UWA World Tag Team Championship

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UWA World Tag Team Championship
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Nosawa, claimed to have won the championship in Mexico with Mazada
Details
Promotion El Dorado Wrestling
Kohaku Wrestling Wars
Michinoku Pro Wrestling
Union Pro Wrestling
Universal Wrestling Association
Date established 1982
Current champion(s) Ikuto Hidaka and Minoru Fujita
Date won June 10, 2016

The UWA World Tag Team Championship is a tag team professional wrestling championship created by the Mexican Universal Wrestling Association (UWA) and defended there until the UWA closed in 1995.[1] After the UWA's closing, the title was inactive until 2008, when El Dorado Wrestling revived the title. On March 26, 2008, Kagetora and Kota Ibushi won the title in Tokyo, Japan at El Dorado's Eye of the Treasure event, defeating Mazada and Nosawa.[2] It has since been defended in several promotions, including Kohaku Wrestling Wars, Michinoku Pro Wrestling and Union Pro Wrestling. The current champions are Ikuto Hidaka and Minoru Fujita. 19 different teams have held the championship, combining for 26 total reigns. Being a professional wrestling championship it is not won legitimately; it is instead won via a scripted ending to a match or awarded to a team because of a storyline.

Title history[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed.
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title changed hands
N/A The specific information is not known
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
[Note] Indicates that the exact length of the title reign is unknown, with a note providing more details.
Indicates championship defended in Mexico after the UWA closed
¤ Indicates championship defended in Japan after the UWA closed
No. Champions Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Riki Choshu and Gran Hamada 1 August 1, 1982 [Note 1] Naucalpan, México, Mexico UWA Live Event Defeated Baby Face and El Canek to become the first champions. [3]
Vacated 1985 N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons, abandoned by the UWA at this time  
2 Los Brazos
(Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Plata)
1 March 10, 1991 75 Tokyo, Japan UWA Live Event Defeated Perro Aguayo and Gran Hamada to win the vacant championship [3]
3 Perro Aguayo and Gran Hamada (2) 1 June 13, 1991 220 Tokyo, Japan UWA Live Event   [3]
Vacated January 19, 1992 N/A N/A The title was vacated on January 19, 1992, after Perro Aguayo began working for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) on a regular basis [3]
4 Gran Hamada (3) and Kendo 1 January 19, 1992 0 Tokyo, Japan UWA Live Event Defeated Los Brazos (Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Plata) to win the vacant championship. [3]
5 Los Cowboys / Los Effectivos
(Silver King and El Texano)
1 January 19, 1992 161 Tokyo, Japan UWA Live Event   [3]
6 The Can-Am Connection
(Doug Furnas and Dan Kroffat)
1 June 28, 1992 133 Naucalpan, México, Mexico UWA Live Event   [3]
7 Los Villanos
(Villano IV and Villano V)
1 November 8, 1992 119 Naucalpan, México, Mexico UWA Live Event   [3]
8 The Can-Am Connection
(Doug Furnas and Dan Kroffat)
2 March 7, 1993 [Note 2] Naucalpan, México, Mexico UWA Live Event   [3]
9 Los Villanos
(Villano IV and Villano V)
2 April 1993 [Note 3] Mexico UWA Live Event   [3]
Abandoned 1995 N/A N/A The UWA Closed and the titles were abandoned. [3]
# Los Rayos Tapatío
(Rayo Tapatio I and Rayo Tapatio II)
# # # # # Los Rayos Tapatío began defending a title they claimed was the UWA World Tag Team Championship around 2000. They held the Distrito Federal Tag Team Championship and could possibly have made this claim to allow them to defend a championship outside of the Distrito Federal. It was never confirmed that they had physical possession of the original UWA title belts. [4]
9 † Los Villanos
(Villano IV and Villano V)
2 2004 (NLT) [Note 4] N/A N/A Los Villanos began defending the UWA title again no later than 2004, at this point it was not sanctioned by a promotion but Los Villanos personal championship [5]
10 † Emilio Charles Jr. and Scorpio Jr. 1 April 7, 2004 7 Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico Live event   [5]
11 † Los Villanos
(Villano IV and Villano V)
3 April 14, 2004 [Note 5] Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico Live event   [5]
Abandoned October 26, 2006 Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico N/A Last known title defense for Los Villanos. After this the UWA title belts were not seen in Mexico again [6]
12 Mazada and Nosawa 1 2008 [Note 6] [Note 7] Live event Nosawa and Mazada proclaimed themselves as UWA World Tag Team Champions, claiming they had defeated Los Rayos Tapatío in July 2000 to win the championship. At this point the championship became the tag title for El Dorado Wrestling.  
13 Kagetora and Kota Ibushi 1 March 26, 2008 [Note 8] Tokyo, Japan Live event   [2]
Vacated 2008 N/A N/A Championship vacated due to inactivity.  
14 ¤ Speed of Sounds
(Tsutomu Oosugi and Hercules Oosenga)
1 November 25, 2008 8 Tokyo, Japan Face Busta Vol. 12 Defeated Jumping Kid Okimoto and Kagetora at Face Busta Vol. 12 in a decision match.  
15 ¤ The Brahman Brothers
(Brahman Kei and Brahman Shu)
1 December 3, 2008 497 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
16 ¤ Speed of Sounds
(Tsutomu Oosugi and Hercules Oosenga)
2 April 14, 2010 252 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
17 ¤ Masamune and Minoru Fujita 1 December 22, 2010 344 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
18 ¤ Speed of Sounds
(Tsutomu Oosugi and Hercules Oosenga)
3 December 1, 2011 667 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
19 ¤ Ikuto Hidaka and Menso-re Oyaji 1 November 29, 2012 228 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
20 ¤ Speed of Sounds
(Tsutomu Oosugi and Hercules Oosenga)
4 July 15, 2013 205 Osaka, Japan Live event    
21 ¤ Hiroki and Yasu Urano 1 February 5, 2014 81 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
22 ¤ Hiroshi Fukuda and Men's Teioh 1 April 27, 2014 126 Yokohama, Japan Live event    
23 ¤ Fuma and Isami Kodaka 1 August 31, 2014 146 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
24 ¤ Masato Shibata and Shuji Ishikawa 1 January 24, 2015 144 Yokohama, Japan Live event    
25 ¤ The Brahman Brothers
(Brahman Kei and Brahman Shu)
2 June 17, 2015 359 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
26 ¤ Ikuto Hidaka (2) and Minoru Fujita (2) 1 June 10, 2016 321+ Tokyo, Japan Live event This match was also contested for the Tohoku Tag Team Championship.  

