NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship

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NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship
Details
Promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1
Date established June 14, 2001
Current champion(s) Hideki Suzuki and Kohei Sato
Date won September 14, 2017

The NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship[1] is a professional wrestling tag team title in Japanese promotion Pro Wrestling Zero1, typically reserved for (but not exclusive to) heavyweight (>100 kg (220 lb)) wrestlers. It was created on June 14, 2001, three months after then Pro Wrestling Zero-One's creation, when Samoa Joe & Keiji Sakoda (though Zero1 has since ceased to recognize both their reign as well as the following reign by Steve Corino and Mike Rapada)[2][3][4] defeated Yuuki Ishikawa & Katsumi Usuda.[5] This was during a time when Zero-One was a member of the National Wrestling Alliance; since the two organizations' parting in late 2004, the NWA does not recognize or sanction it, though it retains the NWA initials. It is one of two tag team titles currently active in Zero1, along with the NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Championship, contested exclusively among junior heavyweights. There have been a total of 42 recognized individual champions and 34 recognized teams, who have had a combined 38 official reigns.

Title history[edit]

# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title was won
Successful defenses The number of successful defenses the champion had during his reign
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
N/A The information is not available or is unknown
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
# Wrestlers Reign Date Days held Location Event Successful defenses Notes Ref(s).
1 Samoa Joe and Keiji Sakoda 1 June 14, 2001 25 Osaka, Japan Shingeki 0 Defeated Yuuki Ishikawa and Katsumi Usuda.
2 Steve Corino and Mike Rapada 1 July 9, 2001 3 0 Awarded the title by NWA president Howard Brody.
3 Shinjiro Otani and Yuuki Ishikawa 1 July 12, 2001 [Note 1] Tokyo, Japan True Century Battle Tour 0
Vacated October 2001 Vacated due to Ishikawa leaving ZERO-ONE.
4 Shinjiro Otani (2) and Masato Tanaka 1 January 6, 2002 287 Tokyo, Japan Vast Energy 5 Defeated Samoa Joe and Tom Howard.
5 Nathan Jones and Jon Heidenreich 1 October 20, 2002 6 Tokyo, Japan Improvement II Tour 1
6 Shinya Hashimoto and Naoya Ogawa 1 October 26, 2002 50 Osaka, Japan Improvement II Tour 1
7 Matt Ghaffari and Tom Howard 1 December 15, 2002 135 Tokyo, Japan Truth Creation 2
8 Shinya Hashimoto and Naoya Ogawa 2 April 29, 2003 3 Nagoya, Japan 01 Division Tour 0
Vacated May 3, 2003 Stripped by NWA Chairman Richard Arpin due to Ogawa throwing Ghaffari over the top rope in winning the title.
9 Steve Corino (2) and C.W. Anderson 1 May 3, 2003 120 Tokyo, Japan 01WORLD 3 Defeated Kohei Sato and Hirotaka Yokoi.
10 Shinjiro Otani (3) and Masato Tanaka 2 August 31, 2003 172 Gifu, Japan 01 Summer Gift 2
11 Takao Omori and Shiro Koshinaka 1 February 19, 2004 119 Tokyo, Japan Embers Tour 5
12 Shinya Hashimoto (3) and Yoshiaki Fujiwara 1 June 17, 2004 75 Sendai, Japan Ambitious 2
13 Shinjiro Otani (4) and Takao Omori (2) 1 August 31, 2004 33 Morioka, Japan Determination II 1
14 Masato Tanaka (3) and Wataru Sakata 1 October 3, 2004 28 Tokyo, Japan New Whirlpool-1 Truth II Tour 0
Vacated October 31, 2004 Vacated due to ZERO-ONE leaving the NWA.
15 Kohei Sato and Ryoji Sai 1 April 14, 2005 179 Tokyo, Japan Outburst Revolution Tour 3 Defeated Shinjiro Otani and Masato Tanaka.
16 Ikuto Hidaka and Minoru Fujita 1 October 10, 2005 138 Tokyo, Japan Interception Tour 1
17 Steve Corino (3) and Y2P-160kg 1 February 25, 2006 115 Osaka, Japan Happening Tour 1
18 Kohei Sato and Ryoji Sai 2 June 20, 2006 4 Odawara, Japan Rights Tour 0
19 Manabu Nakanishi and Takao Omori (3) 1 June 24, 2006 257 Tokyo, Japan Rights Tour 2
20 Yoshihiro Takayama and Kohei Sato (3) 1 March 8, 2007 232 Tokyo, Japan Max Satisfaction Tour 2
21 Minoru Fujita (2) and Takuya Sugawara 1 October 26, 2007 399 Tokyo, Japan Innovation Tour 4
22 Mr. Wrestling 3 (4) and Charles Evans 1 November 28, 2008 94 Tokyo, Japan Zero1 Beat Tour 0
Vacated March 2, 2009 Vacated due to Charles Evans' rebellious actions against World Premier Federation.
23 Ryoji Sai (3) and Osamu Namiguchi 1 March 15, 2009 123 Tokyo, Japan Wrestler's 1 1 Defeated Steve Corino and Mr. Wrestling 3.
24 Kohei Sato (4) and Kamikaze 1 July 16, 2009 100 Utsunomiya, Japan Wrestler's 2
25 Ikuto Hidaka (2) and Munenori Sawa 1 October 24, 2009 95 Tokyo, Japan Wrestler's 6 ~ Never Gonna Stop! 0
26 Shinjiro Otani (5) and Akebono 1 January 27, 2010 315 Tokyo, Japan Wrestler's 9 4
Vacated December 8, 2010 Vacated so that the title could be decided in the Furinkazan tournament.
27 Kohei Sato (5) and Kamikaze 2 December 21, 2010 267 Nagoya, Japan Furinkazan 3 Defeated Masato Tanaka and Daisuke Sekimoto in the final of the Furinkazan tournament.
28 Masato Tanaka (4) and Zeus 1 September 14, 2011 419 Tokyo, Japan Tenkaichi Jr. 4
29 Shito Ueda and Yusaku Obata 1 November 6, 2012 73 Tokyo, Japan Universe 0
Vacated January 18, 2013 Vacated due to Obata being sidelined with an injury.
30 Akebono (2) and Daisuke Sekimoto 1 February 3, 2013 330 Tokyo, Japan Change the World 1 Defeated Kohei Sato and Zeus.
Vacated December 30, 2013 Vacated due to Sekimoto being sidelined with an injury.
31 Shinjiro Otani (6) and Kamikaze (3) 1 January 1, 2014 125 Tokyo, Japan 1 Defeated Masato Tanaka and Yusaku Obata.
32 Masato Tanaka (5) and Takashi Sugiura 1 May 6, 2014 397 Tokyo, Japan Destiny 6
33 Kohei Sato (6) and Daisuke Sekimoto (2) 1 June 7, 2015 334 Tokyo, Japan Long, Long Way 4
34 Masato Tanaka (6) and James Raideen 1 May 6, 2016 253 Tokyo, Japan Children's Day Special 2
35 Hartley Jackson and Taru 1 January 14, 2017 20 Tokyo, Japan New Year Dream Series 0
36 Akebono (3) and Shogun Okamoto 1 February 3, 2017 75 Tokyo, Japan New Year Dream Series 1
Vacated April 19, 2017 Vacated due to Akebono being sidelined with health issues.
37 Kai and Yusaku Obata (2) 1 May 21, 2017 101 Tokyo, Japan Shinsei Zero1 Dream Series ~ Growth 0 Defeated Kohei Sato and Hideki Suzuki.
Vacated August 30, 2017 Vacated due to Kai and Obata being unable to defend the title because of scheduling conflicts.
38 Hideki Suzuki and Kohei Sato (7) 1 September 14, 2017 67+ Tokyo, Japan Zero1 Dream Series 0 Defeated Shogun Okamoto and Yutaka Yoshie.

