World Tag Team Championship (AJPW)

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World Tag Team Championship
Details
Current champion(s) Big Guns (Bodyguard and Zeus)
Date won December 23, 2015
Date established June 10, 1988
Promotion All Japan Pro Wrestling

The World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team championship in Japanese promotion All Japan Pro Wrestling. It was created on June 10, 1988 as a unification of two previous tag team titles in All Japan; the PWF Tag Team Championship, and the NWA International Tag Team Championship; when the PWF champions Jumbo Tsuruta and Yoshiaki Yatsu defeated NWA champions The Road Warriors.[1] As with the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship, it is symbolized by four belts, two for each wrestler, representing the former PWF and NWA titles. It is currently the top of two tag team titles in AJPW, along with the secondary All Asia Tag Team Championship. There have been a total of 51 recognized individual champions and 48 recognized teams, who have had a combined 71 official reigns.

Title history[edit]

Reigns[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 Reigns Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Gorin Konbi
(Jumbo Tsuruta and Yoshiaki Yatsu)
1 June 10, 1988 49 Tokyo, Japan Tsuruta and Yatsu, the PWF Tag Team Champions, defeated NWA International champions The Road Warriors to unify the titles. [1]
2 Fuchin Gyorai
(Terry Gordy and Stan Hansen)
1 July 29, 1988 2 Takasaki, Japan [2]
3 Gorin Konbi
(Jumbo Tsuruta and Yoshiaki Yatsu)
2 July 31, 1988 29 Hakodate, Japan [2]
4 Ryugenhou
(Ashura Hara and Genichiro Tenryu)
1 August 29, 1988 1 Tokyo, Japan [2]
5 Gorin Konbi
(Jumbo Tsuruta and Yoshiaki Yatsu)
3 August 30, 1988 81 Osaka, Japan [2]
Vacated November 19, 1988 Vacated so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [1]
6 Fuchin Gyorai
(Terry Gordy and Stan Hansen)
2 December 16, 1988 51 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [2]
7 Gorin Konbi
(Jumbo Tsuruta and Yoshiaki Yatsu)
4 February 2, 1989 159 Kansas City, Missouri, United States [1]
8 Ryukanhou
(Stan Hansen (3) and Genichiro Tenryu (2))
1 July 11, 1989 11 Sapporo, Japan [2]
9 Gorin Konbi
(Jumbo Tsuruta and Yoshiaki Yatsu)
5 July 22, 1989 90 Kanazawa, Japan [2]
10 Ryukanhou
(Stan Hansen (4) and Genichiro Tenryu (3))
2 October 20, 1989 40 Tokyo, Japan [2]
Vacated November 29, 1989 Vacated so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [1]
11 Ryukanhou
(Stan Hansen (5) and Genichiro Tenryu (4))
3 December 6, 1989 90 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [2]
12 Satsujin Gyorai
(Terry Gordy (3) and Steve Williams)
1 March 6, 1990 135 Tokyo, Japan [2]
13 The Great Kabuki and Jumbo Tsuruta (6) 1 July 19, 1990 8 Takefu, Japan [2]
Vacated July 30, 1990 Vacated due to Kabuki leaving AJPW for SWS. [1]
14 Satsujin Gyorai
(Terry Gordy (4) and Steve Williams (2))
2 December 7, 1990 132 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [2]
15 Stan Hansen (6) and Danny Spivey 1 April 18, 1991 79 Tokyo, Japan [2]
16 Satsujin Gyorai
(Terry Gordy (5) and Steve Williams (3))
3 July 6, 1991 18 Yokosuka, Japan [2]
17 Toshiaki Kawada and Mitsuharu Misawa 1 July 24, 1991 135 Kanazawa, Japan [2]
Vacated December 6, 1991 Vacated so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [1]
18 Satsujin Gyorai
(Terry Gordy (6) and Steve Williams (4))
4 December 6, 1991 89 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [2]
