FCW Florida Tag Team Championship

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FCW Florida Tag Team Championship
Joe Hennig.jpg
Joe Hennig/Michael McGillicutty as one-half of the Florida Tag Team Champions in 2010
Details
Date established February 23, 2008[1][2][3]
Date retired August 14, 2012
Promotion Florida Championship Wrestling

The FCW Florida Tag Team Championship[4] was a professional wrestling tag team championship owned and promoted by Florida Championship Wrestling, a former developmental territory of WWE. It was contested for in their tag team division. The championship was created and debuted on February 23, 2008 at a FCW house show.[3]

The first champions were The Puerto Rican Nightmares (Eddie Colón and Eric Pérez) who won a one night tag team tournament by defeating Steve Lewington and Heath Miller in the finals to become the first champions.[3] In August 2012, the championship was retired when FCW was re-branded to NXT Wrestling with Rick Victor and Brad Maddox becoming the final champions after defeating CJ Parker and Jason Jordan on July 28, 2012 in Melbourne, Florida, to win the titles.

Overall, there were 26 different championship teams, and 45 individual champions with the tag team of The Puerto Rican Nightmares (Eddie Colón and Eric Pérez) holding the most reigns at three. Joe Hennig/Michael McGillicutty, hold most reigns by a single competitor, with four. Johnny Curtis and Tyler Reks hold the longest reign at 140 days, in addition, Curtis holds the longest combined reign individually at 224 days. Justin Gabriel and Kris Logan have the shortest reign as a team at less than one day, due to them winning and losing the titles during the same FCW Television taping event.

