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KO-D Tag Team Championship
KODtag
Details
Current Champion(s) HARASHIMarufuji
(Naomichi Marufuji and HARASHIMA)
HARAfujiKO-DTag
Date Won August 20, 2017
Promotion(s) DDT Pro-Wrestling
Date Established June 2, 2001


The KO-D Tag Team Championship is the top tag team title DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDT) promotion. "KO-D" is the acronym of DDT's governing body, the King of DDT. The title was introduced on June 2, 2001, after Nosawa and Takashi Sasaki defeated Starman and Vertigo at CMLL event. Because of its origin the title is sometimes labelled as a combined certified championship between DDT and CMLL being named the CMLL Certified KO-D Tag Team Championship. However the belts have never been defended outside of DDT since its creation, being named the KO-D Tag Team Championship.

OverviewEdit

Throughout the history of the championship, the title was vacated ten times due to an inability to participate in title defenses. When a wrestler has been injured or unable to compete for other reasons, tournaments have been held to determine the new champion.

The titles when they were created were known as the CMLL Certified KO-D Tag Team Championship because of its origin the title is sometimes labelled as a combined certified championship between DDT and CMLL. However the belts have never been defended outside of DDT since its creation, being named the KO-D Tag Team Championship.

Overall, there have been 62 reigns shared among 55 teams. Title changes happen at DDT-promoted events. The inaugural champions were Nosawa and Takashi Sasaki winning the title on June 2, 2001. Francesco Togo and Mori Bernard's only reign is the longest reign in the title history with 263 days. With 11 successful defenses, Sanshiro Takagi and Munenori Sawa's only reign as champions.

Title HistoryEdit

# Wrestler Reign Date Location Length Defenses Event Notes
1 Nosawa and Takashi Sasaki 1 June 2, 2001 Mexico, City, Mexico 33 Days 1 CMLL on Televisa Defeated Starman and Vertigo in a CMLL event to become the first champions.
2 MIKAMI and Super Uchuu Power 1 July 26, 2000 Tokyo 77 Days 1 Non-Fix 5/7
Vacated August 16, 2001 N/A N/A MIKAMI and Power vacated the titles in order to enter the DDT Tag League.
3 MIKAMI and Super Uchuu Power 2 September 30, 2001 Saitama 32 Days 0 Sunday DDT Theater Defeated Sanshiro Takagi and Shouchi Ichimiya in the finals of the DDT Tag League.
Vacated November 1, 2001 N/A N/A Vacated due to MIKAMI and Power split up as a team.
4 GENTARO and YOSHIYA 1 November 1, 2001 Tokyo 41 Days 1 Non-Fix 11/1 Defeated Suicide Boyz (MIKAMI and Tanomusaku Toba) to win the vacant titles.
5 MIKAMI (3) and Takashi Sasaki (2) 1 December 12, 2001 Tokyo 155 Days 2 Never Mind (2001)
Vacated May 16, 2002 N/A N/A Vacated due to MIKAMI being sidelined with an injury.
6 Suicide Boyz
(MIKAMI (4) and Tanomusaku Toba)
1 August 25, 2002 Chiba 60 Days 2 The Ring Defeated Poison Sawada Julie and Super Uchuu Power to win the vacant titles.
7 Akarangers
(GENTARO (2) and Takashi Sasaki (3))
1 October 24, 2002 Tokyo 99

Days

0 Dead or Alive
8 Sanshiro Takagi and Tomohiko Hashimoto 1 January 31, 2003 Tokyo 97 Days 2 Sheep
Vacated May 8, 2003 N/A N/A Vacated due to Hashimoto being sidelined with an injury.
9 Seiya Morohashi and Shoichi Ichimiya 1 May 18, 2003 Tokyo 4 Days 0 Max Bump (2003) Defeated Super Uchuu Power and Takashi Sasaki in the finals of an eight-team one-night tournament.
10 Takashi Sasaki (4) and Tanomusaku Toba (2) 1 May 22, 2003 Tokyo 28 Days 2 Non-Fix 5/22
Vacated September 11, 2003 N/A N/A Vacated after losing to Super Uchuu Power and Super Uchuu Power Omega.
11 Seiya Morohashi (2) and Tomohiko Hashimoto (2) 1 September 28, 2003 Tokyo 92 Days 1 Who's Gonna Top? (2003) Defeated Takashi Sasaki and Tanomusaku Toba in the finals of the KO-D Tag League.
12 Hero! and Kudo 1 December 29, 2003 Tokyo 44 Days 0 Never Mind (2003) This was a three-way match including MIKAMI and Onryo.
13 Akarangers
(GENTARO (3) and Takashi Sasaki (5))
2 February 11, 2004 Yokohama 141 Days 3 Future Port
14 Ryuji Ito and Sanshiro Takagi (2) 1 July 1, 2004 Tokyo 30 Days 0 Audience (2003)
15 The Gay Machine Guns
(Danshoku Dino and Glenn "Q" Spectre)
1 July 31, 2004 Tokyo 41