19 Akira Taue and Jumbo Tsuruta (7) 1 March 4, 1992 254 Tokyo, Japan [2]
Vacated November 13, 1992 Vacated so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [1]
20 Toshiaki Kawada and Mitsuharu Misawa 2 December 4, 1992 57 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [2]
21 Satsujin Gyorai
(Terry Gordy (7) and Steve Williams (5))
5 January 30, 1993 110 Chiba, Japan [2]
22 The Holy Demon Army
(Toshiaki Kawada (3) and Akira Taue (2))
1 May 20, 1993 106 Sapporo, Japan [2]
23 Ted DiBiase and Stan Hansen (7) 1 September 3, 1993 71 Tokyo, Japan [2]
Vacated November 13, 1993 Vacated so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [1]
24 Kenta Kobashi and Mitsuharu Misawa (3) 1 December 3, 1993 351 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [2]
Vacated November 19, 1988 Vacated so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [1]
25 Kenta Kobashi and Mitsuharu Misawa (4) 2 December 10, 1994 181 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [2]
26 The Holy Demon Army
(Toshiaki Kawada (4) and Akira Taue (3))
2 June 9, 1995 229 Tokyo, Japan [2]
27 Gary Albright and Stan Hansen (8) 1 January 24, 1996 27 Matsumoto, Japan [2]
28 The Holy Demon Army
(Toshiaki Kawada (5) and Akira Taue (4))
3 February 20, 1996 93 Morioka, Japan [2]
29 Jun Akiyama and Mitsuharu Misawa (5) 1 May 23, 1996 105 Sapporo, Japan [2]
30 Johnny Ace and Steve Williams (6) 1 September 5, 1996 134 Tokyo, Japan [2]
31 The Holy Demon Army
(Toshiaki Kawada (6)) and Akira Taue (5))
4 January 17, 1997 130 Matsumoto, Japan [2]
32 G.E.T.
(Johnny Ace (2) and Kenta Kobashi (3))
1 May 27, 1997 59 Sapporo, Japan [2]
33 T.O.P.
(Gary Albright (2) and Steve Williams (7))
1 July 25, 1997 71 Tokyo, Japan [2]
34 G.E.T.
(Johnny Ace (3) and Kenta Kobashi (4))
2 October 4, 1997 113 Nagoya, Japan [2]
35 The Holy Demon Army
(Toshiaki Kawada (7) and Akira Taue (6))
5 January 25, 1998 347 Yokohama, Japan [2]
36 Jun Akiyama (2) and Kenta Kobashi (5) 1 January 7, 1999 153 Hidaka, Japan New Year Giant Series tour. [3]
37 Johnny Ace (4) and Bart Gunn 1 June 9, 1999 44 Sendai, Japan Super Power Series tour. [4]
38 No Fear
(Takao Omori and Yoshihiro Takayama)
1 July 23, 1999 33 Tokyo, Japan Summer Action Series tour. Also held the All Asia Tag Team Championship. [5]
39 Mitsuharu Misawa (6) and Yoshinari Ogawa 1 August 25, 1999 59 Hiroshima, Japan Summer Action Series II tour This was also for Omori and Takayama's All Asia title. [6]
40 Jun Akiyama (3) and Kenta Kobashi (6) 2 October 23, 1999 120 Nagoya, Japan October Giant Series tour. [7]
41 Vader and Steve Williams (8) 1 February 20, 2000 58 Kobe, Japan Excite Series tour. [8]
Vacated April 7, 2000 Vacated due to Vader fracturing his left arm. [2]
42 The Holy Demon Army
(Toshiaki Kawada (8)) and Akira Taue (7))
6 June 9, 2000 7 Tokyo, Japan Super Power Series tour Defeated Takao Omori and Yoshihiro Takayama in a tournament final. [9]
Vacated June 16, 2000 Vacated due to Taue and several others leaving AJPW to form Pro Wrestling Noah. [2]
43 Taiyō Kea and Johnny Smith 1 January 14, 2001 191 Tokyo, Japan New Year Giant Series tour Defeated Masanobu Fuchi and Toshiaki Kawada. [10]
44 Yoji Anjo and Genichiro Tenryu (5) 1 July 14, 2001 100 Tokyo, Japan Summer Action Series tour. [11]
45 Taiyō Kea (2) and Keiji Mutoh 1 October 22, 2001 268 Niigata, Japan October Giant Series tour. [12]
46 KroniK
(Brian Adams and Bryan Clark)
1 July 17, 2002 85 Osaka, Japan Summer Action Series tour. [13]
Vacated October 10, 2002 Vacated due to Adams becoming a professional boxer. [1]
