List of WCW World Tag Team Champions

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The Dudley Boyz were the final WCW World Tag Team Champions recognized by the WWF.

The WCW World Tag Team Championship was a professional wrestling World Tag Team Championship contested for in World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Originally, WCW was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), which had numerous member prromotions. The NWA operated many tag team championships before one prime tag team title was established in 1993. One of those titles was the NWA World Tag Team Championship, which was operated by the NWA member Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (MACW), the predecessor of WCW. The championship was created by MACW in 1975.

In January 1991, WCW (the former MACW) began the process of withdrawing as a member of NWA to become an independent promotion, thus the name of the title was changed to the WCW World Tag Team Championship. On July 12, 1992, the WCW World Tag Team Championship was unified with the NWA World Tag Team Championship, which was created earlier that year by the NWA as its prime tag team championship. In September 1993, WCW's withdrawal from the NWA was made official, and the NWA World Tag Team Championship was returned to the NWA; the title was reactivated by the NWA in 1995.[1]

In March 2001, all WCW assets were purchased by the then World Wrestling Federation (WWF) after AOL/Time Warner discontinued their involvement in wrestling programming.[2] After the purchase, the WWF continued the use of the championship as a part of a storyline called The Invasion, which involved a rivalry between former WCW wrestlers and original WWF wrestlers before the purchase of WCW.

Title reigns were determined either by professional wrestling matches with different tag teams, a duo of wrestlers, involved in pre-existing scripted feuds, plots and storylines or were awarded the title due to scripted circumstances. Wrestlers were portrayed as either villains or fan favorites as they followed a series of tension-building events, which culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches for the championship.[3] The inaugural champions, under the NWA, were The Minnesota Wrecking Crew (Gene and Ole Anderson), who were announced to have won the titles after winning a tournament in January 1975.[4]

Before the promotion's purchase, the final champions recognized by WCW were Sean O' Haire and Chuck Palumbo; they were also the first champions under the titles operation in the WWF. On November 18, 2001, the championship was deactivated after its use in the Invasion storyline. The title was unified with the WWF Tag Team Championship, and the final champions recognized by the WWF, were the Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray and D-Von).[5] The title was won in Australia, Canada, Germany, and the United States. Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray) held the most reigns as a tag team (10), and Booker T held the most individual reigns (11), which is the same amount of times the title was vacated. At 282 days, Doom's reign during WCW's NWA withdrawal was the longest in the championship's history. Overall, there were 143 title reigns.

Key[edit]

Reigns The number of times a specific set of wrestlers have won the titles
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 number of times the wrestler has held the title individually
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign

Title history[edit]

