PWG World Tag Team Championship

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PWG World Tag Team Championship
Details
Current champion(s) World's Cutest Tag Team (Candice LeRae and Joey Ryan)[1]
Date won July 27, 2014[1][1]
Date established January 25, 2004[2]
Promotion Pro Wrestling Guerrilla
Other name(s)
PWG Tag Team Championship

The PWG World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling world tag team championship contested for in the tag team division of the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla promotion. It was created and debuted on January 25, 2004 at PWG's Tango & Cash Invitational - Night Two event, where B-Boy and Homicide were crowned the inaugural champions.[2][3][4]

Being a professional wrestling championship, title reigns are not won legitimately; they are instead won via a scripted ending to a match or awarded to a wrestler because of a storyline. The title has been referred to as the PWG Tag Team Championship and as the PWG World Tag Team Championship since 2004. There have been a total of 29 reigns among 26 different wrestlers and 21 different teams.[2] The current champions are World's Cutest Tag Team (Candice LeRae and Joey Ryan), who are in their first reign collectively.[1]

History[edit]

On January 25, 2004, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla debuted their version of a tag team championship, which they named the PWG Tag Team Championship.[2] B-Boy and Homicide won a two night tournament named the Tango & Cash Invitational to become the first champions at Tango & Cash Invitational - Night Two.[2][3][4] The championship was defended for the first time outside the United States on February 18, 2006 when then-champions, Davey Richards and Super Dragon, defeated Cape Fear (El Generico and Quicksilver) in Essen, Germany at PWG's European Vacation - Germany event.[5][6] After this event and one held on February 19, 2006 in Orpington, England where the championship was defended once again, PWG renamed the championship to the PWG World Tag Team Championship.[5][7] The championship later changed hands for the first time outside the United States on October 27, 2007 at PWG's European Vacation II - England event—at that event then-champions, Kevin Steen and El Generico were defeated by Davey Richards and Super Dragon in Portsmouth, England.[2][8][9] On July 27, 2014,[2] Candice LeRae became the first female wrestler to hold the title, when she and Joey Ryan defeated The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) to become the new champions.[10]

Reigns[edit]

The inaugural champions were B-Boy and Homicide, who won the championship by defeating the team of The American Dragon and Super Dragon in the finals of the Tango & Cash Invitational Tag Team Tournament on January 25, 2004 at PWG's Tango & Cash Invitational - Night Two event.[2][3][4] At 616 days, The Young Bucks' (Matt and Nick Jackson) first reign is the longest in the title's history.[2][11] Unbreakable F'n Machines' (Brian Cage and Michael Elgin) only reign holds the record for the shortest in the title's history at less than one day.[2][12] PWG publishes a list of successful championship defenses (victories against challengers for the championship) for each champion on their official website, unlike most other professional wrestling promotions, for unknown reasons. As of July 2014, the Young Bucks have the most defenses, with 15;[5] Nine teams are tied for having the least, with 0. Those teams and reigns are B-Boy's and Homicide's only reign,[3] The X–Foundation/The Dynasty (Joey Ryan and Scott Lost)'s first and second reigns,[13][14] Chris Bosh's and Quicksilver's only reign,[15] The Aerial Xpress (Quicksilver and Scorpio Sky)'s only reign,[16] Davey Richards and Roderick Strong's only reign,[17] B-Boy and Super Dragon's second reign,[18] Jack Evans and Roderick Strong's only reign,[19] The Age of the Fall (Jimmy Jacobs and Tyler Black)'s only reign,[20] and the Unbreakable F'n Machines' (Brian Cage and Michael Elgin) only reign.[12] The X–Foundation/The Dynasty (Joey Ryan and Scott Lost) and The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) share the record for most reigns, with three.[2] As of July 2014, World's Cutest Tag Team (Candice LeRae and Joey Ryan) are the current champions in their first reign collectively.[1][2] They defeated The Young Bucks in a Guerrilla Warfare match on July 27, 2014,[3] to win the championship.[1][2][10] Overall, there have been 29 reigns among 26 different wrestlers and 21 different teams.[2]

Notes[edit]

1.^ ^ ^ – Though the event "Eleven" started on July 26, 2014, the title change took place after midnight on July 27.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "World's Cutest Tag Team (Candice LeRae & Joey Ryan)". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.com. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Tag Team Champions". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.com. Retrieved 2009-05-17. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Pro Wrestling Guerrilla World Champion". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.com. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Tango & Cash Invitational - Night 2". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.com. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  5. ^ a b c "Davey Richards & Super Dragon". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.com. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  6. ^ Vetter, Chris (2006-06-01). "DVD Review: PWG, "European Vacation," Night 1, Feb. 18, 2006, with Styles-Storm, Bosh-Steen". PWTorch.com. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  7. ^ Vetter, Chris (2006-06-08). "DVD Review: PWG, "European Vacation," Night 2, Feb. 19, 2006, with Styles-Fleisch, Steen-Generico". PWTorch.com. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  8. ^ "Davey Richards & Super Dragon (2nd Reign)". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.com. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  9. ^ Fraser, Theo (2007-10-28). "PWG European Vacation II Night 2: England Live Report". 411Mania.com. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  10. ^ a b "Eleven". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.com. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 
  11. ^ "The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson)". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.com. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  12. ^ a b "Unbreakable F'n Machines (Brian Cage & Michael Elgin)". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.com. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  13. ^ "X-Foundation (Scott Lost & Joey Ryan)". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.com. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  14. ^ "X-Foundation (Scott Lost & Joey Ryan) (2nd Reign)". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.com. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  15. ^ ""Photogenic" Chris Bosh & Quicksilver". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.com. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  16. ^ "Aerial Xpress (Quicksilver & Scorpio Sky)". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.com. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  17. ^ "Davey Richards & Roderick Strong". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.com. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  18. ^ "B-Boy & Super Dragon (2nd Reign)". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.com. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  19. ^ "Jack Evans & Roderick Strong". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.com. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  20. ^ "Age of the Fall (Tyler Black & Jimmy Jacobs)". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.com. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  21. ^ Caldwell, James (2014-07-27). "Show results - 7/26/27 PWG "Eleven" in Reseda, Calif.: Anniversary show features new PWG Tag Champs, PWG Title match, Guerrilla Warfare, Kevin Steen's farewell, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2014-07-27. 

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