List of ECW World Tag Team Champions

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Sabu & Rob Van Dam as ECW World Tag Team Champions in an ECW event August 4, 1998.

The ECW World Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling world tag team championship contested for in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW).

Originally, ECW was known as Eastern Championship Wrestling (ECW) when it was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), an organization that had numerous member promotions. ECW withdrew as a member of the NWA in 1994 and renamed itself to Extreme Championship Wrestling.[1] The championship remained active until April 2001, when ECW filed for bankruptcy. All of ECW's assets were later purchased by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in mid-2003, including the copyrights to ECW's championships.[2] In May 2006, WWE extended its promotion by adding ECW as a third additional brand, the others being Raw and SmackDown, in a storyline sports extension.[3] The ECW World Heavyweight Championship was the only former ECW championship reactivated by WWE for the new brand.[4] However, the ECW Tag Team Title history was published by WWE on its website.[5]

Title reigns were determined either by professional wrestling matches with different tag teams (a duo of wrestlers) or stables (a group of more than two wrestlers) using ring names, involved in pre-existing scripted feuds or were awarded the title due to scripted circumstances; the championship could have also been vacated by the promotion. Wrestlers were portrayed as either villains or heroes as they followed a series of tension-building events, which culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches for the championship. The title was mostly won at live events in Japan and in eight American states. The inaugural champions were The Super Destroyers (A.J. Petrucci and Doug Stahl), who won a tournament final at a live event to win the titles on June 23, 1992. Danny Doring and Roadkill, who won the titles on December 3, 2000 at the Massacre on 34th Street pay-per-view event, were the final wrestlers to have held the championship before ECW filed for bankruptcy. At 283 days, The Super Destroyers' first reign was the longest, while the Dudley Boyz' eighth reign and the team of Raven and Stevie Richards' second reign were the shortest, at less than one day. With eight reigns, The Dudley Boyz held the most reigns as a tag team and individually. Overall, there were 51 reigns among 31 teams.

Title history[edit]

