International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship

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International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
Details
Current champion(s) Hiroki and Masao Orihara
Date won April 19, 2013
Promotion WAR (1996–2000)
Dragon Gate (2006–2007)
Tenryu Project (2010–present)
Date established February 23, 1996
Other name(s) WAR International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
Dragon Gate I-J Heavyweight Tag Team Championship

The International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team championship formerly contested for in the Japanese promotion WAR, and later Dragon Gate. It was created in WAR on February 23, 1996 when Gedo and Lionheart defeated Lance Storm and Yuji Yasuraoka in a tournament final.[1] It was deemed inactive in 2000 when WAR folded, and was later revived by Dragon Gate on August 8, 2006. The I-J belts would be unified with the new Dragon Gate Open the Twin Gate Championship, a tag title made specifically for Dragon Gate, on October 12, 2007. In September 2010, the championship was reactivated by Tenryu Project. During its existence, there have been 23 recognized individual champions and 14 recognized teams, who had a combined 16 official reigns.

Title history[edit]

As of July 22, 2014.

# Team Reigns Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Gedo and Lionheart 1 February 23, 1996 33 Sendai, Japan WAR Defeated Lance Storm and Yuji Yasuraoka in a tournament final. [1]
2 Lance Storm and Yuji Yasuraoka 1 March 27, 1996 115 Nagoya, Japan WAR [1]
3 Jushin Liger and El Samurai 1 July 20, 1996 112 Tokyo, Japan 4th Anniversary Show [2]
4 Lance Storm and Yuji Yasuraoka 2 November 9, 1996 95 Tokyo, Japan WAR [1]
5 Battle Ranger and Masaaki Mochizuki 1 February 12, 1997 108 Toyohashi, Japan WAR [1]
6 Masashi Aoyagi and Gokuaku Umibouzu 1 May 13, 1997 134 Tsu, Japan WAR [1]
7 Tomohiro Ishii and Yuji Yasuraoka (3) 1 October 12, 1997 6 Hachioji, Japan WAR [1]
- Vacated - October 18, 1997 - - - Title vacated. [1]
8 Masakazu Fukuda and Hiroyoshi Kotsubo 1 November 24, 1997 253 Yokohama, Japan WAR Defeated Tomohiro Ishii and Yuji Yasuraoka in a tournament final. [1]
- Vacated - August 4, 1998 - - - Vacated due to Fukuda graduating to the heavyweight division. [1]
9 Shinjiro Otani and Tatsuhito Takaiwa 1 December 11, 1998 80 Tokyo, Japan WAR Defeated Masaaki Mochizuki and Masao Orihara. [1]
10 Tomohiro Ishii (2) and Yuji Yasuraoka (4) 2 March 1, 1999 111 Tokyo, Japan WAR [1]
- Vacated - June 20, 1999 - - - Title becomes vacated when Yasuraoka retires. The title is later retired when WAR closes in 2000 .[1]
11 Don Fujii and Masaaki Mochizuki (2) 1 August 6, 2006 154 Nagoya, Japan The Gate Of Adventure Tour Defeated Gamma and Dr. Muscle in a tournament final to revive the title in Dragon Gate. [3]
12 Gedo (2) and Jado 1 January 7, 2007 175 Tokyo, Japan NJPW Battle Hall Live Vol. 1 This match was also for Gedo and Jado's IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. [4]
13 Typhoon
(Ryo Saito and Susumu Yokosuka)
1 July 1, 2007 83 Kobe, Japan Dragon Gate Pro-Wrestling Festival in Kobe 2007 [5]
14 Tozawa-Juku
(Keni'chiro Arai and Taku Iwasa)
1 September 22, 2007 20 Tokyo, Japan Storm Gate 2007 - Tag 7 [6]
15 Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino 1 October 12, 2007 0 Tokyo, Japan The Gate Of Victory 2007 - Tag 4 This match was to unify the I-J title into the new Open the Twin Gate title. [7]
- Unified - October 12, 2007 - - - Unified with the Open the Twin Gate title. [7]
16 Black Tiger V (2) and Masao Orihara 1 September 29, 2010 667 Tokyo, Japan Defeat Madoka and Shinobu when the title is reinstated by Tenryu Project.
17 Diamond Ring
(Katsuhiko Nakajima and Satoshi Kajiwara)
1 July 27, 2012 266 Tokyo, Japan R-2 Request Tenryu Project 8
18 Hiroki and Masao Orihara (2) 1 April 19, 2013 459+ Toyama, Japan Diamond Ring

List of combined reigns[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
Indicates the current champion
<1 The reign is shorter than one day.

As of July 22, 2014.

By team[edit]

Rank Team # Of Reigns Combined Days
1 Black Tiger V and Masao Orihara 1 667
2 Hiroki and Masao Orihara 1 459+
3 Diamond Ring
(Katsuhiko Nakajima and Satoshi Kajiwara)
1 266
4 Masakazu Fukuda and Hiroyoshi Kotsubo 1 253
5 Lance Storm and Yuji Yasuraoka 2 210
6 Gedo and Jado 1 175
7 Don Fujii and Masaaki Mochizuki 1 154
8 Masashi Aoyagi and Gokuaku Umibouzu 1 134
9 Tomohiro Ishii and Yuji Yasuraoka 2 117
10 Jushin Liger and El Samurai 1 112
11 Battle Ranger and Masaaki Mochizuki 1 108
12 Typhoon
(Ryo Saito and Susumu Yokosuka)
1 83
13 Shinjiro Otani and Tatsuhito Takaiwa 1 80
14 Gedo and Lionheart 1 33
15 Tozawa-Juku
(Keni'chiro Arai and Taku Iwasa)
1 20
16 Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino 1 0

By wrestler[edit]

Rank Wrestler # Of Reigns Combined Days
1 Masao Orihara 2 1126+
2 Black Tiger V/Tatsuhito Takaiwa 2 747
3 Hiroki 1 459+
4 Yuji Yasuraoka 4 327
5 Satoshi Kajiwara 1 266
Katsuhiko Nakajima 1 266
7 Masaaki Mochizuki 2 262
8 Masakazu Fukuda 1 253
Hiroyoshi Kotsubo 1 253
10 Lance Storm 2 210
11 Gedo 2 208
12 Jado 1 175
13 Don Fujii 1 154
14 Masashi Aoyagi 1 134
Gokuaku Umibouzu 1 134
16 Tomohiro Ishii 2 117
17 Jushin Liger 1 112
El Samurai 1 112
19 Battle Ranger 1 108
20 Ryo Saito 1 83
Susumu Yokosuka 1 83
22 Shinjiro Otani 1 80
23 Lionheart 1 33
24 Naruki Doi 1 0
Masato Yoshino 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Dragon Gate I-J Heavyweight Tag Team Championship title history". Solie's Title Histories. Retrieved 2008-04-20. 
  2. ^ "WAR Sumo Hall event results". Wrestling Supercards and Tournaments. Retrieved 2008-04-20. 
  3. ^ "Dragon Gate The Gate of Adventure tour results" (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved 2008-04-20. 
  4. ^ "NJPW results, 2007". Strong Style Spirit. Archived from the original on 2008-03-25. Retrieved 2008-04-20. 
  5. ^ "Dragon Gate results, 2007" (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved 2008-04-20. 
  6. ^ "Dragon Gate Storm Gate tour results" (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved 2008-04-20. 
  7. ^ a b "Dragon Gate The Gate of Victory tour results" (in German). PuroLove.com. Retrieved 2008-04-20. 

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