NXT Tag Team Championship

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NXT Tag Team Championship
Details
PromotionWWE
BrandNXT
Date establishedJanuary 23, 2013
Current champion(s)The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly)
Date wonJanuary 26, 2019

The NXT Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling championship in the WWE. The title is a NXT-only championship.

History[change | change source]

The title was introduced by special guest Shawn Michaels on the January 23, 2013 edition of NXT. He announced that there would be a tournament held to crown the inaugural champions.[1] A team called the British Ambition (whose members were Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey) beat a team called The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) to become the first champions on January 31, 2013 (but it could not be watched on TV until February 13). In their first match for the title, Neville and Bo Dallas fought the Wyatt Family because Grey was hurt badly and could not fight. Neville and Dallas lost. Neville and Corey Graves beat the Wyatt family for the titles on June 20 (televised on July 17) and Neville became the first wrestler to win the title twice. At NXT TakeOver: The End in June 2016, the Revival (Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson) became the first team to win the title twice by beating American Alpha (Chad Gable and Jason Jordan).

Title history[change | change source]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Days
recog.
Number of days held recognized by the promotion
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Days recog.
1 British Ambition
(Adrian Neville and Oliver Grey)
January 31, 2013 NXT Winter Park, Florida 1 91 83 The title was established on January 23, 2013. The British Ambition defeated The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) in the tournament final to become the inaugural champions.
Bo Dallas replaced Grey when he was injured, but was not considered champion.
WWE recognizes their reign as beginning on February 13, 2013, and ending on May 8, 2013, both episodes of which aired on tape delay.
[2]
2 The Wyatt Family
(Erick Rowan and Luke Harper)
May 2, 2013 NXT Winter Park, Florida 1 49 69 Bo Dallas filled in for an injured Oliver Grey.
WWE recognizes their reign as beginning on May 8, 2013, and ending on July 17, 2013, both episodes of which aired on tape delay.
[3]
3 Adrian Neville (2) and Corey Graves June 20, 2013 NXT Winter Park, Florida 1 84 76 WWE recognizes their reign as beginning on July 17, 2013, and ending on October 2, 2013, both episodes of which aired on tape delay. [4]
4 The Ascension
(Conor O'Brian/Konnor and Rick Victor/Viktor)
September 12, 2013 NXT Winter Park, Florida 1 364 343 During their reign, their ring names were shortened to Konnor and Viktor, respectively.[5][6]
WWE recognizes their reign as beginning on October 2, 2013, when the episode aired on tape delay.
[7]
5 The Lucha Dragons
(Kalisto and Sin Cara)
September 11, 2014 NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way Winter Park, Florida 1 126 139 WWE recognizes their reign as ending on January 28, 2015, when the following episode aired on tape delay. [8]
6 Blake and Murphy
(Wesley Blake/Blake and Buddy Murphy/Murphy)
January 15, 2015 NXT Winter Park, Florida 1 219 205 During their reign, their ring names were shortened to Blake and Murphy, respectively.
WWE recognizes their reign as beginning on January 28, 2015, when the episode aired on tape delay.
[9]
7 The Vaudevillains
(Aiden English and Simon Gotch)
August 22, 2015 NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn Brooklyn, New York 1 61 81 WWE recognizes their reign as ending on November 11, 2015, when the following episode aired on tape delay. [10]
8 The Revival
(Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson)
October 22, 2015 NXT Winter Park, Florida 1 162 142 During their reign, Dash and Dawson were renamed to The Revival.
WWE recognizes their reign as beginning on November 11, 2015, when the episode aired on tape delay.
[11]
9 American Alpha
(Chad Gable and Jason Jordan)
April 1, 2016 NXT TakeOver: Dallas Dallas, Texas 1 68 67 [12]
10 The Revival
(Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson)
June 8, 2016 NXT TakeOver: The End Winter Park, Florida 2 164 164 [13]
11 #DIY
(Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa)
November 19, 2016 NXT TakeOver: Toronto Toronto, Ontario 1 70 69 This was a two-out-of-three falls match. [14]
12 The Authors of Pain
(Akam and Rezar)
January 28, 2017 NXT TakeOver: San Antonio San Antonio, Texas 1 203 202 [15]
13 Sanity
(Alexander Wolfe and Eric Young)
August 19, 2017 NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III Brooklyn, New York 1 102 123 The match started with Killian Dain as Wolfe's partner; however, Young was tagged in instead, effectively replacing Dain. Dain also defended the title, but was not recognized as champion.
WWE recognizes their reign as ending on December 20, 2017, when the following episode aired on tape delay.
[16]
14 The Undisputed Era
(Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly and Roderick Strong)
November 29, 2017 NXT Winter Park, Florida 1 202 180 Eric Young and Killian Dain represented Sanity.
Fish and O'Reilly won the match and were originally champions as a duo. However, after Fish suffered a torn ACL and torn MCL in his left knee, he was replaced by Adam Cole, who at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans on April 7, 2018 was considered champion with Fish and O'Reilly under the Freebird Rule, with WWE crediting him as "the first ever double champion in NXT history" after he won the NXT North American Championship in the same night. On the April 11 tapings of NXT, Strong became recognized as champion in Cole's place, with Cole's reign becoming retroactively unrecognized. WWE recognizes this as a single uninterrupted reign for Fish, O'Reilly, and Strong, beginning on December 20, 2017, when the episode aired on tape delay.[17]
[18][19][20]
15 Moustache Mountain
(Tyler Bate and Trent Seven)
June 19, 2018 NXT U.K. Championship London, England 1 2 22 Roderick Strong and Kyle O'Reilly represented The Undisputed Era.
Aired on tape delay on June 26, 2018.
WWE recognizes their reign as ending on July 11, 2018, when the following episode aired on tape delay.
[21]
16 The Undisputed Era
(Kyle O'Reilly and Roderick Strong)
June 21, 2018 NXT Winter Park, Florida 2 219 198 Won by submission when Tyler Bate threw in the towel. WWE recognizes their reign as beginning on July 11, 2018, when the episode aired on tape delay.
17 War Raiders
(Hanson and Rowe)
January 26, 2019 NXT TakeOver: Phoenix Phoenix, Arizona 1 263+ 263+ [22]