Key
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed.
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won
N/A The information is not available or is unknown
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 in order to not count it as an official reign
# Wrestlers Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes
1 The Super Destroyers
(A.J. Petrucci and Doug Stahl)
1 June 23, 1992 283 Philadelphia, PA Live event Petrucci and Stahl won the titles in a tournament final.
2 Tony Stetson and Larry Winters 1 April 2, 1993 1 Radnor, PA Hardcore TV #6 Aired 5-11-93 on TV
3 The Suicide Blondes
(Chris Candido, Johnny Hotbody, and Chris Michaels)
1 April 3, 1993 42 Philadelphia, PA Hardcore TV #8 All three wrestlers were recognized as champions, and were able to defend the titles in any combination via the Freebird rule. Aired 5-25-93 on TV
4 The Super Destroyers 2 May 15, 1993 0 Philadelphia, PA Hardcore TV #14 Aired 7-6-93 on TV
5 The Suicide Blondes 2 May 15, 1993 46 Philadelphia, PA Hardcore TV #15 Aired 7-20-93 on TV
Vacated 1 July 1993 39 N/A N/A ECW vacated the title after Candido left the promotion for the Smoky Mountain Wrestling organization.
6 Dark Patriot, TheThe Dark Patriot and Eddie Gilbert 1 August 8, 1993 54 Philadelphia, PA Hardcore TV #21 The Dark Patriot and Gilbert won the titles in a tournament final. Aired 9-7-93 on TV
Vacated 2 October 1, 1993 0 Philadelphia, PA Bloodfest: Part 1 ECW vacated the championships after The Dark Patriot and Eddie Gilbert left the organization.
7 Johnny Hotbody (3) and Tony Stetson (2) 1 October 1, 1993 43 Philadelphia, PA Bloodfest: Part 1 Hotbody and Stetson were awarded the titles by ECW.
8 Dreamer, TommyTommy Dreamer and Johnny Gunn 1 November 13, 1993 21 Philadelphia, PA November to Remember (1993)
9 Sullivan, KevinKevin Sullivan and The Tazmaniac 1 December 4, 1993 92 Philadelphia, PA Hardcore TV #35 Defeat Dreamer and Shane Douglas, who was substituting for an injured Gunn. After the bout, Douglas turned against Dreamer and became a heel. Aired 12-14-93 on TV
10 The Public Enemy
(Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock)
1 March 6, 1994 174 Philadelphia, PA Hardcore TV #46 Aired 3-8-94 on TV
11 Jack, CactusCactus Jack and Mikey Whipwreck 1 August 27, 1994 70 Philadelphia, PA Hardcore TV #72 Whipwreck was a substitute for Terry Funk, who left the company. Aired 9-13-94 on TV
12 The Public Enemy 2 November 5, 1994 91 Philadelphia, PA November to Remember (1994)
13 Sabu and The Tazmaniac (2) 1 February 4, 1995 21 Philadelphia, PA Double Tables
14 Benoit, ChrisChris Benoit and Dean Malenko 1 February 25, 1995 42 Philadelphia, PA Return of the Funker
15 The Public Enemy 3 April 8, 1995 83 Philadelphia, PA Three Way Dance Also def. Rick Steiner (who was a substitute for Sabu) and Taz in 3 way dance
16 Raven and Stevie Richards 1 June 30, 1995 78 Jim Thorpe, PA Hardcore TV #115 Aired 7-4-95 on TV
17 The Pitbulls
(Pitbull #1 and Pitbull #2)
1 September 16, 1995 21 Philadelphia, PA Gangsta's Paradise
18 Raven and Stevie Richards 2 October 7, 1995 0 Philadelphia, PA Hardcore TV #131 Aired 10-24-95 on TV
19 The Public Enemy 4 October 7, 1995 21 Philadelphia, PA Hardcore TV #131 Aired 10-24-95 on TV
20 2 Cold Scorpio and The Sandman 1 October 28, 1995 62 Philadelphia, PA Hardcore TV #133 Scorpio defeats Rocco Rock in a singles bout and wins the tag team title, choosing Sandman as his partner. Aired 11-7-95 on TV
21 Cactus Jack and Mikey Whipwreck 2 December 29, 1995 36 New York, NY Holiday Hell 1995 Whipwreck defeated 2 Cold Scorpio in a singles match to win both the tag team titles and the ECW World Television Championship; Cactus Jack came out and declared himself to be Mikey's partner after he won the match.
22 The Eliminators
(Kronus and Saturn)