Title history[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
# The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title changed hands
+ Indicates that the number of days held by this individual changes daily
# Team Name
Wrestlers
Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 The Puerto Rican Nightmares
(Eddie Colón and Eric Pérez)
1 February 23, 2008 29 Port Richey, Florida Live event The Puerto Rican Nightmares defeated Steve Lewington and Heath Miller in the finals of a one-night tournament to become the first champions.[3][4]
2 Brad Allen and Nic Nemeth 1 March 23, 2008 23 Port Richey, Florida Live event [1][4][5]
3 The Puerto Rican Nightmares
(Eddie Colón and Eric Pérez)
2 April 15, 2008 22 Port Richey, Florida Live event The Puerto Rican Nightmares won the titles by disqualification in a match where the title could change hands in case of a disqualification.[1][2][4][5]
4 The Empire
(Drew McIntyre and Stu Sanders)
1 May 6, 2008 66 Port Richey, Florida Live event [1][2][4][5]
5 Gabe Tuft and Joe Hennig 1 July 12, 2008 3 Port Richey, Florida Live event [6]
6 The Empire
(Drew McIntyre and Stu Sanders)
2 July 15, 2008 2 Port Richey, Florida Live event [1][2][4][5]
7 The Puerto Rican Nightmares
(Eddie Colón and Eric Pérez)
3 July 17, 2008 30 Tampa, Florida Live event [1][4][5]
8 Gavin Spears and Nic Nemeth (2) 1 August 16, 2008 26 New Port Richey, Florida Live event This was a three–way match, also involving Scotty Goldman and Kafu.[1][2][4][5]
9 Heath Miller/Sebastian Slater[Note 1] and Joe Hennig (2) 1 September 11, 2008 49 Tampa, Florida Live event [1][4][5]
10 The New Hart Foundation
(D.H. Smith and TJ Wilson)
1 October 30, 2008 42 Tampa, Florida Live event [1][2][4][5]
11 Johnny Curtis and Tyler Reks (2) 1 December 11, 2008 140 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings [1][2][4][5]
12 The Dude Busters
(Caylen Croft and Trent Barreta)
1 April 30, 2009 84 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings [1][4][5]
13 Justin Gabriel and Kris Logan 1 July 23, 2009 0 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings [1][4][5]
14 The Rotundos
(Bo Rotundo and Duke Rotundo)
1 119 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings [1][4][5]
15 The Dude Busters
(Caylen Croft (2), Trent Barreta (2) and Curt Hawkins)
1 November 19, 2009 56 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings Hawkins and Croft won the titles. Defended by any two members under the Freebird Rule.[1][4][5][7]
16 The Fortunate Sons
(Joe Hennig (3) and Brett DiBiase)
1 January 14, 2010 58 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings Defeated Caylen Croft and Trent Barreta.[1][4][5][8]
17 The Usos
(Jimmy Uso and Jules/Jey Uso)[Note 2])
1 March 13, 2010 82 Crystal River, Florida Live event [4][9]
18 Los Aviadores
(Epico and Hunico)
1 June 3, 2010 42 Tampa, Florida Live event [4][10]
19 Kaval and Michael McGillicutty (4) 1 July 15, 2010 1 Tampa, Florida Live event [4][11]
20 Los Aviadores
(Epico and Hunico)
2 July 16, 2010 28 Sebring, Florida Live event [4][12]
21 Derrick Bateman and Johnny Curtis (2) 1 August 12, 2010 84 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings This was a three–way match, also involving Brodus Clay and Donny Marlow.[4]
22 Wes Brisco and Xavier Woods 1 November 4, 2010 27 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings [4]
Vacated December 1, 2010 Tampa, Florida Live event Woods and Brisco were stripped of the title after Brisco was sidelined with an injury.[13]
23 Damien Sandow and Titus O'Neill 1 December 3, 2010 112 Plant City, Florida Live event Defeated Xavier Woods and Mason Ryan to win the vacant titles.[4]
24 Richie Steamboat and Seth Rollins 1 March 25, 2011 48 Miami, Florida Live event [14]
25 Calvin Raines and Big E Langston 1 May 12, 2011 70 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings
26 CJ Parker and Donnie Marlow 1 July 21, 2011 105 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings
27 Brad Maddox and Briley Pierce 1 November 3, 2011 91 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings
Vacated February 2, 2012 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings Titles vacated due to Briley Pierce's leg injury.
28 Bo Rotundo and Husky Harris 2 42 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings Defeated Brad Maddox and Eli Cottonwood to win the vacant titles.[15]
29 Corey Graves and Jake Carter 1 March 15, 2012 93 Tampa, Florida FCW TV Tapings [16]
30 Leakee and Mike Dalton[17] 1 June 15, 2012 28 Palatka, Florida Live event [18]
31 CJ Parker (2) and Jason Jordan 1 July 13, 2012 15 Punta Gorda, Florida[19] Live event [20]
32 Rick Victor and Brad Maddox[21] (2) 1 July 28, 2012 17 Melbourne, Florida Live event [22][23]
Deactivated August 14, 2012 Tampa, Florida Title retired when FCW became NXT Wrestling.

List of combined reigns[edit]

Indicates the current champions
<1 Indicates the reign was less than 1 day

As of October 26, 2014.