# Wrestlers
(Tag team name)
Reigns Date Days held Location Event Notes
1 The Minnesota Wrecking Crew
(Gene Anderson and Ole Anderson)
1 January 29, 1975 106 Raleigh, NC House show
2 Jones, PaulPaul Jones and Wahoo McDaniel 1 May 15, 1975 27 Greensboro, NC House show
3 The Minnesota Wrecking Crew 2 June 11, 1975 230 Raleigh, NC House show
4 Jones, Rufus R.Rufus R. Jones and Wahoo McDaniel (2) 1 January 27, 1976 7 Columbia, SC House show
5 The Minnesota Wrecking Crew 3 February 3, 1976 92 Raleigh, NC House show
6 Bravo, DinoDino Bravo and Mr. Wrestling 1 May 5, 1976 54 Raleigh, NC House show
7 The Minnesota Wrecking Crew 4 June 28, 1976 181 Greenville, SC House show
8 Flair, RicRic Flair and Greg Valentine 1 December 26, 1976 133 Greensboro, NC House show
9 The Minnesota Wrecking Crew 5 May 8, 1977 138 Charlotte, NC House show
10 Rhodes, DustyDusty Rhodes and Dick Slater 1 September 23, 1977 21 Atlanta, GA House show
11 The Minnesota Wrecking Crew 6 October 14, 1977 16 Atlanta, GA House show
12 Ric Flair and Greg Valentine 2 October 30, 1977 153 Greensboro, NC House show
Vacated 1 April 1978 0 N/A N/A Flair and Valentine were forced to vacate their championship by the NWA for continually ending their matches via disqualification.
13 Paul Jones (2) and Ricky Steamboat 1 April 23, 1978 45 Greensboro, NC House show Jones and Steamboat won the titles in a tournament final involving ten other tag teams.
14 Raschke, Baron VonBaron Von Raschke and Greg Valentine (3) 1 June 7, 1978 202 Raleigh, NC House show
15 Orndorff, PaulPaul Orndorff and Jimmy Snuka 1 December 26, 1978 123 Richmond, VA House show
16 Paul Jones (3) and Baron Von Raschke (2) 1 April 28, 1979 102 N/A House show The location of this title change is unknown.
17 Ric Flair (3) and Blackjack Mulligan 1 August 8, 1979 14 Greensboro, NC House show
18 Paul Jones (4) and Baron Von Raschke (3) 2 August 22, 1979 63 Raleigh, NC House show
19 Ricky Steamboat (2) and Jay Youngblood 1 October 24, 1979 157 Raleigh, NC House show
20 Stevens, RayRay Stevens and Greg Valentine (4) 1 March 29, 1980 42 Charlotte, NC House show
21 Ricky Steamboat (3) and Jay Youngblood 2 May 10, 1980 43 Greensboro, NC House show
22 Ray Stevens (2) and Jimmy Snuka (2) 1 June 22, 1980 158 Greensboro, NC House show
23 Paul Jones (5) and The Masked Superstar 1 November 27, 1980 87 Greensboro, NC House show
24 Koloff, IvanIvan Koloff and Ray Stevens (3) 1 February 22, 1981 28 Greensboro, NC House show
25 Paul Jones (6) and The Masked Superstar 2 March 22, 1981 40 Greensboro, NC House show
26 The Minnesota Wrecking Crew 7 May 1, 1981 214 Richmond, VA House show
Vacated 2 December 1981 0 N/A N/A Gene was legitimately injured, and as a result, the NWA forced the Minnesota Wrecking Crew to relinquish the titles.
27 Ole Anderson (8) and Stan Hansen 1 February 28, 1982 185 Atlanta, GA House show Anderson and Hansen won the titles in a tournament final.
Vacated 3 September 1982 0 N/A N/A The NWA forced Anderson and Hansen to relinquish the championships.
28 Kernodle, DonDon Kernodle and Sgt. Slaughter 1 September 1982 192 N/A House show Kernodle and Slaughter won the titles in a fictional tournament final. The promotion claimed that they had beaten Antonio Inoki and Giant Baba in Tokyo, Japan.
29 Ricky Steamboat (4) and Jay Youngblood 3 March 12, 1983 98 Greensboro, NC House show
30 Jack Brisco and Jerry Brisco 1 June 18, 1983 107 Greenville, SC House show
31 Ricky Steamboat (5) and Jay Youngblood 4 October 3, 1983 18 Greenville, SC House show
32 Jack Brisco and Jerry Brisco 2 October 21, 1983 34 Richmond, VA House show
33 Ricky Steamboat (6) and Jay Youngblood 5 November 24, 1983 31 Greensboro, NC Starrcade (1983)
Vacated 4 December 25, 1983 0 N/A N/A The NWA vacated the title after Steamboat announced his retirement from professional wrestling.
34 Don Kernodle (2) and Bob Orton, Jr. 1 January 8, 1984 56 Charlotte, NC House show defeated Jimmy Valiant and Dory Funk, Jr. in a tournament final.
35 Wahoo McDaniel (3) and Mark Youngblood 1 March 4, 1984 31 Charlotte, NC House show
