List of ECW World Tag Team Champions
Originally, ECW was known as Eastern Championship Wrestling when it was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), an organization that had numerous member promotions. ECW withdrew as a member of the NWA in 1994 and renamed itself to Extreme Championship Wrestling. The championship remained active until April 2001, when ECW filed for bankruptcy. All of ECW's assets were later purchased by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in mid-2003, including the copyrights to ECW's championships.
In May 2006, WWE extended its promotion by adding ECW as a third additional brand, the others being Raw and SmackDown!, in a storyline sports extension. The ECW World Heavyweight Championship was the only former ECW championship reactivated by WWE for the new brand. However, the title history was published by WWE on its website.
Title reigns were determined either by professional wrestling matches with different tag teams (a duo of wrestlers) or stables (a group of more than two wrestlers) using ring names, involved in pre-existing scripted feuds or were awarded the title due to scripted circumstances; the championship could have also been vacated by the promotion. Wrestlers were portrayed as either villains or heroes as they followed a series of tension-building events, which culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches for the championship.
The title was mostly won at live events in Japan and in eight American states. The inaugural champions were The Super Destroyers (A.J. Petrucci and Doug Stahl), who won a tournament final at a live event to win the titles on June 23, 1992. Danny Doring and Roadkill, who won the titles on December 3, 2000 at the Massacre on 34th Street pay-per-view event, were the final wrestlers to have held the championship before ECW filed for bankruptcy. At 283 days, The Super Destroyers' first reign was the longest, while The Dudley Boyz' eighth reign and the team of Raven and Stevie Richards' second reign were the shortest, at less than one day. With eight reigns, The Dudley Boyz held the most reigns as a tag team and individually. Overall, there were 51 reigns among 31 teams.
|NWA-ECW World Tag Team Championship||June 23, 1992 – August 27, 1994|
|ECW World Tag Team Championship||August 27, 1994 – April 11, 2001|
|Reign||The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed.|
|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 (No.)||The number represents the individual reigns of a wrestler when this is distinct from the tag team's reign.|
|—||Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign|
|1||The Super Destroyers
(A.J. Petrucci and Doug Stahl)
|1||June 23, 1992||283||Philadelphia, PA||Live event||Defeat Glen Osbourne and Max Thrasher in a tournament final.|
|2||Tony Stetson and Larry Winters||1||April 2, 1993||1||Radnor, PA||Hardcore TV #6||Aired 5-11-93 on TV|
|3||The Suicide Blondes
(Chris Candido, Johnny Hotbody, and Chris Michaels)
|1||April 3, 1993||42||Philadelphia, PA||Hardcore TV #8||Hotbody and Candido won the belts, but all three wrestlers were recognized as champions, and were able to defend the titles in any combination via the Freebird Rule. Aired on 5-25-93|
|4||The Super Destroyers||2||May 15, 1993||0||Philadelphia, PA||Hardcore TV #14||Defeat Hotbody & Michaels. Aired on 7-6-93|
|5||The Suicide Blondes||2||May 15, 1993||61||Philadelphia, PA||Hardcore TV #15|
|—||Vacated||1||July 15, 1993||39||N/A||Hardcore TV #16||Candido jumped to Smoky Mountain Wrestling.|
|6||Dark Patriot, TheThe Dark Patriot and Eddie Gilbert||1||August 8, 1993||54||Philadelphia, PA||Hardcore TV #22||Defeated Sal Bellomo & The Sandman in a tournament final. Aired on 9-7-93.|
