NXT Tag Team Championship

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NXT Tag Team Championship
NXT Tag Team Championship.jpg
The current NXT Tag Team Championship belt
Details
Current champion(s) The Vaudevillains
Date won August 22, 2015
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 August 30, 2015.

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
(Conor O'Brian/Konnor and Rick Victor/Viktor)
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][7] [8]
5 The Lucha Dragons
(Kalisto and Sin Cara)
1 September 11, 2014 126 Winter Park, FL NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way [9]
6 Wesley Blake/Blake and Buddy Murphy/Murphy 1 January 15, 2015 219 Winter Park, FL NXT Aired on tape delay on January 28, 2015. On February 13, 2015, their ring names were shortened to Blake and Murphy. [10]
7 The Vaudevillains
(Aiden English and Simon Gotch)
1 August 22, 2015 8+ Brooklyn, NY NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn [11]

Combined reigns[edit]

As of August 30, 2015.

+ Indicates the current champion

By team[edit]

Rank Champion No. of reigns Combined days
1 The Ascension
(Conor O'Brian/Konnor and Rick Victor/Viktor)
1 364
2 Blake and Murphy
(Wesley Blake/Blake and Buddy Murphy/Murphy)
1 219
3 The Lucha Dragons
(Kalisto and Sin Cara)
1 126
4 British Ambition
(Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey)
1 91
5 Adrian Neville and Corey Graves 1 84
6 The Wyatt Family
(Luke Harper and Erick Rowan)
1 49
7 The Vaudevillians
(Aiden English and Simon Gotch)
1 8+

By wrestler[edit]

Rank Champion No. of reigns Combined days
1 Conor O'Brian/Konnor 1 364
Rick Victor/Viktor 1 364
3 Wesley Blake/Blake 1 219
Buddy Murphy/Murphy 1 219
5 Adrian Neville 2 175
6 Kalisto 1 126
Sin Cara 1 126
8 Oliver Grey 1 91
9 Corey Graves 1 84
10 Erick Rowan 1 49
Luke Harper 1 49
12 Aiden English 1 8+
Simon Gotch 1 8+

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bishop, Matt. "WWE NXT: HBK kicks off tag title tournament". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved January 25, 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://wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/2013-10-02/the-ascension-nxt-tag-team-champions-26153016
  7. ^ http://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=81485
  8. ^ Reubens, Josh (13 September 2013). "Complete WWE NXT spoilers from Full Sail University". PWInsider. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "The Lucha Dragons first reign". WWE. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  10. ^ Parry, Josh (January 15, 2015). "NXT spoilers from Full Sail University". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  11. ^ Pappola, Ryan. "The Vaudevillains (w/ Blue Pants) def. Blake and Murphy (w/Alexa Bliss) - NXT Tag Team Championship Match". WWE.com. Retrieved 23 August 2015.