36 Jack Brisco and Jerry Brisco 3 April 4, 1984 31 Spartanburg, SC House show
37 Wahoo McDaniel (4) and Mark Youngblood 2 May 5, 1984 3 Greensboro, NC House show
38 Don Kernodle (3) and Ivan Koloff (2) 1 May 8, 1984 165 Raleigh, NC House show
39 Manny Fernandez and Dusty Rhodes (2) 1 October 20, 1984 149 Raleigh, NC House show Ivan and Nikita Koloff turn on Don Kernodle after the match, seriously (kayfabe) injuring him.
40 Ivan Koloff (3) and Nikita Koloff 1 March 18, 1985 113 Fayetteville, NC House show During this title reign, Krusher Krushchev (1) joined the Koloffs to form a three-man team, in which the NWA applied the Freebird Rule, allowing all three members to defend the title.
41 The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton)
1 July 9, 1985 96 Shelby, NC House show Defeated Ivan Koloff and Krusher Khrushchev.
42 Ivan Koloff (4) and Nikita Koloff 2 October 13, 1985 46 Charlotte, NC House show
43 The Rock 'n' Roll Express 2 November 28, 1985 66 Greensboro, NC Starrcade (1985)
44 The Midnight Express
(Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton)
1 February 2, 1986 195 Atlanta, GA Superstars on the Superstation
45 The Rock 'n' Roll Express 3 August 16, 1986 112 Philadelphia, PA House show
46 Manny Fernandez (2) and Rick Rude 1 December 6, 1986 171 Atlanta, GA World Championship Wrestling This title change aired on tape delay that evening.
47 The Rock 'n' Roll Express 4 May 26, 1987 126 Spokane, WA (see note) N/A Awarded in a phantom match in Spokane, WA, defeating (kayfabe) defeated Fernandez and Ivan Koloff (substituting for Rude after he left for the WWF). An earlier match against Fernandez and Rude was also shown.
48 Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard 1 September 29, 1987 180 Misenheimer, NC NWA Pro Wrestling Match was no disqualification. The Midnight Express attacked the Rock 'n' Roll Express en route to the ring, injuring Ricky Morton. Robert Gibson wrestled most of the match solo, but when an injured Morton returned to the ring, he was immediately put into a submission hold by Blanchard. Gibson surrendered rather than risk further injury to Morton. This title change aired on tape delay.
49 Lex Luger and Barry Windham 1 March 27, 1988 24 Greensboro, NC Clash of the Champions I
50 Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard 2 April 20, 1988 143 Jacksonville, FL TV Taping Windham turned on Luger and joined the Four Horsemen. This title change aired on tape delay.
51 The Midnight Express
(Bobby Eaton (2) and Stan Lane)
1 September 10, 1988 49 Philadelphia, PA House show Anderson and Blanchard left for the WWF after this match.
52 The Road Warriors
(Animal and Hawk)
1 October 29, 1988 155 New Orleans, LA House show
53 Varsity Club
(Mike Rotunda and Steve Williams)
1 April 2, 1989 35 New Orleans, LA Clash of the Champions VI: Ragin' Cajun Referee Teddy Long fast-counted Road Warrior Hawk's shoulders on the mat, beginning Long's eventual heel turn that would see him fired as a referee and become a manager.
Vacated 5 May 7, 1989 0 Nashville, TN WrestleWar (1989) The NWA forced Rotunda and Williams to relinquish the titles due to Varsity Club members Kevin Sullivan and Dan Spivey attacking special referee Nikita Koloff during the WrestleWar '89 title defense against the Road Warriors.
54 The Fabulous Freebirds
(Jimmy Garvin and Michael Hayes)
1 June 14, 1989 140 Fort Bragg, NC Clash of the Champions VII: Guts and Glory Defeated The Midnight Express in a tournament final.
55 The Steiner Brothers
(Rick Steiner and Scott Steiner)
1 November 1, 1989 199 Atlanta, GA World Championship Wrestling This title change aired on tape delay on November 18, 1989.
56 Doom
(Butch Reed and Ron Simmons)
1 May 19, 1990 281 Washington, D.C. Capital Combat Title renamed the WCW World Tag Team Championship during this reign following WCW breaking ties with the NWA.
57 The Fabulous Freebirds 2 February 24, 1991 -6 Phoenix, AZ WrestleWar (1991) Lost the titles at a TV taping 6 days before winning them.
58 The Steiner Brothers 2 February 18, 1991 152 Montgomery, AL WCW Pro This title change aired on tape delay on March 9, 1991.
