NXT Tag Team Championship

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NXT Tag Team Championship
Adrian Neville SummerSlam Axxess 2013.png
The NXT Tag Team Championship title belt, being held by Adrian Neville, one-half of the inaugural champions.
Details
Current champion(s) The Lucha Dragons
(Sin Cara and Kalisto)
Date won September 11, 2014
Date established January 23, 2013
Promotion WWE
Brand NXT

The NXT Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team championship owned by WWE and is competed for exclusively in WWE NXT, WWE's developmental territory. The championship is generally contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants execute worked finishes.

History[edit]

The championship was introduced on the January 23, 2013 episode of NXT where it was announced by special guest Shawn Michaels that there would be a tournament to crown the inaugural champions.[1]

Inaugural tournament[edit]

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
   The Wyatt Family
(Luke Harper and Erick Rowan)
Pin[2]  
 Percy Watson and Yoshi Tatsu  
   The Wyatt Family
(Luke Harper and Erick Rowan)
Pin[2]  
   Bo Dallas and Michael McGillicutty  
 Bo Dallas and Michael McGillicutty Pin[2]
   Primo & Epico  
     The Wyatt Family
(Luke Harper and Erick Rowan)
   British Ambition
(Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey)
Pin
   British Ambition
(Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey)
Pin[2]  
 3MB
(Drew McIntyre and Heath Slater)
 
   British Ambition
(Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey)
Pin[2]
   Kassius Ohno and Leo Kruger  
 Kassius Ohno and Leo Kruger Pin[2]
   Alex Riley and Derrick Bateman  

Reigns[edit]

As of December 24, 2014.

No. Champions
(Tag team name)
Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 British Ambition
(Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey)
1 January 31, 2013 91 Winter Park, FL NXT Defeated The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) in the finals of eight-team tournament to become the inaugural champions. Bo Dallas replaced Grey when he was injured. Aired on tape delay on February 13, 2013. [3]
2 The Wyatt Family
(Luke Harper and Erick Rowan)
1 May 2, 2013 49 Winter Park, FL NXT Defeated British Ambition's Adrian Neville and Bo Dallas (who filled in for the injured Oliver Grey). Aired on tape delay on May 8, 2013. [4]
3 Adrian Neville (2) and Corey Graves 1 June 20, 2013 84 Winter Park, FL NXT Aired on tape delay on July 17, 2013. [5]
4 The Ascension
(Rick Victor/Viktor and Conor O'Brian/Konnor)
1 September 12, 2013 364 Winter Park, FL NXT Aired on tape delay on October 2, 2013. Their ring names were changed during this reign on November 10, 2013.[6] Airings bill their reign at 344 days. [7]
5 The Lucha Dragons
(Sin Cara and Kalisto)
1 September 11, 2014 104+ Winter Park, FL NXT Takeover: Fatal 4-Way [8]

Combined reigns[edit]

As of December 24, 2014.

+ Indicates the current champion

By wrestler[edit]

Rank Champion No. of reigns Combined days
1 Conor O'Brian/Konnor 1 364
Rick Victor/Viktor 1 364
3 Adrian Neville 2 175
4 Kalisto 1 104+
Sin Cara 1 104+
6 Oliver Grey 1 91
7 Corey Graves 1 84
8 Erick Rowan 1 49
Luke Harper 1 49

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bishop, Matt. "WWE NXT: HBK kicks off tag title tournament". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Santiago, Andres (2013-01-11). "DX invades DX taping: Complete WWE NXT spoilers from Florida". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  3. ^ Parry, Josh (2013-01-31). "WWE News: Spoiler - first NXT tag champs, next month's guest". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  4. ^ Santiago, Andres (2013-05-03). "WWE NXT spoilers from Winter Park, FL: John Cena and more". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  5. ^ Caldwell, James (2013-06-21). "WWE News: NXT spoilers for summer episodes - first NXT Women's champ, Flair, more, plus NXT TV in the U.S.?". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  6. ^ http://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=81485
  7. ^ Reubens, Josh (13 September 2013). "Complete WWE NXT spoilers from Full Sail University". PWInsider. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "The Lucha Dragons first reign". WWE. Retrieved 11 September 2014.