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The exact date on which the championship was abandoned is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 884 and 1,248 days.
  2. ^ The exact date on which The Can-Am Connection lost the championship is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 25 and 54 days.
  3. ^ The exact date on which Los Villanos won the championship is unknown and the exact date the UWA Closed is uncertain, which means the title reign lasted between 611 and 1,004 days.
  4. ^ The exact date on which Los Villanos started defending the championship again is unknown, which means the continued title reign lasted between 1 and 3,659 days.
  5. ^ The exact date on which Los Villanos stopped promoting the vacated the championship is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 925 and 1,441 days.
  6. ^ It is most likely that Mazada and Nosawa made up the story of winning the championship to legitimize their claim.
  7. ^ The title match is possibly fictitious, no location has ever been mentioned.
  8. ^ The exact date on which the championship was vacated is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 1 and 243 days.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.W.A. World Tag Team Title". Puroresu Dojo. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 
  2. ^ a b "El Dorado Eye of the Treasure results" (in German). Cagematch.de. Retrieved 2008-03-27. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Mexico: UWA World Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 396. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  4. ^ "2000 Especial!". Box y Lucha Magazine (in Spanish). January 9, 2001. pp. 2–28. issue 2488. 
  5. ^ a b c "Número Especial - Lo mejr de la lucha ilbre mexicana durante el 2004". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 24, 2005. Issue 91. 
  6. ^ "Lo Mejor de la Lucha Libre Mexicana duranted el 2006". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). December 23, 2006. Issue 192. Retrieved July 11, 2009.