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World Tag Team Championship
Worldtag
Details
Current Champion(s) Wild Burning
Jun Akiyama and Takao Omori
Wildburning
Date Won October 21, 2017
Promotion(s) All Japan Pro Wrestling
Date Established June 10, 1988


The World Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team championship owned by the All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) promotion. The title was introduced on June 10, 1988 as a unification of two previous tag team titles in All Japan; the PWF Tag Team Championship, and the NWA International Tag Team Championship; when the PWF champions Jumbo Tsuruta and Yoshiaki Yatsu defeated NWA champions The Road Warriors. As with the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship, it is symbolized by four belts, two for each wrestler, representing the former PWF and NWA titles. As with the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship, it is symbolized by four belts, two for each wrestler, representing the former PWF and NWA titles. The World Tag Team Championship is not the only tag team title contested for in AJPW; the All Asia Tag Team Championship is also sanctioned by AJPW. In the past the World Tag Team Championship was vancant in order to be crown the new champions after winning the World's Strongest Tag Determination League. The All Asia Tag Team Championship is the secondat tag team tile in AJPW. Like most professional wrestling championships, the title is won via the result of a scripted match. Title changes usually happen at AJPW-promoted events; although the title has only changed hands twice at a non-AJPW event, it has been defended in several other promotions.

Title History Edit

# Tag Team
(Individual Reigns)
Team Reigns Date Location Length Defenses Notes
1 Gorin Konbi
Jumbo Tsuruta and Yoshiaki Yatsu
1 June 10, 1988 Tokyo 49

Days

0 Tsuruta and Yatsu, the PWF Tag Team Champions, defeated NWA International Tag Team Champions The Road Warriors to unify the titles.
2 Fuchin Gyorai
Terry Gordy and Stan Hansen
1 July 29, 1988 Takasaki 2

Days

0
3 Gorin Konbi
Jumbo Tsuruta and Yoshiaki Yatsu
2 July 31, 1988 Hakodate 29

Days

0
4 Ryugenhou
Ashura Hara and Genichiro Tenryu
1 March 20, 1987 Tokyo 6

Days

0
5 Gorin Konbi
Jumbo Tsuruta and Yoshiaki Yatsu
3 August 30, 1988 Osaka 81

Days

0
Vacated November 19, 1988 Vacated so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Determination League.
6 Fuchin Gyorai
Terry Gordy and Stan Hansen
2 December 16, 1988 Tokyo 51

Days

0 Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League.
7 Gorin Konbi
Jumbo Tsuruta and Yoshiaki Yatsu
4 February 2, 1989 Kansas City, Missouri, USA 159

Days

7
8 Ryukanhou
Stan Hansen (3) and Genichiro Tenryu (2)
1 July 11, 1989 Sapporo 11

Days

0
9 Gorin Konbi
Jumbo Tsuruta and Yoshiaki Yatsu
5 July 22, 1989 Kanazawa 90

Days

1
10 Ryukanhou
Stan Hansen (4) and Genichiro Tenryu (3)
2 October 20, 1989 Tokyo 40

Days

0
Vacated November 29, 1989 Vacated so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Determination League.
11 Ryukanhou
Stan Hansen (5) and Genichiro Tenryu (4)
3 December 6, 1989 Tokyo 90

Days

0 Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League.
12 Satsujin Gyorai
Terry Gordy (3) and Steve Williams
1 March 6, 1990 Tokyo 135

Days

1
13 The Great Kabuki and Jumbo Tsuruta (6) 1 July 19, 1990 Takefu 8

Days

0
Vacated July 30, 1990 Vacated due to Kabuki leaving AJPW for SWS.
14 Satsujin Gyorai
Terry Gordy (4) and Steve Williams (2)
2 December 7, 1990 Tokyo 132

Days

2 Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League.
15 Stan Hansen (6) and Danny Spivey 1 April 18, 1991 Tokyo 79

Days

2
16 Satsujin Gyorai
Terry Gordy (5) and Steve Williams (3)
3 July 6, 1991 Yokosuka 18

Days

0
17 Super Generation Army
Toshiaki Kawada and Mitsuharu Misawa 
1 July 24, 1991 Kanazawa 135

Days

1
Vacated December 6, 1991 Vacated so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Determination League.
18 Satsujin Gyorai
Terry Gordy (5) and Steve Williams (3)
4 March 1, 1992 Yokohama 117

Days

0 Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League.
19 Jumbo Tsuruta (6) and Akira Taue 1 June 26, 1992 Tokyo 149

Days

2
Vacated November 13, 1992 Vacated so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Determination League.
20 Super Generation Army
Toshiaki Kawada and Mitsuharu Misawa
2 December 4, 1992 Tokyo 57