Vacated 6 July 20, 1991 0 N/A World Championship Wrestling Stripped of titles after Scott sustained a legitimate biceps injury.
59 The Enforcers
(Arn Anderson (3) and Larry Zbyszko)
1 September 5, 1991 75 Augusta, GA Clash of the Champions XVI: Fall Brawl Defeated Rick Steiner and Bill Kazmaier in a tournament final.
60 Ricky Steamboat (7) and Dustin Rhodes 1 November 19, 1991 58 Savannah, GA Clash of the Champions XVII
61 Arn Anderson (4) and Bobby Eaton (3) 1 January 16, 1992 108 Jacksonville, FL House show
62 The Steiner Brothers 3 May 3, 1992 63 Chicago, IL House show
63 Terry Gordy and Steve Williams (2) 1 July 5, 1992 59 Atlanta, GA House show On July 12, 1992, Gordy and Williams won the NWA World Tag Team Championship, which was regarded as unified with the WCW World Tag Team Championship; from here until the withdrawal of WCW from the NWA, the two titles are defended together.
64 Barry Windham (2) and Dustin Rhodes (2) 1 September 21, 1992 58 Atlanta, GA Saturday Night This title change aired on tape delay on October 3, 1992.
65 Ricky Steamboat (8) and Shane Douglas 1 November 18, 1992 104 Macon, GA Clash of the Champions XXI
66 The Hollywood Blonds
(Steve Austin and Brian Pillman)
1 March 2, 1993 169 Macon, GA WCW Worldwide This title change aired on tape delay on March 27, 1993.
67 Arn Anderson (5) and Paul Roma 1 August 18, 1993 32 Daytona, FL Clash of the Champions XXIV Anderson and Roma are stripped of the NWA Tag Team Championship on September 1, 1993 following WCW's withdrawal from the NWA. WCW and NWA Tag Team Championships are hereafter no longer defended together.
68 The Nasty Boys
(Jerry Sags and Brian Knobs)
1 September 19, 1993 15 Houston, TX Fall Brawl (1993)
69 Marcus Alexander Bagwell and 2 Cold Scorpio 1 October 4, 1993 20 Columbus, GA Saturday Night This title change aired on tape delay on October 23, 1993.
70 The Nasty Boys 2 October 24, 1993 210 New Orleans, LA Halloween Havoc (1993)
71 Cactus Jack and Kevin Sullivan 1 May 22, 1994 56 Philadelphia, PA Slamboree (1994)
72 Pretty Wonderful
(Paul Roma (2) and Paul Orndorff (2))
1 July 17, 1994 70 Orlando, FL Bash at the Beach (1994)
73 Stars and Stripes
(Marcus Alexander Bagwell (2) and The Patriot)
1 September 25, 1994 28 Atlanta, GA Main Event
74 Pretty Wonderful
(Paul Roma (3) and Paul Orndorff (3))
2 October 23, 1994 24 Detroit, MI Halloween Havoc (1994)
75 Stars and Stripes
(Marcus Alexander Bagwell (3) and The Patriot)
2 November 16, 1994 22 Jacksonville, FL Clash of the Champions XXIX
76 Harlem Heat
(Booker T and Stevie Ray)
1 December 8, 1994 164 Atlanta, GA Saturday Night This title change aired on tape delay on January 14, 1995.
77 The Nasty Boys 3 May 21, 1995 -18 St. Petersburg, FL Slamboree Lost the titles at a TV taping 18 days before winning them.
78 Harlem Heat 2 May 3, 1995 49 Orlando, FL WCW WorldWide This title change aired on tape delay on June 24, 1995.
79 Dick Slater (2) and Bunkhouse Buck 1 June 21, 1995 88 Atlanta, GA Saturday Night This title change aired on tape delay on July 22, 1995. Taped 3 days before Harlem Heat's title win was broadcast.
80 Harlem Heat 3 September 17, 1995 1 Asheville, NC Fall Brawl (1995)
81 The American Males
(Marcus Bagwell (4) and Scotty Riggs)
1 September 18, 1995 9 Johnson City, TN Nitro
82 Harlem Heat 4 September 27, 1995 117 Atlanta, GA Saturday Night This title change aired on tape delay on October 28, 1995.
83 Sting and Lex Luger (2) 1 January 22, 1996 154 Las Vegas, NV Nitro
84 Harlem Heat 5 June 24, 1996 30 Charlotte, NC Nitro
85 The Steiner Brothers 4 July 24, 1996 3 Cincinnati, OH House show
86 Harlem Heat 6 July 27, 1996 58 Dayton, OH House show
87 The Public Enemy
(Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock)
1 September 23, 1996 8 Birmingham, AL Nitro
88 Harlem Heat 7 October 1, 1996 26 Canton, OH Saturday Night This title change aired on tape delay on October 5, 1996.
89 The Outsiders
(Kevin Nash and Scott Hall)
1 October 27, 1996 90 Las Vegas, NV Halloween Havoc (1996)
90 The Steiner Brothers 5 January 25, 1997 2 Cedar Rapids, IA Souled Out (1997)
