NXT Tag Team Championship

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NXT Tag Team Championship
NXT Tag Team Championship.jpg
One of the NXT Tag Team Championship belts. The other belt features the same design but with reverse coloring of black and gold.
Details
Promotion WWE
Brand NXT
Date established January 23, 2013
Current champion(s) #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa)
Date won November 19, 2016

The NXT Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team championship created and promoted by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE on their developmental brand, NXT. The championship is generally contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants execute worked finishes. Introduced on January 23, 2013, the inaugural champions were the British Ambition (Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey). The current champions are #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa), who are in their first reign.

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]

On the January 31, 2013, the British Ambition (Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey) defeated The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) to become the inaugural champions.[2] However, in the first defense of the title, Neville and Bo Dallas defended the NXT Tag Team title against the Wyatt Family due Grey being injured, where they lost. Dallas is not recognized as champion.[3][4] On June 20, Neville and Corey Graves defeated The Wyatt Family for the titles, making Neville the first person to hold the title on more than one occasion.[5] On June 8, 2016, The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder) became the first team to hold the championship on more than one occasion when they defeated American Alpha (Chad Gable and Jason Jordan) at NXT TakeOver: The End.

Inaugural tournament[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                 
The Wyatt Family
(Luke Harper and Erick Rowan)
Pin[6]
Percy Watson and Yoshi Tatsu
The Wyatt Family
(Luke Harper and Erick Rowan)
Pin[6]
Bo Dallas and Michael McGillicutty
Bo Dallas and Michael McGillicutty Pin[6]
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[6]
3MB
(Drew McIntyre and Heath Slater)
British Ambition
(Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey)
Pin[6]
Kassius Ohno and Leo Kruger
Kassius Ohno and Leo Kruger Sub[6]
Alex Riley and Derrick Bateman

Reigns[edit]

As of December 4, 2016, there have been nine different championship teams, and 17 individual champions with the team of The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder) holding the most reigns at 2. Individually, Adrian Neville holds the most reigns, also at 2.[5] The inaugural champions were the British Ambition (Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey). The team with the longest reign is The Ascension (Conor O'Brian/Konnor and Rick Victor/Viktor) at 364 days,[7][8] while the shortest reign is The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) at 49 days.[5] Oliver Grey holds the record as the youngest champion at 25, while the oldest is Luke Harper at 33.

The current champions are #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa), who are in their first reign both as a team and individually. They defeated The Revival at NXT TakeOver: Toronto in Toronto, ON in a two-out-of-three falls match.

No. Team 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. [9]
2 The Wyatt Family
(Erick Rowan and Luke Harper)
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. [10]
3 Adrian Neville (2) and Corey Graves 1 June 20, 2013 84 Winter Park, FL NXT Aired on tape delay on July 17, 2013. [11]
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. During their reign, their ring names were shortened to Konnor and Viktor, respectively.[12][13] [14]
5 The Lucha Dragons
(Kalisto and Sin Cara)
1 September 11, 2014 126 Winter Park, FL NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way [15]
6 Blake and Murphy
(Buddy Murphy/Murphy and Wesley Blake/Blake)
1 January 15, 2015 219 Winter Park, FL NXT Aired on tape delay on January 28, 2015. During their reign, their ring names were shortened to Blake and Murphy, respectively. [16]
7 The Vaudevillains
(Aiden English and Simon Gotch)
1 August 22, 2015 61 Brooklyn, NY NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn [17]
8 The Revival
(Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson)
1 October 22, 2015 162 Winter Park, FL NXT Aired on tape delay on November 11, 2015. During their reign, Dash and Dawson were renamed to The Revival. [18]
9 American Alpha
(Chad Gable and Jason Jordan)
1 April 1, 2016 68 Dallas, TX NXT TakeOver: Dallas [19]
10 The Revival
(Dash Wilder (2) and Scott Dawson (2))
2 June 8, 2016 164 Winter Park, FL NXT TakeOver: The End [20]
11 #DIY
(Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa)
1 November 19, 2016 15+ Toronto, ON, Canada NXT TakeOver: Toronto This was a two-out-of-three falls match. [21]

Combined reigns[edit]

The longest reigning NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension: Konnor (left) and Viktor (right)

As of December 4, 2016.

Indicates the current champion

By team[edit]

Rank Team No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 The Ascension
(Conor O'Brian/Konnor and Rick Victor/Viktor)
1 364
2 The Revival
(Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson)
2 326
3 Blake and Murphy
(Buddy Murphy/Murphy and Wesley Blake/Blake)
1 219
4 The Lucha Dragons
(Kalisto and Sin Cara)
1 126
5 British Ambition
(Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey)
1 91
6 Adrian Neville and Corey Graves 1 84
7 American Alpha
(Chad Gable and Jason Jordan)
1 68
8 The Vaudevillains
(Aiden English and Simon Gotch)
1 61
9 The Wyatt Family
(Erick Rowan and Luke Harper)
1 49
10 #DIY
(Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa)
1 15+

By wrestler[edit]

Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Conor O'Brian/Konnor 1 364
Rick Victor/Viktor 1 364
3 Dash Wilder 2 326
Scott Dawson 2 326
5 Buddy Murphy/Murphy 1 219
Wesley Blake/Blake 1 219
7 Neville, AdrianAdrian Neville 2 175
8 Kalisto 1 126
Sin Cara 1 126
10 Grey, OliverOliver Grey 1 91
11 Graves, CoreyCorey Graves 1 84
12 Gable, ChadChad Gable 1 68
Jordan, JasonJason Jordan 1 68
14 English, AidenAiden English 1 61
Gotch, SimonSimon Gotch 1 61
16 Rowan, ErickErick Rowan 1 49
Harper, LukeLuke Harper 1 49
18 Gargano, JohnnyJohnny Gargano 1 15+
Ciampa, TommasoTommaso Ciampa 1 15+

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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