47 Taiyō Kea (3) and Satoshi Kojima 1 December 6, 2002 153 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [2]
Vacated May 8, 2003 Vacated due to inactivity. [1]
48 Arashi and Keiji Mutoh (2) 1 June 8, 2003 224 Yokohama, Japan Super Power Series tour Defeated Satoshi Kojima and Jimmy Yang in a tournament final. [14][15]
49 Kojikaz
(Kaz Hayashi and Satoshi Kojima (2))
1 January 18, 2004 146 Osaka, Japan New Year Giant Series tour. [16][17]
50 Kendo Kashin and Yuji Nagata 1 June 12, 2004 188 Nagoya, Japan Crossover tour. [18]
Vacated December 12, 2004 Vacated due to inactivity. [1]
51 Jamal and Taiyō Kea (4) 1 January 16, 2005 323 Osaka, Japan New Year Shining Series tour Defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi and Yutaka Yoshie. [19]
Vacated December 5, 2005 Vacated due to Jamal leaving AJPW for WWE. [20]
52 Toshiaki Kawada (9) and Taiyō Kea (5) 1 February 17, 2007 190 Tokyo, Japan Pro Wrestling Love in Ryogoku vol. 2 Defeated RO'Z and Suwama. [21]
53 Voodoo Murders
(Satoshi Kojima (3) and TARU)
1 August 26, 2007 130 Tokyo, Japan Pro Wrestling Love in Ryogoku vol. 3 [22]
54 Joe Doering and Keiji Mutoh (3) 1 January 3, 2008 177 Tokyo, Japan New Year Shining Series tour. [23]
55 Taiyō Kea (6) and Minoru Suzuki 1 June 28, 2008 554 Osaka, Japan Crossover tour.
56 Masakatsu Funaki and Keiji Mutoh (4) 1 January 3, 2010 65 Tokyo, Japan New Year Shining Series tour.
Vacated March 9, 2010 Vacated due to Mutoh suffering a knee injury which required surgery. [1]
57 Taiyō Kea (7) and Akebono 1 July 4, 2010 217 Osaka, Japan Crossover tour Defeated Suwama and Ryota Hama.
58 Voodoo Murders
(Joe Doering (2) and KONO)
1 February 6, 2011 117 Tokyo, Japan
Vacated June 3, 2011 Vacated after AJPW suspended KONO. [1]
59 The Great Muta (5) and KENSO 1 June 19, 2011 126 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Akebono and Ryota Hama for the vacant titles. [24]
60 The Black Family
(Dark Cuervo and Dark Ozz)
1 October 23, 2011 149 Tokyo, Japan
61 Get Wild
(Manabu Soya and Takao Omori (2))
1 March 20, 2012 61 Tokyo, Japan
62 Joe Doering (3) and Seiya Sanada 1 May 20, 2012 28 Fukuoka, Japan
63 Get Wild
(Manabu Soya (2) and Takao Omori (3))
2 June 17, 2012 135 Tokyo, Japan
Vacated October 30, 2012 Tokyo, Japan Vacated so the title could be decided in the 2012 World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [2]
64 Get Wild
(Manabu Soya (3) and Takao Omori (4))
3 November 30, 2012 107 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League, defeating Joe Doering and Suwama in the finals.
65 Burning
(Go Shiozaki and Jun Akiyama (4))
1 March 17, 2013 219 Tokyo, Japan
66 Evolution
(Suwama and Joe Doering (4))
1 October 22, 2013 249 Niigata, Japan
67 Wild Burning
(Jun Akiyama (5) and Takao Omori (5))
1 June 28, 2014 117 Sapporo, Japan
Vacated October 23, 2014 Tokyo, Japan Vacated so the title could be decided in the 2014 World's Strongest Tag Determination League. [2]
68 Wild Burning
(Jun Akiyama (6) and Takao Omori (6))
2 December 6, 2014 106 Tokyo, Japan Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League, defeating Go Shiozaki and Kento Miyahara in the finals.
69 Akebono (2) and Yutaka Yoshie 1 March 22, 2015 45 Fukuoka, Japan
70 Xceed
(Go Shiozaki (2) and Kento Miyahara)
1 May 6, 2015 145 Tokyo, Japan
Vacated September 28, 2015 Vacated due to Shiozaki resigning from AJPW. [25]
71 Big Guns
(Bodyguard and Zeus)
1 December 23, 2015 48+ Osaka, Japan Wrestle Dream Defeated Jun Akiyama and Takao Omori to win the vacant title.

