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IWGP Tag Team Championship

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Details
Current champion(s) Bad Intentions
(Giant Noel and Nick Anderson)
Date won June 19, 2010
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling (NPW)
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA
Date established December 12, 1985
Other name(s)
  • IWGP World Tag Team Championship (used primarily in TNA)
  • New Japan IWGP (World) Tag Team Championship (used primarily in TNA)

The IWGP Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team championship owned by the New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) promotion. "IWGP" is the acronym of the NJPW's governing body, the International Wrestling Grand Prix. The title was introduced on December 12, 1985 at a NJPW live event. The IWGP Tag Team Championship is not the only tag team title contested for in NJPW; the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship is also sanctioned by NJPW. According to NJPW's official website, the IWGP Tag Team Championship is considered an "IWGP Heavy Weight Class", while the Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship is listed as an "IWGP Jr. Tag Class". Like most professional wrestling championships, the title is won via the result of a scripted match. Title changes usually happen at NJPW–promoted events; although the title has only changed hands twice at a non–NJPW event, it has been defended in several other promotions.

Hiroyoshi Tenzan currently holds the record for most reigns by an individual wrestler, with eight. Tenzan's combined eight reign lengths add up to 1566 days, which is the most of any champion. At five reigns, the team of Tenzan and Masahiro Chono hold the record for most by a team. Tenzan and Chono's combined five reign lengths add up to 1,010 days (the most of any team). At 446 days, Tenzan and Chono's fourth reign is the longest in the title's history. Keiji Mutoh and Shiro Koshinaka's only reign is the shortest, at six days. Currently, Tenzan and Chono's fourth reign and Bad Intentions'

HistoryEdit

The inaugural champions were Kengo Kimura and Tatsumi Fujinami, who defeated Antonio Inoki and Seiji Sakaguchi in the finals of a tournament to win the championship on December 12, 1985 at a NJPW live event. In addition to NJPW, the IWGP Tag Team Championship was also contested in the United States–based promotions World Championship Wrestling (WCW) (now defunct) in the early 1990s and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) since April 2009

Title historyEdit

# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event in which the title was won
Successful defenses The number of successful defenses the champions had during their reign
Wrestler name (#) The # represents the individual reigns of a wrestler when this is distinct from the tag team's reign.
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
N/A The information is not available or is unknown
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily


# Wrestlers Reign Date Days held Location Event Successful defenses Notes
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