By team
Rank[1] Team # of Reigns Combined Days
1 The Rotundos
(Bo Rotundo and Duke Rotundo/Husky Harris)
2 161
2 Johnny Curtis and Tyler Reks 1 140
3 Damien Sandow and Titus O'Neil 1 112
4 CJ Parker and Donnie Marlow 1 105
5 Corey Graves and Jake Carter 1 93
6 Brad Maddox and Briley Pierce 1 91
7 The Dude Busters
(Caylen Croft and Trent Barreta)
1 84
Derrick Bateman and Johnny Curtis 1 84
9 The Usos
(Jimmy Uso and Jules/Jey Uso)
1 82
10 The Puerto Rican Nightmares
(Eddie Colón and Eric Pérez)
3 80
11 The Empire
(Drew McIntyre and Stu Sanders)
2 74
12 Los Aviadores
(Epico and Hunico)
2 70
Calvin Raines and Big E Langston 1 70
14 The Fortunate Sons
(Joe Hennig and Brett DiBiase)
1 58
15 The Dude Busters
(Caylen Croft, Trent Barreta and Curt Hawkins)
1 56
16 Heath Miller/Sebastian Slater and Joe Hennig 1 49
17 Richie Steamboat and Seth Rollins 1 48
18 The New Hart Foundation
(DH Smith and TJ Wilson)
1 42
19 Leakee and Mike Dalton 1 28
20 Wes Brisco and Xavier Woods 1 27
21 Gavin Spears and Nic Nemeth 1 26
22 Brad Allen and Nic Nemeth 1 23
23 Rick Victor and Brad Maddox 1 17
24 CJ Parker and Jason Jordan 1 15
25 Gabe Tuft and Joe Hennig 1 3
26 Kaval and Michael McGillicutty 1 1
27 Justin Gabriel and Kris Logan 1 <1
By wrestler
Rank [2] Wrestler # Of Reigns Combined Days
1 Johnny Curtis 2 224
2 Bo Rotundo 2 161
Duke Rotundo/Husky Harris 2 161
3 Tyler Reks 2 143
4 Caylen Croft 2 140
Trent Barreta 2 140
6 Damien Sandow 1 112
Titus O'Neil 1 112
8 Joe Hennig/Michael McGillicutty 4 111
9 Brad Maddox 2 108
10 Donnie Marlow 1 105
CJ Parker 2 120
12 Corey Graves 1 93
Jake Carter 1 93
13 Briley Pierce 1 91
14 Derrick Bateman 1 84
15 Jimmy Uso 1 82
Jules/Jey Uso 1 82
17 Eddie Colón 3 80
Eric Pérez 3 80
19 Drew McIntyre 2 74
Stu Sanders 2 74
21 Epico 2 70
Hunico 2 70
Calvin Raines 1 70
Big E Langston 1 70
25 Brett DiBiase 1 58
26 Curt Hawkins 1 56
27 Heath Miller/Sebastian Slater 1 49
Nic Nemeth 2 49
29 Richie Steamboat 1 48
Seth Rollins 1 48
31 DH Smith 1 42
TJ Wilson 1 42
33 Leakee 1 28
Mike Dalton 1 28
35 Xavier Woods 1 27
Wes Brisco 1 27
37 Gavin Spears 1 26
38 Brad Allen 1 23
39 Rick Victor 1 17
40 Jason Jordan 1 15
41 Kaval 1 1
42 Justin Gabriel 1 <1
Kris Logan 1 <1

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Heath Miller's ring name was changed to Sebastian Slater during this title reign
  2. ^ Jules Uso's ring name was changed to Jey Uso during this title reign

References[edit]

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  16. ^ FCW (2012-03-15). "FCW Taping results". PWInsider. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
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  18. ^ "Leakee and. Mike Dalton win Fla Tag Team title tonight at live event in Palatka - @fcwwrestling". Florida Championship Wrestling. 15 June 2012. Archived from the original on 17 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  19. ^ "Fact, 3 years ago I was security in Punta Gorda for @CMPunk. Tonight I left the same building as 2 time FCW heavyweight champion!". Rick Victor. 13 July 2012. Archived from the original on 17 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  20. ^ "Big ups to new FCW tag champs @CjuicePARKER & @JasonJordanJJ. And even though he's a scumbag...new heavyweight champ @RickVictor69.". Seth Rollins. 13 July 2012. Archived from the original on 17 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
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  22. ^ "New FCW Tag Team Champions crowned". Wrestleview. Retrieved 17 April 2014. "Florida Championship Wrestling tweeted: Congratulations to @RickVictor69 (Rick Victor) and #BradMaddox- New FCW Tag Team Champions following Melbourne Event. Big Week in FCW check out the site!!" 
  23. ^ "Spacelord + space coast= 1/2 of your new FCW tag team champions! Nice job Maddox!". Rick Victor. 28 July 2012. Archived from the original on 17 April 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.