91 The Outsiders 2 January 27, 1997 27 Las Vegas, NV Nitro WCW President Eric Bischoff stripped the Steiner Brothers of the titles and returned them to The Outsiders due to WCW referee Randy Anderson, who was not an official referee for Souled Out, counting the fall.
92 Lex Luger (3) and The Giant 1 February 23, 1997 1 Daly City, CA SuperBrawl VII (1997)
93 The Outsiders 3 February 24, 1997 231 Sacramento, CA Nitro WCW President Eric Bischoff returned the titles to The Outsiders as Luger was not medically cleared to wrestle at SuperBrawl.
Syxx (1) also gets credited with a reign as the nWo invoked "Wolfpac Rules" and named Syxx as champion after an injury to Nash.
[6][7]
94 The Steiner Brothers 6 October 13, 1997 91 Tampa, FL Nitro Defeated Hall and Syxx for the titles.
95 The Outsiders 4 January 12, 1998 28 Jacksonville, FL Nitro
96 The Steiner Brothers 7 February 9, 1998 13 El Paso, TX Nitro
97 The Outsiders 5 February 22, 1998 84 Daly City, CA SuperBrawl VIII (1998) The Outsiders win the titles after Scott turned on Rick and joined the nWo.
98 Sting (2) and The Giant (2) 1 May 17, 1998 18 Worcester, MA Slamboree (1998) Sting and Giant won the titles after Hall turned on Nash and hit him with one of the title belts.
Vacated 7 June 4, 1998 0 Peoria, IL Thunder WCW vacated the titles after the tag team of Sting and The Giant was split up.
99 Sting (3) and Kevin Nash (6) 1 June 14, 1998 36 Baltimore, MD The Great American Bash (1998) Sting won the championships in a singles match against The Giant, in which the winner would take control of the Tag Team Championship and choose a partner to defend with; on the following night's Nitro broadcast in Uniondale, NY, Sting chose Nash.
100 Scott Hall (6) and The Giant (3) 1 July 20, 1998 98 Salt Lake City, UT Nitro
101 Rick Steiner (8) and Marcus "Buff" Bagwell (5)/Kenny Kaos/Judy Bagwell 1 October 25, 1998 71 Las Vegas, NV Halloween Havoc (1998) Steiner and Buff Bagwell [8] defeated The Giant and Scott Steiner, who subbed for an injured Hall.[9]
Since Bagwell turned on Steiner during the match, Steiner was allowed to pick a new championship partner, and chose Kaos the next night on Nitro.
Following an injury to Kaos, Steiner was allowed to pick another new championship partner, and (due to feuding with Bagwell and the NWO) chose Judy Bagwell (mother of Buff Bagwell)
[8]
Vacated 8 January 4, 1999 48 Atlanta, GA Nitro WCW vacated the championship after Steiner sustained a legitimate injury.
102 Barry Windham (3) and Curt Hennig 1 February 21, 1999 21 Oakland, CA SuperBrawl IX (1999) Defeated Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko in a tournament final.
103 Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko 1 March 14, 1999 15 Louisville, KY Uncensored (1999)
104 The Filthy Animals (Rey Misterio, Jr. and Billy Kidman) 1 March 29, 1999 41 Toronto, Ontario Nitro
105 Raven and Perry Saturn 1 May 9, 1999 22 St. Louis, MO Slamboree (1999) Title won in a tag-team triangle match also involving the team of Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko.
106 The Jersey Triad
(Diamond Dallas Page, Bam Bam Bigelow and Chris Kanyon)
1 May 31, 1999 8 Houston, TX Nitro Page and Bigelow defeated Saturn and Chris Kanyon (serving as an injury substitute for Raven) when Kanyon turned on Saturn.
Kanyon was then given a share of the title, and the "Freebird Rule" was placed in effect.
107 Chris Benoit (2) and Perry Saturn (2) 1 June 10, 1999 3 Syracuse, NY Thunder Defeated Page and Kanyon for the title
108 The Jersey Triad 2 June 13, 1999 62 Baltimore, MD The Great American Bash (1999) Page and Kanyon won the title, with Bigelow also defending via the "Freebird Rule"
109 Harlem Heat 8 August 14, 1999 9 Sturgis, SD Road Wild (1999) Defeated Bigelow and Kanyon for the title
110 West Texas Rednecks
(Barry Windham (4) and Kendall Windham)
1 August 23, 1999 20 Las Vegas, NV Nitro
111 Harlem Heat 9 September 12, 1999 36 Winston-Salem, NC Fall Brawl (1999)
112 The Filthy Animals (Konnan and Rey Misterio, Jr. (2)) 1 October 18, 1999 6 Philadelphia, PA Nitro
