List of WWE Tag Team Champions

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This article is about the list of WWE's tag team champions with the current belt. For a list WWE's tag team champions with the original belt, see List of World Tag Team Champions (WWE).
One-time (as a team) and current champions The Miz (left) and Damien Mizdow.

The WWE Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling World Tag Team Championship contested for in WWE. The WWE Tag Team Championship was WWE's third World Tag Team Title, and seventh tag team title overall introduced in 2002. After WWE bought the promotions of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and dissolved the WCW Tag Team Championship, it split its roster into two brands, Raw and SmackDown, in a brand extension. As a result of this, WWE's original World Tag Team Championship was designated exclusive to the Raw brand, leaving SmackDown without a Tag Team Championship. Soon afterward, a WWE Tag Team Championship was introduced onto the SmackDown brand.[1][2] In 2007, after the initiation of the ECW brand, WWE announced that the title would be shared between both brands, thus inter-brand matches could take place for the title.[3] In 2009, the title was unified with the World Tag Team Championship by Carlito and Primo at Wrestlemania 25 and became recognized as the "Unified WWE Tag Team Championship" until August 2010 when the World Tag Team Championship was decommissioned in favor of continuing the lineage of the WWE Tag Team Championship.

The championship is generally contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants execute scripted finishes rather than contend in direct competition. The inaugural champions were Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle, who won the titles in a tournament final in October 2002, while as of December 2014, the champions are The Miz and Damien Mizdow, who are in their first reign as a team. This is the record tying fourth individual reign for The Miz, and first for Mizdow.

Overall, there have been 42 different championship teams, and 64 individual champions with the tag teams of Slater and Gabriel and MNM (Johnny Nitro and Joey Mercury) holding the most reigns at 3, in addition, The Miz, Johnny Nitro/John Morrison, Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero hold the most reigns individually at four. Paul London and Brian Kendrick hold the longest reign at 331 days, in addition, John Morrison holds the longest combined reign individually at 541 days. John Cena and The Miz have the shortest reign as a team at roughly 15 minutes, due to The Corre invoking their rematch clause immediately after losing the titles. René Duprée is the youngest champion at age 20, while Billy Gunn is the oldest champion at age 50.

Title history[edit]

Names[edit]

Name Years
WWE Tag Team Championship October 20, 2002 – April 5, 2009; August 16, 2010 – present
Unified WWE Tag Team Championship April 5, 2009 – August 16, 2010

Reigns[edit]

As of December 26, 2014.

