F-1 Tag Team Championship
The F-1 Tag Team Championship (F-1タッグチャンピオンシップ F-1 Taggu Chanpionshippu) is a title owned and promoted by the Wrestle-1 promotion. The title was originally created in 2006 in All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW), with the inaugural champions crowned on December 15, 2006. The "F" in F-1 stands for "fake". In Japanese the title's name includes the katakana term for "championship", Chanpionshippu (チャンピオンシップ), derived from the English language instead of the more common kanji term Ōza (王座) that was used in the name of the title when it was still owned by AJPW.
|F-1 Tag Team Championship|
|Promotion||All Japan Pro Wrestling (2006-2013)|
|Date established||December 2006|
|Current champion(s)||Keiji Mutoh & Kannazuki|
|Date won||December 15, 2006|
F-1 Tag Team Championship (F-1タッグ王座 F-1 Taggu Ōza)
Being a professional wrestling championship, the title is won as a result of a match with a predetermined outcome. The current champions are Keiji Mutoh and Kannazuki, who are in their second reign as a team, and in their second and third reign respectively.
The F-1 Tag Team Championship was an unofficial tag team title in All Japan Pro Wrestling that apparently was not recognized by the promotion. It's more of a comedy title as matches are a mix of regular wrestling and impromptu standup comedy routines involving the wrestlers. It was created by Mutoh in December 2006, and he and Japanese comedian Kannazuki were the first to win the titles.
In May 2013, 11 wrestlers including Keiji Mutoh left All Japan Pro Wrestling, and established a new promotion, Wrestle-1. With the departure of its creator, the F-1 Tag Team Championship was abandoned.
On August 30, 2015 it was announced that the title was going to be revived and new champions would be crowned on October 9. At Wrestle-1 Tour 2015 Fan Appreciation Day, Keiji Mutoh and Kannazuki defeated Manabu Soya & Sugi-chan to win the titles for their second time, starting their first reign as the F-1 Tag Team Champions in Wrestle-1.
|No.||Overall reign number|
|Reign||Reign number for the specific champion|
|Days||Number of days held|
|Defenses||Number of successful defenses|
|+||Current reign is changing daily|
|No.||Champion||Championship change||Reign statistics||Notes||Ref.|
|All Japan Pro Wrestling|
|1||Keiji Mutoh & Kannazuki||December 15, 2006||Fan Appreciation Day 2006||Tokyo, Japan||1||1,458||8||Defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Akimasa Haraguchi to become the inaugural champions.|||
|2||Ryota Hama & Koriki Choshu||December 12, 2010||Fan Appreciation Day 2010||Tokyo, Japan||1||364||0|||
|3||Manabu Soya & RG||December 11, 2011||Fan Appreciation Day 2011||Tokyo, Japan||1||370||0|||
|4||Kannazuki (2) & Takao Omori||December 15, 2012||Fan Appreciation Day 2012||Morioka, Japan||1||137||0|||
|—||Deactivated||May 1, 2013||—||—||—||—||—||All Japan Pro Wrestling abandoned the title.|
|5||Keiji Mutoh (2) & Kannazuki (3)||October 9, 2015||WRESTLE-1 Tour 2015 Fan Appreciation Day||Tokyo, Japan||2||1,465+||0||Defeated Manabu Soya and Sugi-chan, after the title was revived by Wrestle-1. Wrestle-1, however, considered this a new title and dubbed Keiji Mutoh and Kannazuki as the first champions.|||
|Rank[N 1]||Team||No. of
|1||Keiji Mutoh & Kannazuki †||2||8||2,921+|
|2||Manabu Soya & RG||1||0||370|
|3||Ryota Hama & Koriki Choshu||1||0||364|
|4||Kannazuki & Takao Omori||1||0||137|
|Rank[N 1]||Wrestler||No. of
|2||Keiji Mutoh †||2||8||2,921+|
- Each reign is ranked highest to lowest; reigns with the same number mean that they are tied for that certain rank.
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