Vacated 9 October 24, 1999 0 Las Vegas, NV Halloween Havoc (1999) WCW vacated the titles after Misterio, Jr. sustained a legitimate leg injury.
113 Harlem Heat 10 October 24, 1999 1 Las Vegas, NV Halloween Havoc (1999) Titles won in a Triple Threat Street Fight against Konnan & Billy Kidman and Brian Knobs & Hugh Morrus.
114 The Filthy Animals (Konnan (2) and Billy Kidman (2)) 1 October 25, 1999 28 Phoenix, AZ Nitro
115 Creative Control
(Gerald and Patrick)
1 November 22, 1999 15 Auburn Hills, MI Nitro
116 Bret Hart and Goldberg 1 December 7, 1999 6 Madison, WI Thunder Both men achieved the Triple Crown at the same time with this win.
117 The Outsiders
(Kevin Nash (7) and Scott Hall (7))
6 December 13, 1999 14 New Orleans, LA Nitro
Vacated 10 December 27, 1999 0 Houston, TX Nitro WCW vacated the titles after Hall sustained a legitimate injury.
118 David Flair and Crowbar 1 January 3, 2000 15 Greenville, SC Nitro Defeated Kevin Nash and Scott Steiner in a tournament final.
119 The Mamalukes
(Johnny the Bull and Big Vito)
1 January 18, 2000 25 Evansville, IN Thunder
120 The Harris Brothers (formerly Creative Control)
(Ron Harris and Don Harris)
2 February 12, 2000 1 Oberhausen, Germany House show
121 The Mamalukes 2 February 13, 2000 35 Leipzig, Germany House show
122 The Harris Brothers 3 March 19, 2000 22 Miami, FL Uncensored (2000)
Vacated 11 April 10, 2000 0 Denver, CO Nitro WCW Presidents Vince Russo and Eric Bischoff vacated every WCW championship during WCW's reboot.
123 Shane Douglas (2) and Buff Bagwell (6) 1 April 16, 2000 29 Chicago, IL Spring Stampede Defeated The Total Package and Ric Flair in a tournament final.
124 KroniK
(Brian Adams and Bryan Clark)
1 May 15, 2000 15 Biloxi, MS Nitro
125 Perfect Event
(Shawn Stasiak and Chuck Palumbo)
1 May 30, 2000 40 Nampa, ID Thunder This title change aired on tape delay.
126 KroniK 2 July 9, 2000 35 Daytona Beach, FL Bash at the Beach (2000)
127 Dark Carnival
(The Great Muta and Vampiro)
1 August 13, 2000 1 Vancouver, British Columbia New Blood Rising (2000)
128 The Filthy Animals
(Rey Misterio, Jr. (3) and Juventud Guerrera)
1 August 14, 2000 35 Kelowna, British Columbia Nitro
Vacated 12 September 18, 2000 0 Ontario, Canada Nitro Misterio, Jr. and Guerrera were forced to relinquish the titles by WCW.
129 Sean O'Haire and Mark Jindrak 1 September 25, 2000 14 Uniondale, NY Nitro O'Haire and Jindrak won the titles in a battle royal.
130 Misfits in Action
(Lieutenant Loco and Corporal Cajun)
1 October 9, 2000 0 Sydney, Australia Thunder
131 Sean O'Haire and Mark Jindrak 2 October 9, 2000 38 Sydney, Australia Thunder
132 Alex Wright and General Rection 1 November 16, 2000 4 Oberhausen, Germany Millennium Final
133 Perfect Event 2 November 20, 2000 6 Augusta, GA Nitro
134 The Insiders
(Diamond Dallas Page (3) and Kevin Nash (8))
1 November 26, 2000 8 Milwaukee, WI Mayhem (2000)
135 Perfect Event 3 December 4, 2000 13 Lincoln, NE N/A WCW Commissioner Mike Sanders awarded Stasiak and Palumbo the titles after The Insiders were forced to vacate the titles.
136 The Insiders
(Diamond Dallas Page (4) and Kevin Nash (9))
2 December 17, 2000 28 Washington, D.C. Starrcade (2000)
137 Natural Born Thrillers
(Chuck Palumbo (4) and Sean O'Haire (3))
1 January 14, 2001 205 Indianapolis, IN Sin This title reign by Palumbo and O'Haire was the final recognized by WCW before its assets were bought by the WWF; titles renamed to WCW Tag Team Championship.
138 The Brothers of Destruction
(Kane and The Undertaker)
1 August 7, 2001 49 Los Angeles, CA SmackDown! This title change aired on tape delay.
139 Booker T (11) and Test 1 September 25, 2001 13 Dayton, OH SmackDown! This title change aired on tape delay.
140 The Hardy Boyz
(Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy)
1 October 8, 2001 15 Indianapolis, IN Raw
141 The Dudley Boyz
(Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley)
1 October 23, 2001 26 Omaha, NE SmackDown!
- Unified - November 18, 2001 - Survivor Series N/A Unified with the WWF Tag Team Championship when the Dudley Boyz beat the Hardy Boyz .

