WWF Women's Tag Team Championship

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WWF Women's Tag Team Championship
WWF Women's Tag belt.jpg
One of the WWF Women's Tag Team Championship belts, reading:
"NWA Worlds Lady Wrestlers Tag Team Champions"
Details
Date established May 13, 1983
Date retired February 14, 1989
Promotion World Wrestling Federation

The WWF Women's Tag Team Championship were women's professional wrestling titles in the World Wrestling Federation. The belief its holders are considered world champions was expressed by Jesse Ventura, an announcer for some of its defenses.[1]

Title history[edit]

When Velvet McIntyre and Princess Victoria joined the WWF in 1983, they were already the reigning NWA Women's World Tag Team Champions. The WWF, however, had since withdrawn from the National Wrestling Alliance, which owned the championship, and McIntyre and Victoria were instead recognized as the first WWF Women's Tag Team Champions.[2] In 2012, WWE.com ran an article supporting bringing back the Women's Tag Team Championship,[3] and in 2014 the Bella Twins discussed a desire to establish a Divas tag team championship.[4][5][6]

No. Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes
1 Velvet McIntyre and Princess Victoria 1 May 13, 1983 574 Calgary, Alberta Velvet McIntyre and Princess Victoria were the reigning NWA Women's World Tag Team Champions upon the WWF's withdrawal from the National Wrestling Alliance and were recognized as the first WWF champions. The team's first match in the WWF took place on April 4, 1984 in Rochester, New York.[2]
2 Velvet McIntyre and Desiree Petersen 1 December 7, 1984 237[7] Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania[7] Princess Victoria suffered a career-ending neck injury on September 1, 1984 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[8] Petersen took her place as McIntyre's partner.[2]
3 The Glamour Girls
(Leilani Kai and Judy Martin)
1 August 1985 906 Cairo, Egypt [2]
4 Jumping Bomb Angels
(Noriyo Tateno and Itzuki Yamazaki)
1 January 24, 1988 136 Hamilton, Ontario Royal Rumble This was a two out of three falls match.
5 The Glamour Girls
(Leilani Kai and Judy Martin)
2 June 8, 1988 251 Omiya, Japan Won the title by countout.
Vacated February 14, 1989 The title was abandoned in 1989.

List of combined reigns[edit]

By team[edit]

Rank Team No. of reigns Combined days
1 The Glamour Girls
(Leilani Kai and Judy Martin)
2 1,157
2 Velvet McIntyre and Princess Victoria 1 574
3 Velvet McIntyre and Desiree Petersen 1 237
4 Jumping Bomb Angels
(Noriyo Tateno and Itsuki Yamazaki)
1 136

By wrestler[edit]

Rank Wrestler No. of reigns Combined days
1 Leilani Kai 2 1,157
Judy Martin 2 1,157
3 Velvet McIntyre 2 811
4 Princess Victoria 1 574
5 Desiree Petersen 1 237
6 Noriyo Tateno 1 136
Itsuki Yamazaki 1 136

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Jumping Bomb Angels vs. The Glamour Girls: Prime Time Wrestling, Aug. 8, 1987 Ventura: "Judy Martin continues to interrupt the 3-count, I believe the Japanese girls would've been world champions."
  2. ^ a b c d Nevada, Vance (June 30, 2005). "Results for Velvet McIntyre". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  3. ^ "Bring It Back!: Women's Tag Titles". World Wrestling Entertainment. January 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ The Bella Twins Pushing For Diva Tag Team Titles, Former WWE Star Taking Time Off For Old Injury 19 January 2014 by Marc Middleton of WrestlingInc:
    In the latest issue of WWE Magazine, The Bella Twins said they have been pushing WWE to introduce Diva tag team titles for years.
  5. ^ WWE: Why Brie and Nikki Bella's Divas tag team championship idea is a good one 19 January 2014 by Robert Harding:
    it might be worth listening to the Bella Twins' suggestion that the company add tag team championships for the Divas division. Brie and Nikki Bella mentioned the idea in an interview that will appear in the February issue of WWE Magazine.
  6. ^ The Bella Twins have been pushing WWE to bring in Divas Tag Team Titles 19 January 2014 by David Miniel:
    the Bella Twins have been pushing the company to introduce WWE Divas Tag Team Titles.
  7. ^ a b Cawthon, Graham. "1984 WWF Ring Results". The History of WWE. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  8. ^ Oliver, Greg (July 29, 2011). "Princess Victoria: A career cut short". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 

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