoka, Japan
63 Get Wild
(Manabu Soya (2) and Takao Ōmori (3))
2 June 17, 2012 135 Tokyo, Japan
Vacated on October 30, 2012, in Tokyo in time for the 2012 World's Strongest Tag Determination League.[2]
64 Get Wild
(Manabu Soya (3) and Takao Ōmori (4))
3 November 30, 2012 107 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League, defeating Joe Doering and Suwama in the finals.
65 Burning
(Go Shiozaki and Jun Akiyama (4))
1 March 17, 2013 219 Tokyo, Japan
66 Evolution
(Suwama (1) and Joe Doering (4))
1 October 22, 2013 249 Niigata, Japan
67 Wild Burning
(Jun Akiyama (5) and Takao Ōmori (5))
1 June 28, 2014 66+ Sapporo, Japan

List of combined reigns[edit]

By team[edit]

Rank Team No. of reigns Combined days
1 Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue 6 912
2 Taiyō Kea & Minoru Suzuki 1 554
3 Kenta Kobashi & Mitsuharu Misawa 2 531
4 Terry Gordy & Steve Williams 5 484
5 Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu 5 408
6 Jamal & Taiyō Kea 1 323
7 Manabu Soya and Takao Ōmori 3 303
8 Jun Akiyama & Kenta Kobashi 2 273
9 Taiyō Kea & Keiji Mutoh 1 268
10 Akira Taue & Jumbo Tsuruta 1 254
11 Joe Doering and Suwama 1 249
12 Arashi & Keiji Mutoh 1 224
13 Go Shiozaki and Jun Akiyama 1 219
14 Taiyō Kea & Akebono 1 217
15 Toshiaki Kawada & Mitsuharu Misawa 2 192
16 Toshiaki Kawada & Taiyō Kea 1 190
17 Kendo Kashin & Yuji Nagata 1 183
18 Taiyō Kea & Johnny Smith 1 181
19 Joe Doering & Keiji Mutoh 1 177
20 Johnny Ace & Kenta Kobashi 2 172
21 Taiyō Kea & Satoshi Kojima 1 153
22 Dark Cuervo and Dark Ozz 1 149
23 Kaz Hayashi & Satoshi Kojima 1 146
24 Stan Hansen & Genichiro Tenryu 3 141
25 Johnny Ace & Steve Williams 1 134
26 Satoshi Kojima & Taru 1 130
27 The Great Muta & Kenso 1 126
28 Joe Doering & KONO 1 117
29 Jun Akiyama & Mitsuharu Misawa 1 105
30 Yoji Anjo & Genichiro Tenryu 1 100
31 Brian Adams & Bryan Clark 1 85
32 Stan Hansen & Danny Spivey 1 79
33 Gary Albright & Steve Williams 1 71
34 Ted DiBiase & Stan Hansen 1 70
35 Masakatsu Funaki & Keiji Mutoh 1 65
36 Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa 1 59
37 Terry Gordy & Stan Hansen 2 50
38 Vader & Steve Williams 1 47
39 Johnny Ace & Bart Gunn 1 44
40 Takao Ōmori & Yoshihiro Takayama 1 33
41 Joe Doering and Seiya Sanada 1 28
42 Gary Albright & Stan Hansen 1 27
43 The Great Kabuki & Jumbo Tsuruta 1 11
44 Ashura Hara & Genichiro Tenryu 1 1
45 Jun Akiyama and Takao Ōmori 1 66+
Information current as of September 2, 2014.

By wrestler[edit]

Rank Wrestler No. of reigns Combined days
1 Taiyō Kea 7 1885
2 Toshiaki Kawada 9 1294
3 Akira Taue 7 1166
4 Kenta Kobashi 6 976
5 Mitsuharu Misawa 6 887
6 Keiji Mutoh/The Great Muta 5 860
7 Steve Williams 8 736
8 Jumbo Tsuruta 7 673
9 Jun Akiyama 5 663+
10 Joe Doering 4 571
11 Minoru Suzuki 1 554
12 Terry Gordy 7 534
13 Satoshi Kojima 3 429
14 Yoshiaki Yatsu 5 408
15 Stan Hansen 8 367
16 Johnny Ace 4 350
17 Takao Ōmori 5 402+
18 Jamal 1 323
19. Manabu Soya 3 303
20 Suwama 1 249
21 Genichiro Tenryu 5 242
22 Arashi 1 224
23. Go Shiozaki 1 219
24 Akebono 1 217
25 Kendo Kashin 1 183
25 Yuji Nagata 1 183
27 Johnny Smith 1 181
28. Dark Cuervo 1 149
28. Dark Ozz 1 149
30 Kaz Hayashi 1 146
31 Taru 1 130
32 Kenso 1 126
33 KONO 1 117
34 Yoji Anjo 1 100
35 Gary Albright 2 98
36 Brian Adams 1 85
36 Bryan Clark 1 85
38 Danny Spivey 1 79
39 Ted DiBiase 1 70
40 Masakatsu Funaki 1 65
41 Yoshinari Ogawa 1 59
42 Vader 1 47
43 Bart Gunn 1 44
44 Yoshihiro Takayama 1 33
45 Seiya Sanada 1 28
46 The Great Kabuki 1 11
47 Ashura Hara 1 1
Information current as of September 2, 2014.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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