List of reigns by length[edit]

Rank Wrestler # of reigns Combined days
1. Masato Tanaka 6 1556
2. Kohei Sato 7 1183+
3 Shinjiro Otani 6 1026
4. Daisuke Sekimoto 2 665
5. Akebono 3 734
6. Minoru Fujita 2 537
7. Kamikaze 3 492
8. Zeus 1 419
9. Takao Omori 3 409
10. Takuya Suguwara 1 399
11. Takashi Sugiura 1 397
12. Steve Corino 4 334
13. Ryouji Sai 3 306
14. Manabu Nakanishi 1 257
15. James Raideen 1 253
16. Ikuto Hidaka 2 233
17. Yoshihiro Takayama 1 232
18. Yusaku Obata 2 174
19. Matt Ghafari 1 135
29. Tom Howard 1 135
21. Shinya Hashimoto 3 128
22. Osamu Namiguchi 1 123
23. C.W Anderson 1 121
24. Shiro Koshinaka 1 119
25. Y2P-160 kg 1 115
26. Kai 1 101
27. Charles Evans 1 95
27. Munenori Sawa 1 95
29. Yuuki Ishikawa 1 81
30. Shogun Okamoto 1 75
30. Yoshiaki Fujiwara 1 75
32. Shito Ueda 1 73
33. Naoya Ogawa 2 53
34. Wataru Sakata 1 28
34. Samoa Joe 1 28
36. Hideki Suzuki 1 67+
37. Keiji Sakata 1 25
38. Hartley Jackson 1 20
38. Taru 1 20
40. John Heidenreich 1 6
40. Nathan Jones 1 6
42. Mike Rapada 1 3

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The exact date on which Otani & Ishikawa were stripped of the championship is not known, which means that their reign lasted between 81 and 111 days.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pro Wrestling ZERO1 official results archives" (in Japanese). ZERO-ONE-MAX.com. Retrieved 2007-07-10. 
  2. ^ "Pro Wrestling ZERO-ONE results, 2001". Strong Style Spirit. Archived from the original on 2007-06-20. Retrieved 2007-07-11. 
  3. ^ "NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship title history". TitleHistories.com. Retrieved 2007-07-11. 
  4. ^ "NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship title history". Wrestling-Titles.com. Retrieved 2007-07-11. 
  5. ^ "NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship official title history". ZEROONEUSA.com. Retrieved 2007-07-11. 

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