Current champions[change | change source]

Right now, the champions are War Raiders whose members are Hanson and Rowe and they are in their first reign. They won the titles by beating The Undisputed Era whose members are Kyle O'Reilly and Roderick Strong.

References[change | change source]

  1. "1/23 Zim's WWE NXT Review: Shawn Michaels starts the NXT Tag Title Tournament, Wyatt Family vs. Tatsu and Watson, Neville and Grey vs. 3MB, NXT Champion Big E Langston in action, and "Ascension" to contention of the returning Connor O'Brien". Pro Wrestling.net. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  2. Parry, Josh (2013-01-31). "WWE News: Spoiler - first NXT tag champs, next month's guest". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2013-02-01.
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  4. Caldwell, James (2013-06-21). "WWE News: NXT spoilers for summer episodes - first NXT Women's champ, Flair, more, plus NXT TV in the U.S.?". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
  5. "WWE NXT: October 2, 2013". Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  6. "NXT TAG CHAMPIONS GET NEW WWE NAMES - PWInsider.com". Retrieved 18 October 2016.
  7. Reubens, Josh (13 September 2013). "Complete WWE NXT spoilers from Full Sail University". PWInsider. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  8. "The Lucha Dragons first reign". WWE. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  9. Parry, Josh (January 15, 2015). "NXT spoilers from Full Sail University". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  10. Pappola, Ryan. "The Vaudevillains (w/ Blue Pants) def. Blake and Murphy (w/Alexa Bliss) - NXT Tag Team Championship Match". WWE.com. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  11. Twiss, Andrew. "COMPLETE WWE NXT SPOILERS FROM FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY". PWInsider.com. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  12. Caldwell, James. "4/1 "NXT Takeover: Dallas" Results – CALDWELL'S Complete Live Report". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  13. Caldwell, James. "6/8 "NXT Takeover" Results – CALDWELL'S Complete Live Report on "The End"". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  14. James, Justin. "JAMES' NXT TAKEOVER: TORONTO REVIEW 11/19: Nakamura vs. Joe, Asuka vs. James, #DIY vs. The Revival, and more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  15. Powell, Jason. "1/28 Powell's NXT Takeover: San Antonio Live Review – Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Bobby Roode for the NXT Title, DIY vs. Authors of Pain for the NXT Tag Titles, Asuka vs. Nikki Cross vs. Billie Kay vs. Peyton Royce for the NXT Women's Title". Pro Wreslting Dot Net. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  16. Zimmerman, Zack. "8/19 Zim's NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III live review – Bobby Roode vs. Drew McIntyre for the NXT Title, Asuka vs. Ember Moon for the NXT Women's Title, Authors of Pain vs. Sanity for the NXT Tag Titles, homecoming". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved August 19, 2017.
  17. http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/2018-04-25
  18. "Title change occurs during NXT tapings at Full Sail University". WWE. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
  19. James, Justin. "12/20 NXT TV Report: Dunne vs. Bate makes this the must-see show of the year, plus Sanity vs. Fish & O'Reilly, Strong vs. Lars". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  20. http://www.wwe.com/classics/titlehistory/nxt-tag-team-championship
  21. "Moustache Mountain win NXT Tag Team Titles from Undisputed ERA in London". WWE. June 19, 2018. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  22. Moore, John. "1/26 Moore's NXT Takeover: Phoenix live review – Tommaso Ciampa vs. Aleister Black for the NXT Championship, Shayna Baszler vs. Bianca Belair for the NXT Women's Championship, Kyle O'Reilly and Roderick Strong vs. War Raiders for the NXT Tag Titles". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved January 26, 2019.

Notes

  1. WWE officially recognizes it as 344 days

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