List of TNA World Tag Team Champions

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Current champions The Revolution (Abyss (left) and James Storm)

The TNA World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling world tag team championship contested for in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's (TNA) tag team division. After the formation of TNA in June 2002, the company executives signed a contractual agreement with the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) that allowed them control of the NWA World Heavyweight and World Tag Team Championships.[1] TNA subsequently changed their name to NWA–TNA, making them an official member of the NWA in the process. In May 2007, the NWA ended their five-year partnership with TNA, and thus regained control of the NWA World Heavyweight and World Tag Team Championships.[1] As a result, TNA created the TNA World Heavyweight and World Tag Team Championships, which were unveiled on TNA's online podcast TNA Today on the May 15 and May 17, 2007 editions.[2][3] In the respective editions, the championships were awarded to the last NWA champions under TNA banner by Jeremy Borash and TNA's primary authority figure Jim Cornette. The championship was officially presented to the public and awarded to the first official champions, Team 3D (Brother Devon and Brother Ray), on May 17.[3]

Title reigns are determined either by professional wrestling matches between different wrestlers involved in pre-existing scripted feuds, plots, and storylines, or by scripted circumstances. 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. Reigns that were won on episodes of TNA's primary television program, TNA Impact!, aired on television two to nine days from the date the match was taped. The inaugural champions were Team 3D, who were awarded the championship by being the last NWA World Tag Team Champions under TNA banner. Beer Money, Inc. (James Storm and Robert "Bobby" Roode) hold the record for most reigns as a team, with four. The longest reign as of December 2014 is 212 days, by the team of Beer Money, Inc., who set the record in their fourth reign.

As of December 2014, The Revolution (Abyss and James Storm) are the current champions in their first reign as a team. Individually, this is the first reign for Abyss and record breaking sixth for Storm. They defeated former champions The Wolves (Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards) on September 19, 2014.

Although the title is a World Tag Team Championship, supposedly only intended for tag teams, three different wrestlers have held the championship by themselves—Samoa Joe, Kurt Angle and Matt Morgan.[4] Joe held the championship during his entire reign alone; however, Angle held the championship alone for 15 days until Sting won a match involving three other competitors to become Angle's partner and Morgan held the championship after (kayfabe) injuring his championship partner. Overall, there have been 35 reigns shared between 36 wrestlers and 27 teams.

