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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
Details
PromotionAll Japan Pro Wrestling (2006-2013)
Wrestle-1 (2015-present)
Date establishedDecember 2006
Current champion(s)Keiji Mutoh & Kannazuki
Date wonDecember 15, 2006
Other name(s)
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.

HistoryEdit

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.[1][2][3]

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.

ReignsEdit

Key
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.
Date Event Location Reign Days Defenses
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. [4]
2 Ryota Hama & Koriki Choshu December 12, 2010 Fan Appreciation Day 2010 Tokyo, Japan 1 364 0 [5]
3 Manabu Soya & RG December 11, 2011 Fan Appreciation Day 2011 Tokyo, Japan 1 370 0 [6]
4 Kannazuki (2) & Takao Omori December 15, 2012 Fan Appreciation Day 2012 Morioka, Japan 1 137 0 [7]
Deactivated May 1, 2013 All Japan Pro Wrestling abandoned the title.
Wrestle-1
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. [8]

By teamEdit

Rank[N 1] Team No. of
reigns
Combined
defenses
Combined days
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

By wrestlerEdit

Rank[N 1] Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
defenses
Combined days
1 Kannazuki 3 8 3,058+
2 Keiji Mutoh 2 8 2,921+
3 RG 1 0 370
Manabu Soya 1 0 370
5 Koriki Choshu 1 0 364
Ryota Hama 1 0 364
7 Takao Omori 1 0 137

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Each reign is ranked highest to lowest; reigns with the same number mean that they are tied for that certain rank.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 全日新社長に白石氏 武藤は辞職し内田氏は更迭. Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). June 2, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  2. ^ 全日本、白石社長の新体制スタート…離脱濃厚の武藤は新団体設立か. Sports Navi (in Japanese). Yahoo!. June 2, 2013. Archived from the original on July 29, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  3. ^ 武藤が全日会長辞任 新社長と折り合わず. Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). June 2, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  4. ^ "All Japan Pro-Wrestling Results: 2006". PUROLOVE.com (in German). Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  5. ^ "All Japan Pro-Wrestling Results: 2010". PUROLOVE.com (in German). Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  6. ^ "All Japan Pro-Wrestling Results: 2011". PUROLOVE.com (in German). Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  7. ^ "All Japan Pro-Wrestling Results: 2012". PUROLOVE.com (in German). Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  8. ^ "W-1 WRESTLE-1 Tour 2015 Fan Appreciation Day". Cagematch.net. Retrieved July 14, 2019.

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