1 February 3, 1996 182 New York, NY Big Apple Blizzard Blast
23 The Gangstas
(Mustapha Saed and New Jack)
1 August 3, 1996 139 Philadelphia, PA Doctor Is In
24 The Eliminators 2 December 20, 1996 85 Middletown, NY Hardcore TV #193 Aired on 12/31/96 on Hardcore TV
25 The Dudley Boyz
(Buh Buh Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley)
1 March 15, 1997 29 Philadelphia, PA Hostile City Showdown Aired 3/20/97 on Hardcore TV
26 The Eliminators 3 April 13, 1997 68 Philadelphia, PA Barely Legal
27 The Dudley Boyz 2 June 20, 1997 29 Waltham, MA Hardcore TV #218 The Dudley Boyz defeated Kronus in a handicap match as a result of a sidelining injury sustained by Saturn. Aired 6-26-97 on TV
28 The Gangstas 2 July 19, 1997 29 Philadelphia, PA Heat Wave 1997/Hardcore TV #222 Aired 7-24-97 on TV
29 The Dudley Boyz 3 August 17, 1997 95 Fort Lauderdale, FL Hardcore Heaven (1997) The Dudley Boyz won the championship via forfeit as a result of Mustapha Saed leaving the promotion before Hardcore Heaven took place.
30 The Gangstanators
(Kronus (4) and New Jack (3))
1 September 20, 1997 28 Philadelphia, PA As Good as it Gets Aired 9-27-97 on TV
31 Full Blooded Italians
(Little Guido and Tracy Smothers)
1 October 18, 1997 48 Philadelphia, PA Hardcore TV #236 Aired 11-1-97 on TV
32 Doug Furnas and Phil LaFon 1 December 5, 1997 1 Waltham, MA Live event
33 Chris Candido (3) and Lance Storm 1 December 6, 1997 203 Philadelphia, PA Better than Ever
34 Sabu (2) and Rob Van Dam 1 June 27, 1998 119 Philadelphia, PA Hardcore TV #271 Aired 7-1-98 on TV
35 The Dudley Boyz 4 October 24, 1998 8 Cleveland, OH Hardcore TV #288 Aired 10-28-98 on TV
36 Mahoney, BallsBalls Mahoney and Masato Tanaka 1 November 1, 1998 5 New Orleans, LA November to Remember (1998)
37 The Dudley Boyz 5 November 6, 1998 37 New York, NY Hardcore TV #290 Aired 11-11-98 on TV
38 Sabu (3) and Rob Van Dam 2 December 13, 1998 125 Tokyo, Japan ECW/FMW Supershow II Aired 12-16-98 on TV
39 The Dudley Boyz 6 April 17, 1999 92 Buffalo, NY Hardcore TV #313 D-Von Dudley defeated Van Dam in a singles match to win the championship for his team. Aired 4-23-99 on TV
40 Dudley, SpikeSpike Dudley and Balls Mahoney (2) 1 July 18, 1999 26 Dayton, OH Heat Wave (1999)
41 The Dudley Boyz 7 August 13, 1999 1 Cleveland, OH Hardcore TV #330 Aired 8-20-99 on TV
42 Spike Dudley and Balls Mahoney (3) 2 August 14, 1999 12 Toledo, OH Hardcore TV #331 Aired 8-27-99 on TV
43 The Dudley Boyz 8 August 26, 1999 0 New York, NY ECW on TNN#2 Aired 9-3-99 on TV
44 Tommy Dreamer (2) and Raven (3) 1 August 26, 1999 136 New York, NY ECW on TNN#2 Aired 9-3-99 on TV
45 Impact Players
(Justin Credible and Lance Storm (2))
1 January 9, 2000 48 Birmingham, AL Guilty as Charged (2000)
46 Tommy Dreamer (3) and Masato Tanaka (2) 1 February 26, 2000 7 Cincinnati, OH Hardcore TV #358 Aired 3-7-00 on TV
47 Awesome, MikeMike Awesome and Raven (4) 1 March 4, 2000 8 Philadelphia, PA ECW on TNN#29 Aired 3-10-00 on TV
48 Impact Players
(Justin Credible and Lance Storm (3))
2 March 12, 2000 31 Danbury, CT Living Dangerously
Vacated 3 April 22, 2000 125 Philadelphia, PA Live event At CyberSlam, Justin Credible threw down the titles to become eligible for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship. Storm later left for World Championship Wrestling. As a result of the circumstances, Credible vacated the championship.
49 Tajiri, YoshihiroYoshihiro Tajiri and Mikey Whipwreck (3) 1 August 25, 2000 1 New York, NY ECW on TNN#55 Aired 9-1-00 on TV
50 Full Blooded Italians
(Little Guido (2) and Tony Mamaluke)
1 August 26, 2000 99 New York, NY ECW on TNN#56 Aired 9-8-00 on TV
51 Doring, DannyDanny Doring and Roadkill 1 December 3, 2000 129 New York, NY Massacre on 34th Street Doring and Roadkill's reign was the final one in the title's history.