Days

0 Boys, Be Ambitious This was a three-way match including Gentaro and Takashi Sasaki
Vacated September 10, 2004 N/A N/A Vacated the titles in order to enter the KO-D Tag League.
16 Hero! and Kudo 2 September 30, 2004 Tokyo 33 Days 0 Who's Gonna Top? (2004) Defeated Gay Machine Guns (Danshoku Dino and Glenn "Q" Spectre) in the finals of the KO-D Tag League.
17 Seiya Morohashi (3) and Tanomusaku Toba (3) 1 November 2, 2004 Tokyo 115

Days

3 Day Dream Believer (2004)
18 Nobutaka Moribe and Tomohiko Hashimoto (3) 1 February 25, 2005 Tokyo 68 Days 1 Don't Try This at Home
19 Seiya Morohashi (4) and Tanomusaku Toba (4) 2 January 30, 2005 Tokyo 95 Days 2 Into The Fight (2005) This was a three-way match including Macho Bump and Sho Kanzaki.
20 Darkside Hero! (3) and Toru Owashi 1 August 7, 2005 Nagoya 77 Days 1 Dramatic Dragons Darkside Hero! previously held title under the ring name Hero!.
21 Daichi Kakimoto and Kota Ibushi 1 October 23, 2005 Tokyo 133 Days 2 Day Dream Believer (2005)
22 The Italian Four Horseman
(Francesco Togo and Mori Bernard)
1 March 5, 2006 Tokyo 263 Days 8 9th Anniversary: Judgement 10
23 Poco Takanashi and Seiya Morohashi (5) 1 November 23, 2006 Tokyo 129 Days 2 God Bless DDT (2006)
24 Nuru Nuru Brothers
(Michael Nakazawa and Tomomitsu Matsunaga)
1 April 1, 2007 Tokyo 139 Days 6 April's Fool
25 The Italian Four Horseman
(Prince Togo and Antonio Honda)
1 August 18, 2007 Tokyo 101 Days 1 Sanshiro Festival (2007) Prince Togo previously held title under the ring name Francesco Togo.
Vacated November 27, 2007 N/A N/A Title vacated when Honda and Togo split up as a team.
26 Suicide Boyz
(MIKAMI (5) and Tanomusaku Toba (5))
1 April 11, 2008 Tokyo 180 Days 3 Hanami DDT Final Day Defeated Kudo and Yasu Urano in the finals the KO-D Tag League.
27 Disaster-Box
(HARASHIMA (4) and Toru Owashi (2))
2 October 8, 2008 Tokyo 108 Days 1 Day Dream Believer (2008) HARASHIMA previously held title under the ring names Hero! and Darkside Hero!.
28 Golden☆Lovers
(Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi (2))
1 January 24, 2009 Tokyo 106 Days 1 Dramatic 2009 Special
29 The Italian Four Horseman
(Francesco Togo and Piza Michinoku)
1 May 10, 2009 Hakata 105 Days 0 Wrestling Tonkotsu (2009)
30 Kudo (3) and Yasu Urano 1 August 23, 2009 Tokyo 172 Days 5 Ryōgoku Peter Pan (2009)
31 Munenori Sawa and Sanshiro Takagi (3) 1 February 11, 2010 Tokyo 199 Days 11 Into the Fight 2010
32 Butt Samurai
(Danshoku Dino (2) and Shiro Koshinaka)
1 August 29, 2010 Tokyo 77 Days 2 Natsuyasumi no Omoide (2010) This was a three-way match, also including MIKAMI and Tanomusaku Toba.
33 From the Northern Country
(Antonio Honda (2) and Daisuke Sasaki)
1 November 14, 2010 Osaka 98 Days 3 Osaka Bay Blues Special
34 GENTARO (4) and Yasu Urano (2) 1 February 20, 2011 Funabashi 104 Days 3 DDT Funabashi Densetsu Again (2011)
35 TKG48
(Munenori Sawa (2) and Shigehiro Irie)
1 June 4, 2011 Tokyo 15 Days 0 Non-Fix: 6.4
36 Kenny Omega (2) and Michael Nakazawa (2) 1 June 19, 2011 Tokyo 5