Days

0 Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League.
21 Satsujin Gyorai
Terry Gordy (6) and Steve Williams (4)
5 January 30, 1993 Chiba 110

Days

0
22 The Holy Demon Army
Toshiaki Kawada (3) and Akira Taue (2))
1 May 20, 1993 Sapporo 106

Days

2
23 Ted Dibiase and Stan Hansen (7) 1 September 3, 1993 Tokyo 71

Days

1
Vacated November 13, 1993 Vacated so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Determination League.
24 Kenta Kobashi and Mitsuharu Misawa (3) 1 December 3, 1993 Tokyo 351

Days

2 Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League.
Vacated November 19, 1988 Vacated so the title could be decided in the World's Strongest Tag Determination League.
25 Kenta Kobashi and Mitsuharu Misawa (4) 2 December 10, 1994 Tokyo 181

Days

2 Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League.
26 The Holy Demon Army
Toshiaki Kawada (4) and Akira Taue (3))
2 June 9, 1995 Tokyo 229

Days

3
27 Gary Albright and Stan Hansen (8) 1 January 24, 1996 Matsumoto 27

Days

0
28 The Holy Demon Army
Toshiaki Kawada (5) and Akira Taue (4))
3 February 20, 1996 Marioka 93

Days

0
29 Jun Akiyama and Mitsuharu Misawa (5) 1 May 23, 1996 Sapporo 105

Days

2
30 Johnny Ace and Steve Williams (6) 1 September 5, 1996 Tokyo 134

Days

1
31 The Holy Demon Army
Toshiaki Kawada (5) and Akira Taue (4)
4 January 17, 1997 Matsumoto 130

Days

1
32 G.E.T
Johnny Ace (2) and Kenta Kobashi (3)
1 May 27, 1997 Sapporo 59

Days

0
33 T.O.P.

(Gary Albright (2) and Steve Williams (7))

1 July 25, 1997 Tokyo 71

Days

1
34 G.E.T
Johnny Ace (3) and Kenta Kobashi (4)
2 October 4, 1997 Nagoya 113

Days

0
35 The Holy Demon Army

(Toshiaki Kawada (7) and Akira Taue (6))

5 January 25, 1998 Yokohama 347

Days

4
36 Burning
Jun Akiyama (2) and Kenta Kobashi (5)
1 January 7, 1999 Hidaka 153

Days

1
37 Johnny Ace (4) and Bart Gunn 1 June 9, 1999 Sendai 44

Days

0
38 No Fear

(Takao Omori and Yoshihiro Takayama)

1 July 23, 1999 Tokyo 33

Days

0 Also held the All Asia Tag Team Championship.
39 Untouchables

Mitsuharu Misawa (6) and Yoshinari Ogawa

1 August 25, 1999 Hiroshima 59

Days

0 This was also for Omori and Takayama's All Asia title.
40 Burning
Jun Akiyama (3) and Kenta Kobashi (6)
2 October 23, 1999 Nagoya 120

Days

2
41 Vader and Steve Williams (8) 1 February 20, 2000 Kobe 58

Days

0
Vacated April 7, 2000 Vacated due to Vader fracturing his left arm.
42 The Holy Demon Army

(Toshiaki Kawada (8) and Akira Taue (7))

6 June 9, 2000 Tokyo 7

Days

0 Defeated Takao Omori and Yoshihiro Takayama in a tournament final.
Vacated June 16, 2000 Vacated due to Taue and several others leaving AJPW to form Pro Wrestling NOAH.
43 Taiyo Kea and Johnny Smith 1 January 14, 2001 Tokyo 191

Days

3 Defeated Masanobu Fuchi and Toshiaki Kawada.
44 Yoji Anjo and Genichiro Tenryu (5) 1 July 14, 2001 Tokyo 100

Days

2
45 BATT
Taiyo Kea (2) and Keiji Mutoh
1 October 22, 2001 Niigata 268

Days

2
46 KroniK

(Brian Adams and Bryan Clark)

1 July 17, 2002 Osaka 85

Days

1
Vacated October 10, 2002 Vacated due to Adams becoming a professional boxer.
47 Taiyo Kea (3) and Satoshi Kojima 1 December 6, 2002 Tokyo 153

Days

0 Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League.
Vacated May 8, 2003 Due to inactivity.
48 Arashi and Keiji Mutoh (2) 1 June 8, 2003 Yokohama 224

Days

5 Defeated Satoshi Kojima and Jimmy Yang in a tournament final to win the vancant championships.
49 Kojikaz

(Kaz Hayashi and Satoshi Kojima (2))

1 January 18, 2004 Osaka 146 Days 1
50 Kendo Kashin and Yuji Nagata 1 June 12, 2004 Nagoya 188

Days

0
Vacated December 12, 2004 Due to inactivity.
51 RO&D

(Jamal and Taiyo Kea (2))

