WPW Tag Team Championship
|WPW Tag Team Championship|
Hayden Thiele was formerly one half of the NZWPW Tag Team Champions
|Promotion||New Zealand Wide Pro Wrestling|
|Date established||14 April 2007|
|Current champion(s)||Ben Mana and Jade Priest|
|Date won||4 June 2016|
WPW Tag Team Championship is the top professional wrestling tag team championship title in the New Zealand promotion New Zealand Wide Pro Wrestling. The title was first won by The Superlatives (Jean Miracle and Nick Silver), who won a tournament final at Power Play IV in Lower Hutt, New Zealand to win the titles on 14 April 2007. It was the first title of its kind to be established by a major promotion since the NWA Australasian Tag Team Championship during the early 1980s and remains the oldest currently active tag team championship in New Zealand.
|#||Order in reign history|
|Reign||The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed|
|Event||The event in which the title was won|
|—||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|
(Jean Miracle and Nick Silver)
|1||14 April 2007||14||Lower Hutt, New Zealand||Power Play IV (2004)||Defeated CD and Dream Catcher in a tournament final.|||
(Dan Stirling & Rehua)
|1||28 April 2007||301||Horowhenua, New Zealand||Kukubash (2007)|||
|3||The Infinite Avalanche
(Adam Avalanche and Infinity)
|1||23 February 2008||98||Lynfield, New Zealand||Pro Wrestling Summit (2008)||This was an interpromotional show co-hosted by the Australasian Wrestling Federation.|||
(Dan Stirling & Rehua)
|2||31 May 2008||77||Lower Hutt, New Zealand||Power Play V (2008)|||
|5||The Infinite Avalanche
(Adam Avalanche and Infinity)
|2||16 August 2008||181||Wainui, New Zealand||Invasion Tour (2008)||Rehua walked out on his tag team partner during the match allowing Dan Stirling to be pinned by Adam Avalanche.|||
|—||Vacated||—||13 February 2009||—||Petone, New Zealand||Bringing Down The House (2009)||The championship is vacated when three of the participants, with the exception of Adam Avalanche, failed to appear. Avalanche attempted to defend the title in a singles match against Axl, however, he was attacked mid-match by Circus of Tragedy who then stole the belts. After previously missing a scheduled title defence at Te Ra O Te Raukura, the NZWPW’s Chief Wrestling Officer (CWO) said he would strip the champions and retire the titles if they did not appear at Bringing Down The House.|||
|6||The Circus of Tragedy
(Dreamcatcher and O’Siris)
|1||25 February 2009||9||N/A||Live event||One week before Heretaunga Hellfire, "Dreamcatcher" Phil Woodgate announces The Circus of Tragedy have claimed the titles and begin defending them at NZWPW events.|||
|7||Dan Stirling and CD||1||6 March 2009||0||Upper Hutt, New Zealand||Heretaunga Hellfire (2009)||The team is immediately stripped of the titles due to NZWPW rules prohibiting relatives of promoter Martin Stirling from holding the championship, and the belts are returned to The Circus of Tragedy. Stirling is then attacked by his tag team partner, CD, who is upset at losing the titles.|||
|8||The Circus of Tragedy
(Dreamcatcher and O’Siris)
|2||6 March 2009||48||Upper Hutt, New Zealand||Heretaunga Hellfire (2009)||The titles are returned to The Circus of Tragedy after Dan Stirling and CD are stripped of the championship. They are officially recognized as the tag team champions when the CWO reinstates the titles at Te Araroa on 9 April.|||
|9||Tykade and Ben Mana||1||23 April 2009||92||Taita, New Zealand||Power Play VI (2009)|||
|10||Adam Avalanche(3) and Ben Mana(2)||1||24 July 2009||98||Petone, New Zealand||Bringing Down the House (2009)||Won titles when Avalanche revealed his mystery tag team partner was one-half of the tag team champions Ben Mana. After attacking Tykade, Avalanche and Mana walked off with the belts.|||
|11||The Five Star Revolution
(Travis Banks and JC Star)
|1||30 October 2009||577||Titahi Bay, New Zealand||The Bay Bash (2009)||Adam Avalanche was forced to retire as a result of this match. They had defeated Corey Dallas and Rufguts in a tournament final earlier that night to receive a title shot.|||
("Rufguts" Roddy Gunn and Johnny Idol)
|1||12 August 2011||288||Levin, New Zealand||Live Pro Wrestling||A four corners elimination match crowned new champions.|||
|13||The Lost Boys
(Mikey Rave & Taylor Adams)
|1||26 May 2012||139||Newtown, New Zealand||Newtown Knockout||Tornado Tag|||
|14||The Circus of Tragedy
(Axl and Osiris with "Dream Catcher" Phil Woodgate)
|3||12 October 2012||302||Petone, New Zealand||Live Pro Wrestling||Axl and Osiris, claiming to be the unofficial NZWPW Tag Team Champions after swiping the belts from the Lost Boys.|||
|15||The 20/20 Experience
(Paul Sayers and Chad Howard)
|1||10 August 2013||287||Levin, New Zealand||Road to PowerPlay X||In an impromptu title bout made by CWO Rehua, Chad Howard took Scravenge down with a northern lights suplex to claim the NZWPW Tag Team Championships.|||
|16||The Wainui Express
(Hayden Thiele and Jade Priest)
|1||24 May 2014||455||Naenae, New Zealand||Live Pro Wrestling|||
(Charlie Roberts, Chad Howard and Bryant)
|1||22 August 2015||287||Belmont, New Zealand||Live Professional Wrestling||This match was contested as a 6-man tag match, with James Shaw joining The Wainui Express. Hayden Thiele was injured early, and left Shaw and Priest to defend the titles. Thiele would eventually submit to Chad Howard. Rodeo Drive currently hold the KPW and NZWPW Tag Team titles, defending them via the Freebird Rule.|||
|18||Ben Mana and Jade Priest||1||4 June 2016||315+||Belmont, New Zealand||Over The Top 2016|
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