List of top combined reigns[edit]

By team[edit]

Rank Team No. of reigns Combined days
1 Grunge, JohnnyJohnny Grunge and Rocco Rock
(The Public Enemy)
4 369
2 Kronus and Saturn
(The Eliminators)
3 335
3 Buh Buh Ray and D-Von
(Dudley Boyz)
8 291
4 A.J. Petrucci and Doug Stahl
(The Super Destroyers)
2 283
5 Sabu and Rob Van Dam 2 244
6 Candido, ChrisChris Candido and Lance Storm 1 203
7 Mustapha Saed and New Jack
(The Gangstas)
2 168
8 Dreamer, TommyTommy Dreamer and Raven 1 136
9 Doring, DannyDanny Doring and Roadkill 1 129
10 Jack, CactusCactus Jack and Mikey Whipwreck 2 106
11 Guido, LittleLittle Guido and Tony Mamaluke
(Full Blooded Italians)
1 99
12 Sullivan, KevinKevin Sullivan and The Tazmaniac 1 92
13 Candido, ChrisChris Candido, Johnny Hotbody, and Chris Michaels
(The Suicide Blondes)
2 88
14 Credible, JustinJustin Credible and Lance Storm
(Impact Players)
2 79
15 Raven and Stevie Richards 2 78
16 Scorpio, 2 Cold2 Cold Scorpio and The Sandman 1 62
17 Dark Patriot, TheThe Dark Patriot and Eddie Gilbert 1 54
18 Guido, LittleLittle Guido and Tracy Smothers
(Full Blooded Italians)
1 48
19 Hotbody, JohnnyJohnny Hotbody and Tony Stetson 1 43
20 Benoit, ChrisChris Benoit and Dean Malenko 1 42
21 Dudley, SpikeSpike Dudley and Balls Mahoney 2 38
22 Kronus and New Jack
(The Gangstanators)
1 28
23 Dreamer, TommyTommy Dreamer and Johnny Gunn 1 21
Sabu and The Tazmaniac 1 21
Pitbull #1 and Pitbull #2
(The Pitbulls)
1 21
26 Awesome, MikeMike Awesome and Raven 1 8
27 Dreamer, TommyTommy Dreamer and Masato Tanaka 1 7
28 Mahoney, BallsBalls Mahoney and Masato Tanaka 1 5
29 Stetson, TonyTony Stetson and Larry Winters 1 1
Furnas, DougDoug Furnas and Phil LaFon 1 1
Tajiri, YoshihiroYoshihiro Tajiri and Mikey Whipwreck 1 1

By wrestler[edit]

Rank Wrestler No. of reigns Combined days
1 Grunge, JohnnyJohnny Grunge 4 369
Rock, RoccoRocco Rock 4 369
3 Kronus 4 363
4 Saturn 3 335
5 Candido, ChrisChris Candido 3 291
Dudley, D-VonD-Von Dudley 8 291
Dudley, Buh Buh RayBuh Buh Ray Dudley 8 291
8 A.J. Petrucci 2 283
Stahl, DougDoug Stahl 2 283
10 Storm, LanceLance Storm 3 282
11 Sabu 3 265
12 Rob Van Dam 2 244
13 Raven 4 222
14 New Jack 3 196
15 Mustapha Saed 2 168
16 Tommy Dreamer 3 164
18 Johnny Hotbody 3 131
19 Roadkill 1 129
Danny Doring 1 129
21 The Tazmaniac 2 113
22 Mikey Whipwreck 3 107
24 Tony Mamaluke 1 99
25 Kevin Sullivan 1 92
26 Chris Michaels 2 88
27 Justin Credible 2 79
28 Stevie Richards 2 78
29 The Sandman 1 62
Scorpio, 2 Cold2 Cold Scorpio 1 62
31 Eddie Gilbert 1 54
Dark Patriot, TheThe Dark Patriot 1 54
33 Tracy Smothers 1 48
34 Tony Stetson 2 44
35 Balls Mahoney 3 43
36 Chris Benoit 1 42
Dean Malenko 1 42
38 Dudley, SpikeSpike Dudley 2 38
39 Johnny Gunn 1 21
Pitbull #1 1 21
Pitbull #2 1 21
42 Masato Tanaka 2 12
43 Mike Awesome 1 7
44 Larry Winters 1 1
Doug Furnas 1 1
Phil LaFon 1 1
Yoshihiro Tajiri 1 1

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Loverro, Thorm (2006). The Rise and Fall of ECW. Paul Heyman, Tazz, Tommy Dreamer. Simon and Schuster. pp. 5–24. ISBN 1-4165-1058-3. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  2. ^ "United States Bankruptcy Court: Case No. 01-B-11982 (ASH)" (PDF). United States Bankruptcy Court. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  3. ^ "WWE Launches ECW As Third Brand". World Wrestling Entertainment Corporate. 2006-05-26. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  4. ^ Hoffman, Brett. "An Extreme Debut". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  5. ^ "ECW Tag Team Championship History at WWE.com". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2008-12-01. 

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