1 January 16, 2005 Osaka 323

Days

3 Defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi and Yutaka Yoshie to win the vancant championships.
Vacated December 5, 2005 Vacated due to Jamal leaving AJPW for WWE.
52 Toshiaki Kawada (9) and Taiyo Kea (5) 1 February 17, 2007 Tokyo 190

Days

1
53 Voodoo Murders

(Satoshi Kojima (3) and TARU)

1 August 26, 2007 Tokyo 130 Days 0
54 Joe Doering and Keiji Mutoh (3) 1 January 3, 2008 Tokyo 177 Days 1
55 GURENTAI
Taiyo Kea (6) and Minoru Suzuki
1 June 28, 2008 Osaka 554

Days

4
56 Masakatsu Funaki and Keiji Mutoh (4) 1 January 3, 2010 Tokyo 65

Days

0
Vacated March 9, 2010 Due to Mutoh suffering a knee injury which required surgery.
57 Partisan Forces
(Taiyo Kea (7) and Akebono)
1 July 4, 2010 Osaka 217

Days

3 Defeated Suwama and Ryota Hama to win the vancant championships.
58 Voodoo Murders

(Joe Doering (2) and KONO)

1 February 6, 2011 Tokyo 117

Days

1
Vacated June 3, 2011 Vacated after AJPW suspended Voodoo Murders.
59 The Great Muta (5) and KENSO 1 June 19, 2011 Tokyo 126

Days

1 Defeated Akebono and Ryota Hama for the vacant titles.
60 The Black Family

(Dark Cuervo and Dark Ozz)

1 October 23, 2011 Tokyo 149

Days

3
61 Get Wild

(Manabu Soya and Takao Omori (2))

1 March 20, 2012 Tokyo 61

Days

0
62 Joe Doering (3) and Seiya Sanada 1 May 20, 2012 Fukuoka 28

Days

0
63 Get Wild

(Manabu Soya  (2) and Takao Omori (3))

2 June 17, 2012 Tokyo 135

Days

3
Vacated October 30, 2012 Tokyo Vacated so the title could be decided in the 2012 World's Strongest Tag Determination League.
64 Get Wild

(Manabu Soya  (3) and Takao Omori (4))

3 November 30, 2012 Tokyo 107 Days 2 Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League, defeating Joe Doering and Suwama in the finals.
65 Burning
Go Shiozaki and Jun Akiyama (4)
1 March 17, 2013 Tokyo 219 Days 3
66 Evolution
Suwama and Joe Doering (4)
1 October 22, 2013 Niigata 249 Days 4
67 Wild Burning
Jun Akiyama (5) and Takao Omori (5)
1 June 28, 2014 Sapporo 117 Days 3
Vacated October 23, 2014 Tokyo Vacated so the title could be decided in the 2014 World's Strongest Tag Determination League.
68 Wild Burning
Jun Akiyama (6) and Takao Omori (6)
2 December 6, 2014 Tokyo 106 Days 2 Won the World's Strongest Tag Determination League, defeating Go Shiozaki and Kento Miyahara in the finals.
69 Akebono (2) and Yutaka Yoshie 1 March 22, 2015 Fukuoka 45 Days 0
70 Xceed
Go Shiozaki (2) and Kento Miyahara
1 May 6, 2015 Tokyo 145

Days

3
Vacated September 28, 2015 Due to Shiozaki resigning from AJPW.
71 The Big Guns
Zeus and The Bodyguard
1 December 23, 2015 Osaka 175 Days 2 Defeated Jun Akiyama and Takao Omori to win the vacant title.
72 Strong BJ
Daisuke Sekimoto and Yuji Okabayashi
1 June 15, 2016 Tokyo 165

Days

4
73 The Big Guns
Zeus and The Bodyguard
2 November 27, 2016 Tokyo 175 Days 4
74 KAI and Kengo Mashimo 1 May 21, 2017 Tokyo 21 Days 0
75 The Big Guns
Zeus and The Bodyguard
3 June 11, 2017 Tokyo 36 Days 2
76 Nextream
Jake Lee and Naoya Nomura
1 July 17, 2017 Tokyo 16 Days 1
Vacated August 2, 2017 Vacated due to Lee suffering a left knee ACL rupture.
77 Strong BJ
Daisuke Sekimoto and Yuji Okabayashi
2 August 27, 2017 Tokyo 50 Days 0 Defeated KAI and Naoya Nomura to win the vacant title.
Vacated October 15, 2017 Vacated due to Okabayashi suffering a shoulder injury.
78 Wild Burning
Jun Akiyama (7) and Takao Omori (7)
3 October 21, 2017 Yokohama 52+ 0

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