|—||Vacated||2||October 1, 1993||0||Philadelphia, PA||Bloodfest: Part 1||Gilbert left ECW.|
|7||Johnny Hotbody (3) and Tony Stetson (2)||1||October 1, 1993||43||Philadelphia, PA||Bloodfest: Part 1||Awarded when Gilbert no-show.|
|8||Dreamer, TommyTommy Dreamer and Johnny Gunn||1||November 13, 1993||21||Philadelphia, PA||November to Remember (1993)|
|9||Sullivan, KevinKevin Sullivan and The Tazmaniac||1||December 4, 1993||63||Philadelphia, PA||Hardcore TV #36||Defeat Dreamer and Shane Douglas, who was substituting for an injured Gunn. After the match, Douglas turned against Dreamer and became a heel. Aired 12-14-93 on TV.|
|—||Vacated||2||February 5, 1994||28||Philadelphia, PA||Controversial finish of a title match against The Bruise Brothers.|
|10||Sullivan, KevinKevin Sullivan and The Tazmaniac||2||March 5, 1994||1||Philadelphia, PA||Defeated The Bruise Brothers in a rematch.|
|11||The Public Enemy
(Johnny Grunge and Rocco Rock)
|1||March 6, 1994||174||Philadelphia, PA||Hardcore TV #47||Aired 3-8-94 on TV|
|12||Jack, CactusCactus Jack and Mikey Whipwreck||1||August 27, 1994||70||Philadelphia, PA||Hardcore TV #73||Whipwreck was a substitute for Terry Funk, who left the company. Aired 9-6-94 on TV|
|13||The Public Enemy||2||November 5, 1994||91||Philadelphia, PA||November to Remember (1994)||Aired on November 15th 1994 on Hardcore TV #82|
|14||The Dangerous Alliance
(Sabu and The Tazmaniac (3))
|1||February 4, 1995||21||Philadelphia, PA||Double Tables|
|15||Benoit, ChrisChris Benoit and Dean Malenko||1||February 25, 1995||42||Philadelphia, PA||Return of the Funker|||
|16||The Public Enemy||3||April 8, 1995||83||Philadelphia, PA||Three Way Dance||Also def. Rick Steiner (who was a substitute for Sabu) and Taz in 3 way dance|
|17||Raven and Stevie Richards||1||June 30, 1995||78||Jim Thorpe, PA||Hardcore TV #115||Aired 7-4-95 on TV|
(Pitbull #1 and Pitbull #2)
|1||September 16, 1995||21||Philadelphia, PA||Gangstas Paradise||Aired on Hardcore TV #126 September 19th 1995|
|19||Raven and Stevie Richards||2||October 7, 1995||0||Philadelphia, PA||Hardcore TV #130||Aired 10-17-95 on TV|
|20||The Public Enemy||4||October 7, 1995||21||Philadelphia, PA||Hardcore TV #131||Defeat Raven & Stevie Richards and The Gangstas in a Three Way Dance. Aired 10-24-95 on TV|
|21||2 Cold Scorpio and The Sandman||1||October 28, 1995||62||Philadelphia, PA||Hardcore TV #133||Scorpio defeated Rocco Rock in a singles match to win the tag team title and chose Sandman as his partner. Aired 11-7-95 on TV|
|22||Cactus Jack and Mikey Whipwreck||2||December 29, 1995||36||New York, NY||Holiday Hell 1995||Whipwreck defeated 2 Cold Scorpio in a singles match to win both the tag team titles and the ECW World Television Championship; Cactus Jack came out and declared himself to be Mikey's partner after he won the match.|
(Kronus and Saturn)
|1||February 3, 1996||182||New York, NY||Big Apple Blizzard Blast|
(Mustapha Saed and New Jack)
|1||August 3, 1996||139||Philadelphia, PA||Doctor Is In|
|25||The Eliminators||2||December 20, 1996||85||Middletown, NY||Hardcore TV #193||Aired on 12-31-96 on Hardcore TV|
|26||The Dudley Boyz
(Buh Buh Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley)
|1||March 15, 1997||29||Philadelphia, PA||Hostile City Showdown||Aired 3-20-97 on Hardcore TV (Episode 204)|
|27||The Eliminators||3||April 13, 1997||68||Philadelphia, PA||Barely Legal|
|28||The Dudley Boyz||2||June 20, 1997||29||Waltham, MA||Hardcore TV #218||The Dudley Boyz defeated Kronus in a handicap match as a result of a sidelining injury sustained by Saturn. Aired 6-26-97 on TV|
|29||The Gangstas||2||July 19, 1997||29||Philadelphia, PA||Heat Wave 1997/Hardcore TV #222||Aired 7-24-97 on TV|