Reign The reign number for the specific champion listed
Location The city in which the title was won
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
No. Champions Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit 1 October 20, 2002 16 North Little Rock, AR No Mercy Defeated Edge and Rey Mysterio in a tournament final to become the inaugural champions. [4]
2 Edge and Rey Mysterio 1 November 5, 2002 12 Manchester, NH SmackDown! Aired November 7, 2002. This was a two out of three falls match. [5]
3 Los Guerreros
(Eddie Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero)
1 November 17, 2002 79 New York, NY Survivor Series This was a triple threat elimination match also involving Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit. [6]
4 Team Angle
(Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas)
1 February 4, 2003[7] 103 Philadeplhia, PA SmackDown! Aired February 6, 2003. [8]
5 Eddie Guerrero (2) and Tajiri 1 May 18, 2003 44 Charlotte, NC Judgment Day This was a ladder match. Tajiri was a replacement for an injured Chavo Guerrero. [9]
6 The World's Greatest Tag Team
(Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas)
2 July 1, 2003[7] 77 Rochester, NY SmackDown! Formerly Team Angle. Aired July 3, 2003. [10]
7 Los Guerreros
(Eddie Guerrero (3) and Chavo Guerrero)
2 September 16, 2003[7] 35 Raleigh, NC SmackDown! Aired September 18, 2003. [11]
8 The Basham Brothers
(Doug Basham and Danny Basham)
1 October 21, 2003[7] 105 Albany, NY SmackDown! Aired October 23, 2003. [12]
9 Rikishi and Scotty 2 Hotty 1 February 3, 2004[13] 77 Cleveland, OH SmackDown! Aired February 5, 2004. [14]
10 Charlie Haas (3) and Rico 1 April 20, 2004[13] 56 Kelowna, BC SmackDown! Aired April 22, 2004. [15]
11 The Dudley Boyz
(Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley)
1 June 15, 2004[13] 21 Rosemont, IL SmackDown! Aired June 17, 2004. [16]
12 Billy Kidman and Paul London 1 July 6, 2004[13] 63 Winnipeg, MB SmackDown! Aired July 8, 2004. [17]
13 René Duprée and Kenzo Suzuki 1 September 7, 2004[13] 91 Tulsa, OK SmackDown! Aired September 9, 2004. [18]
14 Rob Van Dam and Rey Mysterio (2) 1 December 7, 2004[13] 35 Greenville, SC SmackDown! Aired December 9, 2004. [19]
15 The Basham Brothers
(Doug Basham and Danny Basham)
2 January 11, 2005[20] 40 Tampa, FL SmackDown! Aired January 13, 2005. This was a Fatal Four-Way Elimination match also involving the teams of Mark Jindrak and Luther Reigns, and Booker T and Eddie Guerrero. [21]
16 Eddie Guerrero (4) and Rey Mysterio (3) 1 February 20, 2005 57 Pittsburgh, PA No Way Out [22]
17 MNM
(Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro)
1 April 18, 2005[20] 97 New York, NY SmackDown! Aired April 21, 2005. [23]
18 The Legion of Doom
(Animal and Heidenreich)
1 July 24, 2005 93 Buffalo, NY The Great American Bash [24]
19 MNM
(Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro)
2 October 25, 2005[20] 49 Daly City, CA SmackDown! Aired October 28, 2005. This was a fatal four-way match also involving The Mexicools, and Paul Burchill and William Regal. [25]
20 Batista and Rey Mysterio (4) 1 December 13, 2005[20] 14 Springfield, MA SmackDown! Aired December 16, 2005. [26]
21 MNM
(Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro)
3 December 27, 2005[20] 145 Uncasville, CT SmackDown! Aired December 30, 2005. [27]
22 Paul London (2) and Brian Kendrick 1 May 21, 2006 331 Phoenix, AZ Judgment Day [28]
23 Deuce 'n Domino 1 April 17, 2007[29] 133 Milan, Italy SmackDown! Aired April 20, 2007. [30]
24 Montel Vontavious Porter and Matt Hardy 1 August 28, 2007[29] 77 Albany, NY SmackDown! Aired August 31, 2007. [31]
25 John Morrison (4) and The Miz 1 November 13, 2007[29] 250 Wichita, KS SmackDown! John Morrison formerly Johnny Nitro. Aired November 16, 2007. The titles were shared with ECW. [32]
26 Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder 1 July 20, 2008 63 Uniondale, NY The Great American Bash This was a fatal four-way match, also featuring Jesse and Festus, and Finlay and Hornswoggle. [33]
27 The Colóns
(Carlito and Primo)
