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IWE Tag Team Championship
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Jeremiah Garcia as One-Half of the IWE Tag Team Champions in 2010
Details
Current
champion(s)
The New Nexus (David Mahrt and Kooper McAlmond)
Date won May 23, 2011
Promotion IWE
Date established October 1, 2002
Other name(s)
  • Unified IWE Tag Team Championship

The IWE Tag Team Championship is a [professional wrestling world tag team championship in IWE. It was established as a second title for tag teams in IWE in 2002 to complement the original World Tag Team Championship. Both titles were unified in 2009 and were collectively referred to as the Unified IWE Tag Team Championship while essentially remaining independently active until the World Tag Team Championship was decommissioned in 2010. The championship is generally contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants execute scripted finishes rather than contend in direct competition.

HistoryEdit

After the Brand Extension in International Wrestling Entertainment, the IWE Undisputed Championship and IWE Women's Championship became the only titles allowed to be defended on both the Meltdown and Fusion! brands, while the remaining titles became exclusive to either brand. Originally a part of the Fusion brand after the company's initial brand extension in the spring of 2002, the Tag Team Championship was reassigned to appear and be defended on the Meltdown brand that following summer. The Tag Team Championship became exclusive to the Meltdown brand, leaving the Fusion! brand without a tag team title. As a result, Fusion General Manager Brittany Mayer, introduced the new "IWE Tag Team Championship" and commissioned it to be the tag team title for the Fusion! brand. She stated that the inaugural champions would be determined from an eight-team tournament. On October 20, 2002, the team of Matt Borske and Kevin Hunter defeated Scott Wright and Chris Gomez at No Mercy 2002 in the tournament final to become the first ever IWE Tag Team Champions.


On October 17, 2007, Fusion! and XCW announced a talent sharing agreement that enabled talent from either brand's roster to compete on both brands. As a result, the title became eligible to be contended and defended on both brands. In late 2008 through early 2009, IWE Tag Team Champions [[The Ferrys (Michael and David) engaged in rivalry with the World Tag Team Champions Joe Linderman and Joe Smith, which resulted in the announcement on the March 17 edition of XCW that at WrestleMania XXV both teams would defend their titles against each other and the winning team would hold both titles. The Ferrys defeated Linderman and Smith, and thus unified the titles into what became known as the Unified IWE Tag Team Championship, the umbrella term for what essentially remained two active championships that were now collectively defended.

As the Unified IWE Tag Team Championship, the champions could appear on and defend the titles on any IWE brand. On August 16, 2010, the World Tag Team Championship was decommissioned in favor of continuing the lineage of the IWE Tag Team Championship following the presentation of new championship belts to then-champions David Aldrich and Tyson Booth of The Heart Dynasty. The champions can still compete on any brand.

ReignsEdit

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