List of top combined reigns[edit]

¤ The exact length of one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used.

By team[edit]

Rank Team No. of reigns Combined days
1. The Minnesota Wrecking Crew 7 992¤
2. The Steiner Brothers 7 520
3. Harlem Heat 10 470
4. The Rock 'n' Roll Express 4 400
5. Ricky Steamboat and Jay Youngblood 5 347
6. Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard 2 323
7. Ric Flair and Greg Valentine 2 286¤
8. Doom 1 282
9. The Nasty Boys 3 259
10. The Outsiders 5 244
11. The Outsiders with Syxx 1 231
12. Sean O'Haire and Chuck Palumbo 1 205
13. The Midnight Express (Dennis Condrey and Bobby Eaton) 1 195
14. Sgt. Slaughter and Don Kernodle 1 193¤
15. Ole Anderson and Stan Hansen 1 185¤
16. Baron Von Raschke and Greg Valentine 1 177¤
17. Jack Brisco and Jerry Brisco 3 172
18. Hollywood Blonds 1 169
19. Ivan Koloff and Don Kernodle 1 165
Baron Von Raschke and Paul Jones 2 165
21. Jimmy Snuka and Ray Stevens 1 158
22. Road Warriors 1 155
23. Lex Luger and Sting 1 154
24. Dusty Rhodes and Manny Fernandez 1 150
Manny Fernandez and Rick Rude 1 150
26. Jimmy Snuka and Paul Orndorff 1 148¤
27. The Fabulous Freebirds 2 134
28. Paul Jones and Masked Superstar 2 127
29. Ivan Koloff and Nikita Koloff (with Krusher Khrushchev) 1 113
30. Arn Anderson and Bobby Eaton 1 108
31. Shane Douglas and Ricky Steamboat 1 104
32. The Giant and Scott Hall 1 098
33. Pretty Wonderful 1 094
34. Terry Gordy and Steve Williams 1 078
35. Enforcers 1 075
36. The Jersey Triad 2 072
37. Kenny Kaos and Rick Steiner 1 070
The Mamalukes 2 070
39. Perfect Event 3 059
40. Dustin Rhodes and Ricky Steamboat 1 058
Dustin Rhodes and Barry Windham 1 058
42. Bunkhouse Buck and Dick Slater 1 057
43. Don Kernodle and Bob Orton, Jr. 1 056
Cactus Jack and Kevin Sullivan 1 056
45. Mr. Wrestling and Dino Bravo 1 054
46. Mark Jindrak and Sean O'Haire 2 052
47. KroniK 2 050
Stars and Stripes 2 050
49. The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) 1 049
The Brothers of Destruction 1 049
51. Ivan Koloff and Nikita Koloff 1 046
52. Paul Jones and Ricky Steamboat 1 045
53. Ray Stevens and Greg Valentine 1 042
54. Filthy Animals (Billy Kidman and Rey Misterio, Jr.) 1 041
55. Creative Control/Harris Brothers 3 040
56. The Insiders 2 036
57. The Varsity Club 1 035
Kevin Nash and Sting 1 035
Filthy Animals (Juventud Guerrera and Rey Misterio, Jr.) 1 035
60. Wahoo McDaniel and Mark Youngblood 2 033
61. Arn Anderson and Paul Roma 1 032
62. Buff Bagwell and Shane Douglas 1 029
63. Ray Stevens and Ivan Koloff 1 028
Filthy Animals (Billy Kidman and Konnan) 1 028
65. Wahoo McDaniel and Paul Jones 1 027
66. The Dudley Boyz 1 026
67. Lex Luger and Barry Windham 1 024
68. Raven and Perry Saturn 1 022
69. West Texas Rednecks (Curt Hennig and Barry Windham) 1 021
70. Marcus Bagwell and 2 Cold Scorpio 1 020
West Texas Rednecks (Barry Windham and Kendall Windham) 1 020
72. The Giant and Sting 1 018
73. Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko 1 015
Crowbar and David Flair 1 015
The Hardy Boyz 1 015
76. Ric Flair and Blackjack Mulligan 1 014
77. Booker T and Test 1 013
78. The American Males 1 009
79. The Public Enemy 1 008
80. Wahoo McDaniel and Rufus R. Jones 1 007
Dusty Rhodes and Dick Slater 1 007
82. Filthy Animals (Konnan and Rey Misterio, Jr.) 1 006
Goldberg and Bret Hart 1 006
84. Disco Inferno and Alex Wright 1 004
85. Chris Benoit and Perry Saturn 1 003
86. Lex Luger and The Giant 1 001
The Great Muta and Vampiro 1 001
88. Misfits in Action 1 000 (<30 min)