1 September 21, 2008 280 Columbus, OH SmackDown Aired September 26, 2008. Unified with World Tag Team Championship on April 5, 2009. [34]
28 Edge (2) and Chris Jericho 1 June 28, 2009 28 Sacramento, CA The Bash This was a triple threat match also involving The Legacy (Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase). [35]
29 Jeri-Show
(Chris Jericho (2) and Big Show)
1 July 26, 2009 140 Philadelphia, PA Night of Champions Shortly after winning the titles Edge suffered a torn Achilles tendon, which required surgery and forced him to vacate his half of the championship. Jericho was allowed to keep his title and choose a new partner; he chose Big Show at Night of Champions. WWE views this as a second reign for Jericho. [36][37]
30 D-Generation X
(Triple H and Shawn Michaels)
1 December 13, 2009 57 San Antonio, TX TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs This was a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match. [38]
31 ShoMiz
(Big Show (2) and The Miz (2))
1 February 8, 2010 77 Lafayette, LA Raw This was a Triple Threat Elimination match also involving The Straight Edge Society (CM Punk and Luke Gallows). [39]
32 The Hart Dynasty
(David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd)
1 April 26, 2010 146 Richmond, VA Raw The World Tag Team Championship was deactivated during their reign on August 16, 2010. [40]
33 Drew McIntyre and Cody Rhodes 1 September 19, 2010 35 Rosemont, IL Night of Champions Won titles in a Tag Team Turmoil match also involving Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso, Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov, and Evan Bourne and Mark Henry. [41]
34 The Nexus
(John Cena and David Otunga)
1 October 24, 2010 1 Minneapolis, MN Bragging Rights [42]
35 The Nexus
(Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel)
1 October 25, 2010 42 Green Bay, WI Raw Wade Barrett kept the titles within Nexus but taken off John Cena by ordering David Otunga to purposely lay down for a pinfall. [43]
36 Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov 1 December 6, 2010 76 Louisville, KY Raw Won a Fatal 4-Way Elimination Tag Team match also featured the teams of Mark Henry & Yoshi Tatsu and The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso). [44]
37 The Corre
(Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel)
2 February 20, 2011 1 Oakland, CA Elimination Chamber [45]
38 John Cena (2) and The Miz (3) 1 February 21, 2011 <1 Fresno, CA Raw [46]
39 The Corre
(Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel)
3 57 [47]
40 Kane and Big Show (3) 1 April 19, 2011 34 London, England SmackDown Aired April 22, 2011. [48]
41 The New Nexus
(David Otunga (2) and Michael McGillicutty)
1 May 23, 2011 91 Portland, OR Raw Otunga and McGillicutty won the titles under the name of The New Nexus, but the alliance disbanded during their reign. [49]
42 Air Boom
(Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston)
1 August 22, 2011 146 Edmonton, AB Raw On November 1, 2011, WWE suspended Bourne for 30 days. [50]
43 Primo (2) & Epico 1 January 15, 2012 106 Oakland, CA House show [51]
44 Kofi Kingston (2) and R-Truth 1 April 30, 2012 139 Dayton, OH Raw [52]
45 Team Hell No
(Kane (2) and Daniel Bryan)
1 September 16, 2012 245 Boston, MA Night of Champions [53]
46 The Shield
(Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns)
1 May 19, 2013 148 St. Louis, MO Extreme Rules This was a Tornado Tag Team match. [54]
47 Cody Rhodes (2) and Goldust 1 October 14, 2013 104 St. Louis, MO Raw This was a No Disqualification match. [55]
48 The New Age Outlaws
(Road Dogg and Billy Gunn)
1 January 26, 2014 36 Pittsburgh, PA Royal Rumble [56]
49 The Usos
(Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso)
1 March 3, 2014 202 Rosemont, IL Raw [57]
50 Gold (2) and Stardust (3) 2 September 21, 2014 63 Nashville, TN Night of Champions Formerly known as Cody Rhodes and Goldust [58]
51 The Miz (4) and Damien Mizdow 1 November 23, 2014 33+ St. Louis, MO Survivor Series This was a Fatal Four Way Tag Match, also involving Los Matadores and The Usos. [59]

