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International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
Details
Current Champion(s) Gamelas and Kuuga
Date Won October 7, 2014
Promotion(s) Wrestle Association-R
Dragon Gate
Tenryu Project
Date Established February 23, 1996


The International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship is a championship formerly contested for in the WAR, and later Dragon Gate and later Tenryu Project. This title was the first tag team championship in Japan dedicated to junior heavyweight wrestlers.

OverviewEdit

It was created in WAR on February 23, 1996 when Gedo and Lionheart defeated Lance Storm and Yuji Yasuraoka in a tournament final. It was deemed inactive in 2000 when WAR folded, and was later revived by Dragon Gate on August 8, 2006. The I-J belts would be unified with the new Open The Twin Gate Championship, a tag title made specifically for Dragon Gate, on October 12, 2007. In September 2010, the championship was reactivated by Tenryu Project.

Title historyEdit

# Team Reigns Date Days held Location Event Notes
1 Gedo and Lionheart 1 February 23, 1996 33 Days Tokyo WAR Defeated Lance Storm and Yuji Yasuraoka in a tournament final.
2 Lance Storm and Yuji Yasuraoka 1 March 27, 1996 115 Days Nagoya WAR
3 Jushin Thunder Liger and El Samurai 1 July 20, 1996 112 Days Tokyo 4th Anniversary Show
4 Lance Storm and Yuji Yasuraoka 2 November 9, 1996 95 Days Tokyo WAR
5 Battle Ranger and Masaaki Mochizuki 1 February 12, 1997 108 Days Toyohashi WAR
6 Masashi Aoyagi and Gokuaku Umibouzu 1 May 13, 1997 134 Days Tsu WAR
7 Tomohiro Ishii and Yuji Yasuraoka (3) 1 October 12, 1997 6 Days Hachioji WAR
- Vacated - October 18, 1997 - - - Title vacated.
8 Masakazu Fukuda and Hiroyoshi Kotsubo 1 November 24, 1997 253 Days Yokohama WAR Defeated Tomohiro Ishii and Yuji Yasuraoka in a tournament final.
- Vacated - August 4, 1998 - - - Vacated due to Fukuda graduating to the heavyweight division.
9 Shinjiro Otani and Tatsuhito Takaiwa 1 December 11, 1998 80 Days Tokyo WAR Defeated Masaaki Mochizuki and Masao Orihara.
10 Tomohiro Ishii (2) and Yuji Yasuraoka (4) 2 March 1, 1999 111 Days Tokyo WAR
- Vacated - June 20, 1999 - - - Title becomes vacated when Yasuraoka retires. The title is later retired when WAR closes in 2000
11 Don Fujii and Masaaki Mochizuki (2) 1 August 6, 2006 154 Days Nagoya The Gate Of Adventure Tour Defeated Gamma and Dr. Muscle in a tournament final to revive the title in Dragon Gate.
12 Gedo (2) and Jado 1 January 7, 2007 175 Days Tokyo NJPW Battle Hall Live Vol. 1 This match was also for Gedo and Jado's IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship.
13 Typhoon
(Ryo Saito and Susumu Yokosuka)
1 July 1, 2007 83 Days Kobe Dragon Gate Pro-Wrestling Festival in Kobe 2007
14 Tozawa-juku
(Kenichiro Arai and Taku Iwasa)
1 September 22, 2007 20 Days Tokyo Storm Gate 2007 - Tag 7
15 Muscle Outlaw'z
(Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino)
1 October 12, 2007 0 Tokyo The Gate Of Victory 2007 - Tag 4 This match was to unify the I-J title into the new Open The Twin Gate Championship title.
- Unified - October 12, 2007 - - - Unified with the Open the Twin Gate title.
16 Black Tiger V (2) and Masao Orihara 1 September 29, 2010 667 Days Tokyo Tenryu Project Never So Defeated Madoka and Shinobu when the title is reinstated by Tenryu Project.
17 Diamond Ring
(Katsuhiko Nakajima and Satoshi Kajiwara)
1 July 27, 2012 266 Days Tokyo R-2 Request Tenryu Project 8
18 Hiroki and Masao Orihara (2) 1 April 19, 2013 165 Days Toyama Diamond Ring
- Vacated - October 1, 2013 - - -
19 Gamelas and Kuuga 1 October 7, 2014 1141+ Tokyo Tenryu Project Mizuchi-R Defeated The Kubota Brothers (Hide Kubota and Yasu Kubota) to win the vacant title.
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Dragon Gate
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Wrestlers
Verserlogo17 "brother" YASSHIEl LindamanPunch TominagaShingo TakagiT-HawkTakashi YoshidaYasushi KandaEita
Over Generation CIMADragon KidGammaKaito IshidaTakehiro YamamuraMondai Ryu
Tribe Vanguard BxB HulkFlamitaKzyYAMATOYosuke♥Santa Maria
MaxiMuM Ben-KBig R ShimizuKotokaJason LeeMasato YoshinoNaruki Doi
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Independent
Don Fujii"Hollywood" Stalker IchikawaHyou WatanabeTakao TakashimaKeni'chiro Arai · Masaaki MochizukiShachihoko BOYShun SkywalkerSuper ShisaU-TYukio YoshiokaGenki HoriguchiKagetoraK-ness.Susumu YokosukaRyo Saito
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Championships
Active Open the Dream GateOpen the Brave GateOpen the Twin GateOpen the Triangle GateOpen the Owarai Gate
Inactive Open the Freedom GateOpen the United GateOpen the Owarai Twin GateI-J Heavyweight Tag Team ChampionshipInternational Junior Heavyweight Championship
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Tournaments
Current King of GateSummer Adventure Tag League5 Units Survival Race
Defuncted El Numero UnoKing of ChopRey De Parejas
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Events
Champion GateMemorial Gate in WakayamaDead or AliveKobe World Pro Wrestling FestivalScandal GateDangerous GateGate of DestinyMemorial Gate in SendaiFinal Gate

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