Title history[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
(Tag team name)
Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Team 3D
(Brother Devon and Brother Ray)
1 May 17, 2007 59 Orlando, Florida TNA Today Team 3D were awarded the championship on the May 17, 2007 edition of TNA's online web show TNA Today by Jim Cornette and Jeremy Borash following the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) stripping them of the NWA World Tag Team Championship on May 13, 2007. [3]
2 Samoa Joe 1 July 15, 2007 28 Orlando, Florida Victory Road This was a tag team match with Joe teaming with TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle, in which the person to get the fall would win that person's championship; Joe's TNA X Division Championship and Angle's TNA World Heavyweight Championship were also on the line. Joe pinned Brother Ray to win the TNA World Tag Team Championship. Joe decided to hold the championship alone. [5]
3 Kurt Angle 1 August 12, 2007 15 Orlando, Florida Hard Justice This was a "Winner Take All" match, in which Joe's TNA X Division and World Tag Team Championships were on the line, as well as Angle's TNA World Heavyweight and (IGF recognized) IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. [6]
4 Kurt Angle and Sting[N 1] 1 August 27, 2007 13 Orlando, Florida TNA Impact! Sting defeated AJ Styles, Christian Cage, and Samoa Joe in a Four Way match on August 27, which aired on the August 30 episode of TNA Impact!, to become Angle's partner. [7]
5 Team Pacman
(Adam Jones and Ron Killings)
1 September 9, 2007 35 Orlando, Florida No Surrender [8]
6 Christian's Coalition
(A.J. Styles and Tomko)
1 October 14, 2007 184 Duluth, Georgia Bound for Glory Defeated Killings and Consequences Creed (substitute for Jones) for the title. [9]
7 Kaz and Eric Young/Super Eric April 15, 2008 Orlando, Florida TNA Impact! Defeated A.J. Styles and Tomko and The Latin American Xchange in a 3-way match. TNA previously recognized this reign on Kaz's TNA profile until late 2013, however the reign was not recognized by TNA in their official 2010 title history and is not currently recognized on Kazarian's updated profile. [10]
Vacated April 15, 2008 Orlando, Florida TNA Impact! Kaz and Young were stripped of the titles by Jim Cornette after Eric Young refused to admit himself as Super Eric. This episode aired on tape delay on April 17, 2008. [10]
8 The Latin American Xchange
(Hernandez and Homicide)
1 May 11, 2008 91 Orlando, Florida Sacrifice The Latin American Xchange defeated Team 3D in the finals of The Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament to win the vacant championship. [11]
9 Beer Money, Inc.
(James Storm and Robert Roode)
1 August 10, 2008 128 Trenton, New Jersey Hard Justice [12]
10 Jay Lethal and Consequences Creed 1 December 16, 2008 26 Orlando, Florida TNA Impact! Lethal, choosing Creed as his partner, invoked his Feast or Fired title opportunity to challenge Beer Money, Inc. for the championship and win the title. This episode aired on tape delay on January 8, 2009. [13]
11 Beer Money, Inc.
(James Storm and Robert Roode)
2 January 11, 2009 98 Charlotte, North Carolina Genesis This was a three way match, which also included Matt Morgan and Abyss. [14]
12 Team 3D
(Brother Devon and Brother Ray)
2 April 19, 2009 63 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Lockdown This was a Philadelphia Street Fight, also contested for the IWGP Tag Team Championship. [15]
13 Beer Money, Inc.
(James Storm and Robert Roode)
3 June 21, 2009 28 Auburn Hills, Michigan Slammiversary [16]
14 The Main Event Mafia
(Booker T and Scott Steiner)
1 July 19, 2009 91 Orlando, Florida Victory Road [17]
15 The British Invasion/World Elite
(Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams)
1 October 18, 2009 91 Irvine, California Bound for Glory This was a four way Full Metal Mayhem Tag Team match, which also included Beer Money, Inc. and Team 3D and was contested also for the IWGP Tag Team Championship. [18]
16 Hernandez (2) and Matt Morgan 1 January 17, 2010 78 Orlando, Florida Genesis [19]
17 Matt Morgan 1 April 5, 2010 29 Orlando, Florida TNA Impact! Morgan declares himself sole Champion, after (kayfabe) injuring Hernandez and putting him out of action indefinitely. [20]
18 The Band
(Eric Young, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall)
1 May 4, 2010 41 Orlando, Florida TNA Impact! Nash, choosing Hall as his partner, invoked his Feast or Fired title opportunity to challenge Matt Morgan for the championship and win the title. This episode aired on tape delay on May 13, 2010. Young was also recognized as a champion and the three defended the title under the Freebird rule. [21][22]
[23][24]
Vacated June 14, 2010 Orlando, Florida TNA Impact! The Band was stripped of the title due to Scott Hall's legal problems. This episode aired on tape delay on June 17, 2010. [25][26]
19 The Motor City Machine Guns
(Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin)
1 July 11, 2010 182 Orlando, Florida Victory Road The Motor City Machine Guns defeated Beer Money, Inc. (James Storm and Robert Roode) to win the vacant title. [27]
20 Beer Money, Inc./Fortune
(James Storm and Robert/Bobby Roode)
4 January 9, 2011 212 Orlando, Florida Genesis 2011 Robert Roode switched his ring name to Bobby Roode in May 2011. [28]
21 Mexican America
(Anarquia and Hernandez (3))
1 August 9, 2011 97 Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling This episode aired on tape delay on August 18, 2011. [29][30]
22 Crimson and Matt Morgan (2) 1 November 14, 2011 90 Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling This episode aired on tape delay on November 17, 2011. [31][32]
23 Magnus (2) and Samoa Joe (2) 1 February 12, 2012 91 Orlando, Florida Against All Odds [33]
24 The World Tag Team Champions of the World
(Christopher Daniels and Kazarian)
1 May 13, 2012 28 Orlando, Florida Sacrifice [34]
25 A.J. Styles (2) and Kurt Angle (2) 1 June 10, 2012 18 Arlington, Texas Slammiversary X [35]
26 The World Tag Team Champions of the World
(Christopher Daniels and Kazarian)
2 June 28, 2012 108 Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling [36]
27 Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez (4) 1 October 14, 2012 103 Phoenix, Arizona Bound for Glory This was a three way match, which also included AJ Styles and Kurt Angle. [37]
28 Bobby Roode (5) and Austin Aries 1 January 25, 2013 76 Manchester, England Impact Wrestling This episode aired on tape delay on February 7, 2013 [38]
29 Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez (5) 2 April 11, 2013 52 Corpus Christi, Texas Impact Wrestling This was a Two out of Three Falls match. If Chavo and Hernandez lost, they vowed never to team together again.
30 Gunner and James Storm (5) 1 June 2, 2013 140 Boston, Massachusetts Slammiversary XI This was a four-way elimination match also involving Bobby Roode & Austin Aries as well as Bad Influence (Daniels & Kazarian)
31 The BroMans
(Robbie E and Jessie Godderz)
1 October 20, 2013 126 San Diego, California Bound for Glory
32 The Wolves
(Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards)
1 February 23, 2014 7 Morgantown, West Virginia House show [39]
33 The BroMans
(Robbie E and Jessie Godderz)
2 March 2, 2014 56 Tokyo, Japan Kaisen: Outbreak This was a three-way match, also involving Team 246 (Kaz Hayashi and Shuji Kondo).
34 The Wolves
(Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards)
2 April 27, 2014 145 Orlando, Florida Sacrifice This was a 2-on-3 handicap match with DJ Z as the third member of the BroMans.
35 The Revolution
(Abyss and James Storm (6))
1 September 19, 2014 99+ Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Impact Wrestling This episode aired on tape delay on November 12, 2014
Storm invoked a Feast or Fired Tag Team title opportunity (given to him by Gunner) and selected Abyss as his partner.