Combined reigns[edit]

MNM (Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro), who shares the record with one other tag team with three WWE Tag Team Championship reigns, as a tag team.

As of December 26, 2014.

+ Indicates the current champion

By team[edit]

Rank Team No. of reigns Combined days
1 Paul London and Brian Kendrick 1 331
2 MNM
(Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro)
3 291
3 The Colóns
(Carlito and Primo)
1 280
4 John Morrison and The Miz 1 250
5 Team Hell No
(Kane and Daniel Bryan)
1 245
6 The Usos
(Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso)
1 202
7 Team Angle / The World's Greatest Tag Team
(Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas)
2 180
8 Cody Rhodes and Goldust / Gold and Stardust 2 167
9 The Shield
(Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns)
1 148
10 The Hart Dynasty
(David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd)
1 146
Air Boom
(Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston)
1 146
12 The Basham Brothers
(Doug Basham and Danny Basham)
2 145
13 Jeri-Show
(Chris Jericho and Big Show)
1 140
14 Kofi Kingston and R-Truth 1 139
15 Deuce 'n Domino 1 133
16 Los Guerreros
(Eddie Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero)
2 114
17 Primo & Epico 1 106
18 The Nexus / The Corre
(Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel)
3 100
19 The Legion of Doom
(Animal and Heidenreich)
1 93
20 René Duprée and Kenzo Suzuki 1 91
The New Nexus
(David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty)
1 91
22 Rikishi and Scotty 2 Hotty 1 77
Montel Vontavious Porter and Matt Hardy 1 77
ShoMiz
(Big Show and The Miz)
1 77
25 Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov 1 76
26 Billy Kidman and Paul London 1 63
The Edgeheads
(Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder)
1 63
28 Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio 1 57
D-Generation X
(Triple H and Shawn Michaels)
1 57
30 Charlie Haas and Rico 1 56
31 Eddie Guerrero and Tajiri 1 44
32 The New Age Outlaws
(Road Dogg and Billy Gunn)
1 36
33 Rob Van Dam and Rey Mysterio 1 35
Drew McIntyre and Cody Rhodes 1 35
35 Kane and Big Show 1 34
36 The Miz and Damien Mizdow 1 33+
37 Edge and Chris Jericho 1 28
38 The Dudley Boyz
(Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley)
1 21
39 Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit 1 16
40 Batista and Rey Mysterio 1 14
41 Edge and Rey Mysterio 1 12
42 The Nexus
(John Cena and David Otunga)
1 1
43 John Cena and The Miz 1 <1

By wrestler[edit]

Four-time and current champion The Miz - who shares the record for individual reigns with Rey Mysterio, Eddie Guerrero, and John Morrison.
Rank Wrestler No. of reigns Combined days
1 Johnny Nitro/John Morrison 4 541
2 Paul London 2 394
3 Primo 2 386
4 The Miz 4 360+
5 Brian Kendrick 1 331
6 Joey Mercury 3 291
7 Kofi Kingston 2 285
8 Carlito 1 280
9 Kane 2 279
10 Big Show 3 251
11 Daniel Bryan 1 245
12 Charlie Haas 3 236
13 Eddie Guerrero 4 215
14 Cody Rhodes/Stardust 3 202
Jimmy Uso 1 202
Jey Uso 1 202
17 Shelton Benjamin 2 180
18 Chris Jericho 2 168
19 Goldust 2 167
20 Roman Reigns 1 148
Seth Rollins 1 148
22 David Hart Smith 1 146
Tyson Kidd 1 146
Evan Bourne 1 146
25 Doug Basham 2 145
Danny Basham 2 145
27 R-Truth 1 139
28 Deuce 1 133
Domino 1 133
30 Rey Mysterio 4 118
31 Chavo Guerrero 2 114
32 Epico 1 106
33 Justin Gabriel 3 100
Heath Slater 3 100
35 Animal 1 93
Heidenreich 1 93
37 David Otunga 2 92
38 René Duprée 1 91
Kenzo Suzuki 1 91
Michael McGillicutty 1 91
41 Rikishi 1 77
Scotty 2 Hotty 1 77
Matt Hardy 1 77
Montel Vontavious Porter 1 77
45 Santino Marella 1 76
Vladimir Kozlov 1 76
47 Billy Kidman 1 63
Curt Hawkins 1 63
Zack Ryder 1 63
50 Triple H 1 57
Shawn Michaels 1 57
52 Rico 1 56
53 Tajiri 1 44
54 Edge 2 40
55 Billy Gunn 1 36
Road Dogg 1 36
57 Rob Van Dam 1 35
Drew McIntyre 1 35
59 Damien Mizdow 1 33+
60 Bubba Ray Dudley 1 21
D-Von Dudley 1 21
62 Kurt Angle 1 16
Chris Benoit 1 16
64 Batista 1 14
65 John Cena 2 1

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