|30||The Dudley Boyz||3||August 17, 1997||34||Fort Lauderdale, FL||Hardcore Heaven (1997)||The Dudley Boyz won the championship via forfeit as a result of Mustapha Saed leaving the promotion before Hardcore Heaven took place.|
(Kronus (4) and New Jack (3))
|1||September 20, 1997||28||Philadelphia, PA||As Good as it Gets||Aired 9-27-97 on TV|
|32||The Full Blooded Italians
(Little Guido and Tracy Smothers)
|1||October 18, 1997||48||Philadelphia, PA||Hardcore TV #236||Aired 11-1-97 on TV|
|33||Can-Am Express (Doug Furnas and Phil LaFon)||1||December 5, 1997||1||Waltham, MA||Live event|
|34||Chris Candido (3) and Lance Storm||1||December 6, 1997||203||Philadelphia, PA||Better than Ever||Defeat Can-Am Express and Axl Rotten & Balls Mahoney in a Three Way Dance.|
|35||Rob Van Dam and Sabu (2)||1||June 27, 1998||119||Philadelphia, PA||Hardcore TV #271||Aired 7-1-98 on TV|
|36||The Dudley Boyz||4||October 24, 1998||8||Cleveland, OH||Hardcore TV #288||Aired 10-28-98 on TV|
|37||Mahoney, BallsBalls Mahoney and Masato Tanaka||1||November 1, 1998||5||New Orleans, LA||November to Remember (1998)|
|38||The Dudley Boyz||5||November 6, 1998||37||New York, NY||Hardcore TV #290||Aired 11-11-98 on TV|
|39||Sabu (3) and Rob Van Dam||2||December 13, 1998||125||Tokyo, Japan||ECW/FMW Supershow II||Aired 12-16-98 on TV|
|40||The Dudley Boyz||6||April 17, 1999||92||Buffalo, NY||Hardcore TV #313||D-Von Dudley defeated Van Dam in a singles match to win the championship for his team. Aired 4-23-99 on TV|
|41||Dudley, SpikeSpike Dudley and Balls Mahoney (2)||1||July 18, 1999||26||Dayton, OH||Heat Wave (1999)|
|42||The Dudley Boyz||7||August 13, 1999||1||Cleveland, OH||Hardcore TV #330||Aired 8-20-99 on TV|
|43||Spike Dudley and Balls Mahoney (3)||2||August 14, 1999||12||Toledo, OH||Hardcore TV #331||Aired 8-27-99 on TV|
|44||The Dudley Boyz||8||August 26, 1999||0||New York, NY||ECW on TNN#2||Aired 9-3-99 on TV|
|45||Tommy Dreamer (2) and Raven (3)||1||August 26, 1999||136||New York, NY||ECW on TNN#2||Aired 9-3-99 on TV|
(Justin Credible and Lance Storm (2))
|1||January 9, 2000||48||Birmingham, AL||Guilty as Charged (2000)|
|47||Tommy Dreamer (3) and Masato Tanaka (2)||1||February 26, 2000||7||Cincinnati, OH||Hardcore TV #358||Aired 3-7-00 on TV|
|48||Awesome, MikeMike Awesome and Raven (4)||1||March 4, 2000||8||Philadelphia, PA||ECW on TNN#29||Aired 3-10-00 on TV|
(Justin Credible and Lance Storm (3))
|2||March 12, 2000||41||Danbury, CT||Living Dangerously||Defeated Raven & Mike Awesome and Tommy Dreamer & Masato Tanaka in a Three Way Dance.|
|—||Vacated||3||April 22, 2000||125||Philadelphia, PA||Live event||Justin Credible vacated his half of the championship after winning the ECW World Heavyweight Championship at CyberSlam. Storm later left for World Championship Wrestling.|
|50||Tajiri, YoshihiroYoshihiro Tajiri and Mikey Whipwreck (3)||1||August 25, 2000||1||New York, NY||ECW on TNN#55||Defeated Tommy Dreamer & Jerry Lynn and Simon Diamond & Johnny Swinger in a Three Way Dance.Aired 9-1-00 on TV|
|51||Full Blooded Italians
(Little Guido (2) and Tony Mamaluke)
|1||August 26, 2000||99||New York, NY||ECW on TNN#56||Aired 9-8-00 on TV.|
|52||Danny Doring and Roadkill||1||December 3, 2000||129||New York, NY||Massacre on 34th Street||Doring and Roadkill's reign was the final one in the title's history.|
|N/A||—||N/A||N/A||Promotion closed on 4-11-01.|
List of top combined reigns
|Rank||Wrestler||No. of reigns||Combined days|
|1||Grunge, JohnnyJohnny Grunge||4||369|
|Rock, RoccoRocco Rock||4||369|
|5||Candido, ChrisChris Candido||3||291|
|Buh Buh Ray Dudley||8||291|
|Stahl, DougDoug Stahl||2||283|
|10||Storm, LanceLance Storm||3||282|
|12||Rob Van Dam||2||244|
|Scorpio, 2 Cold2 Cold Scorpio||1||62|
|Dark Patriot, TheThe Dark Patriot||1||54|
|38||Dudley, SpikeSpike Dudley||2||38|
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