Days

0 What Are You Doing!? (2011)
37 HARASHIMA (5) and Hero! 1 June 24, 2011 Tokyo 30 Days 1 KO-D Tag Team Championship One Match Show
38 Daisuke Sekimoto and Masa Takanashi (2) 1 July 24, 2011 Tokyo 35 Days 0 Ryōgoku Peter Pan (2011) This was a four-way match, also involving the teams of Gentaro and Yasu Urano, and Kenny Omega and Michael Nakazawa.
39 Danshoku Dino (2) and Kota Ibushi (3) 1 August 28, 2011 Tokyo 15 Days 0 Natsuyasumi no Omoide (2011)
Vacated September 12, 2011 N/A N/A Vacated due to Ibushi dislocating his left shoulder.
40 Team Dream Futures
(Keisuke Ishii and Shigehiro Irie (2))
1 October 10, 2011 Sapporo 82 Days 3 Sapporo Puroresu Festa Defeated Danshoku Dino and Makoto Oishi to win the vacant titles.
41 Crying Wolf
(Yasu Urano (3) and Yuji Hino)
1 December 31, 2011 Tokyo 71 Days 2 Never Mind (2011)
42 New World Japan
(Sanshiro Takagi (4) and Soma Takao)
1 March 11, 2012 Tokyo 35 Days 4 Judgement (2012)
43 Crying Wolf
(Yasu Urano (4) and Yuji Hino (2))
2 April 15, 2012 Nagoya 62 Days 2 Rozanshōryūha in Nagoya (2012)
44 Homoiro Clover Z
(Kudo (4) and Makoto Oishi)
1 June 16, 2012 Ibaraki 63 Days 3 Ibaraki de Ikappeyokappe (2012)
45 MIKAMI (6) and Tatsumi Fujinami 1 August 18, 2012 Tokyo 141 Days 3 Budōkan Peter Pan
46 UraShima
(Yasu Urano (5) and HARASHIMA (6))
1 January 6, 2013 Yokohama 117

Days

4 Shinshun Yokohama Puroresu Festa
47 Hikaru Sato and Yukio Sakaguchi 1 May 3, 2013 Tokyo 107 Days 3 Max Bump (2013)
48 Yankii Nicho Kenju
Isami Kodaka and Yuko Miyamoto
1 August 18, 2013 Tokyo 161 Days 6 Ryōgoku Peter Pan (2013)
49 Golden☆Lovers
(Kenny Omega (3) and Kota Ibushi (5))
2 January 26, 2014 Tokyo 245 Days 6 Sweet Dreams (2014) This was three-way match, also involving Konosuke Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo.
50 Happy Motel
(Konosuke Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo)
1 September 28, 2014 Tokyo 140 Days 4 DDT Dramatic Sousenkyo 2014
51 Strong BJ
(Daisuke Sekimoto (2) and Yuji Okabayashi)
1 February 15, 2015 Saitama 189 Days 4 Saitama Super DDT (2015)
52 Golden☆Storm Riders
(Daisuke Sasaki (2) and Kota Ibushi (5))
1 August 23, 2015 Tokyo 71 Days 1 Ryōgoku Peter Pan (2015)
Vacated November 2, 2015 N/A N/A Vacated due to Ibushi being sidelined with a cervical disc herniation.
53 Shin Sedai Konbi
(Konosuke Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo)
2 December 23, 2015 Tokyo 89 Days 1 Never Mind (2015)
54 Damnation
(Daisuke Sasaki (3) and Shuji Ishikawa)
1 March 21, 2016 Tokyo 104 Days 3 Judgement (2016)
55 Bad Comis
(KAI and Ken Ohka)
1 July 3, 2016 Fukuoka 56 Days 0 Super Star Lane (2016)
56 Smile Yankees
(HARASHIMA (7) and Yuko Miyamoto (2))
1 August 28, 2016 Tokyo 42 Days 1 Ryōgoku Peter Pan (2016)
57 Damnation
(Daisuke Sasaki (4) and Tetsuya Endo (3))
1 October 9, 2016 Sapporo 56 Days 1 Sapporo Puroresu Festa (2016)
58 Konosuke Takeshita (3) and Mike Bailey 1 December 4, 2016 Osaka 36 Days 1 Osaka Octopus (2016)
59 Masakatsu Funaki and Yukio Sakaguchi (2) 1 January 9, 2017 Osaka 110 Days 2 Road to Super Arena in Oyodo
60 New No Fear
(Danshoku Dino (3) and Yoshihiro Takayama)
1 April 29, 2017 Tokyo 10 Days 0 Max Bump (2017)
Vacated May 9, 2017 N/A N/A Vacated due to Takayama being sidelined with a neck injury.
61 YaroZ
(Kazusada Higuchi and Shigehiro Irie (3))
1 May 21, 2017 Sapporo 91 Days 3 Road to Ryogoku (2017) Defeated All Out (Akito and Konosuke Takeshita) to win the vacant championship.
62 HARASHIMarufuji
(HARASHIMA (8) and Naomichi Marufuji)
1 August 20, 2017 Tokyo 115+ 4 Ryōgoku Peter Pan (2017)

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