List of combined reigns[edit]

As of December 27, 2014

Symbol Meaning
Indicates the current champions
(-) Indicates that the reign lasted less than one day.

By team[edit]

(Left to right) Robert Roode and James Storm of Beer Money, Inc., who hold the record for most reigns as a team with four, the longest reign in title's history (212 days) and the longest combined reigns (466 days).
Rank Team No. of reigns Combined days
1 Beer Money, Inc.
(James Storm and Robert/Bobby Roode)
4 466
2 Christian's Coalition
(A.J. Styles and Tomko)
1 184
3 The Motor City Machine Guns
(Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin)
1 182
3 The BroMans
(Robbie E and Jessie Godderz)
2 182
5 Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez 2 155
6 The Wolves
(Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards)
2 152
7 Gunner and James Storm 1 140
8 The World Tag Team Champions of the World
(Christopher Daniels and Kazarian)
2 136
9 Team 3D
(Brother Devon and Brother Ray)
2 122
10 The Revolution
(Abyss and James Storm)
1 99+
11 Mexican America
(Anarquia and Hernandez)
1 97
12 The Main Event Mafia
(Booker T and Scott Steiner)
1 91
The British Invasion
(Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams)
1 91
The Latin American Xchange
(Hernandez and Homicide)
1 91
Magnus and Samoa Joe 1 91
16 Crimson and Matt Morgan 1 90
17 Hernandez and Matt Morgan 1 78
18 Bobby Roode and Austin Aries 1 76
19 The Band
(Eric Young, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall)
1 41
20 Team Pacman
(Pacman Jones and Ron Killings)
1 35
21 Matt Morgan 1 29
22 Samoa Joe 1 28
23 Consequences Creed and Jay Lethal 1 26
24 A.J. Styles and Kurt Angle 1 18
25 Kurt Angle 1 15
26 Kurt Angle and Sting 1 13

By wrestler[edit]

Record six-time TNA World Tag Team Champion James Storm, who holds the record for most individual reigns.
Rank Wrestler No. of reigns Combined days
1 James Storm 6 705+
2 Robert/Bobby Roode 5 542
3 Hernandez 5 421
4 A.J. Styles 2 202
5 Matt Morgan 2 197
6 Tomko 1 184
7 Alex Shelley 1 182
7 Chris Sabin 1 182
7 Brutus Magnus/Magnus 2 182
7 Jessie Godderz 2 182
7 Robbie E 2 182
12 Chavo Guerrero 2 155
13 Davey Richards 2 152
13 Eddie Edwards 2 152
15 Gunner 1 140
16 Christopher Daniels 2 136
16 Kazarian 2 136
18 Brother Devon 2 122
18 Brother Ray 2 122
20 Samoa Joe 2 119
23 Abyss 1 99+
22 Anarquia 1 97
23 Booker T 1 91
23 Doug Williams 1 91
23 Homicide 1 91
23 Scott Steiner 1 91
27 Crimson 1 90
28 Austin Aries 1 76
29 Kurt Angle 2 46
30 Eric Young 1 41
30 Kevin Nash 1 41
30 Scott Hall 1 41
33 Pacman Jones 1 35
33 Ron Killings 1 35
35 Consequences Creed 1 26
35 Jay Lethal 1 26
37 Sting 1 13

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Sting joined Angle in his reign mid-way through. Sting's reign began on August 27, 2007 and lasted till September 9, 2007. As a team, their reign began on August 27, 2007.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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