List of combined reigns[edit]

As of February 9, 2016.

Indicates the current champion

By team[edit]

Rank Team No. of reigns Combined days
1 The Holy Demon Army
Toshiaki Kawada and Akira Taue
6 912
2 Taiyō Kea and Minoru Suzuki 1 554
3 Kenta Kobashi and Mitsuharu Misawa 2 531
4 Satsujin Gyorai
Terry Gordy and Steve Williams
5 484
5 Gorin Konbi
Jumbo Tsuruta and Yoshiaki Yatsu
5 408
6 Jamal and Taiyō Kea 1 323
7 Get Wild
Manabu Soya and Takao Omori
3 303
8 Jun Akiyama and Kenta Kobashi 2 273
9 Taiyō Kea and Keiji Mutoh 1 268
10 Akira Taue and Jumbo Tsuruta 1 254
11 Evolution
Joe Doering and Suwama
1 249
12 Arashi and Keiji Mutoh 1 224
13 Wild Burning
Jun Akiyama and Takao Omori
2 223
14 Burning
Go Shiozaki and Jun Akiyama
1 219
15 Taiyō Kea and Akebono 1 217
16 Toshiaki Kawada and Mitsuharu Misawa 2 192
17 Toshiaki Kawada and Taiyō Kea 1 190
18 Kendo Kashin and Yuji Nagata 1 183
19 Taiyō Kea and Johnny Smith 1 181
20 Joe Doering and Keiji Mutoh 1 177
21 G.E.T.
Johnny Ace and Kenta Kobashi
2 172
22 Taiyō Kea and Satoshi Kojima 1 153
23 The Black Family
Dark Cuervo and Dark Ozz
1 149
24 Kojikaz
Kaz Hayashi and Satoshi Kojima
1 146
25 Xceed
Go Shiozaki and Kento Miyahara
1 145
26 Ryukanhou
Stan Hansen and Genichiro Tenryu
3 141
27 Johnny Ace and Steve Williams 1 134
28 Voodoo Murders
Satoshi Kojima and Taru
1 130
29 The Great Muta and Kenso 1 126
30 Voodoo Murders
Joe Doering and KONO
1 117
31 Jun Akiyama and Mitsuharu Misawa 1 105
32 Yoji Anjo and Genichiro Tenryu 1 100
33 KroniK
Brian Adams and Bryan Clark
1 85
34 Stan Hansen and Danny Spivey 1 79
35 T.O.P.
Gary Albright and Steve Williams
1 71
36 Ted DiBiase and Stan Hansen 1 70
37 Masakatsu Funaki and Keiji Mutoh 1 65
38 Mitsuharu Misawa and Yoshinari Ogawa 1 59
39 Fuchin Gyorai
Terry Gordy and Stan Hansen
2 50
40 Big Guns †
Bodyguard and Zeus
1 48+
41 Vader and Steve Williams 1 47
42 Akebono and Yutaka Yoshie 1 45
43 Johnny Ace and Bart Gunn 1 44
44 No Fear
Takao Omori and Yoshihiro Takayama
1 33
45 Joe Doering and Seiya Sanada 1 28
46 Gary Albright and Stan Hansen 1 27
47 The Great Kabuki and Jumbo Tsuruta 1 11
48 Ryugenhou
Ashura Hara and Genichiro Tenryu
1 1

By wrestler[edit]

Rank Wrestler No. of reigns Combined days
1 Taiyō Kea 7 1,885
2 Toshiaki Kawada 9 1,294
3 Akira Taue 7 1,166
4 Kenta Kobashi 6 976
5 Mitsuharu Misawa 6 887
6 Keiji Mutoh/The Great Muta 5 860
7 Jun Akiyama 6 820
8 Steve Williams 8 736
9 Jumbo Tsuruta 7 673
10 Joe Doering 4 571
11 Takao Omori 6 559
12 Minoru Suzuki 1 554
13 Terry Gordy 7 534
14 Satoshi Kojima 3 429
15 Yoshiaki Yatsu 5 408
16 Stan Hansen 8 367
17 Go Shiozaki 2 364
18 Johnny Ace 4 350
19 Jamal 1 323
20 Manabu Soya 3 303
21 Akebono 2 262
22 Suwama 1 249
23 Genichiro Tenryu 5 242
24 Arashi 1 224
25 Kendo Kashin 1 183
Yuji Nagata 1 183
27 Johnny Smith 1 181
28 Dark Cuervo 1 149
Dark Ozz 1 149
30 Kaz Hayashi 1 146
31 Kento Miyahara 1 145
32 Taru 1 130
33 Kenso 1 126
34 KONO 1 117
35 Yoji Anjo 1 100
36 Gary Albright 2 98
37 Brian Adams 1 85
Bryan Clark 1 85
39 Danny Spivey 1 79
40 Ted DiBiase 1 70
41 Masakatsu Funaki 1 65
42 Yoshinari Ogawa 1 59
43 Bodyguard † 1 48+
Zeus † 1 48+
45 Vader 1 47
46 Yutaka Yoshie 1 45
47 Bart Gunn 1 44
48 Yoshihiro Takayama 1 33
49 Seiya Sanada 1 28
50 The Great Kabuki 1 11
51 Ashura Hara 1 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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