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NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship
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Details
Current Champion(s) Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, EVIL and SANADA)
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Date Won May 3, 2017[1]
Promotion(s) New Japan Pro Wrestling
Ring of Honor (ROH)
Date Established December 21, 2015


The NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship is the top trios championship in the New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) promotion. NEVER is an acronym of the terms "New Blood", "Evolution", "Valiantly", "Eternal", and "Radical" and was a NJPW-promoted series of events, which featured younger up-and-coming talent and outside wrestlers not signed to the promotion.

The title was announced on December 21, 2015, with the first champions crowned on January 4, 2016. The title became NJPW's seventh active championship and the second to carry the NEVER name, following the NEVER Openweight Championship, which was introduced in November 2012. Through NJPW's relationship with Ring of Honor (ROH), the title has also been defended in the American promotion. The championship is contested for by teams of three wrestlers and is the first title of its kind in the history of NJPW. The title's openweight nature means that both heavyweight and junior heavyweight wrestlers are eligible to challenge for it.

OverveiwEdit

There have been twelve reigns shared among twenty-one wrestlers and nine teams with one vacancy. CHAOS (Jay Briscoe, Mark Briscoe and Toru Yano) were the first champions in the title's history.[2] David Finlay, Ricochet and Satoshi Kojima's only reign of 101 days is the longest in the title's history, while Los Ingobernables de Japon's (BUSHI, EVIL and SANADA) first reign of one day is the shortest. Los Ingobernables de Japon holds the record for most reigns as a team with three. Individually, Bushi, Evil and Sanada share the record with Hiroshi Tanahashi and Ricochet. Los Ingobernables de Japon are the current NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champions in their third reign both individually and as a team.[1]

Title HistoryEdit

# Trios Team
(Individual Reigns)
Team Reigns Date Location Length Defenses Notes
1 CHAOS
(Jay Briscoe, Mark Briscoe and Toru Yano)
1 January 4, 2016 Tokyo, Japan 38 Days 1 Defeated Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga, and Yujiro Takahashi) to become the inaugural champions.
2 Bullet Club
(Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga, and Yujiro Takahashi)
1 February 11, 2016 Osaka, Japan 3 Days 0
3 CHAOS
(Jay Briscoe, Mark Briscoe and Toru Yano)
2 February 14, 2016 Nagaoka, Japan 6 Days 0
4 The Elite
(Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)
1 February 20, 2016 Tokyo, Japan 50 Days 2
5 Hiroshi Tanahashi, Michael Elgin, and Yoshitatsu 1 April 10, 2016 Tokyo, Japan 23 Days 1
6 The Elite
(Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)
2 May 3, 2016 Fukuoka, Japan 61 Days 0
7 Matt Sydal, Ricochet, and Satoshi Kojima 1 July 3, 2016 Takizawa, Japan 84 Days 0
Vacated September 25, 2016 Title vacated due to Sydal failing to make a scheduled championship defense because of travel issues.
8 David Finlay, Ricochet (2), and Satoshi Kojima (2) 1 September 25, 2016 Kobe, Japan 101 Days 1 Defeated Bullet Club (Adam Cole, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) to win the vacant title.
9 Los Ingobernables de Japon
(BUSHI, EVIL and SANADA)
1 January 4, 2017 Tokyo, Japan 1

Day

0 This was a gauntlet match, also involving Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Hangman Page and Yujiro Takahashi) and CHAOS (Jado, Will Ospreay and Yoshi-Hashi).
10 Taguchi Japan
(Hiroshi Tanahashi (2), Manabu Nakanishi and Ryusuke Taguchi)
1 January 5, 2017 Tokyo, Japan 37

Days

0
11 Los Ingobernables de Japon
(BUSHI, EVIL and SANADA)
2 February 11, 2017 Osaka, Japan 52

Days

1
12 Taguchi Japan
(Hiroshi Tanahashi (3), Ricochet (3) and Ryusuke Taguchi (2))
1 April 4, 2017 Tokyo, Japan 29

Days

0
13 Los Ingobernables de Japon
(BUSHI, EVIL and SANADA)
3 May 3, 2017 Fukuoka, Japan 78+ 2

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