By wrestler[edit]

Rank Wrestler No. of reigns Combined Days
1 Ole Anderson 8 1,162
2 Gene Anderson 7 977
3 Rick Steiner 8 592
4 Scott Hall 7 572
5 Ricky Steamboat 8 554
6 Kevin Nash 9 546
7 Arn Anderson 5 538
8 Greg Valentine 4 530
9 Scott Steiner 7 521
10 Booker T 11 452
11 Stevie Ray 10 439
12 Don Kernodle 3 413
13 Robert Gibson 4 400
Ricky Morton 4 400
15 Baron Von Raschke 3 367
16 Paul Jones 6 364
17 Ivan Koloff 4 352
Bobby Eaton 3 352
19 Jay Youngblood 5 347
20 Tully Blanchard 2 323
21 Manny Fernandez 2 320
22 Ric Flair 3 300
23 Jimmy Snuka 2 281
Butch Reed 1 281
Ron Simmons 1 281
26 Chuck Palumbo 4 264
27 Sean O'Haire 3 257
28 Syxx 1 231
29 Ray Stevens 3 228
30 Paul Orndorff 3 217
31 Sting 3 208
32 Jerry Sags 3 207
Brian Knobs 3 207
34 Dennis Condrey 1 195
35 Sgt. Slaughter 1 192
36 Stan Hansen 1 185
37 Lex Luger 3 179
38 Jack Brisco 3 172
Jerry Brisco 3 172
40 Rick Rude 1 171
41 Dusty Rhodes 2 170
42 Steve Austin 1 169
Brian Pillman 1 169
44 Nikita Koloff 2 159
45 Animal 1 155
Hawk 1 155
47 Jimmy Garvin 2 134
Michael Hayes 2 134
49 Shane Douglas 2 133
50 The Masked Superstar 2 127
51 Paul Roma 3 126
52 Barry Windham 4 123
53 The Giant 3 117
54 Dustin Rhodes 2 116
55 Krusher Khrushchev 1 113
56 Marcus Alexander Bagwell/Marcus Bagwell/Buff Bagwell 6 109
57 Diamond Dallas Page 4 106
58 Steve Williams 2 94
59 Rey Mysterio, Jr. 3 82
60 Dick Slater 2 78
61 Larry Zbyszko 1 75
62 Kenny Kaos 1 70
Bam Bam Bigelow 2 70
Chris Kanyon 2 70
65 Billy Kidman 2 69
66 Wahoo McDaniel 4 68
67 Johnny the Bull 2 60
Big Vito 2 60
69 Terry Gordy 1 59
Shawn Stasiak 2 59
71 Bunkhouse Buck 1 57
72 Bob Orton, Jr. 1 56
Cactus Jack 1 56
Kevin Sullivan 1 56
75 Dino Bravo 1 54
Mr. Wrestling 1 54
77 Mark Jindrak 2 52
78 The Patriot 2 50
Brian Adams 2 50
Bryan Clark 2 50
81 Stan Lane 1 49
Kane 1 49
The Undertaker 1 49
84 Gerald/Ron Harris 3 38
Patrick/Don Harris 3 38
86 Mike Rotunda 1 35
Juventud Guerrera 1 35
88 Mark Youngblood 2 34
Konnan 2 34
90 Perry Saturn 2 27
91 Bubba Ray Dudley 1 26
D-Von Dudley 1 26
93 Raven 1 22
94 Curt Hennig 1 21
95 2 Cold Scorpio 1 20
Chris Benoit 2 20
Kendall Windham 1 20
98 Dean Malenko 1 15
David Flair 1 15
Crowbar 1 15
Jeff Hardy 1 15
Matt Hardy 1 15
103 Blackjack Mulligan 1 14
104 Test 1 13
105 Scotty Rigs 1 9
106 Johnny Grunge 1 8
Rocco Rock 1 8
108 Rufus R. Jones 1 7
109 Bret Hart 1 6
Goldberg 1 6
111 Alex Wright 1 4
General Rection 1 4
113 The Great Muta 1 1
Vampiro 1 1
115 Lieutenant Loco 1 0
Corporal Cajun 1 0

Footnotes[edit]

  • ^ - This title reign is included twice for the purpose of showing the different recognitions by WCW and the WWF.

References[edit]

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